| O-T Lounge|| re: buying trips on livingsocial, groupon - MamouTiger65 on 4/17/14 at 8:13 am|
I bought a trip to Puerto Vallarta from Living Social a few years ago and it was a great trip. Call the hotel and they will set you up with transport from the airport.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best Hawaiian island to stay on for all around experience? - MamouTiger65 on 3/10/14 at 4:08 pm|
I've enjoyed Maui a lot, but there isn't much nightlife if you are looking for that too....
| O-T Lounge|| re: How long should a phone interview last? - MamouTiger65 on 3/10/14 at 10:47 am|
If it was a first call, it was probably just to screen you for the second round. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How is it that in 2014 you cant get on line and see your bill from BRWater.com - MamouTiger65 on 3/7/14 at 10:58 am|
There is a link on their home page for paying your bill online
| O-T Lounge|| re: Mamou Mardi Gras - Looking for some info - MamouTiger65 on 2/28/14 at 11:48 am|
[quote]The chicken chase can be a little gross when the chickens are caught (they may be ripped apart when "shared" by two or more Mardi Gras. [/quote]
I've run and watched many times and haven't seen this. The Captains don't drink and keep the runners in line. Chickens are usually taken from the...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Health Insurance companies suck - MamouTiger65 on 2/26/14 at 10:24 am|
I recently found out that my BLBS plan includes discounted gym rates at most of the gyms in town....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Good restaurants in Houston's rice village? - MamouTiger65 on 2/6/14 at 7:36 pm|
D'Amico for some italian....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: New Iberia restaurant - MamouTiger65 on 2/4/14 at 2:16 pm|
Clementine was pretty good back when I was doing work in New Iberia....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Fast food cities - MamouTiger65 on 1/22/14 at 11:19 am|
[quote]Most prominent chain: Burger King[/quote]
Surprised by this...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Things to do before you get old... - MamouTiger65 on 1/9/14 at 11:58 am|
[quote]none of those hold any appeal to me.
i want to do the 'cycle to the sun' (30 miles from sea level straight up a volcano in hawaii) while i'm still fit enough to do it.[/quote]
Biked this from the top down. You have to hold on to your breaks the entire time and are still going over 20MP...
| Money Talk|| re: 0% financing on car--is there a catch? - MamouTiger65 on 1/6/14 at 8:52 am|
Bought a Toyota for my wife a few months ago. I got a quote online and was told that I could either get rebates or 0% for 60 months. The base price was the same either way. The online quote was also much lower than any price we were able to get in person....
| Political Talk|| Judge: NSA phone program likely unconstitutional - MamouTiger65 on 12/16/13 at 1:28 pm|
[quote]A federal judge ruled Monday that the National Security Agency program which collects information on nearly all telephone calls made to, from or within the United States is likely to be unconstitutional.
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon found that the program appears to run afoul of ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: So car dealerships don't put price stickers on the car anymore? - MamouTiger65 on 11/26/13 at 8:51 am|
I went to a couple local dealerships and test drove the cars that I wanted. Then I got their inventory number and went to the dealership's website. You can enter the inventory number to get the exact car you test drove. Within an hour I got quotes back from both dealerships that were thousands cheap...
| O-T Lounge|| re: So car dealerships don't put price stickers on the car anymore? - MamouTiger65 on 11/25/13 at 10:17 pm|
Go to the dealership's website and request a quote from their online sales department. You will get a price pretty close to as low as they will go without having to haggle with a salesperson....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Anyone got any kale recipes? - MamouTiger65 on 11/11/13 at 4:00 pm|
I like to sautee some garlic then cook the kale for a few minutes until it gets tender. Mix with cubes of roasted sweet potato and mix in a little red wine vinegar. ...
| Political Talk|| re: CGI Federal granted 5 more Gov't contracts - $7 mil more - MamouTiger65 on 11/5/13 at 1:30 pm|
CGI and ICF are two of the largest consulting companies in the world, and their US headquarters are in Virginia. They have been getting major government contracts for a long time....
| Money Talk|| re: Buying Land w/ Little or No Down Payment? - MamouTiger65 on 10/29/13 at 12:32 pm|
I recently looked into this for myself. The land I was looking at was considered undeveloped. Most of the banks and credit unions I talked to wanted 20-30% down and would finance the land for 5-10 years with most rates starting around 7%. I went to a community bank in my home town and was able to ge...
| Political Talk|| re: How to fix the Obamacare website in 5 easy steps: 3 weeks total - MamouTiger65 on 10/29/13 at 9:13 am|
I don't think the software issues are with shopping cart features of the site, they are mostly caused by integration issues with existing systems. From what I've read the site has to pass your information around to several goverment servers to confirm your identity and eligibility. Then it integrate...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Coding efficiency: Healthcare.gov bloated like a mofo - MamouTiger65 on 10/24/13 at 9:59 am|
I've done work with CGI here in Baton Rouge after they took The Road Home project over from ICF. They mostly provide high level management and business processes to projects, and they partner with other local companies to do the rest of the work. The group I worked with here was really good, but it ...
| Political Talk|| re: Healthcare.gov is twice as big as Facebook... - MamouTiger65 on 10/24/13 at 9:47 am|
Bringing in all of these new outside resources is only going to slow this down too. There is a well known software management law known as Brook's law that identified this from work done at IBM.
[quote]Brooks's law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. A man-month is a conc...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Boudin along US 190 - MamouTiger65 on 10/9/13 at 11:00 am|
I'd add T-Boys in Eunice....
| Money Talk|| re: Google Ad words help for a noob. - MamouTiger65 on 10/5/13 at 9:15 pm|
Be sure to manage this closely. I've used it for sites I've run in the past. For a busy site, I could burn through hundreds of dollars a day and it would take days to start seeing sells. You can set spending limits, but from my experience those limits are often exceeded. Whenever you go to add more ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone here go to NOLA Motorsports? - MamouTiger65 on 9/10/13 at 12:41 pm|
It was great and I plan to do it again. There is a co-driver that can throttle down your car, but they let you go full speed as long as you don't get stupid. We were able to get up to 175 in the straight away and over 100 through most of the curves. The co-driver has a computer that tells you exactl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anyone here go to NOLA Motorsports? - MamouTiger65 on 9/10/13 at 12:33 pm|
Went for the Exotic Driving Experience that goes there every month. I got to drive a Ferrari F430 around the track a few times. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Pineville/Alexandria....Will be there all weekend...Update in OP.. - MamouTiger65 on 7/10/13 at 4:25 pm|
I was stuck there a few weeks ago and came across Verona's. They have some pretty good Italian food....
| Political Talk|| re: New app claims to prevent government eavesdropping on cell phones - MamouTiger65 on 6/7/13 at 2:10 pm|
Researchers also came out yesterday saying they found a way to cloak data so that it basically disappears after being sent....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Best places to sell old iPhone - MamouTiger65 on 6/6/13 at 6:24 pm|
Sold a 16GB iPhone 4 on Amazon for $175 in Amazon Credit....
| Political Talk|| re: NSA and FBI mining your internet content - MamouTiger65 on 6/6/13 at 6:09 pm|
Not quite related but interesting find today. Researchers create temporal cloak that can erase digital data from history
| Political Talk|| re: NSA and FBI mining your internet content - MamouTiger65 on 6/6/13 at 5:57 pm|
Thanks, updated original link....
| Political Talk|| NSA and FBI mining your internet content - MamouTiger65 on 6/6/13 at 5:49 pm|
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.
The highly classi...