I have a UPS, but after a few years the batteries no longer held a charge, and I have yet to buy new batteries for it. That and with my Workstation putting it under a 500 watt load, it only gave me 10 minutes of power at best. So being I have had good luck with reliable power from my local utility I decided to not use it anymore. Then today I lost power. Naturally you loose power when you are in the middle of something important. Thankfully some recent purchases for another project saved the day. Here is my redneck solution to backup power.
Its that time of year again. The kids will go door to door soliciting for Candy, but Mom and Dad need to have fun too. So after the kids get back from Trick or Treating, let the sitter take over and prepare for a night of adult fun. The best Halloween Party for Mom to let her hair down is at the Ritz with DesirousParty.
Everyone who works on ASP.NET websites will eventually come accross this error. A generic error occurred in GDI+. This usually happens when trying to save a image file to disk. Something normal like handling photo uploads then saving them. In my case I was trying to lower the quality on 20,000 JPG images to about 75%. The problem I ran into was it wouldn't let me overwrite my image to the original location. There is a very easy solution to this.
Its a sad day when you start to reflect on your life, and realize that the best investments you ever made were ones you bought when you were 10 years old. Thats the realization I came to when going through my coin collection.
There are plenty of Haunted Houses in Houston. Some are better than others, and some will leave you walking out the exit with disappointment. Before you take your friends and family to one of the area's haunted houses, read this.
Most small businesses don't care about being found on google on a national level, as long as their customers can find them locally. Google places has taken that to the next level. If you are one of the top 3 businsses in your niche you will be listed at the top of the page under the places guide. Google places allows businesses to have profiles setup with their map, hours, photos, video, and other relavent information. Unfortunately most local business niches have more than 3 businesses operating in them, which makes these top three spots very competitive. Here is how you can improve your chances of showing up on these top 3 spots.
Ask any Tech Guy that actually works in tech, and they will often be annoyed by things like hacker movies, due to the drama of things that do not happen or do not exist, and the technical inaccuracies make us want to just turn off the TV or walk out of the theater. Fox News has taken it to the next level with a attempt of explaining what a server is, and trying to relate it to Hillary Clinton's Mail Server. Allow me to point out all that is wrong with this discussion.
A few years ago finding ammo was very difficult. However now ammo is back in supply, though prices stilll tend to be a little on the high side. Considering the majortiy of gun owners tend to be less than computer savy, brick and mortar stores are the first to be sold out. However if you are not afraid of things like Self Check at the Grociery store, and know how to use google. Finding ammo for cheap is not hard.
PowerWheels have been around for over 30 years. So you would think that during that time someone would have figured out a way to make the tires last longer. Unfortunately due to the way PowerWheels drive trains are engineered the wheels designed to be the weak link in the whole system, meaning they will wear down rather than your motors or gear boxes. This can cause a delimina for parents who figure out the cost for replacement wheels runs about $20 per tire. Obviously the markup on these is huge, as these things are stamped out of some injection molded machine in china. After replacing the original tires with some upgraded ones, and noticing that after only 3 months of use, they were already starting to show their age, I was determined to find a solution. So if you want to make your power wheels tires last longer try this.
In Texas we have a small seasonal window to buy fireworks. June 24th - July 4th, and a few days around new years. Fireworks is a fun activity to do with your entire family. I personally have great memories as a kid doing block parties for the 4th of July. Being that most families will spend hundreds of dollars on fireworks, finding the Fireworks Store with the lowest prices is important. Some stands will double their prices, and then use huge discount promos to make your feel like your are saving money. But if you want non of the BS, and just want Walmart style pricing ( everyday low prices ), then there is only 1 vendor in Houston to shop at.