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Xshot – Take Better Pictures of Yourself

Posted on November 25, 2008 - Filed Under gadgets, review | Leave a Comment

Taking pictures of yourself tends to result in very cheesey poses where your arm is stretched out toward the camera and your body tends to get twisted into weird angles. Using a camera with a timer and tripod can make for some good pictures, but it’s a hassle to set up and move around […]

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Reset a Windows Password

Posted on November 21, 2008 - Filed Under computer repair, computers, Software | Leave a Comment

I’m sure it’s happened to many people out there, I’ve seen it often enough here at the store. Forgetting your logon password for Windows can be a real hassle, especially if you have important files on the computer. You can always load up in safe mode to create a new user account, but […]

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Crowns of Power – Free to Play MMORPG

Posted on November 21, 2008 - Filed Under computers, Entertainment, Fun, gadgets, gaming, shopping | Leave a Comment

I’ve been looking for a new online game to play during my spare time and prefer to find something that’s free. It’s not that I mind paying $15 a month for something polished like EverQuest 2 or Warcraft, but if I’m playing less than an hour a day I don’t feel I’m getting my […]

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Dell Laptops Prefer Dell Parts

Posted on November 20, 2008 - Filed Under computer repair, computers, Electronics, gadgets | Leave a Comment

I had purchased a used XPS a while back but it’s power adapter was dead. Dell charges $106 + tax for the proper replacement, so in an attempt to save some money I ordered one on eBay. The product description said it would support this particular model and it was only around $30 […]

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Decorating Time

Posted on November 20, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Business, Holidays | Leave a Comment

Kate & Chloe are busy getting the front window ready for Christmas. Today Chloe’s class walked down to Town Hall to put their hand-made decorations on the big tree which will be lit up tomorrow evening at 6:30. Then on Saturday is the Santa Claus parade, also starting around 6:30. So with […]

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Business Security

Posted on November 16, 2008 - Filed Under Business, management | Leave a Comment

It seems like everything needs to be watched when you run your own business, especially if you have employees. Not only do you have to keep an eye on the main retail space, you need to keep watch over the back rooms and the cash register as well. A dishonest employee can rob […]

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Worst Part of the Job

Posted on November 15, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Ranting | Leave a Comment

I think the worst part of this job is when I end up having to spend half a day in court because someone sold me a stolen item and I then get called in as a witness. So far it’s only happened twice in 9 years, so I guess it’s not too bad, but […]

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The Happening

Posted on November 14, 2008 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment, Movies, Ranting | Leave a Comment

I’ll start this off with the obvious. M. Night Shyamalan needs to STOP MAKING MOVIES, NOW! He made one really good movie, The Sixth Sense, and ever since then they’ve been getting worse and worse. The Village was at least watchable and still held some sense of surprise until near the end, […]

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The Lich King Arrives

Posted on November 12, 2008 - Filed Under computers, gaming | Leave a Comment

Wrath of the Lich King will be available tomorrow morning when we open at 11am, but sorry to say my first batch has already been booked up in pre-paid pre-orders. I should have some more coming in within a week though. Price is $52 + tax. Yes it’s more than Walmart but […]

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53″ TV for Sale

Posted on November 11, 2008 - Filed Under Electronics | Leave a Comment

Used Panasonic 53″ rear projection TV, works great and has awesome built in speakers. Supports 480i, 480p, 1080i. Has DVI input for PC hookup, 2 component inputs and a few sets of regular RCA/S-video jacks. It was originally $3000 when purchased 4 years ago. Now asking $1000 or best offer. […]

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New host is good so far

Posted on November 11, 2008 - Filed Under computers, Internet | Leave a Comment

We’ve been with Host Gator for a month now and so far all is going well. I’ve only noticed downtime once and it only lasted for a couple of minutes. I’m not sure what the problem was, but if it only happens once a month for a such a short time then I’ll […]

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Crazy Customer, What the hell?

Posted on November 11, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Business, This Town | Leave a Comment

Here’s what happens when a customer goes a little bat-shit insane. I haven’t heard his side of things, but according to the girl who was working the guy came in with a game he had bought the day before. He said it wasn’t working, and when she tried to explain to him that […]

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To Dance or Defend

Posted on November 4, 2008 - Filed Under kids, Life | Leave a Comment

Now we’re trying to decide what sort of extra-curricular activities to sign Chloe up for. Like most little girls, she loves dancing and wants to take ballet lessons. She also loves to play karate, thanks to Spongebob, so we were thinking of putting her in a martial arts class. That would have […]

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Easy Xmas Gifts

Posted on November 3, 2008 - Filed Under Holidays | Leave a Comment

It’s a good thing some people are easy to buy gifts for or I’d never get my shopping done.¬† Photo cards¬† are a good way to take care of distant relatives, just buy a picture frame, print out some new pics of the family and mail ’em out. Write a little update inside the card […]

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