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Visit to Grandpa’s House – My One Wish, A Recliner

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

I just got back from a nice little vacation to my son’s grandfather’s house. I don’t know what it is with my son’s grandfathers, but they both have these big fat recliners that they practically live in. I’m serious about this. One of them even sleeps in it. I guess he likes it better than his bed.

Personally I’m not ready to give up my bed, but having a recliner really changes the way you live life. I found a whole list of recliners online at I can’t believe there is such a large set of recliners to choose from. I personally would have to go with the integrated foot rest, because otherwise the separate foot rest would just cause my wife to go insane. I also like the big fluffy ones better than the leather ones. To each their own. This is just my personal preference. For some reason, this nice fat blue recliner caught my eye. How do you decide with such a large selection?

The pricing at seems pretty reasonable with many of the recliners in the $300-$500 range. I think that’s about as cheap as I’ve found any recliners. Not to mention they offer free shipping. I’m often leary of ordering large pieces of furniture online, because they usually charge you hordes of money on shipping. Add the shipping to the regular costs and I might as well go to the local store.

Now I just need to casually send a link to this post to my wife and we’ll be in business.


Posted in Links | Leave a Comment » Not Owned by Google

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

The owners of the domain have been fielding hundreds of customer service e-mails and phone calls regarding Google’s AdSense program since the advertising service launched in March 2003.


It turns out that Google doesn’t own the domain despite Google having the very popular Google Adsense.

I’m completely surprised that a company can’t use the power of that domain to generate more revenue for them as a company. This seems like a no brainer. I did find it funny that they applied to participate in Google’s Adsense program and were denied.

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All The Office Furniture You Need Right Online

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

When starting a new office you will soon realize that you have a huge need for office furniture. There are so many choices out there it is nice to have a site designed to handle all of your office furniture needs. Here’s a sample list of the categories of office furniture that is available:
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Funny/Fake Signatures on Your Credit Card Receipts

Posted by techie on July 30, 2006

I know a number of times I’ve wondered how many people look at the signatures on the credit card receipts. I know I didn’t look when I was working those jobs. The restaurant is even worse. What if I left without a signature at all. I’m not sure there’s much they could do, but forge my signature.

Well, someone has posted examples of signatures they did that people accepted. My favorite was the one where it is just a bunch of lines and not even close to a signature. The Walmart example is funny too.

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Kids Should Love School Uniforms – Parents Should Love Them More

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

Whenever I hear people start to talk about school uniforms I never understand why people don’t like to have school uniforms. When I was in school I would have killed to have school uniforms. Sure, I can see why the cool people will want to wear cool clothes because of course their clothes define them as cool. Whatever, that is the stupidest argument ever.

Parents make a worse argument for not having school uniforms because they want their kids to have an “identity.” What a crock of crap. If you as parents need your children to dress differently to give them an identity then you might want to reconsider this parenting job. Just give up your kids now because dressing is not what’s important in this life.

Ok, so I can understand how some kids need to act cool and play the crowd so their friends don’t think they want to wear school uniforms. That’s the cool thing to do and all. However, deep down each kid and parent should want school uniforms.

Here’s why:
Why do kids want to have to wake up in the morning and decide what they have to wear? Everyone one of us has had and hates the experience of waking up and not knowing what to wear. Problem solved. School Uniforms!!

Do parents really want to go and buy so many different clothes for their children? They should love that they don’t have to wait for their kids to decide what clothes to wear and they don’t have to worry about what to buy their children. In fact, those people who want to buy their school uniforms online they can now. Order the clothes online and then you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your very own home. Don’t worry. These school uniforms aren’t just some generic uniforms. They come in brand name uniforms like Dickies. Take a look at this Dickies Boys Long Sleeve oxford shirt for school uniform. Meets the guidelines and is durable. That’s what having the name Dickies attached to the uniform means.

Let’s just throw one personal opinion out there. At least guys(and probably girls) will do much better in school if modest clothes were worn. School uniforms solves this problem too.

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Benji and Heidi’s Club mambo, Black Mambo and Broadway Dance, Fake Your Way to the Top

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

Since I started to mess around with embedding YouTube videos on my blog I decided that I should post 2 videos of why Benji and Heidi deserve to win So You Think You Can Dance.

Benji & Heidi – Club Mambo Dance, So You Think You Can Dance

Benji & Heidi – Broadway Dance, So You Think You Can Dance

You are welcome to argue this point, but you are wrong.
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Save Electricity and Beautify the Yard – Solar Lights

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

I hadn’t really thought about this until I ran across a link to Solar Lights for your yard. It makes a lot of sense.

First, why would you want to have wires running to your outdoor lights? Those wires could either be cut or if you’re of the female gender they might make your yard look “ugly.”

Second, why would you want your lights that run all night to come from your power bill. The reality is that most of the time you don’t care if the lights last most of the night anyway.

Who would have thought there would be such a selection. I also think that the Solar House Number Sign is ingenius. I’d want to find a house with a sign like that.

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Still Healing from Allison Holker’s Departure from So You Think You Can Dance, Watch Disney’s High School Musical

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

This post has been moved to Still Healing from Allison Holker’s Departure from So You Think You Can Dance, Watch Disney’s High School Musical

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Hot Hot Summers – Cooling off your Car Using Solar Power

Posted by techie on July 28, 2006

I’ve been living in the heat of Las Vegas for the past year. Let me tell you it is HOOOOTT!! Sometimes it is just absolutely unbearable. The worst part is getting in your car. Even if you turn on your A/C it is so hot the cool air from the A/C is heated up before it actually reaches you. Now that’s what I call hot. Last summer I even had a car with no A/C. I know I’m crazy, but it was all I had.

This summer the heat in cars has gotten a lot of press because a number of children have been found left in cars. Are people really that crazy to leave their children in a hot car? I can’t believe it.

Well, despite some people leaving their children I found an interesting solar powered solution to cool your car up to 30 degrees using an Auto Cool Solar Car Fan. At $15 that’s a steal to keep it cool and not wear down your A/C. Here’s a full description:

Auto Cool Solar Powered Car Fan. Auto Cool is the revolutionary solar powered ventilation system for your car! Using the power of the sun, it blows hot air out of a parked car to keep it up to 30 degrees cooler than it would normally be. Perfectly for those hot summer afternoons! Compact, it fits in any car window and does not need batteries.

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Allison Holker and Ryan Rankine Get Sent Home on So You Think You Can Dance – What Allison?

Posted by techie on July 28, 2006

Allison Holker and Ryan Rankine both got the boot last night on So You Think You Can Dance. While Ryan Rankine getting kicked off wasn’t a surprise at all since I predicted his certain demise in my post Ryan Rankine and Natalie Fotopoulos Are Going Home Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance. At least I was right that I realized that Natalie going home was a “toss up”, but I still think that America was wrong and that Natalie Fotopoulos should have gone home instead of our dear sweet Allison(and Allison Holker is indeed mormon officially).

Well, I don’t think it was just me that was shocked that Allison got kicked off the show. I guess our only hope now is that Natalie is hurt so bad that she is unable to perform and that Allison can come back in her place. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’m not sure it would happen because if you think about it, Allison would have to be learning the dances that Natalie is learning. That would be kind of weird. However, I guess we could be really surprised next week.

Benji, Heidi and Donyelle are still kicking butt. If you look at my website statistics it says the same thing. I have a feeling that Benji is going to run away with this. I’m not sure why. Can someone fill me in on why he’s running away with this competition?

Well, another nice episode. I loved Allison’s tribute dance when she danced with Travis. I think that Dmitry should have done the same thing as Allison and danced with a partner. The camera would have still focused on him.

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