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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.

Thursday
Oct262017

Bacteria in Hurricane Areas

Locals, workers succeptible to infections.

Wednesday
Oct252017

2017 World Series Facts and Figures

With the 2017 World Series in full gear and tickets to see the games live costing hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its World Series Facts – Dodgers vs. Astros infographic to go along with its Best Baseball Cities report.



To determine the best places to be a fan of America’s second most followed sport, WalletHub compared more than 360 U.S. cities with at least one college or professional baseball team across 31 key metrics. They range from performance level of team(s) to average ticket price to stadium accessibility.
 
      Top 20 Baseball Cities           
      1     New York, NY           11     Kansas City, MO
      2     St. Louis, MO           12     Detroit, MI
      3     Los Angeles, CA           13     Baltimore, MD
      4     San Francisco, CA           14     Cleveland, OH
      5     Arlington, TX           15     Oakland, CA
      6     Boston, MA           16     Minneapolis, MN
      7     Atlanta, GA           17     St. Petersburg, FL
      8     Cincinnati, OH           18     Milwaukee, WI
      9     Chicago, IL           19     Washington, DC
      10     Pittsburgh, PA           20     Philadelphia, PA

2017 World Series Facts

    $3,332 vs. $2,144: Average ticket prices for 2017 World Series games in Los Angeles and Houston, respectively
     
    $1.47 Million: Amount the Los Angeles Dodgers spent on each regular season win, compared to the Houston Astros’ $1.60 million
     
    $1.15 Billion: 2016 revenue for MLB Advanced Media, the league's digital arm
     
    $1 Billion: Disney's 2016 investment in MLB Advanced Media's spinoff, BAMTech, for a 33 percent stake


To view the full infographic, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/blog/world-series-fun-facts/7683/  

Tuesday
Oct242017

My CBS 46 Atlanta Plugged In, 10/23/17 - Halloween Gadgets

Once again, I join Kimberley Kennedy on CBS Atlanta Plugged In to talk Tech. This time Halloween Gadgets.

CBS46 News

Recap:

AtmosFX - Digital Decorations
www.atmosfx.com
AtmosFX's Digital Decorating Kit has been updated for 2017, significantly improving an already simple and cost-effective way to digitally decorate. As the highest-quality standard-definition (SD) projector kit on the market, it packs everything you need to create stunningly original displays for Halloween, Christmas, and celebrations year round. It's easier to use, you get better definition and there are new scenes....
With a projector, some downloads and AtmosFX Window Projection Material, it's ready, set, go for Halloween 2017. It's all easy to set up and put into action.


Twist and Seal "Safety" Pack  - Keeps Cords Safe

www.twistandseal.com
If you are putting up Halloween decorations or making your own "Haunted House."
Twist and Seal have a new "Pool Safety Pack", but it's also relevant for Halloween in that keeps water away from electrical cord connections and comes with three safety products - Cord Dome for power strips, Maxx for large cords, and Cord Protect for regular cords. This pack helps keeps the whole family safe by sealing off outside cords. About $40.

3. Pyro Pets
A candle that when the wax melts, a spooky skeleton appears...  about $30
A sinister silhouette starts to emerge. Just a hint. A flickering shadow looming beneath the surface. Then, as the wax begins to melt, a menacing flame-scorched creature rears its demonic head, with sharpened teeth and fire blazing in its eyes.
Slowly but surely the cute geometric kitten exterior is eroded away and all that remains is a haunting metallic skeleton stood ominously in a pool of wax. So why not sit this malevolent moggie up on your mantelpiece and bring a little evil ambiance into your home.

 
4. ICEMULE

www.icemulecoolers.com
A complete cooler that you can carry around on your back as you walk the streets trick or treating. Or for bringing food or drink to your Halloween Party.


5. Battery-operated Light Up Jack-o-Lanterns

Availabe for under $10 at discount and department stores
Safe and affordable  no candles inside your pumpkin

Sunday
Oct222017

Billboard Charts Won't Count YouTube Views

From:

https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/billboard-magazine-won-t-add-youtube-views-its-album-charts-n812331

Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts.

Currently a single that is bought from Apple’s download store or streamed on its paid subscription service is viewed the same as a free stream on YouTube for the purposes of Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Next year, Billboard said it will prioritize paid streams, meaning artists might be more inclined to promote their songs on paid services such as Apple's to boost their chances of rising up the charts.

Saturday
Oct212017

Kindle Pick of the Week: Choices: Real People Share Stories of How They Overcame Challenges to Design a Better Life

Carol McManus has done it again. This time with the help of Alan Skidmore.

Life is about making choices, both large and small. Choices can break patterns of the past and put you on a different course. The stories shared in this book are from real people who made a choice that had a life-changing impact on them. Their reflections on lessons learned and discovering the values that drove that choice will inspire you to look at your own choices in a different way so that you can design a better life for yourself.

Right now, it's available for 99 cents for the Kindle version.

Get it now!

My review that is in the book: