Blood moon total eclipse a sign that gods displeased with Gallant gov’t

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Blood moon total eclipse a sign that gods displeased with Gallant gov’t

Fredericton — In an event straight out of heathen folklore, the people of New Brunswick have received a spectacular warning that the gods are displeased with the Gallant government. According to a local pagan priest, the Sept. 27/28 super “blood moon” total lunar eclipse is a sign that the provincial government must change course immediately, or…

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NB Power adrenaline junkies itching to start Mactaquac refurbishment project

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: NB Power adrenaline junkies itching to start Mactaquac refurbishment project

Mactaquac — NB Power officials are eagerly awaiting the chance to begin their next high-risk project — the Mactaquac Dam. After just recently finishing the risky and problematic refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power station, the staff of the Crown corporation desperately wants its next rush of adrenaline that only can come from a…

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Converting a blog from Drupal to WordPress

UntitledI’m still a huge fan of the Drupal content management system, and think it’s one of the most powerful and versatile open-source programs that exists today. But for a simple blog, for me it’s become a $5 solution to a 5¢ problem, and frankly it was causing more problems than it solved. I felt a bit stuck because migration seemed like a gigantic deal. But, it wasn’t; here’s how I did it.

Untitled20When I decided to move to WordPress, I scoured dozens of links looking for methods to migrate – both simple and complex – and kept coming back to one place.  This blondish.net article outlined a simple set of queries that transported Drupal data very cleanly into a new WordPress site.  One would have to be comfortable executing SQL in a Query Manager, but that’s not too hard to do for someone with basic database skills.  It looked a little too good to be true to me, but surprisingly these queries covered all of the bases and successfully imported years of data on the first try with no issues at all.  Talk about impressive!

Check it out for yourself – http://blondish.net/how-to-convert-drupal-to-wordpress/.

 

Cruise ship passengers say Saint Johners rude, unfriendly

From Shawn on “The Manatee”: Cruise ship passengers say Saint Johners rude, unfriendly

Saint John — As one of the largest cruise ships to visit the Renaissance City left port this week, some of the passengers aboard complained that the Saint Johners they met were very unfriendly and extremely rude. “I have no idea what happened,” exclaimed Mayor Mel Norton. “We go out of our way to roll out the proverbial…

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New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by working

New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by workingFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: New Brunswickers celebrate Labour Day by working

Saint John — While some lazy do-nothings are marking the last long weekend of summer vacation with rest and relaxation, many New Brunswickers are honouring Labour Day with – what else – their labour. “The Days of Rest Act clearly stipulates that ‘it is necessary to provide for days of rest from work,’ and it…

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Rousselle, parents: ‘You’re not the boss of me!’

item-thumbnailFrom Shawn on “The Manatee”: Rousselle, parents: ‘You’re not the boss of me!’

Brown’s Flat — Parents and Education Minister Serge Rousselle are continuing to face off over the fate of Lorne Middle and Brown’s Flat Elementary schools. Since the Aug. 28 court decision that quashed the minister’s order to close the school because the department did not correctly follow Policy 409, both sides have doubled-down on their… 

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