New Home for GuysHaul.com is Site5.com

Just a quick note that GuysHaul.com has a new home. It is with Site5.com. I have been using them for a while and I really love them. Their servers are pretty fast, database response time is great, the communication about issues is amazing as well as the support.

They really make things easy and even offer to move sites on to their servers for you. AMAZING!

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So if you are looking for a new web hosting provider – go with Site 5. They ROCK! Click on the banner above to go there now.

Samsung 24″ HDTV Monitor


I’m so excited! My new present came today. It’s an HDTV Monitor. I bought it to use as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro. The monitor model is T24B350ND blah blah, who cares? Well you might care if you want to buy this.

Of course I didn’t pay retail for it, I bought an open box from eBay. It looks pretty good too, has a few scuffs on the bezel which I noticed when I opened up the box but now I can’t see them unless I try to find them.

The display looks great! It’s LED, 1080p and has a lot of connections! 2 HDMI, Compnent, Audio In, VGA (PC), Antenna, USB and has audio out in them form of regular old headphone analog and the Digital Audio Out (optical).  All tehse fancy features and I’m just going to be using it as a monitor? Nope! I’m gonna hook up a Blu-Ray player to it so I can watch some movies from my bed where as my old CRT can’t handle that.

Oh and thanks for a nice remote I can get comfy from across the room. Now my PC setup is looking good!

When to Buy?

Have you ever wondered, when should I buy that new laptop, iPad, couch, or LED HDTV? YES of course you have! The list below should help with that.

The WantWhen to BuyWhy Now
Video gamesJanuary or FebruaryMany releases happen near the holiday season, and prices drop afterward
TVApril, Thanksgiving to the Super BowlNew models in March; long holiday sales season
CouchJanuary or JulyNew models arrive in February and August, so old inventory needs to be cleared out to make room
Mp3 player and small electronicsApril; Black Friday and Cyber Monday; August–SeptemberManufacturers clear out after the Japanese fiscal year ends in March; holiday blowouts; back-to-school; iPod usually refreshes in October
GrillJuly–August; OctoberSales start on or after July 4; stores make room for winter stuff
CarsSeptember–October; end of the month; MondaysClearing out 2012 models; sales people reaching for commissions; dealers making up for slow weekends
Gym membershipJuneFar from New Year’s rush, nicer weather takes people outside, and gyms worry
ComputerAugust; DecemberBack-to-school; holidays
ElectronicsMondaysManufacturers apply rebates for retailers; weekly sales begin
GasWednesday or early ThursdayPrices spike Thursday p.m. for weekend

Amazon Cloud Player

Just a quick shout that the Amazon Cloud Player is really excellent. I’ve lost music over the years from failed hard drives and Sync software that deleted songs that it shouldn’t have deleted GRRRRR I won’t mention names but the product has been re-badged several times and still has this issue..

Anyhow moving on – Cloud Player is great. Uploading to it is simple.  One thing that they need is a mini control that you can install as a plugin and have it sit at the bottom of your browser, much like the Meebo Mini-Bar.

Ok so go check out the Cloud Player. Save your ears, save your songs!