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WRT1900AC V2 actually WRT1900ACS in disguise

After picking up a WRT1900AC V2 and installing DD-WRT, I found the hardware specs are actually identical to the more expensive and supposedly newer WRT1900ACS. Both the V2 and ACS are in fact using the same Armada 385 88F6820 chipset [...]

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Portal 2 Atlas by ThreeA

The Portal 2 Atlas figure by ThreeA has arrived, purchased from the Big Bad Toy Store. The level of intricacy that went into this guy is amazing given the price ($145 – albeit still a shock to someone like myself [...]

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Fosmon Clear TPU Case for Nexus 6

A close-up look at the Fosmon TPU case and how it fits onto a fresh Nexus 6. Overall the case is excellent and for only $4 too. + Slim minimalist design + First snug and all cut-outs are well aligned [...]

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Even Bigger Field

Setting out once again to create a mighty field. This time it totalled to 19806 MU! Almost double the previous biggest field(s). The result on ingress.com/intel Creation Looking at it on IITC Enough to get to… #1! Things not looking [...]

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Largest Fields Yet

Attempted to create a larger field today (transportation via bike). Turns out there was a nice space available covering South Vancouver and North Richmond to do so. The points: 1. Regal Lions (49th and Fraser) 2. Welcome to Vancouver (SW [...]

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AP Count: 1234567

Wasn’t actually planning to do this at first, but I looked at my agent profile and realized I was at 1234255, just 312 away from the magic number. Unfortunately, creating a link gives 313, just one too many. After writing [...]

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Finally Level 8

After lots of walking around making links and building fields, the goal is reached – Level 8, at QE Park. The AP took a moment to update, but this is the AP before …and after making a field for +1536 [...]

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BC Place and Rogers Arena

A figure-8 around BC Place and Rogers Arena is a good route to take for farming AP.

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Level 7: Only one more to go!

Only one more level to go, but requires double all the AP currently acquired

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Lots and lots of Links

The night before and morning after on Jan 1 in Mountain View Cemetery (near Fraser St). Excellent AP gain from this session!

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Domke F-832 Photo Courier / Messenger Bag: First Look

First look of the Domke F-832 Photo Courier / Messenger Bag Pros: – Inconspicuous – Flexibility to use as more than just a camera bag – All padding is removable and re-configurable – Canvas exterior; rugged and tough – Lots [...]

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Crumpler Haven Pouch: First Look

This is a first-look of the Crumpler Haven Black / Gray, Medium Pros: – Excellent camera insert/shell – Tough 900-D water-resistant nylon exterior – Can be used by many things (not just cameras) – Can turn regular bags into camera [...]

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BestBuy / Futureshop Trade-In Madness

Pics (not my own) of some of the mayhem from this deal. For some, this event was borderline robbery. Either the organizers did not think things through (not likely) or there is some ulterior motive behind this that we have [...]

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BestBuy / Futureshop Assassin’s Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts Trade-In

Thanks to some freak trade-in promo offered by FutureShop and BestBuy and the ever rampant growth of the social effect, thousands lined up across the country to eat up a deal that seemed too good to be true. Except this [...]

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DIY Camera Insert with Bubblewrap

This is a short guide to creating a DIY camera insert from bubblewrap that can function just as well as one you buy from the store (though quality varies based on the person constructing it!). The nice thing is you [...]

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Text Invaders

Link to app in Google Play: Text Invaders

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Canon EOS 6D Kit Unboxing

Unboxing of the Canon EOS 6D W/G Kit (includes EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens) Purchased April 18, 2013 @ FS for $2099.99 ($2699.99 – $500 sale – $100 Canon promo)

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Tasty Tip Calculator

Link to app in Google Play: Tasty Tip Calculator

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Fosmon for S3

The S3 needed some protection. After browsing a bit I settled on a Fosmon TPU case. Ordered from amazon.ca and includes: – Fosmon TPU Case – 3 Screen Protectors – Fosmon Mini Metal Stylus First off, this package comes with [...]

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Corsair 600CX

Another upgrade for the HTPC). Up till now, a generic 420W that came with an Aspire X-QPack case was used because I didn’t have any other spare PSU at the time and did not find any good deals for a [...]

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Corsair Vengeance

Grabbed a couple Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 sticks (2x4GB) from a boxing day sale. This is a nice upgrade to the currently 2GB DDR2-800 in my HTPC. Specs Size: 4GB sticks Speed: PC3-12800 (1600MHz) Timing: 9-9-9-24 Voltage: 1.5V

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Lian Li PC-A05NB

The Lian Li PC-A05NB is stylish and sleek, and incredibly light with its full aluminium body and frame. Perfect for turning some spare computer parts into an HTPC. On top of the case, I also needed a motherboard to go [...]

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Quad Screen

An experiment in multiple screenage, old school style.

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