Archive for the ‘Website News’ Category

Site was down

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Looks like our domain expired due to a our credit card number expiring and the site went down for a day or so. This also means that we have not received any email for the last 24 hours or so. Just a heads up as to what’s going on. If you sent us something, you’ll need to resend. Sorry about the inconvenience!

Hulu Plus now available to everyone

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We haven’t had cable for a while, and I get a lot of questions about how we still have so much TV to watch. The answer is a high-def antenna and Hulu Plus. Previously, it was invitation only for testing purposes, but I was able to nab one and we’ve been using it for a few months now. Basically, it’s the same thing as Hulu, but by paying a subscription fee you get access to more episodes (like all 8 seasons of a show instead of the current season or just the last few episodes) and you can watch most of the content in HD…which is a must when you’re using it on your living room TV as your main source of content.

As of today, it’s now available to the public and they dropped the price to $7.99 a month! I encourage everyone to try it because it’s a heckuva lot better than paying $60+ a month for cable or satellite and we really never run out of content. Lisa even gets her HGTV shows!

If you’d like to try, you can use this link here to get 2 free weeks (and I get 2 free weeks as well, in the interest of full disclosure). But I totally think it’s worth every penny!

Drew’s New Cave:

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

::there is a little GEEK inside everyone of us!::

During my most recent computer build I was taking pictures of the progress as a close friend wanted to see what I was working on.  During one of these photo sessions Lisa walked in, watched for a moment, and said, “You’re not going to post that on our blog, are you?”

I admit that the thought had crossed my mind…after all, blogs provide a fantastic way of organizing thoughts and pictures.  However, I also had to admit she was right…98% of you really couldn’t care less about the computer I just built, no matter how proud I really was.  There had to be a compromise.

I’ve been thinking about this “sub-blog” for several weeks now, but an email from my wife’s uncle John pushed me over the edge, resulting in what you’re reading now.  So, if you’re interested, head over to to check it out.  If not?  Well, there’s always the family blog right here!


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Delinking Debate

There appears to have been some confusion regarding leaving comments on the new blog so I decided to post a quick entry to hopefully clear that up.

There are several sites out there for blogging and the two most popular (free ones) are Blogger (or blogspot) and WordPress. Blogger is Google’s blogging site and is free to set up a site on their servers. Also, once you lave a login name (or Google username…both can be used), you can log in and use it to comment on anyone’s Blogger blog.

In the same way, WordPress has a free site where you can set up a blog, but they also offer free software to install on your OWN website (which allows you to do far more customization of the design). In the same way as Blogger, once you have a WordPress ID, you can comment on any WordPress blog. This is the software I’ve chosen to use on my own site.

So, if you have a WordPress username, you can log in on the right and comment with it here. If you don’t, you can register for one, OR you can simply leave a comment WITHOUT LOGGING IN. So no, you do not need to log in to comment! It’s totally up to you…but if you’d like to register, you can do so on the menu on the right, which really just lets you track your comments and not have to type your information every time you visit (since it keeps you logged in).

Questions? Post them in the comments or drop me an email.

New Site!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Welcome to the new site!  We’ve changed hosts, switched blogging software, migrated all the old posts and comments, moved pictures, and updated the design (a bit).  This now gives us unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, and a whole host of new tools…not to mention far easier methods of adding new entries.  The old site kind of hit a wall, as shown by the lack of updates over the last year.  But now that the constraints are gone, we’re back online.  Hope to have some new stuff soon!