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Several weeks ago, I was reading a great manga called Bio-Meat. Not a short series, but at 108 chapters, it certainly isn’t long. I spent a good week doing an archive crawl. It made me want to have a hard copy of the manga, to make reading easier every where I went. Suddenly, I was struck with the desire for an E-Reader. I spent the last month-ish researching them, and which lead me to the Kobo. It was simple, minimal design, and no attachment to any one service.
However, Today I was doing some final research, I learned that the Kobo is utter shit. I found almost NO reviews for the Kindle 3 and its relationship with ubuntu. This came to me as a bad thing. After some simple searches, I found that the file system was extremely easy to use, and had no connection issues with my distro.
So, money from craigslist sellings in hand, I went to my local target, and purchased it. Once home, I found that the thing was HYPER tiny, light weight, and very user friendly. The screen instructed me to plug it in, and swipe the power switch, so thats what I did. It drove me though some simple instructions one use, and once to the menu, found I wasn’t forced into any frills. It wasn’t in my face, and wasn’t on the attack about purchasing books. Very soon I was downloading my first few books, and using the very very easy e-library manager Calibre to convert my first two books to a manageable format. Then I found the MP3 folder in the kindles file system, and put a few MP3s on there.
Soon I had downloaded a few torrents, and a few hundred books. Now, calibre took quite a bit of time loading TWO books on my reader, so I tried just dragging and dropping all of my new books, into the containing folder of my first two. At 160kb per text-only books, it took mere moments to place the around 500mb of books on. Too my surprise, they all appeared on the kindle. All readable, all perfectly formatted. It was a wonderful surprise.
Now I came to what I originally purchased the device for, comics. There isn’t any readily available amount of epub comics, so I had to go the PDF route. The Kindle 3 natively supports PDF, so I assumed that it would be simple to make a PDF out of several hundred .jpg’s. It tooks a good 15 minutes to make a 344mb file, at 150dpi, from a 668 page set of jpg’s. Loaded on, it worked perfectly, but here we find my only real problem with the Kindle 3. The screen is tiny, at 6”, the comics fit-to-width read very tiny. 16-level gray-scale , the pictures look crisp and beautiful, but the text is quite small.
All in all, the Kindle 3 is wonderful. Very user friendly, easy to read, easy to add files, easy to the eyes, all-in-all easy. I’ll still be trying to add comics, but I have a massive library of books to read right mow. Library shows 338 items available, and my to read collection is as follows
- Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis
- Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis
- Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir - Dave Mustaine
- The Postman David Brin
- The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
- Let the Right One in - John Avjide Lindquist
- Rampaging Fuckers of Everything on the Crazy Shitting Planet of the Vomit Atmosphere - Mykle Hansen
- Apathy and Other Small Victories - Paul Neilan
As you can tell, I’ve already started, and am quite please with this device. I would recommend to anyone searching for an E-Reader that isn’t shit. I’m looking at you, Nook.
Dennō Coil is best described as GitS: Stand Alone Complex meets Miyazaki.
Give me a bare-ass description of a movie, and we’ll see how well i can guess.
No “This dude does a thing, and then the world changes!”
Lets try “dude finds a door in a tiny office that lets him go into the head of another dude.”
That would be “Being John Malkovich”
Ma-“Hey Ryan! Come here.”
I walk out to the living room, and my mom asks “Do you remember that movie where the two retarded people get married?”
Me-“Uhh… I remember it stars Julliette Lewis, probably ‘The Other Sister’”?
Ma-“Yeah, it was something like that.”
Me-“It came out around 1996, if i remember correctly.”
I was wrong. It came out in 1999. I just need the barest of descriptions to remember some relatively obscure Oscar-Bait.
- Woke Up
- Layed around.
- Went and got lunch at Scotty P’s (it was amazing, again.)
- Went to plano and to a few thrift stores
- Went to Half-Priced books for a long time
- Went to walmart to find dinner
- Came home and rocked out on some Bloody Roar, and Soul Caliber.
- So Tired
Why do girls call each other “best frans” when they’ve only known each other for 3 months? I don’t get it.
TRANG YOU MY BEST FRAANNNN
In waco, I had two friends who loved fighting games with me. There was Norman, Adam, and myself. Norman played the veteran quiet sword, adam played the parry, guard, and counter, and I played the dance game. Our matches were always quite fun, and never really easy to tell who would win. Norman, is put into a corner, could easy find a way to flit to your back. Adam would study, parry, and counter. I would find my “I’ve been cornered” tactic.
Soul Caliber 4 was a game we spent countless hours on, in our own time, and at the weekly game. Yun-Seong was Norman’s character (Adapted to his own personal choice of appearance). Kilik was Adam’s (decked out into a semi-pirate theme, if i remember). Voldo was mine (purple solid body suit with completely hidden items for whatever attribute they provided).
I miss those fights, hope to find a new group like that sometime again.
**note, “I’ve been cornered” tactic is just a good was of saying; “I’m voldo!” [voldo cartwheels onto your head, and tries to dig it out at the sternum]
edit:// This was ment to just say I’m a pro-voldo player