Daily Archives: August 28, 2010

Writer David Hewson Gives Wife Grounds For Divorce

Either divorce or Justifiable Homicide.

For days he was all Nyah nyah nyah I don’t need no stinkin’ Kindle look at my new shiny Dell Streak which can be a Kindle also nyah-ha-ha.

He said he’d give the Kindle 3 to his wife.

@mikecane Dell Streak arrived (here with Kindle for Android). Order for K3 cancelled (or my wife can have it) http://ow.ly/i/3o6aTue Aug 24 13:24:47 via HootSuite

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Omnivoracious: An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

Omnivoracious: An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs

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Globe Genie – Joe McMichael

Globe Genie – Joe McMichael

Provides a random Street View image.

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All About Kindle’s TOPAZ File Format

I had a post up earlier today that linked to a Munsey’s Technosnarl post that claimed Amazon’s TPZ file format for eBooks was an ePub variant. (I didn’t see the retraction, posted later!)

That turns out not to be true at all.

This is a post by the guy who created TPZ for Amazon: Interesting Topaz DRM development (geekery, job stuff)

It has absolutely no relationship to any other ebook format out there; it is not “mobipocket with fonts,” it is not “a proprietary implementation of ePub,” or any of the other ridiculous things I’ve seen written about it from people who have no idea but make these statements as if factual

The short version: TOPAZ is a series of scans formatted in such a way to provide reflow. I suppose something along the lines of reflowable PDFs now available.

It’s a very interesting post that should be read by every Kindle owner.

I think it’d be very rare to come across an eBook aimed at the mass market in TPZ format. It seems it was created for special formatting cases.

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Nearly Blinded By A Pea!

Hmm. Wasabi Peas…. :-)Sat Aug 28 16:36:39 via TweetDeck

@LizUK SHARE!!Sat Aug 28 16:40:56 via web

@mikecane Back off, crazy dude. These peas are mine!Sat Aug 28 16:41:47 via TweetDeck

@LizUK HAHAHAHA! You get vicious with peas!Sat Aug 28 16:44:17 via web

@mikecane Yes, also, if I put one in your eye it will BURN!Sat Aug 28 16:45:53 via TweetDeck

@LizUK You know this will be a post now!Sat Aug 28 16:49:20 via web

@mikecane What? Blonde english girl threatening you with wasabi peas? LOL.Sat Aug 28 16:50:15 via TweetDeck

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Manhattan Judge James Gibbons quits after massive porn cache is found on work computer

Manhattan Judge James Gibbons quits after massive porn cache is found on work computer

If you ever have to face a judge, ask to see his work computer before he issues his sentence.

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