Archive for 2002

Merry Christmas! Ya, I know

Thursday, December 26th, 2002 by Ian

Merry Christmas!


Ya, I know it’s a day late, but I DO have a real life and wasn’t about to post ON Christmas day! Things went well here, everyone ate too much, got too many presents, you know, the usual. I’ll post more later. I have to take Dylan to the store for the “Boxing Day” sales. Lot’s a fun. Drop him and run!

Now that’s been a while!

Sunday, December 8th, 2002 by Ian

Now that’s been a while! I’ve probably lost any audience I MAY have had! Oh well, life chugs on.

The last couple weeks have been HELL at work. I’ve been spearheading a project to make our next ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). A “chip”. It’ll be fun once we start, but trying to get everything together to get the ball rolling has been hell. Contractors, statements of work, justifications, project plans, budgets, yadda yadda yadda…I’ve pushed more documents and had more meetings in the last 2 months than in my entire work career before!

Now on to details of what has been going on:

Dylan placed second in “Provincial B Double Mini-Trampoline” at a meet in Edmonton last weekend. To explain, it goes Provincial “C”, Provincial “B”, Provincial “A”, then on to the national levels. He just moved up to “B” this year and was very relaxed about the competition. He’s doing very well.

After arriving in Edmonton, and while unpacking the car, what do I notice? A big bulge on the side of one of my tires. Yikes. Pretty lucky it didn’t blow on the way up. Obviously, I had the tire (both rear tires actually) replaced. So, what happens this weekend. The other set of tires has a flat. Sidewall was wrecked. BAH! So all four tires were replaced inside a week. I actually feel better about Shelley driving it now. The tires were all kind of suspect.

My Christmas Concert (“Paul and Friends” – lame name) goes in two weeks. Last time we made the church $7000 dispite being a completely secular thing. The basic idea is that we use the church P.A. system, and they get the proceeds. We’ll see how it goes this time. I actually feel pretty unprepared (yes, I sing a play many songs) but I did last time too and it went off without much of a hitch.

Not much else to say, we’re having Warren, Sue, Len and Zenya over for dinner tonight and I have to finish getting prepared…I’ll try to make more frequent updates, but as most of you know, it’s hard. I haven’t seen an update on Scott’s in QUITE a while…July 15th in fact!

Oh! I forgot…that Zinf project

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 by Ian

Oh! I forgot…that Zinf project dumped their Windows support yesterday and threw all my work in the toilet. Piss me off! I now longer endorse it. Go with WinAmp.

Oooo….That last lost post put

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2002 by Ian

Oooo….That last lost post put me off posting for a good MONTH! I’m not going to re-create it now. Suffice to say it said lots of good stuff about our summer and the camping we did.

Since then, work has been rather high stress. I’m trying to finish some things and starting to project manage another thing (the dark side calls), so I’m doing both right now. And I’m new to this project management stuff, so it’s stressing me out a bit. I’ll get it, I know. I just feel like I could be doing REAL work….

We’ve had our first snow (a couple days ago now) and the kids are all settled back in their routines. Dylan is tramping again this year and I’m a Beaver Leader for Quinn again (Nothing ever changes!).

Bah! I just wrote a

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2002 by Ian

Bah! I just wrote a big update and lost it. Now I don’t FEEL like recreating it. Sigh. I’ll post tomorrow from work…..