Mystery and Crime Reeve, Arthur B: Guy Garrick (1912) v2, 7 March 2019

A Craig Kennedy scientific detective novel in all but name; for some reason the detective is called Guy Garrick. The surging flood of the motorcar produced new crimes and new criminals: car theft, and motor bandits; and an age-old crime: murder. Guy Garrick tracks down a gang. The text is from a 2008 ebook posted by RWood, (in .prc format only) in the Kindle forum. I have found an original cover, and the missing frontispiece, and remade the book as .epub, .mobi and .azw3 formats. Hence v2 ...
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Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI

VFGs, AOWs, PSBs and SBRs: A Return To Understanding The NFA

In the past few years, we have drilled down into the netherworld of NFA laws, attempting to determine the subtle differences between short barreled rifles (SBRs), Any Other Weapons (AOWs) and simply firearms. We’ve also reviewed the new ATF accessory classification process and gone over the use of the ATF eForm system that anyone can […] Read More … The post VFGs, AOWs, PSBs and SBRs: A Return To Understanding The NFA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, ATF, SBR, Brace, NFA, AOW, PSB, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, VGF

POTD: Dry Fire Training: The Coin Exercise

Today’s Picture is from Beretta Defense Technologies. I think the pistol is a Beretta APX, but I have been wrong many times before. Anyway, the real point here is the dry fire training and the coin exercise. Have you ever tried this exercise? To be honest, I have never seen it before, but I’m going […] Read More … The post POTD: Dry Fire Training: The Coin Exercise appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Beretta, Photo of the Day, Rob Leatham, Dry Fire, Beretta Defense Technologies, Beretta APX, Beretta Defense, Dry Fire Practice

Ruger Vaquero Birds Head .44 Magnum/.44 Special – Review

Ruger Vaquero Birds Head .44 Magnum/.44 Special U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Just when I thought I was done straining my wrists firing more .44 Magnum ammunition than a normal, sane person fires in a lifetime, I got a package at my FFL. Turns out I had one more to go. Now, I will tell you honestly that after 3,000 rounds of ole’ Elmer’s Special, I almost sent the Ruger New Vaquero packing back to the factory, but I have to say that I’m glad I didn’t. I’ve written about a number of very powerful r...
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Michigan, Magnum, Josh, Ruger, SAA, FPL, Black Hills, Featured Articles, Firearm News, Camp Perry, 44 Special, Josh Wayner, Oehler, 44 Magnum

Help! Calibre won't open

I'm new to the forum because I'm trying to find a solution for Calibre not opening. I was using Calibre 3.34.0 and received an Error 3 message. System can't find pathway u'G: etc. Using Windows 10. I uninstalled Calibre and reinstalled 3.39.1. I'm not getting the error message anymore but absolutely nothing happens when I try to open it. I've been using Calibre for years and transferred my files to a new computer 3 months ago and now suddenly have problems. Thanks in advance!:help:
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Nook Study

Nook Study finally stopped working for me on the one remaining computer it still worked on. I had switched to Nook Study on this Windows 7 machine when Nook for PC stopped working. On my other desktop, Nook Study stopped working before Nook for PC did but it stopped working a while back. I bought a book tonight and when I told Nook Study to sync the 'wheel' spun but the new book did not appear. I tried this several times without the new book showing up. It worked as recently as the 3rd. I logg...
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble NOOK, McAffee

Customising Calibre Content Server

Hello all! Has anyone customized their content server site? Any tips? I really love Calibre, but it would be excellent if I could design my own first page, where I can add some intro text and give links to parts of my library. Also, is it possible to skip the "Choose the calibre library to browse" step if there is only one library? Thanks so much for any help! Jessica
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Yum-Mee Crispy Chocolate Plush Bars

Kidrobot has released their Yummy World Yum-Mee Crispy Chocolate Plush Bars . From Yummy World, the Yum-Mee crispy chocolate plush bars are named Kitt, Katt, Tim, and Tam. you can remove the chocolate bars from their cozy plush wrapper...as well as break off from one another. Standing in at 16 inches tall, you can currently order this plush for $29.99.
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Guest Post: Mikhail Kalashnikov’s First Light Machine Gun

