Archive for September, 2016

Distracted Driving 

Posted in Politics, Rants with tags , , , , on 28/09/2016 by patrickivan

It is incredible. Driving while operating a cell phone is now a serious offence in Ontario. The consequences, either by collission, or HTA violation fine, is quite high. 

The message is clear and loud. Stay off the phone when driving. 

Yet every day during my commute, at any given moment, I can spot someone reading, manipulating, texting, on their phones. 

It is SO dangerous, and apparently an epidemic. 

I’d love to stop and call the OPP to file a report every time, but that would literally be a full time job.

The alternative is to pull over and fire off a quick text that includes all relevant information. 

And that is all I will ever do. Because if it is as serious as they say, and it is this prevalent, then something better needs to be done to stop them all ASAP!

#putdownthephone

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Bridge

Posted in Star Trek, Uncategorized on 19/09/2016 by patrickivan

Just a teaser for a TNG concept bridge never realized.

I’m throwing it down as the as the USS Galaxy bridge…

 

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LED Streetlight: Night Is Gone. I Feel So Safe. 

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/09/2016 by patrickivan

We’re finally getting rid of night time in small town Alliston. It’s to save money of course, and should the argument ever show that LEDs are horrible for us and the environment, the argument will turn into one of safety. 

And I for one am glad! I took out my small print receipt, stood exactly between two light standards, and read that small print clear as mid day. 

I know now that with night on it’s way out, we can all move safely into a 24 hour work day, keeping our economy chugging along by buying, selling, paying taxes. 

I’m okay with the new blinds I have to buy. And the new sunglasses I have to wear at night should I accidentally look into that white bright highly focused, retinal burning LED. 

We’re saving money! We’re safer! Natural sleep rhythms are so 20th century and past! Get with the times. We can sleep at the end of our natural lives. 

No flash. No enhancement. Just a photo of a small print receipt that I can safely, and cheaply, read at 2AM.

Ps. I’m really looking forward to winter glare. ​

1:2500 scale Star Trek

Posted in Uncategorized on 05/09/2016 by patrickivan

Just some of my ships in progress​