Restocking fees is a tool that some online shops use to annoy their customers. When I recently bought something from eBuyer, I was happy to get lots of new stuff but quite unhappy with their “restocking fee”.
One of the things I bought was a monitor, which was quite expensive (but nice!) The day after I got it, the advertised price dropped by around $200 – and since eBuyer offers a full refund within 7 business days, I was a happy customer.
I have found 3 places to play [DVONN](http://www.gipf.com/dvonn/index.html) online – an excellent way to play against some new people and make sure you have a gaming partner even if you don’t have one physically at hand.
In case you haven’t tried any of the games from [Project GIPF](http://www.gipf.com), I would encourage you to. The games (5 thus far) are outstandingly brilliant 2-player games where only skill determines the outcome, and the rules are all deceptively simple. All of them are played on a hexagonal board, but that is as far as the similarities go…
Reminder to self… To add a new “user” to the site (i.e. another Mertner that wants a blog), the following needs to be done:
1. Create a symlink to the root folder named after the user,
2. Edit wp-includes/my-functions.php to add the username
3. Copy config-default.php to config-<username>.php and edit with a new table prefix
4. Go to the new base URL and configure [WordPress](http://wordpress.org) for the new user
The one thing that [WordPress](http://www.wordpress.org) does not do is deal with static or almost-static pages. I would like this to deal with things like contact details, a brief about-myself thing, my CV, etc.
A nice feature of [WordPress](http://www.wordpress.org) is that it doesn’t use a lot of tables to align page items but instead uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). With CSS, you can do everything you ever wanted to with tables, and more – if you know how.
When Morten and I decided to “do something” about our web site several months ago, we went through lots of thoughts. A full-blown CMS system is quite heavy and probably requires more customization than we want, but the blogging engines were mostly a bit too primitive.