Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Feynman's Lectures on Physics - PDF Version

Feynman's Lectures on Physics

A few years back I came across a complete set of Feynman's Lectures on Physics, which I first read when an undergraduate in London in the 60's when the books were considered cutting edge.

The other day I found some downloadable PDF versions at Rapid Library. I downloaded as three PDF files, one for each volume. Messages popped up saying unable to view document but I then just clicked on the PDF filename above message and it downloaded with no problems.

I the clicked on PDF file in Safari window and selected Open with Goodreader and they were transferred over to this App.

So all I have to do now is read them, once I finished Huckleberry Finn. This time as I will be reading for pleasure with no stress of exams I hope not only to enjoy but also to understand.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

IOS 5.0.1 No Problems

Last night I updated both my iPad and iPhone direct, no Mac. Worked 1st time, very quick.

Took longer to figure out that to get the advanced Gestures to work requires you to activate them in Settings - General.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


BlogPress & Blogger+

Fir a couple of years I have used BlogPress on my iPad but currently it keeps crashing on startup. Their web site says they have submitted a fix to Apple so in the mean time I am trying Blogger+ which is on offer for 69p.

This is my first post with it.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Typing HTML on iPad

Typing HTML on iPad

Unless you are using an iPad HTML development app such as WPD (Web Page Developer) which has enhanced keyboard typing HTML tags on iPad on screen keypad is a pane. Multiple keystrokes just to reveal the < symbol and then after entering say p for paragraph then repeat multiple key strokes to add >. All this to be repeated at the end of paragraph with additional / character!  I then stumbled across a tip for the new IOS 5 operating system that simply solves this and at no cost.

Keyboard Shortcuts  

  1. On iPad go to Settings and select General

  2. Select Keyboard and then Shortcuts and add your own  
  4. Return to any program and then when you next type in the keywords you have the standard option of hitting space bar to expand text.
Note:  Make sure you use an abbreviation that typically will not be used, e.g. htp for <p> and not just p. 
To do similar on Mac then I recomend the free App Dash