Wednesday, August 31, 2005

GEICO Mechanical Breakdown Insurance

Pretty good deal if you want to extend your warranty. Not that expsensive either. Mines cost $13 every 6 months. Worth it if something goes wrong.

Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Buys You Peace of Mind

You've purchased collision insurance to protect your new car in case of an accident and comprehensive insurance to protect against hazards such as fire, theft, or broken glass. But what happens when your air conditioning dies or your automatic windows won't close, just after your car is out of warranty?

GEICO’s Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) is designed to protect you from these bumps along the road. After a $250 deductible, MBI covers repairs to all mechanical parts of the car - except for maintenance and wear and tear. That means you'll never be saddled with unanticipated and expensive repair bills.

Special Protection For New Cars
MBI is specially designed to protect your new or leased car that is less than 15 months old and with less than 15,000 miles. Once you've purchased MBI, you can renew it for up to seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Better Than An Extended Warranty
GEICO’s MBI provides better coverage and is cheaper than the typical dealer extended warranty. MBI coverage:

* Includes all parts and systems-not just the specific list of items covered by most dealer warranties.
* Saves you money. You pay only a small premium each policy period-not a large lump-sum payment up front.
* Lets you get your car repaired wherever you like.

Swap Your Extended Warranty For GEICO’s MBI
Already purchased your dealer’s extended warranty? Most contracts give you a full refund if you cancel within 30 to 60 days.

It’s easy to add MBI coverage to your policy. Do it online or give us a call.

MBI Exclusions
Exclusions to this policy include such regular maintenance services as tune-ups, suspension alignment, wheel balancing, filters, lubrication, coolant and fluids, spark plugs, brake pads and linings, brake shoes, and tires. Also, breakdown repairs made necessary by intentional damage, corrosion, misuse, or improper maintenance are not covered. Multi-Risk Insurance coverage is in excess of coverage provided by your manufacturer’s warranty. Read the policy amendment for the complete terms and conditions of this coverage.

Best Buy - 10% off coupon

My Next Car

The 2006 Lexus IS350! I think my 5 yr old Celica is getting old....

Monday, August 29, 2005

Sling Box

"A Silicon Valley start-up company called Sling Media is introducing a $250 gadget it calls a "personal broadcaster." This small device, named the Slingbox, can beam any live TV show coming into your home to an Internet-connected Windows PC anywhere in the world. It also allows you to remotely watch shows you have recorded at home on a TiVo or other digital video recorder."

Pretty cool looking. I can see this taking off with people sharing Sling boxes in different countries, states, etc. If you want to watch a Japanese TV show, just stream it from a friend in Japan. If you want to watch an NFL game from a local broadcast in another city, just find someone with a Sling....

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Michael Crichton interview

One of my favorite authors. Reading State of Fear now but the book is not as exciting as his others.

Here's an interview from

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: Prisoners of Childhood by Alice Miller

Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Witter Bynner version)
Symphony #2 in D Major by Johannes Brahms (Georg Solti)
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa

Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: Surely you're joking.

Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: Small room. Shades down. No daylight. No disturbances. Macintosh with a big screen. Plenty of coffee. Quiet.

Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: I don't want an epitaph. If forced, I would say "Why Are You Here? Go Live Your Life."

Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: Benjamin Franklin

Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
A: Invisibility

Borders - 30% off one item

Footlocker 30% off - Friend's and Family sale this weekend

Starts today, ends Sunday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Free Starbucks Doubleshot

Damn, I wish I owned a Starbucks....

Fantasy Football Draft Part 1

Just had my first of two Fantasy Football drafts. Lineup consists of 1 qb, 2 rb, 3 wr/te, 1 wr/rb, 1 k, 1 team defense.

Jimmy Smith in the 2nd round? Yeah, he was crazy! Nice first 2 rbs for Team outlaw. It'll be an interesting year as usual.....

