Quick dispatches, often from the phone

February 23, 2011 · Briefs

Democamp 28

January 21, 2011 · Briefs

Active Surplus and its odd items

The only place in Toronto where you can pick up baby doll legs and capacitors from the same aisle.

October 6, 2010 · Briefs

How do you host 475 Democamp attendees?

By putting the event in a movie theatre!

July 6, 2010 · Briefs

The Queen says goodbye to Canada

David Miller The Queen inspected the troops: Goodbye, troops:

January 6, 2010 · Briefs

I finally achieved the mythical King Palace menu substitution.

With dozens of tasty dishes available, it seems almost sinful to walk away with just one. Today, I decided to make one more attempt at customizing my food order.

December 23, 2009 · Briefs

Would you hate the Twilight Series as much if it earned you 24 cents?

Adventures with Amazon’s referral program.

November 2, 2009 · Briefs

Halloween 2.0: Social Media Edition

Complete with inane user comments.

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.”

August 19, 2009 · Briefs


The summer edition of the holiday fundraiser.

June 26, 2009 · Briefs

Remembering two giants

June 12, 2009 · Briefs

Briefs from Net Change Week

Social change; saving the net.

June 1, 2009 · Briefs

Bloggers invade the Spoke Club

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

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.

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.

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.

December 16, 2008 · Briefs


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

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.

November 5, 2008 · Briefs

Obamania in Toronto

Election Day in America means a night of anxious television watching for Canadians.

September 10, 2008 · Briefs

Cracked iPhone

No. Not Jailbroken. Cracked. As in shattered glass.

August 25, 2008 · Briefs

Underwhelmed at Buskerfest

Buskerfest is a relatively new festival in Toronto which brings street performers to the St. Lawrence market Maybe it was […]

August 14, 2008 · Briefs

An example of outsourcing gone wrong

11:32 Andrew Louis ok. write me an intro blurb for my site 11:32 Tom Plaskon My name is Andrew. I […]

August 10, 2008 · Briefs

Wandering around east of downtown

After popping by the Flickr 888 event, we decided to wander around east of downtown. We headed east along King, […]