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Saturday December 20, 2014

22:32 Storm loses 118-104 to Miracles »The Guardian - Sports
The host Moncton Miracles outscored the Island Storm by 13 in the fourth quarter on Saturday to win by 14 in National Basketball League of Canada action. The Storm led 34-26 after the first quarter, trailed 55-53 at halftime and 82-81 going to the fourth before losing 118-104. Daquan Brooks and ...
22:32 Storm loses 118-104 to Miracles »Journal-Pioneer Sports
The host Moncton Miracles outscored the Island Storm by 13 in the fourth quarter on Saturday to win by 14 in National Basketball League of Canada action. The Storm led 34-26 after the first quarter, trailed 55-53 at halftime and 82-81 going to the fourth before losing 118-104. Daquan Brooks and ...
21:03 Chadelier - Jan 8th at Baba's` (20 Words) » | New Topics
Chandelier (aka Aaron Collier)
with Whaleskin (DJ set)

Thursday, January 8
Baba's Lounge
10pm - $8

21:00 So It Begins »justpictureit
photo - So It Begins

I cut a Christmas tree on my property today and dragged it it home. This looks much like the ground I was dragging it over, though in the case today, it was light snow crystals instead of frost. We are expecting a green Christmas with only occasional flurries. I hope to set up the tree in the morning and decorate it with my daugher and her family tomorrow evening. This is going to be a special Christmas for us in many ways.

20:01 Condominium development planned for Spinnakers' Landing »The Guardian - Business
SUMMERSIDE — Plans are moving ahead to prepare an area at Spinnakers’ Landing on the city waterfront for condominium construction. Two buildings have been removed from an area between the tourist shops and the Eptek Centre to open up space for a proposed 21-unit condominium project slated for ...
19:59 Jan. 8/2015 – Chandelier at Baba’s! » (Andy Collier)
Chandelier (aka Aaron Collier) with Whaleskin (DJ set) Thursday, January 8 Baba’s Lounge 10pm – $8
19:26 The smart shoppers are home sipping eggnog by now »The Guardian - Local News
Not counting a few hours on Christmas Eve there are only three full shopping days left until Christmas so the malls and stores in Charlottetown and across the province were full of frantic shoppers Saturday. That air of panic will probably continue right up until closing time on the 24th as ...
18:24 Rossiter appointed chief justice of Canada’s tax court »The Guardian - Local News
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Eugene Rossiter, associate chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada since 2008, has been appointed chief justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Rossiter, a Morell, P.E.I. native, was first appointed to the Tax Court as a judge in 2006 after a long ...
18:18 Man damages apartment, car doors while drunk »The Guardian - Local News
A Miramichi, N.B., man who said drinking rum made him angry pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of mischief after damaging a car and several apartment doors. Matthew John Stephen Creamer, 24, appeared before Chief Judge John Douglas in provincial court in Charlottetown where he was given a ...
18:04 Linkletter Farms back up and running »The Guardian - Local News
Gary Linkletter expresses thanks for support from Islanders
18:02 Christmas Lights (42 Words) » | New Topics
Hi! Just wondering if there's anywhere in particular that has a good Christmas lights display. I know about Gary's Christmas Lights and plan to check it out but wondering if there's another neighbourhood or anywhere to go look? Thanks!...
17:28 Interactive game educates students about endangered plovers »The Guardian - Local News
TIGNISH -- A twisted length of rope simulates waves lapping onto a shoreline. At water’s edge are small sections of pipe-cleaners: pretend food for pretend piping plovers. Off to one side a group of Tignish Elementary Grade 4 students listen as Julie-Lynn Zahavich, project coordinator for the ...
17:20 Theodore Roosevelt the Champion Of “Muckraker” Journalism, An Art Form lost In PEI »
While cautioning about possible pitfalls of keeping one’s attention ever trained downward, “on the muck,” Roosevelt emphasized the social benefit of investigative muckraking reporting, saying: There are, in the body politic, economic and social, many and grave evils, and there … Continue reading
16:47 [PHOTO] Scenes from the Toronto Christmas Market, Distillery District »A bit more detail (Randy MacDonald)
16:00 Dear Santa: Kids want all kinds of things for Christmas »The Guardian - Local News
Children at Charlottetown day care still like old-fashioned stuff while Toys R Us turns to its own expert to analyze trends for older children


15:50 Making The Guardian website slightly less annoying for subscribers... » from peter rukavina

My in-laws are visiting us, and my father-in-law is a dedicated newspaper reader, so I was prompted me to take out a subscription to The Guardian, Prince Edward Island’s newspaper of record, for the next while.

