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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…

I was reading one of our local papers today (for real estate ads... only reason I pick up a newspaper now-a-days) and came across what I thought was an absolutely amazing advertisement. Evidently, the Oregon Department of Revenue is trying to persuade smokers to not evade paying taxes on their smokes when purchasing through the internet. Here is the ad:…

Update 6-16-05: The service written about below is no longer functional. I've stopped the service for lack of time to devote to it. Instead, check out Payloadz. They are a great service for hosting ebooks and it's tightly integrated with PayPal. ------------------------------------------------- I've been trying to hold this as long as possible, but I just can't be silent any longer.…

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know my mantra is "creating value in exchange for money" is what we entrepreneurs do for a living. I've just read a great example of what entrepreneurs do for society and how they do it. We can trace every single standard of living increase in our society to the actions…

I've created another fundable action over at fundable.org. Another cool t-shirt. This time for us bloggers. American bloggers, specifically. Remember, if we don't get enough people to contribute within the preset time frame then everyone's payments are automatically refunded and the fundable action is not carried out and cancelled. You can see my other fundable action going on here. Anyway,…

Are you one of my young readers? If so, here is a short and sure fire way to stay out of poverty in the USA. While guest hosting Rush Limbaugh's radio program this morning, Walter Williams said something similiar. But this is my version: 1) Graduate High School 2) Don't have children until you're 30+ years old. When you do…

Last Sunday, the NY Times had an article on their front page. It was the latest installment of the tired saga... "Mr. Rich is a Boogey Man Because He's Getting Richer." Here's the Democrat propoganda article. I've written about this in so many ways, I think I'll let someone else much more qualified than I am to explain it. Larry…

I've written about this before, but it's come back to me in spades after reading this bull crap. This has happened to me, as well. At Walmart, no less. The first outfit that offers professional portraits where a family can come in, have a 30 minute session with a photographer, then receive the digital pic files that were just taken,…

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