I have a 10 year old Phantom that has worked great for all of these years, but its a little old and it can’t get in small places. The roomba works awesome in picking up dust, hair, etc, but I knew I was missing the deep dirt. So I ordered an ElextroLux EL 7055A”>ElectroLux EL… Continue reading Wow! What a vacuum!
I’ve used SoniCare and Oral B’s for awhile, both effective and pricey. I’ve also used 99 cent toothbrushes, changing once a month for cleanliness. I used to toss my old toothbrushes away but now I have seen the light. I have nine old toothbrushes under the sink. Don’t use these if you ever visit. Why… Continue reading Old Toothbrushes
GeeksRUs.com was Dugg!
Since I had gotten some nice comments from random people whom I didn’t know, I decided to post my rebuttal on the iTunes scuttle to digg.com. After several hours, there were about 20 diggs. That is what I expected. Elizabeth and I then went out to Gresham to look at the Honda Fit and when… Continue reading GeeksRUs.com was Dugg!
DejaVu Open Source Font
A very nice font named DejaVu is available and the Monospaced version is a very nice looking font.
Adobe Acrobat Reader Sucks
USC makes me fill out this interactive PDF for expenses. Preview does not handle these, and the damned PDF has 0s in place, so I can’t really edit it unless I buy PDFPen and put blanks over the 0s. So I download Acrobat Reader. Excuse me, I download the Acrobat Reader Downloader. Install that. That… Continue reading Adobe Acrobat Reader Sucks
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The set has been on for about 5 hours and we can hear the fans now. Am not sure we should be hearing the fans in a 71 degree room after 5 hours of use. Am going to check into it. Its a low to medium hum and it colors the audio from my center… Continue reading Fan Noise
Mitsubishi 57732 Review
Wow. The set arrived on time from Video Only today. The delivery guys were quick, made sure it worked and took off. I immediately adjusted the basic settings to get rid of the sharpness and overbright out of the box settings and it looks incredible, even without ISF calibration. I watched some ESPN and noticed… Continue reading Mitsubishi 57732 Review
Bought a new television!
Well I took the plunge and bought a Mitsubishi 57732 today. Its a 57″ DLP rear projection set which will take up the same space as my current set, but is shorter, which is nice for viewing, but will make playing the Wii more interesting (depending on viewing angle) I am concerned about RBE (Rainbow… Continue reading Bought a new television!
Roxio Rebate Scam
Roxio rejected my $20 Toast Titanium rebate for my DOWNLOADED Toast due to “missing upc proof of upgrade” (even tho I had to supply my old serial number). I got a nice little postcard in the mail, so i called the rebate center and the dude looked up my rebate and immediately oked it. What… Continue reading Roxio Rebate Scam
Curing microwave oven odors
I, like every other microwave oven owner, has had to deal with the buildup of smells in their oven. I clean mine, and will even more now that I’ve gone back to scrubbing sponges thanks to new data showing that nuking a sponge for 2 minutes kills all bacteria in them! However, thats still not… Continue reading Curing microwave oven odors
The Real Solution to DRM
Don’t buy any music from the big four labels. None of it. No iTunes music, no CDs, and best of all, don’t pirate it. Don’t listen to it. Don’t tell your friends about it. If the RIAA wants Apple to license DRM so they can cram it down our throats even deeper, I say a… Continue reading The Real Solution to DRM
Need Vista? Get a Mac!
On CNN.com a story titled “Gates: Vista all about the Wow” had running right next to it the video for the Apple Get A Mac “Surgery” ad. I love it.
Benefits of snow
While it sucks eating soup and left overs, I can tell you that I love how quiet my neighborhood is. Not a peep outside, no road noise, nothing. Its amazing how noisy the city is with just background noise – And I live in the burbs! I’m staying in – Watching the video of all… Continue reading Benefits of snow
I woke up to over 2 inches of snow. I guess I won’t be going to the chiropractor today, what a mess, but a beautiful mess! Pictures
A nice surprise from friends
Charles and Janet returned from MacWorld and as a thanks for taxi servies they got me this: USB 2.0 drive adaptor How cool is that? I really appreciate it and it works great! My external laptop drives enclosure is being repaired so I had not been able to backup to it for a couple of… Continue reading A nice surprise from friends
Bought Aperture and preordered an Airport Extreme
So Aperture is happily importing my iPhoto library in the background. I’ll mess with it next week, after this milestone release, but now I can start in earnest with the export SDK on BHE. The Airport Extreme will be here in February or March sometime. All of you PMUG members be sure to take advantage… Continue reading Bought Aperture and preordered an Airport Extreme
Allstate.com’s poor judgement on email policy
I have insurance through Allstate. A month ago I used their website to look at my account information and they had to snail mail me a PAK (Personal Authorization Key) for security purposes. Thats fine. I get the PAK but due to holidays, etc I don’t use it. Yesterday I get an email from Allstate… Continue reading Allstate.com’s poor judgement on email policy
Blast from the past – Found P-Nuttles at the store today. I think I used to sell these as a kid for school trips, etc. Its been decades.
TextMate and regular expressions
I’ve been trying to learn regular expressions for years, but never had a good use for them, because the tools that used them were so obscure. Now with TextMate, I have plenty of uses. In the blogging bundle, the preferences format was: Blog Name http://www.blogurl.com/ The regular expression for parsing that was: ^(.+?)\s+(https?:\/\/\.+) I’ll break… Continue reading TextMate and regular expressions