Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Toronto Board of Trade - 120th Annual Dinner

(above) Cirque Du Soleil
(below) Electric Violinist, Dr. Draw

(above) Betty Carr, Vice President & Publisher, Toronto Region, Metroland Media Group, and Chair of the Board of Directors of The Toronto Board of Trade.
(below) City of Toronto Mayor, David Miller, Rana Florida, and the evenings keynote speaker, and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida

(above) President & CEO of The Toronto Board of Trade, Carol Wilding
(below) Keynote speaker, Richard Florida

A prayer for Mao
January 24, 2008

EASTYORK/RIVERDALE - A monk performs a special ritual at Fu Yao Supermarket with Hou Chang Mao's children. Mao, 47, was stocking oranges at Fu Yao Supermarket on Gerrard Street East last Thursday evening when he was struck in the torso during an alleged gun battle between two or more men who fled the scene. During the ceremony, a piece of Mao’s clothing was brought to the scene of his passing to symbolize the reuniting of his body and soul.

Friday, January 25, 2008

York University students demonstrate against racist graffiti
January 24, 2008

Hundreds of York University students filled the student centre demanding action against racist graffiti found on the doors of the Black Student's Alliance. The graffiti was written coincidently on Martin Luther King Day.

York University president Mamdouh Shoukri, left, is confronted by activist Vickie McPhee from the Rights Watch Network.

Toronto Community News article

Robert Munsch @ Willow Park Junior Public School
January 24, 2008

Children's author Robert Munsch came to Willow Park Junior Public School in Scarborough to tell some of his stories to kindergarten and grade one students to mark the 10th year of Family Literacy Day, an annual initiative created by ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation.
Some more promo photos for The Boarding Hut

These shots were taken at Lakeridge Ski Resort. Special thanks to riders Jamie Corneal and Justin Jopling for their acrobatics. We're going to do it right next time around. When I get my gear back from Canon :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Canadian Amputee Hockey Team - Rec Camp @ York University
November 2007

Thursday, January 17, 2008

PC Hotshoe to MiniPhono Hotshoe Conversion for PocketWizards

A step by step guide to making your own PocketWizard cable. If you can find a hotshoe with a cable in the used bin at a camera store, this whole operation should cost you under $10. If you buy everything new, it will cost you $20. It's still cheaper then buying a MiniPhone hotshoe cable which retail starting at around $40.

What you need: Small soldering iron (10$), electrical solder ($3), sharp knife (exacto, box cutter, razor etc), PC to Hotshoe adapte cable (or any hotshoe with a cable $0-$20), 1/8 inch x 1/2 inch phone/miniphono plug ($2).

Editors note: I've never soldered anything before, so if I can do this, anyone can :)

Special thanks to Lyle Aspinall, who gave me these directions about a year ago.

Happy tinkering!

p.s. Photos were taken with a Canon G9 & PocketWizards

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A few from the weekend.

Holiday Valley

Taken through car window somewhere in Buffalo.

My friends cat.

All photos were taken with a G9, and processed in Photoshop.