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Horror Lee, Vernon: The Hidden Door and Other Strange Stories (ghosts). v1. 24 Nov 2020

THE HIDDEN DOOR and Other Strange Stories More unsettling tales of the fantastic by the incomparable Vernon Lee; some laced with a wee bit of ironical humor. A secret chamber in the tower of old Hotspur Hall is opened… A young artist becomes obsessed by a century-old aria and its singer… A bric-a-brac collector is captivated by a life-size doll, the portrait of an old count’s dead wife… A sinful, lustful cavalier ventures to make a pact to obtain salvation from eternal damnation… …And m...
Tags: Books, Usa, Kindle Books, Walter Pater, Lee Vernon, Vernon Lee, Violet Paget, Hotspur Hall


Horror Sinclair, May: Uncanny Stories (collect. ghosts). v1. 24 Nov 2020

UNCANNY STORIES Sinclair’s first collection of supernatural fiction, set in the second decade of the twentieth century. Sinclair combines the traditional ghost story with the discoveries of Freud and Einstein, and the results will enthrall and unnerve the reader. =================== May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair (24 August 1863 – 14 November 1946), a popular British writer who wrote about two dozen novels, short stories and poetry. An innovator of modern fiction, sh...
Tags: Books, Usa, Kindle Books, Einstein, Freud, Sinclair, Mary Amelia St Clair


Horror Sinclair, May: The Intercessor and Other Stories (ghosts). v1. 24 Nov 2020

THE INTERCESSOR and Other Stories The second, and final, collection of supernatural fiction by May Sinclair. This includes the often-anthologized story “The Villa Désirée”, and “The Intercessor”, one of her earliest ghost stories, and perhaps the most powerful. =================== May Sinclair was the pseudonym of Mary Amelia St. Clair (24 August 1863 – 14 November 1946), a popular British writer who wrote about two dozen novels, short stories and poetry. An innovator of modern fiction, she w...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Sinclair, Mary Amelia St Clair


Horror Middleton, Richard: Phantasms and Fantasies (ghosts). v1. 24 Nov 2020

PHANTASMS AND FANTASIES Tales of visitations by ghosts and fairies and other supernatural beings. Most are in a gentle mood, with a few rather grim entries, but the “Ghost-Ship” is a rollicking romp. =================== Richard Barham Middleton (28 October 1882 – 1 December 1911) was an English poet and author, who is remembered mostly for his short ghost stories, in particular “The Ghost Ship.” Suffering from severe depression, he committed suicide in 1911. His works in book form were publis...
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Short Fiction Middleton, Richard: The New Boy & Other Tales of Childhood (shorts). v1. 24 Nov 2020

THE NEW BOY and Other Tales of Childhood No sweet memories or yearning for the past will be found here. These are stories of pains and sorrows and tragedies suffered in childhood. =================== Richard Barham Middleton (28 October 1882 – 1 December 1911) was an English poet and author, who is remembered mostly for his short ghost stories, in particular “The Ghost Ship.” Suffering from severe depression, he committed suicide in 1911. His works in book form were published posthumously. =...
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Essays Middleton, Richard: The Day Before Yesterday (essays). v1. 24 Nov 2020

THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY These essays, often about the author’s childhood memories, contemplate the richness of past experiences, and the wisdom of clinging to a certain childlike attitude toward life. =================== Richard Barham Middleton (28 October 1882 – 1 December 1911) was an English poet and author, who is remembered mostly for his short ghost stories, in particular “The Ghost Ship.” Suffering from severe depression, he committed suicide in 1911. His works in book form were publ...
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Plush Walking Horse $100 off

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy here. Up your rocking horse game with this Plush Walking Horse. Yes, they can really ride this horse. It's priced at just $69 today(was $170) so it's a... [Author: Lana]
Tags: Toys, Shopping, Lana, Zulily Deals


Precision Rimfire Series #1: Vudoo Barreled Action, MDT Chassis, Timney Trigger

Let’s be clear – guns like the SIG MCX, GLOCKs, the H&K SP5 and AR-15’s are all awesome. Everyone interested in personal protection, shooting sports or just collecting should have some combination of a modern pistol and a semiautomatic rifle and have the training to use them with proficiency. But when we are discussing the […] Read More … The post Precision Rimfire Series #1: Vudoo Barreled Action, MDT Chassis, Timney Trigger appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns


Send to Kindle PC App

I know that before recently you didn't have to manually type in the author name before using the app and sending. It would take the author name from the book metadata. I always set the metadata in the book to show the author name as LN, FN so that it would show up in my Kindle in that sort order - like the books purchased do. However, doing this shows up in COntent & Devices as just the author last name (I HATE that) When I learned I had to manually type in the name I would do that LN, FN whe...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Ln Fn


The Rimfire Report: The 3 Most Overrated Rimfire Guns

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report. In this weekly series, we explore, discuss, and review the various firearms, ammunition, and topics surrounding the rimfire firearm world. This week we’re going to have a little fun and poke at some of the most overhyped firearms that exist in the rimfire firearm world. While […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: The 3 Most Overrated Rimfire Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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POTD: Russian Recon Soldier with VSS Vintorez (6P29)

Photo Of The Day and above you have one of the best photos of the VSS Vintorez (GRAU designation 6P29) we’ve ever seen. We’re looking at a Russian soldier from the tank army of the Western Military District, as he provides overwatch for an ambush with the ultimate aim to seize “secret documents”. According to legend, […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Recon Soldier with VSS Vintorez (6P29) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Western Military District, Vss Vintorez, 6P29, PSO-1


Is it possible to sync reading position between Kobo reader and (any app) iOS?

Hi all, newb here so please be kind. I like my Kobo Aura One, but one thing I miss from Kindle is the ability to sync reading position between the Kobo and an iOS app. Often I have my phone with me but not my Kobo, and it would be nice to be able to do some reading on the phone, then continue later on the Kobo from where I left off on the phone. I've searched the forums for guidance but not been able to find anything definitive. I've set up calibre-web for my calibre install, am just about to ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo


How to regex bulk update the Title column from another column?

In the regex bulk update dialog I found how to use one column (say, the custom column #import_filename ) to set another column (the destination column). And in the dialog's Destination dropdown I found many columns, e.g. the title sort column, but not the normal Title column which is displayed in the book list. :blink: How can I update the Title (not title sort !) column from a regex?
Tags: Books, Library Management


Scrolling the book details panel

Hi folks, I'm making the world's most boring plug-in to scroll the book details panel in response to a spacebar if there is more then one "page" of book info: Code: self.gui.book_details.book_info.moveCursor(QTextCursor.End) This scrolls to the end, which is okay if there's only two pages of text, but ideally I want to scroll down one page at a time. I tried Code: QTextCursor.NextBlock , but there are so many blocks (Authors, IDs, Formats, etc.) that it takes too many spac...
Tags: Books, Development


*MEEPLE LAND* Tile Placement Family Board Game

I have a house full of boy who love to build things, and what could possibly be more fun than building your own amusement park?!?  This new Blue Orange game called Meeple Land challenges players to create an amusement park with a variety of rides and all the convenient services little Meeple People would want […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, Board Games, Strategy games, Card Games, Blue Orange, Gameschooling


2 Oregon Counties Adopt ‘2A Sanctuary’ Measures; Will They Stand?

The Oregon Firearms Federation published a statement supporting a measure in Columbia County establishing what is generically called a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The measure passed but will it stand? iStock-884203732 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A new political gun battle is shaping up in two Oregon counties after they adopted ballot measures earlier this month that prohibit enforcement of gun laws, another signal that Second Amendment activism is alive in the Pacific Northwest. According to K...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, US, Portland, Salem, Nra, Pendleton, Legislature, Washington Oregon, Columbia County, Oregon Legislature, Columbia River, Coos, Dave Workman, Clatsop, Ceasefire Oregon


DRM issues on MaxLumi

I recently got a MaxLumi, which is replacing my Max2 as my main reading device. I've noticed that a few epubs that worked on the Max2 without issue are not loading on the MaxLumi. I get this error message: "This document may be DRM encrypted and cannot be supported." Most epubs are working fine, but I've gotten this message for 3 different files. I'm wondering whether the issue is really DRM, for 2 reasons: 1) the files work without issue on the Max2, and 2) the error message say it "may" be D...
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"Jingle Bells" vintage sheet music wall hanging

As part of my equestrian-themed Christmas decor this year, I wanted to feature the classic "Jingle Bells" song in some major way. I love the look of vintage sheet music, so I decided to make a giant wall hanging out of a page of music from the song. What a nostalgic and unique touch that would make! I started with a graphic of vintage Jingle Bells sheet music that I found on Zazzle and I had it printed in giant poster size. To turn this poster into a wall hanging, I wanted to add wooden poste...
Tags: Crafts, Music, Christmas, Celebrate, Zazzle, Secret Santa, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell, Chica


Stora Enso CLT Heralds a new age of Sustainable Construction

Stora Enso, a sustainable materials company in Helsinki, Finland, believes that the future is in wood—a material that naturally offsets the energy used in its processing via carbon sequestering. The company’s flagship Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) was just approved for use in the U.S. It’s about time. CLT is a sustainable and energy efficient wood product made of layers of lumber that are adhered lengthwise (via pressure and environmentally friendly adhesive) into large sheets, ...
Tags: Books, Stora Enso, Helsinki Finland, CLT, Cross Laminated Timber CLT, Stora Enso CLT


Gun Deal: Zastava heavy-duty M92 ZPAP AK 7.62X39mm Pistol just…$899.99 Limit One EA

♠ Check out our Daily Gun & Ammunition Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Zastava heavy-duty M92 ZPAP AK 7.62X39mm Pistol USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Primary Arms has in stock while supplies last the Zastava heavy-duty M92 ZPAP AK 7.62X39mm Pistol for just $899.99. Limit one per household. The Zastava M92 ZPAP AK Pistol is a heavy duty AK pistol. It is a shorter version of the Zastava M70 with a precision machined, hammer forged steel construction...
Tags: Guns, US, EA, Zastava, LH, Firearm News, Zastava Arms, AmmoLand INC, Zastava Arms USA, 62X39mm Pistol USA Ammoland com Primary Arms


What's with the Paranoia?

I'm reading about more and more people not wanting to register their Reader because they are paranoid. What's with this growing level of paranoia? When you don't register, you don't get all the features of your Reader and I know in the case of Kobo, the firmware can change such that fake registering fails and you have to start over. I've been registered with Sony, Kobo, and Amazon. I've never had a single issue with being registered. And then there are all the eBookstores I've been registered wi...
Tags: Amazon, Books, General Discussions, Sony Kobo


and so it goes

O n the wall for a while longer. And now, not. Ready to stitch/quilt the edge. On the Big Round Table, in the room that was named for the Big Round Table.  This cloth would make an awesome table covering. But it is a blanket. What if it could be both ?  Anyway, it begins.
Tags: Home, Crafts, Quilt Stories, What If, Quilting, Holding Pattern, Context/frames Of Mind, Large Cloth 2020, Big Round Table


Ammo InStock: Federal Range Pack 40gr HV LRN .22 Long Rifle Ammunition 800Rnds $99.99

Check out our Daily Gun & Ammunition Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Federal Range Pack 40gr HV LRN .22 Long Rifle Ammunition 800Rnds USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Palmetto State Armory has 800 rounds boxes of Federal Range Pack 40gr HV LRN .22 Long Rifle Ammunition in stock and shipping for $99.99. That is $0.124 each a round. Plinking. Targets. Competition. Training. Whatever rimfire pursuit drives you, you'll get accurate, affordable performanc...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Palmetto State Armory, Ammunition News, 22LR, Daily Gun Deals, Ammoland com Palmetto State Armory, AmmoLand INC


Disney Isn’t Waiting For Avengers Campus to Open to Sell Spider-Bot Toys

Are you ready to purchase Spider-Man themed toys from a Disney theme park, even if that theme park isn’t fully open? Very soon, you’ll be able to do just that. Like nearly all American companies, The Walt Disney Company has been significantly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with analysts estimating this past summer that Disney could lose as much as a billion dollars a month because of theme park closures. Florida’s Walt Disney World has since re-opened, so maybe the real number isn’t as drasti...
Tags: Toys, Florida, Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tony Stark, The Walt Disney Company, Peter Parker, Disney Parks, Mouse House, Downtown Disney District, Worldwide Engineering Brigade, Avengers Campus, Disneyland Resort Backlot Premiere Shop


Feeling the Weight of the Gun

Scholarship Deadline approaching for FASTER Utah School Defense Program U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- I recently took a handgun class. I was there to renew my concealed carry license, but the rest of my classmates were applying for their carry license for the first time. Several of them had only shot a gun a few times. You could see it in their eyes. They were there to learn how to handle a handgun, a lethal tool. There is a lot to learn. This is a time of unprecedented demand for firearms. Given ...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Concealed Carry Classes, Utah School Defense Program


OpenGL not found error 5.5 on macOS Big Sur

I don't see a way to file an issue ticket on Github, so I hope this will do. I've run up against an issue that may have to do with changes Apple made to the location (or absence) of OpenGL frameworks on macOS 11 (Big Sur). Calibre 5.5 was fine until I activated its web server. Now launch does not complete. The splash screen appears, then the app stops trying to load. I then launched it from the terminal with the debug option to see what I could learn. The final line in the terminal before ...
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Just What Penance Does Warnock Want Gun Owners To Do?

Kelly Loeffler at the Range Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- One thing that Second Amendment supporters need to understand: Anti-Second Amendment extremists hate you. There is no compromise to be had with them. In their mind, by defending your rights, you are now an accessory to any horrific crime or act of madness that involves the misuse of firearms, be it Sandy Hook, Parkland, Las Vegas, or Tucson. For example, take a look at some of the rhetoric from Raphael Warnock, who is trying to unseat Kel...
Tags: Guns, Senate, White House, Georgia, Reagan, Bloomberg, Trump, Harold, National Rifle Association, Tucson, Raphael Warnock, Loeffler, Warnock, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune


Embed video in epub

I'm guessing this has been discussed before, but I'm new to the forum. My understanding is that videos can be embedded (not linking) in epub, but I haven't been able to figure it out. These aren't huge videos. Thanks.
Tags: Books, General Discussions


Sideload New Oxford English Dictionary from Kindle

I side-loaded a copy of the New Oxford American Dictionary from a Kindle Paperwhite (Firmware Version Kindle 5.12.2 (3569610025)) using Calibre 5.4.2 to a Kindle Oasis (Firmware Version Kindle 5.13.2 (3661420039). The Kindle Paperwhite is registered. The Kindle Oasis is not. Look-up doesn't work. When I highlight a word and navigate to the dictionary pop-up window, the message displayed is "No definition found." The Kindle Oasis does, however, indicate that the New Oxford American Dictionary i...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, New Oxford American Dictionary



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