Amazon Is Not Accurately Reporting KDP Sales

On May 28, a friend bought the eBook version of my book on Amazon. But the royalties for the book have not yet shown up in my Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account five days later. I definitely know the book was bought and that Amazon even has a record of it because Amazon paid me…

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Elementary JavaScript Moving Up In Rank

Two weeks ago, I noticed that Elementary JavaScript hit the top 100 on Amazon in the category “Children’s Programming Books”: Then last week I noticed that it had moved up in rank to be in the Top 100 in three categories: As of today, it is still in the top 100 in Children’s Computer Programming….

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2019 Full Year Solar Production

In 2019, we added another 4,380W of solar panels that went live in August 2019 on our garage as we were planning in 2018. Like our previous systems, we got these from Genesis Home and Energy. That brings our total system size to 20,735W of panels connected to two inverters (10kW + 6kW). Total production…

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Gluttony on my India Trip – Part 1: Bombay

Every time I visit India, I eat a lot. A few years ago during a visit, I gained 7 pounds in three weeks. Since then, every time I visit India, all everyone wants to know is what I ate and how much weight I gained. Well this time around, I gained nearly 5 pounds in…

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What’s Nuts? Gelatin in Nuts

No matter how many blog posts I write and the topics I write about, the most visited page on this site is my post about gelatin in yogurt. Now I found an even more confounding mechanism for innocuous delivery of gelatin via another food that doesn’t need it – dry roasted peanuts. Yes, you read…

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Kathakali Show – Thekkady, Kerala

Here are some pictures from a Kathakali performance in Thekkady. It started off with a demonstration of eye movements and facial expressions: That was followed by a performance including live music depicting a story of a demoness trying to seduce a god but eventually failing:

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