Gray Area responded to my Kobo post, pointing out, among other things, that you can actually save settings application-wide in KOReader, and not only for a particular book. That motivated me to give it another try, mainly for the sake of better font rendering, and hypenation (the lack of hyphenation in Nickel drives me batty).
So far, so good. I’ve got the defaults the way I want them now.
I mitigated the issue of Calibre making it hard to browse books in KOReader by configuring Calibre to not use subdirectories when sending books to the Kobo.
This little note is both a continuation of my ROOPHLOCH post, and a response to a pair of phlog entries: Ode to my Ebook Reader from Lambda Lab, and Bubbles and Baubles from Gray Area. Note: these are both on gopher; if your web browser does not support gopher, install the Overbite extension (Firefox or Chrome) or go to the Floodgap Gopher proxy and paste the URLs.
Like both phloggers, I have a Kobo e-reader.
Technology and adjacent politics Gadgets, Power, and the New Modes of Political Consciousness This article is a good antidote to the standard kind of moral panic article over mobile devices. It takes a Marxist perspective on devices, and how the dominant narrative about them treats people (device users) as isolated economic units.
Memex(browser) This is the main page for the Memex browser, a browser engine that is being developed. Here’s what the developer has to say about it: