Some New Tech
Photo-A-Day #1399

No, I haven’t gone crazy spending some stimulus package. Am I the only one sick of seeing those scam ads on Facebook? No, I watched OfficeDepot as the price fell on the Wacom Bamboo Tablet and the 4 port USB hub. The Samsung camera was a giveaway from a generous sponsor at IZEAFest 2008. And generous Swag is reason #9 for going to IZEAFest 2009. The 1 TB FreeAgent XTreme external hard drive from Seagate. I won that from a contest on The Dirty Shirt. Today I finally put these items to use.

I hooked up the hard drive and set it to backup the video and photo folders of our other external hard drive. I also made sure that that particular drive was up to date with my travel external hard drive. And if that is not anal enough I have another external hard drive of just Eva photos. The 1 TB FreeAgent XTreme will go into our fireproof lockbox. I will also find another safe place for the Eva hard drive and do my backups once each month. So now I have to set up a reminder message to myself for once a month backups.

Speaking of getting things done, today I finally picked up my glasses, the ones that were $200 more than the Zenni Optical ones that I am wearing right now. The company called me wondering why I hadn’t picked up the glasses in 4 months. Oops.

So I grabbed them, then stopped over at my Gym to cancel my membership. Gyms are such scams. I know that I paid 1st and last months fees but they said I have to bring my original paperwork back to confirm that. Really, they didn’t have that on file somewhere? I find that hard to beleive so tomorrow I bring them my paperwork.

Oh and I also got my car inspected. My plan to have it inspected at least one day into the new month after the last one expired is working. I figure if I do it for 12 months I get one year free. That is probably not what is happening but I like to think it is.

And I love On Demand by Comcast because they had Wolverine and the X-Men was on Nickelodeon for free. I also found Marvel on Twitter. I love that they are using Twitter. I’m going to find some of the other media sources that I love as well. Hey great, news IDW publishing is on twitter too! They are the people who do the Angel, Transformers and G.I. Joe comic books.

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4 Responses to “Some New Tech”

  1. Anna says:

    It’s about time you picked up those glasses! That’s really too funny.

    I don’t understand that getting your car inspected thing at all…

    I also thought you might be interested in this: Jeffrey’s cousin, Robert Atkins is a comic book artist. He’s currently working on that GI Joe series. Here’s his website.

    Annas last blog post..Speaking of being prepared…

  2. Drew says:

    Anna,
    Yeah it took me a long time to do that and I’m not even wearing them.

    As far as the car inspection by waiting till the month after it was due I could essentially get one free year by adding one full month a year for 12 years. It is crazy I know.

    I will check out Jeffrey’s cousin. I do like G.I.Joe. Now it looks like I need to keep collecting that one. You should tell him to get twitter.

  3. lenny says:

    I also do the Car inspection thing. The only thing is it takes 12 years of owning a car to actually have that 1 free year. Usually I have bought another car by then resetting my whole free year.

    lennys last blog post..Hot Tub on a Cold Day

  4. Drew says:

    Lenny,
    Ah, I didn’t figure on the switching cars thing. I will most likely be driving my honda civic for 12 years though, so that might work however I didn’t start this until 3 years ago so I have a ways to go. I knew someone would understand my logic.

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