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November 10, 2008
-NEWDealFinder.com Launches!
A couple weeks ago when I rebranded my Lockergnome blog into a Deals site I had no idea it would take on a life of its own! The response was...
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October 21, 2008
-10 reasons why you should be reading usrbingeek's Deal Finder
I'm sorry that I've been to busy to actively blog here on usrbingeek.com but I promise that's going to change soon. In the mean time, I do hope you're reading...
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August 27, 2008
-usrbingeek's deal finder
I've re-branded my Lockergnome blog and changed its focus this week. If you're a deal or freebie hunter I encourage you to check it out: NEWDealFinder.com. If you come across...
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August 08, 2008
-Nikon swings and misses by a hair with the Coolpix P6000
The newly announced Nikon Coolpix P6000 sounds like a real winner when you judge it by the specs reported by DPreview: 13.5 megapixel CCD (effective) 4x wide-angle zoom lens (28...
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June 24, 2008
-What's In My Camera Bags
As a commercial and wedding photographer I do the majority of my work on location. For most shoots, traveling with lots of gear that required two or three assistants to...
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May 07, 2008
-mmmmmm I love Mahalo
Mahalo is not just the word for Thank You in Hawaiian, it's also the name of Jason Calacanis' human-powered search engine at Mahalo.com. Jason sent me a box of some...
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-Yahoo Sponsored Search Button
I've received the strangest thing in the mail today from Yahoo! Sponsored Search. Watch the video to see what it was and find out more. This episode of live.usrbingeek.com is...
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March 12, 2008
-Leatherman Skeletool Is Wicked Cool
Later this week Leatherman is coming out with a new, lighter, and radically redesigned tool called the Leatherman Skeletool CX. It's made of aluminum, Carbon-fiber, and stainless steel and coated...
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March 04, 2008
-Call For Help with Jeff
This afternoon I was on Call For Help with Jeff on WCWP. We talked about photography and photo gear. I was the first guest and the interview was about 15...
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January 16, 2008
-I'll Take Two Capsules And Call You In The Morning
The only thing announced today at MacWorld that still has me excited is the Apple Time Capsule. It's a wireless network attached storage drive that can be used with Mac...
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December 17, 2007
-Wi-Fire Range Extender, A Wardriver's Dream?
Anyone ever try out the Wi-Fire WiFi Range Extender? The manufacturer, hField, claims that it can allow you to "access a wireless Internet connection from up to 1,000 feet...
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December 14, 2007
-Intelligent Battery Charging for Apple MacBooks
NewerTech has an Intelligent Battery Charging Station that can load two batteries and smartly charge them without over charging either. Once the first battery is charged it begins charing the...
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September 18, 2007
-Mail In Rebates Are A Quick Way To Lose My Business
I'm so sick of getting MacMall.com catalogs in the mail. I'll never order anything from them because they seem to only advertise stuff with mail in rebates. Offers for really...
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September 11, 2007
-Best MacBook Bag On Earth
I've always loved Booq bags. I first heard them about 5 years ago when I got a new Dell notebook and a friend recommended I get a Booq bag for...
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August 23, 2007
-Treatment Needed for Acute Nikon Acquisition Syndrome
I need a prescription for my Nikon Acquisition Syndrome after today's announcement of the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300. While the D3 is full frame it smartly nixes all my...
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August 03, 2007
-Clam Shell Plastic Packages Need to be Banned
Consumerist has a post detailing a story about a guy that stabbed himself with an x-acto knife trying to open a plastic clam shell package. My colleague came to work...
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June 28, 2007
-Would I Still Recommend Apple?
My friend Amanda asked if I'd still recommend a MacBook after the problems I've been experiencing with mine. The answer is yes, and without any hesitation. Here's why... I've owned...
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June 27, 2007
-This Better Not Be A Dud
Ugh. My MacBook's battery is apparently defective, at least according to Apple's Tech Support. The battery won't charge and the MagSafe connector's LED is always green even if the battery...
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June 20, 2007
-Wavering on Drobo
The more I hear and read about the Drobo the more I think it'll be the best solution for my needs. I'm still a bit unsure. Laughing Squid has posted...
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June 08, 2007
-How To Choose A Properly Sized Air Conditioning Unit
This summer is going to be a hot one and if you don't have an air conditioner you're probably going to want one! To conserve energy and also ensure that...
