- Turn off WiFi on the KK. I don't know if this step was necessary, but it was recommended by others.
- Unplug USB between the KK and the PC
- Power off the KK by holding the power slider to the right until the screen blanks
- Restart the PC
- Connect USB between the PC and the powered-off Kindle.
- Woohoo! The Kindle came up in a different screen advising about using USB to charge while still being able to read or use the Kindle store. And the PC recognized the USB device as a Kindle.
- I dragged and dropped the Kindle 3.1 update onto the Kindle device in Windows Explorer, the file copied, then I ejected the Kindle and uplugged the USB cable. Amazon has instructions for this.
- Start the software update on the KK:
- From Home, press the Menu button, and then select Settings.
- Press the Menu button, and then select Update Your Kindle. This option will be grayed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.
- Select OK to perform the update. Your Kindle will restart twice during the update. After the first update, you will see Your Kindle is Updating.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
|Paperless Whitepapers then?|
But then, in the nick of time I was saved from making a horrible mistake by the next email.
|Why is it not surprising that the Government version of InformationWeek tells me I can't get rid of paper? After all, it works sooo well for Congress.|
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Web Fundamentals by James Ward (at 8:30 this morning, groan) was fabulous. In a dense hour he laid out what hours of googling and reading books (online and print) has failed to give me. He works for TypeSafe and they have some nice looking web tools which I am now inspired to try. It's a 200 MB download... good thing the wireless works.
Sun SPOTs are dead. When current stock is gone no more will be made. This is the final chapter in a sad story. SPOTs could have been the Arduino for the Internet of Things. But at a commercial license fee of $100K, what can you expect? Suppose Arduino had a $10K license fee for commercial use? It would have flopped too. Now SPOTs are open source, but no one seems to care. There are better options out there: you guessed it, mostly based on Arduino. $400 gets me two wireless SPOTs and a base station, or for $75 I can get a pair of Arduino WiFi Spark Core devices.
You never have to go more than half a block in San Francisco to get a decent latte. And at JavaOne you can get as many as you want for free in the "Buzz Shack". Someone got this right!
This is one aspect of Arduino which helps make it popular: the whole Arduino IDE and its libraries are open source, and since the code is all standard C/C++ and the underlying compiler is GCC, how badly can you be stuck in the unlikely event the Arduino.cc developers abandon further work? If we only have access to the binary releases of the JVM for ARM, what do we do if Oracle abandons the effort?
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Check it out at https://msevensoftware.com/ where you will find iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows versions (3.1.0). Synch is via (secure) WiFi and I am successfully using Android 2.3.4 (mSecure 3.1.4) and Windows 7 pro 64-bit on two PCs.
Entries are called Items and there is usually a note field where you can enter freeform text. Groups are the higher-level categories such as Business, Website Logins, and Personal. Types are the lower-level categories such as Bank Accounts, Credit Cards and Web Logins. Yes: website login entries which are not strictly Business or Personal will be Group "Website Logins" and Type "Web Login".
You can easily edit existing Groups and Types. You can also add new Groups and Types.Oddly missing is a "Password" type, so I added that.
On Android, the database is stored on SD card, so you have a way to easily move to another device. I recently had to do that when my phone flaked out and got replaced.
Yes there are other password managers out there. I was using secForms but they failed to work on Android 2.3.4 and now seem to be out of business. Others don't claim to support multi-PC synch or lacked a decent desktop PC version altogether. KeePassDroid had issues with customization and a UI which I found awkward. Why did it take this long to get back to what I had with TopSecret on Windows and Palm OS devices 10+ years ago? I think they call that progress.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A clear diamond-shaped window in this large dry bag makes it easy to view its contents.
Good bag for quick-grab raft/kayak/canoe
Pros: Sturdy clip, Waterproof, Strong Material, Good Capacity, Good size, Surprisingly durable
Best Uses: Paddling
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift?: No
Had this bag 2+ years and used it on several multi-day trips. It has held up better than I expected. No leaks or holes so far. Good for holding mid-size camera, glasses, keys, other small things that you want easily reachable through the day. Transparent window is handy.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Our cargo net is one of the most versatile rafting accessories on the river. It can be secured over the top of your gear to keep it in the boat, or hung between two crossbars to create a cradle for loose gear. Built with a border of 2" webbing for strength and strap on points for securing misc...
Definitely worth it for truck and raft
Pros: Fits full size pickup, 9 straps are great, Seems plenty sturdy
Best Uses: Rapids Paddling, Truck on way to river, Rivers
Was this a gift?: No
This was purchased before a high water Green River and then a Yampa trip. We also used it on the pickup bed on the way to the river. It seems very well made, and the large size is just right for a full size 8-foot pickup bed. It makes securing gear on a 16-17' raft a lot easier although more D-rings on the raft would be nice. It's a little big for a raft not really heaped up but I just rolled up the edges. Way better than the cheapo bungee-type net I had gotten at a tool outlet. Seems like it will last a good long time, and it was great to have nine straps included. Someone at NRS thought this through pretty well.