I know, the title is kinda odd for a techie blog. I could use the common phrase “I’m Back” for not updating my blog for over 2 weeks. I never left blogging although I’m not that active also to my other blogs. I cannot call it as blogger’s block, its not laziness but I admit I become unproductive on blogging. I have my reasons…
1st: My kids’ summer vacation were extended for 10 days because there was 1 student infected with A(H1N1) virus in their school. Naturally, priority comes first and I can’t blog.
2nd: I almost lost my interest on this blog when I discovered that my Entrecard image was plagiarized by another blogger in same category. I didn’t received any response from Entrecard but the result was ok after 10 days. BTW, I never stop reciprocating drops on this blog despite lack of updates.
3rd: I lost my “to do list” for this blog. As you can see, I can’t post mobile ebook topics such as ebook conversion without testing the software or application. I have to make another one.
I apologized for being “glitchy” and unproductive but I’m back. Hopefully, my blogging time will be back to normal next week starting Monday. I need a favor from those who landed here searching for a certain topic on mobile ebooks. Please let me know what you want to know by commenting. You could also suggest topics that might be interesting for this blog.
Hmnn. I guess, a need a catchy image or badge so every visitors will be aware that they can request for certain topics. What do you think?
My new Entrecard Avatar?!
If you happen to be on your regular Entrecard dropping and you saw your own avatar or image and edited for someone else use, what would you think? On my blog hopping yesterday, at first glance, I thought its mine but its NOT. I’m stunned. This is the first image I uploaded to Entrecard, the image I use to some forums, my gravatar, my phone’s Opera background. Somehow, I have a deep attachment to this image, I see it everyday on my mobile and internet.
Giving the benefit of the doubt, I sent a private message to the owner of this blog through Entrecard but to no avail. If its for Entrecard purpose that my image was plagiarized, I don’t think its fair. Entrecard image serves as business card. I’m not sure if its against EC’s TOS either but it is still my image. Plagiarism is a crime!
Come to think of it. I am a 4-digit EC member, that blog is a 6-digit EC member meaning I’m a member way ahead of him. Its impossible not see me on EC category Computers and Internet that we both belong. I don’t think this is link baiting since he already have a PR3 blog and I’m still working on regaining my PR. Whatever reason he has, I’m not happy that my image was stolen. I’m not flattered either.
I take this opportunity to thank my EC top droppers. As you can see, I seldom post linklove for my top droppers but today is my birthday. Guys, please check out EC community if your image was plagiarized.
As expected, when I started doing the ebook conversion matrix, I found topics that I still haven’t discussed. There are also some articles that needs to be updated soon. Most likely, ebook conversion matrix should also be like my free ebooks download post that needs to be modified from time to time as well as adding links of future articles related to ebook conversion.
I might add some ebook formats and post follow up post to other ebook conversion topics soon. A single cell could have a couple of links depends on the progress of my future posts.
Also, if you have requests that appropriate for this post, let me know. BTW, I decided to make this a normal post rather than making this a page as I mentioned in my previous article. Its now easy searching if you’re looking for ebook conversion matrix.
For me, the easiest way to create PDF file is to install add-in driver or driver printer such as doPDF, CutePDF etc which I tried in the past. They are totally free. Of course, there are available software for the specific purpose of creating PDF files. Remember that its always been my goal to convert files easily using freewares.
Before PDF, I prefer using MS Word as the initial document for many reasons, easy editing, layout, formatting etc. I believe I mentioned that many times already. The following is a list of like softwares below, check it out what’s best for you. Take note that these are PDF converters and not PDF reader… simply choose the installed printer driver as your printer to convert the document to PDF.
doPDF (1.6 MB) is a free PDF converter that works for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows Operating System. Doesn’t require GhostScript or runtime environments like the .NET Framework. Open a document (with Microsoft Word, WordPad, NotePad or any other software), choose Print and select doPDF. No tagged or watermark PDF output.
CutePDF also a free PDF converter that works for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista (x32/x64). The printer driver converts the document into a PDF file. It requires to install the GPL GhostScript (18.5 MB for version 8.64). I installed both the Writer (1.54 MB) and Converter (5.01 MB) to use it. Choose CutePDF Writer as your printer. No tagged or watermark PDF output.
Bullzip PDF Printer (4.0 MB) is a virtual driver compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/XP x64/2003/2003 x64/Vista/Vista x64/2008/Windows 7 (beta build 7000). The printer driver requires GhostScript Lite (8.8 MB) but doesn’t need to download separately, it will also be installed. Its a freeware with limitations, which means that it is FREE for personal and commercial use up to 10 users only. Choose BullZip PDF Writer to convert your document to PDF.
Originally, I started this list with 10 printer driver softwares. I removed commercial softwares, also those free softwares with tagged PDF or with advertisement of their product on the PDF output file. I also removed a freeware, I used in the past because it was installing a different name and not free anymore. Please read further information/compatibility on the links provided above, I am not liable for any damage it may cause you. On the other hand, I will still search for more like freewares and add them here.
This blog is almost 2 years old, my articles are continuously growing about mobile ebook stuff and ebook conversion. Although I do update this blog 2-3 times a week, sometimes I was thinking if I already wrote a certain topic. Of course, I don’t want to discuss topics that have been discussed already. And duplicate contents is bad for SEO.
I was thinking to make a mobile ebook conversion matrix page, its sort of an index to what article an eBookworm should read to every ebook format he/she needs to be converted. It could drain my energy on doing such page but it will surely help those who want to convert their ebooks. And, in a way, it will help me search easily for topics I haven’t yet discussed. I’m still figuring out on how to structure the index page but for sure I will concentrate on ebooks that can be read on mobiles.
Please share me your thoughts on this. This blog is accepting requests and suggestions, don’t hesitate to voice it out by commenting below. It will be posted as soon as its done and located in between links and privacy pages.