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Hi, I'm Andrew Louis. I can typically be found tinkering with software, biking around Toronto, or gawking at concrete architecture. These days, I'm doing mostly freelance web development (with some photography gigs to spice things up). More →

October 22, 2009 · Writing

HealthCampTO

A real unconference, for a change.

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October 20, 2009 · Briefs

Literally every single variation of the “Sexy [Occupation]” halloween costume in one flier

Some of the gems: “Rehab Reject Man,” “Hung Like A Horse,” and “Clam Diver.”

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October 7, 2009 · Writing

Richard Dawkins romps through Toronto

Everyone’s favourite atheist has a book out this fall and he’s on the road to promote it.

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August 19, 2009 · Briefs

#hoHOTo

The summer edition of the holiday fundraiser.

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August 7, 2009 · Writing

Venturing into Ontario’s Badlands

Yes, it might look more like Colorado, but these photos were taken in Ontario’s “Cheltenham Badlands”

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August 3, 2009 · Writing

My fiancée gets married

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July 30, 2009 · Writing

Doing it in the open: Michael Nielsen at Science 2.0

How online tools are changing scientific discovery.

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July 29, 2009 · Writing

DemoCamp21: Evil Lair edition

Toronto’s favourite tech show-and-tell was back for another iteration but instead of being held in one of the quirkiest bars in Toronto, it took place in the basement of the Rogers Headquarters.

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July 28, 2009 · Writing

Damian Conway on Aikido, Star Trek, and Perl

And Danish mind control, Greek mythology, periodic tables, the garbage strike, …

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July 22, 2009 · Writing

FutureRuby Day 2: the highlights

Programming life, making noise, surviving robo blimps, and subsidizing the vodka industry

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July 15, 2009 · Writing

FutureRuby, Day 1: biology hacking and rooftop partying

There ain’t no party like an Unspace party

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July 12, 2009 · Writing

Sailing to FailCamp

Yacht club eh? How cool would it be to actually arrive on private vessel?

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June 26, 2009 · Briefs

Remembering two giants

June 12, 2009 · Briefs

Briefs from Net Change Week

Social change; saving the net.

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June 1, 2009 · Briefs

Bloggers invade the Spoke Club

Last week, a handful of local Toronto bloggers got together at the Spoke Club.

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May 25, 2009 · Writing

A weekend of gallivanting around Toronto: Doors Open 2009

It was that time of year again — buildings all over the city opened up to the public as part of Doors Open Toronto.

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May 23, 2009 · Writing

Toronto’s Tamils mourn at Queens Park

But do they need to hire a PR agency?

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May 20, 2009 · Briefs

Spacing’s Toronto the Good party, take five

Tonight was the fifth iteration of Spacing’s Toronto the Good Party. It celebrated a few things that are near and dear to my heart: Toronto, cycling, and architecture.

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May 10, 2009 · Briefs

Today, I flew over the handlebars of my bike. In an ethereal sense, it was kind of fun

Streetcar tracks: they’re the femme fatale of cycling.

April 9, 2009 · Writing

Scenes from Mesh09

Seeing as I’m too wiped to write anything coherent, I’ll just post photos.

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March 25, 2009 · Briefs

Computer Science shows off its stuff

Today was our Computer Science department’s Research in Action day — a big room is booked, it’s filled with smart people, industry professionals are invited, and good things happen.

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February 24, 2009 · Writing

How to run a code sprint*

*this post only offers hints

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December 16, 2008 · Briefs

#hohoto

Toronto’s Twitter addicts emerged from the virtual woodwork for HoHoTo, a rapidly organized holiday party at the Mod Club.

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December 2, 2008 · Writing

Malcolm Gladwell packs Con Hall

Malcolm Gladwell was back in his old stomping grounds tonight to promote his third book, Outliers: The Story of Success.

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November 7, 2008 · Links

Outline of Newsweek's 'Secrets of the 2008 Campaign' report

If I had to give a single example of why traditional journalism won’t (shouldn’t?) disappear, I’d point to the series [...]

November 6, 2008 · Briefs

Angry students on the march

November 5th was the designated Day of Action for the Canadian Federation of Students’ Drop Fees campaign. Students from across the province gathered in dowtnwon Toronto protest the rising cost of higher education.

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