Boarding at Kirby

Pete and I went snowboarding at Kirby tonight. It was only my second time this season and my first time to Kirby. Shameful! Conditions were pretty good, thanks to a dump of snow yesterday. Though it was a bit windy at times overall the temperature wasn’t bad. Part way through the evening we met the ...

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all, especially those with significant others. I myself do not fall in that category but I thought I would instead share a few things that I love, a few moments that fill me with joy. Getting up a bit earlier than normal on a Saturday morning and enjoying a couple ...

Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords

Back on December 1 of last year I went out game-hunting. I was hoping to pick up a Half-Life 1 and 2 bundle for cheap so I wandered into Game Power in Bowmanville and inquired. They didn’t have that sort of package so I walked over to the small display of PC games to see ...

The Past Week

A few things of interest for this past week… On Tuesday I received a parcel containing the Star Wars: Dark Nest trilogy, which I’d ordered with my Chapters gift card (thanks, Mom!) I’m currently working through the Star Wars books of have (some on loan) in chronological order. I’m actually part way through the Legacy ...

1st Anniversary of kryptech.name

A whois lookup on “kryptech.name” will reveal that it was created on Jan 16, 2007. Happy first birthday! This site didn’t go live until around a month later, but that original order of kryptech.name and hosting space was the all-important first step. I’ve really enjoyed having my own site and sharing some of my interests ...

Tis the Season

Blessed Christmas to you all! This really is one of my favourite times of year (perhaps second to Rock Sands Cottage). I’ve been enjoying some days of relative relaxation (at least from regular work). Yesterday afternoon we kicked off the Vogel Christmas gathering. Sadly Mel and Chad were grievously delayed and didn’t make it in ...

Office Outing

I got the day off work, but I still had to be at the office at 9:00. You see, today we had our office Christmas outing. It was a pretty sweet deal, really. Our team has been growing over the last year and we’ve moved around a few times and are now ending the year ...

A Desktop and a Prodigal Cat

It’s been a busy day and what seemed like a busy week though when I look back I find it hard to point out what exactly made it feel busy… I guess one item was setting up a desktop for Aunt Beth. There are a bunch of old PCs scattered about in the basement (Mom’s ...

The Logical Choice

I was checking out the newest posts on Christian Anime Alliance and noticed a thread ‘SUPER cheap DVD’s at Right Stuf’. I’d been to Right Stuf before when shopping around for anime but hadn’t bought anything from them. When I checked out the sale “SUPER cheap” was right. I bought Last Exile vols 1, 3, ...

Rolling with Ubuntu

I’m posting this in Ubuntu, while listening to Becoming the Archetype from Rhythmbox Music Box (still getting used to it). Yep, I’ve got my modem working. It is a bit different editing text files to change settings instead of clicking checkboxes like in Windows. I learned how to edit the boot menu in GRUB too, ...