So I finally got some e-ink to not fill shelves with books. I got a Kobo specifically to make uploading easier than Amazon- and on that note I propose a thread dedicated to posting those sweet epub/pdf deels out there.
Yeah Humble Bundle came up a lot when I searched this forum for the mentions I’ve seen in the past- unfortunately the windows closed already. But I will be ready to pounce when new ones come up- I’ll be keeping an eye out for @AnotherDev and @SgtAwesomesauce 's recommendations as I’m interested in powershell, various coding languages, active directory, bash, *nix etc to get loaded up.
Python mostly. I want to get stronger on PowerShell, Bash and SQL (SQL in hopes of understanding Splunk Processing Language better). Java script comes up a lot in my quest, so thats a good catch as well. Oh, a good regex book would be awesome too.
I have a physical copy of wicked cool shell scripts, but a digital copy would be nice. Looks like I’m parting with $15 at the least.
I just got a Kobo as well… I’ve had to empty my bookshelves and get rid of hundreds of books over the last few years because I just keep buying them. So this should help me keep my collection down to the important ones. And the whole not having to spend upwards of $8 just to try a book out is the biggest benefit.
Also fits in my pocket easily and can read whenever.
At that price I don’t mind vs. spending time trying to find free ones + I feel the writers should get some kind of money as well. I have some free books as the authors post them up to be free/intend them to be free.
I’m trying to avoid physical copies but some of the books I want are cheaper printed than epub, or just availible via Amazon/Kindle and I really want to avoid their walled garden. So end result, I’m still acquiring some physical books though I really don’t like to. A part of me just wants to spend the money + give into the darkside and just be in the Kindle garden and completely paper free. Another plus of going Kindle is the easy access to the book from all of my devices. The Kobo comes with compromises in that area just to avoid Amazon.