Blog https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog.xml en Entrepreneurs, Startups and Idea People https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/entrepreneurs-startups-and-idea-people <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Entrepreneurs, Startups and Idea People</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:17</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>It has been a seriously long time since there has been a Blog post of any kind. By the end of the day, I really do not like looking at a computer, or have time to dream up content for my own site.</p> <p>Over the last 4 - 5 years I have noticed a major change in the world of the Internet and the Tech Related Industry. There seems to be a very big difference between the people who can and the people who say they can. I have noticed a bit relationship with certain Terms and Buzzwords being thrown around in the mix also.</p> <p>I have met many many successful Entrepreneurs and Startups that are headed in the right direction.... but.. These words "Entrepreneurs" and "Startups" seem to get thrown around and confused these days. There seems to be the people who are "making it" and the ones who are "talking the talk". I tend to find the "talkers" seem to be the people who are the "Idea People". These types are quick to bloat their Linkedin Profiles. They are all over any Social Media Channels they can get on. Most of the time it is fluff and more bull. The reality of the situation is they really do not do anything and are expert Delegators or Outsource any work they get.</p> <p>I used to follow a certain successful worldly "Entrepreneur". I would bookmark his quotes and make them apply to what I was doing. After awhile I started to disagree of the posts I would see. I started to realize this "Successful Entrepreneur" had it easy from the start. This person has "Capital" and could make big mistakes without any consequences. I stopped following this dribble because that is what it was, dribble.</p> <p>There seems to be alot of "The Glass is Always Half Full" these days with most Entrepreneurs, Startups and Idea People. If you call them out you get and earful.</p> <p>It all comes down to this. A Bad idea is a Bad Idea. If you are not willing to work for it, you will get nothing in the end.</p> <p>Learn to read between the lines and identify these lies.</p> <p>Good luck!</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>It has been a seriously long time since there has been a Blog post of any kind. By the end of the day, I really do not like looking at a computer, or have time to dream up content for my own site. Over the last 4 - 5 years I have noticed a major change in the world of the Internet and the Tech Related Industry. There seems to be a very big difference between the people who can and the people who say they can. I have noticed a bit relationship with certain Terms and Buzzwords being thrown around in the mix also.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 23:17:15 +0000 cbovard 20 at https://www.chrisbovard.com The Great Wordpress Versus Drupal Debate... https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/great-wordpress-versus-drupal-debate <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>The Great Wordpress Versus Drupal Debate...</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Wed, 02/06/2013 - 23:29</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>It has been yet a long time for another blog - rant post. I am not a good writer and really do not like to write at all. Things have been moving steadily along in the land of Drupal.<br> I have recently migrated to Revelstoke, British Columbia to experience some epic skiing in the epic snow. I still maintain part-time clients in Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Jasper (really part-time) even though I am just in Revelstoke to live.<br /> I have been working for the <a title="Seattle Drupal web development firm and Magento Commerce specialists | Bear Group - Web Development" target="_blank" href="http://www.beargroup.com">Bear Group</a> based out of Seattle. It has been steady and fun migrating Drupal 6.x sites to Drupal 7.x. We have implemented <a href="http://compass-style.org/">SASS - Compass</a> into our Drupal Development workflow. I can say without a doubt I am still in awe.</p> <p>Now moving to a small Town (city) away from major cities brings a whole new world of fun. There is a Web Development - IT community here in Revelstoke, BC. It has been interesting and fun to meet different people. It is great to see where everyone is at with their style or preference of Web Development techniques.</p> <p>In the last 4 years this is about the third move I have done. I seem to be moving further away from the city (which is a good thing). Now I always seem to encounter the &quot;Wordpress - Drupal&quot; debate all the time. I tend to be justifying why I work with Drupal to Wordpress people. This has happened in Canmore and now it is happening in Revelstoke.