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Toronto Islands

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 07/20/2020 - 21:04

I took a short trip to Toronto Islands, a ten-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.

Published by Richard on July 20th, 2020

4 Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:24

A third of a year in a pandemic, and restrictions are loosening up a bit in Toronto.

Published by Richard on July 13th, 2020

King St. W. Heritage

Just a Gwai Lo - Thu, 07/09/2020 - 20:51

I took a self-guided walking tour through my own neighbourhood.

Published by Richard on July 9th, 2020

The Lakeshore Boulevard Activeway is Real, and It’s Spectacular

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 21:07

On weekends, the City of Toronto opened up Lakeshore Boulevard to cyclists, runners, walkers and others. I'm taking full advantage of it.

Published by Richard on July 5th, 2020

Toronto Heritage

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 20:09

When I lived in Vancouver, I wanted a way to explore the city in a structured way, and as someone who loved riding transit, the perfect way to do that was by doing the tours in SkyTrain Explorer: Heritage Walks From Every Station by John Atkin. Having moved to Toronto almost 5 years ago, I was able to see the city through Jane's Walks and other walking tours, and I was on the lookout for something similar to Atkin's book.

Published by Richard on July 3rd, 2020

Three Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 06/13/2020 - 22:46

Notes on 90 days of sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Richard on June 13th, 2020

Drupal 9 Is Here, and the Pirate Module is Ready. Yarr!

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 06/05/2020 - 09:45

The module I've maintained since 2005 gets an update.

Published by Richard on June 5th, 2020

Two Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 20:08

Notes on 60 days of sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Richard on May 13th, 2020

A Month of Sheltering In Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:56

Working from home full time is not what I had in mind when I moved to Toronto. COVID-19 changed all that, for the time being, at least.

Published by Richard on April 13th, 2020

Just a Gwai Lo Supports Dark Mode

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 20:32

I submitted a patch to the project for my blog's theme to support dark mode based on system setting.

Published by Richard on December 14th, 2019

Just a Gwai Lo Supports Dark Mode

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 20:32

I submitted a patch to the project for my blog's theme to support dark mode based on system setting.

Published by Richard on December 14th, 2019

Watching Movies

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 23:12

Starting in 2018, I've made an effort to watch more movies.

Published by Richard on March 9th, 2019

Watching Movies

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 23:12

Starting in 2018, I've made an effort to watch more movies.

Published by Richard on March 9th, 2019

I Came Second Place In Helping People Out for the 504 Streetcar

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 17:36

The Transit app's GO feature is a "game" where you help with their real-time data.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

I Came Second Place In Helping People Out for the 504 Streetcar

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 17:36

The Transit app's GO feature is a "game" where you help with their real-time data.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Three Years In My Downtown Toronto Apartment

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:47

Life in my tiny apartment has been good.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Three Years In My Downtown Toronto Apartment

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 12/01/2018 - 14:47

Life in my tiny apartment has been good.

Published by Richard on December 1st, 2018

Thoughts on on the King St. Pilot after One Year

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:08

The King St. Transit Pilot marks one year in existence, and I think it was a success at the outset.

Published by Richard on November 26th, 2018

Thoughts on on the King St. Pilot after One Year

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:08

The King St. Transit Pilot marks one year in existence, and I think it was a success at the outset.

Published by Richard on November 26th, 2018

I’ve seen the Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal trilogy

Just a Gwai Lo - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:27

In quick succession, I watched Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark, and Anthropocene.

Published by Richard on November 22nd, 2018

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