Who are you?

Although it’s hard to get really accurate information, the logs suggest that some two or three hundred people stop by here every day. Sometimes you are return visitors, sometimes you are looking for information on Tim Horton’s coffee secrets.

As I’ve spent much of the past week developing online reader survey systems for a client, I’ve become curious about you the readership. Some of you I know because I’m related to you, others are friends from Charlottetown and beyond. Still others I “know” only through what you’ve written here.

A year ago, I had a sort of “reader survey poll” here, but the results, in their anonymous numericalness, were unsatisfying.

So a humble request, dear readers: would you mind taking a minute to tell me some brief snippet about yourselves? Just click on the DISCUSS link at the bottom of this note, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and type me a few words. Nothing complex or involved required — just give me an idea of who and where you are.


donloyw's picture
donloyw on January 7, 2004 - 19:31 Permalink

Does anyone remember The Orangutan Story from the early 80’s on a late-night nationally heard radio talk show? It was a news article read by a caller about an orangutan that got loose. I laughed so hard I fell out of bed.

Lloyd's picture
Lloyd on January 17, 2004 - 19:09 Permalink

googling random word spam and found your very well done site. Congratulations.

Tony's picture
Tony on February 19, 2004 - 19:36 Permalink

Found your site after typing “What does sic mean” into the Yahoo search engine. I have no idea what this site is, but it definitely answered my question. Thanks. :-)

Tim Piper's picture
Tim Piper on February 26, 2004 - 03:27 Permalink

You know me Peter. However in my search for self-knowledge I googled my own name along with a keyword or two and bingo I came to Reinvented and a reference to me. This site rocks. Good job.

Jim Thompson's picture
Jim Thompson on March 11, 2004 - 12:42 Permalink

This is the town mall for those of us who love our community but can’t get out to meet people on other paths nearly enough for whatever reason (work, work, work), especially in winter (weather). Thanks for a sunny place like this to visit and share our island with other souls (even if we CFA).

Jean Lindsay's picture
Jean Lindsay on March 16, 2004 - 00:52 Permalink

Searched for gallbladder removal symptoms afterwards and found you. Had my gallbladder removed oct 1996 and have fought with diarrhea within 1 to 2 hours of eating 3-5 times a week ever since. My mother has the same problem.

Evan's picture
Evan on March 16, 2004 - 06:19 Permalink

Hey, Peter;

By an ironic twist of fate, I’ve been given responsibility for Bell’s Western Canada community portal business. This made me think of you. Hello from Vancouver!


Check out our handiwork.

jahfk's picture
jahfk on March 24, 2004 - 17:34 Permalink

can you do the f5
on laron crose

chem's picture
chem on March 26, 2004 - 13:18 Permalink

Well… I used to hang out over at http://itasnt.itas.net:8080/~p… but I guess the plug has finally been pulled. I googled it to see if maybe it had just been moved, and I found this thread. I’ve been to this page before though — I think through a link on cityfilter.

I have nothing to do with IT or web design or anything, except that I spend way too much time on the net and do the blog thing. I’m a student up here in Summerside at Holland College AITC (machinist program).

Wow, this thread will be a week old next week. :D

wilma's picture
wilma on April 17, 2004 - 20:31 Permalink

I would very much like to reach Mr. George Radwanski,
perhaps I could give him some valuable information as
to his downfall.

Do you know where I could get in touch with him? He can
get in touch with me at this e-mail address.

chem's picture
chem on April 23, 2004 - 01:26 Permalink

uh yeah, make that a year old. “a week old next week” lol.

John Jung's picture
John Jung on May 30, 2004 - 16:52 Permalink

Hi Peter. Found your site after googling “CBC PEI” to catch up on some Island news…

I loved your “About” page, summarizes my feelings about the web design biz precisely — especially the bit about “interactive marketing crap” and corporate b.s. — how absolutely true.

I’m currently a refugee from the web design world, am also a trained librarian/archivist. Am returning to school however in the fall to study Practical Nursing.

