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Details of republic wireless’ $19/mth “Unlimited Everything” Service (with short Q&A)

I love disruptive companies that spring up in markets that are traditionally dominated by powerful corporations and monopolies and force everyone to reconsider the product or business model involved. In Canada and US, one such dominated market is cellular service. Everyone knows they’re being ripped off, but no one really has any choice or say in the matter so they keep paying, and the incumbent companies keep squeezing…

The Viaddress Interview

Viaddress logo (TM Viaddress)It’s been a long while since publishing the last posts I made about the discount package forwarding service Viaddress.  At the time I became involved after getting caught in a massive backlog and found myself joined there with many other customers, and looking for answers which were scarce and hard to separate from the hype and fiction of other forwarding services that seemed equally interested in pitching their own product (I filtered dozens of obviously fake comments from the original two posts).

Eventually tho, the backlog was handled, the comments and emails from concerned customers stopped coming — and Viaddress refunded my shipping fees from the test I ran way back when this whole thing started. They also asked me to take down my earlier posts, but, I made a counter-offer: Lots of folks still come to this site searching for Viaddress and I thought the fairest thing I could do for those curious about the company would be to give Viaddress a chance to tell their story and conduct an email interview.  They agreed and below is the full interview with David Wallace, Vice-President of Viaddress.

While They’re At It: Other Brands Google Should Kill

So, the recent news that Google is doing away with Picasa (or at least Picasa Web) and Blogger and replacing them with more deeply integrated services called Google Photos and Google Blogs has swept across the internet in a flurry of commentary. (Oh, before I forget… what happened to the Photovine trademark Google got recently?) It’s seems Google is wanting to more deeply integrate it’s services into…

Turn the New Grooveshark Into Grooveshark Desktop for Free

Grooveshark is an amazing online media player with a vast library that contains music from practically any artist imaginable. Grooveshark works with most any modern browser and seems to be embracing the new HTML5 standard, having been slowly ditching Flash for some time. They’re new interface is an absolute pleasure to work with, and has actually surpassed the Adobe Flex/Air Desktop application…

St. George/Bonny River Flood of 2010

Over the past few weeks I’ve been collecting photos and videos of the local flood damage in St. George and Bonny River as part of a winter storm that passed through here before Christmas.  Even in these times of crisis, lots of local business and individuals came together to lend a helping hand. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet,…