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food and apps...food apps? [Oct. 27th, 2010|05:36 pm]
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The Fresh Air interview of Harold McGee, writer of several cooking books (such as On Food and Cooking and the upcoming Keys to Good Cooking) was absolutely fascinating. He's like Alton Brown in that he explains why things happen the way they do while cooking, but without the cheesy shticks (which sometimes work and sometimes so do not work for me). He gives lots of good tips that I can totally use in my own daily life, just in the interview. I'm going to have to check out his books at the bookstore/library and see if they are something I want to own. He also has a column at the New York Times.

I'm not sure if anyone that reads this has iPod Touches/iPhones, but I figure it can't hurt to throw a question out there. Is there a way to load zips or folders of jpgs of books for on-the-go reading? I have seen pdf readers (figuring out which one to get will be tough--I don't deal well with choices sometimes) but just wondering about jpgs. Any other cool/useful/awesome apps to recommend? I just got a new iPod Touch as my 1st gen Touch was getting a little too slow for me, so it feels like I can finally indulge in apps. XD;

I am sleepy and lethargic. I hate stress-induced insomnia so much.

[User Picture]From: ramble_corner
2010-10-28 01:58 pm (UTC)
Re Ipod
Not a user but maybe look around at apps for reading comics as they will normally be zipped/rar'd images files
But if you have the ebook in other formats (text/html), Stanza is a good choice too ^
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-11-04 04:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for suggesting the comics apps. I'm looking around and trying to figure out which one will work for me.

Stanza is pretty awesome! I love being able to download directly from places like Project Gutenberg.
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2010-10-28 03:05 pm (UTC)
If you have the whole book in one folder, can't you just flick through the pages like any other photos/pictures? (Or maybe the zoom would be wrong for that? I've never tried it.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-11-04 04:50 am (UTC)
Hm, I might try it out and see if it works...
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