Tag Archives: computers

For the Power Hungry

May 10, 2010


I went to Buy.com to search for various stuff (we’re renovation the kitchen, so I’m keeping my eyes peeled on their weekly sale flyer) and spotted this honking baby. WHOA. I didn’t even know they were making quad-core Core i7 processors… didn’t they just release the Core i6 a few months ago?! I love a […]

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Really Good Electronics Sales

April 29, 2010

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I’ve been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for electronics prices to come down a little lower again. Looks like my patience is finally paying off. After a long year of pricey computers and accessories, stuff is FINALLY affordable again. Who is in charge of all the price fluctuations, anway?! Didya ever notice that the price […]

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Me and Mac

March 15, 2010


I’m a Mac owner! Woooohoooo! It’s official! I’ve been wanting a Macintosh computer for a long time. Well, actually, I WAS already a Mac owner– I have one of the original Macs, the 1984 model. I dug it out of the closet a few months ago, only to discover that the floppies (which run the […]

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World’s Crappiest Mouse

February 18, 2010


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the World’s Crappiest Mouse. EVER. It’s a Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse 500 v2.0. It stinks. I’m a mouse-a-holic. I’ve tried them all! Trackballs, wired, wireless, weirdo shapes, colors, and sizes… all sorts of brands. I have a cabinet stuffed with old mouses and mouse parts (I just can’t […]

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Would Someone Please Turn Off the World??

February 16, 2010

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I had a strange experience at my local retailer last week. I’ve been in search of some “on ear” headphones. My old ones are tattered beyond recognition and I need a better pair. I like the semi-sound canceling kinds because, as a work-at-home mom, I am bombarded with billions of interruptions throughout the day (and […]

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Playing Taps for the Konica-Minolta

January 28, 2010

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It’s over. Me and my Konica-Minolta laser printer. It was never a great relationship anyway. I bought it from the budget bin years ago, and it was outdated and no longer being manufactured back then. But this morning, I had to print pages of a workbook for my son– and of course, I’m busy and […]

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Buy.com Birthdays

January 23, 2010

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ONLY two. more. birthdays. to go. :brudder: Wowwww! Why oh why do I have all these kids and relatives born from December to February?! Couldn’t we mothers have planned a little better?! I mean, gee, winter is boring, but… WOW. Too many birthdays, and that on top of all the holidays. I’m pooped. I can’t […]

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Geek Squad Humor

January 18, 2010


I buy lots of Geek Squad stuff (it’s less expensive than the “name brand” stuff). I guess I never paid much attention to their packaging before; I usually rip open the plastic and ditch it to concentrate on my purchase. But I was in the car today, waiting for my sons, so in boredom I […]

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I Hate This Old Thing

January 16, 2010


Look at this. It’s our old CRT computer monitor. Do these things die, or do they just slooooooowly fade away? Because the picture quality stinks. My son uses it to do his schoolwork on this computer, and after an hour or so, his eye is horribly bloodshot. And look how close the monitor is to […]

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WFW: Make Winston Smith Proud: The Skype Telescreen

January 6, 2010

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This news just blows my mind. Like Blippy, I cannot believe that people would think this is all a good idea! Skype has made a deal with LG Electronics and Panasonic to make televisions with video-capturing capabilities. A LOT like the telescreens in George Orwell’s book, 1984. Both television makers will embed the Skype technology […]

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