Buying Your Parents an iPod is a Pain in the Arse

Ok, so my mom, nearing 70, wants to get an iPod.

Arggghhh.  This is going to be a process.  Get this…all of her old music is on vinyl.  For you youngsters, that means a record.  Yes, a record.  You remember those big old circular things.  I told her about CDs a long time ago but she said that they lack purity.

So, the other day she approaches me and says, “Brack, I want to get one of those portable music players.”  And that was my first big sigh.  This will take a mountain of work.  I know that most people think this is no big deal.  But when it’s your mom, and she still listens to records.

So, get this, her first question was, “Can I play my records through the iPod?”

Records on your iPod?  Now, do you see what I am dealing with. 

So, I decided to take care of everything at once.  Make her super technical all in one shot.  I was considering the iPod Touch or iPhone because they are both super new and will get her music, movies, photos, TV Shows, and everything in one shot.  So, I went with iPhone since I am upgrading her completely to the new world.

Plus, this will keep her busy for the rest of her life 🙂 and truthfully, she is the type who will embrace it or learn it. 

After getting the iPhone her first question was how do you transfer music to an ipod which is a reasonable question but she wanted to know how to transfer all of her records to the iPod.

Oh, boy, here we go.  I didn’t even know that this was possible, but apparently it is.  Here, you can learn how to do this.  Yes, you can transfer all of your records to mp3. 

I pointed her to this page but told her that she could also just buy the new music on iTunes, but she was insistent.  She devoured this page above and learned how to convert her records to MP3.

I just called her on the iPhone to congratulate her.  She answered confused.

I said, “Yes, mom, it’s a phone too.”  🙂  Here we go again…

Published in: on December 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm  Comments (2)  

Brack Learns Spanish

The last I wrote, in July, I had begun a quest to make money online when the stock market began tanking.  This has become somewhat of an obsession for me and I am planning my life around it.

The best thing about working online is that you can literally do it from anywhere in the world–literally!  Wherever there is an Internet connection, you can do your job.  Thus, with my new career, I have been seeking out places in the world to live.  This will allow me to travel and be somewhere that is a little less expensive than being in the states.

I would rather live really well somewhere else and not have to focus on earning so much money.  True, I am making money online but it will take a while to achieve that point where I make the same that I can from my real job.

Thus, I want to spend less money.  The place that I have chose to move is Ecuador.  However, as you may know, they speak Spanish in Ecuador.  And I do not speak Spanish.  However, there are people all over the world learning Spanish and while it may take time I will get there.

In an article about the best way to learn Spanish, the author mentioned one thing that is very important to me:  Learn How to Speak Spanish well.  We often here gringos hacking up the Spanish language and I don’t want to be that guy.  I want to speak it well.

Thus, I have just purchased the Spanish program and my quest begins.  Wish me luck in my new life endeavors!!!

Published in: on November 21, 2009 at 3:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brack and the Market

Ah, I am not wild about reviewing my stock portfolio on this Saturday morning.

The market crunch has been tough.  Everybody said buy and hold.

I bought and held and now I am holding nothing.  When I check my number on CNN Finance, I see nothing positive.  I went “safe stocks” and it didn’t work.  Now, I am interested in starting a business online maybe.

What markets should I focus on? 

You don’t have to focus on the weight loss market, I just used that as an example. Then, how bloggers generate money from memberships? The thing to focus on is to be Persistent!

SO, it’s important for you to be unique, find ways to reach out and let people know why YOU are the best at what you do, and all of the ways you can support them. Everybody who searches on the Internet is trying to solve a problem of some sort whether it is how to improve their tennis game or how to lose fat. You realize that, with so many people visiting and getting pleasure from your work, there should be some kind of a payoff for you. This way you can market your products or services to more people rather an opening a shop or a company down the street. The contextual ads that are related to the blog themes will automatically generate and deliver to the blog. They need to learn from the best, so spend a little bit of money for a good program by a reputable guru, and I can guarantee you that you will make back the money that you put into this work. This will translate in a good taste of the internet’s potential for profits, because if you know how to canalize your efforts, you will likely see $100, $200 or even $500 or more in profits during your first month in business. If that person makes a purchase, you will get a pre-determined commission off of the sale. Spend 15-30 minutes a day thinking of an idea to follow through with. Lets say you put together a short report showing people how to drop 20 lbs in 14 days. You may have to find a niche in a similar market.

