A new cafe/resto near Ossington station with good eats and atmosphere.
Saving Gigi (Review on BlogTO, Google maps), a cafe and restaurant at the corner of Bloor and Roxton, makes a great and needed addition to the Ossington neighbourhood, which is generally lacking in good places to work and get a coffee. The coffee is good, as are the sandwiches and salads, and the breakfast smoothies are particularly delicious. The guy who runs it comes across a bit surly, but that only adds to the charm. Continue reading “Saving Gigi — good food, good wifi”
At least for action movies, movies in HD is a step backwards in the viewing experience.
Schlimmbesserung is a handy German word for an ‘improvement’ that makes things worse, that is actually a step backwards–applicable, I think, to at least certain aspects of HD television. Continue reading “Is HD a Schlimmbesserung?”
So sayeth Campaign Monitor
Campaign Monitor has a nice writeup of some research into the current state of including video in email. Basically, the verdict is not good, which should come as a surprise to no one involved in email communications. Confirming a recent post from MailChimp, the CM people state that, for now, animated gifs are probably the only (more or less) reliable way to go.
Baudrillard said it first and, perhaps, best, in The System of Objects
Listening to a CBC interview with Steve Maich and Lianne George, authors of the new book The Ego Boom: Why the World Really Does Revolve Around You (Quill & Quire, Amazon), I can’t help but point out that people have been talking about this for forty years–at least since Jean Baudrillard’s The System of Objects. Continue reading “The ego boom”