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Archive for November, 2006

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Nov 28

Brrrrrrr it’s cold

Category: Journal

Brrrr it's cold out. Currently as i write this it is -18. Yikes!!!! too cold for me. I would much rather palm trees and 30 degrees any day. But with it being soo cold the sun is out and everything is white. From my office window Kelowna looks absolutely beautiful, i sure hope that the snow stays till Christmas. Kelowna isn't normally this cold so i'll just have to wait and see. 

Yesterday was another exciting day as we released my next game. This time an Adventure quest akin to Monkey island, Day of the Tentical, and Space Quest etc. Basically with the help of my writer Gin and Chris game up with the idea of a survival story. Thanks again as always goes out to Chris and Gord for all the great artwork, and this time around to Aaron for creating the mini sledding game inside the quest. It was a great project to strecth my skills a little more. So if you get a chance check it out.

Aside from all this it looks like i will be a bachelor a little longer as Naomi is going to stay in Edmonton till Sunday. Tristan is going to be all grown up by the time i see him next. I miss them both.   

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Nov 26

Everything is White

Category: Journal

Everything is all white and snowy outside as it has been snowing all weekend. It is kind of a cozy feeling when it snows. just makes you want to stay in by the fire and have some hot coco. mmmm yummy. One of my favourite things on a snowy day. What is all you guys favourite on a snowy day?

With all snow, and penguins still being the topic from last post i have found this 2 videos that i would like to share with you all out there. One ijust discovered the other day and one i have know about for awhile both made me laugh anyways enjoy.

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Aside from the videos i have laid pretty low this weekend, with only my friend Mark coming over to play Lego Star Wars II on my Gamecube. Super fun game if you get the chance to try it. I have been working away on the new site design but have come to a road block with my CSS formating. Not knowing much about it has made it difficult to design the site. So far everything looks great in every browser except for would you guess it internet explorer. I wish Microsoft would get their act together. Furious Hopefully i can figure it out, but so far i frustratingly have come to no real answers. So if any of you can make any recommendations out there it would be much appreciated.

Well that is it for now. Till next time! 

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Nov 23

Happy Feet

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Here i sit on a Thursday night missing my son and wife just a little. They left for freezing cold edmonton yesterday night and will be there till Tuesday. Oh well at least i will get some sleep!

However tonight i got to see Happy Feet on the company as they rented out the theatre for all us employees and family to see. I gotta say i was a little skeptical of this movie when i first went in with the whole 3D movie trend n all, but this film was really really good. It had super cute moments and lots of humour. Well humour is easy when you have dancing and singing penguins. If you are a person who loves music and dance and of course penguins then you will probably like this movie. I does have a small message about mans infringment on our environment but i think that gets a little lost in the tying up of the plot in the end. I think that is my only complaint about it that the ending was rushed as most typical hollywood movies are.  Anyways if you get a chance i recommend seeing this one. Especially if you are an animation fan.

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Nov 21

Mackhouse First Anniversary

Category: Art,Journal

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Wow! it has been One whole year since the this site opened. Well a year and a few days. I wanted to post on the actual anniversary but was too busy with finishing up the adventure game i am working on for work. Yep another game. Crazy schedule i know. 

Well it seems this site has seen a lot of views and has made a connection with many of you out there. Thanks to to everyone for visiting and commenting on this blog. It makes it all worth while to make and keep updated. 

Lots has changed for us over the last year. Being Pregnant, my new job, driving to Cali and Mexico, Naomi's accident, buying a house, taking in some hockey students, and let's not forget the arrival of Tristan!

So now our family is bigger and better, and growing. So this site will just have to grow with us.

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We look forward to the next year and are sure that it will bring some more interesting stuff. So please keep visiting our little blog and we hope to see you all here.

Cheers Cool

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Nov 13

Club Penguin in the Globe

Category: Journal

Today Club Penguin was featured in the Globe & Mail on the front page just under the Queen today! It's a really good right up although i have to cringe when they make the comparison to myspace. Club Penguin is in no way like myspace but i guess you have to draw a comparison from somewhere. It is just to bad that people will get the wrong impression from it based on a small comment like that. Anyways you can see the Article here.

Club Penguin in the Globe & Mail 

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Nov 06

Game has been released!

Category: Journal

WooHoo! my game is finally done and has been released to the web. It feels soo good to have this game done as i have been workingon it for awhile. Now i can move onto other things. It is all very cool though as this my first real big game to be released, and well second game ever really created. I learned a lot but still have a long way to go.

I really wanna make sure i thank Chris, Gord, Chris, and Lance. They have all been a huge help in getting the engine to work and helping out tons with artwork and animation. Without you guys this would have taken much longer and wouldn't be as cool.

For everyone else out there here are some screenies, and if you know which site i work on then you will have to check it out. 

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Nov 05

Happy Birthday Daralynn

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It's been a good week around here.  Daralynn and Sheldon and David have all been in town which has been really nice.  We've enjoyed a lot of family time.  It's hard for me to believe though that my sister is turning 30 tomorrow!  How did we get so old?  Actually, 30's not really that old anymore.  I figure we've all got lots of great times still to come.  I have really been realizing how fast life goes by when watching Tristan.  He's already grown so much!  

Friday night we had a birthday dinner for Daralynn.  Mom of course made all Dar's favorites and Sheldon made his mom's special cake for her for desert.  It was a great meal.  But what's a meal without good company?  We had that as well.  Along with my parents, brother, Troy myself and Tristan, Daralynn and Sheldon had Dara's good friend from highschool Andrea and Gustav as well as Derek and Jackie and their little girl Breanne.  It was naked babies all around – as you can see in the pictures.  

The first pic is my parents with their 2 grandchildren – Annika and Tristan. Then Daralynn and Annika (ake Pebbles), Sheldon and Daralynn, Tristan and Breanne doing tummy time together, David and the other naked baby.

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Nov 02

Far too busy

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Wow time is just flying by as usual! Another weekend past full of hmmm well it didn't seem like much at the time. I went out and finally bought a new faucet for our Kitchen – so much better than the other one. However as usual what should have been a 2 beer job turned into a bit of a nightmare and at 10 in the evenging i finally decided to call it quits and get the proper parts in the morning. The thing with doing anything in this house is that over the years everyone else didn't do thing properly. So now when i go to fix things or repair etc. well you get the picture. But now things are being done properly. The house is now sporting some fine looking outdoor lighting as well. 

Sunday we got to celebrate my Grandma's 81st Birthday. We had some fun together as a family although Tyler should not put napkins in my nose when sleeping. Argggghhhhh Furious

As for all the major busyness around here it is mainly from me trying to complete my game for work. If all goes well it should all be wrapped by friday. And then it is on to finish the next game for 2 weeks later. I am looking forward to see them online. Although it has been very stressfull the last few weeks. Of course i can't say much more than that about the games as they are for work and everything is hush hush.

The next few days we are going to spend some time with the Stinner family as Naomi's bro Dave is in Town and her sister Dara with Sheldon as well. The family is all together on that side with 2 new additions. It has been cool to compare Tristan and Anika from 2 months to 1 year. 

Speaking of Tristan i will leave you all with some more pics, as i should be getting to be for some rest.

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