The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

It's jury duty! What's the worst that can happen? I mean, besides being arrested?

Oh wonderful! In the snail mail box were five of the most dreaded words in these modern United States: JUROR SUMMONS—DO NOT DISCARD

Sigh.

I can only hope it goes better than the last time.


Oh my! Amazon dropping support for a legacy link!

For a moment there, I thought my post about jury duty finally broke the Amazon targeted advertising—all I was getting was a generic public service announcement about eating the hungry or something like that, with no link. Just bland text.

But no, all that happened is that Amazon stopped supporting a URL I've been using for the past nine years (which, to be frank, is odd behavior with Amazon; they're usually pretty good about supporting legacy links). It just took a bit longer than I expected to find the updated URL and now my self-targeted Amazon advertisements are working again.

Whew!

Update on Thursday, August 6th at 12:40 am

Amazon finally notified me of the change

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