Mystery and Crime Wallace, Edgar: Captains of Souls (1922), v1

Ambrose Sault has lived a rough life. He himself admits to being in a Caledonia jail for murder when he was rescued years ago by his partner, Moropulos. But inside him resides the gentle soul of a poet and philosopher. This is what draws to him the disparate lives of Christina Colebrook, cynical invalid of his landlady, and Beryl Merville, the esteemed doctor's daughter, now under the sway of the ruthless Jan Steppe. An unusual and ambitious venture on Wallace's part, 90,000 words long, and wi...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Wallace, Caledonia, Edgar Wallace, Wallace Edgar, Ambrose Sault, Moropulos, Christina Colebrook, Beryl Merville

Suddenly getting an error with XMLRPC

Hi, I've been using a custom plug-in for several months –*it lets me automatically create and manage wordpress posts from Calibre. I made a simple change to it today and started getting an error, so I restored to a previous, working version, but I'm getting the same error. It's happening any time I call base.Client, like this: wp = base.Client('http://myURL.com/xmlrpc.php','myusername','mypassword') Here's the traceback: File "calibre_plugins.sbl_manager.main", line 189, in unshelveBooks ...
Tags: Books, Development

How to delete all files of a specific format?

When I use Calibre to transfer a book to my Kobo reader, it creates a file with the extension .kepub and keeps it on my computer (not .kepub.epub as used on the Kobo device; Calibre stores these in its own library as just .kepub). Of course, these files can be regenerated anytime from the original file (.epub, .azw3, or whatever) as needed -- but I've now got over a gigabyte of these .kepub files now in my Calibre library, and I'd like to get rid of them. Is there an easy way from within Calib...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Calibre

Harter House MisHaps

So I went to Harter House today to get a few things…and noticed the checkout guy didn’t seem to know what he was doing. He would sort of act like he was scanning stuff, then stand around and pass the item to the bag boy. For the produce, he didn’t even try to act. Just sort of stood there and mumbled about stuff, then passed it to the bag boy. So you can imagine my bill was pretty low. Until he accidentally hit the button for 162 filets. [Author: PaMdora]
Tags: Crafts, Sketchbooks, PaMdora, Harter House

Beer Sampler at Mother’s

Thursday night I went to hang out with my friend at Mothers Brewery, a Springfield Brewery that makes lots of popular beers that all have custom names and labels. For instance in the 1950’s there was an exotic pet store that 9 cobras escaped from, and the resulting scare was legendary. So they have a beer call Cobra Scare. But Thursday I drank Mr. Pumpkin, one of the seasonal beers, and we sat and listened to John Paul play the guitar with two other people because that’s why Stacie was there, an...
Tags: Crafts, John Paul, Stacie, Sketchbooks, PaMdora, Springfield Brewery

Prime and Google One FREE, with One or More MetroPCS Plans.

I had dropped my smartphone numerous times on all kinds of surfaces, with no ill consequences. A day of two ago my luck ran out--I dropped the phone in just the right way on just the right surface that the glass cracked like a hard-boiled egg. That wasn't so bad, though. I had really, really gotten disgusted with the poor signal that I was getting with my present carrier, resulting in embarrassing dropped calls galore, and other issues, so I was planning to change carriers anyway. This event si...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Amazon Prime, MetroPCS

Unable to Download Metadata

When I try to download metadata on my Windows 10 system I keep getting error messages. Here are the details of the problem: calibre, version 3.33.1 ERROR: Download failed: Failed to download metadata. Click Show Details to see details Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\single_download.py" , line 424, in run File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\simple_worker.py", line 224, in fork_job File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\simple_worker.py", ...
Tags: Books, Calibre

Update On ATF And DoJ Interpretation Of AR Pistol Braces

We discussed this a bit earlier, and TTAG has an informative update on it.  For a summary, see the picture below, but make sure to read the stupidity at TTAG. Oh dear.  Am I going to have to teach some ignorant ATF agent and DoJ lawyer, who never studied geometry, the Pythagorean Theorem?  Good Lord.  I guess if you can’t get a job doing anything else, you go to work for the ATF. Before we get to that, perhaps we ought to teach DoJ lawyers about the second amendment.
Tags: Guns, Military, Gun Control, Department Of Justice, Firearms, ATF, TTAG, BATFE, Pistol Braces

Penn State University Press' "Unlocked" (I.e., Open Access) Titles.

