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14: Looking for a PHP programmer.morriscode is looking for a web programmer who is knowledgeable in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) based environment.
You will have flexible hours (8 hours per day) with the option of working from home.
You'll need to..Read Full Looking for a PHP programmer.
10: PEI Burger Love: The Maple GrillTuesday night I was heading out for a bite to add at a certain local restaurant. I really did not think about doing two burger loves in one day, but I figured I had to wait downtown for a friend anyway, so what the heck. On my way there, I ended up n..Read Full PEI Burger Love: The Maple Grill
08: PEI Burger Love: KaBoom at Boom BurgerSunday afternoon I went to Boom Burger that is a short distance away. I didn't really intend to visit any PEI Burger Love this weekend as I did have two on Friday. Some friends were really encouraging me at the same time. Surely enough, I play dodgeb..Read Full PEI Burger Love: KaBoom at Boom Burger
06: PEI Burger Love: Olde Dublin Pub's The Stuffed LeprechaunFriday at lunch I scooted on over to the Olde Dublin Pub to try out The Stuffed Leprechaun. Walking in I was not sure what I was getting into as I don't usually look at what the burger is and what ingredients are in it. Sarah was already at Old Dubli..Read Full PEI Burger Love: Olde Dublin Pub's The Stuffed Leprechaun
04: PEI Burger Love: Mavor's M-1 BurgerYesterday I had the opportunity to visit Mavor’s in Downtown Charlottetown. Mavors is a small unique restaurant within the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Today, a cook from another restaurant and I decided to head out to grab some..Read Full PEI Burger Love: Mavor's M-1 Burger
04: That Smokin' Fungi from Urban EateryOn the second day of PEI Burger Love, I visited Urban Eatery. I actually wasn’t thinking Burger Love today until I happened to be in the mall and noticed it’s 11:50 AM!
Urban Eatery is located in the Confederation Court Mall in the..Read Full That Smokin' Fungi from Urban Eatery
25: Receiving Money OnlineThis morning I had a meeting with a non-profit organization looking to accept payments for their fundraiser. I figured I would write up a quick summary of how you can accept virtual payments from people.
From what I understand about th..Read Full Receiving Money Online
18: Career in Web Design?With the recent ITAP Job Fair, I have been asked a few times what it takes to start a career in web design. There are many routes one can take to become a successful designer, however, the path you decide is ultimately the key factor in whether or no..Read Full Career in Web Design?
03: Going Dark for CNIBEvery now and again, I am asked to be involved in awareness campaigns to help promote an issue. The latest campaign I have been asked to attend was the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Dining in The Dark dinner at Holland College in C..Read Full Going Dark for CNIB
01: New Facebook Timeline Coming SoonIt’s coming. The question is, are you ready for it? A new Facebook timeline is in the works and seems to becoming more of a reality today.
..Read Full New Facebook Timeline Coming Soon
18: PEI SoMe LuncheonIn lieu of having monthly tweetups, I was thinking about doing something a bit different and having monthly social media luncheon tweetups. The concept would be a bit different from our semi-regular tweetups.
The concept is that every ..Read Full PEI SoMe Luncheon
14: Mobile Phone Hardware ComparisionI took a moment to do a breakdown of the different cell phone network's options for purchasing phones outright. While I understand this is an uncommon purchase, it shows a breakdown of the different phones that are avaliable through Eastlink, Bell, T..Read Full Mobile Phone Hardware Comparision
14: Eastlink Cell Phone PlansAlmost 5 years ago, I wrote on this blog about how Eastlink intends on jumping into the wireless mobile market.
Fresh out today, here are the rumored..Read Full Eastlink Cell Phone Plans
07: WinterDine: Sims SteakhouseAfter planning on visiting Sims Steakhouse last weekend I called them on Saturday about WinterDine. To my surprise, they were going to be offering the WinterDine special this week. Finally Thursday came and I finally got to indulge!
..Read Full WinterDine: Sims Steakhouse
07: WinterDine Continues Due to Popular Demand!Last night I received an email from Dawn Allan of Downtown Charlottetown Inc. She was sending me a polite note letting me know that due to popular demand, WinterDine will be continuing through this weekend!
The following restaurants ar..Read Full WinterDine Continues Due to Popular Demand!
05: WinterDine: Lot30
The following is a guest post by Angela Douglas on Lot30 during the WinterDine Festival.
..Read Full WinterDine: Lot30
04: WinterDine: GahanAfter taking in one of the presentations by Music PEI, as part of Music PEI week, I decided I would indulge in a WinterDine meal at one of the local establishments after the Music PEI event was over on Saturday.
First up, I called Lot ..Read Full WinterDine: Gahan
01: WinterDine: MavorsLast night I made it out to Mavors as part of the WinterDine Festival, as like anything,..Read Full WinterDine: Mavors
31: Congratulations to Festival of Small HallsCongratulations to our clients & friends at the Festival of Small Halls. This neat event goes on for 11 days on Prince Edward Island in the middle of June.
I have ..Read Full Congratulations to Festival of Small Halls
30: Winterdine: The GlobeFor my third restaurant, I wasn't sure where I would enjoy a WinterDine supper at. In the back of my mind, I was thinking Mavors, Big Orange Lunchbox, and Globe.
I was kinda craving some sorta Hamburger, which is something I associate ..Read Full Winterdine: The Globe
29: Google+ Lunch & LearnI previously blogged about my intentions to put on multiple courses throughout the year on numerous technology subjects...Read Full Google+ Lunch & Learn
29: WinterDine: Old Dublin PubMy next visit as part of WinterDine was to Old Dublin Pub. After going to Globe World Flavours and finding out they had a private function, I wanted to go someplace outside my usual's. So I went to The Old Dublin Pub.
Old Dublin Pub's me..Read Full WinterDine: Old Dublin Pub
26: WinterDine! Delicious Downtown Dining?I've been a fan of WinterDine now for a bit, usually partaking in a couple of meals per year. This year, I wanted to try and increase the amount of locations I visit for the WinterDine specials.
Like everyone, I have my usual's. My usu..Read Full WinterDine! Delicious Downtown Dining?
17: Canadian E-Commerce Spending Habits, Or Lack ThereofUs canucks are a funny bunch. We are one of the more massive users of the internet. We use it more often then most other countries, yet we haven't warmed up to buying online yet. Though things are improving significantly, we're not there yet...Read Full Canadian E-Commerce Spending Habits, Or Lack Thereof
10: It's Here: Super duper.It's out with the old and in with the new. As you have observed, there has been some changes to the design of morriscode. First and most noticeably is, you probably noticed there has been some changes in terms of design.
The site has u..Read Full It's Here: Super duper.
30: Lunch & Learn: Square Card ReaderAs part of my goals in 2013, I intend on putting on a couple different courses in regards to multiple subjects. The first subject is on the Square Card Reader...Read Full Lunch & Learn: Square Card Reader
19: Introducing HG Mobile Marketing - Text "hgmobile" to 76000The RRSP deadline is February 28th. It's one of those things I tend to forget about until February hits. Tonight, I got a hair cut, again not a game changer but something I don't put a lot of thought into. In January/February, as part of Lens Make A ..Read Full Introducing HG Mobile Marketing - Text "hgmobile" to 76000
01: The JMWEB Daily News. Not exactly.A lot of people have been asking about my semi-recent news engagements where I have shot video of different events, such as Plan B. I also released a Facebook Group called PEI News N..Read Full The JMWEB Daily News. Not exactly.
11: Real Meals - A Great Solution For LunchFor some reason, my eating habits have never been a real concern. I don't pay too close attention to what I eat. So some days, I may not eat any fruit nor veggies.
For me, heading out to a restaurant to grab a meal is a no brainier and..Read Full Real Meals - A Great Solution For Lunch
09: Insurance for your PhoneTelus offers insurance for their phones through a third party. It cost like $8 a month. I've had it now for the past 12 months, maybe a little bit less or a little more.
Typically, I go through a phone every 6 months. So for a 2 year c..Read Full Insurance for your Phone
26: Monitor Your Organization's Online ReputationI received a phone call this afternoon from a very upset individual representing a North Shore Community. I thought I would write some notes on our phone conversation and what I had explained to her for more general use.
With social medi..Read Full Monitor Your Organization's Online Reputation
24: Don't Duplicate Content From Twitter to FacebookI've notice a new pattern forming lately as more and more people are doing so. It's annoying and it's a mistake I made years ago back in the hay-days of the beginning of Twitter.
