Return of the Amazon

The Amazon search box has returned to the Linkbox! Veteran users will remember we were once an Amazon Affiliate and that search box once helped covered the bulk of our server costs. Well, the tax laws that put the brakes on that are no longer an issue so we can finally bring it back!

Please use it whenever you shop Amazon to help support us at no cost to you! (Please note, if you have an old link saved our affiliate link has changed now.)

I’ve not given many updates on the site redesign lately but I’m still working away on it behind the scenes. Here’s a quick screenshot from my own page for those of you who haven’t seen it yet:

Server Downtime

Our host, HostGator, has completely dropped the ball. Apparently they’re having trouble at one of their data centers which has caused a lot of web sites to go down for most of the day, including The Backloggery.

No data is lost, so no worries there, just frustration.

Apologies for the service interruption but it’s completely out of my hands. Many sites are back online at this point so presumably it won’t be too much longer for us.

Don’t know what you got ‘til it’s gone

The Backloggery Store is here!

After a long search, we’ve finally found a print-on-demand service that meets our expectations for both good quality and reasonable prices.

  • Two new designs!
  • Returning favorites in new colors!
  • Hoodies, mugs, totes and more!
  • International shipping available!

Backloggery Charity Marathon IV on Dec 7!

It’s that time of year again! Time to come together, have some fun, and do some good for the world in the process. We’re an international community, so this year we decided to choose a charity that helps those that need it most around the world.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, or exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.

Prize Pool

As always, we’ll be giving out prizes to donors drawn at random. Got a game, redemption code, or swag you don’t want anymore? Want to give someone the chance to play one of your favorites? Send me a PM on the Backloggery and I’ll add it to the list. If no one picks it, you don’t have to do anything. If a winner does pick your item, I’ll have them contact you to found out how to get their prize. It’s easy!

Goodbye Linkbox

Due to North Carolina tax law, we’ve had to end our Amazon Affiliate program for the Backloggery. We will be able to bring it back if congress passes the Marketplace Fairness Act, but until then it’s not an option. In the meantime, we’re working on a new store for Backloggery shirts and other merch. Stay tuned for that.

Also, as Twitter folk might already know, I’ve been working on a site redesign to properly support touch-screen devices and widescreen monitors. It’s a ways off, but it’ll be the next major update.