Archive for the ‘Personal Messages’ Category

My 1 Month Schedule…

August 12, 2007

I’m going to sticky this as the top post until the end of August as a reminder that updates will be sporadic for the next month.
Please scroll down for new posts.

Will I be forgiven if I don’t make 5 posts a day for the next month?

07/27-Drive to Pittsburgh for Shabbos.
07/29-Earning Jetblue tickets for flying PIT-JFK flights. Overnight at the Tudor hotel (Thanks Nadiv K.!)
07/30-Fly back to PIT, Drive back to Cleveland.
07/30-08/01-Take summer semester finals and hand in essays due for my grad school courses.
08/02-Fly to Israel!
08/26-Return to Cleveland.
08/27-First MBA class of the fall semester.

Weather Is Measured In The Shade…

August 9, 2007

My grandfather often reminds us that the weather that you see in forecasts is measured in the shade.
We had a reinforcement of this lesson while hiking down waterfalls and natural pools of water in the Yehudiyah nature reserve in the Golan Heights.

And yes, that does say 120.1 Degrees Fahrenheit!

To Blog About My Trip-Or Not To Blog?

August 7, 2007

I’ve never blogged about any of the trips that I have taken in the past. However because it seems that Israel is always a topic of interest in the comments here I was debating whether to write anything about it here.

Is there anything specific you would like to read about?
Reviews of the 5 Starwood hotels that I am staying at?

Or should I just stick to finding deals?

On another note, it’s been a lot of fun bumping into some fans in NYC and here in Israel.

At the Tudor Hotel in Manhattan, where I stayed last Sunday night, I bumped into quite a few people who were there only because they saw the $19 deal on this site!
One couple even told me where to nab a free parking spot for the night!
Free parking in Manhattan? Who knew!

Have Any Israel Tips Or Great Itineraries? Please Send Me An Email!

July 24, 2007

I will be going to Israel with 2 of my brothers for the first time next Thursday-We will be there for 3.5 weeks!

If anyone has any helpful travel hints or any past itineraries that have worked out well, please send me an email!


5 Logo Revisions At!

July 11, 2007

3 logo designers have sent in 5 revisions on popular logos based on reader feedback.

Please go to now and rate them!

There are now 43 logos posted on
Thanks to all of the designers for their contributions!!!

19 New Logos Posted!

July 6, 2007

Please go to now and rate them!

Also please post constructive feedback so that the authors can have the chance to improve their designs!

A big thanks goes out to all of the logo designers who participated in this contest.

Logo creators-If you would like to send me an improved version of any logo based on feedback posted, please do so asap!

A runoff between the best logos will occur next week, along with the announcement of the winner of this contest, as well as the winners of the 500,000th hit promo (I haven’t forgotten about you guys!)

The Logo Wars Continue!

July 5, 2007

Today is the last chance to send me your new or updated logos for!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest!!!!!

The best logo will win a free Samsung portable XM Satellite Radio+MP3 Player with a 3 month paid subscription!
Great for the baseball season!

Apple Not Happy With The Iphone Article, Ends Affiliate Relationship!

July 1, 2007

This is truly bizarre…

On Friday I wrote a negative article on the iPhone hype.

The pictures of the iPhone in the article had embedded affiliate links with which people could use to buy the iPhone (if the article didn’t already convince them otherwise.)

Last night I noticed that the links stopped working. Upon going into my affiliate account I saw that Apple had ended our affiliate relationship sometime after I had written the article!

There was no message or any communication from Apple to me at all.

If this is really how it seems and it doesn’t turn out to be some sort of very strangely timed coincidence, that means that someone at Apple will be reading this message as well.

That being said, who’s up for an iPhone boycott?


June 29, 2007

The first 11 months (11/26/04-10/16/05) of this site saw 15,000 hits.
The next 9 months (10/16/05-07/20/06) saw 185,000 hits.
The past 11 months (07/20/06-06/29/07) saw 550,000 hits!
Have I really been posting stuff on a daily basis to this website for 31 months now?!?

Here’s hoping for a smooth upcoming transition to!

5 New Dansdeals Logos!

June 28, 2007

Please go to now and rate them!

Special thanks to Yossi W. of, and Menachem Krinsky for their new contributions!

Like them? Hate them?
Sound off!

Think you come up with a better logo? Send me an email!

The best logo will win a free Samsung portable XM Satellite Radio+MP3 Player with a 3 month paid subscription!
Great for the baseball season!