Round 1
1. L. Tomlinson Patrones
2. P. Manning Blitz89
3. D. Culpepper Easy_Win
4. S. Alexander Mad City Mas...
5. P. Holmes underdog
6. E. James Wayne's World
7. R. Moss Mauraders
8. K. Jones cowboys
9. W. McGahee outlaw
10. D. Davis bviperz
Round 2
11. T. Brady Patrones
12. J. Jones Blitz89
13. C. Dillon Easy_Win
14. M. Harrison Mad City Mas...
15. T. Barber underdog
16. T. Holt Wayne's World
17. A. Green Mauraders
18. J. Lewis cowboys
19. D. McAllister outlaw
20. D. McNabb bviperz
Round 3
21. C. Johnson Patrones
22. Ji. Smith Blitz89
23. J. Walker Easy_Win
24. B. Westbrook Mad City Mas...
25. T. Owens underdog
26. C. Portis Wayne's World
27. R. Johnson Mauraders
28. L. Jordan cowboys
29. M. Vick outlaw
30. J. Horn bviperz
Round 4
31. T. Gonzalez Patrones
32. T. Jones Blitz89
33. F. Taylor Easy_Win
34. N. Burleson Mad City Mas...
35. C. Martin underdog
36. D. Bennett Wayne's World
37. H. Ward Mauraders
38. S. Jackson cowboys
39. A. Johnson outlaw
40. R. Wayne bviperz
Round 5
41. T. Bell Patrones
42. I. Bruce Blitz89
43. J. Porter Easy_Win
44. A. Gates Mad City Mas...
45. D. Jackson underdog
46. S. Smith Wayne's World
47. L. Coles Mauraders
48. Ro. Williams cowboys
49. J. Witten outlaw
50. J. Plummer bviperz
Round 6
51. A. Boldin Patrones
52. E. Kennison Blitz89
53. D. Mason Easy_Win
54. A. Crumpler Mad City Mas...
55. T. Green underdog
56. M. Bulger Wayne's World
57. M. Bennett Mauraders
58. Baltimore cowboys
59. Mi. Clayton outlaw
60. J. Arrington bviperz
Round 7
61. D. Branch Patrones
62. A. Vinatieri Blitz89
63. J. Bettis Easy_Win
64. M. Muhammad Mad City Mas...
65. M. Hasselbeck underdog
66. D. Driver Wayne's World
67. L. Fitzgerald Mauraders
68. L. Evans cowboys
69. A. Lelie outlaw
70. B. Favre bviperz
Round 8
71. Buffalo Patrones
72. Chicago Blitz89
73. J. Elam Easy_Win
74. Miami Mad City Mas...
75. D. Foster underdog
76. C. Williams Wayne's World
77. W. Dunn Mauraders
78. C. Chambers cowboys
79. Pittsburgh outlaw
80. New England bviperz
Round 9
81. M. Vanderjagt Patrones
82. P. Burress Blitz89
83. K. Collins Easy_Win
84. S. McNair Mad City Mas...
85. B. Stokley underdog
86. J. Delhomme Wayne's World
87. C. Palmer Mauraders
88. D. Brees cowboys
89. R. Brown outlaw
90. Ke. Johnson bviperz
Round 10
91. L. Suggs Patrones
92. K. Barlow Blitz89
93. Philadelphia Easy_Win
94. O. Mare Mad City Mas...
95. C. Rogers underdog
96. C. Brown Wayne's World
97. L. Johnson Mauraders
98. C. Pennington cowboys
99. D. Carr outlaw
100. S. Janikowski bviperz
Round 11
101. J. Shockey Patrones
102. S. Moss Blitz89
103. T. Heap Easy_Win
104. B. Leftwich Mad City Mas...
105. T. Houshmandzadeh underdog
106. M. Stover Wayne's World
107. R. Longwell Mauraders
108. E. Johnson cowboys
109. D. Akers outlaw
110. E. Moulds bviperz
Round 12
111. Minnesota Patrones
112. T. Williamson Blitz89
113. Indianapolis Easy_Win
114. S. Graham Mad City Mas...
115. Atlanta underdog
116. T. Henry Wayne's World
117. D. Stallworth Mauraders
118. Carolina cowboys
119. K. Colbert outlaw
120. D. Givens bviperz
Round 13
121. J. Wilkins Patrones
122. B. Roethlisberger Blitz89
123. D. Staley Easy_Win
124. J. Gaffney Mad City Mas...
125. Da. Clark underdog
126. Ro. Smith Wayne's World
127. A. Randle El Mauraders
128. A. Toomer cowboys
129. L. Smith outlaw
130. M. Faulk bviperz
Round 14
131. A. Brooks Patrones
132. T. Calico Blitz89
133. K. McCardell Easy_Win
134. Cincinnati Mad City Mas...
135. J. Brown underdog
136. M. Anderson Wayne's World
137. Dallas Mauraders
138. N. Kaeding cowboys
139. R. Droughns outlaw
140. Tampa Bay bviperz
Round 15
141. C. Benson Patrones
142. T. Duckett Blitz89
143. M. Robinson Easy_Win
144. T. Taylor Mad City Mas...
145. Washington underdog
146. New York Wayne's World
147. M. Moore Mauraders
148. B. Edwards cowboys
149. Jacksonville outlaw
150. J. Jurevicius bviperz
Round 16
151. D. Jolley Patrones
152. B. Griese Blitz89
153. M. Williams Easy_Win
154. R. Brown Mad City Mas...
155. J. Kasay underdog
156. D. Rhodes Wayne's World
157. J. Harrington Mauraders
158. B. Williams cowboys
159. R. McMichael outlaw
160. J. Reed bviperz

Compusa sale - cost +7%

Not the greatest sale but if you need anything from Comps.....

