Monday, 10 August 2015

08:03 – I bought Barbara a Kindle HDX late last year mainly as an inexpensive tablet that she could use evenings in the den for checking email and web pages. Then Amazon put their older Kindle HD on sale for $70, so I grabbed one of those for myself. After giving them a fair chance, I’ve concluded that they’re marginally useful for those, but they’re so flaky that they’re a PITA to use. They’re unstable. Frequently they have problems connecting to WiFi. The browser often crashes. Amazon’s Silk browser is crap, as is their butchered version of Android. Firefox is better, but still hinky. I’m wondering if these units can run a standard Linux like Mint.

Speaking of which, the Mantra theme I switched to a few weeks ago works fine on a regular PC, but it’s just about unusable on a tablet. I compared this site last night to Barbara’s site, which is running the original theme that I’d been using, and there was no comparison. So I’ve decided to switch back, at least for now.

More work on science kit stuff today.