Comments for Babbling Engineer http://www.babblingengineer.com Tips and hacks for surviving life with a smile on your face Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:54:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by blogspot.com http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-64955 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:54:25 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-64955 Letting your emotions rule your thoughts and actions at this
critical time will always (and I mean always) drive your ex boyfriend away.
Any woman who wants to make a man fall head over heels for her should take a couple of
minutes to look at the introduction video on his website.

Give yourself more credit and find someone who truly deserves your attention.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by jalal http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-9105 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 05:15:10 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-9105 Would it be possible to download a foreign-language dictionary add-on to be used like the built-in Webster’s?

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by Steve http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-7835 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:56:39 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-7835 Sounds to me as if “sketchit” is complaining because it cannot access its server. Looks as if you are running an application that expects to be online. This would, most likely, be because it wants to serve up advertisements or because it expects you to be logged in to your sketchit “account” for some reason.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by MickJ http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2792 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:38:23 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2792 Well that worked, ran Nook Touch Mod Manager app, mapped top right button to menu, opened google books app, pressed the new menu button and the options to change font size, go to contents, my books etc nice to have.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by MickJ http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2790 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:06:42 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2790 Sounds interesting, try asking over on xda : http://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch

or that Onyx T68 ereader runs 4.0.4 and possibly a better browser – but at 149quid

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by MickJ http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2789 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:57:31 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2789 Have been advised that mapping a menu button (even temporarily) will allow changes to font etc.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by MickJ http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2785 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:54:57 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2785 Just started using Google Books on laptop and kitkat tablet, searched around and found com.google.android.apps.books_v1.3.5.apk an older version of Google Reader and side loaded it on to both my touch & glow.

Did see references to v1.4.5 but was unable to find a copy. 1.3.5 works, but basic, able to download my books, open and read, text is fixed and seems like reading 10pt text, page turn works, saves my place etc, pleased with that.

Tried to sideload blinkboxbooks .28, the tesco app but nook reports parsing error.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by MickJ http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2784 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:46:56 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2784 Just started using Google Books on laptop and kitkat tablet, searched around and found com.google.android.apps.books_v1.3.5.apk an older version of Google Reader and side loaded it on to both my touch & glow.

Did see references to v1.4.5 but was unable to find a copy. 1.3.5 works, but basic, able to download my books, open and read, text is fixed and seems like reading 10pt text, page turn works, saves my place etc, pleased with that.

Tried to sideload blinkboxbooks .28, the tesco app but nook reports parsing error.

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by Jim Hahn` http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2780 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:44:03 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2780 Advice needed:

I am working with several other retired former software and EE engineers on a specialized system. It pretty much works fine except for the fact that it needs to have a fairly small display which can be read in bright sunlight. Having e-ink, Nook seems ideal.

The application runs with a set of sensors communicating via wifi to a host PC or Mac. We capture an event and display some results to the user. The host implements a web server which any user can log into via their display computer. This currently works well with tablets, smart phones, and laptops. Except they are tough to read in the sun.

In trying to get a Nook to work, we ran into two problems. Any advice? We’d be willing to pay for help. The Nook in question was a Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and it had been rooted/jailbroken.

1) Our application runs “off in the woods”. There are no wifi or 3G services available. We use two Nano Loco wifi units to make our own wifi. (There are two of them because the two parts of our system are separated by roughly 600 yards and the Nano bridges this distance forming one seamless wifi net.) The problem is that the Nook will not support connection to a browser unless the full Internet is available. Even though our application does not use the Internet, the Nook seems to be unhappy if the Nook cannot see the Internet. By Internet, I mean the “upper_case” Internet: the world wide web. Yes, the Nano wifi units contain a full router.

2) No special app or software is used on the user’s hand-held display unit. All it need do is run a browser capable of displaying “stuff” which our web page host will create. To put that differently, our web page host essentially manufactures some Javascript and shoves it down to the hand-held. Our user sees a diagram displayed to him. In playing with a Nook to try to get this to work, the Nook attempted to install or load (not sure of the correct vocabulary) some sort of graphics software which would enable it to display what our web server sends it.

When using our local wifi network and we try to start the Nook browser, the error message is:

Application Sketch (in process com.sketchit.now) is not responding.
[ Wait ] [ Force close ]

When instead using any normal wifi network which DOES have access to the Internet, things work fine.

Any ideas would be great!
–jim hahn

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Comment on How I Turned my Nook into an E-Reader Monster by Andrew http://www.babblingengineer.com/how-to/how-i-turned-my-nook-into-an-e-reader-monster/#comment-2779 Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:09:41 +0000 http://www.babblingengineer.com/?p=203#comment-2779 Did you have success with rooting your Glowlight?

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