How can you not love the Brier? Taking place at the Calgary Saddledome until the 15th, the Brier is the national men’s curling championship of Canada. Once you get past the rules, the game is exciting to watch and watching it live is much better than on TV. Michelle and I were there on Monday [...]
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Not a moment too soon: Calgary Transit’s horrendous trip planning system is now integrated with Google Maps, so now you can trip plan using the Google Maps website. Its super easy to use too: enter in your directions like normal (for example, going from Canada Olympic Park to the Saddledome), and select your transportation method [...]
Presuming you didn’t randomly type in my name by chance (because that would be creepy), welcome to the new Jon Lin blog. This site looks pretty much the same as the old Linisus Blog, but when busy season dies down, I will roll in a new theme to mark a change of the times. If [...]
A broken Bodum Pavina glass on Saturday morning. After buying 6 of these and having only two left, I think I’m done with these nice looking but too fragile glass cups.
Somedays I feel like the only person who is disappointed with iPhoto ’09. When announced at the keynote, I literally thought Apple read my mind as to features I lusted for, and was at least 2 years late (2006: Riya was beta testing searching via face recognition, and Flickr had geotagging). The delivery effort been [...]
California Thai in Beacon Hill, Calgary / jon_lin I don’t think I’ve ever been served this much food at a fast food place, ever. I definitely recommend the Pad Thai and Golden Curry with rice dishes.
The Nikon GP-1 is a GPS receiver that attaches straight to certain Nikon SLR cameras, and enables photographers to embed photo geotags (longitude and latitude data) onto pictures taken. In the box is nothing too special – the receiver, cables to connect to the camera via 10-pin (D200, D300, D3 etc.) or the special accessory [...]
Breakfast at Cora’s, Northland Mall, Calgary / jon_lin Presentation points: the breakfast skillet at Cora’s looks just like advertised – loaded with fruits and general deliciousness. If you are not in a rush (2 and a half hours fron start to finish, including an one hour to wait), I’d recommend Cora’s over Denny’s. Just don’t [...]
Lai See turned Lychee Packet / jon_lin As seen at Purdy’s Chocolate Market Mall. Please note that Lychee Packet sadly does not contain any lychee, and is actually a normal ‘lai see’ red envelope.
We finally hosted the housewarming party on the 30th (New Year’s Eve Eve), and it was a huge hit. Michelle and I whipped up some hot Crab and Articoke Dip, cured Salmon Lox, Zuppa Tosaca soup, and Brie and Cranberry baguette. Connie also prepared a refreshing French-style chicken sandwich. Overall it worked out great, and [...]