Heck It’s Friday. A little Background History … I’ve been a MSN Messenger snob for years, since switching from ICQ. I used to really like ICQ too! You see, I was one of the first thousand ICQ’ers out there and had a 6 digit ICQ number, with the first three numbers were 100xxx. But, my great low ICQ number got compromised back in 2001 and I was in a great imaginery conflict in getting my account back, until I was finally successful. The only thing was, I had moved servers and couldn’t reply with the original hbs@gatewest.net email I had [More]
I’ve added a few .pps to my Powerpoint entry .. HERE In case you are lazy and just want to see them from this post (although there are a lot of neat powerpoint slideshows on the above post) .. here there are … Added December 8, 2008 So You Think YOU’VE Had A Bad Day? http://abitpac.com/media/Soyouthinkyourhavingabadday.pps Man In Space http://abitpac.com/media/ManInSpace.pps Enjoy!
call HART crazy .. but Wizards of Winter – The Original Another Christmas Light Show A Different Wizards of Winter Theme Song Light Show Another Wizards of Winter Light Show Jingle Bells Light Show – Same person who did original Wizards of Winter Another Jingle Bells Light Show Just In Case Last Year’s Christmas Light Show post
The following News Release or Speech has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site. The Honourable Michael M Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister responsible for the region of Montréal, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced the implementation of measures to reduce or eliminate tariffs on a number of textile fabrics used in apparel manufacturing. These measures will provide Canadian apparel producers with up to $4.5 million in annual duty savings. “The announcement today will help firms in Montréal and across Canada to maintain jobs by becoming more productive [More]
This is a followup to yesterday’s Coat Check Please! At Least That’s What My Wife Said To Me This Morning …. Okay .. So, I showed you the tools … now I will show you the results of what I did last night after dinner while I was watching T.V. (1) Survivor (2) My Name Is Earl / double header and (3) Stargate SG-1 Basically, everything for 2006 relating to my mail (except the actual cash receipts, debit receipts, and credit card receipts still to be sorted) .. is in the burgundy $6.57 CDN filing folder in alphabetical order. When [More]
The following is now available on the CRA Web site: News release Stamping of hand delivered mail at Canada Revenue Agency Local Offices Ottawa, Ontario, December 7, 2006… The Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue, announced today that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will provide a uniform on demand date stamping service for hand delivered correspondence in every local office across Canada. The announcement was made during the Minister’s appearance before a meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. “Canada’s New Government is putting the taxpayer first by working with the CRA to deliver better customer [More]
I have been posting around the week of the 10th of each month a “THANK-YOU” post, like this one, to all the advertisers from the previous month listed as at month end. That’s a permanent link in this blog, under the category heading which I call .. “Sponsor Appreciation”. I know it’s hard out there trying to figure out where to spend your advertising dollars .. and well .. THANKS for considering 1-8-0-0-H-A-R-T. You may now advertise on this site in the form of Text Link Ads. I should note that the link in the previous sentence is an affiliate [More]
Loose Receipts It’s that time of year again .. to be sure that I can organize all my receipts .. as I do every year! For 2006 … I finally sorted out the cash receipts into specific envelopes up to the end of September 2006 .. and, as you can tell – I’m not that current. This is how I do that in the LAZIEST way possible: I have this black bin on top of my fridge, and every day I put the cash receipts, debit receipts and credit card receipts loosely into the tub. I have two of the [More]
I have finally figured out why my RSS Feed has NOT been working since my upgrade from wordpress version 1.5.2 directly to wordpress 2.0.5 I was concerned of the problem being one created by me making such a vast jump in versions in wordpress that was the problem .. or the vast jump in the feedburner plugin or feedburner itself having problems. It turns out that my old version of plugins included Denis de Bernardy’s “Related” series of plugins that you see at the end of each post (Related Searches, Related Entries, and Related Tags) did not include the additional [More]
Another issue from my upgrade Sunday … When I was required to upgrade my plugins .. I was to also upgrade my ol_feedburner-plugin by Ordered List from my old version 1.0 to version 2.2 If you are familiar with this plugin, what used to happen before is that the plugin redirected all feed traffic to a uniquely identified feed URL … http://1800HART.com/blog/feedburner_193618/ .. Then, I would use this URL as the source feed for this blog in feedburner, so you would get my Feedburner RSS Feed .. http://feeds.feedburner.com/hbsmc/DoCL With the plugin, since version 2.1 .. It’s quite easy to create [More]