Best $5 burger on the island!!! Cheap beers too!

Gotta get the burger when you go here. Only available in the evening though. Combo pizza, cheesy fries, meatball sub, ham and cheese sub are good too...

Google Earth

This is pretty cool. Kinda scary but cool. The pics for Hawaii looked kinda old though. The HQ21 building at Camp Smith was still under construction when the passover was taken.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Fans of Palomino

For those who like Palominos - 3-course meal for $25 per person.

Is this a Photoshop edit??? Yikes!

Carrot Top is a monster

Passed on from

I don't know why, but this picture of Carrot Top makes me think that he might actually be turning into a carrot. Or at least some sort of vegetable. I'm pretty familiar with muscle structure, and it's obvious that there's something very wrong with his face and body. I don't know what a vegetable would look like if it tried to take human shape, but I think it would be a little something like this. The nipples alone suggest we're not dealing with homosapien. And the face? My God, the face. Just looking at it makes me fear for the safety of all mankind. Damn you, vegetable people. Damn you to hell!

Air Brush Magic!

Ever wonder why ALL the girls in Maxim, FHM, Stuff, etc look good? Check this site out. Photoshop can make anyone look good.....

Havana Heat

This looks pretty cool. I think we're gonna check this out instead of the Willows Beer bash....

Havana Heat
by ARTafterDARK, a dynamic group of young adults dedicated to exploring the arts
WHEN: Friday, August 26, 2005 • 6-9PM
WHERE: Honolulu Academy of Arts

Grammy-nominated Latin band Son Caribe
Dance floor
Mambo lessons

Here's some pics of their past events:

Monday, August 22, 2005

Biometric Password Manager

I didn't know biometric fingerprint readers were so cheap. A pretty good accessory considering the amount of accounts/pws seems to keep on increasing.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

ING Direct

3.3% savings rate and FDIC insured. Compare that to 0.45% at Bank of Hawaii...

Borders 30% off one paperback

Pizza Hut Literacy card and Compusa Discount card

Everyone knows about the Pizza Hut card:

Hawaii Pizza Hut restaurants sell "Carryout for Literacy" cards for $10
each. The card entitles the customer to a "buy one, get one FREE" pizza
discount on Carryout orders for one year.

In addition, if you purchase the literacy card from Compusa, you can get the following discount:

$10.00 off a $100.00 purchase or $25.00 off a $250.00 purchase at CompUSA.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Amazing Race 8 - Sept 27th

Dunno if I like the family format but we'll see....heard they couldn't do as many wild challenges because of the kids. The Linz family looks like a tough team since they're all 19 - 24...


Old news for some people.....

Windward Mall will open
an IHOP; more Oahu
locations may be coming

YOU can almost smell the pancakes and melting butter. IHOP, formerly the International House of Pancakes, is coming to Windward Mall after nearly two years of negotiations, "almost to the date," said Jonathan Kim, the mall's general manager.


The restaurant will be built in about 5,400 square feet on the ground floor between Macy's and LaHens Designs Inc.


For early and late diners, the restaurant will open in the morning, close around midnight, and will have entrances from the interior of the mall as well as the exterior.


Oahu may get more IHOPs, too, as the California-based corporate headquarters sees "additional possibilities on Oahu ... in a growing population area," said Patrick Lenow, IHOP Corp. spokesman.

DVD TV Seasons at the Hawaii State Library**

**Stolen from Greg's friend - kazuo...

You can borrow the whole season on DVD for $1/week. Now that is a bargain! I searched and found Seinfeld and Alias but no Battlestar Galactica! Dang!

Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park - Sept 3/4

September 2005
3-4 Okinawan Festival at Kapiolani Park (Note: Bon dance only on Saturday.)

Hawaii United Okinawa Association

Come check it out....we'll be volunteering somewhere in the festival....

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Looks interesting....

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.

Best Buy - $20 off coupon

The Willows Hops & Grinds Presents..."The Best of British" Friday August 26 , 2005

The Willows Hops & Grinds Presents...

"The Best of British"
Friday August 26 , 2005
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sample great British ales from...Bass & Co., Boddington's, Fuller's, Melbourn Brothers, Scottish & Newcastle, Samuel Smith's and Traquair.

Grind... The Willows? Chef Jay Matsukawa has planned a special pupu menu featuring:

Chilled Vegetable Crudite

Assorted Cheese and Crackers

Beer Batter Fish and Chips

Shepherd's Pie

Baked Herb Stuffed Salmon

Win beer gear...

