World of Warcraft blocked in Iran


 

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Blizzard has cut off access to World of Warcraft in Iran, citing US trade sanctions.

For the last week, players in the country have beencomplaining that they can no longer connect to the massivelymultiplayer game.

Finally, though, Blizzard has posted a statement on its player forum.

“United States trade restrictions and economic sanction laws prohibit Blizzard from doing business with residents of certain nations, including Iran. Several of you have seen and cited the text in the Terms of Use which relates to these government-imposed sanctions,” it reads.

“This week, Blizzard tightened up its procedures to ensure compliance with these laws, and players connecting from the affected nations are restricted from access to Blizzard games and services.” Leer más “World of Warcraft blocked in Iran”

You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . . Part II

I am utterly in love with the fantabulous readers of FreelanceSwitch! Your dozens of comments and additions to the original post were classic, creative and straight comedy!

Here’s the sequel post, inspired by and attributed to the brilliant and magnificent readers of FreelanceSwitch:
You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . .

1. Your idea of a casual day out involves being dressed to the nines with an extra splash of *bling bling* because, hey… “after six weeks in PJs, I’m ready for my close up dahling!” ~ Inspired by Storm and Izabela Tenenboim
2. Your internet playground PC (or Mac – yeah that’s right, I’m not a hater!) that used to be your gateway to World of Warcraft is now your productivity prison. “Ah and I used to have a life!” ~ Inspired by Nabeel Amin
3. Your therapist starts asking you why you talk to yourself… and answer yourself… and then said therapist asks you to click “Send” to submit your response. ~ Inspired by Mark Hawkins
4. I’ve got TWO WORDS for you: Bunny Slippers!! ~ Inspired by Ben Tzu
5. You are overly and dangerously obsessed with checking your mail. {And your baffled mail man is wondering why you’re tugging at his pant cuff instead of the rabid dog he’s used to fending off.} ~ Inspired by Susan Johnston, Izabela Tenenboim, Amanda, and Michael Kwan


I am utterly in love with the fantabulous readers of FreelanceSwitch! Your dozens of comments and additions to the original post were classic, creative and straight comedy!

Here’s the sequel post, inspired by and attributed to the brilliant and magnificent readers of FreelanceSwitch:

You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . .

  1. Your idea of a casual day out involves being dressed to the nines with an extra splash of *bling bling* because, hey… “after six weeks in PJs, I’m ready for my close up dahling!” ~ Inspired by Storm and Izabela Tenenboim
  2. Your internet playground PC (or Mac – yeah that’s right, I’m not a hater!) that used to be your gateway to World of Warcraft is now your productivity prison. “Ah and I used to have a life!” ~ Inspired by Nabeel Amin
  3. Your therapist starts asking you why you talk to yourself… and answer yourself… and then said therapist asks you to click “Send” to submit your response. ~ Inspired by Mark Hawkins
  4. I’ve got TWO WORDS for you: Bunny Slippers!! ~ Inspired by Ben Tzu
  5. You are overly and dangerously obsessed with checking your mail. {And your baffled mail man is wondering why you’re tugging at his pant cuff instead of the rabid dog he’s used to fending off.} ~ Inspired by Susan Johnston, Izabela Tenenboim, Amanda, and Michael Kwan
  6. You can’t relate to Office Space, but Freelance Freedom has you off your chair in stitches. “Yep, been there…” ~ Inspired by Janed
  7. You’ve got to schedule intimacy into your To Do list and your family begins communicating with you via email. (Just to make sure you heard me, even though I’m sitting right next to you… hello? Are you even paying att… oh forget it.) ~ Inspired by Kathy and Amanda
  8. You’re beginning to suspect that your iPod is developing an uncanny intuition or an unyielding sense of devilish humor. “Oh I love this song!” quickly evolves into “Wait, didn’t I just hear this song?” ~ Inspired by Andy and his 1200 song iPod playlist
  9. Virtual colleagues you’ve never met know more about you than your physical friends. Plus you start telling more stories about them than you do about your own life… (yep, that’s right. Get out of the house much?) ~ Inspired by Natalia
  10. 9 to 5 sometimes means PM to AM. Yeah that whole growing without sunlight thing… funny how that works. ~ Inspired by Barbara Camisa
  11. Blogging about every position your cat collapses into… or that hot new brush palette for Photoshop… actually feels like you’re engaging in a social life {Yes comments = “my life has meaning” and I’m okay with that!} ~ Inspired by ameetkarn
  12. Your car still has the full tank of gas you put in it a week ago and you’re curiously intrigued by everyone’s meltdown over gas prices. ~ Inspired by Misti Sandafar
  13. Showers get regulated to the afternoon, evening or… because hey, you can take that first 8am (or 11am in my case!) phone call in your PJs. And then the follow up emails, oh and that fascinating conversation happening on Facebook, oh and I better update my status so everyone knows my dog just farted, and… ~ Inspired by Vio
  14. Your friends have to ambush you 20 days in advance (and don’t forget how they strong arm you into pre-purchase tickets with your credit card) just to get you out to the cinema for an evening. ~ Inspired by Marta
  15. Love in your household means knowing how to say “Yep honey, just finishing up this email!” ~ Inspired by Marta and Ginette
  16. Rush hour traffic no longer affects you. You’re just glad to be driving anywhere because AMEN! it means you’re out of the house! ~ Inspired by Julie Parenteau
  17. Your idea of a heinous disaster is losing internet access or being relegated to dial up speed. “What do you mean the internet will be spotty here? I was told when I purchased these plane tickets that I’d have internet access! {Um yeah… it’s coming from SPACE and you’re 30,000 frickin feet in the AIR!} ~ Inspired by Rexaniel and a hilarious Conan O’ Brien skit with Louis C. K.
  18. You reorganize your family’s sleeping arrangements just to make sure your home office is a write off. ~ Inspired by Chris Cade Leer más “You Know You’re a Freelancer When . . . Part II”

