Daily Archives: January 4, 2011

Note To Self: Greg Rucka And More

Michael Perry of the TV series Persons Unknown commented here.

He mentioned a TV series called The Sandbaggers.

I asked around on Twitter about that and John Rogers of Leverage also pointed me to Greg Rucka and his Queen & Country comic books.

It turns out I already had at least one of Rucka’s novels in my Kindle Samples, The Last Run, which also turns out to be a Queen & Country novel.

This post is to remind me to buy the whole bloody lot of things here to read and to watch.

If you’ve been a fan of Rubicon, it all sounds like something of related interest.

Additional:

Greg Rucka website
Greg Rucka blog

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Barnes & Noble NookColor Dilemma

This is not good news at all, really: Honeycomb to Require Powerful Processor, Screen: OEM

Google’s new Android Honeycomb tablet OS will require a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to run properly, said Bobby Cha, managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert.

That means that many existing Android tablets will not be upgradeable to Honeycomb, as they lack the processor necessary to meet the spec. Currently, Nvidia’s Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset in products on the market to include a Cortex-A9, although other manufacturers have said they’re moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 products.

A 1,280×720 screen resolution may also be necessary, although Cha affirmed that “Honeycomb does not require 10-inch [screens] … it’s going to go as small as 7 inch.”

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Noir Novel Psychosomatic Now For Kindle!

Anthony Neil Smith (@DocNoir on Twitter) is one of the new wave of American crime fiction writers.

He’s breaking out on his own with this novel now available for all you lucky people with a Kindle (or Kindle software on your tablet or phone!).

How can anyone resist a first line like this?

Because Lydia didn’t have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed-up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life.

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Zig Ziglar Made My Head Explode

In this short minute and a half video: Set Specific, Measurable Goals

Watch that first, then click through to see if you caught it.

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Price-Fixing Agency Model Titanic Hits Iceberg

This will be a surprise only to those idiots in print publishing who thought they were the OPEC of books and could fix prices via the Agency Model.

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