Return to Mixing

It’s been about three years since I made a mix worthy enough of going up on my soundcloud page. That is about to change! I’m settled into my apartment mostly now and finally have the time and motivation to start mixing again. New mixes won’t be like most of my others that were laid out in a mixing program like mix miester fusion, it will be live! I’m also moving away from DJ Entex, it was an okay name but I prefer my soundcloud and instagram name j03 and I own the domain I hope to have something up in the next two weeks. It will probably be short but good, if not great ๐Ÿ˜›

UPDATE: I have some songs picked out for a short mix, A couple songs need to be fixed up a bit which isn’t that hard… Can’t wait to get started!!

UPDATE #2: Mix went up on Saturday, I’m fairly proud of it.. Only took me two tries and a couple beers ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a listen, share it with your friends and download a copy for your music collection!

Ice Storm of 2013

Tree Branch on Hydro WiresJust thought I’d provide a quick update on the Ice Storm that hit Toronto and surrounding areas. In South Mississauga, we were hit pretty bad. I’d estimate a 1/4″ of ice on everything. So much so that my neighbours tree had a large branch break off and hit a power line. Then another power line further down had a small electrical fire because it shorted out. Finally, the tree branch fell further down on the power line. So needless to say there is no power here yet. This all happened before 12pm, our powers been out since 10:30am and at 8pm the time of this posting it is still out. UPDATE: Power came back on around 3:30am, took a crew about two hours to fix everything..

GeneratorThankfully we have a generator that is hard at work outside to keep our fridge and freezer cold. Next up is heaters in our rooms for 30 minutes each so we can sleep kind of warm tonight.

I made a small gallery with the photos I took today:

Website Launches and GoPros

Mazda3 - GoPro #1This past Wednesday I went to BestBuy and bought the Silver GoPro, with the suction cup attachment. Was primarily going to use it to record my driving, but would love to put it on my Cat Pickles and take tons of wide angle pics..

I’ve got a couple videos ready to upload to youtube, I just have to take out the license plates. Video can be seen below. Going to try out 60FPS @ 720P tomorrow, can’t wait.

Applewood United Church Version 4Launched version 4 of my Churches website last Sunday, It is a complete overhaul of version 3. With this version the homepage layout has been revamped, it uses less plugins than any other version and is responsive! It’s such a delight to see it live. On the first day we had 227 visits!

Off to remove some license plates, until next time…

Good for another 8 years

With GoDaddys recent downtime people were again jumping ship. I however wasn’t affected. I know their hosting isn’t the greatest so I host my stuff elsewhere. My domain was up during the outage, never had a problem. Then two days ago they sent an email to all their customers offering a 30% discount on anything.. Renewed for another year and since this domain is expiring I did the same…. But not for 1 year, for 8! Which takes me to September 22, 2020. It’s not like I’ll ever be getting rid of this domain, eh!
Quick update: Went on a renewal rampage heh, just renewed for another year!

Have you heard about i will Kill you if? It’s a thing we use to do in college, so one day I decided to make a website out of it one day in Crisp’s class. It was really only used by a couple friends and a couple guys from BabyRobot.. I made a WordPress beta version, which was cool but the site never really went anywhere.. But that’s about to change! I’ve decided to scrap however the site is done now and start over. Now I just need some motivation to do it!

Was thinking about the good ol’ days of blogging and decided to start putting down what I’m “doing”. I called it my doing script.. One of my first. Fairly simple stuff, I think initially I used a flat file but later moved it to a MySQL db.

Listening to: Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
Doing: Renewing domains
Eating / Drinking: Water

Until next time..

Visit to Ireland

As many of you know I recently visited Ireland to meet my friend Kevin O’Sullivan. Kevin and his girlfriend Sinead picked me up from my Ryanair flight to Knock airport which is the smallest and first airport where I had to walk up stairs to board the plane. The flight was short, only about an hour long. It was good minus the 3 kids behind me kicking and screaming.. Immigration was crazy, they asked me why I was visiting, where I was going, staying and when I was leaving. But once that was over they stamped my passport and I was on my way!

After stopping at Sinead’s parents house for supper our first stop was a decrepit castle called Roscommon Castle, the scenery was perfect. I took about 30 pictures with my iPad and they turned out great!

Made the long drive back to Waterford and got a late night snack. I don’t remember the name they used but it was a deep fried hotdog and some chips. Note: French fries in Ireland and London are called chips. Very tasty with a couple beers.

The next morning we visited the major tourist attractions. First up was House of Waterford Crystal, and then Reginald’s Tower. Had supper at Kevin parents’ house which is called Cliffhouse. Kevin’s parents were eager to meet me, which was cool. Even though I couldn’t fully understand what his Dad said some of the time.

On my final day we stopped by Cliffhouse and then off to Tramore’s beachy areas. Got a lot of great photos from that. Dropped off Sinead and drove to our final destination Dublin. When we arrived it reminded me of Toronto’s traffic jams. We slowly made our way to the Guinness Storehouse for a tour. It was great we got to sample fresh Guinness and pour the perfect pint of Guinness, and enjoy it too! Then it was off to Dublin’s Airport to catch my flight on AER Lingus back to London.

While recovering from Jetlag I made a simple gallery script to make things easier. I currently only have Ireland’s photos up and you can see them here:

Quick Update

I know, I know it’s been almost 4 months since my last post.. Let me summarize everything that’s happened since.

I got hired full time in April whoop whoop. Continued to plug away at a large brand’s website redesign. Launched all 4 of their brand sites and currently still working on their master site. Got invited to my cousins Wedding in London UK and I leave today; more on that later. At work they tore down two walls to make more space, moved to one of the new desks with an ikea leather chair, it’s the best.. Asked about possibly getting a third monitor and Leigh said sure. Josh wanted it too but I asked first. Snooze ya loose ๐Ÿ˜€ Bought a new MacBook in late June after Apple refreshed their laptops. I opted to not get the retina version, since I might get one as my new work laptop! Still waiting on that..

Moving onto my vacation for 1.5 weeks. It started today and ends next friday. I’m leaving for London tonight and will be purchasing a cell phone when I get there, so for anyone who might want to meet up I’ll give you my cell number soon.

I have made a new section on the site for my vacation, in the next couple of days expect to see a new navigation item for that. I plan on taking lots of pictures and writing a bunch while I’m there.

Looking forward to going, pretty much done packing just letting some things charge before my aunt gets here in 20 minutes. Until my next post I leave you with this hilarious picture.