Terry Caliendo

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May 22, 2014
The Best Piano Movers in Las Vegas

My wife and I were recently had a Steinway & Sons grand piano shipped from Seattle to here in Las Vegas.  We used a national shipper, who it turns out is actually a middle man who trucks the piano across the country, but contracts the pick up and drop off to local piano movers. When […]

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May 14, 2014
The Cost of Driving to the Store VS Paying for Online Shipping

We all see the price of gas and love to complain about the cost of filling up our tanks.  What's funny though, is that we all detest paying for shipping when ordering online, but will readily drive to the store to buy something. Driving back and forth to the store is in itself a shipping cost. […]

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April 17, 2014
iFixIt iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Kit Review

I recently replaced the battery on my iPhone 5 as my phone would quickly lose power during the day.  When I first got my phone, I could go pretty much a whole day without needing to charge.  And that included taking lots of pictures and video as well as spending time texting and using social […]

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March 26, 2014
Bosch Dishwasher Not Draining, Leaving Standing Water after the Wash Cycle Completes

About 2 weeks ago we noticed that after the dishwasher finished its cycle, there was a larger than normal amount of standing water in the bottom.  There's always been a little bit of water that remained to be found when I'd pull the filter out to clean it, but this was as few inches above […]

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September 26, 2013
Las Vegas Foster Parents to Get More Random Visits from their Foster Child's Caseworker

My wife and I are now foster parents here in Las Vegas, Nevada.  We just got our first placement in the beginning of September and already received a random visit from our foster child's caseworker. Was it stressfull? YES. Do I think its a good thing? ABSOLUTELY

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March 9, 2013
How to repair a large sinking bathroom double-sink vanity mirror

Our large 8-foot bathroom vanity mirror over our double sinks started sinking on one side a few years ago.  Apparently, the installers didn't screw the bottom metal mounting bracket into the wall.  They simply sat the mirror into the metal guard and rested it on the back of the sink counter top and glued it to […]

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March 3, 2013
The Least Expensive (Cheapest) way to get Belay Glasses for Rock Climbing!

UPDATED: 8/24/15 I can pretty much tell if a person's been rock climbing for a long time just by looking at their neck.  People who spend a lot of time belaying (looking up for a long time) develop this reverse "c" curve to their neck from craning their head all day while looking up at […]

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March 1, 2013
Does recording video at higher bitrates allow for higher quality zooming resolution during post production?

I often record at the lowest bitrate on my Cannon VIXIA HF20 mini camcorder to save space.  The camera has multiple recording speeds with LP being the lowest bitrate and MXP being the highest.  MXP videos take up about 4 times the space as an LP video of the same duration.  For example, an 8 […]

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February 24, 2013
GE 800 Watt Juice Extractor Review

Somewhere around a year ago, my wife and I were looking for entertainment via Netflix streaming on our Wii, and we ended up watching the documentary "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead", which is about some Australian guy who's got too much money to sit around and do nothing, so he decides to health up by […]

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February 7, 2013
Words With Friends - Z words that won't work on Windows Phone 8

My wife recently purchased a Nokia Lumina 920 Windows 8 phone.  And while she can still handily beat me at Words With Friends, she now has a bit of a handicap.  It seems as though Words With Friends on her Windows 8 phone won't let her play quite a few words that start with the […]

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