Archive for July, 2006

Korgoth of Barbaria

best. thing. ever.

Providing a Service

On my last post, my friend, Jesse, commented on how he had a dilemma while designing a website for a client. His problem was that his client is not technically oriented. What clients are? That’s why they’re clients. 🙂 Anyway, since he liked my recent graphic efforts so much, I decided to illustrate the simplest solution to his problem in another diagram. Enjoy.

I tried to create it so that Jesse could relate to it. It works best if you picture it taking place on some seedy street. And you picture the person on the right being named “Jesse.” Not sure why that helps, but it does. And the burly mustache man on the left (he’s burly, trust me)… well, he breathes heavily. More like grunting, really.

Almost 2, going on 4

Technical diagram of technicalness

I renewed my domain name for another two years. For some reason, I felt inclined to make this:

Some random links

Open Source Software (OSS) part2

OSS Presentation

I blogged previously that I was creating a presentation on OSS. Since then, for various reasons, the direction of the presentation has changed. It has become more focused (a good thing), but I’m still looking for input. The new focus will be on Open Source in Vancouver. (Incidentally, that’s also the title. :P) I will be focusing on what OSS people in Vancouver are doing (their projects), what the current state of the OSS community is, and possible ways to improve it. Or, at least, open a discussion on this.

So I need to know of OSS contributors, projects, or OSS focused groups in the lower-mainland area. If you know of anything that may be relevant, please let me know! I find it amazingly difficult to search for this kind of thing (but I’m not ruling out my incompetence). Once I get some contacts, I will be doing an email interview of sorts to gather some information from each of the representatives. What kind of information would you or others be interested in? If you have ideas for questions I should ask, let me know (via comment or email).

If all goes smoothly, I will be doing this (brief) presentation on August 2nd, for the VanDev meetup. Details can be found at the VanDev website.

Also…

Going to the Python Developer Conference in Vancouver? I’ve signed up, with zero Python experience. It spans three days (Aug 4-6), the creator of the language is one of the keynotes, and it has optional salmon BBQ and Pub events. I think it’ll be fun! It’s not expensive, so if you have any interest, you should sign up too! 🙂

There’s also a completely free Ruby-on-Rails workshop on July 26th. I’ll be bringing my laptop to that one. Not sure if I should bring it to the Python event… probably will.

Tofino Fishing, Link Dump

Tofino

Alright, so I’ve returned from my fishing trip. Actually, I returned like a week ago. ^_^ I went to Tofino with my Dad, his girlfriend, and my brother. I caught the biggest fish both of the trip (my dad hooked it, I reeled it in), and of my life: a 22.5 pound Spring Salmon.

Altogether, we kept 13 fish. A good variety of Halibut, Rock Cod, Spring and Coho Salmon.

Tofino is also a well-known surfer hangout. I’d never been to Long Beach before, and it was really beautiful. After seeing so many people enjoying surfing, I think I’d really like it. Anyone up for a surfing trip? I’m 25 now, so I can finally rent a car. We could camp on the beach, rent a couple snowboards and wetsuits, and we’d be set! Aw yeah! 🙂 Seriously, let me know if this strikes your fancy.

More photos.

Links

Software

Great UI stuff, if you haven’t seen ’em!

IEs 4 Linux. Amazing. Scary, but amazing. Good for testing websites.

Blog of Adobe guy (team?) working on Macromedia Flash player 9 for Linux. (What isn’t odd with that sentence?) Here.

Games! Total Annihilation Reborn! Twice! Here and here.

Videos (not related to software)

Kids in the Hall Classics

Colbert Roasts Bush (entire conference also available via… google)

Funniest commercial. I LOL’d.

The next big conspiracy movie. Looks good.

Other

The VPL hold music! Yes!

Update

Almost forgot! Happy Canada Day! Woooh! Now, I must go celebrate by punishing my liver. I suggest you do the same. 🙂