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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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6 November

Moving Your WordPress Blog to a New Domain

I wanted to take some time to explain the steps i followed to migrate my blog to a new domain. Since my domains are both hosted by the same service, the migration steps i followed were much easier then if someone had to build a new database.

  1. The first thing I did was backup my word press directory and database.  This is easily accomplished by downloading all the files from my old blog folders via ftp, to a folder on my pc.  I then logged into mysql admin, and exported my database to a file and saved it to the same path as my files.  I labeled this folder with the current date to identify it as my blog backup.
  2. Then I downloaded the same wordpress version I am currently running from the WordPress  Release Archive
  3. I extracted and uploaded this new clean wordpress to my new domains root path. Read the rest of this entry »

6 November

301 Redirect For WordPress Blog

So it appeared i could not keep both sites running, so i figured out how to make a 301 redirect which is the best way to redirect your links, without upsetting your search engine rankings.  It was really simple to do.  All I did was create a new .htaccess file with the following code and placed it in the root of my old website.   Everything from my old site redirects here now with no problems.

redirect 301 /blog/ http://www.theCrazySteve.com/

Just so you can understand what is happening.  My old blog was in www.domain.com/blog/  what i am telling your webbrowser (and spiders) to do, is any thing that points to www.domain.com/blog/(whatever) to point to http://www.theCrazySteve.com/(whatever) .  If you dont have an extra folder level like me (/blog/) you can just put / there like this:

redirect 301 / http://www.theCrazySteve.com/

Obviously changing your domain name.

This website has great information on redirects, and the pro’s and cons to different types.

Spiders and 301 Redirects

5 November

Welcome To theCrazySteve.com

Well I have finally finished moving my blog to its new home at http://www.theCrazySteve.com Theres still a lot of things to change on the backend to make sure everything works properly.  But so far we are working well.  As for the old site you will still be able to see the blog there for a little while while i finish the cleanup and setup the proper redirects.

Welcome!

26 September

New Website Soon: thecrazysteve.com

To all my loyal fans, I will be relocating to my new site http://www.theCrazySteve.com

3 August

AfroSamurai The Game: Completed

Afro Samurai The Game AfroSamurai is a 5 part animated miniseries that aired on SpikeTV In early 2007.  I had never heard of this show until the release of the video game this year.  Even then i did not think much of it, but something told me to add it to my gamefly game list.  A few months back i finally received it.  I held on to it for a little over a month playing through its colorful and imaginative levels.  I still have not watched the episodes, but i am now more interested in them then ever.  The main character “Afro Samurai” and his sidekick are voiced by none other then Samuel L. Jackson.  As you could imagine the game is full of as much violence and profanity as i think they could squeeze in. Read the rest of this entry »

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

Agent-Mike: It came through Idaho as well Read the rest of this entry »