Today is a binary sorta day — 01-01-11. Or 1/1/11, if you prefer. Started the day off by ringing in the new year with two of my best friends in a kind of geek-aholic frenzy.
We played with Lee Edward Fodi’s new R2-D2 robot. Then, as I noted on twitter earlier, the geekfeast began with a brief appetizer of Robot Chicken’s StarWarsIII [Emperor Palpatine featured predominantly]. Main course was a rousing heckling of Clash of the Titans. We finished off with a dessert viewing of The Big Bang Theory. Throughout the evening, James McCann and I snacked on pig-killing Angry Birds, while both of us texted good wishes and sweet thoughts to far-flung friends. By my calculation, at any one time there were 3 MacBooks, 1 iPad, 1 iPhone, 1 cellphone, 1 projector and a robot in action.
[We did actually eat Indian food, too, so not just technology was consumed…]
To make up for all the subsequent sloth of this morning, I’ve interspersed a few shots of the first hike of 2011, taken, you’ll note, a bit closer to the evening hours of the day. The cloud formations were amazing as a new year’s fire burned in the sky…
These last few were taken looking toward the Sunshine Coast — in fact, in this last one you can see the lights of Gibson’s twinkling through the trees.
And to finish, a quick peek at the total mileage on the treadmill desk this year — in total, 1,026 km were walked over roughly 324 hours. Pictorially, you can see I’ve made it past Calgary in the [virtual] attempt to cross Canada.
And, as I type this…I begin again for 2011. Hope to better my total — wish me luck!
More soon…and a Happy New Year to all!