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!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Awkward Captchas

No kidding, I got this one a few days ago. You'd think the program would weed these out.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Don't touch that dog, you don't know where it's been! A rebuttal in a photo:



Interesting real product:

Samuel Jackson Corners the Market on Role Type

Hollyweird (AP)

 ---For Immediate Release---

Samuel Jackson has finally cornered the market for certain roles.

All major studios have signed intent statements that have given Mr. Jackson a lifetime contract for roles that include any or all of these terms in the description for the part:  'Man who says MF!' 'Angry Cursing Man',  'Angry Black Male', 'Angry Black Man', 'F-Bomb Man', 'MF Bomb Man' or similar or substantially the same terms, phrases or intents.

In a statement released yesterday Mr. Jackson's agent said: "We're happy that we can provide this level of service to moviemakers, and although this has been unofficially the rule for a while, it's gratifying to see it in print.

As we all know: nobody does it better.

We'd also like to address any concerns from his fans: He will still be playing roles without these requirements."





Monday, June 22, 2015

Cheap Keurig Cups

How does $15.99 shipped for 48 Kcups sound?


48 K-Cup Variety Pack - Original Keurig AND Vue Cups - $15.99 SHIPS FREE

If you're looking for deals, these guys have some good ones. I've bought several things from them and they have some good stuff at cheap prices. The Keurig cups are a good example.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Are you a cat person? Here's what that means

Ok, you know when you're at someone's house and their cat takes a liking to you?

And the cat's person says: "Oh, they can tell you're a cat person!"

Yes, the cat has a sense about these things.

While they're enjoying your petting they're thinking:




"Yesssss....thisss one can be made to sssserve meee...."

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy Anniversary




"The Table" episode from 'The Middle'.

Watch a bit.

Best line: "Happy twenty-somethingth Anniversary".


 

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Texas Auto Direct Latest Listings

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Use your old iPhone 30 pin Connector Speaker Docks with your iPhone 5 and beyond

Update: The Smartbean connected to the JBL speakers below uses an AUX input but has many more uses.

 There is another device that plugs right in to a 30 pin port so it is a neat option if you have an older Bose Sounddock for example without an AUX input:


The other option, a Smart Bean connected to an AUX input:


In this example, I have a JBL Speaker with the Apple 30 pin connection.

Useless with my new iPhone, or Android, right? Nope, sounds great.


You will also need a 3.5mm cable with the male plug part on both ends.

It's a headphone jack size on both ends, same as your iPhone headphones for example. Here's an example:

 
What this does is output sound via that small box when you pair it with your iOS device or any other Bluetooth device to send audio into the auxiliary jack that MOST speakers have.

Obviously, before you buy this, you want to check your dock to see if it has it. But you could also use this to add Bluetooth to a car or headphones.

I use mine with my Samsung Galaxy S4.
The side benefits are:
 
1. You can now plug headphones into the Smartbean also, or use it to put audio into the AUX jack on your car, or anything else you can plug an input cable into. 
 
2. Your 'speaker only' headphones you use for jogging now can also be used for calls, since the Smart bean has a mic built in.
 
4. You have ONE device that's paired that does all this so fewer times you have to change the output preference on your device.
 
5. You can adjust volume and skip/recall tracks, and pause. My speaker only had volume inputs but now I control my phone's audio player with the Smartbean. 

I hope I've saved you some money. 

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Friday, May 01, 2015

How to take Higher Resolution Photos in OS X using a Blue Eyeball Camera 1.0

I have been using Photo Booth and you get this:

It's a 640x426 (LESS THAN VGA) export. The original file is also low res.

But if you use Skitch, you get this:

Which is 1280x1024

Much better resolution.

I hope this helps you get better photos from your old webcam. Support us by bookmarking this page and shopping with our Amazon searchbox.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rambo Day Bachelor Party

Epic. Bachelor. Party.


Watch it.


Do not move until you do.




Shout out to gnarlybay from beachfitrob.

*Contains some NSFW language. 


Sunday, April 05, 2015

Mattel Electronics Football II

Look what I got! Still works. Hello 1979! Mattel Football II. I preferred the first game, but this is still cool.


Saturday, April 04, 2015

My Lost 'Pet Shop Boys' Single Found after 25 years

Ok, many of you will say 'DUH!' so first a little background.

In August 1989 I went to Army Basic, and was at Ft. Hood until Feb 1990. I got activated for Desert Storm in November 1990.

So I missed the UK release of this song, and as far as I can tell, promo for the US release didn't start until August 1990.

Back then, popularity took more than a few minutes like it does on the internet today.

I was also in school in a small college town during the summer, and Pet Shop Boys / Electronic was just too mainstream for the college radio station, and too city-fied for the other local stations.

So, somehow I missed it.

If you're a Pet Shop Boys/Smiths/New Order fan, get this.

*CLASSIC* 80's. And that chorus! What a combo : vocalists from Pet Shop Boys and New Order!



 
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