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Aug 20, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
The Obama administration officially announced this evening that the Cash for Clunkers program will end on Monday, August 24th. The $3 billion is pretty much gone. Hopefully, dealers won’t get shafted if there turns out to be a deficit, we don’t need something like this to hurt any businesses. If you want to go out and [...]
Aug 18, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
The Woodward Dream Cruise is hands down the coolest car event ever. This year marked my first visit to the world’s largest single-day car event and it will not be the last. We arrived in Detroit on Thursday, and after checking into the hotel and having some dinner, we decided to take the 15-minute drive [...]
Aug 12, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
*Picture a 6-year-old girl rubbing two ear buds together and then says “clear” playing as if the ear buds are a defibrillator jump-starting the heart on here headless Barbie. I don’t think that is going to save this poor decapitated doll. Traveling on vacations and such with children is much different than it was just [...]
Aug 10, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
Just 10 years ago, getting a TV in your car was a challenge. Cutting up the head rests or paying $3,000 for a small flip-down tv was commonplace. In 2009, just about every minivan has a rear-seat entertainment system from the factory, and SUVs come with the option available. OEM technology has finally caught up [...]
Aug 09, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
I recently read an article by Arik Hesseldahl about where he saw the iPod heading. I was inspired by this article to share my own thoughts on the subject. In retrospect, I saw my post as too similar to Arik’s, so I pulled it down. It is obvious that I am not a fan of [...]
Jul 31, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
Congress voted to tell the treasury to print up $2 billion more dollars. Cash for clunkers is now full of money, at least for the next couple of weeks. If you want a new car for a few thousand bucks, hit up the nearest dealership for some clunker action. I am still not excited about [...]
Jul 31, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
UPDATE! While I reported yesterday that the cash for clunkers program has ben suspended, the White House announced late last night that the plan was still on and would be on until at least Friday. Congress is rushing around, trying to put together an additional 2-billion dollars in the fund, pushing the total up to [...]
Jul 30, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
Well, it was good while it lasted. Apparently, the folks in Washington have gotten spooked by the popularity of the program. I posted about the clunker bill a few weeks ago, and though I was not excited about the plan, it has certainly sparked some deals in the car industry, which needed the boost. So [...]
Jul 27, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
One of the greatest tools in the audiophile toolbox is math. What? Math sucks you say. Well I say get your calculators out and start working your brain. This will be fun, honest. In retail, chat forums and lunch rooms across the country the single most common questions are “how do I get my system [...]
Jul 22, 2009 by Jefferson Bryant.
When discussing Q-Logic Q-Forms or Q-Customs, often I get the same question- Why Plastic? With all of the different types of materials available, why use plastic, why not wood or fiberglass? There are several answers to this question, and I will get to all of them. Wood- Wood is great for the basic flat enclosure. [...]