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Upgrade to Calibre 2.31

Just upgrade my installation of Calibre to versionĀ  2.31, 64bit.

New Features of v2.31

E-book viewer: Make the search engine used for searching for selected text configurable (in the Miscellaneous section of the viewer preferences)

New Features of v2.30

  • An option to auto-convert a book on adding even if it is already in the output format (Preferences->Adding Books).
  • E-book viewer: If there are entries in the Table of Contents that are long enough to be truncated, display the full text in a popup menu when the mouse hovers over the item.
  • News download: Add support for turning off SSL certificate verification in individual recipes
  • Kobo driver: Support for upcoming firmware version 3.16

How to open the file ending with djvu?

I download some files which extension name is djvu. I have no ideal how to open it or which program can read this kind of file.

Through Google, Wikipedia, some information retrived.

DjVu is a computer file format designed primarily to store scanned documents, especially those containing a combination of text, line drawings, indexed color images, and photographs.

Here is a site to contain helpful resources and links.

I downloaded the desktop program WinDjView and installed it on my Windows 7.


The file I open in it is a Chinese Ebook. The Characters are displayed correctly.

To download the WinDjView WinDjView-2.0.2-Setup.exe

Tracking details of Kindle Internation Edition to Vancouver

As I posted the Kindle is on the way to my home. I check the status of it. UPS provide the details as below.
January 15, 2011 08:45:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 08:39:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrived at destination country
January 15, 2011 07:31:00 AM RICHMOND BC CA Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 06:52:00 AM Seattle WA US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 06:10:00 AM Seattle WA US Arrival Scan
January 15, 2011 04:14:00 AM Louisville KY US Departure Scan
January 15, 2011 02:02:00 AM Louisville KY US Arrival Scan
January 14, 2011 11:02:00 PM Lexington KY US Departure Scan
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Completed customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 07:37:00 PM RICHMOND BC CA Initiated customs clearance process
January 14, 2011 06:17:00 PM Lexington KY US Shipment received by carrier
January 14, 2011 05:35:34 PM US Shipment has left seller facility and is in transit
Yeah, it is in Canada already. Just half hour distance from my home to Richmond BC.
I hope I can get it Monday.

Kobo original vs Kindle 3

I ordered Kobo and Kindle. Kobo is on the way to my home. I will properly get it this week. I have to wait Kindle next month. Anyway, I still can do some pre-research on them.
I am watching on following points.
1) Screen Size
Kobo: 6″
Kindle: 6″
Same size.
2) Screen greyscale level
Kobo: 8
Kindle: 16
Of course, Kindle can show more details on Carton books. But the real difference have to wait until I can compare them side by side.
3) Memory
Kobo: internal Storage Capacity 1 GB, Digital Storage Media Accepted SD, Included Memory Card 1 GB SD Card
Kindle: 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
You can add your own big memory card into Kobo to have more books.Kindle can not, but 3G is big enough for me.
4) Supported ebook format
Kobo:Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Kindle: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Kindle support audio.

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Waiting for the Kobo digital reader

I ordered another eReader, Kobo, on Futureshop. It is Kobo 6″ eBook Reader (N416-KBO-W) – White – Refurbished. No, it is not brand new one, but still have one year labor warranty.
I would like to have a simple ebook without any wifi, 3G, this kind of things. I just want a e-reader to read pdf files.
Let us see the details of it.
Screen Size 6″
Screen Resolution 600 x 800
Screen Technology E Ink
Touchscreen No
Colour Screen No
Greyscale Levels 8
Backlit Display No
Front-lit Display No
Screen Rotation Support No
Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Image Formats PDF ePub
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No

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Find Google-eBook Download Center

I read Google Blogoscoped, and continued to go to Google-eBook Download Center.
That’s Internet sharing. That’s real Internet spirit.
Let me see what’s so good there.
O’Reilly Google Hacks
Google For Dummies
Building Your Business With Google For Dummies
O’Reilly Google Advertising Tools – Cashing In With Adsense Adwords & Google APIs
55 Ways to have fun with Google
Google Maps Hacks
and lots of Google related eBook can be download.

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