I Hate Domain Squatters

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So I’m trying to find a new name for a site and the majority of the names I’ve come up with, more than 60 now, are taken by squatters. They lead to pages with ads on them and the message this domain might be for sale and they want thousands of dollars for them, which of course I don’t have.

There’s one name that I really want but it’s like $3500 I think and it’s a shame as it’s just sitting there with some ads on it doing nothing. They paid probably, maybe, $10 for and they’re getting a ridiculous profit out of it. Capitalism at its best I guess, it’s good and it’s bad.

I think there should be a limit on squatting, like if you don’t actually develop the domain then you lose it, and you have to keep it updated like say once per week or something. It would be good for everybody really, we’d have actual sites with information on them instead of blank landing pages and there might be some more interesting stuff out there.

I don’t know, the system is broken and I don’t see it getting fixed anytime soon sadly. It’s just one of those things and I just felt the need to rant because I’m frustrated.

Whatever…

Reviews and News for Thursday September 25th 2014

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So I’m Windows 8, I’ve had it for a long time but finally installed it. Actually no, I had it installed for about a week and then uninstalled it, but I’m back to it and I still don’t like it as I really miss the sidebar gadgets and the real start menu. The tiles don’t work most of the time, they’re supposed to be live and updating but most of them don’t work right. I’ve been trying to find a weather tile that live updates and tried numerous ones and only found one that updates but it doesn’t have all the info I want like my gadget did on Win7. I wish there was a way to put the tiles on the desktop like gadgets, that would be nice. Anyway, read the news…

Tesoro TIZONA G2N-P Elite Mechanical Gaming Numpad Review

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New review by me…

Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-tesoro-tizona-g2n-p-elite-mechanical-gaming-numpad/

Quote:
"Today I guess you could say I have part two of the Tesoro Tizona keyboard review I posted yesterday and it’s the Tesoro Tizona G2N-P mechanical numpad. I could have combined the review for both parts but really the numpad is sold separately so it can be used by itself if you wanted to.  I thought it deserved its own separate review, a short review yes, but still a stand alone review. So read on…"

Papercraft Desert Biome Project

So my nine year old had to do a biome project for school and he wanted to do the desert for whatever reason and he asked me for help. He turned it in last week, it was due today, but we got it done early so he doesn’t have a grade yet, but I think he’ll easily get an A+ on the project.

Originally he wanted to put a pile of sand in the box, not gluing it down or anything, I got him to understand that it wouldn’t be a good idea to do that.

For some reason I thought doing papercraft would be a cool idea, then I started doing it and realized just how much work it is.

Tesoro Tizona G2N Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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New review by me…

Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-tesoro-tizona-g2n-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/

Quote:
"Today for review I have the Tesoro Tizona G2N mechanical Gaming Keyboard which is a tenkeyless design and it features Kailh mechanical key switches instead of the common Cherry MX type. The Tizona is a basic and very inexpensive mechanical keyboard that does have some features but not those most have come to expect from gaming keyboards. I’ve been using the Tizona for about two weeks now and it’s a decent keyboard overall so read on to learn more… "

Apotop Wi-Copy Multi-Function Wireless Storage Router and Power Bank Review

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New review by me…

Link: http://blog.testfreaks.com/review/review-of-apotop-wi-copy-multi-function-wireless-storage-router-and-power-bank/

Quote:
"It seems everything is going mobile, well no, everything is mobile but storage is still an issue I think as I never seem to have enough. Apotop has come out with sort of a solution to the problem of limited storage in a device they’re calling the Wi-Copy which is a wi-fi storage device that let’s you transfer files wirelessly. The Wi-Copy is not just that though, it’s also a 5200mAh battery power bank, a wireless router and it can be a repeater to help extend your wireless network range. So read on… "