Thursday, April 4, 2019

Privacy Policy

Zachary Wong built the VCMC app as a Free app. This SERVICE is provided by Zachary Wong at no cost and is intended for use as is.
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If you choose to use my Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing and improving the Service. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.
The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at VCMC unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.
Information Collection and Use
For a better experience, while using our Service, I may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to No personally identifiable information is collected. The information that I request will be retained on your device and is not collected by me in any way.
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
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    Friday, March 20, 2015

    C-Mod Life 2015 - Pre-season

    I've had the fortune of co-driving Mike Marich's Petrel Data C-Mod Formula Swift last year, my first full year racing in CM.

    Knowing (somewhat) better what to expect over the year, I hope to do a few amateur posts and videos showing some behind-the-scenes of the life of C-Modders.  Hopefully it will be revealing to find out what happens before we show up in a race car and race.

    I am the braun on the team...(looks in mirror...) I am the cheap labour on the team, so will unlikely be revealing any real geeky tidbits but if somehow the opportunity arises, I certainly will.  If you have any specific questions, let me know and I will see what I can do to answer them (I like to think I'm learning SOMETHING during this process).

    Right now, we are just wrapping up some maintenance on the car as over the off-season, it appears a leak in the transaxle has developed late last year so we took it apart, checked and resealed/reassembled it.  Below is a rough video of putting it back together.  The video was actually only a test time lapse so it doesn't reveal all the details we went through to get it back in:

    We also took the steering wheel out to take some measurements for a new one Mike wants to spec out, and that went back in just recently as well:

    We'll be putting the final pieces back on soon with a shakedown test to follow!

    Sunday, September 8, 2013

    I blog for 12x12

    [The title comes from the fact that I had started this blog to see if I had a unique perspective to add to the blogosphere.  Sadly I only blog about 12x12 and few other items haha]

    It's 2013 and the 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon has come and gone.

    The rush of getting a ticket into this year's event, the blur of 12 hours and the soaking of sore feet, all come and gone.

    I've been fortunate enough to participate in 4 years of the 5 years of the 12x12 event.  I've never been less excited with each succeeding year.

    My first year in 12x12 impacted my photography to a great degree.

    My 2nd year was a "let's learn from last year" (e.g. carry a tripod).

    3rd year, let's just enjoy this and maybe something will come of it.

    In 2 previous years, I've excitedly jumped on the computer afterwards and recanted my marathon experience, hoping to put you in my shoes and live the same journey I travelled on that day.

    This year… it came and went… and I feel a strange serenity about it all.

    I was absolutely excited to be one of the very lucky 59 to get a ticket when they came on sale.

    As usual, I hoped to practice some ideas for themes and never really developed anything like last year's winner Ryan Mah.  I did very much want to execute a 'theme' I came up with last year but didn't and have been regretting it ever since.

    The most practice I did this year was loading film.  This simple, mundane task was repeated at least 20 times on my camera.  Loading, rewinding just enough, re-loading, rewinding... There would be no mistake.  Hope nobody befell any film issues this year!

    Even with my resolve to execute the theme I had concocted for the 2012 marathon, I still didn't prepare for it.  I hurriedly prepared some necessary materials the MORNING of before heading to Commercial Drive for check-in.  I only tried a digital version of it tonight, a week later and feel hopeful that it did turn out, barring any equipment mishaps.  Hope you enjoy it if it does!

    Finally, the competition, normally I would detail my journey through the day but this year, there really isn't much that stands out to me.  Maybe my creativity has dropped off.  The feeling throughout the day was purposeful focus.  Get an assignment, complete the assignment.

    There was the rush, but falling behind didn't faze or stress me out at all this year.

    The interesting things is I finished the marathon quite happy about my photos.  They may not be the best, they may not win anything, but in past years, I've always felt some regret that I missed a certain shot or that I could've taken a better photo.  There may be one or two photos this year where I feel a touch of that but nothing that really stands out as major regret.

    Maybe that's where the peace comes from, the feeling of finally completing the marathon to more satisfaction than previous years.

    Maybe I'm finally feeling comfortable with myself, I chose to shoot what I shot and it's done.

    Maybe that's experience?

    Regardless, I await the exhibition on October 12 with bated breath along with everyone else.  I'm sure excitement will creep in again as the time approaches.

    Thank you again to the organizers and sponsors and JJ Bean - Commercial Drive for supporting this great event!

    PS: OK, here's a link to a hint as to my 'theme'

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    2012 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon - 3rd time's a charm?

    This year marked the third year (fourth of 12x12) that I was one of the fortunate 60 whose fervent clicking a month ago paid off with a coveted entry in the 2012 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon.

    [12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon is a film-based photo contest.  60 contestants are given 1 roll of 12 exposure film, given themes 1 per hour on the hour over 12 hours for a total of 12 themes and must return the film with all photos taken in order, 1 per theme]

    Two previous outtings doesn't give one any advantage and this year's 12x12 was no exception as the format gained one extra constraint, not only would the usual rules apply (12 photos taken in order), we would be using BLACK & WHITE film.  Talk about taking the retro spirit of the event to the next level!

    My photography experience is not deep and I've never taken photos in black & white.  This was going to be more of challenge than it already has been the last 2 years.

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    Gastown through 12 hours

    On Aug 18, 2012, I participated in the 2012 12x12 Vancouver Photo Marathon.  My previous posts have detailed my past experiences and I am finishing up my 2012 recap as well.

    I wanted to quickly jot down a summary of the whole experience and particularly the realization towards the evening of how we had experienced the metamorphisis of Gastown over 12 hours.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Digital Development

    I had been thinking about how to motivate myself for some time now to go out and practice taking photos.  One of the tech blogs that I read most days is Gizmodo and I remembered that they do a Shooting Challenge although I didn't recall seeing one posted in awhile.  Long story short, I found the most recent challenge "Oscars" exciting although I only saw maybe 2 movies in 2011, eh, maybe 3.

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    "Truthiness" of photography

    "Truthiness" (as coined by Stephen Colbert) of photography is an interesting thought rolling through my head as an amateur photographer.  I don't have a history of film work and done little development of my digital craft in the past few years.  I'm someone who enjoys a great photo and occasionally get's lucky in capturing one himself, barely remembering the rule of thirds most of the time.