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Clicks of the Day: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Edition!

Welcome to Wednesday, December 28 2011’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Going up! Colombian shanty town installs giant outdoor escalators to relief of residents spared a trudge up steps (equivalent to climbing 28-storey building)
  • “For generations 12,000 people living in Medellin’s tough Comuna 13 – which clings to a hillside – have had to made the arduous journey up hundreds of large steps, which is the equivalent to climbing up a 28-storey building.
    But now a giant outdoor escalator will cut their journey from 35-minutes to just six, and grateful residents have said ‘it is a dream come true’.”

    Wow! That’s great for them. And such a contrast in the images – slick escalator against backdrop of poor, crowded little town.

  • Disgruntled People Complaining About Their Christmas Gifts on Twitter
  • “Including ‘so they got me a iPad 2 & $400, I wanted a strap & iPhone 4s for Christmas not no iPad 2 & $400, a strap & iPhone 4S. F*** Christmas'”

    Self-entitled, spoiled, brats. Raised by bad parents. Terrible.

  • Google+ Now Up to 62 Million Users, Adding 625,000 a Day
  • “There is no question that the number of new users signing up for Google+ each day has accelerated markedly in the past several weeks.”

    But just how active are the users…

  • Prepare to see less in your pay package come Jan. 1
  • “The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says premium hikes for employment insurance and the Canada Pension Plan will collect an additional $306 per employee from workers and their employers in 2012.”

    Oy.

  • Feds urge Canadians to research before donating to charities
  • “Some tips to consider to avoid being scammed include being aware that fraudulent charities use names that are similar to well-known and respected charities; write cheques directly to the charity and not to an individual; make sure online payments are secure; and refuse if there is pressure to give immediately.”

    Let’s all do our best to not be scammed this holiday season (and ever)!

  • Metropolis festival hopes to take chill off winter in Edmonton
  • “The Metropolis festival opens in Churchill Square on New Year’s Eve and runs through February. It will also host a different art, fashion and cultural display every weekend.”

    Looking forward to it! :)

  • City snaps up edmonton.xxx domain
  • “To ensure its reputation stays nice and not naughty, the city is snapping up Edmonton’s xxx domain. ‘We are purchasing it. It’s more just a precautionary thing,’ said Paul Strandlund, Edmonton’s web operations manager. ‘We have no intentions of using it, we just wanted to make sure no one else does.'”

    Lol, hilarious! It was bound to happen!

  • D’oh! Top science journal retractions of 2011
  • “Bad science papers can have lasting effects… Each year hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles are retracted. Most involve no blatant malfeasance; the authors themselves often detect errors and retract the paper. Some retractions, however, as documented on the blog Retraction Watch, entail plagiarism, false authorship or cooked data.”

    Really interesting! I always see there’s a new study about this and a new study about that and researchers suggesting such and such but I never thought about retractions on their “discoveries.”

  • Fatty food bad for you? It may be a no-brainer
  • “Potato chips are one of several fatty foods that may cause brain shrinkage over time, a new study suggests.”

    OH NO. MY FAVOURITE FATTY FOOD OF ALL TIME.

  • GSM phones vulnerable to hijack scams -researcher
  • “Flaws in a widely used wireless technology could allow hackers to gain remote control of phones and instruct them to send text messages or make calls, according to an expert on mobile phone security. They could use the vulnerability in the GSM technology — which is used by most telecom operators globally and by billions of people — to make calls or send texts to expensive, premium phone and messaging services in scams.”

    Of course this was bound to happen.

  • Cellphones that Repair Themselves? Scientists Create ‘Self-Healing’ Circuits
  • “Cellphone, heal thyself — if you’re sick of having to work your way through a series of broken electronic devices, dulled (or dead) batteries and an endless thread of replacement cellphones, help may be at hand thanks to scientists at the University of Illinois, who are hard at work creating ‘self-healing electronic circuits.'”

    That would be wonderful. I’d also like one that can pop-out it’s own stuck hold button, lol.

  • This Crystal-Encased Toilet Is Worth $130,000
  • “The jokes keep coming to mind about reports of a Japanese toilet manufacturer adding 72,000 pieces of Swarovski cut crystal to a prized pedestal, now valued at about $130,000.”

    Waaaaaste of money!

