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(2017) LED Pillar

A game using a single strip of LEDs as a display. Made for Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2017

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Tools and equipment 2019

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This is a snapshot of the tools that I was using in 2019. A more up-to-date version can be found on the tools and equipment page.

Jun 2019 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post. (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer or archiving purposes). Previous: Feb 2019, May...

Website theme update

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What is Jekyll Jekyll is a blog-aware, static sites generator that was created to simplify the process of creating static website. The reason that I use Jeky...

Podcasts 2019

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This is my updated podcast list for Feb 2019. My previous list from Nov 2016.

Feb 2019 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post. Previous: Nov 2018, (May 2018, Jan 2018, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017. (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a know...

Trip to Shenzhen 2018

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I got to spend two days in Shenzhen at the tail end of a vacation. I love hitting up the markets in Huaqiang Road. Makers paradise. Below is a list of the th...

Nov 2018 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post (May 2018, Jan 2018, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017 ). (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for ...

May 2018 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post (Jan 2018, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017 ). (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer o...

Kangaroo words

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Recently I saw two great art projects by @whisbe. Where a sign that has a phrase written on it. The phrase’s meaning changes when certain letters or words ar...

January 2018 brain dump

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Yet another brain dump post (1, 2, 3 ). (brain dump: snapshot of the internal state of a knowledge database for transfer or archiving purposes)

How I buy bitcoins and Ethereum

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A few months ago I started to play around with Crypto-Currency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Mostly to understand the blockchain technology and because of FO...

ESP8266 bitcoin tracker

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A simple bitcoin price ticker. Requests the current current price of Bitcoin in your local currency via Coindesk.com API. The display is updated with the cur...

Vancouver Maker Faire 2017

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This year for the vancouver maker faire I decided to show off some my LED and lighting projects that I had created over the past few years. I also created a ...

Notes from May 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in May 2017. This page is updated throughout the month of May. See April 2017 for the previous month.

Earthquake Kits for Vancouver

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I live in Vancouver, BC, a city near the edge of two of these tectonic plates: the massive North American plate, and the smaller Juan de Fuca plate. There is...

Notes from April 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in April 2017. This page is updated throughout the month of April. See March 2017 for the previous month.

Renting to the vancouver hackspace

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If you are thinking about renting a building or a space to the Vancouver Hackspace (VHS), think hard about that choice. It could be very costly to you and yo...

Laser cutting in Vancouver

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Laser cutting in Vancouver A laser cutter is an amazing tool. Its simple enough to be teach in a single day and easy to produce high quality projects. A las...

Notes from March 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in March 2017. This page is updated throughout the month of March. See February 2017 for the previous month.

Wood working in vancouver

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Wood working in Vancouver Woodworking can be a very rewarding hobby, and Vancouver is a great place to get into the craft. If you are an experienced woodwor...

3D printing in vancouver

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3D printing in Vancouver If you are a beginner, that wants to get into the craft of 3D printing, or are looking to get an objected printed. This guide will ...

Notes from January 2017

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Some of the things that I have found interesting in January 2017. Maps and Data Maps of American infrastrucure - A great series of maps of American infr...

Tools and equipment 2016

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This is a snapshot of the tools that I was using in 2016. A more up-to-date version can be found on the tools and equipment page. Everyday I use a series ...

Podcasts

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This is a list of podcasts that I am currently listening too.

Halloween LED Fox Mask

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For Halloween this year I combined a Fox Mask designed by Winter Croft (Instagram) and the LED mapping technique from wow_elec_tron ( Etsy ).

Mushroom growing kit and automation

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In the middle of Oct, I attended a talk by Paul Stamets about Mushroom Mycelium & The Worldwide Food Web. Specifically about how Bees and Mycelium are li...

Wanhao Duplicator i3

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I picked up a used Wanhao Duplicator i3 from a friend for a good price. I have used 3D printers in the past, but I have never owned one before. Having one at...

Alternatives to the Vancouver Hackspace.

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Vancouver Hackspace (VHS) used to be a place where people could ask questions and get help with their projects while helping out others. Now new people askin...

Day 99 - VHS LED Wall

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A video posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Dec 14, 2015 at 1:32am PST

Day 97 - Giant fox mask

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:23pm PDT

Day 92 - Yellow jacket

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 25, 2015 at 1:15pm PDT

Day 91 - Cockroach

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:22am PDT

Day 90 - Blowfly

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:19am PDT

Day 89 - Jumping spider

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 24, 2015 at 1:38pm PDT

Day 88 - Preying mantis

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 24, 2015 at 1:19pm PDT

Day 86 - Fox head mask

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 23, 2015 at 7:49pm PDT

Day 85 - Mustaches

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 23, 2015 at 7:06pm PDT

Day 84 - MeeBox

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 23, 2015 at 5:16pm PDT

Day 83 - Mario coins

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 14, 2015 at 12:00pm PDT

Day 81 - Voronoi tower

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A video posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 10, 2015 at 10:14pm PDT

Day 79 - 3D printed horn

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Aug 7, 2015 at 6:21pm PDT

Day 55 - fairy door arch

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jul 6, 2015 at 8:38pm PDT

Day 54 - Lasers letters

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jul 6, 2015 at 8:15pm PDT

Day 51 - Circles panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:49pm PDT

Day 49 - Branches panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:43pm PDT

Day 48 - Maze panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jun 4, 2015 at 10:15pm PDT

Day 45 - LED strip test

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A video posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Jun 4, 2015 at 3:20pm PDT

Day 38 - Cthulhu panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 28, 2015 at 11:31pm PDT

Day 34 - Spades Panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 27, 2015 at 10:51pm PDT

Day 26 - L3D cube build

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A video posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 15, 2015 at 6:26pm PDT

Day 23 - Spiral panel

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 13, 2015 at 11:40pm PDT

Day 16 - Star panel two

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 10, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT

Day 14 - Test polyhedron

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 4, 2015 at 11:43pm PDT

Day 12 - Test panels

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 4, 2015 at 10:56pm PDT

Day 11 - String Star

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 4, 2015 at 10:54pm PDT

Day 10 - Hexagon Star

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 4, 2015 at 10:50pm PDT

Day 9 - Fairy doors

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on May 4, 2015 at 10:46pm PDT

Day 8 - Moster mustache

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:22am PDT

Day 7 - Moster dog

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:20am PDT

Day 6 - Moster lizard

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:29am PDT

Day 5 - Moster frog

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A photo posted by Steven Smethurst (@funvill) on Apr 12, 2015 at 12:21am PDT

Laser cut, layered circles

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Its 5 layers, I only have one color of paper so it kind of hard to distinguish between the different layers.

A blue star sign

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I made a glowing backlit star out of coroplast. There are 12 RGB leds behind the star made it glow.

