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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted on December 30, 2008 - Filed Under Holidays | Leave a Comment

Ok so I’m a little late on the first one and a little early on the second one, but Happy Ho-Ho anyway. I hope everyone had a great Christmas season and will have a safe and happy New Year. Nothing big planned here at Gator Byte but we’ve had a good holiday so […]

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Facebook

Posted on December 23, 2008 - Filed Under computers, Internet | Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago I decided to create a Facebook group for the store, a few people joined, then a few more, and we eventually had 45 members. I was hoping it would have grown a little faster so I could make more use out of it for ‘free’ advertising, but we’ll get […]

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So What Happened to John Watkins?

Posted on December 17, 2008 - Filed Under Life, News, This Town | Leave a Comment

2 weeks ago I read on both CJLS and Nova News that John Watkins was reported missing and the RCMP were asking for the public’s help in locating him. It was mentioned that he might be driving out west to find employment. If that was the case though wouldn’t he have at least […]

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Coke Zero’s Dance Hero

Posted on December 16, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, Entertainment, gaming, Internet | Leave a Comment

Ok I don’t watch a lot of TV these days and that became quite apparent today when I heard about this free Dance Hero game from iCoke. It’s a pretty basic online game with only 2 contestants, 2 songs and 3 stages to choose from. The contestants are new Coke Zero mascots, a […]

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Want a Wii? Good Luck

Posted on December 16, 2008 - Filed Under Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

I just don’t understand the continuing appeal of the Nintendo Wii. This is the 3rd Christmas since it’s launch and once again they’re impossible to find. From what little I’ve played of it it feels very gimmicky, not something that would hold my attention for very long at all. I’m not alone […]

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Somethin’ for the Potheads

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under shopping, This Town | 2 Comments

Well, I know there’s a lot of potheads in this town, a good chunk of the people coming into the store just plain reek of it, so here’s a website that may be of interest to those people in particular. Mary Jane Goods caters to the Canabis supporting masses by selling products related to […]

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Another Anti-Malware Program Added to my Arsenal

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under Business, Software | Leave a Comment

Being in this business of trying to repair computers and clean up software problems, I have a growing collection of apps and utilities I use to accomplish the task. AVG 8 and Super Anti-Spyware are the main two I use, combined they’ll get rid of almost everything, but this week I ran into something […]

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It Came From the Basement, Part II

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under Business | Leave a Comment

Nope, it’s not a new cheesy horror movie, I just dragged a couple more boxes of stuff up out of the basement and this time around they contained some more VHS movies, a case of Votive candle holders, some crappy little shower racks to hang a washcloth and soap on. Also some curtains and […]

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Instant Hot Water from the Tap

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under gadgets, Technology | Leave a Comment

Well damn these tankless water heaters are pretty cool. No more need to have a big, electricity sucking water heater in the basement with these things around. Powered by either propane or natural gas they can heat your tap water instantly, and keep it hot for as long as you need it. […]

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Insurance Company got Changed Again?

Posted on December 12, 2008 - Filed Under Life, Ranting | Leave a Comment

Just received notice that my car insurance comes up in January and the agent I deal with is switching me to yet another new company. The rates and the coverage look to be the same so I guess it doesn’t matter too much, but it seems strange that every year at least one of […]

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New Shop by Greco

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

Looks like the old Gems store is almost done being renovated and the new shop going in is called Shhh.. Don’t Tell. The sign proclaims costumes, sexy lingerie and adult novelties, so I figure it’s going to be similar to (but probably tamer than) Sister Sarah’s. When walking by the other day on […]

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Insane Virus Infection

Posted on December 8, 2008 - Filed Under Amused, computer repair, computers, Software | Leave a Comment

I just finished cleaning out a badly infected hard drive, the final count for infected files? 32,914. Yeah, that definitely takes the cake as the worse infection I’ve ever had to deal with. I don’t know what they were doing with that computer, but part of the problem is that they were […]

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Online Product Reviews

Posted on December 8, 2008 - Filed Under Internet, review | Leave a Comment

It’s getting to the point where people really have no excuse for making a bad purchasing decision. Back in the days before the internet you’d have to rely on word of mouth or magazine articles in order to find out if a particular product was as good as it claimed to be. Now […]

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Flexible Rubber Keyboard – Perfect for Boat Use

Posted on December 3, 2008 - Filed Under Business, computers, gadgets | 1 Comment

Being in a fishing town there are some products that sell really well, these rubber keyboards are one of those items. They’re flexible to the point where you can roll them up. They’re water proof so it doesn’t matter if they get wet, and if they get dirty you can just toss it […]

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