Archive for April, 2009

Wake Up…

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Robert J. Sawyer WakeWe went  down to the launch of our friend Rob Sawyer’s new book Wake.  Rob just got off the plane at noon from an 18 day book tour across the U.S. and Canada, but that didn’t slow him down as he gave a spirited reading from the book. (more…)

Baffled By Travel Toronto Guide…

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Over the past few months I have been working with the Baffled By Travel team helping to create an entirely new type of city guide.

In my position as Senior Writer on the guide I got to discover new places in Toronto.  I also got to rediscover many of the attractions that make the city so great. (more…)

And the old theme is repaired and back in action again…

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Finally, after much research and some trial and error I have finally restored the original look of Sparkplug. 

I looked at a number of different themes and finally decided that I wanted to repair the one I had.

And there’s no place like home…

Silent Rider…

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Today is Earth Day and to mark the occasion I am considering buying an electric scooter.  No, not the type the morbidly obese drive in the supermarket, these are traditional motor-scooters of the Vespa variety with an electric motor instead of a gas one. (more…)

My Big Circus DVD has arrived…

Monday, April 20th, 2009

bigcircuslc2.jpgWarner Brothers sent along a copy of The Big Circus under their new Archive banner.  With shaking hands I inserted it into my DVD player fully expecting, even though the box graphics and the label said The Big Circus, that it would be some cruel joke or another movie altogether.

But, be still my beating heart, it was the real deal, in glorious widescreen.  Sure the menu was pared down to just a “Play” option, but after all these years that is good enough.  It plays and it looks great, best of all it is a legitimate copy.

Bravo, Warner Brothers and keep the Archive titles coming.

Another week another new theme…

Monday, April 20th, 2009

In my ongoing quest to find a new template for Sparkplug I am trying out yet another new theme.  Let me know what you think of this three column format.

Notice the new style…

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Ah the wonders of technology…

I locked myself out of the site for a couple of weeks by eliminating a piece of code on a style sheet that I thought I had backed up but hadn’t.  The result?  My sidebar disappeared for a couple of weeks along with with Admin login.  I finally found a way in and selected this theme so that I could repair the damage.

But now I am not sure.  I kind of like this theme.

I may try it for a couple of weeks while I decide.