More laser cut Guilloches

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These were created by generating Guillochés in inkscape using the macro function, then cutting them on VHS’s laser cutter. All the source files can be found...

Laser cut spray paint stencils

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I have been using laser cutter at the Vancouver hackspace to make spray paint stencils. I use to cut these stencils by hand and it would take anywhere from 2...

Paper cut furniture using SketchChair

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I found SketchChair while looking for CNC related projects on Kickstarter. It is an open source application that you can use to draw chairs and output the de...

General status update

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Its been 6 months since I last updated this site. Lots have been going on here are the highlights.

Life tracking Jan 2014

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This chart was generated with the help of Rescue Time. It looks like I’m more productive this month (58) than last month (53)

Laser cut 4 pack beer carrier

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I created three of these 4pack beer carriers for a few friends of mine. I don’t really like the design as the “finger grooves” cut in to your skin when you a...

Laser cut wooden TRex

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I made this giant wooden laser cut T-Rex for my nephew xmas. I made a very larger version about 3 1/2 feet tall. It was a little unstable and I ended up crea...

Laser cut Frabjous

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I laser cut this object sesigned by George W. Hart as a gift for my mother for xmas this year.I got the original design from Thingiverse, made for 4mm ply wo...

Goals for 2014

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This has been a productive year but not a great one. I accomplished two of the seven goals that I set from last year.  This year I plan on spending more time...

Laser cut Mario coin boxes

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This week I made Mario Mystery boxes, piggy banks for my nephews upcoming Mario themed birthday party. He invited 30 kits to his party and I wanted to make o...

The problems with sending a lot of emails.

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One of my side projects is a daily fiction magazines called EveryDayFiction.com. We take user submitted stories of 1000 words or less. Give feedback on every...

Intro to Security, Passwords

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Passwords Long passwords Longer passwords are better than random shorter passwords. The more entropy the more attempts a brute force attack will have to do t...

Star-wars engraving with a laser cutter

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For a friends birthday I laser etched a few starwars scenes in to wood with VHS’s Laser cutter. I only had a limited time so I was unable to experimented wit...

Getting started with your Raspberry PI

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The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching...

GeoGramOne - GPS tracker to Google maps

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A few weeks ago I ordered a GeoGramOne board from DSScircuits. Its a Open source GPS tracker that was succefuly funded on Kickstarter. The board combines a G...

The Giant Claw Game! - Post Mortem

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Things didn’t go as planed, the claw broke with the very first kid. I added min and max limit switch to the claw to tell when the claw was fully open or full...

The Giant Claw Game! - Problems

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The Giant claw game can be broken down in to a few parts. The Claw, The Joystick, The Gantry/Cube, The XY table, The Cart, Control system

The Giant Claw Game! - The Controls System

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Only two weeks left to get the Claw up and running ready for Breaker Faire the Maker Faire fund raiser party. I am starting to get worried that I might not g...

The Giant Claw Game! - The Claw, Prototype 2

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This is the second prototype of the claw. I really liked the claw design by Marc Cryan that I found on Instructables.com but I wanted it to have three prongs...

The Giant Claw Game! - Controller

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Continuing from my last post on The Giant Claw Game! This week I build the controller for the Giant Claw using the laser cutter, a arcade joystick and a butt...

Space ship mobile

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One of my good friends just had a child and I wanted to get them a hand made gift. I decided on making a mobile with VHS’s laser cutter.

2013 Goals and Resolutions

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Goals and Resolutions for 2013 (In no particular order) Create a new post for ABlueStar.com (This blog) each week. - Last year I only missed a few weeks an...

Lasers and Vancouver OpenData

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A few days ago I attended a talk at the Vancouver HackSpace (VHS) on using Open Data and lasers to make interesting wooden maps.

This has been a great year.

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This has been a great year! Removed stressful people from my life, simplifying my life considerably.  My girlfriend has moved in with me, helping me to be...

Drawbot results

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I was able to get the drawbot made by marginallyclever.com up and running. It produced some beautiful prints for my nephew’s birthday.

Laser cut layered Crystal skull

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My father loves skulls and every year I get him a skull for Christmas. A few years ago I got  him a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka.  The vodka was concieved by...

Wooden laser cut pendants

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Today I laser cut a few different wooden pendents. Most of the iconic ones came from The Noun Project. The circle ones were generated using a java-script lib...

Acrylic puzzle test 1

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For one of the Christmas presents this year I want to make a home made puzzle on the laser cutter.

Acrylic Ornaments Batch 2

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These are the results from the “acrylic ornaments design thoughts and research”. They turned out O.K. I am still not completely happy with it. I learned a lo...

Acrylic Christmas Ornaments version 1

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I got some time on VHS’s laser cuter tonight and was able cut up the first version of the ornaments. They still need some work. The "P" and "O" look dumb w...

Designing Acrylic Christmas Ornaments

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Today I designed a Christmas ornaments that I am planning on cutting on VHS’s laser cutter. The white sections will be cut first, followed by the red, leavin...

Programming Competition Prisoners Dilemma

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I have been trying to think of a simple programming competition that we can run at the next SHHH (Super Happy Hacker House) at the Vancouver Hackspace.

The 9th Annual Hot One Inch Action - Teeth

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I have been accepted in to “the 9th Annual Hot One Inch Action” art show in Vancouver. The show will be at Hot Art Wet City Pop Up Gallery (752 E Broadway) o...

Geo Caching with Wooden nickles

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I recently went on a trip to New York for the World Maker Faire. My plan was to make a bunch of wooden nickles that resembled Geo Coins and put them in sever...

I visited Hacklab hackerspace

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While visiting Toronto I was able to make it down to Hacklab.To and get a tour of their space.

I visited NYC Resistor hackspace

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While in New York to see World Maker Faire, I got a chance to see the NY Resistor hackspace. It was a quite night as most people where still tired from there...

The last batch of GeoCoins

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I was able to compleat the last bunch of GeoCoins tonight at VHS. These ones turned out better then the first two batches. I sanded the surface of the coins ...

More GeoCoins designs

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Made some more GeoCoins, This time i have included the inkscape source file for your reference.

More GeoCoins tests

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I made some more demo GeoCoins on VHS’s laser cutter. It took creating about ~25 coins to get the settings just right.

I got a RaspberryPI (a few months ago)

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I got a RaspberryPI a few months ago, but with Vancouver Maker Faire and the 281 proposal and all the other things going on in my life I just never got aroun...

Look what I made - Compass table.

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This year for the Vancouver Maker Faire I build a Compass table that I found on instructables.com. I found a cheap price on 1000x compasses from alibaba.com ...

Host gator has bad security and sucks.

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I had a bad experience with HostGator the other day. I had forgot the password to HostGators billing system and went though their password recovery function....

Translink sucks in Vancouver.

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This will mark my 25th complaint sent to translink contact us forum this year. That’s  more then >3 a month every single month. Incident: The #2568 bus @1...

