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Take a video tour on Apple’s product offerings

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This is a pretty sweet video of all the great moments of Apple and what they have brought to the world of computing.

Enjoy.

No Refund from Classmates.com

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Note the uninformed out there, NEVER sign up for automatic updates unless you are sure you want to get taken to the cleaners, like Classmates.com

Upon checking my bank statement today and noticing the withdrawal I thought heck, I don’t need that site anymore… it is one of the worst designed/user experience websites out there anyway, so I canceled the account… or so I thought. It seems if you read the fine print, they say you can quit anytime you want, but don’t go looking for a refund:

3. Refund Policy. All fees relating to Subscription Services, including the initial fees and any subsequent automatic renewal fees (as further described below), are non-refundable.

4. Automatic Renewal Program. Upon your acceptance of an offer for Subscription Services, you will be enrolled in Classmates’ automatic renewal program to help ensure that there is no interruption of your Gold member privileges. Under this program, you authorize Classmates to automatically renew your subscription at the end of the term of the subscription you purchased, and each subsequent term, for the same term length of the subscription you initially purchased (unless otherwise stated in the offer you accepted). Unless you take the necessary steps to remove yourself from Classmates’ automatic renewal program, at the time of each such renewal you authorize Classmates to charge your credit card (or other payment method) at the then-current, non-promotional price for the renewal of your Subscription Services. If you no longer want to be enrolled in Classmates’ automatic renewal program, you can change your renewal status at any time by logging on to Your Account, clicking on “Membership Information”, and changing your renewal option from “automatic” to “manual”. Please note that changing your renewal option in this way will only stop future automatic renewals of your subscription and will not impact any automatic renewals that occurred prior to the date of your status change.

Bogus, lame and any other term you can throw at this doggy doo doo Ts and Cs. Account came up for renewal on Nov. 9th, and I tried to cancel on Nov. 10th… no go schmo! You just bump down to the free account, but they will keep the $39.00 thank you very much.

Must be some mafia backed group that runs this shite site and once you join the family, you ain’t leaving, capiche?

The Beatles offer catalog on USB drive without DRM | Electronista

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The Beatles offer catalog on USB drive without DRM | Electronista

Pretty amazing offer as it stands.  I guess it will be interesting to see if other bands/groups follow this lead and give iTunes a run for its money.

Blogged with the Flock Browser

Sunday Flickr stats, WOW!

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Ok, I have no idea why this happened, but to go from 61 visits to 1384 without any sort of Twitter/Flickr prodding is amazing to me.

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I know that I have been able to post Tweets with hashmarks to drive people to check out my site on Flickr, but this time I didn’t do anything and when I checked out the numbers Sunday night I was blown away.

It seems most were interested in my pics of my camera rig, at least by the images that were viewed, so maybe somebody posted a link or embeded one on a blog/website?

Anyway, I need to find a way to generate some income from that sort of traffic so I can retire before I am 80! : ]

Free speech to some, free hate to others

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I have to admit, I am a Democrat. I voted for Obama and am proud of it. I and everyone else voted for a change, a chance to try to fix the errors of a presidency that went far off course, and the hope that a new direction would make us a better nation.

I believe in free speech and the right to have different opinions, but when I see a sign like this on the back of a truck, I have to wonder if in less than one year of Bush’s time in office, were so many calling for his removal with such heated and viral passion?

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I and everyone else who voted for Obama may live to regret our choice, I don’t think so, but you never know. I do know that I had the choice to make and I did it with the most honest of intentions, and to anyone, that can’t be wrong!

Dell Mini 10 added to the flock

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Ok, the days of the “hackintosh” have come and gone. While it was fun to have one and it did work well, the MSI Wind just didn’t cut it. The shrunken keyboard was the main downfall, that and the track pad, and the 1280 x 600 screen resolution was the other.

Those of you who use Photoshop know that the minimum screen resolution is 1280 x 768, so, you would always have to guess or tab in ACR the last three selections cuz they didn’t show, even at full screen.

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New sports show on KARE11 Sunday, 11:05am

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Here is a plug for this show and the :40 second commercial I did for the MN Whitecaps

When Social Media works

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socialmedia_works, originally uploaded by Cory Shubert Photography.

UPDATE. Final tally after the weekend of posting to Twitter via Flickr – 902 visits!!! That is a 900% increase from before starting the test. Can you say Oh My Marketing God! Come on, jump in. The water is just fine!

UPDATE. At the end of the day, 702 hits to my Flickr page, up from 96 the day before = 700% increase in traffic!

Here are the results of two things.

1. Now that Flickr can post right to your Twitter account, I have started posting a link to one of my iphone/ipod touch wallpapers with a hash mark of #iphone and the numbers to my Flickr pages, well, look above and see. Amazing results in a few days at the huge traffic growth as a result.

2. Using Flickr groups. I found a few iphone groups and joined and uploaded my wallpapers. Instant hit in traffic.

This is just another example of how Social Media ties people to people and can be leveraged to drive traffic to a website. Nuff said!

Just Between Friends – Good kids clothes CHEAP!

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My sister started a franchise of this last week and here is the story that Kare11 did on it.

Way to go sis!

 
 

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