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John Fluevog is Killing Bunnies?

September 26th, 2011 Andrew Martens Comments off

I know, I’m just as bad as the mainstream media, what with sensational headlines and all.  The problem is that I like Fluevog’s shoes, and I really dislike that they’re using fur in their lineup again.  Just the other day I was passing by one of their stores in Vancouver, and saw a boot, not just trimmed, but covered in fur.  That sure brings me back to last year…

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Going to the Olympics? Better bring cash (or Visa)!

February 11th, 2010 Andrew Martens 1 comment

One of my coworkers recently went down to the Official 2010 Olympic Superstore at HBC.  After selecting a lovely garment that he thought would display his Olympic spirit, he waited in line and finally arrived at the counter.  ”Sorry, we don’t take MasterCard,” was the cashier’s helpful response.  When he proffered his Interac card, their response was, “We only take Visa, or cash.”  In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is the result of Visa being the “official payment card of the 2010 Winter Olympics.”  Given that my hapless coworker didn’t have a bundle of cash in his pocket to buy one of their overpriced sweaters, he decided that going sweater-less would be a better reflection of his Olympic spirit.

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City of Richmond Votes to Ban Rabbit Sales

February 9th, 2010 Andrew Martens 1 comment

Today, I witnessed a city council in action.  The City of Richmond had an open council meeting to discuss – among other things – a prohibition on the sale of rabbits in pet stores.  This was a very progressive motion on their part, one designed to protect animals, and a great step towards helping control the large feral rabbit population in their city.

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Dear Bethesda: This is why people pirate games on PC

February 4th, 2010 Andrew Martens 4 comments

This Christmas, I decided to pick up a copy of Fallout 3 for PC, their recently-released ‘Game of the Year’ edition, which included all of the downloadable content (DLC).  You would think that installing a game off of DVD onto the computer should be a simple matter.  Somehow, Bethesda managed to make it anything but…

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If you are reading this

December 14th, 2009 Andrew Martens Comments off

… then my DNS has successfully propagated to my new host at DreamHost!  The transition was surprisingly easy, even transferring over my old WordPress database and importing it to a new DB here.  Picked a theme I liked, tweaked it a bit, and called it quits.  As usual, I will endeavor to post more frequently, yadda yadda yadda some other stuff I probably won’t follow through with.  For the time being let’s pretend that I mean it.

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Roland Juno 6 MIDI Retrofit

March 22nd, 2009 Andrew Martens 4 comments

A couple of months ago, I ordered the Universal MIDI Retrofit from Mungo Enterprises, planning to install it into my Roland Juno 6.  John shipped it out the next business day, and it arrived within about a week or so, if I remember correctly. I had a few other projects in progress at the time, so it sat around for a few weeks until I had a chance to build it.
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