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Happy Thanksgiving!

As I head out the door to my first of multiple food comas today, I wanted to stop and wish every Hiffer a Happy Thanksgiving and/or Hanukkah! I hope everyone out there has a fantastic day with friends, family, and football.

Chat With Goob This Thursday

EDIT: Over for now! Thanks to everybody who came out, we broke 20 active viewers this time! Next chat will be soon!

These live video chats are about to become a regular thing!

I had such a blast talking with people last week that I want to do it all the time. A lot of people who tuned in said they had fun as well, so it wasn’t just me!

The next chat will be this Thursday at 4:00pm EST. Like before, we can talk about whatever. This doesn’t have to be a Freebie Chat only because freebies are boring. Though if you have any specific questions pertaining to HIF or freebies, these chats are as good a time as any to ask!

So if you’re free, please join us! I’ll be hosting it on Justin.tv again, so you can enter the chat room after making a free account, which takes no longer than 15 seconds. You don’t even have to verify your email. It’s nice and easy.

Chat With Goob at 5:00pm EST

EDIT: Thanks to everybody who came out and chatted today! We had a blast, I’ll definitely host another early next week.

One of the nice perks of working for yourself is not having to screw around with a car or public transportation. You get to roll out of bed and immediately step into your “office.” However the total lack of human interaction can start to mess with you. I get out of my apartment at least once a day, but with the way technology is now there’s no reason why I can’t hang out with Hiffers!

So today around 5:00 est I’m going to host a live video chat on Justin.tv. You should be able to join the chat room after making a free account, which takes no longer than 15 seconds. You don’t even have to verify your email. It’s nice and easy.

Who knows, maybe nobody is interested in this and I just sit in a chat room talking to myself. Wouldn’t be the first time! :D We can talk about whatever though! Freebies, sports, the meaning of life. I don’t really care, let’s just hang out and chat!

HIF: Saving Fingers Since 2006

I love getting emails from readers. I might not respond to them in a timely fashion, but I read each and every one that comes across my screen and sometimes they are just too good not to share. Hiffer Carrie sent in this tale that I thought you all would enjoy.

On Tuesday, my 4 kids and I took a ride on the local ferry. We’re from New Orleans, and it crosses back and forth on the Mississippi River. It’s not something we normally do, but it was a cool adventure – and it’s FREE!!! Anyway, just as we were docking, my 6 year old announces, “MY FINGER’S STUCK!!!” The chairs onboard are all those molded fiberglass 60′s style, bolted-in-a-row things, with one small hole in the center of each seat. And yes, he really had it good and stuck in one. We tried and tried to wiggle it out to no avail. He was scared and crying and the ship was unloading and getting ready to head back across. I was about to panic when I remembered that in my purse was a FREE SAMPLE OF SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER. I whipped it out, thought for a moment which side to choose, then coated his finger above and below in shampoo. Out it popped! So basically, you can consider your website a LIFESAVING RESOURCE!!! Thanks a bunch!!!

Sounds like something I would do! No, not thinking of using the shampoo to get a kid’s finger unstuck, but getting my own finger stuck.

Is HIF Missing From Your Facebook?

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You probably realize Facebook changed their magic recipe, making it harder for people to see updates from pages they like. Don’t ask me why, it was stupid, but apparently Facebook agreed with us in that regard. In a rare “oops, we screwed up” move, they added a small change recently that allows people to get all updates from pages, if they so desire.

  1. Hover over the Like button. Don’t press it though!
  2. Confirm there’s a checkmark next to Show in News Feed.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Confirm there’s a checkmark next to All Updates.

That should do the trick! Let me know if you have any trouble in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

Oh, yeah, I guess now would be a good time to mention to new Hiffers our different social media links. Combined we have over 100,000 fans, so you know it’s good stuff! Well, there were more than 100,000 Nazis at one point too, so basing something’s value on sheer numbers alone might not be too smart.

Wait. It’s dawning on me that typing “Nazi” now guarantees HIF will appear on some truly funky Google results. Man, I really wish there was a way to delete words once you type them!

Seriously though, if you use Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, please become a fan. I’m active on all three and love talking to Hiffers directly!


New HIF RSS Address

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Hey Hiffers, just a little housecleaning news to go over as I begin shifting some things around and upgrading stuff on the backend. Today’s notice is about our RSS feed. If you have no idea what that is, then give yourself a high five and feel free to let your eyes glaze over. For anybody using Google Reader or Feedly or any other old reader, then you may need to update HIF’s address as I’m moving from Feedburner to Feedblitz.

Old RSS Address: http://feeds.feedburner.com/heyitsfree/rss2

New RSS Address: https://feeds.feedblitz.com/heyitsfree

You should be able to just add http://www.heyitsfree.net/feed/ to your RSS reader of choice and go from there.

Okay, Nerd Alert over. Back to freebies for now.

Goob Is Gone Giveaway

Not forever! Just for a few days! From today until Monday, I’ll be with my friends at Wakarusa, a music festival in Arkansas.

As opposed to other vacations, I have some posts queued to autopublish over the next few days. But I thought a few free prizes would make people more happy. Hopefully as happy as I plan to be this weekend! I included a few non-social media entry methods as well.

Be well until I return and play nice!

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Is HIF Updating For You?

This is important, so thanks for reading it.

Alert the media! Stop the presses! Goob broke HIF last week! Dog bites man!

As some of you have alerted me, HIF is stuck showing nothing new past Monday, February 11. That’s a slight problem since today is February 25 and I’ve made plenty of posts over the last 14 days.

In order to kick HIF’s rear into gear, please do the following:

  • Go to HeyItsFree.net
  • Press Ctrl and R at the same time (mac users can hit Command and R) to force a manual refresh of the page.

That should be all it takes. However if HIF still refuses to update or updates only to today and then stops updating again tomorrow, please let me know. It would be much appreciated.

Veteran Hiffers may remember I broke the browser cache in September 2009 as well. I’m getting pretty good at this.

Haha, I Love My Family

So this isn’t a freebie, whatever, but I had a series of stupid, annoying things happen today and then out of the blue my sister sent me this video.

Hahahahaha. Oh man. As you can see, there are multiple apples that didn’t fall far from the Goob Family Tree.

Goob Is In Oman

At least I should be. If I’m in any other country than Oman right now, I am seriously lost.

So why am I gone this week? *shoulders shrug* Why not?

I left last Sunday, hence the sparse amount of posts since then. I return this Sunday as well, so things should return to normal before you know it. Oh, I found the cause of HIF’s recent slow load time! So having squashed that bug is nice.

Okay, I’ve run out of information to share. Have a good few days without me! How about y’all talk to each other in the comments? Make a few new friends from fellow Hiffers.