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Box of Cats #18 and #19

July 24th, 2011 by Jim

Boxes #18 and #19 arrived Thursday. Here’s what we got…

My Box (#18, 9.0 lbs and 12″ x 12″ x 18″)

  • 1 Logitech Wii Speed Force Wireless Wheel (I thought I had received a Wii at first, LOL)
  • 1 Phoenix Rising Woot Shirt (Mens Small, Off-center Print)
  • 1 Strawberry Topsy Turvey
  • 1 Fact or Crap Dare Game
  • 1 Reusable Shopping Bag
  • 0 Packing Material (Texas Air)
  • 1 Cardboard Box

Allison’s Box (#19, 5.1 lbs and 12″ x 12″ x 18″)

  • 1 6ft Xtreme HDMI v1.4 Cable
  • 1 SanDisk Sansa Earbuds (I needed these, since my pug ate my original pair!)
  • 1 SanDisk Sansa USB Cable
  • 2 Strawberry Topsy Turvey
  • 1 Fact or Crap Dare Game
  • 1 Reusable Shopping Bag
  • 10 Packing Material (Texas Air, 10 inflated)
  • 1 Cardboard Box

Not the best stuff, but still fun to play. Thanks, Woot!

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Box of Cats #9 (Woot Happy Hour 4/14)

April 20th, 2010 by Jim

We received our 9th box of cats today from Woot! This one was from the April 14th Woot Happy Hour. Here’s what we got…

Box #9 (Reported: 6.8 lbs and 13.1″ x 13.1″ x 13.1″, Actually: 6.2 lbs and 12″ x 12″ x 18″)

  • 2 Fleece Baby Blanket (new)
  • 4 Slinky Jr.
  • 5 Mini Tripod
  • 2 80 GB Western Digital Hard Drive (1 used–seems to be defective, 1 DOA–no power connector on the drive!)
  • 2 High School Musical Decal Wall Clock
  • 13 Packing Material (Texas Air, 12 inflated)
  • 1 Cardboard Box

Not a bad haul! No bag, though. Maybe I’ll ask for one to see what they come up with.

Thanks, Woot!

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Using Google as a quick spell checker

January 22nd, 2006 by Jim

I consider myself a good speller, but from time to time I need to quickly find out if my spelling of a particular word is correct. This happens very frequently while working on a customer’s website, hacking out a new web app for my company, and even while writing for this blog.

Google steps in…

You might be wondering why I would waste Google’s bandwidth to look up words, or even why I would waste my own time with the hassle of opening a web browser. The truth is Google can offer me the fastest word lookup for my (possibly specific) situation. All of my use cases listed above involve a web browser, which is already open and ready for my input. And Google is so fast it does not seem to matter how you use it, or how frequently. Besides, I would be very surprised if any of you even try this trick. 😀

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Jim’s blog…

August 24th, 2005 by Jim

I am starting a blog, likely devoted to answering technology questions I get asked frequently.

Wish me luck… 🙂

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