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Rainbow Heart Hanger

Here's a quick and simple make that will brighten any space. All you'll need are very basic sewing skills, some coloured felt and a bit of ribbon. You could easily adapt this project to make an Ombre version (just use different shades of the same colour) or play around with the order of the colours for a different look. There's a video version of the tutorial available here: https://youtu.be/8yzUEA4zBEo [Author: Helen W.]
Tags: Crafts, Helen W


Temporal disobedience

Hate turning your clock back? You’re not alone. Here’s guest Ranter James Roush’s opinion of it: That’s it. Professor Roush has had it! I’m done with the stupid seasonal time change and done with all of the turmoil it induces in our biological systems, including  increased automobile accidents, increased heart attacks, and increased suicides. It is time that we, gardeners and farmers, lead a revolt. There was never a proven worthwhile reason for kicking the clocks back and there are plenty of b...
Tags: Gardening, John Adams, Bella, Thomas Jefferson, Roush, Thoreau, Ministry of Controversy, Guest Rants, James Roush


Mystery and Crime Montanye, C S: Moons in Gold (1936); v1; 7 Jan 2021

Montanye's only known full length novel. The text used is from the Australian Women's Weekly, which published it as a supplement in a single installment of some 50,000 words. A gentleman crook travels the world looking for the artefacts of the title. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files Moons in Gold - C. S. Montanye.epub (705.6 KB)
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Montanye, Australian Women s Weekly


2020 dolls in review

I do a review every year although sometimes it happens a little late (like this year). What a crazy day- I was a bit reluctant to post this today with the high of the win in Georgia followed by the madness in Washington. But I will do it anyway because who knows what tomorrow will bring. And honestly, maybe posting about a crazy year is best done on a crazy day. 1. Tiny World Pincushion 2, 2. Tiny World Pincushion 1, 3. Tiny World pincushion 3, 4. Tiny World Fairy House pincushion, 5. Ti...
Tags: Crafts, General, Instagram, Review, Etsy, Washington, Boston, Georgia, Post Office, Green, Fox, 2020, Party, Lumberjack, Lumberjacks, Kitty


*SCABS’N’GUTS* Human Body Board Game

If you haven’t been here before, I am a homeschool mama to six boys. It’s wild and crazy around here, and games are one of the best tools I have to help my boys learn with their whole hearts, minds, and bodies.  Kids love hands-on learning, and games are the easiest way I’ve found to […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Homeschool, Gameschooling


Tablets - not just for PDFs

I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but it seemed to fit. I discovered yesterday that my local library has a new app, and installed it on my 10.1 inch tablet. This turned out to be a great idea for helping me with my goal of reading more poetry. Some here have commented that for them, poetry is best read from paper books because physical formats can preserve the visual structure intended by the poet. Paper books are not an option for me, so I was delighted to discover that the anthology ...
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Kobo


*MIYABI* Japanese Garden Puzzle-y Tetris Math Game

I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in the era of the original Nintendo, but games that resemble Tetris in any way really call to me. Our whole family loves puzzles and Tetris, and Miyabi is a really fun and beautiful game with similar shape-manipulation elements. What it also has is a beautiful […]
Tags: Crafts, Math, Science, Nintendo, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Miyabi, Gameschooling


Alternate Android ereading app

I do much of my reading on my Android phone using Moon+ Pro and I'm completely satisfied with it but I would like to find a really good second app that I can use to look up things in other books without stopping my current read. I've tried a few and I really don't care for any of them. Let me give an example of what I want from it: I'm currently reading a book with a lot of characters and at 80 years of age names don't always stay with me. So I've created a character list and uploaded it to ...
Tags: Books, Moon, Android Devices, Librera, Moon Pro


TFB PSA: Avoiding Scams When Purchasing Ammunition Online

Ammunition is not only hard to come by these days but it is also extremely overpriced due to the numerous surrounding factors of this whirlwind of a year. While deals can be found here and there, it seems that for the time being, we are stuck with some grossly overinflated prices when it comes to […] Read More … The post TFB PSA: Avoiding Scams When Purchasing Ammunition Online appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Safety, Scams, Psa, Editorial, Ammunition, TFB PSA


Is there a way to copy one app's library so another app can access it?

