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Colorado and Amazon Battle and People Like Me Suffer

The Problem Last month Colorado state legislature passed a bill that requires out-of-state stores to report unpaid sales tax to the state, and to the buyer. Basically, if you buy something from an online retailer, like Amazon.com, you don’t pay sales tax. Instead, you are supposed to pay sales tax on your own to the […]

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 9:39 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · One Comment
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iPhones Apps Made With Flash

You’d think that someone like me, a Flash game developer and a Mac Enthusiast, would be very disappointed that Flash doesn’t work in the browser on the iPhone. But I’m not. I can see all the problems: touches aren’t mouse movements and the on-screen keyboard isn’t the same as a real keyboard. Most Flash movies […]

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 9:40 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Comments Closed
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WordPress Plug-Ins That I’d Like to See

I’ve been using WordPress for various sites for a number of years. Rarely have I been able to use it as-is. Usually, I have to go into the code and make some changes to get things to work the way I want. But recently I was lectured by someone about this. I should be using […]

Posted on September 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Things You Should Know About Writing and Reading Computer Books

So I have written 13 computer books, with my latest coming out in September. Most have been about either Flash or Shockwave game development. All have been for major computer book publishers and have been distributed in retail stores worldwide. There are so many misconceptions about how computer books are created and what you should […]

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · Comments Closed
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My First NetBook

So I’ve been fascinated by the NetBook craze. Actually, I loved NetBooks even before they existed, being fascinated by the early Toshiba mini-notebooks in the 90s. But I’ve never owned one, until now. With prices close to $200 for a decent machine and my love of gadgets, it was just a matter of time. I […]

Posted on July 30, 2009 at 10:39 am by Gary Rosenzweig · Permalink · One Comment
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