albert is currently reading Accelerando.
I’m 46 years old, male, from the United States. I’ve been a DailyLit member since January 27, 2007. My reading interests include science fiction, and drama.
- Accelerando 82% complete
- 1632 finished
- The Art of War finished
- Leaves of Grass finished
- The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 2 finished
- Berlitz Essential Spanish Phrases finished
- 3 Short Reads by Edgar Allan Poe finished
- Leading at the Edge finished
- The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Volume 1 finished
- Roo'd finished
- Who is Mark Twain? finished
- Little Brother finished
- The Jelly-Bean finished
- War of the Worlds finished
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button finished
- Pride and Prejudice finished
- In Fury Born finished
- Frankenstein finished
- Dracula finished
- Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions finished
- Shoes, Bags, and Tiaras suspended
- The Count of Monte Cristo suspended
- Oedipus Trilogy suspended
- Persuasion suspended
- Anonymous unread
- Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom unread
should be working
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let's see it
I like that the definition includes "at the time of its writing," so that you can have more than one. Great Gatsby is definitely on my list, but so are Don DeLillo's Underworld and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.
Definitely many echos of BNW here. Will be interesting to see where it goes.
Agree entirely -- including some inspiration for Voldemort's abilities (see my earlier post in the Dracula forum).
These are on the options page for each subscription (which you reach via "More" from the "Manage your subscriptions" page). Click on the "Advanced" link to see them.
Fixed. Hope you will like it even better now!
Sorry -- that's supposed to have quotation marks. We'll look into it.
We have fixed the problem. Your Wordpress theme turns every link into a block. We added "inline" styles to all links and that solves the issue (hopefully without breaking the layout for others).
We have reviewed -- not read -- the remaining installments and corrected a few more mistakes. Please let us know if you find additional ones. As for layout, the plain text emails are limited in what can be achieved, but have the big advantage of displaying on the largest number of devices (e.g. smartphones).
We apologize for the errors in Tales of the Jazz Age. These errors crept in from the public domain source that we were using. We have fixed the errors in the first installment and will review the remainder of the text. Thanks for pointing out the problem.
Part of the idea behind DailyLit is that it provides a bit of a "nudge" to keep going, but if enough folks chime in here we may enable a "send manually" functionality.
Our "to-read" list feature is built in a way that let's you keep track of different book lists, including books you have already read or simply want to recommend (one of the reasons why it's taking us a bit longer to get it out the door).
Almost there. The feature is built and we are testing it. Definitely will roll it out before the end of the year. Thanks for giving us a nudge!
It turns out that Google Bot (google's program that indexes web pages) accessed the resend/next pages. We have taken steps to prevent further bot access.
We will look into it right away. There have been no reported problems from others.
Ooops -- I had missed Emily. Fixed now. Thanks!
You are getting the correct timezone, it's just showing you different cities. We decided to show more cities for each timezone to make it easier to determine the correct timezone but we only store the actual timezone. So wherever there is more than one line for the same timezone we display the last line.
I think the problem is an interaction with the styles from the "widgetizer" that you are using. Is there a way you can turn that off for just the book roll? If not or if that does not solve the issue we can try to dig a bit deeper. I suggest we continue discussion via email. Please use support [at] dailylit [dot] com.
Please send us an email with information about your book. You can email info [at] dailylit [dot] com.
Coming soon. We are working on a release with reviews, ratings and book lists. There will be a one-click "add to reading list" feature.
Would be happy to help you make it work with your blog layout. On most layouts it looks pretty good by itself in a left hand or right hand column (as on the DailyLit blog). You can either post details of the integration problem you are having here or send an email to support.
Thanks for the suggestion. Pretty sure that Confederacy is still copyrighted. We will need to contact the publisher / rights holder to find out whether we can make it available.
The RSS subscriptions have paragraphs in them just as in email. If this is happening across all your subscriptions it might be a Netvibes issue.
Definitely something we have on the drawing board. We have had a bunch of people volunteer but have not yet built a system for parceling out the work and keeping track of what has been reviewed (and making sure we don't wind up with copyright violations).
1984 is still copyrighted in the US. We are compiling a list of "classics" that are still copyrighted so that we can try to license them.
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Glad I read it, but it was tough going at times (the emails kept me at it). The narration is fairly ponderous and the tragedy appears predictable. It's fascinating that the book launched such a powerful meme, since the basic idea is much older, going back at least to Paracelsus's homunculus. Now I am curious to learn more about Frankenstein's early reception.
