Posts in Category: Misc

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

We went to the 4H Tractor Pulls on April 7, 2013 at the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival. We do things a bit different in the north.

My congratulations to the Durham 4H group for running an amazing event. Here are a few of the more interesting pulls leading up to the three engine lawn tractor.

My Favorite Comics


Alt after a link is an alternate site for that comic in case the main site is not working.

Each morning I hold down the Ctrl key and click on each comic to get my daily fix of comics. When the local paper started doing late delivery, I canceled it and discovered most of my favorite comics were on the web.

Playing Professor Snape

Rich Helms as Professor Snape
Rich Helms as Professor Snape

Getting an ISBN in Canada

The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is the serial number of your book. It is unique through the world. Obtaining an ISBN in Canada is fairly easy. Realize as self-published, you are the publisher.

For Canadian writers the process of obtaining an ISBN is online and free from the Canadian ISBN Agency.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/ciss-ssci/index-e.html
Link updated Oct 31, 2011

Realize your are the publisher in a self-published book. Enter yourself as the publisher. This sets up a set of ISBN numbers with each only differing by the last numbers

Once you get your ISBN, go to www.mithril.com.au/barcode.htm and enter the number without the dashes. Select “large barcode“ and click on the “Generate Barcode“ button. Copy and paste the barcode into an image editor such as Photoshop. Save the image as a .tif and import it into your document.

Defining Moments

“Why do we have to listen to this again? You explained it twice,” said the slight six-year-old boy with hair so blond it was almost white. Frustrated, he pleaded for the next topic. A sponge, his goal in life was to understand everything. Math came to him so easily, that he often reached the conclusion before the teacher could explain it. Information was his opium and at six he was addicted.