Golf Green Finder For Your Phone


Sorry Folks!  As of Jan 2012 Greenfinder was bought out by GolfLogix!   Another small business bites the dust!!


Ok… We don’t normally write reviews like this, and no it’s not satire.  Since its spring, and I have to believe we have some golfers in our readership, I could not resist passing this along.  If you are not a golfer… sorry.. just nuke this post and I beg your humble forgiveness.

I thought you might be interested in turning your “smartphone” into a GPS Golf Rangefinder if you haven’t already purchased a standalone  GPS range finder. I have been using this Greenfinder service now for about 2-3 years and today they sent me a notice to help promote their product.  Sure there is something in it for me… they give me an extra month on my subscription but I figured, what the heck, maybe someone out there who golfs might want to try this and also save themselves several hundred dollars on yet one more electronic device that you have to carry around with you on the golf course and keep charged up! These guys use your existing BlackBerry, iPhone 3G, Droid, Palm Pre and download a great GPS service for golfers to it to use on the course. If you have any of these cell phones this is really worth checking out, a whole lot less expensive than mainstream products, and damn accurate for the amateur golfer!!

It shows you the distance to the greens and hazards on the golf course and much more. They have a free trial. The company that provides this service started it a few years ago and the big guys are catching on so they need to do some promotion.  Golf Logix, Sky Caddie and others can out spend them in advertising and charge you more for virtually the same functionality!

It’s only $35/year after a free trial, but with the code below you can save $5 off their purchase price. The free trial period sold me on it after using it in real time! The details about downloads, courses and all that extra stuff is on their website.

Just enter the following code into the promo-code field on their purchase page  for the discount and share the code with your friends:


Go here to get more information and a 5 round free trial and make sure to use your Promo Code above for a discount:

If you play golf, have one of the above cell phones,  and have not already invested a few hundred on a GPS range finder you should check this out… at least the free trial anyway!!    Spread the word and the code !

Pages 425-430 of the House Health Care Bill Will Shock You!

Shocking information about directives on Pages 425-430 of the House Health Care Bill.

Listen to the details regarding Pages 425-430 in the Health Care Bill focused on by Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former New York Lt. Governor and Chairman of the Committee To Reduce Infectious Deaths, in a Fred Thomson Show interview. She has actually taken to time to READ the details in the proposed House Bill of 1018 pages and was especially shocked at page 425 – 430. Page 430 mandates a “New Benefit” for patients and families which is essentially counseling on how to cut your life short. The government over time will begin to shape these “directives” and the conseling to reduce cost to the overall system.  Translation, encourage the removal of life sustaining treatments.  Counseling on foregoing antibiotics, nutrition and hydration to promote the termination of life. Now the government will be encouraging and counseling families, patients and doctors on how to withhold treatment to decrease the cost of treating the elderly.

Who will be paying for the health care bill ??? The elderly will pay indirectly by have access to LESS care as it rationalizes the value of life as the government regulates who should and should not get medical procedures.

HEAR THE FRED THOMPSON / Betty McCaughey Interview

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THIS OUT AND WRITE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES!!! (Unless of course you agree with this approach!) Let your friends know about this insanity unfolding in Washington and get active an write your representatives. Help STOP THE INSANITY !!!

Additional FOLLOW UP Interview with Betty McCaughey – Health Policy Expert and Patient Advocate also Founder of the Committee to Reduce Infectious Deaths in Hospitals.


Comparative Effectiveness Research — code for denying Care based on a patient’s birth date is being promoted in the plan. This is all about big brother government taking over your freedom of choice!!!  The amount of power the government will have over the physician and nurse practitioner is mind boggling when you read it.

On page 425 it says in black and white that EVERYONE on Social Security, (will include all Senior Citizens and SSI people) will go to MANDATORY counseling every 5 years to learn and to choose from ways to end your suffering (and your life). Health care will be denied based on age. 500 Billion will be cut from Seniors healthcare. The only way for that to happen is to drastically cut health care, the oldest and the sickest will be cut first. Paying for your own care will not be an option!!

Now, CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN WASHINGTON!! Tell them to read page 425 if they don’t read anything else. Surely some of them have parents.

Senate Contact Link

The elderly are going to especially hit hard by a socialist scheme to help pay for the health care plan. The modern day equivalent of putting the elderly out on an ice flow to be eaten by polar bears when they cannot contribute to the society and are increasing costs to the community.

Page 425 shows just to what degree the radical left is willing to push through in order to establish socialized health care in this country.

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See also pages 16 and 17 of House Bill which confirms you will be forced to switch health plans to the one being pushed by the House of Representatives according to Ms. McCaughey.

