Avonelle's Blog

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Microsoft’s abandonment of VB.NET offers opportunities

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 10/6/2022

I’m reading this morning that OpenSilver has support for VB.NET on their roadmap. OpenSilver is an open-source reimplementation of Silverlight using WebAssembly to help developers who have Silverlight code-bases. This quote from Userware (the CEO of the company behind OpenSilver) is spot on:

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Amazing–OneNote is usable now on my Nova2!

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 12/30/2021

I was excited to see that the Onyx Boox firmware version V3.2 was finally available for my Nova2. This update was claimed to make third party applications like OneNote workable on this E Ink device. So I took the plunge yesterday and installed in on my device.

Daily Planner for eInk Devices

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 5/16/2021

I continue to love my Onyx Boox Nova 2 which features a convenient size for carrying in my purse, a fantastic battery life, and fairly decent note-taking features. One of the reasons I selected it were the superior reviews found at the My Deep Guide YouTube channel – Vojislav does a fantastic job of really digging into each device, so that you really understand what you are getting before you buy.

Reason #827 why Apple is awesome: iOS Quick Start

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 5/13/2021

I replaced my older iPad Mini this week with a fourth generation iPad Air, and was reminded of the fantastic way Apple makes the experience user friendly. Because I have other iOS devices like my iPhone 12 Mini, I just had to hold the phone over the new iPad, centering the animation that appeared on screen so that I could see it on the phone. Then I just had to enter my passcode and follow some prompts, and it setup everything on the new device, including WiFi, installed applications, and optionally restoring my older iPad’s backup. This support article describes the process, but honestly doesn’t do justice to the shear joy I felt during setup.

Onyx Boox Nova 2 Accidental Home Button Press Solution

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 4/29/2021

I’m a huge fan on the Onyx Boox devices – I use my Nova 2 almost every day for either note taking or reading. But one of the few issues I’ve had with it is that when I am taking notes, I often accidentally press the physical Home button when I rest my wrist. Then it pops me out of the Note application. Very annoying.

Onyx Boox announces new Nova3 Color

By Avonelle Lovhaug on 3/7/2021

I was pleasantly surprised to watch the announcement of this new device. I wasn’t expect a color note-taking device from them quite yet. I’m a fan of e-ink generally, and the Boox devices specifically – they have a lot of features, and are updated semi-regularly. I have a Nova2, and I use it quite a bit for note-taking and reading books and other documents. The size is optimal for me, because I can easily take it with me in a purse or other bag, which means I’m more likely to use it. The battery lasts a LONG time, and I prefer to use a stylus for several kinds of note-taking over typing. (Obviously there are plenty of cases where typing is preferable, but often jotting a quick note during a phone conversation or on the go is much easier to do with handwriting.)