Sep
26
2018
10

Bunch of Netflix/Amazon series I *could* be watching.

Black Mirror, Altered Carbon, Disenchantment, Dragon Prince, Black Lightning, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel*, Electric Dreams… anybody got an opinion?  Or an alternative suggestion? Obviously, I like the SF genre; but if something is really, really good (and also funny) I’ll think about something more mainstream.  Note: everything on here I can watch without subscribing to anything, so I’m not all that interested in spending more money or anything.

Thoughts?

Moe Lane

*…What?  I heard it was good.

Jul
17
2018
1

Tweet of the Day, Dear Lord, Don’t Let It Suck edition.

Please. Please.

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Jan
30
2018
2

The new ‘Jack Ryan’ Superbowl ad.

I keep looking at this, and scratching my head.

It doesn’t look like it’s bad, exactly. The actor doesn’t not look like Jack Ryan, or at least he looks like what Jack Ryan could possibly look like.  I’m fine with that.

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Jan
05
2018
2

Amazon ends double-paywalled Anime Strike service.

It’s all Amazon Prime now. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I watch very little anime.  My gaming group will occasionally watch some in lieu of a game if players can’t make a session, which is why I’m getting caught up again on Hayao Miyazaki. But I don’t have time to watch all the good stuff in that genre, either. However, I know that some of my readers would probably like to hear that they can now get Anime Strike’s library free with their Prime membership, so… there you go.

Dec
22
2017
4

Amazon Music to end third-party uploads of music by 2019.

Well, this is theoretically rather unfortunate.

One feature of Amazon Music allows users to upload their own MP3 files from other sources, but that service is shutting down over the next year or so. According to a help page on Amazon’s website, the company will end its Amazon Music Storage subscription service in January 2019. An official date hasn’t been released, but once the storage service ends, users won’t be able to play or download MP3s they previously uploaded.

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Dec
08
2017
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Reminder: if you’re doing last minute Amazon shopping…

…feel free to do it via this link. Or, you know, do it on other people’s sites. There are folks out there who rather badly need all the extra income that they can get.

Oct
18
2017
3

Apple e-books forced to make it rain for Amazon customers.

Well, at least make it drizzle a little: “On Wednesday, Amazon sent out another installment of payments relating to its “Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement”—except this time, it was to settle related lawsuits brought by a group of state-level attorneys general.” I got a little bit less than eight and a half bucks, which I’m gathering is likely to be on the high side of things.  Still, it’s money in my pocket and almost enough to cover that new collection of science fiction short stories that just came out.  Who am I to argue with found money?

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Oct
01
2017
1

“Oh, the Ringworld is Unstable / But It Won’t Be Shown on Cable…*”

…Bezos optioned up this fable
And that’s good enough for me!

Gimme that old-time space opera
Gimme that old-time space opera
Gimme that old-time space opera
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Sep
18
2017
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The Jack Ryan series trailer for Amazon.

It’s an interesting technique that they’re using here; you can see what the theme of what Jack Ryan will be without Amazon saying a word. I’m also fascinated at the thought of a Tom Clancy movie that doesn’t jump through hoops to avoid admitting… ah, yes, never mind. Let’s just say that this appears to be accurate in a way that the The Sum of All Fears movie could not be.

 

Aug
24
2017
3

Amazon announces… changes… to Whole Foods.

Essentially: starting Monday, cheaper prices and steady integration into Amazon Prime and other services. Oh, and there’ll be a rollout of Amazon Lockers at Whole Foods. And whatever other bribes that Amazon can think of, I’m sure.

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