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Mardroid

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Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Reply #165 on: 05 December, 2017, 03:46:34 pm »
Well done Tjm86.

Yoinks : Approaching the end of my probationary period in the first full time permanent job I've had in months since being made redundant last year.

Bah: They're really taking speed into account, in their decision whether or not to keep us, and and speed is not my strength, unfortunately. Due to requiring more numbers I keep getting sent upstairs to do another job too. Unlike most in our dept, I quite like the other work, but while I'm doing that, I'm not getting a chance to speed up on my main job, the one I'll be judged on. Sigh.

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Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Reply #166 on: 05 December, 2017, 05:56:32 pm »
Yoinks: The last two 2000AD Mega Collection deliveries appear to have finally been made! Woop!

Bah: But they've been delivered next door, and there's no-one in. Bugger!

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Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Reply #167 on: 09 February, 2018, 11:23:12 am »
Yoinks! I scored a decent chunk of voucher from WHSmith so decided to splurge on some Ebooks.

BAH! Didn't realise that the KOBO reader beloved of WHSmith was unable to be used on a kindle. Best I can manage so far is reading on my laptop!

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Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Reply #168 on: 09 February, 2018, 12:33:48 pm »
I've found the Open Source program Calibre to be very good at converting e-books from one format to another. Might be worth a shot.

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Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« Reply #169 on: 09 February, 2018, 12:56:36 pm »
Ooh, cheers Sharky- I'll take a look at that when I on my laptop...

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« Reply #170 on: 09 February, 2018, 01:02:17 pm »
Calibre is pretty good at converting formats. Not perfect mind, but an excellent program for the price. The only problem is that you can't upload them to your kindle account any more. Or you couldn't at any rate. It just means you have to plug in the kindle reader to your computer to transfer the books.

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« Reply #171 on: 09 February, 2018, 09:49:24 pm »
Kobo usually handles the more universal standard .epub format, whilst Kindle uses .mobi. Caliber does this pretty well but you do often lose some continuity of formatting (paragraph spacing might look a bit jumbled somewhere, etc) but it's not so bad, usually. Some times renders it difficult to read more casually though