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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Oasis 2 doesn't want to sync
« on: Yesterday at 05:26:34 AM »
I've had similar issues at random times with older readers (all the way back to the Kindle III). I've found that either the time on the reader was messed up (which meant that new stuff wasn't considered to be "new") - or (more often) that a restart of my router took care of the issue.

No idea why restarting the router fixed things and it never happened often - so it was easier to just to it than try to figure out the root cause.

Check the time on your Oasis & try restarting your router.

Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Deleted books are showing again
« on: May 06, 2017, 10:30:45 AM »
You're welcome. I made the same mistake in the past.

One way to become considered an "expert" is to make all the mistakes you can & figure out how to solve them...

Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Deleted books are showing again
« on: May 06, 2017, 09:29:34 AM »
Make sure you're looking at the books on the device itself "downloaded" - not all of them "all" - this selection is at the upper left ...

Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Question about Oasis - re: the light
« on: March 07, 2017, 12:28:59 PM »
You can control the brightness of the light easily - and turn it all the way off if you so desire.

Rich

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Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: Download issues
« on: February 28, 2017, 12:08:53 PM »
Same here - a few books I picked up today are stuck between queued & downloading. After the usual tricks (restarting the kindle & wifi router) I saw that AWS is having east coast issues - pretty sure this is the problem & it will work again once they've fixed the cloud.

Rich

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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Echo - general
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:58:03 AM »
Simple test - swap the devices. See if the problem moves with the device (suggesting a defective device) - or stays with the room (suggesting something else - maybe network).

Rich

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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Echo - general
« on: February 06, 2017, 05:49:32 AM »
How is your wifi reliability/connectivity? I've got 2 dots & 1 echo - and have only needed to pull the plug for a reset maybe once in 6 months...

Rich

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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Pandora on Echo
« on: April 02, 2015, 01:28:03 PM »
It works and sounds pretty good. You have to be careful in pronouncing the name of the Pandora station you want played.

I haven't yet figured out how to get it to shuffle amongst all of my Pandora stations.

   Rich

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Writers' Cafe / Re: technological level in elves - copper v iron?
« on: February 19, 2015, 08:23:36 AM »
While copper is much easier to work with limited technology, it is also very soft and easily corroded. Might make passable tools, with very limited life - but not better than stone for cutting edges. Not at all suitable for instrument strings, IMO.

   Rich

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Considering buying a Mac
« on: January 31, 2015, 05:31:32 AM »
Office for Mac and Office for PC do not interchange files nicely. Simple files, maybe. Complicated ones have little errors creep in (formatting, numbering...) that grow over time. I do a lot of work with standards for Digital Television and have been banned from editing the documents (I use a Mac, most others use PCs).

I'm almost thinking that OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) on the Mac may be more compatible to Office on the PC than Office/Mac is.

    Rich

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The Book Corner / Re: Shortest Piece of Writing You Will Read?
« on: December 13, 2011, 09:55:37 AM »
While I'll read collections - for me, I usually find that for an individual "book", if its less than about 100 pages (less than an hour read), its not worth the trouble to find, open, read & then erase...

   Rich

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Fire Talk / Re: Kindle Fire and the Free App of the Day...
« on: December 05, 2011, 06:11:01 AM »
I've been using Tripit on my phone for a while now - very useful if you do business travel. After creating the signin - simply send any itineraries or hotel confirmations to the tripit email address - it'll automagically collect all the pertinent info together into a form you can check on the road (I always forget what time my return travel starts, for example). You can also share this info with others...

   Rich

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Fire Talk / Re: Sent mine back. Too much hassle.
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:01:21 PM »
it will update over wifi.

If you want to use USB - you do NOT have to get a special cable from Amazon - any USB to microUSB cable will work (note - not a MINI USB).

Cables from smartphones (not iPhone), Blackberry's, Kindle 3's ...

USB/microUSB cables are available from many places for maybe a dollar or two each.

