Archive for September 2009

Win a 2010 Camaro 2SS in Charter’s High Speed Sweepstakes

Charter Communications is giving away a 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS in its “High Speed” Camaro Sweepstakes. With a 426 horsepower V8 engine, this car is very hard to come by, and it’s being produced in small numbers.

You’re probably wondering why a computers and Internet blog is talking about a V8 Camaro. That’s okay. One, the Camaro 2SS isn’t just any car, and Charter Communications isn’t just any company. Charter is a Fortune 500 company which provides Internet, Cable TV, and Telephone business and residential service in 27 states.

But enough, let’s get back to the 2010 Camaro 2SS sweepstakes. This started on Sept. 15 and ends on November 26 at noon. can you say “Thanksgiving”? Hmm, a new Camaro in the driveway, that’ll be a nice way to end the year. Right?

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How do you enter?

Just go to charter.com/camaro to register and read the complete rules for their Camaro Sweepstakes. No purchase is necessary to enter, and all they need is your address and contact information, and you’re set.

Anything Else?

Well, if you do purchase any of Charter’s services you can receive a VISA gift card up to $100. Sign up for Internet service and get a $25 card; sign up for digital cable and Internet and get a $50 card; or sign up for cable + Internet + phone and get a $100 gift card. Some gift cards are also available from major retailers, restaurants, and more.

More About the Camaro 2SS

This 2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS comes equipped with a 6.6 litre V8 engine that generates 426 horsepower and 420 ft lbs of torque. It’s equipped with a 6 speed automatic transmission with TAPshift if you like a little bit more control over your gears. It also has remote keyless entry, power doors and windows, cruise control (my favorite), air conditioning, and XM radio. Safety features include stability control, traction control, air bags, one year of OnStar service, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

More About Charter Communications

You can become a fan of Charter on Facebook. And you can follow Charter on Twitter. Charter is well known for their online giveaways. Recently they gave away a laptop every day for 60 days, they’ve also given away HDTVs, Xbox 360s, and, last year, a hybrid car.

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My TigerDirect Recommendations

ebillmeHere are a few items worth looking at over at TigerDirect.com this weekend. Plus you can save $30 on any order over $100 (before tax and shipping) when you purchase using eBillMe for the first time. Just select eBillMe at checkout, TigerDirect emails you a bill, and then you can pay cash at any MoneyGram location near you, or from your online banking account.

Refurbished Clearance Event: TigerDirect is clearing out the refurbished items inventory. These are generally items that were returned because the original buyer changed their mind, or realized they ordered the wrong item, returned gifts, or items that were missing parts (which have since been repackaged in full). Here are a few standout items:

Asus Essentio

Asus Essentio

Asus Intel Pentium Desktop PC ($300): This looks like a hot item (aka very desirable). Asus is one of the leading motherboard manufacturers in the world. This unit comes with an Intel Pentium E2200 2.,2GHz dual core processor, and 4 GB DDR2 RAM (Memory. 4 GB is the most you can add to any 32 bit computer these days). It also has a DVD burner, an HDMI video connector for plugging into a large screen HDTV or monitor, a VGA for use with your current monitor, a 640 GB hard drive (storage), wired and wireless internet capability (very nice), and a media card reader that handles MMC, SecureDigital (SD), and MemoryStick (MS). That will allow you to transfer your photos from your digital camera easily. TigerDirect says they are running out of these, so you better act fast.

Satellite L355-S7905

Satellite L355-S7905

Toshiba 17″ Notebook ($400): I love Toshiba laptops and notebooks. In my opinion they’re a leader in the market. This notebook computer has an Intel Celeron processor,  3 GB or RAM (Memory), a 160 GB hard drive (storage), a DVD Burner, a 17 inch screen with a fantastic 1440 by 900 resolution, a media card reader for MemoryStick (PRO), SecureDigital (SD), and MMC. It runs on on Windows Vista Basic. (You can always upgrade to Windows 7 on October 22.)

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HP PhotoSmart C4580

HP PhotoSmart C4580 All-in-One Color Printer ($70): This color printer also scans and copies. You can insert your media card from your camera to print your digital photos directly. The card reader supports MemoryStick (MS), MemoryStick Duo, SecureDigital (SD), xD, and MMC. Another great feature is its Wireless (WiFi) capabiliuty which allows you to print directly from your wireless computer or laptop to the printer. The paper tray holds 100 sheets, and it prints at a top speed of 23 pages per minute. Color 4×6 photos print in about 25 seconds.