It's linking your status. Simply put, it's annoying...Read Full Don't Duplicate Content From Twitter to Facebook
21: Community Owned Wind Turbines for PEI?When I started this idea, I was thinking it might be a first for Atlantic Canada. It's not. Colchester-Cumberland Wind Field Inc. was first through Nova Scotia's CED..Read Full Community Owned Wind Turbines for PEI?
01: Facebook's $5 Billion Dollar IPO Reveals Indepth Stats of CompanyFacebook filed it's S-1 today which is one of the initial steps to take their company from private to publicly
traded on the stock market. The filing gives people access to look at the in-depth numbers from the social network
prior to them issuing ..Read Full Facebook's $5 Billion Dollar IPO Reveals Indepth Stats of Company
27: What's your digits?During Christmas break, my sister and I were out shopping for gifts. It was late and most stores downtown were now closed. As we were by Indigo, we either had to go up by Walmart or head downtown to purchase an item.
I popped onto my pho..Read Full What's your digits?
05: Complications to Running A Poll OnlinePolls are a tricky thing to pull off when it comes to online websites. After all, you don't want a free for all where you have 5000 votes and 4000 of them come from the same person.
Earlier this year, I developed the Hunters Ale House ..Read Full Complications to Running A Poll Online
02: Facebook As An Authentication SystemFor the past little bit I have been using a Facebook tool to allow people to comment on my blog. My commenting system is being run through a Facebook Social Plugin.
The difference is that by utilizing Facebook people don't need to fil..Read Full Facebook As An Authentication System
30: Keeping My Calendars In PaceOne of the issues in having 4-5 separate devices which I use regularly for a calendar service is synchronization. Depending on the situation, I could be accessing my calendar through my MacBook, my iPad, my windows based Desktop or my Blackberry. Or ..Read Full Keeping My Calendars In Pace
02: This Election in Social MediaWith Election Day coming tomorrow, I've decided I would update my previous numbers on how the different parties did in terms of adding friends and fans on Facebook & Twitter. In order to make a political social media campaign successful, you need har..Read Full This Election in Social Media
14: Organizing A Group Oil PurchaseToday I was going through a step of being a new home owner. Calling around companies to find the lowest price on oil. I technical..Read Full Organizing A Group Oil Purchase
08: Updated!The Election in Social Media NumbersWith Robert Ghiz dropping the writ today to start the provincial election, the race is on to shape the next provincial election. As of right now, here's the numbers in terms of Facebook friends. In brackets is the amount of fans each party has on the..Read Full Updated!The Election in Social Media Numbers
27: My Day With Lord StanleyTomorrow is gonna be the biggest day in my photography career so far. Being asked to be the event photographer for Lord Stanley's (The NHL's Stanley Cup) will be a huge honour.
As a young child, I was a huge NHL hockey fan. I could na..Read Full My Day With Lord Stanley
25: The QSC Social Media Course As a member (and board member) of the Queen Street Commons, I have been asked to put on a presentation on social media. I am not one who puts on many presentations or training sessions but my motivation f..Read Full The QSC Social Media Course
23: Christmas is Coming, Are YOU Ready?There is 4 months left till Christmas and the time to start building you e-commerce website is now. An e-commerce website will allow people to purchase products and process their credit card payments right online. Then, all you gotta do is ship out t..Read Full Christmas is Coming, Are YOU Ready?
11: Idea: Confederation Landing MarketOur wharf used to be a furry of business activity back in our modern hay days. We used to have a busy vibrant wharf where a lot commercial activity was the norm and today, we've been able to maintain a part of that vibrancy through Peakes Wharf...Read Full Idea: Confederation Landing Market
24: Elton John Bogus Ticket ScamWith the 5000 Sir Elton John tickets being sold out, there is currently a large demand for buying tickets. As such, obviously this raises the price of those tickets and people will obviously pay higher prices to get their hands on the tickets. This i..Read Full Elton John Bogus Ticket Scam
21: Don't Expect Updates to my Google+ Account.With the launch of Google+, it adds another social network you must update. As such, I am obviously on Google+ but have been lacking on updates. Not because I don't believe in the network, but because I don't believe they are there yet.
..Read Full Don't Expect Updates to my Google+ Account.
11: Updated Blog To Allow Facebook CommentsI did a minor facelift to my blog this evening to make it more modern with the morriscode site.
With the new update, you can now comment using your Facebook account as well as view others comments from Facebook. This basically saves yo..Read Full Updated Blog To Allow Facebook Comments
13: An Open Letter to The Charlottetown Chamber of CommerceDear Chamber,
On June 9th, 2011 I received a letter from the Chambers Executive Director stating Chamber members may have received an email from HotBuys Canada.
I replied to the email with a similar writeup to the below..Read Full An Open Letter to The Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce
02: Discuss Island Election Results Online!Looking for a spot to discuss Island politics and the election results tonight? Feel free to visit the PEIinfo Forums and discuss the election as it is rolled out across the country. We will have a blackout..Read Full Discuss Island Election Results Online!
04: Innovative Taxi WebsiteOne of my most recent projects has been a basic website with a innovative twist.
The owner of City Taxi recognizes that the future relies within mobility, just as much as they experienced with the..Read Full Innovative Taxi Website
02: My View on HSI Caps +The Recent CRTC DecisionThe ruling by the CRTC on capping internet connection's is on the hot seat with outrage from Canadians from coast to coast. Canadian Internet Service Providers have made a competition out of offering faster speeds for a while and they've gotten to th..Read Full My View on HSI Caps +The Recent CRTC Decision
05: Feature Video on Lens Make A PictureToday, Andrew Chisholm sent me a link to a video he created for a school project. It's related to my photography business, Lens Make A Picture moreso then morriscod..Read Full Feature Video on Lens Make A Picture
27: Running A Poll Online & The Facebook Wildfire AppHaving a poll on your website is no easy feature it seems.
Our local newspaper, The Guardian, used to team up with a website called Dizzyblock back before the internet was the place to be. The Guardian used to promote Dizzyblock's websit..Read Full Running A Poll Online & The Facebook Wildfire App
21: Updates to the Webcams At PEIinfoTonight I spent a bit of time updating the web cam section of PEIinfo. I have updated the list with new webcams so you can now select from a list of 8 webcams.
CBC PEI Webcam
Province House Webcam
..Read Full Updates to the Webcams At PEIinfo
16: iPhoto & iTunes Load Upon Connecting iPadWhen ever I connect my iPad to my MAC laptop, both iTunes and iPhoto load up. This is incredibly annoying since I don't use my MAC laptop to sync with my iPad.
To prevent this from happening with iPhoto:
..Read Full iPhoto & iTunes Load Upon Connecting iPad
06: Techie Christmas Gift IdeasWith Christmas season fast approaching, I am often asked for a few techie Christmas gift ideas. So I compiled a list of some good ideas of some tech gifts for the techie or non-techie in your life!
The iP..Read Full Techie Christmas Gift Ideas
01: The Flip Side of The Facebook PostAfter writing my post on Facebook and how you can destroy your following online, I wanted to take a minute and follow up with the flip side of the coin as yes, there is one.
The benefit of using a Facebook profile for your Facebook pre..Read Full The Flip Side of The Facebook Post
01: How To Waste 1000's of Dollars & Ban Your Business From FacebookRecently a local group came to me asking me about creating a Facebook account for their organization. This group recently attended a workshop on social media. I mentioned creating a page for the business. To my surprise they never heard about a fanpa..Read Full How To Waste 1000's of Dollars & Ban Your Business From Facebook
30: The Social Media Apps I UseRecently a friend asked me what Applications I use for Social Media which is a perfect blog post and one I have intended on doing for a long time, some of the images are actually older as I did intend on doing this a long time ago but the same inform..Read Full The Social Media Apps I Use
06: Who is running.With less then a month away till our Municipal Elections, I figured I would do up some information on who I've heard is running within our province.
Charlottetown - Ward 1: Peter Williams, Edward Ri..Read Full Who is running.
17: Social Media In The ClassroomThe school year has started and I came home earlier this week to a note from the local school to parents. It was a typical note that is probably sent home every year. Something that wasn't on the note was a Facebook or Twitter account of the students..Read Full Social Media In The Classroom
04: Staging A Hacked WebsiteK-Rock 105.5 has come out and said their website & their facebook fanpage has been hacked.
