Unintended Consequences

There will come a day when our society will adjust to the fact that there's a permanent record of almost every dumb, unkind, and assholish thing people say and do*.  When that happens, it will have two effects: People will stop saying and doing so many dumb, unkind, and assholish things, and more slack will be cut for the times when people do do those things, providing that there's a clear absence of malice.  In the meantime, we're going to have ugly Gordian knots like this one. * Whether...
Tags: Guns, US, Kids These Days, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind

"Owning the libs by letting them win!"

This is some real galaxy-brained stuff here.i haven't seen a better plan to outwit a nefarious computer program since Captain Kirk talked Landru into self-destructing. https://t.co/i0iKfR7kzZ— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) December 27, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, Bad Ideas, Tam, Kirk, Teh Intarw3bz, Tamara K, Seriously WTFingF

Newbie: Seeking Additional "How To" Info

Hello-- I'm hesitant to ask because this is so basic, but I've downloaded, read (and highlighted!) the Calibre User Guide, but being new I still have some questions and was wondering if there's an even more "plain language" guide(s)/site out there I can read so I don't ask super-simplistic questions here, like I still can't figure out the difference between a category and a tag! I'm particularly looking for info on organizing my Library. Thank you! :)
Tags: Books, Library Management

What to do about "Failed to set metadata for the PDF format" on export?

Hi! I regularly export the books in my library with embedded metadata (via calibredb export ) so that other tools can see/index them. Now I get the following error: Code: Failed to set metadata for the PDF format of: Owner's Manual – HS11/HS33 Traceback (most recent call last):   File "calibre/utils/podofo/__init__.py", line 38, in set_metadata   File "calibre/utils/ipc/simple_worker.py", line 256, in fork_job   File "calibre/utils/ipc/simple_worker.py", line 181, in run_job   ...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Exclusive Loot Anime January 2021 Reveal Including Fruits Basket!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive Loot Anime January 2021 Reveal Loot Crate has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive first look at their Loot Anime January 2021 box, which will change over tonight at 9pm PST! Check out the reveals, including a really cool Fruits Basket blanket, in the gallery below! Click here to order! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: Toys, TV, Movies, TV News, Collectibles, Extras, ComingSoon, Fruits Basket, Tsuki, Loot Crate, PST Loot Anime

Scheduled download of epub file

Hi Can someone point me in the right direction of setting up a scheduled download for a file which is already an *.epub? This is the website: https://www.themonthly.com.au/ebook You need to login to get behind the paywall, but then you can see the epub files ready to download. I have been manually downloading & emailing via calibre. I would like to create a recipe similar to those for RSS feeds, to auto download this file & email to my Kindle. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Man...
Tags: Books, Calibre

POTD: Cloning the Heckler & Koch MP5

In 2014 TFB’s Photo Of The Day (POTD) was introduced, and many interesting photos have passed since then. Today we’ll take a closer look at clones of the Heckler & Koch MP5 from a German collection. They are all placed on a 120mm mortar ammo crate. Here are all of my MP5 clones (not counting […] Read More … The post POTD: Cloning the Heckler & Koch MP5 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Heckler Koch, Photo of the Day, Mp5, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, Schrombo, Mke T94

10 sec read: The umbrella

As tradition dictates, upon entering his Zen master’s house, the disciple left his shoes and umbrella outside. “I saw through the window that you were arriving,” said the master. “Did you leave your shoes to the right or the left of the umbrella?” “I haven’t the least idea. But what does that matter? I was […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories

Problems with columns

New to MobileRead and this is my first post, so please forgive any formatting errors or if my issue has already been addressed. While trying to delete some information columns I didn't need anymore, I apparently screwed up. Now the main information screen displays absolutely no information. It's completely blank. When I select an author (still visible in the left side panel) nothing appears. There are no column headers visible at the top of the info screen. When I change the layout view, a...
Tags: Books, Library Management

[Metadata Source Plugin] caching a cover

Hello mobilereaders, I am strugglling with a Calibre plugin I created. The identify method is working great to update my books metadata, but I cannot find how to cache the cover in the result_queue. I have an identifiers dict{} and the cover url as a string. It seems to be very easy, but I cannot get it working for hours. Thks for your help.
Tags: Books, Plugin, Plugins

Change of font

How to change the title/time/percentage etc font from a mobi file converted from e-pub, see pic. Attached Thumbnails  
Tags: Books, Conversion

