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Philips Sonicare Healthy White Platinum from Costco

I have long been wanting to get a power brush like Sonicare or Oral-B every time I walk by those aisle in Costco. Last week when I went to Costco, I saw the deal for Sonicare Platinum edition for $120.00 … Continue reading

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I installed Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat

For a while I was meaning to install a programmable thermostat and never got around to do it. Yesterday I replaced both the thermostat. For a while I was searching through different brands and makes and I narrowed to Honeywell. … Continue reading

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Get running with Couch to 5K podcast

Mid last year I set out to run 5k. After some research I stumbled upon the podcast from NHS Choices. The Get Running with Couch to 5k is excellent. It is like having a personal trainer telling you each step of … Continue reading

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2004 Honda Odyssey IAC Value issue check engine light

Recently my 2004 Honda Odyssey (95k miles) sounding weird  idling with high rpm and giving jerks etc. This Wednesday, it showed check engine light and I had to take it to the dealer. After initial diagnosis, the Service adviser came back and said,  the IAC value is … Continue reading

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Installing VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 on Dell XPS 8500

This week I plan to setup a VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 on Dell XPS 8500. We recently purchased Dell XPS 8500 with core i7 and 8GB memory during Dell Deals. Dell XPS 8500 comes with 2 extra sata ports available to … Continue reading

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Nexus 4 real world usage and battery life

Its been two weeks that I have been using Google Nexus 4 phone and I’m very happy with almost everything about it. First things I liked about it is, its user interface is very fast and very smooth. I come … Continue reading

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Activating Nexus 4 on AT&T

Finally, my nexus 4 got delivered. I have been reading in lot of forums on what people have done etc to get it up and running on AT&T network. The following below worked for me. Backup your contacts on your … Continue reading

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My 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid buying experience and real world mpg

My 97 Civic was getting old and I was becoming uncomfortable driving in the highway. So I started shopping for new car. I did think about buying used car or buy a car in the auction. After few weeks of … Continue reading

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Is Southwest Fly By Priority Lane Access worth the extra price

Recently I flew with Southwest from BWI airport. During online check in, it provided “Fly By Priority Lane Access” for extra price. Since I was flying on a weekday after work and just in case if traffic is an issue, … Continue reading

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Buying Abercrombie & Fitch shirts in Clearance ? Think again

Recently I was browsing through and a colleague has mentioned that Abercrombie & Fitch has sale in the clearance on their website. So I went in and looked for my size. They only had small/medium/large only. So I was skeptical … Continue reading

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