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[12 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Win in Oshawa! | ]
Win in Oshawa! Marching off

The Toronto Police Pipeband, Grade 3 placed first with our medley at the Oshawa International Festival. The festival is not really a highland games — no heavy events or highland dancing. Instead there are a few multicultural events, including Chinese lion dancers, taiko drumming and a Town Cryer competition. The weather was perfect and the pipes were beautifully set. Check out the performance on Youtube.

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[8 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Helpful Hints for WordPress customization | ]

I like to tweak my website quite a bit. Basic settings are never quite how you like them and things don’t always conform exactly to specified standards. The following sections look at modifying WP-reCaptcha, Smart Youtube, Youtube Thumbnailer, The Excerpt Re-Reloaded, and Now Reading Reloaded.
XHTML and ReCaptcha
My site should be XHTML compliant, but adding the recaptcha plugin made it fail. Luckily people have worked out the problem. Check out the fix which requires a change to the plugin and modification to your theme templates.
Smart YouTube Thumbnails
Thumbnails …

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[6 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]
Toronto Police Pipe Band in Kincardine (2010)

A beautiful hot day in Kincardine. The pipes held their tone well in the heat and we played well in the circle. We placed third in the March/Strathspey/Reel.