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Thank you, David Stein!
« on: September 08, 2011, 10:14:11 AM »
For those who may not know him, or of his work, David Stein is the author of a book titled The Visual LISP Developer's Bible... Perhaps you've heard of it?

I had the distinct pleasure of communicating with David earlier this year, after purchasing his newest book on the topic The Visual LISP Developer's Bible, 2011 Edition:



Only $7 at Amazon. <-- Shameless plug

Inspired by this thread, I'm starting this topic so that there's a place for people who either know David Stein, or those who may just be fans of his work, can come and say thanks. I've personally learned a lot from reading his books, and I wanted to give others an opportunity to say thanks as well.

Cheers! :beer:
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Re: Thank you, David Stein!
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 11:58:44 AM »
Thanks for the info. I have the 2003 PDF version & it's a good reference.

I see the new version is Kindle only so you may need this Kindle for PC
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 12:25:34 PM »
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I see the new version is Kindle only so you may need this Kindle for PC
Or a Kindle?

Or you can do what I consider the right way...

http://calibre-ebook.com/
The Kindle uses the mobi format.
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/MOBI

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 12:32:14 PM »
Kindle Newbie Here asking question: 
If I buy and down load the book at home, how do I get it at work?  Basically can the file be transfered from PC to PC without any hassles?
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 12:34:40 PM »
I typically use the Kindle iPhone app at work, as IT will not authorize Kindle for PC being installed.

Ideally I wanted to purchase the PDF so that I can utilize the search functionality, etc. But the eReader version will have to suffice for the time being.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2011, 12:36:53 PM »
Kindle Newbie Here asking question: 
If I buy and down load the book at home, how do I get it at work?  Basically can the file be transfered from PC to PC without any hassles?

Actually, anything you purchase is abailable to you no matter what device you use... Even your notes, current page, etc are synced between my laptop at home, and my iPhone (for example).
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2011, 12:40:59 PM »
You cant convert it (is it DRMed)?

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2011, 12:44:02 PM »
Send Dave an email asking him if you can convert it. Dave is a super cool guy. Of course it goes without saying that you can't send out his hard work if he doesn't want you to.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 12:52:30 PM »
I've never converted a Kindle file, but I know you can easily convert epub files to pdf or txt.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2011, 12:52:57 PM »
Kindle Newbie Here asking question: 
If I buy and down load the book at home, how do I get it at work?  Basically can the file be transfered from PC to PC without any hassles?

Actually, anything you purchase is abailable to you no matter what device you use... Even your notes, current page, etc are synced between my laptop at home, and my iPhone (for example).
I just want to move it or have a copy in two places.  Is this possible.

The reason is I typically make on-line purchases at home but if I have buy it at work, no biggie then.
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2011, 12:54:59 PM »
Kindle Newbie Here asking question: 
If I buy and down load the book at home, how do I get it at work?  Basically can the file be transfered from PC to PC without any hassles?

Actually, anything you purchase is abailable to you no matter what device you use... Even your notes, current page, etc are synced between my laptop at home, and my iPhone (for example).
I just want to move it or have a copy in two places.  Is this possible.

The reason is I typically make on-line purchases at home but if I have buy it at work, no biggie then.
I can't see why that would be a problem. Hell, the only thing stopping RM from posting the file is him - not that I'm requesting, just making a point.
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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2011, 01:03:49 PM »
Do NOT post that book! David is selling that book.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2011, 01:05:04 PM »
Do NOT post that book!
not at all what I was implying.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 01:09:07 PM »
I've never converted a Kindle file, but I know you can easily convert epub files to pdf or txt.

That's because epub is kinda like HTML.

Ive been reading up on the AZW subject and it appears that with a Kindle book you get one of three different kinds.
1. no DRM
2. DRM #1
3. DRM #2

If its DRMed not convert it. Use the free Reader.

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