Bought 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited

After doing all of my research last weekend and trying to get my best price on Hyundai Elantras from different dealerships here in Western Massachusetts, I finally decided to buy a car.  If you remember, I was looking for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited in Red Allure with the technology package.  I had been dealing with Brian Houser at Balise Hyundai in West Springfield, who ended up … [Read more...]

You won’t do better at Balise

I’ve been looking at Hyundai Elantras and getting an idea of what I’m looking for and what I’m willing to pay.  The most interesting part so far has been feeling out the dealerships to see who has the best people.   I’ve contacted multiple dealerships and had some really great experiences over the past couple of days.  I’ve had positive interactions with many dealerships from … [Read more...]

SpiderOak, a superior alternative to Dropbox

I've been using Dropbox for a couple of years, and had generally liked the experience.  In fact, I started using Dropbox as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst when writing my thesis, because of the ability to keep the document synced and work on it wherever I was.  Recently (as in a couple months ago), I haven't been as pleased with Dropbox, and decided to look at … [Read more...]

Logging Life on Android

It is interesting to me how much feedback that you can get from your smartphone. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and I like to keep track of many aspects of my life.  Specifically, I track my calorie intake as well as my sleep schedule.  I am going to review the apps that I use to keep track of this information. One of the apps that I use to track my calorie intake is Noom Weight Loss … [Read more...]

Cuisinart Griddler Review

Image Courtesy of Amazon.com 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...]

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...]

EZ Local Savings Relaunched Website

I’m currently (as of this writing in Dec 2011) the Director of Marketing, Social Media, and New Products at EZ Local Savings, a local business marketing company.  EZ Local Savings markets for local businesses through a variety of means, including social media, text message coupons, coupon books, direct mail, and more. One of the coolest things that we offer is pay for performance search … [Read more...]

Why does Comcast not understand their customers?

All over TV, you’ve been seeing these Comcast guarantee advertisements, with so called employees explaining what it is and what to expect.  It is located at this link for your reference –>http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/Customers/CustomerGuarantee.html. It all started the other day, when I realized that our internet was much slower than it should be.  I did some network tests, and found out … [Read more...]

How Worldwide TechServices wasted my time and committed fraud

I am a patient guy, I let things go.  But one thing has really bothered me recently, and it was the process of getting my laptop repaired.   I put the original call in to my computer manufacturer on September 6th, 2010.  I was having a problem with my laptop that was not fixed when it was sent in for service, so they decided to provide me with my Next Day Business Service.  They assured me my … [Read more...]