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Month: November 2013

Barnes & Noble Book Store Allegidly Fails To Honor Discount

Barnes & Noble Book Store Allegidly Fails To Honor Discount

November 30, 2013 at about 9:40 pm I placed an order for a book with Barnes & Noble Internet web site (BN.COM).  I have a coupon that stated that I should get 20% off if I buy in a store or on line.  The end date is November 30 but the fine print on the rear side of the discount it states “until December 1, 2013 at 2:50am Eastern Time.  I made the purchase on line and because I have…

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Daughter’s Top 3 Amsterdam Picks

Daughter’s Top 3 Amsterdam Picks

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

After more than two hours of research (Nov. 29, 2013) looking at about 15 hotels, my daughter came up with her top 3 choices.  We removed much of her research comments such as prices, reviews and any other information that is time dependent.  The comments below do not show our hidden requirements of location near the Dam and the central location close to sight seeing locations. Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam:  Free Wifi; 6 min. walking distance from Dam Square; 17…

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My Daughter’s Spread Sheet Research For Amsterdam

My Daughter’s Spread Sheet Research For Amsterdam

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

The spread sheet below was done by my daughter, November 29, 2013.  The data in the table may very well become less accurate as time moves on.  We offer this data only as an example of one method for deciding upon a place to stay in a foreign country.  Not stated in the data sheet is the fact that we did some reading about Amsterdam and found that there are certain city sections that we wish to be close to. …

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Need Advice For Visiting First Part Of Tip: Amsterdam?

Need Advice For Visiting First Part Of Tip: Amsterdam?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Europe Vacation

A group of 8 adults will be visiting Amsterdam, May 2014.  We need hotel, restaurant, and points of interest ideas in Amsterdam.  We would love to stay 4 days in a hotel by a canal.  We need 4 rooms.  If you have a recommendation to make, please share with us.  Send an e-mail to captain.mclaren@gmail.com We plan on sharing our reviews of everything about the trip including travel, hotel, restaurant, and places we visit and make reviews in this web…

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Customer Interface Is Friendly But Slightly Flawed Process

Customer Interface Is Friendly But Slightly Flawed Process

A student with a medical problem could not attend the first day of classes at Santiago Canyon College, a junior college in Orange California. The student sent all the faculty she was to take classes from e-mail notifying them that she may not be able to attend the first day of class. The notification was sent on Friday before the Monday classes began, thinking she was giving two days notice. Two of the faculty, allegedly, did not read their e-mail…

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Watch & View The Great Courses On Almost Any Device

Watch & View The Great Courses On Almost Any Device

It appears that many people are having difficulty listening and viewing The Great Courses on various devices.  I wrote this post when I found that applications for hand held devices, to view and listen to The Great Courses, were getting bad reader reviews.  There is an elegant solution.  It is a bit complicated at first but there are some shortcuts after you go through this process once.  Actually, I found this process quite fast so long as I remembered my…

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Can Not Open Pages Document After Macintosh OS Maverick Update

Can Not Open Pages Document After Macintosh OS Maverick Update

Just after I performed the Maverick (10.9) system update on my MacBook Air, I found that some of my Pages documents would not open.  I was told in a dialog box on my computer screen  that I needed a new Pages version and I was directed to the App Store.  The App Store showed that I had the current version.   I discovered that Maverick did update my older versions of iLife programs but failed to delete the former software.  It…

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HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

HP Photosmart D110 Failed After Installing Mac OS Maverick.

About a day or so after I upgraded to Maverick operating system into my MacBook Air, my HP Photosmart D110 printer went down.  It did this when I printed form Pages.  Every time I tried to print the sheet would print just a few lines and then the printer put a warning into the display window telling me to turn the printer off.  I did this over and over and it would just fail over and over.  I finally decided…

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