There’s no way to subscribe only to the printed newspaper: the standard $17.50/month subscription includes daily home delivery of the print newspaper along with the “e-edition” and all-you-can-eat access to the otherwise-metered website.  Oddly, the price for this without the printed newspaper is exactly the same. Which doesn’t bode well for print, as it suggests that the print newspaper is deemed to be worth $0.

The first copy of the newspaper arrived this morning (impressive, given that I purchased my subscription only yesterday) and included an excellent cover story on government expenses reported by Teresa Wright and Ryan Ross. It was a good issue to start a subscription with.

Meanwhile, I decided to use my newly-unlocked access to the entire Guardian website as an opportunity to try and make it less confusing to read (I found, to my surprise, that unlocking the website with a subscription doesn’t make any of the ads, offers and extraneous elements go away).

Hence this Greasemonkey user script:

// ==UserScript==
// @name        cleanup-pei-guardian
// @namespace
// @include*
// @description Hides the annoying parts of The Guardian website.
// @version     1
// @require
// @grant       GM_addStyle
// ==/UserScript==

This script, once installed in Greasemoney, has the effect of turning this:

The Guardian: Before Greasemonkey

into this:

The Guardian: After Greasemonkey

The effect is dramatic, and reading the altered version makes me feel like I can breathe again. And it makes me feel like I’d actually like to spend some time exploring the website.

I realize the irony of this experiment, as the bulk of my living derives, directly or indirectly, from web advertising revenue that appears in ways that are often as jarring as on The Guardian. The difference, though, is that I’m paying The Guardian $17.50 and the least they could do is make the experience of reading the website slightly less annoying.

It’s worth remembering that The Guardian has more than 100 years of a history of using design non-annoyingly; witness the front page of the print newspaper from today’s date in 1939:

The Guardian, Dec. 20, 1939

It is a thing of beauty.

13:24 Swimming success celebrated with holiday fun »Journal-Pioneer Sports
Dolphins enjoy a relaxing practice after Québec invitational
13:00 Because they grow up so fast »The Guardian - Business
New photography rental studio in Charlottetown aims to give parents more options when it comes to capturing those precious moments
12:00 World War 1 - Why millions signed up in 1914/15 »Robert Paterson's Weblog
By Christmas 1914, there had been nearly 100,000 casualties in the British army but this had not deeply affected the British people. This was because the British Army that had retreated from Mons and then been part of the victory...
11:34 Limited Number of Gibson Bob Dylan SJ-200 Player’s Edition Guitars Arrive in Canada »NJN Network
After a wait of that seemed like weeks, a limited supply of the Bob Dylan Gibson J-200 guitars are available
11:00 Whack adjusting to professional ranks with Island Storm »The Guardian - Sports
Rashad Whack may be a fresh-out-of-college rookie, but that's not hindering the Island Storm guard. Whack, 23, has already won a National Basketball League of Canada player of the week award and is racking up 12.4 points per game for his first post-university team, good for a fifth-place tie ...
11:00 Where the money went: how P.E.I. cabinet ministers spent your money »The Guardian - Local News
Luncheons, dinner meetings, trips, hotel rooms, gas tank fill-ups. They do add up. Over the last nine years, P.E.I. premiers and cabinet ministers have spent close $2 million on personal and business expenses. That’s according to all public disclosure files available on the Prince Edward Island ...
10:00 Campbell looking for feature race win with Machinthesand »The Guardian - Sports
Carnivore is the morning-line favourites fortoday'sfeature race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 15-dash program is 1 p.m. The feature is in honour of Charles MacDonald, who was born and raised in Orwell, and passed away Oct. 8, 2011. MacDonald's grandson, Marc ...
09:47 Capitals hosting annual teddy bear toss Sunday »Journal-Pioneer Sports
SUMMERSIDE – There will be a bit of added anticipation for the Summerside Western Capitals’ first goal on Sunday.
09:21 Daily Specials for Saturday, December 20, 2014 »Casa Mia Daily Specials

The Daily Specials at Casa Mia Restaurant for Saturday, December 20, 2014 are:

  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup $4.99
  • Chicken Havarti Wrap....Sauteed chicken on a wrap with Avocado sauce, sliced cucumber, shredded carrot and a slice of havarti..served with our signature black bean salad... $11.99

