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4 November

Woot Bag of Crap: Woot-Off 10/21/10 Part 2

So Last night i received my Woot Bag of Crap from the 10/21/10 woot off.  If your not familiar with woot, or the woot off,  Please read this post, where i got my first bag of crap.

So without further wait.  Here is this rounds Bag of crap:

See the video after the break

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25 October

Woot Bag of Crap: Woot-Off 10/21/10 Part 1

So by some dumb luck, i was able to beat the odds again, and place an order on this months bag of crap.  I know of at least 5 people at work who also attempted to buy the bag with no luck.  I’m not sure what i am doing right, but i am not going to complain.  I expect this one to come in about 3-4 weeks.  So i should get it mid November.  Lets hope for a big screen TV! that would be awesome.

13 October

Woot Bag of Crap: Woot-Off 9/22/10

For those of you who dont follow the site, they have one deal per day. It is usually refurbished, sometimes new and the products vary greatly. Every few months they have what they call a Woot off, where they have items back to back until they sell out. This is where it really gets interesting, and sometimes you have to fight people for the products, because they sell out so fast.  It is really ingenious if you ask me.

Every woot off, there is one coveted item, that everyone wants to get. And as ive found is near impossible to actually purchase, as the servers crash almost the instant it goes live on the site. The product is simply described as a “bag of crap.” If you go to the woot.com website and look at their previous woots for the Bag of crap, and you will see the people who manage to buy one get some interesting stuff.  All the bags of crap now come with 3 craps(or items, ) in the past you had the option to buy up to 3 but now it just comes with 3, for 3$ and 5$ shipping(actually every item woot sells has 5$ shipping from a leakfrog, to a queensized bed, or tv.) It seams like the majority get some piddly items, like a bag(the bag in “bag of crap”), set of ipod headphones, some stickers, speakers, whatever they seam to have available. Usually worth the 3$ investment, but there’s always a handful of people who get some cool extras thrown in there. Then… there is the letter. It appears that an unknown amount of users get a letter in their shipment of crap.  The letter usually reads something like “we apologize, but your third item would not fit in your box, and will be shipped separately.”  The interesting part, is this “3rd item” will arrive on a Pallet!! One guy got a pallet of car wax, another guy got a pallet that had a plethora of stuff including 40 badminton rackets, and 20 golf clubs.  Some people even get tv’s,  the list goes on and on.

Which brings me to the point of this Post. The last woot off (9/22/10), I somehow managed to actually order a bag of crap.

I waited almost a month to get my Bag of Crap.  The suspense and excitement i felt waiting for this box to arrive was very reminiscent of Christmas, when i was a child.  I could not wait till it came.  What could be in that box?

After the Jump See what I Got in my Bag of Crap, along with a video of me unboxing my first ever Bag of Crap.

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8 July

Google Voice, A New Adventure in Telephony.

Google VoiceToday sparks a new era in telephony.  Today i received my invite to Google Voice.    I have been very interested in Google Voice since it was originally called grandcentral.   In this post I will give you a brief overview on some of the exciting features Google Voice.  My next blog will take you though the setup process, which was quick and painless and more in depth with configuring the features for your needs.

For those of you who are not familiar with Google Voice, it is a “telephone management service”  that is now offered by google.  In today’s day and age many people have multiple phones accessible to them.  I myself carry two cellphones, and I have a desk phone at work.  But many people have more then that, multiple home phones, fax lines,  cellphones, ect.  The concept of Google Voice is to consolidate this down to 1 single number that people can call or send SMS Text messages to.  At my job we were considering a service like this it was often referenced as “Find Me, Follow Me.”  What happens is when someone calls your Google Voice number, it will call every phone number you have defined, in an attempt to “Find You”.  When you answer whichever phone you are closes to, it will send the call to that phone, and drop all the other phones.  But Google Voice has taken this a step further and added a plethora of features.   Not only can you get voice mails from this system, but you can also have it forward your txts to all of your phones.  With a service like this you can now freely switch telephone carriers, telephone numbers, switch jobs, ect and still be able to be contacted with your 1 main Google Voice number.  Removing or adding a phone is very quick and easy.  But Google Voice does not stop with find me follow me, lets look at some of the more interesting features: Read the rest of this entry »