Acer Aspire One

Acer Aspire One

Pink Acer Aspire One AOA150-1483 Netbook ($240): Need a netbook? Want to run it on a 3G network? Then I highly recommend this Acer Aspire netbook. Whenever someone comes to me looking for a laptop or notebook, Acer is always in my top five list. This netbook is no exception. It comes with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1 GB or RAM (memory), a 160 GB hard drive (storage). One of the best features of this netbook is it has 3G connectivity capability for use on the same wireless networks used by today’s smartphones. (You’ll probably have to get an account with a cellular provider to access it though. 3G isn’t free yet.) Other features include a media card reader (Memory Stick, xD, SD, and MS PRO), a microphone input and a headphone port, plus wired or wireless Internet capability. Admittedly, it’s pink, but it’s loaded. You could always opt to add on a $15 or $20 netbook skin wrap to hide it’s color.

There are still many more items to choose from at TigerDirect’s refurbished items clearance sale.

By the way, it was my birthday this week, so you could always send me something as a gift.  (Wink). Yes, I know, I’m shameless. … Ship it to Skylarking  @ 2094 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, NY 11710. … Shameless.

Recommended Updates: Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash logoThis is part 2 of a two-part article.

This past Tuesday I was discussing how hackers are exploiting flaws in other programs you may have installed on your computer or laptop. First, I discussed run-time Java code from Sun Microsystems, and today I’ll follow up with Adobe Flash Player.You should make sure that these two programs on your computer are up-to-date.

Whether you have a PC or a Mac, there’s a 99.9% likelihood that you have this software on your computer; and regardless of your OS, flaws in these two programs can be exploited by hackers and affect your computer. Much ballyhoo is made about Mac’s safety from viruses, but the exploits I’m discussing aren’t viral.

What is Adobe Flash Player? Which version do you have?

Sample version check image

Sample version check image

Adobe Flash is used on many web sites these days. Just about any animation or movement you see when you are visiting a web page is handled by the Flash software installed on your computer. Flash is also used for some video web sites such as Youtube. And there are also a lot of web sites that have games that are designed using the Adobe Flash program.

Whenever you access one of these Flash-enabled sites, the Flash software on your computer goes to work behind the scenes, but if your Flash software is outdated you might be vulnerable to hacker attacks. As of Sept. 2009 the most current version of the Adobe Flash Player is 10.0.32.18. You can check your installed version of Adobe Flash Player here.

Updating Adobe Flash Player

Updating Adobe Flash Player is very easy to do. Just go to Adobe’s Flash Player Installation page here (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Then click “Agree and install now” on that page. They often include some optional software with the download such as Google’s toolbar or some antivirus software. It isn’t necessary to download those programs when your get Adobe Flash Player, so you can clear those check boxes by clicking them before clicking “Agree and install now”.

Adobe's Download Manager (DLM)

Adobe's Download Manager (DLM)

You might receive some additional instructions from Adobe for proper installation on your specific computer, operating system, and web browser. In some cases you may need to restart your computer, or close and reopen your web browser. Oftentimes the software installer will do this automatically for you.

Recommended Updates: Flash and Java

Sun's Java icon & logo

Sun's Java icon & logo

Note: Due to a scheduling glitch this article was posted on 9/22/09 12 AM EST instead of 9/21 @ 9AM as it should have been.  This is the first of a two part article.

A lot of attention is paid to keeping your computer’s operating system (Windows or Mac OS) up to date, and keeping your antivirus up to date, but there are other programs to keep an eye on as well. My thoughts turn to Adobe‘s Flash Player ADBE and your runtime Java code.

Lately hackers have been going after other Internet related software to attack other computers. In my work repairing and servicing computers I have seen many spyware attacks that have gone after outdated Java code. Probably one a week, at least. On a few other occasions I have seen some Flash Player attacks, too.

What is Java?

Duke, the Java mascot

Duke, the Java mascot

Many of the web sites you visit have Java code on each and every page of tehir site. Particularly if there are any interactive elements such as chat tools, photo galleries and photo editing tools, calculator tools, and even those jazzy dropdown menus. In fact, much of the software behind this blog runs Java code.

