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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
Nov102009

Google Serves up Free Wi-Fi for Holiday Travelers

Google today announced it is working with airports around the United States and a trio of wireless providers to provide free wi-fi in 47 airports through January 15, 2010.

Representatives at Google seemed as excited about the holiday promotion as the travelers.   "We're very happy to extend our Holiday WiFi gift to the millions of people who will spend time in airports over the next few months," said Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google.

Due to bad weather and other extenuating circumstances, travelers often have extra time on their hands in the airport after they pass through security - 70 minutes, on average. Not surprisingly, having an Internet connection during this time can make a difference.  "I thank Google for the early Christmas gift", one United passenger said in Las Vegas.

The list of the participating airports is as follows:

 

  • Austin (AUS)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Billings (BIL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Bozeman (BZN)
  • Buffalo (BUF)
  • Burbank (BUR)
  • Central Wisconsin (CWA)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Des Moines (DSM)
  • El Paso (ELP)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Fort Myers/SW (RSW)
  • Greensboro (GSO)
  • Houston (HOU)
  • Houston Bush (IAH)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Jacksonville (JIA)
  • Kalamazoo (AZO)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Louisville (SDF)
  • Madison (MSN)
  • Memphis (MEM)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Monterey (MRY)
  • Nashville (BNA)
  • Newport News (PHF)
  • Norfolk (ORF)
  • Oklahoma City (OKC)
  • Omaha (OMA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Panama City (PFN)
  • Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Portland (PWM)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • San Antonio (SAT)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • South Bend (SBN)
  • Spokane (GEG)
  • St. Louis (STL)
  • State College (SCE)
  • Toledo (TOL)
  • Traverse City (TVC)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI)

You can also check out www.freeholidaywifi.com for more details.

Tuesday
Nov102009

More Rain for Metro Atlanta

Though not needed, more rain is on the way for a still soaked Metro Atlanta.  The remains of Tropical Storm Ida could bring up to 5 inches of rain in some spots.

The good news is the rain will blow in and out quickly, so not much flooding is expected this time.  Many areas of Atlanta are still trying to recover from the downpours of September.  A wind advisory is also in effect since this was a tropical storm. 

The rain is expected to continue into Wednesday and then move on through.

Monday
Nov092009

Extreme Makeover: Sammy Sosa

Appearing at the Latin Grammy Awards, Sammy Sosa looks like he has enlisted Michael Jackson's doctor as he shows off he new light skin tone.

A friend of Sosa's said he is going through a skin rejuvenation process and his skin appears lighter than it should.  The friend also said it looks weird in photos.  Well, onlookers at the awards show said it look weird in person as well.

See for yourself:

 

Monday
Nov092009

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: By Reason of Insanity

Randy Singer (Direct Verdict, and False Witness) is known for writing emotional books that push the limits of reality.  he does it again with By Reason of Insanity. 

In By Reason of Insanity,Catherine O'Rourke, the reporter who covers trials for Norfolk, Virginia's The Tidewater Times is having a hard time covering the latest sexual abuse trial. It brings up memories of her past.  Are her memories true?  She then becomes a lead suspect in a serial killer case, where she, herself is unaware of her guilt or innocence.  Lots of plot twists and turns and interesting characters.  This story promises to keep you guessing until the very end.

By Reason of Insanity is number one in the Kindle Store, and a must have for free.  Get it now!

Monday
Nov092009

"Lopez Tonight" begins Tonight

 

George Lopez is the new face on late night televison with his new talkshow "Lopez Tonight". Lopez promises a show aimed at younger audiences. Not since "Arsenio Hall" has a talkshow succeeded focusing on this demographic.

The show will air at 11pm on TBS. This is TBS' first attempt at the late night talkshow market. At best, i think Lopez can grab a large Hispanic-American audience, whether he can keep them remains to be seen.