Archive for December, 2011

The Humble Bundle

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

I’m probably somewhat behind the times, but it’s worth a mention regardless.  The Humble Bundle.

The first one I saw was the Introversion bundle.  If you’re not familiar with Introversion, they are the guys behind Darwinia, Uplink, Defcon and not forgetting Multiwinia.  Four games worthy of note in their own right.  But the humble bundle is awesome.  Pay more than the average (yes, you get to pick what you want to pay) and you’ll also get a couple of tech demos from Introversion, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Dungeons of Dredmor and Aquaria as a bonus… oh and did I mention you can also get the source code for Darwinia, Multiwinia, Defcon and Uplink too?

To say that this bundle is a bargain is an understatement, great games, great price and source code too… amazing.

So, if you’ve not encountered the Humble Bundle yet, head over to The Humble Bundle and check it out.

Review – The Barking Dog, Belfast

Rating - 10.0/10.0 - 10
Sunday, December 4th, 2011

I’ve travelled quite a bit on business in the last two years and as a consequence, I’ve had the opportunity to dine out at a number of different restaurants.  Every night I think to myself “I’m going to write up a quick review” and every night I get busy with work and forget to post.  Tonight, I’m going to post and then get down to some work, so without further ado, here’s a quick review of the place that is possibly my favourite restaurant… The Barking Dog, Malone Road, Belfast. (more…)

Unpurchased Books In Kindle Mac (and maybe PC)

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

This is just a little nugget that may prove useful to other users of Kindle for Mac (and maybe PC).  I noticed the other day that I had somehow acquired a book that I hadn’t purchased.  It appeared to be an Italian book… I’m not sure of the title as that kind of information wasn’t available.  It just kind of sat there.  When I tried to download it, I was told I had reached my limit and I was given the option of deauthorising a device or purchasing another copy.

Of course, I didn’t want to do either but no matter what I tried I couldn’t get rid of it.  And no amount of searching on-line provided any assistance.

Today, I took a punt and managed to rid myself of this un-purchased baggage with no complaints from the Kindle software.  So, if you too are afflicted with un-purchased items popping up in your book list, this is how you can fix it.

  • First, find you Kindle content folder.  On the Mac you can do this using Finders ‘Go to folder’ option.  The Kindle content folder should be located in ‘/Users/<YOURUSERNAME>/library/Application Support/Kindle’.  If this doesn’t work, you can find where it is from the Kindle software preferences.
  • Once you’ve found the folder, delete the ‘Cache’ directory (making a copy of course just in case).
  • Start Kindle

And hey presto, if all has gone according to plan, the spurious book will no longer be visible in your list of books.  I suspect the same thing will work for Kindle PC, but I’ve not had the opportunity to try it so your mileage may vary.