I first noticed the different k-rock 105.5 page yesterday that had a simple message (K-Rock, I have taken over) and a link to their online radio..Read Full Staging A Hacked Website
01: Google Font's APIOne problem developers have had with building websites was a limited access to fonts which work on cross-platform browsers. Some fonts may work on my MAC laptop which don't work on my Windows desktop.
Introducing Google Fonts API. You ..Read Full Google Font's API
28: Regis & Kelly Website StatsIf your anything like me, I'm not much of a fan of hearing how a website doubled in traffic over a few days. After all, 2 pizzas is twice the amount as 1 pizza. 2000 is double the amount of 1000. And 1,000,000 is twice the amount of 500,000.
..Read Full Regis & Kelly Website Stats
08: Sound & Light ShowIf your around Victoria Row some night around 930PM, be sure to checkout the Sound & Light show at Province House. The show starts around 930PM and last 30-60 minutes. I w..Read Full Sound & Light Show
30: Cirque Charlottetown Revisited (w/photos)Tonight I went back with my camera in hand to take some photos. Chris Wilkinson of Spinphoto advised me what type of lens to get today for my Canon Rebel XTI. So tonight, I used it.
Again, a..Read Full Cirque Charlottetown Revisited (w/photos)
29: Cirque du SoleilTonight I had the opportunity to watch the Cirque du Soleil (Circus of the Sun) performance at the waterfront. From the moment (930PM) they started walking down Grea..Read Full Cirque du Soleil
16: New Farmers Market Comes to Downtown CharlottetownDowntown Charlottetown Inc. is planning on opening a new farmers market in the downtown core. Starting on July 4th, the Downtown Farmers Market will offer Islanders and visitors another location where Islanders can purchase local food and supplies. W..Read Full New Farmers Market Comes to Downtown Charlottetown
19: Youtube as a Teaching ToolMy last semester at the University of Prince Edward Island I was taking a Mathematical Economics course. We were taught all kinds of crazy and awesome mathematical equations.
As with most my math course..Read Full Youtube as a Teaching Tool
13: Barcode+Google Map=Awesome DirectionsWith the new craze on mobile devices, we've launched a new mobile website which features directional information through the assistance of barcodes. In the future, we will see a closer connection between your mobile devices GPS and the website your n..Read Full Barcode+Google Map=Awesome Directions
11: Rogers announced iPad plansRogers has come out and announced their iPad plans.
$15 for 250mb
$35 for 5gb
In comparison, AT&T in the states is offering an unlimited data plan for $35 a month.
Currently I used around 4gb a month wi..Read Full Rogers announced iPad plans
10: iPad Honeymoon OverI've told all kinds of people what I like about the iPad, but I haven't told them what I dislike about ..Read Full iPad Honeymoon Over
09: OT HaircuttersI dropped by OT Haircutters on Saturday and took a look inside. Denny Barkhouse, the president, took me on a little tour of inside the new unique hair salon.
Pretty much everything was ready to go on Saturday with an intended launch date..Read Full OT Haircutters
04: [Updated!] I Like I Like!I added the Facebook Like application to my blog so people can like blog posts which will appear directly on their Facebook page.
I have mixed feelings about the way it works. For instance, you can only see the like's if a friend of your..Read Full [Updated!] I Like I Like!
25: A few days in with my iPadThursday morning I received my iPad from a friend who just returned from the United States. He was over a week prior and ..Read Full A few days in with my iPad
22: My iPad VideoEarly this morning I received my Apple iPad. I quickly did up a basic video on it before heading to Moncton on business.
I actually got to put it to good use today as my day required a lot of surfing online and such.
He..Read Full My iPad Video
31: Life Goal Accomplished: Writing for A MagazineIf you haven't heard by now from me telling you, I've written my first paid article for a magazine! I've always had a goal in life to write for some sort of magazine. And when the opportunity to write for a regional business magazine came knocking ov..Read Full Life Goal Accomplished: Writing for A Magazine
30: Too Many Roundabouts All At Once?Regular readers may remember that I am a huge fan of roundabout's. Traveling through Sydney, Australia is a pleasurable experience and a lot more efficient. But do we really need to have 2 roundabouts within a few km of each other on the bypass or Ri..Read Full Too Many Roundabouts All At Once?
28: An Overview Of Development in CharlottetownCharlottetown is going through a pretty fascinating growth spurt. If you look at the projects that are up and coming, there's a lot happening in our small city.
The 10 story Homburg Hotel is making some major progress with the base bei..Read Full An Overview Of Development in Charlottetown
27: What's on Special!Today I released an additional tool to allow people to find out what is on special at their favorite Island restaurants. I have setup all the specials to post to a new twitter account todays Island spec..Read Full What's on Special!
27: CBC's Newsmaker of the YearEastern School District's superintendent Sandy MacDonald ends up being the CBC newsmaker of the year. He beat out other stories like PNP,..Read Full CBC's Newsmaker of the Year
09: Congratulations to MusicPEI Nominee'sCongratulations to all the nominee's announced today for the 2010 Music PEI Awards! Big congratulations goes out to Hunter's Ale House, Chris Wilkinson, ..Read Full Congratulations to MusicPEI Nominee's
24: How I Start My DayThe first few processes on my computer always seem to be the same.
The applications that load on startup are Skype, Google Chat/Adium, and MacMail (Mac).
The first thing I do everytime I boot up the computer to start the da..Read Full How I Start My Day
30: How Fast Is Social Media Growing?I know I have Tweeted this before but I want to bring out the importance and the tidal wave of social media. As such, watch this video!
..Read Full How Fast Is Social Media Growing?
28: How The Guardian Views BloggersWhile I do not agree with it all, here is a look at how the managing editor of our local newspaper , The Guardian, views bloggers:
..Read Full How The Guardian Views Bloggers
27: Introducing TypeTexter - The Mass Communication ToolEarlier this year, the PEI Rocket came to me looking for a easy way to communicate with their players and billets. In the event that the Rocket wanted to extend their players curfew, they needed an easy way to s..Read Full Introducing TypeTexter - The Mass Communication Tool
17: Bell Aliant Call Centers ClosingOn Thursday it was announced that Bell/Aliant will be closing 11 call centers due to decreased demand and because more people are switching to online payments.
The logic is pretty clear, for a company like Aliant having a call center w..Read Full Bell Aliant Call Centers Closing
16: Canadian Savings Bonds - The Rates Are Too Low!Canadian Savings Bonds were started after the Second World War to help raise money for our federal government to spend. They were a growing breed for the first 41 years but
Since their peak in 1987 ($54 billion total outstanding) they have struggled..Read Full Canadian Savings Bonds - The Rates Are Too Low!
15: So You Dropped Your Blackberry/Cell Phone In The Water?About 3-4 months ago I put my Blackberry Curve in a little bit of water at the Interlude here in Charlottetown. The phone was out of warranty by a week and I ended up going out and purchasing another Blackberry Curve.
Present day, I w..Read Full So You Dropped Your Blackberry/Cell Phone In The Water?
30: Update: Dear Island East. Hypocrite Much?I just finished reading in the Eastern Graphic how Island East selected HeadSpace Design of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am sure Headspace Design is capable of doing the job but that's not the point. Through..Read Full Update: Dear Island East. Hypocrite Much?
06: Blackberry Messenger 5! Coming Soon!Those who are addictive Blackberry users like myself, may use Blackberry Messenger to keep in touch with their friends and relatives.
What happens is you give your PIN to your friends. Then they can add you to Blackberry Messenger and yo..Read Full Blackberry Messenger 5! Coming Soon!
02: Building Traffic to Your WebsiteOne of the more important free ways of bringing traffic to your website is having people link to your website. By doing so, it opens up the possibility of people clicking on those links and going to your website which is a great traffic generator. ..Read Full Building Traffic to Your Website
26: I'm No Weatherman But....Tropical Storm DannyOn August 20th, I wrote another blog post about making weather predictions a week in advance... While Tropical Storm Danny is heading up the eastern seaboard, the projected path of it's eye has already..Read Full I'm No Weatherman But....Tropical Storm Danny
20: Telus Blackberry Curve GPS Problem And Fix!In the past 24 hours, my phone has taken a major jump in value as I have found out that Telus does intentionally block your access to the GPS settings in your phone.
The Telus Blackberry Curve 8330 ..Read Full Telus Blackberry Curve GPS Problem And Fix!
20: Hurricane Bill UpdateI posted on Twitter earlier about the Forecast models.
