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Update: the book is live! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TO37DK

GUESS WHAT.
My first novel is going to be on Amazon Kindle soon.
It's called Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story.
You should buy it.
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I got the Razer Turret in to review for +Digital Trends, but if you're an Android fan who's curious, I'll be happy to answer questions here.
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The awesome fantasy-comedy novel Distopia by Robert Kroese is free on Amazon Kindle today (no need for Unlimited). 
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+Google Play Your new author page for Google Play Books has said "We'll be back soon" for  almost 8 months. FIX IT or just tell indie authors they're not welcome.
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According to Amazon, I've sold a few copies of my novel in the UK, and even a couple in Germany, but zero in Australia. This is disheartening to me, and I'll tell you why: 

One of the villains you meet in Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story is a happy-go-lucky lady with kick-ass engineering skills and a suit of homemade power armor. She's an anti-establishment type, robbing the rich and giving to the poor, et cetera. 

Her "villain" name is Tin Kelly, taken from Ned Kelly, the legendary Australian outlaw who fought the police with a suit of homemade armor. Her "real" name is Kelly Davis Fitzroy, a direct reference to the Irish/Australian folk song, The Wild Colonial Boy. (Out stepped a band of troopers, Kelly, Davis and Fitzroy/They all set out to capture him, the wild colonial boy)

Tin Kelly is so Australian she bleeds Vegemite. So buy a copy of Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story, all you Aussies. You'll dig it, I promise. Everyone else: sales are up, so thank you kindly! Don't forget to leave a review. 
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+Shon Gambrel it's only available as an eBook at the moment. If you want to use the novel offensively, I recommend buying it on a desktop computer, then using the case as a blunt instrument.
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Testing out a new Android N feature. Is anyone using the N Dev Preview 2 on the Pixel C, Nexus 6P, or Nexus 5X?
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No problem :).
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Come at me, Google I/O. This is my desk in full live coverage mode.
left monitor: web
center: writing and editing
right: Slack and TweetDeck
laptop (Thinkpad T450s): videos (fullscreen + Dropbox makes screenshots really easy)
tablet (Pixel C): email widget monitor
phone (Nexus 6 with wireless charger): phoney things

That little red thing on the right is an GPD XD, basically a Chinese version of the Nintendo 3DS.
Keyboard: Varmilo VB87M with Gateron brown switches. There's also a Razer Tartarus velcro'd beneath the desk for shooters.
Mouse: Razer Mamba
Monitors: Dell 24" u2412m, mounted to a generic triple mount and connected to my home-assembled desktop. Dell speakers (split to left and right channels) are mounted underneath on either side.
The standing desk is a Lifespan model that helps with my bad back.

If you're wondering about the toys, they're Ichiban LEGO versions of the Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop (hidden), Serenity, a Klingon Bird of Prey, Ripley's power loader from Aliens, Harry Dresden and Butters riding Sue (my own "design"), and the Normandy 2 from Mass Effect. The Android figure is the special Comic-Con redshirt edition. You can't have them, they're mine.
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+Antoine Martin Couldn't say. I upgraded from a T420 and wanted something a little less chunky, but I've never tried the T450 in person.
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That feeling when you accidentally post something to Google+ a second time, because you use it so infrequently that you forgot about the first time. 
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Who are you and why are you in my stream? ;-) 
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Wanna see the main characters of my novel Good Intentions in traditional comic book style? Then click on through to my personal blog. 
Good Intentions continues to sell well. Well enough that I could afford to give a bonus to my faithful editor (Rita El Khoury, who also works at Android Police) and commission a little art to support...
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Reminder: my novel Good Intentions is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you're a subscriber, check it out for free! 
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Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story is on sale for a dollar this week. One teeny tiny dollar. Go get it! 
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Great book! I'm looking forward to your next one.
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Did you get a new Kindle, tablet, or an Amazon gift card for Christmas? Congrats! Now you can buy my novel, Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story, and see what all the fuss is about.

It's on sale for just $2.99, less than that Egg McMuffin you bought for the drive home. Also available on the Nook, and as a DRM-free eBook at thegumshoe.com. 
Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story - Kindle edition by Michael Crider. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Santo, Texas - Houston, Texas - Atlanta, Georgia - South Carolina - Arlington, Texas - Manitou Springs, Colorado
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Brought my watch in to get it repaired on a Monday morning, and the proprietor said he'd get to it in "a day or two." Three days later he didn't answer the phone during business hours, and didn't return my call when I left a message. Four days later I went to the shop in person, and he hadn't so much as touched my watch. I took it to a place in the mall and they called me first thing in the morning with an estimate. You'd think that someone who repairs watches for a living would have more respect for his customers' time.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Horrible people working for a horrible company. After asking for a manager to solve a problem, without being uncivil in any way, the lady at the counter threatened to call the police if I didn't leave. Avoid at all costs and use UPS or USPS instead.
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Decent apartments, horrible company, deceptive people. There's nothing terribly wrong with the buildings, but the appliances and heating/cooling units are decades old and rusting. The heater in my apartment sounds like a diesel engine, and the owners have refused to replace it. Groundskeepers will mow and leaf blow multiple times every week, making the place sound like an airport during the weekdays. They'll water constantly - there's a river running down the gutters every day in the spring, fall, and winter - and YOU'RE paying for the water on your utility bill! It's amazing that they do so much groundskeeping work to keep the place looking spic and span, and somehow they still miss the dozens of beer and liquor bottles spread around the place. You also pay for the laundry rooms, twice as much as the laundromat, despite the fact that you're already paying for the water and electricity with two separate bills. You pay for a parking space. You pay every month for a pet. You pay and you pay and you pay, and they'll pretend that they're "community focused" because they offer Wal-Mart muffins at a free breakfast once every couple of months. Make sure to keep a snow shovel handy, because you'll be digging out your car if you don't want to pay for covered parking. The plowing they do after every snowfall is about enough to let one car by. You'd better watch your step on the sidewalks too, because when they feel like shoveling or laying down sand, they'll let it ice over the next day and never take a second glance. When you're ready to leave, prepare to bend over and take it HARD. They'll flat out lie to your face about the charges you'll incur, then act like saints when they've leased it to someone else. You'd be better off renting a cardboard box on Nevada Avenue than having anything to do with these people.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Tried to charge me $60 for the manufacturer's recommended oil - and that was the special price! - with a wait time of almost two hours. I went to the dealership and they changed the exact same grade of oil (the synthetic efficiency stuff, OW-20) for $40, AND they got me in and out in 40 minutes on a busy pre-Christmas business day. The guy in front of me had been waiting over an hour for his service, and when he was ready to leave at the time they said they'd have it done, they still hadn't started. Avoid this place unless you just love slow and unnecessarily expensive service.
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