Friday, April 20, 2018

Canada Legalization Chart and MOM list

Made a simple chart to track what provinces are doing for Cannabis legalization.

Hint: Click for larger size.

Canadian Mail Order Marijuana Online Order List for 18+ Canadians. Pregnant? Don't use it. Addictive personality? Don't use it. This list was found online at  (No, it's not the mom you're thinking of). I cannot vouch or verify any of these below.

Grass In Box
Status: NEW

Contact: /u/cannabisy 

Status: NEW

Bud Lab

BC Medichronic
Status: CLEAR

Herb Approach

Status: CLEAR

Status: CLEAR
Contact: /u/bulkcrop

Cannabis Canada
Status: NEW

Chronic Delivery
Status: NEW


Sweetleaf Concentrates
Status: NEW
Canada Weed Dispensary
Status: NEW

Kana Post
Status: NEW

AC Medical
Status: CLEAR

Stash Club

Status: CLEAR

Delivery Meds

Status: NEW

Get Cannabis Online

Status: CLEAR

BC Bud Store
Status: CLEAR
Contact: on Instagram

Green Society MMJ
Status: CLEAR


Status: CLEAR

Emerald Castle Med

Status: NEW


Status: NEW

MMJ Direct

Status: CLEAR

Supreme Canna

Status: CLEAR

Send Me Trees

Status: CLEAR

Exclusive Bud

Status: NEW
Doob Dasher

Terra Cannabis

Status: CLEAR

The Chrono

Status: CLEAR
Grass Chief

Status: CLEAR
Contact:, 1-800-647-3890

White Palm

Status: CLEAR


Contact: /u/budexpressnow

THC Delivery

Status: CLEAR
Herbal Dispatch

Status: CLEAR
Power Plant

Status: NEW
--- Part 2 coming soon ----

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Back to California

One quick ride downtown confirmed my suspicions: Both motors may initially work, but the painfully obvious problem is clear: Left side dead due to connection problem. It's either the motor controller electronics or the actual cabling that connects the battery to the controller.

The board is soooooooooooo slow with 1 motor and braking is absolutely dangerous. You have no reliable brakes. Anyone seriously considering a single motor skateboard should reconsider. I would even be bold enough to say NEVER buy a skateboard with hub motors.

Moving through intersections takes extreme concentration and strength to hold back the panic. People run in front of you? Cars? You're going to nail them. Judicious use of the bike bell helps. I actually had to yell at a person today while slowly moving downtown to get out of my way.

I've met stray animals with more common sense.

I'm going to be back on Twitter tomorrow. I haven't decided on my nickname yet. I have a special post for all those 4/20 enthusiasts in Canada.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Boosted Diagnosis and Wrong Number

Boosted is going to RMA my board. I decided to clean it and put it together one last time. Didn't it work perfectly? I'll have to ride it tomorrow before confirming with boosted support. I suspect the intermittent connection issue will come back and bite me again.

While at work, some strange man phoned my apartment and woke up my wife. A strange voice was heard on the other end... "Uhh.... hello... is CHRIS there?" he asked politely.

Knowing I was at work, she told him I was working and she'd take his name and number so I could get back to him.

2 quiet seconds later... a rougher voice comes on and says "BITCH! Put Chris on the phone now!"

Well, there's one thing you never do is call her that. She came back with fire and said "Motherfucker! You call here asking for him and then call me a bitch? FUCK YOU ASSHOLE"

And then the conversation gets really strange.

"I know he's there! Get CHRIS on the phone! Tell him it's BABY"

"WHO?" she said. This guy really was looking for someone with my name but clearly confused me for his gay lover. I'm not gay and I never stayed at a Holiday Inn folks.

The conversation ended quickly once the fucking idiot figured out it was the wrong number.

TLDR: People are assholes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Boosted update - Its Bad.

You know, I thought they would release a new set of electric skateboards. And no, I'm not buying one - although, if they offered me a Stealth board in replacement I would happily accept. Who wouldn't want to go 24 MPH? My V2 D+ only goes 22 MPH.

I think one of my board's motor controllers are bad. Only one wheel spins now and it's not good. I physically swapped the motors and the issue persists on the same side. I'm working with boosted support to see what they can do for me.

I'm not happy.

