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End of the Summer Edition of What's On My Monitor

I had a good summer - hope you all did too. I tend to leave open a lot of windows in Firefox thinking I'll get to writing a snappy comment about them and often never do. Let's see what I can come up with while I close out my summer readings....

THE LOWDOWN ON DOWNLOADS 

  • WOWIO is a site that offers a lot of comics (and ebooks too) for download, some of them free.  There's a good post by T Campbell here on his experience working with the site to offer his comics and over here is some skepticism from FLEEN.  Campbell reveals that he gets 50 cents per unique download of his comic.  I signed up myself earlier this year with a "non-anonymous" email (I think I used a comixpedia.com one) and don't remember being bothered by the information requested.  If the information requested did bother me well here's a tip.  For a lot of sites I use a set of information I've created to give to sites I think anonyingly ask for too much information.  That way they know nothing about me and yet I can remember the "information" if I need it later for some reason (like recovering a password).  I don't think of it as all that different than giving physical stores made up zip codes when they ask for one (which I do all the time too).  (There's some regional group of newspapers websites - including this one - that asks everytime you read a story for your birthdate, gender and zip code.  That is damn annoying!)

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