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tor_cybercafe

Flashback to when cybercafe’s existed in Toronto… now everyone can go to the library or a coffee shop if they don’t have internet at home… the date on this file says “modified 2004” but it might be earlier. The faces have been blanked out, which would have been the mod date… a bit of web history..

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old and new

It was unseasonably warm yesterday and I had to take the car to the shop for an oil change and emissions test… that gave me time to wander about, half-staggering with the remnants of a lingering cold.. i’d recently got some batteries (on sale) for my old point and shoot.. so i was having a good time trying out different zooms.. – via Flickr


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Yonge Street is Fun Street

Taken thru slightly filmy glass at Eaton Centre… unusually warm day today – via Flickr


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Grey Cup!

Football isn’t that big in Canada. Most people probably don’t know that we have our own football league. Composed mostly, I think, of players not goodenuf to make the NFL.

It’s sort of campy. But the players are better than, say, guys you’d see in the local park!

Just after uploading this the sun came out for a while. 🙂

Grey Cup always brings back memories of my dad. We used to gather together as a family and watch before I really knew there was a bigger, shinier and more commercial NFL!


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Jennie Brownscombe says Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, 1914 – Click image for fullsize

Looking thru the web for a good Thanksgiving pic, I discovered Jennie Brownscombe. Those deep artists eyes of hers stopped me cold.

Really quite a good painter. I advise checking her out if you’re into period pieces.

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (December 10, 1850 – August 5, 1936) Wikipedia

We’ve already had our Thanksgiving in Canada. But with Global Warming the two countries may eventually sync. Maybe, maybe not. Our Daylight Savings time recently synced. Ours used to be a week or two ahead. We changed to km in the 70s while the US still does miles. A childhood memory for me. A nice one, mind you.

 


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Cold Season

Image – MaxPixel

The past few days I’ve been under the weather so doing a bare minimum at Earthpages. But my time hasn’t been wasted. I tried out Linux again. And again decided that with my older hardware, I still prefer Windows.

Also been updating, reconfiguring all my old computer stuff into a new synthesis that inspires me to work. Latest addition which I like is Libre Office.

I tried it out years ago and didn’t like it. But this time around it’s great. I feel a bit like a French social worker using it… although they probably all use the most expensive corporate stuff they can get their hands on.

So I’m working on an entry for earthpages.ca today. Been a while. I even considered pulling the plug on Earthpages altogether.

I get that way every now and then when I feel like I’m getting nowhere or just blowing lots of hot air.

Libre Office – image tweaked at pixlr.com

This new entry is going to be more raw and realistic. It’ll probably take a while. Still lots of sniffles and I’ll have to sleep this cold off.

But just wanted to say I’m still here… 🙂

 Tor Browser May Have Been Leaking Your Real IP Addresses – macOS & Linux Users Need to Update ASAP (wccftech.com) – Disgruntled stalkers probably hate TOR

 Researchers discover WiFi vulnerability affecting basically every device on Earth (businessinsider.com)

Diagnosing a Linux-only unit test failure (codeblog.jonskeet.uk)

 News Roundup from Microsoft Ignite (r-bloggers.com)