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Let’s do Lunch 2.0

On 13, Feb 2008 | One Comment | In Toronto | By Ryan Feeley

Lunch 2.0 logoEvery Wednesday my company buys lunch (usually from Thai food from Salad King or rotis from Gandhi Cuisine). A week Friday they are buying you lunch! If you often find yourself at the intersection of technology and business and eat food, drop into the Idéeplex for good food and conversation. Idée is hosting Canada’s first Lunch 2.0, and this young blogger designed and open-sourced the vector watermelon you see before you. Please come and RSVP too.

I cut the mustard at Idée!

On 02, Feb 2008 | No Comments | In Toronto, User Experience | By Ryan Feeley

logo.gifWhew! I can finally breathe a large sigh of relief. I passed my three month probationary period at Idée!

I met Leila and Paul at the first BarCamp in 2005 when they demoed their image identification software. Few companies in Toronto have so clearly found their calling. Their mission to propel the image business forward drops more jaws every month. Last September I took on some freelance design work with their wunderteam. Shortly thereafter I was offered a full time position as Senior Designer.

In the first few months alone we have gotten a ton of things done. New names and brands for Idée’s two products PixID and Piximilar. A site redesign. Interface design for the labs. A new blog. Print materials. And top secret projects which, if revealed early, would ultimately result in your death.

It’s an amazing environment where everyday everyone gets gently nudged into outdoing themselves. The results are surprising and incredibly rewarding. If you’d like to join us, we (me + Idée) are hiring!

DIY TTC Surface Route Timetable

On 25, Jan 2008 | No Comments | In TTC, User Experience | By Ryan Feeley

pdf.pngIf you’d like to make a Cologne-style TTC surface route timetable for the stops you care about and happen to be an iWork-owning Mac user, I have attached a template created in

How did I get the data? On my Mac, I copied the text from their web schedule, and then used a text editor to process the text into rows. The rest was done with a whole lot of copying and pasting.

TIP: You can select columns of text in TextEdit by holding down the option key. It will bring up a crosshair and allow you to select squares of text. This technique was applied liberally during the creation of the timetable.

Westbound Queen Car

On 19, Jan 2008 | No Comments | In Toronto | By Ryan Feeley

Westbound Queen Car in Leslieville in the morning, photostitched