Posts Tagged ‘website’

Google+ Killed My Website

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Ever since I started using Google+ around July of 2011, I haven’t been back to post much on my personal website here. Most of the tools I use here, are done up better, easier, and more social over there.

In the future I will code up something that reads my Google+ updates and pulls them back over to this website, as I value hosting my own content.

Unfortunately for now, I will not be posting much new content to this site. If you wish to follow me and see what I’m up to, just add me to your circles over on Google+.

Counting The Days

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Ryan Petrin is leaving today for a 5 month backpacking trip around Europe, and Greg is coming home today from his 10 month adventure in Australia!  Nate’s been overseas for over 3 months now, and my website turned 2 years old on Monday!

Updates, Updates.

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Apologies to everyone who has been checking my site as there haven’t been any updates in about 10 days! I’ve just finished uploading photos, and our new short film, Chasing Skirts, from the 72 hour Film Noir Competition.

In other news, Ray and Nate’s mom, had a minor seizure and has been diagnosed with a tumor in her brain, and another in her lung. The doctors have successfully removed the one in her brain, which caused the seizure in the first place. I’ve been down to see her countless times, and she is looking better and better every day! She has had countless visitors from friends and family who love her, and her spirits have been stronger than I could ever have imagined.

I’ve spent the last little while devoted to standing by the Blackmore’s as they carry though this ordeal, but they have been pillars of strength on their own.  Nathaniel was on leave for a week and came home to visit with us – and only by chance was here when their mom went into the hospital. His leave was extended a week so he could stay and help out with him mom, so we’ve been spending all of our time trying to make the best of it. We’ve been keeping ourselves busy, and I’ve hardly found enough time to work – let alone update my website.

And lastly for those die-hard readers who get this far, I’ve got a tiny bit of gossip-juice. Although it goes against a lot of what I stand against, I’ve actually been researching and contemplating getting something like a blackberry to help simplify my work-load and allow me to have more tools available to me while I’m out of the office.

A Year in Review

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Two thousand and eight has been a growing experience for me, and I just wanted to take a couple minutes to note down some milestones. In January, I registered and launched this website. It has been in a work in progress for just twelve months now, and I’ve enjoyed coding every line of it. That might be a shocker because it feels like my website has been around forever, but it might also come as a surprise to recall that it was only last January that I bought my first digital camera! Nearing the end of the month, Sean and I completed the “Do it yourself Stop Motion Animation Station” for the Science World in Edmonton.

In the spring, my company took in a few extra editors in-house to manage with the workload, and also went on the road with skilled teams to deliver our specialized one-hour-video and photo dance coverage.

I bought myself a 1998 Subaru Forester in red, just prior to the summer, and have made good use of it on a regular basis! Summer was a nice break from everything, and it was great to sit back and enjoy it with friends. We had two major barbeques, sandwiched with numerous smaller ones. At the end of the summer, I celebrated my first one-year milestone in a relationship.

In the fall, I made two trips to visit Nate and Christine over in Alberta. Shortly after, we created our first award winning film, Shoulda Boughta Viper. It was also around autumn, that the Lego Millenium Falcon Stop Motion broke two million views.

This winter has been amazing snowboarding up on cypress, and it’s been a wonderful Christmas, visiting with family and friends. In my business, Tim and I have been working to brand the company and develop strategies and focuses to build a platform which we can use to bring the business to new heights. However, not every milestone can be centered on forward growth, and as the seasons change throughout the year, Brittany and I regret to announce that we are no longer together.


Monday, August 11th, 2008

Today certainly wore me down! I was up “last night” until around 7am doing finishing touches programming a completely AJAX content management system for the film section on paulromein dot ca. I dropped asleep fast, but was woken up abruptly to my dad complaining that the network was going crazy! I was planning to oversleep a little, but I ended up getting up at 11 like I was supposed to. After fidgeting under the stairs with our routers, I found out that our 8 port gigabit switch has malfunctioned and can support only four computers now. If I plug in a fifth, it starts flashing all of the lights! So we’re gonna have to get a new one.

I got down to work with Spencer, and did up about an hours work before I got a phone call from Brittany. She was going downtown for a fairly important casting for her modeling… but she had just locked herself out of her house! And with no keys, she couldn’t use her car either! She was asking me for numbers for lock-smiths, but being that they wouldn’t get there in time for her to be able to make her casting, I insisted that I drive her! So I dropped absolutely everything, and gave quick instruction to Spencer that I needed to get Chloe in for recording, and I took off within the minute.

I picked her up and we made it downtown with thirty minutes until the casting was over. One problem remained: the shoes she was gonna wear were inside her car because she didn’t want to forget them! She had plan flat shoes on, and definately couldn’t go to the casting in them. I have never been so focused on brainstorming where to get a pair of shoes in my life!  Shoes have never seemed so important! Bah…

I had to find parking, so I dropped her off and she ran off to find shoes with the plan that we’ll meet outside the building she had to go to just after 2pm. I parked and sauntered on down there… getting hassled by tonnes of bums begging for money along the way! I was there early and waited at an outdoor table at a cafe next-door. No sign of her – either she was in there or wasn’t there yet.

It wasn’t until 2:15 that I finally saw Brittany again – she was barreling down the street with an Aldo bag over her shoulder!  It was definitely a precious sight I won’t ever forget!  I couldn’t help but laugh because of the extreme contract to I – sitting calmly relaxed drinking coke from a can!  When she got to me, we burst out laughing, but she got quickly done up and jumped on inside.

We called a locksmith on the way home… taking a very relaxed pace.  I dropped her at home and continued on my way back to work.  I returned home four hours after my hasty departure to find Spencer had successfully followed up on the seed I planted to get Chloe in for recording.  Not only that, but he had also laid down some amazingly quick instrumental synth’d tracks to accompany her vocals for the song!  We’re doing some early recording for a song that we’re gonna be making a music video for over the next two weeks!

After a some meetings with my dad while Spencer and Chloe “worked”, I finally realized just how exahused I was.  Spencer took off, and after doing some planning with Chloe, Mark picked her up and they headed downtown for a dinner to celebrate their six month anniversary!

It was far too early to sleep, so I chugged along doing a little work and web design until Jessy came along and easily convinced me to have a Red Bull!  Perfect idea because it would give me the energy to actually do stuff until it was late enough to sleep, and then I would crash even harder when it wore off!

It worked like a charm…  I feel uber beat.