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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
1:53 pm - Male Portraits

I have a blog where I try and post a new illustration a day of (mostly) local guys to me... please check it out at

Thanks :)

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Monday, June 13th, 2011
11:13 am - coworking open house! tue jun 14

we have a coworking facility near the st lawrence market, and we're hosting an open house on tue jun 14 (that'd be tomorrow) 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

the reason for the open house is that we might be expanding to the 3rd floor of our building. our 2nd floor location still has great use of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and startups, but we were offered the opportunity to expand and we want to explore who might be interested.

join us any time after 4:00pm to hear about our new space and learn about coworking. please register at http://bit.ly/kjdzDt

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
11:11 am - We do web-sites

Using popular CMS - Joomla, Modx, Drupal

Design, web-development, extensions for your site.

Contact us
icq: 316778334
skype: shershen08

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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
10:34 am - cowhunt #2

This Sat is the Cowhunt, an urban adventure where you can solve clues, photograph yourself at the clue location, and race to the finish line for a chance to win prizes. It's a great way to explore our city. Proceeds from this event will go back into the entrepreneurial community.

Tickets are $40 for a pair of cowhunters and you can register at http://cowhunt2.eventbrite.com/ where you can also find the rules and other details.

Hope to see you at the hunt!


Edited to add:
i just posted this event to the toronto community with a discount code: livejournal


current mood: excited

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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
11:02 am - being a lonely freelancer is yesterday's news!

We've opened a new space in Toronto that welcomes entrepreneurs and freelancers. Camaraderie is a coworking facility where freelancers can work and share office amenities such as wifi, boardroom, meeting space, coffee/tea, etc.

We just opened a few weeks ago and are still adding things as we go along, but we plan to add lockers, lockable filing cabinets, and once we wrangle Canada Post members can also have their mail delivered to our location as a professional business address. Moreover, coworking is a social way of working where entreprenerus and freelancers can interact with other creative folks at varying levels in their professional ventures, and perhaps even collaborate on projects together. You can be part of a great community while still maintainng your independence.

We're at 102 Adelaide St E, between Church and Jarvis, and our park view is second to none! Please stop in for a free day of coworking any time in March. You bring your laptop or other work implements and we provide the workspace and coffee/tea.

current mood: working

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Saturday, April 18th, 2009
11:20 am - cowhunt

It’s spring time. That means it is time to go cowhuntin’!

Don’t worry, we’re not really hunting cows. The Cowhunt is what we’re calling our own version of an urban adventure where teams solve clues, photograph themselves with proof, and race to the finish line (a pub!) for prizes. It’s a play on the word coworking, which is sometimes pronounced in jest as cow-orking. And while we’re not sure what is involved with orking a cow, we think the big mammals are fun and cute enough to use as our mascot for our urban adventure. It’s fun, the weather is generally nice this time of year, and it’s a great way to experience the city while raising funds for a new coworking facility for Toronto where freelancers can work together.

Choose a partner (or let us know if you need a partner and we’ll randomly match you with someone else who needs a partner), register yourselves, and have fun! Must be 19yrs of age or older. Registration is $15 per person. Space is limited. The Cowhunt starts at 11:00am on Sat Apr 25, 2009 in the Annex.

Details at http://cowhunt1.eventbrite.com/

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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
11:42 pm - Social website Idea

Inspiration: Everywhere I go I see posted signs advertising www.yourcityheresingles.com. It seems like no matter how remote your location or how minimal your local population, there now exist websites devoted to finding singles in your area. As someone who hasn't had so much experience being single, but LOTS of experience being "lonely" and seemingly "friendless" amongst a HUGE population of people my age, I feel that a website for networking is long overdue. Sure we may live in large cities but rarely do we venture outside our circles when we go out. If you're in a relationship, bar outings typically involve you, your significant other, and either your own or your significant other's friends and their partners. Rarely do we involve ourselves with new faces outside of work or school and even if we want to, rarely do we introduce ourselves to new strangers when faced with the comforting presence of our current friends. As a former member of various sub-cultures including punks and ravers, this "random" meeting of new people with similar interests is an almost guaranteed outcome of attending the various musical events associated with your "scene." I definitely took this for granted in college, meeting 2-a dozen new faces each evening without even trying. If you've been involved in a sub-culture you understand. Simply asking to bum a cigarette or paying someone a compliment on their wardrobe or dance technique is an easy enough way to find a new friend. Then I entered the "real world," full of business types and outgoing yet reserved people, social enough to find themselves in a bar trivia night yet frightened/uninterested enough to avoid social contacts beyond the group they arrived with. Unfortunately I place myself in this category as well; it's not that I don't want to meet new people but when you're already with 10 other people it just seems misplaced and sometimes desperate to strike up conversation with an unknown neighbor. And yet I'm willing to bet there are many like me who have friends and a relationship, and are relatively happy with their life....but still long for others out there with MORE similar interests, or at least a change of the rehearsed, overplayed interactions we're accustomed to. So, my idea is simply to build a site with a basic profile, available for free, to people living in the same zipcode, who aren't looking for anything more than a friend with similar interests. If you're interested and have programming knowledge, please reply so we can get something started.

