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Tue May 25 2004

Mazarin - Gutenberg in HTML

03:11 AM by Alexander Turcic in E-Book General | Deals and Resources (No...

Mazarin is an open-source interface to Project Gutenberg's library.

You can access any of Gutenberg's 10,000+ books and have it formated as an e-book in HTML format. Mazarin provides paginations in addition to generating table of contents and other advanced markup features. Of course, you can also view the full book as a single HTML page - wonderful if you are planning to convert it to iSilo or Plucker format.

Pluckerbooks is another good resource which offers Gutenberg text files as HTML or Plucker PDB.

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Mon May 24 2004

How Sony Cemented iPod's Supremacy

02:18 PM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Portable Audio/Video

If you want to see how someone tears apart Sony's future strategy, you *must* read Jeremy Horwitz's article How Sony Cemented iPod's Supremacy. Granted, the iPod is a brilliant player, but this article reminds me that some Apple users sound more like a bunch of fanatics who believe that iPod was God's gift to man.

"Historically, Sony's record with personal computer software has been terrible: application bugs, refusal to update drivers for anything other than recently-released computers, and other issues have plagued Sony's PC development efforts." - what do Sony Clie users have to say about this?

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Disposable Email

02:00 PM by Colin Dunstan in Miscellaneous | Lounge

Disposable Email is used to kill spam. In reality, by using a disposable email in most of the subscribing forms, you prevent yourself from appearing on spam-lists, you fight against spam, and wild spammers

Or, you talk with a girl (or boy) on a chat, she (he) asks you for your email address, but you don't feel it very well. Let's have a visit onto Disposable email, and give her/him the generated address. You'll get her mail, but once the delay is over, you won't be annoyed anymore

Of course, you can use it in forums, in newsgroups etc.. There are so much ways to use it that it would be boring to list them all

Others way of use
Hide yourself to dredge your ex-. Preserve you spare time to read interessting emails, no more spam !. And why not, to say to your boss what you think about her/him... And no, Disposable doesn't cook, and isn't used to do the housework....

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Blackberrystuff.com

12:54 PM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

Blackberrystuff.com is a new site available for Blackberry lovers. It provides you with all the extras any self-respecting Blackberry enthusiast would want. This includes spare batteries, belt clips and software.

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Tablet PC is dead !?

12:49 PM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

"This one caught me by absolute surprise. Here is the background. For some time now, I and several other analysts and IT managers have been telling Microsoft that the separate Tablet PC edition idea was a bad one. This is because the last thing IT wants is another operating system to manage. After lots of pounding, Microsoft agreed to look at this issue. In two presentations at WinHEC -- Microsoft's recent hardware conference for developers -- Matti Suokko, the Mobile Platforms Division manager, and Darin Fish, the Business Development manager for the Mobile Platforms Division at Microsoft, both indicated Microsoft is considering a new direction.

You would think the result would be a sigh of relief from analysts and media. Instead, the articles that resulted generally concluded that the Tablet PC is dead. Folks got to this opinion by taking the obvious shortcut of tying the platform to the unique OS and concluding that if the unique OS is gone, so is the platform -- despite the fact that pictures of tablet computers were liberally sprinkled through both presentations, including the future road map sections."

So the Tablet PC is dead - another dispelling misconception about Microsoft?

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Interactive Books - Harry Potter or Reality?

05:28 AM by Colin Dunstan in E-Book General | Deals and Resources (No...

New Zealand researchers have developed a way to overlay detailed animations and images on textbooks, children's picture books and any other title that uses illustrations.

The viewer resembles a pair of spectacles on a stick or hi-tech opera glasses and is held in front of the eyes while a book is read or paged through. "You can get God's eye view if you want," said Dr Billinghurst, "or you can go in and be part of the scene."

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Sun May 23 2004

Book Award: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson

01:06 PM by Colin Dunstan in E-Book General | Deals and Resources (No...

The Guardian reports the winner of the 2004 Arthur C Clarke award for British science-fiction writing: Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

Quicksilver, an opener to a planned trilogy, is a massive and complex historical novel set in the 17th century. It explores the notion that modern cyberculture has its roots in the curiosity of Renaissance alchemists.

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Windows 98SE on Pocket PC

05:37 AM by Colin Dunstan in Archive | Handhelds and Smartphones

Do you think that one of the newer Clies or Palms would have the power to run Windows? Well, if you own a PPC, you can be ready for some kind of experiment...

PocketGamer is carrying a story on the successful emulation of Windows 95 and Windows 98SE on the Pocket PC. This was made possible by a Pocket PC port of Bochs, a DOS emulator.

If you're keen to try this on your own Pocket PC, you'll need a minimum of a 256MB memory card (or stream the image over a wireless network) and you'll need a program like Nyditot Virtual Display to increase your screen resolution. Oh, yes, and you'll also need the emulator.

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