NiceDog nano php web framework

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Last week I started on a simple web app that only has three pages. After I got the prototype working I wanted to clean up the code and switch over to using a...

Wordpress Post via email (wp-mail.php)

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For the last few years I have used a plugin called postie that would let me email automated posts to my blog and they would automatically get posted for me. ...

Rental Guide are bad people, and suck.

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Me and my girlfriend where looking for a new place. She was searching http://vancouver.kijiji.ca for ads and came across a “Rental Guide” ad, and contacted t...

Raspberry PI - Start up questions

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I got my new shinny Raspberry PI a few days ago, and got some time to play with it today. I am a windows guy by default and this is my first adventure in to ...

Crowdfund the Rygo

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Help us create the biggest 3D print in North America, designed by Bathsheba Grossman, printed by the DShape and installed at Gropp’s Gallery of Vancouver

Vancouver Scavenger Hunts

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I have mentioned vancouver scavenger hunts before but it was mainly for Vancouver’s parks and I wanted one that is more geared towards Vancouver its self. I ...

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2011

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* I found this post in my drafts, unfinished, lost and forgotten. I decided to post it, unfinished instead of deleting it. * 

Five Pirates

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You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The top pirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But t...

How to be distracted

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I work up at the crack of noon today determined to-do three things, buy a shaver, Clear my inbox, and write a new post on my blog.

SQL Injection License Plate

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 One clever hacker realized that recent speed traps use cameras that automatically register your speed, take a picture of you license plate, and then use cha...

Ping and pong

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Ping: A call out in to the void in search of another. To check the existence of life on the other end. To seek a connection. A normal response to ping is “po...

Office Parkour and ZombinLaden

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Insane Office Escape (try this at work!) - Biting Elbows Interesting music video, includes: free running, parkour, interesting fight sequence and camera angl...

Vancouver Mini Make Faire 2011 - Timelaps

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I took a time laps of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2011 but forgot all about it after as I started on the next project.  That is until today.

Javascript redirect when device has restarted

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Over the past few months I have been building a sensor device with a embedded webserver for configuration and reporting. When a user saves a configuration to...

Playa tips and tricks

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You can find lots of tips and tricks, First time guide, and Preparing for the Playa posts on the internet if you search hard enough and if its your first tim...

GOLD, lighting project.

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Gold from Evan Roth on Vimeo. Interesting project, basically what it looks like is they are flashing light though acrylic glass with holes that light up as ...

Drawing with water and ink

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It would be cool to do a story based around this art forum. Where the ink flows as someone does a voice over.

Abluestar.com privacy statment

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I record as much information as I possiably can from all my users, all the time, and I keep it for as long as I want to. I will sell it to anyone who asks an...

Sign Posts - Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2011

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I seen sign posts like this at the San Francisco Maker Faire and Burning man and I wanted to do something similar for Vancouver’s Mini Maker Faire 2011. With...

RGB LED POV Globe - LED test

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More testing of the RGB LEDs. This set up uses 2pin screw terminals between each of the OctoBrite CYANEA. This set up works much better then the previous tes...

RGB LED POV Globe - LED test

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This is a video of me testing 5x OctoBrite CYANEA boards connected in series to an Arduino powered by a common computer power supply. Currently I wire wrappe...

RGB LED POV Globe - Software

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I been travailing a lot the past few weeks making it hard to work on the mechanics of this project and with only 50 days left till Maker Faire I am running s...

Status update May 12, 2011

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I have been busy the last few weeks as projects ramp up and we get closer to Maker Faire and the weather gets nicer around Vancouver. Its getting harder to m...

Giant spin art - Maker Faire 2011 Vancouver

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I wanted to create a very simple project for Maker Faire Vancouver that I could do in a weekend and something that people could take home with them as a meme...

Upcoming events for this summer

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Upcoming events for this summer April 22nd Love in the Dark feat Glitchy & Scratchy (reunion set!!) April 23rd FROM THE GROUND UP Acoustic round up/D...

Unpossible

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Unpossible from Robin King on Vimeo.

RGB LED POV Globe - Parts shopping

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I spent most of the last week doing research and ordering parts samples and testing equipment, trying to get everything set up for this project.

Super Happy Hacker House 0E

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It has been since early-February where we’ve had Super Happy Hacker House and it’ll be more exciting than ever! Come down to Vancouver Hack Space this upcomi...

One Minute Puberty

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One Minute Puberty from bitteschön.tv on Vimeo.

RGB LED POV Globe - Research

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I have decided to create a 64x RGB LED POV Globe for Maker faire and Buring man this year. This project is a factor more complex then any other project that ...

Two layer Stencils

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More stencils this time we used two or more colors. The next steep is a custom 5-10 color image. one that takes me the night to cut out and do.

Status update Feb 15

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Ray Gun Revival has been launched. We sent out 8k unsolicited email newsletter to anyone that had anything to do with the old site and only ~50 people foll...

What I have been up to in January 2011

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Its been a busy month, the start of the year always is. Built my first Android APP with Phone gap. Its a happiness survey that lets users report there curr...

What I did in 2010, Year end review

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I hate writing this type of post, the review of all your failures and accomplishments over the last year. But review is important its stops you from repeatin...

They’re made out of data

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With apologies to Terry Bisson. Warning: Tron 2 spoilers. "They're made out of data." "Data?" "Data. They're made out of data." "Data?" "No doubt about it. W...

Playing with app inventor for android

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App inventor for android was just recently released for everyone to play with. I looked in to it hoping I could create a simple EveryDayFiction feed reader a...

Solstice Lunar Eclipse! Dec 20th 2010

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The first total lunar eclipse in two years will grace the sky the night of Monday, Dec. 20, and we want you to be there. Sure, it's a school night, but with ...

Color survey

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Color is subjective and people see colors differently sometimes wildly differently. Where someone sees the color red a different person will see orange or ye...

links for 2010-12-11

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Arduino Wireless Transmission APC220 PC Kits - $30.64 : Open Source Store Electronic Arduino Wholesale, Wireless Motor Sensor Robot Parts Fr...

A web masters thoughts on mortality

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As much as I believe that I am a god at programing and all things to do with the microchip, eventually I am going to die. I know it sounds ridiculous but its...

Yankee Grab

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Yankee Grab is a dice game based on a game known as Going to Boston, Going to town and Newmarket.

Yahtzee

6 minute read

After writing about Yahtzee strategies last week I got the nostalgic for the old game and wanted to play it once more. I did a quick google search for some ...

Meouloaf – Bloodshots 2010

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I demand that you watch this and rate it up!! Me and a few friends got together this weekend and made a short horror movie in 48 hours. Now we need your help...

Wishing Well

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Wishing Well is a dice game also known as Help Your Neighbor.

Waterfall

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Waterfall is a drinking game. What you Need to Play teams of at least 2 people (minimum of 4 people) A pint of beer for each person How to Play the Game...

