So Bootable

Ever woken up one morning and just wondered why you spend a good portion of your day waiting for your laptop to boot up? Me too. I was curious to see if there was a speed improvement booting OS X “El Capitan” from an SD card versus the internal hard drive. The SD card was... Continue Reading →

Supermoon Eclipse!

So, whilst most people I knew where attempting to take photos of last night's eclipse with a phone camera, I thought I'd break out my DSLR before the moon vanished completely from view. It's not the first time I've seen a supermoon, but the first time I've ever witnessed a lunar eclipse, and it was... 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 →

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