Archives for December 2011

Cuisinart Griddler Review

Image Courtesy of For Christmas 2011, I received a Cuisinart Griddler Gourmet (GRID-8NPC) from my girlfriend’s family.  Previously, I had been using a George Foreman grill.  The Griddler is perhaps the best in home cooking grill that I have used, and in this article I will discuss why I say that. The Cuisinart Griddler, despite having a kind of ridiculous name, is well … [Read more...]

Reddit Users to use Go Daddy Success and target Congress

Reddit did a great job on mobilizing the fight to boycott Go Daddy.  In fact, I was so inspired by many of the redditors contributions that I made a post talking about which companies I will be boycotting because of their SOPA support.  I just can’t stand and let the Stop Online Piracy Act get passed into law so America doesn’t lose its first amendment rights. Reddit users have come up … [Read more...]

EZ Local Savings is hiring nationwide!

EZ Local Savings ( is looking for sales representatives. We are an established company with a great online presence (Page Rank 3). We are looking for motivated individuals to help sell our online local business advertisements. For every $75.00 you sell, you will make $50.00. Each $75 advertisements will give the advertiser a 6 month presence on our site. By only … [Read more...]

The missteps of a Social Media Marketing Company

I was poking around the internet today, doing my weekly roundup of video game news that I might have missed.  What I was greeted with was one of the most shocking stories in social media customer engagement that I have ever read.  And that story starts between a customer and Paul Christoforo.  The first misstep here is the fact that Ocean Marketing did not listen to the customers … [Read more...]

Teaching Innovation

The classroom has changed since we have learned more about how information is encoded in the brain, allowing more insight into classroom activities that encourage learning.  Most teachers now realize that lecture doesn’t work, and we need to have engaging activities for students.  Students should be part of a collaboration of active learning, and working on activies that promote the long … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone for a little over a week, and I can honestly say that it is one of the best phones I’ve ever owned.  It’s right up there with the Motorola Original Droid, which was finally retired last weekend.  There are many reasons why I love the Galaxy Nexus, of which will be discussed in the following post. I love the screen on the Galaxy Nexus.  The … [Read more...]

Boycott Companies Supporting SOPA

SOPA is terrible for the American public, and will risk America censoring the government similar to the way that Chinese citizens are filtered from the internet.  It’s a bummer that this bill would even be proposed, but unfortunately there are so many lobbying causes looking out only for the record and movie companies.  SOPA would be the final nail in making America non-competitive in … [Read more...]

The importance of Social Media for local businesses

Mashable posted a story in which Samantha Murphy detailed the results of a recent study which discussed where individuals get their information about local businesses from.  According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, more than half of adults who look for information about local businesses do so online.  However, 38% of that group of adults reported using search engine … [Read more...]

First Year Lessons, Part I

I’ve been teaching for the last 3 and a half months, and there’s tons of things that I’ve picked up.  As a teacher, you are always constantly a student as well.  I am constantly changing the way that I teach introductory biology to reach more of my students.  I like to think of teaching as a constant evolution towards perfection, where we are keeping the traits that make us good … [Read more...]

Day 9- Comparing Cars

Today I started looking into specifics on the features that I am looking for.  I decided to price out the 3  cars I was looking at.  If you aren’t familiar with what I was looking at and are too lazy to read back some posts, the cars I am looking at are the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius. I priced out all three cars with the features that I find most … [Read more...]