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Google Pixel in Canada?

What's involved in running a Google Pixel or other 3G Chromebook in Toronto, Canada? Do they just take a normal carrier's sim card and run as if they're phones without phone numbers? Will they run on Wind/Mobilicity/Public or only one Bell/Rogers/Telus, etc? Over all, what issues does one need to be aware of? Thanks.
posted by dobbs on May 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Commercial realty - rental - Toronto

I want to rent a retail spot in Toronto to move an already established business into. I know absolutely nothing about commercial realty. Help me get the best deal I can without looking like a moron... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Ripping Blu-Ray discs on os x.

A few Blu Ray questions, one external drives for a mac, one on ripping on a Mac, and one of buying discs online/in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

West-end Toronto libations?

Toronto: Good place for cocktails on or around Queen West West / Parkdale? Anyone know a good place for a decent martini and/or gimlet in the west end of downtown TO? Open tonight and no insanely loud music.
posted by dobbs on Jul 24, 2011 - 2 answers

How to get a bike from California to Toronto

I'm in Toronto. A bike I want is in Berkeley, CA. I do not know the seller and he refuses to ship (anywhere). I have a relative in Fresno who does not drive but if the bike can get to him, he can ship it to me. Is there a service or something that I can pay to either ship the bike to me or deliver it to my relative? Ridiculous details inside. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Powdercoaters in Toronto?

Powder Coating in Toronto... who does a good, fast job for a reasonable price? I want to change the color of a bike frame and fork but using google just gives me a bunch of companies in Mississauga with terrible web sites... I'd love a first hand recommendation if anyone's got one. Also disregarding geography, any advice or caveats regarding powder coating in general? Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Hat advice...

Advice/tips for what to look for in a hat... for a man who looks like a moron in every hat he's ever tried on AND looking for a good place to get a man's hat in Toronto.
posted by dobbs on Apr 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Where should I travel to if I don't want to sightsee?

I really want to get away from my house to finish up some screenplays for a May 1 deadline. So where can a not-so-rich person go for the last two weeks of April that will allow much peace and quiet while being both safe and warm enough to wander around in short sleeves night and day. Suppose a cost of around $1500--the cheaper the better--including return airfare to Toronto. Note that I like seclusion but I also don't drive so it needs to be someplace close to the necessities.
posted by dobbs on Feb 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Recommend a DSL modem?

I'm in need of a DSL modem (details inside) and am wondering if I'm better off buying one or renting one from my (soon-to-be) provider. Any suggestions on brand or things to avoid is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 24, 2007 - 5 answers

Finally making the jump to cellphone. Some questions...

Finally getting a cell phone. The only "feature" I care about is reception. I don't need any doodads, email, mp3s, video etc. etc--the only exception is I need to store 75 numbers or more. Price doesn't matter. What phone should I get? I'm in Toronto (east end/beaches) but am willing to buy thru eBay or whatever if necessary. Should I go with Rogers? Fido? Telus? (Refuse to go with Bell so that one's out). Lastly, I'm okay with doodads and whatnot as long as they don't affect reception so if you've got opinions on those, please share. I'm on a Mac.
posted by dobbs on Mar 27, 2007 - 17 answers

Toronto - looking for help with resume and cover letter

Can anyone recommend someone in Toronto who can help with resume/cover letter stuff? I don't mean formatting and such... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Good printer for business cards and generic n00b printing Q.

Need a good printer for some business cards--preferably not one of those quicky jobs that looks like color photocopies on cardstock. A) anywhere online that ships is fine; 2) Bonus pts if it's in Toronto. 3) A generic "printing question" about resolution inside. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Oct 11, 2006 - 15 answers

Which company has the best organic food delivery in Toronto?

Toronto MeFites: 1.Which company has the best home delivery for organic veggies and fruits? In case it's relevant, I live alone so variety is preferred to multiples of the same item. 2. Tips and suggestions for dealing with one of these places? 3. I'm vegetarian so flesh delivery isn't required.
posted by dobbs on Sep 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Buildig a tiny house in a big city?

Perhaps a ridiculous question: is it possible in a major city (I'm in Toronto) to buy a small piece of land and build a tiny house (like the B-52 on this page) on it? What's involved? If possible, what are the pros and cons? Is it pointless, financially? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 21, 2006 - 32 answers

Need a same-day furniture mover in Toronto...

Anyone know a reliable quick delivery service/van owner in Toronto (ie, same day service)? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on May 9, 2006 - 4 answers

What's more difficult than finding the perfect woman? Finding the perfect apartment.

Toronto MeFites: Tell me everything and anything about Little Italy / College & Grace. I'm considering moving there. What about it sucks/rocks? Best places to shop/hang/eat/chill/ whatever. How much are tomatoes? Bananas? Other food staples? Not familiar with Little Italy? How about High Park/BWV; Kensington; Dufferin and Keele? Dunno those areas? Where should I abslolutely positively avoid? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Feb 21, 2006 - 19 answers

What to see at the Toronto Film Festival

Selecting things to see at the Toronto Film Fest. Here's a list of films playing at TIFF. International MeFites and film nuts: have you seen/heard anything about any of them/the directors? What should a TIFF-goer see or avoid? If you're going to the Fest, what are you seeing? Got extra tickets you want to sell? Looking for ones to buy? Lets use the thread to maximize the event. {more} [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 28, 2004 - 14 answers

Meeting people in Toronto

Specific things to do in Toronto to fill time and meet people....? I have way too much time on my hands and have been thinking of volunteering and/or taking classes. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jul 9, 2004 - 15 answers

Are there other sites for finding local cultural event?

Collected or filtered local culture/happenings... I know about upcoming.org. I'm wondering if there are other sites where people can find collected listings of events in their area. Basically I'm sick of missing concerts in my city (Toronto) because I forget to check the papers regularly. (I'm also interested in non-Toronto-specific sites.)
posted by dobbs on May 21, 2004 - 6 answers

Buying a Bike

Two-part question about buying a bike. Part the first: I want to get a good quality road or hybrid bike. What's your recommendation for brand and/or model to check out and/or avoid? B) If you're in Toronto, where do you recommend shopping? My price range is C$600-1000 (about max of us$750). If you're not in Toronto, is there an online shop you can recommend for buying and having a bike shipped here? Main purpose of the bike is exercise and will almost exclusively be ridden on city streets. [more] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Apr 29, 2004 - 14 answers

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