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Category Archives: Books
Today marks the one year anniversary of when I got serious about wanting to lose weight. As many people have noticed and asked the same “how did you do it” questions, I figured this would be a good time to … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I found 37signals’ book “Getting Real” online. I had heard/watched DHH’s infamous “How to Make Money Online” presentation so the idea of a book written by the people at 37signals sounded interesting. The cool thing is that you can read the entire book online, for free. After reading about one third of it online I decided I need my own physical copy to keep on my bookshelf. Seriously it’s that good. Continue reading
Over the past week or so, we looked at using technology to help you read more. Since reading helps the brain grow along with one’s vocabulary and general knowledge, reading more is an important task. Hopefully you learned a thing or two that you didn’t already know while reading the series. If you missed the series or a part of it, below you will find links to all the articles from the Get Your Reading On Series. Continue reading
In our last post (Get Your Reading On: eBooks), we looked at exactly what electronic books are and some of the advantages to using eBooks. We only touched on how to read electronic books by mentioning the MobiPocket Reader for PC and mobile devices. We mentioned some hardware electronic book readers but didn’t really go into too much detail. This post is going to change that. Today, we will look at electronic book readers, both software and hardware based. Continue reading
To further explain, an ebook, is a file that contains the contents of a book in a computer file. An ebook can come in several formats including (but not limited to) text, HTML, LIT, PRC, and even Microsoft Word’s format. While many purchased ebooks are going to be in a proprietary format specific to that vendor (or reader), there are places to download free ebooks. These can either be in the vendor’s proprietary format, or they can be in an open format that would allow you to read the book using a web browser or one’s favorite text editor. Continue reading