A lot of people are unemployed, and having a very difficult finding a new job. What could you do with an extra $8000 every month? The latter of the three is going to be the most expensive way since you are paying money for clicks, and the cheapest would be to start a blog since it is hosted for free if you use blogger.com.

This may not sound like much, but the thing is that when you see this figure turn up in you account, you have the certainty that what whatever you did to get such result is working and from there all you have to do is replicate it several times over to create a significant stream of income. You can sell your short report for just $5 and sell just 200 copies to make $1000. Visualize for a moment, how awesome it would be to wake up when you want, work when and where you want.

This search engines goes far and wide in their quest for dominance on the internet.  But seeing all these numbers, I know that I just want to find ways to make money fast

This is called pay per click. I think it is important that you get a good program online that can teach you the ends and outs of making money online. Don’t worry — all that means is that you need to find a process that will pretty much guarantee your success as a blogger.

But you can do both and still keep hunting for something bigger and better. Well for one a short report can be instantly downloaded once a customer makes a purchase and two it costs you no money to put it together.

First thing you need to do is find a problem that needs to be solved. 98% of all internet marketers online failed to make money. If that person makes a purchase, you will get a pre-determined commission off of the sale. I am happy to be a consistent source of support to teach clients what they can to do turn lemons into lemonade, so to speak. OK, so this is how you can make money online fast. The idea of not having enough money might cross a person’s mind, but the thing is you can start a service business if money is not available. Making money online is the way to stimulate your bank account and wallet.

 

Published in: on July 18, 2009 at 12:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brack Steak

Never had Brack Steak?  That’s because it’s my specialty.  Often, you’ll find me at all recipes to find something new and great to cook.  Today, I found a site on how to cook a new york strip steak in the oven.  I am always barbecuing.  But sometimes, like when there is no BBQ, you have got to go the oven way.

Everybody should embrace cooking. I do like the fatty part too. How do you like to cook a steak. Food gives us the energy we need to live. Sorry, I can’t make everyone happy. I like to throw things on the grill. The microwave works to heat things up not cook them. They had an impeccable reputation. Vegetarians don’t eat steak. I don’t like jargon. Some say that grass fed meat is better.

There is an apparent advantage to this: When everything labeled and organized, it’s easy to locate how to cook a new york strip steak when you need it. Some people like to use a temperature reader. I create articles on how to cook a new york strip steak because I love to cook.

Steaks come in many varieties. It’s hard not to nibble when I am in the kitchen. Carbs are good in the proper moderation. I need to watch my weight because I love food. Learning to cook is definitely fun. The best meat comes from many sources. This is valuable service. I want to avoid not having convenience. I have many cook secrets.

I always make fruits a part of my breakfast. I intuitively do infer much from how to cook a new york strip steak. There are too many great foods to choose from. This is the lowest price I’ve ever seen. My friends love to do barbeques with me. Am I overthinking this? and maybe you’ll be able to recoup your investment, maybe not. Everyone experiences that from time to time. People must embrace the love of food in their lives. I prefer the fresh cooking approach.

I am never so relaxed as when I am cooking.

That’s why I am telling you how to cook a steak today.  Hmmmm…I am getting hungry just talking about it.

Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 3:17 am  Leave a Comment  

Blogging for Gift Ideas

Ah, teenagers.  What in the heck do you get them for their birthday?  I am currently looking for teen gift ideas and may have found some at a site called Radical Parenting which I dig by the way…

But it’s a fun process.  I think I know what the teenagers want. I will check facebook to find out what’s going on. A digital picture frame may be just the ticket.

Various gifts for teenagers are available for use. I plan on having top 10 gifts for teens, because it’s so important to interact with gifts for teenagers. That is the question we’re facing. I’m a teen gift ideas beginner. Sometimes I actually look at the item in the store. Cool teen gifts would be very naughty if you are at all serious about hot gifts for teens. Gift certificates are available for a lot of items.

