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Dewey Decimal Where Are You?

When I had to do research in high school in the 80s, I was reliant on dated encyclopedias and other research materials which was at best 10 years old, and at most, woefully under performing and useless. Skipping forward to university, I was able to do a little better with the use of the NovaNet which linked libraries on the
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Exit 6 Connector in April 2012 from Google Earth.

Marring the Beauty – Spend Those Dollars Online Folks

I dropped into Hubbards last weekend and with dismay saw more signs at the exit to the old highway. Where there used to be one or two signs about local business, now there are numerous ones mostly targeting travelers, but this fall I see new ones. Ones for roofing, construction, soil fill. So what does this say? Those who spent
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Bell Aliant: “YouTube is not for research”. #not

  Atlantic Canada Telcom Bell Aliant has an ad out espousing the fastness of fiber op and how everyone in the family can use the same pipe to get data. I am not going to comment on the speed, but something in the ad which hit me like a nerfball a short range. The father in the ad at about
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Wipe Me with a Porterhouse Please.

Recently while grocery shopping I noticed a new product which might help me keep my stainless appliances up to par. Wipes, regular clothes and other solutions are a pain as anyone who bought a stainless appliance will attest to (why did they stop making black or even avacado green?). This product was from Scotch Brite. What did catch my eye
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LBW Change of Direction

  The idea of Lack of a Better Word is to bring awareness to digital ideas, developments and extensions for current digital based platforms, social media products and ideas. Lately I have been thinking that how can I best serve you – my readership? To post the latest change on Facebook such as how search is done, you will have no
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Prorogue and the Response

pro·rogue /prəˈrōg/ Verb Discontinue a session of (a legislative assembly) without dissolving it. (of such an assembly) Be discontinued in this way. Synonyms adjourn – postpone – defer – delay So the federal government  has decided to prorogue Parliment again. Basically cancelling debate and bills before the House. To me it is very clear that this is an attempt to
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Test Your Robot

A little bit of tech talk today. Embracing the digital end of the spectrum of this blog, rather than the behavioral aspect. Did you know about the Google robots.txt tester? This tool determines is the server robots.txt file is accidentally blocking Googlebot from crawling the site, or alternatively that it is crawling files you don’t want being crawled. Googlebot is
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Visuals are All

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am not at present able to upload any media. To me part of what I want and need to tell in my storytelling must include graphics. This has led me to not posting. It also has led me to a realiszation about the importance of this blog to me. I am unsure
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Blog Update on Frequency

Hi folks. I am experiencing some server issues that have left me unable to post images. Most of what I want to post is related to an image. As such I have not been able to post the last few weeks. I hope to have this sorted soon but am somewhat hostage to my service provider. In the intern, I
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Commercial Listings on Kijiji

  Having been asked a question about online property listings, I did a bit of research. Kijiji is becoming a place to list property for sale. Speaking specifically about commercial property, the trick is that the property listings are like other items, they are segmented by geography. So how do you target prospective buyers outside of your community to get
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