Category Archives: consumerism

The Future Isn’t Here Yet

As far as I know, there are currently no online digital music retailers which satisfy my needs and wants as a consumer. They all have some curious and annoying restrictions, or a general lack of features and services. A good … Continue reading

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TuneCore Is Evil

So, after a lengthy process of deliberation and uploading, I’ve finally got my album ready to go for digital distribution through TuneCore, compiling original songs from my first two physical albums. So I click onwards to complete the deal, ready … Continue reading

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Norli’s Comic Book Blowout

Norli is a chain of book stores here in Norway. There is a larger Norli store at Sandvika Storsenter, a local shopping mall, which has had an impressive collection of graphic novels and mangas, something you don’t generally find much … Continue reading

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For PlayStation 2

Rooting through the bargain bin of my most local GAME store, I stumbled over what was labelled a switchable scart block – for PlayStation 2. It seemed to basically allow you to plug several scart cables into this device, and … Continue reading

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Non-Buyer’s Remorse: They Might Be Giants’ Then: The Earlier Years

I recently stumbled over a live version of a song by They Might Be Giants I hadn’t yet heard, entitled “She’s An Angel”. I was stunned by how great it was; their songs are a bit of a hit-and-miss affair … Continue reading

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Current Backlog Of Games, 2010

Last year I posted my backlog of games, games I’ve purchased and intend to play through but haven’t yet. As it’s a new year, I figured I’d post an updated backlog, taking off games I’ve completed and adding any new … Continue reading

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GameStop January Bargains

January is apparently supposed to be a good month for bargains. I’ve generally been unimpressed by the January sales I’ve stumbled over, though. They’re pretty much like any other sales; sometimes you find good products at low prices, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Non-Buyer’s Remorse, The Enemy Of Christmas

I have this perhaps slightly odd, slightly selfish tradition of buying myself gifts for my birthday (December 18th) and for Christmas (December 24th; we open our Christmas presents on Christmas eve here in Norway). This started as I was realizing … Continue reading

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Subtitle Me This

I will be getting a visitor from the UK later this month, and one of the films I have on DVD that I’d like to show him is the grandiose Studio Ghibli feature film Spirited Away. But, I have the … Continue reading

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News From The Wonderful World Of Consumerism

As some may recall, I complained about not having received the Billy Bragg Volume 2 box set that I’d ordered from play.com, and I speculated that they would never send it to me either as I guessed they were just … Continue reading

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