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You know how everyone has ‘A GUY’ that knows a guy that can get something done, or has the answer to a question?
Well I have come to a realization in my life that I AM THAT GUY! When I was a kid my parents used to call me a know it all because I had an answer for everything and was able to solve most problems. I always looked at everything and wanted to figure out how to make it better than it was. Through my years I have never really owned anything that I left stock. Always tweaking, modifying or editing things to make them better and function the way I wanted them to.
As I got older and began working different jobs I was always able to look at process and procedure and figure out a more effecient way of doing things. I was never shy about giving myt opinion or answering a question for people. Most of the time I was just ignored when I gave my opinion on a topic or a situation. If not ignored many people just said things like “What do you know?”, “It is what it is!”, “Your too young, in a few years you will see that this is the best way.”
A few years have past and I have said the words “I told you so…” far too often for my liking, so for a while I stopped giving my input and helping people. The funny think is though that my phone keeps ringing with people asking me if I know how to do something or if I can help them with something. I am that guy that people call when they need an answer to something or to ask if I have a connection. I have come to welcome the fact that in my years I have learned a lot about many things. I am not a specialist in anything but a “jack of many trades” as some would call it.
Being in the computer industry I have people constantly calling me or asking for assistance in specific areas or to figure out how to do something. There are so many people that I meet in my business that initially don’t beleive the amount of knowledge I have and the ability I have to design/redesign procedures to make them more efficient.
Other than tooting my own horn of course I have decided that to help unload this knowledge and share it with people I will start using this blog as a place for anyone to ask me a question about anything and I will offer up my opinion or solution to a problem. If you have a question or a problem that you need a solution for then feel free to leave a comment on this post and I will try to offer up my solution. Take my feedback, use my advice or just ignore me it really does not matter but the offer is there!
Just me trying to give back a little to the world…
A rant I wish I didn’t have to make. Some people in society never cease to amaze and disgust me.
The expression no good dead goes unpunished has never meant more than it does today. The fact that we have degenerated to such a low in our society today that anyone doing something from the goodness of their heart comes under attack by barely human individuals that have nothing better to do than to try and discredit the actions of another.
Recently a tragedy hit my company (Mk2 Business Solutions) where my lead programmer/best friend’s sister was in a tragic car accident and is in ICU. I am not going to go over any details here as this is not the forum for the topic. I decided to use my companies hosting server and resources to create a website for my best friend to help the rest of the out of town family to keep up to date with his sister’s progress. The site also takes donations to help her in her recovery process. Everything was built and setup in a transparent nature and we even contacted a local newspaper which ran a story on her status and the launch of the site to help create awareness for her situation.
I thought nothing of doing this to help my best friend and his family during this terrible time. My heart goes out to him and his family and I wanted to do something to help them through this crisis. It is impossible to sit idly by as someone so close to you is going through so much pain.
Within 1 week of the newspaper article people that are of no blood relation at all to my best friends sister are PUBLICLY questioning the intentions of the site and where the proceeds are going. Upon hearing this news my heart hit the floor. I could not believe that people believe that someone cannot do a good deed without having to try and slander them publicly and question their intentions.
I know who these people are and as much as I want to return the favor you have done for me I refrain. See I wanted to do something to help a friend in need and you have tried to discredit me and my company. That is disgusting and low, lower than low. You have no morals and are barely human. It is people like you that have caused the death of the “Nice Guy”. No one wants to do anything out of the goodness of their heart anymore because people like you cause them pain and anguish for their actions.
The good that comes from this is that THIS nice guy is not dead, you cannot shut down the site and as far as the credibility of the site goes. BRING IT ON! There is nothing sinister or treacherous here, well aside from you that is. This site in question is jennymaguire.com and yes WE know exactly who the slandering parties are!
From one nice guy to those that try to stomp nice guys down. You haven’t crushed our will and we will continue to do good things even though disgusting creatures like yourselves try to discredit us.
What goes around comes around and I warn you KARMA is a bitch…
I was wondering what I would say to my kids when they complain about what they don’t have and I always envisioned statements like, “When I was your age we didn’t have the internet.”, “IF we had to call our parents we had to find a payphone, we didn’t have cell phones”. Blah Blah Blah we all heard the stories from our parents having to walk 10 miles in 6 feet of snow uphill both ways bare foot to school. It’s going to be hilarious listening to ourselves explain to our kids what we didn’t have at their age.
