Several readers have asked if they can download the contents of our blog and read them while disconnected. I used to do this the low-tech way (I scrolled back through Google Reader for several months, copied all the posts for a given month, pasted them into Word, and converted to PDF), but I finally found a reasonably elegant solution. I’d like to thank Joss Winn and Martin Hawksey for their help, and Feedbooks for their publishing and hosting service.
For now September 2008 and November 2008 through May 2009 are done the old way: click the link below to download a PDF. (Indented block quotes got un-indented in the transition to Word, so sometimes there will be paragraphs that look like they were written by us but were actually written by someone else.) For October 2008 and June 2009 through April 2010, the link below takes you to a PDF generated using Feedbooks.
Update: Apparently Feedbooks no longer publishes books from RSS feeds (what else does the word “feed” in their name refer to?), so I need a new solution.
Update 2: Now I’m using Vienna, an OS X RSS reader, to download monthly feeds and “print” them to PDF.