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Bunny Chloe brings in the Loot

Posted on October 31, 2007 - Filed Under kids, Life | Leave a Comment

This was Chloe’s first year to go out for Halloween and she loved it.  She wanted to keep going even though her hands were freezing.  The weather was nice enough but the wind was chilly when we went out, around 5:30.  Her bunny costume kept the rest of her nice and toasty though.

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Popped Caps

Posted on October 31, 2007 - Filed Under computer repair | Leave a Comment

I haven’t seen a motherboard with popped capacitors in a while, but a computer came in today that just wasn’t turning on anymore.  I tested the power supply first and that was fine, which typically means bad motherboard or very rarely, bad CPU.  I checked the capacitors on the motherboard and sure enough, most of […]

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Luxury Kitchens

Posted on October 31, 2007 - Filed Under building, Life | Leave a Comment

Even though our house was new when we moved in, the kitchen is very basic. Not enough counter space, not enough cupboards and no place to install a dishwasher. I have some ideas for an addition that would solve most of our current kitchen problems but even that pales in comparison to the […]

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All You Can do is Laugh

Posted on October 31, 2007 - Filed Under Amused, Ranting, This Town | Leave a Comment

This mornings local news was pretty funny. First up 2 men were arrested on drug charges. 18,000 ecstasy tablets were seized, as well as some pot and a firearm. Next up, a woman was arrested for running a puppy mill in Digby County. A puppy mill is where they breed the […]

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Birth Pangs Role Playing Game

Posted on October 30, 2007 - Filed Under computers, gaming, Internet | 2 Comments

Based on his new series of novels, AR Horvath’s Birth Pangs Role Playing Game is like a blast from the past. Literally from the past, back before we could even get the internet around here. Anyone remember what it was like logging into a BBS (Bulletin Board System) to play games? Text based games, or […]

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Winzy

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under Internet | Leave a Comment

A cool new search engine, Winzy, has just caught my attention. You can win stuff just by doing the same searching you do everyday on other search engines! Create an account and start searching, it’s as easy as that. Each search you perform earns you 1 point for the first 30 searches […]

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Clean Yerself Out

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under Health, Life | Leave a Comment

I’m not talking about your desk or living room or anything, it’s your body that is probably in need of a cleaning.  One way to do that is with a colon cleanser in a bottle! This dietary supplement will help your body to rid itself of harmful wastes and toxins. Co-clean can also […]

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Less Than 2 Months to Go

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under Life | Leave a Comment

Christmas time again, and like every year I just don’t know what to buy for the people on my list. None of my family are into gadgets and electronics so that makes things a little harder. I could take the easy route and buy booze or body shop supplies for my father and […]

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Mortgage Renewal

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under Life | Leave a Comment

Can’t believe it’s already been 3 years since we bought our house. That means it’s renewal time and since interest rates have risen a bit, my overall payment has increased by about $100 a month. The cheapest monthly rate I could get was by renewing for a 5 year term, so that’s what […]

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Mr. Brooks

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment | Leave a Comment

One of last weeks new releases, Mr. Brooks has Kevin Costner playing the role of a serial killer. He doesn’t like to kill, but he’s addicted to it.  After 2 years on the wagon and going to AA meetings, he finally kills again but this time he was a little careless and someone took […]

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Car Insurance

Posted on October 29, 2007 - Filed Under Insurance, shopping | Leave a Comment

It’s getting to be that time of year again, all my insurances are due within a couple month period. Business insurance was due Aug. 20, house insurance is due at the end of November and then my car insurance is due in the first week of December. It sucks, but these days we […]

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Google PR

Posted on October 27, 2007 - Filed Under Internet, programming | Leave a Comment

There’s been a lot of controversy going on in the last few weeks regarding Google Page Rank.  A lot of blogs and websites went down in Rank, some of them dropped more than once.  This includes big names like the Washington Post and johnchow.com.
Google typically updates it’s Ranking system every 3 to 4 months, but […]

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Morphing Madness

Posted on October 27, 2007 - Filed Under computers, Fun | Leave a Comment

Morphing pictures can be pretty fun. Turn a toaster into a microwave or one person into another person. The Morpheus Photo-Morpher software is very easy to use although I’ve heard a few people say they just couldn’t get the hang of it. I’ve decided to do a little tutorial here on how […]

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Mythos, Another Dungeon Hack & Slash

Posted on October 26, 2007 - Filed Under computers, gaming | Leave a Comment

There’s another dungeon crawling, hack & slashing, loot gathering game coming out soon.  It’s currently in beta testing and the servers are up running 24/7 so it shouldn’t be long now.  Looks like it will be similar to Dungeon Runners but with a little less humor and a few more character choices.  As with most […]

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