I received this email today which articulates this better than anything I could say so I am relaying it to you. Hope you have a laugh about it. I DID…
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning Uphill… barefoot… BOTH ways
Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, There was no way in hell I was going to lay A bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!
But now that… I’m over the ripe old age of Thirty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today.
You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don’t know how good you’ve got it!
I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, We had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen!
Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
There were no MP3′ s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ’s usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that’s it!
And we didn’t have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,
Your mom, your boss, your Bookie, a collections agent, you Just didn’t know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video Games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games Like ‘Space Invaders’ and ‘asteroids’. Your guy was a little square! You Actually had to use your Imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or Screens, it was just one screen…
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and Faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
You had to use a Little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it Came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled Little rat-bastards!
And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove … Imagine that!
That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy.
You’re spoiled. You guys wouldn’t have lasted
Five minutes back in 1980!
The over 30 Crowd
I love to post interesting emails that I receive, when I agree with the message in them. This construction worker makes such a profound statement in this message that I felt it needed to be spread around a little more. I completely agree with everything he states in this message, being from the west coast we have so many able bodied bums on the street that refuse work when it is offered them.
If they choose this lifestyle for them selves then why are we the hardworking tax paying citizens expected to support them. To make things worse I can’t even walk downtown without getting accosted by them asking for more money. Many of them have apartments and receive a welfare check on top of the large sums of money they collect by panhandling.
With all the by-laws popping up here and there why is it that the precious government won’t pass a pan handling law making it illegal to sit on the side of the road and beg for money. The worst part of it is people keep feeling sorry for these people and keep giving them money. One summer a local farmer strapped for workers rented a bus and drove downtown asking all the unemployed street folk if they wanted jobs making over minimum wage to help on the farm for the summer. The farmer came back with NOT A SINGLE WORKER. All of the “BUMS” (not politically correct but OH WELL THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE) refused the work and continued on their pan handling ways. Now come on people are we really that duped by the street people that we are to believe they all are “IN NEED”, “DOWN ON THEIR LUCK”.
I was once down on my luck and stuck on the street. 2 months and 2 Welfare checks to get on my feet and pounding the pavement till I got a job and blammo I was back in the game again. Working supporting myself and moving forward in life. If these people really wanted to be off the street then they would be. There is plenty of work, especially here on the west coast. To those that say they are too proud to work at McDonalds or Tim Hortons I say BULLS___T you are not too proud to beg for money on the side of the road, you are just too lazy to get a job.
That’s my Rant for today, I’m heading on vacation for 2 weeks but I will post again as soon as I return.
THIS GUY MAKES A GOOD POINT
This was written by a construction worker in Fort MacMurray- he sure makes a lot of sense to me!
I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to earn that pay cheque, I work on a rig site for a FortMac construction project. I am required to pass a random urine test, with which I have no problem. What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don’t have to pass a urine test. Shouldn’t one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare cheque because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand — I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do on the other hand have a problem with helping someone sit on their butt drinking beer and smoking dope.Test positive for dope or booze, no welfare cheque! Could you imagine how much money the provinces would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance cheque? Please pass this along if you agree or simply delete if you don’t. Hope you will pass it along though, because something has to change in this country, and soon !!!
Received this in my email from a family member still in Britain I thought this was hilarious and so true in areas. I had to post it, I am sure Canadians and British will love it. For all the Americans please don’t take offense to it after all it is just a joke…
(there are some statements in here that lends me to believe that the original author was originally from Britain but now resides in Canada.(the reference to metric) none the less enjoy)
To the citizens of the United States of America:
In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.
Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy) .
Your new Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.
To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:
You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary.
- Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.
- The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ‘-ize’ will be replaced by the
suffix ‘-ise’. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up ‘vocabular y’).
- Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the
reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of -ize.
- July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.
- You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.
- Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler . A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.
- All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense
- The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.
- You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.
- The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of British Commonwealth – see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.
- Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one’s ears removed with a cheese grater.
- You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed t o play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don’t try Rugby – the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.
- Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.
- You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.
- An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).
- Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.
God save the Queen.
I was surfing through some of the other blogs I assist in and found a funny sequence of images with humorous descriptions of breast and bra sizes so I through them together into a little flash video and posted it here for all to see. Woman and male Boob lovers alike will get a hoot out of this little flash movie. Enjoy.
Is it just me or are ISP’s slowing down our connections. I have noticed that both at the office and at home that regular surfing has had a noticeable slowdown. We all know that some providers such as Bell are throttling the connections on certain ports to limit the amount of downloading of “pirated” content its users can make.
