SLAPPED Kathleen Smith (aka KikkiPlanet) Slapped with $500,000 SLAPP Suit

Earlier, I wrote about a co-operative community in Edmonton known as ArtSpace, which was peripherally involved in an ongoing, protracted labour dispute between AUPE, the Alberta Union of Public Employees and an organization called SAIL (Support for Artspace Independent Living.)  SAIL provides, as you can read on their website, basic personal care services, …

CSV2XML

A number of years ago, I wrote a Java application which was designed to convert CSV to XML format.  The trick being to create an efficient, effective XML document based on the headers of the CSV data. It didn’t turn out well, but I ended up with something that worked …

Grocery Promotions

The Issue The client has a large customer base – retail outlets selling grocery products to end consumers.  Each sales cycle, sales data would be sent to the client for processing.  From that data, product promotions unique for each of the client’s customers would be developed and then forms – …