You get what you pay for


Palmolive Oxy








You might be wondering why there is a picture of Palmolive Oxy at the top of this post. A few months back I had recieved some free Dishwashing soap for free with my groceries. It’s always nice to get something free, but it really sucked. I had to squeeze a huge amount to get any lather. Then while at a friends house I noticed he was using Palmolive Oxy. I could smell it from a couple of meters away and it smelled fantastic, great, so exuberant. Haha I had to over do it. Anyways I bought it next time I was getting dishwashing soap and it was only a few more cents than the normal brands (and even cheaper than some cheap brands go figure). One drop is all it took to lather really well. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for.












WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition Giveaway


Today I am able to give away an uncertain amount of licenses for WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. Thanks to the people at WinX. There are 30,000 licenses up for grabs, first come first serve. So hopefully I can create some buzz for them. So click on the link below and enjoy ripping your DVDs while you stuff your face with some Turkey.

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanks Giving Edition

Airport Base Station and Time Machine Capsule Firmware 7.6


Airport Extreme 7.6 Update

One amazing thing that I love about having multiple Apple products on the network is that they are aware of each other. Today after getting home from work, I was notified that a firmware update for my Airport Extreme was available. Why would I have an expensive router? Because Apple routers are very solid and I still have had to reset one in the three or four years that I’ve been dealing with them. It’s good to just buy one router than to keep replacing one every couple of years.

Read more about the update here.

Gaddafi’s Death

Today the news spread around the world really fast, that Gaddafi was captured, then killed. The pictures followed quickly. I remember I thought the picture was really tormenting, reminded me of The Joker as played by Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. When I see things like this I really cringe at humanity, but I don’t want to get too carried away here. Anyways I feel it’s hard to know how to feel here. On one hand the the guy killed his own people. Wait let me clarify that better, he hired mercenaries to kill his own people. At the same time, I don’t like seeing people get killed even if they were drunk with power. To me it’s really sad when people celebrate a death, and just wrong. I’m sure many would disagree, but that’s how I feel about the subject.

Rimm is a sinking ship

So a work colleague shared an interesting article about the recent Blackberry Outage. From what I understand they placed a Cisco router instead of a switch. I know that Cisco switches are complicated devices however when you are running a multi-billion dollar company, you must have backup plans, or devices in place in case such a thing happens. I work with medium sized businesses that range from 100-500 employees, which clearly don’t have as much money to spend on IT as Rimm does. Yet their IT infrastructures are usually built to withstand multiple points of failure, so how does one switch failing take down a corporation like Rimm? I really have trouble believing that Rimm will continue to sail along. Maybe Apple will buy them out for their patents.

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