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briss for Fedora

Briss is a convenient tool to crop pdf to necessary size. I have pack it as rpm for Fedora 16 (though other releases with java-1.6 are fine) and put it in

It’s from binary jar, as I don’t really have time to make a proper fedora package and go through the review process. It’s GPLv3, so feel free to convert it and submit to fedora.


The most easiest way to convert jpg/png files for kindle reading.

Recently I need to put some map files to my kindle, so I don’t need to bring lots of paper.
Kindle can read jpg, yet it only support certain resolution in certain depth.

After some search and research, I found that converting the jpgs to pdf is usually a good idea.

Converting jpg to pdf is simple if you have ImageMagik, like so:
convert *.jpg foo.pdf

That’s it.