Guide: Convert comics to PDF without white margins

The bug bit me this afternoon in the desire to convert some comic book CBR files to PDF so that I could put them in iBooks and have everything in one place. I turned to trusty Calibre to do this, but could not find a combination of settings that wouldn’t mess with aspect ratios and […]

Mac OS X Filenames with Apostrophe’s and Ruby 1.9 Unicode Support

Ruby 1.9’s m17n (multilingualization) engine has eased some of the pains of supporting different encodings. Unfortunately, it makes things a little more difficult in the simplest of cases. I was introduced to this problem for the first time with the error message invalid multibyte char (US-ASCII). This is a mini crash course for understanding the […]

Fixing MBR Tables on iMac or MBP Triple Boot Setups

I spent several hours today struggling to fix my iMac triple boot setup with Mac OS X Lion, Windows 7 x64, and Ubuntu 11.10. rEFIt does not handle the new Apple Boot partition included in the latest release of Apple’s operating system. This article provides an example of how to fix your MBR table manually […]