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Alan Bailward
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Lives in Mission, BC
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After a week+ of testing and writing, I’ve posted my Real World Review of the Pentax K-1 - Pentax / Ricoh's first full frame camera.
A real world review of the Pentax K-1 I got my Pentax K-1 last night and have spent the entire day with it, shooting and getting a feel for the camera, and thought the Pentaxians in the crowd might…
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So I was on reddit and trying to find cute cat photos, and is down. Went on twitter to try to see if it's just me or not and twitter is down. Is the Y2K bug hitting 16 years late or something?
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I think you mastered that a while back!
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Maybe it's time.
Jenna Coleman 'quits Doctor Who' for new role as Queen Victoria :- Actor to play lead in £10m ITV drama Victoria after three years as Doctor’s assistant.
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When I first saw her and Capaldi in their first episode together, I swear I could hear thousands of casting agents roll over in their graves. They really don't have very good acting chemistry with each other.
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Some photos from the wedding I shot last weekend.
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The new Google+ is all about the stuff you’re into and the people who get you. We can’t wait for you to start exploring.
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Photo curtesy of +Joe McNally at #GPPSeattle Sept 2015.
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Sent one my cats to a better place today.  Luckily that better place is with my buddy +Gavin Mogan in Burnaby.  Sad to see her go, but happy that she's found a good home.
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Well I know I'm smegging excited about this!
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII Announced!
As the entire population of the world obsesses over the birth of a baby in London, 3 million light years away in a substantial space vessel belonging to the Jupiter Mining Corporation, 4 hopeless smegheads prepare for more adventures.
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII
Recording starts late October 2015.
12 new episodes.
Broadcast on Dave in the UK, and no doubt on many other channels globally.
Shed loads of Smeg Ups
Original cast (they couldn't get anyone decent to do it)
Original writer (Doug-Chief of Comedy Police-Naylor)
About 18 kilos of rubber, 12 H's, a lot of hair extensions, sequins, Vindaloo and a new smeg hammer.
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Normally a post with a title like this you’d expect to be all about entering the new year with new perspective, a new outlook, projects…. all that stuff.  But in my case, they’re literally new eyes.  On December 22 I had laser eye surgery, correcting my…
Normally a post with a title like this you’d expect to be all about entering the new year with new perspective, a new outlook, projects…. all that stuff.  But in my case, they’re literally new eyes.  On December 22 I had laser eye surgery, correcting my eyes after wearing glasses or contacts since grade 3. As I sit here writing this I’m getting nervous about how the results are going to go. My eyes are -6.50 and -7.50 (thereabouts… if you don’t k...
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System Administrator, Programmer, Photographer
  • Left of the Dot
    Lead Developer, 2011 - present
  • airG
    Software Developer, 2009 - 2011
  • Netmaster Networking
    Software Developer, 1998 - 2000
  • Merilus
    Software Developer, 2000 - 2001
  • Premier School Agendas
    Software Developer, 2003 - 2004
  • TSC Software
    Deployment Specialist, 2004 - 2006
  • PSD
    Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2006
  • Shorebridge Inc
    Systems Administrator, 2006 - 2007
  • Uniserve
    Systems Administrator, 2007 - 2008
  • Layer 7 Technologies
    Senior OS Developer, 2008 - 2009
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Mission, BC
Maple Ridge, BC - Abbotsford, BC - Mission, BC
Photographer, Geek, Crazy Cat Man
Born and raised in Maple Ridge, BC, I've been working in the tech industry since my first job in university.  I've bounced between a number of jobs in computers, ranging from system administration, tech support and programming.  I have my own contract programming business and am a portrait photographer.
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Speaks only vi. Once walked a Realtor through editing their autoexec.bat file with edlin under dos 4.
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  • Garibaldi Senior Secondary
    1988 - 1993
    High school.
  • UCFV
    Computer Information Systems, 1993 - 1998
    A mix of business and programming, ranging from communications to networking. Notable courses were programming in Pascal, Windows GUI (no OWL or similar frameworks, pure windows code), and later on the highly advanced Java.
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RentByOwner - Vacation Rentals – Android Apps on Google Play

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Photographer, Gundam Wing pilot wannabe.

Bailward Photography

Creative portraiture and photography in the beautiful Fraser Valley


Well we're happy to announce that we're ready to start recording our next record! We'll be spending two weeks in San Diego recording with Jo

only lensbaby one week photography project

only lensbaby one week photography project by Victor Bezrukov the goal of this personal project is dedication to only one photo lens and cre

iPhone 5 Vanquishes Samsung Galaxy S4 in Drop Test

Which can withstand more punishment: the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 5? An extensive drop test finds the answer.


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Linux for Human Beings

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janus - A MacVim Distro

Infinite Storage on Your Desktop @ Bitcasa

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Bake an Egg in an Avocado for a Fast and Healthy Breakfast Treat

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Ubuntu Desktop Designers: ‘Unity Should Be Configurable’

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The Steve Jobs '95 Full-Length Interview [VIDEO] | iPhone in Canada Blog...

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Markdown Service Tools - Brett Terpstra

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So who picks the browser on a mobile device: You or "them"?

There's quite a ruckus going on over ARM-powered Windows 8 tablets: Mozilla and Google are crying foul over third-party browser restrictions

Official Google Reader Blog: Powering Down Google Reader

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Amazing food and staff, the naan bread is to die for and is second to none of all the Indian restaurants I've visited in the lower mainland.
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Hard to say anything bad about an all inclusive resort in Mexico, let's be honest. Food was good, beaches were good, pools, staff, etc. The only things I had an issue with was from bites on my legs one evening (maybe mosquitos, maybe sand fleas), but wearing long pants the later nights solved this, and a sunburn, but that's on me. There are 4 resorts next to each other, and getting access to one means you get full access to the others for food, restaurants, buffets, beaches, pools, etc. Lots of room to go, though they all are *basically* the same. The food in the restaurants is similar to the buffet, but better. Buffet food is good, not amazing, not bad by any means, and there are chefs making fresh omelettes and the like in the mornings. Beaches are also great, nice sand, protected bay, lots of room to stretch out on loungers or on the sand. Lots of palm trees for shade. There are water sports, catamarans, etc. No annoying sellers bugging you, other than a couple of guys selling hats and sunglasses on the beach once or twice. No free wifi throughout the resort ($40 for 7 days), but there is free wifi at the Maya Mall (about a 5 minute walk in the resort immediately next to the Beach resort) from 10am for 2 hours. It's slow and crappy, but seems to work if you need to check email or get your facebook fix (as long as you don't expect the autoloading videos to play smoothly without buffering).
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Decent bed, big fluffy pillows, quiet area, and a really great free breakfast buffet, with decent eggs, fruit, juices, etc. a really nice change.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great friendly service. Sometimes can get busy if you get there at a bad time howerver.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
12 reviews
Meh. For $60/night what do you expect. There's a bed, a couch and a bathroom. None are best of breed but if you just want a place to sleep, cheap, why not.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Adequate rooms, nothing special. Beds were a bit hard.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago