Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wassaup 2008

From the same guy who made the Bud commercials back in the day.
It was all possible, Stone says, because Budweiser never owned the rights to the idea. He’d originally made it as a short film independent of the brand, and Budweiser had only leased the rights, paying a mere $37,000 for five years of use. Back then, people gave him a hard time about the low price. Now Stone, a diehard Obama supporter, says it’s more than paid off. “That I’m able to use an idea distributed by a huge company, who made a lot of money off it, so that now when I put out what I want to say, it’s recognizable, and it sparks -- that’s worth $1 million to me.”

Love the spot and the background story.

- Peace

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Flickr Avatar Goes to Cooler Parties Than I do

Should I be worried by this?

- Peace

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Zen and the Art of SVN

Noticed this in the commit log for subversion:

[Ken] Removed module that did not yet exist

So either Ken has gone all "one hand clapping" in his comments or he's invented time travel.

- Peace

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Strange Flat Tire

Got a flat in my front bike tire on the way home tonight. Strange thing is the bike is in the back of the Element. Was sitting at a light when I hear a his out of the back. Got home and checked the bike and the front tire is flat. What the??? Kinda glad I didn't bike today.

- Peace

Sunday, October 19, 2008

3400 KM - Canmore to Banff and Back

3400 KM Rundle Riverside Trail
Every year when I organize the Goat Creek Oct ride, some one asks about the weather. All Albertan's know that the first serious snow will arrive on or before Oct 31st. My only answer is that I've had good luck so far. Sat morning Clement and I drove through the worst winter driving conditions I've seen on an Alberta highway in years. The signs at the east end of Canmore were plastered with snow. But when we arrived at the Tourism center in West Canmore there ground was bare, the grass still green. Dave called from within the Blizzard, he was running a bit late, I reassured him that west Canmore was looking good. We got to the trail head and it was damp but quite ridable, by mid day it was very nice. This is the second time I've driven through snow to get to good riding conditions. Never call it to you get to the trailhead.

On the Goat Creek trail we met Emily, Trevor (they're wearing red) and Robin who's MIA in the picture. They decided to join us on the ride back to Canmore instead of going back up Goat Creek to their car. We took the Rundle Riverside Trail, it was workout. Much harder than taking the Highway. The trail has a great number of roots. The roots are not huge but over 8 KM they wear you down. In damp conditions they will through a new rider off the trail. It was more work they we expected, but we made it though and Emily, Trevor and Robin were great sports.

- Peace

Kevin Makes the News

Kevin got written up in Thief River Falls MN. Covers his adventures repairing the bike trailer and a number of people who've shown Kevin hospitality on his Calgary to New Orleans canoe bike adventure.

- Peace

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thankful at 3300 KM

Thankful in Fishcreek at 3300 KM
Thankful for warm weather on a holiday Monday in Oct. and hitting 3300 KM
That Calvin and Michelle are married, very happy for them.
For friends who opened their homes for Thanksgiving Dinner. Lisa, Louis, Ed, Luke, Peter, Melissa & Phil you're all wonderful.

- Peace

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dancing between things that don't exist

A great clip of Peterson on the Secular and Sacred divide. Not sure why the group who put up the video felt the need to add the text box that comes up in the video, I don't think we could have missed the point.

- Peace

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Talented Kids

I'm teaching a photography course at Boys & Girls club in Forest Lawn, introducing eight 10 to 12 year old to photography and couching them. They are a very talented group. Here's one shot from last night. The assignment was to take pictures that change the angle of how we normally see things.

- Peace

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Who needs gas at 3200 KM?

Who needs gas at 3200 KM?
Ed and Calvin rode with me to the 3200 KM mark, just beside a Husky station. The attendant couldn't understand what we were doing, and threatened to call the cops. I thought that was odd given Husky claim's to be "Mother Nature's Gas Station".

- Peace