A busy week has seen me with a plethora of projects/tasks, all of which (for a change) completed to the satisfaction of all. I had a unique experience the other day. I stumbled across an author/publisher? on my Twitter timeline seemingly inviting people to join their book publishing page. I cannot say if it was […]Read More Aliens, delusions of grandeur and warning labels
I think any book that starts and ends with an apology (of sorts) doesn’t bode well. I will save people time here too. If the “disclaimer” Mr Rothfuss puts in the beginning of the novella isn’t enough, then let me say – if you have not read his previous works in the series then you […]Read More REVIEW: The Slow Regard of Silent Things – Patrick Rothfuss
I make no secret of my opinion that Microsoft should never be allowed the dominance on any form factor that its enjoyed over the years on the desktop. After many years of introducing users to Linux and indeed other alternatives, it always amazed me that such simple features of Linux that I take for granted […]Read More Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?
Today’s book review looks at a world with no sun, where human colonists fight to survive against a hostile environment and the challenges of a very limited gene pool. It makes for a departure on the traditional sci-fi theme. Dark Eden by Chris Beckett was recently nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award and has […]Read More Review: Dark Eden – Chris Beckett
Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith. You can find more of his work here. Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Another episode from myself and Roy. In this show we focus around an interview with the developers of the Indi game “Greedy Car Thieves”. From Roy’s Site: Today’s show is primarily dedicated to a video/computer game […]Read More TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 77 – 06/11/12 – “Greedy Car Thieves”
E-book readers (and in particular those which facilitate e-ink) are very popular, for me the idea of leaving the “dead-tree” world filled me with dread until I experienced the Kindle and found that actually, its very good. As ebooks gain in popularity there are numerous mediums available to the purchaser though one which will always […]Read More Txtr Beagle – Concern to Amazon? – No.
The Humble Indi Bundle has released it’s new offering – a bundle of ebooks where the customer pays what they want. It’s an an idea that has proved successful in the past and also highlighted that far from being “freetards” as some Microsoft Advocates would suggest, Linux users are willing to spend more money than […]Read More Humble eBook Bundle – Yet again, Linux users are spending more money than Windows.
A look at how “industry experts” in my view fail to either see (or at least acknowledge) what’s really already happened here In what many writers have claimed a surprise announcement, it’s revealed that Waterstones (the high-street book seller) has entered into an agreement with Amazon in relation to the sale of ebooks. Quite why […]Read More Life goes on for Waterstones with Amazon? – From the store to online and back again…
I’ve often written about the Microsoft kiss of death, where it appears that Microsoft has a figurative reverse Midas touch. Instead of turning items to gold, they go the way of the Dodo. The most recent example of this has to be for me, Nokia and now its Barnes and Noble who have signed up […]Read More New Microsoft victim? – Barnes & Noble dance with the Devil?
February is off to a great ebook start and I expect there will be many people still enjoying the benefits of a Linux powered ebook reader (or indeed tablet) from Xmas. It’s easy to see that it won’t be long before epub (and dare I say it .mobi) will find themselves in the same place […]Read More Looking at the eBook – Sigil 0.5.1 – A bug fix/maintenance release!