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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.

Monday
Sep212009

Major Floods Cause Deaths and Problems in Atlanta

With six deaths so far and more rain on the way the worst flooding anyone can remember is dominating the news in North Georgia.

Some of the aerial shots are unbelievable. Six Flags is flooded, numerous parks and golf courses also.  Schools are cancelled for Tuesday in most of the counties.  Interstates had to close because they were impassable.  Residents are hoping for a dryer Tuesday and Wednesday.

An apartment complex in Buckhead

Monday
Sep212009

NHRA tries 4 Wide Racing at Charlotte

By all accounts the NHRA's 4 Wide exhibition drag races at Charlotte were a rousing success.  My friend Buck Hujabre was there and gave this account to me, "I actually was standing right behind the cars when they launched on the 4-wide.  I was about 10 feet behind Wilkerson's Funny Car when all 4 cars did the burn-out and launch.  I can't even begin to explain the sound, the feeling, and the amount of Nitro Fumes.  I hope that I can get back to Zmax if they do it again.  That facility is out of this world."

Mike Neff won the Funny Car exhibition and Spencer Massey took the Top Fuel honors.  The real winners were the fans and those in attendance to see it.

 

Monday
Sep212009

Asus EeePC 1002n: First Asus Netbook with Windows 7

Asus has made it official and announced that their popular and powerful EeePC 1002n will be their first netbook to be shipped with Windows 7.

Windows 7 should run perfectly on this 2GB, Atom Processor model.

The 1002n has a 12 inch screen and weighs less than 3 pounds.

Sunday
Sep202009

A Rain Gauge Deal for all of us in Atlanta

As I look out my window, I see a familiar sight.  At least it has been familiar the past few days or more.  Rain, rain, will you ever go away.

A chance for all of us in Atlanta to have a little fun, with the Fall expected o be a little wet.  Head on over to weatherconnecion.com and score a P0320 rain gauge from P3 International.  All for the low cost of $14.99.  This gauge will show current and accumulated rainfall totals.  The easy to read LCD display can even been seen from a distance.  And there is no mess, because this gauge is self emptying and maintenance free.

It weighs less than a half a pound, and is constructed to be durable, and reliable.  Get one and compare the rainfall totals of your backyard with those of Ken Cook and and Glenn Burns on the local news.

 

Saturday
Sep192009

Amazon Starts Selling "Private Label" Electronics Items

Proving they have strong ties with manufacturers, Amazon.com is now offering "AmazonBasics" for sale on their site.  AmazonBasics are Amazon branded consumer electronics items.  Now customers can buy blank CDs and DVD's and a variety of cables for your home computers and theater systems.

These products will be value priced to compete with other low cost retailers.  Amazon will also ship these items in Frustration-Free packaging, meaning simple packaging in recycable boxes.

Look for Amazon to start offering more products with an Amazon label on them.  MP3 players, netbooks, and external hard drives are good candidates.