London Signage

London Signage

A local London business has caused some controversy recently with his signage. The owner of Ale House London is using his sign to voice his concern over the rising costs of business in London, Ontario. Among these concerns is the large jump in minimum wage to $15/hour, a long-standing ambition of the NDP that was recently adopted by the unpopular Liberal Party. London's Chamber of Commerce and the Progressive Conservative Party also oppose the increase.

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London’s Open Map Data

London’s Open Map Data

London's open data catalogue is a good starting point if you're looking for map data, budgets, water sampling. Working with map data can be tricky at first. I show how to import London's map data into both GoogleMaps and QGIS. London's Open Data Catalogue The City of London's Open Data Catalogue ...

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Custom Drupal 7 to WordPress Migration

Custom Drupal 7 to WordPress Migration

This website has been migrated from Drupal 7 to WordPress using a custom process. I created a quick-and-dirty WordPress plugin to query specific Drupal 7 nodes and add them as WordPress posts.

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Cyberabdication

Cyberabdication

The worldwide WannaCry ransomware attack has corporations and governments pointing fingers. Microsoft stopped free support of popular and widely used operating systems. America has allowed a powerful cyberweapon to fall into the hands of gangs and terrorists. Thousands of IT professionals shirked their responsibility to apply necessary security patches. Many of the organizations affected have been hospitals.

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Holding Onto Holdings

Holding Onto Holdings

Recent discussions and real estate developments have once again brought Shmuel Farhi and Farhi Holdings Corporation into the spotlight. I spent some time looking into Farhi's successes and follies while building a visualization tool to help understand how he influences the City of London.

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Real News and Fake Problems

Real News and Fake Problems

News in all forms faces a real problem as fewer people are able to tell the difference. Everyone is caught now and then sharing something that referenced a source that was less than accurate.

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Back For The Tannens

Back For The Tannens

The thing about movies involving time travel is that you often have to watch them a few times before you have a good grasp on them. Back To The Future is a trilogy that I've seen many times over the past quarter century. The internet now dedicates and shares insights into everything from the p...

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Beyond Ridiculous

Beyond Ridiculous

Furious Directing The director of a film has a huge impact on how the story is told. Justin Lin is an excellent example of this. He brings his perspective from the highly varied films Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. This Star Trek films c...

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