Day: April 19, 2007


I feel cool.
Changed my front brake pads, and didn’t kill myself!

All in all it took 2.5 hours.
2 hours to do the drivers side, 30 minutes to do the passenger side.
That makes sense I guess. Doing the same thing the second time is always easier than the first.
And now I have all of Saturday to do the back brakes. Apparently they’re a wee bit harder. Needs a special tool and the like.

There was a moment of panic when I thought I might have stripped a bolt, but it looks like I didn’t.
Which is good, since that’s a big mistake to deal with.
There was also a new light on the dash!
But that was me being stupid. I forgot to put the lid back on the brake fluid overflow. Once that was on, light went off.


I really have nothing else to report other than Ubuntu 7.04 is out.
I think I might spend the afternoon upgrading the laptop tomorrow.

I mean, it’s not like I have real work to do!


I have a video ready for AN.
It’s really short, and it’s for the MOMIJI CHALLENGE.

I just don’t like it.
Beyond the first quick joke in the video, there’s nothing else to it.

Granted, it’s only 30 seconds.

I might send it in anyway.


Weekend Update

Looks like I forgot to actually hit Post on this entry.
Pretend it’s Monday…


First things first; who the hell ordered all the snow!?!?!

While Tara is out of town I find myself with a lack of things to do.
So I did nothing.

Saturday I wandered over to CanadianTire to pick up a jack and axle stands. Because I could use these kinds of things, and it was $40 for the set.
I might pop a tire off tonight to see how bad my breaks really are. With any luck it’s just the pads.
Knowing my luck, I’ll need new disks. But we’ll see how that goes.

The rest of the day was spent playing Mark of Kri. I forgot how fun a PS2 is. Too bad I’m really late to the system, and all the good games are hard to find.
Soul Caliber 3 is also fun. Not much beyond 2, but it was $15. Also, I picked up Zeonic Front. Woohoo, a Gundam game!
But Mark of Kri is really fun. Well animated, well thought out story and design. It has a sequal, and I might pick that up for kicks one day.
Also have the Taito Legends collection. I got it for Elevator Action really. That could keep me amused for a little while.

Saturday night was Grindhouse. I suspect you know my thoughts about that already.
This time around I decided to pack my own snacks though.
Went on a bit of a fools errand to try and find something better for me than popcorn.
Turns out the answer is Pretzels. Rold Gold to be exact.
Not that they’re good for me, just better than popcorn.
And at $5, I got a big bag and two one-litre drinks.

Woke up late. Talked to Tara who woke up early(7:30 her time is when she called).
Since I woke up late really didn’t do much with the day.
Watched the latest Dr. Who and the confidential.
Good ep, but a little far fetched even for Who.
Also, didn’t go to my folks place for dinner as they were both out enjoying life.
So I played City of Heroes.
, I’m up to 20 now.
Did one task force, which lasted MUCH longer than I had hoped(5 hours) but I did get three levels out of it, and a new costume.
Still have the bunny ears though.