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Disable Automatic Video Play from News Sites

Annoying it is when sites such as the National Post start their video feeds automatically. I decide what to watch because I pay for my bandwidth. Here’s how to block their incessant videos. You make the decision to watch their videos, not them. Here’s some help

plugins.click_to_play change to false

The link above did not work. I installed he Flashblock plugin, which appears to work.

Old Imperial Sewing Machine Ads in Canada

Call me crazy, but as the self-appointed archivist for Imperial sewing machines on the internet, I thought it would be great to display some ads from Eatons and Simpsons, here in Canada. These ads are from the 1960s, and are really good for time dating your machine. I thank the Library and Archives Canada for posting these resources online, for the betterment of the world. Note that the Archive only has specific years, namely 1965, 1967, 1968, 1971, 1975, so this limits how well we can date Imperial sewing machines here in Canada. If you have another source please let me know and I will research it. “Sewing machine” in French is “machine à coudre”, if you are searching.