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Not Quite Kindle / Seen Dick Van Dyke Recently?
« on: May 29, 2015, 09:16:05 am »
Saw this and had to share!  (He's 89, by the way!)
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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Trip to Savannah
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:42:36 pm »
First of many from our trip to Savannah...

2nd bedroom

Outdoor room


Writers' Cafe / Open letter to all the authors at KindleBards:\
« on: November 22, 2012, 10:08:00 pm »
You do not get many chances to make good early impressions on potential readers. I know that much toil and tears go into each novel, book, short story or what ever you are putting into the public eye, I've seen covers, blurbs, fonts and almost everything imaginable discussed all to the point of getting the reader to try the book or make a sale.But I see something almost daily here on KindleBoards that prevents you from making a sale to me and quite possible to many others. It is something you have complete control over. Whenever I see a thread title with misspelled or misused words, I cringe.To me it is like the blurb on Amazon, you want it to attract, not repel. I know that while posting we all let our mind get ahead of our hands and since it is casual writing, a few misspells or typos don't really detract from what you are getting across.  But if the thread title has typos and misspells, I get the feeling that the writer doesn't care that much about their work, so why should I bother to open the thread, let alone, read the posts.

Yes it is probably very petty of me to ignore the output of several writers here at KB, based on things like this or their behavior towards reviewers or bad covers or what ever turns me sour, but there are far more books available than I will ever be able to read in what's left of my lifetime, however long that is. If you can't make it right ast the beginning, you lost me as a potential reader, because I wont read your witty comments or perfect Bon Mot, I'll move on to the next post to see if it catches my attention and makes me click on a book in the signature line..

Suggestions, Comments / KB slow today?
« on: February 23, 2012, 11:51:08 am »
Is KB being slow for anyone else or is it my computer?

Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: The New Kindle FAQs!
« on: July 01, 2011, 01:44:45 am »
Really like the idea and all the work you have put in already On this thread The All New Amazon Kindle (3rd Generation) FAQs! This will be of great benefit to many of us here at KB! Thank you Linjeakel!

Not Quite Kindle / An essay
« on: January 29, 2011, 01:57:49 pm »

Let's Talk Kindle! / Beetle Bailey
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:22:20 am »
Anybody else read today's comic?

Not Quite Kindle / The secret powers of time
« on: September 03, 2010, 10:33:07 am »
Usually I would have posted this in the Infinity thread, but I feel it may reach some people who don't check there.
Geography of Time. Past, present, future oriented... which one are you? And how will we reach those children?
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Let's Talk Kindle! / K3 Problem going into/out of sleep mode
« on: August 29, 2010, 03:07:18 pm »
My biggest problem adjusting to the K3 is pushing the lower right and left buttons seem to have no effect on waking the Kindle up. :) Seems you have to slide the on/off switch to the right and let go.
Durn newfangled stuff!

Let's Talk Kindle! / We are going mainstream!
« on: July 26, 2010, 05:20:53 pm »
The New York Times Crossword for 062110 has a clue that reads "Uses a Kindle" with the obvious answer of "Reads." How cool is that?

Not Quite Kindle / Want to chat?
« on: July 17, 2010, 05:27:27 pm »
Loonlover is working tonight and I am bored. Anybody want to chat?

Not Quite Kindle / Football or Soccer?
« on: July 02, 2010, 05:38:32 pm »
You know how we Americans keep having fun made of us for calling it Soccer? Here is the explanation:

Not Quite Kindle / Apple Philosophy: you will do what we want, and like it.
« on: February 18, 2010, 09:19:47 am »
Very interesting points about Apple in this article. Note: some bad language in this.

This quote is is scary:

"So they've obviously learned their lesson, right? Well, in October of 2009, a new application from Apple landed in the U.S. Patent Office. Apple's idea was to program devices to periodically interrupt users with unskippable ads. The ads would temporarily halt performance of the device in order to "compel attention." That on its own is pretty nightmarish but, innovators that they are, Apple found a way to crank it up to that hard-to-reach "Lovecraftian" level.

Their words:

"Apple can further determine whether a user pays attention to the advertisement. The determination can include performing, while the advertisement is presented, an operation that urges the user to respond; and detecting whether the user responds to the performed operation. If the response is inappropriate or nonexistent, the system will go into lock down mode in some form or other until the user complies. In the case of an iPod, the sound could be disconnected rendering it useless until compliance is met. For the iPhone, no calls will be able to be made or received."

And this isn't just some crazy, pie-in-the-sky idea some engineer at Apple had and decided to get patented. Steve Jobs had his name attached to the application. Is this where the man who holds the reins to the entire Apple Corporation sees his product line going? A future where cheap, malware and prime-time TV-ad-riddled devices flood the market? " End quote from article

And people want to compare Amazon and Apple?

Not Quite Kindle / Early times at KindleBoards
« on: December 27, 2009, 09:47:20 am »
I have been having fun this morning, going back and looking at some of the very first posts of the early members of KB. I must say, Leslie, Betsy and Harvey were having quite a time of it. Betsy even said she would back away and not even reach "junior membership" at one point, because of some of the posts. I guess she changed her mind, and I am very glad she, Leslie, Harvey and all the other "charter" members worked so hard to make this "The" place to go for all things Kindle related. Thank you Harvey for starting this board, even if it did take you 14 months to get your first Kindle. :)

I neglected to mention another instrumental charter member, Pidgeon92 was also very important in getting things started her, thank you as well.

