Jul 04, 2002, 7:45pm
First of all, happy 4th of July to my American friends and readers!
Sell sell sell!
Getting rid of lots of stuff I've accumulated.
Okay, new rant time. It's kind of sad. I have to get rid of stuff. That's the word come down from high above. I have too much stuff.
Stuff like this. (ebay auction for a Boddington's tower I have).
I got that tower from a restaurant in Vancouver called Dentry's. I got is as partial payment (barter for services) for some consulting I did. I've had it for almost 5 years now, and well, my dream of setting up a home tap system is kind of gone, what with this coffee obsession thing I got going.
And that's not all. I've been looking around the joint, and man, do I have a lot of stuff. I have to start getting rid of it. eBay seems the best route, so I'm going to start up the auction wheels. If you want to see what I have up for auction from time to time, click this link to see my active auctions.
Besides, if I want to move back to Kitsilano, I'll have to get rid of a lot of stuff. Some really cool things too, but stuff I just don't use any longer. This includes some very cool R/C trucks I got for xmas and bought myself, some FRS radios, lots (and I mean lots) of coffee and espresso stuff, a Telus / Clearnet Samsung SCH-8580 cell phone complete with tons of accessories, chairs, office items I don't use, old (but still working) printers, and a lot more (hey, if you want any of this, say so in the comments, or email me and ask for more details).
I never thought of myself as a pack rat, but I like accumulating new and shiny things, so maybe I am a pack rat. I have to fix that. Less is more (money saved in the bank). I even have to sell my Nikon Coolpix 990 soon, as I have a Nikon D100 on the way (yeah, I know, I know.)
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Photos from Algonquin Park
Photos from my trip to Algonquin Park this fall with my Mom and two brothers.
Making Snow for the Fortress
One of the worst jobs I ever had... till I got out.
Tools I Use
The tools I use to build websites and lead a tech life.
iPod and iTunes Offline
iMark's iTunes and iPod isn't iPlaying anything right iNow.
Most Recent Songs
Fiddlers Green by The Tragically Hip
Around The Bend by Pearl Jam
Here With Me (Rollo's Chillin' With the Family Mix) by Dido
With arms open wide by Creed
truffle pigs by Matthew Good Band
In the News
Burundi and Beyond - NY Times
Great article by Peter Meehan - provided some background.
St. Petersburg Times
Side mention in an article about good machines
AP Story on Espresso
Background and information provided
NY Times - Grinders Article
Especially proud of this one - got the reporter to focus on grinders
Globe and Mail
LOL - showing bad reporting, dude says I'm an American-based site!
The Olympian, WA
Talks about my love for the El Sal Siberia Pacamara
Seattle Times - Clover
Interviewed for comments on the Clover brewer
NY Times - How it Works
Background and information for various espresso machines
Time Mag Article
Just a brief mention, article about roasting beans.
Front page article about consumers getting into specialty coffee.
Quoted reference to what I wrote in an article at CoffeeGeek.
USA Today - Barista Jam
Intereviewed for my thoughts on what the epitome of espresso is.
The Wall Street Journal has interviewed me 3 times. This is the first time my name got in a story.
Interview with Reuters, Jan 2 - this is the USA Today version.
My Other Stuff
Launched Dec 22, 2001, this is THE online community for espresso and coffee fanatics.
It's all new, as of March, 2002. My personal coffee obsession site.
My company's site - needs an update!
Hey, if you feel the need to buy me something, check here!
Great gadget site run by the guy who used to do Gizmodo.
This is how I get my daily news fix.
The most active forums for digital photography online today.
Need my Daily Zen fix!
A blog about car stuff. Vroom Vroom.
An industrial design blog. Very cool stuff.
Friends and Family Plan
Beata's got her own blog! She updates it most days.
Riddla on Flickr
Matt Riddle's flickr account, updated regularly
Irdy, my friend from Jakharta, on Flickr
Canon EF 24-105 f4 L Lens
The best lens I've ever owned. Super sharp and quick.
A full frame dSLR, with luscious colour reproduction.
Alzo Digital Lights
Some amazing florescent cold lights for product photography
Canon Xsi dSLR
Amazing technology and image quality in a tiny package.
Latest prosumer camera from Canon - a much better upgrade than the 30D
Great 2.2lb computer that does most of my travel / writing needs
28mm f1.8 Lens
A great lens for closeup work and full picture photography
Finally got the right tools for freezing green coffee.
Canon 50mm 1.4
Most amazing lens I've ever owned. Produces stellar photos.
Super wide angle (full frame fisheye) zoom for my Canon 20D