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Solar Power

Posted on January 29, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics, gadgets, Life | Leave a Comment

Every few months I take a good look at my power bill and think disgusting thoughts, it just keeps getting higher and higher. Having electric heat in the house doesn’t help of course, but with the current price of oil the only alternative that might be cheaper is wood, but that requires a lot […]

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Council Helps Those Not in Need

Posted on January 29, 2008 - Filed Under Ranting, This Town | 1 Comment

At a recent finance committee meeting, the owners of the local Canadian Tire asked for $7500 to help build a waterproof shelter for the farmers market that takes place in their parking lot. The market ran for 14 weeks last year and is planned to run 20 weeks next summer. That’s a lot […]

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Rockband in Stock & Moving Update

Posted on January 29, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

Finally managed to snag a couple of the Rock Band Special Edition boxes for the Xbox 360. They’re still hard to find and are in high demand around here so even though I had to pay crazy shipping to get them in I’m sure they’ll still move.
Speaking of moving, things are coming along fairly […]

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Personal Loans

Posted on January 28, 2008 - Filed Under Insurance | Leave a Comment

For those living in the US and suffering under high interest rates from credit cards or large debts from a mortage, Money Now! USA is offering personal loans at sub-prime rates. They also offer payday loans, car loans, mortgages and more. Fill out an online application and you’ll typically have an answer within an hour. […]

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What Smells so Nice?

Posted on January 27, 2008 - Filed Under Business, shopping | Leave a Comment

“Oh that’s just us” the wife likes to answer, whenever someone asks what smells so nice in the store. It’s actually just one of those oil burner things where you put some water and a few drops of scented oil in the top, and a candle in the bottom. Which means that Body […]

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It’s So Bright!

Posted on January 27, 2008 - Filed Under building, Business | Leave a Comment

Another thing I like about this new store is that it’s nice and bright inside. I do like our color scheme where we are though, rose red walls and green pillars, but it does make things a little darker overall. The new store had been renovated about a year ago though, complete with […]

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The Kid Likes Moving

Posted on January 26, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Life | Leave a Comment

Since the lil Monster has to spend a few hours a day in the store normally, she gets to play with various kids for a few minutes at a time while their parents look for movies and stuff. Today though, one of the guys that was helping me move things had brought his daughter […]

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Halifax Trips

Posted on January 26, 2008 - Filed Under Holidays, Travel | Leave a Comment

Whenever we go up to Halifax we stay at the Econo Lodge. It’s only 10 minutes or so from the downtown area and now that I know where I’m going it’s only a short distance to the major malls as well. Like most smaller hotels it’s very near the train tracks though so […]

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Blazing Fast Internet

Posted on January 26, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Internet | Leave a Comment

I’m actually looking forward to switching from Aliant to Eastlink next week. The business package I signed up for is $30 less for phone & internet, per month, and on top of it the internet is a shitload faster. Aliant business high speed is only around 2 or 3mbit if I remember right, […]

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It’s Official

Posted on January 26, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

It’s now officially too late to change our minds about moving. I had a couple of people in to help out today and they managed to get almost all of the stuff in the basement moved to the new place and surprisingly enough it looks like it’ll all fit despite being a bit smaller […]

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Hot Tubs

Posted on January 26, 2008 - Filed Under Life, shopping | 1 Comment

A great source for hot tubs and accessories is the Hot Tub Headquarters. You can order everything you need online, from cleaners and chemicals to covers and side tables. Get all the gear shipped direct to your door and in no time you can be relaxing in style. With over 5 years […]

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Adding Sale inventory to Rentals

Posted on January 21, 2008 - Filed Under Business, DVD, Movies | Leave a Comment

Adding over 1000 DVDs to the rental database is a pain, but it should be worth it in the end. First off because everything will be available to rent, most likely for $2 tax included. Second reason being that if everything is in the database and a customer asks whether we have a […]

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Keyword Research

Posted on January 18, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Internet, Marketing | Leave a Comment

When working online, search engine traffic can make or break you, depending on the service or products you are offering and what your target audience is. If you’re trying to reach a wide market, whether it’s continental or even global, using and promoting the right keywords is very important. When a potential customer […]

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Good Week for Comedies

Posted on January 18, 2008 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment, Movies | Leave a Comment

New releases on DVD seem to be drying up a little bit, but that’s pretty typical for this time of year. This week only had a few, the most notable being Good Luck Chuck starring Jessica Alba and Dane Cook. Very funny movie with the requisite gross out scene. Mr. Woodcock with […]

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