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!


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.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sneaky Domino's...

Just noticed that they conveniently show 2 or more toppings on their advertisement for 1-Topping pizzas... kind of sneaky if you ask me. That peperoni and pineapple pizza really made me hungry, but then I realized I couldn't order that with the 2XTUESDAY deal, since it's more than 1 topping. Thanks anyways Domino's.

Monday, June 22, 2009

just found these promo codes for pampers points at

They all worked as of 5 minutes before this post... got me 9 total extra points for free. Thanks (Check back to her site for potentially more codes as time progresses)



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

new iPhone for existing AT&T customers will cost $400 more than new customers

So, from this link:


$992 8GB

$1992 16GB

$2992 32GB

The fine print says:

(2) Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dominos Pizza online ordering impressed me today.

I've tried the whole online ordering of pizza before with different sites and not been that impressed...
My past experiences with this type of service has been sites that lack all the different options, and even seem to end up charging more than if I had bought it over the phone. Unbelievable right. Anyhow, I was looking up Dominos Pizza phone number online today and up popped a $5 off 1 large pizza if ordered online (I was going to go for the 3 mediums for $5.55 each and have left overs...) I decided to try the online order to see what the price would be... turned out to be $5.99 for 1 large. So that sounded great, and it would keep us from over eating. Then I found out you can earn points per $.01 spent ordering pizzas online at Dominos.. added bonus. And to top it all off they have this cool Pizza tracker which is accurate to 60 seconds.. even put the name of the person and time they put my pizza into the oven... pretty cool! Long story short, I recommend trying to order your next Dominos pizza online. I think you'll enjoy it!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Has your Gmail chat been blocked at work or school?

Does your Gmail chat sometimes have trouble connecting to the server? Do you get an error message stating:

"We're experiencing technical difficulties that may prevent your chats from being sent."

I have a relatively simple solution for you to try first. It has worked for me and many others... I'm sure there is a way for your IT department to block it this way as well, but if you switch from using 'http' to using 'https' you might have better luck.

So try this link for your Gmail and see if you get better results.

FYI - 'http' passes everything you do in plain text for anyone to intercept and read. 'https' encrypts all your data and passes encrypted for only the recipient who has the proper key to decrypt the data can read it... so it's probably better to do your email in https anyhow. So you kill two birds with one stone... more likely that your Gmail chat will work, plus all your emails and chats are encrypted and safe. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fight Against the FOCA

I'm not sure I've blogged about this topic yet, but it is a hot one.

Here is my opinion on the topic:
An abortion of any kind is an act of murder... the killing of an innocent life. A direct violation of the sixth commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Kill". This includes rape and incest victims who become pregnant. I know that this last statement about rape and incest victims may seem harsh or cruel, but the innocent human growing inside the mother does not deserve to be punished because of someone else's wrong doings (in my opinion).

Even if you do not agree totally with my opinion and are for hospitals such as faith based one to have the right not to perform abortions you must act now to fight against the FOCA to make sure this does not pass. It is a porely named act in my opinion as it basically is not giving any choices to the humans growing inside the mothers... and forcing faith based hospitals to all support abortions.

I hope that you will join with me in signing this petition to fight against the FOCA.
In the link above you will find the petition to sign to indicate you are against the FOCA. Thanks for your time.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Daily Tech Article - Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979 - This is talking about floating Sea Ice, but still seems like another sign that we are actually cooling... not warming.  Just some food for thought.  Enjoy!