Casa Mia Restaurant
131 Queen Street
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone: (902) 367-4440

09:19 Quiet weather pattern expected across PEI until Christmas Day »peistormchaser
Saturday Dec 20th 9:15am.. The low pressure system that tracked across the island on Thursday is now located NE of Newfoundland. A brisk north wind developed behind this system and that produced the onshore flurries yesterday. Some Freezing drizzle was … Continue reading
09:10 CMG Participant in Sexual Abuse at the CBC »NJN Network
The same day, CMG president Carmel Smyth issued a memo saying the union was going to make sexual harassment “a priority.” She praised Borel’s “courage in speaking out,” noting “we have reached out to her and . . . continue to offer her any assistance that we can provide.” This is news to Borel, who did get a call from a … Continue reading CMG Participant in Sexual Abuse at the CBC
08:29 A musical tribute »The Guardian - Living
Some of the biggest names in pop music lend their talents for The Art of McCartney, a musical tribute to Sir Paul
08:25 A Christmas miscellany »The Guardian - Living
Mummers, widows and the Salvation Army are featured in books about stories of the season
08:25 Ghiz admits to mistake on fixed dates »The Guardian - Opinion
Rarely do year-end interviews from political leaders fail to produce frank responses. The holiday season seems to cause a sense of reflection and contemplation not usually seen the rest of the year. The answers become more direct when that political leader is two months away from stepping down ...
08:20 The Optimist-In-Chief, and Santa Claus »The Guardian - Opinion
Given the season, it seems a bit unseemly to challenge the province’s self designated Optimist-In-Chief on just what exactly constitutes censorship. Certainly, most would think that any prevention of the dissemination or distribution of opinions, ideals, or comment, that weren’t libellous or ...
08:15 Happy motoring – Happy Holidays »The Guardian - Opinion
“Another sale on somethingWe’ll buy it while it’s hot,And we’ll save lots of moneySpending money we don’t got.” Stompin’ Tom Connors CBC Marketplace theme songPerhaps because I can remember pulling into a service station and getting one or two dollars worth of gas, I don’t consider a buck a ...
08:11 Understanding Obama’s move to normalize U.S.-Cuban relations »The Guardian - Opinion
By Peter McKenna (guest opinion)
08:07 Tasting mettle - A new face is about to lead our province »The Guardian - Business
Watching a canine pant at a stop sign while resting beside an idle car, I traced back the events that led to the moment I was witnessing, the moment just before the dog bit into the metal bumper of the car. How much strategy, planning and rehearsing went into the “car chase operation”? Was it ...
07:37 Ghiz and Sheridan Procurement Policies Reckless and Well Hidden »
After selling his chocolate bar distribution network, Mark Kays found a position within the Provincial Government as Procurement Executive in the PEI Comptrollers Office, some guys have all the luck. Placement of friends, family or members of the Charlottetown Gentlemens … Continue reading
06:37 Canadian Wind Energy Institute Of Bum Generator Deals? »
Three rural hockey rinks in Prince Edward Island, in an effort to lower operating costs purchased windmill generators. The arena managers received expertise and assistance from the Canadian Wind Energy Institute, all the recommendations were reviewed and approved by both … Continue reading
06:34 Provincial Lotteries Looted by Management »
Gaming and gambling have become very dirty words in PEI, two of the many reasons why Robert Ghiz had to retire in a hurry. British Columbia was handing out money as bonuses to staff to even get close to sales … Continue reading
05:51 Beck will get most out of P.E.I. Canada Games hockey team »The Guardian - Sports
Staff also includes Mark Carragher, Ryan Ramsay, Paul Drew and Bo Ford
05:51 Fiddler's Facts: Beck will get most out of P.E.I. Canada Games hockey team »The Guardian - Sports
Staff also includes Mark Carragher, Ryan Ramsay, Paul Drew and Bo Ford
01:46 Cinderella 2014 Review by PL Holden »onrpei
The Homburg Theatre was in full Christmas spirit for “Cinderella: A Fairly Tall Tale” from the beautiful red & green décor on the side walls to  the closed curtains on the stage sparkling like crystals in the newly fallen snow as hostess the “Fairly Good Mother” sashays across to kick the show off with an […]
00:43 Shea backstops Wild to road win »Journal-Pioneer Sports
MIRAMICHI, N.B. – Bradley Shea came up big for the Kensington Monaghan Farms Wild on Friday night.


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