Out of the blue, I've got an email from Amazon saying that enough purchases have been made from this site via their affiliate programme for them to pay me the princely sum of £10.42.
I'd pretty much got out of the habit of putting appropriately configured Amazon links into posts here. Maybe I'll start again. I certainly get more than £10.42's worth of a kick from the idea that people have put their hands in their pockets after reading my ramblings.
Speaking of Amazon, I think that their S3 and EC2 initiatives are two of the most interesting things that are happening online at the moment. I noticed on the Amazon Web Services Blog last night that Jeff Barr was saying, "if your US, European, or Japan-based group or event would like to hear about the Amazon Web Services (lots of technical information, lots of demos, some code, and plenty of Q&A) sometime soon, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to be there", so I've contacted Ian, and he is going to try and get them along to one of his shindigs.
I've also posted the Beta code for Amazon self optimising links below, but it doesn't appear to be doing anything. Maybe something will appear in time .....