Archives for October 2008

Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers $81 after rebate!

For a limited time and while supplies last, order the Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers for as low as $112.85 (up to 51% off) or as low as $82.85 after mail-in rebate.

The G51 is the first G-series speakers, designed specifically for …continue reading

It’s Halloween – Don’t Forget the Razorblades!

I was never much for Halloween. Yeah, I know.. you’re shocked and awed.

Much like Christmas, I enjoy it in the most crassly commercial sense. Stated another way, I’m only in it for the candy.

My wife loves Halloween. I have no idea why. …continue reading


Before blogs came into the picture, forums used to be one of the primary ways in which people communicated with each other online, and they’re still widely used today. Their popularity may have decreased somewhat because of blogs and social networks, but that doesn’t means …continue reading

The Public Relations Effort Over the Melamine Contamination

The melamine contamination in China could impact upon the profitability of international companies. One such example is Nestle, as the company mounts a security and public relations effort to control the quality and reputation of its products:

“The head of European food giant Nestle said …continue reading

Save $400 on a 50-inch Samsung Plasma HDTV

For a limited time and while supplies last, order the Samsung PN50A450 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV for as low as $998.99 shipped with free white glove delivery! (Up to 29% off!)

Samsung presents the next level of plasma HDTV technology and design. A …continue reading

The Unique Perspective of Senator Ted Stevens

Political perceptions often are confusing. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska had a trial by jury regarding the reporting of financial disclosures. The jury convicted him on seven counts. The verdict was ‘guilty’.

In the face of these court events, Senator Stevens has a unique …continue reading

Contaminating the Food Chain in China

The problem with the chemical melamine can to international attention when thousands of household pets died from contaminated food. Recently there has been concern about melamine being added to milk in China. Now comes reports that melamine is throughout the food chain:

“The toxic chemical …continue reading

High School Dropout Rate – One in Four

No matter what one’s political persuasion, one is hearing campaign rhetoric about cutting government spending. One area where spending cannot withstand further financial trimming is in education. The school system simply is failing. There is ample evidence of this in the student dropout rate, which …continue reading

Sony-made Laptop Batteries Recalled

There is another recall of laptop batteries that may be a fire hazard:

“Laptop-makers including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba are recalling 100,000 Sony-made batteries due to fears they may overheat or catch fire.”

link: Fire fear sparks battery recall

This may not be your …continue reading

Financial Woes at the Washington Post

It is a dramatic decline. The Washington Post Company is yet another newspaper organization that is struggling:

“The Washington Post Co. today reported an 86 percent decline in third-quarter earnings compared with the same period last year, as a significant loss at the flagship newspaper …continue reading