Sleek and Shiny: 8 Tips for Straight Hair

Hair straightening began in the 1890s and became a fashion staple in the 1950s. Long gone are the days where you have to hunch over an ironing board or sit in a salon for hours on end. The advances in hair care have given way to temperature-controlled flat … The post Sleek and Shiny: 8 Tips for Straight Hair appeared first on Pop Culture Tees.
Tags: T-shirts, Fashion Trends

Olight Odin Mini Budget Tactical Rifle Light Review

The Olight Odin Mini Mounted on a LaRue Tactical Ultimate Upper AR-15. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In the past few years, the tactical weapon light market has seen a deluge of companies and products flooding the market, like the Olight Odin Mini. And with the market so saturated with new-comers, for a company's product to really shine, it must differentiate itself from the competition in a meaningful way. Whether that's pricepoint, features or durability, the fact remains that produc...
Tags: Guns, China, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, Odin, Jim Grant, Olight, Jim Grant That, Odin Mini, Olight Odin Mini, Olight Odin, IMG Jim Grant Testing

Frozen Libra/not responding

I was uploading books on my Libra from iPad Pro and when disconnecting, the screen froze to the “connected and charging” screen. I held the power button for 10 seconds as mentioned on the website and now it’s a blank screen with the white light flashing (just above the buttons on the face of the device). When I hold the power button for 10 seconds the flashing light goes away. when I hold it again, the screen kind of blinks like it wants to power up, but then goes blank again and white light fla...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Frozen Libra

Is it possible to get access to kpw4 from android?

I tried to connect through otg but none of my phones recognize the device. Like I want to see the folders and files like in windows.
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle

Find unused embedded fonts?

I was looking at a epub in the edit tool and ran Tools->subset embedded fonts It found one font that was not used in the book and removed it. Is there any way I can run a search on my library to find books that have fonts that are not used in the text of a book? I check out the options of "Quality Check" plugin, but this does not seem to be an option. I'd rather not have to open every book with embedded fonts and run subset if there is an easier way to find books like this. Thanks.
Tags: Books, Calibre

[Closed] DRM removal - Amazon rented books

It seems Amazon has implemented a new DRM mechanism with ebooks rented from libraries. I can't find a DMR removal tool that will work with rentals. Any suggestions. I've tried the top 3: deDRM by Appretice Alf, Epubor ultimate,any ebook converter. on Google.
Tags: Amazon, Books, Calibre, DMR, Appretice Alf Epubor

DRM removal - Amazon rented books

It seems Amazon has implemented a new DRM mechanism with ebooks rented from libraries. I can't find a DMR removal tool that will work with rentals. Any suggestions. I've tried the top 3: deDRM by Appretice Alf, Epubor ultimate,any ebook converter. on Google.
Tags: Amazon, Books, Plugins, DMR, Appretice Alf Epubor

Suddenly, it' almost January

Just popped in to say hi. I figured a journal page is good enough as a posting tool. Back to the no typing thing. Easier to post one photo here instead of trying to compose on the screen. Simple. I'm not getting anywhere in terms of where I thought I was going. Just hello and I'll try to be back soon.  Spirit Cloth Shop update planned for New Year's Eve, but we'll see really. Maybe there will just be soup. 
Tags: Crafts, Simpler Times, continuing aka Just Going, Loose Thoughts 2020

Grinch Punch Mocktail

I found a recipe online but it required frozen lemonade concentrate, which the grocery store did not have. It also required pineapple juice, of which my husband is not a fan. So here’s my version. The lemon lime Koolaid can be hard to get. I got mine from Amazon. Make sure it’s unsweetened, too. [Author: Melissa Beth]
Tags: Crafts, Amazon Make, Melissa Beth

Novels are terrible and you'll never convince me otherwise | Prove me wrong

We don’t need fiction – the real world is strange enough. Plus, fancy writing is incomprehensible, argues Ben Butler. Lucy Clark tries to prove him wrongBen Butler: Lucy, novels are terrible and you’ll never convince me otherwise.Genre fiction can be OK, provided it doesn’t go on for too long. I haven’t finished the Game of Thrones books, but as I recall they increasingly resemble a building material in shape, dimensions and weight as the series wears on. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Ian Fleming, Margaret Atwood, George Rr Martin, Lucy, Ben Butler Lucy Clark

KOReader and Dropbox

Hi, where can I find the folder ./Kobo/Dropbox that I see when I connect my Kobo to PC? On the other side if I want to use dropbox integration of KOReader and I follow instructions, if I try to create app called KOReader it tells me already exists
Tags: Books, Koreader, Kobo Dropbox

Overheard in the Office...

