I'm a father, manager, programmer, scrum master, geek, & movie lover.

iPod Love

I guess what I am saying is, I think you should give ME the store credit :P at 2005-11-01 17:40:22

u.c. said: I guess the drinks are on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at 2005-11-02 07:23:43

mom said: very cool! at 2005-11-02 13:07:11

dad said: hmmmm….I have a tr-ipod and that’s about it,lol. at 2005-11-02 14:28:01

mom said: i am sitting here waiting to do parent teacher interviews, except I have no parents yet, so…..i thought that i would read your update. What….no update!. Bored out of my mind. hugs at 2005-11-03 21:11:52

derek said: i am posting this from the greenroom using steve’s new ipaq 5550 & free wifi :) at 2005-11-05 00:46:34

iTunes Art Importer

  1. Click on the msi installer file to install it
  2. Start iTunes
  3. Start iTunes Art Importer
  4. Select some songs in iTunes
  5. Click the magnifying glass in Art Importer to see the album art it recommends
  6. Click the CD icon in Art Importer to save that album art
  7. OR IF YOU’RE LAZY/BRAVE, just select all your songs in iTunes, and in Art Importer check “auto import best guess” and “replace album art”, then click the magnifying glass. That will automatically get album art for ALL your music.

I’ve been SO dreading going through all my mp3s to get album art, and now I don’t have to. Sahhh-weeeeeet.

Comments from my old blog:

u.c. said: grabbed the Tiger (OS X 10.4) by the tail on a neighbours Mac .wow at 2005-11-10 07:34:36

SCRUM Certified


How Smart Is Your Right Foot?

This is so funny that it will boggle your mind. And you will keep trying it at least 10 more times to see if you can outsmart your foot. But you can’t!!! 1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it. 2. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6” in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction!!! I told you so… And there is nothing you can do about it!

Comments from my old blog:

mom said: I DID IT ! but there is a bit of a trick to it. ha ha, hugs, you figure it out. at 2005-11-17 16:49:22

u.c. said: Figured it out. (acceber) at 2005-11-18 07:31:13

mom said: just curious, what was that ! at 2005-11-18 11:49:31

the girl aka sam said: I think the aliens are sending you a message…..better hide at 2005-11-19 19:36:52

u.c. said: Thats just proved my theory about Aliens,they speak German. at 2005-11-19 20:46:37

Julian said: I totally agree with Alte Rezepte… especially the part about the Geschäftsbedingungen at 2005-11-20 02:36:10

u.c. said: Ich wachte heute morgen mit einer merkwurdigen Markierung auf der Ruckseite meines Ansatzes auf und plotzilch kann ich etwas Deutschesverstehen,ich neuss en auslandischer smallprint Leser sein. at 2005-11-20 08:32:38

Catching Up

Attached is a photo of Serena Ryder I took at Hugh’s Room last month. I’ve seen her perform live probably 15 times, in Peterborough & Toronto… I can tell she’s been touring with a band lately, though… She doesn’t depend so much on her voice & talent to carry the songs anymore, which is a *shame*. She’s still great, but I wish she’d stick with her punchy acoustic & vocals rather than beefing up what had been her trademark sound. Oh well… I guess you’ve gotta suck up to the label a bit when you’re starting out.

Comments from my old blog:

(Ryan Waddel)[] said: Derek - Gorillaz are HUGE over here in Ireland (and the UK, of course)… but they are also all over MuchMusic and the radio in Canada. At least, they were when I left in September. There is a great wikipedia entry up here: :) at 2005-11-22 10:34:09

napalm said: That video is pretty funny, and it is cool that you are up front in your Sunday best. I can’t believe, though, that you guys interupted a “United Mother Opposing Violence Everywhere” rally, cause zombies are really all about causing violence, what with the whole “Brains!” thing… at 2005-11-22 14:28:25

u.c. said: Now we know why youre not posting much…… time…..youre having too much fun……………….cool…………………………………….. at 2005-11-22 15:19:34

Vlad said: Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” song and music video were extremely popular in Canada back in 2001 with pretty much every radio station repeat-playing the track for a couple of months. Check it out. at 2005-11-22 20:27:51

Me Bones

Have you always been a glass man?

andre at 2005-11-26 06:27:57


way to go…aka Sam and to Web Surfer….one hand as Im sure you know is all you need. at 2005-11-26 21:00:12

Web Surfer said: Sam, You have proven my point for me. The reason sick day policies are in effect are because people call in sick for poor reasons when they aren’t really sick but don’e feel like going to work, like Derek has expressed in the posting! Secondly, who does it really effect other than the person calling in sick?? Are you kidding me?? Ask anyone who works in a team how it effects the team when one person calls in sick repeatedly. Further, ask any small or large organization what sick days do to productivity. Quit being his supportive girlfriend and call a spade a spade. Besides, I don’t even know if he did call in sick. I was referring to the comment about sick days being bullshit. at 2005-11-27 04:16:46

derek said: Okaaayyyyyy… I like conversations, and even debates in my comments… but this is starting to seem more like a fight, and it’s lost whatever appeal it had for me… so, if you could stop fighting, that’d be great. I like people who read my site, and I like my girlfriend, and I did not call in sick, so let’s just wrap this up. at 2005-11-27 04:34:12

wEB sURFER said: Fair enough…done and done at 2005-11-27 13:00:31

the girl aka sam said: okay okay, I call truce. I don’t know who you are Mr. Websurfer, but I rather enjoyed our debate. :) at 2005-11-27 14:28:06

u.c. said: foot in mouth at 2005-11-27 15:29:21

Janice said: Hi Derek, have you gotten my e-mail? I haven’t heard back from you. Please respond. Thanks. at 2005-11-28 16:04:13