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What is Up in the World of Me?


So what is up in the world of me lately? I haven't posted any updates recently aside from the regular podcast entries. The reason of course, is that I've been busy with various projects as usual (which is a...

Posted on Velvety Couch on September 20, 2009 11:37 AM

Sun Days


I'm stuck at home today, on this beautifully sunny day, doing some contract work. So I decided to make the most of it by working wirelessly from my laptop on the balcony. We have a pretty decent view from...

Posted on Velvety Couch on April 26, 2009 3:09 PM

Walking Speed


Things have been flying by lately. It's already April (and no, this post has nothing to do with April Fool's Day despite the date) and winter usually drags really slowly. But the last 4 months have come and gone...

Posted on Velvety Couch on April 1, 2009 12:09 AM

Snowy View


All that talk the other day about daylight saving time giving us more sunshine sure seems stupid now. On the first day of "more sunshine" it snowed again. I don't think I'm alone in being sick of all the...

Posted on Velvety Couch on March 9, 2009 11:11 AM

Hiding Behind the Clouds


Well it's been a while since my last update and I'm sure it seems like I've been hiding out from updating the website. But actually a lot has been happening in the last few months to keep me busy....

Posted on Velvety Couch on December 17, 2008 5:28 PM

New Hotness


It's time for another update. Things have been fairly busy in Graham land for the past few weeks. Asuka and I officially bought our first condo. We're really excited. At the same time we're a bit overwhelmed with all...

Posted on Velvety Couch on October 16, 2008 10:06 PM

Where is Summer?


Considering that it's June and the official start of summer is just around the corner, you'd think that the weather would be awesome by now. But of course it's only been getting worse since those few hot and sunny...

Posted on Velvety Couch on June 6, 2008 10:12 PM

Is It Spring Yet?


Last week I saw 80s rocker guy rocking out downtown. This is usually a clear sign that spring is here. I'm not sure where he goes in the off season, but whenever Victoria weather gets nice he's out there...

Posted on Velvety Couch on April 19, 2008 12:19 PM

Balance


I just got back from the Open Web Vancouver conference with a friend from work. It was pretty interesting. We found out about a few new and useful web toolkits, learned some AJAX tips and tricks and got a...

Posted on Velvety Couch on April 16, 2008 8:04 PM

New Growth


Spring is coming fast and flowers are starting to pop up all over the city now. This change of season always seems to bring with it the feeling of freshness and excitement. And with that promise of new growth...

Posted on Velvety Couch on March 9, 2008 7:18 PM

Days of Warmth and Cold


The weather has been a bit weird lately. Bright and sunny days have turned to snow and then rain all in the time it takes me to walk home for lunch during a work day. Then other days of...

Posted on Velvety Couch on January 30, 2008 10:01 PM

Trip Delayed


The Saltspring Island trip has been delayed until maybe next weekend, or later. This weekend was rainy on the island, so we postponed le voyage until the weather gets better. So expect a bit of a wait for the...

Posted on Velvety Couch on January 13, 2008 9:34 PM

All New BG


It's a new year and I've got a new background photo for the website. Ever since I added the sidebar to the layout, the old background was looking too busy and distracting. The site needed a more abstract background....

Posted on Velvety Couch on January 3, 2008 10:54 PM

That Time of Year Again


It's that time of year again. Every few months I manage to pull myself off my ass and start getting more regular exercise again. Like many of you, I keep meaning to go for a run after work, or...

Posted on Velvety Couch on October 22, 2007 6:02 PM

Whassup?


      As Davin so profoundly wrote in my blog comments, "Whassup"? Well, that is a good question. I've been meaning to update the old blog for a few weeks now, and everytime I go to do it,...

Posted on Velvety Couch on July 14, 2007 12:49 PM

Here Comes Summer


June is a big month. Everyone has Father's Day to celebrate. I also have my dad's birthday, my wife's birthday and my anniversary. So it's been a busy few weeks - a fun few weeks. I haven't had this...

