PokemonGo…. As in GO make me some Money!? LOL :)

Okay so my kids are not obsessed with this game anymore…. But unfortunately still watch the non-award wining tv show. ¬†ūüôā

I saw this from my wife’s repost of FB. ¬†(About FB if you are not paying them money…. Basically your FB fans do not see your posts. ¬†Just saying.)

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It is interesting how the zoo has a whole event which involves no animals and just a game. ¬†This marketing makes since. ¬†(BTW There Dino Discovery…. is an absolute waist of money. ¬†It should be free and I would still want a refund. ¬†ūüôā )

Here is an article about the upcoming advertising and how they are going to have ‘sponsered locations”. ¬†But I am not sure now how purchasing a “lure” would help if you do not have a stop near your location? ¬†(I believe a lure only works at a stop?)

Pok√©mon Go will soon get ads in the form of sponsored locations

UPDATE 20160822: Stupid crap….
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Things I hate…. why does everyone believe their political opinions are facts? Both¬†sides think the other side is wrong…. (just one side is wrong ūüôā ) ¬†Plus “Trickle-Down Economics” give me a break…. isn’t that just another term for socialism or communism? It just describes the government and how they provide for their friends (top) and the needy (bottom)? LOL ūüôā See now I am as bad as everyone else!

PokemonGo…. As in GO…. Call your Parents to Pick you Up!? :)

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Sure I remember Pokemon as a kid…. I thought it was…. Well…. ¬†Animals living in a ball…. Why? Where is PETA? ¬†Plus the cartoon…. ¬†Battles…. Etc. ¬†I missed something…. Or I missed nothing at all.

So with PokemonGo can your business benefit from a stop or a gym? ¬†The user demographics released say yes…. ¬†the majority being Women college graduates making 90k. ¬†But logic and reliability seems like no?

My kids like the game (4 and 7 years old).¬†¬†It is a great concept. ¬†Even if you did not have to walk around in real life…. Or drive. ¬†Probably a better idea also if it did not require movement? ¬†Wait for the lawsuits…. Unfortunately.

I did my own checking today with¬†my kids…. who wanted to check out a nearby park. ¬†The park has¬†over 15 stops and 2 gyms.¬† They apparently have meetings there also (sign).

We saw (It was an overcast Saturday and it poured 30 minutes after we left.):
-12 males < 40 years old playing openly (with their phone in hand walking around like their phone was a compass and they were lost.¬† ūüôā )
-Maybe 1 female with a male…. Both playing.
-Also 6 kids (<10 years old) playing openly.

I would categorize only 1 person as not living with their parents.

The individual in the picture siting is “battling” (at least that is what my 4 year old said?)…. The individual behind him wondering around is….. Well loss? ¬†LOL ūüôā ¬†There was a guy far left and he was the only normal guy there playing a game…. like a normal person and smiled at us. ¬†There was also a guy directly behind us.

As for us…. We were also trying to catch an elusive monster…. A real life lizard! ¬†LOL ūüôā ¬†It got away!

I really believe the demographic have to be flawed…. Sure 1/3 are guys that are 18-38. But 90% of the women are really 4-10 year olds. Or males that want to touch a female that makes 90k and graduated from college? ¬†JK (But you can quote me on that. ¬†LOL ūüôā ) ¬†Basically my theory is someone has to be installing the app for the age bracket the game is made for…. 4-15? ¬†Plus the game requires GPS and how many 4-10 year olds have a cell phone? ¬†The¬†kids¬†unfortunately have to use their parents current phones or extra phones.

Honestly anyone male over 16 should be playing ingress right? ¬†I understand if you played Pokemon¬†as a kid but…. Animals in a ball? ¬†Plus the tv show? ¬†It is a kids show…. just like Star Wars. Sorry…. but true. ¬†ūüôā ¬†I do sympathy I also lived with my Parents late in my life. ¬†JK I love games also. ¬†LOL ūüôā

I would say the fact¬†Nintendo¬†is making the¬†Pokemon Go Plus proves the age bracket of the users…. 4-15? ¬†But someone has to drive these kids around…. so you should be able to market to them somehow?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2016/07/26/more-women-than-men-are-playing-pokemon-go-by-a-lot/#4ac7406b4f16

Liquid Wrench to the Rescue!

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Well my rotary switch became very hard to turn and I left my spares at my house…. So I tried Liquid Wrench. ¬†It actually started to work right away…. But the next day it was working perfectly. ¬†I have never tried this before…. Not sure how I am going to clean it off though? ¬†I just assumed it would not work and I was going to replace the switch the next day anyway.

