Thalasar Ventures

Category : Projects

Paintball Guns On Sale

Paintball as a sport was invented in the early 1980s. The first official league started in new Hampshire. Paintball as a sport has matured considerably since then. Looking for paintball guns on sale

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Soft Goods VS. Hard Goods Comparison Shopping

I have launched a service of vertical shopping portals. The first of these is Designer Shoes for Sale. The fundamental problem I am trying to solve is that people shop for different goods in different ways.
For example shoes are purchased in a fundamentally different way than high end electronics. For example shoe sizing and shoe fit are very different from designer to designer. Most people when they are shopping for shoes online are looking for a replacement pair of shoes to the ones they already own. No shopper is going to buy a pair of shoes from a new designer without trying it on first. This makes for a fundamentally different buying experience. With Designer Shoes for Sale, I have made sure to display stocking and sizing availability for each designer and each shoe. This means consumers can quickly find if I have the correct size in stock and then check other shopping venues such as Ebay and on the same page to make sure my price is rock solid. So I try to make the buying experience re-affirm the fact that they are buying the exact same product they currently have. – Look Ma No Programming!

I have continued adding new features to Best Buys Zone UK. Last night I added auctions to the product mix. The interesting thing about it – it’s a mashup built on top of existing software tools. It’s my experiment in building a mashup without any programming knowledge and it can be done by someone with no programming experience!

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I had two projects this weekend. The first was a big outdoor planter/xeriscape project. The other was a complete re-mashing of Best Buys Zone UK. Somehow I managed to nearly complete both of them. Our house here in New Mexico is on a hill and when people put this house up, they couldn’t be bothered to build terraces to minimize erosion. So I have been building rock xeriscape terraces around the house.

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Computer Security Blog

When I first started I also started a number of other blogs. Almost all of them got abandoned at one point. I guess I simply spread myself too thin. One blog that I am reviving is my computer security blog.

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Upgrading Templates

I will be upgrading templates in the next few hours. If you see major breakage on the site – that’s the reason ;-).

I owe Jeff Barr a BIG apology!

What can I say. I am an idiot. A total fool sometimes. I haven’t talked too much about Best Buys Zone or Best Buys Zone UK lately but they were the sites that gave me the initial idea for Early Miser – compare everywhere at once. Best Buys Zone was a project a built a few years ago with the help of a top notch Russian programmer. It pioneered or rather completely invented the category of shopping by RSS.

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New Project – An Online Business Directory

While it’s a pretty common thing to do an online directory these days, I am trying my first one. My first online directory is using a PHP Link directory, a piece of software designed to build a directory.

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Ok here’s an update on the Metapedia project. From Gunther one of the project members,

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Senator Mushmouth isn’t running in 2008

According to the Boston Globe, Senator Mushmouth, the junior senator from Massachusetts has declined to run in the next presidential race . He was quoted as saying, “Ibay beliba tha peopla don’ta unterstant me.”