Monday, April 16, 2018

RIP: Harry Anderson, Dead @ 65

I remember him from the 1980's Night Court. Man, that show really reminded me of my youth. It would air at 10:30 PM, right after M.A.S.H. would start at 10PM. I loved the show, it had perfect kooky characters and who didn't love them all? I missed Selma when she passed away from Lung Cancer.

RIP Harry.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

I wish I was Joking

Snowfall warning in effect for:
  • City of Calgary
Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm is expected.

A pacific disturbance will move into Alberta tonight bringing heavy wet snow to south-central Alberta, including Calgary. Snow will begin Sunday night and continue through Monday. Snow will start to taper off Monday afternoon in the south and Monday night in central regions. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres, with locally higher amounts in the foothills, are expected to fall by Tuesday morning.

Over southern parts of Alberta there is a chance of freezing rain ahead of the system tonight into Monday morning.

Warnings may be extended to regions to the north and east as the system develops.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Its a Mess

As I predicted, demolition of the old 7-11 has begun. Who knows what they'll build on top of it. Maybe another forgettable bar like the King's Head?

Water and mud everywhere. Left motor disconnecting on bumps. Very annoying. However, the battery is a real champion. It delivers so much current with no sags, the motors pull like crazy. I noticed there is no dip in power. It's a skateboard, and the thing is going to get dirty.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg Squirms as he's questioned by the feeble elderly

Relentlessly bullied online after he was discovered to use a "boosted chair" while speaking to the US Senate yesterday, he decided NOT to use the extra padded lift. I guess when you're 5 foot 7, you'll need every inch you can get when dealing with the senile, elderly senators.

These clueless idiots have no idea how the technology works. Hell, some of them couldn't even pronounce Mark Zuckerberg's name correctly. I'm amazed these idiots got elected in the first place. How the hell do they check their email, let alone reply to someone? I bet some of their Facebook posts can be found on for fucks sake!

Clearly, these senators don't have a fucking clue how technolgy works. Facebook has deals with data brokers who will sell transactional information of users so they can aggregate and compile it. All to use your own personal data to sell to application developers.

The emotionless face of Zuck really bugged me. If he really was concerned about protecting people's privacy, why would he wait until the senate committe to promise to "Do better".

It's a meaningless promise with out defined goals and objectives. It's like saying you're going to quit drinking... except, every once in a while you'll continue to take a sip of liquor. It's not a problem because you tell yourself it's just once in a while. But these sips - or data mining, are extended and have no accountability.

People who used to work at Facebook describe Mark's attitude to "Domination" of other Social Media platforms. He expressed a willingness for "Companies can take over countries". Considering what the Russians did during the last presidental election, I'm not surprised.

When Mark began his speech he said:"Facebook is an idealistic and optomistic company".

Translation: "Facebook is a data mining and opportunistic company. We won't stop at what we can sell to our advertisers. Their demands must be met. They count. "

The company has no credibility. Remember "Black lives matter?" - turns out the the main page was a complete fraud.

And so, after 2 gruelling days for poor old 'Zuck, what do you think is going to happen?


If you haven't seriously considered ditching Facebook, you should really think about removing your personal information and the application(s) from your phones and tablets.

But its' quite funny that people forget that Google is a gigantic data miner. This blog sits on the Google platform. The only reason I keep it around is when I want to reminisce about being back in 2008 and thinking I was king of the goddamn world.

But not anymore. Privacy is important. People deserve to be treated like individuals who deserve respect. Not like packages of data where advertisers can shunt their crappy products towards.

We all deserve better.

Demand it.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Winnipeg vs. Calgary vs. Halifax

This is a familiar sight to me. I've driven the U-Haul trucks twice across canada in 12 years. But I'm getting a little ahead of myself. I'm from Winnipeg, Manitoba - stuck right in the middle of Canada. I was born there, and lived in South East Winnipeg (St.Vital) for most of my early life.

Winnipeg gets slagged on by many people in Alberta, BC, even Nova Scotia. It's a beautiful place in the Summer with the festivals and red & assiniboine rivers. The mosquitos are horrendous and the summers can be scorching hot. The winters can be brutally cold. I remember once working in -30 degree C weather for 2 weeks straight. On the 3rd week, the temperature went up to -20, and it did feel quite nice. It was still very cold. The cost of housing is cheaper than Alberta and Nova Scotia. My friends are still there whome I visit annually when I leave on vacation to visit family.

