Amazon plays fair

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This is email I’ve received from Amazon today: Hello from Amazon.com, As a subscriber to Gazeta Wyborcza, we wanted to let you know that we had three days of missed delivery in the last month. Because of this, we are refunding you one month’s subscription charges. We have fixed the underlying cause of this problem and it should not happen again. Thank you for being a Kindle customer. Amazon.com

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Many domain registrars (or at least the ones I’m using) don’t provide domain hosting. So you’re unable to create any records for your domain, you can just change name servers for it. In most cases it’s fine as most of hosting providers gives ability to manage DNS records, so you just need to update name servers in your registrar control panel. Sometimes however it’s not enough. For instance if you want to use your domain in Office 365 you need first verify that it’s yours.

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I saw following search phrase in Google Analytics “fb.liox.eu is it safe” for my site. I’ve checked it in Google if you can learn anything about it from other sites and as I’ve expected, you can’t (my site isn’t too popular after all). So let me try to answer it. I know that I wouldn’t be objective as site is mine, but I’ll try to reply as best as I can.

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I’ve read interesting article recently about improvements in Google Search. Especially interesting was part about ability to provide image as search input. So I’ve did a small test, I’ve provided my avatar to Google and you can see results below. As you can see results are not perfect (to say the least), but it’s interesting (and a little bit creepy) technology.

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Everybody who is interested in Android world probably knows about it already, but I’ve decided to write about it as well. Android Market has big promotion going on right now. It’s 10 days of offers with Premium Apps for 90% less. In practice all apps are for 0.10 $ each:) And each day you have 10 new apps added! I’ve already bought SwiftKey X Keyboard and Read It Later Pro, and I believe it’s not the end of my shopping spree:)

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Recently I’ve bought ezPDF Reader as I was pretty frustrated with the way Adobe Reader is navigating through PDFs. I’ve bought full version, because I’ve thought why not. It’s cool to add some notes from time to time and it’s not so much more expensive than Lite version. There is one glitch however. When I’m opening PDF which was scanned (not created from real text) in Adobe Reader and zooming it, reader is trying (and usually succeeds) to smooth the text.

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*\* This is the first post in Polish published on this blog. It can be the last one, but if there would be any in the future it would be clearly marked by “Polish” category. ** W ciągu ostatnich kilku dni czytałem wiele dobrego o księgarni internetowej Ebookpoint.pl. A to, że ebooki są bez DRM, że są dostępne w trzech formatach w jednej cenie (pdf, mobi, epub), że jest możliwa wysyłka bezpośrednio na Kindle, itd.

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Few days ago I’ve received email from my hosting provider (where I have my VPS, used only as proxy) that they were informed by some company (let them be anonymous this time) about copyright infringement taking place on my server. At thirst I was confused, then I’ve became shocked. As I have no HTTP or FTP server on my VPS installed, I’ve thought that it got compromised. So I’ve checked logs, folders, but found nothing.

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Some time ago I’ve bought “Casino Royale” by Ian Fleming. There was this promo on Amazon, so it cost only 3$ and I’ve said to myself why not. I’ve seen all Bond’s movies already, and liked them a lot (most of them at least), so why not to end this little ignorance and read the book it was based on. So I did. And I liked it, however movie not so much.

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Today I’ve received email from Mozilla that they’ve taken down my add-on. They did that by request from Facebook as trademark infringe claim, because my add-on had Facebook in its name. As to not let the same happen to my text hosting service I’ve changed its name to Text Hoster. I hope that it would be enough as linking to Facebook is really an option for my service, not the main feature.

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