<br> Like seriously we are having this debate? Honestly? Now throw in some Node.js, Django, Ruby on Rails, Python, and .NET. Again, is this not a tiring issue?<br> <p>I got send this link today in an email - http://aluent.com/premium-content/free-ebook-joomla-and-drupal-compared.html and I wanted to share this with the local web community members here in Revelstoke.<br> The response I got was that I was using an &quot;archaic platform&quot;. Great.. Thank you.<br /> Then the next response was this &quot;Have you ever looked at developing on WordPress? I would rather use Ruby on Rails than Drupal or even WordPress before Drupal&quot;</p> <p>Now I am not one to normally Blog or defend this but it is time for some people to be educated on the Drupal vs. Wordpress debate. I am not going to get into Python (Django) because I have not ever used Python so it probably is better then php - mysql.<br> Here was my response:<br /> ----------------------------------------------------<br /> Have you considered Developing in Drupal?<br /> <br /> Reasons:<br> <ol> <li>Job Postings somewhat by a loose Web community and not &quot;elance&quot; shit - http://groups.drupal.org/jobs</li> <li>Wordpress started as a blogging platform where as Drupal was more of a development platform. Daily modules I use are free where as in Wordpress they cost money for the good ones.</li> <li>I am a custom PSD to Theme (with the Drupal build): http://www.tweedsmuirparklodge.com/ http://www.pims.math.ca/ http://www.barkbusters.ca/ (multi language) http://www.squamishoceanfront.com/ All PSD to Drupal. I could post more examples but those are for a later Blog - Rant post.</li> <li>Why spread my skill set among multiple languages when I can just get better at one type of Development. Thus spending 6 months learning a new language - framework. Does not make sense and does not pay the bills.</li> <li>Drupal has cool API's with a large development community. Form API (which Wordpress does not have. Drupal has 7 versions going on 8 to figure it out), Services http://drupal.org/project/services, Drupal Views http://drupal.org/project/views again these are free with a large open source development base across the planet with members smarter then you or I.</li> </ol> At the end of the day whatever works.. I make a living from Drupal and theming for it. I know people that make money from Wordpress.<br /> I was trying to be nice not attack the style or methodology of development you do..<br /> <br /> So do not attack mine.<br /> This argument is over between Wordpress and Drupal.<br /> ------------------------------------------------------</p> <p>I respect Wordpress, as I respect most forms of Web Development Techniques but I do find the Wordpress community lazy. They would rather download a theme from Theme Forest. Change some of the css. Add a few images and call it custom. I call it garbage. I can also do that too. I can also dump custom php into the Drupal page and hack it together too. But I do not and try not too because that is not fair to the next Drupal Developer.<br> I have seen more cool Designed Drupal sites then I have ever seen Wordpress (hack) sites. Every time I see a &quot;new&quot; site sent too me that I think it &quot;somewhat cool&quot;, I look at the source. Sometimes (if it is a Wordpress site), I see the &quot;Theme by..&quot; link at the bottom. Well great&hellip;<br> Bottom line is this.. At the end of the day whatever it working for you and helping make the Web a Beautiful place.<br>If you think you are good at this game, there is many more that can code circles around you.</p> <p>Over and Out!</p> <p>References<br> http://www.bigtunainteractive.com/wordpress-vs-drupal/ http://www.linuxforu.com/2012/05/winner-takes-all-wordpress-vs-drupal-vs-joomla/ http://www.digett.com/blog/04/20/2012/wordpress-vs-drupal-prize-fight</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>It has been yet a long time for another blog - rant post. I am not a good writer and really do not like to write at all. Things have been moving steadily along in the land of Drupal.<br /> I have recently migrated to Revelstoke, British Columbia to experience some epic skiing in the epic snow. I still maintain part-time clients in Calgary, Canmore, Banff and Jasper (really part-time) even though I am just in Revelstoke to live.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:29:02 +0000 cbovard 18 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Rockies Fun, Drupal, SEO, Work, Ski... BLOG https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/rockies-fun-drupal-seo-work-ski-blog <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Rockies Fun, Drupal, SEO, Work, Ski... BLOG</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Sun, 03/11/2012 - 23:37</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>It has been awhile since the last Blog - Rant. There has been so many things that have happened in the last 10 months. I guess I will have to section this off in the proper Categories!