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‘Stay Safe’ Just Ain’t Possible Round Here.

I cannot be left with my thoughts these last few days. I emerge from the experience in a ratty mood that doesn’t benefit anyone, least of all myself. Plus I take it a step further, unleashing self-recrimination for indulging in the mood in the first place. There’s a trigger to all this fear and [self] loathing in Lovettsville.  It’s the weather. I am cold. And dammit I hate being cold. I freaking hate it. I feel like this is happening to my fingers. Autumn unofficially left the building on M...
Tags: Gardening, Midwest, Cirque de Soleil, Ministry of Controversy, Lovettsville, MidAtlantic Northeast, Big Box Greeter Hand Sanitizer


Can't convert anything into anything

As mentioned in the title. I've uninstalled and used other versions of calibre, to no avail... See an example below. Any help? Thanks in advance. calibre, version 3.48.0 (win32, embedded-python: True) Erreur lors de la conversion: Échoué: Conversion du livre 1 sur 1 (The Canterbury Tales) Conversion du livre 1 sur 1 (The Canterbury Tales) C:\Program Files\Calibre2\app\pylib.zip\dateutil\parser.py:60 1: UnicodeWarning: Unicode equal comparison failed to convert both arguments to Unicode - ...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Unicode


TFB Review: Leica PRS 5-30x56i Riflescope + Spuhr Mount

In this article, we’ll review the Leica PRS 5-30x56i riflescope, Leica’s first-ever long-range riflescope with 6 power zoom. As soon as it was launched I wanted to review it, but due to some strange virus, this took longer than expected. In case you didn’t know Leica is a German company with a great heritage: founded in […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Leica PRS 5-30x56i Riflescope + Spuhr Mount appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Optics, Leica, Scopes, Precision Rifle Series, Leica Sports Optics, Leica PRS 5-30x56i, Spuhr Mount, Leica PRS


Any ETA On A New Kobo Device?

Just curious. I'm planning on getting a Libra H2O soon as it's the closest to what I want, but have no idea what Kobo's release cycle is like, so just want to make sure I don't buy it only for something better to get released for the holidays.
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, New Kobo Device


UPS Says NO Deliveries from Certain Stores!!

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Tags: Books, News, Certain Stores


Wheelgun Wednesday: Tornado Technologies Nagant Barrel Threading

If you joined us last week on Wheelgun Wednesday you already know that a Nagant M1895 7.62x38mmR revolver has joined my collection and I have promptly decided to have it sent off to a company to be threaded for a silencer. That company is Tornado Technologies who was suggested by a revolver loving friend of […] Read More … The post Wheelgun Wednesday: Tornado Technologies Nagant Barrel Threading appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Tornado Technologies


POTD: Cadex Defence CDX-50 Tremor 50 BMG Rifle

So you’re a Law Enforcement SWAT team and you want to put a stop to a threat moving with four or more wheels? In today’s Photo Of The Day, we are taking a look at Cadex Defence CDX-50 Tremor 20” 50 BMG rifle. The rifle (or cannon) has been designed specifically for LE specialized vehicle interdiction. By […] Read More … The post POTD: Cadex Defence CDX-50 Tremor 50 BMG Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Tremor, Bmg, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bolt Action, Cadex Defence, CDX-50 Tremor, Tacflow, Cadex Defence CDX


Having Conversion Issue from epub to PDF/DOCX

I am having some issues with conversion with a book, hasn't happened in a while. all my plugins are current. I am not sure if it's DRM issue; previous DRM books Calibre able to remove. I am getting follow error message, again not sure why this is suddenly happening. Also, another question, on some conversion in the past, after the book was converted, everything was off in the book. Is there reason for that? thanks Jeff Convert book 1 of 1 (Mango and Peppercorns) Failed to initialize plugi...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Jeff Convert, Jeff Liu


Any Way to Subdivide the Main Directory?

My library has quite a few books. I am now hitting file system limits on the main [Calibre] directory that are causing various instabilities that my intuition (and support) tells me is going to end in disaster if I continue. Is there some easy way to subdivide the directory by adding another level such as [Calibre\A Authors] [Calibre\B Authors] etc. ? I would like to keep everything within a single view if that's possible. Otherwise I am going to have to figure out a way to divide it manuall...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Super Simple & Inexpensive Christmas Wrap Organization

The following is a guest post about super simple & inexpensive Christmas wrap organization from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project .  Over the years, I have tried so many different organization systems for my gift wrapping rolls of paper. I have done more research in this area than I care to share too. Overall, I have tried at least four different systems since 2014 and I finally feel like I have found the one that will work for me for the long haul. Let me just say that just be...
Tags: Crafts, Holidays, Best, Arkansas, Guest Bloggers, Container Store, Wal Mart, Kristin


