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  • Blog Post: Post Web Direction North and Web Compatibility

    I got back from Web Directions North last Sunday, and I got hit HARD with a cold or something. I made it into work on Monday to meet with the great Molly Holzschlag to figure out what our priorities are going to be for content development, and where we're looking for our long term relationship to go...
  • Blog Post: twitter

    (in my personal blog style) okay, so i did it.... i signed up for twitter, not sure if it's a good thing, or a bad thing... you tell me... petele on twitter, feel free to add me... i'll likely add you back, especailly if i know you, have met you, or you're doing some kind of web development and are...
  • Blog Post: PEte vs Pete

    A few people have asked, but I figured I'd post a quick note about why I sign my emails "PEte" instead of "Pete". And yes, there is a good reason. Well, at least I think it's good. http://blogs.msdn.com/petel/pages/pete-vs-pete-the-inside-story.aspx PEte ;)
  • Blog Post: Week 4 as a Product Manager

    One of the people I report to this week asked me what the difference between a Product Manager and a GREAT Product Manager. It turns out the difference is in how you answer a question. Instead of saying how difficult something is going to be to do, you just say, "consider it done!" It is kind of the...
  • Blog Post: Thanks for all the fish!

    One of my favourite things about working for this company is the interaction I get to have with all of you, the end users, the developers, the IT professionals, the knowledge workers and so forth. In fact, over the least two or three years, I've been working hard to make that more part of my daily life...
  • Blog Post: The Bellagio Fountains of Diet Coke

    As I was doing some of my morning infosnacking, I came across this post on slashdot . A few guys seem to have figured out how to recreate the Bellagio Fountains using only 2L bottles of diet coke, and several menthos. Check out the video at http://eepybird.com/dcm1.html
  • Blog Post: personal: this side up.

    I figured I'd share this with both my personal and work blogs as it's kind of funny and a little humbling. In my personal blog, I always write in smallcaps, so just ignore that fact, and hopefully you'll get a laugh out of my morning. my friend heath and i have been rowing every morning for the...
  • Blog Post: Don't forget to check your web application on other browsers!

    One of my pet peeves about web designers and web application developers is the ones who don't check to make sure everything works and looks good in the major browsers, not just IE*. I am a 100% IE user at work, and at home, I use IE when I'm on my PC, but on my Mac** I use Safari.*** Recently, I've...
  • Blog Post: My Photography Is Hanging

    I've got two shows hanging in the very near future, not a lot of my work, but there is some, so if you're interested in seeing any, I'd recommend checking it out! PCNW Staff & Faculty show is currently hanging at the Photo Center. I've got three pieces hanging in that show. Music, a show that...
  • Blog Post: VS Launch Tomorrow in Canada!

    As I was getting ready this morning, I realized something kind of cool, and at the same time, a little scary. The last launch event I was at, I was in my teens, just finishing up high school, and working for Microosft as a high school intern. It was the Windows 95 launch at the base of the CN Tower...
  • Blog Post: Removing Spam Comments from nGallery

    Well, I guess one advantage of getting popular is that people seem to like to put spam on your website.  I had a commenting enabled on my nGallery web pages, allowing my friends to comment on pictures that I had posted. I noticed this afternoon though that a bunch of people had decided to post lots of...
  • Blog Post: VS Ship Party Pics

    Yesterday was a pretty good day, my team signed off on VS 2005 and we had our ship party. The party wasn't quite as exciting as previous ship parties, but it was still a darn good time. I've posted my pictures up online at http://www.bigbackpack.ca/nGallery/albums/VS+2005+Ship+Party.aspx for all...
  • Blog Post: Too Many Domains

    Ugh, I think I just realized I have too many domains. And I'm most of them in some way at least! http://www.usualsuspects.ca - not in use http://www.bigbackpack.ca - in use http://www.bbpphoto.com - in use http://www.NoCommonGround.com - in use http://www.SinDessertCo.com - holding...
  • Blog Post: Web Site Syndication

    One of the things thats been on my mind for a while has been to update my web site, and make it a central point of syndication. I've got several different websites that I am contantly updating but they're all running different application, and all with different purposes, but there is no central location...
  • Blog Post: close your windows!

    Yah, I guess they've started removing stucco. Lesson for today, close your windows when they're going to remove stucco from your building.
  • Blog Post: Change to Daylight Savings Time?

    Did anyone else miss this? Or am I the only one? From CBC Currently in Canada and the U.S., daylight time runs from April through October. The exception in Canada is Saskatchewan, which keeps its clocks the same throughout the year. RELATED STORY: U.S. moves to extend daylight time ...
  • Blog Post: Night & Low Light Colour Photography

    This quarter I'm taking a night, and low light colour photography class at school and its been pretty cool so far. I've shot about 6 rolls of film, and by far, these last two are the best I've picked up yet. These are just scans of the negatives, I haven't had a chance to print them yet, so we'll see...
  • Blog Post: Yay for Cowokers and Spain

    I just had a coworker come into my office and say "Yay for Spain!" and was really happy to hear that Spain had just approved gay marriage. Spain is only the 3rd* country to legalize gay marriage in the world. I love that I work at such a company where employees value diversity and are happy for other...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Day 1 (sorta)

    So I made it to Orlando. Not a big feat, but not a small feat either. It's been a pretty good day so far, got settled in to the hotel (not as nice as I'd hoped, but hey, it's a place to stay and rest my head). I ended up eating in the hotel restaurant tonight, and it certainly wasn't up to what I was...
  • Blog Post: Film is done

    After returning from 4 weeks in Europe, I can now say, that it took 3 weeks, but I've developed all 63 rolls of black and white film that I shot in Paris. Now, to start making some nice fiber prints...
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