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Expanding the textureweb Universe

  I have a lot of things that I would like to comment and blog about, but sometimes it is just not worthy of  an article. Hence I have launched a Facebook page where I will post those items rather then keep them as a link in my desktop where they inevitably get sent to the trash. I also want
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Google Doodle Nova Scotia Style

I want to share this story which is from CBC. Since not all of the readership might know about this, I thought it proper to showcase what is happening with our taleneted youth in Nova Scotia. What a great way to integrat art in the classroom with current use of technology – or rather the medium – which the students
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Dial Up. Still a Reality for Some.

My local CBC afternoon show was interviewing people who are still dealing with dial up in remote areas which is affecting home values and more importantly all forms of daily tasks we now take for granted. I posted this on the Facebook page for CBC Mainstreet from CBC Nova Scotia. Not sure if this is a solution, but thinking about
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Traipsing L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows is a Parks Canada National Historic Site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. It showcases the first European settlement in North America through interpretation and reconstruction. “The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at
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Stranger in the Kitchen: Ad Fail

I have a beef with an ad running in high circulation on some channels i watch. This is not quite the same, but a slightly older ad from Cascade. The premise is the same. Before I make my point, watch this short clip. Do you see my beef? When you have an ad that has to explain things it just
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Google Ads and Privacy – It’s About Activity

Recently it has been reported that Google broke Canada’s privacy rules.  This goes to the fact that personal health information cannot be collected and held for marketing purposes (amongst others I presume). CBC reports that Canada’s interim privacy commissioner says Google has been caught afoul of the law by displaying web ads linked to a person’s health history. An investigation
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The Best of Spring is Not Here. Achoo!!

    I am confounded that I should get the spring catalouge from Sears the day before the biggest winter storm that we have seen in Halifax for 10 years. What is it about those who produce such thing that we would be thinking of the Christmas Wish List in August, or looking at spring in the middle of a
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Canada Post – Show Me the Real Numbers

Background: I had posted this link on Facebook. My thoughts right or wrong on the removal of urban address delivery (note I do not say house delivery) was in response to a very uninsightful and hurtful comment and also I might add indignantly urban aimed comment from Government House leader Peter Van Loanwho stated: “I am reminded of a time
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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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