Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dead at 141 years of age


After a valiant battle with Internet News the Nanaimo Daily News, a resident of this city for 141 years, has, as some feared it would, sadly passed away. The Nanaimo Daily News was pre-deseased by its younger brother - The Oceanside Star, resident of Parksville, B.C., and sister - The Courier-Islander, resident of Campbell River, B.C.

The Nanaimo Daily News was a well respected and active member of this Island community of nearly 150,000. It will be especially missed by its advertisers, existing and recent subscribers, and by those few who picked up their copy at newspaper stands.

There will be no funeral service and so, in lieu of flowers, please visit the Nanaimo Daily News memorial page by clicking HERE or make a donation to your local community newspaper by purchasing a copy (while you still can).

"No news is sad news"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Artisan Books - Melding leading edge digital printing with traditional craftsmanship


Artisan Books is a unique melding of leading edge digital book printing with traditional book creation craftsmanship that delivers premium limited edition books for creative professionals, artisans and individuals.

The new digital printing technologies have finally made individual as well as limited edition book printing affordable, accessible, and able to meet the highest standards for fidelity in image reproduction and permanence.

Artisan Books extends that capability by completing the book, by hand, using the craft techniques of traditional book publishers.

As a result, Artisan Books works with some of the most creative and demanding design consultancies and individuals in the world. Their books are available in three popular sizes, digitally printed on Mohawk archival paper, then case bound, hand sewn and protected within an an attractive box. The books may optionally be embellished with bespoke book cloths and papers, embossing, or foil blocking. Pages of a specialist nature or papers such as metallics, hand made sheets, pressed flowers or foils may also be included.

Artisan books can be built from their design templates or, more popularly, by the client - making their book presentations unique works of art.

More information on this unique service is available by clicking HERE.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Marketing 101


Everyone in town knows where the church is - but every Sunday the church still rings its bell.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Revolutionary 3D Printing inspired by the movie Terminator 2

A TED Talk by Joseph DeSimone March 2015 - amazing.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

You know that film is dead...

... when you have to say that what was being put into a camera is a roll of film as this clip from the recent "Sin City - A Dame to Die For" did because otherwise the modern audience wouldn't know what it was.

Weights and Measures Craziness

I was comparing the nutrition information of two bags of cheese at the grocer's today.
And noted that the information was based on the amount of cheese by cup and gram.
Somehow, although they are both using 30 grams as the measure - one has 30 grams being 1/3 of a cup but with the other the same 30 grams is 1/4 of a cup.
Hmmmmm. So what does a web-based converter say?
Apparently 1/4 of a cup isn't 30 grams - it's 59!
I give up.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Liberal Wastage

I received this mailer from the Liberal Party of Canada in my mail today.


It's a "Special Invitation" to join the Laurier Club for a suggested donation of between $225 and $325.


Inside is a "personal video message" which can be viewed by using the enclosed USB stick.
To my surprise the "personal video message" was identical to the one that could be viewed at the URL listed just below the attached USB stick. So, the Liberal Party marketeers created a very expensive way to communicate a simple URL. Also, because the USB stick does not show up as an attached device on the user's computer desktop - it can't be reused for any other purpose.

What a waste.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

You can't do this with a tablet or PC

The GeoBender Hypercube:

video
Beautiful and amazing. For more information click HERE