</p> <h2>Travel - Fun - Skiing - Climbing - Biking</h2> <p>The last 10 months have been a blast. Last summer was spent mountain biking and a small bit of sport climbing.</p> <p>Got to climb a variation on Castle Mountain - Eisenhower Tower. This was the highlight alpine rock climb of the summer.</p> <p>In early June of 2011, I fell in Couger Creek in Canmore carrying a doggie across the creek. The snow melt turned the creek into a river so I lost my balance, hit the rocks and the doggy went for a swim. After that, doing any sort of climbing made my finger very sore. I am still not sure if I cracked it or not.</p> <p>Got my bike nerd friends to build me a Kona Single Speed. Had alot of fun with that bike. Very interesting going back to a geared mountain bike after riding the Single Speed. I am pretty psyched for the 2012 mountain bike season here in the Rockies. I am on a 5 man team for the http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/canmore/ on July 21st 2012. Hopefully the same Jasper Crew is around this year. Last year was so much fun.</p> <p>When the 2011 - 2012 Ski Season started, I was super excited. Got to be at Lake Louise, Jasper - Marmot Basin, Sunshine and Norquay after their opening days. So far this has been an epic snow year. I first moved too Jasper in 1992 and have not seen a snow year like this!! Hopefully there is more snow to come!</p> <h2>Drupal, SEO and Web Development</h2> <p>Last year was a fun Drupal - Web Development year. Part of summer, I commuted to Calgary to work. The commute was good for a few months. Then I found I was too tired to do it anymore. It got really hard near the end.</p> <p>In Nov. I started working as a Contract - Drupal Developer for http://www.beargroup.com/. The Projects and the Team have been great to work with. It has been fun working in a complete SVN - Drupal - Drush Environment. It makes so much sense, when there is an issue you can just revert the code.</p> There will be alot more Responsive Web Design to come with The Bear Group!</p> <p>This has been the first blog in a long time. I would write more but I am going to end it. Catch you all on the flipside! <em>chris</em></p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>It has been awhile since the last Blog - Rant. There has been so many things that have happened in the last 10 months. I guess I will have to section this off in the proper Categories!</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 05:37:19 +0000 cbovard 19 at https://www.chrisbovard.com It has been awhile https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/it-has-been-awhile <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>It has been awhile</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Mon, 05/09/2011 - 23:26</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>My writing is not so good as I have been neglecting my Blog for some time. Coming up over the next few weeks I will be focusing more on my &quot;Professional Development&quot;. I should be writing more blogs about Web Development (HTML5, CSS3, Drupal fun), over the next few months.<br> The winter has been a fun one. I moved to Canmore, Alberta last year in Nov. I spent alot of time between Jasper, Banff, and Canmore (with a small bit of Calgary in there too) over the winter. Between ice climbing and skiing it has been a busy winter.<br> I have done some small things over the winter to keep my skills sharp. Fox Spring Farm - www.foxspringfarm.ca was a fun web project to work on. The designer got exactly what the client wanted on the 2nd round of Design iterations. I used alot of HTML5 within a Drupal 6 build to achieve this.<br> I am currently building a custom module for Drupal 7 and the API for Drupal 7 seems way easier to work with along with all the example code.<br> <p>Well that has been a small rundown of what has been going on.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>My writing is not so good as I have been neglecting my Blog for some time. Coming up over the next few weeks I will be focusing more on my "Professional Development". I should be writing more blogs about Web Development (HTML5, CSS3, Drupal fun), over the next few months.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Tue, 10 May 2011 05:26:24 +0000 cbovard 17 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Open Letter to Adobe https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/open-letter-adobe <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Open Letter to Adobe</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Fri, 04/09/2010 - 23:24</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>RE: Creative Suite to Work on Different Versions of Linux.