iOS 9 -vs- the Jailbreak: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade?

On the eve of iOS 9 I'm posed with the choice of whether to forego my jailbreak and make the upgrade tomorrow, or keep running an older version of iOS (8.4). A few years ago, keeping a jailbreak was a no-brainer. The community had beaten Apple to features such as WiFi iTunes syncing, widgets and background apps. If... Continue Reading →

Sometimes Rainy, Sometimes Not

June was a bit rainy. After a legendarily long and cold Winter here in Québec, I think that Montrealers were hoping for a scorching hot Summer, but so far it's not happened. A rainy Sunday afternoon inspired me to take my DSLR out of hibernation and snap this photo of the rainy Montréal skyline from our... Continue Reading →

Train de l-Est

In a country that for all its many virtues does rail travel really badly, any new line opening is big and exciting news. Late last year after long delays and to muted fanfares, Québec's soon to be disbanded Agence Métropolitaine de Transport (AMT) opened the much anticipated Mascouche line serving the North shore of the... Continue Reading →

On Breaking Nintendo’s Region Locking

Being an expat is sometimes weird. Your life bridges two worlds, and nowhere is this more annoying than in the area of region locking. It's irritating enough that most of my DVDs are from the UK, and don't like North American devices. But my real bugbear these days has been with Nintendo. My Nintendo 3DS... Continue Reading →

The Immortal Jailbreak Tweak

OK, so perhaps it might be a little overdramatic to title this post The Immortal Jailbreak Tweak. Such a thing would be a gift from heaven for the jailbreak scene. What I'm actually about to talk about is probably better described as a jailbreak artefact, but it's extremely weird nonetheless. What do I mean by... Continue Reading →

Internet on the Métro

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has been touting their new subterranean cellphone signal. Officially launched on the Green Line now, there's limited unofficial coverage on the Orange Line as well. Here's how my own milage varied on the Green Line (please excuse the choppy excuse for an infographic!):   And the Orange Line:... Continue Reading →

Looking Down on Sainte-Catherine

Our company's Montreal branch moved to a new office on Rue Sainte-Catherine last week.It's a great location, and although we won't have the spectacular views afforded to some of the surrounding skyscrapers, our new 10th floor home does provide a nice vantage point of the world.The cross atop the MountainThe KPMG TowerLooking West down Sainte-CatherineFlags... Continue Reading →

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