rooftop pride party
Yesterday was Pride Parade 2011 in Toronto, and I was there to snap a few pictures of the (Ford-less) festivities. After developing an army of new freckles in the blazing UV rays, shielding my gear from trigger-happy families with Super Soakers, and being hit in the face with more free condoms and tote bags than I\’d ever know what to do with, I present to you the above photo. It was a pretty fun time, and I invite you to check out the full collection on blogTO.
If you haven\’t yet heard, I did an interview on rooftopping with German youth magazine Dein Speigel that ended up in Der Speigel, which I\’m told is the German equivalent of Time magazine. Check it out here (if you can read German). Thanks to Henning Hornemann for the download!
The last bit of news is that I\’ve joined, wholeheartedly and unabashedly, the wonderful world of Android. I got a Samsung Google Nexus S a few days ago and am head-over-heels in love with its slick interface, clean design and apps like this that you would never find in Apple\’s App Store. Yes, I\’m part of the camp that would be down with selling my soul to Google and letting them take over the world. They\’re just so goddamn good at it. Which reminds me…let\’s be friends on Google+! It\’s like Facebook, but it\’s not Facebook. Are you sold yet?
All that\’s left is to figure out what I\’m going to do with my Blackberry–I mean, Crapberry. I got it only 8 months ago for full price in a near-impulse buy because of the $35/month no-contract all-inclusive deal that came with it. The plan was great for my needs and my wallet, but if you ask me, the phone was garbage when it was new. I know someone out there is decrying my first-world technology woes, but the truth is, the quality of technology is relative to what\’s on the market in both price and the nature of the gadget itself. For a similar price, everybody but Blackberry offers a more intuitive and feature-loaded user experience, and started doing so a while ago, which makes Blackberry the loser by comparison. Sorry RIM, but the touch-screen Torch was too little and too late. It\’s no wonder that the company has fallen from $148 a share in 2008 to $27 a share today; I\’m just surprised it didn\’t happen sooner.
So. For my rapidly-depreciating device I\’m thinking something involving lots of fire and stomping, or a few minutes in the microwave. But most likely it\’s going to end up on Craigslist, and as soon as possible, because like most of you, I\’m not made of money.