Archive for December, 2009

Ivy DSL – Internet for Retailers Launched!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Perceptus Solutions Inc. is proud to offer our ADSL service, Ivy DSL, to the public as of today!

We have been providing two retail chains of 8 and 12 stores in BC and Alberta ADSL service in a private beta test for a year. We’re happy with our product, and we’re now ready to take on new clients.

The back story: Perceptus does a lot of IT contracting work for local, Vancouver based, retailers. We realized last year that we could offer retail chains a great deal on basic Internet access. We know your situation well. You need multiple ADSL lines, one for each store, plus your offices, and you deserve to get it at a better price than the incumbents will offer you. And you need someone on the other side of the conversation that understands the complexity of a retail environment.

Our private beta test chains saved 30% and 38% of their monthly ADSL service charges after moving to Ivy DSL. We offer business grade 3MBps ADSL lines with a static IP address for $40 per month ($55 per month for a 6MBps line). Further, their ADSL uptime and service quality is as good or better than before. And they’re happy to deal with a smaller provider. Most of the time you’ll be able to deal directly with me, Leonard Chan, the main guy behind Perceptus Solutions Inc.

So, for the best value in ADSL based Internet access for retail chains, visit

New Years Eve Bingo Cards

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

If you’re looking for some family friendly fun for New Year’s Eve, try our New Years themed bingo cards. You can customize our bingo cards with your own words an phrases for truly custom entertainment!

As always, basic use of is free. You’re welcome to upgrade for $10 to get our full feature set.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Last Minute Christmas Bingo Cards

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

My teacher friend is excited that Christmas break is coming up soon. This means it’s time to remind readers about our free, customizable, Christmas themed bingo cards.

Of course you’re free to create any style of holiday themed bingo cards. You can start your custom bingo cards by editing our word list for the Winter Holidays Bingo Cards.

As always, basic use of our site is free. But you’re welcome to upgrade to a Premium access account for only $10 to print hundreds of bingo cards at a time, create calling cards, and more.

Merry Christmas!

User Scripts Broken in Google Chrome?

Friday, December 11th, 2009

A little while ago my custom user script for Chrome stopped working. I’m currently using the “dev channel” at home. When I first switched to Chrome, that was the only version that supported user scripts (basically GreaseMonkey from FireFox integrated into Chrome).

My script is simple, it makes some font and color changes to a few websites that I view regularly to make them more legible (IMHO). I should bundle it into an extension some day…

Anyway, it took a bit of research to figure out what happened. Look here on the Google Chrome blog:

[r33013] Disable –enable-user-scripts. (Issue: 27520)
NOTE: You can now install user scripts by navigating to them. You will have to reinstall your current scripts (they aren’t migrated).


So, scripts are still supported, but I have to install it again. I didn’t quite understand “navigating to them” meant, but it actually means exactly what it says. In the address bar browse the file system, e.g. go to here:
C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\User Scripts

Then double click on your .JS file, and a little extension installation prompt pops up. It’s pretty cool actually.

Hmm… now that Google Chrome regular version supports extensions, I might be able to take myself off the dev channel.