Gone Skiing!

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So as you’ve seen with Rick’s posts we are in Vancouver for TechDays Vancouver.  We all got out West a little early and Rick and I decided to take a day off and spend it skiing.  We headed up to Cypress Mountain based on the advice of the bartender at the VanTUG pub night we attended.  Considering it is the location for a few skiing events at the 2010 Winter Olympics, it must be good.

Rick and Rod Ski Team

We had a great time, it was a beautiful day and we both walked away sore, but without injury!  The lack of injury was most likely due to the fact that we stayed off the expert runs and obeyed the warning signs like this one.

Cypress Mountain (8)

That said we were curious if a Windows Mobile device with GPS and a fully charged battery qualifies as “proper” equipment for self rescue.

If you’ve tried Windows 7 already you have have noticed a new feature that allow you to simply create your own theme with rotating background photos.  You can find out more about these themes as well as download additional themes here.  So while we were up there we took some photos and I created a widescreen theme with the following photos and you can even download it below and test it out on your Windows 7 PC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTW that is a new feature of Windows Live Writer that automatically creates photo albums when you insert multiple pictures at the same time :)  So with the theme created and ready for you to download our job was done, we headed into the lodge to have a drink before heading back into the fog and setting up for TechDays Vancouver.  You can see the rest of the photos here.

Download our Windows 7 Ski Theme here!

P.S. In case you are curious Cypress Mountain is running Windows Vista on their desktops and we even got a peek at the server room :)

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  • ...and I nearly came down for the day; too bad I missed it.  Let's try to hit the slopes one day next time we're in Montreal! :)  -M