Free Information Pages


What this site is about...


This site contains various info that I have put together.  It is provided completely free of charge.

Below are links which point to different content, some of which is on the site, some of which are links to other sites.  As you will quickly notice, the topics are not necessarily related to each other (except that I had some sort of involvement in them usually).  As time goes by, they may be updated with additional information.

Cool-Mist vs Warm-Mist

Purchasing a humidifier and wondering whether to choose cool-mist or warm-mist?  Find out the basics about how they operate, and learn the pros and cons of each type.  There are many factors to take into consideration, such as long-term cost, features, and safety.
Bosch 300 Series Dishwasher
A look at the Bosch 300 dishwasher

A look at the Bosch 300 series dishwasher, complete with installation tips, usage tips, and a comparison against other Bosch models.
Mouse Feet
fixing worn out mouse feet easily and permanently

Have a mouse with worn out feet? Welcome to the club. If you want to fix your mouse, there are teflon pads available, but they don't always work, and never last long anyway.  So how to permanently solve the problem? Make new pads.  Here I tell you how and give a picture of the "finished product".
Disabling DRL's
in a Sprint, Swift, Firefly, or Metro

Racing at the track?  Daytime Running Lights usually aren't mandatory there, and disabling them can give a slight performance boost (you want every bit of help, right?).  Or maybe your vehicle has DRL's but they're not required by law where you live.  Disabling them in these small cars can help ease the load on your alternator, increasing fuel economy and giving a small boost to power. Instructions with pictures are given here.
Warcraft III Map Downloads
get the most popular custom maps for Blizzard's Warcraft III

A project site of mine where you can download custom maps for Warcraft III to play on a LAN or over Great for anyone looking for some good custom games to play.  Especially good for those who have dial-up and get booted for slow downloads every time they join a game. Maps are of course 100% free, and there is no registration required.  Just find your map and download, it's that easy!
Prescription Glasses Online
under $30

I was looking for glasses locally, and found that it was going to cost at least $100-200 for a basic pair at a local store.  I took my searching to the web and found quite a few retailers who offer prescription glasses in the $20-40 range.  I posted my findings, complete with comparisons, and have reviewed the glasses I've purchased online. It's all up on the website, known as There is a sub-page tucked away on that site too if you're interested in contact lenses instead.
Seat Covers
and winterfronts, custom cut

Two problems with your typical Wal-mart or Canadian Tire seat covers: Availability and Quality.  Availability because it would take too much store space to carry covers for every single make and model vehicle on the road today.  So they often only stock covers for the more popular vehicles.  To keep competitive price-wise, they usually carry covers made of lower-quality fabric.  The solution?  RTG Enterprises specializes in custom cut seat covers for cars and trucks.  They also make winterfronts, tire covers, and tank covers.  Check out their website for more information.
Piano Tuning
how to tune your own piano

Getting a piano professionally tuned can be costly. Especially in the cases of those where a piano is more of a casual instrument to play from time to time, or where it's banged on by the kids more often than it's played, this extra cost isn't always an option.  So can you tune a piano yourself?  You bet you can. Here's how...
Scratch-free Glasses
how cleaning scratches glasses and how to keep them scratch-free

Most eyeglass owners know what it's like to have scratched glasses. Scratches develop over time, but many scratches develop while glasses are cleaned. Here I tell about a method of cleaning that won't cost a cent, and will help keep your glasses scratch free for years to come.
Canada Tax Free Savings Account
basic info on the TSFA

Interested in the Canadian Tax Free Savings Account? You should be! Here's some basic info, how it differs from your regular bank account, how it differs from RRSP's, and more.
Buying Glasses
buying glasses online

Here's a bit of info for people looking to buy glasses. You can get them cheap online. Way cheaper than in stores. Seriously, if you can buy a processor with millions of transistors for under a hundred bucks, why are people paying over that for a couple pieces of plastic in a frame? What the differences are between different lenses, info on a PD measurement, what to look for in a retailer, and lens coating information can be found here.
SWTOR Republic Datacrons
An in-depth datacron guide for SWTOR (republic-side)

BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic is filled with challenging datacrons, which give a slight permanent stat boost as well as the satisfaction of having completed a challenge. Here's a guide to help you on your datacron journey! As long as you're Republic, anyway (some Imperial datacrons differ).
Apple TV vs Windows Media Center

If you're looking to compare the Apple TV and the Windows Media Center, a comparison's available here.
Garmin vs TomTom
Garmin/TomTom GPS comparison

Buying a GPS and trying to choose between a Garmin and a TomTom? Detailed comparison available here. Or, check out either the Garmin Nuvi 255W review or the TomTom XL 330S Review.
What Wheels Will Fit
What Wheels will fit your Car

A list of vehicles sorted by bolt patterns. Check here to see what wheels will interchange with the ones on your car.
RX-7 Articles
RX-7 Troubleshooting and How-To's

Quite a few articles and pages here pertaining to the RX-7. Blower Motor removal, Accelerating issues, Cruising issues, Flooding, High-RPM issues, Idle issues, Rebuilding the nikki carburetor, and steering box adjustment.
2011 MacBook Pro
The 15-inch 2011 MacBook Pro

If you're looking for information about the 15-inch 2011 MacBook Pro with the 2.2Ghz i7 and the 6750m GPU, information's available here, including temperature testing, and replacement of the thermal paste.
Front Load vs Top Load Washing Machines
Differences and comparisons between front and top load washers.

Want to know what the difference is between a front loading washer and a top loading washer? While both clean clothes, they do it in a different manner. Both designs carry their own pros and cons in everything from energy efficiency to reliability, and I go into many of the differences between washers in the writeup here.
Cities-XL info
Cities XL information

A help site created quite some time ago for Cities XL players, with some basic information that was tough to come by at the time. Note that it is quite outdated, based on the original game, and is on free-info-pages for archival purposes. It was formally known as .

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