Category Archives: Fun

Just Enjoy the Show

I’m on optimist and generally think things will work out for the best.  I like to say: The future is awesome! That said it’s easy to forget how awesome individual days can be.  How many small but amazing things occur … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and all the Best in 2018!

This morning I made my last shopping trip before Christmas, at least I hope it’s my last trip. Pro tip: the Costco near us officially opens at 10am but if you show up at 9:45ish they will let you in.  … Continue reading

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Closed for Family Vacation

Saturday MP is a small family business and like your local family run restaurant the entire family is involved in some way.  Currently it’s mostly me working at Saturday MP but Ada helps with some book keeping and in the … Continue reading

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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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