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Written By: Gary on January 31, 2007 No Comment

So I haven’t really done much at all today. So you get an “about my day” post. I’ve eaten a lot (and often) and had too way much Coca-Cola (but the last few had some Capt. Morgan’s in it so that’s okay). And I’ve been on the ‘net all day (at home, at Wendy’s, at the bar) catching up (and fixing) on things.

I did participate in a survey that I got $25 for (it might have been $25 for Amazon.com but that’s as good as cash to me). It was a survey about the new extra-secure security features in IE 7. The thing is, I’m not so worried about my information being intercepted en-route; I’m more worried about their servers being compromised after the fact (or someone losing their laptop). My real concern when shopping on-line is that “Bob’s Computer Shack” is just a place that “Bob” set up so he can steal my Charge Card information (he could even have an ultra secure certificate).

But tonight I need to drive to Ypsi to get a CAT scan of my hand. It’s been bugging me and it’s time to get it looked at. My problem is with chronic problems like this is they tend to not find a cause, which means they can’t find a solution. He has said he doesn’t think it’s anything carpel-tunnel or repetitive anything-ish.So I cleaned up my web site and tried to make it more XHTML compliant (total pain in the ass). But Technorati hasn’t been indexing me lately and I can’t figure out why and Googling-around I some people report that as a possible reason. But Overall people seem pretty dissatisfied on updated with Technorati updates. I know without any effort I used to show up all the time. I ping the heck out of them and I just don’t show up, not sure why, everypne else just seems to look at my RSS/Atom feeds and index me just fine.

Oh, and I’ve been keeping an eye on Woot since they’ve got a Woot-off today. I did get a bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse that I’ve missed a few other times but I missed the ever elusive Bag of Crap….

Written By: Gary on November 16, 2006 3 Comments

Hey everyone, there’s a Woot Off today!!!

This means instead of one Woot all day, they add a new one every time an item sells out!

UPDATE: It’s Friday and the sale is still going on. (As I’ve said before, Woot has great sales once a day and a Woot Off is non-stop sales all day).

UPDATE 2: It’s all over. It lasted almost two days…

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Written By: Gary on October 11, 2006 No Comment

I think there’s a Woot Off tonight! “What’s Woot?” you ask? Woot is a deal site that offers one (1) deal a day starting at 1 am EST. Sometimes they last until morning, sometimes they only last a few minutes. Some items are new, some are OEM, some are refurbished. Shipping is $5 whether you buy one item or three.

A Woot Off is a special day where ones a Woot is sold out, they put another one up a few minutes later. Some items they have very limited amounts so the item doesn’t last very long. And you don’t know how long the sales are going to last (depends on how things sell). Be sure to to check it out…


FYI – The item everyone wants is the ever elusive BOC (Bag Of Crap) which is a random grab bag of stuff (for a dollar or so). Since shipping is $5 no matter if you buy 1 or 3, get three.

I’ve never been able to get one of these yet :(

Written By: Gary on August 17, 2006 No Comment

I’m sure I’ve mentioned Woot before, they offer a great deal once a day (starting at 1 AM EST) that generally sells out pretty quick. Every so often they have a Woot Off, which means once an item sells out, they offer another one over and over (and repeat for about for 24-48 hours). So if you haven’t Woot-ed yet, now’s the time! It’s $5 for shipping no matter how many items you buy). Sometimes items are refurbished so if you’re fussy (I’m not) be sure to pay attention.


The Bag ‘o Crap is supposedly the best, I’ve never gotten one since they sell out so fast, it’s generally odd lots they need to get rid of. Remember to buy 3 (the limit) since it’s still only $5 no matter how many you get.

Written By: Gary on July 14, 2006 4 Comments

So on a slight tangent in class tonight (I give a tech leadership class at a local university) I was passing on some ways to get cheap inexpensive technology (or other freebies you can get). And I gave away some of my best savings sites so I thought I would share them here too:

  • SlickDeals – they have all sorts of forums with free stuff (including free magazine subscriptions)
  • Woot – A daily deal at 1 AM EST every day (generally a tech-ish deal)
  • Grupare – Deals on all sorts of stuff
  • DealMac – which has great Apple & accessory deals and links to their PC, Camera, Memory, Ink and Coupon sites too!

    There’s lots more around but these are the ones I check daily.


    Wait!!! I almost forgot MacZot! a cheap mac software ware deal every day. Today (and for the next few days) they are offering the MysteryZot 5 which is 5 pieces of software bundle for $5. Who knows what you’ll get, but it’s only $5! I bought one. Now I have to wait until it’s over to find it out.

    Actually, I had to mention the class tonight because they kept asking me about the blog and I specially said I never mention the class. They asked about my blog address but I said they’d have to use a search engine if they really wanted to find it.

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    Written By: Gary on February 16, 2006 No Comment

    So today Woot is having a Woot Off, this means instead of having one deal a day (at 1 am EST) they change the deal every time they run out of it (if they don’t run out, it only lasts 12 hours). A Woot-Off generally lasts 24-72 hours and happens once (or twice) a month. Sometimes these are refubs so pay attention (it’s listed up near the price, so you can’t miss it).

    What’s this mean for you? Great deals all day long (as long as they keep selling out) for a few days. More about Woot.

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    Written By: Gary on January 6, 2006 One Comment

    Mskeyboardmouse-1I was lying here (not sleeping) and I saw on the clock it was almost one o’clock in the morning (Eastern) which means there’s a Woot item for sale. Woot puts one item for sale clearance a day at this time every day. Whenever I’ve checked it’s either sold out (usually in the first 10-30 minutes) or something I don’t want. But tonight…

    I ended up with a Microsoft wireless keyboard and optical mouse for 22.95 (+$5 s & h). And it’s Mac compatible!


    Check it out. It’s a different item every day sometimes a $10 item, sometimes and $2000 plasma TV. You never know (although it’s always $5 for shipping) for sure what you’ll see (some times it’s refurbished, which is okay with me).

    They even have fun stats like how many people bought how many and how long they’ve been woot-ing….

    And they do a podcast too.

    UPDATE: They sold out after five hours and fifty eight minutes. They sold one every 7.703 seconds. That was a total of 2796 keyboards/mice…

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