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Computers & Entertainment Since 1999

All’s Quiet on the Piracy Front

Posted on February 28, 2008 - Filed Under Business, This Town | Leave a Comment

Despite alleged attempts by Staples and Walmart to run all us little guys out of business by crying piracy to Microsoft, most of us are still here. I wrote a while back that Computers Are Us and Kwiklink were apparently shut down for those reasons and that a couple others were expected to go as […]

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Beach Cruiser Bikes

Posted on February 23, 2008 - Filed Under Life | Leave a Comment

I was later than most when it came to learning to ride a bike. I think I was probably 8 or 9 years old when we first got one, an ugly orange one that could fold in half for easy storage that had fenders over the tires. Me and my brother would take turns, sitting […]

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If you liked Groundhog Day..

Posted on February 23, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, TV | Leave a Comment

then you should check out last weeks episode of Supernatural titled ‘The Mystery Spot’. I’ve been a fan of Supernatural since the show first started 3 years ago, it’s proved to be entertaining and hasn’t lost any steam so far. In Mystery Spot, the trickster from an earlier episode makes a reappearance, locking Sam in […]

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Charitable Events for Charitable People

Posted on February 22, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, Life, News | Leave a Comment

Those living in or visiting New York are certainly not lacking in entertainment options. For a calender of Charity Events, check out Charity Happenings. It’s a great and comprehensive list of all the current and upcoming charitable events. The service is provided for free whether you’re a member of the public or in charge of […]

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Gothic III – Buggy-ass Game

Posted on February 22, 2008 - Filed Under computers, gaming | Leave a Comment

Last week we had a customer in who was in need of a computer upgrade. He had just picked up Gothic III and it wouldn’t run on his current rig (GeForce 4 is just a little old these days). First we tried a 2nd hand GeForce 7600GS AGP card and some more RAM, the game […]

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Halifax again soon

Posted on February 22, 2008 - Filed Under Life, Travel | Leave a Comment

Looks like it’s almost time to stock up on some travel supplies, we will probably be going up to Halifax again for a couple of days before the end of the month. Chloe is excited already, she loves staying in the hotel, only problem is that she stays up later than usual because she gets […]

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Disappearing Flashlights

Posted on February 22, 2008 - Filed Under gadgets, kids | Leave a Comment

For a while now it seems we can’t keep a working flashlight in the store or at home. Chloe loves to play with them, even during the day, so batteries don’t tend to last very long. Next time I buy a new one it’s going to either be a rechargeable flashlight or one of those […]

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Speaking of Old Junk

Posted on February 22, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

People often used to wonder where we’d get so many used items since surely there weren’t dozens of people coming in to sell second hand coffee pots. This was back before we were Gator Byte, when Lakeview Clearance Center first started up. We mainly dealt with a company based in Niagara Falls named VDC, they […]

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Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlord

Posted on February 19, 2008 - Filed Under Business, gaming | Leave a Comment

I’ve had a few people in lately looking for Puzzle Quest, but it isn’t one I normally carry. I went browsing online to see what all the fuss is about, and basically it’s just a standard Bejeweled style puzzle game where you have to match 3 or more objects in a row to clear them. […]

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Blog of the Day

Posted on February 17, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Internet | 3 Comments

After 9 months it looks like I’m getting my 15 minutes (err, 24 hours?) of fame. I’m the featured ‘Blog of the Day’ at Pay Per Post, an online advertising company I do some freelance work for. It’s a good way to pick up some extra cash in my spare time, even though spare time […]

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TV Shall Return

Posted on February 17, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, TV | Leave a Comment

The Hollywood writers strike is finally over so with any luck we’ll get a few more episodes of our favorite shows before the season ends. A lot of the shows I watch don’t seem to have been too affected by the strike though, with one big exception, Heroes was cut short by several episodes. Instead […]

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No Garbage Collection

Posted on February 13, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Business | Leave a Comment

When we started to move into here, there were still about half a dozen boxes full of garbage (plaster, paint brushes, cardboard… no food waste thankfully) left behind that the previous renters hadn’t thrown out. So I put it outside so the garbage collectors would pick it up. A week and a half later, it’s […]

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Kingsbridge Sales Leads

Posted on February 13, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

Helping businesses to succeed is the primary goal of Kingsbridge Marketing Partners Inc. Whether you’re a small mom & pop operation or the head of a large corporate sales team, getting good sales leads can make a world of difference. Kingsbridge handles leads for over 14 million businesses covering nearly every possible demographic. If you […]

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Change to TV Box Sets

Posted on February 13, 2008 - Filed Under Business, DVD, Entertainment, TV | Leave a Comment

For the last several years I’ve taken TV box sets and split them up to rent as individual discs for $2 a night. It worked well for a long time, people could rent a disc or two, depending on how much they could watch in a night or a weekend and then come back for […]

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