Trip Through the Canadian Rockies

I’ve made the trip through the Canadian Rockies so many times that I’ve grown somewhat accustomed to taking the magnificent scenery for granted. However this trip I wanted to take some pictures along the way from Vancouver to Edmonton to share with a very special girl who couldn’t make the trip this time. Mayu, I […]

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Oscar’s Day Out

After the snow melted off for the first time this “spring” (oh it’s back again now, well played Alberta, well played – “it’s spring time…haha jk gotcha!”) we began noticing a number of trees that had been more or less decimated by a certain little porcupine. Last fall we were also having issues with a […]

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Bees in slow motion

Bees flying, collecting nectar and pollen in slow motion Moto X Play It’s been gorgeous weather in Edmonton, Alberta for the past few weeks and so I’ve taken the opportunity to find out a little more about the local bees who work tirelessly to pollinate our crops and flower beds. I also recently purchased a [amazon […]

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Good Reads, Summer 2016

My recommended good reads of summer 2016 Here are some of the books that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading so far this summer. Each of these books has truly impacted me in both large and small ways. I give each my whole-hearted recommendation. [amazon text=Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience&asin=0061339202] – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Better understand what […]

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Heads in the Tar Sand

While working for a mining exploration company in Northern Alberta in the summer of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity of flying over the tar sands projects. We were working on a drilling project in the Birch Mountains region, north of Fort McMurray, to increase knowledge of a lithium deposit for our client. I was responsible […]

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Cross-Platform Mobile App Case Study

A Comprehensive Analysis of Marketing and Financial Data Summer 2013, I was unemployed and spent learning Java, my first high level programming language, as well as developing my first mobile app for the Android platform. Booble Level was intended as a joke app, something to pull out at family gatherings to make everyone laugh, which […]

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Environmental and Ethical Apps Survey

I’ve been thinking about various ideas for new apps that would be able to make a real and meaningful difference in people’s awareness and behavior towards environmental and ethical issues. And it seems to me there aren’t many such apps in the app stores, or at least they’re rather hard to find, unpopular, superficial, and/or […]

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Koh Lanta Visa Run

So I expected my visa to run out in a few days, did some research on doing a Koh Lanta visa run to Malaysia: Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe to Langkawi, Malaysia via ferry 7800baht, local tour company’s “Visarun Tour” by van 4500baht, make my own way to Krabi and two day car rental to […]

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Koh Lanta

Ko Lanta, an island in Krabi Province, is hands down my favorite spot in Thailand that I’ve visited yet. It’s light on tourists, crowds, street markets, feral dogs, mosquitoes, bad smells, and air conditioning (unfortunately)…and heavy on quiet beaches, jungle, lizards, good and cheap food/accommodation, and sunshine. I believe I will stay on Koh Lanta […]

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