Is a FRILLION more or less than a GAJILLION? Source: Dilbert: November 29, 2006
With this new version 2.0.5 of WordPress allows me to install Text-Link-Ad’s FEEDVERTISING plugin .. which means you can now have a text link appear at the end of my RSS Feed. There are 6 available slots, but I’m using some to promote my own network and directory listing .. so only a few are available. This might be an option for some advertisers, because I know that there are people out there strictly reading my blog via the RSS Feed in their feed reader, or bloglines, google reader, etc etc .. and never see my sidebar – especially so [More]
Update is now complete .. I have followed my previous instructions, converting from 1.5.2. directly to 2.0.4 .. and it worked converting it directly to the latest version 2.0.5. There was one casualty – that I overlooked. My DEMOCRACY plugin, which was for the poll question in the sidebar – got trashed. I believe it was because it was the old version 1.2 upgraded to the latest version 2.0.1 .. I’m not bitter though, although I wish I could have taken a snapshot picture of the results to date because .. it’s lost forever now. It was a question asking [More]
For all of you reading this in your RSS … For those of you who won’t be .. you’ll be seeing my HOMER Under Construction .gif at .. http://1800HART.com/blog/ until I’m finished. Thanks in advance for your Patience …
hehe .. I was going to put EVERYTHING in that loooooong title .. but even HART has his limits! I’ve decided that tomorrow I will be upgrading this blog from wordpress version 1.5.2. directly to the latest version 2.0.5 .. in one step. This entails me to make all the necessary backups (as I’ve documented both here and on HART-Empire Network blogs) of both my files and MySQL databases .. as well as upgrade all existing plugins that are installed and obtaining the latest versions of them .. and making sure they are even compatible! So – if you see [More]
That’s right .. I said “CONTACT FORM SPAM” … not “COMMENT SPAM” I have no idea why people would try to spam blogs through their contact form. Basically, if you have a wordpress blog .. you can get the WP – Contact Form Plugin and activate it. Rather than placing your email address anywhere on your blog (for spammers to pick up and spam you) .. there is a neat little form where people can contact you. The information is emailed directly to you by your wordpress blog, and you do not have to worry about giving your email away [More]
Kian Ann (from Singapore) has Blogtipped me yesterday December 1, 2006 .. on his blog .. Blogopreneur: blog entrepreneurship centre .. SOURCE: http://www.blogopreneur.com/2006/12/01/its-blog-tipping-day Number #1 // 1-800-HART! The three most wonderful things about Hart’s blog are that 1) Hart’s blog is right up with the news! I mean, I could see consistently like 2 or 3 posts a day… and we all know that posting frequently can be quite demanding at times but he’s done it! 2) I simply love it when I can easily find a picture of the author of a blog, whether it is in the front [More]
I am looking to divest my time before the upcoming 2007 Tax Season .. by trying to acquire bloggers for a certain portion of my sites within the HART-Empire Network.. starting with the Health Blogs .. Follow the link for details. Also .. In case you have not heard .. besides the regular HART-Empire Network site .. I have created eight other blogs useful to aggregate blog entries BY CHANNEL .. This might be useful, in case you are looking to check out new RSS Feeds, but do not want to add a gabillion or even a gajillion new feeds [More]
The information below is based on legislative proposals and may be subject to change 1. What is the new tradesperson’s tools deduction? The new tradesperson’s tools deduction provides employed tradespersons with an annual deduction of up to $500 to help cover the cost of new tools necessary to their trade. The deduction applies to the total cost of eligible tools in excess of $1,000 acquired by an employed tradesperson after May 1, 2006. 2. Who qualifies? Individuals who are employed tradespersons. 3. What qualifies as an eligible tool? An eligible tool is a tool (including associated equipment such as a [More]
The SPAM started November 29, 2006 at 1:38pm …. Not that it really has affected me that much – as 100% of these emails are being picked up by my Eudora Spamnix Filter and then gets redirected into my JUNK Folder automatically. It’s still annoying though! From: “OTC Financial network” [bogus email see below] Subject: {Spam?} EQSE News Spam detection software, running on the system “ex15.blacksun.ca”, has identified this incoming email as possible spam. The original message has been attached to this so you can view it (if it isn’t spam) or label similar future email. If you have any [More]
I’ve added another .pps to my Powerpoint entry .. HERE In case you are lazy and just want to see it from this post (although there are a lot of neat powerpoint slideshows on the above post) .. here it is… Biggest Hole On Earth Added November 30, 2006 http://abitpac.com/media/BiggestHoleOnEarth.pps Enjoy!
