Mobile Media Player for Your Website

Are you a voice over artist, music producer, video producer?  If so I have a question for you. If you own your own domain/website not hosted via a blog are you using Jplayer? In case you need the address.

Jplayer is a free jQuery HTML5 Audio /Video player. It’s really easy to set up and if you have any kind of graphics and CSS experience you can edit the player to match your website.

What makes this player better than others besides the fact it’s free? Well the fact that it’s user-friendly to those on mobiles. Blackberry, Apple or Android this player covers that and Windows!  You simply make sure you have your files converted into each of those types of files, upload the code you want to the page via their step by step guide and wham you are on your way to doing business with a mobile friendly website!

Please consider using Jplayer the next time you do a website update. So you don’t lose that mobile business.

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Review: #Frosch Products via #MomsMeet

I was blessed by Moms Meet. I received the following:

Frosch Pomegranate Dishwashing Liquid
Frosch Aloe Vera Dishwashing Liquid
Frosch Lavender Universal Cleaner
Frosch Baking Soda All-Purpose Cleaner
Bio Spirit Glass Cleaner
Frosch Lemon Toilet Bowel Cleaner


While taking the pictures of these products the fact that it stated “Voted German’s most trusted household cleaning brand” didn’t impress me. In fact it made me worried. You see I use to live in England for some time and had to deal with their limitations of chemicals. I never felt anything cleaned good enough, even the bleach was weak. So I wasn’t expecting much at ALL out of these products. Added to it I don’t have soft water so the more powerful a cleaning product is the better.

Frisch is free of harmful chemicals, dermatologically tested, biodegradability used, natural active ingredients, uses recycled and recyclable materials, has a renewable plant based origin not tested on animals, sustainable and energy conscious manufacturing, company owned water treatment plant, and more than 25 years of experience.

Testing these various products was fun. I first started with the Frosch Bio Spirit Glass Cleaner as the television always needs cleaned it seems. I was pleased with the quality, streak free results! I ended up doing the front door and kitchen window too.

I then moved on to the Frosch Baking Soda All-Purpose Cleaner it worked okay but left a fog behind on everything it cleaned. The stove top, the microwave you name it. So you are left using the glass cleaner afterwards on anything that you want to appear clean. I wasn’t pleased with it at all. Also something about the smell I found very displeasing. Almost took my breath away.

I then moved onto Frosch Lavender Universal Cleaner and WOW! It not only smells great but it cleans great too. It didn’t leave behind a fog I had to clean up afterwards. So this was very pleasing to me. I now look forward to cleaning lol.

Next up Frosch Lemon Toilet Bowel Cleaner. I highly enjoyed the scent. It also cleaned very well and quick too. It’s just right, not too thin and not too thick!

Then I used the Frosch Pomegranate dish washing liquid and highly enjoyed the pomegranate scent. To the point I didn’t want to stop doing the dishes. The Frosch Aloe Vera Dishwashing Liquid was okay. It cleaned just as well as the other, but the scent wasn’t there. I enjoyed the pomegranate scent overall. Another awesome thing is it’s pH-skin neutral.

Besides the above mentioned products from Frosch, they have many more. I personally would love to try the Grapefruit scented kitchen cleaner. Also if you are one that has any kind of issues with the smell of things,  Frosch carries unscented products as well.

If you would like to get any of these products after reading this review please use the code dreamclean for a 10% off any offer expires 12/31/15.

The retail price for Frosch Dishwashing Liquid is $3.99 for a 500mL bottle. Frosch Lavender Universal Cleaner retails for $5.99. Frosch Baking Soda All-Purpose Cleaner and Bio Spirit Glass Cleaner retail for $4.50. The Lemon Toilet Bowel Cleaner retails for $4.99.


This and all other blog entries are of course covered by our extensive disclaimers. Feel free to read them someday!

