A Bristol Geek

No trees were harmed in the creation of this blog; however, a significant number of electrons were slightly inconvenienced.

All things Kindle

[wpMyKindle] I bought a Kindle in mid 2011 and I fell in love with it very quickly, I wrote a sort of review of it back in June 2011 that you can read here.

Over the time that I have had the Kindle I have come accross a few things that I thought I would share, they are simply usage instructions to more complex jail breaking instructions!  So you can find links to all those things here.

The image to the left displaying my current book is generated by a mini-plugin that I wrote that displays the cover of a book on a miniature kindle screen.  You can also provide it with a link to the book on Amazon so that others can buy the book!  If you want to use the plugin on your WordPress blog you can see more about it here.

Jailbreaking your Kindle

Jailbreaking sounds like something big and naughty, but with a Kindle it is actually something simple that Amazon has all but authorised by releasing the Kindle’s firmware.  Read more about it here.

Kindle Screensaver

The Kindle comes with some interesting screensavers that display when your device is asleep, but via a simple jailbreak hack you can put your own images onto the Kindle.  Read how to do it here, or view some of my screensavers here!

My Kindle Screensaver Collection

After jailbreaking my Kindle I decided to create a few screensavers of my own.  You can view them all in my Screensaver Collection.

Making your own Kindle Case

Being the true geek that I am I chose to make a case for my Kindle out of Gaffa Tape, the geek’s best friend! I like to think that most problems can be solved with an application of Gaffa Tape, but that is another story! Read more about it here.

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