Posted on Velvety Couch on June 21, 2007 10:05 PM

Window to the Past


I went on a walk taking photos around town today. It's been a while since I've gone out with the main purpose being photography, so it was nice to fool around with the camera without feeling rushed. It was...

Posted on Velvety Couch on April 14, 2007 7:22 PM

That Time of Year


Life is trudging along as usual. I'm currently getting my taxes done, and I'm a bit anxious to see what the damage is. Doing contract work means that I end up owing the government taxes at the end of...

Posted on Velvety Couch on March 31, 2007 11:54 PM

Sailing Along


Things are going well. I'm busy as usual working at Refractions, as well as doing some contract work on the side, but both have fallen into a comfortable cycle. I worked quite a few extra contract hours in the...

Posted on Velvety Couch on March 18, 2007 9:22 PM

Back Home


My trip to Vancouver was good. The PHP conference was interesting. There were a few really good talks and a bunch of less good ones, but I'm sure that's fairly standard at these sorts of things. Brock and I...

Posted on Velvety Couch on February 16, 2007 12:53 PM

Taking a Trip


I'm taking a little trip next week. My work is sending me to Vancouver for a PHP conference. This will be my first paid work trip ever, I think. I'm going with a work buddy and it should be...

Posted on Velvety Couch on February 9, 2007 1:17 PM

Watching Spring Come


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Posted on Velvety Couch on January 28, 2007 11:00 AM

Long Time


It's been a while since my last update, not much is new though. I've been trudging along with the usual work and haven't had much new to write about. Although, I am writing this from my new laptop which...

Posted on Velvety Couch on January 17, 2007 1:47 PM

Holiday Zoom


Well, the holiday season is almost over and soon I will be returning back to work. I had a lot of fun this past week, and got to spend some good times with my family. As usual, this time...

Posted on Velvety Couch on December 31, 2006 5:27 PM

Snow Mice


December has been good. We had some snow for a few days, which quickly turned to black silt on the sides of the road. But for a few days we enjoyed a white holiday season, which is pretty uncommon...

Posted on Velvety Couch on December 16, 2006 11:57 AM

Same Old Path


It's been a while since I last updated. I've been pretty busy lately, although not with anything unusual. I just haven't found much time to make an update, and I also haven't had a lot of stuff to update...

Posted on Velvety Couch on October 30, 2006 12:07 PM

The Usual, Sort of...


This weekend was a combination of the ordinary chores and work, coupled with a birthday dinner and visiting with my aunt, uncle and cousin. It was a good mix of the usual and the uncommon. Saturday night we went...

Posted on Velvety Couch on October 16, 2006 8:48 PM

Thanksgiving Weekend


The weather has been pretty dreary lately, but it's actually a nice change from the constant sun. There are always some flowers around town but you can definitely tell that the fall season is here. We had one last...

Posted on Velvety Couch on October 8, 2006 11:38 AM

Rocky Start


I woke up with a huge headache this morning, which seemed to get worse as I got out of bed to wake up. I tried to go back to sleep, but my head hurt too much for even that....

Posted on Velvety Couch on September 30, 2006 7:09 PM

Can You Guess?


I'm going to a concert this weekend. My first concert in years (not counting small bands and events at clubs). It's also my first concert of this kind of music. I'm pretty excited. Can you guess who I'm going...

Posted on Velvety Couch on September 22, 2006 1:32 PM

If I Could


I'm playing poker tonight and I'm looking forward to it. I've been pretty busy with working lately, and it's been about a week since I last played, so tonight will be a nice break away from the usual. Other...

Posted on Velvety Couch on September 20, 2006 5:48 PM

Best Time


It's Friday evening, I just finished a long day of work, I'm sipping on some wine, and I'm thinking about the nice relaxing weekend coming up. This part of the week, when you've just finished a week of work...

Posted on Velvety Couch on September 15, 2006 5:58 PM