London Washrooms

If you're downtown, it can be difficult to know where the closest public washroom is. If you're out patronizing a business, they may have washroom facilities you can use. But if you're out on a bicycle or on foot, it can be difficult to know what your options are. Fortunately, the City of London provides this information through their Open Data Catalogue. The washroom dataset was updated on June 29th, 2018.

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Back To BASIC

Like many programmers who learned their craft during the 80s, I started with Microsoft's BASIC programming language. I grew up with the Atari 800XL, and later moved to the Commodore 128D and 64. Back To BASIC is a project to port BASIC games entered in magazines and books over to modern platforms...

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Kim Don Krang

North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump join forces to become Kim Don Krang. Krang? Krang was a character from the 1987 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series. Krang was an evil warlord from Dimension X. His appearance resembled a brain with li...

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BiWay R Us

Canadians were stunned to discover that a rogue BiWay store is operating in Toronto. This fabricated news image is in reference to a viral hoax that Dollar Tree is shutting down. BiWay was a Canadian discount department store that operated until the 1990s. The company was one of several opera...

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Washington Crossing For A DoubleDouble

American media has once again latched onto the latest series of tweets from President Donald Trump. Most of these tweets are actually retweets centred around a user calling himself Trumpism 5.0. While American media is consumed by the never-ending spats between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, many Canadians noticed that a Canadian National Railway engine was used instead an American one.

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Sasquacentennial

Canada's Sesquicentennial is here. I'm too young to have lived through the Centennial in 1967. I often get the impression that there was excitement and progress in general that year. In Montreal, Expo67 defined the culture of the time. In London, a whole bunch of silly buildings were erected. I trie...

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Magical Banana Stickers

Snakeoil salesperson Gwyneth Paltrow made news again, this time for false claims that NASA designed magical stickers can solve every ailment. They are called Body Vibes and they remind me of Chiquita banana stickers. So I created a marketing website for bananas and banana stickers.

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London Sign Generator

A local London business has caused some controversy recently with his signage. The owner of Ale House London is using his sign to voice his concern over the rising costs of business in London, Ontario. Among these concerns is the large jump in minimum wage to $15/hour, a long-standing ambition of the NDP that was recently adopted by the unpopular Liberal Party. London's Chamber of Commerce and the Progressive Conservative Party also oppose the increase.

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London’s Open Map Data

London's open data catalogue is a good starting point if you're looking for map data, budgets, water sampling. Working with map data can be tricky at first. I show how to import London's map data into both GoogleMaps and QGIS. London's Open Data Catalogue The City of London's Open Data Catalogue ...

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