• Exchanging links with

    Quite often lately I get comments that get always mark as spam and e-mails asking permission to exchange links. Generally, the best approach is to write great content and you will get linked to. If you like content from than link to it. Just remember all my content is protected by the Creative Commons license, except the portfolio which is not creative commons.

    I do approve and show all trackbacks to good articles that link me. I also generally check the sources in the logs of sites that refer traffic to me. Currently and are the biggest referrers. My most popular posts are my 2008 Saint John Idol photos and the NB Sports Sites List.

  • Lack of Comments

    I have been trying to post a lot more lately. But one thing that greatly concerns me us the lack of good comments lately.

    Practically everything on this site is open to commenting even the photos and the albums. What’s better is that if you see someone in a photo that you recognize you can even tag them, and they get a custom album automatically about them.

    I’m working on integrating twitter feeds at the moment with these custom albums. Also I have run into a big hiccup with a problem in WordPress 3 that breaks the paging of an album. It is almost as if they did something that taxonomy pages only work for a post type rather than an attachment.

    I have also decided that I will be going to WordCamp Montreal again this year. I was thinking that I could show off how I was able to pull of my photo album in an advanced theming tutorial.

    That is one thing that I found dry about technical lectures at past WordCamps where they show off code but not put it together, to demonstrate something new. I think I would call it “Media and your Theme… Where can you take it!”

  • The Spambots are amazing sometimes.

    I have to be amazed at some of the spam bot comments made on this site. The following has posted to my NB Sports Site List:

    “I was studying something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your linear perspective on it is diametrically opposed to what I read to begin with. I am still reflecting over the various points of view, but I’m leaning heavily toward yours. And regardless, that’s what is so super about modernized democracy and the marketplace of thoughts online.”

    It has nothing to do with the list of links but amazed me how they try to fool the system. Usually the bots just post 20-30 links with no posts, and are posted to parts of the site that are so obscure.

  • 2009 with 300 Movies!

    2009 with 300 Movies!

    As we are wrapping up the year, I have seen a movie in the theatres 300 times. The record for this year for most is Star Trek x 6, Twilight: New Moon x 5, and The Reader x 4, and many 2 and 3 timers. Here is the list of 2009 releases that I have seen (I took a list of 2009 movies and filtered it, there are some missing that I added, but I forgot every movie:)

    17 Again, 2012, Adventureland, All About Steve, Angels & Demons, AstroBoy, Bandslam, Blind Date, The Blind Side, Bride Wars, Capitalism: A Love Story, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, Couple’s Retreat, Dance Flick, Did You Hear About The Morgans?, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Drag Me To Hell, Doubt, Duplicity, Earth, Everybody’s Fine, Extract, Fame, Fanboys, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fast And Furious 4, Fired Up, The Fourth Kind, Funny People, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, Gigantic, The Goods, The Hangover, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Harry Potter And The Half, Blood Prince, The Haunting In Connecticut, He’s Just Not That Into You, Hotel For Dogs, Ice Age 3, I Hate Valentine’s Day, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, I Love You Beth Cooper, I Love You, Man, Imagine That, The Informant, Inglorious Bastards, The International, In The Loop, Invictus, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, Knowing, Last House On The Left, Trailor Park Boys 2: Countdown to Liquor Day, Love Happens, Love Hurts, Madea Goes To Jail, Mall Cop, Management, The Men Who Stare At Goats, My Bloody Valentine 3D, My Life In Ruins, My Sister’s Keeper, New In Town, New Moon, Night At The Museum 2, Nine, Obsessed, Observe And Report, The Pink Panther 2, Post Grad, The Proposal, Rachel Getting Married, The Soloist, Star Trek, State Of Play, The Reader, The Stone of Destiny, Sunshine Cleaning, The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3, The Ugly Truth, Up in the Air, The Vampire’s Assistant, Watchmen, Whip It, Year One, and Zombieland.

    Despite this for 2010, I am going to attempt to cut my movies to only 100.

    Comments are open, What do you think did I miss any good gems that I should see?

  • Saint John Transit Changing Routes

    Over the past few weeks, I have heard discussions on the bus about these upcoming changes. Some of the things I hear sounded stupid but look to be true. Now that I have seen the changes as a whole it makes a lot more sense.

    Basically, the routes I use are only changing by about 5-10 minutes and better evening runs. I really would not call this a major change, with the exception of the East-West and University, runs and addition of a few routes. But the numbers are. They are now grouping lines by the area where the old system had numbers all over the place.

    These changes are taking effect on August 9th, 2009. Please leave comments below on what you think of the changes. has more information.

  • Razzies Predictions

    With all the comments I have been receiving lately about how bad my Oscar picks are I’m now going to post my Razzies picks.

    Worst Movie

    The Hottie and The Nottie
    Regent Releasing/Purple Pictures

    My fist choice was going to be The Happening but any Paris Hilton movie is guaranteed to be the Worst ever. And director that sees talent in Paris has no talent at making a movie, or is highly bribable..

    Worst Actor

    Mark Wahlberg

    Worst Actress

    Paris Hilton

    Worst Supporting Actor

    Verne Troyer
    Uwe Boll’s POSTAL

    Worst Supporting Actress

    Paris Hilton

    Worst Screen Couple

    Paris Hilton and either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore

    Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel

    Speed Racer

    Worst Director

    Tom Putnam

    Worst Screenplay

    The Happening
    Written By M. Night Shyamalan

    Worst Career Achievement

    (Special Category!)

    Uwe Boll
    (Germany’s Answer to Ed Wood)

  • I now got my Mac 🙂

    Because I want to make a post but did not have a topic, so I am going to make this post about my new MacBook. I really am now wishing my main computer was a mac but this is really one of the best computers I have used. (Leave comments with your recommendations). I’ve still been looking for places to get free software for it. I’m having issues at the moment networking with my PC but I thing the problem it is because I can’t even network my Windows XP with it ATM.

    I’ve also been working on new patches for WordPress 2.5 that is due to come out March 10th. It wasn’t working in IE7 (back-end) so that was also one of the reasons I never made a post lately, that and starting a Full-time job that I haven’t really done since July 2005. It is really tough getting used to a FT job if you’ve been away from it for a while. Although I am glad that now that I have more experience it seems better suited than the last time I have done call-centre work.

    Finally, since it is getting late (2:12AM), I am working on re-structuring and going to start doing real full movie reviews since I tend to disagree with most critics, I thought along with Tony Tompkins, to post these reviews of all the movies I have seen as I see them. I may even port the reviews to my Flixster account, which can be seen through Facebook as well like the RSS feeds of this site as well.

  • I need a new phone!

    Okay so my phone is dying, a very slow death and it is time in my budget to finally get a new one. I’ve been looking for one for that last year it is now been 3 months since my current contract expired. And my battery life is now well under 24 hours. 🙁

    Anyways I think I found one that actually does what I need in a phone, e-mail, excel, browse the web, and make phone calls. This one I like because it is easier to type on. The Blackberry Pearl Red.

    Also with one of these I could even post to this blog easier than I could with my current phone the Nokia 6620. And I have not been able to find a new battery. The only thing is that I will have to probably wait until September.

    The only thing that is not good is that it looks like my very first Cell Phone from back in 2003 the Motorola c333, with the red and silver Roots Face-plate that I had to return in under a week, for an even worse phone the Motorola v66.

    I guess that is it for now, seeing that I need to go to work tonight.

    Leave comments I really love to read them and wished at times that I would get more of them. If you are reading a RSS of this on Facebook you can leave a reply there too!

  • Toronto, Cabaret, and 25 other warm fuzzys.

    While it has been such a long time since an update so this one might be a little longer than normal. And the full blame of this goes to and I have spent most of my Internet time on those two sites. Some of you might be even reading this from the notes section on Facebook.

    Okay so let us start with Toronto, I took lots of pictures that I will add to my gallery soon, and some very interesting ones at that. The greatest story was the one where I was sitting in the Glenn Gould Studio in the CBC Broadcast Centre as the marble tile fell off of the 60th story of First Canadian Place it shook the ground and nobody really noticed that is Toronto for you. And I went to see the show at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament  www.medievaltimes.comit was defiantly one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life something that I would for sure go see again, and the food was amazing. I’m not sure what the soup was but my mouth is watering just thinking of it.

    I also took a trip up the CN Tower again it was kinda boring I was not the same as my first time the highlight though was watching from the Sky-Pod a truck trying to make an imposable backup turn 142 stories below. But later that day I saw lightning hit it and it was cool wish I could of had a picture of that.

    Oh, and I stayed at the Days Hotel on Carlton again, I was really lucky since I had reservations in another hotel and they were sold out. I was very fortunate to be on the very first WestJet flight out of Saint John, even though I had to suffer the ear piercing horrors of a Bag-Pipe farewell WestJet is soooooo much better experience than I have has in the past with either VIA Rail or Air Canada.


    This is one of the most culturally uplifting shows I have ever seen. The performers were amazing beyond belief. This was definitely the type of show that you could go back and see many many times. There are not many words that can describe the greatness and hard work put forward by the performances of all the actors, and musicians.

    25 other warm fuzzies

    25- May 9th was my 25th birthday, and by tradition, I spend most of it including dinner alone.
    24-My next movie is in the filming stage right now, some of it was even shot in Toronto.
    23-I’m still addicted to
    22-Hi to the Goonz @
    21-I went to Elwoods a few weeks ago and it was good.
    20-I went to O’Leary’s after Elwoods and at was still good.
    19-Gulping half a bottle of Jagermeister before Elwoods and having it come back up and re-swallowing it was “not” a good thing.
    18-Hitting the town with Tony was a good time.
    17-I need to meet-up soon with Tony to revise my script for another project.
    16-Walking against the crowd at Union Station at rush hour was not a good thing.
    15-Sunset at Nathan Phillips Square was breathtaking.
    14-Curry Chicken from the Bay will burn off all your taste-buds.
    13-Daytime is one of the Best TV Shows Ever.
    12-I’m tired so I guess you can use the comments to give me the rest of the fuzzies.
    11-I will write more I swear.

  • Acadamy Awards picks and comments

    Ok, so let’s begin the post I have promissed a few days ago about my what my Oscar Pics whould have been. Here are my choises and comments.

    Best Actress-

    Performance by an actor in a leading role
        Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

    Will Smith really diserves this award. I have never been the largest Will Smith fan but his acting in this movie just about made me cry.

    Performance by an actor in a supporting role

    I really don’t know about this catigory who should get this award. There is really not an outstanding name to look for here in this catagory. Neither nominated or not.

    Performance by an actress in a leading role
      Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
      Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

    These 2 names are my hopfulls, but I was really hoping to see maybe Kirsten Dunst here for here roll in “Marie Antionette”

    Performance by an actress in a supporting role
      Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight) 

    Best animated feature film of the year
      “Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller

    If any movie diserved this more it was Happy Feet. I have never seen more non-moviegoing people go and see a Cartoon movie than I have for this movie. Even though I missed this one.

    Achievement in art direction
      “The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
    Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
    Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

    Achievement in cinematography
      “Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki 

    Achievement in costume design
      “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
      “Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero

    Both are very deserving of this award.

    Achievement in directing
      “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
      “United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

    Best documentary feature
      “My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
    A Praxis Films Production
    Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

    Best documentary short subject
      “Rehearsing a Dream”
    A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
    Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

    Achievement in film editing

    None of the nominiess seem to belong here, I really think that this award might have been better chosen 

    Best foreign language film of the year
      “Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production

    Achievement in makeup
      “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
      “The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman

    Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
      “Our Town” from “Cars”

    Best motion picture of the year
     My choises would have been:
    The Devel wears Prada
    Night at the Musem
    Prusuit of Happyness
    Marie Antionette

    Best animated short film
      “The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)

    Best live action short film
      “West Bank Story”

    Achievement in sound editing/Achievement in sound mixing
      “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
    Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
    Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara

    Seriously this movie had to have the best sound track ever. The sound in this movie tells the story better than the acting.

    Achievement in visual effects
      “Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)
    Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

    Really dissapointed that “Night at the Museum” was snubbed. The reason I liked this one for visuall effects was that they looked real. Most visuall effescts are just too computer faked lately it is sickining. 

    Adapted screenplay
      “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
    Screenplay by Patrick Marber

    Seriously Borat cannot win this one. That movie is a mockery of Screen play writing.

    Original screenplay
      “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
    Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
    Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis

  • Why my blog has no comments

    The plan and simple answer is that Blogger does not have the capability to put comments and not have an archives. But gladly there is always my guest book to leave comments. I’m looking for new software to put my blog on now, but I have other projects on the go.