Monthly Archives: April 2009

Kindle LED light prototype C

Kindle LED light prototype C Originally uploaded by C.K. Sample III. Okay, this is the best one yet and it’s super light and simple. I took some 9 gauge aluminum armature wire that I had lying around (you can buy … Continue reading

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How to build a cheap LED reading light for your Kindle or Sony Reader

So last night, while I was watching Heroes, I built this little guy: This is just the first prototype of a better-designed LED light for the Kindle that I have in mind (but some of the parts are still on … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 9.0.4 Netbook Remix version runs out-of-the-box on various netbooks

Thanks to madaeradog for noting in the comments to my Ubuntu on the Asus Eee PC: Part 1 (or How to run a functional Ubuntu install off a USB drive) post that the new version of Ubuntu comes in a … Continue reading

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Introducing Let’s Talk Lit!

You may not know this about me, but I have three degrees (from three different institutions) that I earned by reading and thinking and talking at length about books. Rather than let them go entirely to waste, I thought it … Continue reading

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Install a darker, more readable font on the Kindle 2

In case you haven’t heard about it, there’s been some controversy from people who have had both a first generation and second generation Kindle, complaining that the Kindle 2′s text doesn’t appear as crisp and dark on the screen, making … Continue reading

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