Sunday, August 26, 2012

#patentfun August 26, 2012 | Android in Canada Blog


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Motorola serves up ICE CREAM for the RAZR | Android in Canada Blog


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We're so vain (Google+ vanity url granted) | Android in Canada Blog

Yup, just got the blog not only verified, but its own vanity URL.


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Friday, August 24, 2012

Golfing a 4 out of 5 [58/86]

58 days out of a possible 86... still over 2/3, not bad.  The only days I haven't biked are days that it's rained or I could not get out of driving to meetings and whatnot.

Even days like today, where it stormed heavily last night but was just dry enough for me to bike to work (I'm sorry hon, should have driven the car to your work to leave it for you... but it's quite the pain getting the bike in the back there).

My legs are sore.  I don't think I was this tired from biking last year and I averaged just under 80%.  I even put more air in the tires.  My stupid car pump doesn't do a good job reading out the pressure (you can just barely see the LED display), so I have to pump, take it off (lose some air), use my pen pressure metre (lose some air), and re-pump...  It's supposed to be at 40-65, ... yesterday it was at ~25.  Should be about 50 right now.  Wanted to go higher, but it felt dangerous.

Maybe I'm tired because I was pretty much out all day in the sun for the golf tournament yesterday.  I feel a little sun-burnt.

I better have lost some weight.. but I doubt it.  My eating habits haven't changed... so at best I'm neutralizing the aging/expanding effect.  Ah well... it's saving me money right?



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Motorola readies us for the RAZR ICS update | Android in Canada Blog


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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Humble Bundle 3 for Android [9 games for ~$6] | Android in Canada Blog


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Apps for your toddler to ready them for school | Android in Canada Blog




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Galaxy Tab 10.1 getting ICS | Android in Canada Blog

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Rogers now has the Motorola Defy Pro | Android in Canada Blog


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LG Optimus LTE on Telus now on 4.0.4 | Android in Canada Blog


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#Patentfun - August 19, 2012 | Android in Canada Blog


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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Centennial Last Week [49/76]

It's been a week since we held our centennial last week.

I haven't had the foggiest clue of how to even to start to write about it, so I'll just do it as I usually do best... chronologically.

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Cloud App Updates [Box & Minus] | Android in Canada Blog


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Angry Birds updated with powerups | Android in Canada Blog


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What are your Android 'travel' necessities? | Android in Canada Blog


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More of your Android questions answered | Android in Canada Blog


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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Trip to Toronto for our 8th

So, I've done a fair bit of a busy season lately with the pipe band and work that I just "owed" Mandy some 'us' time.  And with our anniversary on the horizon we booked ourselves a nice overnight trip to Toronto.

Chisholm / Butternut trip

Ah, the last band trip of the season.


It was a smaller group as some where at Jarron and Eilidh's wedding, others were trying to squeeze in some summer holidays.  All in all, it was ok, but there was a definite absence noted.  At least the newbies on the trip didn't seem to mind as that meant they got a chance to take part in all of it.


We got to Chisholm after a nice tour of Minnesota (and even after following Eric's recommended route, which he prefaced with "now, I've been wrong before, but you should go this way") and started setting ourselves up in the armouries.


I discovered my inflatable air mattress was officially done - thankfully they had those military cots - and we found the fleet of vehicles in the back.  We also noticed that for the hundreds of posters they had around the room, half of them were anti-rape posters.  Odd.


Well, after some set up we went to the fair.  The lady who hired us has a habit of every time you talk to her she adds one thing more for us to do.  So playing the night before was added.


It was pretty quiet and we just played outside by the beer garden.  Somewhere between there and getting back to the armouries we lost the keys.  Rory drove back and luckily found them.  *phew*


The next day we got all dressed up again and went to play in the fair.  Again little bits were added to the performance here or there ("oh, can you make sure you play by over that part... and you should make sure you go by this place...").  So we played one little 'set' and took a bit of a break in between to take in the sights.  Some were cool, like the motorcycle jumps.  Others like booths on anti-abortion or anti-gay weren't as cool.  There were a lot of 'religitical' type booths.


Gig finished we zoom off to Hibbing.  On route we stopped at Gronks for some refuelling before re-hitting the road.


 Not before I stopped at the Wal-Mart to grab me a new bed. 

Hanging out in the school at Butternut we play it a little relaxed (it was hot the day before) and we get some rest... okay, maybe some hi-jinx.
Next day parade is short and sweet... then a quick performance at the top of the hill at the fair and it's time to start bookin' it home.  Long drive.

It got rough as Rory let me drive (yeah, just my luck) as the rain came down super SUPER hard .. I almost decided to just pull off the road it was so bad.  But it eventually stopped and gifted us with a strong rainbow.  I had never seen one so clear (the photos do not do it justice). 


Good trip... dissappointing with the numbers and with 3 newbies it got a little scary.  But we did it.

Oh, and speaking of newbies, we're going to have to teach one of them how to pack, as it ended up costing Jeffie a bottle of kahlua and Rory a bump on the head.  Heh.