Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Circus tour

Britney Spears is trailing her Circus tour around Europe currently. The show had a start in the US in the spring and will be returning there in August, then on again to Oz. Reports are that the showmanship is great: which is, after all, what it's all really about.

Given the (not) strength of Britney Spears' voice in the first place and her background as a dancer, it was always going to be heavy on the dancing and rather a lot of the vocals on a backing track or two.

But then why not? If that's what the general public wants to see, why on earth shouldn't they have what they're prepared to pay out real money for?

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Macs N' Poker

Despite their obvious technological superiority there's always been a problem with Macs: software availability. This extends from general software itself to some of the onliine uses: for example, the online gambling and poker sites don't all support the machines. Finding out which in fact do has always been a bit of a bother: at least until not. For now we have Mac Poker, a site dedicated to informing you of exactly who indeed does support the machine.

It's a great deal more in depth than just a listing though. They review the various sites in detail. For example, here is their review on Fulltilt Poker, and here's the one on PokerStars.

There are many more of course, and if you're looking to use your Mac to play such games online it's a great resource to get you started. As an extra bonus there's also this listing of online casino bonuses....just what you want, money saving as you start.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weird or What?

Have you heard this story about Debra Lafave?

Essentially, she was a teacher in Florida who when 23 started shagging one of her 14 year old (male) pupils.

OK, so she gets caught and ends up being sentencewd to three years parole (actually closer to house arrest). Now, two years later, she's working in a restaurant and gets arrested. For breaking her parole.

Was she shagging an underage bus boy or something? Nope, she was talking (yes, talking) to a 17 year old waitress about boys n'stuff.

That law can be an ass, can't it?

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ink and Toner

One of the things that people so often forget about buying a printer or fax machine is that the actual box itself isn't the important point or cost. It's actually the ink or the toner that will cost you far more over the life of the machine.

In fact, many manufacturers actually sell you the machine at a loss, so as to get you hooked on buying their ink. There's plenty of basic printers out there where they sell you the printer, plus the ink jet cartridge, for less than the cost of the replacement cartridge.

So what you actually want to do is be very careful about where you buy your replacement supplies. One extremely good such place is Inkers, where you've got a huge inventory to choose from, great shipping and even better prices.

Given the way that the whole industry works, you owe it to your self to look for the best prices on these things and Inkers is about as good as it gets.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Coupons! Coupons!

Now we all know how and wherre to get our coupons, don't we? Yes, you look in the newspaper, clip the ones you want and then off you go to save money. However, when you're about to go shopping online, thenwhere do you go? You're not going to get online coupons out of the newspaper now, are you? This is where those fine people at Coupon Chief come in.

They offer a serive where you can simply get into their site and download all of the coupons you could possibly need for your online shopping. For example, here's their page of Dell coupons, here's the Target coupon codes and here's the Overstock online discounts.

There's two ways of using this money saving resource: go and look and see what great coupons there are and then use them to save: or, do what I do. I make my decisions on what I want to buy, then I check the site. If they've got a coupon for money off something I've already decided to buy well, that just makes my day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Getting Your Website Right

Of course, we're all trying to work out how to make money out of this here intarnetweb thing and it can be frustrating trying to work out how to do it. One of the best things to do of course is to go and pick the brains of someone who has already worked out how to do it. If they'll tell you, of course.

One group that will are over here. Their PPC tools page is clear and informative, their SEO tools one equally so. With those two covered you'll know how to make sure that your site turns up in hte engines properly and also how to monetize the resultant traffic.

There's also this very useful page of search engine marketing hints. The point is, it's better to work clever and to do so you'll want to take the advice of those who have been there, done that, before.

So click through those links and see how it's really done!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Toner and Ink Supplies

One of the things you need to know about computer printing is that the printer itself is the cheapest part of the deal. The ink, famously, is more expensive (per ml) than the finest champagne. So it's worth remembering two things about your printer supplies.

The first is that you need to look around to buy them as cheaply as possible. Fortunately, discount toner is a simple thing to find: just go to Inkers for the best prices and deals around. As it costs them the same amount to process a $500 sale as it does a $50 one, they make sure that they offer the best bulk toner deals around. They've also got free UPS ground shipping on al orders, savin you even more money.

The second thing you want to remember is to make sure that you look at the prices of toners and inkjet cartridges before you buy a printer. It's only this way that you can balance the original purchase (or capital) cost againt the ongoing running costs. If you print very little it might make sense to buy a cheap printer with expensive inks. If you print a lot, you might get a lower total cost of ownership by going to the brand wth cheaper ink, whatever the cost of the actual printer.

So, two goo reasons to check out Inkers, either before or after you buy your printer.