Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

After my previous Kindle saga I have finally received my Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. I have been using the device for a week, and love it more than the original. Amazon has refined and improved the Kindle to the point I can strongly recommend it.

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Shortest Way Home by Pete Buttigieg

Biographies and autobiographies are some of my favorite books. When a candidate runs for President they often have or will write a book in order to share their story. Pete’s story was a great read. It was candid and written in his own voice. If you want a break from the campaign rhetoric to learn about Pete’s background and interests, this book is a welcome respite.

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Unexpected Things at Code for Boston

At Code for Boston we try lots of experiments to make the Meetup better. Some of the results of them are obvious, but many have surprised me. Yesterday I pulled together a list of ones that I can recall and made a twitter thread. I also wanted to share and expand on them below:

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Code for Boston Demo Night 2019

In case you missed it, I have embedded the Code for Boston Demo Night 2019 video below. It was a fantastic capstone to the hard work the project teams at Code for Boston did last year.

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Fixing an Amazon Kindle

In 2009 I received my first Amazon Kindle. The Kindle is Amazon’s tool for reading e-books that took advantage of new e-ink technology. Instead of having to read your book on a tablet you could read it on a display that looked more like a physical book. The advantage of the e-ink display is that is uses less power and views better in direct sunlight than the LCD displays on our other devices. The disadvantage is that the e-ink displays are not yet generally available in color. If you like to read, owning Amazon Kindle or a similar device is worth your while.

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