I love my Kindle, a great way to read books and more convenient than dead tree books. I also slee…

I love my Kindle, a great way to read books and more convenient than dead tree books. I also sleep better when I resist using something with an emitive display (smartphone, tablet, tv) late in the day the [blue?] ) light from which fools the brain into a daylight run mode so to speak. Amazon's interest in tablet and app based Kindle offerings though may mean they stop selling e-ink devices.Also, if I fall out with Amazon for some reason or they have a sudden change of heart about a particular Read more […]

Running Kindle for Windows on Linux

Installs and works perfectly on WINE with no special measures. Just thought you might like to know. For those interested in a little more information … Decided to resurrect an oldish laptop earlier today. It was always a bit (well, a lot) too slow under Windows XP but seemed well suited to running Linux. Downloaded the latest Ubuntu desktop image file (v10.10) and wrote it to a DVD. Booted the laptop, set the BIOS to read from CD/DVD drive first, popped the fresh disc in, and booted into Ubuntu Read more […]

Kindle failed but Amazon customer service replacing

Wow. I went to use my Kindle this evening only to find the screen frozen. A quick Google showed this was a problem with a small number of Kindles. Went onto the Amazon customer service page, clicked a few buttons to say my Kindle (bought by my wife) had a fault. I was advised to supply my contact number and click the phone-me button, and someone did, immediately, at 11’o’clock at night! Within a few minutes I was advised a replacement would be with me in a couple of days, and asked to return Read more […]

Kindle and newspaper subscriptions

Newspapers? I have had a Kindle 3 for just a few weeks (early Christmas present) and have done the 14-day free trials of several newspapers. I have decided to use Calibre instead having trialled that in parallel. I leave my laptop running, it downloads Guardian, Independent, Daily Mail and BBC News and sends them to my Kindle around 6am every morning – I will not continue with all of these different news sources, the range was part of my trial. Frankly, I prefer the Calibre versions to the official Read more […]

Books (ebooks) bought on kindle

Order Date: Aug 07, 2010 Order #: Recipient: Stuart Moore Items: 1 of: Immune (The Rho Agenda : Book Two) [Kindle Edition] Order Date: Aug 04, 2010 Order #:  Recipient: Stuart Moore Items: 1 of: The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda : Book One) [Kindle Edition] Order Date: Aug 04, 2010 Order #: Recipient: Stuart Moore Items: 1 of: Supervirus [Kindle Edition] Order Date: Jul 31, 2010 Order #: Recipient: Stuart Moore Read more […]