Tuesday, October 06, 2009

RDP Client

If you see gridlines on and RDP session, do not update your client to version 6.1, or this will happen:

Monday, April 13, 2009

On Banded Knee

Warning!!! NSFW due to possible bare chicken legs

So I picked up my fancy shmancy(why is firefox trying to spell-correct shmancy?) knee brace today from my friendly Ossur dealer in Richmond*

*side note: I hate driving in Richmond. When I want to head South-West, why do I have to get on 99-North?

I thought I would share my excitement with the multitude of readers who call me begging for blog updates.

So without further ado, I present 'The Brace'



And the action shot:

I will be testing this puppy out later today on a run through some trails near my house. Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Bionic Man

Time for a boring update post, but here's the deal:

me: hey Doc, I flew off my dirt bike in a blaze of glory and now my knee hurts
Doctor 1 : It's just bruised, it'll get better in a week or two
me: hey Doc2, my knee still hurts
Doctor 2 : It might be a slight tear, be better in 2 months
me: hey Doc3, my knee still hurts and it bent sideways the other day
Doctor 3 : Hmmm, we should send you to physio and a specialist
Physio - Looks torn to me, ask the specialist what to do
Specialist - Looks torn to me, go for surgery
Surgeon - Looks torn to me, wear a brace

So, after about a year now, I'm going to buy a knee brace on Friday (Maybe with flames on it!) that will hopefully take the place of my ACL... And since I'm already signed up to join the company soccer team, I better get back in shape in a hurry!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So I stumbled upon this funny Periodic Table of Awesoments which made me want to post my top 5 things that are awesome:

5. Sarcasm
Because I really really appreciate you and what you have done for the world.

4. Camping
I love sitting in a forest with a beer in one hand and a chainsaw in the other. So I guess this one could be renamed "camping or being a crazed killer". Whether it be in a tent with holes so big you can't remember which one is the door, or in "The affordable way to get away" boxtent in the back of my truck, me loves the camping.

3. lolcatz
Many dark and dreary days - where one thing after another was going wrong - have been turned around by a hillarious picture of a cat with a clever quip. And so I ask you all:
2. Boobs
'nuff said

1. Bazookas
To me, the bazooka was always the coolest weapon to pretend you had when having a pretend gun fight as a kid. Nothing felt quite like resting that cold heavy metal on my shoulder, closing one eye and taking aim at my sister the enemy forces.
* side note: Although my mother worked for the Canadian Forces, and let me watch training video's on how to properly fire surface to air missiles or the benefits of tracer ammo, I was never allowed to own any gun toys as a kid. Not even a water gun.
Nothing beats a bazooka. Nothing. Try using one in your next game of rock/paper/scissors. I guarantee you will win.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

I'm back baby! And now for something completely different...

So I'm finally moved into the new place! My apologies for forcing you to live without my mundane (or is that inane?) ramblings for far too long.

Are you like me? Do you ever watch/read/pay attention to someone important semi-famous and think 'Hey, I could do that!'?
Not in The Little Engine That Could way, but rather in the How is this guy more qualified than me? egotistical way. Well I do, and recently I have come across a couple cases of this which I will (maybe possibly might) prove that I could do it better.

This example is internet based, so the qualifications are that you breathe. I just checked, and I qualify.

The multitude of video game podcasts (that suck).

While I find ZeroPunction's reviews amusing, they are obviously written for entertainment and hold no real "review" value. Most other podcasts take 20 minutes to "finish munching their nachos"1 and then 3 guys with tantamount voices just mumble about why the current line-up of games isn't perfect. Then they argue why each other is an idiot.

I would like to find or create a podcast where people with distinguishable voices actually give some insight to how a game plays/looks/feels rather than the classic five year old argument "it sucks!", "does not!", "does to!".

Anyone have a good gaming podcast or maybe someone who would partner up with the old Fynnsky for our very own?

[1] Chris Storey, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eyes Forward!

So Its 49 hours and 50 minutes until I move into my first place, and I'm getting extremely excited. The problem is, I still need to be constructive at least for the hours I'm at work. I'm like a little kid the night before Christmas. I know Santa won't come till I fall asleep, which causes me to not fall asleep!

me: w00t! new house!
computer: zzzzzzzz
me: I can't wait!
computer: shouldn't you be pressing keys or something?
me: shut up you, I'm trying to be excited over here!
computer: seriously man, I'm just about ready to turn on a screensaver. You don't think your boss will wonder why you have toasters flying across your screen and a blank stare on your face?
me: what would make him think anything was different than usual?

So now I need to focus on work... somehow... not gonna happen

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This is too funny

For all of you who know a fanboi (or fangirl)*
For those of you at work, you may want to plug in some earphones for this.

This could easily be swapped for apple. I'm still laughing out loud...

*fanboi - noun - from urban dictionary: Someone who is hopelessly devoted to something and will like anything associated with thier particular thing.
That damn fanboi only likes that game cause Capcom made it.)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Time keeps on ticking....

So we're down to 8 days until I move into my very own townhouse. And 117 days until my wife is due with my very own kid. If Obama was right about one thing, it's that now is the time for change. I might as well open my own business this year to complete the trifecta of life-altering events.

"And then get a dog just for good measure" - Chris Storey.

