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Automated wine lists with CellarTracker and InDesign
Monday, September 6th, 2010

This post will be of interest to about four people in the world (if I count myself). I hope the other three find it helpful. If you’re a wine geek, a user of both CellarTracker and Adobe InDesign, familiar with JavaScript, and want nicely formatted lists of your wine collection, this is for you.


CellarTracker is great for managing your collection, but the wine list feature never really made me happy. The output is pretty generic and boring. For a while, I manually edited the HTML CellarTracker spit out to make it a little more presentable, but I still wasn’t satisfied. So I decided to go all out and connect InDesign with CellarTracker to build a wine list that’s much nicer looking with far better typography than HTML could ever produce1. It’s pretty cool — all I have to do is click a couple of times in InDesign and I have a completely formatted and totally up to date wine list. Here’s how it works.

Another from Alderbrook
Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Alderbrook Resort is really an amazing place. I highly recommend checking it out.

Vancouvah at night
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Robson Street

Decisions, decisions
Monday, August 16th, 2010

We’re seriously considering replacing most of the carpet (and a bit of wood) on the first floor of our house with wood. We’ve been looking at lots of samples, and we think we have it narrowed down to these two. They’re very similar, but there are some differences. We just can’t choose.


Which do you prefer?

The Muffin Man
Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Toby loves “making muffins.” I don’t know why we call it that — I’m fully aware that you don’t knead muffins. In any case, it’s pretty cute. I was bored the other day and threw together this really quick and silly video of him.

This post is an experiment with HTML5 video. If you have a reasonably modern browser (not including IE), it should work for you. If it doesn’t, you can see the video on Vimeo too. Let me know in the comments what your browser is if you can’t see the video (unless it’s IE, which I know doesn’t work).

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