Hosting Company with no Guts – They won’t get my business

This is one hosting company I’d avoid.

Regards

Wayne Borean

Saturday February 23, 2013

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Mega – A Fantastic New Resource for Writers

Mega - Kim Dotcom's new File Locker
Mega – Kim Dotcom’s new File Locker

Kim Dotcom is a maniac. But a smart maniac. He’s just offered every creative person on the planet 50 Gigabytes of free cloud storage!

Think about it. You’re a writer. You’ve got a thousand text/document files that maybe take up a gigabyte at worst. Lose them, and you are out of business. Yes, you can back them up. What if your house burns down taking out your computer and backup drive?

Having an additional encrypted backup on the Cloud, that is accessible anywhere, anytime, is a fantastic option. And as long as you keep under 50 Gigabytes, it’s free.

Last but not least, the interface is usable. I’ve seen file management systems that look like they were designed by Satan. This one is good.¬†Also I’ve heard rumours of people building automatic backup systems for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows systems…

For that matter Indie Publishers should consider it. Backup, backup, backup.

I’m signed up. Are you?

Regards

Wayne Borean

Monday January 21, 2013

Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 02

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

This is the second part of the the series, I hope you enjoy reading it.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 01

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

Are you ready for a wild ride? I’m going to feed this to you in 1000 word segments every day, until I’m finished.

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TimeTrex Payroll and Time Management – Lying to Potentional Customers

Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra
Me and my junior editor, Kleopatra

I’m a Canadian Publisher. Originally I got into this to publish family. Originally.

Since people found out that I’m doing this, I’ve had a lot of requests from people who I know to expand. They are want me to do their publishing for them. So count this as an official announcement.

I’m expanding, and have already signed some writers.

But that’s not why I’m writing.

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The Sky Is Falling – Ticket Prices Go Up, Ticket Sales Go Down

Photograph taken by Mattia Luigi Nappi
Photograph taken by Mattia Luigi Nappi

One of the latest bits of excitement is an article at Atlantic Wire titled Ticket Sales Plunge for Struggling Music Industry, which has caused a lot of excitement, and screams that once again the sky is falling. The only problem is that the numbers don’t add up. Continue reading “The Sky Is Falling – Ticket Prices Go Up, Ticket Sales Go Down”

Smart like a fox or dumb like an ox – Rupert Murdoch

It’s been all over the news, and the blogosphere. Rupert Murdoch plans to put all of his News Corp. assets behind pay walls. Wikipedia describes News Corp as one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. It includes Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Music and radio, Film Studios, Broadcast TV, Satellite TV, Cable TV, Internet sites, and Other assets. This years sales will probably be around $30 Billion US.

The question is – what does he hope to accomplish by doing this? He says that its to increase sales. The problem is that he’s got competition that isn’t going pay. So what does he have to offer that will make his value proposition such that he can compete with free?

We don’t know. We do know that Rupert Murdoch is a very rich man. He didn’t get that way by being stupid. Either he’s got some plan to add value, or he deliberately wants to Chapter 11 all of his businesses that currently are offering free online content.

Time will tell.