Light painting with Processing

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I have always liked light panting and light graffiti. But there are things that I don’t like about it, it takes along time, its process incentive, you can do...

Vegetable

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Vegetable is a word drinking game.

UnderOver 7

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UnderOver 7 is a dice game. One of the simplest dice betting games there is.  The only thing that I can think of that is simpler is Hi Low.

Twenty-Six

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Twenty Six is a dice game. This is a banking game that was popular in the Midwest USA between the 1930s and 1950s. It was often played in taverns, which wou...

Twenty-One Aces

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Twenty-One Aces is a dice drinking game.

Twenty One

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Twenty one is a dice jeopardy approach game. This game is absurdly easy to play but it’s a good game to explain what jeopardy approach games are.  In a jeopa...

Twelve Up

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Twelve Up is a dice game. What you Need to Play 1 die How to Play the Game Players make bets against the banker then pick a number between 14 and 18. Ea...

Tractor Pull

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Tractor Pull is a drinking game.

Talk about your bad luck

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Talk about your bad luck, one of my favorite comic book writers had a data fail. My backups all got corrupted, and my backup device died. I'll fix that on Su...

Threes

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Threes (commonly called Tripps) is a gambling dice game.  As it can be played for any amount of time and requires almost no equipment, it has become very pop...

Anther reason why paypal sucks

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Just one more reason why paypal sucks so, it seems that after 5 months of accepting donations via paypal, they have decided to freeze our account. as you may...

Three Man

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3 man is a dice drinking game. 3 man is a classic game; its one of the first drinking games I ever played and it’s really easy to play.

The Three

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The Three is a dice game. This is derived from a Chinese banking game called Strung Flowers.  As the name suggests it is played with three dice. It is also k...

The Movies

3 minute read

The movies is a really simple drinking game and is probably the first one I ever played. Find a movie and come up with reocurring things to look for; when yo...

Ten Pins

less than 1 minute read

Ten Pins is a dice version of 10 pin bowling.

Swipe

1 minute read

Swipe is a elimination dice game for two to six players made by Fundex Games in 2004.

Spoils of War

1 minute read

Spoils of War is a dice game. This game was once used by soldiers to divide their spoils of war.  It has been suggested centurions played the game for Christ...

Snakes and Ladders

2 minute read

As a kid Snakes and Ladders never really appealed to me as it was a purely luck based game, but most of my childhood friends loved it because it was so simpl...

Free fishing on fathers day weekend.

less than 1 minute read

Did you know that in BC you get a free freshwater fishing licence for fathers day weekend. The weekend was set up in order to get people interested in fishin...

Six-Six-Six

1 minute read

Six-six-six is a dice game. A simple gambling game where the object is to bluff your roll on three dice.

Interesting Friday

2 minute read

Interesting Friday, I’m going to try to make a new post once a week on Friday of all the interesting things that I have found over the week. People to follow...

Sixes Bet

less than 1 minute read

Sixes Bet is a dice game. This is a simple betting game that has tricked a lot of people out of there money. The odds are 1-6 no matter how many times you ro...

PHP email template

less than 1 minute read

When I create a PHP script that has to send an email to a user I tend to use a template file for the body of the email. I load the template file in to the sc...

Bill C-61 AKA Canadian DMCA - Crisis Fatigue

1 minute read

Canada’s DMCA (AKA Bill C-61) is back up in front of parliament again. We defeated it once before in summer of 2008 now they change it slightly call it a dif...

Simplified Craps

1 minute read

Simplified Craps is a dice game. This is a simplified version of craps that is often played on the street of New York.

What are mysql-bin.000001, mysql-bin.000002…

less than 1 minute read

By default whenever you make a change to a MySQL database it creates a log of the query and stores it in a file simlare to ‘mysql-bin.000001’ . The MySQL dat...

Shut the Box

2 minute read

Shut the Box is a dice game. Shut the Box is a form of a patience game that can be played with two or more players in a competition. For more than two hundre...

Ship

1 minute read

Ship is a Battleship dice game. I have only played this game once, and it’s pretty simple compound game that is easy to learn and play. We played it for shot...

Sevens Out

less than 1 minute read

Sevens Out is a dice game.

Sevens

1 minute read

Sevens is a dice game. In most games sevens are good and lucky, but in this game sevens are bad.

In search for a bug tracking system

1 minute read

I’m about to start a new development project with a new group and we needed some sort of bug tracking system to coordinate all our efforts.  Previously I hav...

Butter fried bacon wrapped filet Mignon

less than 1 minute read

In response to a friends post about buttersteak-mignon and his harassment about my not cooking any more I decided to construct the most delicious steak ever ...

Settlers of Catan: Tricks and Tactics

5 minute read

Settlers of Catan is a multiplayer board game designed by Klaus Teuber. It was first published in 1995 in Germany by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-Gmb H & Co. (...

Sequences

1 minute read

Sequences is a dice game. This game is a version of an old game called ‘Hearts’ or ‘Hearts Due’ that is played with a special set of dice that have the lette...

Looking for a new host

3 minute read

I been with a bunch of different hosts over the past few years Hostgator (Good)- Reseller account, only positive things to say about them so far. Good phon...

Every Night Erotica

less than 1 minute read

Every Night Erotica online magazine launching May 1st 2010.

Screw Your Neighbor

2 minute read

Screw Your Neighbor is an elimination card game.  After each round, one player is eliminated (or loses a token). When all players but one have been eliminate...

Questions

1 minute read

Questions is a drinking game.

Qualify

less than 1 minute read

Qualify is a dice game.

Pyramids

1 minute read

Pyramids is a drinking card game.

Pig

3 minute read

Pig is a pretty simple game that I use to play back in high school.  Back then I didn"t know any of the history or importance of this game or why people play...

Passage

1 minute read

Passage is a dice game.

Par

1 minute read

Par is a dice game.

The Best of Every Day Fiction Two (Anthology)

less than 1 minute read

Flash fiction is perfect for your coffee break, your commute, or whenever you have a few minutes for yourself. Crafted with gemlike precision, every flash fi...

Mexico

1 minute read

Mexico is an elimination-style dice game.

Landmines

1 minute read

Landmines is a drinking game.

Klondike

1 minute read

Klondike is a dice poker game. Klondike is loosely based on poker originating in cheap casinos on the American frontier. Its really easy to play if you know...

King’s Cup

6 minute read

A classic drinking game that evolves filling a cup (the kings cup) with random shots of liquor for the unfortunate loser of the game. As with all drinking ga...

Jackpot

1 minute read

Jackpot is a dice game that was played in many taverns in the middle ages.  People could often find the game"s layout on the taverns tables.  In lower-class ...

CakePHP - Security.level

less than 1 minute read

I been having reports from my users that they are getting randomly logged out of my web applications. After much debugging I found that CakePHP regenerates t...

