Wednesday, July 6, 2011

No more Amazon Associates referrals

I live under a rock, so I didn't find out about this until just the other day when Amazon sent out an e-mail blast to all their California associates, informing us that they are severing ties and will no longer offer referral fees.

This is in response to a bill that our esteemed governor just signed that will require the state to collect taxes on internet sales.  Or something to that effect.  I could learn more about it but honestly I don't care.  Politicians will do what they do best - nothing constructive.

So why am I writing about this?  Because it means one potential source of income (and a mighty convenient one, at that) has just dried up and gone away.  As of now, the only financial way to support this site is with a direct donation (we still accept kindly worded comments if you're running short on cash). 

In the sidebar you will see donation links.  As of today we are also accepting donations in the new digital currency known as BitCoin. 

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to follow this project.  Donations or no, it is the enthusiasm and creativity of people like you that help make the world go around. 

Enough talk - let's go void a warranty!

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