It’s not often I get a chance to random surf. But I took a little break to do just that. Here’s what I found:

Flash, Not Flash Gordon…okay maybe him too

Flash animation was great at the beginning, but it was always difficult to share and embed elsewhere. When social media came along, there were people making movies with Flash [NO! not Flash Gordon!] and you were getting that blank box with the text message “This content requires the Flash animation plugin….download it here”

NEXT!

Now the Internet Archives has figured out a way to save them. I made Flash animations and couldn’t even save them the first time!


Fake Booze

Found this slightly amusing.

Don’t drink alone, unless you are George Thorogood

Powerful Photo Editing Software on you USB stick

https://photodemon.org/

Haven’t tried it yet but found on a Web Dev geek site.

Expressive Pixels Open Source App from Microsoft

Example of pixels swirl

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/expressive-pixels/ The app gives the ability for people share animated visualizations in their own unique way. Users can make and show both static and animated images on LED displays and other digital devices, such as a PC. You can export the JSON code for use in other programs.


That’s it. I just had enough free time to paste this blog post together ya!

Part 2 of this bathroom redo. Here’s the link to the first part with some before pictures: http://www.thomashepburn.ca/2018/02/peelandstick/

The problem is not all the nails are rusty. This old style plank subfloor was nailed down without glue. The trouble is that you get nail pop which leads to squeaky floors. It’s unusual to see diagonal plank subfloors in a house built in 1971. However that’s the case here. Usually houses built from the 1970s on have sheet OSB subfloor. I’m finding a lot of outdated building methods in this duplex

Solution: check all planks with hammer slam. pull loose nails and screw down

checkpoint subfloor cleaning

I call this a checkpoint. Every project needs checkpoints. Some people do these without even thinking about it. ( See @johnataction for business coaching.) It’s usually when I pull out my vacuum cleaner. I check to see if there’s any items that have been missed; possibly additional costs. Measurements are taken at this point and plans for the new build, material options are considered – basically “Are we on track with this project? ” After I’ve done this it’s time to go shopping. If it’s a paying job I enjoy it since I’m spending someone else’s money. In this case it’s my own bathroom. In either case I’m very conscious of value and price of materials.

Okay people I normally don’t put crap on Instagram but There it went… Re-doing this bathroom in Blackthorn. What’s wrong with it? Let me tell you: the floor is done with peel and stick plastic tiles. They installed vanity but were too lazy to pull out the old tiles which didn’t line up with the new vanity. No filler strips on the right side or on the back side leaving ugly gaps visible. Who did this?

If you’re going to use cheap peel and stick tiles you might as well do a crappy job installing them too. No sense lining up the tiles. Leaving a gap is a place for water to get in and wreck your crappy job. Good idea!

I was informed after complaining about peel-and-stick tiles that they shrink with time.  Most likely installed without gaps

Either way, who did this!?

I took a short-term contract with Statistics Canada working on the national census that is carried out every 5 years.  I thought I’d do my part by syndicating on of their videos that they produce to educate Canadians on what the census data is used for.  I gotta say that the back-drop for the video reminded me of a kid’s show.  Maybe we should NOT start acting our age?