Background Checks from Gun Sales Break Records for November 2020

Do ‘universal background checks' really work to reduce gun-related crime? (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- November of 2020 continued the trend of record-breaking gun sales and record-breaking National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks. The two are not the same. About half of background checks in recent years are done for other purposes, such as gun permits and gun permit rechecks. Permit and permit rechecks have slowed somewhat in relation to gun sales in 2020, probably du...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Guns, Australia, China, India, Africa, America, Department Of Defense, United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Gun Sales, Newton, ATF


Umarex Releases The First Licensed Blank Firing Glock Pistol Replica

Umarex is the first company that was licensed by Glock to make replicas of their handguns. About three years ago, they released the first seven models of licensed Glock airsoft and BB guns and ever since they’ve been continuously adding replicas of other Glock pistol models. Recently, the company has expanded their line of licensed […] Read More … The post Umarex Releases The First Licensed Blank Firing Glock Pistol Replica appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Glock, Pistols, Semi-Auto, Umarex, 9mm P.A.K, blank firing Glock, Glock 17 Gen5


48% off Melissa & Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set {Amazon}

Here’s a great Amazon Deal on a #1 Bestseller! Get 48% off Melissa & Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set Ships free with Prime or orders $25+ Description: ENTERTAINING PRETEND PLAY BLENDER SET: The Melissa & Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set is a 24-piece pretend play blender set that includes a base, a jar, and a... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Online Deals, Melissa, Melissa Doug Smoothie, Melissa Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set


Upgrade from kobo Aura one

Currently have an Aura one, thinking of giving it to my daughter and getting a Libra H2O. Is that a logical upgrade? JJ
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy


B2G1 Free Disney Toys at Target! Get Disney Shimmer Dolls as low as $4.76 each!

  Holy Moley grab this deal at Target! Grab some toys for the Disney Fan Today! B2G1 Free Disney Toys!  Get Disney Shimmer Dolls as low as $4.76 each! They are on sale as low as $7.94 each and are included in the B2G1 sale. Plus clip the 10% off your purchase Circle offer to bring... Read More
Tags: Deals, Toys, Disney, Coupons, Target, Online Deals, Moley


Lumiere Turns 30!

It’s been 30 years since Rodolfo Dordoni and Foscarini collaborated on Lumiere, a lovely table lamp whose synthesis of elegance and subtlety has made it a living icon. The designer and manufacturer are paying tribute with Lumiere 30, an updating that introduces dual incarnations of the lamp, both of which exemplify classic glass blowing techniques that create decorative elements on the diffuser’s exterior. For Bulles (loosely translated as “bubbles”) the glass was blown into ...
Tags: Books, Lighting, Lumière, Italo Calvino, Foscarini, Table & Floor Lamps, Table Lamp, Bulles, Rodolfo Dordoni, Glass Diffuser, Glassblown Lamp, Lumiere 30, Lumiere 30th anniversary, Lumiere lamp, Dordoni Dordoni


10 Easy Pieces: Winter Wool Blankets

Impart a rustic vibe to the winter bedroom with a wool blanket (there are numerous advantages to wool; it’s a natural fiber that breathes in warm weather and insulates in cold, naturally regulating temperatures). Here’s roundup of ten good choices. Above: From new bedding brand Tekla, the Pure New Wool Blanket comes in a range of colors for $205 at Tekla. Above: The Olle Wool Blanket in Pale Grey Ecru is $130 at Toast in the UK. Above: The Coyuchi Tahoe Climate Beneficial Wool Blanket is made...
Tags: Books, UK, Winter, Maine, House, Guatemala, Miller, Bedrooms, Penobscot Bay, 10 Easy Pieces, Fabrics & Linens, Blankets & Throws, Eleanor Pritchard, Kristine Five Melvær, Tekla, Olle Wool Blanket


50+ Homemade Gift Ideas

Christmas is going to be here before we know it, so today we’re talking about gift ideas— not just any gifts—homemade gifts. The extra special kind. All of these DIYs have something in common: They’re easy to make. Let’s do this! Photo frame ornaments make an extra special gift. And, these are made with salt dough— so nostalgic. A jar of peppermint cream hand scrub is perfect during the cold winter months. This one is made with completely natural ingredients and smells amazing. And, we can’t res...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Happy Holidays, Celebrate, Round-ups, Diy Gifts, Homemade Gifts, Don, Elsie, Mandi


'and' converting to '&'

I'm adding game manuals to my Calibre library. I usually put the developer's name as the author. Developer of a few DOS games I have has an ampersand in the title. I tried changing that to 'and,' but Calibre changed it back to an ampersand and split the authors. Is there a way to not have it convert it?
Tags: Books, Library Management, DOS


Is there a way to edit EPUB or Mobi files such that the Quotes are in BOLD?

i dont know if theres a program or calibre related script where i can simply edit my epub files or mobi files (i will convert anyway) so when characters in the novel are talking: "insert talking here" it shows as "insert talking here"
Tags: Books, Kindle Formats, Mobi


ACSM issues

Hi. New user here. I'm posting here because this is a recent thread (quick search for DRM, ePUB, MOBI etc showed mostly several-years-old threads). I'm also a new Kindle user, so I hope this post won't cause *too* much eye-rolling. I learned to check out books from libraries using OverDrive- Kindle books only. Now I'm looking to branch out to checking "ePUB" books. I found and followed the steps here: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-...-amazon-kindle i.e. - downloaded calibre - set up @kind...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Mobi, ACSM, Adobe Digital Editions, My Digital Editions


Convert fixed-width to reflowable EPUB?

