Monthly Archives: August 2009

I hate Mondays..

Yeah, I hate Mondays, don’t know many people that like them really though, but today would have been my Moms 59th birthday, had she not died in February.. so this Monday in particular really sucks… blah

Funeral Costs and Debt Collectors etc..

If you’ve paid attention you’d know my Mother died in February, and then my Grandma died in April.. yeah it’s been a rough year so far, and there’s a whole lot of other extraneous stuff going on as well, but that’s for another day…

The costs for a funeral are ludicrous really… My mom didn’t want much of anything for her funeral, her last wishes were to be cremated and just a viewing for one day only, so that’s what we did. The cost for the funeral, cremation and burial was over $5,000 in total. The viewing was only two hours at the funeral home and a very small service at the chapel at the cemetery.

Long time to update

Been a while since I updated anything here I see… and I also see that the new version of WordPress broke my template… have to fix that this weekend I guess.

My kids Xbox360 RRoD’d on me. I bought it as a refurb from Tiger Direct for them, it died less that three months after getting it, sent it back and now it just died again about 4 months after getting it back, of course it was out of warranty. So I spent quite a few hours trying to fix it using information I found several places online, the interesting thing is that when I cracked it open i found that it was already fixed with one of those washer and screw kits you’d find on the internet to fix the RROD issue… I tried re-doing all of it, over heating it etc etc, but nothing worked, so I ended up having to buy them another one, they’re weren’t using mine that’s for sure.

I’m backed up on reviews quite a bit here… I had a guy, I won’t mention his name, but he reviewed for other sites in the past and he emailed me asking about getting back into it. I tried him out for a few reviews and he seemed to work out well, then I sent him a bunch of stuff to review about a month ago and he hasn’t reviewed any of it. I’ve got pissed off companies no asking where their reviews are.. This is quite annoying to say the least. He cited work issues as the reason not to have the reviews done, but why ask to do it, and then find out you can’t? Why commit to something that you’re not going to complete? So now I’m waiting for him to send me back all of the products so I can get them reviewed and maybe pass them off to another reviewer to help me out with them… just rather annoying…

I’ve also just started writing for another site, iGadgetLife, not a bad little site, mostly mobile related things there, but check it out:

I’ve got one thing up there so far:

Musicskins Pin-Up Toons Kimmy Bunny for iPod Nano (4th Gen) Gets Reviewed

So as of now I write for


Over on TestFreaks this past week I’ve checked out quite a few cool things:


Callpod Fueltank Portable Charging Unit

TrickleStar TV TrickleSaver

G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra Xbox360

MusicSkins Pantera Rattle Skull for Rock Band Guitar

ioSafe Solo 500GB Rugged USB External Hard Drive

Vizio 47" LCD 120Hz HDTV SV470XVT

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Xbox360

and there’s one more day to get in on this weeks contest:

Weekly Giveaway #13 –NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler and two USB drives

over on DragonSteelMods I’ve taken a look at two Xclio cases recently and today I’ll be putting up a review of a new Ulti-mat mousepad, with a another from Zowie coming up along with some other stuff.

Xclio Blackhawk PC Case

Xclio Godspeed One Advanced PC Case

and I’ve decided that I’m moving into console related reviews over there as well, specifically games for the Wii and Xbox360. We’ve taken a look at a few small console related items, but never really go into it that much, but that’s about to change.