Penn State University Press, like many university presses, has an open access program. For the reader, that means (at least, almost always) that you have an opportunity to read and own lots and lots of high-quality ebooks, for free . If you'll navigate to this PSU Press webpage, you will find three categories of free unlocked ebooks--"Featured Unlocked," "Newly Unlocked," and "Unlocked Backlist." You may think that since they are free that the quality must be compromised--in common parlance, "th...
Tags: Books, Press, Penn State University Press, PSU Press

Bullet Shockwave Shadows

This is very interesting.  As if you needed another reason to keep your hands away from the end of the cylinder where it meets the forcing cone, watch until the end when he shoots the revolver.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

The River in the Sky ~ Clive James

'....................................Books are the anchorsLeft by the ships that rot away. The mudThe anchors lie in is one's recollectionOf what life was, and never, late or soon,Will be again.' I'm not sure whether The River in the Sky emboldened me to try reading Robin Robertson's The Long Take, or whether it was the other way around. Suffice to say, I started Clive James epic poem, a grand tour of 'the fragile treasures of his life,' and took about a month to read it... 'At the openi...
Tags: Books, Australia, Germany, Poetry, 2018, Cambridge, Sky, Beethoven, The River, Buenos Aires, James, Clive James, Tony Judt, Leonard, Malcolm, Dovegreyreader

Boox Note USB C to Audio adapter works

Good news, On my Boox Note 10.3. I downloaded an MP3 to see if a USB C-to-audio dongle, would work with wired headphones, and it does! Here is the units I tested: https://shop.brando.com/Type-C-to-3-...05c2382d1.html https://shop.brando.com/type-c-to-3-...33c2382d1.html I tested with in earphones by Asus, they have no real audio controls (start, stop, FF, etc), so I couldn't test that. https://www.asus.com/us/Phone-Accessories/ZenEar_S/ Thanks
Tags: Books, Asus, Onyx Boox

Range Review: Ruger AR 556 In 450 Bushmaster

Shooting Illustrated has a good review of the Ruger AR 556 in 450 Bushmaster. I do find this quite an interesting cartridge.  It’s also informative that Leupold came out with a scope specifically designed for this cartridge, called the VX-Freedom 3-9x40mm Bushmaster.  It’s also reasonably priced. I’d like to know if any readers have a Ruger AR 556 (the make, form factor, materials and gunsmithing will all be about the same regardless of caliber, so any input is appreciated). Mr. Guns and Gear t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ruger, Leupold, Shooting Illustrated, 450 Bushmaster

[Metadata Source Plugin] wikidata

This plugin attempts to find a book in Wikipedia's wikidata and download metadata. Currently, it only handles publication date, but more fields will be added. This is my first plugin, constructive criticism appreciated, and let me know what metadata you'd like me to add next. Version History: Spoiler: Version 0.1.0 - 4 Nov 2018 Initial version, pubdate only, limited search options Attached Files Wikidata.zip (49.6 KB)
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Plugin, Plugins

Don’t Let Bias Poling Scare You From Voting

Opinion 2016 Presidential Election Polling USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Skewed Polls are intended to keep Conservatives from voting – so why don't you vote and piss off the left.The same polls that told you it was Hillary in 2016. The polls that told conservatives not to bother to show up at the polls because it was all over are the same group telling you that Nancy Pelosi will be the speaker of the house, and you are just wasting your time showing up at the polls.So here is how it works, MANY – n...
Tags: Guns, Democrats, Gop, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Hillary, Trump, Nra, Don, Nytimes, Los Padres, Gun Rights News, Don McDougall, Election 2018, Don McDougall Don McDougall Don McDougall, Congress Get

