Monthly Archive: December 2014

Dust Killing My Computer!! An Electric Dust Blower Review

Computers and dust are bitter enemies.  Dust and grime can get into a computer over time and put a strangle hold on your components, causing your system to slow down considerably and may even kill it completely if not taken care of. The computer simply cannot breathe.

All good nerds have at least one or more computers in their home and probably one or more at work. They may be used to play games, surf the Internet, or conduct business on. Being a person who works from home, my computer is essential to my survival. It’s something that I cannot do without. If it has problems, I’m up a creek. I don’t have the money to dole out for to get my system fixed all the time, so I do my best to take care of it.

Computers will attract dust like a magnet and then it clogs your fans and heat-sinks, video card, and coats the wiring. It’s a dust bunny jamboree! Ew.

Most people will buy cans of compressed air at $5 a pop and, if they’re aware of the trouble dust can cause their computer, will blow it out real nice once of month or more. It’s depends a lot on where they live and their computer’s location as to how much trouble they have with dust. Regardless of the circumstances, they will deal with it. Dust clogging your computer is something you cannot avoid, but can do something about.

Using the cans of air to clean up my systems is not a huge trouble (although, time consuming), but the expense involved is the real kicker for me. I absolutely hate having to buy new cans over and over again.

So, let’s say that you go through a can of air every month. Maybe more if you have multiple computers. That’s approximately $60 a year with tax on top of that. You’re more than likely always going to have a computer, new, used, old, whatever. And the dust is a destroyer of all. It’s one purpose is to clog your systems up.

My son is a chip off the old block. He’s a big nerd too and is always keeping an eye out for me and my wife (she has a laptop and a desktop). He’s also a big-time online gamer. World of Warcraft, Trove, League of Legends; stuff like that. His wife and their friend who lives with them each have their own computers. In total, including laptops, I think they have 5 computers. It’s a dust bunny’s dream!!

Anyway, he recently bought something called the Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster and then stopped by to tell me about it.


I watched a video he showed me and this thing will blow the inside of a computer totally clean! Plug it in, open up your computer, and go to town with it! It blew me away! Pun intended. 😉

Here are the stats:

  • Sturdy all-steel construction
  • Includes air pin-pointer, air concentrator nozzle, air -flare nozzle, micro-cleaning tool kit
  • More effective than canned air and safer than canned air
  • 500 watt motor, .75 HP, 4.5 amps, 70 CFM air flow

It has a number of attachments that come with it that helps you get into the cracks and crevices of your keyboard, monitor, and other hard-to-get-to places.

This thing is not a vacuum despite the name. It’s blows, which in my opinion, is much better. There isn’t a chance of sucking up any strangling wires or anything that you don’t want to see go missing all of a sudden.  It’s powerful, for sure.

Getting this Metro Vacuum was a no-brainer!  The pain and expense of cans of compressed air were behind me!!  It’s like a life hack!

This electric duster is absolutely awesome and I knew that my fellow nerds could relate to my dust-related pain and excitement at the discovery I made.  I’m sure you could use it for anything else that needs a good cleaning, but my computer is the thing it brings joy to the most.

You can get more information about the Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac 500-Watt 0.75-HP Electric Duster and read all the stellar reviews right here.  This is a highly recommended purchase from me to you.

I would give this a BEST EVER on the Nerd-O-Meter.  I’ll be putting a video up on the Old Nerd Reviews channel pretty soon so you can see it in action.

If you have one, let me know what you think in the comments below. Share the joy!! 😉




The McDonald’s McGangBang Fail?


By request, I headed off to McDonald’s to try one of their most famous secret menu items, the McGangBang.

All reviewers I found had to order the items separately and then put the sandwich together themselves.  I didn’t want to do that.  I wanted to see if the employees would know what it was and put it together for me.

