A while back Amazon decided that when they send you a confirmation email after you order a book, it would make the subject some kind of code - which matches neither the ISBN or the ASIN - instead of the book title. And to see the actual title, you have to click a link in the email. And then it asks you for your password. Like this is some kind of state secret. Blerg. Are there people out there for whom having the title in the email subject is a real problem? Are they all like 'OMG, I couldn't bear it if someone saw I'd ordered The Duchess and the Rapacious Rake.'? Not having the title in the subject, as you might've guessed, is exceptionally irritating to me, since I use those emails to track where I'm at reading the books I've ordered. Just now, I implemented a new step that fixes it. I forward the email back to myself and change the subject to the damn book title. It's an extra step, but it stops messing with my system. Last year, I ordered 113 books from Amazon. Try juggling those. (And yes, I have a spreadsheet with the titles, but that's not the point.)
Why can't people just leave things alone? Newer isn't always better. And change isn't always necessary. Sheesh.
Guess what? 2022 is the year DOOM happens. (It's a videogame and a movie. Love the movie, never played the game.) Since we haven't discovered the gateway thingie yet, I think we're safe from that. SOYLENT GREEN is also set in 2022. Not sure we're in a place where we'll be turning the elderly into food, but what do I know? For the record, I haven't seen this movie, but it's enough of a cultural icon, I pretty much know what's going on.
I heard today that our feckless leader doesn't even know what year it is. I am unsurprised. Remember when they hammered Reagan for making small mistakes like that? Pepperidge Farms remembers. But Creepy Joe gets a pass. Feh.
I also read a newstory from the 3rd about New Hampshire and Vermont law enforcement getting called to a report of a dog running loose on a bridge. They get there and the German Shepherd leads them to where a truck had gone through the guardrail and rolled down an embankment, throwing both occupants out into the snow. They were seriously injured and hypothermic, but alive. One of them was the dog's owner. The dog was unharmed. Dog saves man. Again. Yay.
My new coffee maker has a 'strong' setting. Hallelujah. I'm playing with the idea of being able to use less coffee grounds by making it on 'strong'. We'll see.
I'm running one day off this week. Yesterday, I thought it was Thursday. I thought Tuesday was Wednesday. You get the gist. Thankfully, I've stopped myself before doing anything stupid. Part of this is probably my check arriving a day late. Throws everything off. Derp.
And that's it for me. Anything on your this-n-that radar today?