When
· Teens
· · 2012
· · · November
· · · · 01 (2 entries)

Nouveau Spam · Gmail is re­al­ly good at spam these days. It’s been for­ev­er since I’ve seen any phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals or watch­es or pen­ny stock­s; the very oc­ca­sion­al 419 and virtuous-girl-looking-for-friends leaks through. How­ev­er, there is a steady flow, one or two per day, of intensely-miscellaneous pitch­es for prod­ucts or ser­vices that look per­fect­ly rea­son­able and mainstream — except for be­ing spam-promoted. They’re ac­tu­al­ly sort of, uh, in­ter­est­ing. Here are a few days’ worth, in the or­der I re­ceived them; the ge­o­graph­ic dis­tri­bu­tion is re­mark­able ...
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Four Not For Me · I’ve been read­ing lots this last year (less mu­sic, al­most no videogames) writ­ing here about the good ones, and most­ly silent about the oth­er­s. But there’s this cat­e­go­ry of books I didn’t like but you might, be­cause I think the fail­ing might be in me not the work. As in good, but not for me. Here­with, then, words on As­sump­tion by Per­ci­val Everett, Malarky by Anakana Schofield, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book­store by Robin Sloan, and The Yid­dish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon ...
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