The Art of Bartering

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One of the often-overlooked topics in prepping is barter. bar·ter – ˈbärdər, verb (gerund or present participle: bartering) exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money “he often bartered a meal for drawings” “they bartered grain for salt” synonyms: trade, swap, exchange, sell SX3, a gun shop and range in Payson,…

Personalizing your Android with custom ringtones and system sounds

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Yet another in my “customizing your Android” series, I’ve written an article over at pocketnow.com all about making your Android sound like you… wait, that didn’t sound right… you get my point: http://pocketnow.com/how-to/personalizing-your-android-phone-with-custom-system-sounds

Zune Marketplace: Look at all the stuff we don’t have

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I decided to hop on to the Zune Marketplace today and buy a couple albums, namely Leaves’ Eyes, and noticed something interesting: a pink triangle with a white “no” symbol in the bottom-right corner of some album covers… Digging deeper I found this means that it’s not available. Nice… Now we get to see what…

An Open Letter to the Zune team about Zune 2

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Dear Zune team: J. Allard, Corporate VP Zune Chris Stephenson, GM Global Marketing Zune Kyle Hopkins, Music Producer, Zune Marketplace Richard Winn, Director of Artist Development & Music Marketing Katy Asher, Senior Public Relations Manager Cesar Menendez, Online Community Manager Chad Gibson, Group Manager Zune Community Clinton Fowler, Program Manager Zune Community Alison Pember, Marketing…

Ringtone: Steve Ballmer’s "Developers Dance"

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UPDATE 11/2015: Fixed broken links. Steve Ballmer is a very animated, and very sweaty man. At a Developer’s Conference several years back, Ballmer chanted to the crowd “Developers developers developers developers!” in an attempt to underscore the company’s focus on providing tools for software developers. For some of us that was the beginning of our…