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Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "bump" today?
« on: December 07, 2010, 11:48:30 am »
That's great J.M.!! Absolutely the best possible outcome, congrats!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "thump" today?
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:26:32 pm »
Just casually flip your monitor over to look at the cover illustration upside down....


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Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "bump" today?
« on: December 05, 2010, 08:55:53 pm »
I was offered a position at another company in my town. It's kind of a "bump" and a "thump" all in one. My current job or the new one. The new offer is pretty attractive, but I really do like where I'm at now. It's going to be a long weekend weighing options.

One very important consideration, especially in this economy, is how your seniority will be affected and if you take that new job, will you be the first one let go if the company decides to start layoffs... not trying to be a stick in the mud, just realistic! Don't leave the security of your current job if you think there's any chance the new company won't keep you around for the long haul!

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Historical Fiction from Jeff Hepple
« on: December 05, 2010, 08:50:48 pm »
Jeff, do you have a Facebook page? I added you under my Book likes, but it'd be better if you had a page since then people viewing my profile could click the link to see who I'm talking about...

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Kindle Accessories / Re: Show off your Kindle skins!!
« on: December 05, 2010, 08:47:16 pm »
These look pretty sharp. Where did you get them?


Those are from OberonDesign.com... There are a few huge threads about them with lots of pics in the accessories forum here on KB.

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Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod...) / Re: Let's Talk about Angry Birds!
« on: December 02, 2010, 10:16:12 pm »
If you didn't buy the Hallowe'en one, you can still get the Christmas one, but you have to buy it.

EDIT - I bought the Christmas one and it has the Hallowe'en one included.  ;D

If you have an Android phone, the Seasons game is available for free... so is the full regular game if you haven't picked that up yet either.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 30, 2010, 01:45:56 pm »
Yes, sir.. including the Kindle app! ;)

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 29, 2010, 10:25:46 pm »
Let the fun begin... XDA has successfully rooted the nookColor.



It's still in the early stages of development, but the fact that they were successful virtually insures that there will be an easy root solution available shortly.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 29, 2010, 10:04:40 pm »
Oh okay, well then it was default view that I was browsing.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 29, 2010, 05:46:14 am »
911jason,

This is about page turns again. Is there any chance that you were turning pages while in the article view mode? I just tried it and it was noticeably sluggish, some major pop in, and a couple of times where a page stayed blank until I exited the article view and opened it again.

I'm not sure Selcien, my time with it was brief. I just touched the magazine cover icon that was on the desktop and then flipped through the pages. I'm guessing whatever the default mode is set to is what I was using unless my friend had changed it.

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The Book Corner / Re: Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp Series
« on: November 29, 2010, 05:42:20 am »
"Maybe we could just drive around the block until we finish?"

That's awesome! :D

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: November 29, 2010, 05:41:08 am »
Yeah, you've got a TON of options with the EVO. I had basically 3 choices with my Aria, you've got way, way more.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Just got a Motorola Droid
« on: November 28, 2010, 02:34:02 pm »
So I bit the bullet this week and rooted my HTC Aria that was running Android 2.1 with HTC Sense. I installed the CyanogenMod 6.1 RC 2, which is a modified version of Android 2.2.1. I am SOOOO glad I did this. I am now happily running Swype and have much more control over pretty much every feature of the operating system. For any of you who might be interested and want to learn more, I'd highly recommend the XDA Developers site. It's a message board with more than 1,000,000 members that has quite active forums for almost every Android phone.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 28, 2010, 02:13:55 pm »
This would probably be a good thread to keep your eye on... I haven't read it yet, but it's got 350+ posts with 60,000+ views. So there is definitely interest in rooting it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=825174

XDA is an awesome place for info on modding Android and Windows Mobile devices. They've got more than a million registered users.

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Archives / Re: FS: Nancy Drew Flipstyle-Easel K2 Cover - Reduced
« on: November 28, 2010, 09:54:32 am »
Maybe you should post a link to this thread on the Kindle's Facebook page... never know who just bought an $89 K2 and might be interested in a unique cover.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 28, 2010, 06:50:23 am »
Hmmm... interesting. I wonder if different magazines "perform" differently. I would think NG would be particularly slow since it's pic-heavy. I think the magazine I looked at on my friend's nook was either PC World or PC Magazine. Regardless, I'm glad to hear that it's apparently not a system deficiency since you didn't see the same thing I saw. You'd know if you had. Then again, maybe he had an early production model which might also explain his a/c adapter problems.

I'll check one out in a few months and see what's up. I really would like to pick one up at some point if I'll be able to root it and play around with themes and customization. I'm having a blast with my Android phone doing all that!

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: What gave your day a "bump" today?
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:40:21 pm »
My Marantz BD7004 Blu-Ray player arrived today. I'd been resisting getting one, but when MusicDirect put it on sale for $299 (after Marantz dropped the MSRP to $399 when it had been something around $900), I caved in. I don't have any Blu-Ray disks yet, but the couple of regular DVDs I popped in after hooking it up (with the Sony HDMI cable I ordered from Amazon), I'm very impressed with the image, and the sound quality seems to be quite good, too.

Niiiice!
..but $30 for an HDMI cable?! Ouch! Use monoprice.com next time, I can vouch for their excellent quality and service.

Thank you.  It's nice being someone's bump.  :-*

Must be twice as nice being two someones's bump(s?)! ;D

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 27, 2010, 08:33:53 pm »
I don't think it's unrealistic to expect a device that is positioned as a color reader to be able to read color content smoothly. Yes, I would expect it to take longer to "load" larger content if it was downloading it while I was reading it... but when the content is saved on the device, it shouldn't take significantly longer to turn the page. That's what a cache is for. I'm sure they can address this issue with a future firmware update though.

Like I said, I WANTED to like it... my current favorite time sucker is my android phone. I think it's great that B&N went with Android for the nookcolor and I hope they'll continue to improve the device.

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Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: In defense of the nookcolor.
« on: November 27, 2010, 12:54:19 am »
Page turns are fast too.

Hmmm... really? A friend at work let me play with his the other day and I was surprised at how laggy the page turns were. I was really prepared to like it and came away pretty unimpressed. The slow and stuttering page turns I saw may have been due to the content, which was a color magazine, but to me that shouldn't make a difference since that's what it's being advertised for.

He had problems with the charger not fitting securely in the port on the nook and returned it only to have the same problem with the replacement. He has now returned that one too and has ordered a K3.

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Great combo! Love that skin! Nice screensaver too! ;)

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Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: keeping Kindle on
« on: November 21, 2010, 03:16:19 am »
Here's the thread on Mobileread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004

and the related thread here:
https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,37584.0.html

From the last few posts on the MR thread it looks like he temporarily pulled the hack due to the possibility of messing up the Kindle by editing the config file. If you'd like the hack file, I can e-mail you the one from earlier this week, just leave the config file alone and you should be fine. It works great for me. The config file was only there if you wanted to change the 1 hour default he had set on the hack. PM me your email address if you'd like the file.

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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:04:40 am »

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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: November 18, 2010, 09:00:22 pm »

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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Any requests?
« on: November 18, 2010, 08:47:53 pm »
Awesome! Did the other one line up correctly?

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