At least we have Virtual Chelsea. And some stamps.

It’s legendary. It’s the largest in the world. And this year the Chelsea Flower Show is virtual, so possibly accessible to all of us! I say possibly because I’m still not entirely sure how it’ll work for us North Americans. The Royal Horticulture Society, which puts on the show, announced that from May 18-23, it’ll “share videos and articles from regular Chelsea exhibitors on its website.” Monday 18th May will be Members’ day, showcasing exclusive RHS Chelsea content for RHS members only. 19th-...
Tags: Gardening, UK, New York, London, La, Chelsea, Usps, Chelsea Flower Show, Alfred, What's Happening, Stan Hywet Hall, Ethel Kessler, American Garden stamps, Virtual Chelsea 2020, Royal Horticulture Society, School Gardening Club

Glass Classism

People who get into picture taking with their first DSLR will often go on photography forums looking  for advice on which lens to buy next, after the one(s) that came in the box with their beginner camera.Most frequently, and especially in Canon-centric groups, the answer will be "Get the Nifty Fifty!"On its surface, this is solid advice! Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 is a lot of bang for the buck. Compact and lightweight, but sharp and with a fast maximum aperture, the "Nifty Fifty" would seem to be a ...
Tags: Guns, Fujifilm, Nikon, Dslr, Canon, Tam, Nikon Canon, Geekery, Zeiss Touit, Canon APS, Pickcher Takin, Nifty Fifty, Canonland

Bueno Cheesecake

Cheesecake needs to set up in the fridge. You don't need to decorate the top, but it looks nicer. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Brick & Mortar Chixculub

"U.S. retail sales and factory output registered the steepest declines on record in April, illustrating a recession so deep that it will likely take years to fully recover. Revenue at retailers and restaurants fell 16.4% from the prior month, almost double the 8.3% drop in March which was previously the worst in data back to 1992, according to a Commerce Department report released Friday. That compared with the median projection for a 12% decline. A separate report from the Federal Reserve showe...
Tags: News, Guns, Federal Reserve, Fed, Tam, Commerce Department, Teh Intarw3bz, David Burge, Money Makes The World Go 'round, Mortar Chixculub

Friday Night Lights: J. W. Ramp’s Downrange IR Signature Test

Have you ever wondered what IR illuminators look like to someone on the receiving end? Certain SOP is to forgo the use of an IR lights or lasers and to just shoot passively for fear of the target downrange being able to see the glow of an IR device even without night vision. And while […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: J. W. Ramp’s Downrange IR Signature Test appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Infrared, Editorial, Peq, Friday Night Lights, IR Illuminator, J W Ramp, DBAL, MAWL

"Refurbished" Kindle Oasis 2, $100 on Woot

Looks like Kindles have come back to Woot, despite my prediction they wouldn't be back. (So much for listening to me.) Kindle Oasis 2 "Refurbished" $100 https://computers.woot.com/offers/ki...lnd_cat_pc_6_4 Kindle Voyage "Refurbished" $70 https://computers.woot.com/offers/ki...lnd_cat_pc_6_7 Kindle Paperwhite 3 (2016) "Refurbished" $60 https://computers.woot.com/offers/ki...lnd_cat_pc_6_5 Kindle Paperwhite 2 (2013) "Refurbished" $40 https://computers.woot.com/offers/ki...lnd_cat_pc_6_6
Tags: Books, Kindle Oasis

New Reader: Jumping to specific page?

I like the new 4.xx reader a lot. However, there's one feature from the old reader that I miss: jumping to a specific page number. You could do it in the old reader by typing it in the text box on the top left. However, I can't any option to do it in the new reader. Am I just missing it or is it absent? :thanks:
Tags: Books, Calibre

Other Fiction Pirandello, Luigi: One, None and a hundred-thousand

Vitangelo Moscarda discovers by way of a completely irrelevant question that his wife poses to him that everyone he knows, everyone he has ever met, has constructed a Vitangelo persona in their own imagination and that none of these personas corresponds to the image of Vitangelo that he himself has constructed and believes himself to be. (From a much longer description on wikipedia.) Attached Files One, None and a Hundred-thousand - ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Luigi Pirandello, Pirandello Luigi, Vitangelo Moscarda, Vitangelo

Featured Deals of the Quarantine – 5/15/20

Hello and welcome back to another Featured Deals of the Week. I’m your host Benajmin F, coming to you live(ish) from the Boston quarantine. Prices are finally starting to return to normal-ish as panic buyers have mostly run out of panic. Plenty of stuff still has a big COVID tax on the sticker price, but […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Quarantine – 5/15/20 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Boston

