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  • Jeff and Gary’s Excellent Adventure « Breaking News
    October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Technical difficulties Home how much do we pay Jeff and Gary s Excellent Adventure By Bill on March 2nd 2007

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  • how much do we pay? « Breaking News
    2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Jeff and Gary s Excellent Adventure Home Catalogue goes electronic how much do we pay By Bill on March 1st 2007 So you buy a bottle of wine from the LCBO Pay maybe 12 14 But how much is it really worth We all have bought into the idea that it s OK to pay high taxes on booze because that funds our expensive government social programs and keeps taxes off or lower on things like milk and children s shoes And of course drinking is a luxury not a necessity But strip away those taxes and what would pay The money that Ontario pockets from your purchase is multi layered They start with what they actually pay from the bottle to arrive here They they layer on GST PST a profit markup and several other levees And of course these are not calculated based on the original arrival price They are based on the

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  • Catalogue goes electronic « Breaking News
    2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes how much do we pay Home The best wine ever Catalogue goes electronic By Bill on February 28th 2007 There have been big changes in the LCBO Classics Catalogue system as of 2007 It s the selection of limited availability and generally most expensive wines sold by Ontario s government run liquor monopoly The wines are not sold through retail outlets but must be ordered in bottles or lots and delivered to customers Since the inception of the catalogue they ve published a glossy magazine twice a year listing what is available As of a month ago they ve gone entirely on line and cut the printed version That has also allowed them to break up the availability and rather than releasing a large selection twice a year the catalogue will now be parcelled out in smaller groups about a half dozen times The LCBO

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  • The best wine ever « Breaking News
    April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes Catalogue goes electronic Home Web U scores a coup The best wine ever By Bill on February 28th 2007 A test for a new Spectator wine and food blog People often ask me what is the best wine I ve ever tasted expecting some grand name or outrageously old age Wine is a sensory thing so a lot of factors affect how much you enjoy it are you happy or angry relaxed or tense tired or perky My honest answer for the wine I ve enjoyed best and still remember the experience some 25 years later is a restaurant carafe of Castelli Romani I ve had it numerous times since and it s always a useful and affordable restaurant carafe wine nothing special But that one night we had just been married it was hot we were painting our first apartment so

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  • Web U scores a coup « Breaking News
    the comments Archives February 2012 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 June 2011 March 2011 January 2011 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 January 2010 December 2009 October 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes The best wine ever Home How to Present Video Web U scores a coup By Bill on February 9th 2007 We did a lot this week Most importantly we learned Roger s middle name No I won t Ask him The second most important thing that happened is the first week of Web U coincided with the highest ever traffic to our website Coincidence I think not That s the challenge for students to come Match those numbers They re posted on the bulletin board inthe Web U campus and the plan is to post them week to week to see how each class does We did video we did audio but for us the week was

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  • How to Present Video « Breaking News
    By Bill on February 9th 2007 From the Poynter Org s E media blog comes a pointer to what looks to be a fabulous use of web tech to produce potentially engaging journalism at the WashingtonPost com One of the brains behind this is Rob Curley the guy who created Chicago Crime on his own merging Google Maps with police crime reports and if I recall right the Lawrence Kanasas family of sites LJ World etc before moving on to the Post http specials washingtonpost com onbeing This new subsite of the Post is well worth the visit if only to see the gorgeous useful interface they ve developed for presenting what is essentially a weekly video profile of ordinary people Here s what Poynter had to say onBeing Nice Take on Creating Community onBeing washingtonpost com In one of the debut onBeing videos Washington D C based nun Sister Anne Elizabeth recounts her path from second base to the convent If you ve been wondering what Rob Curley and his multimedia team at Washington Post Newsweek Interactive have been up to since October a hint of what s yet to come debuted midday today It s called onBeing in the CameraWorks section of WashingtonPost com The onBeing project is based on the simple notion that we should get to know one another a little better writes Jennifer Crandall on the site What you ll find here is a series of videos that takes you into the musings passions histories and quirks of all sorts of people The essence of who they are who we are Jesse Foltz is responsible for the programming and neat interface design Deryck Hodge developed the site in Django and Python But it s right up Curley s community alley There will be a new

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  • First Spec Web U blog « Breaking News
    April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 November 2007 October 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 Blogroll Development Blog Documentation DreamHost Blog Plugins Suggest Ideas Support Forum Themes How to Present Video Home Promiscuous bookmarking First Spec Web U blog By Bill on February 7th 2007 It s week one of Web U No hazing so far Although sending Roger Tahir and I out to the waterfront in

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  • Promiscuous bookmarking « Breaking News
    free your web bookmarks from your browser and store them out on the web so you could access them anytime anywhere from any web connected computer Lots of services sprang up a few years ago offering that kind of functionality but then a few went one giant step further They said the web is all about community and interactivity What if you could share those bookmarks add to them trade them peek in on other peoples See what was being bookmarked NOW or what was being bookmarked a lot Social bookmarking was born There are many services that offer variations on this now I use del icio us and you can have a look at my bookmarks by going here or here http del icio us bdunphy if you can t simply click on the link If you d like to see other social bookmark sites click on the bookmarks tag in the right hand column under unbundled tags Tags are a bit like keywords they re a way to build a kind of ontology an order and structure out of the mass of data The column on the right is a tag cloud where the number of bookmarked sites sharing the same tag causes that tag to become bolder and larger thus telling you at a glance which are my most oft used tags Users can arrange their bookmarks by tag cloud or alphabetical list or by categories or frequency of use etc So what s that got to do with us Well imagine if we started tagging our stories on the web and then offered readers a tag cloud page as a way of searching our content It would not only add lots of value to our stories by organizing conent intelligently it would also allow readers and

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