205px-Sun_Microsystems_logo.svgJava is a programming language developed by Sun Microsystems JAVA, and Macs and Windows machines alike use it. That’s what’s so great about it for web designers and programmers is that it works on so many different computers. That is part of the danger, too. Flaws in the Java code can lead to exploits on many different computers, too, and you can’t blame Apple [[AAPL]] or Microsoft [[MSFT]] for that, in my humble opinion. They’re not responsible for oversights on Sun’s part.

Java Updates

If your computer has been alerting you to the fact that Java updates are available, then I recommend you take them. Even better, I recommend you go to www.Java.com and download your Java update directly.

If your computer has never alerted you to the fact that a Java update is available, then I definitely recommend you go to www.Java.com and get the Java update from Sun because, if you’ve never been told to get a Java update, then you are very likely running a very old version of Java.

When downloading use the “Run” or “Open” option instead of “Save” so the software will install itself immediately.

The current version of Java for many computers as of August 2009 is Java 6 update 16. Java updates roughly every 2 or 3 months.

Tomorrow I’ll talk about Adobe’s Flash Player, its applications, and how to update.

Enter to Win an Auria 24 inch HDTV from ClubMac

ClubMac HDTV GiveAway

ClubMac HDTV GiveAway

ClubMac is giving away a 24 inch Auria HDTV everyday. To enter, just subscribe to ClubMac’s email newsletter. When you subscribe, you’ll get updates on hot deals from ClubMac; you’ll get information on new products; and you’ll receive updates on special promotions.

What is ClubMac?

This is from ClubMac’s About Us page

ClubMac – two decades of serving the Mac community

One of the nation’s leaders in direct marketing to the Apple community, ClubMac offers a full line of Apple and Apple-compatible computers, software, peripherals, accessories, electronics, and related products. ClubMac, Inc. has been serving the Mac community since 1988 and is located in Torrance, CA. ClubMac has emerged as an integrated solutions provider for Businesses with a dedicated team of sales professionals to help our customers find the technology products they need to succeed.

ClubMac has a comprehensive selection of anything and everything Apple plus more

ClubMac has forged strategic relationships with both manufacturers and distributors to ensure our customers have access to more than a hundred thousand products. These direct relationships enable us to not only warehouse product at our own facility, but we can ship directly from hundreds of warehouses across the country. When you place an order with ClubMac, we can pull from these resources and ship the products you need from the location nearest your “Ship To” address – offering next day delivery service for in-stock items.

Other Offers from ClubMac

NEW Apple iPod nano 8GB Blue w/Camera with FREE Engraving & Charger* Only $139.99 (*after rebate)

NEW Apple iPod nano 16GB Green w/Camera with FREE Engraving & Charger* Only $169.99 (*after rebate)


One size fits all. The new iPod classic.

New iPod Nano Shoots Video and plays FM Radio

I thought this was pretty amazing, but the new iPod Nano (5th Generation) has a video camera in it. Yep, the new nano shoots video. Now, if you’ve seen the Nano, you know that it’s just a little bit bigger than a lighter. Imagine a video camera the size of a lighter.

That’s kind of amazing. Right?

And as you can see, it’s available at MacMall.com, the Apple Superstore.

Shameless plugs aside, let’s look take a closer look at the iPod nano.

The back of the new iPod Nano has a camera lens, and next to the camera lens there’s a pinhole. A pinhole microphone, that is. So you can shoot video with sound, too.

Three years ago, I bought a 2nd Generation iPod Nano, and I still use it to this day. Back then, $199 got you 8 GB of storage space for holding about 2,000 songs. The 2nd Gen iPod Nano didn’t play video. That was a bit of downer for me at the time, but I’ve lived with it.

nano-videoHere we are 3 years later and the Nano hasn’t gotten any bigger, and now it plays video, and it records video.

What’s more than that? It plays FM radio now with a built-in FM tuner, and you can even pause the radio while you’re listening to a station. Think of it as Tivo for radio in an iPod. Apple calls this Live Pause. The radio is recorded onto the iPod, so you can pause a song while you listen. While the song is paused the station is recorded to the Nano’s flash drive.

nano-radioNow my 3 year old iPod Nano only held 2,000 or 8 GB worth of music (no video) and it set me back $200, but now for just $179 you can get 16 GB of storage for 4,000 songs or 16 HOURS of video.

Now, that is amazing. I’m sold.

Head over to MacMall.com, the Apple Superstore, and get your iPod Nano, now. There’s an 8GB model for $149 and the 16GB model for $179. You can also get a Free Altec lansing Portable iPod/iPhone speaker (a $39 value) with it. There’s also an option to get free engraving and a free charger. You pay for the engraving and charger now, but you get your money back from a rebate later.

