Computers, phones and security

In recent weeks Apple has gained some poor media attention thanks to a major flaw in the iPhone’s operating system. This vulnerability meant that someone could access data from your phone if you were on an open network, like a free wifi network at your favourite coffee shop. The good news is that Apple has made a security update for their iOS and OSX operating … Continue reading Computers, phones and security

How to avoid breaking harts and closing businesses

Last week the Hart and Thistle Gastropub, one of my favourite watering holes, closed its doors. A small piece of paper taped to the two doors in Historic Properties announced the end of another Halifax business. This was the image I saw all over Twitter and Facebook. My heart sank a little. I loved this restaurant. Their craft beer was made with care and the … Continue reading How to avoid breaking harts and closing businesses

The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

The Brooklyn Warehouse is a rare restaurant that it keeps evolving in its quality. They’ve grown everything from their dining area to their menu and have been part of the delicious food revolution that has been happening. Note, I didn’t say foodie revolution – because The Brooklyn Warehouse doesn’t explore food as a fashion but as a passion. You can see this in everything they … Continue reading The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

The Wooden Monkey

Crimson and golden rays peering through the office buildings of Halifax shimmer against my amber ale. Breathing in the ale’s crisp hop aroma, I take a sip. The smooth maltiness coats the chicken resting against my palate. The two co-mingle to the sheer delight of all my senses. A thought comes to me: “Why haven’t I reviewed The Wooden Monkey yet?” I’ve enjoyed The Wooden … Continue reading The Wooden Monkey

Personal Finance: the best elective any student can take

As the economic landscape and job market continue to resemble a desert few courses are more valuable than personal finance. Why? We all have to pay the bills. Each and every student will eventually have to deal with the ubiquitous “taxman.” Taxes, budgets and all things monetary are not inherently frightening. But, if you look at your credit card statement like I did a few … Continue reading Personal Finance: the best elective any student can take

One piece of the job(less) puzzle

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are at a tipping point with our education systems and job market. Our education systems are producing more grads but our professions are not hiring them. Instead, graduates are left desperately searching any form of work. This can result in getting a part-time job at a coffee shop or restaurant and struggling to make ends meet. This desperate … Continue reading One piece of the job(less) puzzle

Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

Nova Scotia is home to plenty of wonderful things. Ranging from the physical grandeur of the Cabot Trail to the sensational scallops of Digby, Nova Scotia has its fair share of beauty and quality. Adding to the array of attractions is a broad assortment of wineries, most of which can be found in the Annapolis Valley. The sheer delight of driving over hill and into the … Continue reading Nova Scotia’s Vintners: Exemplars

BBM: Great Expectations

In the spring of 2011 my favourite city saw a deluge of rainfall. The grey imposition of rain clouds changed my mobile communications. Not able to handle the weather anymore my little Blackberry phone gave up. No more phoning, no more texting and most importantly, no more BBM. I switched to an Android phone, Nexus S to be specific, and I kept moving forward along … Continue reading BBM: Great Expectations

Dear Ginsberg

I see the best minds of my generation being destroyed By plastic backlit rectangles while peering at displays, Flicking frenetically from topic to topic. All of this brought on by the Helvetican f and co. In universities across the world, desks rumble Amid a flurry of crystalized colours Spewing from half eaten fruit. Is this the future: a 140 character generation Leading the charge of … Continue reading Dear Ginsberg