This news release happened November 24, 2006 … Ottawa, November 24, 2006 – As of January 23, 2007, a new American law will require everyone entering the United States by air to have a passport. The U.S. Government has announced the final rule for travel by air to the United States under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). “As of January 23, 2007, a new American law will require Canadians to carry a passport to travel to the United States by air,” said the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety. “We are ensuring that our borders are kept open [More]
Getting Ready: Managing the End of Mandatory Retirement in Ontario Here’s an interesting article over on the Osler Site that I have been saving here in my “drafts” for many months .. CLICK HERE .. it’s about Ontario’s mandate to outlaw mandatory retirement at age 65. The law was to come into effect in the upcoming weeks on December 12, 2006. I thought I would post some information from our favorite Big Brother website .. Canada Revenue Agency! Or more particularly, the Human Resources and Social Development Canada Site – part of the Government of Canada I should mention – [More]
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO MY RSS FEED OPTION I Now Offer FULL FEED Here at 1-8-0-0-H-A-R-T Up until this morning, my RSS FEED was set to summary feed. I initially selected this option for two reasons that I still think are valid. (1) MAIN REASON: Because of the many postings here at 1-8-0-0-H-A-R-T of articles and Canada Revenue Agency updates on a frequent basis .. the summary feed has been set to display the first 200 characters .. with a notice that if you wanted to continue reading the article … you were to click on the article title, or permalink, [More]
Last year .. on November 27, 2005 .. I blogged about some Year-End Tax Planning Considerations for 2005 that individuals could review and consider. This year .. I thought I would just post some links “OUT THERE” that I have found around the ‘www … from sources that I frequently read or follow throughout the year. PLEASE … if you have written or know of other links out there .. can you post the link in my comments below? I’m sure others will greatly appreciate you as much as HART will! 🙂 And .. if I find anymore links .. [More]
I have just activated a new plugin … Well, it’s not really new .. as I have been using it for a while now over on my PetLvr Blog … but not in this blog. It’s called Time Capsule. Basically .. the plugin allows you to place some code onto your template .. and the interface allows you to select a period of time that you want to go back in time .. and display it in your blog. The period of time can be set to either 1-day, 7 days, 30 days, 6 months, 1-year or 5-years. I have [More]
The following News Release or Speech has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site … Canada’s New Government Reduces Debt Burden to Lowest Level in Quarter Century The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today tabled in Parliament the Debt Management Report for 2005–06, which reports that Canada’s New Government has eliminated $13.2 billion in federal debt. “This achievement will yield interest savings of approximately $650 million each and every year,” said Minister Flaherty. “That’s money that can be used to provide priority programs or further reduce the tax burden on Canadian families and businesses.” The Government has reduced [More]
The information below is based on legislative proposals and may be subject to change. Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit 1. What is the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit (AJCTC)? The AJCTC is a non-refundable tax credit equal to 10% of the eligible salaries and wages payable to eligible apprentices in respect of employment after May 1, 2006. The maximum credit is $2,000 per year for each eligible apprentice. 2. Who qualifies? Any business that hires an “eligible apprentice”. 3. Who is an “eligible apprentice”? An “eligible apprentice” is someone who is working in a prescribed trade in the first two [More]
The following News Release or Speech has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site. Ottawa, November 27, 2006 2006-072 The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced that for the first time in history, a Minister of Finance will be available to participate in an online chat via the Department of Finance website. This historical event will happen on Tuesday, November 28 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (EST). The Minister will call on Canadians to share their views about Advantage Canada, the government’s new Economic Plan. “This is part of an important communications initiative with Canadians. Last [More]
News release Ottawa, Ontario, November 24, 2006….The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) today took serious exception to allegations that it treats some taxpayers unfairly. The CRA clarified its application of the mandatory bank remitting penalty to enforce timely remittance of source deductions to the Government of Canada. The Income Tax Act requires employers whose monthly source deduction remittances exceed $50,000 make their payments at a financial institution by the business day they are due. This is to ensure that the payments are immediately credited to the Government of Canada. Some employers have been making their remittances directly to the CRA, with [More]
The following Economic and Fiscal Update has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site Economic and Fiscal Update 2006 http://www.fin.gc.ca/budtoce/2006/ec06_e.html
The following News Release or Speech has just been posted on the Finance Canada Site. The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today released Advantage Canada: Building a Strong Economy for Canadians, a long-term, national economic plan designed to make Canada a true world economic leader. The plan, unveiled along with Minister Flaherty’s Economic and Fiscal Update, features a new national objective to eliminate Canada’s total government net debt in less than a generation and further reduce taxes for all Canadians. “The Canadian economy as a whole is performing extremely well and is among the fastest growing in the G7,” [More]
Nothing wrong with this concept commercial – In fact, I liked it. A television commercial for Liberty Mutual produced by advertising agency Hill Holliday. Features people doing good deeds for strangers, which inspires onlookers to do the same. Source: http://www.hhcc.com/?p=149 … Catching up in my Bloglines, with a heads up from the All Financial Matters Blog