Jul
28
2014
19

I need a recommendation on a portable power pack for a CPAP.

I’m going camping, I have sleep apnia, and I need something that can provide power overnight for a 120-240v ~ 50/60Hz, 2.1A [12V - 5.0 A] device.  Assume that I can recharge during the day from a power socket.  Please bear in mind that while I know that V = volts, Hz = Hertz, and A presumably = amps, my eyes will glaze over when we go deeper into those weeds (I have apparently subconsciously decided that anything engineering-related is to be filed under ‘let my wife take point on that’).  The more it costs, the harder it will be for me to justify spending the money, although a portable power pack isn’t a bad thing to have around the house generally.

Available on Amazon?  Definite plus.  I need this before the end of the week.

Jun
06
2014
2

You know, this might be a viable alternative to getting a JesusPhone.

God knows it’ll almost certainly be cheaper.

Amazon is planning to announce a new phone June 18 that will use lots of cutting edge mobile technology to unite real-world shopping with Amazon’s online marketplace.

Not surprisingly, the phone is ideal for shopping with a large screen and multiple 3D cameras and sensors built in, a source with knowledge of the device told VentureBeat.

I wonder if it’ll support a decent text editor? It’s supposed to be a little larger than usual, the better to help people use it for shopping.

Apr
23
2014
3

I hope that True Detective is part of this deal.

Because if it is: sweet.

I assume that they’ll price it accordingly and this way I wouldn’t have to wait for the DVD set to come out*. The way TV works is funny these days, huh?

Moe Lane

*I’m not getting cable just to get HBO, although if they offered it separately I might change my mind on that.

Mar
15
2014
2

See, this is why I don’t buy stuff via iTunes.

In theory it’s a viable alternative to Amazon; in practice it’s turning out to be a royal pain in the rear.

The basic situation: I wanted an album. It was there on iTunes. iTunes supposedly took PayPal: I had funds that were parked in PayPal; this seemed a good match. So I pay via PayPal, they give me the item, and… my PayPal account was not charged. (more…)

Jan
12
2014
3

You know, Amazon’s search parameters don’t mess up *that* often…

…but when it does, it’s funny.

search fail

Although, given what I need the book for, maybe it didn’t mess it up in the first place.

Dec
24
2013
--

So, it’s Christmas Eve, and you’re insanely behind on your shopping. #dontpanic

I’m not gonna ask you why that happened; I’m not gonna judge.  But I am gonna tell you how to get out of this hole:

Personalized Amazon.com Gift Cards.

…This is perfect: you add a photo to the card, send it to your target, and voila! It looks like you meant to give an Amazon Gift Card all along. And nobody will ever know.  It’s foolproof!

No, no need to thank me: I’m a giver.

Moe Lane

Dec
16
2013
6

HAHAHA #ows HAHAHA #walmart HAHAHA #amazon HAHAHA

This is the greatest thing EVER.

(more…)

Dec
01
2013
4

I am not entirely convinced that Jeff Bezos is not actually just [bleep]ing with us.

I mean, it’s kind of blue-sky.

Not content with next-day delivery service through its Prime program, Amazon wants orders to land on people’s front porches in as little as half an hour.

Just when you thought the technology industry couldn’t get any stranger, the latest idea from the retail giant is to offer an audacious delivery-by-drone service.

In a Sunday evening “60 Minutes” program aired on CBS (ZDNet’s parent company) Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos unveiled the new service, dubbed Prime Air, to CBS anchor Charlie Rose.

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Nov
07
2013
3

So, it looks like Adblock Plus hates Amazon.com.

The latest version of it blocks Amazon’s embedded product ads.  So if you can’t see this (this being a link to Terry Pratchett’s The Carpet People):

…that’s why*.

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Nov
06
2013
8

Ah, crud: are the Amazon embeds on the side not loading?

I mean, they’re not loading in Firefox. I was wondering why the Amazon.com affiliate revenue has been awful so far this month.

Testing (mind you, this [Sorry: The World's End] was a great flick that’s coming out on DVD in two weeks):

…huh. Not showing up, but that’s the embed HTML. Better send it over to the tech half of this site…

Moe Lane

PS: Sorry to bring it up, but Amazon is a large part of the revenue that I get from this site.

Aug
22
2013
2

If you were looking for a deal on the Kindle Fire…

…today’s the day: Amazon is offering refurbished Kindle Fires for 25% off.  That’s the big 8.9 one (Wi-Fi only), by the way.  Comes with warranty, which is why I’m pointing it out – and putting it on the Wish List, although I don’t expect any movement on that.

Aug
21
2013
1

Keywords: Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post, circulation, problems.

Sorry about the title, but I want to make sure that Jeff Bezos – more accurately, his research team – sees this post. Mind you, I’m assuming that Bezos plans to introduce the Amazon customer service paradigm to the Washington Post, but surely this is not an unreasonable assumption, hey?

Anyway, on to the purpose for this post. The Washington Post is doing it again – and by ‘doing it again’ I mean ‘trying to recreate its macaca high from 200[6] by trying to incite another controversy about a Republican.’ Ed Driscoll has the details:

“The Washington Post Has a Fever, and the Only Cure is More Ted Cruz Birtherism,” Ace writes at the Breitbart.com group blog. “It’s breathtaking,” he notes, and really, you do have to see the post to believe it, since it features screen shots of over a dozen Ted Cruz birther-related stories, which if I’m looking at the date stamps correctly, all ran over the course of only one or two days at the Post.

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