Archive for: December, 2011

How to build a better Canadian neighborhood

Outdoor skating rink

Outdoor skating rink for every neighborhood

Note: this is an update on a blog post I originally wrote on Strongmaker.

Overall, the new neighbourhoods being built in Canada are poorly designed.  There are two factors at play:

  1. We have lots of land, and so space is often abused
  2. Most of our urban design comes from warmer climates

Here are ways to build a better Canadian neighbourhood:

Louis CK sucks at social media, but he sure can sell

Louis CK sucks at social media

Louis CK sucks at social media

I just bought Louis CK’s new comedy special, Live at the Beacon Theater, online. I went to, slammed $5 PayPal dollars down on the counter, and I downloaded the 1.2GB of video from his site. Judging from the response on Twitter, thousands of other people have as well. Even the kids at Reddit are buying this thing.