TKC 429 Bufo Calvin

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Bufo Calvin is the creator of the I Love My Kindle blog and The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip

Interview starts at 9:49 and ends at 36:45

If you want to watch “Devil Girl from Mars” you can go and watch it on this site. What’s happening so far is that I’m having a great time with it. I’m adding stuff to it. Virtually no one else ever goes there. I kind of feel like I’m up in my attic, and I put all these things on the wall and that’s great and I’m sort of obsessed with the idea of that. But nobody is ever coming up the ladder into the attic at this point.

 

News

“Amazon Japan introduces ‘Manga Model’ Kindle Paperwhite with eight times more storage” at The Verge – October 18, 2016

Amazon press release in Japanese announcing “Manga Model” Kindle Paperwhite – October 18, 2016

Kindle Paperwhite

“Amazon Music Unlimited” at The Lefsetz Newsletter – October 10, 2016

“Music Streaming Showdown: Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Spotify” by Alex Fitzpatrick at Time – October 18, 2016

“Apple lawsuit says 90 percent of ‘official’ chargers sold on Amazon are fake” by James Vincent at The Verge – October 20, 2016

“Amazon could be a lot bigger than we think” by Elizabeth Weise at USA Today – October 20, 2016

 

Interview with Bufo Calvin

I Love My Kindle blog

The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project

TMCGTT links mentioned: H. P. Lovecraft, Devil Girl from Mars, Night of the Living Dead directed by George Romero, Piers Anthony,

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence, Strange Worlds comic debut on November 1, 1950, Batman radio show on September 5, 1950,

Amazon Prime Reading

One Murder More by Kris Calvin

 

Content

Ken Gunther’s list of free eBook sources:

www.freebooksy.com has an amazing collection of free books. I am on their mailing list and every day get an email with links to free books available from Amazon. You can filter your list and only get notified about books available in your favorite genres (science fiction, legal thriller, etc)

www.bookbub.com – every day I get an email from the folks at Bookbub with a list of books available for free, 99 cents and $1.99.

The above sites apparently carefully monitor amazon.com and when Amazon is having a free book promotion I get notified by email.

I also use ebook.bike – This site used to be called TUEBL.ca which is an acronym for The Ultimate E-Book Library. You need to go to the web site and can search for the title or author you are interested in. You can download the books as Epub or text files and then use a tool like Calibre to convert them to azw files for the Kindle. You need to click on the download link and then “Download Epub” or “Download Text” to select the format you want. There are lots of other links on ebook.bike, I stay away from them.

Calibre

Amazon’s new “100 books for a lifetime of eating and drinking”

 

Next Week’s Guest:

Robert Masello, author of The Jekyll Revelation

Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD.

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Comments 1

  1. BDR wrote:

    Your comment about indexing reminded me of the bad old days in my Kindle usage. I have a fairly large library of books on my Kindle PW3 and when adding large numbers at one time, I’d often check back 2 -3 days later & discover the indexing was stuck … with no way of determining *where* it was stuck. Battery life suffered and the Kindle was slow as molasses. Frustrating, especially since I never used indexing.

    The solution that vastly improved my Kindle life was to delete the Search Indexes folder and replace it with a dummy text file of the same name. No more problems with indexing AND I saved a *ton* of space that was being used for the indexes. Book titles are still searchable but text in books is not.

    This may be of use to someone else.

    Posted 22 Oct 2016 at 1:02 am

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