Last year I was able to get an unbelievable sale promotion for my blog readers. It was a very special deal with Mariner Software for all their software,Â including extremely powerful software like MacJournal and Mac Gourmet DeLuxe. It’s very important to note that that was an exclusive discount for all DragosRoua.com readers. Yeah, that’s you, pal :-).
I’m so happy to tell you that the promotion went incredibly well. In fact, it went so well that I couldn’t restrain myself and actually jumped on Mariner with an aggressive request to keep that promotion going. After several weeks of discussions I’m finally able to announce you a long-term deal which will enable you, the reader of eDragonu blog, to have access to one of the most feature rich and elegant software collection for the Mac OS platform.
I won’t disclose the whole deal because it will involve several other things I still have to do and there’s a lot on my plate that still needs some cooking. But the bottom line is that you will have access AGAIN to a classy selection of good Mac software at very competitive prices. And that is because you are one of the readers of this blog.
I know you’re a very intelligent person and I’m not going to offend you with a pathetic commercial presentation. I will just give you the essential details first, so you can jump right into it. After that, if you’re still not convinced about the value of this deal, you can read more about some of the incredible software you can buy in this package.
The Mariner Promo Code
for February 2009 is giving you an instant 15% discount for any software purchased online by using the following code:
Yes, I know, is not very techie but at least is easy to remember. Speaking of which, this code is valid until the end of February, which means you only have two weeks left to jump in. After that, the code will change, and all you have to do is to visit eDragonu again and see what else we prepared for you. Toldya it will gonna be a long term deal ;-).
How To Use The Promo Code
First and foremost, write it down on a piece of paper. It’s your passport to a 15% no question asked discount, so you don’t wanna misspell it. In case you don’t see it anymore on the screen, I’ll put it again:
and then go straight here: Mariner eStore.
You’ll see just above the list of products a text field in which you can input the code you just wrote it. Well, put the code there and see the magic happening. All you have to do now is to browse and chose your package.
Oh, if you wonder if this is an affiliate deal, meaning if I have a part of it, I can assure you it is. I find affiliate programs a very good replacement to display advertising. Direct affiliates deals, like this one, means I already tried or used the product for a respectable period of time and I know what I’m talking about. Display advertising is still very intrusive and can link my blog to products or services which I don’t really endorse. By having an affiliate deal with a company I know and by endorsing products I already use, I’m sure that I recommend something good.
What’s In It For You?
A fantastic collection of Mac software. You’ll find below a list of the most important packages, including some tools I use for years now. But remember, you can always go directly to Mariner eStore [link] put the promo code in the text field and then browse to find whatever might interest you.
That’s my journaling and blogging tool of choice. This very post is written using MacJournal in a full-screen session. I like the green fonts on the black background, it just let me focus so well on what I have to write. If you don’t know what I talk about, feel free to download a free trial and if you’re in blogging or just started journaling, I bet you will be sold after just a few days. I know I was. In fact, MacJournal it’s so flexible that it can be even customized for a GTD like approach. If you’re into GTD you may want to re read how I make my MacJournal GTD compliant.
Mac Gourmet De Luxe
I am a raw vegan for more than 6 months now so I needed a way to write down my recipes. But Mac Gourmet DeLuxe is not only a recipe application, you can also create fantastic wine collections. Not to talk about shopping lists, instantly updated from the recipe of your choice. But my all time favorite feature of MacGourmet is his nutritional database. Every conceivable ingredient is there and you instantly know how many calories, which vitamins or how much fat is in your recipe. Don’t believe me? Try to download a free trial.
A lean and clean writing application for the Mac. Not bloated and not anemic. It’s just what you need for good looking, easy to write documents. On a rather crowded market, with Pages and NeoOffice claiming the peak, Mariner Write is the silent guy that just does the job. Download your trial if you don’t believe me and see for yourself. I have a long history of using text editors, from Windows Write on the Windows 3.1 days (anybody old enough here to even remember that it was a 3.1 Windows version?) going through all kind of Linux editors, like vim or emacs, but when it comes to quickly an cleanly write documents without hassle I chose the simplest and most usable variant. And Mariner Write seems to fit very well to this description.
Everything that was written above about Write can be said about Calc too. The only difference is that Calc is a spreadsheet application. An easy to use spreadsheet application. I, for example, I was practically raised with Excel, so any other option would be like I will break free from a restraining home. Again, don’t take my word for granted, go download a free trial and assess your needs. There is even a package of Writer and Calc (and that’s pretty logical if you ask me) so you can have everything in one shopping lot.
But that’s not even remotely all. You will find other gems in Mariner eStore, just don’t forget to put that code there. Here it is again:
And this gives you a 15% discount, no questions asked, for ANY Mariner software products. And that’s only the beginning, I do have other things going on for you starting with March, just be sure to continue to read eDragonu. You may even subscribe to my RSS feed, for instance.
Ok, that was it. Happy shopping!
Running For My Life - from zero to ultramarathoner
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?”
And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body.
Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all.
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