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Akkana Peck
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I just got a Kobo Touch (I know, late to the game) and found this page when looking for information about the difference between epub and kepub. Thanks for the excellent article!

I've wrapped your <span>-inserting code in a script that handles unpacking the epub zip file, so you can use it on a bunch of epub files and not have to hassle with manually unpacking them. It's on github: https://github.com/akkana/scripts/blob/master/kobo/koboize.py

I didn't do anything about cover images because with 3.16.0 my Kobo seems to handle the covers fine on its own.

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I've stopped even trying to keep up with Google+ because every time I go to plus.google.com, it leads me through a 7-page intro sequence ("find people you know" and so on) with no button to click for "just give me the damn stream or home page". Does Google really want to drive people away? Is there some secret URL that would take me straight to my stream?

Here's what clicking through those intro screens makes me feel like:
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Gearing up for my Arduino workshop for high school girls this Thursday ... I finally wrote up the cheap motor control circuit I'll be using. http://shallowsky.com/blog/hardware/cheap-motors-with-arduino.html

Any women in the bay area want to help out with the workshop? We could really use a couple more helpers ... especially women comfortable with either simple programming, or electronics.

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Got a great view of yesterday's Venus transit, including some nice sunset pictures. http://shallowsky.com/images/venustransit/
Also wrote up a longer observing report: http://shallowsky.com/blog/science/astro/venus-transit-2012.html

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I wrote up some details and tips on observing Sunday's annular eclipse (for those in the western US, anyway). http://shallowsky.com/blog/science/astro/annular-eclipse-2012.html

And it was a good excuse to unpack that solar filter and take a look at the sun -- there are some nice sunspots today! I even dug out a long-unused eyepiece projection rig and snapped some photos to make sure I could get some on Sunday. Not spectacular, but at least you can see the sunspots, and it should show the eclipse just ifne.
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Putting together some demos for my GIMP talk tonight in Palo Alto. It's for CodeChix, but it's open to everyone: http://codechix-gimp.eventbrite.com/

I'll be giving pretty much the same talk again next Monday in Davis for LUGoD.

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I'll be giving my Arduino talk Wednesday night at SVLUG. Come see my Linux-controlled flying roboshark if you missed it at SCALE! (It's not far from PyCon and there is Python code involved.) http://www.svlug.org/meetings.php

So tired of getting notifications that total strangers have tagged me in random photos of events halfway around the world. Google+ doesn't seem to offer any solution -- I can't see a list of these tagged photos (just the email notifications), I can't send a message to the person (because they're not in my circles). Google's photo tagging is really messed up.

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SCALE (the Southern California Linux Expo) has a new mini-conference called "SCALE: The Next Generation" for kids to present their Linux tips, ideas and projects. Any students in the LA area with interest in Linux, take note! SCALE is a really friendly and fun conference, highly recommended. http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/blog/scale-next-generation-invitation-participation
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