In the palm of my hand

Lately I have been having a hankering for some home development. Specifically I have been interested in doing some dev work for my Handspring Prism. My biggest problem is coming up with an original idea for an app. Who am I kidding. Forget the original part. I am having trouble coming up with an idea for an app that I would find useful enough to put time an effort into. Time will tell if I get anything good done. For now I will be storing useful info over on my Palm OS Dev section.

Glad it’s not me.

Driving to work this morning I saw all the kiddies walking to school. I must admit that I got a little nostalgic, and remembered my walk to school in years gone past.

In many ways I miss school, elementary, high school, and university. I don’t miss it enough to want to go back right now, but the nice thing about school is that every day is a little different, you are always learning new stuff, and there is a little more socialization possible.
Then there are the downsides: unreasonable deadlines, studying, tests, quizzes, exams, midterms, profs/teachers you can’t understand, the expense. Hmm, maybe working is better after all!

New sport

Well, this past weekend saw me and “she” visiting some friends who had rented a house for a couple weeks up on Lake Cowichan. The ski boat was there, and I got to try wakeboarding! What a blast. I managed to get up on my third try.

A few tips from some guys that had tried it, and I managed to get up my third attempt. I managed to make turns within the wake and was quite amazed at how much turning on a wakeboard feels so similar to turning on a snowboard.

I can’t wait to try it again sometime. When I do I will probably try getting outside the wake to see how that feels.

Back from the road trip

I am back from vacation, back to work, and fully into the moving thing. I am really looking forward to being in the new place. Moving is a pain, but the end result is going to be superb. The riding trip was excellent. 5 rides in three days. The trails were moind blowingly fun. The people were some of the nicest I have met. The accomodations were perfect. The weather was unbeatable. The bike was adequate. I really would have preferred to take the Bullit, but the Chameleon was more than up to the task. It even saw a bit of air here and there.

Ack, my poor bike.

Grrr, bad news. I am leaving on vacation on this Friday (August 2, 2002). I am, heading to Rossland and Nelson to do some riding. My bike is broken!

I thought it would be a good idea to get the forks overhauled before heading up there. While my bike was in the shop, they noticed a crack in the frame. I am just lucky that I have a second bike that I can take instead. Even still, I am going to have to swap some parts. I talked to
Santa Cruz, and even more lucky for me is the fact that they are going to warantee the broken part.

Stressful times

Wow, life can sure be sneaky some times. I just realized how little time I have between now and late August. I go on vacation at the end of this week, I have to pack because I am moving, and I have to work. In between it seems like I have a zillion and one things to do, and none of them include the word relax. I should just make time, and play with my fish.


Here are VMI, we have our very own pop machine. Well, we now have a slot for the pop of the week. This week it is Vanilla Coke. I tried my first one today, and my first impression: DISGUSTING. I couldn’t even finish the first can. Truly a waste of a quarter.