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Get off your lazy ass and cook!

Get off your lazy ass and cook!

Just how lazy have people gotten with food preparation?  Whether you're a parent, a student, or a workaholic, you know the old saying, 'I just can't find the time!'.  There are a million excuses in the book.  I'm too tired... It's been a long day... It's too much work... I...
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Amazon Appstore v Android Market

Now that the Google Android operating system is considered a stable viable player in the mobile OS world, many companies including AT&T, Verizon, and Amazon are creating app stores of their own (app store equals additional revenue).  Because Google's system is open source, these new app stores are not only...
penning an advertising proposal

10 Tips for Writing a Kickass Advertising Proposal

1. Brevity Brotha! Keep it short and sweet.  Any successful professional has a lot going on.  You've heard it before... time is money.  If your advertising proposal isn't short, you run the risk of it being ignored, skimmed or sent to the back of the bunch for review later.  The...
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Android Froyo 2.2 – Installing on the Motorola Droid

I suppose the next logical step after rooting a Motorola Droid is to find the latest hacked copy of the operating system.  Enter Android Froyo 2.2. 🙂 I've included pictures to the left, and as promised... instructions. Don't believe any other post, when it comes to adding a custom rom,...
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Why root your android phone? + Instructions for Moto Droid

Imagine my surprise when I opened my cellular bill this month to find around $200 in overage fees.  I looked at the detail and found that data overage was the culprit.  Strange because all lines that use data have unlimited data for that exact reason.  I know I'm a heavy...
A Lazy Speeding Ticket

A Lazy Speeding Ticket

I don't mind a city that enforces its laws, and while I don't particularly agree with using a computer to automatically issue speeding tickets, I can respect the need to protect a sensitive or difficult to navigate roadway.   For instance, a traffic cam at an intersection makes sense.  Running...
A quick salmon dish

A quick salmon dish

Ok try this: Rub crushed black pepper, oregano, basil, lemon juice, and garlic on fresh salmon. Cook on medium heat olive oil on each side for 3-4 minutes. Top with fresh ground Parmesan. While that's cooking, stir-fry your favorite veggies (in this case asparagus, broccoli, red onion, and baby bellas)...
Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

After you cook and eat it, and you won't know how you lived your life without it. adapted from original recipe Ingredients: 3 cans black beans 2 yellow or green bell peppers 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 to 6 medium-sized garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2...
The Ultimate Bloody Mary

The Ultimate Bloody Mary

I previously posted about Iowa City's best Bloody Mary.  Lisa's 21st birthday and sense of adventure has led me to discover a new competitor to the best in Iowa City.  Enter Atlas.  With a slightly upscale ambiance and delectable lunch or dinner-time cuisine, it's the perfect place to dine and/or...