AstroTurf Gun-Grabbers Soliciting Student Yearbook Graduation Quotes

Opinion Alternatively this could be used to tell these people you see them for what they are. USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “States United to Prevent Gun Violence and Grey New York have teamed up once again to raise awareness of gun violence prevention with a new effort . . . “Common Sense Quotes,” a personalized email from PR Account Supervisor Kirsten Schubert of Grey Advertising (“Famously effective since 1917”!) begins.“The group is asking graduating students nationwide to use their senior yearb...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, Congress, Bell, Grey, Cease Fire, David Codrea, Gun Rights News, USA Ammoland, RKBA, Grey New York, Firearms News, Fredy Riehl, Grey Advertising, States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Stories for the Soul – Picture Books that Tug the Heart – Part 2

Here are a few more stories with heart that encompass the three pillars of great picture books: to enlighten, educate and entertain. Finn’s Feather by Rachel Noble and Zoey Abbott It’s wrenching when something or someone you love is lost. No one knows this better than Rachel Noble who was inspired to write Finn’s Feather … Continue reading Stories for the Soul – Picture Books that Tug the Heart – Part 2 The post Stories for the Soul – Picture Books that Tug the Heart – Part 2 appeared first on...
Tags: Books, Death, Grief, Family, Toys, Friendship, Autism, Social Issues, Loss, Emotions, Siblings, Finn, Child's Play, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Children's Picture Books

Democrats Want To Take Our Guns..And They Said It Out Loud

OpinionU.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- It has been rumored for years that Democrat/Progressive/Socialists want to take our guns. Times change and campaign donors change too. Socialist candidates today tell their big donors that they will support gun confiscation. These rights-restricting politicians also hope the rest of us won’t hear about their campaign promises until after the election. This time we have them telling the truth on video, and in black and white. 91 percent of Democrat Congressmen suppo...
Tags: Guns, Congress, House, Nancy Pelosi, Times, Nra, Steyer, Ammoland, Mrs America, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Bloomberg Soros, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob MorseThe, Beto O'Rourke

Star Wars Line by Kenneth Cobonpue

Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue has joined forces with Disney to create the first furniture collection honoring the Star Wars universe. Combining traditional Filipino weaving techniques with out-of-this-world designs, the Star Wars Line includes three armchairs, a rocking stool, and a hanging lamp. Launched on October 10 at the Manila showroom, the Star Wars Line includes the imposing Vader Easy Armchair, the mysterious Sidious Easy Armchair, the iconic Imperial Wings Easy Armchair, and the ...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Disney, Outdoor, Darth Vader, Manila, Vader, Kenneth Cobonpue, Outdoor Furniture, Chewie, Imperial fleet, Sidious, Filipino design, Filipino weaving, Imperial Wings, Rocking Stool

tea leaves in pink

Ani got herself a new sweater this week. A Tea Leaves sweater! I had to check the blog to see how many of these I've made. There was the one I made for myself (sadly in a poor yarn choice... [Author: SouleMama]
Tags: Crafts, Knitting, Ani, SouleMama

Belinda Murrell, Pippa’s Island & Other Treasures

Belinda Murrell is a much-loved author of children’s series fiction and time-slip and historical novels. Her series include ‘Pippa’s Island’, ‘Lulu Bell’, ‘The Sun Sword’ trilogy and ‘The Timeslip’ series. Her books are warm and rich with appealing characters and captivating storylines. Thank you for speaking with Boomerang Blog, Belinda. What is your background and … Continue reading Belinda Murrell, Pippa’s Island & Other Treasures The post Belinda Murrell, Pippa’s Island & Other Treasures a...
Tags: Books, Pippa, Author Interviews, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, Joy Lawn, ByAustralianBuyAustralian, Belinda Murrell, Penguin Random House Australia, Children's Series, Lulu Bell, Pippa's island, The Ivory Rose, Belinda Murrell Pippa

