Archive for Geeky

POD: Profile Picture for Ruby


Today I captured this picture of Ruby,  when I showed it to Melissa she said it looked like  profile picture.  So I set one up for her, @thedogRuby. I’m not sure if I’ll post anything on it, but it’s there if I want.

POD: Blue Jays Spirit

Today at the kid’s school was Blue Jays Spirit day, so the kids got all dressed up.

POD: International Coffee Day!


Well Since today is International Coffee Day, I thought I’d use a picture of my morning coffee for my picture of the day.


POD: Late Night Coding


Tonight I spent the evening after the kids went to bed coding.  I post this as the day runs out and I don’t have a clear Idea when I’ll be done for the night.

POD: Evening at Starbucks


Tonight I found myself sitting at Starbucks  looking into my laptop screen trying to decide what to work on. Instead of the usual coding project, I pulled up my blog and began working on a few blog posts I hope to post in the coming weeks. Of course I’ve tried to get the posts I worked on tonight posted for the last few months. Here is hoping that this time will be different. While sitting there writing I snapped today’s picture of the day.



POD: Jacob’s Poké Ball

Jacob's  Poké Ball

The other day Jacob came home from day camp with this creation. His very own Poké Ball. It’s amazed me how into Pokémon my boy has become. I think it’s finally dethroned Power Rangers for his favourite toys right now. Of course between Figures, Video Games, TV shows and the Card game there is a lot of different things to entertain him.

POD: Is it the Minecraft or Microsoft store


Tonight I had an appointment at the Microsoft Answer Bar for some warranty service. The service was excellent as always, and Jacob seemed happy to spend the appointment entertaining himself on the different computers and XBox around the store. He can’t wait till he goes for Microsoft Camp in a couple of weeks.

POD: Build Your


Today I headed down to the Build Tours toronto stop to learn what’s coming in Windows 10.

Geek Musing: Joys of Programming

I am a programmer, ever since I wrote my first basic program on the Commodore 64 when I was 6 years old, I have loved to program. I do it at work, I do it at home, j have even spent the last 4 months trying to find a way to do it productively on the go(More on that soon). Over the years the type of programming I’ve done has changed, most recently I’ve been focused primarily on web-based projects. Last week I started a new project for a client, a simple desktop application for searching an online database we have developed for a client. It’s not a complicated app, just a simple search with a basic list of results, but I couldn’t stop working on it.  It was great, over the course of a weekend I went from nothing to an application ready for testing and final tweaks.

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POD: A Day at Toronto ComiCon


Today Jacob and I headed down to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for ComiCon. It was quite an experience, though we didn’t get to see the two Power Rangers Actors that Jacob really wanted to see, and there was a real lake of any Power Rangers Merchandise. We did find a couple of booths with Japanese power ranger toys, that Jacob really like.  Overall it was a fun day and I think we might brave Fan Expo in September. Though the promise of a big Japanese Power Ranger booth has Jacob trying to convince me to go to Anime North. It also has me thinking back to when I went to Penguin Con in Detroit over 10 years ago. Wondering if I can convince Melissa I should head there again.