a summary - without notes
assuming you are using a http server
cd /var/www/html/ mkdir -pv archlinux/x86_64/ cd archlinux/ wget -c http://ftp.otenet.gr/linux/archlinux/iso/latest/arch/aitab wget -c http://ftp.otenet.gr/linux/archlinux/iso/latest/arch/checksum.x86_64.md5 cd x86_64/ wget -c http://ftp.otenet.gr/linux/archlinux/iso/latest/arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz wget -c http://ftp.otenet.gr/linux/archlinux/iso/latest/arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img wget -c http://ftp.otenet.gr/linux/archlinux/iso/latest/arch/x86_64/root-image.fs.sfs
add these lines to your pxelinux.cfg/default file
LABEL ArchLinux x86_64 MENU LABEL ArchLinux x86_64 KERNEL http://10.10.10.1/archlinux/x86_64/vmlinuz INITRD http://10.10.10.1/archlinux/x86_64/archiso.img APPEND ip=dhcp archiso_http_srv=http://10.10.10.1 archisobasedir=archlinux/ checksum=y
an ongoing list for prons & cons
people usually start with prons - but a con maybe a deal breaker.
- You HAVE to sign/create an account on Kobo site or login with your facebook account.
- There is no file browsing - library of books is just a find on supported format files
Havent found a bookmark work around
- good UX but needs work
Why the above are cons:
I dont have a FB account !
I dont want to “give” my email to kobo site.
If i dont to that - i cant use my hardware (this is wrong in so many ways).
I use my computer to create folders and organize my ebooks. I wanted shelves to be related to folders.
I have 100 books (at this moment) and i need to manually create kobo shelves or search to find an ebook that i have already organized it my folder.
bookmarks - i want to borrow my kobo to a friend to read a book (like i do in real life) when i am at work or on dentist.
He/she can read the book but will mess with my reading stats. I worked around this - using an annotation.
But it could be great to have bookmarks support.
- Fast rendering
- github account: kobolabs
- touch screen - only two buttons: backlit and sleep/power off/on
- you can configure margins and line spacing
- you can add your own fonts
- pdf are readable !
- Can follow url links on epub format (useful)
- wifi - web browser
- has a good concept of gamification with awards and facebook (not related with me - but i appreciate the effort)
- chess/sudoko and sketch pad (extras)
- you can add notes (annotations - work around for bookmarking)
- dictionaries & translation dictionaries
- you can add bookmarks by touching the right upper corner
Annotations are powerful with this kobo.
Starting a new category!
I’ve recently bought an ebook reader: Kobo Glo
Here are a picture:
I wanted to add some opensource fonts.
So i’ve gathered my ttf fonts to a folder and attached my Kobo Glo to my ArchLinux Box
Copied to Kobo Glo
and after that reboot my ebook reader
I’ve made a test to find the best “compressed” solution for thin provisioning on virtual machines.
f18.qcow2 is a default minimal Fedora 18 installation.
$ qemu-img info f18.qcow2 image: f18.qcow2 file format: qcow2 virtual size: 20G (21474836480 bytes) disk size: 1.1G cluster_size: 65536
Below is the result, sorted by size
1170252 f18.qcow2 746188 f18.qcow2.spars 253552 f18.qcow2.spars.compressed 236860 f18.qcow2.spars.compressed.lrz 236076 f18.qcow2.spars.compressed.xz 151028 f18.qcow2.xz 146172 f18.qcow2.spars.xz 141276 f18.qcow2.spars.lrz 141048 f18.qcow2.lrz
It seems that Con Kolivas has made an extraordinary work with lrzip
And these are the commands i’ve run (sorted by the result of above output):
|f18.qcow2||qemu-kvm f18.qcow2 -cdrom Fedora-18-x86_64-netinst.iso -cpu host -usbdevice tablet -m 2048|
|f18.qcow2.spars||virt-sparsify f18.qcow2 f18.qcow2.spars|
|f18.qcow2.spars.compressed||virt-sparsify - -compress f18.qcow2 f18.qcow2.spars.compressed|
|f18.qcow2.spars.compressed.xz||xz -k f18.qcow2.spars.compressed|
|f18.qcow2.xz||xz -k f18.qcow2|
|f18.qcow2.spars.xz||xz -k f18.qcow2.spars|
My specs are:
$ grep 'model name' /proc/cpuinfo | head -1 model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz $ grep -c processor /proc/cpuinfo 4 $ grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo MemTotal: 8038060 kB