Crossing Over [pic] http://ff.im/jzYMt
You sure can tell Olympics R over by number of grumpy bus drivers on N shore
My friend Andrew Gregory emailed to ask if I’d spread the word about some office space they have available, as they’ve moved part of their team to their other office in Ottawa. Here’s the low-down:
50% share of penthouse office on the 6th floor of 23 West Pender. 270% views of Vancouver with windows that open to allow fresh air.
Includes wi-fi, alarm system, full private bathroom with shower, boardroom for meetings with North and East-facing windows, and full kitchen. Cleaning service 2X monthly. Sublet will share space with another social games company. Over 1,000 sq. ft available for sublet. Space comfortable for 6-7 person company…developers preferred. Available immediately and will extend to end of year.
If you’re interested, contact Andrew directly at 604-783-4962. They’re a great bunch to hang out / work with.
Lovin’ the 8 core Mac today : FCP and Pro-Tools and CS4 all hard at work simul without a burp.
Horseshoe Bay [pic] http://ff.im/juOyt
I hear thunder, I see lightning. North Shore goes from sunny to stormy in 5 minutes flat !
Rhubarb in Bloom [pic] http://ff.im/jsclD
A few photos in the garden between the rain showers here on the North Shore http://ow.ly/1Dtu1
A little gardening, a little Photoshop, a little lawn mowing, a little InDesign, a little more Photoshop, and a walk on the dock. Good day.
Now it’s actually raining quite hard up here in Sunset Gardens on the lovely North Shore.
Must See Gunless: Paul Gross, Dancing Mounties and Jay Brazeau. Can it get any better than that? http://ow.ly/1C29D
ack. not enough time to blog and take photos. how’can’this’be ? (no time to blog ? whahhhhaaaaaa)
These seedlings are itching to get outside – a short time lapse http://ow.ly/1BYME
I’m hanging out with the gang at the North Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs
Catalina 22’s of Madsu’s vintage had very awkwardly sighted navigation lights.
The bow light is actually behind the forestay and stem head fitting – not the best for visiblity. And if I happen to have dropped the foresail on the deck, the light would usually get covered up. (See if you can even find the bow light in this picture of Madsu at the dock)
The stern light was a bit better, though mounted on the deck port-side, and not always visible. While legal, these old lights have always made me nervous, particularly because I love night sailing.
So, before putting Madsu in the water this year I wanted to install new fore and aft nav lights, up on the pulpit/pushpit where they’d be seen.
Finding lights at Steveston Marine was easy – I got some nice Perko lights on sale – but mounting them on Madsu’s 1 inch pulpit and pushpit rails would be the challenge.
Catalina Direct sells a pulpit mount for over 30.00 dollars, and given the shipping and brokerage, it seemed like a crazy amount of money to spend. So I decided to make my own (and spend a crazy amount of time to save a few bucks).
A few years ago I had purchased some stainless rail mount brackets (for a the traveler setup), and still had a few extra.
What I needed was some sort of plate to mount the lights on. So, out came the jig saw and a piece of aluminum plate I had bought when I made the backing plates for the new winches.
I cut the plates, thinking I’d use 2 rail mounts on the bow light – but later opted to simplify with one (a good choice). A little work with a grinder, then a file, then my Dremel tool, and the plates came out looking pretty great.
Next, I tapped holes for mounting the lights, and for securing the plate to the rail mounts. I (and others) like to sit on the pulpit on a nice summer day, and with the mounting screws tapped, there’ll be no bolts protruding.
I wasn’t really up for drilling holes in the rail tubing and trying to chase the wiring through – I ran the wiring externally and secured it with self-amalgamating (rigging) tape. If it turns out to be a nuisance, I’ll chase the wires inside the tubing next year.
Now I’ve got an additional level of comfort sailing at night, knowing that Madsu’s bow and stern light are visible.
I’ve been calling people ‘ashcloud’ to their faces for the last week. It’s kind of fun. You ashcloud.
I would like a job at Hell Pizza just so I can answer the phone the way they do: “Hi, This is Robert. Welcome to Hell”. http://ow.ly/1B0Ik
420 celebrations well underway in Uan. Art gallery front lawn – nothing but grass man.
Find the Flotsam [pic] http://ff.im/jc33Y