</p> <p>To whom it May Concern at Adobe,<br /> I am a Web Developer located north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have been using Adobe products for over 10 years. Due to recent events with Apple's issues with Flash on the iphone, among the newest drama involving the Iphone 4.0 SDK, why is Adobe not releasing a Creative Suite for the Linux Community?<br /> <br /> Lets look at this current issue. <br /> I have to either own a computer running Windows or buy a Mac to use the Adobe Creative Suite. It does not seem the Apple cares about Adobe's future and is creating the rules for Adobe and the world now.<br /> Is this not a Microsoft way from days gone by? <br /> Who is worse now? Microsoft or Apple?<br /> In my mind Apple has learned from Microsoft mistakes on what not to do.<br /> But Apple wants more control?<br /> Is this one mans obsession or Apple's?<br /> <br /> Apple is no better. In fact they are worse than Microsoft.<br /> <br /> Who will suffer? <br /> We the users will suffer because we have no say anymore.<br /> Does Apple know what is best? No they are only worried about releasing products and making $$.<br /> They do not care about the environment with their throw-away products that have a 2-3 year lifespan. They do not care about their closed systems and products.<br /> <br /> There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is called Linux.<br /> <br /> Mac OS is a Unix based OS so how hard is it to port the Adobe Creative Suite to a few of the popular Linux Distributions?<br /> <br /> This is a simple solution to a problem that will only get bigger as Apple gets bigger.<br /> Adobe needs to offer a 3rd solution to its customers or we will end up having less and less choices.<br /> It is in Adobe's power to make the right decision.<br /> It is always the simplest answer to the problem.<br /> <br /> As landfills get bigger with E-waste and old computers, when will my Iphone 3g be obsolete?<br /> <br /> Sincerely,<br /> Chris Bovard</p> <p>PS: I sent this as a Feature Request to Adobe.</p> <p>PPS: I own an Iphone, an Acer running Windows XP, and I&nbsp;use a IMac running OS X at work.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>RE: Creative Suite to Work on Different Versions of Linux.</p> <p>To whom it May Concern at Adobe,<br /> I am a Web Developer located north of Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have been using Adobe products for over 10 years. Due to recent events with Apple's issues with Flash on the iphone, among the newest drama involving the Iphone 4.0 SDK, why is Adobe not releasing a Creative Suite for the Linux Community?</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Sat, 10 Apr 2010 05:24:25 +0000 cbovard 16 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Simple Tweet Module Updated to GitHub https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/simple-tweet-module-updated-github <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Simple Tweet Module Updated to GitHub</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Wed, 03/24/2010 - 23:20</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>Over the last last few days I&nbsp;have been updating the Ventureweb Simple Tweet module (for Drupal 6.x). I have a posting on Drupal.org but I am going to start posting about it more here. I also have posted the code on Git Hub.<br> Below is cut and pasted from the drupal.org posting about this:<br> Hello Everyone,<br> Ok, I added the changes from Peter Yaworski (thanks for the help Peter).<br /> I added a single Tweet Block.<br /> There is also a Multiple Tweet Block using Peter Yaworski's addition.<br /> There is also a page being created that you can change the path and page title for. This page will show your most recent tweets.<br /> At this time there is no plans to show all your tweets or pagination for this page.<br> Here is the link to the code on Git Hub: <a rel="nofollow" title="http://github.com/cbovard/simple_tweet" href="http://github.com/cbovard/simple_tweet">http://github.com/cbovard/simple_tweet</a><br /> You will see, on the page above, a button called &quot;Download Source&quot;. This will let you download the folder with the files needed.<br /> YOU WILL NEED TO CHANGE THE FOLDER NAME TO: simple_tweet or it will not work. Git Hub changes the folder name.<br> I would apply for a Drupal CVS account and contribute this module but because it falls under this statement &quot;Module 'Foo' is just too complex so I have written a much simpler version.&quot; stated on this page: <a rel="nofollow" title="http://drupal.org/node/539608" href="http://drupal.org/node/539608">http://drupal.org/node/539608</a> so am not going to bother.<br> If anyone has a better idea, let me know.<br> Enjoy and thanks for the support.