My novel just went live on Kindle Scout. If you would like to see me get published, please share (and tell your friends to share). Kindle Scout is a new service from Amazon that lets authors offer their books for preview for 30 days. If enough people nominate the book for publication, then Amazon publishes the book. It costs nothing to use the Kindle Scout web site (and costs nothing to nominate a book.) And if a book you nominate gets published, you get a free copy (I think it is an electronic copy--but it's FREE)
Kodak has just made my $#!+ list again. About a year ago, I bought a Kodak printer that was WiFi capable so that my dear wife could print from her laptop. No chance of it working because my wife's computer is running ubuntu and Kodak doesn't support the fastest growing operating system in the world. Tonight, Kodak sent me a software update which killed my printer software. After 3 hours with tech support, the printer is working again. I was told that there were compatibility issues with the new software (shouldn't they have tested it before releasing it?).
Yeah, Kodak is on its way out, they're basically just a patent holding company now. In fact, they might not even make their own stuff anymore, just sell the rights to the name so Chinese companies can produce under it.
I created a Sudoku solver using OpenOffice Calc, then tried it out on Excel. Didn't work. A little research explained why. The bit manipulation functions that are in OpenOffice aren't available in Excel unless you have the new 2013 edition. I am glad that Microsoft is finally trying to catch up with the alternative software that can be obtained for FREE.