Finally figured out a way to read Sean's reviews without getting a headache.
On OS X:
- Step through each review screen load by screen load capturing the browser window as a screenshot for each.
- put all the screen shots into a folder and sort by name ... they'll be in order that way.
- Run a script in Photoshop to open each screenshot, crop it to the text area, set the color space to sRGB, and save to a JPEG of the same file name.
- Select all of the screen shots in the folder.
- Use an Automator script to read the current Finder selection and output them into a PDF book.
It's a little tedious but once I've done that, I have a PDF book I can load onto the iPad and read at my leisure, and save for future reference when I need or want to read it again.
I figured I paid for a year's subscription so I might as well enjoy a few of his articles that I'm interested in before it lapses. His idiotic insistence on a fixed size window, too small a font, white text on black background, and flash display is simply too annoying to read to renew the subscription. I don't know about anyone else but when I pay for a freekin' subscription to a magazine I want something tangible to keep out of it. I've created a nice little library of Sean Reid Review PDF books now. I don't agree with all of his ideas and opinions, but he's a decent writer.
Of course, I honor his copyright and usage restrictions, and don't distribute the articles to anyone else. I just cant read the damn things any other way. :-\