Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Wednesday's Picture Moment

I was at a conference in Toronto today. It went well but after talking with some of the participants I was thinking:

Tuesday, November 28, 2006



Food For Thought

For the past two and a half years I've really focused my studies on the changes going on with content (generation, distribution and consumption). This short really touches on something that I've been thinking on in depth lately in how it relates to my thesis and also as a possible jump for practical application... hmmm.

The sweet spot for the big players might very well be in the middle of the content supply chain, but for the little guy I wonder if the stepping stone for learning, recognition and advancement doesn't lie earler in the cycle.


A great ad that not only draws attention but which was also derived from creativity:

(via ">Sharkride)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Deep Fritz vs. Vladmir Kramnik

Bonn Germany is the site of a less than traditional super-match; Man vs. Machine duel it out on the chess board when once again Kramnik takes on the next iteration of Deep Fritz. Check out the matches which run every two days (the first match was a draw).

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Florida Farwells

I'm going to end the trip with some beach time and since I won't have access to the internet or my camera to upload pics until early next week I'll end my Florida pics for the weekend with another cool Gadling pic of the week fitting of my last 6 days:

I wonder...

I think I just pissed myself! Is this funny or am I just hammered on a beach somewhere in Florida? Yep, the correct answer ladies and gentlemen is "C": All of the above ;-)

Via Vowe.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Florida Sunset

The end of another great day on vacation...

No Cost??

So we're driving around Tampa today and all of a sudden I'm yelling at the driver to slow down, slow down! Either I was already smashed at 2:30pm in the afternoon (a distinct possibility) or (I guess it could theoretically be an "and/or") did I just see a sign advertising a vasectomy... AT LOW COST - NO COST!?!?!?!?


For the record I certainly would not consider a vasectomy anytime in my near future (especially considering I hope to have kids in the next decade!), but even if the day came when I wanted one, I certainly, CERTAINLY, would not get one at a place offering low cost - no cost cutting to my boys!! Damn, time for a cold shower! ;-)

Monday, November 20, 2006

Alaska Scape

Alaska is way up north and for all intensive purposes in the middle of nowhere. However up there with the nothing, is something, and it is definatly... on the list:

Why am I thinking of Alaska while on a beach in Florida? Maybe it's easier that way ;-)

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Life

I am sitting on the balcony of our beachfront condo in Tampa, Florida with a cold beer, wireless and the waves rolling, rolling, rolling in...

More pics tomorrow... :-)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Kazakstan to the Rescue

German gets a late afternoon sub in :-) After a brutal loss to our arch enemy Bayern Munich today the only thing that could get a smile on my face was this pic of Borat and the Kazakstani hockey team on ice:

All kidding aside, kazakstan actually does have a decent hockey team (they typically bounce back and forth from the top ten 'A' pool to the 11-20 team 'B' pool). We even had our very own Kazakstani on ice for one of our "hockey night in Pforzheim" nights, our main man Leo! Unfortunatly Leo's skating was less than perfect as his knees, elbows and other limbs seemed to constantly beat down on the ice (or was it the other way around?? ;-)

I guess I didn't put all kidding aside...

Leo's the only man I know that can down a bottle of vodka and still score a deuce of Russians after the guantlet had been laid down with an early night pickup by one of his other mates. Cheers to you Leo, we'll have to have that rematch (both on and off the icegames) again soon! :-)

Snow to Sun

It's negative alot today in Homer Alaska, but all that's behind me as I'm off to the sunny beaches of our condo in Florida tomorrow morning :-)

Friday, November 17, 2006

What's He Thinking?!?!

It's great to be home for a couple days and be able to catch a 67s game... even if they did tear my heart out with a 16 seconds to go loss to a Belleville team that would not frigging go away all night! Of course the refs were pretty brutal and didn't help the situation:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sticks and Stones

Mamma jokes are never funny... check that, mamma jokes are always funny!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Deal... Or No Deal?

You watch it on TV, now join in on the fun and play on your computer!

A Simpsons Movie??

It's official, July 27,2007 The Simpsons Movie:

Dreamer vs. Scientist

A funny quipe gleaned from the Michael Shermer TED Talks presentation (15 minutes in).

Emotional expression from the creative mind:

We are 12 billion light years from the edge,
That's a guess, no one can ever say it's true...
But I know that I will always be with you...

The same romantic song translated from a scientist:

We are 13.7 billion light years from the edge of the observable universe,
That's a good estimate, with well defined error bars,
And with the available information, I predict that I will alwas be with you...

Funny stuff :-)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Browser Fun

Some Monday night browser fun, Domi got this one in! :-)

Warm Fuzzy Germans

An impression of Germans trying to say nice things in English ;-)

Solidarity Together

When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm,
There's a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams -be tossed -and blown,
Walk on, walk on...
With hope in your heart.

