Author: Kurtis

Great Sites – Padmapper

Alright,

Looking for an apartment is about as fun as brushing your teeth with sardines. Craigslist is good but it tends to have a whole ton of out of town postings in specific areas where they shouldn’t be, enter Padmapper:

Padmapper Screenshot
Click on the image to visit the site.

Padmapper takes all the housing listings from Craigslist, Kijiji Aparments.com etc and put them on a Google map so you can search by area. Furthermore you can filter down base on price, walking distance to work and a whole slew of great options.

Next time I’m looking for a place I’m going Padmapper all the way!

Personal – Conquering Fear

Alright,

Heights and I have never had a good relationship but I saw a quote recently that said:

Do what you fear most and you will control that fear

So I went to the PNE and took at ride on the AtmosFEAR. It swings 360°, while going 70km/hr, at 218 feet! Took a shot at the top as proof:

Flying Feet at Playland Vancouver BC

I think the worst part was looking down and recognizing there were only 4 chains about .25″ thick holding me up in the sky… after I got over that is was fine. My sage advice, go out there and conquer a fear. One a week/month/year whatever. Fear holds us back from so many things why not try and get rid of them all?

Fail better.