Dec
13
2018
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Obligatory Holiday Shilling, Part One: Amazon!

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?  Well, you still have almost two weeks!  And why not do your shopping via Amazon?  Remember: click that link on my (or someone else’s, of course) site to generate that sweet, sweet, sweet Amazon Associate referral cash!  Every little bit helps.




Nov
26
2018
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It’s Cyber Monday!

So, I dunno, buy stuff via this link.  Or, if you see other people with an Amazon link up and they look worse off than me (roughly 99.74% of the planet, if I did the calculations correctly), buy stuff via them.  I’m cheerfully mercenary, but I’m not awful.




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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