Meet my new minion: GRYPHON!

I’ve long since been missing canine companionship since my legendary pal Blaze’s days became numbered. The last few years have not been particularly accommodating of a battlehound… Finally, however, the time has arrived.

Enter Gryphon, the awesome puppy! I got her through a rescue organization (AARCS). She’s a damned smart pup and has inspired us to meet tons of people in the community now. Annnyway.. Read on to see the full photo album of her first month with us, during which she aged from 4 to 5 months old.

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World, meet STP 1.0 for Windows

STP For Windows

Well, after a craptacular number of requests via email and youtube, I’ve finally finished tossing together a Windows version to help out all my anonymous totally random friends.

I should point out, THIS WORKS on Windows 7 (and quite probably Windows Vista). But I should confess the lame situation with the Text-to-Speech engine in Windows is the lack of voice profile options. Apparently there’s a way to install voice packs. I’ve written STP for Windows to take advantage of such options on systems they exist on. But… If anyone actually finds a voice profile pack that ‘clicks’, be sure to let me know and I’ll see about hooking that in to the installer.

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Now, with out further verbosity, go grab STP for Windows now!

8 Years, 2 Degrees, 1 Internship & 0 Regrets

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Well, for those that know, it’s been a damned long time in coming, but I have finally fully graduated as of June 7th and 8th 2010.

The tale of my 8 year tenor at the University of Calgary is somewhat of a unique animal, there was a lot of pain and a great deal of fun. As I look back after just completing that journey I am delighted to be through it and I’m keen to move on in to new areas of life. But I also know that these years were great and I’ll happily reflect upon them as I drift away from this phase.

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Cheers to our sage cat, Mr. Jasper

Jasper, our epically sage cat left us March 24th, 2010.

He sported a remarkable disposition unlike that of any other cat I’ve known. He expressed a vast range of positive emotions (with the occasional impressive act of disapproval). Jasper’s one of a kind character sets the bar for kitties everywhere and earned him an assortment of loving nick-names such as “Puppy Cat”. His grace is unrivaled and we will unquestionably miss him.

I am however delighted to have known him and thankful for the bizarre fortunes he enjoyed. This king of cats will remain comfortable and relaxed in the most treasured corners of our hearts.

Rest Peacefully Jasper.

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