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Got my Kindle Touch Wifi

I received it the day before yesterday. Only two days in transit from Campbellsville KY US to Burnaby BC, Canada through UPS.
It is a small package. Open it, only the Kindle Touch device and a one piece quick start paper inside. Oh, and the USB cable.
Let me have a look at it.
kindle_touch_front

I connected the USB cable to computer, and transfer one Chinese book to it. Later, I disconnected it, and open the book to test. The Chinese character looks wired. They are in different font size or weight.
kindle_touch_chinese_font_bad

The Chinese character with red circle is a little bit thin and looks smaller than others. It is very poor experience when I read Chinese book on Kindle Touch with 5.0.1 software.
First of all, I am thinking about do some trick to fix it. Just like I did on Kindle Keyboard before. Replaced font size and font configuration file.
But at the last I think I check the software, or firmware version first. When I look at the firmware version of device info, it shows 5.0.1. The software on Amazon website said it can be upgraded to 5.1.2

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Windows Updates 2012-06

MS release its monthly update for Windows. There are 10 high priority updates need to be done.
Security Update for Windows XP (KB2685939)
Download size: 551 KB , less than 1 minute
A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – June 2012 (KB890830)
Download size: 3.8 MB , less than 1 minute
After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656369)
Download size: 1.2 MB , less than 1 minute
A security issue has been identified that could allow an authenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

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Amazon Kindle update v3.1

Amazon send me a email regarding the Kindle software update.
In the next few days, when you turn on WiFi connection on your Kindle, the update may automatically run under the background.
The new version is Kindle Software Update Version 3.1
New Features Included in Free Software Update
* Real Page Numbers
Many titles in the Kindle Store now include real page numbers, making it easy to reference and cite passages and read alongside someone reading the print book in a book club or class. Page numbers will also be available on our free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle apps in the coming months. As with all of Kindle’s features, we want you to lose yourself in the author’s words, so page numbers and locations are only displayed when you press the Menu button.
* Public Notes
This feature lets Kindle users choose to make their book notes and highlights available for others to see. Any Kindle user — including authors, their fans, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere — can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community of people who love to read. To review and turn on Public Notes in your own books, view the Public Notes of people you follow, track your reading activities, see Popular Highlights and your annotations, and view your full library of books, go to https://kindle.amazon.com
* Before You Go …
When you reach the end of the book, you can now immediately rate the book, share a message about the book with your social network, get personalized recommendations for what to read next, and see more books by the same author.
* New Newspaper and Magazine Layout
A new browsing layout makes it easy to scan newspapers and magazines more quickly.

Diskeeper Pro Premier 2010

I downloaded the trial version of Diskeeper Pro Premier 2010 and installed it on my Desktop.
There are a few features I like.
New! IntelliWrite™ fragmentation prevention technology. IntelliWrite prevents up to 85% of the fragmentation every system suffers from. It intelligently writes contiguous files to the disk so system resources are not wasted creating fragmentation. The results? A whole new level of system speed and efficiency.
InvisiTasking® technology enables management-free defragmentation with zero management overhead and zero system overhead. Now improved for busy systems. Having to schedule defrag runs is now a thing of the past.
I-FAAST® technology (Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing Technology) automatically boosts access speeds for the most commonly used files.
Free Space Defragmentation Engine has been enhanced to increase file-write performance.

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One of the best tools for Amazon CloudFront

You may already know that my Blog is using Amazon CloudFront for images, CSS, js files. It can speed up my Blog.
But the problem is Amazon does not provide a handy tool. So I doing search and find one of the best programs.
CloudBerry Explorer for Amazon S3.
It works like a simple FTP client tool.
cloudberry

Advanced features:
* Encryption – make sure the data is always protected and only you can view it
* Compression – speed up copy process and save on storage and transfer cost.
* Chunking – break large files into smaller ones to speed up the process and make transfer more reliable.
* FTP support – copy files directly from FTP server to S3 bucket.
* Cache-control header support – save even more on transfer costs.
* GZip – yet another way to save on transfer costs.
* Custom http headers support
* Multi-threading – speed up the transfer of multiple small files

