Monthly Archives: September 2008

Legal Music on the Cheap

I always said I’d buy a lot more music if it were priced more reasonably.  Well, I just put my money where my mouth is.  Recently I stumbled on the fact that Amazon MP3 announces super duper deals on their Twitter feed.

I’ve been meaning to try them out for a while, but today’s $1.99 deal was a 22 track Patsy Cline collection that I just couldn’t resist.  Everything was a go until I noticed that you need the Amazon MP3 Downloader to buy an album at a time (I think you can only buy a track at a time without it.)  Sitting at my work desk, I said geez, gonna have to wait until later ’cause there’s no way they have a Linux version.  But, hey now!  They do!

A quick deb package download later and I was ready to click the One-Click Checkout button.  Well, it was a few more clicks for me (because my credit card on file was expired), but it wasn’t anything too mind bending.  Pretty smooth.

I’ll be keeping my eye out for more good deals on the Twitter feed.

IM Spam of the Day

Nothing I enjoy more than nonsense spam text.  Good see that its spread to the IM world.  Here’s today’s giggle inducer:

PersonalTrout: Listen, this is going to sound very weird, but how in the world does one remove an angry spider monkey from one’s…sensitive areas?

Probably time to turn off that protocol (Yahoo) in Pidgin.  Oh well…