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Toronto Islands

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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