fingolfin replied to your photo: New laptop everyone. Lenovo U400. I’ll be ordering… I looked at the link you posted on facebook, and it looks pretty awesome except the 4 hour battery life. That’s not very long. It’s strange, I also noticed the mediocre low battery life rating. Lenovo has been giving mixed reports on their battery life. According to their “Tech Specs...
New library board proposes shutting 38 branches -... →
Just when library closures appeared to be off the table, they’re back on again. Cost-trimming suggestions from individual members of the newly appointed Toronto Public Library Board include the idea of shuttering 38 of Toronto’s 98 branches, selling or redeveloping surplus land, selling the historic Yorkville branch and reducing the size of some other branches. But the proposals don’t end with...
Walkom: Peggy Nash pitches a pragmatic radicalism... →
Rather, she said, the party has to understand that income redistribution makes economies stronger — that it has worked in NDP-governed provinces like Manitoba as well as European social democracies. “We don’t just address social problems because it’s the right thing to do but because it’s the smart thing to do,” she said. In effect, Nash is saying that democratic socialism works and that her...
bgilliard: At about 5:30, that’s the emotional reaction that I have to bugs in the apartment too. But I use something heavier to kill them. Reagent Park everyone.
I finally decided on which laptop to buy.
The problem is, it doesn’t come out til sometime in November. I think I’ll wait. It’ll be like a birthday present to myself.
Rob Ford accused of verbally attacking 911... →
Toronto’s 911 dispatchers are accusing the city’s mayor, Rob Ford, of calling them “bitches” and hurling a string of profanity at them during an emergency call early Monday. Ford called for police assistance when Mary Walsh, part of the CBC-TV comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes, ambushed him in his driveway dressed as the character Marg Delahunty, with cameras rolling. Sources...
Stuck in rush hour traffic on a Steeles Avenue East bus at Victoria Park. I feel like I’m in a strange and hostile world somewhere between the outermost limits of Scarborough, North York, and Markham.
I sent in my broken external hard drive for a...
It’s going to cost $1450. I’m thinking I’ll just postpone the hard drive until January and get myself a new laptop right now. Mine is geting old and needs replacing. A new laptop will be cheaper, so I’ll have more money left over to pay off my visa and fund any photographic projects for school.
ifoughtthebritishandiwon: fuckyeahamandapalmer: Amanda Palmer- No Surprises (RadioHead Cover) this is pretty cool
Do Animals Grieve? →
Two cats, Siamese sisters named Willa and Carson, lived for 14 years with my friends. The sisters’ bond was visibly close; they ate, slept and relaxed together, sun-basking or dozing in favored spots in the house. As she aged, Carson developed some health problems. One day, she urgently needed the vet, who decided to keep her overnight in an incubator for warmth. Carson died in her...
We had a taco night. I had eight tacos! edit: I now have non-stop hiccups.
TCHC board votes to sell over 700 homes - The... →
Not very happy about this.
Anonymous asked: If I knew where you lived, I'd subway all the way there and get you a burger.
thefoolsage replied to your post: having a bad day. :( *hug* anything we can do to help make it better? A large burger would be nice. You’re already helping by responding to my cry for attention.
having a bad day.
mothermoonlight asked: u wanna woohoo sumtime? lol
fireleeches: Virtute The Cat Explains Her...
“How Toronto Lost Its Groove” by John Lorinc | The... →
tumblngtoronto: During the decades of postwar growth, Metro spent heavily on infrastructure, justifying its borrowing costs as the price of progress. But in the 1980s and 1990s, as development took off north and west of Toronto, the municipalities of Vaughan and Markham enthusiastically pursued beggar-thy-neighbour tax policies that enticed businesses to avoid or flee Metro and its higher...
MLSE, Ryerson settle score: new rink won’t use... →
In a separate development, workers at the site found a time capsule beneath the floor last week. While Loblaw won’t say what was in it, the company is planning to display the contents in a public place with Ryerson. This sounds exciting.
I wrote my Geo of Toronto midterm in 30 minutes
and we had two hours. I think this has been the easiest (and perhaps the most redundant) course I’ve ever taken. I mean, I have expanded my knowledge and understanding of a few things, but overall, it’s just been an organization of things I already know. What’s baffling is how much some people struggle to understand simple concepts like gentrification. No, it does not refer to...
I saw 50/50 today in theatre
I might’ve cried a bit.
Feeling stagnant, despondent, glum.
Toronto News: Toronto library services face... →
Say goodbye to leisurely Sunday visits to the library. The Toronto Public Library staff is proposing to discontinue Sunday service in at least eight neighbourhood branches, among other measures, in an effort to reduce its operating budget by 10 per cent as demanded by Mayor Rob Ford. Why stop there? I propose a return to the Sunday of Toronto’s conservative, protestant past. Just...
TTC to start customer liaison panel, rider town... →
The TTC is vowing to improve the transit experience with a new customer liaison panel and regular town hall meetings that bring riders face to face with top officials. The transit authority will also expand the hours of its customer service centre, and extend a program that lets women request a bus stop between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to anyone who feels unsafe. There’s something...