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Forma Access Amazon store for Kobo Forma

I prefer the UI and features of Kobo rather than the Kindle. It seems more sensible/logical to me. So, I am about to buy the Forma . Unfortunately, the Kobo Store seems poor is some areas. For example, only 13 books by Andrew Wareham were listed at Kobo, whereas, there are 55 at Amazon, and of these the same 13 are about 40% cheaper. It is a similar story for books by Philip K Allan and by David Donachie. Of course, books by many authors would be equally available and similarly priced. It woul...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Kobo Store, Andrew Wareham, Forma, Kobo Forma, Forma Access Amazon, Philip K Allan, David Donachie


Enjoying reading again with the PW4

I spent a long time away from the forum because I just simply wasn't reading. Sure, I read 22 books last year, but for me, that simply isn't enough. I've been reading ebooks for almost 7 years now, starting with the Nook Color. After I bought an iPad, I read exclusively on that, with some print books in between. I read profusely on my Nook Color, even though you could have apps on it they were really limited so I wasn't tempted to open another app like Twitter and get lost. But that changed wi...
Tags: Books, Marvin, Amazon Kindle


Sphero's Sensor Ring Turns Everything Into an Instrument For Fidgety Finger Tappers

Hello. My name is Andrew Liszewski, and I’m an incessant finger tapper. Almost anything in reach can become an impromptu drum kit when I’m burning off nervous tension. It’s often incredibly annoying to those unfortunate enough to be in earshot, but soon my anxious behaviors could yield a future hit on the club scene…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Ces, Sensors, Instruments, Sphero, Consumer Tech, Andrew Liszewski, Specdrums, CES 2019, Ces2019


Lutron Adds a Fan Control Smart Switch to Its Caseta Lineup

New for 2019, Lutron has unveiled a fan control smart switch as part of the existing Caseta product line. It will be available starting in March for $80, with a matching Pico remote priced at $42. Currently, Lutron Caseta offers smart dimmer switches, on/off switches, and plug-in outlet switches, but users will now be able to add their ceiling fans into the mix by controlling their fans remotely from their phones (or by schedule), as well as the option to control the fan speed. The switch looks...
Tags: Crafts, Lutron, Lutron Caseta


Paul Harrell On 22tcm vs. 5.7×28 vs. 7.62×25

I think this is an informative video.  However, I know the FN 5.7 is an extremely reliable firearm.  I’d like to see this expanded to evaluate the Rock Island pistol shooting the 22tcm.  A review of the ammunition isn’t quite good enough to form an opinion.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, FN, Rock Island, Ammunition, Paul Harrell


Calibre will not recognize Nook 10.1 tablet

Just bought a Nook Tablet 10.2 and cannot get Calibre (I have the latest version) to see the device. Have gone through all of the recommended steps, nothing has worked and therefore here is the info provided by Debug device detection: calibre 3.37 [64bit] embedded-python: True is64bit: True Windows-10-10.0.17134-SP0 Windows ('64bit', 'WindowsPE') ('Windows', '10', '10.0.17134') Python 2.7.12+ Windows: ('10', '10.0.17134', 'SP0', u'Multiprocessor Free') Interface language: None Successfu...
Tags: Books, Devices


Personal Document Library not showing up on Kindle?

Hi there. I just got a Kindle DX graphite for Christmas and I can't see any of the books I've sent from Calibre (via the Send by email feature) to my Kindle address. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite 3 that displays them just fine. The question is, is the Kindle DX too old for showing up the documents from the cloud? Or this has to do with the fact that Kindle DX can't connect to some sites (like Wikipedia) because Amazon stopped offering updates for that model? In that case, jailbreaking it w...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Wikipedia, Amazon Kindle


Turning Your Shop into a Memorable Brand Part 1: Brand Recognition

Companies that have mastered brand recognition stand out thanks to a special character or exceptional features. No matter the size of your business, it’s important to keep this in mind when planning your marketing strategies. Your “brand” distinguishes you from your peers, and it helps you stick in the memory of customers. For your Shop, this leads to improved success and customer retention. This is some pretty important stuff, so check out our first installment of a new three-part series on ...
Tags: Facebook, Don, Tobias, T-shirts, Google Forms, Spreadshirt, Spreadshop


