Friday, July 5, 2024

ECTACO B-3 backup file for MMC

This is a ZIP file of the MMC card for my Ectaco Partner B-3. Feel free to use it on your own MMC to see if you can install a functioning OS onto your own Ectaco or eBookman hand held device.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Christmas stories for the MobiPocket Reader

Can you believe it? Christmas is fast approaching, once again.

Just in case you wanted to read a few classic stories of the season to the kids, gathered around the Christmas tree, I’ve encoded the following books into MobiPocket format: “A Christmas Carol” and “Christmas Stories For Children”. I originally posted these on the website last year in Franklin FUB format, but now you can also read them in the MobiPocket Reader, which works on the Ectaco B-3.

I hope everyone reading this has a safe and joyous Christmas and prosperous new year. May these stories help remind us all what the true purpose of the Christmas holiday really is about.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A visit from Peter Yianilos

After taking a chance trying to reach out to eBookMan’s lead developer/designer Peter Yianilos and inviting him to visit the website, he was gracious enough to reply to me.

During our e-mail conversation together, he shared with me his experience in receiving the first annual Frankfurt E-Book Technical Achievement award for his work on the eBookMan.

I think it was wonderful to see that the fledgling e-book industry of the time recognized the superior thought and execution that went into making this ground-breaking handheld device.

More about the Frankfurt E-Book Awards of 2000 can be found HERE

Here are some photos Peter has given me permission to share:

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A few changes to eBookMan Lives

Welcome to the new eBookMan Lives website. Along with the move back to the domain www.ebookmanlives.in.nf, I thought I would update the site’s framework; moving it to Flatpress, from the static HTML pages.

I wasn’t sure if Flatpress would work, using it in this way, but I think it’s actually been working out quite well. I’ve had fiddle with a few things in, on the server side, to get Flatpress to do what I wanted it to do, but it’s nothing more than what I would do with a bunch of HTML pages. I think, in the long run, Flatpress will make it a little bit faster for me to do updates to the information posted here.

Flatpress is more of a blogging tool, but it also makes use of “static pages”, which I’ve been able to utilize (along with some HTML) to present content the way I wanted. Visitors (the few that actually do visit) can actually leave comments now if they wish, which they couldn’t do before.

More to come.