How to Eliminate & Permanently Get Rid of Cockroach Infestations

I just read an incredibly helpful post on Reddit about eliminating cockroach infestations. The original poster mentioned using gel bait and Combat to get rid of the roaches. But this commenter had a much better solution. Here it is for anyone having this problem… Continue reading “How to Eliminate & Permanently Get Rid of Cockroach Infestations”

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SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup Lifetime Subscription Review

I just got the following promotion from BitsDuJour and StackSocial recently. It’s for “SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup: Lifetime Subscription” priced at a whopping one time payment of $89. I haven’t signed up or used this service, but I was curious…who are these people? And how can they offer lifetime backup for the cost of a 1tb external hard drive? I finally found the answer. Continue reading “SkyHub Cloud Unlimited Backup Lifetime Subscription Review”

Brookstone Remote Pillow Does Not Work with Comcast DTA DC50XU

Comcast Cable BoxWe have Comcast digital cable (everyone does now). We have 2 types of digital cable boxes in the house. The first box is the “big” box. It uses a “big” silver remote with the OnDemand button.

The pillow remote works perfectly with this box. It also worked perfectly with our Insignia 40′ plasma. Even the Input button worked which made us very happy.

The 2nd cable box is “small” and it has a tiny plastic remote. Comcast calls these the Digital Transformer Adapters. They’re used to give you the barebones, basic channels. You see, when Comcast changed to Digital and dropped analog, they gave each household 2 of these free since we can no longer plug cable directly into the TV anymore. These small cable adapters were created to satisfy the simple people like us. These small Comcast cable boxes have the following Model number on the bottom: DC50XU. After considerable research, I found out they’re made by a company called Pace.

This pillow remote DOES NOT work properly with the DC50XU. Allow me to explain. Only one code works. It’s 4087. When programmed, the Brookstone pillow remote works oddly. To be accurate, only 4 buttons work. “Vol-” will increase the volume. “Mute” will decrease the volume. “Channel-” acts like Channel+ on speed (you can never stop on the right channel). Finally, “Go Back” takes you into some kind of Pace device config menu you can’t even access with the regular remote.

Since I wanted to use this remote with a DC50XU TV, I’ll be returning it. I’ll keep the 2nd one for use in the living room with the “Big” box.

I’m conflicted with a rating. It works fine in the living room but isn’t compatible with these “extremely popular” Comcast cable box devices. I’ll leave it at 3 stars for now. If they decide to update the code database, I may revisit this remote for the other rooms.

Brookstone…get on it!

VideoBot vs. Traffic Geyser: Which Video Uploader Software is the Best?

Here’s the deal, both of these video submission programs essentially do the exact same thing. They bulk upload videos to various video sites in order to grab traffic. Yes, they upload bulk videos, that’s it.

So what’s the big difference between them? Well, there’s 2 major differences. Firstly, VideoBot can spin the Titles and Descriptions in order to prevent bannings and suspicious behavior.

But the ultimate second factor comes down to price.

Videobot: $29.95 (One-Time Payment…You Own the Windows Software)
TrafficGeyser: $100 PER MONTH! (OUCH!)

It’s obvious that Traffic Geyser is hosing their customer’s wallets to death. 🙂

My Winner: VideoBot. Inexpensive, well built software by the guys at Incansoft that gets the job done.

Plus, free updates for life. No brainer.

Get VideoBot here

Simply Audio Books: A Review of SimplyAudioBooks.com

I recently subscribed to www.simplyaudiobooks.com and I thought I would write a quick review of what my experience was like. I’m the kind of person that likes to be productive. I also enjoy learning quite a bit. Lately though it’s been harder to find time to sit down with a book and read 200-400 pages of text. Especially after a long day of designing websites and staring at a computer screen. Enter Simply Audio Books. Continue reading “Simply Audio Books: A Review of SimplyAudioBooks.com”

Wacom Graphire vs. Aiptek Hyperpen Review

A mighty fine review comparing the Aiptek Hyperpen to the Wacom Graphire…

The Aiptek.
Some people have told me that they had bad luck with these things. I have had mine for almost 2 years running on WinXP and Win2000 and no trouble until I broke it. It usually costs around $100 and I would recommend buying one somewhere you could return it or replace it if it were bad.