I dream of relocating to PEI — I have family there (mom’s side — Macdonald) and used to summer there for many years (first at my uncle’s place at 200 Hilsboro and later up at a cottage in Stanhope). Almsot bought property there last fall. Want a heritage house like yours ;)

Am currently living outside Toronto, looking after an againg relative (hence the interest in nursing), who I’ll bring with me wherever I end up.

Hey, I went to Trent U. too. And your partner Catherine Miller’s name sounds awfully familair — did she teach there per chance?

John Jung www.johnjung.com

Siorsky's picture
Siorsky on May 31, 2004 - 17:12 Permalink

Hey Guy (Lafleur)

Check your email!

Darryl (Sittler)

Lisa Howard's picture
Lisa Howard on June 25, 2004 - 19:24 Permalink

Who am I? I’m an old friend and a goad. I’m sometimes a hard headed alter ego. I’m also a PhD candidate at the Central European University in Budapest and the mother of two.

Jacob Dockendorff's picture
Jacob Dockendorff on July 9, 2004 - 16:34 Permalink

Hello Peter. As stated above my name is Jacob. We have met on a couple of occasions, I have been known to stop in to the silverorange headquarters thus bypassing the Reinvented headquarters. Live in Charlottetown, travel the world. 84Fitzroy.org has made my life much easier by the way…

Karen Tsang's picture
Karen Tsang on July 21, 2004 - 15:39 Permalink

Found you searching ‘Tim Hortons Iced Cap’.

Just relocated from Hong Kong to Toronto Canada… browsing the WWW to kill some time…

Interesting commentary!

Abdullah Mahmood's picture
Abdullah Mahmood on July 22, 2004 - 08:56 Permalink

Who am i? I am a student in COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.
My institution name is Stamford University. It’s situated in Bangladesh.I have 4 sisters & no brothers. In future i want higher degree on Information technology.

Kathy Bruederlin's picture
Kathy Bruederlin on August 16, 2004 - 16:57 Permalink


Thank you for the wonderful instructions on how to use freezer paper to create my own printed images. I have been looking for a while for this information as I have a HP PSC 750 — I will now attempt to create my own images to create memory wallhangings for my family.

Thanks again!!

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INFIDEL! on September 30, 2004 - 10:02 Permalink

I’m a skinny black guy from NYC who reads alot… also I am an EMT, a PreMED and a History major @ UTSA (UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at SAN ANTONIO).

Steve rocker's picture
Steve rocker on October 1, 2004 - 02:01 Permalink

I am a rocker.

I rock out.

Shawn's picture
Shawn on October 4, 2004 - 16:18 Permalink

I found your site after doing a search for “Ukrainian last names” even though your last name is Croatian…

Rod's picture
Rod on October 15, 2004 - 12:06 Permalink

Hi” from the outskirts of Tokyo. I’ve been here over 6 years, working as an English-language instructor. I’ve hit upon your sites now and then when searching for various things related to PEI, usually things located in or happening in Charlottown. I’ll be leaving Japan in December, to enter the MLIS program at UWO. I’m sure I’ll hit on your site again, but I can’t guess when it will be or why. Cheers!

renee's picture
renee on October 26, 2004 - 23:10 Permalink


Katherine's picture
Katherine on October 29, 2004 - 17:08 Permalink

I was searching for information on free timbits for dogs at Tim Horton’s (yes, really). Your site came up.
Living and working in Moncton, NB.

Christopher Storti's picture
Christopher Storti on November 6, 2004 - 04:57 Permalink

Actually, Bruce Dalzell is a hell of a guy who performs music and tunes pianos in the little town of Guysville (hidden in the Appalachian region of Ohio).
He hosted an open stage mike at the college club “Mr. Bojangles”. The club was nestled along Court Street by the Ohio University campus (one of our top rated party colleges).
I attended O.U between 1980 and 1982. Bruce and his wife
allowed me to audition my really bad comedy acts on stage.

George  R. Dean's picture
George R. Dean on November 9, 2004 - 01:55 Permalink

Have noticed that the Bush Network…er I mean WVOM is hard to hear up here in the Dover-Milo-Brownville area lately.

