Friday, November 30, 2012

How to edit a non-DRM .mobi to .html and back

This is outside my normal scope of blog posts but a friend on facebook was struggling with this so I decided to put this on here since he's having a busy day and I haven't slept since 4pm yesterday.

This will only work with non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected files.

The file may have a different extension but I tested it with a different file extension and simply changed the file extension to .mobi from whatever it was.

Things you'll need:

1. mobi2html win32 tool
2. notepad++
3. Mobipocket creator or another tool to repack the .mobi This one creates a .prc file that seems to open fine in Kindle reader for PC

Unpack the mobi2html tool and run it. (I've been told there is a false positive on some antivirus programs out their but according to multiple sources it truly is a FALSE positive and can be ignored.)

It will ask you for the location of the .mobi file you're trying to "explode" / unpack. Locate the file and continue.

This little tool extracts the contents into a simple HTML file that you can then edit simply with Notepad++.

When you are done editing the file save it and open Mobipocket creator and choose the files accordingly to repack into the new .mobi/.prc file that you'll be creating. Don't forget any images from the cover or table of contents it may have unpacked.

Click Build and off you go. Once it's done you'll have a new .prc file you can then open in your reader.

Again I don't know that this works on DRM protected files. You're on your own if you're trying to do that. Also if you DEFINITELY need it to be ".mobi" you can try simply changing the file extension but I didn't try to as I didn't actually have an actual ".mobi" file to start with.

Anyhoo, good luck and God Bless.

In Christ,

Chad Kennow

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1 Timothy 5:16

Someone recently shared their thoughts on 1 Timothy 5:16. I figured I'd share my thoughts about their thoughts in a more creative way. Enjoy.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Love NEVER Fails!

Kelly and I walked 3.5 miles to Walmart today with the kids. A bit hot I admit but it was a good walk. We had to exchange some items we bought the other day as they were the wrong size. On our way out the door we had rewarded the kids with some Skittles at the candy machines for being good during the long walk. An older couple saw us and noticed how happy the boys were that they were getting candy. I mentioned it was for good behavior during our 3.5mile walk from home. Apparently, the man was very impressed with our decision to walk instead of drive and we had a nice conversation about appreciating the little things in life. The man inquired if we were walking by choice or if we simply were struggling financially. I said, "Well everyone is struggling a bit financially these days...but no we are doing okay. We chose to walk even though we could have drove." He responded that it was inspiring and impressive that a young couple like ourselves were taking the initiative to appreciate the little things. We concurred. He asked if we would be receptive to a donation to help us out. I said, "Well, it's not necessary but I won't deny you the blessing of helping out your fellow man." He asked me if it wasn't an issue if we could wait there at the doors for a moment while he stopped at the ATM since he didn't have much cash on him at the moment. I said no we're in no hurry and reassured him that it really wasn't all that necessary but we won't stop him. He said, "No, No! We always try to keep our eyes out for those we can help and have the right attitude." I said, "God Bless you sir. Thank you." He returned in about a minute with $40.00. Handed it to Kelly and I promptly thanked him with a handshake and a hug! I asked him his name which he immediately showed with body language that he wasn't comfortable giving so I reacted and said, "At least give me your First Name." He said, "Jerry." God Bless people like Jerry. A man after my own delicate heart! More importantly a man after God's own heart. Please send up some prayers of blessing for Jerry and his wife! May we all have the same heart to bless others at any and every opportunity. God Bless you all.

In Christ,

Chad Kennow

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Command those who are rich..."

‎1 Timothy 6:17 "As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy."

Now I know there is a lot of "hub-ub" about the "1%" in this country right now, but many would be surprised to learn that Paul is telling Timothy to speak to YOU. Yes, YOU. 

On a relative scale, when compared to those who lived in the first century, we as Americans, (every one of us), would be considered "the rich" by their standards.

It is easy to read this verse and think of people like Bill Gates and just about every Hollywood Superstar in America and point the finger and say..."YEAH! THAT'S RIGHT PAUL YOU TELL THEM!". I would like to caution us here in America to not be too quick to point the finger.

Did you know, that (according to: if you make more than $2500.00/yr. than you are among the top 15% of the world's richest people?!

Now I understand that most of us make much more than that in a year. Heck, I spend more than that at Best Buy every year just to keep my Silver Reward Zone Status. :\ Shame on me.

The federal poverty line in America is actually $11,170.00/yr for a single person and $23,050.00 for a family of four, according to this chart for 2012:

Now when I punch that into the Global Rich List calculator we come out with: $11,170.00/yr (Top 13.06%) and $23,050.00/yr. (Top 10.5%). This is indeed humbling!

Now you may say that this is all relative. And I would an extent. But how many times have you gone LITERALLY hungry for days? Ask much did you pay for that nice new cell phone? The fact that you are reading this on a computer (whether borrowed or own) is an indication that these statistics are more real then you can explain away by simple relativity.

God tells us, "One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth." Proverbs 13:7 

Let us stop fooling ourselves and take heed the command to those who are rich. Let us not be haughty/high-minded. And let us not trust in uncertain riches. But let us rely on God who richly provides us with EVERYTHING to enjoy!

Hebrews 13:5 "Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."