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Heat Shrink tubing FTW! The tip on my stylus was a little broken and needed some support. A tiny piece of heat shrink tubing and gentle application of a lighter to get things to shrink. Good as new! 
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Some photos I took with my Sony Alpha A77 camera and SAL1650 lens.
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So much for the ability for wifi calling on my G4. I just got the update, but when I try to enable it, I get this.
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Hmmm. Wondering if I had this as a question on at the end of my graphics unit, would my students understand it? What if I didn't give the test on a Friday? ;)
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Ooooh! My kids are going to love this. #Netflix #Voltron
 
Netflix will bring back Voltron for a second season! Guess this means I should finish Season 1!
This past year, Netflix and Dreamworks released the first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender to critical acclaim. Not only was this a fresh take on Voltron's origin but on the Voltron Force (now the Paladins) as well. While the original series had all the awesome action, this one added a bit more character development, a character TWIST, and some laugh-out-loud humor. Those are just a few of the obvious reasons Dreamworks was able to announce ...
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Tired and back home in YVR after spending the day clam digging in Birch Bay WA.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again. There is no security through obscurity.
 
Gee, who didn't see this coming?
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A group of security experts figured out the secret to the eighth and final master key.
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I mentioned the fact that the TSA keys were compromised and could be 3D printed by almost anyone to my in-laws last time they were here, because the're always so big on using TSA approved locks on their luggage. They seemed pretty shocked.

On the other hand, most of the locks are quite wimpy anyhow, as is how they are used (e.g. on zippers) so it's not like it makes much difference to someone that's trying to break into your luggage. Maybe the big deal is that with the keys they can get into your luggage undetected. Time to use those services that plastic wrap your luggage at the airport? Of course they also regularly seem to get the "TSA was here" notes in their bags so maybe that's not a good idea either.

In any case, I do like the metaphor as an explanation of why master keys are a bad idea in both the digital and physical world.
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What? The password is securely stored in an encrypted SQL database yet they're able to send it out to anyone via email which is plaintext and unencrypted? Don't these people know that emails are sent unencrypted and are never private???
 
Your Secret Is Safe With Us

Yesterday I had an issue logging into a particular university press website. I emailed them for support and they kindly send me my login and password over email. In plain text.

When I pointed out that this was bad form, they assured me my password isn't stored in plain text. It is securely encrypted, and they just use a SQL query to decrypt passwords to email to folks who might forget their password.

If I want to change my password, I can always request a new account, since they don't have a mechanism for users to change their password.

Good to know my financial information is under their watchful eye...

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So it's encrypted between client and email server. But what about en-route towards its destination?

Security through obscurity is no security at all!
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Here's an awesome CL ad for a chair!
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The Mitsubishi 3000 was a heavy AWD sports car.

I think this thing will probably be a bit heavier, but it will perform even better due to the super low CG and instant torque and AWD.
 
‘Tesla Hacker’ building a 1,000hp electric car using Tesla drivetrain and Chevy Volt batteries
When Jason Hughes, best known as the ‘Tesla Hacker’ who first spotted the upcoming 100 kWh battery pack in the Model S’ OS, retrofitted a classic Tesla Model S P85 with an entire …
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I hope the watermelon was sweet!
A watermelon theft in Burnaby, B.C., goes bad when one fruit comes to an untimely end.
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So I guess that's what all the police tape was about when I drove by there on my way to work.
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In BC, the driver would have as well as $543 and four points against your driver's license. On top of that, insurance rate for the driver would go up significantly too!
 
How to ruin your life with Pokemon GO
Pokemon GO has become the most popular game in the world and with great addiction comes lack of responsibility. People who are cheating at Pokemon GO get banned, but people who drive and play Pokemon GO should expect to endure far worse circumstances. Such was the case in Baltimore this week when an officer's body cam caught footage of a Toyota Rav 4 veering out of their lane and slamming into a parked police car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Wow. I'm tempted to say it's Darwinism in action, but they are affecting/endangering other people as well.
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Education
  • Simon Fraser University
    Computing Science, 1993 - 1998
  • Simon Fraser University
    Professional Development Program, 1999 - 2000
  • Burnaby Central Secondary School
    1988 - 1993
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If it isn't broken, you're probably not using it to its full potential!
Introduction
I am a open source technology user and advocate.  If it's open and cross platform, I'm interested in it.