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June 06, 2007
-Ordered my first Apple notebook!
Well, I waited and waited, and after my initial excitement over the new MacBook Pros passed my logic and practically kicked in. I decided to order the Apple MacBook 13.3"...
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June 04, 2007
-What Happened To Blue Crab?
I love blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Steamed, boiled, crab cakes, imperial crab, anyway I can get it! Here in Vermont, it's not easy to get a hold of blue crab...
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May 17, 2007
-Super Deals And Discounts On Apple MacBooks
Amazon.com is offering some super deals and rebates on 13 inch MacBooks and 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pros. The prices and rebates listed below are currently being offered but...
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May 16, 2007
-Photo Storage and Workflow Issues
I'm in serious need of some type of storage solution for photos that I'm preprocessing before sending them to the lab or album maker and I can't make up my...
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February 26, 2007
-Costco Return Policy Tightens Today
Costco has long been heralded as having one of the most consumer friendly return policies, allowing anything to be returned at any time, with or without a receipt, or even...
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February 19, 2007
-Amazon's Super Kitchen and Home Presidents' Day 48-Hour Sale
Amazon.com is running a Kitchen and Home Presidents' Day 48-Hour Sale. Savings up to 70% on over 400 products, including small appliances, cookware, tableware, bedding, pet supplies, and more. Sale...
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December 08, 2006
-I'm in Heaven and I cannot get any work done
Kat's employer has a Holiday tradition that the company has been doing for 52 years. Its essentially a rip off of Beat The Clock but in their version everyone has...
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November 16, 2006
-Tenba Shootout Backpacks
Like most photographers I have a closet full of camera bags that have been castaway for one reason another. Most fell out of favor because they were either too uncomfortable...
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November 14, 2006
-A flashlight to rule all other flashlights II
Back in April I posted about the Coast LED Lenser V2 Tactical Power Chip Flashlight. This weekend I noticed that Lowe's is now carrying an updated version called the Coast...
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August 10, 2006
-Counterfeit CF Memory Cards
On eBay guides there is a detailed article warning to "Fake Beware of FAKE SanDisk Compact Flash Cards on eBay". But, this problem is more widespread than the article suggests...
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April 10, 2006
-A flashlight to rule all other flashlights
I don't know, it must be a geek thing, but I can't ever visit a hardware store, warehouse store, etc without making a trip to the isle that has all...
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February 22, 2006
-AceHTML Pro allegedly using spyware-like tactics.
Up until now I've been a happy registered user of Viscom Media's ACEHTML Pro 5 and paid for an upgrade to AceHTML Pro 6 when it came out. Today upon...
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February 07, 2006
-Holly Batman, SanDisk CF and SD price drops!
Selected SanDisk Extreme III and Ultra II Compact Flash and Secure Digital cards have dropped in price as much as 50%! You now have no excuse not to shoot RAW...
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December 01, 2005
-No Xmas for Sony
If you don't follow any tech news sites you might have missed all the controversy Sony has been the center of last month. You can read about it on...
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November 30, 2005
-Amazon Holiday Kitchen Discount
Just in time to help you finish your holiday shopping... Take $25 off your purchase of $125 or more of Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath products on Amazon.com....
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August 16, 2005
-Motorola RAZR V3 CellPhone FREE after rebate
Get one of the thinnest clamshell mobile phones in the world for free! Amazon.com is currently offering the feature-packed, quad-band GSM Motorola RAZR V3 cell phone free after rebates. It...
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July 05, 2005
-Canon S2 IS and Accessories
This post is just for Kat but if you happen to be in the market for a new digital camera you don't need to look any further. Its hard to...
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July 02, 2004
-FedEx..."Overnight When We Feel Like It"
I am so god damn sick of FedEx calling their service "Overnight" when they hardly ever deliver anything to me overnight despite paying more for the service. Sure they credit...
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June 23, 2004
-HP iPaq h5555 review, worth while accessories. and programs
After the premature death of my Palm IIIc and looking at the benefits of and software available on the Pocket PC platform I decided to make the switch and...
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May 20, 2004
-Norton who?
The saying, "time is money," is so true. The last thing I have much of right now is free time so anything that can help me keep the little...
