UP Express Toronto is Low Key Excellent

I recently had the opportunity to try the UP Express in Toronto. “UP” stands for “Union (Station) Pearson (International Airport)” and was apparently conceived as a premium service to shuttle people from the airport through the city of Toronto via a couple of stops taking you as far as Union Station in the heart of … Continue reading UP Express Toronto is Low Key Excellent

USPS Still looking for my (not so much) missing registered letter…

*** Updated February 25, 2018 *** I’m thrilled to see that USPS is still hot on the trail of my missing registered letter. If they put half as much effort into their tracking system as they did into their “assure the customer we’re doing *something*” system, the case would probably be closed by now. *** … Continue reading USPS Still looking for my (not so much) missing registered letter…

Solution for (most of) your Airplay woes – Airfoil

I first began using Airfoil back in late 2012 with my Windows system in order to take advantage of some existing Airplay speakers that I was using with iTunes only. Airfoil allowed me to redirect the sound from my browser-based Pandora player throughout the house. Later on, when I switched to using an OS X platform … Continue reading Solution for (most of) your Airplay woes – Airfoil

Message to Elan Financial (They Manage EmigrantDirect’s Visa)

I sent the following (in two parts) to Elan Financial. Am I being unreasonable? I am writing to express my dissatisfaction thus far with Elan Financial services who are managing my EmigrantDirect Visa card. 1) When received my first statement in January I immediately went to the Elan Financial website and signed up to have … Continue reading Message to Elan Financial (They Manage EmigrantDirect’s Visa)

One Year of Credit Card Solicitations

You know how, through confirmation bias, you will believe something is true even though it objectively is not? For myself, one of these beliefs was that I was receiving hundreds and hundreds of credit card solicitations a year. It seemed that every second day there were two or three of these pieces of junk mail … Continue reading One Year of Credit Card Solicitations

2012 Home Renovations – Part 30 – Driveway Prepped and Poured

This post comprises 3 working days on the project. The first and last days were too small for me to want to post separately about them and they are all related. On Friday (April 27) the driveway leveling was completed using the bobcat which was also used to tamp it down. One of this project’s … Continue reading 2012 Home Renovations – Part 30 – Driveway Prepped and Poured

“Must Have” apps for BlackBerry Torch

I’m about to trade in my BlackBerry Torch 9800 for a couple of HTC EVO devices from Sprint. The job I’m moving to, while still a BlackBerry shop, does not provide them for my position (yet…). But I’ve been refining my collection of BlackBerry apps for a while now. Mostly with my Bold 9000 but … Continue reading “Must Have” apps for BlackBerry Torch

Battle of the Chocolate Milks – Nesquik Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk

I have already expressed my disapproval of Nestle’s “Quik” chocolate powder. It is just sloppy with big sugar granules and relatively little chocolate. I suppose cocoa is the more expensive ingredient and so they use sugar to fill up as much space as possible. Their “Nesquik Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk” offering is of a similar … Continue reading Battle of the Chocolate Milks – Nesquik Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk