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Calibre Book Server, and Everything Else

If you like to read, you could do a lot worse than to set up up a library using the Calibre ecosystem. Recently, that's just what I did, and I'd be pretty proud of myself if it wasn't for the fact that it was so darned easy. Well, mostly.

Windows 8 & Classic Shell

I really tried to like it. I gave it a full month to show me why it was better. It never really did.

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Review: PocketCloud

This weekend, I was looking for a way to get a little more utility out of my new Nexus 7, and I came across an app from "Wyse Technology" called PocketCloud. I have to say I was pretty impressed.

AutoHotKey: Never Use 20 Keys When You Can Use 2

Have you ever wondered why you have to go through the same complex process of keystrokes over and over? Have you ever accidentally hit a useless key and wondered why that thing even existed? Have you ever wanted to be able to automate tasks on your PC, draw simple User Interfaces, or create conditional key mappings with a single, tiny tool set? If so, the folks over at AutoHotKey might be able to help you out.

Review: Windows 8 Developer's Preview

"TLDR" version: Meh.

If you are in to this sort of thing, you may have noticed that Microsoft has released a developer's version of their upcoming Windows 8 operating system. It's very pretty and obviously based upon the same "Metro" UI found in the recently released Windows Phone 7 OS. The general goal is to move away from the drill-down-tree type of navigation we've grown used to toward a tile and bucket look. It's the same thing, essentially, but visually, it's simpler.

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