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April 15, 2004
-Sager 8790-S Second Look
I've had the notebook for just about a month now and over all I'm still very impressed and pleased. Its very hard to find falts with it. But I do...
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March 20, 2004
-Sager 8790-S and Accessories Review
After using the Sager 8790-s over a week I must say that I'm still very impressed. Everything about it is nothing less than perfect. I've done quite a bit...
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March 11, 2004
-Its Here!
My Sager 8790-s arrived first thing this morning. I totally wasn't expecting it this soon. I even received the tracking number and shipping notice from PCTorque after it arrived. So...
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March 05, 2004
-Sager 8790 Available!
The long awaited Sager 8790 is finally available for ordering and I just placed my order at PCTorque: Sager 8790-S Notebook Display: 17" WXGA+ LCD (WideScreen 1440 X 900)...
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January 22, 2004
-Laptop Cooler Pad
One of the cooling fans on my PIECE OF SHIT Dell 8200 Inspiron Laptop has stopped working and the other fan is whining and constantly gets stuck. At times it...
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September 16, 2003
-New Toys
Tomorrow my new camcorder (thanks Kat!!) should finally arrive. Kat originally ordered another JVC camcorder for my birthday but it didn't have all the features that I needed. Thankfully Amazon...
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August 19, 2003
-Kensington WiFi Finder
A friend just called to tell me about a cool device he saw a visiting IT consultant use at lunch today. Its the Kensington WiFi Finder. With it you...
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May 23, 2003
-Amazon Shopping Spree
A few weeks ago I received my quarterly gift certificate check from the Amazon.com Associate Program. After much personal debate as to what I should buy with it I finally...
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May 13, 2003
-Good things really do come in small packages
I'm really enjoying the Pentax Optio S. But I still don't know who sent it. I'd really wish who ever sent it, would come forward so I can properly thank...
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May 10, 2003
-Thank you who ever you are!
Sheldon called me from the center this morning to tell me that UPS delivered a small, light box from Amazon.com. I couldn't understand what it could be as I didn't...
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May 01, 2003
-Why I'll probably never purchase anything from Dell again
My friend Noggie needed this Lexar Media 128 MB USB JumpDrive but she couldn't order it herself because Dell USA doesn't ship to Canada. So I offered to purchase it...
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February 21, 2003
-What I've been up to
I promised to write about everything that happened while I was unable to blog last week but to tell you the truth I really don't feel like doing it. So...
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January 13, 2003
-SimCity 4 First Looks
So far, I've only gone through the tutorials of SimCity 4 and quickly leveled a demo city with all the different disasters. In almost every respect, the detail within the...
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-Look at what I just got!
A review and some screen shots to come soon.... In the meantime check out this cool looking game which is promoted with a flyer in the SimCity4 box....
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December 23, 2002
-The Psychedelic TV Is History!
I spent Sunday cleaning up the mess in my home office. Now that the room was back to normal, it actually looked impressive except for the TV in the room....
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December 20, 2002
-SimCity4 Release Finally Announced
SimCity 4 has gone gold and it's release date has been set for January 14th! It was originally scheduled to be released in early November but its release date...
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December 04, 2002
-Three Great Products
I haven't reviewed any purchases in awhile, mostly because I haven't bought anything for myself lately or got anything new until recently. But, I'll have some more reviews posted later...
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September 16, 2002
-Adelphia Power Link
Despite my best plans I wasn't able to fiddle with Power Link until this evening. After dropping my plans to connect the modem through my router I decided to instead...
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September 14, 2002
-Adelphia PowerLimp
I used to have a very reliable DSL connection. Then I moved to my new home. But before deciding on even building that home I called Verizon to check on...
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September 10, 2002
-The laptops arrive and I'm dizzy
After 13 days of waiting patiently, the new Dell Laptops arrived today. Overall I'm a little disappointed, especially with their displays. I specially ordered the more expensive UltraSharp 15"...
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August 28, 2002
-Dude, you're getting a Dell, again???
I finally decided to treat myself and just go ahead and get a new laptop instead of repairing the dud. Yes, I decided to go with Dell again. On a...
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August 22, 2002
-Dude, you're getting a dud!
When I woke up this morning I had a feeling today was going to be another crummy one. My cold was gone but I was still running a low fever...
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