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Hiring July 30, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Uncategorized.
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If you know anyone looking for a part-time or full-time office job, let me know.

Duties would include answering phones, data entry, payroll, and general office work.

One Tough Test June 7, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Sites I like.
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Ok, maybe this wasted too much of my time, but it felt so good once I got it.

Try the self-referential aptitude test.

Why do I have the feeling that Elliott is going to be the only one that tries?

To Know Mitt is to Like Mitt? June 6, 2007

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Watch the focus group results from last night’s debate.

Text the Google April 18, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in cool, HowTo, Tips and Tricks.
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I have been a big fan of Google SMS for awhile now.

For those I haven’t told, Google SMS allows you to send a text message to Google and get a quick answer to a question. I usually use it to find places and phone numbers. For example, if I text “papa johns 85203” or “pizza mesa az” to 46645 (GOOGL), google will send back local results.

It’s really amazing when you try it for the first time, because the results get to you in about five seconds.

Other things you can do by texting google:

  • get flight info
  • price shop
  • driving directions
  • currency conversion
  • and lots more…

Its great when you’re on the go and saves you from trying to call of someone with the internet to look something up for you.

**UPDATE**

Now there is something even easier when searching for a business.  1-800-GOOG-411 will connect you with any business for free, or, if you want, they will send you a text message of the results of your search if you call from a cell phone.  Check it out.

Click Here for “help”. February 27, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Business, Internet.
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This is the screen that popped up after I could not remember my password and clicked “Get help with Login here.

Login

Top 5 Things I Hate About Arizona February 22, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Friends/Family.
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To my sister-in-law who is currently being tempted to move to the Grand Canyon State.

1. Snowbirds

Hoards of people from Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and other dreadful places fill the trailer parks of Arizona every winter. Their driving drives me up the wall.

2. Beauty only comes in pockets

We have nice neighborhoods and we have ugly neighborhoods. In Ladera Ranch, we saw no blight. In our neighborhood, the freedom we have by not having an association means that our next door neighbor can let their yard go to pot, and there’s not much we can do about it.

3. A white Christmas is never going to happen.Ok, never say never, but if you want real snow, you’ll have to drive at least 90 miles. Normally I’m fine without snow, but I wouldn’t mind it once in a while.

4. It’s hot.

That’s an understatement. I don’t want to say “hot as hell” because I don’t know if hell is necessarily hot. I’ve been much more miserable being cold than hot. But that’s not the point. It gets really, really hot and no amount of air conditioning or swimming or fans will stop you from feeling sometimes like you just stuck your head in the oven. Burning your feet on the sidewalk or your butt on a leather car seat is no fun either.

To the AZ folks: have you ever been really hot, then all of the sudden, you got a little chill? That’s a weird feeling.

sweating

5. People who love desert living.

I cannot stand people who move to Arizona and want to live the desert lifestyle. We Arizonans have spent a lot of time and effort in the valley of the sun trying to forget about the desert. We’ve built canals, planted grass and trees, and built normal looking houses. And yet, for some strange reason, people still build pueblo houses with rock and cactus front yards adorned with wagon wheels, cow skulls, and large iron kokapellis (see below). Ugh.

Club Cards are the Worst Thing Ever January 24, 2007

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in cool, HowTo, Internet, Tips and Tricks.
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Ok, I’m feeling a little more dramatic than usual (see title), one, because I was just reading Things I Hate (warning: language, but funny), and second, because I just found a way to eliminate (almost) all my “club cards”.

Club cards are the worst.  First of all, you have to sign up for them, which they always want you to do at the most inconvenient time, like when your kids are being nightmares.  But, of course, I cant just let that three dollar savings go down the drain…

You also have to carry more and more cards around.  So, unless you want a mom keychain or a Costanza wallet, you then have to limit the stores you shop.  Maybe thats the point?

I’ve just ended up giving my phone number when I can, but that’s a pain too.

The fix is called “Just One Club Card”. You input all of the barcode numbers for your club cards (Fry’s, Best Buy, Staples, etc.), and it spits them all out onto one convenient card. Awesome.

Meat Cake November 2, 2006

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in cool.
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This is very creative. Read on in the link to find the ingredients (hint: you are not looking at frosting.)  Just makes my mouth water–how about you?

Bad Check Writers September 20, 2006

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Business.
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Its amazing to me that in this day and age we take a piece of paper with a number written on it as a form of payment for goods and services.

And if the account on the peice of paper is not a real acccount, doesn’t have any money in it, or is closed, not much can be done about it.
It’s also amazing to me that the same person who might shun the idea of stealing a $20 item from a store will write me a check for over $300 for services, all the time knowing that the money they promised will never get to me.

Jerks.

Punk is not dead September 1, 2006

Posted by Mike N. Cheese in Sites I like.
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I haven’t played any of my old punk music for a long time, but I could not help but be completely entertained by this punk music generator.

Have fun.