Outofpaper
One software designers attempt to grow up.

Cake

By Alexander Somma
Cake

On Sunday I went an saw Cake at the Metropolis. The concert rocked, one
of the opening acts called in sick and Cake ended up filling playing way
more songs.

 

Who am I?

By Alexander Somma
Who am I?

I feel that only when looking at my self can I define who I am. Who we
are is normaly defined by others every moment of every day. For the act
being defies knowing and knowing defies being.

 

It's cold out side

By Alexander Somma
It's cold out side

Just after the first snow fall I took this photo downtown. While it
dosn't focus on the snow that people where walking through, I feel that
it captures the feeling that was in the air.

 

Bus People

By Alexander Somma
Bus People

 

Mary Contemplating.

By Alexander Somma
Mary Contemplating.

I took the photo used in this piece twards the end of the summer. It was
early in the morning and there wasn't actualy almost any light in the
room. While trying to boost the luminosity of the picture I came up with
the idea for this.

 

Justine

By Alexander Somma
Justine

 

Guy and St. Catherine

By Alexander Somma
Guy and St. Catherine

 

Shanon by the pool.

By Alexander Somma
Shanon by the pool.

Dosn't Shanon look svelte by the pool? She's all done up becuse she has
to represent Canada to buyers at this international confrence.

 

A centerpiece (oh and Mr. Yerbury)

By Alexander Somma
A centerpiece (oh and Mr. Yerbury)

Gee what can I say about this. Well it's a centerpiece... and um I hope
you like the photo : )

 

zombie lost

By Alexander Somma

zombie lost
Originally uploaded by triptothemoon.
This past Halloween I ended up some where where I was definitely out of place. Iona and I where the only people at Le Diable Vere in noticeable costumes. It was quite disappointing.
 

My Shadow

By Alexander Somma
My Shadow

This past Saturday my friend Shayne had a union cerimony where I
represented the Earth (it was a nontraditional cerimony). I arived 3
hours early not wanting to be late. So after eating and reading for some
time, I began wandering about. Eventualy I ended up on a nearby train
over pass. People and cars where pasing under me for some time and only
one of them ever bothered to look up. I'm always confused as to why
people don't look up at building and trees or even into the sky.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

By Alexander Somma
Protest against Jean Charest's policies regarding education.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Chris Dyer's Show

By Alexander Somma
Chris Dyer's Show

My buddy Chris Dyer is having a show at Dawson.

 

Euterpe (the muse of music)

By Alexander Somma
Euterpe (the muse of music)

 

Calliope (the muse of epic poetry)

By Alexander Somma
Calliope (the muse of epic poetry)

 

Pipe dream

By Alexander Somma
Pipe dream

 

I don't think he should drive.

By Alexander Somma
I don't think he should drive.

 

I wonder where every one goes

By Alexander Somma
I wonder where every one goes

When ever I use the metro I wonder where every one is off to.

 

My crazy cousin Iona

By Alexander Somma
My crazy cousin Iona

Last night we went out to a number a Halloween parties and saw the
original version of the Grudge.

 

Love d Sky

By Alexander Somma
Love d Sky

 

Montreal By Night.

By Alexander Somma
Montreal By Night.

 

The Atwater Market

By Alexander Somma
The Atwater Market

This fine example of Artdeco achatecture is curently being renovated.

 

Bridge...

By Alexander Somma
Bridge...

 

The Lacine Canal at dusk

By Alexander Somma
The Lacine Canal at dusk

Almost every time I go downtown I end biking down the Lacine Canal to
Old Montreal.

 

Shayne

By Alexander Somma
Shayne

Last week I went to the archieoligy musiem with Shayne, Jen, and Izzy.
This photo was taken from the look out on the top of the musiem.

 

Reading problems around us.to

By Alexander Somma
Reading problems around us.to

Today the The Canadian Education Association unveiled its National
Agenda for Action on Literacy. They are claiming that 2 in five people
in canada have reading levels that reistrict their ability to operate in
our society.

It's harder for adults to enhance their reading skills.

Prof Charles: We have a rather low investem in education in respects to
our GDP. We need to be concerned about no increasing govenment spending
on eduction.

They found that a one percend increas in litieracy would make a one
point five increase in out contries GDP. This is because people who are
unable to read are forced into smaller siturations in life.

even in services where there are fewer jobs due to recent advances in
technology the nead for further education of people working in thoughs
feelds is needed

Canada is a unique experiment in diversity. But a lack of language skill
takes away from this. Low leles of literacy isolates people and causes
conflict betwean groups that are unable to undstand eachoether

Literacy is the underpining of all other education. It is the base from
which all other modern learning begins.

We need to recognise the litaracy needs of people who imagrate to
canada. We need to take into acount the fact that people who are of an
older age might nead special help with learning english or french.

Students need to understand that their is a conection betwean what they
learn in school and ther rest of thier lives. They have to see
conections to their curent life and also with there future.

 

Mobility is about freedom

By Alexander Somma

In a new study, Fast Forward(TM), by the Toronto-based Solutions Research Group found that as Canadians adopt wi-fi (such as wireless home networks and wireless computers)during the next three years, mobile entertainment and communications are poised for rapid growth. Canadians are at the forefront of this next wave of wireless communications with 16% of the 12+ population, or just over 4 million Canadians. This "mobile class" consists of two sub-groups of nearly equal size: techno-savvy 12-24 year olds who grew up with Internet, and urban professionals 25-49 who place a high value on mobility because of their work and lifestyles.



"Mobility is not about technology, it's about freedom. The freedom to communicate and be entertained anytime and anywhere," said Kaan Yigit, President of Solutions Research Group and Study Director for Fast Forward. "Just as Internet changed the way we think about interactivity and instant access, new wireless technologies ... will change our

assumptions about location."



Who are these cuting edge Canadians?


(Findings taken from Fast Forward(TM))




- Their profile parallels that of early adopters of Internet in 1996.

There is a slight male skew (56% are male; 44% female) and they are

better educated than average (72% with at least some postsecondary

vs. 58% average).



- They are more likely than average to live in BC or Ontario.



- Virtually all have cell phones and three-in-four own a laptop. They

are three times more likely than average to have a wireless network

in the home, a PDA or a wireless device such as a BlackBerry. The

12-24 subgroup are heavy users of text messaging and ringtone

downloads.







The study found significant growth in the size of this emerging group, up 50% between 2003 and 2004. Their population is expected to double by the year 2007.



"With their newfound independence, these Canadians are ushering in a

whole new convergence. As their cell phones behave more like PCs and their

laptops lose their wires and add VOIP, everything starts to blur," said Jeff

Vidler, a Partner with Solutions Research Group. "This blurring of boundaries

will have a revolutionary impact not only on traditional media, but also on

the distributors and carriers."



The information for this release comes from comprehensive telephone interviews with 1,605 Canadians in May 2004, conducted as part of Fast Forward(TM), Solutions Research Group's syndicated consumer trend research series. The Fast Forward(TM) database contains over 10,000 in-depth interviews with Canadians conducted since 1996. To maintain an unbiased perspective, Solutions Research Group funds its own syndicated research. The sample for the most recent survey statistically reflects the regional and age/sex composition of the Canadian population. The results of the survey are accurate to (+/-) 2.4 points for the population as a whole, 19 times out

of 20.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.

 

Funny faces.

By Alexander Somma
Funny faces.

Last night I went to my uncle's book launch for Sir Black a biography of
Sir Conrad Black. While I was there I had people me funny faces for my
camera.