Sunday, October 31, 2010

My First Thoughts On The First Chapter Of Dust

I read the first chapter of the book, "Dust". It wasn't too bad. There was a light seasoning of feminism, and a few sentences which were confusing. The author was trying to start off with a familiar tone, but the problem is that the reader probably cannot follow everything.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I Am Reading A Book Called Dust

I am participating in a word of mouth campaign, for the book called, "Dust". Right now, I am reading the sample chapter. I will let you know my first impressions with a new blog entry.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pop-Up Stores: Useful For Small Temporary Retail Businesses

Some of you might have great ideas on what and how to sell. Read the remainder of the blog entry to see some links that might help you test ideas at lower price.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Grecian Formula Update [end of week 8]

I did not use it very much this week, but I have developed the habit of shaking the bottle, while I apply the liquid.

That being said, my hair does appear to be darker, but it is hard to tell.

Keep reading for important information regarding my hair and why Grecian Formula 16 might not work with my hair.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

15% Off Of My Book

For those who do not read my other blog, is offering 15% off of my book. It will come out of their pocket, not mine.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grecian Formula Update [end of week 7]

I noticed this week, that my hair does start to darken consistently, but it still washes out. I tend to apply more of it these days, just to see if it might soak in better.

I checked the instructions again, and it seems that I missed a few things. Read the remainder of the blog entry for more information.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Intelligent Design Vs. Evolution: Banana Designs

Ray Comfort claimed that a common banana is evidence of God's design, and then apologized for his misunderstanding. I am not phrasing it exactly as it was said, so you have to see it for yourselves. After you have looked at what he has said, read the remainder of the blog entry for my commentary on his statements.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ontario Court Rules On Niqab [Muslim Veil]

I just read an interesting article about wearing the niqab. I personally believe that we do not need to give that religious freedom to them, and I would even argue that it is morally wrong to cover up a face in many circumstances. That being said, I think that Justice David Doherty wrote an interesting quote about the sincerity of person with respect to his religious beliefs. If you are into religion and politics, then read the remainder of the blog entry for the quote and my opinion. Arrange Toolbar

I had such a tough time figuring out the Arrange toolbar, but this wonderful wiki entry, Aids for positioning objects explained it really well.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Grecian Formula Update [end of week 6]

On Friday, I was beginning to see barely noticeable progress, but the shower washed it out again.

I did see progress throughout the week, but the shampoo did not make a difference, as far as I can tell.

Has it been 6 weeks already?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Redesigning Or Improving ODF Templates

Just yesterday, I came up with the idea of having a single separate template for the title page, copyright page, and table of contents, which can all be sized with the page styles. Read on, for the details. Reminder: I would appreciate some feedback.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Bad Experience With Bad

Overall, I am very dissatisfied with's service. Read the remainder of my blog entry for things that you might like to know, before you start publishing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Improve Your Musical Listening Skills [i.e. Ear Training]

If any of you want some ear training, then take a look at the links in the remainder of the blog. I appreciated these links, because they give you a lot of practise, and because they help you to memorize the sounds.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Just Dropped Off 2 Copies At The Surrey Public Library

What a great feeling.

Large Print Edition 1.0 Of "The Blog Entries Of Hosiery Advocate"

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

This is the same as the standard version, but it is in letter sized paper, and contain 16 pt fonts.

Grecian Formula Update [end of week 5]

I used it only once or twice, this week.

On Tuesday night, I decided to use shampoo to wash my hair, because that is what the instructions call for. Up until this point, I did not do that, because I forgot, and because I did not have any bottles of shampoo left. I completely forgot about the samples that I have. On Wednesday morning, I applied a bunch. I did not see a lot of colour, but I felt that it did darken the hair enough to reduce any white shine.

I will keep on going, because I want to make sure that I used the product properly, before I pass judgement.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Economical Edition 1.0 Of "The Blog Entries Of Hosiery Advocate"

It has been published. The remainder of the blog entry contains the details.

Edition 1.1 Of "The Blog Entries Of Hosiery Advocate"

It has been upgraded. The remainder of the blog entry contains the details.

Improve Your Rythm

I have been using this special metronome. It stops ticking, to challenge you to keep the beat on your own. I use it for that, as well as double tonguing, triple tonguing, and syncopated rhythms. I recommend it for all people who need to practise this stuff.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Suggestion To Dan Ariely: Experiment For Considerate Behaviour

I think that it is so important that we be considerate members of society. Consideration implies that we consider what the other person needs, and wants, and therefore make an effort to get along. I think that consideration is good because it helps us to deal with issues that are difficult to enforce.

Carry on, to read my suggestion that I made to Dan Ariely. He is the author of "Predictably Irrational", and "The Upside Of Irrationality".

Monday, October 4, 2010

Intelligent Design Vs. Evolution: Defects And Suffering

Sorry for not publishing this sooner. I only got a chance to really start writing it about 4.5 hours ago. I kept putting it off.

Evolutionists and atheists, seem to ask, If God really designed the world intelligently, then why did _______ turn out the way that it did?.

To be concise: the complexity of animals [people included], and plants, is a testament to creation, but defects of animals, and of plants, do not prove evolution. Read on, for my more detailed answer.

Cheap [Free Or Almost Free] Tongue Scraper

I have come to believe that a tongue scraper is an important part of our regular oral hygiene, because it helps to scrape off the germs. If this interests you, then keep reading for a suggestion on how to get the benefits, without the costs of the high tech solutions on the market.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vancouver Public Library Agreed To Buy 1 Copy Of My Book

They confirmed it by email, on Thursday afternoon. This just keeps getting more and more exciting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Surrey Public Library Agreed To Buy 2 Copies Of My Book

Last week, they confirmed it via email. It is only 2 copies, but I find it to be exciting, because it means that 2 books will not sit here, collecting dust, and that Surrey's citizens will have access to my wonderful ideas. ;^p< It was also good, because I managed to save them money. Amazon makes a lot of money.

Once the book comes in, I will start trying to schedule public events at the library, to promote the book, so that the books will not collect dust on the shelves.