Gallery: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Gallery: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Just mere months before a research team's work would be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to blow the lid off the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal, this brown Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan graced my driveway.

Thankfully or luckily (or both), I never once used the words "green" or "clean" to describe the Jetta in my review for The Truth About Cars.

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Gallery: 1968 Comparison ‘Test’ – Ford Mustang GT vs. Oldsmobile Cutlass S

Gallery: 1968 Comparison ‘Test’ – Ford Mustang GT vs. Oldsmobile Cutlass S

Two friends. Two fantastic cars. Two personalities that couldn't be greater polar opposites.

From my article on The Truth About Cars:

The Contenders
If you are looking for a head-to-head, take-no-prisoners comparison test of two affordable classics, you might want to click away — there are quotes around Test in the headline for a reason. Instead, this is about two everyday heros: The Mustang is of Hollywood provenance while its opponent, an Oldsmobile Cutlass S, is of commoner origins.

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Gallery: 2015 GMC Canyon SLE All Terrain 4×4

Gallery: 2015 GMC Canyon SLE All Terrain 4×4

Ever since General Motors brought back its "midsize" trucks (though they're absolutely gargantuan compared to their predecessors), I've preferred the Canyon over the Colorado. While the GMC looks chunky and strong, the Colorado looks bland and derpy.

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Gallery: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX

Gallery: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX

Last fall, Honda Canada invited The Truth About Cars to partake in the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback launch in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

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WordPress Theming: Day 2 – Starter Themes and Frameworks

WordPress Theming: Day 2 – Starter Themes and Frameworks

After setting up a basic production environment (which still needs some work), it’s time to decide where to start my WordPress theming journey.

I could start from nothing, building my own loops and basic pages for WordPress — but do I really want to do that? Not really. And that’s where frameworks and starter themes come in.

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WordPress Theming: Day 1 – Where Do I Start?

WordPress Theming: Day 1 – Where Do I Start?

During my high school days, my friend Tim and I ran a little local blog (before we knew what blogs were) based on a very simple CMS that he built from scratch. Our site was mostly filled with satirical stories based on characters/real people who lived in our small, little town of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

While I loved reading and writing those satirical posts, there was something incredibly rewarding about building something from nothing. We didn’t have WordPress. Hell, we didn’t even have a proper web host. Back then, we relied on Apache and MySQL running on my own computer with a broadband connection, a free ZoneEdit account, and a piece of software that would automatically update our domain’s DNS settings to reflect the makeshift server’s current IP address.

Yeah, I won’t be doing that again. But I still want to do something. And I want to do it right.

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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

I just turned 32 less than a month ago and my life is significantly different than it was this time last year.

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