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Microsoft Security Essentials released

Right now, Microsoft released its free security program, Microsoft Security Essential. It can not work on Windows 2000.
Operating System Requirement: Genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3); Windows Vista (Gold, Service Pack 1, or Service Pack 2); Windows 7
Let’s see what he said about it:
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
I am not very sure how good it is. You would better try it yourself and leave your comment to tell others how it works.
You can get it free here.

iPod to Computer Transfer

I’d like to introduce a new software, which is used for iPod.
iPodRobot iPod to Computer Transfer can do what iTunes can not do.
Let’s go through the features of it.
* Protect your iPod against unwanted iTunes synchronizations.
It is helpful. Sometimes you don’t want to do synchronize, but it start automatically.
* Easily get all the music, videos, and photos off your iPod and transfer them to your computer folder or iTunes.
I treat it as a kind of backup. Good for recovery from disaster.
* Easily transfer your playlist with its folder structure back to iTunes, and rebuild your iTunes library.
When reinstall the iTunes with new box, it is a handy tool.
* All song ratings, comments, play counts, the songs’ order, and even volume adjustments will be preserved.
Look, I call it backup or snapshot for your iTune.
* Keep your output folder organized.
Good to hear that.
* Auto-reject duplicate files when importing music into your iTunes library.
It is a very important feature to save time and disk space.
* Only read data from your iPod. It’s totally safe, and risk-free to try.
* Extremely easy to use, skinable user interface.
* Supports all iPod models, even the newest iPod Touch and the iPhone.
* Lifetime upgrades are free.
Lifetime, how long about the life? It must be longer than your iPod. 🙂
* No Adware/Spyware/Virus, guaranteed.

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Error 0x800C0133 of Outlook Express

One desktop with Windows 2000 pro works fine, until one day. It can not receive email any more. Any time I click send/receive button on the Outlook Express, it gives me an error box, said 0x800C0133.
What’s wrong. I go to check the email folder. The physical file store all emails.
The inbox.dbx is over 2 GB.
I can see the oldest email is March 2005. The user has never organize the email and he still want to access these emails.
He is lucky, the inbox is still not corrupt. It just can not receive email any more.

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Blaze Media Pro 8.02

Blaze Media Pro is a powerful all-in-one multimedia application that offers conversion, ripping, editing, recording, burning, playback, and much more. Powerful, yet easy to use audio, video, and data CD/DVD burning are all fully supported. VCD, SVCD, and DVD burning are supported. Other advanced features include video capture, video creation, combining, and extraction, video editing, copying of music CDs, audio and video merge (joining), MusicID audio recognition, lyrics search, audio tag editing, FreeDB support, and more. The audio content of video files can be extracted and saved to sound files, and frames can also be extracted to images files in batch mode. Video files can also be created from still frame images and/or other videos.
I would like to say Blaze Media Pro is a full function media software. It cost you $50. Before you purchse it, you can download it and try it and make a decision in 15 days.
It can doing audio converterjobs, which include CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-4, AIFF, M4A, AAC, AC3, FLAC, and ALAC, and two-way conversions among MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, ASF, Flash (SWF and FLV), iPod, PSP, 3GP, and MOV are available for video. MPEG options are available for VCD, SVCD, and DVD compliant output. DVD ripping, and audio compression functionality are also present. When converting from audio CD, track information can be dynamically downloaded from the CDDB and used to automatically name saved files.
It is also a MOV converter. You can convert MOV to AVI, MPEG, and WMV.
Video editing is available for AVI (uncompressed), AVI (compressed using any available codec), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, and ASF. Comprehensive video editing operations are provided (delete frame, delete selection, crop, resize, rotate, mirror, flip, trim, text overlay, adjust audio volume, etc.). So video encoder is one of the most important modul of it.

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