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Andrew Malcolmson
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Lives in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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One of the Star's best columnists is retiring!
In his final column, Haroon Siddiqui reflects on his 37 years at the Star and on how Canada has changed.
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Thanks for sending this. I will miss Siddiqui's thoughtful columns. mum
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Another reason to buy a Chromebook Pixel, especially now that the 2015 version is a mere $1k!
This screen aspect ratio makes no sense. Embrace the squarer display!
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I was thinking of copy/pasting this article and pretending I wrote it but thought better of it.
There's good money in tweeting jokes you didn't write.
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Patrick Gowers, composer of this haunting soundtrack for the great 1982 BBC miniseries 'Smiley's People' based on the John LeCarre's novel, died today.  
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Cutting edge new project on GibHub but available for today only!  Try clicking any of the links.
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Where it all began: the dance of death from Bergman's Seventh Seal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abusPM-9mqQ
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Too bad.  I think the Star is worth paying for and I have been.  I suppose not enough people were.
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President Barack Obama urges democracies to pursue social justice to discredit violent ideologies — and he concludes with a Valentine story.
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A new Chromebook feature: native photo editing. 
There is no dearth of image editing applications for Chrome OS powered devices.
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Great little piece: "We now have winter weather threat levels that sound as if we were talking about the possibility of a terrorist attack. The sky is always falling."

And what are these 'wind chill warnings'? The radio here in Belleville just announced it's minus 8 but minus 18 with the wind chill.  After just getting in from riding my bike I can definitely say it feels nothing like that.
When did winter cease to be a predictable season and instead become a perpetual crisis?
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"your paintings are like my films--they are about nothing...with precision." 
- M. Antonioni to M. Rothko, 1962
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Local food, transporation & free/open source software geek.
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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto - Lake St. Peter, Ontario - Montreal - Temagami, Ontario
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Toronto Star
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In his final column, Haroon Siddiqui reflects on his 37 years at the Star and on how Canada has changed.

Enough is enough on Spadina subway extension: James | Toronto Star
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Thirty years have come and gone and the subway to York University is still stalled up the track.

The truth about terrorism we refuse to see: Siddiqui | Toronto Star
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In two great speeches last week, Barack Obama repeatedly called for honest dialogue on Islam and terror but he wasn’t fully honest himself.

Car-less in the 905: One family’s quest for automotive freedom | Toronto...
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A Brampton family dares to exercise its options and trade two cars for more time together.

Snowden’s message to citizens: Democracy itself is threatened
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What Edward Snowden does in the documentary is very calmly lay out a particular danger, one that he clearly felt was worth ruining the rest

World’s anti-terror efforts must address ‘grievances,’ Obama tells summi...
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President Barack Obama urges democracies to pursue social justice to discredit violent ideologies — and he concludes with a Valentine story.

NDP vows to fight anti-terror bill, saying it ‘goes too far’
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NDP Leader says the legislation is overly sweeping and promises to be ineffective

How to Edit Images on Chromebook Like a Pro | Linux.com
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There is no dearth of image editing applications for Chrome OS powered devices.

Canadian-grown dry goods are next big thing on locavore menu
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Grains, seeds and pulses are in a vast category including all the high-protein, low-fat superfoodsare beginning to be sourced locally to mak

We need to just chill out when it comes to the weather | Toronto Star
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When did winter cease to be a predictable season and instead become a perpetual crisis?

Is Europe yesterday's continent?: Gwyn | Toronto Star
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Several populist forces on the rise across Europe have contributed to a gloomy outlook for the continent.

OpenID Connect may usher in a new era of federated online identity
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OpenID Connect is designed to replace username/password authentication. The protocol, in use by Google and others, may solve governments' ne

Google and Avaya to bring Chromebooks and WebRTC to call centers
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It's the first of 'many' future joint offerings from the companies

Mystery of the Ghomeshi interviews: Salutin | Toronto Star
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How does someone self-absorbed and deceitful produce interviews that are respectful, empathetic and concerned about issues?

Conservatives’ dirty tricks have no place in Canadian politics
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There shouldn’t be any place in Canadian politics for the penny-ante dirty trick pulled by a Conservative operative this month. And it’s dis

Jian Ghomeshi and the problem of narcissistic male rage | Toronto Star
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Jian Ghomeshi, in all his traumatized dysfunction and for all the pain he has inflicted, may have done us the favour of waking us up to a la

Bruce Cockburn: Faithful troubadour of a dangerous time: Scharper | Toro...
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Bruce Cockburn’s journey is both deeply human and inspiring, revealing how one rocker has attempted to “keep the faith” in a world tempted b

I visited this area in 2011, drove all around where the park should be but could not find a single sign or road. The neighbours told me this is not a park but a conservation area and not intended for visiting by people.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Great espresso coffee for only $2. Order at the counter, no waiter bugging you. Rustic, minimal decor that will not be everyone's thing but I love.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I've just got the gyro and potatoes so far but quite decent and good value for the money. Nice decor as well. The place was busy around 6pm so maybe better to go later. I'll update my review when I've tried more items.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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A friend of mine stayed there in November. She really liked her room, found the staff pleasant and helpful, and felt the price was reasonable too.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Not sure if I'm qualified to write a review after just one visit. Anyway, had a chickpea & potato roti: it was almost all bread and only a little filling. No veggies in there either. Not great for $8.50. At least the roti itself was whole wheat.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The falafel here is always good, and a friend often gets the chicken shawarma and likes it, but we recently ordered the beef and chicken and found the meat tough. Get extra cabbage with your falafel for an especially healthy tasty meal. The service is friendly.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago