Join Safari Bookshelf

First, this is not an affiliate offer. Safari has no affiliate program I know of. This is just a I want to share.

This is a brilliant idea, and an awsome implementation. Safari Bookshelf by Oreilly is an online business and technical bookshelf. For a monthly fee, as low as $19.95 for 10 books at a time, you get a rotating bookshelf populated from a list of thousands of titles. They’re not stale titles either. Here are some of the titles on my shelf right now

Apple Training Series: iWork ’06 with iLife ’06
Design and Deploy web sites with Macromedia® Dreamweaver® MX 2004 and Contribute® 3: Training from the Source
Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
Macromedia® Flash® 8 ActionScript: Training from the Source
Spring Into HTML and CSS

At $35 to $50 a pop that’s a $200 bookshelf right there, and it’s only part of what I have! And you get to switch a book out after 30 days so you always have the books you need, when you need them, where you need them on the internet; and without the chiropracter bill that comes with carrying them around :-).

You can get a free 14 day trial at Safari.

Cheers,
John

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Published in: on July 20, 2006 at 7:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

ICE your cell phone

This one could save your life. At the end of 2005 users numbered 207.9 million, 69% of the U.S. population. workers have taken notice and now see the cell phone as a valuable tool in emergency situations. When they discover a victim who is incapacitated and has a cell phone they look for listings. ICE stands for . With these listings they are able to make contact with family members or friends who can identify the victim, and in some circumstances provide information on medical conditions and allergies that can save the victims life.

So if you own a cell phone take a few moments to enter some ICE numbers. It could save your life.

Here are links to ICE services (not affiliated):

ICE Sticker for the back of your cell phone

icefirst software to upload emergency contact and medical information to your phone

Cheers,
John

Published in: on July 19, 2006 at 2:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Solar Power Where It’s Needed – AC

I thought of this while watching a commercial about a product that keeps your car cool. It is a fan that attaches to the top of your window and it is solar powered. Brilliant! Use , exclusively, for things that need electricity when it’s hot! Imagine the energy saved if all units and industrial cooling fans used solar power exclusively for their power. That’s my piece for now, definately a topic for expanded discussion.

Cheers,
John
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Published in: on July 17, 2006 at 3:46 pm  Leave a Comment