Category Archives: Fun

PSA: Arduino H Bridge is Sharp and Pointy

Just a quick public service announcement (PSA) that the Arduino H Bridge is sharp and pointy.  Both my daughter and myself hurt our fingers but only I was lucky enough to draw blood when one of the H Bridge pins … Continue reading

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Kids Thinking Outside the Box – Favourite Cheese

Transcript of my wife talking to my daughter’s grade 6 friend: Wife: “What is your favourite cheese?” Friend: “Grated!”

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You Can’t Just Turn Creativity On Like A Faucet

Lately, Chris has been working on Xamarin notifications in Android, which you would have gathered from his recent blog posts. I have been tasked with designing an icon to go with this work. I’ve designed a few things before (Scary … Continue reading

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Simplify, Simplify…

The great philosopher Henry David Thoreau once said: “Simplify, simplify.” I actually didn’t know that Thoreau said that until I saw a reference to that quote in a Calvin & Hobbes comic. But that’s another story. You might be wondering … Continue reading

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So Long For Now, Our Original Goal Buddy

Chris and I are late to the party, bidding our fond farewells to Stuart McLean.  But it wouldn’t be right to not pay our respects to the person who motivated us through many a chore. Long before Saturday Morning Productions … Continue reading

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Success at last!

Update: My last blog post was about my unsuccessful attempt at the APREP, which is the physical assessment part of the Edmonton Police Service’s hiring process. I passed on my second attempt, which was on February 13! It went so … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade…

On January 16th I took a flying spill when I tried to drag a huge dude-sized dummy for 50 feet. There I was, lying on the gym floor, elbows bloodied and pants torn, with an astounded audience looking just as … Continue reading

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Why I’m not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions

Wow, we are already one week into 2017. The Christmas decorations are put away, the leftovers are eaten, and I have to get used to writing the correct year. So far it’s going well, although my brain had a glitch … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Saturday Morning Productions

Merry Christmas everyone! We can hardly believe how quickly 2016 has gone by and that the new year is almost here. So many things have happened that it’s going to be a challenge to summarize them all here without making … Continue reading

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Operation Add Author Profile Pictures (OAAPP)

You may have noticed that our smiling faces now accompany our posts. This is to prevent confusion among our long time readers who may think that Chris is joining the Edmonton Police (he’s not, Liv is) or that Liv has … Continue reading

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