Reading scientific on your Kindle (or other eBook reader) usually sucks. The text is usually only available as PDF or PS files and formatted in a way that is meant for printing in A4, or US Letter. A two-column layout is also very common, which further complicates things. In this post I show you a simple way to get these papers on your eBook reader for comfortable reading.
I recently read a cool post by Joe Armstrong in which he showcases his favorite Erlang program: the universal server. The program creates an easily distributable generic server, that can perform any concrete task you tell it to by sending it a function. E.g. it could act as an HTTP server, RPC server, etc.