I decided to try another way of monetizing this blog as well as a few other projects I have going. I signed up as an amazon affiliate and enrolled to use their product search API. I have some experience with the API already because my employer uses it. I have been fortunate enough to be given permission to use that code as a base to move forward. When I run into interesting problems, and find interesting solutions, I'll try to blog about them. In the meantime, watch for me to mention amazon products in my posts.