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Amazon & Walmart Deals / Office chair $36 after amazon savings
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:26:16 AM »
AmazonBasics Mid-Back Mesh Chair

Down from about $65

Any good?

Up In The Air / Mileage Programs with no Redeposit penalty
« on: February 25, 2018, 12:15:57 AM »
Which airlines allow mileage tickets to be canceled with no fee (aside from forfeiting the $5.60 9-11 tax) within short time before the flight?

-Southwest (up to 10 minutes before flight)
-BA (up to 24 hours before?)

Any others?
Any other domestic US carriers?

Deals/Deal Requests / ISO Deal: Tricycle (quiet tires?)
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:12:40 PM »
Looking to buy a tricycle. what are good deals/values?

are these
the best value//cheapest I'll find? something else better/elsewhere?

Also, we prefer not to have our downstairs neighbors start a civil war. do I need to look for air tires? are solid rubber tires quiet enough?

experiences welcome

Amazon & Walmart Deals / ISO: Mattress deals
« on: May 15, 2017, 02:13:38 PM »
Looking for a good price on a Mattress
(Kid's bed, size Twin)

Are any of these good? any others come up?

Tech Talk / Alternatives to Connectify?
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:59:40 PM »
got used to using windows' hosted network on win7, to have phone etc. connect to computer

Now moved to win 10. Hurdle 1: hostednetwork driver was removed, need to install win8.1 driver. accomplished.
hurdle 2: no way to keep network on 'persistent', need to restart (via cmd (!)) every time wifi restarts

connectify lite is good, except it cuts itself off every 30 min and needs to be restarted.

Any connectify type software that anyone here used satisfactorily?


Deals/Deal Requests / ISO Wardrobe/closet deal
« on: October 13, 2016, 01:20:17 PM »
Looking for a small-ish wardrobe to furnish a room with no closet
looking at s/thing like this
(preferably dark, but not dealbreaker)

are these good deal/value?
any better suggestions?

Deals/Deal Requests / ISO Cheap Area-Rug/Runners
« on: October 05, 2016, 03:41:43 PM »
Been shopping for some home rugs.
(goal is to muffle tread for downstairs neighbor)
Need some larger areas, but would rather not do wall-to-wall (easier cleaning this way). ideally need some runners 2-3'*10-12' or an area rug of similar length.
also some smaller rugs.

Do these things exist for less than $50-70-100+ a piece?
e.g. I found an item like this'3%22-x-10'-/-/A-50291839
but nothing else in that range, and that one is rather thin/rough

Where do ppl get these items? are there sales to look for?

Tech Talk / New google update bricked my phone?
« on: September 01, 2016, 05:34:41 PM »
As of today my LG volt is stuck in a Bootloop of death - boot cycle keeps looping, never get's to actual working.
My phone is not rooted.
I tried hard reset; settings keeps crashing so I couldn't provision #, update PRL, or get anything working. future reboots still keep bootlooping.

Any suggestions?

Yesterday google sent out a system update (security settings and such). might that have caused it? it's the only recent change I can think of.
Or did my Cr*ppy phone just finally give out?

Two people flying to europe next week.
flight NY-Paris on Icelandic followed by a couple of inter-europe flights. bought insurance on the whole thing.

in light of recent events, PAX is spooked, wants to cancel tour (will instead fly direct to final destination).

Insurance is giving a runaround, saying that wouldn't be eligible unless State department (not white house) lists it as terror attack.
best I have now is

Insurance is saying 'submit all paperwork and we'll respond in 10 days'. PAX needs to fly (this or alternate flight) within a week, so can't just wait for verdict to book new travel.

Anyone with any experience dealing with these things? anyone cancel Europe based travel recently?
what's the chances I get fully insured? any way to get confirmation from them? can I fight them?

Tech Talk / Online FlipBook
« on: December 27, 2015, 01:27:15 AM »
I'm looking for an attractive way to publish a Digital-version newsletter, aka e-zine.

right now were looking at flipbooks; where you upload your pdf and they host it with visual page turning effect etc.

any suggestions? there's got to be half a million free sites doing this. any that are better? more options/features? easier to use?
easier/cheaper to self-host and/or get our own branding on it?

any other ideas/examples for 'standout' e-publishing?

Tech Talk / OnNetworks N300 Router - Flashing
« on: August 23, 2015, 10:30:19 PM »
So I bought this router on rebate from newegg last month:

I hoped to use it as a repeater (WDS bridging). Alas, the firmware sucks period.

Is this compatible with DD-WRT or something like that?

On The Road / Car rental receipts
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:57:28 PM »
there's a related thread in "up in the air", but I thought this might be a better place for this discussion.
old (uncredited) car rental receipts can be very useful to others.

does anyone have any old ones? I need one from pre 04/2014 and another dated before 06/2014

PM me

Up In The Air / free bag on AA award codshare US metal?
« on: July 24, 2014, 11:09:29 PM »
I am booking a domestic AA award flying on a US flight
I have AA exec CC (which, seems from t&c that I don't get the bag free)
also have Aegean *S, as well as USair visa

any way to get the bag free? will the CC work? can I use finair to add my Aegean FFN? my US FFN?
or am I SOL?

Deals/Deal Requests / Deal Request - Bluetooth mouse
« on: December 27, 2013, 11:03:21 AM »
any deals on Bluetooth mouse? anything cheap? works decent?
(or should I really not bother and just eat up a port with a regular wireless mouse?)

Tech Talk / Mouse button virtually 'stuck'-need help
« on: November 17, 2013, 05:39:11 PM »
every now and then I'll get where a button will act stuck. not sure if it's a Mouse button or CTRL key or something.
only affects some programs (browser, power point) not all, so it's not physically stuck)
restarting will usually solve it then a week or 2 later it will be back...

any suggestions?

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