How Twitter will allow fraudsters to hack into accounts, make bogus charges, and then make the victim pay. All without human help intervention.
These are some of the pictures I took of dancers from the Le Stelle Alpine Dancers performing on the stage at the Festa Italiana on August 6, 2018. The festival is put on by the Italian Cultural Centre every year to promote the Italian Culture in Thunder Bay. The dance group specializes in Italian folk dance, and is open to people regardless of national identity.
A while ago I starting playing around with Laravel on my GoDaddy Hosting account. GoDaddy makes it really easy to get started with Laravel, and numerous other frameworks, and assorted web application. It has an “Installatron” app in cPanel which automatically installs a package for you, and configures it all for you. That seems nice, … Continue reading Installing Laravel on GoDaddy Shared Hosting Site
Some thoughts for people thinking of buying a new condo, who haven’t done so before. It is based on my experience working for a condo development company, where I did walkthroughs with purchasers.
No, in Alberta, the owner of a condominium unit is always allowed to rent out their unit. There is nothing a Condominium Corporation can do prohibit this. Section 32(5) of the Condominium Property Act makes clear no bylaw can restrict a unit owner’s freedom to rent out their unit. Often there’s a desire to restrict … Continue reading Can a Condo Corporation in Alberta ban renters?
A fairly common problem for Condominium Corporations is collecting condo fees that have gone into arrears by the unit owner. In Alberta, the Condo Corporation is in a strong position on this matter, and has a few tools at its disposal. The most important fact that protects the Corporation is that condo fees are attached … Continue reading How can condo arrears be collected?
For larger Condominium Corporations its a pretty simple and a pretty obvious choice. You practically need to have a professional management company to run things. But, for smaller condos its a tough choice. This post is about that question. It’s important to keep in mind what a management company does and doesn’t do. While this … Continue reading Should we hire a condo management company?
In Alberta an Estoppel Certificate is a document created by a Condominium Corporation which sets out certain information, such as amounts owing on a unit. This post discusses estoppels and more broadly discusses what a Corporation has to disclose to an entitled party (which is an owner, purchaser, or mortgagee). A potential buyer or mortgagee … Continue reading What is an estoppel?
As mentioned in my last post, I tried out CakePHP, which is a PHP framework for web development. I like a lot of the ideas of it, and the structure it provides. But, it seems to not have enough of a user base to have a substantial “ecosystem”, which Laravel has. So, I’m giving a Laravel … Continue reading CakePHP to Laravel
My latest discovery in the world of PHP is CakePHP. It is a framework for developing web applications in PHP. I’m not an expert in it yet, but so far it’s looking pretty interesting. It seems to have a significant but not huge following. The neat thing about it, is gives a strong order to … Continue reading CakePHP
This site now has an SSL certificate. That means any communication you, as a user, have with the site is transmitted securely between you and the host. You’ll notice the address on the web browser starts with “https”, and typically shows a “locked” green lock icon, to indicate the site is secure.
This post is about some difficulty I had in making an Apache OpenOffice Base “odb” front end work with an MySQL database backend on Mac OS X, and how I got things working. I originally had an Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Base “odb” file working on Windows, accessing MySQL with ODBC. The “odb” file had a … Continue reading Mixing OpenOffice/LibreOffice, MySQL, MacOS/Windows, and ODBC/JDBC
Like many, I’ve often downloaded financial transactions from my bank’s web site. The options for my bank (in Canada), is fairly typical, and limited to “Microsoft Money”, “Intuit Quicken”, “Intuit QuickBooks”, “Simply Accounting”, “Spreadsheet (CSV)”. Now, I don’t use any of the above accounting programs. I want the data to play around with, and use … Continue reading Importing bank transactions