Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Nyssa and I have moved to Fergus Ontario three weeks ago. Here are the 10 most notable ways in which Fergus and Toronto differ from each other.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Alex Garland, The Beach: It is like Lord of the Flies, except we are not in grade 10, and it is not compulsory reading. Also it is about a select group of backpackers who are trying to re-create Eden [Wow!]. You may have seen the movie, but as with many movies, the book was way better. The Beach weighs in at 439 pages, and is very engaging the whole way through.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road: Father & son survival in a post-apocalyptic America. Also a movie, but I haven't seen it yet. Some people say this is the most important fiction or non-fiction in the past 25 years. I can't come down on one side of the debate, or the other (in that I'm not well informed), but the statement certainly reveals the quality of writing in this novel. The Road weighs in at 256 pages, but you will likely read the ending at least twice.
Yours in switching up addictions,
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
Also, I just spent the past 30 minutes reading about our different positions on various issues. Not convinced? I don't believe you.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Ocelot was played during trials for the ski jump on 12/26/09.
First Tube was used in the bump to a commercial about the upcoming bobsled competition on 2/20/10.
Tweezer Reprise (a good 3 minutes worth!) was the background music for the Ono speedskating segment late on 2/20/10.
Kill Devil Falls (the version from Joy) was played over the PA at the Canada vs. USA men's hockey game 2/21/10, with about 15 seconds left in the first period. They played about 20 seconds of the chorus before the puck was dropped again.
Axilla (Part II) (from Hoist) was played with about 8 minutes left in the second period at the same game.
On another note loosely related to the Olympics; Skate skis are the new Downhill skis. Maximum fun + no lift ticket. Snow is becoming plentiful up Uxbridge way.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
During time wasting activities over the past few years, I have defaulted to one game in particular: X Moto. Found natively in Linux, it is also available for Windows, Mac, and a few other OS's. A first impression might lead you to believe X Moto is mostly a nerdy game, but recent events in the Tyndale Maintenance office have confirmed what I have always suspected: X Moto has the potential of a cult hit.
Walk through on how to get X Moto running on your computer:
A) Download latest version at http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/
B) Install the game. Be sure to:
Enable web access [Options tab > WWW tab > Enable WWW access]
Click “Check WWW” at the bottom of the page.
Allow to download high scores, new levels
C) Play the game. You can select level various difficulties with the "difficulty stars" and the “Quick Start” feature on the main page. Or play through a map pack in the Levels tab.
D) Go back to http://xmoto.tuxfamily.org/ and register your username.
Note the links bar on the main page
Select the “Log In” link
Create a new player account
Enter in your profile name from the game (case sensitive), give an email & password.
E) Synchronize your game account to your web account
Options tab > WWW tab > enter your password
Then, Options tab > Database tab > select the Synchronize button
F) Find the Tyndale “room” and share your high scores & level replays.
On the Web:
Select the Private Rooms link
Find Tyndale in the pull down menu
Enter your profile name
Enter the room's password (which is “tyndale”. Note the small case “t”)
Select Change of Room
Options tab > Reference Room tab > Update Room Button > Tyndale (type into the filter)
Select the room
Be sure to upload your high scores (button on right of screen)
This may seem complicated, but worthwhile. See if you can beat Nathan's score on “Toxic Waste.”
Saturday, January 23, 2010
With all the time I've spend not skiing, I've found time to replace the bearings & grease in my bicycle hubs. It is not every year your bike is entitled to a mid-winter tune up.
Perhaps next Christmas I'll ask for a sombrero & beach umbrella.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I also listened in on The Current today, which sought to connect the newly revised bill to American evangelicals. As the program closed, it did not seem like Anna Maria Tremonti was happy the the position either of her guests took.
Uganda Bill as reported by the CBC.
Commentary on American evangelical involvement, from The Current.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I couldn't find this story online; but neither did I search thoroughly.