I don’t regret gifts for teenagers. Female teens love fashion items. Last year, I gave the best gifts. I get a big smile when I have found something just right. Prepare yourself for this idea: I should learn more about gifts for teenagers myself. I would like to tell you that I really like hot gifts for teens and you must take it into consideration. The teenagers I know love the movies. Always give gifts to the most important people in your life. What about a TV series on DVD. This has been a well kept secret up until now, the findings on hot gifts for teens. I need to talk to other teenagers and find out more.

All teenagers need a music player. I can gift music via MP3 player. I guess it is expected that I cannot advance this to myself to hew on what my sycophants must debating about hot gifts for teens. Teens can be difficult to buy for. I could give a gift certificate. You’ll find top 10 gifts for teens will greatly help you and I was bone dry. Giving gifts is a burden as well as a great pleasure. The Nintendo Wii is big this year.

Perhaps I will get a small LCD as a gift. It is familiar how everybody doesn’t relate to a plain question like this. That’s right. You can never go wrong with a cool digital camera.

In the end, I know I can find that perfect gift.
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Published in: on June 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bloggin About MP3s

Today music is best listened to on mp3.  I have been stuck in the dark ages living without an MP3.  Today the hunt is on for the best mp3 players and my first stop is CNET MP3 Player Reviews.

You can find the best mp3 player reviews on the Internet. If you know best rated mp3 players, you know something that other people do not know. It seems like everyone in my neighborhood has one!

Even CNN added some valuable information on the topic. The best mp3 players comes in at a great price for all the joy that you get from it.

I may be way off base, but you should take it seriously. It shouldn’t. These types of best mp3 player are too general to be of much use if it added up. I like to be able to buy music directly. There is no one size fits all. You’ll want to acquire your own best mp3 players. Here’s the scoop on best mp3 players. In our lives, we have wants and needs. I thought this was a “want”, but now I realize I needed it. Most medium to large businesses use very high capacity best rated mp3 players.

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Published in: on June 2, 2009 at 11:42 am  Leave a Comment  

Dance or Blog?

Those of you who know me know my two loves.  Dance and Blog.

I was just reading on wiki’s dance page about the history of dance and then began reading about freak dancing.  I have to learn how to do this.  I have to learn how to grind.  This dance is hot.    I wish I would have put more time and money into how to grind and that is another cool thing. When you dance your heart rate increases. It’s much more fun that a boring workout. That’s up to you.

Dancing builds social skills and increases self confidence.

Man! Some people just don’t get it, do they. This may make no sense at all, but you are going to need a few things. When I looked on Google for dance my best, I found the best results.

Dance is a great form of exercise. Dance can increase your strength too. This is why I was wondering about the how to grind. Recently I was talking to my family about how to grind with a girl and the blank stares that I got made me wondere but also I think this might be my new pillar article. Try it you might like it. I thought the two were synonymous and all in all, the most important thing for me right now is how to grind dance.

I could have found a book on it but that would have taken forever. Dance movements are are more fluid and safe than other forms of exercise. Not on your life.

I guess I’ll go back to how to grind. I’m just a curious person. I searched for how to grind with a girl on the Internet and got some very interesting results. Dance has so many different forms. You’ll want to engross yourself in dance my best. I could get by without knowing freak dance but why would I want to. I have the feeling that I should indeed desire myself to closely inspect what my compeers can communicating about freak dance. I’m going to find less grinding dance which it is not simple because how to grind can make you feel better about your how to grind. I feel dancing is a part of who I am.

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Published in: on May 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Search for the Best MP3 Player

If you read my blog, you know that I absolutely love technology. 

Each weekend I go in search of something new.  This weekend I am thinking about getting a new MP3 Player. 

I currently own an iPod shuffle.  I have always love the randomness of it.  Like their slogan says, life is random.

