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Woo, my kindle(2) is here and thus far I am really enjoying it. Purchased a couple of books online and raided all the freebies I could find. I need to figure out how to convert some of the .pdb files into something the kindle can read, but for now, I have lots of things to enjoy.

On the flip side... (because everything happy needs something annoying to balance it) I have to go to the hospital next week for a thyroid biopsy. Last year they located a tumor between the lobes of my thyroid and... it's bigger now, sooooo, needle time. From what I understand the likelihood of it being malignant is very low, and the procedure itself is uncomfortable, but not painful. This is my happy face, really. (As an aside, I'm finding the terminology medical professionals use to describe a biological something that is living where it shouldn't be rather fascinating. 'It's a nodule. It's a growth. It's a tumor. It's a benign cancer.' Then we get on into Other Things like cysts, fibroids and... heaven only knows what else. Why not just say 'Look, there's a lump, it shouldn't be there, we recommend you get it checked.'?)

I apologize for the sporadic postings.. I've been enamored of Twitter and its 'here's something quick' short attention span functionality. I'll try to post more, and hopefully.. art soon.

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tuftears
Mar. 5th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Good luck with it! *hugs*
duncandahusky
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
If the .pdb files are freeware (i.e. don't have DRM), all you need to do is rename them from filename.pdb to filename.prc.
enveri
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
a couple of them have protection on them. :/
duncandahusky
Mar. 5th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
For DRM'ed files, apparently there's Python script called ereader2html.py that can be torrented. The idea is that you use that to covert the files to HTML, then mail the HTML files to your Kindle, which converts them into something it can read.

I'm afraid Python is deep voodoo to me, but I'm willing to be roho could make short work of it.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
thyroid nodule
If nodule happens to be a cyst it can be treated using PEI injection.
The non-cancerous nodules are increasing their diameter
about 15% per year
The 1.5 cm solid nodule in the thyroid isthmus can look like second adam's apple:)
synnabar
Mar. 5th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Best wishes to you and good luck with it!!!

Also - yay, Kindle 2! I got one and have been enjoying it, too. So far I haven't had time to read much... I made it through Coraline and like the Amazon Daily, and found out about this today, too (you might know about it already) - Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon and other free books at Del Rey's brand-new Suvudu Free Library.

And again, good luck to you!!!
enveri
Mar. 5th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
I was not aware Del Rey had a free library!! Did you know about Baen's? (<a href="http://www.baen.com/library/>http://www.baen.com/library/</a>)
(Anonymous)
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
I wasn't either, until today! And I didn't know about Baen's! I admit, I'm new to the whole Reader thing and haven't fully explored what's out there yet. Thanks for the tip! :D
synnabar
Mar. 6th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Whoops, that was me!
braja
Mar. 6th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC)
Who are you on twitter?
enveri
Mar. 6th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
elusivetiger
Mar. 6th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Check out manybooks.net if you haven't yet - about 20k books, and you can download directly to Kindle .AZW format.
nekosensei
Mar. 6th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Hey! Happy Birthday!
mindslide
Mar. 7th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
1. Happy Birthday
2. I love the Kindle! I had a Kindle 1 as well woot woot
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