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So I have light sensitivity mixed with bad double vision and dyslexia. I discovered this cool plug-in for chrome and firefox. beelinereader.com
That allows you to view a page in different colors, and in certain situations with the OpenDyslexic font (Which isn't for everybody, but I love)

It is programmed to work particularly well with Kindle Reader, Archiveofourown, and FF.net. It also works with DW and LJ entries, but it extracts the text from the entry to reformat, so that means if you need particular formatting, you're out of luck. There is also a pasteboard that lets you format blocks of text form Word Documents etc.

So, in my ever present search to be able to read, when I'm having a bad spell, I've been trying to figure out how to use this technology on ebooks that I've purchased from non Kindle sources.

Which is where I discovered something awesome! Epub is a particular kind of Zip file, which means it can be turned back into a zip file by changing the extension at the end of the file name to .zip.

Why is this cool? Because it means that you can view an Epub book in HTML form in your browser. Which means that you can run it through the BeelineReader plug-in and have the book appear in your preferred settings, just like you would be able to do if you were viewing the book online.
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Okay so one of the things I decided to work on this year, was being a little more forth-coming about who I am. Obviously sharing RL stuff in fandom space is purely optional, and I'm creating a tag for anybody who doesn't want to deal with RL on their dashboard.

I understand. Fandom is a safe space for a lot of people who have significant health and societal issues that don't need other people's problems dumped on them. If you are somebody who knows enough about themselves to know not to take on other people's problems, then I solute you and you are awesome. Keep doing what you need to do to keep yourself safe and stable.

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So a basic intro to me. I've got a chronic pain problem. It's not life-threatening or anything, but it does put a crimp in my life. On bad weeks I'm barely on the computer at all, much less in a productive/communicative capacity. So that's something anybody who's reading this page or dealing with me on a long-term basis is going to have to understand. It's not that I'm trying to slight you or anything, I've just learned that there are some points where pushing myself hard is the worst thing I can do. Which leads me to the other thing I'm trying to work on this year. Here is my motto for the year:

"Accept your weaknesses, and learn to take advantage of your strengths."

Semi in-depth explination for anybody who wants to read it )

This is one part manifesto, and one part warning. Because starting this year I'm going to be working on becoming the best spoon-theory using, speed writing, chronic headache having, crazy person I can be.

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