MWC 2012 – Lookback at 2011

Categories: Apple/Mac, Spain, Tech Reviews, Technology, World News

I’m looking forward to MWC 2012 this year – the excitement has being growing insanely for the past couple years, and it feels like 2001 again when the last mobile wave swept the industry. This year, it is going to go from strength to strength from last year. Before going in, I thought it would … Read More

MWC 2011 Observations

Categories: Spain, Tech Reviews, Technology, World News

Following are some of my high level observations from Mobile World Congress 2011 Overall, the conference was incredibly large. I have not been for 2 years, but this year it seemed a bit overwhelming with a record number of attendees – an indicator of the amount of money that is flooding into Mobile currently. There … Read More


Categories: All things Cultured, Ethiopia, Health, Islam, Muslim, Random Thoughts, World News

Girl(fairly senior in an NGO here): FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) is very common around these countries because there are a lot of Muslims here. Me: ? What does Muslim have to do with it? Girl: The Muslim tribes say they perfrom FGM because of their religion. Me: Just ‘cuz they say something, doesn’t make it true… … Read More


Categories: Restaurants, Toronto, World News

previously i wrote about the cost of living and metrics in other cities recently, i’ve been seeing other articles about it and it got me thinking about other indexes and ways of measuring cost of living – one of the most common indexes is the burgernomics metric that the Economist puts out. The argument is … Read More

Cost of Living

Categories: Exploring the World, Toronto, World News

man – i just took a look at a recent Mercer report about the cost of living across of the world. Toronto is about 20% cheaper than NYC and more than 30% cheaper than London. and although everyone keeps saying that there is a difference in costs, there isn’t that much difference in the … Read More

BA is gonna kick ACs butt…

Categories: Exploring the World, World News Hopefully this means that the overall quality of flights will increase as well. I’ve flown BA between London and Toronto and also between London and San Francisco (and other american cities) – BA flights to the US are way better than those to Canada. I couldn’t figure out why, but a friend of mine … Read More

An Inconvenient Truth

Categories: Movies, Technology, Toronto, World News

so i had to post this. the idea that Al Gore had put together a movie which is basically just clips of him travelling the world giving powerpoint presentations about global warming – or as he calls it, the climate crisis, had me a bit skeptical – my friend was putting together the Canadian premier … Read More

Liar, liar pants on fire…

Categories: Random Thoughts, World News

This is too funny.. some company in the UK claims that that Brits are a bunch of liars… explains why everything is so difficult over there. Everyone knows that everyone else is lying! Here’s an article at the Register about it. Not so sure how valid the ‘conning a security guard’ part is… does figuring … Read More