Playstation 4 Lay-away

Aug 30, 2013 Author Guy

Everybody knows that the new version of the Playstations, number 4, is coming out the end of this year – just in time for Christmas. And it’s going to be expensive – about $400 for the new unit, which include a Blu-Ray player. I haven’t heard of the new games will be more expensive or not. I bet they have a price point that has already maxed out and people will just stop buying games that cost too much. Personally, I think $60 and more is way too much money for a fucking Playstation Game and I can rent them for a cheap week of fun for a lot less than $60. We will see.

What I’ve heard from friends is that WalMart is offering some kind of advance purchase lay-away plan. The game is not out yet, so they have no inventory. But you can commit to buying the game when it does come out in December by giving Wally money every month. By the time the new Playstation hits the stores, yous will be paid for and all you have to do is cruise by the store and pick up it. The brilliance in this plan is that Wally gets the use of your money for up to 5 months and they don’t have to do anything but bank it. And a bunch of dumb fucks that can’t just save their money in the sock drawer are going to fall for it!

Checking Out New Plugins

Jul 9, 2013 Author Guy

Since bloggers don’t have to learn HTML programming to write their blogs, there are a lot of special gadgets and effects that we want but don’t know how to write the code to do it. So people have been writing plugins that do a certain kind of task, and all you have to do is activate them to get them working.

There is a repository for all the free plugins on the WordPress.org web site. Last time I looked there were about 4,000 plugins. So you have to search for exactly what you want and then evaluate the handful that come up to see which one meets your needs.

I’ve been shopping the repository for about 2 months and looking for a shopping cart/catalog type of plugin. There are a dozen listed, but none of them look like they do what I need. I’m getting frustrated.

I have a buddy that makes custom printed tee shirts and he wants to sell them online. Of course, I volunteered to help him with his web site and we ended up making it on the WordPress platform. The plugins have shopping cart features, but I want to show each shirt in a particular design and then let people choose what size they want. The plugins that I’ve seen make you enter each size as its own item, which is way too many items to show in a list. I haven’t figured out how to make one design as an item and then sizes be just a variable. Argh!

Let’s Vote on Commercials

Jun 24, 2013 Author Guy

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could have a way to vote on commercials? I would like to give kudos to the funny commercials and the clever ones. And a big thumbs down on some of the really annoying ones. In fact, if a commercial gets too many thumbs downs, the advertiser should be required to remove them.

Some of the Progressive Insurance commercials are cute, if you can stand looking at that ditzy girl, Flo. But there is one commercial that came out recently with the announcer from WWF screaming into a microphone and that shit gets on my last nerve.

Much More Fancy ATM at the New Bank

Jan 29, 2013 Author Guy

Finally get fed up with my old bank and dumped them. My new bank is just down the street and today I used the ATM to make a deposit, something I would never trust my old bank to handle. There were nothing but constant problems with my account at the old bank – sometimes a deposit would not even show up on my account for 5-6 days after I had given them my cash money.

This new ATM is really fancy – probably three or four generations better than the one at my old bank. The new bank lets you credit your own deposit slip at home on the PC and integrate with the accounting software they gave me for free when I opened the account. It tracks everything that comes in and everything that goes out, and at the end of the year it does my fucking taxes for me, too. How about that?

So, this new ATM has a lot of options to get you exactly what you want, fast and easy. And it takes a photo of each check that you stick in the deposit slot, printing out a little paper receipt that includes the pictures in case you ever have a problem. My account is credited immediately and they send me emails and gave me the phone number of a real live person if I ever have to call the bank with a question. I feel a lot better about trusting this bank with my money.

Fucking Check Engine Light On Again

Jan 26, 2013 Author Guy

Why the fuck does the check engine light come on just a week or two before I have to take the damn car for the Emissions Inspection so I can get my tags renewed? How does the car know that this is the perfect time to fuck me over? Can’t drive on dead tags and can’t get tags with the check engine light one. So there goes a fast $800 to get the car worked on again.