I left Winnipeg back in 1997 of June (so long ago) back then with a F150 pickup truck and some of my personal items in the bed. My first wife was already in Calgary, but little did I know, my marriage was doomed from the start. We split up amicably in 1998 and in early 1999 I met my 2nd significant other. In 2000 I had just bought a house in Erin Woods and by 2001 we had both decided to "leave the rat race" and move to the east coast (Halifax/dartmouth) where her parents were and made a start of it.

It was at this time we loaded up the U-Haul truck, and towed the car behind it. It was a long, treacherous trip. We left in March so the roads were still icy and snow was around. I never drove this far so I used Expedia or mapquest (?) to chart a route. We didn't have any GPS because back then they were very rare and expensive. It took us a little over 5 days to reach Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and eventually Cole Harbour where her family lived.

We would stay in Nova Scotia until 2012 when some terrible events happend earlier in the year. My mother-in-law past away along with her sister due to illness. Before that, a stepfather died a year earlier. While living in Nova Scotia gave me an appreciation on how different two areas of the Country can be. When you walked down the sidewalk people would generally say hello. The bar scene wasn't what I was used to (Country bars in Alberta) but they were unique in their own way. I really enjoyed the Old Triangle in Halifax due to the Irish bar and friendly people there. My wife's cousin would come in from PEI (Charlottetown) and play his fiddle to crowds during his tours.

Although I never lived in Prince Edward Island, I've spent enough driving and trips there to get an idea of what life would be like: Small town, everyone knows who you are, everyone knows where you're going, etc... To get on the Island I'd use confederation bridge. When you left the Island, it was $42 per car (!). That is the one reason I could never live there: You have to pay to leave.  People are so pissed at this they even tried to create a petition.

If you've ever watched Anne of Green Gables and fantasized about how lovely it would be to live there, ummmm... let me provide a little reality check for you: You'll make less money than anywhere else in Canada.... your cost of living will be higher than Nova Scotia.... and although the province touts an openness to new arrivals.... it's a pretty closed society - just like Nova Scotia.

And racism is alive and well in all provinces in Canada. My own father-in-law would use the N-word. He didn't hate them, it's what words he used back then. He also used the C-word than rythmes with Raccoons (a terrible horrible word).

We left Nova Scotia in 2012 and drove back across the country back to Calgary. You can find my travel stories in my blog, just check October 2012 when I drove back. I literally blew out a tire in rural quebec with no cell service. It wasn't a great time.

Calgary is very blue-collar but also conservative to the core. People lost their shit when Justin Trudeau won the election. I literally jumped for joy. I hated Stephen Harper and still think he's a condescending, arrogant,  and controlling asshole. But that's just me.

It got worse when marijuana was legalized - nobody will be allowed to puff or vape in public. Now I understand that you should never do this in front of Children or other people. But why should the city decide you can't puff or vape while waiting for the bus?

I'm not a huge weed spokesperson because it can become addictive - mentally. It is fine in moderation but one must be extremely careful not to let it control you. I've known people who refuse to try it and others who smoke tons and are doing absolutely fine. I'm not going to judge anyone.

My favorite Place?

Portage La Prairie, Island Park. I like it because my dad brought me and my brother there every weekend to feed the deer and birds in the sanctuary. It's where I got to know my grandma and uncles (even the crazy one who drew a knife on me). But he's dead now. Sadly, even one of my cousins past away from breast cancer a few years ago. I regret not connecting back up with Angela. But, I am not on facebook and never will be.

Every city can have great memories or bad experiences. Just take the good with the bad and chill out.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

A Canadian Tragedy

The wreckage of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Sask., is seen Saturday, April, 7, 2018. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed into a truck en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to the hospital. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP


Nothing is left of the front half of this bus. Nothing. One could imagine the force behind a fully loaded trailer heading down the highway at 100 km/hour. Nothing could stand in it's way. I never hope I find out either. I feel terrible for the families. These people were in the prime of their youth - almost ready to enter adulthood. And now? Just memories.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Is Spring Here? The Masters!

Summer is here! FINALLY! In Augusta, Georga that is. I've never seen such a more beautiful place than this. Every year I tune this in just to look at the scenery. I zone out to the drone of the announcers during this weekend.