We all presume that Apple makes the best MP3 player.  In fact, many of us just use the term “iPod” instead of “mp3 player”.  But I got to wondering…is this true.  If we ask who makes the best mp3 player, is the answer always going to be Apple.

In my search, I discovered that there are other vendors.  In fact, a company named Sandisk makes one and it gets pretty good reviews.  Users gave it a great rating.

I will read more about this, but the reality is…

I’ll probably get an iPod Touch…they are just so cool!

Published in: on May 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Bracksters Lastest Buy

Ok, last weekend I wanted to watch the game on a better TV than my old one.  I decided I needed an awesome LCD.  So, I promise, I’ll have one for you guys next weekend when you come and watch the game.

This is exhausting. I am thinking of all the great things that I’ll be able to watch.

That was a surprising offer. So many questions come to mind about the various LCDs on the market. This is something I recently learned.

Do you want to be independent?

Television quality seems to be so much better these days. A list of the best LCD televisions should also include tell you who makes the best LCD TV, maybe a Samsung. The local stores don’t seem to have great LCD choices.

This best LCD TVs method helps with the words of wisdom about that.

Today, I just had to learn about best LCD television for reasons unknown to me other than curiosity. I may be a little nuts about best LCD TVs. Do you understand my reasoning. This is kind of off topic but what I have is a detest applicable to best LCD television. I can’t wait to watch my first move on this LCD. I always check for the clarity of the TV.

I never knew how to be anything else. Best Buy claimed to have the best prices when I called. Buying a new LCD TV is a risk I am willing to take. I will need to consult other people.

That would be terrific if best LCD televisions was in the right place and the right time. Some of the literature is a litte confusing. I looked at all the LCD review sites.

Are you looking for best LCD TV right now. This I needed to know. My weapon is knowledge. A new LCD will add so much entertainment to my life. I don’t want to feel like I made the wrong choice. Potential bargains existed. I always look at all the LCD specifications. I want to be flexible in my choices.

My must connect easily to the TV. Do I want to buy American I wondered. I’ll definitely want to compare prices. It’s gotta be stylish doesn’t it.

I cannot be impatient in this pursuit.

Is this the case?. Best LCD TV is an appealing choice. You almost have to disagree, but overall the idea is rather weak. I get what they’re saying.

Would there be any hidden items I had to buy?. Sometimes I think this way. There are many press releases from the various television companies. If you know best LCD televisions, you know something that other people do not know. I was determined to try a different what is the best LCD TV. I’m a high roller. I noticed that this afternoon. Best LCD televisions can be a year round activity. I’m thinking a large LCD TV might do best. When I research an item like who makes the best LCD TV, I can get lost for hours.

So, guys, next week, BE READY!
 
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Published in: on May 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Get Bluetooth; It’s the Law

The other day I was driving down the street, talking on my cell…and almost had a car accident.  The guy yells at, “Hands free dude.  It’s the frickin’ law!”

Oooops.  He is right.  So I begin investigating bluetooth for a new bluetooth headset. 

I was just wondering how they fit so much value into one product.

A headset is a must for me. If you close your eyes and think of something that you should have, this would appear in your dreams. . When it arrived on my doorstep, I wanted to jump for joy. The noise cancel bluetooth headphones comes in at a great price for all the joy that you get from it. Make sure to buy this when it is on sale. This is a sentiment I’m hearing a lot of lately. This would be a great idea.

This was professionally designed. One headset does not fit all heads. I saw an ad on TV featuring best bluetooth headset and this piqued my interests. I thought that I could live without best bluetooth headset but I was sorely mistaken. When people see me on the street with this, they always ask me about it. I’m on my phone all the time.

Isn’t it a real surprise? And of course I must have a stereo bluetooth headset.

Let’s gang up on them. I need to know if this bluetooth headset will fit my ear.

You will really wonder how you lived without it. It’s time to get organized. I have heard others speak of best bluetooth headset and everybody simply loves it!

I don’t know if my phone does bluetooth. I want to discuss best bluetooth headset today if it was important.

And, after doing this research, I will get bluetooth and will no longer be breaking the law!

Published in: on May 16, 2009 at 1:03 pm  Leave a Comment