From the “Big Hairy Deal” Department ::
Acouple of sasquatch sightings in Saskatchewan and Manitoba recently have created a bit of a buzz. CBC News is reporting a sasquatch sighting near Torch River which prompted a man from Flin Flon, Manitoba to report a similar hairy creature sighting he witnessed last summer. Apparently several men from the village of Deschambault Lake drove down to the location of the Torch River sighting and took photographs of the foot prints. It’s also reported they found a tuft of brown hair but there is no follow-up on this.
Related Sasquatch Sites:
- John Bindernagel’s Sasquatch Site
- BFRO – The Bigfoot Field Researcher’s Organization
- The Bigfoot Information Project’s Bigfoot Forums
From the “expensive rocks” Department ::
DeBeers have opened a Diamond Display Centre located in their Toronto Headquarters. Apparently it chronicles the history of the diamond industry covering such subjects as the science of diamonds, what geologists look for, the steps involved in cutting and polishing diamonds and the engineering involved in diamond mining. Sounds like a real interesting place to visit.
In other news a First Nations group in Ontario is trying to convince the American diamond mining public that Canadian diamonds are explored for and mined at the expense of its people. In other words, they’re not conflict free. The Canadian diamond industry has worked hard at promoting their diamonds as “conflict free”. They use advanced marking technology to identify Canadian diamonds as being mined in Canada in an effort to distance themselves from the brutal conflicts in Africa financed with so called, “blood diamonds”. I can’t quite figure out why the First Nations people in Canada haven’t brought this up before.
Anyhow…, stay tuned for further news concerning Canadian Diamonds.
From the “make over” Department ::
Behind the scenes I’ve been busy. The site is now almost completely free of tables and everything is styled with CSS. It’s been a bit of a brain buster but well worth it now that it’s done. In addition to the CSS make over I’ve made heavy use of “includes” so that when I make a change I only have to make it to one file and it propagates throughout the site. Other than the addition of the Amazon advertising not much looks different to the visitor. My work is a lot simpler though.
I’m trying to get everything set up for a server switch shortly after the New Year and I want it to go as smooth as possible. The average visitor to the site would have no idea how much work is involved in making that happen.
Anyhow…, hope everything goes off without a hitch.
From the “what’s up” Department ::
I‘m working on an annotated directory of sign shops that have a decent web presence. It’s still a work in progress but you can check it out if you want. It’s going to take a few days to get the list I’ve compiled entered into the directory as I personally visit every site and give a brief summary of what the site is all about.
As soon as the sign shop directory is finished I have several others that I’m going to be working on in the very near future. After all, it’s winter here in Alberta so I need a good excuse to avoid the frozen outdoors.
Anyhow…, there’s a bunch of things that need to get done so I guess I better get back at it.
From the “what’s happening” Department ::
After playing around for the better part of a day and a half I finally have a working version of a CSS/XHTML picture gallery. Seeing as my full time job is a graphic designer for a sign company I thought I would showcase a few sign designs and layouts. CSS can get downright confusing if you want to know the truth.
Check out the Sign Design Gallery and let me know if you experience any problems with it. Your feedback is appreciated.
Anyhow…, that’s what I’ve been up to.