The laptop has issued the “will no longer charge via power point” death message.
There are three other machines in the house.
-The PC in the back room is too far away for the wi-fi to connect, but is fine for offline stuff.
-The PC in the main bedroom is shared, but I’ll be able to use it for the Internet, but far less. Only the days when someone is at work. Which is maybe twice a week, or less if he gets sacked/quits, which is likely.
-The work dude’s tiny laptop. I don’t like to ask for stuff, but I may ask to use it on days when work dude is home.
So basically I’ll be on the Internet a whole lot less. Which means I’ll no longer be able to keep up with Twitter. May still be able to keep up with Facebook, so be sure to mention anything important (you’ve sold to a publisher, signed with an agent, coming to Melbourne) there.
But really, I declare PLEASE YOUR BLOGS, AND PLEASE UPDATE THEM WHENEVER SOMETHING IMPORTANT HAPPENS. Because thanks to GoogleReader, I WILL be able to keep up with blogs. Unless your Tumblr is your blog. In which case, DON’T USE YOUR TUMBLR FOR YOUR BLOG. Pictures of stuff you like isn’t important; stuff you do IS. And Tumblr is terribly unfriendly when it comes to commenting.
And perhaps most unfortunately of all, NetGalley will be out. They have some wacky rule that means you can only read a download on the device with which you downloaded it. Because of expiry-dates, or whatever. Which means Kindle for PC is out, too, because it requires Internet for “cloud” or something.
Which means if I’m ever going to read an eBook, it must be a PDF without DRM or expiry dates. And I can only purchase with PayPal, which leaves out every book store, I think. (When it comes to purchasing eBooks, that is – I can still buy print books on BookDepository.)
There is one benefit of this whole schemozzle – I’ll get more print reading done. And hopefully offsell what I finish onto eBay, and hopefully people will buy them. Very big “hopefully”, though – can’t rely on people for anything.
So that’s the lowdown. If you need to contact me, email should be your first port of call – TezMillerOz at gmail dot com
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