2011 Tech Update

Here’s an quick overview of my year in tech. I wrote extensively about my computer problems during the beginning months of 2011 and also of the new computer I built. I’m happy to say that epsilon4 has been running like a champ and have had only a few issues with running Linux rather than Windows. […] Continue Reading»

Revolving Nooks

As this entry is posted, I am again Nook-less. If you recall, Nook #1 met an unfortunate end. Nook #2 was returned mere days after it was purchased, due to the announcement of the Amazon Kindle Fire and my anticipation of Barnes & Noble’s response. As it turned out, my resolve weakened before Barnes & […] Continue Reading»

My New Nook

After purchasing my Nook Simple Touch, I decided to take a quick picture of it just out of the box with my new Droid 3’s camera. I did rotate, crop and resize the image in order to manage the file size. The next photo is an unaltered image taken with my Droid 3 while my […] Continue Reading»

Tech Update, October 2011

I thought I’d post a quick tech update since I’ve added some new items to my personal gadget arsenal recently. Last month I had the misfortune to drop and break the screen of my beloved Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. After superb warranty service from Square Trade, I was ready to buy a new device. […] Continue Reading»

Do Nooks Dream of Electric Books?

Since I picked it up my Barnes and Noble Nook about 16 months ago, I’d been enjoying the helll out of it! I had close to 200 B&N ebooks loaded onto it, and another hundred or so sideloaded onto a microSD card. I’m happy to say I got more than my money’s worth out of […] Continue Reading»

Project Hugo, Finis

Just over six weeks ago I wrote about becoming a supporting member of the 2010 Worldcon in Australia so that I could participate in the selection process for this year’s Hugo Awards. I’m happy to say that given my late start, I was able to finish reading all of the nominated fiction and was able […] Continue Reading»