No matter what Joel Johnson says about people like me, I love me some gizmos — but I’m usually flat broke, so I’ve developed a system I call the Constant Reward Strategy™ (self-help book forthcoming Q3 2007 in HarperCollins paperback). This strategy involves always having some ultra-cheap piece of electronics in the mail winding its way to my house.

To this end, the friendly folks at have been a really enabling force; the prices can’t be beat and even the slowest shipping only takes three days or so. Highly recommended.

ADDENDUM: Evan rightly points out NewEgg — how could I forget about them — and I might as well plug Think Geek while I’m shamelessly plugging. Neither of them beat meritline for sheer “cheepnis” though.


To complete the self-disclosure trifecta of and, I suggest, which is:

Mortified is a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors.

…make sure you watch at least a little of “I Hate Drake“; by the end, you’ll probably hate Drake too.