Get special folders with SHGetKnownFolderPath

less than 1 minute read

This application will print the special folders that you should be storing your applcations data in. UAC on Windows Vista/7 will no longer alowe you to write...

Why don’t we have free phones yet?

4 minute read

"Re:Should be" by canajin56 (660655) on Wednesday December 16, @12:21PM (#30459990) At least you guys have a choice of providers. Here in Canada, we almost h...

I never

less than 1 minute read

I Never is a drinking, word game. This is an absurdly easy game. It’s not about how much you drink, but what you can find out about your friends. This is a...

CakePHP - Disable validation in controler

less than 1 minute read

When upgrading an old web application to start using CakePHP but the old systems was riddled with invalid data. When the creating the CRUD system I need a wa...

CakePHP - Search bar

less than 1 minute read

This code snippet will create a search box that uses can use to search for text in the database. The control creates a query to search certain fields of publ...

Indian Poker

1 minute read

Indian Poker is a drinking, card game. I just played this game for the first time this weekend. It was very simple to learn and really good after a few beer...

UPS vs FedEx

1 minute read

I ordered some cables from this online store in the states (I live in Canada) the cost in goods was $30 for both packages.

Cakephp - Add meta tags to views

less than 1 minute read

This is how you add well formated meta tags to a cakephp views even thou the meta tags are rendered in the layout.

Indian Dice

1 minute read

Indian Dice is a poker game with dice.

High

less than 1 minute read

High is a dice game. The simplest of all the dice games I know. If you know of a simpler game please tell me, I would be interested to know. The game can be...

Golf

less than 1 minute read

Golf is a dice game. This game is for people that love golf so much that they can"t stop thinking about it every moment of their life. It if doesn"t involve ...

Convert HEX string to BYTE array, bug.

less than 1 minute read

Find the bug in the following code and win a prize. Its obvious once you find it. CSharp programmers are asked not to mock c++ in this thread.

Fourteens

1 minute read

Fourteens is a dice game. This is a banking game that was popular in the Midwest of the USA between the 1930’s and 1950’s.  It was often played in taverns wh...

Fifty

less than 1 minute read

Fifty is a fast pace game that lasts about 5 mins or so with three players.

Dirty Hearts

less than 1 minute read

Dirty Hearts is a Drinking, Cards game

Dice 10,000

3 minute read

I have been playing this game for as long as I can remember. It was one of the first games my parents ever taught me and its very simple to learn. This game...

Dice

1 minute read

Die (plural, Dice) -A die is usually a small six-sided cube, made of bone, ivory, or most commonly plastic. A die is marked with one to six dotes on each of ...

Danger Dice

less than 1 minute read

Danger Dice is a Drinking game

Cutpurse

1 minute read

Cutpurse is a dice game. Originating in back alleys, played by thieves and other unsavory types, Cutpurse has made its way into local taverns and gambling es...

Cubilete

1 minute read

A very old, traditional Cuban game that is normally played with a set of five Poker dice but can easy be played with 5 normal dice. This game can be played a...

Crokinole

2 minute read

Crokinole (pronounced croak-i-knoll, /ˈkɹokɪinol/) is one of the most memorable childhood games that I use to play with my family.  Its basically miniatur...

Crazy Eights

2 minute read

Crazy Eights is a card game for two or more players.

Chase The Ace

less than 1 minute read

Chase The Ace is a dice, drinking game

Centurians

1 minute read

Centurians is a Drinking game This game is also known as Century Club, Centurions, Power Hour, or The ‘100’

Centennial

1 minute read

Centennial is a Dice game, also known as Martinetti and Ohio.

Caps

less than 1 minute read

Caps is a Drinking game

Boxing

less than 1 minute read

Boxing is a Dice Drinking game

Arduino + Maxsonar EZ1 + Processing

less than 1 minute read

After resolving my user error with the Maxsonar EZ1 with the help of Bob Gross I moved on to visulizing the data captured. Captuing the output of from the Ar...

Boss Dice

1 minute read

Boss Dice is also known as Bull Dice, Beetle Dice and is said to be one of the most popular dice game in San Francisco.  It’s based on Poker dice hands with ...

ARDUINO and MaxSonar EZ1

2 minute read

Update: 13 July 2009, Resolved with the help of Bob Gross. User error see notes below.

Booray

2 minute read

Booray (also spelled Bourré) Booray combines features of both Bridge and Poker and is thus a good link between these two frequently played games.  This game...

Arduino Robots

1 minute read

I bought a Arduino board for a green house project I was planning to do sometime last year. To regulate the temperature, turn on and off lights and fans, dat...

Black or Red

less than 1 minute read

Black or Red is a Drinking game played with Cards

Barbudi

1 minute read

Barbudi is commonly found in many Mexican casinos and clubs but probably originated in middle east. When the game is played in a casino the dealer takes a sm...

Aces In The Pot

1 minute read

Aces In The Pot is a a very simple Gambling Dice game that I am told was played mainly in ports of very old cities.

internet robot zombies

2 minute read

If you run a website that has a contacts form or any other input from users. sooner or later you will start getting attacked by internet robot zombies. What...

Dump a CListCtrl

less than 1 minute read

This snippet dumps the content of a CListCtrl in to a file. It also gets the number of columns in the list.   <blockquote> <p>int GetColumnsC...

links for 2009-05-05

less than 1 minute read

What is the best comment in source code you have ever encountered? - Stack Overflow (tags: humor programmin...

Troubleshooting CakePHP

less than 1 minute read

I"m just starting to learn CakePHP 1.2 and I am running in to small little problems. As I find solutions I write them down so people after me might have...

Testing writing from Windows Live Writer

1 minute read

Push for web apps Currently there is a real push for everything to work in a browser, thin clients. For example; Email, Word processors (like Google doc...

You may call me /b/

less than 1 minute read

Bam to behold, a public bulletin board, built of both brilliance and barbarity by bastards with boners. This bastion, no mere bulwark of boredom, is a brutal...

C++ name mangling hell

less than 1 minute read

I found this post on Experts exchange about C++ name mangling hell. I have run in to this problems a few times, it drives me nuts as I always forget about it...

How to Move/Backup/Load a SVN repository

less than 1 minute read

After the first time my computer crashed and i lost 3 months of work, I started religiously making backups of everything, dialy, weekly quarterly backups of ...

Default action for vista power button

less than 1 minute read

The default action for vista power button is to put your computer to sleep. I found this to be infurating while working on my laptop. instead of shutting dow...

What time is it

1 minute read

Have you ever ask yourself what is the current time is it in HongKong, Vancouver? I work with people all over this planet, I’m constantly asking myself what ...

Your daily WTF

less than 1 minute read

I found this today while doing code review.

