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November’s Narcoleptic Sausage

Ah, November. The time EDT becomes EST and everyone in Michigan goes to sleep. Michigan is in Eastern Time, which is the same as New York City. We’re six hundred miles west of them, so our experience of Eastern Time is very different. I’m all for the Sun being overhead at noon, but that happens […]
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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!

Michael Lucas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Freebie for all Patronizers

I’m double-checking my access controls for the brand new private Patronizer setup. And the best way to do that is to give something away. Some of you might know that I write a column for the FreeBSD Journal. They basically let me do whatever I want, so long as it’s not explicitly scatological and doesn’t […]
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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.