POTD: French Aerial Door Gunner

Photo Of The Day: Looking for moments where a photographer captures soldiers and their firearms in interesting situations or places on the Earth? Look no further, here is another dose of TFB’s daily articles where you will find just that. Today we’re looking at a French Aerial Door Gunner during a flight over Mali. The Machine […] Read More … The post POTD: French Aerial Door Gunner appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Earth, Mali, TFB, Photo of the Day, Barkhane, FN MAG, KSP58, Armée de Terre, Door Gunner

Location Saving Kindle for iPad

My Kindle App on my iPad no longer saves the location locally of books I am reading. If I am reading a book purchased from Amazon, it works. But If I am reading a book that was an EPUB and then I converted it to MOBI, using Calibre, it doesn't save the location. I can take the same MOBI file to a Kindle for Android and it works fine. This function used to work in the iPad until a few weeks ago. Any ideas? :help:
Tags: Amazon, Books, Apple Devices, Mobi

Thank you for adding Smarten punctuation in context menu in Comments editor

The new Smarten punctuation action in the context menu in the Comments editor works great! Just wanted to say thank you for adding that feature! :2thumbsup
Tags: Books, Calibre

Firmware Update Upload new version w/ USB

Have Kindle keyboard w/ ver. 3.4.1. Unable to access wi-fi, or register. Need to upload newer version via USB from Amazon site. My computer is not accessing ('seeing') my Kindle in order to download. I believe I had this same issue a few years ago with current Kindle keyboard that went out.
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Lawsuit Filed Over DOJ’s Second Amendment FOIA Foot-dragging

AG Barr is certainly not shy about enforcing gun laws. So why does his DOJ appear so reluctant to enforce gun rights? (Department of Justice /Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A lawsuit was filed Thursday by Stamboulieh Law, PLLC, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Department of Justice. The complaint, filed on behalf of this correspondent, was made necessary due to the DOJ’s failure to turn over records relating to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI...
Tags: Gun Rights News, David Codrea, Department of Justice, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, Second Amendment, Stephen Stamboulieh, William Barr

The Parisone Pendant by Sonneman is Sublime

Parisone is an LED pendant that looks like a teardrop, burdened with gravity at the apex of its expansion, before tumbling down the cheek. Thankfully, this lovely light from Sonneman has been eternally suspended in its oblong shape. Even better, it’s been paired—or tripled—with equals of its ilk to form an enigmatic threesome of a luminaire. The assembly—dangling from a long cord in the fashion of an infant’s mobile—creates a poem in motion: “fluid glass from a funnel-like shap...
Tags: Books, Lighting, Pendant Lights, SONNEMAN, Blown-glass Pendant, Parisone pendant, Restaurant Lighting, Sonneman lighting, Transparent Pendant, Triple Pendant

MEPRO Foresight Out Now

The MEPRO Foresight from MEPROLIGHT USA was one of the more intriguing optic offerings of SHOT 2020, boasting some interesting features offering the functionality of a heads up display within a red dot sight. Check out my SHOT Show first impressions of the MEPRO Foresight here.   Here’s what MEPROLIGHT have to say about the Foresight: […] Read More … The post MEPRO Foresight Out Now appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Optics, Daily News, Mepro, Meprolight, Product Announcement, Reflex/Red Dot, Meprolight USA, Meprolight Foresight

Board Game Review: Mystic Market

If you’re looking for a beginner level strategy game, Mystic Market is a great choice. It’s got all the great components of a good strategy game – multiple ways to earn points and thwart other players, shifting point values, different actions to take on a turn, and ways to win. It’s got that advanced strategic […]
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*GAME TIME* Mystic Market

If you’re looking for a beginner level strategy game, Mystic Market is a great choice. It’s got all the great components of a good strategy game – multiple ways to earn points and thwart other players, shifting point values, different actions to take on a turn, and ways to win. It’s got that advanced strategic […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Homeschool

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – May 2020

It’s been a while since I posted a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day (GBBD) post but with my renewed blogging and a sunny morning I thought I would post away. My approach is slightly different to my previous approach.  I have always taken close up photos of flowers especially for this meme but today I have pulled back a bit so you can see the context the plant is growing in, this is... Read More
Tags: Garden, Gardening, 2020, Roses, May, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, My Garden, GBBD, Euphorbia characias, Lathyrus aureus, Iris Langport Wren, Wild Yellow Flag Iris

Who Moved My Freedom Podcast Episode 564 Matt Of Ballistic Ink

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the Trials and Tribulations of a Gun YouTuber in the era of Anti Gun Social Media Platforms! Good for you, Don’t! It will just make you miserable. Because there is nowhere near the kind of money you read about the top 10 earners on the platform make a year ($150 million according to Forbes in 2019). Maybe I Should start doing Makeup Videos? Reality is actually polar opposite to that for the Second Amendment advocat...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Iraq, Nigeria, Georgia, West Africa, Skynet, Forbes, Patrick, Eric, Matt, Facebook Instagram, London England, Guyana South America, Springfield Armory

GotBot Counts Down: Top 10 Transformers Duos!

