## ODonnellWeb – Tag Amazon

WTF Amazon

Posted on 01/12/2024 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Life, Amazon

The Amazon user experience is aggressively bad.

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Amazon is tracking us offline

Posted on 08/11/2019 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Privacy, Amazon, Facebook

It's not paranoia if they really are watching you.

Yesterday I bought this plumbing part at Lowe's. I did not search for it online, watch a YouTube video or in any way disclose online that I had a need related to plumbing repair. It's a $7 part and I knew …

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Less Internet Leads to More Happy

Posted on 06/03/2019 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Amazon, Facebook

I read an article over the weekend about how the overwhelming number of choices you get when using Amazon and other sites is causing people to turn away from those sites. I just spent 15 minutes trying to find that article again and I can’t. So maybe I dreamed …

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60 Days Without Amazon

Posted on 01/26/2019 in misc • Tagged with Amazon

It's been 2 months since I let me Amazon Prime membership expire. In case you're wondering how it's impacted my life, it hasn't. Seriously, I'm shocked at how easy it is to not spend money with Amazon. I haven't spent a dime there since late November.

  • Health & wellness type stuff …

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Amazon Music Alternative

Posted on 12/26/2018 in misc • Tagged with Music, Amazon

MP3s are not sold encrypted. Somehow, it hasn't killed the music industry. So there is no lock in on where you buy your MP3s from. My most recent purchase was from 7 Digital, a British company that specializes in providing white label music store services online. However, anybody can buy …

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Jailbreak Your E-books

Posted on 12/18/2018 in misc • Tagged with Amazon

**Update: It turns out that Kobo delivers books in two formats, encrypted epub, which Calibre handles with no problems, and Adobe Digital Editions, which I can't get to work via Calibre. If you scroll to the bottom of the book detail page on Kobo it tells you the format, so …

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Nobody should have 90 percent of the book market

Posted on 12/13/2018 in misc • Tagged with Amazon, Books, Business

Image of tweet from DHH

This tweet, from one of the founders of 37 Signals and Basecamp, is in reference to their new book, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy at Work.

Those sales numbers are obscene, even for a book whose built in audience is probably slightly more likely to buy from Amazon than …

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Amazon Primeless

Posted on 12/08/2018 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Amazon

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I let my Amazon Prime membership expire in late November. I honestly expected to miss it. I haven't. It turns out some of the regular health and beauty type stuff we had on auto ship with Prime is actually cheaper from Walmart.com. I managed to complete my Christmas shopping …

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The Everything Store

Posted on 05/15/2015 in misc • Tagged with Books, Amazon

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Fascinating insight into the company we all grow more dependent on every day. I’m not sure the obsession with lower prices really serves the world well though. The suppliers need to stay in business too.

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About Amazon's Pricing Models

Posted on 12/21/2014 in Music, Amazon, Business • Tagged with Christmas, Amazon

Maybe this is why Amazon is still losing money?

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Amazon is bad at open source

Posted on 09/08/2012 in misc • Tagged with Internet, Amazon, FOSS

Amazon doesn't support Linux based browsers

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