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When life hits ya, it hits hard.

In mid 2014 I moved from the fast city of Toronto to the cozy region of Waterloo to join a then-small tech startup.

I bought my first car, bracing for the commuter culture shock associated with low-density living.

I got my first place all to myself, furnished with patio furniture and TV-dinner tray tables;  it was all mine.

A few short months later, with my trusty wagon and an Ikea one hour’s drive away, I transformed it into some sweet /r/malelivingspace material.

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I’m Still Here!

Wow, what a whirlwind!

In the past four months I’ve abruptly changed cities, changed careers, and wow have I been busy! Aside from some moving pains, I’ve never been happier! Quick update:

  • I moved from a city with ubiquitous transit to one where I literally could walk to work faster than take transit, this resulted in my need for a car that works 100% of the time; I bought a Subaru station wagon because horizontally opposed engine.
  • I’ve seen more national parks in the last two months than ever before in my life, and I might even try camping at some point in the near future.
  • I’m participating in a Duathlon this coming weekend as the cyclist on my team, and I built a bike up from scraps for that task.

I have a few posts in the works and they’ll get published eventually, just sit tight! The Scott 222C has been a completed project for a couple years now, I just need to get the article wrapped up. I’ve started tackling the restoration/retro-modification of a TV-7A/U tube tester, there’s a post coming up about metrology in electronics and why meter specifications matter, and finally the Tektronix 7854 ROM repair is ongoing.


Keep your stick on the ice!


Hello, World

The Oldies

I think I’ll start this thing off by going over old projects to share; all the things that worked out well and those that didn’t so much as touch off.

We’ll see what this becomes.




Hello, World

Here we go…

Let’s see where this takes me.




Hello, World

File: archives/7/p7_0x03_Hacker’s Manifesto_by_The Mentor.txt

                               ==Phrack Inc.==

                    Volume One, Issue 7, Phile 3 of 10

The following was written shortly after my arrest...

                       \/\The Conscience of a Hacker/\/


                               +++The Mentor+++

                          Written on January 8, 1986

        Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers.  "Teenager
Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...
        Damn kids.  They're all alike.
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