Inuvik's High School Roof Collapses!!!

So this morning my brother signs into MSN and I noticed his name was “THEOUTSIDER7 (School Roof Collapsing a Birthday Present From the Gods???)” and I didn’t think much of it. Thought it was just Tom making a wish for his birthday tomorrow, kinda funny.

Then at 10:11 AM this morning an email comes in from my dad with this picture. The roof really did collapse!! Haha I still can’t believe it! I mean the place is extremely old, and snow is extremely heavy, but still!

As far as I know it happened before anyone was there, so no one was hurt. All the kids are happy at least, no school for a few days until alternate arrangements are made I suppose!

Blogosphere Radio Goes Live!

I am very happy to announce that Blogosphere Radio is now live! You can stream or download our first episode, so check it out and let me know what you think!

We are looking forward to some more interesting shows in the coming weeks, so if you would like to be a guest host, or be interviewed, or even host your OWN show, send me a message on MSN or email.

Good Riddance April!

I am more than happy to welcome the month of May! Gone are the days of snow, cold or uncertain weather, final exams, project marks, losing programming competitions, taxes, year end, etc. May will be a much happier month indeed!

Hello to the wonderful month of May! Many good things to come I predict, the first of which will be created Saturday, May 1st. Stay tuned to my blog and for updates 🙂

MSN Messenger 6.2

I downloaded and installed Messenger 6.2 yesterday, and its kinda neat so far. I noticed it hasn’t come up as an update on my other MSN installations, so download it yourself at Here are the new features I have noticed:

  • Emoticons appear as pictures in your edit box now (immediately after you type one), not only in the messages box.
  • There is a new default group if you sort your contacts by Online/Offline called Mobile. I like how the members of this group appear in gold 🙂
  • Instead of “Launch Site” you now have “Fun & Games”. Doesn’t look like any new games however.

So those are the most noticable things. If you use MsgPlus you’ll need to get the latest update too. I also found where you can download emoticons, display pictures and backgrounds. I still like my pictures better 🙂

Another Failure :(

Well not only are marks coming in, but we found out more bad news today. Our team lost the Imagine Cup. In fact, we didn’t even finish in the top three. So it is disappointing, even though we knew we didn’t have as much working as would have been ideal. The frustrating part is that we think the idea is awesome, and in the worlds, its all about idea and presentation. That is, of course, unless they do some wildly different judging scheme (which is unlikely considering the Canadian was quite similar).

Having said all that and having finished my rum and coke, I wish to repeat on this blog what I said earlier – and that’s congratulations to the winners! A fellow Student Ambassador at the University of Victoria led his team to victory, congrats Mike! There was a lot of great entries this year so I think it’s fair to say it was more competitive than last year. In any case, we’ll be ready for Imagine Cup 2005, so watch out!

And don’t think this means no more crazy programming ideas from myself or myself and Dickson or whoever. We’ll still bring it, we always do 🙂

Taxes anyone?

Went for coffee with Sharon tonight (who still doesn’t blog) to Starbucks. Nothing beats Starbucks, nothing. While coffee was good (and I borrowed the Sarah McLachlan CD to rip) I can’t help but feel that I am just putting off doing my taxes…

Who invented such a dumb thing anyways! We need to write software to automate it! Added to the ever growing list…

Man On Fire

Went to see Man on Fire with Dickson, Andrew, Joe and Nick last night at North Edmonton. The movie was really great, Denzel was like he was in Training Day, except this time he’s a good guy. Slow in places but overall a very well told story. And Dakota Fanning continues to impress – I wonder if she has an older sister? LOL!

After the movie we went to BP’s where we closed out the lounge. Nothing beats Cactus Cut Potatoes and Chicken Fingers and fries!