Tag: Duolingo

Thought I was having problems with the Kindle Web app

But I figured it out. While I was trying to dig up Amazon’s contact info the thought hit me.

I had recently re-enabled ScriptSafe on my Chrome browser. And what I like about the app is that you have to allow or trust certain parts of sites. Anything I know as an Ad server never gets trusted or allowed, but anything else from a trusted site I’ll allow.

I had to trust read.amazon.com and k4sw.s3.amazonaws.com – so in essence the libary uses Amazon S3. Interesting. We use S3 at work through an application call Eucalyptus – which I consider a flaming piece of shit.

The nice part of ScriptSafe is that it completely blots out the monetization efforts of YouTube. That was the primary motivation behind my turning ScriptSafe on again.

Thus far I’ve had to trust the Kindle web reader, DuoLingo’s site – I’m brushing up on my Spanish. Then I want to tackle Italian as it’s VERY close to Spanish, and then if I can find a reputable site to learn Latin I’d love to do that.

And my apologies for getting technical/geeky here. I just wanted everyone to know that before you reach out to support on any site, remember what you enabled on your web browser.

A new Android App – Duolingo

So I downloaded a new app to my phone. it’s called Duolingo and it’s free in the Play Store on your phone. But it also is available on the web too. So don’t despair if you don’t have an Android device.

It covers Spanish, Italian, French, German and Portuguese. Essentially all the Romance languages and then German. I’ve started in on the Spanish and find the basic is very much so – I recall it from three years of Spanish when I was in high school. I managed A’s and B’s so I grasped it. And when I hear native Spanish speakers, depending of course on the local dialect they’re speaking, I can pretty much understand the key phrases. The written I can translate on the fly no issues because all the context is there.

Once I review the Spanish I’ll move on to Italian. Then I’ll do the Italian and then finish out with German and Portuguese. This is fun.