This is "my" mashed&smashed up personal blog where I try to post useful stuff for people that are into sports, people that want technology to for for them and not vice versa, people looking for solutions to mobile phone problems especially Nokia and Android related, people that are interested in SEO in making money online and more...

3g iPhone Review

iPhone. Well, yeah...right.It kicks ass. If you like it or not Apple is a few steps ahead of the competitors when it comes to technology and Apple is more than a few steps ahead when it comes to design and buzz that Apple products make. Naturally people will hate success and find all sorts of mistakes in the new 3g iPhone. If you want more info on what the new iPhone brings check out this 3g iPhone review. I'm not here to give out details, this post is more about my wiev of Apple and new 3g iPhone.

Its good and it's cheap. There are always people that are "dissapointed" because the new iPhone does not have that something that that person needs to have, but it has averything that it needs to be simple to use, flashy to impress chicks and your friends, good enought to surf the web and more.

As I said in the last Zecco Review post, I recently started trading with Zecco online trader and one of the stocks i purchased is Apple. Why? Not only because, but also because the new iPhone. The success of the first generation iPhone was big. But when you think of it - still very limited. Limited to United States, limited to certain operators. It was pricey for Europe where 400$ iPhone turns into 400€ iPhone (currently exchange rate is 1.57$ for 1€) and at the end, there were only a fwe countries where you could get it.

Now the new 3g iPhone will bi available in more that 70 states (if I remember it right), imagine the market?

Apple will expand their Apple sotres which are the most bang for square foot stores in teh world. And they wioll start offering third party apps for iPhone. These are all tangible things that IMHO make Apple a good investment even now, when it's price is much higher than it was years ago.

And if I would want to develop my thoguhts even further... I'm sure people from Apple have something new up their sleeves. This ends this 3g iPhone review that turned into an explanation why I bought Apple shares. Well anyway, till next time :)

Zecco Review

What the hell is Zecco? And why does it need it's own Zecco review :)? Well, I found out about Zecco through a financial newspaper, where someone did an article how he uses Zecco for stock trading. This was not an advertisment, he was simply explaining from his own experience how he uses Zecco to invest in stocks. The thing that caught my eye was - "free stock trades" or zero stock trades or something like that. That means you can buy and sell stocks without paying anything for the service, of course you have to pay for the stocks you buy...duh! Since I earn some US dollars from time to time from my online projects and pages (actually I get just a few houndred buck a month from AdSense and that's mostly it...) I decided that I will try and invest some of that money.

So I joined Zecco and I also started a little Zecco Review blog about my quest to make money by trading US stocks. First I will try and explain everything you need to know about Zecco, thing like how to oppen Zecco account, how to fund your Zecco account, how to buy stocks, is it safe, do you earn interest on your idle cash, are they any good...etc.

Later... or I guess at the same time, I will write about the stocks I buy and why I buy them and how succesfull am I. Let me tell you that so far I'm not very successful :) But I think with the current market condition this is kind of expected. SO anyway, if you need so info about Zecco, visit my Zecco review blog. Cheers.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed blog, Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe, this is the latest of the mashed potatoes recipes that I've put on my site. Not this site actually, the other site that is filled with recipes on how to make mashed potatoes. Why would I make a blog about mashed potatoes, am I stupid, bored... or what :)? A little thing called niche. I like simple foods and I like simple recipes. And every now and then I find a recipe that is more or less rare on the net. Mashed potatoes is one of those recipes and this is why I'm making a site about it.

Food, Recipes and Blogging

This will be one of those - How To Blog - posts. And with this blog I plan to break just about every rule known to man about how you should blog. How you should blog meaning if you want to be successful and if you treat your blog as your personal online bussines of some sort, your pet project. If you don't care at all about how your blog looks like than it doesn't matter, hell, I you don't care you probably don't even read posts like these that will tell you what to do or what not to do with your blog. No let me make myself a sandwich...

Sandwich recipe

I love whole wheat bread... that homemade whole wheat bread that gets dry and crumbly if you leave it outside for a day. WTF you ask? You know why bread, buns... things from the supermarket stay fresh, moist and soft even after a week? Because they are filled with chemicals that keep them fresh, moist and soft even after a week. Homemade wholewheat bread has none of this. If you leave it outside it will get dry. If you leave it in the plastic bag it will get moldy. If you eat it you won't be sorry.

So one slice of homemade whole wheat bread, a spread of young cheese, two slices of chicken breasts, a pickle, a salad leaf, and some Old Amsterdam cheese. Yummy.

now lets go on...

Which rules I intend to break?

