Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pointless Post #47

It was such a warm and beautiful day, I thought to myself, as I knelt down to pick up a warm, steaming pile of Lance's feces off the sidewalk.

Today was the eve before spring.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spider-Man at the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion

As seen here:

Spider-Man in line for the Royal Canadian Mint Pavilion (during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics)

Standing in line. The lineup to see and touch the Olympic medals is just ridiculous, and to wait in that line is also potentially ridiculous, depending on your priorities.

Spider-Man holding a loonie ($1) in front of the one million dollar coin  (during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics)

Royal Canadian bling (there's a loonie in his hand).

Spider-Man sending greetings at the Royal Canadian Mint's picture booth (during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics)

In a digital photo booth.

These should be the last Spider-Man pictures in a while. *shrugs*

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

the Terriblelands update - NEW feed, NEW "host"

Relatively important news (relative to me anyways)!

Do not check anymore!
It is no longer being updated!
It's been moved to

I've been publishing the Terriblelands using Blogger via FTP onto my SFU file space since I've started this site in 2005. Blogger won't be supporting FTP publishing very soon (by the end of this month) because of costs and resources and so while mucking around with my Blogger settings a few days ago, I clicked on something that I can't undo, so now my stuff no longer gets published onto ""

Everything now gets hosted at (or now that I've paid for it,, which will redirect you to the blogspot address anyways). Its actually more convenient this way.

Also, the new RSS feed to subscribe to is:
Please delete the old feed if you used it.

For now, all my old pages (on my SFU file space) will remain up, but I plan to move all that stuff someday anyways, especially all the things categorized under "the Terriblelands Annoying Frame Menu". Expect many broken links in the future.

Please do not panic. Please return to your seats in a calm and orderly manner. That is all.

Saw gas for around 113¢/litre. Hasn't been that high of an average since the past summer.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Pointless Post #45 - avec Spider-Man pendant the Olympics

Here's two new Spider-Man pictures:

Spider-Man with some fan-made inukshuks on the edge of False Creek (during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics)
Spot him and win a prize!
(The prize will be you win at life)

Spider-Man walking towards Sochi House (aka Science World) during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
I'm sitting on a ledge!

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Back to "normal" life (post-Olympics)

I'm almost sick of the word "olympics." The keyword there is "almost" because I consider the fact that I got paid to do very close to nothing (which makes me feel good and bad at the same time) because of the Olympics. On the bright side, because "working" at the Olympics was so uneventful, I was able to learn how to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube (done during "work")! I've only memorized the algorithms though, so it's not like I can analyze a cube and figure it out in a few steps. I have to do it step by step, according to Leyan Lo's beginner's guide. Basically, if I mess up one turn on the last step and something is out of place, I usually can't fix it, and I'll have to start again. So far my best time is 1:47 though. Thank you Leyan, for making it possible for slow people like me, to be able to appear to be smart.

I'm personally quite happy that the Olympics are over. No more crowded public transit. No more drunk people butchering the Canadian anthem as they scream it at the top of their lungs. No more woo-ing (eg. people screaming WOOOO!) in the streets for no apparent reason (with subsequent "echos" by other people down the street). No more lineups for silly things such as disappointing pavilions (I'm looking at you, Canada House, even though I didn't even bother to visit you!). No more of a lot of things. It was very nice for a time, but that good thing needed a good ending, which it did. Nothing and no one was blown up. God was merciful to Vancouver.

Also no more VANOC cookies (at least for now). I'm glad someone else wrote a post about them before I did. There's a picture in that link, and that's what they looked like. I averaged about 6 per day, with a grand total of 108 cookies. They're pretty good. The only disturbing part is that the cookies are all individually packaged, and they didn't have an expiry date on them. With all the additives/ingredients listed on the wrapper, I was slightly wary... but hey free cookies! Everything is A-OK!

I registered a domain name today:

I slightly regret doing it it, because now that life is back to "normal" it also means I'm unemployed again. Oh well.
Two weird searches have lead people to my site recently which are worth sharing:

"how to graph geraniums"
"is 2 bowls of multigrain cheerios too much?"

Not random at all! I'll post more Spider-Man pictures soon.