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Golf Course Conditions

Posted on August 28, 2008 - Filed Under gaming, Travel | Leave a Comment

Live in the mid-Atlantic and love playing golf? Looking to find a new course to play on that’s not too far away but would like to know how good it is before wasting the time and money to go there? is a pretty slick little website with reviews on Maryland golf courses […]

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Putting some Focus Back on TV Series

Posted on August 28, 2008 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment, TV | Leave a Comment

Our TV series rentals have been rather dismal over the last year or so, mainly because they’ve been crammed onto a shelf that’s away from the regular rentals. Another problem is that we don’t have the room to spread them out like we used to, so instead of renting them out by the disc […]

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Customer Service in Large Companies

Posted on August 28, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

Large companies could certainly benefit from better customer service. A good example is my current problems with MicroSuck with getting back my red ringed XBox 360. Every time I call I get stuck with some guy or girl in a call center in India who tells me nothing more than the previous person […]

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Back to School in 1 Week

Posted on August 28, 2008 - Filed Under Business, kids | Leave a Comment

The summer really seemed to fly right by this year, only 1 week left for those on vacation from school. That now includes Chloe, she’s excited to go and had a lot of fun with the ready, set, go program. Once she starts school I’ll have a lot of free time on my […]

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Used CDs for Sale

Posted on August 23, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, Music | Leave a Comment

I’ve finally gotten around to putting the used CDs up on proper shelving instead of just having some crammed into a bin. I also brought up another box full from the basement so there’s almost 800 of ’em on display now. $4 each, tax included. I still have a few boxes of […]

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More on Web Hosting

Posted on August 22, 2008 - Filed Under Internet, review | Leave a Comment

Yeah, Bluehost is pretty much toast, we were down again for about an hour yesterday. My quest continues for a better host, but since most places rank Bluehost in the top 5 it makes me wonder if this cheap shared web hosting is really worth it. Dedicated servers are much more stable of […]

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160 Gb PS3 Coming Soon

Posted on August 22, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics, gaming | Leave a Comment

80gb PS3’s will soon be dropping to the $399 prince point, I’m not sure what will be happening with the 40gb units. I expect they will drop the price to $349 until the remaining units have been sold and then it will be discontinued. Recent news of a 160gb PS3 coming in November […]

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Pay Me or I Kill You!

Posted on August 20, 2008 - Filed Under Spam/Scam | Leave a Comment

Wow, these email scams are getting downright nasty! I just got an email from a ‘hitman’ saying that if I want to live I have to pay him a bunch of money. Apparently he ‘feels sorry for me’ and doesn’t want to kill me, so he’s giving me the option to buy out […]

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More Radio

Posted on August 20, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Living around here my whole life has gotten me accustomed to having hardly anything to listen to on the radio. With only one english radio station to tune in to, the benefits of high speed internet really shine. Many radio stations (ours included, strangely enough) are now offering online broadcasts, which means we […]

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Universal Laptop Power Adapters

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

After getting several requests lately for laptop power supplies I decided to track some down. Most stores seem to be charging around $100 for them (The Source & Staples anyway) so I was expecting them to be fairly expensive. Turned out to be better than I thought though so I’m now carrying them […]

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Webhost Reliability

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

When you do any kind of work online it’s very important that your websites are up as much as possible. Even though I love the plan we have with Bluehost, I find that the downtime is a little excessive. Sometimes it’s down every day for a few minutes up to a half hour, […]

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Rearranging Time Again

Posted on August 18, 2008 - Filed Under Business, sale | Leave a Comment

It’s barely been 5 months in the new location but I feel like it’s time to rearrange things already. A lot of space seems to be wasted with the current layout, but with the store being so narrow it’s hard to move things around much anyway. The long counter down the side is […]

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Bar Code Scanners

Posted on August 18, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

One of these days we’re going to get a little more high tech around here and add in a bar code labeling system. Scanners are pretty cheap now, starting around $100 for a decent one and most POS software has a built in option to print out the coded stickers so the transition would […]

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Drum Rocker

Posted on August 18, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

Drums are fun. I can’t play real drums, yet anyway, but I’m doing ok so far with Rock Bands fake plastic drum set. Next month we get Rock Band 2 with some upgrades including optional cymbals for the drum set and an auto-calibration feature in the new guitar. A premium drum set […]

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