Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween bits and pieces

Here are some random things I have come across relating to Hallowe’en: 1. The real story of Halloween. 2. Statistics Canada released some ghoulish figures revolving around Halloween. 3. I wish I had as cool a professor: 4. Some Halloween … Continue reading

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Are we really in a pandemic?

While the news that flu clinics across the country have been swamped has been going on for several weeks, this does concern me. The reason being that the term pandemic is being thrown around rather loosely and causing Fear, Uncertainty … Continue reading

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The Google Cookie Monster

Halloween is just around the corner and I thought it would be good to cover a monster that affects us every time we use the World Wide Web. While calling it a cookie might make the technology sound inviting, this … Continue reading

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Canadian Broadband Prices

A report (PDF) on global broadband quality shows Canada to be lagging behind. No surprise then that an ISP funded report suggested that we are world class! This was shortly followed by another study (PDF) that confirmed that Canada is … Continue reading

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Using the power of the Web for shopping

The Web allows us a lot of research power. This is no more true when it comes to shopping. Here are some general and logical steps to follow in harnessing the Web for making a well informed purchase: 1. Education: … Continue reading

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Bits and pieces – #3

1. Ever lost or camera or found one and did not know what to do next? I Found Your Camera is a helpful site that can help repatriate the camera with the rightful owner. There is also a Facebook group … Continue reading

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Specialised search

Over at the radio shows’ website, we discussed the world of Google on our last show. However, it is important to realise that there are many other search engines out there serving specialised purposes. Here is a short list of … Continue reading

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