Odd subscription coding

I found a new blog that looked interesting enough and plunked it down in my reader to keep tabs on for a probationary period. Every post looks something like this in the reader:

Neighbor’s high tech mower Wikipedia <!– //Disable right mouse click Script //By Maximus (maximus@nsimail.com) w/ mods by DynamicDrive //For full source code, visit http://www.dynamicdrive.com var message=”Function Disabled!”; /////////////////////////////////// function clickIE4(){ if (event.button==2){ alert(message); return false; } } function clickNS4(e){ if (document.layers||

Well, that’s no fun. I’ve clicked on a few if the title was descriptive enough to lure me in, but really, this is just a mess.



blogs on your kindle, but for a price

Kindle from AmazonNot too long ago, I noticed that James McGrath mentioned his blog was available on the kindle – for $1.99 a month. Another blog I read, Free Technology for Teachers,  just made the same announcement. You too can get this great blog for only $1.99 per month. It is a great blog! I get great ideas from it.

I did visit amazon.com and put blog subscriptions in the search bar next to Kindle Store. There are quite a few ranging in price from $0.99 to $1.99. Topics vary just like the do in the blogging world and on most it looked like you could get a 14-day free trial. Even for this one which was #50 on my search:

Product Details This is a test blog by Abhi’s Test blog (Kindle Edition – Dec. 22, 2009) – Blog Subscription

Now I love my gadgets as much as anyone, but really! This could get pricey FAST and what if I’m on my kindle and they reference another blog that I don’t have a subscription for? Will I be charged for it too, or will I just have to wait to see the links until I get home and can get to the blog the old fashioned way, through my browser.

One of the comments on Exploring Our Matrix does address that you can get the blogs in basic form on the Kindle Browser. I’m just thinking it would have to be a super-killer blog to get a paid subscription.