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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Tuesday
Oct202009

Weather Channel to Start Showing Movies

 

Atlanta-based The Weather Channel, which started showing documentaries to its basic bread-and-butter weather reports over the years, is now adding feature films for the first time.

They plan on buying older films that have weather or weather events as a part of the movie in some way.  The first one shown will be "The Perfect Storm" with George Clooney.

The network says if it works they will add more films to it's lineup.  Ok,  let's hear your weather related movies...  I'll start with "Twister" and "Groundhog Day", maybe someday "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"  Got any more?

Tuesday
Oct202009

NBA Fans Can Keep Current with the NBA Widget

In a few days the NBA season will tip off, doesn't it seem like it just ended?  Well your team is looking to make a run in the playoffs this year and you can keep updated on the Lakers, Cavs, or your favorite NBA team's scores by downloading the NBA McDonald's Scoreboard Widget.

It's an easy install on your computer.  Just follow the instructions and download it here:http://www.nba.com/widgets/index.html.

The latest scores, leading scorers and stats for you fantasy buffs.  It will be right on your desktop, it's fun and free.

Monday
Oct192009

Bjorn Free: ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus on Life and More...

Came across a random article in The Jakarta Post of all places on Bjorn Ulvaeus, the brains and one of the voices behind ABBA.

Bjorn talks about life after ABBA, what he and the rest of the group are up to, and his hometown of Stockholm.  Are there plans for an ABBA reunion, how do all the members of the group get along now, and is there another musical in the works?

Read the article here: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/10/17/bjorn-ulvaeus-life-after-abba.html

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Monday
Oct192009

Ben Franklin: Kindle Free Pick of the Week  10/19/09

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.

You can't go wrong here, it's been on the Kindle Store bestseller list for a while, as it should be.

This book is not only about one of the most important figures in American History, but about philosophy, and ideals and hard work.  Much of this book is applicable to today.  It's the story of The American Dream, and how it was achieved back 200+ years ago.  He says the best America would be free, open and with many opportunities.  I think some of our leaders today might want to give this book a read, or reread it if they claim to have read it in the past.

 

 

Monday
Oct192009

The Kindle Goes Global

Today is the long awaited day that Amazon's Kindle begins to ship to over 100 countries throughout the world.

The cost is $279 plus some shipping and customs fees depending on where it ships.  Amazon is hoping the Kindle will revolutionize the way we read books, similar to what the iPod did for music.  The Kindle has already a growing following in The States and I think it may even be more popular in other parts of the world.

The fact that there are many other e-book readers either launching or getting ready to launch, it was important for Amazon to get it's Kindle in front of Europeans, Asians, and Australians as quickly as possible and just in time for the holidays.

One note, the international Kindle will not have the experimental browser and free wireless through Sprint Whispernet that the U.S. version will have.  International Kindle's that will have wireless download of a book will allow that only, and not Google searching and Wikipedia checking that we all love.