Ramblings

2005 Year In Review

What an amazing year. I started 2005 living out of a rented house and single. I end 2005 owning two houses and engaged to a wonderful woman who has inspired me and challenged me to go beyond what I thought was possible. The turning point of 2005 happened in June when I was vacationing in Shanghai. I was at the […]

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Ramblings

2 Days till 2006

There was a power outage at NetNation today and it knocked out my database server for four hours. That really upsets me. One of the reasons I moved to NetNation and set up my own servers in their collocation center was to avoid downtime. Considering what I pay to have those servers hosted, four hours of down time is simply […]

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Ramblings

Making A List And Checking It Twice

Today I put together the guest list for my 2006 CES Party. I’ve received over 200 replies from people wanting to attend the party. Most of these people I invited. Some I didn’t but try to RSVP anyway. Normally, I welcome extra people to come to my parties. After all, the more the merrier, right? However, with the sheer number […]

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Ramblings

I Have A Living Room!

I’ve been living at my new house for eight months now and I can’t believe my living room still has absolutely no furniture. Well that all changed today as our Boxing Day shopping continued in full force. We went to Home Décor inside Lansdowne Mall and purchased a four piece living room suite that included a solid wood microfibre sofa, […]

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Ramblings

Shop Shop Till You Drop

The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day. I’m not exactly sure where that term came from but Boxing Day in Canada is like Black Friday in the US. Stores put on an illusion that everything they sell is on sale, when in fact only a few items are deeply discounted and everything else is the same price as […]

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The Net

Make Easy Money With Google

I just finished reading Make Easy Money with Google by Eric Giguere. Now one might wonder why I, John Chow, dot com mogul and master Google whore would read a book on how to make money with Google? This is a valid question. After all, the author of the book, Eric Giguere, is by no means a Google master. Unlike […]

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Ramblings

Merry Christmas!

I like to wish everyone who visits and read my blog a very merry Christmas! I hope you all get what you want and that your holiday is happy and safe. This has been a pretty amazing year for me and I will have a lot to say about when I do my “year in review” blog post at the […]

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Ramblings

Kong Is King

Just got back from seeing King Kong. This is one amazing movie. This is also one long movie as well. I recommended you don’t drink before or during the movie or you may have to excuse yourself during the good parts. And there were many good parts. One of the strange thing about watching a re-make is you know how […]

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