Thursday, 10 December 2015
Sunday, 6 December 2015
According to the St. Nicholas Center here are the lyric in Dutch and English.
Gooi wat in mijn schoentje,
Breng wat in mijn laarsje,
Dank je Sinterklaasje.
Saint Nic'las, my dear one,
Something in my shoe put,
Something in my stocking,
Thank you, Saint Nich-o-las!
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Monday, 16 November 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
I had indented to add a rant of my own to this, but really, it so ridiculous that I don't what I could say, except maybe;
1) People are becoming more & more paranoid about their neighbours & maybe that says as much about what they think of themselves, as what they think about others.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Friday, 23 October 2015
Big Pussy Bonpensiero (Vincent Pastore) is coming to cigar experience Nov 6th!
From: Cigar Experience <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday, 2 October 2015
It's October, the leaves are changing the air is is a bit crisp at night, and Pumpkin 3.14 Ale (that's pumpkin π) has returned to Taps, Syndicate & other purveyors of fine Canadian Brew.
Many have been anticipating the arrival of the great pumpkin.
Now that its here, is it as good as we remember?
I'd say ... IT'S BETTER!
I'll be the first to say memory is fluid & it changes over time. However, the pumpkin is better than I remember. It's a bit cleaner or crisper than I remember, the spices are as good as always & the sweetness (not really sweetness) is much more in the back ground. I don't remember it as ever being actually 'Sweet' but there was something that I associated with sweet. What ever that
pseudo-sweet quality is actually called, it started in the back ground , but moved up a bit more to the front after about 3 pints.
This years seems like that might not happen. I've only had two so far, because out of habit I've switched up after my 2nd Pumpkin. During Pumpkin season I often get mixed pints of pumpkin & something else, usually Sinister Sam Insane IPA (formerly Chuck Norris Round House IPA).
So once again I'm drinking Sinister Pumpkin.
This is really my favourite beer!
Even when getting growlers I get Pumpkin & and Sinister Sam so we can create our own Sinister Pumpkin Pints at home. The beauty of doing it that way is that you can play with the ratios and make different tastes each pint, for different people and different stages of the night.
Just had another sip of my Sinister Pumpkin ..
MAN THAT'S GOOD !
I`me definitely havin` another one, but should it be called
Sinister Pumpkin or should it be called by the more verbose name of Insane Sam's Sinister
Sunday, 27 September 2015
7:15 Completely Open
Friday, 18 September 2015
Get out your Parrot & Peg-Leg (sounds like a bar) & start rolling your ARRR's
It's that time of year again mateys.
Talk Like A Pirate Day !
If your a little rusty on your pirate vocab, This site will help you out with the lingo to make TLAPD a Rrroaring success.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Marshville Heritage Festival in Wainfleet Ontario, Canada Happens every year on the Labour Day Weekend.
These are super short glimpses at a few of the things that caught my eye.
There will also be some Stills Posted in the next day or so.
Friday, 4 September 2015
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
'Ghost tours of Niagara' begin their season of Fort Erie Ghost tours this Sunday May 3rd. Tours will run Sundays at 8:30 through May and June with more days and times during the summer. (Full Schedule Here)
The season wraps up (some might say culminates) with the Halloween Tours in October. If you want to be in 'the most haunted location in the most haunted town in Canada on the mist haunted night of the year' (as it is billed by some of the tour guides) get your tickets early. They go on sale July 2nd and can sell out before Labour Day.
I 'm hoping to make it out a few times this summer (if that pesky job doesn't get in the way) to hear stories of 1812 soldiers, little girls from the era of the fienian raids & unseen forces that like to torment lone ghost ghost guides & skeptical Quebec exchange students (among others).
If some of us do make it out to the ghost tours this sumemr it might be fun to post something here about our night, and maybe some of the the retired tales from the early days of the ghost tours.