So all the hard decisions on the new place have been made; what property to buy, what colour to paint the walls, carpet or hardwood, paper or plastic (not sure what that means) and furnce replacement. Jen has even laid out where I am allowed to watch sports and play video games on our old furniture and where the new stuff goes so she can watch "What not to wear if you want to be popular" and "Azerbaijan's next top model" in peace and comfort.

As for the new kid, not much has been decided. As we don't know yet whether it will be a boy or girl, we haven't decided definitely on a name. I've been doing my best to widdle down to a short-list. I've had some interesting suggestions from friends and family. Some of the better ones include:
  • Dolph
  • Optimus
  • Vader
  • Quinn
  • Sephiroth (not actually suggest for my child, but still worthy of making the list)
  • Jebus
  • Klassen (not actually suggested by, but rather in reciprocal respect of, Fynn Klassen)
Go ahead and pat yourself on the back if your suggestion made the list
There have also been many more that end in a vowel, which to me always sounds like a drug (sara fynn, dana fynn, laura fynn, luka fynn).

Anyone out there on the intertubes have some comical additions to the list?

P.S. - I have to admit, Optimus Fynn does have a nice ring to it

Thursday, January 29, 2009

They're not all that big or bent

So my buddy, we'll call him "Tech" to obfuscate his true identity, IM'ed me this today:
Tech: So I was sitting there at blendz listening to my iPod surfing when I heard screaming and some crying outside my headphones. When I turn around I realize everyone is staring at me a few of them with expressions of outrage and bewilderment.
Tech: They seemed to think it inappropriate to keep the laptop sound on while I listened to my iPod. I apologized and offered to play my iPod through my laptop speakers seeing as the music worked really well for the video I was watching.
They declined.
Turning around further I saw a mother and daughter with horrified looks on their faces. Beside myself at being so callose I tried to comfort the daughter and explain "they're not all that big or bent" the daughter could only blink and the mother stammered.

Tech: Aparently watching porn with the sound blasting at blendz is frowned upon. I think there should be a sign

Thanks for the good laugh Chris, er... I mean Tech

Friday, January 16, 2009

Plagurism anyone?

I find it funny the way in which Wil Wheaton and others write blog entries as conversations with inanimate objects. It's not only funny, but also makes it really easy to explain a situation. So in the spirit of ripping off someone else's idea, here we go:
me: Finally, all this hard work has paid off and this script is done
linux: d00d, its only 137 lines of code
me: But they are 137 lines of glorious code!
linux: then why is it so easy to compile?
me: Because it's Perl!
linus: a real Perl programmer would have done it in 1 line
me: *sobs*

Ok, so not the best story ever written, but hey, its free! ciao

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Abolishment of the Mistake

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

"To err is human."

"If at first you don't succeed, try again."

All clichés that my millions of loyal readers have likely heard before. Why then is making a mistake so taboo today? Please don't take this as if I am trying to teach ans/or preach, I know that most of this is obvious. It's just that I see mistakes (or at least admitting to them) becoming extinct.

*** Warning - More clichés ahead! ***

I'm not suggestion that we should celebrate our errors, but rather we should remember shit happens. We should focus on repairing any damage done and learn from our mistakes. Seems rather simple and obvious right? Wrong.

Whenever a problem comes to light (usually well after the offence has taken place) everyone immediately starts pointing fingers. God forbid that someone fess up! How could they? After all, they were so diabolically clever in there plans to cover up the error! Fess up? Now!? C'mon!

Let's take a quick look at my quotes from above to see some of the obvious reasons FOR making and admitting to mistakes:
  • "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
    This would suggest that 'experience' is gained by slipping up. Yet another reason we NEED mistakes!
  • "To err is human."
    This one is pretty self-explanatory. Everyone f's up. You are not alone!
  • "If at first you don't succeed, try again."
    Trial and error is one of the best methods for solving certain puzzles. If we aren't afforded the right to stumble, we'll never learn to walk
We can't place all the blame on the hidden offender though. We should instead look at why they are so scared to be honest. I have found that every reaction has an equal and opposite reaction. If you (attempt to) cover up your mistake, it will always come back to bite you. If you instead admit that you made a human error and look for guidance on the next step to take, you'll be surprised how helpful people will be. They will be refreshed by your honesty! And guess what? If you start fixing the problem when it happens, you can usually avoid a lot of headaches that would occur if it were left unchecked. So again I ask, why lie? No seriously! It's not rhetorical... I want to hear your thoughts!

Maybe the most apt quote I can throw out as a conclusion would be "Common sense is far from common"

Oh, and I blame video games. ciao.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hello 2009!

Sorry for the lack of posting, but holidays kept me busy :D

So we made it. Another year endured and completed. I'm not one for official New Years resolutions (because they always fail anyways) but I am making some major changes for 2009.

The most important change being a new addition to the family. June 2 is the planned launch day, but the weather might cause a delay so we'll leave the launch window open. Not that anyone is ever prepared for having a kid, but I feel very little anxiety and lots of excitement for this. Saying goodbye to waking up in ditches or trying to jump over a drawbridge in a dirt bike is doable when I think about all the things I'll gain as a trade off.

The next big thing will be moving into a new place in February. Having a kid, buying a townhouse... welcome to being old!

The last thing will be getting surgery on my ACL... keeps getting postponed so who knows when it will actually get done, but I'm assuming sometime in the first 6 months of the year... Good times to be had by all...

Well, there's the necessary update. Maybe my next entry will be less update and more "hmmm....". ciao.