Samsung Galaxy S6

Alvin’s Musical Follies – Alvin Restrings a Cute Guitar


No, this is not my guitar. The owner is my son’s classmate.  I was just asked to replace the strings on this guitar, but I gave it a bit more.  This cute, black beauty, needed some TLC.


Snappy Fridays – Roy Thomson Hall

I was walking from Metro Hall to work today and looked over at Roy Thomson Hall.  “Hmm…” I thought to myself. “I don’t recall getting a photo of this place from this angle before…”

Snappy Facts:

– Capacity: 2630

– Opened: 1982

– Home for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mendelssohn Choir

– During its conception and construction, Roy Thomson Hall was known as New Massey Hall.  Its official name was acquired on January 14, after a CAD $4.5 M donation from the family of Roy Thomson.

Sources: blogto.comwikipedia

Alvin’s Road Trip Follies – A Visit to Portland, Maine for “C-Food?”

Back off! Get your own butter!

Back off! Get your own butter! (Taken at Lobster Cooker, Freeport, ME) – LowFi filter applied from Instagram.


Well, with 1000 km’s under my belt as a warm-up for this year’s driving season (yes, it was a late start for me), it was time to step up to the big-leagues and head over to Maine.  What prompted me to go?  Well it wasn’t the seafood, that was for sure – I’m allergic to pretty much anything that comes from the water.  I was purely in this trip for the drive and to see the sights! (Warning: Another very long read!) (more…)

Alvin’s Digital Follies – An Ontario Road Trip

The Map Of Our Weekend Ontario Road Trip

The map Of Our Long Weekend Ontario Road Trip.  It is not our exact route, but yes, it was 1000+ kilometers!




Digital Follies – Unposted shots from the Samsung S6

Nathan Phillips Square (June 17, 2016)

Nathan Phillips Square (June 17, 2016)

Before my last entry, quite some time had passed between posts.  Yes, this blog got neglected.  Well, I’m striving to get back on the horse again and post at least once every week.  My problem, what should I put up for this post?



Snappy Fridays – Take Me Out To The Ball Game!


Sing with me!

Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out to the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never come back.
Let me root, root, root, for the BLUE JAYS,
If they don’t win, its a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out,
At the old ball game!


Alvin’s Gadget Follies – Samsung Galaxy S6 Randomness

I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy S6 for over a couple months and still can’t stop raving about the camera on the device.


I didn’t  realize just how many photos I have taken with it (well over 600) and I think it I am still discovering more surprises with it.


Snappy Fridays – Killbear Sunset (Taken By the Samsung Galaxy S6)

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“Snappy” Fact: The landscape where this photo was taken (Killbear Provincial Park) may have served as a source of inspiration for the Group of Seven.


Alvin’s Gadget Follies – One Month With The Samsung Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

So it’s been a little over a month with my (then new) Samsung Galaxy S6 from Rogers.  Since my purchase of this white, 64 GB model, I have gotten a simple Griffin bumper cover for it.  The “honeymoon” is over and I’m taking some time here to share my thoughts on the device, so far.