Wow it’s March..

What the?! Where did my monthly posts go? No where, because I never wrote them! heh. But I am writing one for March (finally). Work has kept me very very very busy. Many weekends and sleepless nights spent on this one project. Someone jokingly said it was my initiation…. I am so happy it’s finished. Words cannot express how I feel! I have never had a project like this. Yes I know I am being vague oh so very vague. But those NDA’s are iron clad!

For one of my new projects I get to make a WordPress site from the ground up and I have free reign on how I make it. Sooo it would only make sense to make a child theme and use all the new (relevant) WordPress features. I am loving custom post types. I knew of them before but now I understand them. Thinking about it now I might use them on this site. Could come in handy :)

There were some posts on Facebook today about Slipknot. That for me is an interesting subject. Not too many people know this but I was a staff member on one of the largest Slipknot fan sites about 6 or so years ago.. Oh the memories.. Dealing with php code issues, helping setup the site on a new server, and going frame by frame on the Before I Forget music video to get a clear picture of Shawn (Clown) Crahan. Are just some of the things I did.. The only downside to all this was me freely giving my aim username on the site. I got so many random people asking me to make stuff for them. Mostly I either kindly said no or never responded.. I really have to stress the so many part..
Of course I am a huge Slipknot fan, probably one of only a few who still has not seen them live in concert. I should probably get on that! Even though Paul Gray is gone, may he R.I.P.. They will always be my favourite death metal band.

That’s all for this month, catch you next month (if I feel like it).. Going to end this off with 0b11010.

Shopsorad.com

Just thought I’d make a quick post for anyone living under a rock, and doesn’t know that as of 8:30pm tonight Shopsorad.com launched!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2121212131313111one….. The site itself (my internship) has been done for quite a few months now, it’s just content and wp-e-commerce, that was holding it back.. But all that’s changed! Now back to work work….

Relaunch of artXed.com

After a good three hours of work tonight I am excited to relaunch artXed.com! It was a just a couple months ago when I was hit with some nasty malware that infected every php file on the account. Resulting in me deleting everything, and putting up a temp page explaining the situation.

Since then I have sifted through about 10 or so backups, and piece by piece uploading everything. I even got my Semester 3 Oakley Sunglasses flash project back!!

Why are you reading this second last sentence? You should be on artXed.com go go go !!

The Year 2011

At first I was torn, should I write a year-end post or just carry on with the monthly posts. But after having three cups of coffee in the hopes of finishing off my internship for Jasmine I said fuck it! Let’s do this!! sure why not..

For me 2011 is a year I won’t ever forget. I graduated from Seneca’s DMA program with honours, a month later got a paid internship, and then hired full-time. Oh yeah, I guess I might as well announce it now, when I go back to work on Monday I am a full-time employee at Baby Robot!! Not sure what my exact title is, but if I had to guess it would be Junior Developer :) What else what else, I’ve been moved from the alley to one of the developer pods. Even though BR (BR = BabyRobot) isn’t on the fall tour because it’s fairly new, it is one of the trendier places to work. No we don’t have a slide or beer on tap (yet), there is however wine down every Friday @ 4pm. There have been times when Carlo has told me to go get a beer, while I was going through a 122 page copy deck.. Overall the best place to start my career!

Not exactly sure what I’ll be doing on New years yet, but these things usually fall into place.. Sadly this year they fell through.. But I do have the first season of Stargate Atlantis to keep me company!

Oh and those of you wondering about artXed I am working on restoring it sometime today or tomorrow have a lot of files to disinfect still.

Until mid to late January…Have a Happy New Year!!

December 2011

Time flies when your working.. I can attest to that! That’s one of many excuses I am sticking to for the lack of a November post.

Nothing too radical has happened from October to now.. I was planning on going to FlashinTO for November but alas none of my other friends went so instead I prepared for the company holiday party. Never wore a bowtie or played roulette until that Thursday night..

Been keeping busy with my internship at BabyRobot. If you didn’t click that link then you wouldn’t have seen the new splash page that I got the honour to upload :)

Going to introduce some new items to talk about each month, like what music I’m currently listening to non-stop, and some new pictures for now..

For December I am digging the new Justice Album, I probably play it way too much. My LastFM tweet on Monday reflected that: Justice (86). Audio, Video, Disco is a lot different than Cross. Correction, it’s not a lot different, it’s like a change of genre! Although I do love it. Right now the song I have been humming is New Lands, it’s almost as if it was made to hum..

The picture that stands out the most in the past two months is something that happened on Monday. My ’99 Civic Si reached the 300,000 km mark! I was on Kipling Avenue on my way to Kipling Subway Station when I saw the kms at 299,999. Turned onto the nearest road and drove down it and half way back when it happened :) Pulled over, turned off the engine (the legal way), and then snapped this picture:

Great things happening in 2012! Hope everyone has a great Holiday!

October 2011 Updates

I’m going to force myself to get into the habit of posting every month! There’s nothing worse than a blog that isn’t updated regularly..

Now that I’m finished DMA @ Seneca I was offered a paid internship at a downtown web design company called BabyRobot, in late September. I’ve been there for three weeks now and I am loving it! Many thanks go out to Andrew Tedford for giving me the introduction.

I’m a Junior Web Developer and for now I’m doing website maintenance, but I have used my skills to make other neat things..

I’ll be doing my best to attend any Seneca events like FlashInTO or if there’s a Ninja Pub @ York. Hope to see some familiar faces.. Not sure if there will be a FlashInTO for October because of AndroidinTO but I could be wrong hope I am wrong..

Until next month..