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>Over the last last few days I have been updating the Ventureweb Simple Tweet module (for Drupal 6.x). I have a posting on Drupal.org but I am going to start posting about it more here. I also have posted the code on Git Hub.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:20:42 +0000 cbovard 15 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Ventureweb Drupal Twitter Module - Simple Tweet https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/ventureweb-drupal-twitter-module-simple-tweet <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Ventureweb Drupal Twitter Module - Simple Tweet</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Tue, 03/02/2010 - 23:01</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>In recent months setting up Drupal sites with the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/twitter">Twittter Module</a> has been a bit tricky. The <a href="http://drupal.org/project/twitter">Twittter Module</a> is great but for a website that only needs Tweets from one Twitter Account, it is a bit too heavy.<br /> To get around using the Twitter module I would put some custom php code in a block and viola. I approached <a href="http://www.ventureweb.net/our-team">Oliver Walker</a>, the Ventureweb Drupal Wizard, with the idea of a Simple Twitter module, because the alternative is too much for a simple Drupal site.<br /> Olly worked his coding magic and produced a really lean module for us here at <a href="http://www.ventureweb.net">Ventureweb</a> to use. I wanted to release this to the Drupal community but because there is already a Twitter Module there will be a few more hoops to jump though to release it. Drupal does not want any module duplication, as there is already that problem with various slideshow modules.</p> <p>Here is a link to my posting on Drupal.org in relation to this module: <a href="http://drupal.org/node/702984" title="http://drupal.org/node/702984">http://drupal.org/node/702984</a><br /> In the comments on the above link there will be a link to the Simple Tweet Tweet Module.</p> <p>Enjoy.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>In recent months setting up Drupal sites with the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/twitter">Twittter Module</a> has been a bit tricky. The <a href="http://drupal.org/project/twitter">Twittter Module</a> is great but for a website that only needs Tweets from one Twitter Account, it is a bit too heavy.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Wed, 03 Mar 2010 06:01:42 +0000 cbovard 14 at https://www.chrisbovard.com The Start of a New Beginning https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/start-new-beginning <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>The Start of a New Beginning</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Fri, 11/13/2009 - 22:54</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>Well it has been a funky summer and fall. After having an argument with the ground and gravity in July, I am left with a broken femur and some hardware in me. I could write about this and post some images but I will save this for another time. It was a world of pain and still is. I am on the road to recovery and excited to train again for climbing.</p> <p>I started a new job in Oct. with VentureWeb in Squamish. I am excited about this new position here in Squamish with a great team and environment.</p> <p>Posting again soon.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>Well it has been a funky summer and fall. After having an argument with the ground and gravity in July, I am left with a broken femur and some hardware in me.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Sat, 14 Nov 2009 05:54:07 +0000 cbovard 12 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Canmore, Mount Andromeda... https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/canmore-mount-andromeda <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Canmore, Mount Andromeda...</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Thu, 06/04/2009 - 22:57</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><h2>!! Attention!! If you are here for Web Design, Web Development, Website Design, Drupal for the Canmore, Alberta area, I can help. This Blog posting has been really getting to the top pf the rankings in Google for Canmore Web Design. Please visit my home page for more information. I had to update this blog posting because google loves this page. Thank you for your rankings. If you need more information visit my <a href="/contact">contact page</a></h2> <p>Well the last month has been a busy one. I am not sure where to begin as there is alot to type about. Lets start with the vacation to Canmore then another post about Jasper.