.CA Internet Performance Test

ciratestbelltestA quick and easy Canadian Internet speed test. Providing unbiased results with advanced diagnostic information which can help solve your Internet performance problems.

Source: .CA Internet Performance Test

My first try of the test had a much lower number for the download speed, 0.3 Mbps. Then I did the test at Bell (my ISP). Is it just happenstance that my results changed up for the better at CIRA after testing at Bell? Interesting.

Try the test yourself. Do it more than once and at different times for measuring usage. Try to keep as much activity on your computer as you did for each test.

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Email Signatures

Email Signatures from Living Internet

Many email packages let you create a standard “signature” file to attach to the end of your outgoing messages. Signatures often contain your name and email address so they’re distributed with your email even if the headers get removed. People sometimes also include their work phone number, and sometimes a favorite saying or quotation. It is considered good netiquette to keep your signatures short, usually under 6 lines, so that they don’t take up excessive space in recipient’s mailboxes.

You can check exactly what your email looks like with a signature by sending an email to yourself. Some email packages allow you to attach signatures to some email and not to others, or to select from a set of different signatures that you’ve prepared for different audiences.

If your email package doesn’t automatically support signatures, then you can put a signature in an easily accessible text file, or in an email that you send to yourself, and then copy and paste that text into each email to manually add a signature.

Signature art. Some people include inventive graphics in their signatures made from ASCII characters. Signature art usually only looks good in a proportional font where each character takes up the same amount of space. This is why people often set a proportional font as the default for their incoming email, such as “courier” or “courier new”. Some particularly good signatures collected over the years from across the Internet are shown below.

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2005 Free CA Tax Clinics

Free CA Tax Clinics

Too late for this year, but this is a link to keep on hand for next year. If your income is low you can get a volunteer CA to do your taxes for free. Most people with low income will have a simple tax return anyway, but if you are a freelance writer this may be a good way of catching write offs you didn’t know about.

Each year since 1969, Free CA Tax Clinics are held across Ontario from mid-February until the end of March. Hundreds of volunteer Chartered Accountants and their associates help thousands of low-income people by preparing their income tax returns, free of charge.

To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be below $22,500 with dependents or below $15,000 without dependents. Also, individuals with rental income and/or business income do not qualify for the Free CA Tax Clinics program, regardless of the amount of income.

I think it’s wonderful. I found the link today while looking for a friend of my brother who is a CA. He was one of the volunteers listed for the 2005 program. Yeah Richard. 🙂