Category Archives: Bargains

How do you know when it’s time to tune your bagpipes?

Hello good people… I’ve got some links and things to share today and of course the Wednesday feature:
How to Sleep Better, some really great tips and information about getting better quality sleep. Also, they changed around the How-To site I’ve been using it looks a lot nicer now.

Bargain Alert!! Here is a great deal on some Lego Sets.

Remember that fun with electricity link up there?? Well, here is some more fun

I watched Hot Fuzz the other day, so I’m going to try and write up a good review of it before the end of the week. Be safe and see you tomorrow.

“I get to go to lots of overseas places, like Canada.” —Britney Spears

Howdy folks! It’s been a crazy week and we’re only halfway done. Started off in shorts and 78 degrees with sun to spare and today it’s cloudy, 31 degrees and it’s starting to snow a little. Ahh, global warming.

Need a new pickup line? Want to entertain at your kids’ next birthday party? This week learn how rip a phone book in half.

RIAA Lawsuit Decision making process chart!
Seagate, fighting terrorism one hard drive at a time.
VGA and DVI are dead, long live DisplayPort 1.1
To everyone that argued with me about the DST change being a scam.. I just have one thing to say to you; HAHAHAHAHA… I WAS RIGHT!
Haffey sends funny stuff all the time, but this one was so good that one of the quotes made my title today. Celebrity Quotes
Oh my… Top 10 beer myths, grab a frosty mug and learn something about brews.

The 80s called… they want to know why their commercials were WAY better than todays. Also play some retro Nintendo games online.

Bargain alert: Dell Laptop on the cheap

April Fools day updates: Some jokes I saw that were pretty funny.
Woot BOC for One Meeeeelion dollars
Google announces the TiSP (Toilet Internet Service)
Dilbert Blog asks people to post about their favorite April Fools Pranks

Another Die Hard movie? Yea, I was thinking the same thing until I watched the trailer:

The more you know…

hehe.. cheesy title for tips -n- tricks day.
This should be a very good entry though.

Have a password? Of course you do, who doesn’t these days. Here is an extremely important read for you, go ahead and click through to read the linked blog in the story too. Be safe with your information.

Vista is not doing to shabby. I’ve been using it on my main desktop at work since the enterprise edition launched and I have to say that I’ve been overall really pleased with it.
This link is for Jenni, spiffy new medical tablet PC. If you work in health care, I’m sure you’d kill (figuratively) to get one of those.
Do you fly often? Use text messaging on your mobile phone too? Here is some great info for you to help keep track of your flights, etc.
Speaking of Google, there is an exciting rumor spinning about GDrive… JotSpot = new GDrive? I would love to have all my Google services wrapped in one beautiful little container so I’m extremely excited to see this kind of news, even if it is just a rumor.

Bargain alert: toy clearance sale!

Oops, almost forgot an additional Haffey Link… Who loves the Kwik-E Mart? News of the weird kind, indeed.

I hope to have some big news tomorrow and some photos to boot.

The weekend is upon us

Bargain Alert: 320gb Hard drive for $80ish .. not too shabby.

Microsoft griefs Sony? Hilarious!

The woot-off is still cranking! Get it while it’s HOT!

Do you work with code? Here’s a really neat little tool.
Also, on the string of cool things from/for Google stuff… GMail loader! Import old “pre-gmail” mail into your GMail account.

Friday Funnies
Dilbert is a riot today, so go check it out.

Have a good weekend!! I’ve got a few things to keep me busy around the house and if we get some time we might go see the TMNT movie!

What happens if you are in a car going the speed of light and you turn your headlights on?

SI has a really cool photo album with record breaking moments in sports.

Google has made their own sidebar, which from the screenshots looks similar to the one included in Vista. Neat stuff really.

This day in history
Johannes Kepler Discovers Third Law of Planetary Motion (1618)
Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician who derived the three laws of planetary motion. His observations influenced Isaac Newton’s later discovery of the laws of motion and universal gravitation.

Bargain alert: Altrec is having a nice sale on winter wear/winter sports equipment.

I created a orkut profile and invited a couple people to be my friends… but looking at my list of email contacts maybe I just put it on here and those interested can contact me about an invite.
From the site: is a new social networking service named for the Google engineer who developed it, Orkut Buyukkokten. (Orkut is easier to spell and pronounce than Buyukkokten.) It was created as an independent project to help people around the world connect.

