Saturday, February 28, 2009

Good hangovers

Not that they're actually good, but sometimes completely worth it. Had my share of vodka last night to blow off some pent up angst, and had a great time doing it.

Weather turned crazy yesterday going from a decent +7 to a disgusting -26 last night. Topping it off was the rain, turn hail, turn ice completely screwing with driving. So we changed our plans and stayed close. Couple buds cabbed over, had some drinks, played some tunes and headed over to the neighbor bar.

I find it hilarious sometimes when you show up to a bar near the end of the night and get to see all the completely drunk people making fools of themselves. This time, so outnumbered, we decided to give in and join the ruckus. Much of the ensuing madness can be kept quiet, but highlight definitely being the asian chick dancing her ass off and bailing into the speakers, taking a few peoples' drinks along for the ride. Well that wasn't the best thing of the night, but I'll leave that out.

Now to try and sleep it off and get ready to do it all over again tonight, this time with a better backdrop. Shenanigan city. Thinkin it'll be a Jack night though, blah to cheap vodka.

-- Posted From My iPhone

Friday, February 27, 2009

hahaha so gay!

Love how the tinniest thing amuses the group. Will continue. Rushed posting to get shit done, but just had to laugh. What a joke!

Same advice as always, get over it n grow up!

-- Posted From My iPhone

Thursday, February 26, 2009

For the love of...


Why do I love this phone? I figure I'd list out why I like it so much.

#1 reason is jailbreaking. Seriously, would not like the phone without this available. Allows for much more user control of your phone. Other big perk is it allows installation of your own ipa filed (.exe's for the phone).
That brings me to Installous. A great app from This gives you the app store functionality on the road, removing the stupid max 10mb downloads over 3g, and also removes the burden of paying for the apps you download. This allows for testing out some apps I never would have paid for.
Apps I like:
- facebook, obvious reasons, though still missing features, but combined with facebook mobile & the iPhone specific site, I can do whatever I need.
- twittelator, simple and powerful twitter app. Only thing missing is you can't play around with your account settings, you have to use twitter's site for that.
- crystal defenders, a run of the mill tower defence game done by Square Enix. So, Final Fantasy themed tower defence game, perfect.
- jaadu vnc. Omg! This gives me full control of my pc at home. I connect to my pc, and now the iPhone shows me my desktop. I can control the mouse by touch (this is a bit weird as you're used to clicking the iphone's screen, but have to remember tapping the screen for a click will click wherever the mouse pointer is, not where you tap. So you need to move the mouse pointer over what you want, then click or double click to activate.) this is great as I can launch torrent files that get uploaded during the day, and they're done when I get home. Allows me to access flash sites via the phone because it's being launched on the pc at home, not on the phone itself. Many other cool uses too
- iProRecorder!!!!! This is exactly what I needed. It allows recording over the mic, and record as much as you have free space on the phone! What seriously impressed me was it's recording quality, and ability to record my mixes. So now, dj'ing, I simply turn airplane mode on (so a call/text won't interrupt recording) launch the app, and place my phone near a speaker. Best thing is that while it's pretty good at canceling out unwanted noise, it still picks up some. So dj at home, great recording, dj at a club, and it records music great, but also picks up crowd cheers/whistles/etc. Awesome! I'm just slightly worried I'll set it up to record another dj, and forget my phone.
- various card games, euchre, hearts, poker, everything. Nice little time wasters
- built in gps n map tool. Self explanatory.
- blogpress, what I'm using to post on here. Though, missing some features I want, so going to check out some alternatives.
- BeeJive IM, best msn solution I've found. Keeps me logged in when app is closed, and pushes out an email to alert new msgs. As my email auto checks for new msgs every 15mins, I'm not that far behind replying. Would prefer a complete self sufficient push app (ie, no email involved) but Apple's restrictions are in the way (for now, I hear a future iPhone update will add this feature)
- shazam. Perfect for me. Growing up, used to listen to the radio all the time and remember how my mom would ask "who sings this song" and I generally knew. Now, I'm so out of the loop with mainstream music, this app is perfect. You want to know the name of a song playing? Launch the app, let it listen for a few secs, and it'll come back with full artist/track info. Though when playing around with it, it wasn't able to tag songs some friends and I tried singing/humming, but when it was a song on the radio I wanted info on, shazam worked like a charm.