Enter the Grand Prize Drawing ... Enter the drawing for The Hops & Grinds' next GRAND PRIZE of a trip for two to California for the "Californian Odyssey." This will include visits to several craft breweries and San Francisco Giants Baseball.

Also...Enter a special drawing for the 2005 Pigskin Fantasy Tour from The Willows, Amstel Light, Panda Travel and Sports Radio 1420. Win a trip for two to see the UH Warriors play Nevada in Reno and the San Francisco Forty Niners play the New York Giants.

Enjoy Entertainment... Live entertainment at the Willows Cafe lanai.

Tickets: Advance tickets are $20 and are available at The Willows, The Liquor Collection, The Wine Stop, Tamura?s Kaimuki

Reservations: Call The Willows at 952-9200. Tickets are $25 at the door. Attendees must be 21 years old or older with valid identification.

Need More Info? Call 271-9701

Ward Centre Coupon

August 19 - 21, 15 - 20% off participating merchants.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

10% off Lowes coupon

You can take it to Home Depot and they'll probably match it....

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

""s - luv em I do...

Wayne's World

"Work like you don't need the money, love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching"

Aurora Greenway

Man's Best Friend....

Turtle Bay Golf kicked my a#$ this weekend

Wayne's World

Should've used these it would have mattered...

The Front Nine

1. Par 4, 380 yards
From the tee, there is plenty of room on the left side that enables you to avoid the trees on the right. There is a hidden bunker behind the left side of green.
2. Par 3, 175 yards
There is less wind at the green than you will feel on the tee. Safer on the right side of the green than the left. Front of green sits 20 yards from water.
3. Par 4, 354 yards
When Tradewinds blow think extra clubs. OB left is worse than trees on the right.
4. Par 5, 513 yards
Possible to reach in two with wind at your back. Favor the right side of fairway to avoid bunkers and woods on the left. Long approach shots will run off of the back side of this elevated green.
5. Par 4, 354 yards
Driver not necessary on this hole and could bring trees and water hazard into play on left side. With a short approach shot, it's time to think birdie.
6. Par 4, 435 yards
Long dogleg right. Must play a long left to right tee shot to have mid iron into the green. Length, large bunkers on right and left side of green make this the toughest hole on the front side.
7. Par 5, 544 yards
Tradewinds blow tee shots to the right making hole play longer. Tee shots that find the left side rough are big trouble, as the trees will block the second shot. Green breaks fast toward fairway.
8. Par 3, 177 yards
Usually more wind on the green than you will feel on the tee. Front bunker hides a green that is deeper than appears, placing a premium on club selection.
9. Par 4 377 yards
More room on the left side than can be seen off the tee but beware the hidden bunker & OB. Short hole, but think extra club if Tradewinds are blowing on approach.

The Back Nine

10. Par 5, 502 yards
Best to play left to right and aim at trees next to fairway on left side. A tee shot right of the fairway brings trees and bunker into play. Severely sloped green from front to back. Keep approach shots short of pin.
11. Par 3, 166 yards
Right to left Tradewinds will help your tee shots. Balls landing on center of green will run to back.
12. Par 4, 373 yards
This hole plays long into the wind making bunkers fronting the green even more penal. Downhill putts toward front of green will be very fast.
13. Par 4, 377 yards
Beware of the left-to-right Tradewinds that will blow tee shots towards the waste area on the right. Play it safe and aim for the front of green so you don't go long.
14. Par 4, 277 yards
Great risk/reward hole but even if you fly the ball to the green from the tee, it is shallow, sloped front to back and will be tough to hold. OB left, bail out area on right side starts about 75 yards short of the green.
15. Par 3, 180 yards
Down wind shot off of tee makes green tough to hold. All putts will roll towards pond on the left.
16. Par 4, 482 yards
Make sure to avoid the trees and water hazard on the right. Approach shot short of flag is best for an uphill putt. A par here is cause for celebration.
17. Par 5, 496 yards
OB left along entire hole. The "false front" bunker on the right is actually about 75 yards in front of the green. Second shots that clear the false front bunker have a good chance of running up on the green. Greenside bunker on right cannot be seen from the fairway.
18. Par 4, 373 yards
OB left. Aim tee shot at right side of the green. On approach avoid the cavernous greenside bunkers. Severely sloped green from back to front, leave yourself and uphill putt.

Sunday Bball League

Our team fell in the semis this year so gotta wait till next year...

Monday, August 15, 2005

Online file storage

Free online storage. File size up to 60mb. Unlimited storage. Great for files that you can't send via email.