Well, that didn’t take long. Circuit City has already started running liquidation sales to clear out their stores and warehouses. They aren’t officially closing it down until the end of March, though, so it might be a good idea to wait a while before trying to find any really outstanding deals.
At the moment, their prices are barely within range of those that you’ll find at other big box stores like Costco and Best Buy. (Costco, of course, kicks Best Buy’s ass when it comes to deals on electronics and DVDs.) I’m sure that will change as we draw closer to the last day of operation.
I’ll definitely highlight any major sales that occur over the next few weeks.
Lifehacker is running a great article on saving money during a recession. They give ten smart tips on ways to cut back including a few that you may not have thought of, yet. (I hadn’t put a lot of thought into their number one suggestion – simply asking service providers for a cheaper rate or asking if they have any deals running right now.)
Everyone remembers when Polaroid used to make those instant film cameras. Likewise, I’m sure everyone remembers when they stopped manufacturing them and, more importantly, the film for them in June of 2008.
Apparently, that really didn’t sit well with some of the people who work in the analog film industry. Thus began The Impossible Project, an insane effort to bring back instant film founded by a small company called Impossible b.v. I’m not sure how they found the funding but they’ve managed to work directly with Polaroid to acquire all of their old equipment and the factory. They apparently plan to continue producing their own brand of instant film.
You can read more on their (very cool) website.
This is one of the better spoofs I’ve seen in recent months.
Smashing Magazine has assembled what they’re calling “The Ultimate Collection of Free Vectors”. I must admit that it’s a damn impressive grouping of vectors for CS3 and CS4 users. If you’re looking for some new source material, then this is a great article to rummage through.
Several media outlets are reporting that North Korean officials are claiming to have weaponized their stockpile of weapons-grade plutonium. This means that they may have weaponized as much as 30.8 kilograms, which is enough for four or five warheads.
If the report is true, then it’s time to take some of our focus away from the Middle East and place it on Kim Jong-il and the rest of the whackjobs running that country. This poses a serious threat to both the safety and security of surrounding countries, South Korea in particular.
McKay Hatch, the kid behind a No Cussing Club that’s been blowing up on the Internet all around the world in recent months, has become the target of everything from death threats to pizza delivery pranks in the middle of the night and porn magazine subscriptions.
There’s a report on ABC News about what’s been going on. While I’m not about stop fucking cursing, I think it’s admirable that this kid is taking it all in stride. I mean, it’s not like he should really take most of what’s being said seriously. A vast majority of the people who have been threatening him can’t spell or form complete sentences.
I bet I can guess where this all got started – and what group has been responsible for most of these attacks.