How to Find Free Books for Kindle

I came across a great post from Digital Inspiration on how to find free books for the Amazon Kindle e-book reader. In this post, the author covers a variety of sites that you can visit to find free books and how to find free content on All in all, it’s a well-researched post and […]

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Free e-Books For Your Kindle at Feedbooks

I love my Amazon Kindle. I am also a frugal sort of guy and I prefer not to pay Amazon prices for their books. As a result, I have become pretty good at finding ways to get good, free content on there to read. I found a great site called  According to their site: […]

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Playing with a MSI Wind Netbook

The extra-small notebooks often referred to as “netbooks” are all the rage right now. After waiting patiently for anyone I knew to buy one with no luck, I finally surrendered to temptation and bought one myself. I chose the MSI Wind U100-432us because I found one at a good price and I liked its features. […]


Using a Flash Drive in Windows 98

Just this week, I found it necessary to try and plug a flash drive into two older laptops running Windows 98 in order to transfer some information. One laptop had a USB port, the other did not. Now, here are the challenges: (1) Get a USB port in the laptop without one (2) Windows 98 […]

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Free e-Books From Baen Books

I am on record as being in love with my Amazon Kindle. This love was reaffirmed as I recently went on a 1,200 mile road trip with the family and read a book and a half on it. Amazon makes it amazingly easy to purchase books and have them sent wirelessly to the device. However, […]

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Improving the Mac Laptop Touchpad

No doubt about it, I really enjoy my Apple Macbook. Previously I owned an Apple G4 Powerbook 15″ which was also a great machine. However, my single biggest complaint about both laptops was the touchpad, that little square that substitutes for a mouse. Having used both mice (mouses?) and touchpads on Windows-based laptops, I have […]

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Buying a New Video Projector

How the video projector market has changed. Just 8 years ago I purchased a new Viewsonic projector (900 lumens / 800 x 600) for $3,100. Five years ago I replaced it with a Panasonic (1600 lumens / 1024 x 768 / smaller and lighter) purchased off eBay for $1,000; it was one year old. In […]

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Putting a PDF on the Kindle

I am loving my new Amazon Kindle. Because of the massive amount of research that I did ahead of time, I had a good idea of what to expect. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by just how happy I am with it. On a recent trip, I read an entire book from cover to […]


Repairing Our Big Screen Television

A frantic call. Panic! “My big screen TV has messed up!” Aaron is a devoted sports aficionado. He has had a Panasonic 53″ rear projection television for about 6 years to enjoy his baseball and football in all their glory. Now, suddenly, the picture looked like something requiring 3-D glasses to enjoy. The red, blue, […]


Amazon Kindle – Unboxed

As promised, here is a photo post of the unboxing of my own, personal Amazon Kindle. The packaging design was quite nice, with the box appearing like a large book. Once you open it, you see the Kindle nestled safely inside. Also included in the box is the cover for the Kindle, a power cable, […]


Amazon Kindle – From Joy to Sadness…and Back Again

As promised, here is my first writeup on the newly arrived Amazon Kindle wireless reading device. Well, it was going to be a writeup about its performance, functionality, etc. Unfortunately, less than a week after it arrived, it went kaput. I eagerly anticipated the arrival of my Kindle. I had done exhaustive research on the […]


The XO Computer: Using It

A search of Google reveals that many have an opinion about the XO. Unfortunately most of those with opinions seems to offer no alternative solution to bringing computers into the educational environment of Third World nations. My favorite positive commentary on the XO’s role is found on, entitled, “The XO Laptop: Its the Software, […]


Hands On with the “One Laptop Per Child” XO Computer

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project was first publicly announced in 2005. Its stated goal was to create a laptop style computer designed specifically for use by school children in the Third World. It was often labeled the “$100 Laptop” because of the proposal by one of the chief architects of the project, Nicholas […]

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Podcasts: Some of Richard’s Favorites

Every weekend, I travel to another city for church ministry. I have 2.5+ hours each way of driving. I usually listen to some of my favorite podcasts. Since my two vocations and passions are church ministry and computer technology, naturally those are the podcasts I seek out. Here are a few of my current favorites:

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Podcasts: Ways to Listen

Podcasts are audio broadcasts available for download off the internet we talked about yesterday. Now look at a few ways you can listen to these broadcasts. First, we need to realize that podcasts are really only audio files in MP3 format. Listen on your computer: Many websites allow you to click on an icon of […]

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