Archive for December, 2018

Ten Editions bookstore is closing its doors at 698 Spadina Ave., As a thank the owner, Susan Duff, is giving away the store’s inventory. Literature, poetry, and history, all kinds of books are free to a good home. The store will be open all day Monday Dec. 31.

….30 years in business, Ten Editions bookstore is closing its doors at 698 Spadina Ave., As a thank the owner, Susan Duff, is giving away the store’s inventory. Literature, poetry, and history, all kinds of books are free to a good home. The store will be open all day Monday Dec. 31.

Picture of the Junction skating rink Jan 2009, 10 years on temperatures will not allow this.

Denmark is an innovative 45-metre-high spiral observation tower being built – from wood – in the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove forest.

Denmark is an innovative 45-metre-high spiral observation tower being built – from wood – in the Gisselfeld Klosters Skove forest.

Bike Bell required by law in Toronto, cost $6 fine for not having one, $110

Massy Hall under construction, night image.

Parkdale still has human grit, in some places just enough for real life in others way to much. However in the way to much areas sometimes memories of more pleasant times appear in old signs.

A self unloader sugar ship is in port, highly unusual,and more unusual it is Canadian flagged.

Instead of docking alonng side of the inlet it is blocking the inlet.

WHITEFISH BAY

 
IMO:  9639880MMSI:  316023341Call Sign:  CFN6287Flag:  Canada [CA]AIS Vessel Type:  CargoGross Tonnage: 24430Deadweight: 37690 tLength Overall x Breadth Extreme:225m × 25mYear Built:  2013Status:  Active

What happens when YouTube and Facebook go down?

Chartbeats summeries

 When YouTube experienced an outage for about an hour and the internet got a taste of what would happen if the platform disappeared. The results were surprising: internet behaviors shifted immediately and fiercely with a huge boost to traffic overall, with some of the largest increases seen on app and search traffic.
Chartbeat analyzed the YouTube outage using global traffic data across a sample of more than 4,000 sites. Overall, this outage resulted in a 20% net increase in traffic to publisher sites. Just over half of this increase (11% of overall traffic) went to general articles on publisher sites, while articles about the YouTube outage comprised a 9% lift.
 

What happens when Facebook goes down? People read the news

 What would the world look like without Facebook? Chartbeat had a glimpse into that on Aug. 3, 2018, when Facebook went down for 45 minutes and traffic patterns across the web changed in an instant. What did people do? According to our data, they went directly to publishers’ mobile apps and sites (as well as to search engines) to get their information fix. This window into consumer behavior reflects broader changes we see taking hold this year around content discovery, particularly on mobile. This is good news for publishers.

Traffic Trends Reverse 

Despite volatility driven by algorithm shifts and intense news cycles, user demand for content (represented by traffic across the web) is quite stable. But the sources of that traffic are anything but static. In fact, we’ve seen a major reversal in the specific sources driving traffic to publisher sites in the last year.

Canada’s 10 dollar vertical bill,features Viola Desmond a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation.

Viola Irene Desmond was a Canadian Black Nova Scotian businesswoman who challenged racial segregation at a cinema in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in 1946.

Demolition of Bunge Plant for the Stockyards Mall.

North west corner of St Clair W. and Keele St.