Books, Software, Tips & Tricks

E-book viewer and collection manager?


I use Mozilla Firefox for almost everything nowadays. Last week I started looking for an ebook reader that supported PDF, CHM, DjVu, TXT, ODT and maybe DOC, RTF, PPT, TIFF, LIT and PDB preferrably in a tabbed display; after researching for a little while, I found nothing to support all those files. The closest tools that I found where: STDU Viewer and ICE Book Reader. In the end I decided for a simple solution: Mozilla Firefox with 2 plug-ins and 2 add-ons do the magic.

With these 4 you can make sure 99% of my ebooks are covered.

My Firefox wish list:

  • An ebook manager/browser to sort my collection (why not include all those plug-ins in a single download).
  • Kempelton large theme FF3 compatible or a Naver theme with large icons.
  • Sober simple nice minimalistic small icons theme for FF3.

BTW: I tried to open chm files from the windows  explorer and from the firefox file manager (just type c:\ or whatever folder you like) and firefox always asked me where to download the file. So you really have to use the chm sidebar or toolbar button to open chm files inside firefox.

Other suggestions? Thoughts? Leave me a note.

Books, Random Thoughts, Religion

Thieves and Crosses

I’am currently reading the book “México Acribillado” (Mexico Riddled -as in riddled with bullets-) from author Francisco Martín Moreno. I like this book so much that I started looking for more books of his own at his editorial house called Alfaguara (México) and found this other book of the same author titled “México ante Dios” (Mexico in front of God). At the website they used the following quote for this book:

“En tiempos de las bárbaras legiones, de lo alto de las cruces colgaban a los ladrones… Hoy, en pleno siglo del progreso y de las luces, del pecho de los ladrones cuelgan las cruces”. Anónimo, siglo XIX.

Let me translate this to you as truthful as possible:

“In times of the barbaric legions at the top of the crosses thieves were hunged … Today, in full century of progress and lights, crosses hang from the chest of thieves.” Anonymous, XIX .

How truthful this is today. Just turn your TV on and watch. Almost every “religious” channel asks for money. And how about those “Pastors” that steal money off their congregation, aside from their salary, and use it for personal purposes.

If you have something to say about it, leave me a comment. Read me next time.

Thieves and Thieves