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Tips for Calling 1-800 Numbers for Free Stuff

I’ve often told many friends and family members when unhappy or even thrilled with a product, be it food or laundry soap, take five minutes out of your day to sit down and call the 1-800 number on the package and let them know how you feel. Often times you will get free samples, coupons, money back or a replacement mailed directly to you. It’s important to stand up for what you feel is right, or in some cases down right wrong.

The most important thing I can recommend is, be truthful. If you lie, it will come back on you later, it always does. An example of this is, say you set a side a whole day in doing nothing more then calling those 1-800 numbers. A lot of those products are linked to the same company. So if you keep doing nothing but insulting, they have records of your calls and you will end up getting nothing at all.

Some people need help in knowing what exactly to say or do when calling these types of 1-800 numbers so I have written up a few sample calls.

When calling 1-800 numbers for free stuff, be sure to have the product packaging on hand. They will ALWAYS want information off it.

“I’m just calling to let you know I’ve just tried (product), I must say I’m really impressed with it. It actually does what it says it will do.” Pause for their response, usually they thank you and ask for your address information to send you coupons for taking your time out of your day to call. They will also ask for barcode, and stamp code on the packaging.

“I just tried (product), I’m not at all happy with it. (Explain in as much detail as possible WHY you aren’t happy with it.).”

“I just tried (product) and I noticed you have other types available and I’d like to try them, would it be possible to get a samples or coupons for those?” (The worse thing you could get is a no, and if you do get a no, it is their loss, as obviously they don’t want to promote their products.)

Please don’t follow the above examples like a script; they are only small samples of what you could say to the customer service agent.

Another important tip to make note of is, many companies are related, by this I mean Proctor and Gamble and Kimberly Clark, both have a long line of products they make. If you are making a lot of 1-800 calls for free stuff, either samples or coupons, you are going to be on record and faced with nothing more then a mere thank you. So compare the 1-800 numbers as well as company name.

Don’t forget where you purchased the product from, often times the store you purchased the product at will need to be contacted if it’s a bad product. Or like in the past, I called Healthy Choice to ask them if Giant Eagle’s price was too high on a product, and they admitted it was $3 higher than it should retail for. I’m sure the store will be contacted because their sales of that product are being hindered due to price gouging. I’m guessing what Giant Eagle doesn’t know is, they are causing problems with Health Choice’s estimated sales, and marketing results. Thus, the product may be pulled due to low sales.

Even generic products have a 1-800 number on them.

It is always a good idea to have a spare email address ready for these calls. Many of the product creators have email lists that send out coupons, sweepstakes, contests, and other valuable news you may want to join.

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Reconsidering CINT Surveys on Annika’s

After recent events we discovered that we may have to pull a lot of CINT survey panels listed on Annika’s. According to this article, anyone can create a survey panel via CINT:

While we understand that CINT panels make it easier for market research companies to complete their research… we discovered it also allows the average scammer to earn money off completely innocent persons as well as gain access to their personal data for completely mischievous purposes. Perhaps this is how the harvest started for all these scammers calling people about their computers and locking them down with viruses and spyware. They got the persons personal information somewhere!

So in light of this, many survey panels may disappear from Annika’s and/or be placed upon the blacklist to protect our visitors, members, family and friends.

If you get contacted by someone claiming to have a CINT survey panel, please be careful. The gentlemen that contacted us had very bad broken English and kept speaking about HIM earning money off our members.

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Quickly Remove Photo Tags on Facebook

Sadly at this time there is a ten tag limit. Which isn’t too bad, but if you are like me and have over 3000 tags on Facebook it’s simply a challenge!  Removing one tag at a time just takes too long. So in order to at least do ten here’s how.

First you must log into your Facebook account. Click on your name at the top, which takes you to your timeline. Then click on View Activity Log. Over on the left hand side click on “Photos” under that will appear “Photos of You.”

You will now see photos and videos you are tagged in. For some reason this method will not remove video tags even though they are listed.

