Sunday, July 25, 2010

HSBC Celebration of Lights - Spain 2010

Here is a teaser picture from HSBC Celebration of lights fireworks display.
Held in Vancouver, BC, Canada at English Bay.
Today was Spain's turn to show their display.

Here is a teaser picture. I will go through them tomorrow.
Experimented with shooting a more, wide-angle view for Spain.
It turned out nicely. The rest is tinkering the settings. :)

Spain Teaser - 2010 by ~Shroker on deviantART

Saturday, July 24, 2010

As I sit here, typing on my phone.
I read the past, all this time, I lead myself to believe a false hope.
Inprisoning my closest friend into my own hole.
I've ruined.our friendship with no possible way to fix things.

How a fool I have been. As we drift apart, I wish we could be together. An after thought is all that is left.

This beautiful display of fireworks that is soon to occur, would be perfect.
No matter, that is the past.
I'm always regretting or pondering about something. A cold hearted beast lies below. Wanting to be released.
Oh, how it wants to.

Emotional attachments, how I've troubled myself with it.
I'm sorry, my dear friend, for the trouble I've caused.
For pushing myself onto you. I hope happiness follows you on your road.

I thank you, for everything.
Forever friends, or so I would hope.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Going forward.

Things have been well, shaping up a bit better and feel a lot more at ease these days.

I'm glad I took the summer semester off. Being able to just relax a little bit and clean everything up has been treating me nicely.Getting through some personal issues can be difficult but everyone has to go through it.
Sometimes, we hope to have fixed things better. However, things can happen in reverse to what we expect.

Lately, I've been reading some Math stuff for school and some self-reading. CUDA (Nvidia's GPU Programming Architecture ) has been a great read and hoping to start writing some simple programs on the GPU. Until then, I will be back with more goodies!. Hopefully.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Northshore Paintball : July 17th, 2010

         The weather took shine as I hit the field this afternoon. Around fifty people were present at one o'clock, by two twenty to three there was 120ish people. A good amount of renters played on sight and it got things going.

My left arm looks like an army of mosquitoes bit me, however, 4-5 shots that hit my arm bounced and never exploded, leaving no cuts. Annoying thing? Mosquito bites are more annoying then my paintball injuries.
Rounded out a few good tags today.

Short post tonight, want to get some sleep and I was only there for three hours. Wanted to get home so I can shower and head out for a family dinner.

Next up for home is some CUDA and C++ Reading. w00t!.

Signing out,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Northshore Paintball: July 10th, 2010.

Paintball turned out great today. Few scrapes and bumps from thorns and sliding into rocks in shorts is a bit iffy. Probably will be heading out again next weekend. Hopefully I can get some other people to show up.

The sun was beaming and there was a light breeze in the waiting area. I estimated about 80 people present at a given time and counted about 25 female players. On Friday's Northshore offers free entry (and I think rental) for girls! All you have to do is buy paint!.

Because of the summer heat, sweat does not precipitate and drip onto the visor as easily compared to the cooler days, which is a trade off for the heat. Met a few people there and grabbed a few e-mails. Thorn bushes are evil; I have cuts everywhere on my arms and legs from them.

I am hoping to start taking some pictures of the waiting area and perhaps some in-game pictures. We will have to see how that goes. Wanting to get some pictures of me out on the field too. The summer season is starting so will be out more often to get exercise in and hoping to get outside more frequent in general.

Take care everyone!.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Room Cleaning - Phase 2

    The floor is clean for the most part now. (Area behind table not included).
Right now, I am organizing the shelves and cleaning out old papers.
Things have been going well this summer. Getting out to exercise is nice; room is starting to shape up and feeling a bit better nowadays.

Stay tuned!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Northshore Paintball : July 4th, 2010.

A few of the pictures that were taken.
Some pictures my friend took.

   That was a great day, was completely exhausting after the second game. Massive sprinting depleted my sleep deprived body. Came out totally blurred and almost wanting to collapse; took a breather and drank some water.

  The rest of the day progressed very well. Some steep action and entertained crowds. Which was fun scaring the crap out of them as I was sprinting past the viewing area (is mesh protected of course, but I had a whole bunch of people firing rounds off at me. They were a little bit freaked out when the mesh just started flapping and splatter landing on wood panels near me.

  Scratched my left leg a bit badly and forgot to wear knee pads throughout half the day so bare-kneeing was a bit annoying. Other than that exercise has been well and loving my marker more and more everday.
Now to make up for the money spent on all that gear.

  On another note: As my online radio has been offline indefinitely, I will be changing the name of this blog sometime soon. It will no longer be called Companion Radio Ghost!. Perhaps "The Journeys of Shroker: Behind Enemy Lines" Same content, ranging from computer related topics to everyday things to sports and recreational activities like Paintball. Old topics also include music too.

  Photography has been coming along well and slowly getting back into it again as the weather sets in.
My ankle has been well for quite awhile now but never really journeyed much with my 5D as shortly after I got it I had injured my ankle. It's been nearly two years now (wow!). I really should put my loving camera into work.

See you guys around,