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Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
5:35 pm - creative flash cartoons animation production from Russia

We are TOONDRA animation studio (english version http://www.toondra.ru/en/index.php)

Studio makes creative flash cartoons animation.
Our works you can find here: http://www.toondra.ru/en/animation.htm

We already working with America, Australia, Austria, England, Italy, Finland and others countries.

Our animation awards:

Festival of Cinema, Television, Video and Multimedia AVANCA-2004 (Portugal), "Best music video of year" (RAMP2006),
TGSNT-IV People's Choice Award, "The best from animation" award and "The rising star" award on FNI(A) Awards-2007 Festival in Australia, Festival of Computer Art and Advertising ‘Gaura Days’ (Russia), MACHINISTA 2004 International Festival (Scotland), Festival of Computer Arts ‘Chaos Constructions’ (Russia), "Multimatograf" Festival (Russia), "Russia as seen by ypoung people" (Russia), design-action EGGSposition (Russia),"Silver Web" Internet Festival.

We are looking for an interesting and well payed animation projects and cooperation.


Leningrad music videoscratch music video (animation)flash cartoon 5flash cartoon 3flash cartoon 9flash cartoon 7
flash cartoon 4flash cartoon 1flash cartoon 11flash cartoon 8flash cartoon 6flash cartoon 10
flash cartoon 12flash cartoon 14flash cartoon 13flash cartoon 2Skafandr music video (animation)crazy4you animation commercial
gallery advertising animation filmAnimated flash commercial dirtyrottenHigh Button Shoes animationhollywood tv show animationinplantant flash seriescorbina telecom flash cartoon
Robin Vood music videoLingvosoft flash cartoonsanimation outsourcingLingvosoft flash cartoonsmagic Systems flash comicsinplantant flash series


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
10:34 pm - coworking toronto town hall meeting

Calling all entrepreneurs, the self-employed, developers, writers, independent media professionals, those working at home, those working out of cafes!

We're trying to gauge interest in developing a permanent dedicated coworking space in downtown Toronto. This might include shared office space, some anchor offices, meeting and training space, and a private cafe. It could be any or all of those.

Let's have a discussion with a brief presentation to explore what it might be and why you might want to be a part of this.

Where: Epicure Cafe, 2nd fl, 502 Queen St W, between Spadina and Bathurst

When: Tue May 27, 7:00-8:30pm

(The meeting space is reserved from 6:00pm through 8:30pm to allow for sufficient time to get something to eat or drink, but we will get started with a brief presentation at 7:00pm and then open it up for discussion. Please register to let us know if you're coming so that we can adjust plans accordingly.)

Who: Anyone who wants to get out of their homes or lonely offices and into a shared collaborative space

Why: It's lonely working by yourself, and cafés can get noisy

Please register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/116040079

Hope to see you there!

current mood: optimistic

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Thursday, January 24th, 2008
7:28 pm - corporate writing rates

I'm entering the corporate writing market in Toronto. It's something I've done elsewhere but I'd like to get an idea of the rates out there in the T.O. area.

To clarify, I'm talking about doing corporate work such as case studies, web content, brochures, etc, for business clients. My typical rate before I moved to Toronto was $75/hr, or to negotiate a flat rate for the project, usually %500.00 - $1000.00 for a project requiring no more than two days. Am I in the right ballpark here?

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Thursday, September 27th, 2007
9:06 pm - Filmmaking Seminar - early bird special and registration info

Want to be a filmmaker?

Seminar on Tuesday, October 16 (featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey)

Palmerston Library (on Palmerston, just north of Bloor), in Toronto.

Announcing an early bird special: register and pay before 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, and pay only $15!

To register, send an e-mail to Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager) at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com, with "Seminar Registration" in the subject line, and payment can be sent to the office at Fantasy Worldwide.

Cheques can be made payable to: Fantasy Worldwide

The address is:

Seminar at Fantasy Worldwide
37 Langford Ave.
Toronto, On.
M4J 3E4

For more information, reply to this post or e-mail sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007
11:20 pm - Want to be a filmmaker?

Our seminar is open to everyone, and will be of particular interest to filmmaking students and anyone looking to get into filmmaking.

Topics covered will be of interest to those involved with all types of films, from genre to mainstream.