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Pug in a Suit

He’s looking very sharp isn’t he! All his body parts are very soft cashmere- I am still using fabrics from my mom’s stash and she loved beige and black cashmere.
Tags: Crafts, General, Doll, Pug, Finished Projects, Boy Dog

Did Shelter in Place Save Lives or Cost Them?

Did Shelter in Place Save Lives or Cost Them?, iStock-1213378005 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Covid-19 might kill 100 thousand of us in the US, but maybe not. We still have hope that it will kill far fewer. What we do know is that putting 200 million people under a relaxed house-arrest costs lives too. We have to ask if shelter-in-place saved lives or cost them. Who gets to decide that more young addicts committing suicide was worth it in order to have fewer old people die in nursing homes? You ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, Usa, New York, Sweden, Guns, New York City, US, South Dakota, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Shooting Media News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob

NRA Louisiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House Committee!

The NRA reports that four pro-gun measures were passed in Louisiana on Wednesday. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Wednesday, four pro-gun measures were passed out of the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee.  These bills now head to the House Floor where they could be voted on as early as Wednesday or Thursday of next week. Thank you to the bill sponsors for ushering these four important bills through the House Committee.  These measures protect our freedom in times of uncert...
Tags: Guns, House, Louisiana, Nra, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Blake Miguez, Charles Owen, House Committee These, Ray Garofalo, Reps Bryan Fontenot Blake Miguez

Battle Call Officer Optimus Prime Warrior New Images Voice Activated Toy

Just in via Amazon, oddly enough, we have some new retail image of the Walmart exclusive Transformers Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures Battle Call Officer Optimus Prime warrior class figure that we saw at Toy Fair in February. Read on to see the images and official details on this line of toys that respond to voice commands.
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Before he was a rock star, ‘Hollywood Park’ author spent his youth in a cult and at the racetrack

Mikel Jollett and his father had their first bonding experiences at the old Hollywood Park horse racing track in Inglewood. It wasn’t exactly an ideal hangout for youngsters, but little about Jollett’s early life could be considered normal. His parents were members of Synanon, a California rehab center-turned-cult, where babies were considered “children of the universe” and placed in an orphanage. The gambling venue and Jollett’s unorthodox upbringing are at the heart of the musician-writer’s co...
Tags: Books, Bruce Springsteen, Cook, California, Oregon, Sport, Stephen Malkmus, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, West Coast, Toni Morrison, Silver Lake, Southern California, Joan Baez

Winchester Continues Leadership in Support of SCTP as Official Ammo

Winchester is once again supporting the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) with some of their premium ammunition like this box of 20 gauge shot shells. East Alton, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- At a time when supporting the youth shooting sports could not be more important, Winchester continues as the official ammunition of the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP), showing a strong commitment to thousands of young athletes and coaches around the country. “Youth shooting sports participation through ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Winchester, NSSF, Matt Campbell, Shooting Industry News, Winchester Ammunition, Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation SSSF, SCTP, Tom Wondrash SCTP, Winchester Continues Leadership, SCTP International Team, SCTP Teams Teams

Archon Type B Alien Racegun Review Part 1 (VIDEO)

 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)-The Archon Type B pistol feels like it would be right at home on the set of a science fiction film. Its uniquely cut slide, odd geometric grip texture, and super-low bore axis all give it a very distinctive look. After multiple instances, I’ve decided to start keeping a record of how many times I hear “What the heck is that thing?” while shooting the Type B at public ranges. In all seriousness, there is plenty of hype and debate surrounding the Archon Type B and its ...
Tags: Guns, Gear, North Carolina, Sam, Winchester, Nra, Barnes TAC, Archon, Sam Weitzner, Winchester FMJ, P Hollow Points and Black Hills Ammunition, Renaissance Firearms Instruction

need to replace my Kobo Aura 1

I love the size, but it is so slow as to be unusable. I have to press really hard on the screen (usually more than once to get my finger positioned just so) and then wait for it to work - turning pages is a frustrating thing as I'm a really fast reader. I have an ipad mini which is about the same size, it is extremely responsive, but battery life is poor and I don't like the Apple ecosystem. I only care about reading on the device, thus it needs to have fast page turns and good ppi. Too bad ...
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy

New Kobo Owner, first impressions coming from PW1

UPS **finally** delivered my Clara HD last night. After a few hours of reading here are my first impressions moving from a 7+ year old Kindle Paperwhite 1 that was ordered on announcement day. I like that it's slightly smaller and lighter than my Kindle, with the same screen size. It fits in my pockets much better. That said, I found it slightly harder to hold than the Kindle, it just didn't feel as well balanced in my (proportional to my 1.92m/6'4" frame) hand. The smaller bezel did mean t...
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