I love my Hill Topper electric bike kit

I love my Hill Topper electric bike kit

I just got my Hill Topper electric bike kit. This is a drop-in replacement for the front wheel of just about any bicycle. The hub of the wheel is an electric motor that plugs into a battery (I opted for the lightweight lithium option). It is also connected to a button that you attach to your handlebars. Hold the button down and the motor will help spin the wheel (but you should keep pedaling)....

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Max out your Dropbox referrals for $5

Max out your Dropbox referrals for $5

Dropbox will give you up to 16GB of extra storage for life in exchange for referring people to Dropbox (500MB per person). If you are like me, you don’t know 32 people that: A) don’t have Dropbox, and B) want to signup for Dropbox. The solution? Use Fiverr! I’m a huge fan of Fiverr. For $5-$20 you can get all sorts of menial tasks done, videos or graphics created, videos...

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Googlefest 2014

Googlefest 2014

Yesterday I got to go to Googlefest 2014 in Charleston SC with my dad and my brother. It was a lot of fun. We took some photos with a six foot Android mascot. I also got to try out Google Glass. It was neat, but definitely not worth the current $1500 price tag. It was a short event but I learned some useful things. One of the speakers talked about Gen C (pretty much matched the info on this...

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Bitcoin Faucets

Bitcoin Faucets

Need something to do while you are sick in bed? How about getting some free Bitcoins? A Bitcoin faucet is a service that gives out tiny tiny bits of Bitcoins for free, typically 50 to 1000 satoshi at a time. A satoshi is 0.00000001 BTC, or about $0.000006557 USD (at the moment.. prices are always fluctuating), so it really isn’t much money. The owners of these services earn money by...

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2012 Survey of Business Owners

2012 Survey of Business Owners

I got an unusual letter in the mail today (personally identifying parts have been blurred out): Basically it says I reported business activity in 2012 and they want me to take a survey about my business. According to the document, my participation is “MANDATORY“. In case you are curious, the survey wasn’t very exciting. It asked me to confirm my contact information and provide...

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A credit card terminal for my daughter

A credit card terminal for my daughter

On Saturday I went to a local thrift store with my family. Like most of our thrift store trips, we didn’t have high hopes of finding anything worth buying (thrift stores are incredibly overpriced around here) but this time I found something neat: a real credit card terminal for $9.99! It is an older model, designed to dial out over a phone line to process a credit card transaction. I...

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