24 June

Dell Tech Support Chat Log

Agent-Mike: There is no broken plastics or missing feet on that system also right?
Steve:  no
Steve:  but i can break some if you would like me too
Steve:  :-P
Agent-Mike: HEHE no thanks
Steve:  ok just checking :-)
Agent-Mike: I sent you an email and if you have questions please email me.
Agent-Mike: XXXXXXX is your case number.
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve:  what do i do with the one you sent me?
Steve:  just send it back?
Agent-Mike: Go ahead and use the return label to send it back.
Steve:  ok
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve:  sure do you like baseball?
Agent-Mike: Sometimes
Steve:  whats your favorite team?
Agent-Mike: Mariners
Steve:  are you in washington?
Agent-Mike: No I am in Idaho
Agent-Mike: I watch it when I can
Steve:  ahh potato country
Agent-Mike: yes
Steve:  are the potatoes really good there? or is that just a myth?
Agent-Mike: I would say that they are pretty good
Agent-Mike: Oregon as well
Steve:  hmm ill have to check it out one day.
Steve:  i bet theres a lot of irish people out that way
Steve:  us irish people love our potatos
Agent-Mike: Yes
Steve:  the only thing i know about oregon is the trail
Steve:  you ever been on it?
Agent-Mike: yeah

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12 June

Stumble Upon!

So as many of my friends know, I have been using the stumbleupon addon to find new and interesting sites.  It is probably one of the greatest addons that I have seen for IE/FireFox, in a long time.  Basically you download this tool bar (optional and configurable), configure your account with categories you would like to see, (ei: Comics, Computers, Linux, Comedy)  i keep meaning on posting great links i find with this tool, but i continue to forget.  So while im here late at work, i will post whatever links i stumble below, so you can get an idea of the awesome.  I wont lie, sometimes you find junk, but most of the time you find something entertaining.  I have spent a few nights up late telling myself just one more stumble for hours.

This great tool can be found at : http://www.stumbleupon.com/

Here are some stumbles tonight to wet your taste buds:
http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/18380/Stripper+Homework/
http://www.keepbusy.net/play.php?id=snake-owned-by-rabbit
http://imgur.com/iOtmg.jpg
http://kotaku.com/5137453/left-4-dead-++-now-for-kids
http://weinterrupt.com/2009/06/five-year-old-boy-left-with-intricate-dragon-shaped-scar-after-henna-tattoo-goes-wrong/
http://i.friendfeed.com/3491e4ac449ecf5dde355de42ed9c50dcf6f26da
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/images/070415.jpg

12 June

Facebook and Twitter alive

So i have given in and made it so my blog cross posts on facebook and twitter for added exposure.  Those of you who have found my blog this way, greetings :-)  Welcome, and i hope you enjoy your stay.  As for other loyal readers… i know, i know, i need to start posting more.  well meh…

10 June

Why is Leather So Expensive?

So the other day I got to thinking, Why is leather so expensive?  Why is leather considered a luxury item?  The more i thought about this, the more confused i got.  As i sat there eating my hamburger in Cheeseburger in Paradise, i wondered,  how is it possible that Americans consume so much beef, yet we are still stupid enough to pay extra for leather seats.  Hell i ate that cow the seats should be free.  Ill tell you this much… ill get down to the bottom of this puzzle.

Dinner waiting to happen

27 May

Quote of The Day: Trebor Edition

Rob: i think my dongle is broken

6 May

The Legend Of The Arcade: Part 1

Multi Arcade Machine Emulator

Ever since i can remember I’ve loved video games. From my early days, of playing the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to now, i have always had a passion of obtaining whatever goal that was set forth in front of me, on that wonderful glowing box called a TV. I remember Spending hours and hours trying to defeat the forces of bowser, trying to get the high score in Mortal Kombat, and saving hyrule from the evil Gannon. At that time, the most exciting games to play were the arcade machines. Although they are growing more and more of a rarity in this day and age, arcade machines, and more specifically arcades themselves brought an experience unlike any other. There was nothing like Digging through your couch cushions searching wildly for the one thing that made those wonderful machines alive, The Quarter. Armed with a pocket full of quarters, children would flock to arcades like birds flying south for winter. As a young child, i rarely had extra money to play arcade machines, which made them that much more special to me. As i get older now, the passion i once had for gaming is still there, but the ability to play is gone. Too many real life projects now get in the way. One of the many reality’s of being an adult. I remember wishing so much that i was older, now i look back, and wish i still had that care free life. As i grew up, I became very involved in the computer world.

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