Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pirated again!

My blog feed has been hijacked to another blog without my permission. And then they linked to their reposting of my interview with an author after my corresponding book review at Mostly Fiction. The nerve! And I wasn't the only victim. I knew at least four of the others and alerted them. The bogus blog lists affected blogs as "contributors"! Trying to find the host was not easy. A fellow victim thinks he's sent the copyright infringement complaint to the right host, but I think they just have the domain name.

I sent the pirate a message via their comment form as that was the only method offered. I received an email with one word: removed. I'll be checking back there after this post. They knew exactly what they were doing.

On a brighter note, I'm cleared for work after back surgery. Now I just need some.

I received another shiny new review copy yesterday. It's Eoin Colfer's continuation of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "Trilogy", And Another Thing. It's coming out in paperback at the end of this month. We'll see. I've heard bad things, but I'm keeping an open mind. Douglas Adams is a majorly tough act to follow. But, hey, Paul Rogers is no substitute for Freddie Mercury, but I still like to hear him sing with Queen. It's different - but not bad.

For those who like Brit wit at least as much as I do, the IT Crowd returned to IFC. It's my new favorite sit-com.

My buddy, Aidan, launched his new game, Ninja Zombie Pirate Robot at PrairieCon in Manitoba. Catchy name, huh? It will have an online game in addition to the card game soon.

If you're just tuning in and looking for a good book to read (besides Awesome Lavratt, of course), see my book reviews at Mostly Fiction. My favorite reads so far this year are:
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
www.WATCH by Robert J. Sawyer
Soulless by Gail Carriger
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett
Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith
Are You There? And Other Stories by Jack Skillingstead

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1 comment:

M Pax said...

Blog piracy? Really? Wow. That's trippy. There's got to be a way to get people like that.

Love *Ninja Zombie Robot Pirate*. Very catchy indeed. Glad you are cleared to get back at it and are feeling well enough to.