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May 18th, 2007

12:40 am - Squirrels, cats, Yuuko and stuff

Below this cut, you will find a picture of my cat, and a picture of my progress so far on the Yuuko pic I talked about in a previous post. You will also find some squirrel pics.

No, the squirrel has not been back; I just hadn't taken the last pics off my camera. They were from the last day that the half-a-squirrel was outside my window, before I called the apartment complex and had them pick it up. I shot a few pics of it staring at me suspiciously before it scampered off in a threatening manner.

So I invite you all now to sit back, have a drink to fortify yourself, and stare deeply into the...

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02:24 pm

DAMN but I want to punch the designers of the PayPal interface in the face. I'm trying to get in and set up a shopping cart with them - and I know it's possible because I GOT HALFWAY THROUGH IT YESTERDAY - but there is NO intuitive link to click to set one up. Everything I click either ends up as a set of pages designed to demo the merchant tools to me, or to a page that logs me out and asks me to set up a Paypal account, which I ALREADY HAVE.

GAH. I mean, I GOT TO IT YESTERDAY although I have NO IDEA how. PAYPAL! I WANT TO GIVE YOU MONEY! WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT HARD FOR ME TO GIVE YOU MONEY?


(Once I have time, I'm going to set up ZenCart, which will allow me to offer Google merchant services as well as Paypal, but for now Paypal is it.)

ETA: OK, I *think* I ahve it figured out now. You have to go to the Merchant Services tab, and the go down to the ad that wants to describe the benefits of selling through PayPal to you, and then click on the teeeeny little "Shopping Cart" link under "Features".

God only knows why they can't put those links oh, say, NOT IN AN AD, but there you have it.
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03:25 pm - Sssssooooo....

...anyone out there who would like to purchase Project Blue Rose and/or Spindrift through my Paypal button test setup and report back to me how the experience went? I can only test so far myself, because if I actually paid myself I'd lose the Paypal fees and I'd rather not lose $ .50 just to test. :)

I'm leaving to get my hair cut in about 20 minutes and won't be home until after 5:30 Central (it's 3:20 now), so if I don't answer anyone back, that's why. If you're willing to try, give me an email address and I'll send you my Sooper Sekrit oh-so-concealed test URL. :) And thanks!


And yes, this means that pre-orders for Spindrift will be opened as soon as I can be sure this is a-working. :)

P.S. If you're in Texas, I have to charge you 8.25% sales tax. Sorry! But shipping is $2.99 for the first book, + $1 for each book thereafter (either book), and it tops out at 6 books because Paypal won't let me put in more than 6 different shipping levels. :) But I figure anyone wanting more than 6 books probably will be contacting me to see if they can work out some sort of deal anyway.

06:56 pm

Wow, my new hair is way more funky than any clothes I own. O.o

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I'll get back to the rest of you who volunteered to test my Paypal buttons by buying SPindrift etc. once I work out how to apply international shipping. ARG
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