Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rain Rain Go Away!

Now that the rain season is among us it seems suitable to highlight the most necessary piece of clothing for the weather; and by clothing I mean shoes, and by shoes I mean boots, and by boots I mean boots that can handle the elements while still looking great. Living in Victoria you get used to wet weather and the last thing I want to do is sacrifice still for functionality. That being said my Keds aren't exactly great to stroll through Beacon Hill Park and my Allen Edmund brogues, with their leather soles don't exactly hold up in the puddles. So here are some of the best shoes I have seen that can keep your feet dry and your self fly! (sorry).
Quoddy Trail Moccasin Company Grizzly Boot

Rogues Gallery, Band of Outsiders for Sperry and L.L. Bean Deck Boots

Russell Moccasin Co. Tracker Boots

Russell Moccasin Co. Country Squire South 40 Birdshooter

Tretorn Thule Boots

Tretorn Skerry Boots

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Purple Bike all done!

I just recently completed building my Purple Campy Centaur/Veloce/Record/Chorus bike!
This bike has been put together with parts compiled over nearly a year and I finally finished (thanks in part of OBB for finishing touches)
The bike has Veloce Ergo Shifter
Centaur Crank/Brakes
Chorus Rear Derailleur and Chain
Record Front Derailleur
Easton EC70 Fork
Easton Seatpost
Selle Italia SLR Saddle
An Aluminum frame with Carbon Stays

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Google Phone! G1

Google dropped the G1. Game over.
Kanye said "bow down to the presence of greatness", I agree.

The T-Mobile G1, the first mobile device powered by Google's open-source Android software, will be available in stores in the United States on October 22 and will cost 179 dollars.
Hopefully Canada is not far behind.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Android OS - Application winners

The final phase of Android Developer Challenge I is now complete. Out of 50 teams of finalists, 10 teams received a $275,000 award each and 10 teams received a $100,000 award each. All of the teams' hard work during the past several months is apparent in the final 50 entries.
Some of my highlights are listed below

Jeffrey Sharkey

Shop smarter using your phone. Compare prices, read reviews, and connect with local stores.

Jeff Kao, Gary Pong, Robert Lam, Taneem Talukdar

Ecorio automatically tracks your mobile carbon footprint, suggests transit and carpooling alternatives and lets you stay carbon neutral by offsetting your trips easily.

Carter Jernigan, Clare Bayley, Jasper Lin, Christina Wright

Locale is an advanced settings manager that automatically changes your phone's settings based on conditions, such as location.

Amos Yoffe

BreadCrumbz offers a unique approach to navigation. What sets it apart is its focus on picture-based navigation and user-created navigation content.

more information about all of the winners and finalist can be found here
and igraphix has some of their highlights here