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Optics Planet

Posted on November 29, 2007 - Filed Under gadgets, shopping | Leave a Comment

Optics Planet is a sweet little shopping website where you can find gifts for just about anyone. Telescopes for the star gazer in the family, binoculars for the bird watcher, a microscope for the egghead and Rayban Sunglasses for anyone that just wants to look cool. They offer free ground shipping on […]

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Religion… WTF?

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

Ok so I’m sure most people have heard by now of the BC teacher who named a teddy bear Muhammad and is going to have to spend a little time in jail over it, and then be deported back to Canada.  Compared to the maximum penalty of 40 lashes or 6 months in jail or […]

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Gaming Headset

Posted on November 29, 2007 - Filed Under Electronics, gadgets, gaming | Leave a Comment

When playing multiplayer games online there’s nothing better than being able to hear your teammates or opponents. Taking the time to type out messages is Ok when playing a slower paced game like World of Warcraft or EverQuest, but in a first person shooter where every split second counts, typing is not an option.
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A Yacht Dock?

Posted on November 29, 2007 - Filed Under Ranting, This Town | Leave a Comment

No, a MEGA-Yacht dock!  That’s what is in store for the waterfront here in good old Yarmouth, NS.  A place where big yachts can come to dock, re-fuel, spend some money.  Uhmm.. what the fu… ?  I thought the harbor had been cleaned up years ago, but apparently it’s still just a giant toilet and […]

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Newsgroup Downloading

Posted on November 28, 2007 - Filed Under computers, Internet, programming | Leave a Comment

Downloading files from newsgroups is a much faster and better way than using those horrid file sharing apps, better even than torrents. The downside is that you generally need to subscribe to a News server in order to get the good stuff, but for an average of $10 to $15 a month you can […]

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Tourism Must be Bad

Posted on November 28, 2007 - Filed Under This Town | Leave a Comment

Just in the news today, the entire chain of Rodd Hotels is for sale, including the 2 here in Yarmouth.  The Rodd Colony Inn and Rodd Grand Hotel.  Rodd Hotels and Resorts is the largest privately owned chain in Atlantic Canada with 10 Hotels/Resorts in the chain.  It would seem to be a pretty good […]

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Great Season for Gaming

Posted on November 28, 2007 - Filed Under Electronics, Entertainment, gadgets, gaming | Leave a Comment

This holiday season is going to be awesome for gamers.  The PS3 is available for $399 (40gb version), the XBox 360 is down to $399 as well for the Pro version with a 20gb Hard drive or $299 for the Arcade bundle with no HD (256mb memory stick included) and the Nintendo Wii is down […]

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Me Sell Stuff

Posted on November 28, 2007 - Filed Under Finances, Internet, Life | Leave a Comment

A little side project I’ve been working on is www.mesellstuff.com.  Basically it’s working out to be a blog about ways to make money online, legit ways of course.  No garbage or bullshit, no scams.  This means that no, it’s not a way to get rich quick, it requires real effort.  I get asked fairly often […]

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Currency Confusion

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under Amused, Finances | Leave a Comment

On my usual visit today to the XE.com currency exchange site I noticed something new, a ? in a circle beside the US value compared to Canada. What’s that, I wondered, so I put the mouse over it to see the tooltop popup. Apparently a lot of people have trouble understanding (or even […]

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Tickets

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under Entertainment | Leave a Comment

Speaking of theaters, you can get Wicked tickets online and catch a showing in your area. Wicked is the story of the Witches of Oz which was previously untold. The show will be touring across the country beginning next year, spanning 15 US cities and one in Canada. Check the Ticket Solutions […]

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Home Theater Lighting

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under building, shopping | Leave a Comment

No home theater is complete without the proper lighting.  If the lights are too bright it’s hard to see the screen and if it’s too dark it’s hard to see the popcorn and furniture. Stargate Cinema can handle all your home theater lighting needs, whether you’ve just got a small room with a standard […]

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Bed in a Box

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under Internet, shopping | Leave a Comment

Bed in a Box is a great place to buy bedding online. Along with offering a 120 day trial, their mattresses come with a full 10 year warranty. Free shipping to the continental US is a nice touch as well, considering the size and weight of most mattresses. Some of the more […]

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Game Advertising at its Best

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under Entertainment, Fun, gaming | Leave a Comment

I almost died when I first saw this, Blizzard has a new World of Warcraft commercial out starring none other than William Shatner. While it’s not enough to make me to re-activate my account, it’s certainly entertaining to watch and I’m sure it’ll help get some Trekkies to check out the game.

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Auto Parts & Service

Posted on November 23, 2007 - Filed Under Business, review, shopping | Leave a Comment

Maintaining a car can be a rather costly venture. Regular oil changes, tire rotation & replacement, rust proofing, etc all add up, not even considering the insurance and price of gas these days. It’s important to save every dollar you can, and with that in mind, AAMCO is providing some great online coupons […]

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