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Time Warner Service Surprisingly Friendly

Spewed out 9 years, 11 months ago at 4:01 pm

So for the past who knows how long I’ve been off the promotional rate for my Time Warner internet service.  The regular price is a bit high but certainly not as much as what I pay with Telus.  Not to mention the speeds are far faster, so in comparison I really have nothing to complain about.  However those are two different markets.

I set upon the task of trying to figure out whether or not I would be able to get back on a lower priced plan.  You know seeing as we’re in a recession and all.  I thought I was going to be up for a lengthy and annoying battle with them trying to negotiate something, either that or forced to cancel my service if they weren’t willing to budge.

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Xbox 360 Netflix Streaming On A Canadian Xbox Live Account

Spewed out 9 years, 11 months ago at 5:12 pm

It’s been noted all over the place how annoyingly stupid it is if you bought your Xbox in one country and moved to another.  Microsoft doesn’t allow you to change the country that you registered your account with.  Your only option is to start all over with a new account.

If you’re like me and are looking at keeping your account but still want to do what you can with the US options then it’s certainly frustrating.

While fooling around I found a way to get Netflix to stream through my Xbox on my Canadian account and here’s how I did it.

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Fixing My Hoover Canister Vacuum’s Stuck Cord

Spewed out 9 years, 11 months ago at 4:58 pm

Just the other day I was about to vacuum when I discovered that the retractable power cord was seriously stuck in the vacuum allowing me to only get about 2 feet of cord out.  Of course the vacuum is constructed in such a way that it is nearly impossible to find what is holding it all together despite having removed all the screws that are visible.

I own the Hoover S1361 Portable Canister Vacuum and from some searching it appeared other people were having the same issues as I was. Apparently this is quite common. Thanks to Joe on the thread over at FixYa, I discovered there was a 5th screw holding everything together.  Unfortunately he had destroyed his vacuum tearing it apart. Good thing I did a search, I was about to do the same thing.

I thought I’d post up some photos of the process to help along anyone else who might be going through this same problem.

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  • Check this out. Someone took the time to draw a pic of Homer Simpson purely in CSS.

  • Not feeling safe at night? How about a table that turns into a shield and bat?

  • Seeing as I will most likely never climb Everest, this will have to do.  Someone has kindly created this 360 Degree panorama of the view from the top.

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