It's been a busy few days, preparing for all sorts of stuff at the office… up too early and to bed too late. But a quick post to share some of the items from my reading pile, in addition to cracking open again my copies of Eckhart Tolle's "New Earth" and "Lincoln on Leadership" by Donald Phillips.
Arctic Silver's instructions on removing old thermal compound: Removing old product and reseating can be tricky. To get it right, see the instructions on Arctic Silver's site.
The Onkyo TX-SR606B 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver (via Live Search cashback) Highly rated by Home Theater magazine, this AV receiver has plenty of HDMI connections.
Track price drops with ShoppingNotes.com - CNET News -- This free service sends you e-mail alerts when there's a price reduction on a product you're tracking. Posted by Rick Broida on December 5, 2008… "Want to know when there's a price reduction on that PS3 you've been eyeballing? Or the Amazon Kindle? Or just about anything else sold online? "ShoppingNotes.com tracks individual products and sends you an e-mail alert whenever there's a price drop. "There are two ways to use ShoppingNotes. First, you can copy and paste a product-page URL into the site's Web form, then enter your e-mail address for receiving alerts. Alternately, you can install the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet, which greatly simplifies the price-watch process: when viewing a product page, just click the bookmark."
Ning Blog » Our Most Popular Features -- Posted by Gina Bianchini on December 2, 2008 – 2:11 pm "We just got done looking at a distribution of the features used across the social networks on Ning for the month of November by page views generated: "I think this reinforces a few of the key things you can do to create a great social network. At the very least, it’s interesting. "Update: Our blog feature is included in profile, given that every profile on Your Own Social Network for Anything includes a blog.
Add Licensed Indie Music To Your YouTube Videos, Courtesy Of Rumblefish by Robin Wauters on December 5, 2008 "YouTube has partnered up with music licensing startup Rumblefish to enable users to add fully licensed songs from its 25,000 tracks strong catalog of independent artists to videos. Users can add the songs through the AudioSwap feature, giving them a much broader choice than was the case until now. "To use the feature, just pick any uploaded video and browse the provided audio library. You’ll get a preview, and with the click of a button YouTube will start processing the request. Note that adding a song will completely replace the current audio from the video."
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