Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

A New Barnes & Noble Trademark Filing

This is beginning to get interesting in the run-up to the big device introduction later this month.

Filed by their beard company, Fission LLC, serial number 85312389, May 4, 2011 for MYNOOK:

Web portal services in the nature of providing a web-based system and online portal for users to remotely manage, administer and control electronic readers, handheld and computer devices, data, digital media, software applications and electronic publications, namely, books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, text and images

Hmmm… sounds like MobileMe in a way, doesn’t it?

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Grab Daymond John’s Free Kindle Book

I’m wrestling with the rather pathetic update of what was once known as Kindle for PC. Trying to look at some of the now over 1,100(!) items in it. This is royal pain since view By Most Recent doesn’t work.

Anyway, one of the books I peeked into is Daymond John’s. Among other things, he’s one of the panelists on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank program.

I thought this was an interesting excerpt:

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Cheats, Liars, Swindlers, Con Men

The People vs. Goldman Sachs
A Senate committee has laid out the evidence. Now the Justice Department should bring criminal charges

Defenders of Goldman have been quick to insist that while the bank may have had a few ethical slips here and there, its only real offense was being too good at making money. We now know, unequivocally, that this is bullshit.


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Twitter Truth!

7 things you need to know about how people read online

Twitter, on the other hand, barely registers as a referring source.


Previously here:

Another One Gunning For Twitter
Twitter As It Stands Is Still A Waste
Bin Laden’s Doom Tweeted Live
More About Twitter
Facebook Wakes Up While Twitter Snores
Twitter’s New Sign-Out Page
Bailing On Twitter: Timing!
Another Lost Opportunity For Twitter
Now Only Here


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Fox Kills Five TV Series

Fox Cancels ‘Chicago Code’ and Four Others

Only two are worth mentioning here, the ones I saw:

Breaking In:

This was such a stupid show. For a series that was supposed to be full of bright people, it was just so dumb. Basically a poor abbreviated take on TNT’s Leverage for people with no attention spans. Buh-bye, my Wookiee!

Lie To Me:

It started out excellent, began to lose its way near the end of the first season. The second season was mostly a disaster. In the final season, Tim Roth must have been constantly wired from coke or something. The man could never be still! It was distracting just having to watch him. I think I still have a half season to catch up on. It now drops to the bottom of the video catch-up pile.


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A Chromebook Is Just So 1990s

A new kind of computer: Chromebook

Really, I don’t know why everyone is getting so frothed-up over this.

What’s so exciting about a dumb notebook that doesn’t even seem to be as stylish as a MacBook Air?

I want to see the ChromePad that will cost US$99.00.


Update: I see the Spin Corps are all over people who poo-poo this. “You’re not the market for this” is the standard repeat-speak. Listen, the same thing was said about WebTV, the 3Com Audrey, and Microsoft Bob. It doesn’t take frikkin genius or omniscience to smell a dead rat.

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Kindle For PC Updated, Rebranded

I used Kindle for PC early this morning, to sync some freebies and Samples from last night.

So I was very surprised when I got this later in the day:

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Kindle Free eBook Madness

Click = big

KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Wednesday, May 11: BULLETIN – OVER 200 BRAND NEW FREEBIES TODAY! plus … Discover Robyn Bradley’s Forgotten April (Today’s Sponsor)

Oh my god.

There is a lot of sludge there.

You will soon become tired of scrolling through the listings and probably miss the two you should get. So I am pointing them out:

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Cursor’s Red Lemonade Goes Live

Red Lemonade

And right away one of the three books grabs me:

Zazen by Vanessa Veselka

Facing ecological degradation, culture destruction, and human suffering, a 27-year-old paleontologist starts calling in bomb threats.

And talk about an opening!

I went to work and a guy I wait on said he was leaving. He said everyone he knew was pulling out.

“Canada is just not far enough. Mostly Mexico. A bunch to Thailand. Some to Bali.”

He always orders a Tofu Scramble and makes me write a fucking essay to the cook. No soy sauce in the oil mix, no garlic, extra tomato, no green pepper. Add feta. Potatoes crispy and when are we going to get spelt. He holds me personally responsible for his continued patronage. I hope he dies. I’d like to read about it



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Mayor Prickberg Versus NYPL Again

And once again Billionaire Bloomberg has it in for the New York Public Library system.

Every time he’s tried this he’s been slapped down by an outraged public.

Here is where to express that outrage: Take Action NYPL

Fill in the form and a letter is generated and sent to the appropriate City Council member.

I’ve done mine.

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