    Rich

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: Nook Color: I just don't get it
« on: March 11, 2011, 05:45:09 AM »
I too have both - given the choice, I prefer to read on the Kindle. However, I don't want to go through the pain of getting library books onto it - so I read these on the Nook Color. To my surprise, I didn't find the reading experience on its LCD much worse than reading on e-ink (Kindle) - as mentioned, you can tweak the settings. Of course, there's no comparison on battery life.

The main reason I got the Nook Color was to root it & have an Android tablet. I find it really handy to use to check email, weather, traffic, news quickly before heading off to work.

   Rich

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: So what HD Tv do you all have
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:42:37 AM »
And please remember that today's "LED" TVs are really LCDs using LED backlighting (and do look much better than the previous source of backlight)...

   Rich

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The Book Corner / Re: How many books do you read on average?
« on: October 26, 2010, 09:16:35 AM »
I usually go to the library every Sat morn - leave with around 7 books, which go back the next Saturday. A small number get ditched because I didn't like them - but I'm up around one per day.

When traveling, I read about the same rate on my Kindle (I'm one of those that still pefers paper)...

    Rich

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In NJ - ordered 7/29, 2 day ship.

Lunchtime - status said shipping soon.

2PM received "your order has shipped" email - with a delivery date of 8/27...

   Rich

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For me, its a pretty simple set of features:

1) NO DRM
2) Ability to organize books into folders/subfolders
3) Faster page turns
4) Wide range of ebook formats (including at least pdf, txt, mobi, epub)
5) pdf reformatting to fit display screen

    Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle for PC to K3?
« on: August 18, 2010, 02:03:49 PM »
I'm already using Calibre (or at least pre-loading it prior to the Kindle arrival). I mainly use ebooks for when I travel (I still prefer holding paper) - but read very fast & make up my mind at the last minute on what to read next when I finish a book. For a weeklong trip, I'll probably read 6-7 books (or more) - and select them out of a few hundred options.

My 1st ereader would only hold about 50 books or so and I found that quite limiting. The one I'm transitioning from has about 1400 loaded - I can choose to read anything I want, anytime. I'll have to see if the Kindle can practically support this style...

   Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle for PC to K3?
« on: August 18, 2010, 01:38:24 PM »
Thanks!

   Rich

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle for PC to K3?
« on: August 18, 2010, 01:09:35 PM »
I'm getting a K3 soon - moving from another ereader. I intend to move many hundreds of books (maybe 1200, if it turns out to be manageable) to the K3 from a computer - from the discussion above, it sounds like simply copying this many books over the USB connection at once would be a bad thing (it appears that the Kindle will go into "contemplate navel" mode for quite a while during indexing).

Is there any good solution for moving a very large number of books onto a new device (these are not books obtained from Amazon)...

    Rich

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My replacement is supposed to show up tomorrow. When I talked to Keurig, they told me that they do not do refurbs. Since I only had to send back the K-Cup holder (to show proof that I had a brewer), this makes sense... The replacement is supposed to come with a full 1 year warranty.

    Rich

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Thanks for all the suggestions - I'll look into them. The "good" thing is that I have almost a month to figure this out ...

   Rich

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Thanks - I think I'm getting a better idea of how this works. DRM isn't an issue for me, since I refuse to purchase anything that is DRM encumbered (the notion of having purchased content held hostage to a particular device does not sit well with me).

I read extremely fast & can't carry a collection of physical books when I travel (too heavy). The way I use an ereader is to park a huge library on it - and decide what to read when the opportunity arises. Between the notion of collections & search capability, I can probably figure out some way to make this work practically.

It appears that the design here is built around the notion of having most books purchased from Amazon (which is fine, since that's their business model). It would be nice, however, if there was better support for a collection that's side-loaded...

   Rich

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I'm new to the Kindle (just ordered a K3) - but this will be my 3rd ebook reader. I have a large number of books which I'll convert & place on the Kindle. Apparently there's something called categories (which I figure is similar to folders). Is it possible to have 2 levels of categories?

What I'd ultimately like to do is to have one level for type of book (mystery, scifi, classic...) and within each another level for author. Is this possible?

If not, how do folks deal with organizing 1000+ books?

  Thanks,
    Rich

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