I still hate golf. But I enjoy watching The Masters because it relaxes me. I tried golfing once at the Calgary dome and I ended up almost breaking the god damn driver. My buddy was pretty pissed at me.

Final note: I found out what happned to that 7-11 that closed last month. The franchisee who was running the 7-11 couldn't afford the lease on the spot, so they decided to close the store out.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Player Unknown's BattleGrounds: A Game for Psychopaths

Where to begin? A few years ago I wrote a review/story about DayZ - a little bohemian game which put you in the middle of nowhere with only shows, shirt, and pants. You had to run and survive & gather weapons, fight off zombies and other rutheless players. Based off the old Arma 2 engine, the equipment was top notch and accurate.

Unfortunately, that game spun into major boredom because there wasn't anything to do in the game besides kill other players and wander. I fired up the game a month ago to try it out and unfortunately it was the same old running simulator. I put 300 hours of my life into that game. Fuck sakes.

Enter PUBG: The smash hit from some strange sounding development house. The premise is this:

You jump from an airplane with 99 other players. The landing point is decided by you and your goal is to kill all the other players. Meanwhile, 99 other people will be going over the huge island and scouring weapons too.

Every few minutes, the battle circle gets smaller and anyone outside of this circle takes damage. Random red zones appear where artillary shells rain from above. The closing of the next circle is random so you never can predict where the next "center" will be. Stay outside this safe zone and you will eventually die.

The game is fun however you will be constantly dying which soon gets to be a routine. You can either camp inside houses and get bored out of your life, or run towards the action and hope to kill other players. Don't even bother turning on voice chat, unless you enjoy getting into confrontations with 12-year olds. If I had a child I would never allow them to play this game. Its extremely violent and the gun action is very detailed.

You can find DMR's, AK's, M16's, 9mm, 45's, 1911's, with scope attachments, supressors, extended clips... battle armour.... backpacks...etc. The full scope of this military sim is just insane.

Random airplanes will drop even more supplies and make firefights intense. You can run solo, in dual mode, or in a group. I watched a few youtube videos in hopes of getting "better", however I was only able to gather better weapons because I knew what to look for.

You can also drive vehicles: Trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, and racing 4x4 go-carts. You can run over other players but they'll just as easily blow your head off with a well-aimed shot from a KAR rifle.

Compared to Arma 3, the detail is lacking. In Arma 3 you can literally scope right up close and the bullet paths are very accurate (including drop rates and wind speed compensation).

But this isn't a military simulator. It's a crowded king-of-the-hill battle royale which works just great for casual gameplay of all ages 15 and above.

Don't make the mistake I did and play against highly skilled Chinese players from Asia. Jesus Christ, I swear those guys must play 24x7. There are hackers too, but I haven't noticed them much. The company will ban you if you try to run any program that defeats the battleeye program which runs.

And there are boats too. If you get the game, you'll be able to participate in the closed beta. It's a much smaller map with higher respawn of weapons. I found it quite ludicrous.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Facebook, again, but now with even more assholes running the company

Good 'ol Andrew Bosworth - or "Boz" as some of his "friends" call him. The sheer pluck and audacity from this VP of Facebook to spout off some internal memo bullshit about connecting people is not what the company is about. It's about making money, bitch. Selling your personal information, friend list, private text messages, and phone calls. Oh? Facebook neglected to tell Android users their intimate texts and phone information would be ruthlessly harvested and sold to the highest bidder who'll pay.

Zuckerberg sure knows how to pick people.You can read all about the controversies of Facebook on Wikipedia here.

Does anyone remember the failed Beacon program? Beacon is a system where third-party websites could include a script by Facebook on their sites, and use it to send information about the actions of Facebook users on their site to Facebook, prompting serious privacy concerns. Information such as purchases made and games played were published in the user's news feed.

