Recommendation: Buy a Nook HD or Nook HD+ at $129/$149

While B&N has recently shut down their tablet manufacturing operations, the Nook HD and Nook HD+ are still available for purchase. What makes the two tablets even more delectable are their new prices: $129 for the Nook HD and $149 for the Nook HD+. The Nook HD+ is my favorite, with a resolution of 1920×1280 but even the HD has a nice 7″ 1440×900 resolution display. When I took a look at the Nook HD+ around Christmas time it really

uTorrent stuck at 0.0% checking

If uTorrent gets stuck at 0.0% checking, I recommend making sure all magnet links have downloaded their appropriate metadata (filenames etc.) and then shutting down uTorrent. After shutting down uTorrent, start it back up and give it a moment. Your torrents will likely now go past the 0.0% checking stage 🙂 Here are some more links and tips if that does not work for you: uTorrent – Checked 0.0% (Page 1) / Troubleshooting https://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=111756I just updated uTorrent to uTorrent 3.1

Use your own Domain Name with Weblogs.us

  One of my favorite features of Weblogs.us is the ability to use your own domain name. No extra fees, no forced advertising, just the free ability to use a domain name of your choosing 🙂 Here is an updated guide that shows the process of setting up blog to use your down domain: Status » Archive » Using your own Domain Name with Weblogs.ushttp://status.weblogs.us/archives/240NOTE: Thank you to Kate at KateReads.com for submitting this updated domain name setup FAQ entry

Behind the scenes in Branson MO

Interesting snippet about a recent documentary highlighting Branson performers: Filmmakers AJ Schnack, David Wilson and Nathan Truesdell let us see what’s behind the curtain of all those music shows in a small Ozark town famed for its wholesome image and apple pie performances. […] a chance to get to know the families, the performers, the drama and the reality when the glittering costumes come off. The subjects, including the Presley and Lennon families, are open about their lives on stage

5 cool things you can do in Google Docs & Google Spreadsheets

Pretty cool article over at CNET: This is only available for Spreadsheets, but it’s one of the neater advanced tidbits that makes use of Internet connectivity. Using two special formulas, users can create cells that will update constantly with data or information gleaned from Web searches or Google’s finance service. This works for things such as stock symbols, sports statistics, or any other piece of information you want to source and keep up to date automatically. Spreadsheets users can have

NSA’s Boundless Informant

Today was the first time I encountered the term ‘boundless informant’ and now more information is becoming available about the intelligence monitoring project: Boundless Informant: the NSA’s secret tool to track global surveillance datahttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/08/nsa-boundless-informant-global-dataminingThe National Security Agency has developed a powerful tool for recording and analysing where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications. Boundless Informanthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundless_InformantBoundless Informant is a big data

What is the status of 64GB MicroSDXC cards and N2A?

When I tried N2A (Nook to Android) I had pretty good luck with a 64GB Class 10 Sandisk card: N2A cards 64GB Nook HD+ Android reviewhttp://www.jdhodges.com/blog/n2acards-64gb-nook-hd-android-review/Santa brought a shiny Nook HD+ for Christmas this year. I immediately started hacking/enhancing this delightful gift by utilizing N2A’s Nook to Android 64GB Android Jelly Bean conversion… However, it seems that N2A no longer supports 64GB cards 🙁 N2A Cards | Why do you no longer offer 64GB N2Ahttp://desk.n2acards.com/customer/portal/articles/1051674-why-do-you-no-longer-offer-64gb-n2a-preconfigured-cards-or-instant-downloads-The answer is very simple; the cards