My biggest complaint? Funny enough, I find the phone feature a bit retarded. I think there should've been a quicklaunch button for the phone. It's not a big deal, just kind of silly when someone asks to borrow my phone and so I need to unlock it, launch the phone app, and choose the keypad option before I can hand them my phone. Just cumbersome I find. Totally understand why in the satc movie, she gets frustrated when she needs a phone and is handed an iPhone. If you give your phone to a non-iphone, be nice and get it to the keypad screen before handing it over.

So take that blackberry users. Can your bb do all that? Nuh-uh

-- Posted From My iPhone

Vocab expanded to Spanish

So L's picking up more and more words, and it's so awesome to see. He can kind of count numbers, say ABCs, and a few choice words such as: up, bottle, mum, light, wow, uh oh (a personal fav), no (the worst word he's picked up), etc. But now, he's also learning Spanish thanks to his daycare lady. He can say agua (water), papa (though don't like this for daddy as grandparent called poppop, and it's too close). But even more amazing than the words, he seems to understand when she speaks to him in Spanish. It's really cool, and will be super useful as I'm sure we'll have many trips to Mexico together in our future.

My week with him is coming to an end, and it's always the worst time. I miss him when he's not around, bigtime. But we've had a great week filled with laughs and games. Organizing a few playdates with some other parent friends for coming weeks as he always has a great time with other kids. Oh yeah, there's a new boy at his daycare and they're already buds. Picking him up last night, the boy didn't want L to leave. It was pretty sweet.

Once bedtime comes, daddy gets some time for himself. Didn't have any new shows to watch, so I booted up the 360 to check out this arcade game I grabbed, Braid. It's a pretty cool "super mario" type game, with the biggest difference being you can't die. Yup, it's impossible. Your guy controls time, so if you don't make that jump, or run into an enemy, you reverse time and get as many chances as you need. So then what's the point? Well it's more of a puzzle game (literally) than anything. You go through the worlds collecting puzzle pieces to bring home to create art on your walls at home. And some of them are really hard to get, sometimes you even think impossible. But, of course, there's always a solution. In the different worlds you also have some added abilities (in addition to reversing time). You need to figure out how to use your combined "world specific" power with your time reversing skills to collect the pieces. So yeah, this game really impressed me, as it was a complete figure-it-out-logically game with a fresh idea.

Frustrated with 2 pieces, I took a break and loaded up Jim Carey's Yes Man. Didn't get to watch the whole thing before bed, but already liked it. Rings close to home as I'm trying to change myself just like his character. So I'm anxious to watch the rest and incorporate some of the philosophy into my life, and see how it turns out for him.

Aight, nuff babbling for now

-- Posted From My iPhone

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Threats I like

So have already offended the "ex" without a single bad thing said.

I've been threatened that as I continue (I only have 2 blog posts) to talk about her, she'll be promptly "de-censoring" her blog and will be posting all about the drama llama details of our seperation n relationship.

Well, sounds good. As my request to have the blog about our son remain about our son was thrown aside (you could now call it a blog about her life n bf more than our son). If she wants to air personal dirt, by all means, but expect prompt clarification over here as she has a proven knack for changing events, exagerating stories and even blatant lies. Oh, and my family already knows the ins and outs, so not like I have a problem with it. If anything, that's the 2nd thing (1st being L) I really appreciate about our relationship. It really helped bring me closer to my family regardless of whether she stayed a part of it or not.

I was content to keep this about my life and past experiences rather than a tirade of defending and offering up the other side of the story (there's always at least 2).