An informative notice about this action appeared on the third party site and gave the user the opportunity to cancel it, and the user could also cancel it on Facebook. Originally, if no action was taken, the information was automatically published. On November 29 this was changed to require confirmation from the user before publishing each story gathered by Beacon

The Beacon service ended in September 2009 along with the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Facebook resulting from the service

My advice is to stay away from these platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Whatsapp
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Google+ 
If you absolutely need to use any of the above platforms, do NOT install them on your phone. If you do, use a burner. Enter in false information for age, sex, maritial status, and never upload any photos that you don't want to be absorbed by their data mining techniques.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

My Hero

In June 27, 2016, the legendary professional skateboarder Tony Hawk lands a 900 degree trick - at 48 years of age! He landed this trick 19 years ago this year, but back when this was filmed (2016) it was 17 years.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Abandoned 7-11

Above: From the sketchy bridge in Calgary during my lunch walk. The pathways are still covered in ice and snowy bits, so boosting down them would be especially treacherous.

Bad news, the 7-11 near the A&W on 90th avenue se and Bonaventure drive has been shut down! Gas pumps dismantled, the 7-11 signs ripped down. I never went here for slurpees because they tasted terrible (too slushy and at one point I could swear I tasted rubber or oil). 

I'll go back this week and read what the sign says. I suspect the whole building needs to be demolished it's so old.

You can boost through here but I won't advise it. You'll get wet, dirty, and the board will be soaked with mud and water.  While walking I found this unusual pamphlet under water in a puddle. How quaint. Jesus looks like Eric Cartman.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Descending into Terror

Rec [2007, Italian] is one of those slow moving horror stories that pull you in tight and suck the very life right out of you.

This movie is so creepy and disturbing. Rec 2, 3, and 4 were made but none match the original for authenticity and depth.

The movie can be watched on youtube (for the moment), but I don't suggest anyone watch this in the dark unless you wear some Depends underpants.

Plot: Angela, a news reporter, with her cameraman, spend the evening with the local fire department answering calls during the night shift. Only on this call, the people in the apartment building are infected with a mysterious and contagious virus that causes them to become uncontrollably rabid.

Good times.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Facebook, and why it's unnecessary

When Elon Musk had his Space-X and Tesla Facebook pages deleted on Friday, I cheered. Here, one of the most brilliant minds in America - possibly the world, decided to completely remove his company to be associated with the ever-darkening aura of Zuckerberg's data mining empire. I giggle at the thought of other high-profile companies decide to ditch the Facebook forever.

Back in 2009 I joined up for 2-3 months before I realized this was complete shit. I found their site layout inefficient and confusing. A co-worker complained to me about my brother posting a sexually explicit picture on my facebook wall. My brother is a wonderful person and has dark humour, and I never really thought it was that bad. But my colleague was a devout Christian and found it offensive.  Back then I never had a smart phone with facebook apps. It was a blackberry with shitty built-in apps that nobody used. Remember that phone? The stupid one with the sliding front glass to reveal a tiny keyboard below it? The blackberry torch. It was a  complete pile of rubbish.

When I was using "Facebook", I never posted often and never told it my birthday or anything else. I never "tagged" or "poked" anyone. Then one fateful day I decided to remove all the add-ons to my profile - even the wall. I deleted my posts and "friends". I sat back for a few minutes and wondered who's getting the best deal here - me, with random chats with colleagues and such, or facebook - silently data mining, collecting my information, tracking me across web sites and platforms, all along, selling this data to third party companies with my permission. (It was in the end user agreement).

I decided to delete my account permanently and contacted Facebook support to have myself removed from their database. It took 2 weeks of constant requesting, but after it was done, I never received any e-mails from Facebook at all.

What's more seriously evil about Facebook is the site is designed to suck as much time from you as possible. It is what you would call a dopamine addict's nightmare. Feed you random news and likes, you get a rush of good feelings and then you try to chase it with more  useless content and pictures.

Here is an actual quote of communication between Zuckerberg and another student, just shortly after the site went live back in 2004:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How'd you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don't know why.
Zuck: They "trust me"
Zuck: Dumb fucks 

Yeah. That should tell you everything you need to know about Zuckerberg and his company - including Whatsapp and Instagram (I refuse to join either of those). The most important thing to him is money and sucking as much time from Facebook users as possible - to consume ads of course...which feed his which he sells personal information to advertisers and analytics companies like Cambridge Analytics (what a scumbag CEO that guy is). Fuck everything about that company.

Stop and think: Do you want your face, your name, your image - to be claimable by this asshole and sold and associated with advertisers without your explicit permission? Any image, video, or post becomes property of Facebook. They own it. All of it. And that's why I refuse to post any of my content to that platform.