Tolkien's works are all still copyrighted. Even though the books read like they might be from a much earlier time they were all published in the mid 20th century. Tolkien died in 1973.
All good suggestions and we'll look into their status. Thanks!
That's already available as Don Quijote I and II. Just search for "Don" and you will find it.
We'll definitely add these to the queue. From a copyright perspective of course it's not the original that matters but the translation. Nonetheless, there should be good translations of these in the public domain.
All good suggestions. We'll look into their availability.
Thanks for pointing these out. We'll add them to the queue.
Could have sworn we included it in the most recent batch but clearly not. We'll add it to the queue.
Sorry for the delayed response. We would love to, but this is a copyrighted work, so we need to see first whether we can obtain a license for it.
Finally! Accelerando is now available on DailyLit thanks to Charlie Stross.
It's taken a long time, but we now have several more of Cory Doctorow's works available, including "Overclocked", "Eastern Standard Tribe" and "A Place So Foreign and Eight More."
We don't go by chapters (since the length of chapter varies so widely across books), but you can adjust the length of installments as described in the FAQ.
Sorry to hear that. It is an older translation, since the newer ones are not in the public domain. We will look into alternative translations -- suggestions welcome!
For right now the best way to make suggestions is in the "Book Requests" forum. You can find it by clicking on the "See all active other forums" link (inside the orange bar).
I am afraid the only way to do that right now is to have two separate subscriptions to the same title.
We have had a couple of requests for this. We are really focused on the reading experience for texts that we upload. We are also concerned about the copyright issues that might arise from private uploads. So we are unlikely to offer this feature any time soon. Sorry!
Good suggestion. I have put it on the to do list!
Sorry about that! There appears to be a CSS issue with the pagination links that we will fix shortly, but the "Start New Topic" link is working for us in Opera 9.22 -- which version are you using?
For RSS we could probably offer a font change option sooner. We'll look into it.
We can add it to our queue. Are you looking for an English translation or the French original?
At the moment the emails are in plain text. That means the font is determined by your email client. Most mail clients by default use a sans-serif typeface, but you can usually change that. We plan to roll out HTML email which will allow some control over the typeface.
Absolutely. Please contact us via email at info [at] dailylit [dot] com.
I tried the feed out in FeedDemon, Firefox and google reader and had absolutely no issue with it. Can you have accessibility in any of these? Or could you switch to email instead?
Sorry to hear it. I checked and this feed was created quite some time ago. Did it never have any items in it or is this a recent problem?
When you are logged in to DailyLit, your homepage displays a link that says "Manage your subscriptions." Click on that to see a page with all your subscriptions. Following each subscription you will see the word "More" as a link.
You can now automatically have longer emails sent to you if you want to make faster progress. Check the FAQ which describes how to set this option for a subscription.
To start a new book all you have to do is find one you like and subscribe to it. We have in fact now released the ability to delete old subscriptions that you don't want to see in your list. Just click on "More" and at the bottom of the page you will find a "Delete this subscription" link.
Please try again. If you continue to have problems, please contact support by email.
No problem. Will reset and email you the feed URL.
OK. Problem has been fixed. You need to refresh the browser. If you can't get the feed to reload, first try holding down the "Shift" key while you click on the reload button. If that doesn't work, you need to go to tools -> Internet Options. Then on the "General" tab under "Browsing History" click on "Delete ..." -- then in the "Delete Browsing History" window under "Delete Temporary Internet Files" click on "Delete files ..." This will force a reload of the feed.
Closing in on the problem. This is related to utf-8 character set support. Google reader does fine also. But IE7 hangs on "née" which appears in the middle of installment 11.
Sorry to hear it. We are investigating. We have tested the feed in FeedDemon and it works fine there, but it does seem to hang in IE7. More shortly.
Thanks for asking. The books are unabridged. As for errors, we have not had many and the ones that readers find we try to fix right away.
Definitely. In the meantime, just email support with the details and I will fix this for you manually.
There is already a fair bit of poetry available, including Keats. Easiest to find if you browse by category.
This was posted in a different forum, but I am assuming it was a book request so we reclassified it.
We will offer comics and manga, but need to roll out HTML email first.
Interesting suggestion. We are working on some advanced options for managing subscriptions and may eventually offer this as a possibility.
We are working on the ability to let you customize the size of installments. In the meantime, it's fairly easy to click the "send the next installment" link to speed things up.
Sorry about that. We have added the fragment in.
