Author Archives: David Wood

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Ontario Place: End of an Era

OK, I admit it…..  I paraphrased a Toronto Star headline for this post. So, after a presumably long and debated analysis, the Government of Ontario (who own and operate Ontario Place) have decided to appoint John Tory to revitalize the … Continue reading

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Principle over Profit

When it comes to web browsers and e-mail clients, I have been a proud user and support of Mozilla (Firefox and Thunderbird) products for a very long time.  So long, in fact, I can’t recall exactly when I adopted the … Continue reading

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Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

This afternoon, my wife and I took our two-year old daughter to Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at the Roger’s Centre (Skydome) in Toronto. I am not a big fan of Disney (but my daughter does like Mickey, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Jack Layton (1950 – 2011)

In May of this year, I commented on the Federal Election and made specific reference to Jack Layton.  My thoughts expressed then are no less relevant today than they were in May, now that Canada is led by a Conservative … Continue reading

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Canada’s Federal Election (May 2, 2011)

Well, it’s the eve of another Federal Election in Canada, and I’m currently out of the country on business.  I only hope I make it home in time to mark my ballot for the 3rd time in seven years, as … Continue reading

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Omega C700/C760 Power Supply

I recently picked up a pretty fully outfitted darkroom including an Omega Super-Chromega C-700 Dichroic Lamphouse (fundamentally the same unit as the slightly newer C760).  As soon as I tried to power it up, the bulb appeared to be dead … Continue reading

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Photographer’s Rights – Part 2

In my October 6th post entitled “Photography in Public Places – Your Rights as a Photographer” I made mention of a run-in I had with a security guard at one of Toronto’s landmark office towers on September 30th. I was … Continue reading

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Home Heist

A good friend of mine was recently selected for a home makeover through HGTV (Canada’s) new show “Colin & Justin’s Home Heist“. The show is hosted by British home improvement cornerstones Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, famous for a variety … Continue reading

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Kooza – Cirque du Soleil

Say what? Yes, you read it right, it’s Kooza, and it’s one of Cirque du Soleil’s traveling shows currently (through October 21, 2007) performing in Toronto at the Port Lands at the foot of Cherry Street under the Grand Chapiteau … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend (Canada)

Simply put, for all you Canadians out there, have a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving weekend!

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