Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Forensic Kindle? Well ... sort of. I was packing my Kindle for a day of sitting and waiting to be called to testify. I wanted to trim down the amount of stuff in my kit, so I started wondering about putting my notes in my Kindle. A little bit of experimentation was all it took.
I looked at the encoding of the "My Clippings.txt" file - Unicode 8 - and used my text editor to save my notes appropriately. I had a little cleaning up to do afterward, MS Word and other programs leave a lot of proprietary junk in the files. This junk shows up as stray characters when the file is viewed on the Kindle.
With the file saved correctly, I put it into the Documents folder. When I turned on the Kindle, my notes were there on the Home page. I now had my Lee Child novels ... and my trial notes. I was ready for a day spent waiting to get called in to the courtroom.
Check it out for yourself. The Kindle just got cooler.