Hodgepodge
March 29, 2005

Due to popular demand I figured that I should make a post as it's been almost a week since my last one. Topping "Tom's Gay webcam" will be tough; however I am going to try (you may notice that I am mentioning Tom's Gay webcam often, as I'm hoping to continue his legacy on the search engines). Sheldon and Tiff got married in Port Moody this weekend. Skarb has already posted some pictures. The wedding was really well done: lots of good friends, a short cerimony, an excellent buffet dinner, dancing, and an open bar. The two of them looked very happy together, and I wish them the best. I noticed Port Moody for the first time when we were there. It's pretty close to Vancouver, it's on the water, but yet has a suburb type feel to it. The houses even have yards! I'm curious to see how the cost of real estate is there, and how bad the traffic is to Vancouver during rush hour. I've passed another two MCSE tests since my last post, and only have one test left. We've got less than a month until we leave, it's starting to feel like we're really going away, and the excitement is building by the second. I've ordered a bunch of new gadgets for our trip, and will post about them when they arrive. We're hoping to go to Ruxton Island this weekend with my parents if the weather will co-operate, otherwise we'll be in Ladysmith (and possibly Victoria for Dub's birthday)




Tom's Gay Webcam
March 22, 2005

For those of you who have an online picture gallery be warned. When selecting captions for your pictures you may want to choose not to use certain words when describing pictures of yourself. As an example Tom described his webcam picture as "gay" as apparently he thought he looked overly homo in the shot. The funny thing is that he ended up on search engines under the term "Webcam Gay". Here is the link to laugh at (not work friendly, but no manparts) or try here for a screenshot incase he manages to get it taken down. I was told about this link by Tom's hosting admin who saw the link in his apache logs and almost died of laughter. Yup there's a picture of Tom at #1 right beside 2 guys doing the nasty.




Dishwasher
March 16, 2005

I got fed up with washing dishes and purchased a Danby Countertop Dishwasher I've been watching van.forsale and craigslist for a while, but the prices are usually around $140 (Its $189 USD new on Walmart.com). I finally found one on buysell.com and it was only $60 (only paid $50). Dayna and I both hate doing dishes, and as a result dishes tended to pile up. Without a double sink to rinse the dishes, its a pain. If you have an appartment with a small kitchen I'd highly recommend picking one up. It looks like a tall microwave, and holds 4 full place settings, and doesn't use a lot of water or detergent.




MCSA
March 14, 2005

I just passed 070-284 Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 which gives me my MCSA. I've been taking Microsoft Certification tests once a week, hoping to get my MCSE +Messaging before we go away. My contract with SRK Consulting ends the day we leave, so I'm hoping to make my resume look a bit prettier for when we get back. I'm not a big fan of a lot of certifications because there are so many people that just read a book and take the test without ever touching the technology involved. The problem is that a lot of HR departments use the MCSE as a filter when hiring.

Correction: Actually received MCSA +Messaging, and MCSA. Now have four certs (MCP, CCA, MCSA, MCSA+M)




Hello World
March 13, 2005

I finally bit the bullet and installed a blog. It has been a long time coming, and after many failed attempts it's finally here. The primary reason that I have set this up is because Dayna and I are going to South America for 6 weeks, and I wanted an easy way for keeping people in the know about where we are and what we are doing. By using Moveable Type it allows me an easy, fast (web based) way to update my site from any computer anywhere in the world. For those of you who don't know, Dayna and I are flying to Santiago, Chile on April 24 and then backpacking across South America for 38 days. We fly out of Rio de Janeiro on May 31. Dayna's brother Richard is probably going to stay at our place and look after the cats while we're gone, which will be a lot better than having someone come a couple times a week to feed them. There is a chance we may "have" to extend our trip so that I can work for two weeks when I am down there, wouldn't that be awful!

Today is Skarb (my old roommate)'s 27th birthday. Happy birthday!

Please leave me a comment, let me know if you like the new layout or not. Also if you have any suggestions feel free to let me know.

Well that's all for now, thanks for reading.




 





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