28 Oct 2010

Review: Duragadget Kindle 3 Leather Case with Adjustable Stand

In my marathon Kindle 3 review, I bemoaned the price of the official Amazon Kindle case (£30 for the basic version!) Also, though it’s great that I can put the Kindle down on a table and read it — it doesn’t fold itself shut like a paperback would — the slightly-glossier-than-paper screen means it’s more sensitive to viewing angles […]

26 Oct 2010

Serving Websites Using S3 and CloudFront’s Default Root Object

A Better Solution! A couple of years after this blog post was written, Amazon added features to S3/Route 53 to allow static sites with or without the “www” name, so you don’t need to follow the below rather complicated routine. See their blog post on the matter for full details and a walkthrough of the […]

7 Oct 2010

A Month With the New Kindle 3

Introduction ‘There are two kinds of fool. One says, “This is old, and therefore good.” And one says, “This is new, and therefore better.”’ — Dean Inge. In July, Amazon announced the new Kindle, the Kindle 31. From what I could gather, it didn’t seem to be a big leap forward, technically — more a gentle refinement of an already […]