securityjones.com: Picking the POTUS #1.1-Republican Debate No. 2

This is a quick follow-up to my first post on Election 2016, Picking the POTUS #1–A Voter’s View on Election 2016, to capture my reaction to the Second Republican Debate that was held last night. On of the great things about the debate for me is that both my 17 year old and my 10…

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SFF Tales Review–Parley

Parley by Jamie McFarlaneMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Great example of the type of books that self-publishing has enabled for new authors. I can tell Jamie is a newish author, but really enjoyed the story and look forward to reading future books and seeing him develop further as an author! Description: (Amazon synopsis, modified…

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SFF Tales Review–Dragon Defender

Dragon Defender by J.A. BlackburnMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series. If you have a Middle Grade reader that like fantasy, dragons or adventures, this is a good series to start. Either way, unless you just don’t read books targeted at younger…

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Office Lens #MyFavoriteApp

It is sad that sometimes I don’t know about all of the cool stuff at Microsoft, even though I work here. This week, I was lamenting the need to scan receipts and mail them to myself when a friend say “why don’t you use Office Lens?” I said “what?” (snappy repartee is my thing). Anyway,…

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New Car Buying Tips – Lower Price, Don’t Pay MSRP

Recently, my wife and I decided it was finally time to say goodbye to the minivan and get a different family vehicle. I’m happy to say we were successful – my wife and I are very happy with our new vehicle. Having bought several new and used cars over the past thirty years, I’ve had…

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Sci-fi & Fantasy reading list-September 2014

Image background from wallpaperup.com September was another great reading month, with a new release in a series I’ve been anticipating, a pseudonym series discovery of an author I’ve already read and a couple of new books discovered via Bookbub. The @bookbub team replied on one of my reading lists tweets last month and I ended…

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New Car Buying Tips – Models and Dealer Inventory

In my previous post, “New Car Buying Tips – Pick Specific Models and Features,” I discussed the importance of knowing exactly which features were available and which were requirements for you. In that post, I identified three models that met my requirements: Honda CR-V EX-L AWD $29,950 Ford Escape SE 4WD (+options) $30,295 Ford Escape…

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2014 Sci-fi and Superhero TV Guide

This is the big week for Fall TV, with several shows returning and some great new shows starting as well. I recently went through the Fall 2014 grid to research shows for Parker (my 9yo son) and I, so I thought I should share my thoughts and recommendations. Acknowledgement: Fall TV grid information and some…

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New Car Buying Tips – Pick Specific Models and Features

Recently, my wife and I decided it was finally time to say goodbye to the minivan and get a different family vehicle – immediately causing a constant feeling of low-level stress. Having bought several new and used cars over the past thirty years, I’ve had a range of negative experiences. Each time, I learned a…

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Sci-fi & Fantasy reading list–August 2014

Image background from wallpaperup.com August was a great reading month for me, with nearly every book coming with 3.5 stars or more and – excitingly – including several completely new authors for me! Also, as a follow-up to my post, “Review : Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?”, I’m now indicating whether the books I read…

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