Go Chrome for Charity – Limited Edition CR-48 Available! (Rare)

You might or might not be familiar with what was probably the most succesful beta test in the history of hardware testing, but last year Google came out with a limited edition unbranded Netbook. No one knows exactly how many of them were made, but the numbers vary from 10,000-60,000. These were released to beta-testers as a way for Google to test their new Chrome OS netbook. Since they were beta-versions they were shipped with absolute no logos, no icons, no identifiable information whatsoever. I registered for the beta test one day and in two days Fed Ex appeared at my door with this cool little stealthy black-box netbook running Chrome OS. It’s COMPLETELY run within the cloud, the first true netbook ever, and was only released to a small testing community. Well, I’ve got one and I’m going to simply put it here for auction on 8minutes. From full power-off to … Read the rest…

Protect Your Kids. Save Money While Doing It!

Ok, almost a month of working just paid off! After my initial response to the question of “What is your best advice to parents of kids in social media?” I got a TON of email responses wondering what software I would recommend to parents. I initially held off telling people about it because, quite honestly it’s not the cheapest one out there but it IS HANDS DOWN the best one out there. (And I know, because first – it’s my job to know, and second – because I’ve used them all over the years myself with my own kids and employees.) Fast forward a month later and I’ve managed to get the company to do a temporary price drop, for my viewers only. Through March 31, 2012, I was able to get a them to agree to a 40% price cut across the board on ALL their software. This is … Read the rest…

OMJ Teams with MDA and 8Minutes

A while back I mentioned on Facebook that I’m part of an organization called OMJLIST. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a new company started up to provide people a way to utilize Social Selling. It’s like Craiglist on crack and cheaper than eBay, not to mention easier to use. (Can I say “crack” on a blog post without offending someone? Hope so.) The guys over at OMJ have also managed full Facebook integration as well as Twitter and Google+ integration, so you can share your ad with your friends on Facebook or other social sites with one click. For example, since I live in Stanly County, if I put Stanly County in my ad description then my ad will automatically get posted to the OMJ Twitter and OMJ Stanly County Facebook groups. THEY DO THE PROMOTING FOR YOU! It’s an awesome feature! All in all it’s a … Read the rest…

Can you send your kids to bed without dinner?

A gentleman by the name of Max wrote a blog post commenting on one of my own. (Thank you Max, by the way. It was a great article!) At the end of the article he mentioned something I’ve heard come up lately and people have asked my opinion on it. The issue is sending your children to bed without dinner. Author’s note: I find it, and I’m not sure why, less polite to use the word “kid” instead of “children” or “child.” However, since I seem to be writing about them a lot lately, I’m going to simply state that I’m using the word “kid” because I don’t feel like typing the extra five characters every time I mention it. Hope that’s ok…  I guess there is probably more than one approach to this question. Qualifying questions have to be asked, such as “What is the reason for sending your … Read the rest…

NBC Today Show – TV Schedule

Ok, I’ve got the info for those of you who are interested in watching the Today Show interview tomorrow. We’ve been bounced all over NYC today and had the opportunity to meet with the producers, etc. I don’t have a lot of time to blog right this moment, but I did want to take the time to share with you what’s going on so you could watch if you wanted to. TV Schedule: The schedule is shown at the actual time here in the US, regardless of the time zone. So if it’s 7:30 AM Eastern, then it will be on NBC west coast at 7:30 AM pacific too. Get it? No need to figure what time it airs in your area. Date: 3/7/2012 (almost 1 month to the day since it all happened) Channel: NBC/ NBC HD Online: NBC is taking questions online for viewers who want to ask … Read the rest…

Time for an Update

Wow… it’s been almost a month and the turn of events our lives have taken were never something we imagined possible only a few short weeks ago. If you’d have told any of us in my family that we’d be known world-wide for something, we would never have believed you. It’s just not something that happens to normal people. Looks like we were wrong about that, I guess. Right after all this happened to us, we were bombarded with media requests, talk show requests, and interview requests on every available medium imaginable. Almost overnight, my daughter and I were tweeted about, Facebooked about, blogged about, written about, and more. We, or more specifically, I, was loved, hated, admired, despised, raised onto a pedestal (way undeserving), and kicked while I was down. We’ve dealt with everything from malicious users posting our home address on the Internet to telephone stalkers, to North … Read the rest…