Monthly Archives: March 2011

Amazon Cloud Drive Has Arrived!

Yesterday morning Amazon launched Cloud Drive, its new cloud storage service, to the world. The really cool thing is Amazon is offering 5 GB of free online storage to anyone who signs up for it! You can Securely store your music, videos, photos, and documents online and access them from anywhere, anyplace, anytime you have internet service! Just think… I could have backed up my entire blog and recovered it all after I crashed… and crashed… and crashed again… This would also be a great place to back-up your ebook collection!

Wait, it gets even better! If you purchase an album from Amazon’s MP3 Store, they will upgrade you to 20 GB of free storage for up to one year! There are some stipulations with this offer, and you can read about them by clicking here.

This is a great deal… Check it out!

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NookColor Update!

My wife gave me a NookColor for Christmas and I love it! I’m even happier to report it will soon be even better! Barnes & Nobel confirmed the NookColor will be getting a number of software enhancements in April. Many applications are being made available for the first time and Adobe Flash can be downloaded enabling the NookColor to play videos. The NookColor will also have email service independent of internet browsers.

I carry my NookColor with me almost everywhere I go. I can drop into a McDonalds or a Starbucks and have internet access almost instantly. Did I mention you can also read ebooks on it as well (grin!). The more I use my NookColor the better I like it!

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Win a Kindle!

Contests are always fun! Especially when the prize is something you really want! Well ebook readers, this one is for you! Books We Love Publishing Partners ( is putting on the Great Kindle Giveaway! Just enter your name on their 2011 mailing list and you’re entered! Everyone must enter to win (even if you were on their old mailing list).¬†Follow their BWLPP blog and watch for special post days. Everyone who comments on the weekly Great Kindle Giveaway post will get an additional entry into the contest.

If you would like to enter the contest, or just read more about it, please click here.

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I Crashed Again!

I was trying to add some widgets to this blog and things went terribly wrong! Everything locked up so I did the old Control-Alt-Delete thing to escape. When I attempted to re-access my website all I had was a white … Continue reading

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HarperCollins eBook Boycott Expands!

The HarperCollins ebook boycott has expanded into Canada. Debbie LeBel, the manager of acquisitions for Halifax Public Libraries, says she is not buying new e-book licenses from HarperCollins even though demand for eBooks has grown steadily in recent years and HarperCollins titles account for about one in every five e-books in the collection of more than 6,000.

For now, LeBel said she is choosing not to buy any new HarperCollins licenses although she continues to buy from other publishers on an almost daily basis. She said librarians across Canada have told her they are doing the same. You can read more on this story by clicking here and here.

We all know that “planned obsolescence” has been designed into products for years but, in my opinion, marketing a product that just dies after being used a specific number of times is just wrong.

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Life Rocks & We’re Up and Running!

I’m not going to bore you with details… Almost $200 to repair my truck. While my truck was up on the rack my mechanic discovered my back tires were going bald… another $300 for tires. I replaced the tires on my trailer while I was at it. I’m ready for business again!

I’ve got four shopping centers that want sidewalk pressure washing and two that need their rain gutters cleaned. I’m going to be busy for awhile. I’ll try to make daily entries on my blog because I really like you guys! But hear this… When I’m talking about making money with your own business, I know what I’m talking about. I do it everyday.

Now it’s time for some sleep! I’ll see you again tomorrow. I’ve got some good ebook stuff to tell you about!

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One of Those Days!

I had an appointment to meet with a client at 9:30 this morning. I got up early, had breakfast, and got ready for the days events… Or so I thought! My client called to announce he had some trouble getting a rent-a-car at the airport and was running a little late. No problem! I had time for another cup of coffee! Life rocks!

Time to go… I jumped in my truck and took off for my appointment. I was almost there when I realized I left my cell phone on the kitchen table! Ouch! My client said he’d call me when he was close! So I drove home as fast as I could and retrieved my phone… I discovered he hadn’t called yet so everything was still good!

I jumped back in my truck and off I went… I was about half way to my destination when I smelled the distinctive odor of radiator fluid. I checked my temperature gauge and it was HOT! I pulled to the side of the road and opened my hood… Have you ever been to Yellowstone National Park and watched “Old Faithful” doing its thing? Yeah, what was going on under my hood looked something like that! We’re talking serious steam!

I called my insurance company, who called a towing company, who called me to say they would be with me in about an hour… I called my client and said I would be late! And I was… about two hours late!

But the good news is I’m back up on my blog, I’ve got my favorite theme working again (Weaver 2.0), and my client wasn’t upset at all… But my truck is still in the garage. My mechanic said I demolished the upper heater hose (he replaced the lower one while he was at it). Now I’ve got to figure out why I’m attracting all this negativity! I’m going to read a couple of my Abraham-Hicks ebooks and try to find out what’s going on! Hey, I’m back on topic!

Time for bed! I’ve got to meet with my client again tomorrow morning!

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Libraries Boycott Harper Collins!

Libraries have started a boycott against the publisher Harper Collins. This is because Harper Collins is requiring libraries to limit the number of times they loan out an ebook to twenty-six. I wrote about this in a previous blog entry. … Continue reading

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My Prayers Go Out To The Japanese People

What happened to Japan today was horrible. I spent 12 of my 24 years in the Navy either stationed or home-ported in Japan. It’s an amazing place. Despite its size (it’s smaller than the State of California) and lack of natural resources, it rose out of the destructive aftermath of WWII and rebuilt itself into one of the most economically powerful and influential countries in the world. My prayers go out to the Japanese and I wish them a speedy recovery. I remember what my Japanese friends said so many times when I was challenged with something difficult… Ganbate ne! You can do it!

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