Archive for April, 2012


Thursday, April 26th, 2012

So Sofanauts and others, what free ebooks and audiobooks should I be checking out?  I have another 2-3 episodes planned out, but I’m open to suggestions and direction.


Android Cheapskates

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

So… my wife recently bought me a samsung replenish – great phone for a cheapskate. I’ll be talking about the android kindle app on a future episode, but at the moment, I just have one simple, useful app – “Brighter flashlight.”
It does that trick you always used to do with a cell phone of illuminating with the screen.
Unlike similar apps, ALL it does is turn the screen bright and white. Others have extra bells and whistles, taking up unnecessary space.

Coming up in May

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Coming up next month on Cheapskates:

-Three free (and legal) ways to read “The Hunger Games” in ebook for free.

-A review of Cory Doctorow’s “For the Win” a free ebook that should interest fans of “The Hunger Games.”

So, I thought there should be a site

Friday, April 20th, 2012

About four months ago, I purchased a Kindle… for $79 – finally cheap enough for a cheapskate like me.

Then, I found out that you actually have to have something on the Kindle to use it.

Fortunately for me, there’s lots of free content out there for people like me who aren’t willing to spend money.

A lot of it is also absolute rubbish.

That’s why I approached Tony C. Smith of the Hugo-award-winning StarShipSofa podcast about doing a segment called “Cheapskates” every month, reviewing free ebook and audiobook content.

To my surprise, he accepted it.

Now that I’m working on the fourth review, I thought I should have a home for Cheapskates apart from the Sofa.

The idea here is to give supplemental material, transcripts and previews of what’s coming up on Cheapskates, as well as other random fun stuff.

This is a part time gig for me, so I’ll probably be slow keeping it updated, but there will be stuff here.

Hope you enjoy.