Having just finished processing the RAWs from young Mr. Holden's impromptu portrait sitting... Me: "You know this Nikon D3 just hates its retirement career. 'I used to shoot the Olympics! The NFL, dammit!'" RX: "Maybe it likes cats." [Author: Tam]
Tags: Cats, Guns, NFL, Nikon, Holden, Tam, T'hee, Overheard, Pickcher Takin

Abbyy Finereader 15 gothic/Fraktur Altdeutsch/Oldgerman

german: habe ich nun ausgerechnet ein Buch in gothic von einem Autor, der viele Fremdsprachen im Text einsetzt. Der Haupttext ist in Altdeutsch (Fraktur). Aber es kommen etliche Seiten mit Zitaten und Vergleichen in griechisch, Latin, Französich, Englisch auf einer Seite und das über lange Strecken des Buches. Da ist FR 15 ein bischen überfordert. Die Fremdsprachen werden entweder nur als Müll erkannt (Griechisch) oder sehr fehlerhaft. Hat jemand eine Idee, wie man mit diesen Schwächen von FR15...
Tags: Books, Workshop, Seite, Buch, Idee wie, Altdeutsch Oldgerman, Zitaten, Schwächen

Kiley Reid: 'The premise that literary fiction has to be a drag is so silly'

The novelist’s hit debut, a witty spin on race, feminism and sex based on her time as a nanny in New York, has even won fans among her former employers…This time last year, Kiley Reid was a tantalising rumour, the truth of which was known only to her publishers and to the film company that had optioned her debut novel two years before it was ready to see the light of day. When Such a Fun Age was published – on New Year’s Eve in the US and a week later in the UK – the rumour checked out: here was...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, Fiction, US, Culture, Jane Austen, Reid, Kiley Reid, London Reese Witherspoon

Which Subcompact Glock is the Best? Glock 43, 43X, or 48?

In this episode of TFBTV, James goes over the pros and cons of 3 of his favorite pistols: Glock 43, Glock 43X, and Glock 48. More importantly, James, Brannon, and Ryan test these three subcompact Glock pistols against each other at 10 feet, 20 feet, and 30 feet to see which performs the best in […] Read More … The post Which Subcompact Glock is the Best? Glock 43, 43X, or 48? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, James, Ryan, Concealed Carry, Pistols, TFBTV, Glock 43, G43, Semi-Auto, Glock 43X, Glock 48, G43X, G48, subcompact Glock, James Brannon

Number of pages in a chapter

One of the options for the header on a Kobo is the progress through the current chapter. I have found that this seems to work for some epubs, but not others where it will only display the current position in the whole book. It appears that this is not uncommon as there is a note in the header settings on the Kobo stating that it might not work with some books. I was puzzling over this so I opened a book that worked, and one that did not, in Sigil and tried to see if I could spot what made the...
Tags: Books, Sigil

How to tell viewer to ignore embedded font?

Hi, I could not find a setting that tells the viewer to ignore the embedded font and use the one from the settings. It seems to apply only to unformatted text as stated in the settings section. I would assume that the chance that the reader does not like the embedded font is quite common or at least possible. So shouldn't there be an option to do that? I use it quite often with my reader on Android, so I was a bit surprised not to find it here. Any change chance to fix that?
Tags: Books, Viewer

SIG SAUER Bravo 3 Prismatic Optic w/ .300 Blackout BDC – Review

Sig Sauer Bravo 3 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- As I line up individual optic features en route to my “ACOG Killer?” showdown, our second stop brings us to Tualitin, Oregon.  Here lies the Electro-Optics division of New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer.  Kindly willing to send out an optic to be used and abused, I was provided with a Sig Bravo 3 prismatic optic.  Let's take a look at the facts and features of the Bravo 3 before I break down my impressions. SIG SAUER Bravo 3 Prismatic Optic Sig Bravo ...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Iraq, Afghanistan, New Hampshire, Bravo, Gear, Don, Sig Sauer, BDC, Acog, Electro Optics, Objective Lens Diameter, Rex Nanorum, Rex Nanorum Rex Nanorum, Acog Killer

THE VERMILLION FLYCATCHER - Pyrocephalus rubinus

The Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus The Vermilion Flycatcher - Pyrocephalus rubinus, is a small passerine bird from the Tyrannidae family. The species grows to about 18 cm)in length, and is strongly dimorphic. The common name of 'vermilion' only relates to the male flycatcher which is blessed with brilliant undersides, breast, neck and cap. The back is black and there is a black eye-band running running to and joining the back of the nape of the neck. the bill, legs are also black. ...
Tags: Gardening, Mexico, United States, South America, Central America, Galapagos Islands, Darwin, Vermillion, Simon Eade, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike, Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike, Vermilion Flycatcher, Galapagos Flycatcher, Charles Clint

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