The OneBookShelf app can download purchased pdfs to its own library, at [internal disk]/Documents/DriveThruRPG. Their recommended reader (Xodo) strobes on my device (Likebook Mars). One of my preferred readers (the Boyue OS reader, since it works well with the mid-sized e-ink screen, and most apps don't) can only read from libraries in [internal disk]/Books or/books or [sd card]/Books or /books. So it'd be handy to be able to copy selected files from locations under [internal disk]/Documents ...
Tags: Books, Android Devices


Woman Stops Two Burglars Without Firing a Shot – Armed Citizen Stories

The Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- We start with a news report from the Star-Telegram in Fort Worth, Texas. You are a 67-year-old woman. You live outside of town. You return home with two friends shortly before 8:30 in the morning. As you head down your driveway, you notice a strange car parked near your house. All three of you get out of your car and go look for your unscheduled visitors. You find two men stripping the property from one of ...
Tags: Guns, Nra, Fort Worth Texas, Ammoland, Star Telegram, USCCA, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob, Armed Citizen Stories, Personal Defense **DO NOT DELETE


Wheelgun Wednesday: NEW Chiappa Charging Rhino Gen II 60DS 9mm

In this week’s Wheelgun Wednesday we will walk you down memory lane with a short synopsis of TFB’s coverage of the Chiappa Rhino over the past 11 years it has been in existence, and also cover Chiappa’s NEW Charging Rhino Gen II 60DS revolver chambered in 9mm. Chiappa Firearms and their lineup of Rhino revolvers […] Read More … The post Wheelgun Wednesday: NEW Chiappa Charging Rhino Gen II 60DS 9mm appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Chiappa, Chiappa Rhino, Chiappa Firearms


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, January 3, 2021. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. Ready Player Two: Ernest Cline 3. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 4. The Midnight Library: Matt Ha...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Stephen King, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama, William Gibson, Richard, Ayad Akhtar, Brit Bennett, Southern California, Frank Herbert


POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A

In today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at a group of U.S. Marine Corps infantry riflemen with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division as they participate in an Integrated Training Exercise called 5-19. Location: Twentynine Palms, California, in the year 2019. ITX 5-19 was a live-fire and maneuver combined arms exercise designed […] Read More … The post POTD: M27 and M38 Live-Fire Action at Range 410A appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, California, Defense, Training, Marine Corps, U S Marine Corps, Photo of the Day, M27, M38, Heckler & Kock


Woman Shot Dead Inside U.S. Capitol After Rabid Trump Supporters Breach Building During Electoral Vote Congressional Hearing

UPDATE (10:28 P.M. ET): Trump Supporter Ashli Babbitt Identified As Woman Shot & Killed During U.S. Capitol Siege UPDATE (6:23 P.M. ET): The woman who was shot inside the U.S. Capitol has died, Fox 5 D.C. reports. The woman shot inside the Capitol has died per @DCPoliceDept https://t.co/gvZgHJnYQ2 — Lindsay Watts (@LindsayAWatts) January 6, 2021 A woman was reportedly shot in the neck inside the U.S. Capitol after thousands of rabid Donald Trump supporters stormed the building and breach...
Tags: Videos, Politics, Wtf, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Senate, Joe Biden, Daily Mail, Washington Dc, House, Jazz, Nancy Pelosi, Dc, Biden


wht.wal from Impact Architectural Lighting

Readers will recall our feature in 2019 about Impact Architectural Lighting, focusing on an ethereal circular pendant lamp best described as a “luminous donut of light.” Some two years hence we’ve got wht.wal redux, as the fine fixture was recently featured in an inspired installation at CCSD JM Ullom Elementary School in Las Vegas. The pendant does have a bit of an upscale Vegas vibe. It’s eye-catching yet elegant, showy without being ostentatious. It also provides appealing a...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, LED lighting, Las Vegas, Lighting, Pendant Lights, Ullom, Wht.wal Pendant, Acrylic Diffuser, Impact Architectural Lighting, Lighting Installation, Wht.wal, CCSD JM Ullom Elementary School


Launching Sigil without creating new file

Just wondered if it was possible to launch Sigil without it automatically pulling up that blank-slate epub. Super trivial but figured I'd ask, didn't spot a setting for it in Preferences. Thanks for the great tool!
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Inverted screen function for new reader. Kobo only?

Hey, After more than 10 years reading on small screens (one Bookeen and two Kobo, Glo and Glo HD), I am just looking to try out large screen readers. I am thinking about Kobo Aura One, Forma or Pocketbook Inkpad 3. I currently have a Kobo Glo HD, and I love the hacking scene, especially the inverted mode (dark screen, white writing). Can this invert screen stuff be achieved Kobo only? Or pocketbook would be OK too? Maybe it's a functionnality of KOReader? Side question, which one from Kobo...
Tags: Books, Bookeen, Kobo, Kobo Glo, Which one should I buy, Kobo Aura One Forma


Jailbreak Tolino Epos

Is it possible to jailbreak the Tolino Epos? I want to read cbz/cbr files on it and I have only found tutorials to jailbreak the Tolino Shine or Vision, but never the Epos. Does anyone know if the Epos can be jailbroken or if there is any other way to read those files on it? Thank you in advance.
Tags: Books, Tolino, Jailbreak Tolino Epos


