May 25 2015

Spring Cleaning Giveaway

OK, so it is a little late to be getting to spring cleaning but I seem to be behind on everything this year. As I am cleaning out my drawers and closets I find one common theme: I have a whole lot of bags, backpacks and things to carry stuff around in. So…I am going …

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Apr 23 2015

Google fee FI fo fum

My application is in. Now the waiting begins. So what do you think? Disruptive or deceptive? Does Google have something here or is this another Google plus? You have heard right? Google, the mega-company that invented, “throw it against the wall and see if it sticks” business planning just threw a cellular service against the …

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Mar 23 2015

Barcelona Part 1

Momentous occasions call for big celebrations, so when my twentieth wedding anniversary loomed I knew I had to do a little better than a pair of earrings. Being a confirmed travel hacker meant it was time to assess the point balances in my airline and hotel accounts and see where I could whisk my lovely, …

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Feb 07 2015

Romoss Battery Pack Review

You know you are playing too much Words with Friends when you actually start to click on the ads. Embarrassing I know, but confession is good for the soul, or so I have heard. Where was I? Oh, yes. I had been on the look out for a large external battery as I had an …

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Feb 04 2015

Monogamish

I was watching a bit of Good Morning America today while getting ready for work. Bad idea, I know. They had an interview with the inventor of the hashtag who was positing that non-monogamy was the wave of the future… I have to say that while I agree that the prevalence of social media today …

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Feb 03 2015

CES 2015

Hmm…here it is the beginning of February and I am just now getting around to posting about CES. All I can say is that I spent 4 days at home the whole month of January and I spent those days in bed with the worst cold I have ever had. But those are just excuses…sooo….here …

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Jan 06 2015

T-mobile Says Text Away

You can’t text while you drive, but you can while you fly. At least, if you are a T Mobile customer you can. T-Mobile continues to zig while every one else is zagging. In the last two years they have shifted away from contracts and introduced phone financing rather than contract underwriting of phones. The …

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Dec 18 2014

Kickstarter…hmm

Getting a decent meal at a restaurant half the time would have you striking that place off of your list forever. Winning 50 percent of your games in college football won’t get you to the championship, but it will get you to a bowl game. Batting 500 in baseball would be pretty amazing. Winning the …

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Sep 19 2014

Scottish Independence- A Day in Edinburgh

I found myself in Edinburgh (it doesn’t sound like Pittsburgh…say Ed-in-burra…and roll the r’s) the day of the referendum, not entirely by accident. I woke to the announcement of a vote that had divided Scotland roughly in half. David Cameron rushed to promise more devolved powers, not just for Scotland, but Wales and Ireland as …

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Sep 11 2014

DIY Home Security

This article originally appeared at Living on the Cheap If you have reviewed your household budget lately, you might have been amazed by how many recurring monthly charges have added up over the years. One that jumped out at me recently was the amount we spend for my home security system’s alarm monitoring. ADT service starts at …

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