Thursday, December 8, 2011

I think I should have been an appliance repair man.

Or maybe I should wait till I get the latest attempt completed. A while back I repaired the dishwasher. It had stopped filling with water correctly. I found a valve that was worn out, got online and found the correct part and a few days later I was in business. Felt pretty good about that one.

Recently the ice maker has been dripping water down the freezer part of the refrigerator. I had seen the repair man remove it before and replace it in a few minutes a few years before. How hard could it be? 5 minutes later I had it out and discovered the problem. The coating on the ice tray was flaking off. (This explained some contaminants in the water) On line I went and hopefully in a few days we will be back with ice. I will let you know.

PS The dishwasher is still working great!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Register.com great marketing idea.

I had Register.com give me a call this weekend. It is where I have SteveRiat.com and RiatFamily.com registered along with several other services. I was expecting them to want to renew one of the services that I have. Nope, they were offering to design a website for me for free and then do all the services to drive business to my site. Now I am not really interested in more people going to my site other than the ones that are looking to go there and I really am not wanting to have a professional site. However I had to figure out the details.

Like I figured, it was not free. They design it for free and will let you see it. However, you must pay for the service for it to be deployed. Hey, it got my interest.

Beyond them making this offer. The agent that called me had been to my sites and was familiar with the content on it. He went to explain how their service could be better than what I had. I appreciated that they did their homework.

Monday, December 5, 2011

I called that MJ would continue to make albums.

Titled appropriately Michael Jackson Immortal it is MJ's most recent album. Now really it is just a remix of some of his hits. However I have to tell you that it is good. I test drove that on Spottily. The boys liked it so I went to purchase it on Amazon. I had my first problem with downloading from Amazon so I put in a help request. It took a couple of minutes for a response and they enabled it so I could re-download the album. Jenifer and I are becoming fans of Amazon and more specific Amazon Prime (Free second day shipping, movies and more!) If we could not buy a Christmas gift locally than it is coming from Amazon.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I will be posting an update to my Xmas Lights this week

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We have had a few difficulties. Some Windows Exception Errors and the rain on Saturday morning caused some havoc with the Serial connection. All back and running. This is just a quick preview. I will post more later in the week.