Conversation Piece: Horse Lamp

Horse Lamp deserves its due. We simply couldn’t go on with our Conversation Piece series without discussing Horse Lamp. A life-sized equine floor lamp by the Swedish design group Front, Horse Lamp makes us question everything we know about the lamp as an object—thanks to its impressive scale. Produced by Moooi, Horse Lamp is not for the timid. Front describes it this way: “Furniture to fall in love with at first sight, or hate forever,” and that attitude is one thing I love about the woman-led ...
Tags: Books, Front, Front Horse Lamp

Some Windows 10 Clocks Didn’t “Fall Back,” Here’s How to Fix It

Daylight Savings Time ended at 2 a.m., but at least one of our Windows 10 PCs didn’t notice. Windows 10 is set to automatically update the time, but didn’t. We’ve seen a few similar reports online, too. Yes, It’s Yet Another Windows 10 Bug We noticed this problem on a PC that was powered off when the time changed. When we turned it on later in the morning, it never bothered updating the time. In other words, that PC is reporting a time one hour ahead of the real time. The PC had several hours...
Tags: Crafts, DST, Time Obviously Microsoft

Daily Gun Deal: S&W M&P22 Compact 22LR Pistol & $25 Gift Card $249.99 Shipped w/ Code

S&W M&P22 Compact 22LR Pistol & $25 Gift Card Deal 3 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- More Brownells gift card package deals!This time it is a S&W M&P Compact pistol in 22LR that nets down to $249.99 and free shipping with code “M8Y“. If you’re not familiar with the gun, it’s a scaled down .22LR pistol about the size of a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. Read our review found here. Everyone loves to shoot this fun semi-auto, and at this price, you can get more than one and stuff stocking with the bonus gift ...
Tags: Guns, Coupon Codes, Brownells, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, Smith & Wesson, USA Ammoland, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors, Smith Wesson M P Shield Read

Rosensteins Monster

Art by A.F. Branco Rosensteins Monster Witch Hunt USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Rosensteins Monster.If the Republicans hold control of both houses of Congress, it could spell the beginning of the end of what President Donald Trump calls Mueller’s “witch hunt.” Voters need to get out an vote and this coming Tuesday.Did you enjoy this cartoon?Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rig...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington Post, America, Fox News, Donald Trump, Nra, Mueller, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, A.F. Branco, Gun Cartoons, Branco, Preservation Of Firearms Ownership JPFO, Election 2018

can I create composite column that behaves like authors?

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a composite column (ie. "column built from other columns") that "behaves like authors" rather than "behaves like tags"? ie. that uses '&' rather than ',' as its list separator? (Apologies for yesterday's cross-post to Library Management but I realised that's the wrong sub-forum for this question.) Thanks!
Tags: Books, Calibre

LEGO Sale On Nordstrom – Select Sets 20% Off

LEGO Sale On Nordstrom If you are looking for some LEGO deals, check out this LEGO Sale on Nordstrom. They have select sets on sale for 20% off right now. Plus they will ship for free, as all orders on Nordstrom.com do. Here are the sets I found on sale. DUPLO Number Train $15.99 Friends Drifting Diner $23.99 The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo Strikes $24 Unikitty Party Time $15.99 City Monster Truck $15.99 Marvel Super Heroes Outrider Dropship Attack $11.99 LEGO Sale On Nordstrom – Se...
Tags: Amazon, Nordstrom, Toys, Christmas, Frugality, Online Deals, Thrifty NW, Nordstrom.com, Christmas Toy Deals, Unikitty Party Time

Calibre will only convert the first page of pdf

Hello all, I'm new to this forum, and really need some help. I'm a grad student, and my professor sent me a bunch of scans of textbooks. A few of them converted just fine from pdf to mobi format, but I'm trying to convert this one and it just refuses to work no matter what I do. First it kept getting screwed up on the pictures (it would convert them in disconnected lines), so I extracted all the pages with text only and tried to convert these. However, it just won't convert ANYTHING now ex...
Tags: Books, Conversion

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