Daily Archives: September 28, 2010

Tumblr Evacuation In Progress

Tumblr has become increasingly unreliable.

Right now, the only export tool they offer to remove posts from their system is for Mac OS X. There’s no app for Windows.

I have no idea why an app is necessary for this. WordPress can export my blogs with my hitting an on-screen button to Export XML.

So, I’ve started to manually copy/paste posts out of Tumblr to a WordPress blog that duplicates most of the content.

That blog is: Mike Cane’s Tumblr Evac

Now when I need to find or link to a past Tumblr post, I can use that.


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What We Are Waiting For As Of 9/28/10

Not in any order:

1) Blio Reader (supposed to be arriving 9/28)
2) Google Editions
3) Barnes & Noble PubIt
4) Kobo Reader WiFi
5) Something else I am NDAed about

Possible Myths:

1) Nook II
2) 7″ iPad
3) Palm Pre II
NEW: 4) KindlePad

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Blio: Round Two. It’s STILL FAIL!

I borrowed someone’s modern (less than six months old!) notebook to give Blio another try because of the whining resistance I encountered on Twitter about my original post.

I did photos. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of shuffling JPEG screensnaps.

See photos after the break.

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Gambling Books!

Top 50 Gambling Books of All Time

We’re pleased to announce our list of the top 50 gambling books of all time – voted for, in part, by our visitors. We polled 1,000 of CasinoOnline.co.uk’s visitors on their top five gambling books from a specially selected shortlist and by browsing our top 50 selection, you can find out which books are deemed to represent gambling in all its glory.

I’ve read several of these. Not the How-Tos, because I’m not a Cooler, I’m a Cursed. I’d lose my shirt — and maybe even your shirt too, just for bystanding!

Thirteen Against the Bank is listed. That’s one I still need to get and read.

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Blio Is Here And It’s FAIL. Next!

Finally, Blio is here!

The New New Shiny Thing that will revolutionize reading and throw dirt on all those eInk devices and show the genius of Ray Kurzweil who is Sure How Books Must Be Done.

Forget it, Jack!

This pig has no wings.

See the gore after the break.

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Amazon Declares War On All Fronts

Amazon is not letting anyone horn in on its action!

Two huge items today:

1) Rumor: An Amazon Android Tablet May Follow The Amazon Android App Store

2) Amazon Launches Kindle for the Web

These are major moves.

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