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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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mary-window3

By me… via Flickr

After being away from church for a while with a debilitating cold, it’s nice to be back. Taken today just after the few who had gathered had left.


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Christmas is for kids

Image via Flickr

Taken today at one of the more economically disadvantaged parishes in Toronto (area-wise). Seems these amazing people are doing the most for kids this Xmas.

And isn’t that usually the way?

Those with a lot grasp on to it and are often cheap and miserly. Those with a little know what it means to be in want, so tend to share whatever they have to help others avoid that unpleasant feeling.


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f-stop – new photography blog in the works…

I plan to launch a new blog called f-stop. Mostly comprised of photos of people, preferably with a touch of style – via Flickr

I’ve been banging away at my computer, getting Win 7 reinstalled after experiencing some wifi dropouts with Win 10. Such is life. After a few-nail biting moments, I managed to get everything running right again.

So I’m celebrating (before bed!) by posting a pic I took the other day, touched up with Prisma.

As the blurb says, I’ve been thinking about launching a new photography blog, entirely about people. I’d initially thought I’d do people avec un peu de style but who knows.

I doubt I will do street (i.e. homeless) people. I find that exploitative.

My new blog will probably be called f-stop. Unless I think of something better. 🙂


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And again with TEXT from Pixlr (android app) on Windows

Image via Tumblr

So I uploaded the previous pic (see below) into the Android version of Pixlr (on Windows via AndY), which has a really nice assortment of free, downloadable fonts. This saves time and hassle, not having to install extra fonts for other Windows-based image editors.

Slight color degradation from the original, caused by uploading and working on an already crunched jpg. But I’m just goofing around, anyhow. 🙂


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Prisma (android app) on Windows…

Image via Tumblr

Here’s an interesting twist on a pic I took Sunday night. The photo itself is unexceptional. A 12x zoom of a statue high up in St. Mike’s Cathedral.

Recently, however, I discovered the Prisma app for Android. This time I fixed it on my Windows computer, running Prisma via AndY, which is a virtual Android emulator.

If your computer has Intel VT in its bios, Andy is worth checking out. I like it far better than BlueStacks, which is another android emulator I’ve tried.


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when i’m good i’m good :-)

Angel at St. Michael’s Cathedral, Toronto via Flickr

I cropped and fixed this thru a TV instead of a computer monitor. So I’m not 100% sure about the color. But I do like the way it came out. Taken last night at Sunday evening Mass.