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Pritt Double Stick Permanent Adhesive is the Old Duck Brand Stuff

| March 10, 2011 at 11:30 am
Pritt Double Stick Permanent Adhesive is the Old Duck Brand Stuff

The Pritt Double Stick Adhesive Roller is the same product as the original Duck Easy Stick Adhesive Roller. Duck and Pritt used to be owned by the same company, but Duck was sold and, since Pritt owns the product, Duck had to come up with something new…

Adhesive Review: New Duck Easy Stick Roller

| March 8, 2011 at 11:30 am
Adhesive Review: New Duck Easy Stick Roller

The original Duck Brand Easy Stick is my favorite adhesive. It was permanent, acid free, and perfect for taping stuff into my journal. The “New & Improved” Duck Easy Stick Adhesive Roller isn’t new or improved; it’s a completely different product and the adhesive is awful

It’s Not Just a Card – It’s a Toy!

| March 1, 2011 at 11:30 am
Interactive Valentine's Day Card

This year I created my first handmade Valentine’s Day card. I wanted it to be as not boring as possible, so I made it as toy-like as I could.

Customer Service Isn’t a Priority

| October 19, 2010 at 11:30 am
Customer Service Isn’t a Priority

That’s actually a troubling trend. Good customer service should be a top priority, but many companies treat it like an afterthought.

Last week, I talked about the unpleasant shopping experience I had on the Papaya Clothing website.

I haven’t been impressed with their customer service in the past, but their customer service this time is really unhelpful.

Never provide customer service like this if you want to keep your customers.

Being User-Friendly Isn’t a Priority

| October 13, 2010 at 11:19 am
Being User-Friendly Isn’t a Priority

… At least, it’s not for some websites.

I placed my first order at Papaya Clothing. It was a nightmare.

A designer (or programmer) can really learn what not to do from a website like this.

Resume Updated

| February 2, 2010 at 10:12 pm
Resume Updated

I updated my resume!

Friendly Neighborhood Malware

| November 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm
Friendly Neighborhood Malware

I got to remove malware from my friend’s computer recently. It was one of those evil infections that pretends to be an official anti-virus program notification. He didn’t even know how he got it at first.

To keep my computer virus-free and running smoothly, I use…

14 Keys to Make Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Fantastic Movies

| September 14, 2009 at 11:30 am
14 Keys to Make Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Fantastic Movies

After all the problems with the last Harry Potter film, I worry about where Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will end up. There are some scenes and details that aren’t necessary to further the plot but I think are important enough or interesting enough to warrant inclusion in the films.

If the movies contain these 14 key moments, the films will be that much closer to perfection.

How to Celebrate Shark Week Every Week

| August 8, 2009 at 3:48 pm
Poor Shark is About to be Eaten

Shark Week on the Discovery Channel is almost at an end. But that doesn’t mean we should just forget about sharks until this time next year…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

| July 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the enthralling account of Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts. It’s full of tension, pain, and horror… at least, the novel is. The film deviates a lot from the well-laid story it’s based on…