The moment of truth for the billboard tax

, November 30, 2009

Toronto’s City Council is reportedly set to debate its new Sign By-Law and Tax tomorrow from 9:30 AM onward. “We’d love for you to join us at City Hall,” Jonathan Goldsbie of the Toronto Public Space Committee said in a mass mailing earlier today. “We’ll be the ones who aren’t the army of lobbyists, and […]

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I love livin’ in the city

, November 28, 2009

Payday was neither a success or a failure. The DJs did an excellent job, and although we didn’t have a huge crowd, the people that did come out had a lot of fun. I think I’ll gladly file it under “pretty promising for our second night out” and leave it at that. Many thanks, of […]

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The second anniversary approaches

, November 23, 2009

The December edition of Everyone’s a DJ, which you’ll remember is our second anniversary, is already filling up fast. There are only a couple of spots left, so feel free to sign up if you’d like one. Meanwhile, the Payday set I promised is still in progress. I wish I could tell you there was […]

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Everyone’s a DJ’s second anniversary

, November 21, 2009

Speaking of parties, I’ve been meaning to thank everybody who came down to Everyone’s a DJ last week. It was a mighty fine night as always, and it was great to see so many people. We had a lot of awesome new and veteran DJs alike, and I hope we get to see them all […]

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Payday returns one week from tonight

, November 20, 2009

Following an “actually pretty great considering the terrible, terrible weather” launch party, we’re proud to bring Payday back to Augusta House on Friday, 27 November 2009, just one week from tonight. Splattermonkey, Vijay, Dynamite Chris Wright and I are coming back for another round of retro, pop, hip hop and soul, and we do hope […]

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Dull questions for web development nerds

, November 20, 2009

I’d like to take a moment, if I may, to run some work I’m doing by the web application developers out there. If you’re not one, feel free to skip this post. I’ve got a number of different websites on the go right now, including a few in development. Most of these sites include at […]

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My brother’s (almost) got a website

, November 19, 2009

I’ve mentioned my brother on this site now and then. He’s got a lot of great stuff going on these days, and I think people ought to know about it. But now, you can cut out the middleman and get it straight from the source. Jon just launched a blog at It’s a temporary […]

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Giving a record number of people the business

, November 18, 2009

Tomorrow night, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation plans to break the Guinness World Record for the largest business lesson ever. I don’t know what the existing record is, but more power to them. If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity to teach some local kids a thing or two about entrepreneurship. According to their press […]

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What’s all this about the HST?

, November 16, 2009

I got a mailing from the Ontario New Democratic Party a couple of days ago about an “Unfair Tax Grab.” If you don’t mind, I’d like to quote the bulk of it. “Dalton McGuinty’s new HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) will force thousands of Ontarians struggling with tough economic times to pay more for daily essentials […]

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Curse word renaissance

, November 13, 2009

If you’re like me, you’ve picked up some pretty salty language in your time. In fact, I’ll bet by now, you’ve chosen your favourites and settled into them pretty nicely. But what about the other curse words you learned along the way? The ones you threw around from time to time back in the day, […]

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