3 forecast models has Hurricane Bill eye travelling over PEI. 4 over NS ..Read Full Hurricane Bill Update
20: Montague Farmer's Market Anyone?As Islanders are aware, PEI has a large amount of farmers with at least $400 million dollar a year being pumped into our economy directly from the amount of product our farmers sell. We put on events based around agriculture such as Old Home Week, Ch..Read Full Montague Farmer's Market Anyone?
18: Problems With Telus Blackberry Curve Software? Downgrade!I've had a Blackberry Curve for 13 months now and my experience with Blackberry's products have been unreliable. In 13 months I have gone through 3 different Blackberry Curves, one of which ran out of warranty a week after my initial one year warrant..Read Full Problems With Telus Blackberry Curve Software? Downgrade!
26: UMBRA Card HolderA friend of mine has been telling me I should get an UMBRA card holder instead of the typical run of the mill card holder I have.
As I don't carry a wallet with me, the UMBRA card holder is a perfect match for me. It allows you to put ..Read Full UMBRA Card Holder
22: Rogers HTC Dream ReviewFor the past month I have had the opportunity to demo the HTC Dream or HTC G1 on the Rogers Wireless network. The HTC Dream is the first mobile phone with the Google Android 1.5 software or Cupcake...Read Full Rogers HTC Dream Review
13: Google Latitude UpdatePreviously I talked about Google Latitude and how you can see the location of your friends using GPS (if available) or estimates using cell phone towers.
Something I did not mention befo..Read Full Google Latitude Update
12: A Look Into Social Media: FacebookI am sure if you are reading this, you have heard of Facebook. Facebook is a online tool that allows you to connect with other users. Facebook allows you to add friends and such to connect with other users.
..Read Full A Look Into Social Media: Facebook
10: Kiva And Why I am A Big Supporter Of It!KIVA is a micro-financing website. While most people would not find $20-$100 a large sum of money, the people of KIVA do. The idea is lending money to people from poor countries like ..Read Full Kiva And Why I am A Big Supporter Of It!
05: A Look At Social Media And What It isOver the Summer I will be doing some presentations on social media and what it is to two groups on Prince Edward Island. I will be writing some articles on social media and what it is leading up to these dates. This is my first of many future article..Read Full A Look At Social Media And What It is
03: Too Many Concerts This Year To Blame For Lack Of Ticket SalesThis year must be a record setting year for the maritime provinces. With 10 major music acts coming to our provinces, the 2 million maritimer’s have a lot of options as to which band they want to go see.
The question is, can a popul..Read Full Too Many Concerts This Year To Blame For Lack Of Ticket Sales
24: New City Police DigsHere's a photo from today's press conference on the new city police look! It looks very sharp and is the first make over they have had since the incorporation of our city...Read Full New City Police Digs
16: Charlottetown's Getting It's First Roundabout!Mount Edward Road and Allen Street are receiving a roundabout. The Guardian reports the city reconstruction will cost $3 million dollars and will be finished by November.
As commented..Read Full Charlottetown's Getting It's First Roundabout!
11: Hillsborough Waterfront CondosRemember that proposal put before our city councilors in September for condominiums on the Charlottetown waterfront?
Looks like the developer is moving ahead with a scaled down version which will help bring more people to the downtown ..Read Full Hillsborough Waterfront Condos
07: Leo's Thai Kitchen Expands! With Regular Hours Too!One of Charlottetown's best downtown restaurants, Thai Food by Leo, expanded this weekend to 375 University Avenue (the old Niko Video/behind Source for Sports/beside Macaulays's Bakery & Deli). The new location has a sign saying Leo's Thai Kitchen ..Read Full Leo's Thai Kitchen Expands! With Regular Hours Too!
01: 1911 Jail Pizza Delight vs 566-1911 University Avenue Pizza DlightThe Pizza Delight at 113 Longworth Avenue has been there forever and is located where the old jail used to be, which is why it is called the 1911 jail. With the Murphy Group of Restaurants marketing it as the 1911 jail, you would think they would hav..Read Full 1911 Jail Pizza Delight vs 566-1911 University Avenue Pizza Dlight
31: Maid Marian's vs Maid Marion'sA quick look at my Google Analytics stats and it appears a lot of people have found this site by searching Google for "maid marians fire". At the same time, a lot of people also found the ..Read Full Maid Marian's vs Maid Marion's
30: Living DowntownEvery now and again I will get asked what it is like living downtown and if the noise bothers me. Every year I typically say the same thing, nah it doesn't. For instance last year I was woken up more times during Jack Frost (twice) then I was woken u..Read Full Living Downtown
27: Google's LatitudeI setup Google Latitude on my Blackberry. Google Latitude is Google Maps but allows you to view approximately where your friends are at. For instance, my sister also setup Google Latitude and I can view approximately where she is at using Google Maps..Read Full Google's Latitude
25: Problems Fighting the Maid Marians Fire | My New Close To Home AnalogyA fire fighter was just telling me that when fire fighters were fighting the Maid Marian's fire, they had a problem with the fire hydrants that there wasn't enough water being pumped through the fire hydrant to supply all the fire trucks on the scene..Read Full Problems Fighting the Maid Marians Fire | My New Close To Home Analogy
24: Runway CafeWith Maid Marian's burnt to the ground, a friend and I decided to go out to the Runway Cafe this morning at 11:00 for some breakfast.
The Runway Cafe is located at the old airport which ..Read Full Runway Cafe
20: Maid Marian's On FireIf you haven't heard by now, you're probably not from Charlottetown or you're not in the loop but Maid Marian's went up in flames tonight, as did the Sherwood Drug Mart. A lot of photos have been ..Read Full Maid Marian's On Fire
20: New Tourist Booths The City of Charlottetown has put up some booths to help visitors get around our city which is an excellent idea. The boo..Read Full New Tourist Booths
17: LAUNCH!On May 28th the University of Prince Edward Island is hosting "Launch" which has an interesting group of speakers ranging from CBC's Dragons' Den star, Arlene Dickinson, to local businessman Kevin Murphy of Mur..Read Full LAUNCH!
05: I'm Lost.Our super friendly cat has gone missing from the Downtown Charlottetown area. If ya see her, please give me a telephone call at 940-0973. She won't bite and is very friendly.
..Read Full I'm Lost.
27: Update: Aliant Bringing High Speed to All IslandersTonight Bruce Howatt of Aliant was on CBC Compass reporting in on Aliant's goal to bring high speed internet to all Islanders. Bruce reported that they are 30% completed (5,000 households are a..Read Full Update: Aliant Bringing High Speed to All Islanders
26: Trash & Our City Streets | A Solution?I've been walking everywhere I go lately, except for a recent trip down to Montague for a Board of Directors meeting for the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce.
And while I have noticed more trash througho..Read Full Trash & Our City Streets | A Solution?
13: Second Spam of 2009 | How to Prevent Spam FollowupMy second piece of spam was just received. The email address it was sent to was firstname.lastname@example.org. The only place I have ever used that email address was on my previous posting on how to prevent ..Read Full Second Spam of 2009 | How to Prevent Spam Followup
10: Car Problems? Joe's Used Car Saves The Day With a Tow JobYour driving down the street when your car stops for no apparent reason. You end up on the side of the road cursing your vehicle up down, and every which way.
When you have a bad experience at a restaurant, supposedly you tell 7 people..Read Full Car Problems? Joe's Used Car Saves The Day With a Tow Job
08: Don't Release The PNP ListGood job Allan Campbell. Releasing the list of those who received PNP funding isn't needed. It's not really anyone's businesses as to who exactly received PNP funding and it will h..Read Full Don't Release The PNP List
06: Renewing PEI Driver's License Through AccessPEIToday I went in to get my drivers license renewed. It was a simple process, go in, answer the 5 questions, pay my $50 and I got a new drivers license.
The 5 questions consisted of health related questions such as, have you had any suc..Read Full Renewing PEI Driver's License Through AccessPEI
01: Charlottetown Transit KioskDear Charlottetown Transit,
Please place your schedule on your kiosks comeplace. I am currently standing at the Charlottetown Mall waiting for a transfer. I have no idea when the bus comes or goes but I'm told its soon.
Wi..Read Full Charlottetown Transit Kiosk
01: April Fools Virus/ConfickerI'm going to bet that today will come and go like any normal day, except some pranks will be played due to it being April fools and all.
