Wednesday, March 31, 2010

200 KM and a plan

Waiting at 200 KM
Hit 200 KM last night while trying a new path home. The new path is shorter, but waiting 20 minuets for the train kills any advantage. If I can optimize my route a bit, maybe I hope to ride more. The search continues...

200 KM for March - total bonus :) Goals for the next two months: 400 KM for April and 600 KM for May.

- Peace

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Ride To Work via Downtown.

View To Work Via Downtown in a larger map
This is one of the ways I bike to work. Tracked via my tracks on my phone this morning. If you click the red end of track marker you'll see the graph of the altitude changes from my commute. Works best while viewing on the larger map.

The other route to work involves heading east earlier and then north along the river, will post that route later. First time this year I've done the entire ride to work.

- Peace

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Unmeal

to eat the unmeal
to wash the feet of the one who will betray me tonight
to wash the feet of the one who will deny me three times by morning
to love as i' ve been loved
to live under the unlaw

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Evolution has better Google Calender Support than Lightning

I run Ubuntu at work. The only thing I miss from Windows was automatic calendar syncing between Outlook and Google Calendar. I tried to get it to work with Thunderbird and Lightning but no luck. Oh you can see your Google Calendar in Lightning no problem, but you can't accept meeting invites and have them propagate to Google Calendar. Today I found I could do this with Evolution. They only hiccup is that I have to select the Google Calendar each time I accept an invite, even though I've set Google Calendar as my default calendar. I can deal with that.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Photoshop CS5 Looks Like a Game Changer

Watch this demo of the new Photoshop that Adobe is working on. Skip ahead to see the really cool stuff. The things they are doing with a couple of clicks are the type of things Photoshop Wizards used to compete on. Will seriously consider adding Photoshop CS5 to my photography tool set.

- Peace

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Eugene Peterson, Calgary May 27th

Rocky Mountain College is bringing in Eugene Peterson May 27th. They have PDF for the event. I've been reading Peterson since the mid 90's. Know a number of people who've studied under him. Will be the first time I get to hear him speak in person.

- Peace

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Neighbourhood Fire

Millrise Condo Fire
As I left work CBC had the new of a major condo fire in my neighbourhood. The good news is no one was hurt. I talked to a couple of owners, one was very shaken up as it was her first place. The other was a landlord, it would be a huge inconvenience for him, but more of an issue for his tenants. This was a new building that was only finished in the last year or so. The sign for the developer is still on the side of the building.

- Peace

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

100 KM and it's Still Winter

100 KM - City Sunset
Hit the 100 KM mark on the way home tonight. That's the earliest 100 KM mark since I started tracking each 100 km in 2007. Last year I only hit 1600 KM, so this year is my second go at 4500 KM, so if feels good to get an early start.

- Peace

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm now a Published Photographer

Tallest Teepee at Dawn
Seven: A bi-monthly Christian magazine for Canadian men used my Tallest Teepee at Dawn picture for as a two page spread in the March 2010 (PDF) issue. See page 20.

- Peace

New Look for IdeaJoy via the new Blogger Template Designer

IdeaJoy has a new look thanks to the new Blogger Template Designer that Blogger released in beta last week. Looking forward to being able to use my own background image, so the look will change once that feature is available. One note, the new system does not support IE 6, so one more reason to use something else.

- Peace

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Speaking of Fish...

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish - a TED Talk. Really it's about how he fell in love with a fish farm. If you hate the idea of fish farming, you need to watch this. My first question, is it too good to be true?

- Peace

Sunday, March 07, 2010

First Ride of 2010

first two k of twenty ten
Fish Creek hill
water across path
black ice under water
wheels slip
heart stops
bike stays up
what a start

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Real Alaska Pollock with Sexy Arms and Legs

Yep, it's me again, Calvin, invading Dave's blog. This time I have something wonderful for YOU. It is, I think, a commercial for a game:


And those wondering what type of fish it is, it's an Alaska Pollock with Sexy Arms and Legs. According to my sources, which I will not reveal here.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The definition of “neighbour” has changed

As voters, as tax-payers, as inventors and proliferators of goods and ideas, and as consumers, our decisions cause not ripples but tidal waves throughout the world and, for the first time, we can track them. The advent of modern telecommunications has given us access to an unprecedented volume of information about one another, at an unprecedented speed. None of us can lay claim to innocence on the grounds that we are ignorant: more than at any other time in the history of our species, we in the developed world are equipped to understand the suffering of others and our complicity therein. As a result, the very definition of “neighbour” has dramatically changed.

From the Forward to Mara's Thesis that she submitted last Friday. I found it interesting.

- Peace

Monday, March 01, 2010

Thanks for the 80's Girls

A big thank you to Darlene Brink for organizing a fantastic photo shoot on the weekend. She brought together three fantastic models. Left to Right: Shanajane, Heather Schmidt and Kimberley Ma. She brought in hairstylist Connie Boone to do the Big 80's hair. Darlene recruited fellow make up artist Gethyn Prior to work with Darlene on the fantastic glam makeup. Darlene had her husband track down the guitars, and he let use his drum kit. Not only that they rearranged their basement so we could use it as a studio. Oh and she provided most of the outfits and had healthy snacks for us. Wow.

Me? I just had to show up with my camera and some balloons. Thank you Darlene, you're fantastic.

BTW I'm posting the pictures to a set called 80's Girls.

- Peace

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

As a geek with a number of geek and nerd friends I found this talk fascinating. Hadn't heard of Dr. Grandin before, but I'm adding her book Thinking In Pictures to my to read list.

- Peace