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First Class Trip

Posted on September 30, 2008 - Filed Under kids, Life, school, Travel | 1 Comment

Not even 2 weeks into the school year and Chloe got to go on her first class trip already. The Wallace Brothers Apple farm was the destination, about 20 minutes out of town, so they all got to ride on the school bus. Both primary classes went together with several chaperons and had […]

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Never Ending Bills

Posted on September 29, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Finances, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

It seems like I’m always making insurance payments on one thing or another. I literally just finished paying my house insurance last month and now the store insurance is due. Then in December the car insurance is due. I always do them in installments though, 3 payments per policy so that’s a […]

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Some baby Stuff to Sell

Posted on September 29, 2008 - Filed Under kids, Life | Leave a Comment

After doing a bit of house cleaning over the weekend we have a few of Chloe’s old things to get rid of. A portable high chair that can be strapped to a regular chair ($15), a full size high chair ($25) and a stroller ($40). The stroller is in great condition since she […]

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War in Afghanistan Hits Home

Posted on September 29, 2008 - Filed Under Life, News | 1 Comment

It was a shock the other day when I learned that one of my oldest friends, a guy I’ve known since I was in grade 4, was injured in a recent Taliban ambush that left 3 more Canadian soldiers dead. Ken Power has been over there for just about 6 months now and was […]

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Earn Virtual Currency

Posted on September 25, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

Games like Second Life and Project Entropia are fairly popular, not quite on the scale of World of Warcraft, but they do have a strong following. They are both free to play, but if you want to do much in either game you need to convert some real cash into virtual cash. You […]

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I got a Virus!

Posted on September 25, 2008 - Filed Under computer repair, computers, Software | Leave a Comment

I was at home. I saw a file. It was supposed to contain something I wanted, but I knew better. I really did. I knew something bad would happen if I clicked it.
I clicked it.
Half of these weren’t there a few seconds earlier.
Within 30 seconds I had a half dozen pop-ups […]

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Goodbye Bluehost, You Suck

Posted on September 24, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Internet, review | Leave a Comment

I’ve been saying this off and on for a while now, I know, but with all the downtime recently I’ve finally had it with Bluehost and have begun backing up my lesser used domains to get them ready to move to a new web hosting provider. I’m looking at a few options based on […]

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Wrath of the Lich King Release Date

Posted on September 24, 2008 - Filed Under computers, Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

The upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, finally has a release date set. November 13, 2008. One detail I wasn’t aware of until today is that you’ll need to have Burning Crusade in order to play WotLK, it won’t work without it. Kinda sucks for new players who […]

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Cell Phone Community

Posted on September 24, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics, gadgets, Internet | Leave a Comment

It seems like everyone has a cell phone these days, I’ve even been seeing kids around 6 or 7 years old with them now, they’ve become a rather large and ingrained part of today’s society. There are so many features packed into the new phones that figuring them all out can be a chore. […]

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Too Human – Xbox 360

Posted on September 24, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

I’ve spent a few hours so far diving into Too Human, a recently released XBox 360 game. The play style is somewhat Diablo like, with monsters running in from all sides and you with a pair of guns and a melee weapon. The graphics are really good, but the actual game play leaves […]

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Things Improving

Posted on September 23, 2008 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Despite how dead the downtown appears, business has been picking up lately (knock on wood). Computer work is up and used games are selling well, although I’d like to see a little more action on the newer consoles. Still though, I’ll take when I can get in PS2 & Game Cube sales. […]

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Used Electronics

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

There’s been a lot of home electronics coming in lately and while we haven’t really dealt with that stuff for the last few years, recently I’ve started buying again. A surround receiver, tape deck, 5 disc cd, tower speakers and even a few pieces of car audio. We don’t have a lot of […]

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Rock Band 2 is Out

Posted on September 20, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

Well, for us lucky Xbox 360 owners it is, rockers on the PS3 or Wii will have to wait another month. The game itself is very good, much has remained the same since the first Rock Band came out but new features and improved old features make it better in almost every way. […]

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ListBuilding With Tellman Knudson – Scam?

Posted on September 15, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Business, Internet, Spam/Scam | 70 Comments

The last time an internet opportunity reeked this bad was when the RFS was floating heavily around the internet. The famous ‘beach bum’ pulling in millions an hour by suckering poor individuals into coughing up a $50 “tire kicker weeder outer fee” and then being told that in order to make money they had […]

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