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My money on my mind OR “How Gazelle almost screwed me”

The Pledge

As things go, my wife’s line was available to upgrade to a newer iPhone. We decided to try a new upgrade path and sell the phone through Gazelle instead of messing with eBay this time around. We have never used Gazelle before so it was a bit of a risk. Looking around on their site, they were listed with the BBB and had a rating of an A+. Seems legit, went to their site and got a quote for the iPhone 4 we were interested in selling. The price seemed a little lower than eBay but we decided it was fair enough and went forward with the sale. Gazelle sent us a box, I set the phone back More >

How I “cut the cord” from Satellite TV

The Problem

For years I have always wanted to do without a cable tv or satellite provider. This dream began years ago in 2003 when I found MythTV. It was able to capture over-the-air (rabbit ears) channels as well as cable channels if you had cable tv. The best part was that it could record shows and save them. It was really the first DVR besides TiVo. Even better was that I could download shows and movies online and save them to MythTV. It was so close to what I wanted, but just not quite there. This was also limited to viewing on a single TV, I couldn’t easily copy the shows to a laptop More >

Progress!

So far everything is coming together with the site. Yes, it’s stupid easy to put together something in WordPress, but I had to edit the header and the colors. That’s hard work! I mean, you have to open a text editor, edit the file, upload it… <5 minutes later> And there we are! More content will follow as time permits. Probably.

  • Fiance: "Hey?!? Are you ok?!?"
    Me: *confused* "yes"
    Fiance: "Are you sure?! You said you were doomed!"
    Me: "No, that was a cough."
    Fiance: *starting to wake up* "wait….."
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