I don't think much will happen with this April fools virus that's also called Conficker but if you..Read Full April Fools Virus/Conficker
31: Let's Start The Bidding | Chrissy Sawyer Fund raiserMaureen Kerr has been through a lot over the last couple years and I'm surprised at how she does it. I won't get into the details about what she's been through but she is helping with a fund raising campa..Read Full Let's Start The Bidding | Chrissy Sawyer Fund raiser
29: Spend Too Much Time On Scheduling? Checkout WorkTable.caFor the past few months, I have been working on a answer to the headache of schedule management for employees and employers. For most islanders, they receive their scheduling information off a piece of paper posted on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.
..Read Full Spend Too Much Time On Scheduling? Checkout WorkTable.ca
28: Dodge Comparision (2007 to 2009)I found an old paper from November 17th, 2007 and in it is an advertisement for Dodge cars/trucks.
They have listed a 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT for $359 a month or $23,499. The cost today for a 2009 Dodge Avenger SXT is $24,480 or $187 bi..Read Full Dodge Comparision (2007 to 2009)
25: The Globe World Flavours On Victoria RowThere has been a lot of work on Victoria Row this winter as Steven Barber and his team open up a second restaurant. The restaurant will be replacing the old Brennan's Pub & Eatery which wasn't in good shape.
I give Steve a lot of credi..Read Full The Globe World Flavours On Victoria Row
25: CBC Cuts PredictionOur super hour news cast is already lacking and now cutbacks are coming.
We get approximately 13 minutes of local news, 13 minutes of regional (and regional) news, 13 minutes of an interview of some sorts, 8 minutes of other news (inc..Read Full CBC Cuts Prediction
24: Cavendish Beach Music Festival: Lotta People TalkingA lot of people I've talked with are talking about the Cavendish Beach Music Festival and how they are going to get or have gotten tickets to the event.
The concert is coming July 10th-12th and I've expressed before that this concert i..Read Full Cavendish Beach Music Festival: Lotta People Talking
24: Twitter's Overloaded, Again.Dear Twitter, when I start to receive these on a daily basis, I think it is time to upgrade your servers or redo your code.
It gets annoying when you are trying to tweet and something should be done before you turn into a twit.
..Read Full Twitter's Overloaded, Again.
19: SpoiledAs other countries experience problems like bombing of schools, constant fighting, genocide and other extreme acts of violence I often think about how spoiled we are as Canadians to live in a safe country compared to others. I for one am happy I do n..Read Full Spoiled
18: A Great Opportunity: Cavendish Beach Music FestivalThe Cavendish Beach Music Festival is expecting a crowd of 25,000 people to attend it's concert. Before I get into some obvious reasons of why this concert is good for PEI, here's some information on the concert.
The concert promoters ar..Read Full A Great Opportunity: Cavendish Beach Music Festival
13: Tweel's Convenience/Gift Store Being Redone?The old Tweel's Convenience/Gift store is getting a make over it appears. Hopefully, they are planning on putting a new business in here instead of just fixing it up and leaving it looking like a poorly maintained building. Work is even going on insi..Read Full Tweel's Convenience/Gift Store Being Redone?
12: Thai Hut In Saint John, New BrunswickOn the weekend, the misses and I ended up going on a adventure to visit a friend of ours in Saint John, NB.
This friend, Melissa, introduced me to Chicken Curry at Churchill Arms on Queen St in Charlottetown so I knew we'd be introduce..Read Full Thai Hut In Saint John, New Brunswick
12: Island EMS Needs To Rethink Their DecisionIt's about 10 minutes from the new Island EMS location out on the Sherwood Road to the old Neils Ambulance locations on St. Peters Road. The ambulance system was moved from the middle of the city, to the edge of the city. Of course this is going to i..Read Full Island EMS Needs To Rethink Their Decision
12: Mental Aspect To Web SystemsI have a meeting recently with a potential client who is interested in a project I am working on. The client was shocked when I was going through the site with them as they observed mental things which the major backend system consisted of.
..Read Full Mental Aspect To Web Systems
03: How to Prevent Spam/Don't Put Your Email On Your WebsiteIn April 2007, Nucleus Research did research on the cost of spam. The cost per year per employee was $712 (that's 16 seconds a day and making $31,000). By cost, I mean lost wages due to lack of productivity.
So companies end up purchas..Read Full How to Prevent Spam/Don't Put Your Email On Your Website
02: The Connector Idea Appeals To Me Too!Currently the sun is shining and its a beautiful day outside. In fact, I think I am going to take a shot at going to the beach.....err wait. Maybe not.
It's freezing raining, its miserable and to go anywhere in this city we must walk t..Read Full The Connector Idea Appeals To Me Too!
02: Bank Of Canada Lowering Interest Rates? I'm Against It!The Bank of Canada has been lowering interest rates to try and get consumers back on some sort of spending spree. The problem is, the only people who have access to the Bank of Canada, is the banks. Normal Joes like you and me don't exactly have acce..Read Full Bank Of Canada Lowering Interest Rates? I'm Against It!
02: Playing The Nortel Networks GameIt's no secret, I've been telling lots of people I've been playing Nortel Networks for a while now.
At 10 cents a share its hard to resist. At 1000 shares, the max I would be out is $100. If the share ends up going up to a dollar in a ..Read Full Playing The Nortel Networks Game
27: The Employment Journey Features PEIinfoThe newest edition of The Employment Journey (Feb/March 2009) features PEIinfo as the website of the month.
The magazine is dedicated to career planning and job seeking however to someone..Read Full The Employment Journey Features PEIinfo
26: Charlottetown Police ServicesThe report on the Charlottetown City police is out. It's a shame that we had to result to paying a third party to come in and tell us what is..Read Full Charlottetown Police Services
16: Tourism CharlottetownAgain Tourism Charlottetown did a great job with another festival. The Jack Frost Festival brought thousands of people to Prince Edward Island during the slower winter months and the economic impact was expected to top $1.5 million according to the r..Read Full Tourism Charlottetown
15: Priceline NegiotatorWhen using Priceline Negiotator, enter in a price lower then what you're willing to pay. For instance, if you are wanting to pay $60, put in $30. Even if it is a 3 star hotel.
Today, I placed an order for a 3 star or above hotel and pu..Read Full Priceline Negiotator
11: Where NOT To Park In An IntersectionWhile I understand the need for this particular construction company to be parked close to the particular establishment, I don't exactly think they should be obstructing the view of the 4 way stop. Today, if I did not stop and pause for a..Read Full Where NOT To Park In An Intersection
11: What's Going On In Montague?Montague, a small beautiful town east of Charlottetown, seems to be having its moments lately. I read in Wednesday Guardian about how the town had purchased 7 desktop computers for a sum of $5,000. When I had read it, I thought wow, they must be doin..Read Full What's Going On In Montague?
07: Futureshop/Bestbuy Price MeaningsEver consider that there is a reason why Futureshop sells an item for $x.99? Or what about $x.97? For the most part, there is a meaning to it. About a year ago, someone working at the local Futureshop was telling me what the different pricing structu..Read Full Futureshop/Bestbuy Price Meanings
06: I Am On Keyboard #3 This WeekEarlier this week I went out to purchase a new keyboard as my old one was no longer working. I initially purchased a Logitech EX110 Desktop keyboard..Read Full I Am On Keyboard #3 This Week
04: Parking In The Streets After A StormOur city really needs to crack down on the parking in the city streets after a storm. For instance, the following SUV is taking up most of the lane which forces drivers heading south on queen street to move into the other lane making this busy inters..Read Full Parking In The Streets After A Storm
03: Ramada Plaza Resorts ScamTonight I received a call from Ramada Plaza Resorts stating I had won a free vacation. I then asked if they were affiliated with Ramada Plaza Hotel and they proceeded to tell me yes they were and asked, don't you see Ramada Plaza Hotel on your call d..Read Full Ramada Plaza Resorts Scam
02: Nintendo WII MariokartFor some reason when I select play against regional players while playing Mario Kart on Nintendo WII, it seems to include Brasil.
..Read Full Nintendo WII Mariokart
31: My Rum Mixture For Tonight1 shot of rum
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of honey
1 big glass full of hot water.
Instant relief for sinus congestion. If there is one thing I hate, it is being sick.
..Read Full My Rum Mixture For Tonight
27: WIFI AccessThere is a percentage of customers that will go to a restaurant just because of free available WIFI internet. I am one of them.
