Friday, August 24, 2007

You ever see those commercials...

on TV where this young couple is say scratching their head or like starting a family and then they go to the bank/talk to some suit then the next thing is them putting the "SOLD" sign on top of the Century 21 sign out front.

I shit you not, that shit happened to me today. Well ok, not exactly like that. But Rhonda and I made an offer on a house and got it today. So now, barring some catastrophic failure of the system (knock on wood) we will be the proud owners of a pink house.

I'm totally stoked! Oh and Shanna, you're the only person who couldn't see the link... thus I am again forced to conclude that you don't know how to use the internets.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Things people need to consider when they design/build things...

I've worked in maintenance for almost 2 years now and already I'm seeing some major flaws in the way people design and build things. Most of them are simple common sense things, but here's some reviews,

- If you are using cables in your design, assume that they will break. Design so that the cables are easily replaced and won't hurt anyone when they do.
- Tamper resistant screws do nothing but piss people off. Tamper resistant Torx & Phillips, Triangle head, 3 pin head, spanner, tri-wing and all the rest can go fuck themselves. The only acceptable bits are normal Phillips, Robertson, Torx, Blade and Allen(hex). Oh and posidrive can eat a dick too.
- Remember someone will need to clean your project someday. This is especially important to realize in places like kitchens, hospitals, recreation facilities and schools... places where sanitation is important.
- Every door should be openable, even from locked with just one hand... less if possible.
- Some people are right handed, some are left, deal with it.
- There is no reason anything should be built low enough to hurt someone shorter than say 7 feet... more if it's say a basketball court, gym or Big n' Tall store.
- Lightbulbs burn out, someone has to change them, make that easy for them.

There will be more to come, but dammit I hafta get back to work. Just rememeber this : Things break, someone has to fix it, don't make their life hell... or worse dangerous.

Sunday, August 19, 2007



Oh man, what a rain delay. Had to take the following pic of Bootsy, she likes football, she doesn't like lightning... he he.

So we're number one, we're number one, we're number one.

Thank you.

Friday, August 17, 2007

My News Roommates

A pleco and a handfull each of Glowlight Tetra, Neon Tetra and Black Tetra. Natural plants.

Week 2

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Looks like I'm gonna be a homeowner

So we got approval on a home mortgage this week. At $120,000 it ain't gonna get us much in the Regina area unless we want to move to a less savoury area of town. I'm half excited about the idea and half upset. I'd like to continue living in the Cathedral area, there's nice people and good atmosphere, but if we decide to move into say the Washington Park area, we can be part of a young crowd who could potentially revitalize and improve the area. Plus we can get a bigger house for cheaper. It's all so confusing. But I am pretty excited about getting my own place.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Yup, still here

Just really busy, it's been that kind of week... or two. Stuff is good, gonna maybe go buy/finance a small multitrack this week.

That's all folks.