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February Video Meetup

The January meetup went well. People showed up. We talked books and tech for a good hour and then some. The tech did not implode. Some European and Middle Eastern folks stayed up way, way too late to join in.

February I’m scheduling to be more convenient for the folks in Europe. 13 February 2021, 10AM EST, or 1500 UTC.

Zoom meeting code 862 3264 5437, passcode “gelato”.

Or, if you want the full glorious information Zoom provides, including dial-in numbers, read below.
See you then!
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Michael Lucas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86232645437?pwd=ZE1IQ3VpcDhhenVGbXgzSlczTzQwQT09

Meeting ID: 862 3264 5437
Passcode: gelato
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+13126266799,,86232645437#,,,,*749073# US (Chicago)
+16468769923,,86232645437#,,,,*749073# US (New York)

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Meeting ID: 862 3264 5437
Passcode: 749073
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Hi folks, The bad news is, last year I wrote only about 300K words. It’s a new low for me. I’m blaming US politics and the pandemic. My wife is a nurse practitioner, and while she’s not on the front lines she knows people everywhere. It’s not good. For me to say “Watching my wife […]
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Prohibition Orc tale for Digital Readers

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January 2021 Video Meetup

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Meatspace addresses for ebooks… what the heck?

This site sells ebooks. You download them. I won’t physically mail them, let alone bring them to your house. Why the heck do I request your address and phone number in the checkout process?

  • Because the software I use (WooCommerce) asks for it, and I’m not maintaining local patches.
  • Because a small portion of my orders includes print sponsorships, and those folks do get mail from me.
  • If you won’t get meatspace mail from me, I don’t care what your address says. I only care that your payment goes through.

    If you need an invoice for business or tax purposes, use your correct address. You can print invoices from your account.