Living More Simply At Home

Life is busy, too busy. Start by living more simply at home by making your home work better for you to allow more time for what's most important to you. The post Living More Simply At Home appeared first on Your home, only better..
Tags: Books


Adding Plugin to Toolbar

I couldn't find this in the User Guide. The User Guide made it easy to install the FlightCrew plugin, but the green check mark doesn't appear on the toolbar. In the plugin manager I've designated in the "Assign as plugin 1" box, and clicking on the funny icon next to the spellcheck icon does run FlightCrew, but is there a way to change the icon to the green check mark shown in the User Guide?
Tags: Books, Sigil


cssutils

Did something bad happen to the cssutils module? I just installed calibre v3.37 and now every plugin I use which manipulates CSS is inaccessible. I tried to revert to my older run-from-source calibre, which I last updated about a week ago. Unfortunately this doesn't work either. This is the error message I got when I tried to start up my run-from-source version Code: calibre, version 3.36.0 ERROR: Startup error: There was an error during calibre startup. Parts of calibre may not func...
Tags: Books, Development, Css


[Editor Plugin] - Enabling 'Customize plugin' dialog directly from the Editor

Hi, everyone! Firts of all, I am one BIG NOOB. So, if you can help me, please be as detailed as possible. :D Here is the deal: I've created an Editor Plugin (ACE) and it is working fine. It can be configured via Preferences > Plugin > Customize Plugin. It has a simple dialog with only 3 options. What I want is to enable this configuration to take place directly from the Plugin Icon (actualy, a litle arrow beside it) on the Editor Plugins toolbar. I've managed to create the menu entry 'Custo...
Tags: Books, Development, Plugin, Customize Plugin It, Plugin Icon


BOTW: Kevin’s AR9 Build

The 23rd Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Kevin.  I really like the look of that hand guard. If you all can’t tell by now, I really set this series up to get good ideas for the stuff I want to do. Pete finally convinced me to em-brace PCC builds and this […] Read More … The post BOTW: Kevin’s AR9 Build appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Kevin, Pete, PCC, Build Of The Week


iBooks background color question

I noticed that my iBooks has a black background. It is driving me nuts! Is there a way to change the back ground color to white?
Tags: Books, Apple Devices


BOTW: Jim’s Higgins Build

The 24th Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Jim.  So basically this is the Craftsman Tools of shotguns… Pretty interesting collector’s piece (with a little bit of the history), and even more interesting that Jim modded it (there is always the question of keeping it for the collector’s value or for the […] Read More … The post BOTW: Jim’s Higgins Build appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Jim, Botw, Build Of The Week, Higgins Build


Auditions have started!

View this post on Instagram It begins @indyarmscompany ... #czp07 #berettapx4storm #grayguns #sigsauersp2022 #hkp30l #indyarmsco #pewpewlife #igmilitia A post shared by Tamara Keel (@tamarakeel) on Jan 4, 2019 at 8:49am PST [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Boomsticks, Range Notes, Tamara Keel @tamarakeel, Double Action Autumn


Dark Wave. A sailing adventure turned nigtmare!

“Dark Wave” is a novel about a couple that embark on a sailing trip of a lifetime, only to be caught in an life and death struggle against the power of Mother Nature. It follows the couple as they learn to survive by drawing on their inner strenghts during times when all hope is lost. The power of the sea and failures caused by Murphy will keep you on the edge of your seat reading. As a retired Firefighter now living aboard an aging sailboat in the Florida Keys, my writing is drawn on real ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Murphy, Florida Keys, Stan Loveday


Washington Post not working

It's been slow-loading but otherwise OK 'til today 1/6; ran for 5+ hours Fetch news from The Washington Post Conversion options changed from defaults: verbose: 2 Resolved conversion options calibre version: 3.37.0 {'asciiize': False, 'author_sort': None, 'authors': None, 'base_font_size': 0, 'book_producer': None, 'change_justification': 'original', 'chapter': None, 'chapter_mark': 'pagebreak', 'comments': None, 'cover': None, 'debug_pipeline': None, 'dehyphenate': ...
Tags: Books, Florida, Obama, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, Joe Biden, Gop, Recipes, Andrew Cuomo, Cabinet, Trump, Martin O'malley, Obamas, Pelosi, Beto O'Rourke