Forum Announcements & Tips / Server Errors
« on: October 10, 2009, 11:10:02 am »
I am having a great deal of trouble with the site today, extremely slow and sever error after server error.  Nearly impossible to even read a post the first 3 or 4 times I try. Anyone else having trouble?

Not Quite Kindle / Firefox browser
« on: August 13, 2009, 09:37:49 am »
I finally have started using Firefox over IE and I must say the performance is such that I wish that I had done it months ago. However, I am almost overwhelmed by the availability of add ons. To other Firefox users, What add ons do you prefer?

Not Quite Kindle / Central AR KindleBoards Meet-up
« on: July 26, 2009, 11:03:34 am »
Hey all you Little Rock area KindleBoards Members! Want to try to get together? I could make most lunch times during the week or anytime on the weekend. We could try Barnes and Nobles or anywhere the group conscensus decides. Loonlover and I want to meet with you!

Not Quite Kindle / 5000 members
« on: July 05, 2009, 01:16:43 pm »
Just thought I would bring up we are fast approaching 5000 members. Are we going to do anything special for number 5000 like we did 3000?
4000 went by before anyone realized, so thought I would start the discussion earlier.

Kindle Accessories / Trendy Digital ad
« on: June 06, 2009, 10:51:47 am »
Has anyone else tried the new Trendy Digital ad at the top of the board page? All I get when I click it is an error message saying I am forbidden to use it.

Not Quite Kindle / Finally Friday!
« on: June 05, 2009, 03:27:19 pm »
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Not Quite Kindle / 4000 members soon
« on: May 23, 2009, 10:26:47 pm »
We are about 60 members from the 4000 mark. Are there plans for anything like what was done at the 3000?

I actually received this cover before I received the Kindle. I was lucky enough to time it right at Frank's site and actually found the cover I wanted in stock at that moment.The cover is held closed by a strap and snap. The snap at times is a little stiff unsnapping, bit is always secure in operation.  The cover measures eight inches by six inches by one and one forth inches at the strap. these dimensions afford the Kindle approximately one quarter of an inch protection all around. The cover folds back very easily for reading. The Kindle is held in place with a pair of metal brackets on the left side and  Small piece of Velcro on the right. The placement of the Velcro matches what was already on my Kindel from the Oberon cover I also own. The mechanism hold the Kindle quite securely. Two things about the metal brackets: One, there was sharp edge around the perimeter of the brackets that I smoothed with a small file. Two, They were white and did not match the rest of the case. I have colored them with a Magic Marker, but at some time will try to find paint to match my Quest skin.
Overall, I like this cover very well. It is light weight at only six and one eighth ounces. It is good for protection. It is only a little less finished  than some of the others I own and I knock it down for that to an A-.

Front view

Back view

Inside view

Bottom view, folded for reading

Side view

Let's Talk Kindle! / Board growth
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:18:56 am »

KindleBoards continues to gain momentum as a gathering place for Kindle owners, and we are now the largest independent Kindle site.

And this is true by a number of measures. We surpassed 1 million pageviews in each of the past two months, and it looks like February will be even higher. Our forums have 77,000 posts in over 3,000 topics, and as I write this we are preparing to welcome our 2,000th member.

In this past few days of Kindle announcements, we’ve had 21,000 unique visitors. All fifty states were represented, from California with over 3,000 visitors, to Wyoming with 22.

Handling this growth is a welcome challenge for us! We are lucky to have the best moderators in the business, with Verena, Betsy, Ann, Linda, and - of course - Leslie, who ignited this community and set the tone of friendly competence that we try to convey.

But the most credit goes to you - our KindleBoards visitors and members who frequent our site and who contribute to our lively discussions. We appreciate you!
Remember when you wrote this, Harvey? Wow, Changing fast! As I write this, 3012 members, 122405 posts, 4,805 topics, of which 985 are new and 1455083 total page view. Still nearly a week to go in the month. You and the moderators have done a fantastic job handling the incredible growth spurt we are undergoing.
Thank you to all of you!

Let's Talk Kindle! / Which Kindle do you own?
« on: March 18, 2009, 09:22:27 am »
With the discusions posted here I became curious as to the makeup of the board as to Kindles owned. I myself have the Klassic.

Let's Talk Kindle! / KindleBoard Membership totals
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:57:38 am »
I am fairly new here at KB, Joining Dec. 23,2008 Therefore, I thought a review of the growth of this board may help to understand the small server problems we are having at this time.
11/2007 started with 10 members
 9/08 membership had grown to 35
10/08     242 new members
11/08     573 new members
12/08     525 new members
 1/09      416 new members
 2/09      689 new members
 3/09      273 new members ( so far!)
As you can see, there has been tremendous growth in the membership here in the last 6 months, Resulting in addition posts,  topics, pictures,etc.
While we are being moved around to better equipment, We need to remember that all of this happened in a short while, and things will be even better very shortly.
Information from KindleBoards statistics center
edit. Mods, feel free to move this to wherever it seems more appropriate.

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