Another in my series of Tech Tips for Artists.
It’s not that you’re materialistic, or G*d forbid, a selfish bugger, but everyone wants something. And what’s more fun than writing a Christmas list to Santa? Writing an ongoing, ever-updating list of things you really really need (or want)? on Amazon, so your kind and generous readers will know what to get you for all your hard work.
I tried to find how to add a Wishlist 3 years ago. I even called Amazon Associates, but they were dense. Finally, I found a link for the strange cousin of WordPress, WordPressMu: http://wpmu.org/how-to-add-an-amazon-wishlist-to-your-wordpress-blog/
Works with straight WordPress just fine. The trick was to find where it was hidden on Amazon’s site; as the author says there, it’s not easy to find! If you’re an Amazon Associate, it’s listed under Widgets>Other Widgets. https://widgets.amazon.com/Amazon-Wishlist-Widget/ If you’re not an Amazon Associate, lay down and die. JK.
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Naked Prey, by John Sandford
I had given up on the Lucas Davenport series. I didn’t even finish the last couple I started, but I spied an old Sanford paperback someone was getting rid of, and I reluctantly picked it up to put aside for a rainy day.
Well, it never rains here in LA anymore, but I picked it up one sunny day and in just a couple of pages, I thought, WOW, he’s great again! I think it’s because this one is NOT about the superhero videogame designer/detective lucas Davenport and his doctor beautiful wife – I have no interest in their boring perfect life. (He started to become tedious even when he was single.)
This Sandford episode (what’s a book that’s part of a series called?!) of the series is written from the point of view of a whole other group of people, a small strange town way up in the tip of Minnesota, so dysfunctional, yet understandable, and I couldn’t wait to find out more about each one of them. I even started to study it, to see how to write about a nonchalant killer for a screenplay idea I have!
A big yes on this one.
This took me a long time to find, but now I have it bookmarked in my Firefox Bookmarks Toolbar, at the very top, so you know it’s important to me!
Send bad sites to Google here. They recently changed the description to Malicious Software. This is one of the few good things I have to say about Google, so take note.
It’s a short, simple page. Then they reply:
Thanks for sending a report to Google. Now that you’ve done your good deed for the day, feel free to:
1. Take a second to rejoice merrily for doing your part in making the web a safer place.
Here’s one I recently reported. (That means do NOT click on it!!!!) http://maketecheasier.com/organize-windows-folders-and-applications-in-multiple-tabs/2009/10/10
Note: I wrote this two years ago. Why post it now? It makes me laugh. And I found Jake’s season of the Bachelor more interesting than Des’s right now. *
I would like to take this opportunity to say this season of the Bachelor is a big snore, Rozlyn for the next Bachelorette, and I hate Facebook, not necessarily in that order.
Oh, and Barnes at Television Without Pity still sucks.
jake pavelka as bachelor, season one million and ten
This is a short season of The Bachelor, with only 2 more episodes to go, Women Tell All and The Final Rose. Jakey is demanding and picky, always hot in our Bachelor, and kicked Bachelorettes off left and right. As many of us on the boards (I’m not on the boards, rhetorical here) have said since the first episode, the most appealing lady, the pilot for the Army or Marines or something was absolutely our first pick, even though she got booted off the first show. I’m not sure why we all liked her. But producers take note, and make her the next Bachelorette, pls.
I liked Gia a lot, but she had a lot of strange mannerisms with her hair in her face, ducking her head, and standing knock-kneed. Hell, they got rid of Jen’s huge mole when she became Bachelorette, so these aren’t really obstacles. Many viewers thought Gia was gorgeous; I thought she was just pretty, but honest and playful, which won me over. I do think she and Jake were pretty hot together – steam rising there, and that was a nice change from watching him try to be interesting.
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