I just read another very sad story about what happened in Toronto at the G20 this weekend. I am reposting the story here, as written by the author, just in case his Facebook gets blocked or deleted. These kinds of things have been known to happen. If you read this, please also repost it with a credit to the original author somewhere else on the internet.
Now I don’t think the $1.2 billion in security money will be enough to cover Continue reading
Optimus Prime playing R&B music on Robson St, Vancouver
Today’s edition of the ongoing Lunch with Laurent series wasn’t lunch, but a kind of breakfast. I met with mortgage broker Jessi Johnson at a False Creek bakery ‘Tartine Bread and Pies’. They don’t actually serve breakfast there but we improvised and came up with a quite tasty variation on a breakfast theme. You may know Jessi as “The mortgage guy” on 730AM radio where he helps people towards the goal of financial freedom and getting free of their mortgages sooner with his “Own your life” program.
Jessi Johnson and his team run a successful mortgage broker company Jessi Johnson Mortgage Team and make excellent use of online tools to help Continue reading
Brian Skerry is the marine equivalent of a war photographer. The images that he presented on the Mission Blue Voyage were both beautiful and tragic. Two images that he showed still haunt me. One of them is the bottom of the ocean after being trawled. The other is from under a fishing boat when the by catch is dumped.
KlubJunkie & WayDoper present…
★★★ YACHT ★★★
CANADA DAY BOAT CRUISE
THURSDAY JULY 1st 2010
Granville Island, Vancouver
Featuring Vancouver’s Best PartyRock DJs
JOHNNY FEVER | BLONDTRON | SAM DEMOE | JP VALDES
Departs 2:00pm SHARP! Continue reading
Scam Alert: Domain Registry of Canada http://droc.ca
Do not reply to any letters or unsolicited emails from Domain Registry of Canada http://droc.ca. They are a scam. They are not an official Government of Canada company – but they do send very official looking documents which they call “advertising”.
My friend just received a very official looking letter in the mail today saying he needed to renew his domain name registration with the Domain Registry of Canada http://droc.ca. The prices quoted are outrageous ($40 per year for domain registration Continue reading
I got the best canned email form letter today from a job application I sent in months ago. The email came in out of left-field because it has been so long that I submitted an application I forget what the actual job was. The email really made me feel special inside. I’m glad my application “was of great interest” – so great that they told me “please do not reply” to the email as it will not reach anybody. They did however offer me the honour of following them on Twitter where I suppose I shouldn’t reply to them either. Your customer service skills, and template email writing skills are second to none.
If anyone from Rogers ever reads this:
- If you are trying to pass yourself off as caring about customer service, don’t tell people not to reply to your emails.
- When the job application is more than 2 months old I don’t think there is a need to shoot a template out to tell me you don’t care. Continue reading