Tigerdirect Deals

TigerDirect Back to School 2009

Here are some computer hardware and software items you might be interested in at TigerDirect.com. Check them out quick, becuase they’re only good for a few more days or while supplies last.

CA Internet Security Suite

CA Internet Security Suite

Free Internet Security Software. How’d you like to spend $80 for Internet Security software, and then get your $80 back, and keep using the software? Well, you can do just that when you buy Computer Associates Internet Security Suite Plus 2009. Pay $80 now and then get $80 back with a mail in rebate from Computer Associates. You can install the software on up to 5 computers. The software is stored in a 1GB Flash Drive. The software package is a bundle of 7 programs, and includes (1) Anti-Virus, (2) Anti-Spyware, (3) Anti-Spam, (4) Anti-Phishing, (5) Personal Firewall, (6) Parental Controls & Backup and (7) PC Files & PC Setting Migration. Mail-in Rebate expires on 9/30/2009.

Iomega Prestige Portable HD

Iomega Prestige Portable HD

250 GB Portable Hard Drive, $60. I can remember a time when hard drives didn’t hold much more than 10 floppy disks could, and those drives were HEAVY. Now we have hard drives that hold millions of floppy disks worth of data, and they weigh so little. One such drive is the Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive for $60. It holds 250 GB of files, connects to any computer with a USB port, gets fast data transfer rates with USB 2.0 technology, and it weighs less than a pound. I compared this price to the Iomega 250GB Prestige Portable Hard Drive on Amazon.com, and take a look at who ships and sells it for Amazon. Pretty funny, huh?

Looking for an LCD monitor? Why not check out this 22-inch Widescreen LCD Montor from AOC for $139.99. You can also look this one up under AOC 2217V 22-inch monitor at Amazon.com. Look at the shipper and seller, again. (wink) I told you TigerDirect.com was a great company.

Netgear Wireless B/G/N

Netgear Wireless B/G/N - Recertified

Over the weekend, a friend of mine called up looking for information on setting up a wireless network in their home this week. I told them they’ll need a wireless router and some wireless adapters for their desktop and tower PCs. If you need a wireless adapter, then here’s a price that’s really a steal: $8.97! This is the Netgear WG311 PCI Wireless Network Adapter which can be found for anywhere between $30 and $60 elsewhere, and you can get it for less than $10. It’s recertified, but all that means it someone got it as a gift and didn’t want it, or they bought the wrong one and took it back for an exchange, etc. It’s been repackaged for resale. It’s just a pre-owned item.

This wireless adapter supports all the WiFi standards: B, G, and N. I was looking at Wireless N adapters a few months ago, and they were going for about $60. I know someone who’s trying to setup a dozen PCs for wireless. A dozen of these re-certified adapters will only cost $107. I be lucky to get 2, maybe 4, new ones for that price elsewhere.

What’s with External Blu-Ray Drives?

Grammatically speaking, I am not too certain about that headline, but subjectwise I’d like to thank “Reel Advice” from the “Reel Advice Movie review” blog for commenting on my Sept. 4 post about the Portable DVD and CD Drive for $40. They said:

Pretty nice deal for a portable drive but I will wait for portable Bluray drives before buying one of my own!

For me, Blu-ray wasn’t a consideration because I don’t have any Blu-ray discs — data or video — except for one or two accidental purchases, Superman II and Iron Man, which I have long since sold on eBay. Additionally, I bought the Lite-On ETDU10896 External Slim DVD ROMicon from TigerDirect.com purely for installing software and transferring files to computers other than my own. The other consideration was price. I didn’t want to spend more than $60 including tax.

But Reel Advice’s comment made me go back and search for portable blu-ray drives all the same. The results were interesting… for a while.

External Blu-Ray Drives

External Blu-Ray Drives

It turns out there are only two External / Portable Blu-Ray drives out there under $100 from “major” manufacturers: The LG BE06LU10 Super Multi Blue and the Panasonic UJ-120, but, for the most part, they are not available for “retail” sale; they’re pretty much “OEM”. OEM is “Original Equipment Manufacturer” which means they are for purchase by computer manufacturers. So if you are not an equipment manufacturer, and you buy one of these drives, and something goes wrong with it, you won’t be able to get any support from the manufacturer. (I had that happen once with an OEM motherboard I bought. There was a retail version available, but the OEM version was cheaper. Sadly, when I had trouble with the motherboard, I couldn’t get any assistance. I lived with it. Buyer beware, etc. I should have known better.)