Not sure how I even offended said "ex" with my post, but expect things to go sour should she continue.

It's really unfortunate she can't just let me do my thing while she does hers. Seems like she won't be content until she first drives me crazy. And seeing as that won't happen, I'm stuck with endless attempts to make my life difficult leading us both stuck in this retarded cycle.

Yay, it's so much fun!

-- Posted From My iPhone

Legal threats already?!

This has been in existance all of an hour, and already got an email from the "ex" threatening some kind of legal action!? Serious.

Stalker much? Crazy demand much? Frivolous legal threat much?

Jeez, live your life and allow me to mine. If I choose to divulge information about MY life and MY experiences, that's MY choice.

I guess I've got a follower regardless of what the stat says.

So, hello new follower, welcome to the babbles

-- Posted From My iPhone

Hello World

Isn't that what you title the first post?

Well, welcome to my babbling blog. I'll ramble on about whatever's going on. Lots to talk about, but likely to go off on all sorts of tangents, so bear with me.

Background info:

Im 29
I work for the Government buying equipment for the military.
I was married, but she left in Aug 08, a week before our son's birthday
So yeah, I have a son, L, born in Aug 07.
L is the best thing ever!
"Ex" is dating guy number 3 or 4 since our split. Good thing though, is this one seems to make her happy. I'm not pleased he's around my son all the time, but as it seems to be going well, that concern is lessening all the time. I had just always thought you keep your dating and patenting lives seperate until things progress, but those concerns fell on deaf ears.
I put ex in quotes because we are still married. We got our seperation agreement in place, so making progression towards removing quotes.
Pre-L, I dj'd around town. I play mainly drum n bass, though expanding catalogue and styles as I'll be incorporating Serato soon (pending laptop n serato purchases). I've been fortunate enough to be able to put time into it again. Music is a big passion in my life, and dj'ing is a fun way to express my musical taste on others.
I used to host events and ran a couple companies, Phuturstep & Beat Cartel, with a couple friends. We brought some of the biggest names in dnb to Ottawa, and been thinking more and more of starting that up again.
I love all things technology, and have a hard time not spending money. ie, in my place, I have:
- 50" Sony LCD tv
- Harmon Kardon A/V receiver with Polk Audio & Infinity surround sound (with a 12" sub)
- xbox 360, wii, modded xbox, ps2, gamecube, DS, & a PSP
- computer connected to it all to watch downloaded shows/movies (I dont have cable). With Logitech's Dinovo Edge keyboard & MX Revolution mouse
-all controlled by the Harmony 880 remote
- and the piece of equip used the most, my jailbroken iPhone. Seriously the best thing around. Installous app is the raison d'ĂȘtre.

So yeah, that's all in addition to my dj set up of 2 x Tech 1200 M3Ds, Vestax mixer and it's own sound system.

Yeah, I have a technology fetish.

That's it for now. Nuff babbling.

-- Posted From My iPhone

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How lame & petty

So really don't want to post unneccessarily wrt "ex", but this is just some of the ridiculousness I deal with on a daily basis. She has a blog loosely about our son. Started before he was born and continues, though as previously said it's getting more and more about her and her new bf rather than the "tales from our crib" it began as.

A while back, I noticed I no longer appeared on the blog follower list. Odd, I don't remember removing it. So I try and add it again, and tells me I'm already a follower...? Okay, so I ask her about it, and she made me hidden?! On the blog largely based on my son!! Okay, big deal, still see updates, don't need to be a visible follower, so chalked it up to "it's her choice" and remained invisible.

Up til recently (today) when I notice it gone from my list! I try adding it and get a message that I've been blocked from following?!? Not visible, not hidden, completely blocked! WTF??!! What possible reasoning?? Doesn't prevent reading it, nor posting comments. It literally serves no purpose.

Again, tried to find out from her why she did it, but just ignored.

How petty?

-- Posted From My iPhone