New Free Web 2.0 / SMS Website Downtime Alert Service

New Free Website Uptime Monitoring Service

Website Monitoring Alerts

If you have a website or blog running under ANY publishing platform it’s always a good idea to be alerted if your site is down for any reason! Rockbridge Services LLC has introduced a new website monitoring system that can provide you that notification. We have added some links where you can go directly to their site and test it out. You can also sign up your website for free and then try out their notification service in real time before subscribing. They offer both a free version as well as a professional premium upgrade – It’s YOUR choice which is fine with us…

This new service is worth checking out if you don’t have any method of monitoring your website’s uptime and want to be alerted to your cell phone or Blackberry if your site goes down…

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Here is some additional information taken from their website…

Rockbridge Services provides: Website monitoring, web server monitoring & server monitoring from worldwide locations. Receive downtime alerts via SMS & Email directed right to your cell phone or any of your key email account(s).

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Venus Jupiter and the Moon Snuggle Up on Dec 1st

Look to the southwest after sunset on Dec. 1 for a close conjunction between three bright solar system objects: the moon, Venus and Jupiter. If you have binoculars, you might even be able to fit all three of them in the field of view. Between now and then, you can see Jupiter and Venus getting closer together each evening.

Every once in a while, something will appear in the night sky that will attract the attention of even those who normally don’t bother looking up. It’s likely to be that way on Monday evening, Dec. 1.

A slender crescent moon, just 15 percent illuminated, will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.

People who are unaware or have no advance notice will almost certainly wonder, as they cast a casual glance toward the moon on that night, what those two “large silvery stars” happen to be? Sometimes, such an occasion brings with it a sudden spike of phone calls to local planetariums, weather offices and even police precincts. Not a few of these calls excitedly inquire about “the UFOs” that are hovering in the vicinity of our natural satellite — [Hat Tip: Joe Rao/MSNBC]

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How To Completely Remove and Uninstall All Traces of iTunes

How To Uninstall iTunes – Updated for 2018!

Uninstall iTunes and Remove All Traces of it – so it can be either properly reinstalled or completely removed from your computer…



Have you been going crazy trying to completely uninstall iTunes from your PC?


How To Uninstall iTunesScenario: Your latest download of iTunes got corrupted on your system somehow, or was interrupted during installation. Doesn’t matter how. It happened to me. I realized I had to uninstall itunes and then reinstall it. So I thought I would just download the latest version first and try reloading it. No dice. Then I thought ok, I would first remove it using the ADD/REMOVE feature in the control panel and try again. Not so simple.  Lo and behold I could not uninstall iTunes from either the Programs list in the Control Panel or Admin area! Reloading itunessetup.exe gave me errors. It would not even start! In my ensuing hours of Google research, I found a number of posts from folks with just this very same problem: How to uninstall iTunes ?

So let me share with you some answers, tips and tools that I found from all the forums I researched. When used properly, they will help you solve this problem and keep you from going completely nuts!

First – Here is your basic overall objective:

1. Before you can begin to reinstall iTunes you must first uninstall iTunes properly. To do that you must remove all tracesof the following applications listed; including all “left over” files and certain registry keys inside your registry. Yep… that scary place on your PC !! :

2. First try removing each of the programs below with their own “uninstallers” or by using the ADD/REMOVE application located in your Control Panel. Start –> Control Panel –> Add/Remove Programs. Try removing them in the order you see them listed below. If you are lucky you will be able to remove all of them by just using your ADD/REMOVE program and uninstall iTunes completely:

  • iTunes Software
  • Quicktime
  • Apple Software Update
  • Apple Mobile Support
  • Bonjour (especially Bonjour, the most problematic and most difficult component to remove properly! )
  • Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
  • iPhone (if you have it loaded)
  • and anything else related to iTunes — that’s the tough part where you need to be very careful

3. After this, its very important to check that certain registry keys have been removed. Some of the programs above can leave behind registry keys that make the rest of the process difficult to finish.  You can do that by hand (if you know what you are doing!) or take the safe route and run a top regarded Registry Cleaner like RegCure to clean up left behind registry keys!    You do this AFTER installing all of the above software.  This step is especially important. If you don’t, the left over registry keys will cause iTunes main program to think you still have parts of the original installation installed and you will not be able to install a new copy!  So if you don’t do anything else, clean up the registry with regcure or a program like it.

If you are fortunate the above process will uninstall iTunes and you will be all set!