So you can’t go to Best Buy and get any of these drives now, but they are available through other sites online.

One such site, TriangleLaptops.com, had a nice list of requirements for the Panasonic UJ-120 to work properly on your PC. Here’s the run down from their site:

  • Required software is not included.
  • This will function fine with your existing DVD and CD viewing and recording software.
  • To watch Blu-Ray movies, you will need HD capable software such as PowerDVD 8 Ultra, PowerDVD Suite 6 or ArcSoftTotalMedia Theater.
  • To use the drive as Blu-Ray player, your system needs to meet the following requirements:
  • Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or better or Windows Vista
  • CPU: Core Duo or Core 2 Duo systems are generally compatible with Blu-ray disc drives. If your PC has a single processor (e.g. Intel Pentium 4), it should be at least 3.2 Ghz or have an AMD Athlon 64 FX games model, or an Intel Pentium EE Edition.
  • Memory: At least 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics card: This is the important part! You will need an nVidia GeForce 7600 GT or higher or an AMD/ATI X1600 or higher. You will need at least 256MB graphics memory and your card should support HDCP. Contact the manufacturer directly or visit their site for video adapter specifications if you aren’t sure whether your graphics card is HDCP enabled. You may also want to confirm that you have a graphics adapter driver version which supports Blu-ray discs (AMD/ATI Catalyst 6.7 and higher or nVidia ForceWare 93.71), and download the latest driver if necessary.
  • We know this list of requirements is intimidating. You’ll often be covered if your computer is a fairly recent model. We attached the USB 2.0 Blu-Ray drive to our Dell XPS M2010, installed the PowerDVD 8 Ultra and had no problem at all viewing a Blu-Ray movie.

Good points.

Vista System Properties

Vista System Properties

If you’re interested in seeing if your Windows (XP or Vista) computer meets these requirements, do the following:

  1. On the desktop, right-click on “My Computer”. A list a ppears. (Alternately, you can go to the “Control Panel” on your Start menu, then double-click “System”.)
  2. Click “Properties”. A system properties dialog box appears.
  3. On the screen you will find information for your computer’s “Operating System”, the “Processor” (CPU), and “Memory (RAM)”.
  4. Click the “Hardware” tab (XP) and/or “Device Manager”.
  5. Double-click “Display adapters” to see what graphics card you have. (You may have to do some research here to see if your card meets the requirements on the list above.)

And if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me here at Skylarking.

Portable DVD and CD Drive for $40

TigerDirect

I run a computer repair and service business apart from my blogging activities here at Skylarking. Often enough my clients have damaged CD or DVD drives which prevent me from loading my diagnostic softare onto their systems. Or perhaps they’ve purchased a new application, such as Office 2007, and they are having difficulty installing it becuase they have a defective drive.

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In such a case I need to use my own external drive. I recently acquired a new external and portable DVD and CD drive from TigerDirect.com. The one I’ve purchased is the Lite-On ETDU10896 External Slim DVD ROMicon which costs only $40. It’s been working great for me. Most recently I used it to transfer some files from a client’s old computer to their new computer. I also used it to reinstall Microsoft Windows Vista for another client; their hard drive had recently failed.

liteondriveI also ordered the 1 year replacement plan on the drive for $15, so if anything goes wrong with it after the manufacturer’s 12 month warranty runs out, TigerDirect.com will send me a new or similar one. So I’m covered for two years total. Not bad for a $40 drive. I wish my car could go so far on $40.

This drive is a “plug and play” drive, which means you just plug it in to the USB port of your computer and it works. Your computer will automatically recognize it as a CD/DVD drive with no help from you. It has only one cable so there are no questions of “Where does this go?”

This drive isn’t used for recording or burning disks, but it will read many different formats including writeable and rewriteable disks such as DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R9, DVD-R9, CD-R, CD-RW. It doesn’t need to be plugged into a wall outlet as it receives all the power it needs from its USB connection.