As a customer of the particular restaurant establishment, I am not interested in paying a $7.95 access fee ..Read Full WIFI Access
26: I made it myself this morningI am sitting in at Merchantman Gallery which is a relatively new little cafe at 56 Water St. The cafe is extremely small and is connected to the back of the Merchantman Pub's kitchen. Although I am sitting beside the window overlooking water street, ..Read Full I made it myself this morning
20: New Government WebsiteThe province has released a new version of the government's official website. It pretty much follows the Tourism PEI website's design and the liberal parties website design...Read Full New Government Website
20: Hate Talking on The Phone to a Computer?I've been waiting for 4 months now for a USPS parcel that should be arriving sometime soon.
Seems when you call some companies, like USPS, it's next to impossible to talk to a human.
While watching a show on human behavi..Read Full Hate Talking on The Phone to a Computer?
17: Bounce Rate, what does it mean for you?The bounce rate of your website is dependent upon numerous factors based on your website. How enticing your site is to encourage the user to click on another page. A similar situation would be a restaurant. If clients walk up to the door of your rest..Read Full Bounce Rate, what does it mean for you?
17: Unofficial UPEI Course Timetable UpdatesI have made some updates to the unofficial UPEI course time table that include a update function that allows people to update the schedule database with the click of a button. Of course, I have set ..Read Full Unofficial UPEI Course Timetable Updates
16: Me Drinking Milk = Lots of Calories!Today I started making some changes to my drinking patterns.
On a average week, I drink anywhere from 12-16 litres of 1% milk. Every 250ml has 110 calories in it, which I wasn't aware of until lately. That's 5280-7040 calories per week..Read Full Me Drinking Milk = Lots of Calories!
14: 7 Things - keeping it goingIncase you haven't heard, the 7 things phanomia is going around PEI. Rob Lantz tagged me and therefore I must follow through with the idea.
The 7 things idea is simple, its the same id..Read Full 7 Things - keeping it going
14: Successful & Wealthy People And Why I Don't Hate ThemA lot of people don't like the Irving's. Reasons vary as to why people don't like them but for some there is a anti-success reason. Some people just don't like successful people. Why? I am not sure, especially when we should be proud of our successfu..Read Full Successful & Wealthy People And Why I Don't Hate Them
14: Storm Stayed? What?It's Wednesday and we are suppose to be experiencing another winter storm. We are currently under a snowfall warning and at present it isn't storming outside.
While we sit here on PEI wondering about this snow storm, for some people so..Read Full Storm Stayed? What?
13: Law Enforcement and Google Maps/Street ViewImagine being on a swat team and being called out to a part of your town that you've never been too.
You got no idea what is where, very unfamiliar with the area and your at a disadvantage to those familiar with their surroundings.
..Read Full Law Enforcement and Google Maps/Street View
12: PEIinfo Forums UpgradesThe PEIinfo forums have been upgraded to use the phpBB 3 system. Everything appears to be back online and numerous people have already signed in.
Lots of updates were made in phpBB 3 that we're ..Read Full PEIinfo Forums Upgrades
12: Wow, what a year!Today I opened my letter from my financial consultant, Dick Young. The letter was obviously well constructed very cleverly stating numerous issues for the demise of my mutual funds and RRSP's through the Investors Group.
Of those issue..Read Full Wow, what a year!
12: PEIinfo ForumsThe PEIinfo forums are currently down while I upgrade the forums to phpBB 3. The process shouldn't take any longer then an hour.
..Read Full PEIinfo Forums
10: Medallion Smoked SalmonWhen I was a teenager, in the Summertime I used to work for my uncle Warren at Ripley's Believe it or Not in Cavendish. Everyday I would take route 224 through Wheatley River as..Read Full Medallion Smoked Salmon
09: CBC Now Using Canadian Press Headlines for Atlantic Canada?Today I noticed the CBC PEI website is no longer showing headlines for Atlantic Canada that were written by other CBC journalist. They are showing third party headlines from The Canadian Press.
The CBC hasn't really been good at local ..Read Full CBC Now Using Canadian Press Headlines for Atlantic Canada?
09: Was I Ever WrongBoy oh boy was I ever wrong! Unemployment is up to 11.8%! I guess we took a bigger hit then I was aware of in December! CBC News reports on the bigg..Read Full Was I Ever Wrong
09: Economic Downturn & PEIHas the economic downturn really hit PEI? Kathy Hambly, executive director of the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce doe..Read Full Economic Downturn & PEI
09: Email VerificationMost websites that allow you to submit a reply to articles, such as this blog, asks you to fill in usually three or four fields:
Captcha An Anti-Bot Code
..Read Full Email Verification
06: The End of The InternetWe've reached the end, the end of the internet.
Errr, well, not exactly. But if you are looking at the numbers of new websites that have come online in the past year, it has been a very slow year percentage wise compared to most years...Read Full The End of The Internet
05: Co-Op Atlantic Gas RebateYesterday I went to fill up at the Co-Op gas station on Garfield street. The person in front of me in the lineup asked for his gas check. I then asked for my check!
The Co-Op gas station offers a 2 cent gas discount on all gas purchase..Read Full Co-Op Atlantic Gas Rebate
28: Opera Mini Custom SearchOn my Blackberry I use Opera Mini to surf the web. The thing I use the most (besides bookmarks) is the search feature built into the Opera Mini Browser.
The search feature provides you with the ability to easily search Google, Amazon, ..Read Full Opera Mini Custom Search
27: Easy to use UPEI Searchable Timetable websiteToday I created a UPEI timetable database which users can search to find out what classes are offered between the requested times.
This makes the timetable much more easier to search for courses ..Read Full Easy to use UPEI Searchable Timetable website
27: Switch has been flickedTonight I launched a new morriscode website, the other one was done super fast and didn't really crank my boat as it was done in a hurry to get something up while I had numerous projects on the go.
This edition, titled 2009, was done r..Read Full Switch has been flicked
26: Canon Digital Camera - Transfering Large Files From CameraI received a Canon PowerShot SD770IS from my sister Kerri so that I would be able to have a better camera to take around that would fit in my pocket. My other camera, a Canon Rebel XTI is too big to take out in some situations, for instance hanging o..Read Full Canon Digital Camera - Transfering Large Files From Camera
24: Tracking Santa with Google MapsOne of my favorite things that happens on Christmas Eve is the Norad Santa Tracker which this year includes the tracking of Santa via Google Maps!
..Read Full Tracking Santa with Google Maps
22: Is this snow storm putting your business to a halt?If you are a retailer, have no website with product information, today is going to be a slow day for you in terms of sales if you are in the Charlottetown area.
Currently, Charlottetown is under a wind warning, the winter storm warning..Read Full Is this snow storm putting your business to a halt?
22: Blackberry Facebook UpdateThe Blackberry Facebook Application has been updated so that users on their Blackberrys can now reply to a message sent to them in facebook on the fly. This makes it user friendly so you do not..Read Full Blackberry Facebook Update
22: December 22nd, 2008 Snow StormOn Prince Edward Island, we are currently experiencing a bit of a snow storm. Photos of my excursion last night are online.
..Read Full December 22nd, 2008 Snow Storm
20: Blackberry Facebook ApplicationIt seems the Blackberry Facebook Application just took a big step backwards. Before, Blackberry users were able to reply to all facebook messages, wall posts and such right from the Blackberry Facebook application. Lately, the text box to reply has b..Read Full Blackberry Facebook Application
18: 9 Drinking and Driving Offenses = 35 daysI just finished reading in The Guardian about how a 55-year old Charlottetown man was sentenced to jail for 35 days for drinking and driving.
Why do I feel this is wrong? Because it is the 9th "alcohol-related driving charge". The 55 y..Read Full 9 Drinking and Driving Offenses = 35 days
18: Consider Web Hosting A PizzaYears ago, it would be odd to have your website suspended because you've used too many resources on the server. Now, it is happening more and more and the increase in suspensions is not a result of sites being busier/more resource intense. It's becau..Read Full Consider Web Hosting A Pizza
18: Lets Change Our Traffic Lights At Night!Dear City of Charlottetown,
It's 1:09AM and this night owl is wide awake however the majority of Islanders are sleeping, however all the traffic lights throughout town are wide awake as they are a 24/7 operation. At night, there is ..Read Full Lets Change Our Traffic Lights At Night!
12: OpenOffice/NeoOffice - The Free Microsoft Office AlternativesFor the last numerous years, or since Microsoft Office 2002, I have been using anything but Microsoft Office software. Part of the reason for this is a brief period in time I used a Linux operating system and obviously Microsoft Office wasn't readily..Read Full OpenOffice/NeoOffice - The Free Microsoft Office Alternatives
11: open/closed corporations.orgIntro: Open/closed corporations.org is a website where people can go lookup who the major share holders in a company and it shows information on a companies shareholders as well as what other companies those share holders are involved with.
