May 23, 2013
Good morning! Today was one of those early days. Michelle and I woke up around 4:30am to prepare for an early trip to Mass General. Luckily they were able to take blood from the port. After a quick consult with the lead oncologist, we head to Finagle A Bagel before returning home.
On the way home Michelle called the company who installed our garage doors to schedule someone to come, inspect the mechanisms, and replace all four springs. We also stopped by A&E Roastery to pick up some frozen coffee drinks to get us through the afternoon.
Been very impressed with what the Kobo can do, especially when it's paired with the open source Calibre software. I especially like the scripts and plugins that Calibre has to turn various popular web sites into "books". I also toyed with the Kobo's built in web browser. It appears to be WebKit based. The screen resolution is very high. The fast CPU makes it responsive. And the glow light helps enhance the contrast. Still I think Amazon has a slight advantage in being an integrated, turnkey system for folks who want to just buy books on Amazon. I think the Kobo shines when you have things you want to use from a variety of sources.
Wrapped up work for the week. Going to take Friday off and make it a four day weekend. Besides I need the time to hunt for a replacement television tomorrow.
Played with the latest version of Puppy Linux on a LiveCD on Michelle's netbook. While Puppy Linux has always prided itself on being a lightweight operating system and ideal for low end or old hardware, I've always had trouble with its support for the Broadcom WiFi chips that are in many laptops... Michelle's included. This one had everything Just Work. The WiFi, the audio, Adobe Flash, etc.
Ordered The Titan's Curse to put on the Kobo for Timothy.
«Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.» — Mark 9
Summary of Recent Posts
May 22, 2013
No HDMI »
Morning Mass. Overnight thunderboomers. NH math breakthrough. Qualcomm Mirasol advances. Lunch with the driver team. Main TV's HDMI input not working. Twins performing with the middle school band. (376 words)
May 21, 2013
Michelle receives her first blood transfusion. Started a new book. Kobo eReader arrives. (312 words)
May 18, 2013
Morning at the Y. Patched Tim's laptop. Claire's Junior Prom. Doctor Who season finale. Claire nominated Prom Queen. (453 words)
May 17, 2013
Mass with Michelle. More 'Life of Christ'. Tim has Dr appointments. Purchased two audiobooks. Lunch at Il Forno. Galaxy S4 is Samsung's fastest selling phone. Kobo shipment confirmed. Abby at a school play. Michelle to receive blood transfusion. (424 words)
May 16, 2013
Writeup on significant events since my online absence. (868 words)