RTJ Augmented Reality Demo

Here’s a little #AdobeAero test I did with the Run The Jewels model for a contest they were holding with @sketchfab. Missed the deadline, but still wanted to post it. Where better to view it but at the water. Music from @runthejewels

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Barrie Speedway


Barrie Speedway, a set on Flickr.

Last summer, I was lucky enough to be invited along for an expensive day playing with big boy toys – Nascar race cars.
It was Dan’s birthday and what better way to celebrate getting old than driving really fast cars very fast at very hard walls and turns.
It was an amazing (and loud) experience.

Click the photos to see the images or enjoy a video at YouTube

Valentine’s Day with The Tragically Hip


20130214-TragicallyHip, a set on Flickr.

I’ve been a fan of The Tragically Hip since I was a teenager. In highschool in the early 90s, I went to concerts, small venues, outdoor football stadiums, Fort Henry, etc. Being from Kingston, it wasn’t hard to see the Hip in concert, or see them around town. Once I started at Queen’s University, Bobby Baker even lived down the street from me and it wasn’t a rare thing to see him out in the neighbourhood.
Over 20 years later, there’s still the same magic about hearing those songs. I missed a couple concerts in recent years and I swore I wasn’t going to miss another one. When I found out they were touring again for their new album, I ended up getting some amazing tickets and it was worth every penny.
If you’re a Hip fan, enjoy the photos.

Be frugal with your time

I found this quote inspiring, it’s what I think of frequently. Time is more valuable than money. Frequently ask yourself – am I using my time the best way I can right now?

Your time is limited.
If we’re fortunate, we’ll live 80-100 years.
Money is unlimited. There are trillions of dollars in the world. There’s more money in existence than our minds can grasp.
So why do we cling to money like it’s in short supply, but trade our time like it’s never-ending?
Be frugal with your time, not your money.

via Think Like a Creator, Not a Consumer | Afford Anything.

Browse all video suggestions from your friends – Showyou.com

I came across this FREE app for the iPhone the other day, and I’m loving it. It’s a game changer. The best way I’d describe it is similar to what Flipboard is for reading, Showyou is the same for videos.
Once you install the app, connect to your Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, other accounts and any videos your friends post to share with you appear in the Showyou feed. You can then watch those videos immediately, or do like I do and add them to the Watch Later queue. It’s great because it’s customized videos that your friends share with you, but you can choose to watch it when you want. You might not want to watch your nephew’s first bike ride at the office, but you can queue it up to watch at home. I can also watch the videos on my AppleTV via AirPlay. The iPad version of the app is even cooler. It even suggests videos that are viral and getting a lot of plays so you can keep up with all the internet trends.

I’m really happy with this app, but I’ve got some changes I’d like to see made.
1. Change that icon – The Showyou icon looks so flat and simple geometric, a 5 year old could have made it.
2. Add the ability to add to the Watch Later queue without having to click on the video preview first. This is my typical usage and it’s a lot of forward, add, backward clicks to get it in the queue.
3. Implement a true start to finish watching queue. You have to watch a video, start another once it’s done, then start another once it’s done, then start another. I want to go into my Watch Later queue, hit play, output it to AppleTV and watch everything in the queue start to finish.

I really like this app, it’s got a lot of potential, and it’s giving me relative video to watch during the slow summer tv schedule.

Amplify’d from showyou.com
Introducing Showyou
All the videos your friends share in one place on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Read more at showyou.com


9 months later

The 9 months are almost up. The belly is big. Each day when I wake up, I think to myself…is today going to be the day? Will I get a call at work that we need to get to the hospital? And each day in a way I kinda hope it isn’t today, but in a way I kinda hope it is today.