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Non buildering related drivel.

Site Closed

Dear buildering.net readers, I regret to inform you that I can no longer host this website. Over the last couple of months my conscience has been bugging me ab...

Leaving on a freight train, don’t know when I’ll be back again.

pic Port Coquitlam rail yard. (p) rog45 Being an unemployed bum can get hectic sometimes. That's why occasionally I need to step back from my daily routine of avoiding work and go on a road trip. My plan was to visit some friends in Calgary that I haven't seen in awhile. Usually I hitchhike the 970 km, but I've been a bit of a grump lately and I didn't really feel like having to make small talk with every person who picks me up. It's the same old conversation: driver: So what do you do? me: I'm an engineer. driver: Really? [They never believe me, I suppose I don't fit the mold?] What kind? me: Electrical. I work for a digital camera company. driver: Cool, I'm looking at buying a digital camera, can you recommend one? me: Well we don't make consumer grade cameras. We make high-end digital cameras used for microscopy. Our entry-level camera sells for about $10,000 US. driver: Wow that's a lot. And so on and so forth. I'm lying a little bit. I used to be a working engineer, but have since retired. Because this situation is a little hard to explain (I'm only 28), and because the real purpose of this conversation is to prove that I'm a normal, decent human being that is not going to murder them with a rusty axe, I choose to say I'm gainfully employed. Given my recent asocial tendencies, I could imagine myself snapping on one of these last remaining kind souls of the world. Very bad karma. So instead I decided to hop a freight train....

I don’t want a pickle

Sorry about the delinquency on the postings. Summer is here and I'm having a really hard time spending my time indoors. So here I am, it's Friday and I...

Deathbridge, Hellberta

I just got back from Lethbridge. Lethbridge is a hole. A total redneck wasteland. If there was a bright center to the universe, Lethbridge would be the furthest...

Crazy Climber

Wouldn't it be cool to have a buildering video game? I wouldn't want it to be too flashy, or 'extreme', but just have really good controls when it came to the c...

Climbing Terms A La Alain

So I'm working on an Alain Robert interview. Hold on a sec -- my roommate bugs me for starting my stories with "so". People do this in conversation all the time...