Archive for March, 2011

Mailchimp Sing-A-Long about Merge Tags

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Another reason why we love MailChimp.com! They made a sing-a-long video about how to use their merge tags.

Found in their resources section.

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The New York Times has a really neat thing on their website where you move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye, from before and after the disaster.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html

Sunset on Cypress

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I got off work relatively early yesterday and had some spare time so I went up Cypress and did just over an hour of boarding. After just one run, the front clasp on my binding broke off! I lost a lot of control, but was able to push through another five runs. Without a doubt, my shortest day ever.

I was lucky to catch the sunset from atop this gorgeous mountain! the only camera I had with me though was my cellphone. Watch the quick video above – pretty good quality for a phone!

Oh, and here’s my GPS track:


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Have you seen Naked, our short motion poem?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

A motion poem about body image and eating disorders.

Two Hikes with Ray’s Puppy, Grissom

Monday, March 21st, 2011

This last weekend, I wanted to get out and do some hiking but the mountain tops still have lots of snow from the winter. I also didn’t have a hiking buddy to go anywhere more remote with. This led me over to a couple really popular hiking destinations: Buntzen Lake, and Minnekhada. And I got to bring Grissom (Ray’s dog) with me!!

Saturday morning I made pancakes, and loaded the puppy into the car. We drove to Buntzen – my first time driving with a dog in the car. I’ve never done the full loop around, so I just found the trailhead and set out. I didn’t know how far or long the loop was, so I walked until 4:15pm, and then doubled back to the car. Turns out from looking at my GPS tracks, that I almost made it half-way around!

View 2011-03-19 Buntzen Loop in a larger map

We clocked 6.5km, and when I got the puppy home, Ray said he wasn’t even tired!

…So the next, day I decided to take him out again! I decided that a lake loop trail was fairly flat, and I wanted to test him out a little more. I took him up a 280 meter elevation gain hike up Minnekhada. He was a super climber!

We made it down from the peak in 30 minutes, including stops for people to pet him! I think he was a little tired later on too. Here’s the GPS track from Minnekhada:


View 2011-03-20 Hiking Minnekhada in a larger map

Office Tour, Epic Sunset, Double Rainbow

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Quick tour of our new office with epic sunset and double rainbow!