..Read Full open/closed corporations.org
08: Importance of a Domain NameWhile watching CBC Compass, an advertisement was on for Suites on St. Stephen. The ad enticed me to bring up their website and checkout the Suites in Summerside.
For me, someone..Read Full Importance of a Domain Name
02: Effects of City PolicingIsn't it amazing what law enforcement can do?
24 hours ago, there was at least 1 car per block. Tonight, after fines we..Read Full Effects of City Policing
02: Razzy's Road HouseAfter spending a few moments online Friday looking for the phone number for Razzy's Road House, I have found the number on the front of their menu (out of all places).
It is 892-8810 and not 566-4705 as ..Read Full Razzy's Road House
30: Sympathy from BobHumble Bob updates his readers on the difference between the 1929 financial crash and the 2008 crash.
The photo on Humble Bob's blog is actually a sign ..Read Full Sympathy from Bob
27: Downtown DevelopmentWhen I was a kid, everytime we went to the Confederation Court Mall, we would make a stop at the sports store formerly located where the below image is located.
..Read Full Downtown Development
26: Public Meeting on The Waterfront DevelopmentTonight I went to the Public Meeting on the development of a project down beside Founders Hall which is to feature a Spa/Hotel/Condo.
The meeting started off rough with some technical issues wi..Read Full Public Meeting on The Waterfront Development
18: Why? This is rather backwards.Why would the RCMP, or Provincial Highway Safety Division bother to release information on an upcoming safety check? Informing the public of such an event prior to said event happe..Read Full Why? This is rather backwards.
17: The Matrix Runs on WindowsI don't like bashing Windows because I think people bash Windows just for bashing sakes, which is a bit extreme. But this video is a good one done with the movie The Matrix in mind:
..Read Full The Matrix Runs on Windows
12: Aliant Bringing High Speed to All IslandersWell, its no wonder Aliant is bringing high speed internet to the entire Island, after all, high speed internet is their business.
Imagine for a second that Aliant..Read Full Aliant Bringing High Speed to All Islanders
02: Charlottetown Farmer's MarketI've been going to the Charlottetown Farmer's Market for the past year and thus far have really enjoyed it. The Market is located across from the UPEI Campus. Most of the food is prepared for your enjoyment while at the market, or you can take it hom..Read Full Charlottetown Farmer's Market
31: Stratford TowersTim Bank's points out on his blog about the planned Stratford Towers. Perfect location and ideal view right in Stratford's planned downtown.
I'd love to see..Read Full Stratford Towers
21: Oil at $60 a Barrel?One of the top 3 investment banks in the world is predicting oil will be at $60 a barrel by the end of 2009! Deutsche Bank on Monday cut its ..Read Full Oil at $60 a Barrel?
21: Websites and Efficiency: The E-Commerce websiteFive years ago the big thing was, does our company have a website? Now a days almost every company has a website and if your one without a website, it is hurting your business more then ever before. It is hurting your companies overall efficiency. Bu..Read Full Websites and Efficiency: The E-Commerce website
20: An Update on the ScammerAfter another scammer attempted to scam me, I was posting updateson the situation.
The scammer has since ceased to send me anything in the ..Read Full An Update on the Scammer
10: Survivor - PEIinfo StyleRob MacDonald is planning on hosting another PEIinfo Cut Throat Island, if there is enough interest (which there always is).
C..Read Full Survivor - PEIinfo Style
02: Provincial Nominee ProgramI have never received any type of investment through the Provincial Nominee Program in any way, shape, or form. But I did have a few people suggest that I look into this and take advantage of it.
From what I heard the program was easy ..Read Full Provincial Nominee Program
27: A Different kind of ComplimentWhile receiving compliments of your services is great, earlier this year I received a different type of compliment (A minute or two in).While out and about we decided t..Read Full A Different kind of Compliment
25: Scammer Update - Am I scam worthy?Conversations with the scammer continues. The scammer has been asking a few extra questions to see if I am worthy of sending his fake cheques. Those include, if I trust him and if I would wire ..Read Full Scammer Update - Am I scam worthy?
18: Another Developing Scam StoryI received the following message via Facebook for an advertisement I put up for BMW Parts. The ads follows the message.
I am interested in immediate purchase of your it..Read Full Another Developing Scam Story
12: Whose holding IRAC Accountable?Today the cost of oil dropped to $101.34. The last time oil was this low, was February 29th, 2008. On that same day, IRAC increase the ..Read Full Whose holding IRAC Accountable?
09: Big Bang II - re-creating the universeWhile the major outlets are covering both the U.S. election and the Canadian election, there is also a major news story from the same spot the world wide web was created. This story isn't making the headlines like the elections but it could be fairly..Read Full Big Bang II - re-creating the universe
07: Bit of a rainy day!Tropical Storm Hanna came and dumped 50 mm of rain in Charlottetown however almost 3x that fell in Point Lepreau, NB!
..Read Full Bit of a rainy day!
02: Google ChromeToday Google launched a new browser called Google Chrome. While I have only seen screen shots, I have not had a chance to download it and use it as it only runs on Windows!
With th..Read Full Google Chrome
29: The Paypal Email ScamI know this an older scam but, a client of mine sent me an email today asking if the following email had something to do with their website.
----- Original Message --..Read Full The Paypal Email Scam
17: AVG Free 8.0 - A .bin file is missingIf your using AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 (Free) you may receive the error "A .bin file is missing". To fix this, download this file from AVG. Then go into AVG's update manager, then go to t..Read Full AVG Free 8.0 - A .bin file is missing
15: Old Home Week Transit: 12 Riders in 9 hoursMy cousin and I decided to go to the live racing at the CDPEC Wednesday, as I am a fan of the horse racing. As I did not wish to take my truck down, we decided to take the Old..Read Full Old Home Week Transit: 12 Riders in 9 hours
15: Cool Fedex/UPS/DHL Tracking Featureisnoop.net has a very cool tracking feature which allows you to track a package being delivered to your door via Fedex, UPS or DHL.The website reads the rss feeds on the package number from Fedex, UPS a..Read Full Cool Fedex/UPS/DHL Tracking Feature
12: Canadian Cost vs USA Cost: Halifax BMW vs New Jersey BMWI am a firm believer in supporting your economy but when it comes down to it, some local options can be a rip off and I am not interested in getting royally ripped off like it was suggested by Halifax BMW.
For instance, I called ..Read Full Canadian Cost vs USA Cost: Halifax BMW vs New Jersey BMW
02: dotServing SaleFor those unaware, five months ago I sold my web hosting & development company called dotServing.
We had three divisions in which we serviced our customers needs in different ways:
..Read Full dotServing Sale
31: How to remove gmail as the default email programI used a gmail notifier application for a short period in time and it immediately took over my browser's mailto links. Everytime I would click on a mailto: link (which composes an email from a website) it would take me into gmail. I did not want this..Read Full How to remove gmail as the default email program
30: Today's Restaurant SpecialsI've always been interested in the local specials from our Islands different restaurants as I tend to forget what is available on what days therefore I decided to build a system that would show what is on special today.
The great thing a..Read Full Today's Restaurant Specials
27: Shot in the foot by tourism?While reports are that overall the tourism industry is up 1-2% (currently) I've heard complaints from some operators that things are down while obviously others are reporting things are up. From my point of view, the ones that have complained about t..Read Full Shot in the foot by tourism?
27: Cavendish day 1:Yesterday my cousin and I decided to take a trip up to Cavendish and experience what Cavendish had to offer. Our first stop was at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and we took a quick walk through.
As this would be somewhere in the ra..Read Full Cavendish day 1:
20: Whats in a name?Friday night at the Morell Street Dance, an old high school friend of mine ran a business idea/name by me, as a potential start-up (I'm always listening). The basic idea he had was definitely a good one, and not the first person to bring it up recent..Read Full Whats in a name?
17: Cell Phone RegulationThis is one petition I will not be signing. I am all for lower prices on cell phone packages but I am not for government regulation of our..Read Full Cell Phone Regulation
17: PEI Park Pass vs National Parks PassEarlier this year when I was in Banff, Alberta, I purchased a Canadian National Park Pass. To my surprise the lady at the drive-thru informed me that I should keep it as I can use..Read Full PEI Park Pass vs National Parks Pass
16: Tourism Down Again?I've talked to two people in Tourism Saturday who reported the tourism sector is down compared to last year. One being a provincial government senior official and the other a manager of two attractions in Cavendish.