And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never walk alone...

Walk on, walk on.
With hope in your heart.
And you'll never walk -alone.
You'll ne-ever walk -alone...

Fifty seconds in it gets hearting... but only in a sporting way which I could never port to a personal verbal score. I miss you...

I miss you...


This is going to be a sticky for a while...

Solidarity -

"union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc.: to promote solidarity among union members"

You'll Never Walk Alone

VFB Stuttgart #1, 67's building, Toronto FC tix in the bank, Sens no worries, Bietingheim Steelers reeling em' in, Karlsruhe making a push for the big boys league, 4 nations cup in the bag! So sports is goin' good :-) Traveling is going strong too, Deutschland-Paris-Chicago-Czech-London-Canada 1,2,3-Sicily-Florida-Vancouver-Ireland-Moskova-St.Petersburg(better, Go CSKA Go!)-Algonquin-Ottawa back; Rock on! Now if I could just get the J-birds and the Bee's onside ;-)

As Liverpool fans in the historic Champions League final against Milan or as Celtic against racism: it's all about passion, trust, heart and soul - "You'll Never Walk Alone":

VFB Stuttgart

Nuff' said:

Saturday, November 11, 2006

We Will Not Forget...

Lest We Forget 11

Lest We Forget 10

Lest We Forget 9

Lest We Forget 8

Lest We Forget 7

Lest We Forget 6

Lest We Forget 5

Lest We Forget 4

Lest We Forget 3

Lest We Forget 2

Lest We Forget

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Weekend Cometh

It's Wednesday night and it's all downhill running from here. Into the weekend...

Weekend Warrior

Unfortunatly I spend a large portion of my weekday hours sitting in front of my computer which means I really try hard to get out running/walking each night and hit it especially hard on the weekend. So what's on tap for this coming fin semain? How about a little more Dundurn Trail to soak in the re-emergence of summer/fall weather we're enjoying :-)

Monday, November 6, 2006

Toronto FC

It's official, I got my Toronto FC season tickets today!! :-)

2007 will be the inagural season for Toronto in the MLS (Major League Soccer) league and I'll be a part of it as one of the Red Patch Boys which is a new fan group (section 112). The name is in respect of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division gathered from the Toronto area at the outbreak of World War II and the logo includes the gold maple leaf that they also once wore.

Check it out, my seat:

VFB Stuttgart will always be #1 in my book (they are about to CRUSH Hamburg tomorrow to move into first place in the bundesliga!) but for the time being while I spend just over 65% of my time here in Canada I'll have to be content watching VFB on satelite at the pub and cheering for the only Canadian MLS team Toronto FC :-)

Links Beware

An unexpected visitor has me working to the bone ;-) So until I can get my newest pics and posts up, go have a time with these links:

Weird cartoons of a big head business guy getting killed in different ways.

A great movie: "Eternal Sunshine of the Sunspot Mind".

Worst hockey logo's of all time. The Leafs should be on there ;-)

How Bush is really controlled.

Shadow puppet fun.

What the earth would look like with only 100 people.

Download classic Zelda for your PC.

A classic "who dun'it":

Friday, November 3, 2006

Canadian Tire Sale

Canadian Tire has got a sale on Leaf blowers this weekend:

It's Friday and so the hockey gutter humour is totally acceptable ;-) Stevie got this one in to start off an early weekend :-)

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Traffic Du Jour

Yummy Moscow traffic all day...

...and all night!

Rio Will Be-O

The bad news: I had to move my trip to Brazil until next year.

The good news: I'll be there during Carnival at the end of February!!! :-) :-P

Life is good...

Those Crazy Quebecois

Last night I was touring around Hamilton and I saw a guy with an old Quebec Nordiques jacket on, very cool. For those of you who don't know, the Quebec Nordiques where an NHL team that was the arch enemy of the Montreal Canadians, those games used to be bloodbaths! The only problem was Quebec got screwed out of their team due to financial reasons and they moved to Colorado, changed their name to the Avalanche and subsequently won the Stanley Cup the next year. Ouch.

As a punishment to the NHL and Canadians everywhere we now have Quebec separatists ;-) Crazy, crazy separatists that continually come up with crazy, crazy ideas on how they might divide Canadian hockey players. Good luck crazies, I'll be in Quebec city to watch the 2008 World Hockey Championships and cheer on Team Canada, Quebecors and all :-)

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Gay Translator

Certainly I don't want to be posting video clips all the time, but some of these are priceless. Watch as the Daily Show makes fun of the US Army and their stance on Gay's in the military:

Worst Ever

The worst "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" player... ever!