I teach computer studies, digital media design (a.k.a. Game Programming) and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School in Surrey, BC, Canada.

Current hobbies include digital photography, GIMP, Android, Linux, and playing with my Raspberry Pi.
Bragging rights
I am a digital senior citizen! Been online since the late 80s using a modem over POTS!
Work
Occupation
Highschool ICT Teacher
Skills
Photography, music, programming, Linux, GIMP, Android
Employment
  • Surrey School District
    Teacher, 2000 - present
    I currently teach ICT and programming at Frank Hurt Secondary School.
  • Simon Fraser University
    ITDA Mentor, 2011 - 2013
    I mentored in-service teachers who were in the ITDA (Integrating Technology for the Digital Age) Field Program.
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Why don't we have Android Pay in Canada? Let's find out | Android Coliseum
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Ataraxia
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The air I breathe In and out With a sound of doubt Lingering throughout my ears Saying yes, while others say no Having to bear that pain Day

Why Won't Gay Activists Debate?
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Their silence is more than glaring. It is quite instructive.

Teacher Leadership
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The best schools have both a strong and healthy administration and teaching staff. Weak administration can leave even the most qualified tea

Run Jonah Run - Прыкладаннi Android у Google Play
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Run Jonah Run is an addictive running game challenge designed for quick play. Jonah the Snail runs across the screen and with your help, he

Google Japan Blog: Now カードに表示される情報が増えました
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2015 年 4 月 27 日. Posted by: Now カードチーム 本日、Google アプリの Now カードに表示される情報がさらに多様になりました。本日より新たに Ameba、ウェザーニュースタッチ、シュフー、じゃらん、タウンワーク、ナビタイム、ホットペッパー グ

Why do we worship? - Harmanny Music
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My youngest daughter, Emily, is 3. Recently, I have noticed that the number of her “why” questions have been increasing. Victoria Osteen, wi

JBox2D: A Java Physics Engine
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JBox2D is a close Java port of Erin Catto's excellent C++ Box2D physics engine and Google's LiquidFun physics Engine. Check out the demos be

SFTP File System
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Access a SFTP server directly from the Files app.

Ghost Stories
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Ghost Stories – szósty album brytyjskiego zespołu Coldplay grającego rock alternatywny. Premiera odbyła się 19 maja 2014 roku. Album w Polsc

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At Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Dell's XPS 13 2015 edition swept the awards for laptops, particularly in the $800 price range. Considerin

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Improving How Your Children Use Technology for Education
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Do you ever have conversations with your adolescent child about what they did at school and get little or no information? It is possible tha

Amazing! Apple wins the smartwatch wars without ever shipping a device!
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That is the only takeaway from today's brutal bias assault against Android Wear. Canalys reports half-year 2014 shipments of 720,000, and th

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This course teaches basic Python programming skills through data analysis. There is no complex math in the course, the programs are generall

Acer C720P Chromebook Review
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Recently renovated. They have a Starbucks in the lobby. Free Internet if you stay overnight. Parking is expensive though. ~18/day but you do have in& out privileges. Just make sure you park in the right lot.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Only time it's not busy is at 7am in the morning. Sometimes what you need isn't in stock. Things like milk, veggies, eggs, etc. It's just a really busy supermarket. It's own success is it's weakness.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Local Starbucks hangout for the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. It's a small Starbucks in terms of seating area but it adds to its cozy atmosphere.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Well, you definitely don't come here for the decor or service. The food makes up for it though! It's been here for years and I remember coming here as a kid. Remember, Chinese food is always best when shared with others. The more people, the more variety you can get.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Local Asian mall in Burnaby BC. You can find stuff here you won't find in a mainstream mall. Lots of little restaurants and shops too.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The rooms were large and spacious. Two queen beds and a pull-out couch. Lots of desk and drawer space. Two free bottles of water every day. Has a fridge and safe in the room too. The flat panel TV has HDMI input and digital cable signal. Free continental breakfast and WiFi available too. My only complaints are that the room smelled a bit musty from the AC unit, and the bathtub faucet was a little loose from usage.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Looking for pho? You can't go wrong here.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago