How our Garden Tour Went Virtual

The informal Gardening Boosters group that I helped launch in January planned to have all sorts of in -person gardening events here in Old Greenbelt, Maryland. When those ideas became impossible this year, we turned to the trusty old Internet to create a reasonable alternative, hoping it could serve the same purposes as a normal tour. But it’s proving to be different in more ways than just the virtual bit. More Tours Instead of just one tour, we’re having a Spring, a Summer and a Fall Tour.  T...
Tags: Gardening, Rashi, Real Gardens, What's Happening, Rashi Jain, Virtual Garden Tour, Old Greenbelt Maryland, Amethyst Dwyer

Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – RNVG, Sentinels, & ANVS

For this week’s Friday Night Lights we will take a look at not just one but three dual tube setups. The RNVG, Sentinel and ANVS goggles. They are very similar to each other and actually are evolutions of each other. You can almost think of them as grandparent, parent and offspring. ANVS Goggles ANVS goggles […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – RNVG, Sentinels, & ANVS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Denny O'Neil Creator of Optimus Prime' Name Passes at Age 81

Another Transformers legend has left us for Cybertron. Denny O'Neil who was a long time comic writer that worked for DC and Marvel behind such great properties like Batman, Green Lantern, Daredevil, and many more including Transformers. For which he is credited for creating the first Transformers characters to go with Jim Shooter's treatment for Marvel in 1983.
Tags: Toys, Dc, Jim Shooter, Denny O Neil Creator, Cybertron Denny O Neil

Amid Seattle Crisis, SPD Admits RKBA, Open Carry Legal as City ‘Under Siege’

This banner has been hoisted onto a building in Seattle's Capitol Hill area taken over by protesters. (Screen snip, YouTube, Fox News) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- With a seven-block area in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood controlled by self-styled revolutionaries, Seattle is “under siege,” according to a Fox News headline, but amid the appearance of disorganization that has put the city in headlines across the nation, a Seattle police official acknowledged the state constitutional right to ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Minneapolis, Washington, US, San Francisco, Cnn, Portland, Cbs, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, State Government

Daily Prime - God Ginrai Super Collection Figures

It is all just Prime to me be it big or small, dark or light, cheap and expensive they have a place on my shelves. Truth be told, the only good choice is ALL when it comes to collecting. So for today's shot, we are taking a look at ALL the Takara Super Collection Figures (SCF) commemorating the 1988 Super God Masterforce cartoon that was exclusive to Japan.
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Featured Deals of the Week – 6/12/20

Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to another Featured Deals of the Week. I am your host, sort-of, Benjamin F, and these are the sales, discounts, and in-stock notices you’ve all been waiting for. Or at least it caught your eye while you were scrolling through our feed. Either way, let’s dive in. North American Rescue […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week – 6/12/20 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Cat, Gloves, Optics, Editorial, Optic, Ar-15, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Red Dot, Lower, Complete Lower, Tourniquet, AR Patterned, Reflex/Red Dot

POTD: Heckler & Koch MP5K in Full-Auto

At TFB we’re devoted to finding the best and most interesting firearms-related photos together with a short story. You’ll find these photos here, and what could be better than a Heckler & Koch MP5K going fully automatic? Look at the expression on the soldier’s face (can’t blame him) and look at the heatwave above the HK. […] Read More … The post POTD: Heckler & Koch MP5K in Full-Auto appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, HK, Koch, Photo of the Day, Heckler & Koch, Mp5k, HK MP5K, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Special Forces Weapons Course, HKPDW

Encrypted XHTML?

Hi, bought some Epub digital book on an app, tried to import it to Calibre and got weird characters instead of text. inspected the Epub and the XHTML files are just filled with this weird characters. the book reads fine on the original app. Attached Thumbnails  
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2020 Walmart pulls Guns, Ammo From Shelves: Excuse? Riots!

Yuma, AZ Walmart 3 June, 2020, Courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A stop at the local Walmart on 3 June, 2020, revealed an empty gun display. No guns were inside the locked display. There were no cartridges available, other than shotgun bird shot. Walmart had been trending toward gradual elimination of guns from its inventory for years, ever since the death of the founder, Sam Walton, in 1992. Sam discouraged merchandise which was not made in the USA. Sam insisted each store ca...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Minneapolis, Obama, Department Of Defense, Walmart, United States, Alaska, Arizona, Black Lives Matter, Gun Sales, Sam, Nra, Yuma, Northern Wisconsin, Sam Walton

DIY Terrarium: How To Make Your Own Tiny Garden

It is true when many interior design experts say that natural green always gives the final touch to the house decor.  But let’s not forget that plants are not there just to make your house look good, they can improve both your mood and psychological state. Plants in a DIY terrarium can relieve stress symptoms and there are indications that it is positively correlated with battling depression and anxiety. Caring for plants in a DIY terrarium can do wonders for your own wellbeing and also te...
Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Europe, Fashion, Gardening, Diy, Plants, Diy Projects, Gardens, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Terrariums, Terrarium, Diy & Crafts, Indoor Plants, Diy Terrarium