Lets make a list:

  1. Post regularly. I don't want to. I don't have time, I don't have inspiration and I have lots of other websites to maintain. So I will post whenever I feel like posting. Like now for instance (the feeling is fading slowly as this post gets longer :) ). You should post regularly to get and keep you readers. Well, I don't want them. I just want a blog that will give great links to my other sites. A blog that will be liked by Google, not people. Sorry.
  2. Stick to one topic. I hate.... I HATE blogs that write about everything. They are a bunch of loooosers. Decide what your blog is about and write about that. People also don't visit your blog to find out that you just ate a sandwich (got you) when they expect that you will be writing about how you earn money on the internet, what is the latest seo trick etc... or they don't want to read about the latest recipes if your every second post is a poem or a photography. Blogs that write about everything suck. S-U-C-K! So I'll write about everything. This is where the stupid title Food, Recipes, Sports, History and Money comes from.
  3. Make your blog beautiful. Lots of pictures, fancy template, nice and matching colors, a few banners, great logo and header, lots of widgets, plugins, tags about what stupid shit you support that no one cares about. All this takes time, so you wont find it here. Just plain and stupid text with word after word after word.
That's it mostly. There are lots of other rules, but these are the ones that I'll be breaking most of the time. If you want your blog to be supercool, don't break them. If you want to be so uncool you are actually cool, break them :).

More from Food, Recipes, Sports, History and Money later.

3G iPhone Review

Thumbs up or thumbs down for the new iPhone? I say thumbs up.

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Mashed Potato Recipe

Did I post a recipe yet? The title starts with Food & Recipes and I didn't post a single recipe on this blog yet. Which sucks. So to fix this right here right now I will let you in on a little secret recipe...lol... that everyone already knows - Mashed potatoes recipe. So how do you make mashed potatoes?

It's really really really easy. But there are a few tricks to make them better.

1. Peel the potatoes.
2. Cut them in a few pieces.
3. Put them in a pan and cover them with (trick number one) COLD water. Add some salt.
4. Put the pan on your stove and boil.
5. When water starts boiling you can set the heat down a bit.
6. Cook for about 15 minutes - pierce a potato with a knife - if its soft its done.
7. Pour away the extra water and (trick number two) return your potatoes back to the fire. This will evaporate some more water from the potatoes and it will make them taste better.
8. Be careful not to burn them.
9. Add some milk and butter and mash the potatoes.
10. Mash them as you like, maybe you like some bits and pieces, maybe you want them smooth and creamy.
11. (trick number three) You can even mix them with hand held blender to make them extra fluffy.
12. And the final trick - eat them.

Sure this is the most simple recipe, and there are many more ways to make mashed potatoes. Maybe we will try them some other time.

Huh, I just noticed - mashed-up-blog and mashed potatoes go great together.

Anastasia Ashley

Well, if you ask me, she is not that hot, but she makes all that up the in department of surfing abilities. Anastasia Ashley is a great surfer and that is hot. More than all the "Sexiest vegetarian alive" and FHM model thingies. I don't know why, but surf clothing makes girls cute and the fact that they really surf makes them even cuter.

The question here is, do you really want to be labeled as hot if you are an aspiring young surfer. It doesn't hurt of course. Why did former world champion Lisa Andersen sky rocket womens surfing, just because she won a world title or two? Well she was not the first. But she was the one that looked great on posters, commercials and that is when womens surfing got interesting.

Just be careful not to go down the Ana Kurnikova road :). Go Anastasia Ashley :)!

Double Decade

So you are a snowboarder. No, actually it doesn't matter. Any so called alternative sport will do. Even other sports can do just fine. Probably things like chess don't qualify but... OK, stop and tell what's up?

Sports are for kids. Because kids can learn faster and if you want to be any good at any sport you must start early on. So early that you do most of the falling while you are still close to the ground - when you are small. Something about gravity meets concrete. Mix in more elastic bones, faster healing of your bruises and the fact that: "You won't be able to see the scar by the time you get married." This are just some things that disappear when you are older.

If you are good, if you are really good and train hard you will reach your performance peak sometimes in your twenties, by the time you are 27 or 28 you are already experienced veteran or even worse - a legend :). Sometimes (like surfing, basketball, hockey... some sports) you can squeeze in an additional decade of word cup performance... but only if you are once in a 50 years wonder kid.

If you are not a professional athlete and lets face it, most of us are not, then by the time you are 25 people around you start spiting out innocent remarks like... is he still snowboarding.... wouldn't it be time to take life more seriously... isn't surfing for kids... etc.

Now surfing is lucky because it's old enough that you have people of all ages in the lineup. But snowboarding is still quite young by surfing standards and old snowboarders are like snow in the desert. This is why we must give all the respect to Mack Dawg. Double Decade! That mean two times one decade. That means two times ten years. That means 20 years. Yep, it's 20 years since the release of first Mack Dawgs snowboard movie and the movie that celebrates this fact is titles Double Decade. Check the trailer and wait for it until the fall.

double decade Trailer Mack dawg from Niller on Vimeo.