Just about every talk show I can hear…Rush, Lars Larson, Howie Carr…are ALL anti Kerry. Too bad this talent is being wasted on such a dangerous man…Mr. Bush I mean. With the mess we are in now, I can’t imagine how bad off we’ll be in 4 years….Trillions of dollars deficit, A minimum of 10,000 American dead in Iraq and we’ll STILL BE THERE! The Rich getting more tax breaks and the poor getting poorer…How can my fellow Americans be so BLIND! George Dean

Justin's picture
Justin on November 12, 2004 - 00:46 Permalink

You people kill me.

I work with your brother at CBC MTL.

You are an insane genius, as is he.


Stephen Regoczei's picture
Stephen Regoczei on November 15, 2004 - 20:55 Permalink

Congratulations, Peter. It’s wonderful. (Actually, your b’log has been wonderful all those past years, but the True Rukavina has now emerged.)

Thank you so much for that truly inspiring conference a year ago. The
b’logging spirit has stayed with me. In January I am offering a course at Trent on “Design, Intangibles, and Saving the World”. Still, I am missing the PEI conference. We need an encore.

Lanc's picture
Lanc on November 24, 2004 - 10:09 Permalink

I was looking at my fav list and came back to this site to see what was going on here.Almost fell outta my chair!I will reserve judgement till I look around

Jorge A. Rukavina's picture
Jorge A. Rukavina on November 26, 2004 - 23:12 Permalink

Hola, mi nombre es Jorge,

Rob Hyndman's picture
Rob Hyndman on December 11, 2004 - 15:51 Permalink

Hi Peter,

I heard about your site from Dave H (my cousin). Thanks for posting the link to the NFB clip. Really wonderful to see that.


Wendy's picture
Wendy on December 16, 2004 - 04:35 Permalink

I stumbled onto your website while trying to find out exactly what duty we pay when we have something mailed to us in Canada from the U.S. (I had $75 charged on a ring being returned after repair in the U.S. because it was insured for $300 — that is 25%!). Your explanation of duty free was a good refresher.

Does anyone know how to find out what duty is charged on what?

Gloria Jean Pearson's picture
Gloria Jean Pearson on December 17, 2004 - 01:11 Permalink

I’m a 63 year old grandmother who couldn’t find “discuss” to click on as instructed so instead clicked on “comment” assuming one needs to comment in order to discuss a thing. I got to this site as I was researching the meaning of “sic” and how to use it properly. Some unerudite (is that a word?) individuals have called me the grammar police. I once asked a friend of one of my grandson’s where his brother worked. My grandson’s friend said, “He work at Wal-Mart.” My grandson told his friend that he’d better add an “s” to work or get out my reach.

Amber's picture
Amber on January 10, 2005 - 02:24 Permalink

Hi there! I live in T.dot, but I’m from PEI — born and raised (well, until I finished Grade 4 at L.M. Montgomery).

I currently co-host G4TechTV’s Call for Help (www.callforhelptv.com), which airs daily with host Leo Laporte (www.leoville.com) and co-host Andy Walker (www.cyberwalker.com). I also work for iPrimate as a Web Strategist on Microsoft Home Magazine (www.microsoft.ca/home).

Happy New Year ;) to all you Islanders and PEI ex-pats!

Steve Staresina's picture
Steve Staresina on January 31, 2005 - 07:53 Permalink

Hi Peter,
I just came upon your site, with “Bound for Croatia”. I look foreward to following your reports. My family is from the Karlovac area and am interested in Croatia as I too wish to travel there soon.
I will be waching for you.
Steve Staresina

Klain Nicholoss's picture
Klain Nicholoss on February 7, 2005 - 14:49 Permalink


I visited the site by “accident” :) Desperatly looking for “His Girl Friday” movie, which you used for your “Torrent Experiment”.

Pity you took it down, cause I would not find it anywhere… If possible, could you please give me a “live” torrent I could fetch it from?

