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17 Dec Google Wave

For those of you who don't know about it, Google Wave is a self-described "personal communication and collaboration tool" announced by Google. The easiest way to describe it would be a mix between Facebook, Twitter, and WebEx. I have had an account for a few weeks now (courtesy of MickSchroeder) and want to give out all my extra invites. Use the links below to enable your Google account with Google Wave. They are one time use only. Google Wave Invite #1 Google Wave Invite #2 Google Wave Invite #3 Google Wave Invite #4 Google Wave Invite #5...

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08 Sep Apple Macbook Pro

I finally caved in and bought myself the new generation of Apple's Macbook pro series. With the brand new integrated battery and aluminum unibody case it just seems to overshadow all other laptops on the market. I believe I got a decent deal on it too with the student discount as well as a free iPod touch and $30 printer (after mail-in rebate) which I plan to sell on eBay anyway. I made a HD unboxing video of the Macbook Pro you can watch below too. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]...

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06 Aug New Pu-erh Tea

Being the Tea enthusiast that I am, I ordered some more Pu-erh tea imported directly from the Yunnan province of China. Pu-erh tea is actually very rare in North America as it is a tea between green and black tea. It is fermented longer than a green tea but less than a black tea. Basically this means that Pu-erh contains more caffeine than green tea but also retains many of the health benefits. Pu-erhs also have a more "earthly" taste meaning its more bitter than a green tea. The unique trait of Pu-erh teas is that much like Wine, Pu-erhs...

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04 Aug Canon Rebel XSi Unboxing

A few days ago I upgraded my Canon Rebel XS to the Rebel XSi. While there is really little difference between the two models getting the Rebel XSi ($600 retail) for $50 less than the XS($500 retail) is one hell of a deal I could not pass up. I may have even bought the last XSi on clearance in all of NJ too! The XSi has 12.1MP compared to the XS 10.2MP in addition to a larger screen, a few extra shooting modes, and a faster FPS.[gallery link="file" columns="4"]...

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14 Jul Canon Rebel XS DSLR

Just got my new Canon Rebel XS DSLR 10.2MP camera today via UPS overnight. I used whats left of my Amazon gift cards so I got a pretty good price on it too. I don't know much about photography however I have heard that this is a great camera to learn on. Now I just need to buy different lenses and all that shizz. I will probably be making a new page on my site with some of the pictures I have/will be taking. Sample Pictures: Update: Gallery http://jimwashkau.com/photography/ ...

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11 Jul Amazon WTF?

So I was just going browsing my Amazon associate account stats when something strange caught my eye. Now I, of all people, realize that the internet is a strange and pathetic place where morals, ethics, and simple common sense are completely meaningless but I can honestly say that for the first time in awhile this caught me by surprise. If you take a close look at the screen capture you will see that not only did somebody actually buy a bottle of fresh, warm, and apparently lucrative bottle of Wolf Urine but they bought 3 of them. That's a grand...

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