Category Archives: Blog

My Walk on the West Coast Trail

By | August 28, 2015

Gord and I planned our first West Coast Trail experience for nearly a year and August 13-19 2015 we did it! Leading up to the hike I tried to find answers about fuel, bug spray and itineraries for daily hikes and meals. Now that I have experienced the trail I wanted to share some of… Read More »

My Commute Data Collection

By | August 29, 2014

I enjoy data. I like seeing details on the mundane, figures on the minutiae and histogram on the meaningless. I track which songs I listed to on Last.fm, how many steps I do with FitBit and for the last two and a half years, have been keeping track of when my Sherwood Park transit bus… Read More »

My New Ride

By | August 13, 2014

In the summer of 2005 I was working at Dell and living at home with Dad. I wasn’t paying any bills and with my first decent paying job I was getting more money than I had made before. With my earnings I was spending carelessly and as I was making plans to purchase a studio… Read More »

My Return to the Orchard

By | October 10, 2013

A few months ago I shared my thoughts on the BlackBerry Z10 and now look like a fool since I am eating my words a few months later. BlackBerry may never be able to compete with behemoths like Samsung as they push for larger displays and bells and whistles, but for a functional device that… Read More »

My Berry Experience

By | April 12, 2013

Over the last few years I have jumped around on my smart phones. My smartphone history has gone iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and then I went to Android with LG Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy SIIX and now the biggest shift of all: BlackBerry Z10. On the “Legal in Thailand” ski trip in February… Read More »

My Twenty Twelve in Numbers

By | January 1, 2013

Following in the footsteps of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 year in reviews I wanted to continue the year end ritual. I am surprised by how much has stayed consistent (top artists, quietest online search month) but there were a few new trends I didn’t expect. Top 10 Google Queries 1. northlands park, edmonton 2.… Read More »

My Age Milestone

By | October 29, 2012

I don’t feel older but I’m officially 30. I have a hard time describing what this age milestone means to me. A part of me doesn’t feel 30 mostly because I thought things would be different, like suddenly you reach that age and things change. I probably felt the same way about turning 18 or… Read More »

My Twenty Eleven in Numbers

By | December 31, 2011

Following in the footsteps of the 2009 and 2010 year in reviews I wanted to continue the year end ritual. I am surprised by how much has stayed consistent (top artists, quietest online search month) but there were a few new trends I didn’t expect. Top 10 Google Queries 1. northlands park, edmonton 2. alberta… Read More »