</p> <p>On May 9, I caught a ride with my friend Doug and a New Zealander (not sure of his name) to Canmore. I was on my way to meet up with Brent Peters to do some climbing. I had almost 2 weeks off so why not start in Canmore. When I got there the weather had crapped out a bit so we did not get to climb right away. We did manage a day of sport climbing on Grotto. The locals have been going off bolting this area called the Hideaway. After getting schooled on Limestone (yet again), we planned to go to the Icefields south of Jasper to climb Andromeda (right hand gully).</p> <p>We left Canmore later than we should of towards the Icefields. We saw a grizzly on the side of the road about 15 minutes north of Lake Louise. First time I have ever seen on the side of the road. EVER.</p> <p>We finally got to the climbers parking lot. Nice old familiar territory. We left the parking lot at 5am and headed up the Snow Coach road to the moraine. We had patches of sun and cloud through out this. Finally got geared up and got on the glacier. I noticed the glacier was defiantly smaller than the last time I was here 4 years ago with Brent (north bowl route).</p> <p>As always I go first on the glacier (seeming I am the lightest), I had my fun being on the sharp end. I found one small slot (surprised I did not find more) which I stepped into. We got to the base of the route and simul-climbed the snow. We covered almost half the gully till we hit the ice. We saved alot of time doing this. As always moving together very efficiently.</p> <p>When we hit the ice, I asked Brent to pitch it out. This was the 3rd time I had been climbing ice in 3 years. The first time I had been alpine climbing in almost 4 years. So I felt Brent was ok with that. After the 2nd pitch of ice, my calves were on fire. Mental note, do more calve exercises. This was when the snow had started to fall also. I started to get a little paranoid about this. Brent and I discussed this and decided that the snow was not heavy enough and to keep going (foreshadowing here folks).</p> <p>On the last ice pitch, Brent disappeared around this rock corner. This is went the snow started to get worse. I was watching the spindrift clean the gully every 3-4 minutes. Most of this was caused by Brent climbing above. This last ice pitch took Brent a long time. I started to yell up. I did not hear anything except the occasional ching ching of a piton. Finally I yelled some more and Brent yelled back. The wind carried his voice (as the wind picked up along with the snow). I heard something like &quot;bad belay&quot;.</p> <p>Brent was secure and on belay. So I climbed as fast as I could. No point pissing around. I was on top rope, so I moved as fast as possible. The ice slowly disappeared and I&nbsp;ended up in front of 2 manky pins in some crap rubble. I barely had to bang them out. No wonder Brent took so long. I climbed past and got to the belay. At this point the snow was coming down and the mountain was breathing very rapidly. Brent was fighting spindrift and telling me that this belay was shit. It would not hold a fall at all. I looked around and found a nice slot for a red tri-cam. The temperature started to drop and I had to put on another layer. I put on my puff ball and fleece. I had 4 layers on upper body now and still was cold.</p> <p>Anyway Brent proceed to head up over rock covered by a ton of snow. This pitch also took Brent some time as he had to clean alot of rock off or he could have went for a nasty ride. As Brent was fighting his way up through the blizzard, I was fighting the &quot;every 2-minute spindrift&quot; on my head. I had to keep warm so I was moving around alot. I forgot to tell you that Brent had ski goggles on when he left this belay. I had none or anything to protect my eyes. After hanging out for some time in the ping-pong ball I finally heard Brent yell &quot;ON&nbsp;BELAY&quot;.</p> <p>So again I climbed as fast as I could. Every few minutes I had to clean the snow out of my eyes. Got to the belay and Brent commented on how fast I was moving. We did not really piss around much. Brent said that there should not be that much climbing left to the ridge. He started to climb and I started the process of staying warm and cleaning my belay area from the spindrift. This kept me moving and warm. I finally heard another yell of &quot;ON&nbsp;BELAAYY&quot;. So I proceed up as fast as I could climb. I noticed that the rock was disappearing and the visibilty was horrible. I could not see anything and just kept climbing. I finally got to a small pre-cornice. YAY finally the ridge. I was so happy we were on top I&nbsp;had a moment of extreme happiness. We topped out at 3150 meters (give or take 10).</p> <p>We sat in a hole for a bit. We ate, hydrated and talked about the decent. This will be the fun part. We had to get to the middle gully Brent had climbed a week earlier. We had about 8-60 meter rappels. Brent was a bit worried about getting off the ridge and into the gully. There was some massive cornices and the new snow loading them did not help.