Saturday, 2 February 2008

drink with a dolgy?

For those of you unlucky enough to
  1. live in toronto
  2. be in my address book
  3. speak with me
I have emailed you an invitation to come for a drink Friday February 8 @ 8pm. I'm posting here for everyone else who i haven't invited, who may not live in toronto and most probably do not speak to me ... yet continue to stalk me online ; ) (Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears I know you're reading...!)

Email me if you want more information.

Things have been super hectic and truth be told, i'm looking forward to the 8 hour flight back to Toronto. Gives my brain a bit of a rest and leaves me with no control. Just sit back...wait.

Hockey is going well. I play this year on three teams officially. Nestle "A" and Riviera are two of the teams and are in the CHIP HL. The third is Nestle "B" team. We opted this year to set up this team for people who wanted to have fun playing in an atmosphere that isn't as competitive as the league the Nestle "A" team plays in. There have been some weeks where I've been on the ice 5 out of 7 days. I enjoy it to no end but my body is starting to suffer. My right wrist of which I have had many problems with over the past 10 years has gotten increasingly worse. Making a fist hurts my elbow! Same problem as years ago. That is on my list of things to do in February. Have a doctor look at it and advise. Hopeful that a third operation isn't necessary. March I'm off to the Czech Republic for a 1 week tournament and then in May, I'm back to Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International 5's ice hockey tournament again.

Now, onto the geek stuff. On my home computer I have been trying when I have spare time to maximize my download speeds so that perhaps I could watch streaming high definition video. I found that on my desktop I was getting max speeds of about 200kbps download and 151kbps upload. That's crap when I'm paying for 200mbps! On my laptop running some tests it reports my speed to be 5329kbps download and 451kbps upload. Better, but still shit given what I pay.

Turns out, if i use a program on my desktop that isn't java based (Azureus / BitTyrant) i get a huge speed increase. I'm not close to the 5329kbps that my laptop reports, but I am doing around 900kbps which is much much better. Why is it like this I wonder. Maybe when I next have free time in September...

The car is fine. People here keep kicking their car doors open when they exit their car...leaving nice scratches all over it. There are now 2 additional A5's in the office parking lot (sorry jerks, i was first) and two black S5's (still...i was first).

That's all...back to tinkering with speed.
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