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Site problems – let us know

By Paul Biba
April 9, 2009 // 5 Comments

Some readers have reported problems accessing the site.  We’ve checked our server logs and everything seems to be fine on this end.  So we need your help to find out exactly what’s going on. If you experience a problem leave a comment here.  It does not help if you just say you can’t [...]

Spam and comments – 32,000+ spams in 3 months

By Paul Biba
April 5, 2009 // 2 Comments

Since January 1 we have received over 32,000 spam “comments” that tried to get posted on TeleRead. The volume of this stuff is simply amazing and some if it is really very clever. As you can see we must use some sort of filtering software or we simply would have to discontinue comments [...]

TeleRead on Calibre/Feedbooks: New long articles RSS Feed

By Robert Nagle
February 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

For those of you who haven’t noticed,  Calibre, the great e-book management program maintained by Kovid Goyal, now contains a option to automatically download TeleRead posts as an ebook. Calibre has been gathering an impressive list of online publications from which you can choose for free [...]

Site status, two kudos and a thank you

By Paul Biba
January 21, 2009 // 3 Comments

As you can see we have come a long way from a couple of days ago. The site is running much better and, at least for me, is actually faster than it was before. There is still some work yet to do, but we have gotten over the hump and it will get even better from here on. If you see any particular [...]

Site status – moved to new host but gremlins moved along with us

By Paul Biba
January 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

We’ve sucessfully moved to our new hosting service, but it hasn’t been as simple as we hoped. The gremlins are still doing their best to slow us down, but we are putting up a good fight and hope to banish them soon. Thanks for sticking with us. This computer stuff isn’t as simple [...]

New comments have to be moderated – may be a delay

By Paul Biba
October 14, 2008 // 0 Comments

If any of our new commenters have experienced a delay in seeing their comments appear, please accept my apologies.  All first time comments have to be reviewed by the moderators, to be sure to keep spam off the blog, before they can appear. To be honest, I had forgotten about this.  From now on [...]

David Rothman’s Medical Condition

By Robert Nagle
September 30, 2008 // 0 Comments

David Rothman had a heart attack on the weekend of September 25, 2008.  (Read Paul Biba’s initial announcement here).  David will be away indefinitely. This URL  will relay updates about David’s condition. (By the way, comments are disabled for this post. If you want to wish David [...]

New TeleRead sponsor: NAEB Cybook

By Robert Nagle
January 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

You may have noticed a few days ago that we added a sponsored ad on the right from the NAEB Cybook buyer’s club. Both David and I are familiar with the Cybook family of devices and like the company. Regular readers may know that a buyer’s club loosely affiliated with BAEN has been [...]

About the TeleBlog’s ads

By Robert Nagle
November 19, 2007 // 1 Comment

How to keep the TeleBlog sustainable without selling out to advertisers? Until recently, our response has been simple—we haven’t tried to woo them. But both the writing and the behind-the-scenes tech work take time, and if we’re to maintain our quality, we need to get paid. One [...]

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