Another Contest from John Chow


Well it looks like my buddy John, or as some of you may know him as the root of all evil is having another contest. This time he is giving away a Microsoft Zune media player. Not bad eh? This is not an old Zune that he has been using for a few months, it’s brand new! So how do you enter the contest? All you have to do is write a post in your blog about the contest linking back to it! Easy enough right?

While you are at John’s blog be sure to check out some of his posts. He has tons of information and advice on how to make money on the internet. And I’m sure all of you want to do that and quit your day job! Good Luck!

ThinkComputers is looking for new staff members!

Well ThinkComputers is looking for new staff members. Below is all the info, any links to this post or repostage is appreciated!

ThinkComputers.org is looking for more staff. We are looking for more writers and reviewers.

Who we are: ThinkComputers.org is a comprehensive hardware review site. We have reviewed well over 550 computer related products, including cases, video cards, keyboards, etc. We have daily site updates including new reviews, articles, guides, and affiliate news. We have many great sponsors sending us their latest products. Some of these sponsors include; Logitech, Corsair, ASUS, ViewSonic, Antec, Saitek, and OCZ. We pride ourselves on publishing in-depth comprehensive reviews and articles.

What we are looking for: We are looking for someone who has a real interest in computers and technology. Who can provide us with a great writing ability and an understanding of technology. A person who can be very active with the site and give us good results with the tasks given to them. We want someone who can be truly dedicated to the site, and not slack off. Although we would like to offer this position to everyone we have some requirements.

- At least 18 years of age or older
- Valid photo ID or drivers license
- Must live within the United States
- High Speed internet Connection
- Have a digital camera, at least 2.0MP or higher
- Have the time to write reviews (our turn over time is 2 weeks from when we receive the product)
- Stay active
- Be part of our forums and stay active in them
- Have a ThinkComputers blog which is updated at least once a week

What you get: Being a part of ThinkComputers.org there are some privileges that you receive. The biggest one being you get to keep the all the hardware that you review. This introductory position is not paid, so you get paid in free hardware. If you are a loyal staff member for 6 months there is the possibility of getting paid if you prove yourself to us. As a ThinkComputers staff member you will receive free press passes to the events that we are invited to (CES, E3, Cebit, etc). Also part of your expenses at these events will be paid for.

If you are interested in this position or want more information on it, please send an e-mail with your resume and sample writing to bbuskirk@thinkcomputers.org. We are looking for serious people only so please don’t waste our time.

RSS or Bookmarks?

Each day I usually go through and check out around 10 different blogs. These are mostly my friend’s blogs or people I know. When I first started this blogging thing I used Google Reader to keep track of everyone else’s blog posts. While Google Reader does do a good job it was sort of boring to me. Every time I would see something I would want to read I would click on the link and go to that person’s page anyways.

So since I recently reformatted my computer I have been using bookmarks. They are easy to keep organized, but do not tell me if someone has updated their blog. That is not such a big deal to me since most of the blogs I visit are updated each day. Going to someone’s blog instead of reading the RSS sort of brings you into their world. Their blog design, layout, etc lets you know that you are at their page reading their blog, rather then reading some text from Google Reader. So everyone RSS or bookmarks?

The Waterfront and Yokoso!

Yesterday Ashley and I went down to the waterfront, which is one of the nicest places to go on a sunny day, and yesterday was the perfect day. It was sunny all day and 80 degrees! To bad it’s like 30 degrees today and it’s been snowing on and off all day. Gotta love Pittsburgh weather! Anyways the waterfront is a very new development in the homestead area. It is in the place of old steel mills. The waterfront has a lot of offer. There is an outdoor mall, many different restaurants, and a Loews Theater. The outdoor mall is great to walk around and all of the different shops are nice. Also there are a lot of restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else in Pittsburgh like Dave & Buster’s. For lunch we decided on Yokoso! Japanese Steak House because Ashley and I love Japanese food!

Since it was such a nice day we were able to eat outside. Well I’ll start with Ashley’s meal. She got the most expensive thing on the menu! It was the Seafood Lover’s Combo, which is scallops, shrimp, and Lobster. The meal also came with fried rice and cooked vegetables. All this for a whopping $32.50!

I decided on the Steak & Shrimp which is NY Strip steak and of course shrimp. My meal also came with fried rice and cooked vegetables. Both meals also included salad with ginger dressing and soup. Does anyone know how to make ginger dressing? It is the only dressing I like! My meal was $25.50.

The food was very good, but not the best Japanese place that I have been to. The best still is Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse. Still I have to give a thumbs up to Yokoso! for having tables outside. Easting outside is very relaxing especially on a nice day like yesterday was and not many places in Pittsburgh have an outside eating area.

OCIA.net 2007 T-Shirt Design Contest

Well my buddy Shawn is hosting a T-Shirt contest for his site OCIA.net. OCIA.net is just like ThinkComputers, it is a computer hardware review site. Well OCIA is having a contest where you can win $100 via Paypal by creating an OCIA T-Shirt logo for them to use. Here is a link to the contest thread, but I will fill you in on some of the details.

Shawn will be accepting designs in both black and white versions. You will only have till April 18th to submit your designs. To submit your design all you have to do is reply to the thread with your design. Right now there are no entries so it’s anyone’s game. If you have any skills in Photoshop or graphic design then I would go ahead and enter the contest. $100 is a great prize, I’ve gotten logo’s made for only $20 on some forums so $100 is well worth the time it will take to make a T-shirt logo. Good Luck!