Tech news – February 22nd 2012 to February 28th 2012:

What I’m reading and finding for February 16th 2012 through February 21st 2012:

One of the coolest things about the Kindle is that it keeps your content in sync via the Amazon Whispersync service. So you can skip between your kindle, the iPhone app or even the Cloud Reader in your web browser and stay on the same page in your reading material. Amazon takes care of all of this in the background for you. The problem is, if you for some reason decide to skip way ahead on one of your devices or, if you liked your book and want to read it again in the furture, Whispersync thinks you are done and continues to ask if you want to sync to that furthest location. The awesome Whispersync becomes more of a nusance at this point.
There isn’t a quick method that I have found to be able to reset your furthest point read. What I am about to detail is not hard but you have to go methodically through the steps and don’t skip any.  You may want to print this page.

1. Grab one of your devices and try syncing your book. Make sure you get a message that you are at the furthest location. If you are not, then go ahead and sync to that location.
2. Close out of your book.
3. Open the book again and try syncing. You should get a message that you are at the furthest location across all devices.
4. Set your device down and on your computer
5. Visit the Manage Your Kindle page
6. Click Manage Your Devices under Your Kindle Account on the left side of the page.
7. Under Whispersync Device Syncronization at the bottom of the page, click “Turn Off.”
8. Stay on this page on your computer and pick up your device again
9. Got to the beginning of your book and try syncing.
10. If you do NOT get a message that you are at the furthest location, click No.
11. Close your book
12. Click sync to refresh your library
13. Open your book and be sure you are at the beginning then try syncing again. If you do NOT get a message that you are at the furthest location, click No and go back to step 12.
14. Close your book
15. Set you device down and, again at your computer, click “Turn On” on the Whispersync Device Syncronization page.
16. Pick up your device again and, to be safe, sync your library again
17. Open your book and try syncing it again. It should now be at the furthest location and you are done.
18. If you have another device, pick that up now.
19. Sync to refresh your library
20. Open your book and go immediately to the beginning
21. Sync your book and you should now be at the furthest page read across all your devices.
If you have more devices, go back to step 18.

Hopefully that worked for you. It has worked for me for several books.

What I’m reading and finding for February 12th 2012 through February 15th 2012:

What I’m reading and finding for February 9th 2012 through February 12th 2012:

What I’m reading and finding for February 6th 2012 through February 9th 2012:

  • From Twitter – Sad. I love my Zx5. / End of an era Kodak discontinues camera business
  • From Twitter – (Google Near Launch of Cloud-Storage Service)
  • Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers
    – Arun Thampi
    Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers
    8 Feb 2012 – Singapore
    Dave Morin, the CEO of Path has responded in the comments and I’ve pasted it below. As an aside – never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this to blow up like this. I hope we can keep calm and continue to discuss this sensibly.
    Arun, thanks for pointing this out. We actually think this is an important conversation and take this very seriously. We upload the address book to our servers in order to help t…  show all text

  • From Twitter – (Google Makes Its Chrome Browser Mobile)
  • Coding Horror: Farewell Stack Exchange
    I am no longer a part of Stack Exchange.
    I still have much literal and figurative stock in the success of Stack Exchange, of course, but as of March 1st I will no longer be part of the day to day operations of the company, or the Stack Exchange sites, in any way.
    It's been almost exactly 4 years since I chose my own adventure. In those four years, we accomplished incredible things together. Stack Overflow is now an enormous bustling city, a hugely positive influence on the daily lives of progra…  show all text

  • From Twitter – (Maximum PC | Google Starts Laying Fiber In Kansas Cities)
  • Over 3 years later, "deleted" Facebook photos are still online
    – Jacqui Cheng
    Facebook is still working on deleting photos from its servers in a timely manner nearly three years after Ars first brought attention to the topic. The company admitted on Friday that its older systems for storing uploaded content "did not always delete images from content delivery networks in a reasonable period of time even though they were immediately removed from the site," but said it's currently finishing up a newer system that makes the process much quicker. In the meantime, photos that …  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for February 3rd 2012 through February 5th 2012:

What I’m reading and finding for January 31st 2012 through February 3rd 2012:

  • From Founders to Decorators, Facebook Riches
    Facebook’s public offering will make a lot of billionaires and millionaires, some of them prominent people and others not.
  • Registration Statement on Form S-1
  • Congratulations Crunchies Winners! Dropbox Is The Best Overall Startup | TechCrunch
    – Josh Constine
    This year’s fifth annual Crunchies Awards has just finished up at the classy Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, and it was a smashing success. We poked fun #humblebraggers, got cussed at by Siri, honored former TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde, and gave wild monkey trophies to tech’s greatest innovators. If you missed the event or our livestream, check out the full list of nominees and winners below.
    The world owes a thank you to Jack Dorsey, the “Founder Of The Year” and leader of Twitter, win…  show all text
  • Bowing to anti-abortion politics, breast cancer charity cuts funds for screenings at Planned Parenthood – Boing Boing
    – Xeni Jardin
    Collateral damage in the abortion wars, and bad news for working class and low-income women who rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for breast cancer and cervical cancer screening services. The Susan G. Komen Foundation, America’s largest and best-funded cancer charity, is reportedly cutting funding to Planned Parenthood, in response to pressure from anti-women’s health political groups.
    Planned Parenthood provides a wide array of women’s health services, including mammograms and cancer screenin…  show all text
  • From Twitter – (RePress, An Internet Censorship Defeating Plugin For WordPress)
  • Letters of Note: To My Old Master
    – Shaun Usher
    In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated). Rather than quote the numerous highlights in this letter, I’ll simply leave you to enjoy it. Do…  show all text
  • From Twitter – A working group is pitching a system that will allow providers to authenticate emails better.