Featuring guest speaker Cameron Bailey!

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival Seminar 2007

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Place: Palmerston Library (in the theatre space)
Library is on Palmerston, just north of Bloor.

5:30-5:40pm: Introduction of seminar speakers and welcome

5:40-6:10pm: Digital vs. Film (speaker TBA)

6:10-6:30pm Janice MacNeil (sound editor)

*** break for coffee, casual discussion ***

6:50:-7:10pm: Sunny Widerman (personal tax advisor, specializing in self-employment income)

7:10-7:30pm: William Huffman (associate director, Toronto Arts Council)

7:30-7:50pm: Jeanne Stromberg (producer)

7:50-8:10pm: Cameron Bailey (writer, broadcaster and film programmer)

8:10-8:30pm: Q&A with all seminar speakers

*** student discount available!

Regular: $20, Students $18

To register, send an e-mail (with "Seminar Attendee" in the subject line) to: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

Details on payment options coming soon!

You can either post questions here, or e-mail Sarah Brebner (Operations Manager at the Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival), at: sarah.fantasyworldwide@gmail.com

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
11:53 am - Development team in Kiev (Ukraine)

We are:
- Responsible and experienced developers;
- Experienced in working with foreign customers;
- Experienced in developing: web-sites and web-based applications, distributed systems, web services, standalone applications.

Our skills:
- J2SE/j2EE
- Perl
- PostgresSQL, DB2

Contact us: development.ua@gmail.com

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Saturday, February 24th, 2007
5:36 pm - Freelance Web and Graphic Designer looking for work



I'm a freelance web and graphic designer looking for some projects.  You can view my website at

www.driftmedia.ca and e-mail me at info@driftmedia.ca .

DriftMedia Productions offers a wide range of services in the graphic and web design fields. Services include:

- Logo design
- Web design & Layout
- Banner design
- Business Identity
- Sticker and Decal design
- Ad design and promotion
- Brochures and Booklets
- Flyers and Posters

With over 9 years of experience in graphic design and web production, you can be sure DriftMedia will deliver

as promised on your project. I have worked on websites, magazines, yearbooks, magazine ads and short videos,

all delivering on time in the past.

Please visit me website at www.driftmedia.ca for more information and feel free to contact me

Thank you for your time

current mood: happy

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Monday, November 27th, 2006
8:43 am - website design and development opportunity

we're still accepting bids for website designers and developers to help with a french-english project and continuing with an english project. details here.

bids are due at 3:00pm today.

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
1:20 am

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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Monday, October 23rd, 2006
11:54 pm

Hi all,

This is something that I'm co-organizing, and since it's of interest to anyone in Toronto who's interested in the arts, plus the fact that this is coming up in just a few days, I figured I'd post the info (I've also cross-posted to canadian_actors and gtafilmmakers):

Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival to Hold Seminar:

After opening to great acclaim in November 2005, The Fantasy Worldwide Film Festival is shaping up this year to being bigger and better than ever; more than forty films – shorts, features and documentaries - will be screened over the weekend of October 27-29, 2006.

In addition to the regular schedule of films, Fantasy Worldwide is expanding its events to include a seminar on the festival’s opening night:

Industry experts – authors and filmmakers alike – will sit on the panel to discuss the fantasy genre, its relevance and growing popularity, and their own work within the field.

This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with professionals working in a broad range of media within the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Audience members will have a chance to ask questions after the general discussion, and will get a sneek peek at behind-the-scenes stories of some films being screened at the festival (the producer and lead actor of Sidekick, for example, will be on the panel).

While open to everyone, the seminar will be especially of interest to film, writing and animation students and those looking to start a creative career in sci-fi or fantasy. And at a student rate of $5 per ticket (general admission $8), it will be an invaluable opportunity to learn from the best.

But of course, whether you’re a fan or looking to pursue this as a career, there will be something for everyone.

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Place: Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto campus)
Tickets: $8 general, $5 students

For a complete list of panellists, and for the line-up of films being screened at the festival, check out the website at: www.fantasyworldwide.com

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Friday, September 29th, 2006
11:59 am - bilingual education/guidance related opportunity

my organisation has a contract opportunity for someone who is french-english bilingual and has a background in education or guidance. (specifics for language and background are both must-haves)

if you are interested or know someone else who may be, please e-mail me at exsanguinated[at]livejournal[dot]com and i'll reply with details.

current mood: busy

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Friday, July 28th, 2006
11:45 am - BANNERS

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We can make any banners - Gif, Pixel, Flash.
Flexible discount system.
We will glad to cooperate with you.
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Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
9:09 pm - writerlance

have any freelance writers here ever used writerlance?

if so, what can you tell us about your experience with it?

current mood: curious

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