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I Got Banned By Google Books…

I can’t believe it…I got banned from Google Books…kind of. Here’s what happened…

I discovered that Google Books had a collection of terrific books related to a certain niche I’m interested in (sorry…I can’t reveal what that niche is). Anyway, let’s just say that Google Books has a LOT of books on this topic (hundreds). So last night, I decided that before “Lost” came on, I would start downloading as many of the books as I could. When I hit around 80 books, I got an error message when I tried to download the next book. The warning said that they suspected that I was a potential threat to the server or an automated system and so I was blocked.

Done…Yikes! Not Good.

So do you want to know what happened next? I switched from my IE browser over to Firefox to see if the ban was in effect there too…and it wasn’t…yeah…I was good to go again. But then I got to thinking…this “ban” thing must be controlled by cookies or something. The “403” page I got mentioned something about it, so I decided to flush my cookies to see if that would fix the problem in Internet Explorer. It didn’t work…at first. I tried to download a book right away and still got the error message. But here’s the weird thing…five minutes later, everything worked again. So I’m planning my next batch of downloads for tonight…he he he.

Moral of the story?

Try not to download more than 80 books in one sitting…grin…if you need to, just dump your cookies or switch browsers and keep going. Boy am I glad this wasn’t a permanent deal.

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Hey…I’m planning a little something on Monday evening that I wanted to let you know about. One of my great passions in life (besides the Public Domain) has been the study and power of creativity. Creating nearly 600 book covers during my career as a graphic designer kind of forced me to become a student of the creative process. Over the years, I developed some very effect methods for tapping into the creativity that lies within each of us.

The other day, after a conversation with one of my friends, I sat down and began to list all the different methods I’ve used to gain that creative spark, and I was surprised to discover that there were thirty different methods I use or have used to “tune in” to my creative forces.

Creativity…Innovation…Imagination

These three forces are incredibly powerful and can literally change ANY part of your business or even your personal life…IF…you know how to access them. Most people don’t. Perhaps your one who thinks you don’t have a creative bone
in your body.

Not true! And I can prove it!

On Monday, May 19th at 7PM, I am going to host a teleseminar where I am going to share about the creative process…you’re NOT going to want to miss it. I’ll send you all the details over the weekend, but I just wanted to bring it to
your attention now. It’s going to be a lot of fun! And best of all…it won’t cost you a thing to attend.

So if you’re…

=> Having trouble with product ideas
=> Struggling with what markets to consider
=> Having trouble shutting off your head at night
=> Confused about how to approach your business strategies
=> Struggling to gain the freedoms your deserve

You need to attend this F.R.E.E. Creativity Teleseminar. I’ll be talking about a lot of methods and techniques that I’ve NEVER shared before, except with my closest friends (like only 2 or 3 people).

Watch for the details…I’ll┬ápost them on Sunday!

Tony

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