How to make a CMinMaxAvg class

less than 1 minute read

I got asked how to create a simple averaging class. If you where feeling smart you could enhance this class in to a template class for a object that has the ...

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement = BAD

3 minute read

Have you heard about the €˜Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement," The agreement is being structured much like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...

How to block spam on a wordpress Blog

less than 1 minute read

To help stop spam activate the Akismet plugin. Login to your wordpress blog On the right hand side there is a pugin button, click it Activate Akismet plu...

NSIS - Tips

1 minute read

I create a lot of windows application to make things easier for my customers. The simple act of coping a file from an email to a certain directory can become...

Rabo Encendido(Cuban Oxtail Stew)

less than 1 minute read

Ingredients 5 lbs oxtail, cut in 2 inch thick rounds 1 cup flour 1/2 cup cajun seasoning 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup port wine 1 large Spanish...

WHAT IS reCAPTCHA

2 minute read

A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them €” colorful images with distorted text at the bot...

PHP strip non alphanumeric

less than 1 minute read

On EveryDayFiction.com, in the titles of the posts our editors insisted on including a non alphanumeric character. The little dot that separates the title fr...

Last windows boot time, Install date

less than 1 minute read

Do you remember the exact date or time when you last switched on the computer ? Here"s a simple DOS command to help you out: systeminfo | find /i " boot time...

Leap Year post!

less than 1 minute read

February 29 is a date that only occurs once every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure...

Open DNS

2 minute read

OpenDNS is a custom DNS server that you can use instead of using your IPS’s DNS server. It checks any address that you lookup against its own list of bad sit...

Tom Kha Gai

1 minute read

This is a mild but spicy chicken soup (it can also be made with shrimp, pork, beef or mushrooms), flavored with the very unique flavor of galangal (“kha” in ...

Links to torrent sites

less than 1 minute read

This is a list of torrent sites that I use regularly. Ranked by popularity http://www.mininova.org/ http://www.youtorrent.com/ http://thepiratebay.org/ ...

VS6 SP6

less than 1 minute read

For the poor SOB that are still using Visual studios 6, I have uploaded a copy of the service pack 6 to my website for reference. Feel free to download it, y...

Twitter vs Tumblr

2 minute read

Introduction There has been a lot of talk recently about the micro blogging. Micro blogging is a blogging platform that lets you post very small updates abou...

If you build it they will come mentality…

1 minute read

If you build it they will come. That"s the mentality that most people have when building there first website. That"s just not the way the internet works. You...

How to access Facebook’s data

2 minute read

In my last article I talked about how to create a very simple Facebook Application. We created a simple hello world application that didn’t do too much besid...

Flower plug

less than 1 minute read

The flower plug was designed to allow the user to know when the bath water was just the right temperature by changing color from a light pink to a beautiful ...

Wastbasket for the bathroom

less than 1 minute read

The bin can be sealed by a ordinary magazine, useful for people who like to read on the toilet

APEX Holiday Subscription Drive

less than 1 minute read

APEX (a sf/horror magazine) announced that they would increase there payment rates to 5 Cents a word (professional levels) if they got 500 new subscribers fo...

Travel 4 km in just 3 hours, 41 minutes!

less than 1 minute read

Last week Translink and Google maps got together and released Google transit. Google transit allows you to fine transit routs for Vancouver and various other...

Work Smarter, Not Harder

less than 1 minute read

On Dec. 10, 1968, a uniformed man pulled over a bank car in Tokyo. He explained that police had received a warning that dynamite had been planted in the vehi...

Origami Masters Exhibition

less than 1 minute read

Although historically considered a children’s pastime, origami has exploded in popularity and visibility in recent years. We are now in a Renaissance period ...

The Internet Stars Are Viral

less than 1 minute read

Over the past year there have been a lot of viral videos, being addticted to the interent i seen them all. Here is a montages of some of the more popular one...

The zen of zombies

less than 1 minute read

During the first chilly weekend of fall, zombie hordes congregated in the park for a relaxing afternoon of yoga..

Song at the end of Portal

less than 1 minute read

Portal is one of the better games I have played this year. A black humor puzzle game thats not repetitive and is actually fun… Fun you remember fun don’t you...

MaBeGroMo Rules

1 minute read

One of my good friends are starting the NaNoWriMo today so far hes gotten 457 words in. Not being a writer or wanting to be one I am effectively disqualifie...

Not alowing comments

less than 1 minute read

I was browsing warrenellis.com website the other day and tuned in to his 4am pod cast. After it was done I went to leave a comment only to find that comments...

BAXBEAR Release party Nov10 2007

less than 1 minute read

BAXBEAR Release party Nov10 2007 9.00 PM - midnight November 10th 2007 EL Kartel 121A - 1025 Robson street Vancouver B.C.

Keeping track of your comments

1 minute read

One problem i have is that while i am browsing around the internet making comments on peoples blogs i often forgot to check back in a week to see if there ar...

SMF - Redirect after reply or post

less than 1 minute read

I just installed Simple machine forum (SMF) over at EveryDayFiction.com. it works great but it has had a few odd quirks including;

House hunting in vancouver

less than 1 minute read

House hunting in Vancouver is exalting to say the lest, with a less then 1% vacancy rate and school just around the corner its almost impossible to find anyt...

Every Day Fiction dot com

less than 1 minute read

Every day fiction dot com is a website that publishes a ultra short user submitted stories. Starting in September, each day a a new short story of a 1000 wor...

How to burn .uif files

less than 1 minute read

The .UIF or Universal Image Format File was created by MagicISO as a compressed ISO file.

Tips for pulling an all nighter

2 minute read

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. ~Leo J. Burke Today I was reading a recent article on Jonlee.ca about his set of tips for prol...

Aurgasm

1 minute read

When I am on the hunt for new and interesting music one of my first stops is Aurgasm.us. Full, compleat songs, from musicians that I have never heard of befo...

OK to talk to

1 minute read

I have always had trouble striking up conversation with random people, I like to be introduced to someone first to have the ‘Its OK to talk to me’ smile and...

Mistakes I have made

4 minute read

These are some of the mistakes I have made over the past few years with Blogging and web design. These mistakes have cost me hours of extra work and in some ...

Where I went wrong

3 minute read

Today I read a post by Jane May at John chow dot com, The Secrets of Picking A Niche its a good read if you got 7 mins to spare. The article talks about how ...

Removing the Nofollow link

1 minute read

Back in the day, there was a major problem with people posting garbage comments on blogs or forms so they could get back links to there site. Every time they...

Resize thumbnails in Wordpress

1 minute read

I get asked this question lot, how to change the default size of the thumbnail that wordpress creates when you upload an image. There are two different ways ...

Technorati faves

2 minute read

Technorati is becoming one of the biggest players in blogging. Its a great tool for ranking one site against anther and its also a search engine of content. ...

AGLOCO tool bar

2 minute read

Over the last few months all I have been hearing about is AGLOCO.

