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Fifteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 06/13/2021 - 18:41

Toronto feels like a city again.

Published by Richard on June 13th, 2021

There's a Frood Who Really Knows Where His Towel Is

Just a Gwai Lo - Tue, 05/25/2021 - 19:56

I celebrate Towel Day every May 25th as an homage to my favourite author, Douglas Adams.

Published by Richard on May 25th, 2021

Fourteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Thu, 05/13/2021 - 14:33

I got my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Published by Richard on May 13th, 2021

The King-Liberty Village Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge

Just a Gwai Lo - Mon, 04/19/2021 - 22:22

I visited the bridge over the course of its construction and today, its opening day.

Published by Richard on April 19th, 2021

Thirteen Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:43

A month and a year of staying at home as the weather warms.

Published by Richard on April 13th, 2021

Grange Park Heritage

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 04/04/2021 - 19:18

12 degrees Celsius and sunny during “Spring” in Toronto was the perfect weather to do a tour from the book Toronto Architecture: A City Guide by Patricia McHugh and Alex Bozikovic. Ontario lifted its "strict stay-at-home order" last month, so I no longer felt guilty about wanting to visit the neighbourhood adjacent to mine.

Published by Richard on April 4th, 2021

A Year of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 03/13/2021 - 18:45

After 12 full months of working from home during a global respiratory pandemic, I'm not sure I learned a lot.

Published by Richard on March 13th, 2021

Eleven Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 02/13/2021 - 13:34

Things are going about as well as one could hope while stuck at home.

Published by Richard on February 13th, 2021

Ten Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 19:34

This is the new year, and we are still "locked down" (if you want to call it that).

Published by Richard on January 13th, 2021

University of Toronto Heritage

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 01/01/2021 - 20:52

Over the course of a month, I visited the University of Toronto to take an architectural tour.

Published by Richard on January 1st, 2021

Nine Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 12/13/2020 - 22:22

“‘Tis a fine shutdown, but sure ‘tis no lockdown, English.”

Published by Richard on December 13th, 2020

Naming

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 11/20/2020 - 22:21

I name my computing devices after minor characters in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.

Published by Richard on November 20th, 2020

University Heritage

Just a Gwai Lo - Sat, 11/14/2020 - 18:33

Faced with the need to get some sunshine and exercise the day before it was expected to rain in Toronto, I took a walking architectural tour of University Avenue.

Published by Richard on November 14th, 2020

Eight Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 11/13/2020 - 22:36

This is the end of the beginning.

Published by Richard on November 13th, 2020

I Bought a Raspberry Pi 400

Richard's Raspberry Pi Adventures - Mon, 11/09/2020 - 00:00
Because of how inexpensive it was, and the small size of the package, I bought a Raspberry Pi 400 from Canadian re-seller BuyaPi.ca. The news of its release jumpstarted my interest in the Raspberry Pi, and the 40-pin GPIO header means I can connect a lot of of what I’ve discussed on this site and my humble Arduino mission accomplishments site.

Now Witness the Firepower of This Fully Armed and Operational Blog

Just a Gwai Lo - Thu, 10/29/2020 - 15:47

In which I list the repairs I've made to Just a Gwai Lo in preparation for a big upgrade.

Published by Richard on October 29th, 2020

7 Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 20:28

I'm staying active, though restrictions have been put back into place in Toronto during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Richard on October 16th, 2020

Toronto Islands a Second Time

Just a Gwai Lo - Tue, 09/22/2020 - 20:20

I took a second trip to Toronto Islands at the close of summer.

Published by Richard on September 22nd, 2020

6 Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 09/13/2020 - 21:52

A half of a year in a pandemic, with uncertainty on the horizon.

Published by Richard on September 13th, 2020

6 Months of Sheltering in Place

Just a Gwai Lo - Sun, 09/13/2020 - 21:52

A half of a year in a pandemic, with uncertainty on the horizon.

Published by Richard on September 13th, 2020

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