Review of the Field Agent iPhone App


I don't review apps to often, but am making an exception in the case of Field Agent. To quote their website "Field Agent is a system that connects people who need information with people who can provide it". In a nut shell, they pay you money to check out Read more

Just in time for Christmas


Finding and decorating a real or fake Christmas tree is soooo yesterday.... Who has time for that!? Enter the Christmas tree you can put up in a matter of a couple minutes, doesn't take up floor space, pets wont destroy it, no pine needles or other mess to clean up Read more

You be the Judge!


All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. A site for entertainment purposes only! Overview On this free to join website, its members, are the jury in a virtual court. Details about actual alleged crimes (or fictitious?) would be posted and site visitors would vote (possibly debate?) which Read more

Business ideas introduction


An area that has never been lacking is my imagination for thinking up new business ideas. Most of them never amount to anything for various reasons. Financial, skill set, mental barriers, and dare I say... lack of commitment all playing a collective roll why they never come to be. Read more

Canadian Forces Aircraft & Parachutists


Various Canadian Military images taken near CFB Trenton and Mountain Read more

Review of the Field Agent iPhone App

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I don’t review apps to often, but am making an exception in the case of Field Agent. To quote their website “Field Agent is a system that connects people who need information with people who can provide it”. In a nut shell, they pay you money to check out products and services for their clients. This can mean ordering a coffee at Tim Hortons or checking how a company’s brand is being displayed at a retail store like Metro or Walmart. I started using the app on February 10th and as of a couple days ago, I’ve made $46.00! Not a get rich quick scheme, but the extra coin comes in handy and the time spent completing the jobs is negligible. Even better, there is not minimum dollar figure required before you can have the funds transferred to your Paypal account; they call it “Cash Out”. So far I’ve completed two Cash Outs, one for $15 and another for $23 and still have $8 balance which I could transfer anytime I like; thinking i’ll let it accumulate some ;).

Here are some point about Field Agent and using the app:

  • If you see a job that is close, reserve it before someone else grabs it!
    Reserving a job allows you to secure it so no one else can take it. Keep in mind that you only have two hours to complete the job. After which, it becomes available for someone else to reserve and counts against your rating.
  • Your rating in the app goes up if you complete all reserved jobs and down if you don’t
  • The only payout method appears to be Paypal
  • Support replies fairly quickly with any issues you may be having.
  • Sometimes the location services are off.
    The app may state that you may be at the wrong location and need confirmation that you want to proceed. If you’re confident that you’re at the correct location, just continue.
  • App is only available for iPhone

Note that i’m located in Eastern, Ontario and the available jobs through the app are a fraction of what they would be in a bigger city like Toronto. Even still, I pulled in $46 in less than a month. As their user base increases, so will the competition for jobs. When you consider the competition factor and the fact that you really need to be close to the jobs; you don’t want to go out of your way to complete jobs, I think the app cannot make you any serious money. All in all though, it’s the first app I’ve used that actually makes enough money to offset my coffee expenses :P

I’d be interested to hear from people in bigger cities like Kingston, Toronto and Ottawa to see how they’re doing.

You can read more about Field Agent on their website: http://ca.fieldagent.net


Just in time for Christmas

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christmas-treeFinding and decorating a real or fake Christmas tree is soooo yesterday…. Who has time for that!?

Enter the Christmas tree you can put up in a matter of a couple minutes, doesn’t take up floor space, pets wont destroy it, no pine needles or other mess to clean up and when the holidays are over, can be taken down, rolled up and stored in its compact carrying case and Gone in 60 seconds.

Honestly, we haven’t setup a x-max tree for a few years now. Usually end up at the in-laws for the holidays anyway… so don’t feel the need to bother. Although, if there was something like this on the market… I might consider it :P

The “x-mas tree” would come in a tube, similar to what a poster would be shipped in. A wall mural of sorts, it would be rolled up inside the tube. Once removing the tree and unrolling it, you would find that yes, it does in fact look like a Christmas tree, decorations and all. Of course it’s just a picture of a decorated Christmas tree, but this one does come equipped with little LED lights throughout which would be plugged into a nearby outlet or powered by batteries. Once installed, it would stand approximately 5 to 6 feet tall. All you need to do is organize your presents against the mural / wall and bingo bango… you have a fully decorated Christmas tree, with working lights and presents underneath.

I wonder if it would sell…


You be the Judge!

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All persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A site for entertainment purposes only!