Mosmatic 360 Ceiling Boom with LED light

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There was a post about the Mosmatic 360 Ceiling Boom with Led lights a while back and while I honestly love the way the Mosmatic booms look…. the post bordered on something my kid would suggest. Do not get me wrong…. I could get behind installing led lights all over your car wash then your booms. But even the pictures…. ¬†I believe it¬†is an impossible sell unless you have led lights on your facade. Also what I do not get…. is if you have bay lights how are you going to see the boom lights? ¬†Plus if customers can not notice a sign…. how will they notice something above their head? ¬†ūüôā ¬†This is not the point.

I starting thinking about how to make this on any boom and this actually seems pretty easy while I was¬†drawing it. ¬†LOL ūüôā I found a video and apparently you would need an electrical slip ring. ¬†Amazon sells some electrical slip rings but I could not find a unit that would be perfect I believe? ¬†LINK

 

I would think the¬†same electrical slip ring concept is used in a retractable cord reel? Like this one…. CLICK HERE (I actually just purchased it but have not installed it yet. ūüôā )

Then you would just need to purchase lights…. which you can purchase almost anywhere now. I would personally get them from Amazon though because of their return policy. Like these HERE…. but I have never purchased these.

The DEAL with Arimitsu pumps. :)

It is all a sales pitch…. just¬†a sales pitch. ¬†There pump is no better just more expensive upfront and more expensive for parts. ¬†(Assuming the Arimitsu can last as long as a Cat pump? ¬†Not sure anyone knows yet? ¬†LOL ūüôā ¬†How ironic. ¬†Maybe they will last longer…. I would hope so.)

Look on the chart below where Arimitsu correctly quotes stats of their pumps.    http://arimitsupumps.com/html/interchange1.php  (I assume the Arumutsu 313 is correct?  Also the Cat stats?)

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Next chart they use their same Arimitsu 516 pump…. but claim an alternate gpm. ¬†This 5 gpm is also quoted sometimes as normal specs when it is convenient (marketing or error who know). ¬†But the problem with this is….

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Both the Cat pumps compared in the top chart can actually do the same exact configuration. ¬†In fact…. both pumps can do it cheaper upfront and are cheaper on the¬†seal and valve kits. ¬†Except for the¬†5CP2120W valve kit which is more expensive but that pump is the cheapest.

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So¬†if you hate charts the¬†Cat 5CP2120W is the best pump and the best value. ¬†The reason these pumps are compared is because everyone¬†thinks they need¬†5 gpm…. which I believe is¬†not¬†needed at a self serve.¬†¬†But this¬†is¬†just what everyone always “has to have” or argues is better about the Arimitsu pump. ¬†The majority of operators use Cat 310 pumps I would guess?

Arimitsu 516: 705 Valve kit: 116 Seal kit: 95
Cat 310: 586 Valve kit: 63 Seal kit: 78
Cat 5CP2120W: 565 Valve kit: 179 Seal kit: 82

So ask anyone why they would purchase an Arimitsu  516 pump and besides being fooled by the marketing their answers will be:

  1. ¬†Quiter ¬†(I do not actually accept this as an answer…. absolutely the silliest¬†answer ever. ¬†Who cares? ¬†Really…. Who?)
  2. Easier to work on?  (Whaaaa?  Unless they fit themselves?  I am not sure what this even entails?)

Seriously…. anyone who advises you to purchase an Arimitsu pump got them when they were $150-200 cheaper than Cat pumps. ¬†This is the only way they made a good educated decision. ¬†I am sorry the truth hurts sometimes. ¬†Or just let me know…. I asked the question on a forum and not even Greg let me know what the selling points were. ¬†I had to guess on the 2 selling points above.

You know I would purchase an Arimitsu or any other pump in a second if they cost $200-300 less than a Cat pump…. I actually looked at these pumps¬†5-8 years ago when they were cheaper. ¬†That is why I remember their selling points. ¬†Cheaper pumps and cheaper seats and valves…. yeah it is supply and demand. ¬†Just like the College system in this country.

 

 

Today I want to Home Depot!

Today I went to Home Depot and I realized a couple things:

  • You should make sure you have HD’s app installed because there service is…. ¬†Well you need to be able to find your stuff yourself.
  • I need to order everything from Amazon.
  • You should think about ordering items online then picking them up. ¬†HD and Lowe’s does it and it could save hours hunting around their store.

The only problem with ordering everything from Amazon is when you need something fast…. but going to a store is never fast.

It just helps to plan ahead…. basically. ¬†All the stores have items around different items.

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I do not think CustomKraft would mind this plug and me reposting some of their pictures. I think more companies should act like they are run by real humans. I really like it. It also seems like they have a small factory…. but lots of employees. Also no welding in any pictures?

A side note…. when I started with website development/programming. All my sites were super fly and had frames…. well…. just like poor old CustomKraft’s website. ūüôā Give me a call CustomKraft I will redo it for you. ūüôā Plus…. please get rid of the noise when you click things! ūüôā