O'Reilly is having a half-off special on their eBooks and videos. This is like the world’s most amazing Prada sale for nerds, and I’ve been exhibiting no restraint whatsoever. Do I have any call to work with Amazon’s EC2? No, but I’m curious about how it works, and so it goes into the shopping cart. Do I have immediate plans to build an Arduino-based sensor thingee? No, but some day I might, and so it goes into the cart too. Do I need to pick up welding skills? You never know, so “add to cart.” Moderation is a great idea … for other people.
BTW, I’m not sure how many people know that it’s easy to load non-Amazon eBooks onto their Kindles, at least if DRM isn’t a consideration. (O'Reilly’s books don’t have DRM: three cheers for them!)
With my Kindle3, I just download the eBooks to my computer, attach the Kindle with the USB cord, wait for the Kindle volume to appear in my file manager, and copy/drag the eBook to the Kindle’s documents folder. Mobi is the Kindle’s native format, so if the eBook is available in .mobi format, that’s what I download. But this works with PDFs too.