Record Auction Realizes $3 Million+ Dollars In Sales Of Rare Decoys & Sporting Art

Guyette & Deeter Swan by Charles Birch: Top lot in the sale was this Unrigged swan by Charles Birch, deaccessioned from the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, that sold for $132,000. Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)- Guyette & Deeter is pleased to announce the results of their ‘Annual Spring Decoy and Sporting Art Auction’, which took place on May 29th & 30th, 2020, from St Michaels, Maryland. Realizing proceeds that surpassed the $3,000,000.00 mark, this event certainly more than exceeded ever...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, US, Gear, Sheraton, Vance, Portsmouth New Hampshire, St Charles Illinois, Easton Maryland, Peter Scott, St Michaels, Shooting Media News, Field Stream, Guyette Deeter, Wildlife Art, Guyette Deeter Inc

Can't Verify Emails In GMX

I am using Calibre to change a format from EPUB to MOBI, and then emailing the converted book to my Kindle email address via GMX. GMX had always required me to verify my Kindle email address before forwarding the book to email for emailing to my PC. Suddenly, logging onto GMX and clicking on the verify button no longer does anything. GMX just sits there. Why doesn't the verify process work anymore, and is this verification step really necessary? Any help greatly appreciated.
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Mobi

Mover Etiquetas de una biblioteca a otra

Hola, En Calibre tengo tres bibliotecas "A", "B" y "C", en "A" tengo 33 etiquetas, dos de ellas "1" y "2" deseo moverlas completas a biblioteca "C". ¿Existe alguna función dentro de Calibre para hacerlo? Cada etiqueta a mover contiene 100 libros. Versión de Calibre: 4.18 Windows 10, 64 bits. Muchas gracias
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can't add ebooks to Calibre

I'm trying to help a family member add ebooks (already downloaded to his Mac) to Calibre, for eventual transfer to Kindle. We've tried and tried, but can't get books into Calibre! We tried dragging books in from his user Library to the Calibre window -- it wouldn't let him do so -- as well as adding books via "Add Books" (nothing happened). He's using a current version of macOS and just recently downloaded Calibre. He can't see Preferences on the top right of the screen, like I think he should...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Replace title metadata on PDF with file name

Hi, I have a large number of PDFs where the file name would be a better title than the title embedded in current meta data. Does anyone know if this can be done in bulk? (Either through a Calibre plug in or with some other app.) Thanks!
Tags: Books, Library Management


Is anyone here a member of Audiobooks.com? If so, how do you like it? I signed up for the free trial, pick one audiobook, and then 2 from their special selection. Every month you get one audiobook plus one from the special selection, for $15. So two books for $15, which seems like a great deal. That's only if you can find something you like in the collection of the month. I had a hard time finding 2 from the current offering. So I am wondering if anyone has a subscription, how long they've had ...
Tags: Books, Audiobook Discussions

Ballistic Helmet on a Budget: The Tendy Defendy from Citizen’s Armor Co.

As at least five or six out of ten doctors would probably agree, the head is a relatively important part of the human body. It contains your brain, as well as all of the necessary organs and equipment for four out of the five senses. Even less severe head wounds tend to bleed heavily due […] Read More … The post Ballistic Helmet on a Budget: The Tendy Defendy from Citizen’s Armor Co. appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Recommend me books written by Black authors!

I'm looking for recommendations of books written by Black authors. I mostly read science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but I'm willing to try other genres as well. Here are a few of my favourites: Justina Ireland: Dread Nation Quote: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the w...
Tags: Books, Kentucky, Africa, America, Atlanta, Reading Recommendations, Preston, States, Belle, Favorite, Alice, Camellia, Baltimore County, McKinney, EWU, Orleans

US Army Begins Fielding New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The US Army has begun fielding their new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle or SDMR. The latest familiarisation initiative began at Fort Stewart, Georgia, earlier this month. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (the Raiders) began familiarisation with the new rifles at Fort Stewart’s sniper range on 5th June, 2020. The […] Read More … The post US Army Begins Fielding New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Raiders, US Army, Daily News, Fort Stewart, Rifles, Heckler & Koch, CSASS, Fort Stewart Georgia, Semi-Auto, Sdmr, M110a1, 3rd Infantry Division, MIL/LE

Logan's Run Is Somehow Both Fabulously Dated and Weirdly Timeless

Logan’s Run was released in June 1976. That means, according to the rules of the movie’s gleaming utopia, it expired 14 years ago—since aging past 30 is simply unheard of. And while certain aspects of the sci-fi classic are indeed outdated, other elements feel as oddly relatable as ever.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Dystopia, Nostalgia, Retro Review, 1970s, Logan, Michael York, Logans Run

Brannon LeBouef :Interview Firearms Instructor Profile

Firearms Instructor Profile: Interview with Brannon LeBouef U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We continue to highlight training opportunities for AmmoLand News readers, the best readership on the gun-oriented internet. As we consider training today, the Latin phrase tabula rasa comes to mind. Try to be a blank slate and learn what you can–afterward, determine what works for your situation. I had the pleasure of talking firearms instruction with Brannon Lebouef of NOLATAC Firearms Training, and our dis...
Tags: Guns, US, Afghanistan, Brian, Louisiana, Kerry, Craig, US Marine Corps, Miyagi, Brannon, Loyola University, St Bernard, United States Marine Corps, Gavin de Becker, Firearm News, Firearms Training

Firearms Instructor Profile: Interview with Brannon LeBouef

Firearms Instructor Profile: Interview with Brannon LeBouef U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We continue to highlight training opportunities for you, the best readership on the gun-oriented internet. As we consider training today, the Latin phrase tabula rasa comes to mind. Try to be a blank slate and learn what you can–afterward, determine what works for your situation. I had the pleasure of talking firearms instruction with Brannon Lebouef of NOLATAC Firearms Training, and our discussion will be in...
Tags: Guns, Afghanistan, Brian, Louisiana, Kerry, Craig, US Marine Corps, Miyagi, Brannon, Loyola University, St Bernard, United States Marine Corps, Gavin de Becker, Firearm News, Kool Aid, Brian Rev Norris

Tarkett’s Light Shift Celebrates Illumination

Designer Suzanne Tick and Tarkett have collaborated on a new modular carpet collection: Light Shift explores the shifting qualities of light, the ways in which it “dramatically shapes our experience of a space and influences us as interconnected beings.” The point is that everybody can relate to light and the way it evolves through the course of a day—creating different atmospheres and thus evoking a variety of emotions. The collection is comprised of three styles of carpeting ...
Tags: Books, Flooring, Surfaces, Tarkett, Luxury Vinyl Tile, Suzanne Tick, Carpet Tiles, Modular Carpet, Carpet Collection, Light Shift, Parallel Ray Specular Light Shift

How do I add a chapter into some ebooks?

I'd like to insert a chapter of my own to some ebooks (ePub format for the most part) in my library. What is the easiest (newbie-friendly) way to do so? I run Linux and have Calibre and Sigil.
Tags: Books, Calibre

Suggestion: Search mode - open tabs

I recently had to fix up a big eBook that I had made years ago. I wanted to normalize all the "sgc-x" style classes into a common stylesheet, but it seems like I had done the original book in chunks. This meant that in the first third of the book, sgc-1 might be italics; while in the middle, it might be bold and centred; and in the end, it might be right-aligned. To repair these by using quick find & replacing, I had to use the "Selected HTML Files" search mode, and I found it a little less tha...
Tags: Books, Sigil

First Look Earthrise Scorponok Tyrant Spear Mode For Decepticon Fasttrack - Fans First Friday

Just in from Hasbro Pulse' Transformers Fans Friday! Here’s our first look at the Tyrant Spear mode of War for Cybertron WFC-E35 Decepticon Fasttrack! This special mode is meant to pay homage to the tyrant spear wielded by BlackZarak from the Super-God Masterforce anime! Good news is the WFC-E35 Decepticon Fasttrack available again! Pre-Order Now for $19.
Tags: Toys, Hasbro, BlackZarak, WFC E35 Decepticon Fasttrack

Book: It’s About Damn Time

My digital sabbaths are often running, reading, and napping days. That’s tomorrow for me as I’m feeling fried from another week. I’ve ordered (and received) most of the books from the NY Times Antiracist reading list along with a number of other recommendations. Most are physical books and will be my digital sabbath reading this summer. A month ago, I read Arlan Hamilton’s book It’s About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage. It’s been on my to blog li...
Tags: Books, Trends, Memoir, Melinda Gates, Feld, Arlan, Jerry Colonna, Arlan Hamilton, NY Times Antiracist

SIEGE Omega Supreme Titan Class Second Run Pre-Orders Now Open!

Between all the delays, and holiday rush a lot of fans missed getting the Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege Titan Omega Supreme. Thankfully, the gods of retail have granted us a second chance at ordering this colossal 24 inches (61cm) Titan Class figure. Listed for shipping this month of June you can see it listed now for just $169 USD at Bigbadtoystore.
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JK Rowling: UK domestic abuse adviser writes to Sun editor

Interview with author’s first husband unacceptable, says abuse commissioner The government’s lead adviser on domestic abuse has written to the editor of the Sun to condemn the newspaper’s decision to publish a front page interview with JK Rowling’s first husband, under the headline: “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry.”In the letter seen by the Guardian, Nicole Jacobs, the independent domestic abuse commissioner, said it was “unacceptable that the Sun has chosen to repeat and magnify the voice of so...
Tags: Books, UK, Media, Society, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, National newspapers, Newspapers, Domestic Violence, Culture, The Sun, Jk Rowling, JK, Nicole Jacobs

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