death by proximty

July 29, 2004 under Life

I found something in this article that you can file under funny/creepy. It seems that you’ll live longer if you move to Vancouver. Conversely, you’ll leave the world with a young corpse if you hang your hat in Sudbury. I’ve always said that Sudbury is a downright eerie city, but it appears that it’s also lethal. Being a Northern Ontario boy at heart, that fills me little confidence, although I’d like to think that up until this point, I’ve lived a fairly healthy life. Kitchener is close to Toronto so maybe that’ll add some time to the clock.

I’ve located Pat.

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josh who?

July 27, 2004 under Life

Over on Barry’s blog, Esther mentions that she thinks I look like Josh Charles. That’s quite flattering of her, indeed 🙂 Josh Charles, though? I’m not so sure that I see much of a resemblance, due to my complete and total lack of handsomeness. At best, my appearance has been likened to Jerry Seinfeld. At worst, it’s been Fred Savage’s friend Paul on the Wonder Years.

Where’s Pat?

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cory trevor…barry lahey

July 26, 2004 under Life, TV

Barry and Esther have gotten back together, so that’s a good thing 🙂

Speaking of Barry, did you know that he’s a sexy hottie? Apparently. I’m sure that he leads a double life, sneaking away to play the character of Cory on Trailer Park Boys 😉

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it's just so damn beautiful, man

July 22, 2004 under Computers, Programming

This article on DevX definitely speaks the truth. Sometimes I just can sit there and stare at some code that I wrote that was particularly proud of. I sometimes write some pretty nasty “do whatever it takes to make it compile and work” code, too, believe it or not 😉 But I do know that even with something as technical and abstract computer code may seem to others, I can appreciate the beauty of a slick solution that was born from a problem. Developers aren’t just problem solving geeks; we have soul too 🙂

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it's coming

July 21, 2004 under Computers, Software

Doom 3 has gone gold and will on the shelves in two weeks. Oh yeah 🙂

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mom in-law b-day shout out

July 17, 2004 under Computers, Life, Software

Happy belated birthday to my mother in-law, Cindy. It was on July 12tha nd I already sent her birthday greetings, but not on this blog, so here it is 😉

We have some pictures from our wedding day for your viewing pleasure. You can see them here. I wish Tripod made PHP available to me so that I could develop something super kewl app to view the pics, or any pics for that matter. Tripod is a free web host so I guess I’m getting what I’m paying for. But I really should look into a host that lets me show off my fancy shmancy programming skills 😉 Actually, I did write a VBS script to generate the HTML file that you see our pics on, since I didn’t want to do it by hand. For those who like to look at source code, check it.

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c# under my finger nails

July 16, 2004 under Computers, Programming, Software

Well I’m tired. On Wednesday and Thursday, our company hosted the Canadian Mastercamp 2004 seminar. It’s a seminar to show off the up-coming version of Mastercam that’s due for release later this year and get some training on it, since it’s quite the radical departure from every previous version. Wednesday started at 6:30AM and ran until 10:30PM. Thursday went from 6:30AM until 5PM. Ah, a reprive 😉 A lot of sales-y stuff, marketing things and then training on new features. Sadly, they never mention a whole lot for third-party developers like me. Either way, I know I’ll be getting my hands dirty with C#. On top of all this, being the company “computer expert” I was responsible for WiFi access and setting up stuff. So yep, I’m tired. Hell, Dena’s tired too because for the most part, she worked the same hours. Last night we were in bed at 8:30PM and sleeping shortly after 9. The joys of owning a single car 🙁

We are totally looking forward for a time period of at least seven days that involves no traveling, weddings, early-rising/late-to-bed or anything else.

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pat turns 28

July 13, 2004 under Life

Pat is 28 years-old today. Everyone ages except for me 😉 j/k

Birthday greets to another ol’ bugger.

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we know you all think it's about damn time

July 12, 2004 under Life

So if you don’t know by now…

On Saturday, July 10th 2004, after seven years together, Dena and I got married. Plenty of “it’s a about time” sentiments were heard. We intended it to be a very small ceremony with only ourselves and witnesses in attendance, but that changed and some parental figures and friends were added to the mix. It was a smooth ceremony and enjoyable celebratory supper. Egads, I’m a married man! Who’d of thunk it? 😉

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hell froze

July 8, 2004 under Computers, Programming, Software

Prepare to be launched into the stratosphere because I think the world will stop spinning on its axis soon. Dreamcatcher finally paid me for the apps I wrote for their product CD at E3 this past May!

Regarding JustCheckers, most of my work on the game engine is done (poor Ross still has some loose ends to tidy up). Dorian and the guys are almost done with the interface. I think I’ll be doing the Windows installer for it using NSIS. Not sure what we’ll do for MacOS and Linux. Then Ross and I can tackle some computer opponent AI logic 🙂

According to Barry‘s blog, he and Esther broke up. That’s not kewl 🙁

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