City knocked down wrong house, and then knocked down another wrong house...

Dec 16, 2013 by

Oops and then Oops again. City Of Fort Worth Demolished Wrong Home For A Second...

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Turn a Rear Projection TV into a 2000ºF death ray....

Dec 12, 2013 by

Finally a use for huge rear projection Televisions – 2000 degree death ray. It usually does not sense to move these monster and definitely does not make sense to repair them. I often see them on the side of the road or have them offered to me on moving estimates. Inside is a death ray AKA a Fresnel lens. This can be used to focus the sun’s rays to a focal point. Also inside are some other interesting items that could be salvaged: optics Speakers, plexiglass, etc. You could mention this to a prospective new owner when you plan to get rid of unwanted items before you...

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Is amazon going to send UPS and FedEx the way of the bookstore?...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Sounds like Dominos Pizza Redux but it is a real Amazon project. Octocopter drones making deliveries in 30 minutes or less give a whole new meaning to air...

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New devices & apps in the world of keys and locks...

Nov 13, 2013 by

Often one of the first things you do after you move in, (or even on the day you take possession) is change your locks. You would think that much like the wheel there isn’t much new under the sun. Here are some new cool tech options for getting in and out of your home or apartment. If you can’t be at home and want a mover to do a physical onsite, you can provide the salesperson with a temporary code to do a physical walk through. Occasionally on the day of the move, the mover will get to your new home before you do. You can have the crew start unloading by unlocking remotely with an app, or with a temporary code on an electronic lock. You will usually need to be present at...

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Upcycle your bubblewrap as window insulation or window shades....

Oct 31, 2013 by

It’s that time of year It’s getting a little colder. What to do with the leftover bubble wrap or bubblewrap you have from unpacking from your move? If you have not gotten window shades yet, you could use a bed sheet or insulating bubblewrap. The clear bubble wrap will distort the view from any prying eyes. And allow some light in. This article states that it cuts the heat loss in half for windows. If you buy the bubblewrap new The article states that ROI is two months. bubble wrap window insulation article on builditsolar.com  ...

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One more thing to worry about when you are moving....

Oct 16, 2013 by

There is so much going on when you are moving. Packing, choosing a mover, lawyers, closings. And apparently in Romania, you need to worry about gangs tailgating your moving truck. And then proceed ala James Bond style open the rear door and have a look inside. They apparently will go to great lengths to feed their TV, nicotine and caffeine...

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Seinfeld – The Car Reservation… or not...

Oct 1, 2013 by

Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 11 The Alternate Side (4 Dec. 1991) ELAINE: Well, go, go. RENTAL CAR AGENT: Can I help you? Name please? JERRY: Seinfeld. I made a reservation for a mid-size, and she’s a small. I’m kidding around, of course. RENTAL CAR AGENT: Okay, let’s see here. JERRY: Sixty-six years old? ELAINE: Yeah, well, he’s in perfect health. He works out, he’s vibrant. You’d really like him. JERRY: Why do people always say that? I hate everyone, why would I like him? ELAINE: What do you think, would you go out with a sixty-six year old woman? JERRY: Well, I’ll tell you, she would have to be really vibrant. So vibrant, she’d be spinning. RENTAL CAR AGENT: I’m sorry, we have no mid-size available at the moment. JERRY: I don’t understand, I...

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