Side-loaded Font Weight Patch

Hey Folks, I heard that Kobo e-readers cannot manipulate the weight of side-loaded fonts, unless the user installs a patch. Is there a post in this forum where I can download the patch? Are patches easy to install? I have no programming experience, but I've watched a few YouTube tutorials on it and it seems fairly straightforward. Will changing the weight of side-loaded fonts mess up the kerning or cause any other problems? If the Kobo can change the weight of side-loaded fonts, without mes...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobo

Calibre dissapeared off my PC

Has this ever happened to anyone? I did not uninstall it or anything. It is just gone. I did reactivate my system mechanic yesterday but I noticed its gone from my PC as well.
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[Solved] Calibre disappeared off my PC

Has this ever happened to anyone? I did not uninstall it or anything. It is just gone. I did reactivate my system mechanic yesterday but I noticed its gone from my PC as well.
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We need to talk about... Journals

...journals / diaries, I'm not sure when one word became more fashionable than the other, and now there's something called 'bullet journaling' which is very big business. I'm envious of those who sketch each day or event (and here are some brilliant ones on Instagram) or create beautifully artistic entries. It isn't quite what I strive or have the time for, though I have now succumbed to the joys of washi tape for a bit of added interest. But hold on, I'm feeling a bit smug because 2018 was the...
Tags: Books, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Country Life, Mariella, Robert Macfarlane, Jonathan Strange, Dovegreyreader, Norrell, We need to talk about, Newbooksmag, Mary Oliver RIP Mary, Reading Journal Details

Calibre Metadata and Kindle paperwhite 4

Hello: Other than the book's title and author, what Kindle paperwhite 4 metadata can be transferred from a Calibre library? I mean: without changing the title to something other than the book's name; for instance, I am aware that there are automated ways to, say, change de title to something like - . If not directly with Calibre to Kindle, are there other software tools to be used to populate the Kindle book's metadata with Calibre library? Awaiting your kind reply, [INCANUS]
Tags: Books, Devices, Calibre Metadata

Importing Books-- often Unknown by Unknown

Hi, I've run into a problem when importing books into Calibre. Sometimes it detects accurate metadata, and it's easy to keep track of which book is which. More often it detects inaccurate metadata. Most often it detects *no* metadata, and I get a string of "Unknown" by "Unknown" and have to figure out which books are which. I could switch preferences > import > read metadata from file contents off. But when the files do contain accurate metadata, that means retyping that metadata. Is there some ...
Tags: Books, Library Management

AZW3 justified - ragged right

The AZW3 of The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States by Jeffrey Lewis is ragged right. Since the ragged right Alignment page option is grayed out for AZW3 I've always assumed Kindles will always display AZW3 justified. So it looks like justification for AZW3 is a function of the book. Is this an attribute that is set in the AZW3 or is it done in the source CSS or HTML? (I assume the ragged right in The 2020 Commission Report ... is in keeping wit...
Tags: Books, United States, Kindle Formats, Jeffrey Lewis

Wonderfest Winter 2019 - Armada Optimus And Star Convoy Close Up Photos

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I feel like this was a William Gibson plot...

Just think: You lived to see the era where supermarket tabloids pick fights with dudes who have their own space programs!#BezosBlackmail #CyberpunkisNow — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) February 9, 2019 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, News, Guns, William Gibson, SF, Tam, Tamara K, Bread And Circuses

"Publish and be damned!"

The post title is the famous retort of the Duke of Wellington when a publisher offered to leave him out of the salacious memoirs of a courtesan in exchange for a healthy sum of cash.Similarly, Jeff Bezos seems to have correctly divined that the average American in 2018 has a lot less of a problem with the idea of consenting adults texting each other dick pics or bobs and vagene than they do about a tabloid surreptitiously getting ahold of said communications and attempting to use them for blackm...
Tags: Guns, History, Bad Ideas, Jeff Bezos, Wellington, Tam, Bread And Circuses

Calibre reverted to freshly installed default

Don't know what happened, but I was working on my library when my computer unexpectedly powered off (didn't know it wasn't charging). When I restarted it my Calibre library had reverted to the original default gui settings. Plus it started on a library that has never been attached to Calibre. I have a synced library in my Dropbox that isn't attached, but synced using outside tools so that I can use it on Calibre Collections. It probably is synced to Calibre because I copy the db file from th...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Don

Covers/Cases - Pros, Cons & General Thoughts

I just purchased my very first e-reader (Kobo Clara HD), and am wondering what others' thoughts are regarding cases or covers. I'm sure this is ultimately something that comes down to personal preference, but I've had a hard time finding much information about any benefits to using one, other than presumably providing some amount of damage protection. :dunno: Do you use a case/cover? If so, are there any particular features/styles that you like best?
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Kobo Clara

The Army Thinks Their New Rifle Will Be Like an iPhone

There are not many ways in which an iPhone resembles a battle rifle, but military officials searching for a contractor to build the gun of the future seem to think there is.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Technology, Guns, War, Military, US military, Army, Rifles, Sure Whatever, Next Generation Squad Weapon

Over at Kirkus: SLAYER by Kiersten White

We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn today with a review of Kiersten White’s newest: YA urban fantasy novel Slayer. Like basically every other SFF nerd of the past 20 years, Thea is a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer–and Kiersten White is one of her favorite authors. Put the two together in a spinoff series, set after the activation of all Potential Slayers and following a girl raised as a Watcher, turned Slayer? SHUT UP AND TAKE ALL OUR MONEY. Head over...
Tags: Books, Book Reviews, Young Adult, Slayer, Buffy, SFF, Kirkus, Thea, 7 Rated Books, Speculative Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Kiersten White

