April 24, 2023

Log-in Account and Personalized Access: Set Up

Setting Up a Log-in Account Log-in Account: Recently I have been working to add to some sites the ability for users to create a Log-in Account for the purposes of engagement with the site for either subscriptions to news updates or purchase of Products and Services. In order to do this, the first step is installing an account management system
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August 17, 2022

Deja Vu and a Brochure too!

A little under two decades ago I experimented with using graphic design tools to build publications for personal interest.  I was moderately successful in creating the materials.  This week I had another chance to do this a create Brochure for a client.  I had all of a week to pull it all together and add corresponding updates to the matching
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December 19, 2021

More changes – New Capabilities

More changes planned, I have decided to work with the Theme Co Pro Theme. As this offers virtually unlimited flexibility to build sites without the constraint of purchase and adapting themes from various sources as I have been doing up to now and suffering the creative constraints placed upon the you by the creators of these themes. I have also
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November 23, 2017

A time for renewal at the Blue Grid

A time for renewal It’s been some time since I have posted to this blog, but over the past few days, I have found it a time for renewal. I have seen it necessary to review these websites and bring them up to date.  I hope that has been completed for now. 2017 has seen the return of website support
February 3, 2013

Workin for a Coal Mine

Grande Cache Coal Actually, for a Coal Mine. Grande Cache Coal to be exact. I did some work in 2011 to develop an EDI system to help with the release of the Trains from the mine. This time it has been to help with the production reporting within the mine and for Logistics. The objective was to replace a number
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August 12, 2011

My Edmonton Adventure

Well, I went to Edmonton and worked there for 8 months travelling back and forth every week ……. It was fun and it was a magnificent pleasure working with the folks at Service Alberta.
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April 7, 2011

My EDI adventure

I have been working for the past few weeks on creating an EDI interface between Grande Cache Coal Corp and CN Railways to speed up the process of getting trains released from the mine (in NW Alberta.) The project is coming along well. We are now waiting for the Translation software to arrive. Then we can get on with the
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March 13, 2011

My Hawaiian Adventure

My Hawaiian Adventure Just back from spending 2 months in Hawaii, working on developing a new business with a friend.  The company was HonuBoard ETC LLC.  Two months of work were for not, we have parted ways and I am moving back to working in the Oil Patch in Canada.  I leave Hawaii behind parting with many fond memories of
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November 4, 2010

Back in the Saddle? Explorations in Personal Development

Personal Development Attending Forrester Seminar in Calgary today doing Personal Development, Learning about Information Technology trends and the impact of social media on networking.   Faced with the prospects that the industry is moving. I have come to realize that one needs to invest in retraining and learning recent technology to be able to respond to the change.   Some things have
September 24, 2010

Graham Pettman

I have been working on a website for a leading Canadian Artist, Graham Pettman for some time.  Lately I have returned to developing it.  In the past 24 hours I have added more photos of his work and some links to articles about him. (Update 2023: this website has long been retired; it was a pleasure to being able to
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