Monday, October 15, 2018

MMP - Sync a Folder to Google Drive

After a portable hard drive failure this summer (the dreaded whirl and click) relying on a piece of hardware wasn't going to cut it. Dropbox, Box, OneDrive are some of the cloud choices I use to store my docs and pictures but I decided to start syncing my most important Windows folder to Google Drive. First things first, download Google's Backup and Sync.

The next screen will tell you that Desktop, Documents and Pictures are the default folders that will sync to Google Drive. Here' the important part, Click on Choose Folder and pick a folder to sync.

In Step 3, uncheck the Sync My Drive to this computer. This will prevent the folder to sync back down to your PC - remember you're using this as a backup. Investing in another portable hard drive was still something I had to do, but having that safety net in place was ace!

This Just In August | September 2018

This Just In is a list of titles the library received in the months of August and September

2019 Martin's Annual Criminal Code  KF 9220 .ZA2 C36 Cm 2019
2018-2019 Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act  KF 1050 O58 P 2018-2019
2018-2019 Ontario Business Corporations Act & Commentary  KF 1415 .ZB3 O575 2018-2019
The 2018 Annotated Ontario Highway Traffic Act  KF 2209 O58 H 2018
The 2018 Annotated Ontario Provincial Offences Act  KF 9620 .ZB3 O58 P 2018
Annotated Ontario Building Code Act 2019  KF 5701 O58 B 2019
A Guide to Consent & Capacity Law in Ontario 2019  KF 1347 D37 2019
A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act 2019  KF 9780 .ZA2 T872 2019
Ontario Insurance Law & Commentary 2019  KF 1160 O586 2019
Ontario Motor Vehicle Insurance Law & Commentary 2019  KF 1218 0586 2019
Ontario Small Claims Court Practice 2019 & Related Materials  KF 8816 .ZB3 O586 2019
Practitioner's Income Tax Act 2018, 54th edition  KF 6499 .ZA2 P72 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Recent Brantford Decisions

Recent Brantford Decisions released on CanLII

Poulinv. Poulin, 2017 ONSC 64 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper 

8697469 Canada Inc. cob as Rev Install 360 v. Kimberly Medica cob as BBK Enterprises, 2018 ONSC 1876 (CanLII)
Justice R.J. Harper

Armes and 2331513 Ontario Inc. et al v. Barlett, 2018 ONSC 1396 (CanLII)
Justice R.J. Harper 

Burns v. Tulpin, 2018 ONSC 3879 (CanLII)
Justice R.J. Harper 

Multani Custom Homes Ltd. v. 1426435 Ontario Ltd., 2018 ONSC 4655 (CanLII)
Justice R. J. Harper

This Just In - June | July 2018

This Just In is a list of titles the library received in the months of June and July 

2019 Martin's Ontario Criminal Practice  KF 9620 .ZB3 M37 2019
The Comprehensive Guide to Legal Research, Writing & Analysis, 2nd ed.  KF 240 M33 2016
Defending Drinking and Driving Cases 2018  KF 2231 G64 2018
Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario 2018  KF 9620 .ZB3 A743 2018
Practitioner's Goods and Services Tax Annotated 2018, 37th ed.  KF 6600 C362 2018
Watt's Manual of Criminal Evidence 2018  KF 9660 W38 2018

Each LSO CPD Title has a hyperlink to the library catalogue AdvoCAT, and the T.O.C.

Criminal Law Refresher 2018  KF 9220 .ZA2 L383 2018
The Six-Minute Business Lawyer 2018  KF 889 .A2 L393 2018
The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2018  KF 3320 .ZB3 S594 2018
The Six-Minute Labour Lawyer 2018  KF 3320 .ZB3 S592 2018
Solo and Small Firm Conference 2018: The 21st Century Lawyer  KF 300 .A2 S653 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

MMP - Google Keep

What a great discovery! After using Wunderlist, Evernote and OneNote I think I've found the one. (A nod to The Matrix) Google Keep is a very simple but a powerful note taking app available for Android or iOS devices.

Recording: Use Google Keep to record voice memos. Open the app, click on the mic icon at bottom of the screen and record away. After recording the memo, a screen will pop up with the text of your message and an audio file.

Reminders: Set up reminders by selecting a note and click the finger icon (it has a string on the finger) located at the top of the screen. A pop-up will give you options to set reminders. The reminders will alert in Google Calendar, just make sure to have your reminders enabled in your calendar app. I really like that the reminders can be location-based or time-based.

Add Labels: Add and create labels using #hashtags.

Colour Code: Organize your notes by colour-coding. Select the three dots menu at the bottom of the app and choose from an assortment of colours. Colour code by task or deadline.

Sketch: If you are of a creative bent, sketch your note. Select the pen icon at the bottom of the app to draw, colour, shade, and more.

Photo a note: Snap a photo of a slide deck. Great now you have a saved photo. A couple of weeks later all you can remember is that the photo contains the word "mandatory".  It easy for you find on Keep by searching for the word contained within the image.

Web Browsing: Create notes while you browse by downloading the Chrome Extension, and save the site URL with the note. You now have a note in context.

Sending Notes: Click on the three dots at the bottom right corner of the app and select send. Now choose the app you want to share your note with.

Sharing: Share |Collaborate your shopping list with friends or family and watch as the items on the list get checked off.

Sync: Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices - phone, computer and tablet.

I've only touched on a small sample of the nifty things to do with Keep. Test it our yourself, but I think you might be pleasantly surprised by its capabilities.

This Just In - April | May 2018

This Just In is a list of titles the library received in the months of April and May

2018-2019 Martin's Related Criminal Statutes  KF 9220 .Za2 C36 Ma 2018-2019
The 2018 Annotated Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act  KF  1536 .Za2 C36 Bi 2018
The 2018 Annotated Ontario Personal Property Security Act  KF 1050 O58 P 2018

Each LSO CPD Title has a hyperlink to the library catalogue AdvoCAT, and the T.O.C.

8th Annual Business Law Summit  KF 1415 .ZB3 L393 2018b
12th Annual Family Law Summit  KF 505 .ZB3 L393 2018
15th Annual Real Estate Law Summit  KF 570 .A2 R437 2018
Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018  KF 1290 .A8 L393 2018
The Six-Minute Criminal Lawyer 2018  KF 9620 .ZA2 L393 2018
The Six-Minute Estates Lawyer 2018  KF 778 .A2 S59 2018
The Six-Minute Municipal Lawyer 2018  KF 5692 .A5 S59 2018
Wills and Estates Refresher 2018  KF 755 .A75 L393 2018b