If not, all is not lost. Fortunately there is an automated approach with less risk for the less technical among us:


There is an excellent iTunes eManual Removal Guide with Software  which includes specialized uninstaller software with full step by step instructions on how to use it to completely uninstall iTunes and all the associated “helper” programs above.  We found it on line with bundled software included with instructions. It was written for the lay person to help you to REMOVE ALL TRACES of iTunes from your computer without your needing a computer science degree.  It includes step by step screenshots on how to use the uninstaller software included in the download specifically to uninstall iTunes. You can obtain it from the links below or search Google for it.  It can keep you from spending hours of going nuts trying to fix this – especially if you are not comfortable editing and cleaning the registry! The developers included both detailed instructions and the necessary software which performs the registry changes and registry clean up automatically! One caution.  Just make sure to follow all of the instructions carefully STEP by STEP and be sure to read all the instructions carefully first.  (The company’s data shows it works for > 95% of users unless they have other pre-existing serious problems with their PC registry. Like viruses, malware and the like).  So run some good anti-virus and anti-malware software first. Or just go for it!   If you have trouble then go back and run anti-malware and try again.  They offer no guarantees because you could have other computer problems, but it did work perfectly for us and judging by the feedback on their site, it worked perfectly for the vast majority of people who have used it who needed to uninstall itunes properly.  Worth the small cost to try it. There are a few different sources where you can get it unless you want to make all the deletions and registry edits yourself manually:

Check for the latest versions at the download sites below:



Amazon: There is also an iPad / Kindle version (text only with download link) over at Amazon as well: ( B003VD1IRM )


Original article posted in ZardozZ News and Reviews by Scotty777

Note: The eGuide download package at the above links includes software that does a full registry cleanup automatically and is included as part of the download package. This helps reduce mistakes doing manual registry edits but be sure to read and follow the instructions!  Don’t try to wing it!

Best iTunes Alternative : Some of you have asked us if we knew of a good alternative to iTunes.  One excellent alternative we discovered is MediaMonkeyWe use it and love it. The developers have a free version and their software will allow you to sync, organize, upload and download music files between your PC and all your smart mobile devices!  It’s really worth checking out if you are frustrated with iTunes. Especially if you don’t want, to shop in the iTunes store. Media Monkey is an excellent alternative to iTunes. The free version is definitely worth trying out.

Google and the Demise of Blogger

For those of you who use Blogger as your blog publishing tool, I suggest that the logo you see above currently displayed on the Google search engine has nothing at all to do with Halloween. But everything to do with what we are calling the “demise of Blogger.” The above image captures it all. It’s really a depiction of the horror that has become the Blogger publishing experiance! If you tried to post over the weekend (and you did not switch over to their Beta version for many really valid reasons I might add) you will know what I am talking about. The bandages and the skeletal hand are more than appropriate to depict how many users feel about Blogger right now. The reliability of this platform since Google purchased the company last year has gone completely down the toilet. Not to mention loss of confidence and credibility of the support staff and expecially the management who obviously don’t give a rat’s ass about redundancy in their hardware archetecture. Yet 1.6B was spent by Google to seek to acquire YouTube. If you have a site with any serious traffic and readership it has become a disaster! The Beta version, which has been in beta for for months now, is still in beta and loaded with issues along with a myraid of conversion headaches for all but the most simple sites. We are sure they will work them out. The question is WHEN?? For you FTP users who have your own domain and ISP… (like this site) you’ll just have more outages to endure until they provide an FTP version. The question is WHEN?? Lord only knows what bugs and issues everyone will be experiancing when FTP is available!

Here is an excerpt from Stuck on the Palmetto who replied to one of the recent Blogger Status Updates… I reprint it here in the name of every Blogger user that was frustrated during the past three days… Italics are from the recent Blogger Status update… LOL…

In the short term, we’re replacing quirky hardware and increasing our monitoring to stop problems before they start (forgive me my clichés?).

You mean like this morning’s publishing problem that went on for over 8 hours? Sorta slipped through the cracks, this one, right guys? (forgive me my clichés.)

In the long term, we’re developing a new version of Blogger with some great new features that is built on technology and hardware that has proven, Google-quality reliability.

Excuse me for one minute. HAHAHHHAHHHAHH HAHHAHHHHAH HAAAH HAAHAHHHAHHAHHA. Okay, I’m back with you. “Google-quality reliability?” You’ve had Blogger now for how long, Google? And how many times a week is it going down? You can’t even make the old one work but you want us to believe that the new one is going to be better?

And then literally in the next breath, these Silicon Valley dweebs tell us that just to show us they’re serious about this fixin’ up thing, they’ve updated their “status blog” with the new Blogger beta. The “status blog” is essentially where they tell us about how terribly sorry Blogger is about the outages. Oh, and excuse the “bugs” with new “status blog.”

…I’m pleased to point out that our status blog is now powered by the new version of Blogger. This means that we will be free of the Catch-22 of problems with the current version of Blogger preventing us from reporting about the problems with the current version of Blogger. (And we’ll fix that bug that makes it look like all the posts came from me. We’re on it.)

They haven’t even been able to figure out how to match up the correct author with the posts. These are the guys bringing us the new “Google-quality” Blogger. — Rick / Stuck on the Palmetto

By the way…. check out the announcement on YouTube and see what we mean!!! Plenty of money to burn on a website… we are scratching our heads how this fits into Google’s future vision. Could they find themselves becoming the not so “big brother” of George Orwell 1984 fame? Say perhaps in 2020? Hmmm….

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