Ramblings

Another Minority Government

Oh great. Just what Canada needs; another minority government. I guess we like nothing better than doing an election every 18 months. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will become Canada’s next prime minister, as Canadians have elected a Tory minority government and ended a 12-year reign of Liberal rule. That is the only good news. I’m happy that Paul Martin is […]

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Technology The Net

WordPress 2.0 Upgrade

I just updated to the newest version of WordPress. This new 2.0 release has quite a few improvements over the 1.5.2 I was using. A software upgrade is always a nerve racking thing to do since there’s always the chance that something could go wrong and you’ll lose your site. For many people, the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix […]

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The Net

Laptop Gamer’s Amazing Growth

Laptop Gamers was started last Sunday and it just finished its first week being on the net. Here is the Sitemeter growth chart for the week. As you can see, the site has been growing at over 100% per day! I don’t expect this level of growth to keep up and I haven’t decided at what page view level I […]

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Technology

Canada US Price Gaps On HDTV

Recently I sold my home theater PC (HTPC) setup. For those who don’t know what it look it, here’s a photo of the old setup: The system was made up of a Samsung 42″ plasma screen, Logitech Z-5500 speakers (Z-680 are shown) and a custom made home theater computer that handles TV, DVD, movies, etc. The system gave me over […]

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The Net

Laptop Gamer Case Study

I’ve decided to use Laptop Gamers as a case study on how to start a money making website. There are many ways to make money on the internet. My specialty is the content site with advertising model. This model isn’t necessarily better or worst than any other internet business models – it’s just the model that I am most experienced […]

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Investing

Home Equity Line Of Credit

Today we went to the bank to talk about refinancing the mortgage on our primary house. We were just gathering information and rates. Like everyone else looking for refinancing, we want the best rate possible. The ways to do is to have excellent credit and to finance only 65% of the house value. At 65%, the bank can give you […]

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Ramblings

What Is Customer Service?

So yesterday, Sarah and I joined Carl for lunch at a local noodle house we frequent. We’ve gone to this place many times and the waitress knows us. We order our normal food but one of the dishes was too salty and sour for our taste. We told the waitress this and she took it back to get it corrected. […]

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Ramblings The Net

LaptopGamers.com Launched

Today I launched a new site, LaptopGamers.com. This site will provide mobile news and computer game reviews. The twist is we’ll be doing all our game reviews on a laptop and not a desktop computer. Laptop has really taken off in the past few years, with sales now exceeding desktops for the first time. In the past, gaming and laptop […]

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