Thursday, September 29, 2011

Free $2 for MP3 Purchases at Amazon

See here:

I just got 'Demon Days' for $3 after the coupon. Any Gorillaz fans can thank me with future purchases through Amazon link on the right.

Get it fast, tomorrow is the last day.

Kindle Fire Review! Ok, I haven't seen it yet but here's my opinion on some of the unique aspects of it and where it fits in within the crowded tablet field. I won't be talking about the hardware, which seems pretty run of the mill.

Battery: 4 hours to charge? Seems a bit long. My eee Transformer is far faster. It's a much bigger screen and battery. 

Web Browser: Server side acceleration. You can see this in action with the Opera Mobile web browser and enabling Turbo Mode. In short, this should work great just like it does for Opera. For reference, my 2G iPhone running Opera Mobile felt as fast as 3G or WiFi. It also does pre-fetching.

Overall opinion: Will it kill the iPad? No. Will it get a lot of attention and effect iPad sales? Yes. It's a media consumption device. I do mostly reading, emails, Facebook, blog posting, stuff like that. This will suffice, and if it's really fast at browsing the web and tightly integrated with Amazon's content, will be a success. The only thing that will kill it is glitches and if the hardware has issues. Features look like smart choices. Amazon: Want to really make a splash? All you can eat streaming Music, Books, and streaming Movies or each ala carte for a reasonable monthly fee. Or at least the movies and music. Books are sorta a different animal I suppose.

E-Ink displays will not be affected. People buy those for the sharpness and for price, just like they buy this for price. E-Ink still has a sharper display and far longer battery life. I don't see much demand for the bottom non-touch screen E-Ink readers. I got the Nook 2 with touchscreen and I won't go back to one without.

And the Fire will get hacked, unlocking all the lovely potential like they did with the Nook Color. Which will be on super sale pricing soon. A refurb Nook is about $165 with less features and less powerful hardware. This, instead of that.

Versus other Android Tablets: The Fire probably, unless you want a 10 inch screen. Which may be next for the Fire.

Click on the Fire link at the top of this post and support theroblog! Buy enough so that I can buy one off the commissions. :)

Questions? Fire away in the comments section.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buddy Roemer Close to getting Matching Funds

In less than two months of running, we are close to qualifying for "Federal Matching Funds." I'm not sure how many of you know how this system works, and without going into boring details, basically if we receive $5,000 in donations from 20 states and agree to certain limits on spending, we will be given a dollar for dollar match on donations. If you donate $20 that means we get $40, and so on.
If you live in the following states or know anyone that does, PLEASE donate any amount up to $100: Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Washington, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, Missouri, New Jersey, Minnesota and Maryland.
And in case you missed it, here are some clips of Governor Roemer's media appearances last week:
The Rachel Maddow Show The Daily Show CNBC Worldwide Exchange RT
Thank you,
Carlos Sierra Campaign Manager
P.S. For our most dedicated volunteers, please visit to start making a difference.

A little tour of the home gym. You can get better results with less time and less money with just a little bit of gear, a fitness program from and my help! Visit my Team Beachbody Independent Coach site and see my results and learn more.

Diet, programs, edibles, and community support. It's all here and I'm going to help you.

It's not a dust ball if it has a tail

But I couldn't see it that well, so now I regret touching it.

This is why I don't do as much lighter housework because I get the yard, dead animal duty, strange noise investigation, oily, dirty, and other fun jobs.

Now to find out why the condenser fan is making noise.

Adventure Time!

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