Regards from acros the globe — sunny, snow-covered Bulgaria! ;)

jennifer porter's picture
jennifer porter on February 16, 2005 - 20:21 Permalink

Weird, I was looking for information for work and came across your website/name. I went to school with you at Waterdown — you always wore sweater cardigans. You were very quiet and proper I remember. I think we were in the same history class with Mr. Armitage — couldn’t stand him.
Jennifer Porter (Jennifer Gray)

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on February 16, 2005 - 20:39 Permalink

Oh, to be remembered as a quiet and proper cardigan-wearing guy. Who could ask for anything more. Nice to hear from you.

MJ's picture
MJ on February 27, 2005 - 16:52 Permalink

No way Bruce isnt in danger! bruce and Boomer are halarious together besides there no point in watching the news unless Bruce is on because he is my IDOL!!! all my freinds know that I get all GRRRED out when Bruce isn’t on he’s the best anchor ever!!! he’s went to my school and I got his autograph!!

Gabrillathehun's picture
Gabrillathehun on March 3, 2005 - 20:54 Permalink

Good day !!

Found your website trying to find downloadable recovery disc … since mother-in-law assures me her computer didn’t come with any !! I also read up on some Future Shop complaints and thought I would hand over one from my experiences. Do I know of anyone with a good experience from that store ??? What is one to do ???
Anyhow I live in Ontario and I am a female construction worker. (And no… I do not hold a stop sign !!!

Carolina's picture
Carolina on March 21, 2005 - 00:10 Permalink

spider-man is my favorite movie!Its’ the best action movie to!I think Tobey did really good on acting on both of the movies,1 and 2. The 3rd movie isnt coming out until May 2007,I cant wait!

Amit Agarwal's picture
Amit Agarwal on March 25, 2005 - 07:15 Permalink

Myself from Agra, the land of Taj Mahal

Good Luck

TinaMarie's picture
TinaMarie on March 29, 2005 - 17:55 Permalink

Married mother of three boys. Full time job as a clerical worker. Write in my “free” time. Immigrated to Maine in 2000 (born and raised in California, Los Angeles, then Santa Cruz).

Just curious about the definition and proper use of “sic” and so I “googled” the question and discovered this whole new world of really funny folks!

Thank you for a pleasant waste of time!

amanda mccormack's picture
amanda mccormack on April 10, 2005 - 07:29 Permalink

working as a nurse in the wittington hospital in highgate, London N6

karlos's picture
karlos on April 10, 2005 - 07:33 Permalink

Unmarried father of three. Found your blog site very interesting, lots of clever people hear. Maybe i might pick up a few good ideas.
Feel free to email me.

Dylan Remes-Jensen's picture
Dylan Remes-Jensen on April 11, 2005 - 21:21 Permalink


My name is Dylan. While doing a bit of random image searching on Google, I stumbled across pictures that you took in Disnik. I was bowled over, to say the least. That was my grandfather’s village (His name was Franjo Remes) Please, email me/respond when you have the chance. I’d love to get the chance to talk some. (Perhaps we’re related?).

Ron Pettengill's picture
Ron Pettengill on April 20, 2005 - 18:46 Permalink

came across your april 2nd post about the rochester/toronto ferry. i too am from rochester (now living in London). i was recently home for a visit and drove down to charlotte to see the ferry terminal. i have to say it left me scratching my head. charlotte is lovely in the summer but holds minimal attraction for folks from toronto. other than the Charpit there is nothing really to do. that plus no real mass transit. like your blog.



Dan's picture
Dan on April 26, 2005 - 03:24 Permalink

I live in Toronto and agree with you that Rogers text-to-email service sucks! It’s a money grab — plain and simple. I can’t wait until the competition crushes Rogers.

p.s. great blog. nice work.

Frank's picture
Frank on April 29, 2005 - 18:15 Permalink

I found you by looking for “wardriving bangkok” on google!

When have you been to France?

A bientot.

Joe Parker's picture
Joe Parker on May 5, 2005 - 06:12 Permalink

I posted here because I saw a post from Chris Storti, andI know where Athens Ohio is and reaching even further
back, I know where Hubbard Ohio is, and I was curious to see if Chris still reads these posts…

Curious little space you have here…

Thank You