Good evening. We’ve got a big update for you today, with lots of great issues of Big 4, Endless and other high-quality shashinshu-style magazines on the Photobook (Shashinshu) page. Magazine fans should check out some of the “one shot” magazines on the magazines page (mostly on page 2) — there are some great rare issues on the list, items that probably won’t be back again. Finally, there are some great new magazines on page 1 of the magazines page, including the very rare and very popular Peke.
I have updated my personal homepage. Links and information is organized into three areas: “Life in Japan or Things I Want to Show You”, My Newton and “Macintosh Stuff I Think is Cool.” Anyone interested in computing on the road, especially in Apple’s excellent Newton Messagepad 2000 and eMate 300 computers, should see my review of the Newton OS (http://www.jlist.com/peter/newtonrev.html) as well as my page of screenshots of various Newton applications for people who want to see how the Newton OS looks in action (http://www.jlist.com/peter/newtonscreens.html). The Newton is a useful small computer that can go for 24 hours straight on four AA batteries, and blows away any laptop for portability and chic. Word processing, web browsing, email, and a host of other area of computer work great on it. Check out my pages if you’re curious about how the Newton works.
Over the past two weeks, J-List has been experiencing a problem with our credit card service, which delayed a few people’s orders. I’m happy to report that our problems have been resolved, and we’ll be able to process all orders normally. The only change anyone using credit cards with J-List will notice in the future is that your report will read JAST USA instead of J-LIST. If you had an order with us within the past two weeks, you will be hearing from us within 12 hours or so. Of course at no time was anyone’s credit card numbers in danger of being compromised in any way — we just lost our credit card access because our former bank got cold feet dealing with an “adult” site, but we’re back up and running with our new bank. Thanks for everyone who helped us out.