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  1. fragrance with accents in directory temporarily unaccented [fixed]

    Edit: I've fixed this now -- had a dodgy charset in my header metatags.

    One thing I've always tried hard to do on Basenotes is ensure the names of the fragrances are properly accented. So for example

    Fabergé not Faberge
    Égoïste not Egoiste
    Fraîche not Fraiche etc.

    I tried to re-upload the directory file to the server today using my new mac, and to my horror all of the diacritical marks were rendered as funny squiggles!

    I've tried re-uploading ...

    Updated 27th January 2009 at 06:49 AM by Grant

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  2. What Basenotes is made from

    I can't sleep, but I'm to tired to do anything constructive, so I'm going to post a list of all the things I really couldn't do without -- the software and websites I need to make basenotes with.

    Firstly, my trusty iMac. (this one here - though mine isn't always up to these crazy tricks), without which I'd be pretty stuffed. I also like my eeepc, which is pretty useful for catching up with email (gmail) and my rss feeds (Google reader) when I'm doing my full time dad duties.
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  3. Server Upgrade - site offline -- advance warning

    After what seems like a lifetime of tinkering with cgi scripts, and server settings we've got to a point where I've done as much tinkering as I can.

    The server speed / uptime has been a lot better lately, but it would be nice if it was a little speedier.

    So we are upgrading our server again. As a result the site will be offline from Friday night / Saturday morning/afternoon depending on your time zone.

    I'm not sure how long it will take, at the minimum 8 hours ...
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  4. Interview Me!

    Once all the wardrobe coding is fixed, (Should be up again next week) I hope to get going on the editorial front.

    To keep you busy until then - you can interview me! Ask me any question about the site, me, or fragrances, and I'll answer as many as I can as an editorial piece.

    All questions should be left in the comments by April 20th please!

    Updated 11th April 2008 at 03:49 PM by Grant

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  5. Marian Bendeth and Basenotes Nominated in 2008 Canadian fragrance Awards

    Three Basenotes.net articles written by Marian Bendeth have been nominated for the 2008 Canadian Fragrance Awards. I hope you'll all join me in wishing Marian good luck for the awards!

    The editorial awards are as follows:


    Magazine - Industry News March 4, 20082007 Canadian Fragrance Awards Media finalists announced

    The Media Finalists are:
    Print Editorial Finalists:


    Elle
    Canada, "Mix Masters" By: Noreen
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    Updated 9th April 2008 at 08:33 AM by Grant

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