Back to School Savings (9/1 – 9/6)

Good Morning! Here are a few items you may find of use from Buy.com. Most of these offers end this coming Sunday, and from what I’ve seen so far, some are running out. So hop to it.

datatraveller112Kingston 16GB DataTraveler 112 USB Flash Drive
Only $29 (Lists for $66). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends 9/6/09
A 16 gigbyte flash drive is perfect for storing all your school files for all your classes this year. The modern classroom isn’t just pens and pencils anymore. Digital cameras and recorders and commonplace nowadays, and you need a lot of storage to hold it all. Plus its great for transferring files from school to home, laptop, to PC, and vice versa. Remember floppy disks? This is equal to more than 11,000 floppy disks. (Did you know floppies last less than one year? One of my flash drive went through a load of laundry once 5 years ago and I am still using it today. It has some nice looking scratches on it.)

brotherlabellerBrother Electronic Labeling System – Refurbished
Only $20. (Lists for $80). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends 9/6/09

This labeling system is great for printing all the labels you need to tag all your kids school gear. The labels are printed using a thermal system whcih means the print won’t run if the tags get wet, so they’ll stand up in the ran on the way to school, or the wear and tear of those gym classes. This beats handwriting with the Sharpie. I’ve had one of these for several years now, and I highly recommend it.

canonpixmaCanon PIXMA MP490 Photo All-In-One Inkjet Color Printer
Only $70. (Lists for $100). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends 9/6/09
Back to school, and back to the printer. Why not get a new printer for yourself, and let the kids have the old printer? Afterall, they’ll have a lot of homework and reports to do. And that means lots of printing. Why not get a reliable Canon printer? Canon is always at the top of my printer manufacturer list. It’s great for printing photos straight from your camera’s memory card, too.

caseloginbackpackCase Logic Lightweight Sport Backpack
Now $35. (Lists for $55). Limit 5 per customer. FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends 9/6/09
No matter what level of education you’re in, there’s no easier way to carry all your books and gear than with a nice nylon backpack. (Hmm, a gratuiotous use of the word nylon if I ever read one. Be thankful I didn’t mention it was lightweight, too.) It also has a padded compartment for holding a laptop with a 15.4″ screen. Not an issue if you have a netbook, eh? It’s colors are grey and black, and it features an air channel between your back and the pack so that your back doesn’t get all sweaty before the cold weather sets in.

missileshooterFoam Missile Shooter – Twin Pack
Only $12.99. (Lists for $24). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends 9/6/09
All work and no play yada yada yada. Great for the kids, and great fun for you too. Anyone out there work in an office that doesn’t mind if you bring a missile launcher to work? I work at home, so I don’t think the boss will mind. I know a few guys who work at Google, and theb there are my buddies at the old IT department I used to work in. I think they might like to have one of these at the end of the day. Might be fun at the college computer lab on a slow day.

coffeemakerChambord French Press Coffee Maker (8 Cup, Stainless Steel)
$36. FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends ???
It’s not tech, but I drink coffee, too, and I guess some of you do too.  Start or end the day in style with a fresh pot of coffee from this French press style coffee maker. It makes up to 8 cups of coffee. That’s a lot more than my puny Mr. Coffee machine makes. Maybe I should switch?

whitneyhoustonI Look To You – Whitney Houston
Only $9.97. (Lists for $14). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends …
It’s been 7 years since Whitney’s put out an album. What is she? A Vulcan? (That’s a Star Trek: Amok Time reference, folks. Look it up, please.) Once upon a time she was saving all her love for you, now she saves it all up for the occasional CD release. So, come on, Whitney, show us what you got; it’s been a long long time. It’s back to school, old school. Pop the CD in the car when your driving the kids to school. Or pop it into your PC’s CD player and copy it into your iTunes library for your iPod. I personally prefer the sound recorded from my CDs over the ones I download on iTunes.

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Omron HEM-790IT Blood Pressure Monitor
Only $74. (Lists for $130). FREE BUDGET SHIPPING. Offer ends: ???
Too much coffee, too much chasing the kids? Too much late night cramming? Well, make sure you’re not overdoing it with this blood pressure monitor. I’ve read these things work better that the one by the counter in your local CVS or pharmacy, and my doctor has started recommending I get one, too, because of my cheese and salted pumpkin seeds diet. You’re saving more than $50 on the price here, so snatch one up while the offer lasts.

That’s all I have for today, folks. Hmm, I cannot resist throwing in an offer for the Sookie Stackhouse Novels. After all, it’s not about me. “It’s all for you.”  That’s not Whitney. That’s not Star Trek. That’s a Janet reference. Where’s my coffee?