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On this free to join website, its members, are the jury in a virtual court. Details about actual alleged crimes (or fictitious?) would be posted and site visitors would vote (possibly debate?) which would determine the outcome of the case. If based on an ongoing “real” court case, no personal details would be listed about the accused, but enough details about the crime would be available to ascertain person(s) involved. After a brief overview of the alleged crime, a list of the known facts would be presented. Visitors could then vote on an outcome to the case. Should the accused be acquitted, probation, life, the chair? You decide…

Commenting and debating about the case would be an awesome feature, but could see many issues with having that ability.

Other points, ideas and concerns about this idea:

  • The case or voting would be run for predetermined amount of time.
  • Front page would list current crimes that can be voted on.
  • Front page would list completed crimes with outcome.
  • If based on a real case, it’s outcome could be shown to the virtual and actual verdicts align?
  • Sharing to social networks (i.e. twitter, facebook, google+, etc…)
  • Monetize the site through advertising.
  • Opt-in for Jury Duty. A feature where you would be notified / invited that you’ve been selected for Jury Duty for a new case on our website. Unlike real jury duty though, you could decline to participate.
  • Maybe only a certain number of members / jurors could join a case (10? 100? 1000?)

This idea just popped into my head a couple years ago and decided to get it on paper. I can see many “issues” and I’m not so sure you could legally operate a site like this…. Throw commenting into the mix and it would get crazy. One thing is for sure; It would receive lots of traffic / publicity! :P

Just so you know, I never really considered making a site like this. Just an idea…

Although, if you removed the whole voting / jury features and simply made it a forum for discussing on-going court cases, that could be popular too. Mostly likely difficult to manage as well. Privacy concerns, profanity, threats, spam and abuse would probably be common throughout.

What are your thoughts?

DISCLAIMER: This post is intended for entertainment purposes only!


Business ideas introduction

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business-ideaAn area that has never been lacking is my imagination for thinking up new business ideas. Most of them never amount to anything for various reasons. Financial, skill set, mental barriers, and dare I say… lack of commitment all playing a collective roll why they never come to be. Some of them are on paper; most are in my head. So I decided it’s time to set some free. A new category called “Business Ideas” has been created. Select ideas & thoughts that have been gathering dust in my head for years will be posted. For the most part, the posts will provide an overview of the general concept and doesn’t get into more detailed questions like business model, profit, expenses, business plan, investors; it’s just the core idea, you will have to build on it from there.

These ideas are completely free and I claim no rights to them after being posted to my blog; they’re in the public domain.

Want to brainstorm an idea that I’ve posted? Started a business based on an idea you seen here? I’d love to discuss and hear about your experiences!

I should also mention that there may be similar ideas to the ones posted here on the market all ready. All ideas posted were original at the time they were formed, as far as i’m concerned. I have never “knowingly” stole an idea. All content posted to my site is provided without warranty of any kind and it is entirely your responsibility to do your own due diligence.

So, i’ll get started on the first… stay tuned…


Canadian Forces Aircraft & Parachutists

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Various Canadian Military images taken near CFB Trenton and Mountain View.


Old farm house near Trenton, Ontario

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During a urbex (urban exploration) excursion, I came across this is an old farm house north east of Trenton, Ontario that has been in the process of falling down for many years now; it’s almost there. These particular pics were taken a couple years ago, so i’ll have to re-visit the location to photograph its progress.


A friend’s metal shop

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Got these photos while visiting a friend’s metal shop.

  1. Access area for a brake press
  2. Emergency over travel release button
  3. A little graffiti on a drill press
  4. Drill bits that look like chess pieces
  5. Some sort of a metal clamp that looks like a face
  6. Aluminum channel stacked on a shelf
  7. Telephone with dirt, oil & grease
  8. Colored cables in a piece of machinery
  9. Drill press with enhanced color


iPhone photo series 001

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  1. A wasp drinking water on a rust barrel at Mountain View in Prince Edward County, Ontario
  2. Shattered glass art work at a large retail store in Belleville, Ontario
  3. Two radio towers at CFB Trenton, Ontario
  4. Curled orange peel on my dining room table
  5. Metal art work at a large retail store in Belleville, Ontario
  6. My eye rotated on its side
  7. An old mill building falling down in Deseronto, Ontario
  8. Bench against a wall at CFB Trenton, Ontario
  9. Aircraft at CFB Trenton, Ontario

All images in this series were taken with the iPhone 4s and edited with Snapseed.


My 1997 Yamaha V-Max

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Here are some iPhone photographs I’ve take of my 1997 Yamaha V-Max. Most of the picks have been edited with an app called Snapseed.


Weeping Willows in Glen Ross, Ontario

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Glen Ross, Ontario is home to these beautiful Weeping Willow trees which are situated on the east side of Glen Ross Rd. beside the bridge crossing the Trent Severn Waterway.