5 Favorite Childhood Cartoons

1 minute read

Ms. Danielle is giving away a 30GB Microsoft Zune that she won from John Chow. In her contest you have to talk about her new blog site and link to at lest on...

Wordpress robots.txt

2 minute read

Recently Daily blog tips ran an article about Robots.txt files. The article gives examples of other major websites and there robots.txt files but fails to me...

Always add the www

less than 1 minute read

When creating a new website you want to create as little duplicate content as possible. Most host let your users access your website from either the http://a...

5 MSN/Yahoo/GTtalk/AOL/IM Etiquette tips

2 minute read

I use an IM (instant message) clients every day, I use it to support people and talk to my friends and family. It can make things a lot easier and its less f...

Timeless content

2 minute read

I have talked before about creating timeless content but never in detail till now. Its one of the first things I check when searching for content is when it ...

Print your own Yahtzee sheets

4 minute read

After writing about Yahtzee strategies last week I got the nostalgic for the old game and wanted to play it once more. I did a quick google search for some s...

12 Tips for creating a killer landing page.

2 minute read

Good landing pages are a key to creating conversations from your advertisement. It’s the first page that your users see when they click on one of your ads it...

John Chow - How to make money online

1 minute read

I recently reached the 200 mark in subscribed RSS feeds it was becoming unmanageable and I spent maybe 4 hours a day reading posts instead of making posts, n...

Crokinole - Table top curling

2 minute read

Crokinole (pronounced croak-i-knoll, /ˈkɹokɪinol/) is one of the most memorable childhood games that I use to play with my family. Its basically miniature...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play W.B.Rice 1912 What to play and mate both black kings in two. [Show Solution]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play A lot like the last puzzle but slightly more challenging. What moves must White play to force a stale mate [Show Solution] 1. c4+ Rxe4 2. e4+...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, Most likely you have seen this puzzle before, its one of the more common teaching problems in chess programs. Its white to move, what is the ...

How to make dice, and a brief history

1 minute read

Die (plural, Dice) - A die is usually a small six sided cube, made of bone, ivory, or most commonly plastic, that is marked with one to six dotes on each of...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 16 [O.T.Blathy] This chess puzzle came from a book I just recently picked up from amazon called Book of Extraordinary Chess Pr...

Finding a good web host

3 minute read

I am often asked who is the best web host?, what web host do you use? and what makes a good web host good?

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [V. Kovalenko 1968]

Random drinking game generator

less than 1 minute read

While doing research for an article that I was writing on the drinking game King’s cup. I found that most drinking games all have the same sort of rules. Dra...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [H. Lehner 1874]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [L. Valve 1943]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [Gy. Schifferi 1928]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [T. Kaedos 1971]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [G. Zahodyakin 1967]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [Z. Zilahi 1929]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [N. A. bakke 1972]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [N. A. bakke 1972]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [Gy. Bakcsi - L. Zoltan 1993]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 2 [Gy. Bakcsi 1973]

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White mates in 4 [Van den Doel-Heinatz ‘03] By: Shelby Lyman

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play, White wins the knight [Reeh-Heissler ‘03] By: Shelby Lyman

House maze

less than 1 minute read

Here is a house that converted its backyard in to a corn maze and charge people to run the maze. I seen this done many times with corn mazes where the maze i...

Fan works of Mario

less than 1 minute read

There is not a kid in my elementary school that hadn’t heard of Mario by the time he was twelve, its ingrained in to our childhood. Mario and his friends wi...

Mah Na Mah Na

less than 1 minute read

For the people that grew up with the Muppets, Mah Na Mah Na song is no stranger. I still find myself singing it as I walk down the street to the horror of my...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

Black to play and Black wins material By: Shelby Lyman

Two foot James bond

less than 1 minute read

Found with the help of the good people at thevancouverite.com

More riddles

3 minute read

I enjoyed them so much the first time I posted some riddles that I am going to do it again.

VIVO Media arts - upcoming workshops

2 minute read

VIVO Media arts is a not for profit video production, exhibition and distribution center. They rent equipment, and exhibition spaces with there pretty cheap ...

Interesting cactus building

less than 1 minute read

The urban cactus building Found via boingboing.net, Who found it on archidose.blogspot.com

System Information for Windows

1 minute read

A little while ago i got assigned to do an audit of all the PCs in our network. I could have taken the time to check every one of the computes one by one an...

Where does this IP Address come from

less than 1 minute read

A few days ago I was asked to find out where or close to where a user of ours was coming from. so i created this GEO location script Where does this IP Addre...

Thou shall not

less than 1 minute read

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip ‘Thou Shalt Always Kill’ </param></param></embed>

Manhunt

less than 1 minute read

Today I was told by a friend of mine of a game that recently started in Vancouver called Manhunt. BASIC MANHUNT RULES: Manhunt is a hide-and-seek variant. Th...

My Ferrofluid Project

3 minute read

A few months ago I found a Youtube video of Sachiko Kodama ferrofluid sculpture. There are more then a few of them running around on you tube just search fo...

The Eden project - Artificial ecosystem

2 minute read

The Eden project was inspired by Jon McCormack’s time in the Litchfield National Park, in Australia. The artwork is a self-generating, artificial ecosystem c...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play and mate in three moves H. Northcote, Toronto 1st Prize, Toronto Globe, 1872

Review - The End Cafe

1 minute read

Last Saturday night around 9pm we where killing time at Broadway Skytrain station before heading downtown to see some show and we decided to in at The End C...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play and mate in three moves M. J. Murphy, Quebec Dedicated to Mr. J. B. Halkett

Vancouver Public Library - Book sale

less than 1 minute read

Its that time again Vancouver Public Library annual book sale, cheap books from $0.55- $2.25. Some of the books that they are selling off include; Adult and ...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play and mate in three moves W. Atkinson, Montreal 1st Prize, Canadian Spectator Tourney, 1880

Stephos Greek Taverna - The artificial line

1 minute read

In my never ending search for new and interesting restaurants in Vancouver, places like Stepho’s Greek Taverna and The Naam often get suggested. most of the...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play and mate in one move W. Atkinson, Montreal 1st Prize, Canadian Spectator Tourney, 1880

Vancovuer report a crime online

less than 1 minute read

Vancouver now lets you to report crimes in Vancouver online. I have been broken in to twice, my bike stolen 3 times and ‘misplaced’ my digital camera 5 time...

Chess Puzzle

less than 1 minute read

White to play and mate in three moves W. Atkinson, Montreal

Chess Puzzle

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White to play and mate in two moves Hint: Back Rank [Show Solution] 1... Bxc4+ Ke7 2... Nf5#

Let"s Be Brief - A story in 6 words

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In my endless wondering around the internet I found this interesting site middlezonemusings.com that had an intersting writing contest recently.

