Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ryobi 18v Batteries and Chargers

The most interesting and informative site I found is located here:

  • http://toolboyworld.com/eBay/Ryobi_Batteries.htm - Great site that talks about power and compares different models of the 18v batteries.  This is also where I learned for fact what I already suspected.  the Lithium Ion batteries require a dual-chemistry charger, and cannot be charged with the NiCad charger, but you can charge the NiCad batteries with the dual-chemistry charger.
My NiCad batteries for my Ryobi tools have started to fade... one basically doesn't hold a charge at all.  This has put me in the market for new battery replacements.

I'm trying to get a similar price to this deal posted on slickdeals.net - http://slickdeals.net/f/4749842-18V-Ryobi-ONE-Lithium-Ion-Battery-2-pack-69-Home-Depot-B-M
But wondering if I can find a combo deal that includes a charger, as I'll need the new charger for the Lithium Ion batteries.

Monday, March 07, 2011

AllChurches.com 2.0 Released

AllChurches.com has finally release the latest and greatest version of the largest directory of Churches online. This new version makes it faster and easier to update your Churches information. It also comes equipped with twitter and facebook integration which will help explode your Churches growth. Please take a moment to check out this great new version of the largest Church directory online and update your Churches information today! All can be done free! Enjoy!


WebSite:
AllChurches.com
Twitter Account:
@allchurches
Facebook App:
apps.facebook.com/allchurches

Monday, February 14, 2011

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From knowing exactly when they want teddy to comforting them at 3am, the list of love is endless. Gifts to Grow gives parents the rewards they deserve, simply by buying Pampers diapers and wipes. Join now and get 100 Free Points.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What is up with these no sender no subject emails in iPhone mail app?

Any ideas why I get these? They mess up my unread count too... I think it's a bug in iOS4.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Found some issues with iOS4 so far... other than that, GREAT!

Apple's iOS4 upgrade went pretty smooth... I did have to upgrade iTunes first, which made it take slightly longer, but other than that...not too bad. Here are a few bugs I've noticed so far...

1. NEW - NO SIGNAL with my 3GS iphone on iOS4 at and around my house... AT&T claims it's because I upgraded to iOS4... at work though I get full 3G signal with no issues.... seems more like an AT&T problem than an iOS4 problem. :(

2. Update: This is now working... must of been some strange scenario... Videos can no longer be trimmed / clipped with a 3GS iPhone. Is this their way of trying to force you to get an iPhone 4 with iMovie? UPDATE 2: Actually, there is a minimum size you can trim the video to when it is in landscape mode... if I rotate to portrait mode, I can trim further... not a huge fan of that, but at least there's a work around.

3. The camera roll is not getting updated after taking pictures / videos with camera unless entering from within the camera itself.

4. Some websites that request to use my location immediately cause safari t crash. (mainly m.stlouisgasprices.com at the moment) Update: This seems to be sporadic, but still happens quite often.

Let me know if you've found any additional issues and I will update my post

UPDATE: First Crash in a long while just happened while using iOS4...was listening to Pandora in the background flipping between apps... went into the Mail app and was reading my email.. then tried to open up the next email and everything froze. Had to hold down the power button and the home button to restart.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

upgraded my iPhone OS to 3.1.3 with no issues

All looks good to me. It took about 15 minutes to do connected to iTunes on my home PC this morning. First downloads the update and then installs it on the iPhone. I wasn't having any troubles with 3.1.2 myself, but I always like to have the latest and greatest version. Post comments below if you've found any new hidden features of 3.1.3 OS for the iPhone. Thanks! Screen shot of the listed fixes shown below:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New domain and updated to be mobile friendly

Hey everyone... I recently bought a new domain for my CraigsList Search Helper website. You can find it at http://clshelper.com/ and be sure to try it on your mobile browsers. Let me know if you have any issues. Here's a screen shot of it on the iPhone. Enjoy!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Domino's Pizza is better in my opinion...

It's been awhile since I posted something here. Since I do have some domino's pizza posts already, I figured I'd post my response to their new ingredients. You've seen the commercials right? They have changed the sauce, the cheese and even the bread.

Last night we ordered 2 medium 2 topping pizzas and an order of 10 chicken kickers with Ranch... each item was $5.99 for a total of $19.39 (pick up, not delivery). For the pizzas we did one with peperoni and pineapple... the second was bacon and mushrooms.

I was pleasantly surprised at the new style of domino's pizzas. I was already a fan of the old way, but the new ingredients made the pizza even better in my opinion. My favorite part is what they did with the crust... they seem to add extra butter around the crust and add some garlic bread type seasoning so it makes it like you are eating excellent garlic bread for the crust. Delicious!

Anyhow, I give it 9 stars out of 10... I even enjoyed it cold today for left overs.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

H1N1 does have Thimerosal ( a Mercury based preservative) in it...confirmed by the CDC

Oh man this makes me irritated... The below is quoted from the CDC questions and answers page about the H1N1 vaccine...

Does the 2009 H1N1 flu shot have mercury in it?

There is no evidence that thimerosal (a mercury preservative in vaccine that comes in multi-dose vials) is harmful to a pregnant woman or a fetus.

The part in parenthesis answers the question... YES, Thimerosal is in the vaccine, and it is a MERCURY based preservative.
However, because some women are concerned about thimerosal during pregnancy, vaccine companies are making preservative-free seasonal flu vaccine and 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine in single dose syringes for pregnant women and small children. CDC advises pregnant women to get flu shots either with or without thimerosal.

Full Q&A page from CDC

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Google Wave Invite Contest

Google Wave Invite Contest

Ok, I need to nominate some google wave invites. I figured I'd have some fun with it by having a contest to see who can create the wackiest MyEyes picture and post it to twitpic with my twitter username @mattssmith in the message. For now I'm only going to give out one invite / nomination to the winner of the contest, but if there are enough awesome pictures submitted, I will consider a second and third place prize of invites / nominations. So get creative!

Rules:

1. Post a Wacky twitpic picture via MyEyes iPhone application with my twitter name in the message.

2. No inappropriate material. (basically, if not safe for work, you are auto-disqualified)

3. Must have at least one Eye from the MyEyes iPhone application.

4. Contest will end on Friday October 16th 2009 at Midnight, and winner will be announce on my blog Saturday October 17th 2009. (at which point the winner will need to have a way to get me their email address for the invite.)


P.S. You can post as many Wacky pictures as you like, but be careful, only the latest / most recent post will be used in the contest.