They did…..sort of!!  Watch today’s review of the McDonald’s McGangBang and you tell me if you would consider this a FAIL or not:


I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Christmas time and I’m so glad that you choose to make yourselves a part of mine, not to mention all year long.

2015 is going to be a FREAKING AWESOME year for us all!!!




Old Nerd Offers!! Best Food Deals On Thursday, 12/11/2014


I’m always keeping my foodie eye out for you when I’m on my daily journeys, so here are the best food deals on Thursday, 12/11/2014.

I found some great offers as I was perusing the Web this morning that I thought you may be interested in:


Tomorrow, 12/12/2014, Krispy Kreme is offering a dozen of their fab glazed donuts when you buy a dozen.  Need I say more??

All the information is at

Have you ever seen my video of an inside look at their donut making?  You can watch it all unfold as you wait to order:


2. A $200 e-gift card from for only $40!!  You also get a $4 donation to the American Red Cross.

All the information is RIGHT HERE!!

There you go, gang!!  A couple sweet and tasty deals for today.  Have a good one and keep in mind that there is a new food review coming out tomorrow on the Old Nerd Reviews YouTube channel.

See you there!!!!



Bewitched: The Complete Series! HOLY CRAP!!


Since I’m a huge Nerd, I absolutely adore good, classic TV shows from my youth.  Watching them takes me back to the good old days of when television was fun, original, and you didn’t worry about plopping your kids in front of the set.

I just discovered that one of my favorite shows, BEWITCHED, is being offered on Amazon for an amazing price!  I can (and will!) get the COMPLETE SERIES (8 seasons!) for only $28.99!!  That’s a tad over $3.50 per season!!  NUTS!!


I had to write this post and let you know about it as soon as I found out.  I’ve seen prices on Amazon change overnight and I certainly don’t plan on missing out on this.

If you’re interested, HERE IS THE LINK.

QUESTION: What are your favorite classic television shows from when you were young?  Leave me a comment and let me know!

Take to you again real soon.  HAVE A FREAKING AWESOME DAY!!!



New Phone Case, Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Taco Review


As a life-long penny-pincher, I’m someone who take really good care of the things that I buy.

If I’m going to invest my hard-earn cash, I want things lasting as long as they can.  If they break, it won’t be because of me! 😉

I just received the new protective case for my Moto G Verizon Pre-Paid cell phone in the mail today. It’s pretty cool!  I wanted to share it with you as an exclusive video to Old Nerd


If you’re in need of a case for your own Moto G phone, here’s where I got mine for that really groovy price!


BTW, if you missed yesterday’s food review, here it is.  I decided that I needed to join the crowd and review the new Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Tacos:


There you go, gang!!  Thanks for visiting and I’ll talk with you again real soon!!!



The Holidays And Falling Behind….


With Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas almost upon us, I’ve fallen behind on the web site work.  Forgive me? 😉

However, I have been getting all the videos on YouTube out to you and been fairly active on Twitter and Facebook.  Make sure to join me over there.  I have a question waiting for you!! 😉

My wife, Zoanna, and I had a great Thanksgiving and did some shopping the day prior.

I got myself a much need pre-paid cell phone for only $39 (here’s the one I got) so that I can be a lot more active on Instagram and bought her a HP laptop for only $159.  $200 off!!!

It’s just been kind of hairy around here, but after Christmas and the new year is behind us, I promise to hang out with you more here on the web site.

If you missed yesterday’s review, here it is:


I’m also adding some videos on Saturday where I’m cooking different things.  I’m calling the series, “Let’s Eat!”  Genius, eh?  haha

Not sure how long that will last or how consistent I’ll be in putting those out, but sure do welcome your feedback on them.

It will mostly depend on you guys and whether you like them or not.  Make sure to comment and Like the Saturday videos and that will let me know. 😉

Here was last Saturday’s:


Any way, that’s all for now.  Have a great rest of the week and watch your YouTube feed for a new food review tomorrow.  I’m trying the Taco Bell Rolled Chicken Tacos!!