A Budget Nintendo Switch For Couch Gamers

Nintendo Switch by Dave Delisle

The Nintendo Switch was unveiled today, and it’s an impressive console that captures the best of both worlds: console and handheld gaming. There’s a lot to like here, I personally think the controller configurations have a lot of potential. Read the rest of this entry

Mad Max Fury Road Shower Cabinet

Mad Max shower cabinet by Dave Delisle

So yeah, a shower cabinet based on the Citadel water scene from Mad Max: Fury Road. It’s your standard shower cabinet but with fancy tiling, 3 water nozzles, and a couple of hydraulic levers to operate the water. Read the rest of this entry

Updated Vancouver Skytrain Map For 2017

Vancouver Skytrain 2017 map by Dave Delisle

You can buy a high-res poster of this map here.

The new Evergreen extension is about to open in early 2017, so I updated the Vancouver map (again). Previously this was going to be a unique route carrying the name Evergreen Line, but now it’s just an extension for the existing Millennium Line.

Vancouverites if you’re not aware: beginning October 22nd the Expo line will run from Waterfront to King George OR Production Way University. The Millennium Line will run between VCC Clark and Lougheed Town Centre, meaning it will no longer travel to Waterfront. Once the Evergreen extension opens in early 2017, the Millennium line will extend to Lafarge Lake-Douglas.

Hopefully there won’t be any updates until the rumored UBC line opens several years from now. Also, I feel that Translink should re-open the Olympic Line that ran from Granville island to Cambie Street (during the 2010 Olympics), but with an extension that ends near the Main Street-Science World station, if at all possible.

My Dream Loot Crate

Dave Delisle 80's Loot Crate

The folks at Loot Crate invited me to put together a “Dream Crate” of my own design, and being a fan of their geeky subscription service I couldn’t resist! After much deliberation I settled on a theme: the 80’s. Read the rest of this entry

Batman Alarm Clock

Batman retro alarm clock by Dave Delisle

How about THE CITY NEEDS YOU as motivation for waking up? I present a Batman themed alarm clock, which features the iconic red phone on top of a Batcave-inspired display straight from the sixties. Read the rest of this entry

The Super Campus

Super Campus by Dave Delisle

Wouldn’t it be cool if the Avengers HQ was an actual University Campus? Accompanied by dorms that looked the Xavier Mansion? Both locales are places I’d love to visit in real life; but as tourist traps there wouldn’t be much to them (save for the basement in the X-mansion), so it would be more worthwhile if they served as institutions of learning.

It’s just a dream right now, but I could envision several tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook coming together to build such a school. I would only stipulate they build it in upstate New York to keep things authentic. Maybe Fox and Disney can also chip in, as such a place would allow them to film on location.

In the vein of Tony Stark this could be a technical institute, however I’d be happy with any specialty like medicine or science. Law school wouldn’t work — this isn’t a breeding ground for villains, haha.

Iron Giant Coffee Table

Iron Giant coffee table by Dave Delisle

Had this idea for years, I just didn’t want to post it because it may be too ugly/weird for this blog. Seeing as the Iron Giant Blu-ray release is around the corner, I’m in a good mood so I felt like sharing it now.

As you can see, it’s a life-size replica of the titular robot’s detached hand, parked in the living room just like a scene from the film. Frozen as though it were trying to remain incognito, this giant hand serves as a coffee table for geeks. Read the rest of this entry

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