Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Parksville Sandcastle Competition

Friday, August 31st, 2007

On Sunday we drove out to Parksville, which is about a 2 hour drive from Colwood, each way. We went to the Parksville Beach Festival (or Sandcastle Competition) which featured sand castles designed and created by professionals. I’m not sure what it takes to become a professional, but the sandcastles looked great! Some of the pictures that I took are below, and you can see more (and better) pictures on Dave’s post.

I honestly don’t know how the judges make their decisions on which entries win the competition, because most of them were really impressive. There were three team entries, and a bunch of single entries. Each team had a total of 23 hours over 3 days. Parksville’s Sandcastle Competition has been a tradition since 1982, and seems to be a popular event.

Some of the pictures are a bit blurry because I had my camera in manual focus mode, and I thought it was in automatic so I didn’t bother focusing. Sigh. Oh well, some of them still turned out, and the other ones I can live without.

BearsDragonIndianMan Eating Plant

Man Reading

Puppy

Sandcastle Apples

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I rank for Syphallis

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

The other night I was doing some keyword optimization, and I found that one of my old posts (actually..comments from my old post, thanks Kris)was ranked #19 for Syphallis. I was laughing, but then Google told me it’s a mispelling, while trying to find an affiliate program for it. Syphallis gets 48952 searches a month, according to Overture.

Enter your sites into SeoDigger, and see what keywords they rank for!

Hacker. Dropout. CEO.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Fastcompany.com has a really interesting article on Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook.

It has some really interesting information, for example Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he created Facebook, and he is 22 now. Facebook is also one of the largest implementations of MySQL on the web. I recommend reading the article!

Jump on it!

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

For the past twenty minutes or so, I have been on youtube watching videos. Not just random videos, but videos where people are jumping to the ‘Jump on it’ song.

What “I think” is the original

And some of my favorites are here and here.
It’s pretty obvious that this video is exploding just like the Numa Numa video did, and people will create hundreds of videos of themselves dancing to the same song. There are already a bunch on youtube. Post your favorites in the comments.