On the left side you will see a icon of a picture behind a picture, right beside that is a tick box. While I realize this doesn’t look like a box you can tick to some it indeed is. Tick that box by clicking your mouse on it. Doing so will make a menu appear at the top that says “1 item Deselect All” and on the right side says “Report/Remove Tags”. Go ahead and scroll and tick 10 items you want removed from. After you got your ten click the remove tag button. Then select “I want the photo untagged” then tick “untag photo” There will be a slight delay when selecting ten.

It will then confirm “Untagged Photo”

“You have untagged yourself in X photo.
Remember: this photo still appears in news feed, search and other places on Facebook.”

But the good news is, it won’t show you tagged anymore!

You then must press “Deselect All” on the upper left and begin all over again.

There use to be a GreaseMonkey/TamperMonkey script that would do it for you, with risk of doing other things like becoming fans and followers of pages and groups you don’t wish to partake. It was a trade off. You could also remove those likes, groups etc after all the tags were removed. However, it appears the script no longer works or is active with all the undergoing changes at Facebook. If you find it, create it, etc please let us know. I’d be willing to add the link to this entry. I’m connected to a lot of people who use Klout and Kred. Those tags need to be removed at some point!

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How to Turn Off Twitter Moment Notifications

Seems every time Twitter updates they add yet another way to annoy people. So I updated my iPhone and noticed I was being harassed by Twitter moments. I was confused because though I saw they added moments to the app, I didn’t really think I would get alerts. I mean seriously, who wants to be annoyed by something they don’t care about? So I did a Google search, “How to Turn Off Twitter Moment Notifications.”  or “Turn off Twitter Moment Reminders” No luck, did a Twitter search, no luck again. Just a rather large stream of constant complaints, and people begging for relief. This saddened me and I could totally relate. But I recalled an earlier article I wrote pertaining to Twitter alerts. So I knew that was the first place to start.

Below are the directions to turn off Twitter moment notifications.

Open the Twitter App.

Click on Me.

Click on the gear, then settings.

Click on the name of your account – name @handle

Click on Mobile notifications.

Scroll down to Moment reminders.

Click / Slide off.

Be sure to click Done at the top or it may not save.


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Get Twitter Followers Without Paying

I was recently shocked that people would pay for Twitter followers. The amount of followers I had never really mattered till I joined the bloggers society, and I wasn’t about to waste money on Twitter followers.

I forget exactly how I came across Tweepi but I was so blown away with how useful the website is so I ended up purchasing a month membership. You can however use Tweepi free for Twitter followers.

Here’s the quickest, and easiest way to get legitimate followers for free with Tweepi. Find someone who has equal amounts of followers, and following. I have about ten names of people I rotate through, its how I went from 3,000 to over 19,000 in less than a month and a half. The hardest part you will need to remember is Twitter has a daily follow limit of 1,000. It’s really very annoying and you do not want to reach it on a daily basis as you could lose your account all together.

After you have found the name of your subject, sign up, or log into Tweepi. Scroll down to “Follow Friends”, click that. Next put in the name of your subject, and click start following. Be sure you don’t have a space after the name, or Tweepi will tell you the user can’t be found.

Next you will see the subjects followers. Click on “Last Tweet” and select “Sort Descending”.  This will show you who is most active. Now you will need to pay attention to the amount of followers the people have that you are about to select. I find it best to not select anyone with under 500 followers and no one with more followers than I have. For some reason most of those types of people can’t be bothered to follow others back.

Click the first icon that looks like a person with a green plus. That will start the following process. I also don’t select anyone that hasn’t tweeted in the last eight hours of the time I log into Tweepi. The point is after all to find active followers who are going to follow you back.

At some point you might want to unfollow those who don’t follow you back, you could use Tweepi for that as well. I happen to like ManageFlitter for unfollowing people.

The pattern that works best for me is, I randomly pick a day to use Tweepi to pick up Twitter followers. I do about two days going through the whole account of my subject, and then I wait about a week to unfollow those who can’t be bothered to return. When your numbers grow you will randomly pick up other Twitter followers as word will spread about you.

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