Back After a Weeks Vacation

18 Jul
My Daughters Violet and Rhys.

This past week I took the first vacation from work I’ve taken in several years. I spent my time at home with my wife and my girls and I could not be more grateful that I had the chance to do so.

I got to take them shopping, and for ice cream, and got to do all kinds of cuddling and playing with them. It was a tiring week but one filled with love and joy. I can’t wait to do it all again!

Until then, it’s back to work!

Play Pokémon Go in Canada

16 Jul

Some people have asked me how to go about playing the game in Canada, so I thought I would detail how to get it done.

Android

Step 1) Download the APK here

Step 2) Install the APK. You may need to allow unknown sources to be installed. Once completed you are good to go. Just open the app and sign in with your google account.

iOS

This one is a bit more complicated, so I will add a link HERE to the full instructions by MobileSyrup.com

First Experiences with Pokémon Go

13 Jul

Although Pokémon Go is not out here in Canada, there are a ton of people who have it and are playing it all over the place. That being said, I thought I would post a story that happened to me a couple of days ago that I thought was pretty funny.

The night in question I decided to meet someone from reddit at Greenbank Square to go out and hunt some Pokémon.

We walked around a surrounding neighborhood, for a bit until we hit Ben Franklin Park 1 because there was a gym there that Marco (the redditor I met up with) wanted to take over.

So here we are at about 9PM in a parking lot trying to take over a gym. We noticed that there were a couple cars full of thugged out Lebanese  guys just sitting there watching us when one of them yelled over “Yo! You guys tryin to take that gym?!?! It’s a real bitch!”.

Marco and I couldn’t stop laughing about it! It was one of the funniest things that’s happened so far playing this game. The guys came over and we were all talking shop about the server stability issues and whatnot. It was like being 10 years old again and meeting a bunch of random new people! It was a really awesome experience!

You Deserved To Be Scammed

27 Jun

I’ve read a lot of posts like this one that details a person being scammed by someone over the phone into paying their back taxes using gift cards and cannot believe how incredibly stupid some people can be.

People are receiving calls from someone claiming to be the Canada Revenue Agency who are looking to collect on back taxes you owe or something to that extend. You are then threatened with jail time and RCMP attention if you do not make some form of payment arrangement. This all sounds terrifying right? I guess it would be, until they tell you their method of payment is iTunes or Visa gift cards…..

Who the hell in their right mind goes out and buys over $20K worth of gift cards to repay any form of debt? No business or debt collector is going to call you looking for gift cards…. What use does a business have for iTunes gift cards in place of cash?

If you were scammed by these people, you deserve it because you must be absolutely oblivious.

That’s all.

Overwatch Open Beta

9 May

I remember hearing about Overwatch during one of Blizzards press events and thought “Blizzard is making an FPS? LOL!”.

Well after playing Overwatch non-stop all weekend long, I have determined that I should probably play a game before I laugh it off.

Overwatch is an absolute blast! I had a ton of fun learning all of the characters and maps, and am somewhat disappointed that I won’t be able to play it again until its release.

The characters and their talents bring a very cool dynamic to the game forcing everyone on the team to work together in order to win. It’s been a great weekend, but I can’t wait until this game is released and I can play it non-stop for a few days a week!