  • [Video]: Begging Cat
  • “Take it cat, take whatever you want, it’s all yours.”

    Awwwww. :)


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Sleepy Thor~


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • We got a taste of Venezuela 🇻🇪 today at the new(ish) @avila.arepa in @oldstrathcona! 😊 Arepas are corn buns filled with various toppings. We tried pork and beef arepas, as well as these yuca fries and beef patacones (fried plantains). And we had the cochino fritos - delicious fried pork bites! The restaurant was super busy. It was nice to see Edmontonians embracing Venezuelan food! 😋
Fuller review on the blog soon!👩🏻‍💻
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  • We loooove the ramen & curry at @kazoku_yeg. 😍😍 @mikethyking’s a regular. ❤️
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  • That yolk though. 🤤🍳 New on the blog and just in time for the weekend: check out my a review of the Spanish 🇪🇸 brunch and dinner tapas at @bodega_yeg Highlands! If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should. Link to the review is in my bio! ☺️
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  • If you’re looking for ways to give back this holiday season, I recommend donating your time to @SantasAnonymous! 🎅🏻 They need volunteers to sort, wrap and deliver toys for Edmonton kids in need up to their Delivery Weekend (Dec 16/17). Thanks @britl for organizing her annual #yegwrap volunteer party. It’s something I look forward to each year! It doesn’t take much of your time to help make a family’s Christmas merrier.🎄
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  • 🔥🔥 Build your own @blazepizza today with @razannea & @mikethyking! I always get: spicy sauce, buffalo sauce, pesto sauce, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, Parmesan, ham, sausage, pepperoni, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke, garlic. 🤤 #unlimitedtoppings #buildyourownpizza 🍕
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  • Keeping warm tonight with homemade Budae Jjigae: Korean “army stew!” 🍜 It’s my favourite Korean soup with spicy broth, spam (😍), tofu, mushrooms, noodles, kimchi, onions, hot dogs and sausage. Typically comes with beans but I don’t like beans so. 💁🏻‍♀️ Love eating this with rice too!
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  • Brunch two days in a row? OK. 😊😊😊😊 Today’s brunch was at the new @pip_yeg in @oldstrathcona. Avocado toast & eggs benny get four thumbs up over here! 👍🏻 Farmer’s breakfast & french toast were good but not favourites.
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  • Huevos a la flamenca + migas con huevos with @becausemimosas during our super cute & super delicious Spanish 🇪🇸 brunch at @bodega_yeg today! 🍳😊 (Translation: baked eggs with chorizo, ham & potatoes + sautéed bread crumbs, bacon, fried eggs & beef sausage).
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  • Soup is my most comforting of comfort foods but I’m also totally comforted with any potatoes. 🤤🙏🏻 like the fried potatoes from @tzin104 - They are packed with flavour - garlic, onions, smoked paprika salt, with “angry” aioli. 😍 (While at Tzin, you also NEED to try chef @corndoghatfire’s bacon dish). What’s your go-to comfort food?? 🍽
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  • #DidYouKnow: I record a monthly #socialmedia podcast called @DontCallMeAGuru with my good friend and fellow social media specialist @tylerjackbutler? 🤓🎙 We’ve actually been doing it for an entire year! 🎉 
To commemorate the milestone, I’ve written about and shared the podcasts over on my blog (link in bio 📱💻). Thanks to our listeners and to the great guests we’ve chatted with over the past year! 🙏🏻 We’re excited for another year of social media strategizing (🤓🤓🤓🤓)
photo credit: @brivideos 📸
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  • Must orders from @japonais_bistro:
✔️ TNT rolls ✔️ New Style Sashimi
✔️ Pressed Salmon Sushi 🍣🙌🏻🐠
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  • * * G I V E A W A Y * * 
I’m giving away a $150 gift card to @therecroomca! 🎉 To enter, help me spread the word about #TheRecRoom’s upcoming Family Feast event for a chance to win. The @southcommonyeg location is putting on a family style dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $35/person. 
Tag a friend to let them know about the event to be entered for a chance to win a $150 gift card! 🤑 I’ll draw a winner on Thursday from all entries received across my blog, FB, IG, and Twitter!
Learn more about the feast & get additional entries over on my blog (link in bio 📱💻)
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