Combat Zone 210 Fireworks at Patrick’s 4th of July BBQ

Check out the video of the Combat Zone 210 in action. The video is 30 seconds long but the combat zone shoots off 210 red and green flares in the last 15 seconds. It is VERY COOL!!!

A Rapid Crisscross Barrage of Red and Green Flares

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If you want to add this awesome arsenal to your fireworks celebration you can find it at The Spirit of ’76 Wholesale Fireworks website.

4th of July Most Dugg Articles on Digg

US Flag reflected in Water DropletsAs a tribute to the 4th of July I thought I would list the top 15 most popular “4th of July” sites according to Digg (as of July 4th, 2008).

  1. Scientology: 4th Of July- How Crazy Are They? 2394 diggs
  2. Your Odds of Dying (Pic) 2095 diggs
  3. If you live in Ohio – you can’t be arrested today (4th July) 2081 diggs
  4. [pic] Gorgeous Water Droplets Reflecting the American Flag 1744 diggs
  5. This Ought to Make For an Awkward 4th of July BBQ 1481 diggs
  6. Conversation With Digg’s CEO Jay Adelson About v3.0 Overwhelming Success 1227 diggs
  7. July 4th, 1986 [PIC] 1221 diggs
  8. Five things you didn’t know about the upcoming Transformers movie 1001 diggs
  9. The Pirate Party of the United States site launches 986 diggs
  10. Xbox 360 Premium Found with HDMI Port 959 diggs
  11. How to make a Coke Rocket – Finally revealed! (video) 935 diggs
  12. Discovery finally launches! 893 diggs
  13. Remembering the 12 year fight for the Freedom of Information Act 874 diggs
  14. No July 4th Celebrations for Highly Skilled Future Americans 822 diggs
  15. Open a beer bottle with another bottle 811 diggs

My favorite is the [pic] of the US Flag reflecting in the water droplets.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Diablo 3 Sequel Announced – See The Stunning Videos!

It has been 8 years since the release of Diablo 2. On June 28th, 2008 Diablo 3 was announced at the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France. My guess is that Diablo 3 won’t be released until the 2nd quarter of 2009 (June 29, 2009 exatly 9 years after Diablo 2) if we are lucky. But in the mean time we can begin to follow the game development and let the excitement start to grow. Check out these new videos:

Cinematic Trailer High Quality:
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Game Play Video:
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Download hi-res videos from here: Diablo 3 Media

You can keep up to date on the new features in Diablo 3 by visiting the Official Website. Read Deckard Cain’s Journal which covers the story line from Diablo 1 & 2 and includes videos from the previous games. Learn about the World of Sanctuary and the new character classes like the Witch Doctor. And much much more…

Diablo 2 is one of my all time favorite PC based games. My son loves to play the game with me and his friends. I own both Diablo 1 and 2 and I can’t wait for Diablo III.


AT&T Wireless Customer Service Gave Me $20

at&t, formerly cingularAbout 3 years ago I switched my cellular service from Cingular to Verizon Wireless because I was very unhappy with the customer service from Cingular. I continued to hear that Cingular and now AT&T were always scoring very low when it came to customer service. Especially last year after the rollout of the iPhone caused many customers to have to wait an unacceptable amount of time to get their phones activated. Well, apparently, AT&T is finally doing something about it.

About 6 months ago I switched back to AT&T because I wanted the AT&T Tilt phone and I also received a discount from my work, which lowered my monthly phone bill about $30 compared to Verizon Wireless. Of course I was very concerned about the customer service, but from the very first day when I purchased my new AT&T Tilt phone I received nothing but outstanding customer service. My new phone was activated in 5 minutes and another 5 minutes later I was synchronized with my works exchange server. I had all my contacts, emails, and calendar appointments available on my phone 10 minutes after purchasing it. Kudos to Mikey, the AT&T rep that helped me out.

Fast forward a couple of months. I was leaving the states to go to Mexico for a week and wanted my phone setup for international roaming. So I called AT&T customer service and asked to have my phone activated to work in Mexico. The rep had me setup in under 5 minutes. Wow. I couldn’t believe how quick and friendly customer service was. Unfortunately, when I got back from Mexico and recieved my phone bill I noticed the charges were way too high. ‘Here we go’, I thought. I just knew that when I called customer service I was going to get a hard time.

Once again, I called the customer service number and quickly reached an operator after pressing 0 twice to get through the automated system. I explained the situation and the AT&T rep immediately apologized and said that they made the mistake when they setup the account for international roaming. I should have received the discounted rates instead of being charged the full rate. She credited my account for the difference and asked if there was anything else she could do. Nope. I was once again extremely pleased with the quick and friendly service.

Two months later my bill comes in and again I see additional roaming charges from my Mexico trip for $12.30 on my bill. I called customer service and once again explained my situation. The rep told me that the charges were posted to my account very late from the carrier in Mexico. As soon as I mentioned that I had a similar problem 2 months earlier he quickly stated that it was not a problem and that he would correct the charges. A minute later he credited my account $20 for all my troubles. THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! I never complained and never expected anything like that. I was thoroughly surprised. Good Job AT&T. I hope you keep up the GREAT customer service. Thank You.

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ATT Wireless Customer Service: 1-800-331-0500