* Posts by Drew 2

4 posts • joined 20 Jun 2011

Apple MacBook Air 11in Core i5 notebook

Drew 2

I must be missing something here.

2GB RAM, i5 CPU, 64 GBs of Storage for £849 = 90%. Can we flag down a cab and head for real street please?

And resources are something we 'invent', the most stupid thing I've read for months.


Microsoft's MS-DOS is 30 today

Drew 2

Ah... the good ol' days

Only last week I rescued a old PC by making it bootable with a USB floppy, a copy of MS-DOS 6.2 and the wonderful

A:/> Sys c:

Alchemy, pure alchemy. :)


Bug-Byte Manic Miner

Drew 2
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A milestone for me...

This was the first game I ever completed. I clearly remember being surrounded by a crowd of equally spotty geeks as I managed to get to the 20th and last level with a single life remaining. The last level was actually pretty easy... sweat drenched, I jumped into the final portal and...

...went straight back to the first level

Bit of an anti-climax. But I gained enough geek kudos to last throughout secondary school. :)


Kindle Store awash with auto-generated crap 'books'

Drew 2

I've had my ebooks 'stolen' on Amazon

I'm an indie author of ebooks, doing this mostly for fun rather than having a particular financial goal in mind. My ebooks have all be free to download from my website and other 'free' ebook distribution sites.

Earlier this year I discovered my own work being 'sold' on Amazon by an individual I'd never heard of. My books were lifted verbatim, and sold (rather ineptly) without even changing the cover pages - which had my name on.

Took me three months to sort it out, with no guarantee it won't happen again. Amazon were very lethargic. Wrote the whole thing up on my blog - google should find it.

I'm just about to publish a non-free book on Amazon, so I agree there has to be a way to get rid of the dross, copies, auto-books etc. Amazon needs to step up to the mark.


Drew Wagar



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