Scrivener on IPad

Question for those that use Scrivener on the Ipad format. Used it on my first novel then spent hours fighting with word / kindle addon with formatting. Your experiences? I love the way scriveren alows me to freewrite different sections but would love to see if you have suggestions for the formatting options truly on the Ipad without having to resort to using the windows computer. Thank you.
Tags: Books, Writers' Corner


Does anyone own more than 1 oasis ( for themselves not family)

I thought about getting one in the silver since I have the gold. I feel like a wierdo and don’t want to be the only one. Lol:rofl:
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle


SIEGE Ultra Magnus In-Hand Images War For Cyber Leader


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Weekend Reading

I’ve been keeping myself busy this week assembling my new office space, it’s all coming together so well. With the fresh paint on the walls and the furniture in place, I’m ready to tackle 2019 with new energy. There’s something about having a new office that’s jump started so many ideas, I’m so so happy to have a new place to work, I’ll be sharing it soon! I’ve been doing all sorts of self improvement things too …. isn’t that what January is all about? I’m listening to new podcasts and clearing ...
Tags: Crafts, Australia, Sydney, Maria


Revisiting "The Innovator's Dilemma"

What's the most impactful business book you've ever read? Mine is Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma. I first read it many years ago and I figure now would be a good time to read it again. I must have given... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Joe Wikert]
Tags: Startups, Books, Business, Disruption, Clayton Christensen, Joe Wikert, The Innovator's Dilemma


Sending books to two Pocketbook devices

I have a Pocketbook InkPad 3 and a Pocketbook Touch HD 3. I use this save template for sending books to the devices: {:'current_library_name()'}/{author_sort}/{title} - {author_sort} On the InkPad 3 it works fine, but on the Touch HD 3 the books are saved in this directory: Books/Books/Author_sort/ The first book folder already existed on the device before saving any books onto it. I've tried changing the template for the Touch HD 3, but then the books where saved in the main directory of th...
Tags: Books, Devices


Dictionary of foreign words

Hi folks, in my opinion the findings in the dictionaries installed in my Kobo Aura One are very poor. This is at least to say for what I get in German. I do not mean translations from one language to another - e.g. En-Ge - I mean findings related to the meaning of words one does not know (you put your finger on the unknown word and the Kobo software is searching in the installed pre-selected dictionary whether there is an explanation for the highlighted word. For most of the words to which I wo...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader


Which Rotation App?

I need a rotation app for the Max 2 but there are so many different ones called "Rotation Control" made by different devs that I don't know which one is the best. What is the recommended rotation app for the Max 2?
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox


Moving from Zinio to another reader on Android

A few years ago I started using Zinio on my android tablet to read magazines I electronically subscribe to. The problem I'm having now is that once you download each month's copy it stores the magazine in the tablets internal storage and now I'm low on resources on my tablet. Unfortunately, Zinio does not allow you to store your magazines on an SD Card and I'm trying to determine if there's a manual way to move my magazines from internal storage to my SD card but be able to restore the magazin...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Zinio


MAX 2 versus MAX 2 Pro

Hi, I am about to buy me a MAX 2. Now I have seen the PRO Version with 4GB RAM. Has anyone compared these two MAXes regarding speed? I think 4GB RAM should speed up everything a lot. If not, let me know... Thank you for help! tom
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox


K5 Need Some Advice Unbricking A Kindle Touch - Spent Weeks Trying And Dunno What To Do!

Hi there, I have been reading posts on this forum for quite a few weeks attempting to unbrick my kindle touch and now I’m totally stumped. I’ll run down a list of what I’ve tried so far and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. I’m starting to think it’s beyond repair without getting inside it physically. First, I bricked it trying to follow some advice on how to compile Debian on to it and made some mistakes which I tried to clean up but obviously it didn’t go as planned. I...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Kubrick


Urban Tree of the Year 2019

photo: Eric Wiseman via SMA The Society of Municipal Arborists has selected the American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) as 2019's Urban Tree of the Year. According to Nina Bassuk, Director of Cornell's Urban Horticulture Institute, the plant goes by many names -- American or Eastern hophornbeam, ironwood, hornbeam, leverwood -- "a... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Plants, Announcements, Cornell, Virginia Tech, Garden Design, Society of Municipal Arborists, Jane Berger, Eric Wiseman, SMA The Society of Municipal Arborists, Urban Horticulture Institute, Nina Bassuk



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