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A New Phase of Life

It’s been a few weeks now at work, that the illegitimi have been carborunduning the crap out of me. New boss with no spine. Newish boss of boss, having spent about a year sort of getting to know the ropes, has now grasped them and begins to tighten. Crabseye tests out as a Creative (one …

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5 Home Energy Saving Tips

A couple of years ago, the sale of electricity was deregulated in my state, and in the months before it happened, there were dire predictions about short-term spikes in prices as the market transitioned from regulated prices to free-market prices. I began to look for good ways to save or conserve electricity use. To do …

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Ebooks, Prices, and Libraries

I have to say I have fallen in love with ebooks. My personal reader of choice is the Nook Simple Touch, but had the Kindle been given just a few additional features (expandable memory, replaceable battery), I would likely have chosen it. What I like about ebooks is how little space they take up compared …

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The Cost of eBooks from a Self-Publisher’s Perspective

I don’t intend to do too much retweeting/linking to other people’s work, but this is a very interesting and even eye-opening piece on ebook pricing. The Cost of eBooks from a Self-Publisher’s Perspective.

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Apple’s latest delusional statements

It’s obvious that Apple thinks that a large portion of the world is not very bright. But do they think that EVERYONE is an idiot? I almost choked when I saw today that they are claiming that they were forced to collude with the book manufacturers in order to be able to compete with big …

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Money-wicking athletic wear

There’s a big US company that markets its athletic wear, at amazingly high prices, as being “heat wicking” or some such nonsense. The gist of their very effective marketing campaign, besides getting many professional sports teams to wear their gear, is that the moisture wicking nature of the completely synthetic materials is supposed to magically …

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Facebook and Instagram

Some are actually suggesting that Facebook is acquiring Instagram so that they can data-mine the geotagged locations, as well as the content, of users photos. How cynical. WE know that Facebook in its infinite goodness is only looking to enhance the user experience by better targeting its offers and services to our interests.

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Blue, blue, my blog is blue

I bet that, now that I have pointed it out to you, you can see that my blog is blue. I bet also that few of you want to know why. But on the internets, we’re all clueless at reading social clues, so I’ll tell ya why my blog is blue. I’m sick of the …

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