an Amazon alternative: WorldCat
During the #AmazonStrike running on the 15th and 16th today, here's another alternative to know about:
WorldCat is a catalog of books and media that helps you find out if the book you want is available at *any* library systems near you.
Tips for using WorldCat: Don't forget that (in the US, at least), university and college libraries are open to the public, since your tax dollars pay for them. Remember about interlibrary loans, too: if a book's not available near you, you can ask for it to ne lent temporarily to your local library.
It didn’t take Amazon too long to find something evil to do with their purchase of Ring https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/06/police-offer-amazon-ring-free-exchange-access/592243/
If you're too poor for A/C, here's what I did when I was also too poor for A/C. Copper tubing attached to fan with zip ties. Plastic tubing attached to fishtank pump, submerged in beer cooler full of ice water. Cold water runs through the pipes and makes 'em frostycold, fan blows frostycold at hot people. Works pretty well! Lots of guides online on how to make one. Put a towel on the floor in front of it, lots of condensation.
having classical music stuck in your head sucks
"uhhhhh I think it was umm a brahms... violin... orchestra? no, I don't know the key. maybe it was... saint saens? or shostakovich? they all sound kinda different but maybe it was in a different movement???"
*ends up leaving a weird humming message on a friend's answering machine*