Wonderfest Winter 2019 - First Clear Photos From Transformers Exhibit

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Battleground State

Illinois gun owners had fought hard for years and made hellacious headway in the battle to get CCW and at least a measure of preemption passed, so it's especially painful to see all that hard work threatened by their new Future License Plate Craftsman in Springfield, J.B. Pritzker.The war never ends. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: News, Guns, Illinois, Tam, Springfield, Boomsticks, Ignorance is no excuse for a law


FREE huge epic classic ebooks! Lawrence David Niren, the author of the very controversial political thriller fantasy novel, JUVIA, KENNEDY & THE TRIAL AND CONFESSION OF TRUMP, and the shocking thriller, THE LEX TALIONIS OF BRETT KAVANAUGH, announces the new FREE releases of his huge novel COMPASSION, on Amazon in 2 books, COMPASSION I and COMPASSION 11. These 2 novels are FREE to read on Amazon.com starting February 9, 2019. See links: https://www.amazon.com/dp/BO7N83KWWR and https://www...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Nazis, Berlin, Israel, Introduce Yourself, Jesus, Fort Knox, Brett Kavanaugh, Lawrence David Niren, Grumbacher, Dostoyevsky Dickens Hugo Faulkner Nabokov

Six for Saturday 9th February 2019

Not a lot of gardening has happened today; the wind and cold were not really conducive to pottering. Despite the skies being heavy with wintering clouds, there were moments when the clouds cleared and the sun shone through making the Anemanthele lessoniana glisten. The Phormium, growing in the same border as the grass, is one... Read More
Tags: Gardening, Spring, February, Camellia, My Garden, My garden this weekend, 2019, Six for Saturday, Foilage, Aeonium, Anemanthele Lessoniana, Arum Italicum, Phormium, Wintery Skies

Opción de descarga en el servidor de contenidos

Hola Me gustaría que fuera posible que la opción de descarga en el servidor de contenidos no apareciera por defecto, sino que fuera una opción que a cada usuario se le pudiera activar o no individualmente. ¿Sería posible? Gracias, un saludo
Tags: Books, Software

Kid Konnection: It's Up to You, Abe Lincoln

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a terrific book that's perfect for the President's Day holiday. Summary: History gets hilarious in this interactive Abraham Lincoln biography that will have readers laughing while they learn. Perfect for readers of Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales.Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of all time. But what did it take to ri...
Tags: Books, America, United States, Lincoln, Tom, Abraham Lincoln, Abe, Abe Lincoln, Nathan Hale, Kid Konnection, Julie P, Leila Hirschfeld, Tom Lelia Hirschfeld

What Was Old Is New Again In Gun Control Proposals

Kamala Harris Fayetteville, AR – -(AmmoLand.com)- Kamala Harris, U.S. senator from California and declared candidate for president in the 2020 race, has come out supporting universal background checks on the sales of firearms. This is unsurprising, given her statements on the subject, and as a district attorney, she participated in an to say that the District of Columbia’s de facto ban on handguns was not a violation of the Second Amendment, as well as calling for further restrictions on th...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, England, Guns, California, America, House Of Representatives, District Of Columbia, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Matt Gaetz, Ranjit Singh, Gun Rights News, Democrats War on Guns, George Mason University School of Law, Greg Camp

PW2 Downgrade Kindle Paperwhite 2 v5.10.2.1

Good afternoon, I want to know how to downgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 2 with the firmware version The Update button is not able. Thank you so much.
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner

Strange Days

M aybe. I've been a bit scattered lately. Early this morning I was moving things around, furniture, studio stuff. And I was feeling like my head was not attached. I moved my computer stuff upstairs so I could look out at the sea through the bare trees. In the process I lost my mouse. Hours, I patiently looked. Tried to remember. Finally I just decided I must have put it out with the trash in a blank moment.  Then, while watering the plants, I found it in the center of the aloe cactus that...
Tags: Crafts, Through, Stray Cat Series

Oak Meadow {a soulemama sponsor}

Greetings from Oak Meadow! Oak Meadow offers an affordable independent school experience for students in kindergarten to grade 12. Our progressive, experiential homeschooling curriculum can be used independently, or by enrolling in our accredited, teacher-supported, distance learning school. Our curriculum... [Author: SouleMama]
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SILENCER SATURDAY #59: User Serviceable! The AAC Ti-RAID 30

Good morning everyone and thanks for coming back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where ‘Hollywood quiet’ is a life goal, not a fantasy. Now that the fog of war has cleared off of the SHOT Show floor, we can get back into the business of shooting and testing silencers. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #59: User Serviceable! The AAC Ti-RAID 30 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Editorial, TFB, AAC, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Bolt Action, Silencer Saturday

Calibre e-book viewer contents display [issue][help]

Hi, I have an issue with the ebook viewer on my local installation where the contents page renders at the top left of the primary display and cannot be moved. (please see the attached image) I am not sure if this was caused by a change in the settings as I have been unable to find one or make any changes to the way it is being displayed. I am also not sure if I've made any changes to the settings that might be causing this. The only changes made to the installation is the updates (I'm currently...
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