Angstadt Arms Releases Limited Edition Arctic Blue UDP-9 Pistols

One of the most popular firearms to come from Angstadt Arms is their 9mm UDP-9 AR pistol. The pistol comes equipped with all the features that make the AR-15 so easily customizable. Coating your AR, however, takes a certain degree of skill and patience not held by many of us. Angstadt Arms went ahead and […] Read More … The post Angstadt Arms Releases Limited Edition Arctic Blue UDP-9 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ar-15, Pistols, AR Pistol, Angstadt Arms, Arctic Blue, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, UDP-9, Limitec Edition


‘Star Wars: The High Republic – A Test of Courage’ Review: A Young Adult Novel That Proves Thrilling for All Ages

This review will touch on some plot points that some readers may not want to know in advance. So consider this a minor spoiler warning. Author Justina Ireland gives us the second installment of The High Republic with the utterly delightful book Star Wars: The High Republic –  A Test of Courage.  Though it’s aimed at younger readers than the adult-oriented Light of the Jedi , people are going to find this book a lot of fun. It centers around Vernestra Rwoh, a Mirialan Jedi who, at o...
Tags: Books, Movies, Features, Ireland, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Jedi, Maz Kanata, Maz, Jedi Knight, Nihil, Star-Wars, Charles Soule, Ahsoka Tano, Featured Stories Sidebar, Justina Ireland


Congressional Legislation 101 – Types Of Measures

U S Capital Building Congress United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- With the 117th Congress in session, there will be a flurry of legislation introduced. But what exactly does an introduced measure do? What do those combinations of letters and numbers in front of a bill mean? For starters, any Senator or Representative can introduce a piece of legislation. For the most part, they will be numbered in the order received – a bill with a lower number was introduced earlier in the Congress than one wit...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, Reagan, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Harold, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, Con Res, 117th Congress, H Res, U S Capital Building Congress United States, S Res


Calibre cant find paperwhite 4 in output profile

I have a Kindle paperwhite 4 but calibre doesn't recognize it. I'm running the latest version (5.8.1), and already reinstalled it. How can I fix this?
Tags: Books, Devices


Standard kindle dictionaries support?

Is there any speciffic reason for koreader still not supporting them? It would often eliminate the need to install additional dictionaries for Koreader only
Tags: Books, Koreader


Can't open files in Adobe Digital Editions from Kobo Library--any ideas?

For the last couple of weeks when I've tried to download epub files to Adobe Digital Editions from my Kobo Library from any web browser, I've gotten the following message: Unable to Download-- Error getting License. License Server Communication Problem: E_ACT_NOT_READY Any ideas how to fix this issue?
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo Library, Adobe Digital


AK 2.0 – Finnish Upgrade Kit for Kalashnikov Rifles by Value Manufacturing

When it comes to AK upgrades, the average Kalashnikov aficionado is torn between American made accessories and Russian products that are often unavailable in the US and worldwide. For me, that seems odd, since, over the years, at least 30 countries produced different variants of the AK rifles. Why all those countries do not produce AK […] Read More … The post AK 2.0 – Finnish Upgrade Kit for Kalashnikov Rifles by Value Manufacturing appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Finland, Daily News, Sako, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Rifles, Valmet RK62, Firearms Customization, AK 2.0, Value Manufacturing


Leupold Launches Game-Changing DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight

Leupold Launches Game-Changing DeltaPoint Micro Red Dot Sight U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce the launch of the new DeltaPoint Micro, a fully enclosed, low-profile red dot sight designed specifically for concealed carry and personal defense firearms. Featuring an incredibly compact and revolutionary new design that is easy to conceal, the DP-Micro mounts directly to the rear sigh...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, United States, Gear, Smith Wesson, Beaverton, Leupold, Leupold Stevens Inc, DeltaPoint, Leupold DeltaPoint, Product Development for Leupold Stevens Inc, John Snodgrass, Leupold com About Leupold Stevens Inc, DeltaPoint Micro, Leupold Launches Game Changing DeltaPoint


Sigil not fully launching - Embedded Python error

I just downloaded and installed the latest version of Sigil on Windows 7 x64. When I try to run it, immediately I get error windows popping up, one after the other after I close each. Then finally Sigil comes up with one final small error window blank in front of it, and Sigil remains stuck in not responding. First popup window says - Embedded Python error Second says - Error in xmlprocessor repair XML: -2 Within those windows it says: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Program F...
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Calibre Web PHP - Make a Website

Hello friends, I am new to Calibre forum. I have tried to make a php based website base viewer for calibre library please have a look. https://github.com/kanta-mir/Calibre-Web-PHP I will keep updating it and I hope more people will contribute to it. I was inspired by Calibre web and Calibre builtin server but it was all in python and I wanted it in php. thank
Tags: Books, Conversion


New rare book catalogue features a Soviet Space Race picture book with backyard-built rocket

As a rare book dealer and specialist in the history of the book, I view printed texts as historical artifacts, holding material clues to the past. When it comes to children's books, we tend to see them as a reflection of their target readers, but they more often convey the hopes and anxieties of the adults who created them. — Read the rest
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