Logitech lanza su nuevo ratón: Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

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“Poderoso control que te lleva dentro del juego“, así es como describe la empresa Logitech a su nuevo mouse G700 (Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700) que está diseñado especialmente para los jugadores de videojuegos en pc más exigentes del mercado y que gustan sacarle el mejor provecho al hardware de su ordenador.

Logitech wireless gaming mouse G700

Es por eso que Logitech lanzó al mercado este nuevo mouse (ratón) con el nombre “Wireless Gaming Mouse G700″ que incluye nada mas y nada menos que 13 botones colocados estrategicamente y programables que facilitarán nuestra experiencia en los videojuegos de pc (sobre todo en los mas nuevos), aparte de ser un mouse diseñado para tener una mejor comodidad al momento de usarlo.


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Poderoso control que te lleva dentro del juego“, así es como describe la empresa Logitech a su nuevo mouse G700 (Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700) que está diseñado especialmente para los jugadores de videojuegos en pc más exigentes del mercado y que gustan sacarle el mejor provecho al hardware de su ordenador.

Logitech wireless gaming mouse G700

Es por eso que Logitech lanzó al mercado este nuevo mouse (ratón) con el nombre “Wireless Gaming Mouse G700″ que incluye nada mas y nada menos que 13 botones colocados estrategicamente y programables que facilitarán nuestra experiencia en los videojuegos de pc (sobre todo en los mas nuevos), aparte de ser un mouse diseñado para tener una mejor comodidad al momento de usarlo. Leer más “Logitech lanza su nuevo ratón: Wireless Gaming Mouse G700”

9 copywriting ideas to get you started

OMG I CAN’T THINK OF WHAT TO WRITE!!!!!!

We all say it. Truth is, it’s not that you can’t think of what to write – you don’t want to think of what to write. Every day you’re bombarded by potential ideas for articles and blog posts. Here are a few I’ve used time and again:

1. Answer the common question. What question do you hear the most times per week? Answer it. In painful detail. Your painful detail is my clarity, because I don’t do what you do every single day.
2. Brag about yourself. It’s perfectly OK, once in a while, to explain why you’re so damned great. The trick is to back it up with hard facts, and use the example to teach. My article about StumbleUpon is a damned great example. That’s a joke. Sort of.


OMG I CAN’T THINK OF WHAT TO WRITE!!!!!!

We all say it. Truth is, it’s not that you can’t think of what to write – you don’t want to think of what to write. Every day you’re bombarded by potential ideas for articles and blog posts. Here are a few I’ve used time and again:

  1. Answer the common question. What question do you hear the most times per week? Answer it. In painful detail. Your painful detail is my clarity, because I don’t do what you do every single day.
  2. Brag about yourself. It’s perfectly OK, once in a while, to explain why you’re so damned great. The trick is to back it up with hard facts, and use the example to teach. My article about StumbleUpon is a damned great example. That’s a joke. Sort of. Leer más “9 copywriting ideas to get you started”