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Lens Resource


I found a fantastic resource for people that are interested in photography and are on the lookout for new lenses:

Photozone Lens Reviews has a boatload of reviews, that seem to be spot on - they've reviewed all the lenses that I've used for my XTi, and we seem to see eye-to-eye on all of them.

Check them out if you need to buy a lens!

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Home Ownership


Well, we have moved into the house. For the most part, things are great - I still need to bring a whole bunch of my stuff from the apartment to the house (mostly books) and we need to really start unpacking. The entire living room is just full of stuff. It is amazing how many things one person (or in this case, three) can acquire. The house project status stands thusly:

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The Slow Transition to Layout Fascism


One of the things that I always find important when designing a website is to get rid of as many of the browser specific presets that each browser has as a default style. Think of the page as a whole as a nation and the tags as the individuals - we really should put the layout of the page as a whole above layout of individuals. And think of yourself as a little tinpot dictator that has complete and utter control over each and…

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Canon Rebel XTi


Well, it's been a while since I bought the Rebel XTi, and I thought I'd post a brief review. I've got a few other cameras that I'm comparing it too - a Canon 30D, a Fuji Finepix S3000 and S9000, a Canon Powershot A80 and A740 (those are all the cameras that I'm moderately to seriously familiar with). Since I'm not a professional photographer, I'll be talking about a few things that matter to me. I certainly won't be comparing every aspect acro…

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Well, I've gone and done it. I've bought a house. And, of course, the first thing one has to do when one buys a house is to rip out a large portion of the crappy work that someone else has done and put good work back into it.

All I have to say is this: I'm very lucky my father is a contractor.

We pulled out all of the upstairs washroom on the weekend (we took possession on Friday) including all the fixtures, most of the walls, in…

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I am a Page Rank Savant


So, try this out, if you're of a mind.

  • Go to Google
  • Type "Sunny Skies" in the search box
  • Search images
  • Click on that very first image

You should end up here (or thereabouts): Sunny Skies.

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FIFA U-20 Austria vs. USA


I had the luck to catch the Austria - USA U-20 FIFA Soccer quarterfinal game on Saturday, and let me tell you, it was a doozy.

For the entire first half of regulation, I thought the United States was going to win. They showed a remarkable drive that was let down only by their inability to finish plays. Almost all of the action was in Austria's half, where I was sitting. The Americans had some of the best footwork I have ever seen in soc…

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Chain Genius


I had a thought, which I'm finding difficult to complete. It goes something like this.

My partner's father is not very good with computers. I don't think he really gets them, so he often will ask my partner for help with the computer. Now, my partner's no whiz-kid with computers, so whenever she has a crazy problem she'll ask me to fix it. I'm pretty good with computers - I work with them all day every day. However, when I can't answer …

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Transformers, or How I Learned to Forgive Michael Bay and love Summer Blockbusters


I went to see Transformers on Wednesday night. Yes, that's right. Opening night. If there's one thing I hate about movies in the theatre, it's seeing them on opening night. You're right in there with the unwashed masses (read: teenagers) that don't seem to get movies at the same level that I do. You're right, I'm being pretentious. It's on purpose, and it's mildly sarcastic. Mildly, because it's mostly true. (kidding!)

Man, do …

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Mr. Brooks


I saw Mr. Brooks a short while ago and I was surprised. Why surprise, you ask? Well, let's do a quick overview:

Writer / Director Bruce A. Evans

Pros: Screenplay of Stand By Me. Cons: Every other movie he's been affiliated with (Cutthroat Island, Jungle 2 Jungle, Kuffs, Assassins, etc.)

Leading Man Kevin Costner

Pros: Actually a pretty …

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