I hate you, Amazon.com Games and Software Downloader

For the first time in my life, I purchased a game for download on Amazon.com, namely the Sims 3 Deluxe, which has both the regular Sims 3 and the Sims 3: Ambitions expansion pack. It cost $40, about the same as I’d pay in a brick-and-mortar store. Well, I started to download both at once. Sims 3 failed to download, which meant that Sims 3: Ambitions couldn’t install when it downloaded. I tried to download Sims 3 again and got a blue screen of death (first ever on this laptop, I believe), and had to restart the computer. Then I downloaded the Sims 3 properly this time, and it installed, but my previously downloaded Sims 3: Ambitions failed to install, so now I’m downloading IT again. I have thus far wasted four hours trying to get this stupid game downloaded and installed, which is about 3 1/2 hours longer than it would have taken to go to the store, buy it, return home and install it.

Shame on you, Amazon.com Games and Software Downloader. Shame on you.

Adji Desir now missing two years

Adji Desir, a developmentally disabled six-year-old, will have been missing from Immokalee, Florida for two years on Monday. This article (which has a lovely picture of Adji’s mother, stepfather and younger half-sister) says the police are completely clueless as to what happened to him and are hoping some more tips will come in. This article is the first one I’ve seen call Adji autistic; the others just said he was disabled and non-verbal.

I hope this year brings Adji home to his family, one way or another.