Have you been thinking about buying a Kindle? Amazon’s wireless reading device is gaining in popularity. Right now, you can get $50 off of the price by using a code from the Oprah Winfrey show. All you have to do is enter the promotional code OPRAHWINFREY during the checkout process at Amazon.com to receive the discount.

Code for $50 off the price of Kindle: OPRAHWINFREY

This offer is valid through November 1, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. PST. So act fast if you are thinking about getting one of these for yourself or as a gift for the holidays.

Sites that I found interesting for October 28th 2008 through October 29th 2008:

  • PATCH WINDOWS NOW! – Exploit published for Windows worm hole – Reliable exploit code for the remote code execution vulnerability patched with Microsoft's MS08-067 update has been posted to the Internet, prompting a new "patch immediately" advisory from the company.
    If you aren't set up to auto update, run windows update now.
  • Unbloq » A Writer's Block Tool for Everyone – Writer's block happens. Whether you're contributing to the Internet, writing a paper, or creating a literary work, this inescapable phenomenon is always lurking in the corners of your mind waiting to taunt you with it's existence. Stepping away from your work, taking a breather and grabbing a tea or water can help, but sometimes all it takes is a picture, a word, a small quote, or a short paragraph to flip the switch inside you back on.

    Unbloq was developed with this in mind.

  • How to Engage People on Twitter: Replies, Direct Messages & ReTweets – Video to help you understand Twitter: Replies, Direct Messages & ReTweets

Do you use LinkedIn? In contrast to Twitter and Facebook, for me, LinkedIn is keeping track of people I really know or have worked with. Guy Kawasaki has put together this 10 slide deck to give you some power tips for LinkedIn. If you are looking for work or researching companies there are some great ideas in here. Slideshow below:

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So you are tired of tripping over that tread mill in your bedroom? You know, that thing holding your laundry or dry cleaning. Give it away? Yeah…but it was kind of expensive. Maybe you can make a couple bucks on it? What are your options? The venerable Craigslist has been around for a long time and you are sure to sell it quickly. The only problem is, Craigslist and the like have become hang outs for scammers.

Enter Sell Stuff at Work! It is a brand new site, handy URL too www.sellstuffatwork.com.  The man behind the idea for the site, B.J. Schone, was tired of transactions gong sour on Craigslist. Hopes are that people who know each other or at least have their workplace in common are much more apt to treat each other better. 

You sign up for the site with your work email address. You can also set up a secondary address but the work address is the one used to parse who works with who. Additionally, you get a verification email to the work address to be sure you really are a widget cranker at Acme Inc….or where ever.

Give it a try and tell your coworkers to sign up too. For a limited time, you’ll get a $5 Amazon gift card if you are the first at your company to sign up.

Go now…that treadmill isn’t going to sell itself.

Sites that I found interesting for October 23rd 2008 through October 24th 2008:

Sites that I found interesting for October 16th 2008 through October 22nd 2008: