Two Toronto discoveries

My weekend in Toronto yielded knowledge of two new interesting places:

The first is a Louisiana Cajun restaurant called Southern Accent. It is located at 595 Markham Street, near the Honest Ed discount store. Their serving staff are very friendly and accommodating, the decor is pleasantly unusual, and the food is novel and tasty.

The second is an excellent used book store called A Good Read. It is located at 341 Roncesvalles Avenue. It is a boutique-style shop, rather than an encyclopaedic warehouse like Chapters, and it seems to be stocked almost exclusively with the kind of books you would feel lucky to find in a normal used book shop. I picked up a massive tome on the history of cryptography that I mean to work through over the course of many lunch hours.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

4 thoughts on “Two Toronto discoveries”

  1. Glad you had a good trip!

    Your site loads really slowly since the upgrade. Does anyone else notice?

    Also, my anti-virus goes nuts when I open any of your blog posts and screams ‘SUSPICIOUS FILE!’ claiming that a file named ‘exploit.html’ is trying to.. violate my computer.

    The former problem is a problem I had on three other computers than my own, and the latter is just something I find on my computer.

  2. Emily,

    I have been doing a number of things to get the site running a bit faster. Primarily, I have been working hard to reduce the number of times it needs to access the MySQL database.

    As for the exploit.html issue, there is no such file on my server. On that front, I think the problem lies with your computer, rather than this site.

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    WP-Cache started from the “Staticize Reloaded” by matt and billzeller. Most of their recommendations also apply to WP-Cache. Current version, WP-Cache2, is a huge improvement over previous versions of WP-Cache.

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