Anyway, let me know if you are interested in joining up. It’s like MySpace but less cluttered and less crazy unreadable profiles.

Can a man drown in the fountain of eternal life?

Wednesday is upon us… halfway to the weekend, well at noon anyway.

We’re going to my friend James’ wedding this weekend in French Lick, Indiana then driving to Edinburgh to stay the night and go to the outlet mall there on Sunday. Kind of a mini-vacation, we’ve been working on the house nearly every weekend so this will be a good break.

I’m seeing weather reports that are saying that Spring is on the way and that warmer weather is coming soon. In the meantime (was 5 here yesterday with windchill), here’s some helpful information on saving someone that has fallen through some ice.

Speaking of weather, check out some cool improvements to

Bargain alert: $100 for a 400gb Hard drive

I want to see this movie:

Fridays are my favorites

I mean, besides the weekend days of course. I think I’ve probably post that before, but it’s worth mentioning a second time (or third, etc).

Let’s get this Friday started..
Friday Funnies
I enjoy the quirkiness of Non Sequitur… and yesterday’s comic was hilarious.

Bargain Alerts:

Peyton Manning celebrates his birthday as the host of SNL!
I haven’t watched a live airing of SNL in ages, this one I will be watching.
I watched the IU vs. Northwestern game the other day… that was more thrilling than it needed to be. It was cool to see Wilmont break the IU 3 point record in a game though.

Haffey sent me a nice link on how to optimize your computer, whether you are running Vista or XP. Check it out. Thanks Haffey.

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I think the feature stuff is fun, as it gives me extra motivation to post on the days where I have a specific feature… like Tips and Tricks or Friday Funnies. So I’m going to add one for Thursdays:

This day in history
This should be a fun feature… I will put things things in this feature that happened within the last week that were of historical interest and/or humorous interest. For the first installment we’ll stay on the serious side, but definitely interesting. On this day in 1692, the Salem Witch Trials began. There is a lot of interesting reading at that link, with a ton of external links if you really wanted to dig in to the subject.

On to techie stuff… Real time traffic updates with Google Maps? Very cool.
Adobe is looking at releasing a web version of Photoshop… I’ll be interested to see how they handle the access/licensing but this really is the direction a ton of software and services are going.

Have a CVS in your area? Slickdeals is reporting a deal from them for 30 free digital prints. Awesome.

I try normally not to embed videos on consecutive days but this is an amazing piece of hardware and I’ve watched the video about 4 times myself already.

Late entry: So as a parent, stories about daycare tend to catch my eye… This story on MSNBC is very interesting and a bit worrisome. I think we were very lucky to find such a GREAT daycare when we lived in Nebraska. After moving to Indiana our first daycare experience was horrible but have again been lucky that we were able to move him to the daycare where I work. It’s an amazing daycare available for us to use and it keeps Carson close to me as well. I hope that other parents have all the luck we’ve had and none of the horrible experience.

My favorite day of the week

Fridays are good, most of the time. For me it’s normally a catch-up day… laid back mainly as well. Great all around.

Like puzzles but like to win even more? This Rubik’s Cube is for you. heh

Hey! Did you know they are changing Daylight Saving Time? Yea, well… it might mess up some of your gadgets. So read here to learn more. “What?? They changed DST??” you say? Why yes they did! Dirty, dirty monkeys… if you ask me.

So it’s that time again…
Friday Funnies
This week we visit GU Comics.. Gamer-centric comic, that covers everything surrounding gaming. Normally short paneled and gets right to the funny.

BTW, in case you missed the Grammy’s (because I know I did)… THE POLICE TOGETHER!!

SlickDeals has a couple bargains worth looking at today… not knowing how long they’ll last I’ll just give you a general link to the site. HERE!

Maybe some more later.

Friday arrives, none to soon…

We’ll start the day off with,

Friday Funnies

Today’s Funny is from a tech/gaming comic Ctrl+Alt+Del, adventures in tech support.

SlickDeals gives us another bargain, Dell AMD powered computer on the cheap.

There’s a good wrap-up of the top College recruiting classes over at ESPN. It’s good to see Bill Callahan keeps improving his recruiting classes.

And the last link for now from, an interview with Peyton Manning. Class just pours out of him.

Oh.. I wanted to post this video too.. 24 / Aqua Teen Hunger Force parody, since I love 24 and ATHF has been in the news recently:

Great Heroes parody video!