I recall years ago,..Read Full Tourism Down Again?
16: Blackberry Curve | Upcoming Appointments EmptyAs my 2 year contract on Telus had expired, today I purchased a new Blackberry Curve on a 2 year plan.
The first problem I had was with the calendar. It would not show upcoming appointments using the Today Theme. I was reading that some ..Read Full Blackberry Curve | Upcoming Appointments Empty
10: Good 'Ol NortonWent to a clients this morning as their network printer was no longer sending files to the computers, it just stopped out of the blue. Met a tech from the printer company there this morning. Two hours later we had almost finished removing the Norton ..Read Full Good 'Ol Norton
09: iPhone ConclussionAfter speaking with another Rogers rep (that knew about the $30 6GB plan) and adding up all the extra features and such that I currently have with my Telus Mobility account, the total bill for the Rogers iPhone a month would be $144.15. A month!..Read Full iPhone Conclussion
09: Rogers $30 iPhone plan not known to everyone?I am talking to Rogers and they are informing me the minimum plan for the iPhone starts at $60 a month and it is:
“$60 is 150 weekdays minutes, unlimited evenings and weeke..Read Full Rogers $30 iPhone plan not known to everyone?
09: Will I get an iPhone?Maybe. I currently have a Motorola Q with Telus Mobility and coincidentally, my contract is up this month. That being said, I really don't want to sign on a three year contract, especially with Eastlink Cell Phone ..Read Full Will I get an iPhone?
07: Hurriances and OilMorgan Stanley says $150 oil by July 4th.
We are now a month into the U.S. Hurricane season and there is an expected 65% chance that it will be busier then "normal".
The last time we had a major hurricane, we seen the h..Read Full Hurriances and Oil
04: Recycled bags rebate?CBC News is reporting that the Co-Op store on Walker Drive is now offering a 5 cent rebate for those who use the environmental friendly re-usable bags. Apparently the bags are costing co-op 11 cents each, therefore this should encourage a savings of ..Read Full Recycled bags rebate?
03: Big Cell Phone News?Today, Bell Canada dropped the cost of their cell/data phone plans to help gain some of the customers who don't like Rogers iPhone prices. They announced it today with the new Samsung Instinct that will be coming on August the 8th of this year...Read Full Big Cell Phone News?
03: iPhone Data PlansWell, I don't really need to say anything about the Roger's data plans since everyone has said how insanely priced they are compared to our American counterparts.
But, The Globe And Mail sai..Read Full iPhone Data Plans
30: Why moving the Festival of Lights is a bad idea.While I live downtown, I have not heard much additional noise from this weekends festival. It is the same drunken rowdiness that goes on every weekend, except this is just a 2 day extension.
On the same note, I don't really care about..Read Full Why moving the Festival of Lights is a bad idea.
25: Eastlink Cell Phone ServiceI was just informed Eastlink is hoping to have their cell phone service up by this time next year. The towers are already being installed in Nova Scotia and in N.S. the cell phone towers will be shared with their wireless internet towers.
..Read Full Eastlink Cell Phone Service
22: Eastlink entering cell phone businessAs the federal government continues to auction off airwaves for cell phone providers, there are some interesting notes about who is in the bidding wars.
According to a CBC ..Read Full Eastlink entering cell phone business
20: Being More Fuel EfficientWith the rising price of gas, buying items for your car that will make it more fuel efficient is certainly becoming more attractive.
Before I made any engine modifications to my car, I did some research as to what I could add/remove/up..Read Full Being More Fuel Efficient
17: Firefox 3 DownloadAs users attempt to download Mozilla Firefox 3, it appears the Mozilla, spreadfirefox.com and getfirefox.com webs..Read Full Firefox 3 Download
16: Best of PEI MarketToday I was out at the Best of PEI Market visiting Aaron Dick, who is the web strategist at Macarthur Group Inc..
The isl..Read Full Best of PEI Market
16: Terry Fox VanI was walking down to the parking garage under the supreme court to hope in my car to go for a drive yesterday when I noticed an older looking set of rims on a flatbad Ford truck. The rims were all cleaned up and looked newish.
As I lo..Read Full Terry Fox Van
15: Goodwin's LawPEIinfo is a major online community coffee shop that thousands of Islanders use. Today I was reading about
Goodwin's Law and it poses very true even ..Read Full Goodwin's Law
15: How the heck?With all the regulation's in Canada, especially PEI,
I wonder why there isn't something be done about the airline industry. As ..Read Full How the heck?
15: ComputersA couple days ago, I walked out of an insurance company downtown where the 5 staff all shared 1 single computer. It was like a step back in time.
Coincidentally, the insurance company quoted me the third highest price out of all compa..Read Full Computers
06: Smart Move by City of CharlottetownThe City of Charlottetown has made a brilliant move in subsizing bus passes for staff. Now if only other employeers could get onboard with this idea. Perhaps the City should offer discounts to..Read Full Smart Move by City of Charlottetown
06: Email Address Don'tWhen you list your email address freely on any website, your just asking for spam. Notice the Robert Ghiz page on gov.pe.ca. Instead of listing Robert's email address in text format, th..Read Full Email Address Don't
06: Click, click, click!It may not make sense at the time, by why would someone want to take multiple photos of a subject? Well, besides the simple in case it doesn't turn out problem, the end result will also lead you with multiple photos of course.
But besi..Read Full Click, click, click!
02: Oil Prices (Continued)Lately lots of media outlets have been examining the price of oil trying to make sense why it is so high. Heck, I did my own thinking about it not long ago.
Today I went looking for informa..Read Full Oil Prices (Continued)
02: Banning Water From SchoolsThe "Council of Canadians" wants the Island government to ban bottled water from schools on PEI.
- Tap water in all Island schools should be safe to drink ..Read Full Banning Water From Schools
25: Haircut with BettyI just finished getting a haircut with Betty. Betty works at Hairroin Salon in Banff. I was looking to get a haircut done early on Saturday morning before myself and Amanda proceeded to enjoy our day.
Upon entering the Salon, the lady sa..Read Full Haircut with Betty
22: Website CostOne of the first questions that a client will ask is, how much will it cost? And a lot of clients understand that its difficult to give you a cost without knowing the indepth details of what you want.
It is like asking, how much does it cost to b..Read Full Website Cost
22: Peter CoadeAccording to this story Peter Coade was retiring. However according to his comments on his new CBC show, he is going to be workin..Read Full Peter Coade
20: Summers Pesky Mosquito - 1 down, 2 million more to goIt's official. I killed my first mosquito of the summer. Sure, they may have been around for a bit, killing a mosquito in the downtown in May is a sure sign summer is coming.
The worst thing about the mosquito is the noise they make. I..Read Full Summers Pesky Mosquito - 1 down, 2 million more to go
15: Oil PricesOil prices are at an alltime high. But why?
There is no shortage of oil, however the President of the United States is asking Saudi Arabia to increase the output of oil.
"Crude oil movements indicate that some nember-countries are u..Read Full Oil Prices
15: New Blackberry X2!Two new Blackberries have popped up recently.
The Blackberry Bold is a new mobile phone with wifi and gps. The phone sounds like its going to be a great phone to have but the bad news is, I heard it is exclusive to AT&T Only, much like..Read Full New Blackberry X2!
14: ChaiyaI have been driving people crazy (especially my friend Courtney) with this Chaiya song. It is not your typical PEI music, nor Canadian music, nor North American music, or for that matter western music.
It's Indian and it has a good bea..Read Full Chaiya
14: ImprovEverywhereI started watching ImprovEverywhere after they released their BestBuy Video, the best one I have seen is their Frozen Central Station video.
The latest one I have seen is "Best G..Read Full ImprovEverywhere
13: Dear Tim BanksDear Timothy,
You desperately need to change your blog. Sure, the layout isn't all that good and you don't really have much actual content however the saying "Tim Banks says" is old and reminds me of WWE wrestler ..Read Full Dear Tim Banks
12: The Police VisitThe local police force ended up visiting our client today after Monday's extremely close successful scam attempt.
The policewomen advised our client to reply to his email saying ..Read Full The Police Visit
11: How I saved my client $2600 today!Today on my way home from having lunch with local business wizard Sebastian Manago I stopped into another client's shop to see how things were going for them.
The client was all excite..Read Full How I saved my client $2600 today!
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