Downloading QST Magazine In PDF Format

I don’t do Microsoft Windows. Android and Linux are My Things. I subscribe to ARRL to get the digital version of their excellent QST magazine. Unfortunately, their support for offline reading in Linux is zero and their Android app is so poor as to be unusable. So I want to download QST in PDF so as I can read it easily offline on my desktop and mobile devices (Ubuntu Linux and Android respectively). ARRL doesn’t make that easy for you, but I have the solution. Continue reading “Downloading QST Magazine In PDF Format”

Kindle Fire HD, Ubuntu and Google Apps

I just got a Kindle Fire HD for testing apps and content that we’re creating for the Kindle platform. I also have access to a Nexus 7 which is, as we should all know by now, totally awesome. With the Kindle I feel rather disconnected from the comfort of my ‘Google experience’, GMail, Play, YouTube, etc. Here’s some notes on getting started: Continue reading “Kindle Fire HD, Ubuntu and Google Apps”

Shrinking PDF to Send to Kindle

I needed to send PDF to my Kindle today but it was too large to send via Gmail (around 30MB, 5MB over the Gmail sending limit). I had a few choices. Split the file up somehow, boot Windows and use my hugely expensive copy of Adobe Acrobat, put the file on my Kindle manually via USB or try the free way. Continue reading “Shrinking PDF to Send to Kindle”