</p> <p>Brent and I proceeded down the ridge. I would keep Brent tight as he would look to see where the notch was so we could get down to the middle gulley. He finally found the gap in between 2 Cornices we could rappel through. We prepared a Snow Bollard that I would back up as Brent would rappel first.</p> <p>After Brent disappeared into the ping pong ball, I started to get really cold sitting in the snow connected to the Snow Bollard. Finally the tension was released on the rope so I&nbsp;moved around to the front of the Bollard to setup for my rappel.</p> <p>I rappelled over the edge (which was a bit airey) and down to where I saw Brent setting up the first rappel. We were in between 2 huge cornices. The wind was fierce as the spindrift and snow was just as bad. It was a full on blizzard and we were in it. Brent was ready to rappel so he went down. After he got down and the tension was off the rope, I was next. I had major issue trying to stuff to 8 mill's into the reversino with frozen gloves. Brent started to yell at me to hurry as this was taking too long. So&nbsp;I took off my glove and got the rope fed into the device (FINALLY). Rappeled the first 60 meters as fast and safe as possible. When I got to the next station I told Brent what happened and I had problems with the reversino (mental note, get a better device).</p> <p style="float: left; width: 750px;">After 6 or so more rappels, taking off my glove to feed the device, battling the spindrift, the stress of the 2 cornices, we got to the shrund. I rappelled into it as always. This was the 3rd time with Brent this happened. Brent laughed at me.</p> <p>We got our gear sorted on the glacier and headed back to the moraine. It took us about 30 minutes to get to the moraine. I am so surprised we did not find anymore holes, but there was so much new snow I guess the bridges were solid again. We had ice buildup on everything. Even more so on the screws. As we headed down the moraine to the road and then the car, the temperature increased.</p> <p>Seeing the car after something like that is the best part. I kissed the car as usual and then we cracked the one Pilsner we had. Time to get to Jasper to have a few more. We did this car to car in 16.5 hours.</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>Attention!! If you are here for Web Design, Web Development, Website Design, Drupal for the Canmore, Alberta area, I can help. This Blog posting has been really getting to the top pf the rankings in Google for Canmore Web Design. Please visit my home page for more information. I had to update this blog posting because google loves this page. Thank you for your rankings.</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Fri, 05 Jun 2009 04:57:16 +0000 cbovard 13 at https://www.chrisbovard.com Leaving the city and other things.. https://www.chrisbovard.com/blog/leaving-city-and-other-things <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--blog.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span>Leaving the city and other things..</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--blog.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span>cbovard</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--blog.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span>Mon, 05/04/2009 - 22:45</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/navigation/links.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--blog.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--body.html.twig * field--text-with-summary.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div><p>It has been some time since the last "words" submission. There has not been alot to write about. Been climbing and working lately. Nothing special going on except.. Unless something goes wrong, I do not think I will be a resident of Vancouver past July 1st. I have been here almost 3 years and I feel it is time to leave.<br> I will keep you posted.</p> <p>Also I read that they put bolts on Everest recently here: <a href="http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=47261">http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=47261</a>. I am not sure what to think about this.<br> Should this mountain be safer?<br> How many bolts are already up there?</p></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-blog-teaser--blog.html.twig * field--node--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--node--blog.html.twig * field--field-blog-teaser.html.twig * field--text-long.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div> <div>Blog Teaser</div> <div><p>It has been some time since the last "words" submission. There has not been alot to write about. Been climbing and working lately. Nothing special going on except..</p></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'core/themes/stable/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> Tue, 05 May 2009 04:45:58 +0000 cbovard 11 at https://www.chrisbovard.com