Jack Poole plaza is a great spot for photographing cosplayers
Jack Poole plaza is a great spot for photographing cosplayers

Achievement Unlocked: I Wrote a Book about 3D Printing


This website has been a wonderful outlet for me to share some of my favorite things, places I’ve been and more. It started out as simply a place to direct people to for more information on something that interested me. I never imagined that, as a result of my little posts here, that a book deal would come my way. That’s just what happened last year. Apparently if you write about something enough, people think you’re somewhat of an expert and so I was asked if I’d like to write a book about 3D printing.

Unboxing the Amazon Fire TV


Amazon made a big splash with the recent release of their new Fire TV set top box. Positioned to directly compete against the Apple TV (both priced at $99US), it’s a pretty beefy little box for all your media viewing at home.

Fan Expo Vancouver 2014

Jack Poole plaza is a great spot for photographing cosplayers

It’s that time of year again when you start seeing lots of people in costume on the streets of Vancouver as they all head down to the Vancouver Convention Centre […]

Doodle3D WiFi box for 3D Printers

Printed Doodle

Basically, the Doodle3D is a little box that plugs into your 3D printer (with support for lots of them) and provides a simple app for sketching a design and then sending it to the printer.

First Looks: Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo & Gear Fit

Samsung Galaxy S5

Today I had the chance to preview a bunch of Samsung’s upcoming new products, including their flagship smartphone, the S5. I’ve got a review unit for a little while so […]

Kilauea Volcano & Kona Coffee Farm Tour

Inside the Thurston Lava tube

My last day in Hawaii was a guided tour of the island with Hawaii Outdoor Guides. The day long tour started with a 9am pickup from the hotel in Waikoloa […]

Snorkel and Whale Watching Cruise in Kona, Hawaii

Marc enjoys Kona's blue ocean water

After a spectacular time at the Brewfest, the next morning came a little too quickly as Marc and I headed down to the Kona pier to embark on a snorkel and whale watching tour with Body Glove Hawaii. Snorkelling is something I love doing and try to do as much of as possible when I visit Hawaii. Surprisingly, I’d never done a boat trip before. All my snorkelling was done from shore so I was stoked to hear that we’d be headed to a secluded reef.

Kona Brewers Festival 2014

View of the festival from the Kona Beach Hotel roof

I just got back from my shortest trip to Hawaii ever…just four days. My pal, Marc Smith, invited me to tag along while he was on the last island (the big island of Hawaii) of his 30 Day Adventures in Hawaii. I’ve been to Hawaii many times but this was the first time back to Kona since I first visited 20 years ago. Fortunately for me, one of the events on his agenda was the 2014 Kona Brewers Festival. Because beer…in Hawaii.

First Look: Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 8.4″ Tablet


A few weeks ago, Samsung Canada loaned me the latest edition of their Android-based tablet, the Galaxy TabPRO. At 8.4 inches, it’s priced and equipped to directly compete with Apple’s iPad Mini.

Ford at the North American International Auto Show

Unveiling the new F-150

I was recently in Detroit to see what Ford has been working on for the North American International Auto Show (aka NAIAS). It doesn’t get much bigger on this continent than this event in the car world.