Thursday, August 30, 2012

800km and a Fountain

Centennial Park at 800km

Went to Holy Smoke BBQ tonight and passed the 800km on 12th Ave by Centennial Park.  Centennial Park now has some cool fountains, so I pulled over and made this my 800km shot.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Music from Charlie Peacock

New music from Charlie Peacock. Stream from the above widget or download in exchange for your email and postal code.

While Charlie is probably best known as the producer behind Switchfoot, I always think of his quirky pop/jazz debut album Lie Down in the Grass from 1984.  Listening to it now, I can pick out various stylistic influences, but in the mid 80s surrounded by Thriller Mania, Peacock was a truly exotic revelation.  


- Peace

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mr. Rogers Auto-Tuned

"Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind?" - Mr. Rogers.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

700km and some thoughts

Haysboro at 700km
Had hoped to hit 700km before heading to Europe at the end of June, but it didn't happen. Jet lag and personal drama delayed this mark on getting back.

Been getting out and riding the last couple of days and hit the 700km mark while running an errand.

Would like to say that I should hit 1000km by the end of Aug, but Kim and I have been hit with epic colds. So we'll see.

- Peace

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

No Longer with Shaw

Last week the Practice Leadership Team was disbanded and the two remaining members (myself and the BA PL) laid-off from Shaw. It came as quite a shock. I have some theories on what happened, but nothing simple enough for a blog post.  The FB relationship status of "Its complicated" probably covers it.

Thank you to everyone from Shaw who reached out to me after hearing the news.  Your support was amazing and deeply appreciated.

Trying to figure out what's next. What mix of writing code and helping other people write code is appropriate for me, while still being viable in the market place? That's the question.

Will update when I land somewhere.

- Peace