TweetDeck Tips

From Jesse Newhart’s post, “How To Effectively Follow 15000+ People On Twitter Using These Tweetdeck Tricks” some great tips on how to use TweetDeck. I made the switch on my desktop from Twitterrific to TweetDeck since I started following more people. One of the tips I’ve never used but will be is the Filter feature. Jesse suggests using it to search for “?” to help answer people’s questions, along with searching on “http” to see what links people are suggesting. Watch the video for other great tips.

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AT&T DSL Service

Note: This is going to be a long post. Part 1: When we moved to our current residence the cable provider was deplorable so we switched to AT&T for all our communication services (land line, internet and cellular). The first thing we were most impressed with was the reliable service of DSL. It never went down unlike our past two cable services. Life was good for about 2 years. Then they offered to upgrade our speed about the same time we started doing more podcast and movie downloads via iTunes. Then we started to notice a problem, if Craig was downloading his podcasts and I wanted to use the internet I could barely use it. I’d wait for my pages to load, as if I were on dial-up. We contacted AT&T and they offered to send a new modem/router out […]

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A New Way to Grocery Shop

Our local Stop & Shop has now become part of the ScanIt program. What this means is that you can enter the store, get a special cart and a scan tool. You should bring your own bags, and there’s hooks on the side of the cart to keep them open, and then you go around the store and scan your items in. It’s definitely hoping for an honor system of the user, which they make you sign a waiver to allow an audit of your grocery cart at any time. I’m fine with that, stealing groceries is not how I’m going to jail, if that day were to ever come. Using the system kind of reminded me of walking around Macy’s scanning items for our wedding registry way back when. There are several pluses to doing it this way. You […]

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All Recipes iPhone App

While laying in bed last night, I was browsing around the app store and discovered the All Recipes iPhone app. I’ve been a fan of the AllRecipes.com website for quite a while. Their app is called DinnerSpinner, the concept is you spin the meal choice, then an ingredient choice and finally a preparation time choice. Ironically enough my day job has a client who wants to do something similar to this for their next website. Here’s a sample view of the spinner. I’ve selected Appetizer, Cheese and Slow Cooker. You can also click a button that says, “Spin Categories”. That button is currently replaced by the “View Matches” button.

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