Red Eye to Boston

I'm currently camped out in the Seattle airport preparing for an overnight flight to Boston for the Shareware Industry Conference, where I'll be speaking on how to use video to reduce support costs. I'm excited to see many of the...

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Negative Reviews are Bad for Bloggers

Something about the ongoing discussion about bloggers, reviews, and whether or not the FTC should have rules of disclosure for bloggers rubs me the wrong way. I'm a blogger, for lack of a better description, and I do review products....

Do You Use Pre-Installed Software?

When I review new computer hardware, I try to first use it "as is" and then make configuration changes based on the way I'd use a computer if it were actually mine. One of the key components of "as is"...

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$2500 Logo Design Contest

Buzz Corps, the company that's behind some of the amazing giveaways I participate in, like 31 Days of the Dragon and the HP Magic Giveaway, are changing their name. As a result they need a new logo for the new...

How to get Comcast Deals for your Cable Bill

I keep thinking about ditching cable altogether and using something like PlayOn to get television from the Internet back to my HDTV. So far the steps are still too many to completely kill my cable television service. Couple that with...

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Replacement Riding Lawn Mower Key

We lost the keys to our riding lawn mower - not just one, both of them. While it crossed my mind that hot-wiring the lawn mower should be fairly easy, for the long haul, replacing the key makes more sense....

Pantech Matrix Pro Cell Phone Giveaway

Somewhere in the midst of all the excitement around having a new baby arrive, I missed the memo that I was supposed to be announcing another giveaway yesterday. This time around the giveaway is a brand new Pantech Matrix Pro...

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Calling 911 in a VOIP Phone World

I placed a 911 call from my house last week (don't worry, everything is fine now). Nothing unusual about that except that I'm in my 5th year as a Vonage customer. As a VoIP service, Vonage has the advantage of...

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How to Lie on your Resume (and get away with it)

I follow lots of searches on Twitter and happened upon one denying some guy his right to learn how to lie on a resume. His grievance is none of the search results for How to Lie on a Resume actually...

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Should You Get Cash For Gold?

After seeing the Cash4Gold.com commercial with MC Hammer and Ed McMahon on the Super Bowl, I've seen Cash4Gold Instant Cash for Gold offers numerous times on various Comcast cable television stations. My initial reaction to the ads was why would...