Free solar power, KeyBank promotion and more

There has been too much to write about today. I will simply list all the bits I collected during the day and give each a short summary.

Selling Homeowners a Solar Dream

Wired News writes about a startup that claims it will loan you a complete rooftop solar power system for your house, install it for free and sell you back the power it generates at a fixed rate below what your utility charges. Sounds like an interesting business model and a great money & environment saving idea!

Digital Camera Checking Account Bonus at KeyBank

Bank Deals writes about a promotion at KeyBank. Get a Canon Powershot A460 for simply opening a checking account and setting up a direct deposit. Offer expires March 30, 2007 and is available only in states that have KeyBank branches. Here are some that have: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Vermont and Washington State

Buy Direct. Save Big.

I discovered this weird company offering its club members savings when they buy direct from manufacturers. The variety of products appeals mostly to young couples who recently bought a house and expect a lot of expenses in the upcoming years. There is one caveat. The 10 year membership costs $4425 (2003 data), and you only have one shot at joining. Read this detailed investigation by Wilton Online to find more strange things about DirectBuy.

Looking for Love (Online)

Andrea Dickson from WiseBread has rounded up several alternatives for online dating and reviewed each judging from her experience. I hope I will never have to follow her useful tips since I am already married, but I still enjoyed reading her objective and detailed reviews.

Domain Hacks

Are you having hard time finding a vacant domain name for your new project? Before you end up shelling out green to domain squatters check out Xona’s Domain Hacks tool. It will check the alternative domain names when .com is no longer an option. Are you a tennis lover? “” is not taken yet. ;-)

Web Developers: 13 Command Line Tricks You Might Not Know

SEOmoz, the blog for web masters that I read daily, lists a few time saving UNIX commands. If you own a web site or a blog, and occasionally have to deals with UNIX command line, you will find the list very useful. I am thinking about printing it out and hanging on the wall in front of my desk.

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1 Response to “Free solar power, KeyBank promotion and more”

  1. 1 Mike Feb 22nd, 2007 at 11:28 am

    We called Direct Buy to ask some questions about their offers, and made the mistake of giving them our phone number. They called 5 times after that to pressure us to come in to their showroom.

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