Today’s guest post is written by Andrey Ulanov. Andrey is a firearms enthusiast, historian, researcher and writer. He is the author of numerous interesting small arms articles in various websites. Here is an example of an article written by Andrey. Let’s see what’s the story of Mikhail Kalashnikov’s first light machine gun. Kalashnikov light machine gun […] Read More … The post Guest Post: Mikhail Kalashnikov’s First Light Machine Gun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Guest Post, Editorial, Kalashnikov, Mikhail Kalashnikov, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Light Machine Gun, Lmg, Andrey Ulanov, RPK 44, Andrey Ulanov Andrey

CSS DropCap w/o indent

In reading the Sigil Users Guide I found out what Dropcap is and really like it. The problem is I'm also using using first line indent. So even the first line of the Dropcap is indented, not a very good look. (see attachment) How can I remove it from the the first line only. Thanks Brent Attached Images   Attached Files Georgia.txt (1.2 KB)
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6 Reasons Why the Galil ACE is Better than the AK-47 & AKM

In this episode, James discusses 6 reasons why the Galil ACE is better than the AK-47/AKM. According to IWI’s marketing materials: “The modernized Galil ACE is based upon the reliable mechanism of the original Galil rifle first developed by IMI in the late 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Russian AK-47 and the Finnish Valmet […] Read More … The post 6 Reasons Why the Galil ACE is Better than the AK-47 & AKM appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James, Valmet, Iwi, IMI, ACE, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, TFBTV, AKM, Ak-74, Galil, Semi-Auto

A new bug in Sigil 0.9.12?

By trying to find the cause of my issues with this new version of Sigil, I found something rare. In my stylesheet I had defined the following styles: Code: .fig3 {     -webkit-shape-outside: url("../Images/Fig-003.png");     shape-outside: url("../Images/Fig-003.png"); } .fig4 {     -webkit-shape-outside: url("../Images/Fig-004.png");     shape-outside: url("../Images/Fig-004.png"); } But after renaming images "Fig-003.png" to "Fig003.png" and "Fig-004.png" to "Fig004.png" the ...
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Netflix to adapt One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

Streaming giant buys rights to create first ever screen adaptation of Colombian author’s seminal 1967 magical realist novel Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel García Márquez’s seminal One Hundred Years of Solitude to create the first screen adaptation of the author’s 1967 masterpiece.The streaming company announced on Wednesday that the book will be adapted into a Spanish-language series and filmed largely in the Nobel prize-winning author’s home country of Colombia, with García Márquez’...
Tags: Books, Media, Film, World news, Colombia, Netflix, Culture, Gabriel García Márquez, Garcia Marquez, Rodrigo Garcia, Gonzalo García Barcha

Alita, Battle Angel

I saw this last weekend and it is beyond great! One of the very best sci fi movies I've ever seen.
Tags: Books, Weapon, Movies & Stories, Alita Battle Angel

Warrant Alleges ‘Gun Violence’ Counselor & Police Chaplain Fired Shot into Car

More questions are raised than answered in this strange case that begs for more details, and it appears the media is OK with that. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A felony at large warrant has been issued for the arrest of a St. Louis pastor known for supporting families impacted by gun violence,” Fox 2 Now reported Friday. “Pastor Ronald M. Fraction, 63, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and shooting into a motor vehicle, a Class E felony.” He’s not just a pastor, we learn, but “[h]e has ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Police, Fox, Resistance, St. Louis, Google News, David Codrea, Gun Rights News, RKBA, Firearms News, St Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Only Ones, LEOSA, Ronald M Fraction, Homicide Ministers Community Alliance HMCA

Masters Of The Universe William Stout Collection

Super7 has announced that their The Masters of the Universe Collector's Choice Series continues with the William Stout Collection . Based on the legendary 1987 MOTU production art created by William Stout, these figures seem to jump right from the 1987 film. There's He-Man , Skeletor , Hyper Skeleton , and Karg . Each 7-inch tall figure comes complete with accessories. Slated to ship in Summer 2019, these figures are currently available to pre-order through March 31st 2019. They are pri...
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And now it’s March

