Alun Rowe

ramblings about cars, tech, web development and more. BOTB Winner in 2010

Category: hacks

How to easily transfer Epub’s and PDF’s to your kindle

Recently I finally joined the 21st century and purchased an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.

After enjoying a few books I’d found via Amazon Kindle Unlimited I started to wonder if my huge stash of Web development E-Books in PDF and Epub formats could be easily transferred to the Kindle.

After a bit of searching around I found a simple solution where you can simply email the documents to your kindle using a secret email address.

Below are the simple steps to set this up:

  1.  Head to your local Amazon e.g.
  2. If necessary login
  3. Find “Your Account” in the navigation and then go to “Manage your Content & Devices” (Not “Your apps & devices”) 
  4.  Choose “Devices” in the top page navigation. 
  5. You should now see your Kindle in the list
  6. Click the three dots in a box (ellipsis)
  7. Now simply send yourself an email to the address with the file you wish to view attached.
  8. if your document doesn’t arrive go to the Preferences tab on the Devices and Content page and check the “Approved Personal Document E-mail List” contains the email address you are sending from.



Exporting Weight data from Garmin Connect

Garmin connect is a great place to collect all of your fitness data together from your weight to calories burnt etc.

Recently I was asked if I could get the weight at a out of the site for use in EXCEL so I had a little dig around and found the following:

Once you are logged into the Garmin Connect portal you can then copy/paste this URL into your browser bar hit return and you’ll see the data.
Copy and paste the WHOLE document or save it to your hard drive and then head to where you can convert that data to a CSV for use in Excel etc

To edit the start and end dates you will need to use the website and replace the numbers in from=[FROM EPOCH] and until=[TO EPOCH]


How to delete Schoolfeed from your Facebook

Really can’t see any value in this and deleting the app from Facebook doesn’t seem to have any effect so you need to kill your SchoolFeed account instead…

Thankfully it’s easy!

Go into the school feed app, go to the bottom of the page and choose “About” then press “Delete my account”

Ta da!

HCG Facebook Spam/Hack

So, randomly your Facebook feed shows that you have lost 30 pounds in 4 weeks…

To get rid of the hack head into your Account Settings, Go to Apps on the left hand side and then you’ll see a list of Apps associated with your account.

In my wife’s case it was named “Yahoo Contact Importer” but it’s no doubt got may names, more importantly it said it was installed yesterday!

Hit the delete button and then keep an eye on what you click from now on!

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