I've gotten over $200 in cash back from them at places I would have shopped anyway! Ebay, Staples, more! I put it at the top because they ROCK. Basically, you get a kickback from Ebates when buy.com or whoever pays them. Win-win. If you like throwing money away, don't use them!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Google Glass is Here

Google Glasses! Theroblog.com has it!

I bought mine during the one day offer on April 15, 2014. I picked the active shades as the freebie.

First pics:


I'll be using this a LOT in the coming weeks, so keep coming back.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I Triple Dog Dare You!

Here's an odd piece of marketing I picked up for $1.

It really works!*

Get yours here:

A Christmas Story: Triple Dog Dare Kit (Mega Mini Kits) *It doesn't really work. Unless you've got some liquid nitrogen.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Evgo Texas Plans: Here's a 'secret' one not on their website

It's called the OTG L2 Plan. The website (http://www.nrgevgo.com/texas/) says it does NOT include DC fast charging but I signed up and here is the verbiage I got from Mario (George) Osio, Senior Sales Consultant:

"One time $59 for L2 access for the whole year. This plan will allow you to use your Fob on the DC charger at $9.95 per session."

His contact info is: Cell(713)249-6724 Fax(832)584-2454 Customer Service: (855) 509-5583 Email: george.osio '@att!' nrgenergy.com

I don't plan on using the DC except in an emergency, really. Too expensive. At 10 cents per Kwhr, I can only pull about $1.70 in electricity at most in a session.

But for under $5 a month for unlimited L2 and emergency access, I figure it's worth it.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2011 Nissan Leaf cabin Air Filter replacement: don't break the tab on the cover, here's how:

I noticed no one that I saw mentioned taking the TOP tab off first.

Then you can just use your fingernail on the bottom because there's little to no tension after that.

A SMALL bit of pressure with a screwdriver as show in the picture will EASILY press down on the top tab, which is probably as it was designed.

As you can see, it's a completely different mechanism than the bottom.

The bottom is too easy to break, and it has slots cut in it that probably make it even more likely.

Please link to this post if you use this picture in the wiki.

When you remove the cover, there should be a pull tab. Just pull on it and the filter side will bend. Note where the tab is, the new one should have the tab in the same place.

When you replace it, bend the side you insert into an arc, bending as little as possible so it will spring back. Don't crease it so it will spring back.

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This is the filter I bought: $17 at the time of this writing and it has activated carbon and is also much thicker than factory. The factory one is pretty cheap and thin.

From Amazon, it will arrive in a big box, but it's the right filter. :)

Now, back to the wiki article.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Unlocked Cell Phones: the current state of Things

These are the options you probably want to consider: Motorola G or the Nexus 5. I had some bad experiences with the Nexus 4, but good experience with the original Nexus and Galaxy Nexus. So YMMV but LG made the 5 and 4 whereas the Galaxy Nexus was Samsung so...no thanks on the 5.

The wife has a Motorola G and it's been rock solid with fast updates to the OS.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Make Airmail the Default Email Client in Mac OS X when you Click an Email Link

Airmail's site tells you to change it in the Mail program, and within the Airmail program itself but there's one place they forgot:

Firefox handles it's own default application for mailto: links, so you have to go to Firefox's Preferences menu, then the Applications button, then to 'mailto' under the Content Type heading like so:

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