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Solitaire RULES Half Life DROOLS

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Author: Chris Campbell

Solitaire is hip, cool, and way more popular than Half Life 2. Don’t believe me right? Well, the numbers don’t lie. According to two of the biggest search tracking tools on the web (Wordtracker and Overture) more people are looking to play Solitaire then Half Life 2. Almost twice as many. Wordtracker says that every day 5,031 people searched for Solitaire, while only 3,610 looked for Half Life 2. Overture says 3,095 searched for Solitaire, while only 1,180 searched for Half Life 2. And these days, Half Life 2 is in its prime. It’s having its 15 minutes of fame. Within 6 more months, when all the buzz has worn down, Half Lifes numbers will drop. After those same 6 months, Solitaire will be just as popular as ever. It’s a classic; it never goes out of style. It’s retro, old school, and bleeding edge all at the same time.

Save your money.

Ya gotta read the fine print folks. Flip that pretty shrink-wrapped box of Half Life 2 over, and take a peek at the little letters. You know, the ones with all the tech speak, that only the 14 year old in the family understands. Don’t bother trying to read it; I’ll translate for ya. It says, “Not only will you have to shell out 59.95 for this glitzy box in your hands, but prepare to cough up another $150-$ $200 (plus installation) to upgrade that pathetic outdated machine you have at home”. Yea right. Is there a big “L” burned into my forehead? I’m willing to bet however, that if you can read this article, your PC has all the juice it needs to run the biggest baddest version of Solitaire ever created.

You’ll never be bored.

If your looking to expand your Solitaire experience head on over to your favorite search engine, type in Solitaire, and hit enter. Google finds about 6.8 million sites. Pick one, and have a blast. I’m sure you can find one that’s way cooler than the one that came with your windows machine. Now, how many variations of Half Life 2 are there to choose from? Umm I believe the title suggests there are 2. Not much choice there.

You don’t have to train with the circus contortionist.

You’ll really need to get your fingers limbered and loose for all the crazy keyboard commands, combinations, and permutations you’ll need to master for Half Life 2. The original Half Life had 49 different keyboard / mouse control combinations to play the game. I suspect that version 2 has even more. Last time I checked, the version of Solitaire installed with Windows, only needed 2. Point . . . and . . . click. Once again, if you’re reading this article (and obviously you are), I think you’ve got all the training you need for Solitaire. Ever seen a deck of playing cards before? Ok then, your trained!

Slingo, Platypus, Breakout, Tetris, Zuma, Magic Vines, etc, etc, etc.

If Solitaire doesn’t get you all worked up, then look around a little. Don’t just settle for the latest hype from today’s headlines. There are thousands of fun, easy to learn game gems out there, just waiting to be discovered by someone like you. They never get old, they’re always fun. Plus, you can download them right now, and be playing in minutes. They’re great games, they don’t need to be hyped. So, what are you waiting for, stop reading, come on in, and play play play!

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Why You Should Never Play Solitaire Again

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Author: Brian Armstrong

First of all, this article will probably strike some of you the wrong way, but for others, this article will be exactly what you need to hear and act as a catalyst for change.

Solitaire is one of the biggest productivity killers around. I worked full time doing technical support and in between waiting for calls to come in. I’m ashamed to say I probably wasted at least 3 hours per day or more on this game. Multiple that by 5 days per week and about 50 weeks per year, that’s about 750 hours per year of solitaire. Ouch!

I coach people right now that are getting started with ecommerce and the complaint seems to always be that they don’t have enough time. Although I don’t make a huge point about it, I often wonder if they watch a lot of TV or play a few rounds of solitaire before getting started with their “homework” or task list from our previous coaching session. I suspect that there is a lot of solitaire playing and probably just as much TV watching. Probably quite a few people can multi-task and do both. I know I did… watching X-Files on my computer while playing solitaire was my vice.

I came to a state of conscious awareness that I was literally wasting my life away. I made a decision to never play again and I haven’t since that day. But like any “bad habit” if you don’t replace that time with something else, you’re going to revert back by conditioning. So, here’s what I propose: Another Game!

Enter the concept of real life Monopoly. The risks are greater, the rewards are real and the intensity is significant compared to anything else. I’m making a comparison between the board game Monopoly and then the concept of building up your own real estate empire. This doesn’t have to be in the form of actual real estate as an investor or anything quite so dramatic. This can be as simple as claiming your piece of internet real estate by creating a website, driving traffic to that website and making sales or making money from that website.

Internet business can be learned by just about anyone. I’ve seen websites run by 12 year old kids doing more sales than several of my students. The internet is a place where you can learn all the concepts you need to and a place where you can get detailed instructions on how to play the “game”.

When I quit playing solitaire, I decided instead to dedicating my time to how I could best profit from the internet. I started with “Baltic Avenue” ideas such as selling some misc. junk on eBay for a few hundred dollars and eventually graduated to a $25,000 per month “Marvin Gardens”. I’m working on my “Park Place” ideas and websites as we speak which are in the 6 figure per month range of income.

Now, get started with something like eBay if you need to generate some capital to get your first web hosting account setup and your first domain name, but also know that the instruction manual on how to play the game is always available. You may need to learn how to read this manual (i.e. Google, the internet, Yahoo Answers, etc). Once you learn how to read the manual (get your answers from the internet), you will have no shortage of information on how to play the game, how to avoid costly mistakes and how to transfer the distraction and zombie-like clicking of your mouse while playing solitaire to the exciting, motivating, experience of the highs and lows of internet business.

Reality is that you only have so much time in this life. Why waste it playing solitaire? Go out there, experience whatever you can and get some skin in the game. Ask anybody that has a bet on a game how much more interesting and emotionally attached they are to that game than someone who is merely watching to teams play not caring for the outcome either way…

Quit playing solitaire. I’m here to tell you that “Real Life Monopoly” is much better in every way.

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