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I'm adding some ecommerce capabilities to my blog here. My first batch of products will be these EXTREMELY cute keychain type of hangy bobber thingys (to the right in the sidebar.) We're working on the cart system to take orders for them as I type this. It should be done soon so if you want one, check back soon. They…

I had a small milestone the other day in my entreprenuerial journey. This may have occurred before, but a few days ago is the first day that I actually noticed. I had sales from 5 of my businesses all in one day. That's 5 streams of income that are actually bringing in money. Of course, the challenge is to do…

I think I've touched on this before, but not this particular idea. Why not take an ad out in your local paper or even go door to door ("we're in the neighborhood" kind of thing) and advertise your services to set up a computer backup system for people so they won't lose any of their data if their computer goes…

I did an interview for the entrepreneurial site over at solo tees. I hate when bloggers say stuff like, "Sorry for not posting... etc" but I feel like I should give an update. I have been sorely lacking on the posts because my main business is holiday related and I've been busier than you can imagine. Plus, I'm trying to…

There has been much press recently regarding the decline of readership for newspapers. I've been tracking this for a while now. Even had a blog dedicated to it (until the reality of lack of time hit me in the face!) I just got a call from our local rag called the Oregonian. We recently subscribed to the sunday paper for…

I just had a really nice person (I'm sure his mom thinks so anyway) leave a comment on one of my posts. If you don't agree with me, I'm all for a nice discussion. But be civil, okay? Oh, and I live in the Portland, OR metro area, not Seattle. And if you look over to the right, you'll see…

I recently sent an email to Baby Politico. It's a site that sells politically charged messages designed to be worn by your baby. Their messages are liberal so I thought I'd send an email to give them some more ideas, from the Democrat/Liberal side of the aisle. You know... to be helpful. As the title of this post states... this…

I've been reading about Chitika's eMiniMall ad serving service. It's all the buzz on the blogs. More about them here, here and here. I've decided to give them a go. You'll notice one of their ads below. The really unique feature is the dynamic interaction. Run your cursor over the ad and you'll see what I mean. As is everyone…

Is it just me, or has anyone else found it odd that terrorists love to inflict their BIG attacks on interesting dates? There's been speculation that during Ramadan (isn't that a hotel?... but I digress) the crazies might try something. I say, just because of the actual dates, 10/05/05 or 10/10/05 are high on the list of dates. Especially if…

Where does much of the anti-Americanism usually spring forth from in the Arab world? I got this from A Daily Briefing on Iran blog, who in turn, got it from the NY Post. It's an article by Iranian author, Amir Taheri. If you don't have much time, read the second half of the article, in bold. President Bush's "image queen,"…

I finally got around to putting my Verizon EvDO broadband wireless card up for auction on ebay. Not to sell it, but to rent it. Here's my first post regarding this idea. I got several bids and someone won it for $4.25 per day. He's got it reserved for the end of the month, for about 7 days I believe.…

Please, please, please, if I hear one more global warming comment regarding hurricanes Rita and Katrina, I swear, my head will burst and spin around and spew bile and say mean things about your mother. I'm so sick and tired of this drivel. Yes, the earth is getting warmer. So, the *uck what? It was REALLY warm millions of years…

Interesting political test over at okcupid.com. Here is where I landed. Pretty accurate I think. I wouldn't have classified myself as a social liberal, but anyway, here it is: You are a Social Liberal (60% permissive) and an... Economic Conservative (88% permissive) You are best described as a: Capitalist Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

I recently purchased an EvDO card for my laptop so I can have high speed internet access while I'm travelling. (Here's the Verizon site for EvDO.) I used it for the first time at a gift show in Seattle last month. It was FREAKING amazing! I got so much work done during that show, it turned out to be a…

Here's a great way to fund a cross country trip/vacation. Buy about 5 good used Segway machines and get an RV to haul them (and you) around in and set off across America. Stop along the way at parks or parking lots (get permission from the owner... perhaps pay them a measly daily rental fee) and set up shop. Put…

With the housing boom right now, there are so many houses that are being purchased just to turn around in 6 months for a tidy profit. If you have one of those houses, why not get some ongoing revenue out of it without having to deal with tennants in the interim months that you're waiting to sell? Heck, if it's…

We recently wanted to get rid of a Little Tikes desk complete with chair that my daughter used all of about 10 times. So, I went to Craigslist for Portland and placed the ad, complete with a couple of pictures. The post took me about 10 minutes including the taking and uploading of the pictures and I was done. That…

I know some of you are following the news regarding my latest "linkpaper" project. Just wanted to let you know I've updated the blog that relates to that project over at Blog County News.

I read DailyKos along with a few other liberal blogs to try to understand the "other side." I typically come away more confused about the other side after reading the left leaning blogs because of their innate distrust and hatred for anything that puts America in a good light. They leave no room for "benefit of the doubt" or anything.…

I've been alluding to this project in several of my previous posts. I'm officially unveiling it to my blog readers here and now. Hopefully, there will be others that will pick up on it from here and post it on their own blogs... and the news will spread. I'm getting a bit excited about this project. I've been working on…

Here's a new one for you. Provide an alternative to long term airport parking and/or taxi rides to and from the airport. I'm sure there are plenty of places in your town that are a $50+ one way taxi ride to the airport (from people's houses... etc.) That's $100+ that is spent on a taxi ride if they are using…

I've moaned and groaned about inkjet ink costs before. But I've finally found a printing solution that doesn't require me to spend my daughter's college fund on ink. I have a specific reason for trying to find a cheaper alternative for in home printing. Not only to print my collectible company's catalog, but also to offer printing services for my…

The prevailing thought on this decision is that cable operators can maintain their monopoly into people's houses. However, I look at it differently. By not forcing the owners of cable lines (the big guys like Comcast... etc) to open their lines into people's homes allowing smaller competitors to use their infrastructure, this has forced smaller outfits to innovate. How else…

I denounce and deride the newspaper industry so much on my blog, I like to make sure people in the newspaper industry get credit when they say stuff that makes sense. Take for instance, Robert Rivard, the editor of the Express-News in San Antonio, TX. In this article, he writes: A decade ago, a few readers would have taken the…

Technology is getting to the point that it's quite common now to see all kinds of products that were at one time only available in the thousands, without customization. Now we have things like shoes and M&Ms that can be customized. Tshirts are no different now thanks in large part to machines like this one. Screenprinting on tshirts used to…

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