HTML Email Recommendations

I wrote about html newsletters in an earlier post.

Here’s some news from the horse’s mouth. David Greiner from Campaign Monitor posted his thoughts on creating HTML email. As mentioned previously, Campaign Monitor is THE company when it comes to email delivery – so it’s a good guess that David knows his stuff.

Take a look inside David’s brain: HTML Emails Recommendations

Thanks to the include digital blog for bringing David’s article to my attention.

Conservative Budget Passed While Opposition Sleeps

The Conservative budget passed through the House without any objections due to a procedural misunderstanding – at least that’s my take after reading Maisonneuve Mediascout’s article this morning. Have a peek and see what you think.

More info on the subject is available:

From the Globe and Mail:

Opposition MPs and even a senior Conservative MP were caught off guard yesterday morning when Justice Minister Vic Toews rose before a scheduled debate on the bill to suggest it receive third and final reading.

Speaker Peter Milliken asked the MPs in the House whether there were any objections, and hearing none, allowed the bill to pass without recording how each MP voted. It is now recorded as having received the support of all parties. Read the rest of the article…

I can’t imagine the repercussions for an employee of the private sector if they were to miss a vote on something as critical as the company’s annual budget. Why don’t we give them a raise!

Tired of picking up after your dog?

Dog Doody

There’s a new Vancouver-based business who’ll pick up your dog’s mess for you – Doody Duty.

From the company’s press release:

About Doody Duty

Doody Duty Logo

Your yard is your oasis. Your pet is like a member of the family. Doody Duty helps customers enjoy both by delivering a unique service that removes pet waste from your yard, each week. Our friendly uniformed crew will eliminate pet waste from your property, and place it in an environmentally-friendly bio degradable bag. Our CEO & Founder believes in 100% customer satisfaction and delivering a service that is low cost and easy to book, every time. It’s the 21st century, leave the pet waste clean-up to us. Call us at 604.BAG.IT.UP or visit

What a great idea!

Rates according to their website are:

Our Rates: (Based on Average sized yard with 1 dog)

1. Weekly Pickup Service (4 weeks for 1 Month) : $76
2. Bi Monthly Pickup Service (2 weeks for 1 Month) : $58
3. Monthly Pickup Service (1 time per month) : $39
4. Special Event Pickup Service: $39

* Add $5 for each additional dog
* Larger than average yards pay a small additional fee of $5
* All prices include PST/GST

And they’ll even give you 2 weeks of free service if you recommend their business to a friend or neighbor.