Chess Puzzle

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White to play and mate in three moves Hint: All Night Long [Show Solution] 1.. Ne7+ Nxe7 2. Qc4+ Kd6 3.Bf4++

What is there to do in Vancouver?

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Living in Vancouver I find myself asking the same question all too often. What should I do in Vancouver? or What is going on this weekend in Vancouver?

Chess Puzzle

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Black has a crusher Hint: Sacrifice the rook

Chess Puzzle

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White wins a piece [Epishin-Sadler 2003] Hint: Find the double threat

Hippo Update Checker (Windows)

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I found this great program today on LifeHacker news feed called Hippo Update Checker. It scans your computer for your installed programs and checks there ver...

Chess Puzzle

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Chess Puzzle #4 - Mate in 2, White to move

ImageManager 2.0

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One of the most important Wordpress plugin’s for any blogger, ImageManager alowes you to resize, crop, rotate, flip or scale uploaded images.

Chess Puzzle

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#1 Mate in 2, White to move

Chess Puzzle

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#6 White nets a piece ( Rank: 2) By Shelby Lyman - National Post March 22, 2007 [adapted, Ivanchuk-Topalov 2003] Hint: Crisscross

Project: The $5 Cracker Box IPod Amplifier

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This weekend we built a IPod amplifier to power a small 8ohm speaker for an art project that one of my good friends was doing. Her project involved a metal s...

Daily Chess Puzzles

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I have created a script that generates a new chess puzzle from a database once a day. The puzzles can be email to you or you can subscribe via a RSS feed. ...

Translink schedules via bus stop ID

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On very bus stop in Vancouver there is a 5 digit code near the top left or button right that is used to identify the bus stop. i have often wondered why I ca...

Arroy-d - Best Thai in vancouver

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One of my new favorite spots The atmospheres is pretty nice, they have an area where you can sit down on the floor on pillows, and the normal chair and table...

Flickr’s camera trend data

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When you take a snap shot with your digital camera your camera also saves some extra meta information to the file called Exif data. Different camaras save di...

USBCELL AA Rechargable Battery

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I hate buying batteries, I hate having to turn my house up side down looking for a fresh battery when I desperately need it. I will go out of my way to make ...

Stop motion drum and piano

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A video where lassegg hits each note on a drum and piano separately and edited them together to make a song. Its pretty good if you ask me.

Subscribe to Comments

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I found this great plug-in for [tag]Wordpress[/tag] that allows your users to subscribe to a posts comments, any reply to the post will be sent to there emai...

Track your packages with Google Maps

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Isnoop.net has created a package tracking tool that will map your UPS, FedEx, USPS, or DHL/Airborne package’s progress with Google Maps.

Rss feeds in your inbox

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Most people that I talk to find RSS feeds confusing. They don't want to set up a feed reader , they can seem to understand that it could save them time in th...

The Importance Of Deep Linking

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www.Johnchow.com has an excellent post about the importations of deep linking. With the advent of scrapers (A robot that reads blog posts RSS feeds and creat...

View Product Key XP

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If you have more than one system running XP you have obviously purchased more than one copy of the Operating System. However you may have forgotten which Pro...

Audio Player Wordpress Plugin

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While creating a post about julie-feeney a wonderful musician I wanted to post some streamable samples of her music. Most Projects that I found where overly ...

Julie Feeney

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A very creative musician with a fantastic voice, a very sexy Irish accent. She plays eleven instruments on “13 songs” album, including keyboards, alto recor...

Birdy Nam Nam

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Birdy Nam Nam consites of 4 DJs, and 8 turn tables, with the simple mission to use a turntable as an actual musical instrument. A Four French men crew, Craz...

Create a invisible book shelf

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Create a invisible book shelf By inserting a “L” bracket behind the bottom book. Interesting if not absurdly simple.

Disable Windows low disk space warning

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I’ve had it up to my eyeballs with the nagging Windows low disk space warning and offers from my helpful operating system to clean up the junk I have lying a...

12 Rules for Choosing Domain Names

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SEOmoz.org/ has a great set of 12 tips for people that are planning on creating a new domain. Brainstorm 5 Top Keywords Make the Domain Unique Only Choo...

Paprika trailer

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A new paprika trailer Release date: 25 may 2007 29 year old Dr. Atsuko Chiba is an attractive but modest Japanese research psychotherapist whose work is on t...

Joke, My Grandfathers Death

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Fellow 1: “Now my grandfather, he knew the exact day of the year that he was going to die. It was the right year too. Not only that, but he knew what time he...

Kitchen diaries

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An interesting look at beat boxing and cooking YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/v/S7GGkKpBR-g

Get a signed DVD of The Last Unicorn

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This February, Lionsgate Entertainment celebrates the 25th anniversary of a true classic, The Last Unicorn, featuring an all-star cast of voice talent and so...

Beatboxing flute inspector gadget remix

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A really interesting YouTube video where Greg Pattillo beatbox a flute to the inspector gadget theme, he even has a MySpace where you can listen to a few of ...

Lego Ice cube Tray

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A tray made of silicone that can be used to make Lego shaped ice cubes. And it only costs 7.99. I found this nifty little item on freshfodder.wordpress.com ...

How messy is your network

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If you’re a Network Professional you’ll certainly know how messy network can be! Cables all around the room, old computer material from the ice age all arou...

Y-105 USB to RS 232 Converter (DB9)

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Whenever I have to go searching for a driver and the company"s web page is down or no longer supports this driver, I post the driver here so people that come...

Larch Market

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LARCH MARKET A community bazaar

Wreck Beach

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This 7.8 kilometers long wilderness-like beach, which follows a promontory below an emerald-green forested, 200-foot high, cliff system weathered to beauty ...

Stanley Park

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Stanley Park, Vancouver"s first park, is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the heart of Vancouver"s downtown core. Its natural west ...

HSBC Celebration of Light

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The world’s leading fireworks manufacturers consider the HSBC Celebration of Light competition to be the most prestigious and an exciting arena where they c...

Midnight Mass Bike Ride

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Hey all you kids out there in bike land - we’re days away from the 4th Thursday of the month - This thursday, July 27th it’s time once again for the midnigh...

Body-Worlds with Dr. Gunther von Hagens

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Real humans. Real science. Really amazing! Never before has an exhibition offered such an intimate look at the human body. Approximately 200 real human spec...

Bard On The Beach - Midsummer night’s dream

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Forest sprites with magical potions create romantic havoc in this deliciously magical comedy. Upset with Queen Titania, Oberon, King of the Fairies, engages...

7th Vancouver Chinatown Festival

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The Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival is the largest multicultural summer celebration in the vancouver. Attended by families, youths, the general public...

Abbotsford International Airshow

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Where: The Abbotsford Airport, a short drive from Vancouver (1 hour) When: AUGUST 11-13 What: Abbotsford International Airshow Cost: Child (5 and under) F...