It’s springtime for computers, too |

It’s springtime for computers, too


Right on schedule, the weather is becoming so much more delightful these days, and my guess is that you’re probably trying to spend an increasing amount of time outdoors.

Thank goodness computers are patient creatures! Your little machine will be waiting patiently for you each time you return inside, ready to help you organize, shop, browse and play. Nice weather, nice computers … aren’t you glad you live in Summit County?

So. Let’s learn about a few things that will be useful during our sunny, warm weather days ahead, shall we?

eBay fliers!

Who needs to get away when you already live in one of the coolest places in the world? For all of you who feel that your lives are already vacations because you live in Summit County, know that you can actually spend your frequent-flier miles on eBay! It’s true! eBay accepts flier miles from American Airlines, Asia Miles and Midwest Airlines.

How does it work, you ask? You simply swap your miles for eBay Anything Points, which can be used as cash to buy treats and treasures on eBay. Head over to to learn more. Just remember: The conversion is roughly 10,000 points for 20,000 miles (equal to about $100).

Not another travel site

We’ve all heard of the hundreds of different travel sites on the Web. You know, the ones that offer cheap tickets, the ones that offer discounted hotel stays, the ones that allow you to bid on ticket prices, etc. etc. etc.

So just when you thought you never wanted to hear about another travel-related site again … along comes http://www.airport This site’s service allows you to reserve a spot at any one of 63 major airports in the U.S. (and of course, Denver International Airport is one of them), but that’s not all! Wait a second. I’m starting to feel like an infomercial here.

Ahem. The bonus is that you get a 10 percent to 50 percent discount off posted rates. I’ve even heard that in certain areas you can actually get your car serviced (everything from an oil change to a car wash) while you’re out traveling. Check out the Web site or call (888) 960-7275 to find out more.

Cleaning troubles?

With springtime comes a different variety of chores and to-do lists. There are closets to be organized, weeds to be pulled, grills to be cleaned and flowers to be grown. With so much to do, thank goodness for Tipking! is a site filled with “tips and advice to make our lives simpler.” The site claims that it’s one of the most book-marked sites on the Internet and, though I have no idea whether this statement is true or not, it’s easy to see why people would be drawn to return to this site.

The site,, offers tips organized by category and provides a useful search tool in case you’re not sure where you should be looking. One can find tips on topics like gardening, money, laundry, the kitchen, pets, health, beauty and pests. Visitors can send in their own tips to share with others, making the site a useful, ever-growing resource.

I think we’ve learned enough for today – and of course I’ll be back with more for you next week. I’m staring outside right now and the weather is gorgeous; I hope you’re able to get out there and enjoy it.

Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake ( She can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at

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