Archives: January, 2008

Kevin — January 30, 2008, 10:15 pm

And For The Encore…

Well, the ol’ Sponge has seen a fair bit more traffic in the last three days than usual, that’s for sure. According to my Google Adsense tracker (which has better statistics than my hosting company, since “the sponge” is a subdomain of my main account so it has less detailed stats) I’ve had over 35,000 […]

Kevin — January 27, 2008, 7:41 pm

Big Apple, Big Excitement

Man, I’ve been here almost a week. Do you know what I just finished doing? Washing half a pint of blood off my only winter jacket. See, I was waiting for the L train at 3rd Avenue just minding my own business when this lovely lady in her 50’s decides to peer down the track […]

Kevin — January 26, 2008, 8:43 pm

I Would Not Wish This On My Worst Enemy

Apartment hunting in New York? Wow. Here’s how it works: You set up shop in a cafe with wireless access (which you PAY for, because nobody offers free Wi-Fi, which is blatantly outrageous). Then you continially hit “REFRESH” on Craigslist to find the absolute latest posts (under the “agent listed” apartments, because you have long […]

Kevin — January 24, 2008, 8:36 pm

I Like This Town

Look at this thing! This… MONSTER… is a Gyro. It’s the size of a god damned dinner plate! This thing could feed a family of THREE! And tonight, it was my dinner, and it cost me four dollars and twenty five cents. The pepper shaker has been added for scale reference – and keep in […]

Kevin — January 21, 2008, 9:29 pm

New York!

I’m here! Well, I’m KIND Of here. I’m staying with some friends in New Jersey, which is sort of New York (it’s only a 45 minute commuter bus ride from Downtown). Hopefully it’s just temporary, I’ll be checking out some apartments tomorrow once I get my American bank account set up. Apparently apartment hunting here […]

Kevin — January 17, 2008, 1:58 pm

Offline for now

I gotta pack the computers now, so this is the last post from Casa Del Gamble. So long, Artiste! Hope to see you all at the “farewell” party on Friday @ 555 Davie (Vibes Lounge). We’ve got the back room booked, DJ’s spinning (my headphones and records are somewhere in the pile, so it’s not […]

Kevin — January 15, 2008, 1:12 am

Getting Close!

Every day it’s something I need to do – call BC Hydro to kill the power after I’m gone. Shut off the phone service so the next resident here doesn’t call Tajikistan for six hours at a time on my dime. Back up the essentials to a firewire drive that I can carry with me […]

Kevin — January 10, 2008, 12:17 am


The machine that started it all. My Commodore 128 – my first computer. My training wheels onto the internet (before it was called the internet). Before the web, before blogs, before newsgroups and IM and DSL and torrents… way, way back to the days of 300 baud and the almighty BBS. When getting email involved […]

Kevin — January 7, 2008, 1:01 am

The Packing Continues

My god this is tiring! I’m absolutely exhausted! Well, the bar is gone. It went today, along with some glass shelves, a few ikea storage bins, and a load of odds and ends. A bunch of DVD’s are gone but there’s still a whack more, so feel free to keep shopping. I’m going to post […]

Kevin — January 3, 2008, 12:10 am

New York City Boy

BIG NEWS! The ol’ Gambler is on the move. I’m moving to NEW YORK CITY! I’ve landed a gig in Manhattan, home of the giant meaty sandwich. I’m going to be doing some consulting for a US animation client who have offered me a one year contract. I’m frantically packing up my essentials because in […]