Aug 11, 2006 - Hot Tub Party!


Not much to report, except get your asses over here! Its Hot Tub 2K6 time!!

Webcam is up, once again there is only one this year - click here to view it.

And click here to see the Jello Shots Barb made for the party :-)

Jul 26, 2006 - Official Hot Tub Invite


Alright, the official hot tub invite has arrived, care of soul_d as below to launch.

** Hot Tub Invite 2K6 **

Is it just me or are these getting progressively bizarre?? :-P

Jul 16, 2006 - Hot Tub 2006 Coming..


Hey everybody! There are a few topics to touch on today, so I will try to keep the ramblings to a minimum. First issue to bring up is HOT TUB 2K6. The official dates are August 11th and Aug 12th. The tub is booked and preparations for the event are already underway. All previous attendees are always invited - with 150 people showing up last year I couldn't possibly manage to send out invitations to everybody. So this is your invitation - and bringing friends is always cool so long as you can vouch for them (and introduce me to them please).

So, for those of you familiar with the past couple hot tub parties - we have been taking music submissions via FTP, and this system has been working out great. I have opened up the ftp site as of today, but before you upload anything - please take the time to rename any mp3s so that your name is in the filename. This way, when we go through the huge list of music the night before, we don't end up cutting too much of one person's selection out. Got it? Oh, and please don't dump your entire playlist either - lets try for less than 10 a person okay?

FTP to, Username: hottub Password: 2k6 (all lower case)

Sad news for Pink Floyd fans around the world (myself included) - Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd passed away last week from what was believed to be complications from Diabetes. Syd was 60 years old and had lived the past 30 years of his life in quiet seclusion with no contact with the media at all. Although Syd was only part of Pink Floyd for a few years - at which point he was replaced by David Gilmour - he left a strong impression which continued to inspire and shape the creative direction of the band.

Syd also left a strong impression on many other musicians who credit him as having been a very strong influence - including David Bowie and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. For more details on Syd, and the circumstances surrounding his passing, click on the picture to the right.
Syd Barrett

On a somewhat happier note in the Pink Floyd world, the DVD edition of PULSE has finally reached the shelf. This DVD has been delayed over and over, since March of 2003! Anyhow, the DVD is the full PULSE concert from 1994 performed at Earl's Court. Its a good performance and definately the biggest stage show they ever toured with (with the possible exception of The Wall tour). For more details on the DVD, and a review of its contents, look here.

Thats it for today - wait for the official hot tub invite flash video very soon...hope everyone is having a great summer so far!!

Jul 03, 2006 - Weddings, Houseboats and Cabins


Almost 2 months without an update...sorry folks. I suppose I have a bit to catch up on, as a few things have happened since May!

First off, I was in Michigan a few weeks ago for Shane's wedding which was a blast, and you can see my pictures here. This marked my first time through North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. There were 6 of us in total who drove down from Saskatoon, Regina and Calgary - and we truley represented Canada to the best of our ability - even though our only choice of drink at the wedding was Bud and Bud light :-). Anyhow, congratulations once again to Shane and Teresa!

Secondly, Houseboat 2K6 came and went last weekend - and this was the year of 'no comprimise', as we sailed out of harbour with the largest boat on the lake - the CruiseCraft V. The boat was crazy luxurious, the crew was awesome, and the weather couldn't have been beat. Other than chewing through $800 of gasoline in 3 days (more than double what I expected), everything went well and all involved (to my knowledge) had an awesome time! Click on the group picture below for the photo gallery...

The Crew of the Penetration Nation
The Crew of the S.S. Penetration Nation

This weekend blue4130, soul_d, and Dog Pound made a trip up to Jackfish lake to stay at Erin's cabin, which was a nice sunny time. Lake water was really warm for some reason (a lot of urine) - and it was pretty fun hitting up the Meota town bar on Canada day. Dog Pound left the bar with over $100 of VLT winnings which isn't at all surprising, he should really make a career out of playing those things - if he hasn't already.

And thats it for vacation news...really not much else to say. I've been having so much fun in the firebird this summer that I haven't even gotten around to plating my bike! No problems with the car either, other than a slight knock in the motor which is pretty minor at this point. Hoping to run up to Diana's cabin this weekend and get the boat out, so I'm praying for this hot weather to hold out.

In the meantime, keep it real people...and expect another update in 2 months!

May 16, 2006 - May Long Weekend


Just a quick update to let everyone know that this year's may long weekend camping trip is going to be at Martin's lake. This is, of course, a change from the past 10 years where it has been held at pike lake. No need to repeat anything, so just check out Soul_D's partyline page for more details. Of course all are welcome!

Oh and hey, there is a new comic today! Well, sorta. Anyhow its the first one in over a year - whats wrong with you people?? Hello??

May 12, 2006 - Back up and running...


Well well well, the server upgrade eventually happened after many failed attempts. My apologies for the frequent, random downtime but that should be all over now.

Turns out there were some hardware issues with the previous server which were causing it to crash all the time. As a result I had to order a new motherboard/cpu ($14.99 on ebay!) and now we're up and running. We're up to 512MB RAM and a 500Mhz CPU - hows that for keeping up with the times?? Hey, on a budget of $20 every 5 years for upgrades I'm not doing too badly!

So anyhow, all services should be back and some of them should be improved....such as:

- RBlords Galleries - Upgraded to newer version of gallery - finally fixed the old albums which weren't working
- Squirrel Webmail - Back up and running
- Legend of the Green Dragon - Upgraded to a much newer version - all characters were successfully migrated

Also, to anyone doing web development on the server, we are now running php5. This was a bigger deal than I thought, as I had to make several changes to the rblords pages to make them work under the new version!

As always, let me know if you run across any problems with the server.

Apr 04, 2006 - Breif Server Downtime


Just a quick update today to let everyone know that the server (and all related rblords services) will be unavailable starting tomorrow night (Apr. 5th) for at least a few hours. We'll see if I manage to get everything back up and working properly, here's hoping.

I figure a fine glass of Appletons 12year reserve, on ice, will speed the process nicely.



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