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December 23, 2004 Got a 2005 Honda Accord Sedan EX-V6. My Neon served well and still does, but I'd lost the pride of ownership and there were new quirks that kept popping up. Plus I really wanted a midsize V6 anyway. Probably won't put up quite as elaborate a website for it though.
December 16, 2004 hael v2. After getting horrible reception everywhere it was time for a new cellphone and plan
November 3, 2004 Moved out on my own, again I'd say.
August 4, 2003 Long time no news, welp it has been pretty status quo. At work I started a new project last September and we moved into Smartpark in February. Personally, I'm watching movies and going out geocaching.
January 4, 2002 Only 4 days into the new year and almost 400 hits already, its amazing that is almost 100 hits/day
October 30, 2001 Modified my Logitech MouseMan Wheel optical mouse to reduce the brightness of the led illuminating the logo
June 13, 2001 Counter is now past the 17,000 mark, that is like 2000 hits in the past month, yikes.
June 8, 2001 Returned from a week long trip to Atlanta for Supercomm 2001. It was a last minute decision to go (decided to go on thursday, left saturday), the purpose was to demo our new product with Nortel at the show. Things didn't quite workout and our equipment got held in customs and didn't make it to the show on time. So we never demo'd anything. It was a good experience otherwise. The conference was rather boring, our hotel was in the middle of nowhere (booking at the last minute doesn't leave a lot of choices), everything was rather expensive as well. Of course, I did pick up lots of tradeshow goodies, I think the badges were the most interesting part (electronically encoded with the information you used to register, just swipe at a booth to leave your contact info, no need to fill out forms or leave business cards), no-one seemed to be showing anything new or innovative, and everyone was selling applicatons and/or solutions instead of products, it was often very difficult to figure out what the real product was. I did get some exposure to another city, particular an american one, along with their transportation system and culture and that was interesting, Nortel was also gracious enough to invite us to their private Elton John concert and that was good.
May 14, 2001 Surpassed the 15,000 mark on the website, sometime early May, strangely my car is at roughly the same mileage
April 28, 2001 Everything seems to have settled into a routine now and I'm bored, so I have been reflecting on things. I'm not really comfortable or happy with the current situation so I think a change is in order. It feels as though I have some control and more options, but still very restricted. Being risk adverse makes things even more difficult to change. Anyway, (rant continues) I've been reflecting on where things are going, how things are and where I want to be. I keep finding fault in societies operation, as much as I'd like to delve deeper, I am also repelled and feel like walking away from it all. So I keep trudging on, hopefully everyday will bring more insight into where I should be going.
February 27, 2001 The webpage counter has surpassed the 10,000 mark, the ethernet cables page is very popular, in addition IE now leads Netscape as the browser of choice for people viewing the website
December 15, 2000 Winter is here, lots of hits on the webpage, the ethernet cable howto is quite popular, my car picked up a couple flaws, and I've slowly but steadily been improving the website
September 9, 2000 Attended Dawn and Julian's Wedding, a great time
July 10, 2000 I showed up at TRLabs
June 19, 2000 I started working at Linear Systems as an Electronics Design Engineer
June 16, 2000 Last day I worked for B-Com
April 25, 2000 The counter zoomed past the 3000 mark over the Easter weekend I belive
March 9, 2000 Noticed that the webpage surpassed the 2000 mark
March 8, 2000 Spoke too soon, I think the Onvia thing is finally over
February 11, 2000 Well after a long dispute with onvia.com, I finally have my DVD drive, it isn't quite what I wanted, but..., anyway I got it and my new sound card and my new wireless headphones all installed
January 27, 2000 ADSL arrives, surfing returns to "normal" speed
Januray 18, 2000 My shiny new cars arrives, a new 2000 Neon LX with all the trimmings, save the ashtray, watch for a page dedicated to it soon
January 2, 2000 Well the new year is here and it was uneventful, everything seems Y2K compliant
December 14, 1999 Just read through the old news, update escape sucks, however they (escape/mts) are the only game in town for dialup or adsl access
October 25, 1999 Cleaned my computer, it was making a whining noise so I cleaned some dust out of the fans and rearranged the ram in the DIMM sockets as a troubleshooting measure
September 24, 1999 My university computer account was disabled, I was sad to see this go as it had been with me for almost the entire time I have been on the internet, it was still in active use and I relied on it heavily, we will see if the escape shell can live up to it
September 12, 1999 hael came to life, by that I mean, I got my cell phone
September 12, 1999 Had to get up around 4 am to get to the airport on time to get a standby ticket, as they had accelerated my training and needed me back in Winnipeg a week early
September 7, 1999 Flew to Toronto to begin training for my new job, luckily Gord was in Toronto and graciously offered to pick me up even though the flight arrived after 1 am
September 4, 1999 Helped move my mom and brother to the city, this is like the 7th move I've done in about the last year
August 28, 1999 Moved from Georgetown park to Gaylene Place apartments, luckily I did not have to go to a wedding immediately afterward this time