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Resveratrol Attempting to Cure Cancer

Posted on July 29, 2008 - Filed Under Health | Leave a Comment

A few months back I wrote about a new drug called Resveratrol which is expected to help combat the ‘disease’ known as aging. Another potential use for it is to fight off cancer and now it’s getting its first public trial. Members of a popular resveratrol forum,, are chipping in to provide one of […]

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The Fish

Posted on July 29, 2008 - Filed Under kids, Life | 4 Comments

We finally broke down and got Chloe a fish. The babysitter had an extra bowl already so she took her out to pick up a fish, some food and water purifier. Apparently Bettas were hard to find that day so the one they brought home, while still a Betta, is apparently a fighting fish? At […]

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Guitar Hero: World Tour

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

This fall can’t come soon enough for music game fans. With Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour competing for your living room space it could be a tough decision on which bundle to buy. So far we know that the RB instruments will work with GH:WT but I don’t know if GH:WT will […]

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Junk Mail

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Life | Leave a Comment

I complain enough about how much spam I get in my email folders, but I seem to be getting more snail mail spam as well these days. Readers Digest is once again claiming that if I send in this form with that sticker I just might have a chance at a truckload of money. Sure. […]

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Format and Windows Re-install

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under computer repair, computers | Leave a Comment

There’s been quite a few computers brought in lately that were loaded with viruses and other little problems, so I’ve been busy with formats and windows installs. File moving services are usually needed in the process since people don’t want to lose their pictures and large music collections. My normal rates for that kind of […]

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Jello and other Easy Stuff

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Food | Leave a Comment

In the early days after the wifes surgery she had to eat a lot of soft foods, like Jello, so for a while I was making a batch every couple of days. I’ve been digging online for recipes for other easy to make things like cookies and puddings. Not that I’ve had time to try […]

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Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Health, Life | 1 Comment

I’ve had asthma pretty much since I was born and unlike most people I know, I never grew out of it during my teen years. In my case it’s here to stay and it really sucks. I got switched off Ventolin though, they say that can be hard on the airways with extended use. The […]

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Exhibition Week coming up

Posted on July 28, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Entertainment | Leave a Comment

The time is almost upon us again when the crappyspectacular exhibition comes to town. Most years lately I don’t even bother to go and this year will probably be no different. Even Chloe is 4 now and should enjoy something like that, I know she won’t go on any rides and will probably end up […]

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Pictures of the Hysterectomy

Posted on July 24, 2008 - Filed Under Health, Life, News | Leave a Comment

As most know by now, my wife had been in for an operation a month ago, followed up by an emergency surgery 10 days later due to some complications. She’s been back home for 2 weeks and getting better every day, but she isn’t coming in to the store very much so far. Before the […]

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Email Marketing

Posted on July 24, 2008 - Filed Under Internet, Marketing | Leave a Comment

I hate spam email as much as the next guy, but there are a lot of good uses for Email marketing software such as sending out newsletters or specials to those customers who have signed up for such things. Using something like Outlook Express can work for small lists, but if you’re sending out large […]

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360 Parts

Posted on July 20, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics | Leave a Comment

I got a couple of busted Xbox 360’s in recently, they had already been taken apart so there’s no chance of getting a free warranty replacement. As a result I have a few usable parts for sale, including 2 DVD drives ($50 each), 1 20gb hard drive ($65) and the internal fans ($15). Both systems […]

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Helmet Cams

Posted on July 15, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics, gadgets | Leave a Comment

When you’re doing crazy shit like skateboarding down some steps or racing a dirt bike through the woods, it’s just not possible to hold on to a video camera at the same time. In a lot of cases it’s not easy for someone else to be there next to you filming it either. One way […]

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Marketing on Facebook

Posted on July 15, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Marketing | Leave a Comment

Over the last month or so I’ve been trying to use Facebook to do a little marketing. It’s not too bad, and during the month I only spent a little over $5. Overall I’m not sure how much extra business it’s brought me, but I can credit it with the sale of 10 used Pentium […]

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Gator Shirts

Posted on July 10, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

Lately I’ve taken to wearing ‘nicer’ polo style shirts instead of the typical ‘free video game promo’ shirts that I’ve been favoring for the last couple of years. I’ve looked at doing company logo shirts and the pricing isn’t too bad really, especially if I already own the shirts. For a few bucks each I […]

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