Amazon sends us Kindle owners an email every few days saying “You bought this and that, so we think you’ll like these items.” They’re right an annoying large portion of the time, but when they get it wrong they really blow it.
Okay, yes, the book of PF is pretty good. But I have a copy. And I actually paid cold hard cash for the FreeBSD Design & Implementation book, and waited in line to get it signed. Either of these would be excellent gifts for the BSD aficionado in your life, except that they probably already have them.
But the others? The author has never said a nice word about me. In fact, every time I get near him he calls me a lazy good-for-nothing who ought to be working harder, better, and smarter, eating less, and in general doing more for humanity. Flavored with a whole lot of really bad language. One of these days, I’m going to punch that bastard in the face.
The good news is, Amazon doesn’t know everything about us. Yet.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to buy everything I need for the next month via my Amazon Prime subscription.
Happy holidays, everyone!