Mar. 4th, 2010

starlady: "They don't play by the rules, why should we?" (dumbledore's army)
Dear LJ,

What the crap? Violating other sites' TOS pales in comparison to the fact that by stripping users' affiliate links and replacing them with third-party links you are stealing from your own users. Many of whom, you know, pay you already, and whom I daresay need the money way more than you do, since you've just proven that you have the morals of scum. Again.

Via [personal profile] inkstone, [personal profile] cyprinella has the fix here, but note that it only applies to when you're logged in to the site. [personal profile] vector has more info here, as does [personal profile] telophase here on why implementing the fix is a good thing to do regardless of whether you use affiliate links.

ETA: Supposedly it was an error dropped into the code that will be rolled back with the next code push. Gee, that sounds familiar. (Is the code guarded by a drunken monkey? WTF, I found that excuse hugely suspect the first time.)

*whistles innocently*

[site community profile] dw_codesharing 

Also, I now have 10 more invite codes; let me know if you'd like one. I'll release them into the wild in a few days.

starlady: the cover from Shaun Tan's The Arrival, showing an aquanaut in suburbia (i'm a stranger here myself)
I'll be visiting UC-Berkeley one month from tomorrow, April 2, and will be in San Francisco on April 3 and the morning of April 4. People who read this who live in or near San Francisco, rec me bookstores (I know about City Lights; any others?), things to see/do, places to eat? And if anyone would like to meet up with me, that would be great too.

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