But an even bigger menace is Alphabet and it's child company Google. They collect even more information from its user base to sell advertising and promote services such as Youtube. I would be perfectly happy to pay $100 a year to have complete anonymity from the internet. In Europe it's called the "right to be forgotten". I think everyone deserves this if they want it.  And guess how long I stuck with Google+ ? About a week. Completely useless.

You want to catch up with a friend? Let's go for coffee. Need to vent? Send an e-mail. Phone someone. Visit them in person (shocking I know). Pretty soon people will think it's crazy to even go on vacations.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Blending Experiments

Picked up a 1400 watt blender, it's loud as fuck. My first smoothie was a complete failure - too much ice.

2nd smoothie was great:

frozen blueberries
frozen strawberries

Quick walk around the downtown neighborhood which shows the sidewalks and roads are slowly melting and welcoming the new era of boosting in 2018.

All strawberries (frozen)

= awesome

Kitty hates it.
 The river is a dangerous place this time of year.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley
The music dance and sing
They make the children really ring
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley
In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you
I will remember you
Your silhouette will charge the view
Of distance atmosphere
Call it morning driving through the sound and
Even in the valley
In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you
Along the drifting cloud
The eagle searching down on the land
Catching the swirling wind
The sailor sees the rim of the land
The eagle's dancing wings
Create as weather spins out of hand
Go closer hold the land
Feel partly no more than grains of sand
We stand to lose all time
A thousand answers by in our hand
Next to your deeper fears
We stand surrounded by a million years
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
Twenty four before my love and I'll be there
I'll be the roundabout
The words will make you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning driving through the sound and
In and out the valley
In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you
Da la la la da da la

Every Canadian Needs to Watch This

 Because the Conservative Party of Canada believes if you use Marijuana,  it will eventually
lead to the use of harder drugs such as Cocaine, Meth, and Opiates. Complete and utter bullshit.

And good news. The Canadian government has passed the first reading of Bill 44, legalizing Cannabis in Canada. These are good times to be alive. And of course that useless, lying, cheating Mike Duffy couldn't be bothered to vote for this. What an asshole. Fuck that guy.

I've seen what hard core alcohol addiction does to families - and it destroys them.I don't have enough fingers on my hands to count how many times I've been attacked by drunks. If I had a child I would go live out in the woods where no civilization would exist. Those broken promises, lies, rage, and anxiety just can't be told in words.Alcohol is far, far more toxic than even the strongest pot out there. It's too easy to down a bottle of vodka and die from alcohol poisoning. I know people who could easily drink a liter or two a day - just to maintain.

Cannabis, like alcohol, should always be used in moderation and at the appropriate time and place. You should be able to stop use without any worries. For pot this is easy. Alcohol is terrible for people with addictive personalities. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Collection of DIY-Electric Skateboards

Not my photos. I have 2 electronics certificates under my belt and I would not attempt this. I do not want to die that early.


Yes, you *could* buy a cheap Swagboard from Amazon for about $220 (but it's complete shite I promise you). Spend a bit more ($500 for a Yuni E-Go2) for slow speed but far more reliable than a Swagboard (what the FUCK is what that name? It should ship with a cheap ass Drake CD. Anyway)

A step up from that is a Koowheel for $900. A bit more decent but still not approaching the reliability and speed of other boards like Boosted ($1.5K) and the exotic Evolve GTX ($3K).

No! These boards are home-made and likely faster than boosted and evolve. They use custom hardware, battery packs, who knows if they use battery management systems (I think most do, for safety and reliable operation). But when you see big packs of batteries strapped to boards with little to no protection, that's a major hazard. Any small scrape would turn that board into a fiery inferno due to the rapid short circuit of the batteries. 

One thing I wish boosted had was real tires. The Orangatang wheels are nice, but they're no substittue for being able to go off-road when you want. I tried last year doing this and it was very, very sketchy.

I love lights but the idea of riding in complete darkness is terrifying and I do not want to know what it feels like to lose control in the dark at 22 mph. Plus, cars can't see shit unless you have a high-viz jacket.

Smart guy, wearing a helmet.

Even better protection, full-face masks.

A boosted board next to a DIY board. I would bet the DIY board gets far more mileage than the more expensive boosted - however, I would rather ride the boosted board.