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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guess the doodad

I was surfing around last night and happened across a site with instructions for what I hope to be a useful little DIY doodad.

Can you guess what it's made from? It's something almost everyone has laying around the house...a paperclip.

Can you guess what it's for?

I can't say that I watch a lot of movies or videos on my iPhone, but I'm hoping this little stand works for taking photos. I'm trying out a new time lapse photography app and hoping the stand comes in handy.

I made this one today with very little time & effort. As you can see, it works with an iPhone 4 and also worked with my case ON too. I bring that up because the blog post below is over 2 yrs. old and the person is using an iPhone 3G/3GS.

It's cheap, it's easy and it works. Here are detailed instructions on how to make one yourself. iPhone paperclip stand

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Free and Fun forum

I mentioned in my Intro that I like to find money-making opportunities online and all-round good deals. Oftentimes it's hard to decipher the scams from the legitimate opportunities. I'd like to share a forum I belong to (and proudly serve as one of the Admins) that I came across almost 3 years ago when looking for something I could do from home to make a little extra money. Fortunately I found It's Free and Fun. Connie, the Owner/Admin of the site, has been a great help to me, not only in finding work-from-home possibilities, but also in my quest to join the blogging world. I can't thank her enough for her help & advice.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Instant Cash Sweepstakes

Instant Cash Sweepstakes is a market research survey site that gives you the chance to win cash for answering short, simple survey questions. Anyone familiar with survey sites knows that many of them can become tedious to fill out, but not ICS. Questions are written by ICS staff, registered users like you & I, as well as official market research survey questions from companies looking for our opinions. They're short, easy to answer, and they're fun. And best of all, you don't have to be familiar with survey sites to do this...it's that easy.


This is my first crack at a personal blog. I'm normally a very private person, so an internet blog is a bit out of my comfort zone, but let's see what happens.

I'm a 35 yr. old father of a 10 yr. old son. I was born & raised in a very small town in rural Illinois and I've lived here nearly all of my life. I'm proud to be a United States Veteran of the Air Force, although I don't talk about it much. I've been told I'm an old soul. I like that description. My morals & values date to a time that's slowly fading away. I believe in a time when a man's handshake was as good as any contract today, when people worked hard for what they got. A time when you took responsibility for your own actions and you knew you had to answer for the wrongs you did. A "simpler time," if you will.