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Old 06-16-2007, 06:45 PM   #16
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I liked the idea of the total page count since the battery was recharged so I made that. The remaining pageturns before the battery runs out is very difficult to do.


Here is the file to get the total pages counter. To reset the counter go to the "about" screen and press "ENTER". Use the universal flasher made by Igor to install. I tested it and it works good but of course all usage is on your own risk.
Hmm... is there a tutorial on how to use the flasher? And does this XML have other "hacks" in it or just the total counter?
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:17 PM   #17
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diabloNL will have to answer your second question, but the answer to the first may be found here.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:10 AM   #18
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Hmm... is there a tutorial on how to use the flasher? And does this XML have other "hacks" in it or just the total counter?

It has the total counter and the clock that was already in the original file.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:12 PM   #19
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diabloNL, Anyway to move the page total to the left side of the battery bar?
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diabloNL, Anyway to move the page total to the left side of the battery bar?
You mean that you want the counter totaly on the left and the battery bar nexy to it? May I ask why?
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:00 PM   #21
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Just a preference really I guess.

To my understanding the counter displays how many page turns you have left with the current charge, or rather, counts down from 9999 and you can then kind of approximate how many turns you have left from experience and use of your Reader.

Having the counter by the page numbers would just drive me batty, I mostly only look at the page number on the bottom bar, looking at the other things only when needed. Such as the clock and the battery bar.

I feel this counter goes in the "as needed" box. Where the page number is more of a readily needed thing.

If you can understand what I'm trying to say

Paperbooks have page numbers, not clocks, pages left counters and battery bars :P So I like those things to be less in my face Which they are right now, but the counter in it's current position kind of distracts me from my reading experience.

Here is a quick photoshop to make it a little more clear what I'm talking about. Clock isn't shown here, but it was just a quick hack and slash of a google image I found.
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Sorry Fain but that is not how the counter works. It just keeps track of the pages flipped from the moment you reset it. What you describe is not possible because the reader's battery has only four stages. If the battery in the firmware would be a variable between the number 1 and 100 or 1 and 255 I could make something based on specs.

Even if you would come up with an algorithm to estimate it still wouldn't work because you can't keep track of the hours the reader is in its "off" state. So let's say the battery went from 100% to 77% when it was not in use. The battery variable would still come with 100% and that will give you the wrong numbers considering the battery life.

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Old 08-10-2007, 10:17 PM   #23
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It already does timestamps on bookmarks -- unless I don't understand what you're suggesting, jakeluck.
there aredatestamps in the toplevel "All bookmarks" listing, not timestamps. also those marking doesn't exist under the book_name->"Bookmarks"
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:25 PM   #24
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Personally, I like where the counter is now. I've gotten used to it. And it doesn't take away from the page count.
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Old 09-01-2007, 02:03 AM   #25
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My Wish list is pretty short.

Direct Folder access. IE I turn it on and it shows me the "books" directory in the root of the Memory Card I can then navigate where I wish.

Direct PDB support. ie drop some PDB's on the memory card and read them natively.

Thats about it. I already have native pdf txt and rtf support with no sony software needed. (One of the few things sony did right with a product)

Sony did two things with this reader that I HOPE will result in them being rewarded. SD support and Native direct file format support. On something like a book reader SD support is not super critical but its a good gesture to consumers. Open File access was critical otherwise it would be doomed to failure.

I would be so happy with those two features supported :-) (Native PDB and Folder Access)

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No, we don't want eReader support. Most eReader books are poorly formatted with line spacing between paragraphs. That would make me want to not read ebooks.
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That's his wishlist, though, JSWolf. But the good news is that you can make your own wishlist.
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That's his wishlist, though, JSWolf. But the good news is that you can make your own wishlist.
The bad news is nobody will listen.
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Aww, JSWolf ... we'll listen! Of course we'll probably also give you a hard time about it, but that's only 'cause we like you.
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You mean that you've never heard of the Sony secret police?
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