BTW: there are two books filled with stories from the ghost tours. They are written by ghost tour founder, lover of history & science Kyle Upton. If you ever get the chance to pick one up DO IT. There a good read and currently out of print.
Friday, 17 April 2015
Yet another test. Seems like I've been doing a lot of tests lately, but when ever possible I like to test things out before using them on paid work.
this isn't something I'd use on it's own, but it can make a nice element in a larger piece, a little point of of interest or change of pace.
So here it is, if I get comments &/or suggestions, even better.
Monday, 13 April 2015
160fps @ 1080 , base price of $2995.
OK it will be more in Canada, & it will be a bit more to really kit it out, Plus it's above my budget ... but damn it looks cool.
The new products we are announcing are:
- - Blackmagic URSA 4.6K Models
- - Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder
- - Blackmagic URSA Mini
- - Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
- - Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera
- - DaVinci Resolve 12
- - Fusion 8 Studio
- - Blackmagic Video Assist
- - Teranex Mini 12G-SDI Converters
- - ATEM Broadcast Studio 4K
- - HyperDeck Studio 12G
- - Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
- - Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12
- - ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
- - UltraStudio 4K Extreme
- - DeckLink 4K Pro
Thyat's just black magic, there will be tons of new stuff released during the show, I'll be watching & reading as much as I can, & hope to vcomment on the stuff that I find interesting.
The RED world is getting ready for a new 8K sensor "WEAPON"
Freefly (the movi people) have a new 1st AC controller so one person fly's the camera on a movi & the other person controls the camera from a separate unit that is motion based. Looks cool, but I suspect it's 'no cheap' as they say. Freefly might also be announcing another movi unit, not sure about that one.
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Friday, 6 March 2015
First Happy Holi!
While taking a quick look at Holi celebrations there was a mention of drinks for the festival and from there I went to Bang and from there to Boza (then Kvass and a few others).
Boza, a fermented malt drink popular in the are of the former Ottoman empire. It's thick and sweet with an acidic taste , or so I've read and It's aften flavoured with cinamon etc.
Even though it's fermented it's considered a softdrink with only about 1% alcohol.
It's seems relatively easy to make and is ready in a day.
So sounds like it's worth a try.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Sunday, 8 February 2015
You can see larger versions on Flickr.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
The little brother 750D (T6i) & the bigger brother 760D (T6s) and they are hoping to make rebels more prominent & bit more respected in prestige hungry world of DSLR`s.
How it will all play out is yet to be seen, but they centainly seem to be the best rebels canon has producer so far. With a new sensor, and few goodies borrowed from more up-market models I`d say this is the first significant improvement of the line since the 550D (T2i).
they are list at henry`s for preorder with a price of $929 for the 760D (T6s) & $849 for the 750D (T6i). My personal feeling is that you get more than your $80 worth if you go for the 760D, but that`s just me.
Now on the specs. I`ve used 3 different sources to try to confirm and clarify the initial set of specs I found, so THESE ARE NOT OFFICIAL SPECS! But they are as curate as I can can find.
|760D (T6s)||750D (T6i)|
The specs have a lot of good things to say, but I`d still like to see some examples of what can be shot on production models.
Friday, 6 February 2015
The story of a speakeasy hidden in a secret room in an office building and how it became famous. Well kinda.
Even though I like V1 more than v2, I still want one.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
The word is that there will be a big canon announcement Friday February 6th.
the announcement is said to include:
2 new versions of the 5Dmkiii with a 50 MP sensor & other goodies
a bunch of powershots
something more in my price/interest range2 new rebels the 750D & 760D with:
24 Mp sensor, new processor, 5 FPS, & higher ISO range, dual pixel auto focus & more.
I haven't sifted through the differences, but the 1st thing that jumped out was 760D has a top LCD screen and wheel on the back (just like like the big kids have).
Thursday, 29 January 2015
They say you can turn your table into a minecraft world or stick a skype video window onto a lamp. iftrue, pretty cool.
The more I read the crazier & crazier it sounds, but also cooler & cooler.