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Thursday, May 11th, 2017 06:49 am
Arrrrggghhhh and, maybe, victory?

My laptop has been very very flaky, and a week at the Apple shop didn't help. It worked fine on my trip, but as soon as i was home, the flaky began again. Why my wifi should trigger crashes when multiple airport, plus hotel, plus friend's wifi didn't remains a mystery. Indeed, despite the correlation, i don't have confidence that that is directly the cause.

One day -- i think it was yesterday, but it feels like it was Monday -- i was able to keep the system up for a full backup. Then, while poking at something it began crashing moments after logging in again. Eventually, with a "safe boot" i began installing the latest operating system, which was fraught with strange stops and starts. I finally completed the install this morning, and it hasn't crashed since -- although i remain dubious.

Another snafu occurred with apple accounts -- that resolved.

--== ∞ ==--

Well, it's been some hours now -- i read an eBook last night without incident. I haven't yet run email because i am someone who does not keep her email archive in the cloud and i worry about loosing some of the messages. Here we go!

Smith, Kristine. Code of Conduct. The Jani Kilian Chronicles 1. BookView Café, 2015. http://www.kristine-smith.com/index.php/books/jani-kilian-books/.
Friday, May 12th, 2017 11:33 am (UTC)
I like the look of Kristine Smith's book page, and the way that one of its links is to an "indiebound" website, where one can enter one's zip code and find local indie booksellers who carry the book:


Now if only her site had a DRM-free-direct-from-the-author page.

I'm sorry to hear about your Mac. That sort of thing is so frustrating. I hope the new install stays problem-free.
Friday, May 12th, 2017 12:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, Baen and Tor fight the good fight. I am less on the military sci-fi end of the ledger and less on the fantasy end as well, so so far I have not found my Baen/Tor home. I see Angry Robot has some nice DRM-free as well. I like to read on my laptop ereader, so I do not like anything DRM encumbered--and I do not favor using software to defeat DRM.

I do like that tons of indie presses and indie writers sell
DRM-free works. The websites that catalog them, though, are way behind the actual events on the ground. If I had a little more gumption, I'd start a website that explores DRMfree sources.