Forgive me, I'm a total newbie to this stuff. I was given a fixed-width EPUB file generated by Adobe InDesign. I'm wondering if it's possible to use Calibre or anything else to convert it to a reflowable EPUB file.
Tags: Books, Conversion


NOW AVAILABLE: SIG Sauer MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor

After a bit of a wait, the SIG Sauer MOD-X9 pistol suppressor is finally available for purchase. We first saw the MOD-X prototypes at SHOT 2019 and a year later were able to put them through their paces at SIG’s range day at SHOT 2020. As a refresher, the SIG Sauer MOD-X9 is a modular, […] Read More … The post NOW AVAILABLE: SIG Sauer MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Sig, Pistols, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Pistol, Suppressor, MOD-X9


Haley Strategic Partners and Toor Knives Introduce The Darter Fighting Knife

Looking for a new knife? Haley Strategic and Toor Knives have partnered in the development of a new fighting blade. The result is called The Darter and it’s available in three different colors – Coyote, Disruptive Grey or Ranger Green. The price for The Darter knife is $395.00 and it’s a limited series. Each Darter is […] Read More … The post Haley Strategic Partners and Toor Knives Introduce The Darter Fighting Knife appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Knives, Daily News, Blade, Haley Strategic Partners, Haley Strategic, Product Announcement, THE DARTER, Toor Knives


‘The Art of The Mandalorian’ Digs into the First Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series With Stunning Illustrations

The Mandalorian made Star Wars history as the first live-action TV series. Now you can find out how the project came together at Lucasfilm as one of the first original programs on Disney+ thanks to The Art of The Mandalorian. The book not only features ample amounts of concept art that show off the developmental evolution of the characters, settings, weapons, aliens, and more from the first season of The Mandalorian, but it also digs into the inception of the series and behind-the-scenes detail...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Akira Kurosawa, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Concept Art, Mando, Skywalker, Carl Weathers


SIG SAUER Introduces New Modular MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor

SIG SAUER Introduces New Modular MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor. The MOD-X9 is the first release of SIG SAUER’s modular line of pistol suppressors made of titanium baffles for the ultimate in lightweight strength and performance that allows the user to personalize their suppressor for overall length, weight, and sound. The SIG SAUER MOD-X9 Suppressor is comprised of seven, 3D-printed titanium baffles and an...
Tags: Guns, Taylor, Sig Sauer, Sig, Shooting Industry News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc


Firearms Policy Coalition Lawsuit Challenging Maryland “Assault Weapons” Ban

Maryland Assault Weapons Ban U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit that seeks to strike down the State of Maryland’s ban on so-called “assault weapons,” arms that are constitutionally protected under the Second Amendment. The case, Bianchi, et al. v. Frosh, et al., can be found at FPCLegal.org. Joining FPC are 3 individuals, licensed firearms retailer Field Traders, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), ...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Pennsylvania, United States, Va, Miller, Call, Bennett, Baltimore County, Hogan, State Police, Reese, Lara, Heller


How can i mantein the metadata?

When I change or erase a metadata (keywords, ISBN number, publisher.. etc) when i save my book on my pc and reload que file in Calibre the information is the same before i made the changes. Why? Someone can help me? Thanks
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself


Page numbers in Epub->PDF conversion

I THINK I can see a way around this that is mostly outside Calibre, but given that I see some pretty slick stuff in Calibre conversion documents, I wonder if I'm just missing something. Surely people handle this situation all the time. If it's already documented or discussed somewhere, just point me at it. Here's the problem: Page numbers for "front matter" (title page, copyright, preface, etc.) should be lower case Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, etc.) beginning with i. Page numbers for the bod...
Tags: Books, Sigil, Conversion


Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Vampire of the Mists

Welcome to Ravenloft, boils and ghouls! Where it’s always a dark and stormy night, where monsters are always under your bed, and your blood always curdles in horror—right before a vampire sucks it out. So what the hell is a gold elf from the Forgotten Realms doing here? Short answer: Not having a particularly fun time.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Vampires, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Christie Golden, Ravenloft, Tracy Hickman, Dungeons And Dragons And Novels, Curse Of Strahd, Laura Hickman



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