Here is a conspiracy theory for you. Just totally random and off the top of my head but what if the ISP’s are slowing our connections down so that we will upgrade to the faster accounts and spend more money. Or maybe they are monitoring all traffic and it is causing a bottle neck of packets and slowing down the connections of its users.
I love a good conspiracy. The real reason for the post is to ask if anyone else is noticing a slow down in regular surfing lately or am I just loosing my mind more rapidly than normal?
Well thats it for today, I look forward to hearing some responses on the topic.
Watching FOX13 news tonight I witnessed the most disturbing thing that I have ever seen on television ever!. Two morally corrupt american soldiers (yes I did not capitalize american as I don’t believe that it deserves it) through a puppy of a cliff in Iraq. WTF!
First of all what the hell are you arrogant pieces of filth thinking when you perform such a disgusting act? You pathetic pussies have nothing better to do than murder and innocent little puppy. Someone should through you off a cliff and laugh at you while your bones break and skin splits while you careen down the cliff side. You are not worthy of living never mind so called protecting your country. The US military gives you a non disclosed disciplinary action, they are as useless as the soldiers they employ. No wonder this behavior seems acceptable to you. You should have been court marshaled, removed from service and sent directly back to the US to face charges of animal cruelty. (Personally I would just throw you pathetic wast of skin to a pack of wild dogs and nature take care of you!)
Second why the hell would FOX13 air the entire video showing the dog get thrown and landing on the rocks below. You are as disgusting as the soldiers themselves. I have have lost all respect for this news cast. I hope the animal rights activists are all over you people. I will not post a like to the news cast as I don’t want anyone to have to witness this video. This is one of those things that will forever be burned into my memory as horrible and disturbing.
With all the controversy around the war in Iraq, it’s incidents like this that makes the rest of the world ask “What are you really doing in that country?”. If I would not be proud to be an american after watching that on the news tonight. Thank god I am not american.
Ironic it is that I actually don’t watch the news, the show that I was watching ended while I was working on a design project and the news came on. Deep into design I did not even notice that the news was playing until I looked up just as this filth was on the screen. Tonight has even more deeply ingrained the reasons why I can’t stand to watch the news, especially american news.
Well that is enough about this, if you feel that same way that I do about this atrocity PLEASE click the bookmark links and add this post to your Facebook, Digg or any other Social networking site that you are part of.
Well the Bell Mobility issues never end. This is the most corrupt organization, not only are they throttling internet connection but time and time again they are ripping off their customers.
In previous posts I have detailed the issues with Bell and its billing policies. For 6 months they over charged me for my service by $20 dollars. Each an every month I have had to call the Bell customer service ( I use the term loosely) associates to get the bill corrected every month. I spoke with an customer service associate last month who stated that I would not be charged a cancellation fee when I switch companies because of all the hassles. After hearing this from the associate I went down to Rogers and signed up for a new contract with them.
A month goes by and I get a Bell bill, on this bill they have added the $20 that was credited back to back to me the month prior and again my bill is $20 more than it is supposed to be. After another 1 hour call with the manager of Bell I was told that it was Rogers fault for not canceling the account when the port transfer went through. Passing the buck yet another thing that Bell does well, no common sense in the company I tell you. If you don’t have the number anymore you have lost the client. Well I find out to no surprise that at this point Bell will try and extort as much money as possible out of you. “Watch this we’ll punish this puny client for getting fed up with our crap and going to a competitor!”. So during this call I am told that I will have to pay the $200 cancellation fee, OMG they have a recorded call with an associate telling me that they will waive the cancellation fee. These morons won’t pull the call and verify this information, of course not cause then you would HAVE to waive the fee for me. To bring this crap to a close they decide to give me the new cancellation policy which is $100 . Wow thanks for the crappy service and the reduction in the fee that I was not supposed to pay in the first place.
The manager on the line at this time tells me that he is only doing this because “I am a Bell family customer and even though I am with another provider now I will return to Bell!” What arrogance. If you think I will ever use Bell for any service again in the future you are either delusional or insane.
With any luck this whole ordeal will be done with once the cancellation bill is paid and I won’t have to deal with these idiots anymore. This article is a warning to all Bell mobility customers, I hope you don’t get trapped with this company. With number portability in full effect now you can keep your number and move to any other cellular service out there. There are so many to choose from in this day and age .
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE BELL FOR ANYTHING!