Hello from the highlands of Wimborne Alberta. I hope, for you, the sunny days of spring bring a smile. Your YouTube Channel, Thubprint, has become a mainstay in my comfort viewing menu. Approximately once a week I throw tools into toolbox and pencil into office desk and kick back with a playlist of subscribed YouTube channels. Thubprint is usually listed as having a recently uploaded video and takes it’s turn on the monitor at full-screen mode.

I have to say, finding content creators by geography is not easy on Youtube. Calgary: How many scrappers are v-logging their work in Calgary? So far, the only one with quality content and advice is you (but I think you mention one other channel). Where do the other GoPro helmet-headed back-alley ruffians of Alberta monetize?

Sadly, v-logging is not for me. I don’t have the equipment or support for such adventure. I’m more of the Blogging type.

The question that most perplexes me is why there is nowhere to sell E-waste in Canada. Across the border there is http://www.boardsort.com but they do not accept shipments from Canada. I have decided to start stockpiling circuit boards in the hope that a market emerges. I’m fortunate to have the room to do so.

I also wanted to mention that your use of Bare Wire Inc. has prompted me to give them a try. I found that they opened a second location on the east side of Deerfoot Trail in the north. Other places I’ve been to have a dirty little trick of quoting an excellent price on the phone, but then list a high “tare” weight when you cash out. My empty plastic pale does NOT weigh 6lbs Empire Metals! My local market in Red Deer has improved slightly, making it less necessary to travel to Calgary to sell my non-ferous goods. Red Deer Metals opened last year and has had good reviews, but I have yet to go there myself.

Find enclosed a little gift, unsigned so that your select child may invoke the power of a coupon upon you…or vise versa.

Thomas Hepburn at https://www.thomashepburn.ca

I’ve been researching e-waste and recycling processes in Canada for years now. I’ve found some disturbing gaps in Canada’s handling of recyclable material.

Let us start with a video from the World Economic Forum

As far as I know there is nowhere in Alberta where individuals can sell stripped down E-waste parts.  In contrast,  across the border there are places like http://boardsort.com  where you could return e-waste the same as cashing in our empty beverage containers.  Individuals being able to SELL E-waste would encourage proper disposal if nothing else.

Your E-Waste is worth something

Yes, there are plenty of E-waste recycling facilities in Alberta. None of them pay you for your E-waste. You should know that your E-waste is worth something. If you want to know what different components are worth, I strongly suggest you check out this American site – prices are in USD – and see for yourself.

Board Sort http://boardsort.com

I’m currently in the middle of reinstalling the operating system on a laptop I acquired from my daughter. An intel i3 system with only 4 gigs of memory. Also the computer’s battery is toast. I need to get these two things fixed. I plan on maxing out the memory – whatever that is – to 16 gigs I hope. More memory always makes a computer faster no matter what else you have.

Mobile Career Hunting

I’ve been looking at new ways to display data on WordPress.  There are a lot of great plug-ins out there.  I tried out M-Charts which is compatible with Highcharts.  I’ve been wanting to highlight some of my skills to potential clients.  Right now the site is very heavy with my renovation work, very photogenic stuff.

Hey, I made this!

Thomas G. Hepburn

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