Monthly Archives: April 2010

Invoicing tips for freelancers

I’ve been processing a lot of designers’ invoices at work lately, and it’s baffling how many independent artists have a stunningly beautiful invoice, but lack even basic financial info – the stuff you need to get paid. I make it …

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My comments to the TTC Advisory Panel

The TTC advisory panel website is now live! To celebrate, I spent my lunch hour airing some grievances on my cell phone. —– To: Customer Service Advisory Panel Date: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM Subject: Public Feedback: Streetcar …

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Don’t have cable? You can still pick up a few channels

Tonight I advised someone on Twitter on how to rig up a really cheap antenna for their TY, so they could watch the season premiere of Glee. Basically, I suggested jamming a paperclip into the cable socket, which believe it …

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Feel like complaining? I know I do

If you follow me on twitter, you know this morning had me fuming about the poor service on Toronto Transit. The Ontario government’s recent gutting of transit funding is still echoing in my mind as I stand in the rain …

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Does buying a Metropass make sense?

NOTE: This post has not been updated as of the January 1, 2012 fare increase. For more up-to-date information, please jump to Metropass economics: 2012 edition. As a result of a conversation with a coworker recently, I decided I should …

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Direct mobile posting for the first time!

It took a whole lot of clicking, searching, cursing, tweeting and resetting my phone’s battery, but I’ve finally figured out how to post to my blog directly from my cheap Nokia mobile phone! In case you can’t tell, I’m pretty …

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The bike lane issue

The whole point of installing bike lanes on major streets is to separate vulnerable bicycle traffic from fast-moving vehicle traffic, and prevent conflicts between the two mixing in the same lane. If bike lanes are going to be useful at all, they must go where the cyclists already are.

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