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In Montreal on the 4th

I'll be in Montreal on the weekend of the 4th. I might be busy Friday night (I'm not totally sure of my schedule just yet), but I'm pretty sure I'll be free Saturday night. Is The Madhatter still the place to be? It's been a sadly long time since I've been in Montreal, I don't know what is "cool" any more.

I should calculate how much time I have wasted

Syndicated 2007-04-23 21:41:43 from Saul's Blog

I'm going to be in Seattle on the Wednesday

I'm going to be in Seattle from Monday to Wednesday. I'm busy Monday and Tuesday, but I'm free Wednesday. My current plan for Wednesday (the 18th) is to wander the streets of Seattle staring at things.

Anyone know any cool things to do/see in Seattle? Or better yet, anyone going to be in Seattle?

Also, in the near future (next few weeks) I'm going to be in Montreal for a weekend. It would be cool to see/party with people that weekend.

Syndicated 2007-04-15 07:42:06 (Updated 2007-04-15 18:21:29) from Saul's Blog

Site Update

I've done a major graphical update of Saul's Off-Campus Housing Map Search. The page now has 99% less gray.

Old Look

New Look

Syndicated 2007-03-29 20:44:17 from Saul's Blog

waterloser @ 2007-03-14T01:23:00

I have a lot of written assignments. So that means I've been doing my own coding projects to keep myself sane. The project of the weekend is a "re-imagining" of the waterloo off-campus housing site. Now to be fair to the off campus housing site as waterloo websites go, it might be the best. But as it's not exactly what I want, thus is wrong :). When I'm looking for in a place to live it is all about the location and since I don't know every road in waterloo, I always send up searching places on google maps. So I wrote a screen scrapper for the housing sites search results that redisplays the results on a google maps api. Oh, I also added in a drop down under the Available section, that lets you pick terms rather then months... since I imagine that is how most people use the site.

The normal version should work with most modern browsers (I'm not in love with how it looks in IE), the beta super fancy ajax version seems to only work in firefox 2.0 (I'll fix it for other browser later). At some point in the future I might try to make the page look a little more sexy.

So give it a try, Saul's Off-Campus Housing Map Search is waiting you.

If the off-campus people see this and want to use it, email me. The page is written in php but most of the real work is done in javascript.


Syndicated 2007-03-14 05:44:51 (Updated 2007-03-15 02:09:46) from Saul's Blog

waterloser @ 2007-02-01T23:53:00

Boston Ad Prank Suspects Talk About ... Hair, ie the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie guys is not just a funny video, but also it contains possibly the only funny comment on youtube:

"Qwiknis (47 minutes ago):
Mooninites Response:

ignignokt>> Twas you Err, those earthlings were placing upon those primitive american buildings and structures.

Err>> That's right bitches. I'm famous.

ignignokt>> Famous indeed."

I hope the Moonities rock the big screen.

Syndicated 2007-02-02 05:05:10 from Saul's Blog

waterloser @ 2006-11-10T19:51:00


That wasn't made by me, the credit goes to fitz.

But with that said, I am in ur internets, and I am cloggin' ur toobs. ph43R me.

In other news: It would seem picasaweb doesn't like it when you hot link to it's images. Damn you Google, let me hot link.

Syndicated 2006-11-11 02:51:33 (Updated 2006-11-11 09:12:06) from Saul's Blog

waterloser @ 2006-10-19T15:53:00

The Summer of Code Summit was last weekend, it was a good time. I meet some cool people, who told me what I did wrong in my web app :). We Also got a cool picture

From Random

Syndicated 2006-10-19 22:58:19 from Saul's Blog

Fancy things

Woot, new swag.

I got a ROMP, a hella cool magnet game and I got a fancy bluetooth GPS receiver .

Syndicated 2006-10-19 08:07:06 from Saul's Blog


I went to Yosemite this weekend. I got some pretty good pictures. Nothing to really report from the weekend, I got up insanely early and hiked around the park.

Work wise, I'm have a good time. I'm working on The Google Summer of Code again.

I have nothing to say, but I do have pretty pictures

Half Dome Mountain

View from the top of a ski mountain

( More Pictures )

Syndicated 2006-09-21 00:43:10 (Updated 2006-09-21 01:50:21) from Saul's Blog

An update

I'm way out in the middle of nowhere. I'm just here until the end of the month to see my girlfriend, then I'll be going to going back to Cali.

Before I got out here, I exchanged a large pile of cash for a new uber sexy MacBook Pro. My word this is a fancy beast, I have the low-end Macbook pro right now I have the standard 512M of RAM but I'll must likely up that when I get to Cali. I'm still working on hacking up the front row remote to make it more functional (though I must say front row is pretty cool, but I would love to be able to use VLC to view videos instead of QuickTime). Right now I'm using iRed lite, which seems to be working pretty good, but I need to get better at apple script to really start hacking it.

Syndicated 2006-08-24 22:41:06 from Saul's Blog

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