Ruining the Magic

Ruining the Magic

I get that everyone is excited over new #Apple products and want to be the first to break the story on every little detail, but the media is kind of ruining the magic. I used to get very excited and count down the days to a WWDC or other Apple announcement, but now I feel like there is hardly any reason to tune in – we already know the highlights. People are snapping pictures of the iOS 8 banners, the new OS X 10.10 banners – speculating on the names, etc. Lets get back some of that Apple magic and secrecy – lets hear about “one more thing”...
Canadian alternative to Dropbox: Sync.com

Canadian alternative to Dropbox: Sync.co...

I cannot say that I was specifically looking for an alternative to Dropbox, but Sync kind of fell into my lap. A friend of mine sent me a link to this new service from a Canadian startup offering fully encrypted, Canadian hosted file sync service similar to how Dropbox works; needless to say, I had to check it out. According to their website, Sync has been around since 2012 and is backed by over 15 years of data centre management experience via the company’s founders. What truly makes Sync unique is their Canadian presence (Toronto, Ontario) and their end to end...
UPDATE: Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99/month

UPDATE: Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom...

UPDATE: Adobe has extended this deal until December 8, 2013 as per this tweet. Don’t miss out! This one has blown my mind; Black Friday has started early at Adobe. For a limited time (before December 2, 2013) you are able to subscribe to Creative Cloud and receive Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for $9.99 USD per month; perpetually. This is not an introductory price. https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom If you think about it – the regular cost of Photoshop CC alone is $19.99 USD per month if paid annually and Lightroom 5 is $149.00 USD so by...
Rest in peace Paul Walker

Rest in peace Paul Walker

I am finding it very hard to wrap my head around this, but news broke last night that Paul Walker had died in a car accident in California. At first I assumed it was a hoax or rumour, but it started coming from other celebrities, movie studios, and agents; it must be real. I never met Paul Walker, but I felt like I had a pretty good understanding of who he was. The Fast series are some of my favourite movies and it always felt like he was in his element; It feels like Vin Diesel is playing a character, but Paul was playing himself. “If one day the speed kills me, do...
@bell_aliant #fibreop customer service

@bell_aliant #fibreop customer service

So it should be no surprise that I am a subscriber and fan of Bell Aliant’s FibreOP service. FibreOP is a television, phone, internet package which brings fibre straight to the home with excellent HD and wicked-fast internet speeds; I was downloading an ISO from VMware last night at 80 Mbps, sustained! As I was sitting on my couch this morning watching the Japanese F1 race, autumn nip in the air, I decided to break out my FibreOP blanket, which I received as a gift from Bell Aliant as a token of appreciation for my loyalty and referrals to their service (thanks Bell...
CloudFlare Round Two

CloudFlare Round Two

CloudFlare is, on paper, an excellent tool for reducing bandwidth usage and increasing the speed of your website. Quite simply, CloudFlare is a content delivery network (CDN) which operates at the network by taking over your website’s DNS resolution and feeding visitors to their CDN network as appropriate. Since CloudFlare manages your DNS they can very easily filter out unwanted visitors to your website as well through their white/blacklist features.   Illustration of how CloudFlare works CloudFlare network locations I originally started using CloudFlare about...
Project anti-chrome commences

Project anti-chrome commences

The Laplander has been on the shelf as of late while I figure out what I am going to do for drivetrain and axles; in the meantime I have shifted my focus to my primary vehicle, my 2007 HUMMER H2. Initially I had planned to take the HUMMER out of trail duty, but honestly I love it in the woods too much. I have begun work on cleaning the truck up and in the process eliminating chrome. I have started with the fuel door on which the chrome was pealing badly. I sanded it all down and pealed of what I could – primed, hit with rocker guard, and then semi-gloss Tremclad...
Jesse James is a total badass

Jesse James is a total badass

So a lot of people will have opinions about Jesse and his previous discretions; however, I still like the guy. I follow Jesse on Instagram and he starts sharing these awful pictures of his finger being cut off. It took me awhile to even realize it was for real and not some sort of stunt because it wasn’t picked up by any media outlets for quite some time after. So the guy is in his shop, cuts off the top of his finger, finds it, brings himself + finger to the hospital (all while sharing pics on Instagram) and then returns to work the next day, never missing a beat....