It is March and I am surrounded by piles. Piles and piles of materials and dolls in progress. I have been benefiting from everyone doing their New Years clear out. I found tons of goodies at the thrift store and several friends have donated beautiful fabrics to my supply pile. Here are the thrift store goodies, deconstructed and washed, waiting to get put away. I now have a whole pack of dogs waiting to get dressed. Here they are, stuffed and their noses and arms sewed on. Now with faces- ...
Tags: Crafts, Dog, Wip, Kitty, Doll, Progress Report

Smith’s PP1-Mini Tactical Knife Sharpener Instructions & Review

Opinion For a compact, lightweight knife sharpener to throw in your pack check out the Smith's PP1-Mini Tactical Knife Sharpener. Idaho – -(AmmoLand.com)- As I’ve stated before, Smith’s Consumer products is always on the move in coming out with new products for us Outdoorsmen. Today I want to cover a new knife sharpening item called the Smith’s PP1-Mini Tactical Knife Sharpener. For years I’ve known about and used their Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener. I’ve always considered it a good option for...
Tags: Guns, US, Amazon Kindle, Gear, Smith, Knife Reviews, Amazon Picks, Tom Claycomb, Hunt Alaska Bass Pro Shops Bowhunter, Tom Claycomb Tom Claycomb, Sharpener Idaho AmmoLand, Outdoorsmen Today, Sharpener Smith, Arkansas Stone

George R.R. Martin Says There May Be 'Discrepancies' Between the Game of Thrones Finale and His Books

Yes, George R.R. Martin is still working on The Winds of Winter. Yes, that means A Dream of Spring will come eventually. But before that happens, we’re getting the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. What will this spoil for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series? Hopefully: not everything.Read more...
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Simple Spaghetti Recipe with Tomatoes and Arugula

This simple spaghetti recipe is the perfect quick dinner, ready in less than 15 minutes and with minimum cooking required. It’s easier than some of the one pot dinner recipes :) Spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, arugula and some parmesan cheese! It’s so easy to make this recipe and so satisfying. Cannot think of a more perfect recipe for one of those nights when you want something fast and delicious. The plain spaghetti gets a boost of fresh, aromatic flavors through the mix of fresh tomatoes, arugul...
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Marley+Malek Kids

Designers Sissy+Marley, Rachel Geisler, and Jill Malek have collaborated to create Marley+Malek Kids, a line of modern wallpaper for modern kids. The designs are chic and whimsical—without being obvious. Motifs still feature children’s favorite things: cars and stars, rabbits and zebras, hearts and crowns. But they present those magical charms of childhood in monochromatic, elemental simplicity. Princes and princesses can fantasize about their realms with Kingdom, a pattern of simplified crown...
Tags: Books, Usa, Walls, Surfaces, Modern Wallpaper, Jill Malek, Marley Malek Kids, Modern Kids Design, Modern Kids Wallpaper, Monochromatic Kids Wallpaper, Monochromatic Wallpaper, Rachel Geisler, Sissy+Marley, Marley Malek, Sissy Marley Rachel Geisler, Pink Rain Silver and Charcoal Kingdom

Nobody wants to take your guns

Or your rights. Hawaii is looking to amend the constitution to rid it of the second amendment.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Hawaii

Registration leads to confiscation

About 10K people have had their FOID cards revoked by the state. 7,500 of them didn’t tell the police that they gave up their guns. So, a sheriff is going to go get them.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized

Life in the future

Epic photobomb. Sometimes, the future isn’t stupid.
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The house passed a dumb red flag law. In response, some counties are second amendment sanctuaries.
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HBO's Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn't

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Mahershala Ali, Race, History, Racism, Oscars, Viggo Mortensen, Ku Klux Klan, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Peter Farrelly, Lovecraft Country, Green Book, HP Lovecraft

My first Kindle...is jumbled

I have completed a manuscript in Serif PagePlus. It is a book about landscape design and is mostly drawings originally done in autcad but converted to .png. The layout is fairly simple, there are seventeen chapters with a page of thumbnails of the designs at the beginning of each chapter and the drawings represented by those thumbnails following. I used Serif PagePlus to publish to epub3 and opened the file in Calibre and converted it to .mobi and it mostly showed half pages. The links didn't...
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