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"Sarah, thanks for the heads-up. I tried the link on a device without Scribd on it. No luck even though the promo code showed. My own hunch is that the deal has in fact expired. Sorry. If that's the case, maybe Juli can check in with her Scribd contact and get it extended period David "

David Rothman on "Want to try Scribd free for 3 months? - Posted on May 25, 2015


"It says the code is invalid. I've downloaded the app only but have not set up an account, so I believe I am a new user. May 24, 2015. "

Sarah on "Want to try Scribd free for 3 months? - Posted on May 25, 2015


"They also said that artificial sweeteners were safe, WMDs were in Iraq and Anna Nicole married for love. But, I being one of those individuals who wasn't aware; I have been enlightened. I have always been a window user and now have my first Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, I'm adjusting...Thanks for answering the question quite eloquently Chris. Doug Snyder "

Doug on "You can use a Bluetooth mouse with your Android tablet! - Posted on May 23, 2015


"This has been driving me crazy! I'm one who usually has all of my tabs open all day. When Yahoo added their notification widget, Chrome started to hang terribly, especially my email. I've now taken to only have a couple most used tabs open at a time and only check email a couple of times, then close it. Very annoying for my workflow. I discovered Chrome's task manager a couple of weeks ago when I noticed ..."

Lorraine on "How to kill off Chrome RAM hogs: Crash-proofing tips - Posted on May 22, 2015


"Michael, thanks so much for your detailed and thoughtful response. The good news is, my book is no longer a zero-sale! Yup, I sold my first copy this afternoon. Yay! I think my ultimate plan is to do as you say and get it out to some blogs and hope for word of mouth to carry it. I also have some other books I plan to put up there. Over time, I should have enough content ..."

Joanna Cabot on "Parsing the Amazon Best-Seller Lists - Posted on May 22, 2015


"I didn't know about the Chrome task manager. That's handy. I've seen lots of people complaining about how often Chrome crashes, but I guess I'm living a charmed life. It's been working fine for me. Occasionally a Silverlight process will crash, but Silverlight is being phased out of Chrome, so that won't be a problem much longer. "

Juli Monroe on "How to kill off Chrome RAM hogs: Crash-proofing tips - Posted on May 22, 2015


"The Amazon algorithm privileges newly published books in the rankings. I shot to number seven in Asian American literature on the basis on one sale on day one. Ignore any formulas for calculating rank as it takes a lot more sales to be no.99 in Contemporary Romance than it does to be no.9 in Asian American literature. "

Mercia McMahon on "Parsing the Amazon Best-Seller Lists - Posted on May 22, 2015


"Many thanks for laboring and creating this proofed and clean text. I am sure it was a labor of love. Amazon has far too many Kindle texts that are so badly done, even the first page is littered with typos. Now for some words of advice from someone who has been putting carefully proofed reprints on Amazon since 1999. It's not pleasant, so get ready for bad news. Keep in mind that category listings probably matter less ..."

Michael W. Perry on "Parsing the Amazon Best-Seller Lists - Posted on May 22, 2015


"Comments from Ronnie: I haven't had toooo many memory issues. The main reason I had to stop using Chrome on my Windows machines (all of them) was because I use XMarks Bookmark manager. Chrome started (within the last couple versions) mutilating them. As soon as it synced, BAM, multiple duplicate folders, empty folders, bookmarks spread out among duplicate folders. I had to literally go to XMarks website and download older versions of my ..."

David Rothman on "How to kill off Chrome RAM hogs: Crash-proofing tips - Posted on May 22, 2015


"I just tested it, and it seems to work, although I'm already a member, so it doesn't apply to me. "

Juli Monroe on "Want to try Scribd free for 3 months? - Posted on May 21, 2015


"the link doesnt work, it takes me to the website but whenever i click redeem it says invalid promo code. It does not work, has it expired "

Sue on "Want to try Scribd free for 3 months? - Posted on May 20, 2015


"I have a different perspective, but I suspect a lot of it has to do with my age and generation. I have a 12-year-old Dell laptop that gets used once a year for a few days. Otherwise, it sits idle. I dislike very much working on a laptop. For my work, I use a full desktop (PC) that I had custom built to my specifications with 3 24-inch pivoting monitors. As for a cell phone, all ..."

Richard Adin on "Phablets Are Too Big? - Posted on May 20, 2015


"I try to be pragmatic. I view all these devices a fulfilling a range of necessary tasks. My Mac mini and two large displays are a must for editing and publishing. Nothing less would do. My iPhone 5 is a must as a phone and for on-the-go activities such as listening to podcasts. Like you, I see little reason for a larger screen if it interferes with clipping to a belt or going into a ..."

Michael W. Perry on "Phablets Are Too Big? - Posted on May 19, 2015


"As I see it, buying from Barnes & Noble is little to no different from Amazon - except Amazon is better, cheaper, faster. B&N may have the stores, but the stock they carry is too geared towards popularity and teens to interest me. Now downtown Seattle has an excellent indie bookstore where I can browse for hours, but it's a longish drive and a hassel to get there - so I only go there once ..."

Greg M. on "Indie bookstores off the critical list - who would know? - Posted on May 19, 2015


"Is digital making us dumber? It is a bit worrisome if, as that linked article claims, the average student now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. But digital, despite all the hype, isn't that different from print. If I walk a few blocks from my place in one direction, I come to the local public library that, while it does have a decent collection of history books, is woefully lacking in almost any other ..."

Michael W. Perry on "Morning Links: Children in Mali reading eBooks. Digital making us dumber? - Posted on May 19, 2015


"This is very old news in the US. Bookstores of all types have struggled with the price dominance of Amazon so that makes it less of a factor in the indie versus the corporate bookstore chains. The Big 5 has favored the corporate book chains over the indies for years by offering much cheaper volume pricing that the indies have struggled to compete against by banding together to buy books which are still more ..."

Marilynn Byerly on "Indie bookstores off the critical list - who would know? - Posted on May 19, 2015


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