Interesting suggestion. We have gone ahead and added it to the management category.
Thanks! Now pointing to the right book.
Just finished Dracula on DailyLit. One of the pleasures in reading classics is noticing their echoes in more recent works. Case in point, Harry Potter, which I have been reading to my son at night. In "Order of the Phoenix," the crucial twist in the plot arises from a mental link between Voldemort and Harry that might well be based on a similar link between the Count and Mina.
Thanks for catching this. We have fixed the bug.
Good point. We have added it to the science fiction category and also changed it from thriller to horror.
Btw, some web based RSS readers (e.g., google reader) only update the feed once an hour even if you hit refresh. That means that the next fragment will only be available one hour later. I will add a note about this in the FAQ.
Woops! Please try again. Deployed a new version last night and a bug had crept in.
Yup -- there was a bug in the code for selecting a country from the drop down. We have fixed it. We have added your other suggestions to our to-do list. Thanks.
The "send next immediately" option should appear at the end of each installment as a link (together with several other options). If you can't find them please let us know which reader you are using.
Thanks! Both of those errors were introduced when we added the last few books. We have fixed it.
Oooops! Many thanks for pointing this out -- should be fixed now.
Thanks. Great catch. We just fixed it.
A first version of this is now available. Whenever you see a list of books you can now sort them by how recently they were added to DailyLit. Each category list now also has an RSS feed available, so that you can follow which books have been added to a category.
Happy to report that this is now available. Whenever a list of books is displayed there is a drop down for sorting by length and also by how recently the book was released on DailyLit.
Greg - Have you tried refreshing your browser? The old picture will be cached locally.
We will add it to the queue of books to be processed.
Thanks for the suggestion. Levin wrote in the 1960s and 70s so definitely still copyrighted. We are in the process of obtaining rights for certain books and will add this to the list.
Thanks. That was a mistake during the last book load. The categories have been merged.
Thanks. We changed the category from "Horror" to "Satire" (and thanks also for the link -- we'll add it to the queue).
Thanks for pointing out this mistake. We have changed the category from "parody" to "satire".
Yes you can. We currently limit the number of active subscriptions to three.
Sorry -- I am afraid change of address does not yet exist. Will add that shortly. If you need an urgent change, please send an email to support.
That's a great suggestion and we have added it to the todo list.
Not at the moment. We may add some limited HTML support in the future.
Apologies -- this is a much requested feature and we have it on the to do list.
Glad to hear you like DailyLit! Big parts of the Bible are already here. Just type "bible" in the search box or click on the religion cateogry. We are working on adding more religious texts.
This is likely to be a refresh bug. When you are on the page that says 101 sent, try refreshing your browser (try also with the shift key pressed). Btw, which browser are you using on which operating system? That would help us track down this bug.
Happy to announce that we have added timezones. When you subscribe to a book you can click on the default timezone (which is EST) to reveal a timezone selector.
There has been no change on our side. Please let us know if this continues tomorrow. Hopefully it's just a temporary hickup. Any other gmail users experiencing similar problems?
We are a bit worried that the most interesting discussions would then take place in private threads.
Do you mean for the purpose of more easily finding books or so that there could be a separate forum?
Thanks. We definitely will provide more schedule flexibility. Just working out how to permit that without complicating the sign up process.
Looking into it. We will release creative commons support this weekend (link to the license in each email). Stay tuned.
Looked and there are quite a few. We can eventually add all them all, but if you can let us know how to prioritiz that would be great.
Thanks for your request. Invisible Man is copyrighted (published in 1952). We will inquire with the publisher about obtaining the rights to distribute it as a paid subscription, but this is likely to take some time.
Great suggestion. We have added it to the rapidly expanding todo list.
Thanks -- we'll be adding that shortly (browse titles by when they were added).
This should be fixed now. Please let us know if you continue to have difficulties with the last fragment. Also, if you let us know which spam filter you are using that would be helpful.
Sorry -- it has not disappeared, but we clearly need to rework how the forums are organized. In order to find the "Book Requests" forum, you need to first click on the "Other Forums" link on the forums page.
Thanks -- this has been requested quite a few time and is on the to do list.
Changing the email address is high on our todo list. In the meantime, simply email support [at] dailylit [dot] com with your old and new addresses and we will take care of it for you.
Thanks for catching this one. It was already working in replies, but not in the initial post. Should be fixed now.
Good catch. We will include better instructions. You can use Quotes to add genres with a space, e.g. "Science Fiction".
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