Pic A Day!

Another from our vacation last year.
You may not know that Disney Cruise Lines has it’s own private island, as most Caribbean cruise lines do. Usually at the end of your 4 – 7 day cruise, the last stop is at this island, Castaway Cay.

Great place to relax and recharge after… well pretty much anything. Last year we did the cruise after we did Disney World and I really enjoyed the timing. Got a chance to really relax and spend as little time as possible concerned with regular life. So here you see me enjoying the sun, sand and serenity of Serenity Bay. Yes, it’s actually called that since only adults are allowed on that side of the island and it’s so quiet as a result.


Pic A Day!

This one is my favourite picture from last year; my wife enjoying a frozen Mickey and looking wistfully skyward!

Sly enjoying some wistful moments at Hollywood Studios.
Sly enjoying some wistful moments at Hollywood Studios.

Pic A Day!

Sly and I were going through some of our previous vacation photos and laughed a lot. Thought I would post a picture a day until we leave next week.

Here’s me being a drunken pirate on our Disney Cruise.

Already Having Boatloads

Of fun! Checked in to my room at the Fremont Hotel (not great), saw the Fremont Street Experience, and wandered around a bit before stopping in at Evel Pie.

Pretty decent pizza and a couple of local brews on tap has caused me to sit here for just under two hours. Definitely need to bring Sly here.

No plans yet for tomorrow but will probably include more wandering around in this area. Already this has been more interesting than my first few hours when I stay on the strip. It’s so generic and clean. This area is not.

In fact I have to take note of something that’s been bothering me: I’m not quite sure but I think I’m smelling the aggregated BO of a thousand people. It’s not appealing. And I’m pretty sure it’s not me. Like 80% sure.

It’s really good to be back.

I May Have Put the Whammy on Myself

I’ve been waiting at the gate for the past hour trying to get on the plane. They are having a hard time finding a cleaning crew and security team to go over the plane before we can board.

Now one thing I’ll give for the Air Canada app, it’s providing me with updates quicker than the people at the gate.

I’ll keep you appraised. I need more alcohol.

Vacation Starts with a Bang

Just sitting in the lounge minding my own business and both Kim Coates and Christina Ricci show up.

I’m freaking out a little bit, for different reasons, but maintaining my cool Canadian exterior with a bit of effort.

Could this be a portent of an excellent trip to Vegas? Can’t be any worse than stopping at the roulette table right after check-in, putting 25$ on black and allowing it to dictate the success of failure of my trip. 😁

I’m going to sit here and enjoy my G&G knowing that the week is only starting and I consider this good luck.

Shut Yer Pi-Hole!

No seriously, get it shut.

Reading through Reddit the other day, I discovered a very cool piece of software called Pi-hole that acts as DNS for your home network to black hole all DNS requests for known advertiser and/or privacy-destroying domains.

I installed it last weekend on a Raspberry Pi I had laying around the house, made a few changes to my internal network (more on that later) and then hardwired the Pi to my router.

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Vegas Suffers From Its Own Greed — The American Spectator

Everyone knows I’m a fan of Vegas since Sly and I started the ‘Annual Zaal Vegas Christmas Vactation’. I like vacating in a place that is pretty inexpensive, where I can relax and do things I enjoy (movies, shows, food, gambling) with my loving wife of 32 years (inside joke) and get the hell out of Calgary for a few days. Read on to hear my justifications….

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