Vashti Mosaic Tile and More from New Ravenna

New year. New Ravenna. New mosaic tiles! Vashti is a glazed basalto tile in variations of Pantone’s Colors of the Year. Creative Director Cean Imminger likens the pattern and color combination to the plumage of warbler songbirds, “calmly guiding us into the New Year with their everyday grit and hopeful song.” Casablanca, another new design, is a classic water jet stone mosaic that evokes the look of modern Morocco. Tangier recalls another far-flung locale. A starburst pattern i...
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On The Art of Not Being Careful

I started off the year by writing about measuring sticks. The metaphorical kind, not actual tape measures (although I’ve written plenty about those too.) And while I used bodies and physical aesthetics as my example, that is just one of many ways Other People’s Measuring Sticks show up in our lives.  The way people portray perfect lives on social media is another. Or the way we place value on money, and job titles, and social status. And I suppose we can add “likes” and “followers” to that li...
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Free children's mystery short story from The Tania Series

This is book 35 of The Tania Series. Sonia is burned by a cigarette butt that falls in to the balcony of her home. Tania is enraged. She is determined to find the person who hurt her little sister and put a stop to their barbaric behavior by publicly humiliating them. But how will she catch the culprit? Read on to find out. This thrilling story peppered with humor explores complex issues like addiction and privacy from various perspectives, and arms preteens with information and ideas that wil...
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The good ol' days...

Remember when we were all relieved that 2020 was over? Man, those were the good old days...— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) January 6, 2021 Man, we were so young and innocent and hopeful then, way back in the salad days of last Friday... . [Author: Tam]
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Trigger Install: Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Set – Springfield Hellcat

Today, we will walk you through the elaborate process of installing an Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger into a Springfield Armory Hellcat. This should not only improve your Hellcat’s trigger pull, but also help you become more deeply familiarized with your pistol’s internal workings. Full disclosure, I am not a gunsmith and I do not moonlight […] Read More … The post Trigger Install: Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Set – Springfield Hellcat appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Springfield, Gunsmithing, Action Enhancement Trigger, Apex Tactical, Firearms Customization, Springfield Armory Hellcat, Springfield Hellcat, Action Enhancement

Mars Attacks ReAction Series

Super7 is here to Ack! Ack! Ack! your collection with their new Mars Attacks ReAction figure series . What started as the controversial 1962 Mars Attacks trading card series and evolved into the 1996 Tim Burton masterpiece (I dare you to debate me on this!), the martians from Mars Attacks are now available as 3.75-inch tall articulated ReAction collectible based on various cards from the trading card series. The Invasion Begins (card #1), Destroying a Dog (card $36), and Burning Flesh  (c...
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Reading MobileTalk on Hisense A5 with Tapatalk

This is just to let you know that you can read this forum on an eink screen using the Hisense eink series phones and the Tapatalk apk. I'm not sure how secure it is to give the Tapatalk your password. Personally, I don't use the Tapatalk profile but I don't know if that's of much use. Still, they have a long reputation. Variable opinions on privacy. Seems it depends how you use it: https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...r_link_clicks/ Sent from my HLTE203T using Tapatalk
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Reading on different devices....

I have a kindle oasis which I do most of my reading on, but I also have iPad and a Samsung note 10+ phone. If I have been sent a epub or mobi file on my phone is there a way to read this via the kindle app on my phone and for it to appear in my kindle library so I can pick this up from where I left it on my kindle when I go to bed to read? I have a MacBook which I don't use that often these days. Am trying to make my life easier and streamline. Or I wondered if not follow on my kindle, share...
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[Browser Viewer] Excellent on e-ink device (Poke 3)

For the first time now I use the Browser Viewer on the Poke 3, default NeoBrowser, and it works just great. I only have to change font size (to 20) and header and footer. I think I won't miss Kindle for long. @kovid , would you consider to add: 1) Battery to header/footer? 2) A "embolden text" option? I now use p {font-weight: bolder;} in the Styles. But I'm sure you will have better solution, if it is technically possible. 3) highlight color with good contrast? Wavy underline is the only optio...
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Neil Sheehan, reporter who broke story on Pentagon Papers, dies at 84

By Will Lester | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Neil Sheehan, a reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times and who chronicled the deception at the heart of the Vietnam War in his epic book about the war, died Thursday. He was 84. Sheehan died Thursday morning of complications from Parkinson’s disease, said his daughter, Catherine Sheehan Bruno. His account of the Vietnam War, “A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vie...
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My 2020 Purge Piles ~ How You Too Can Become a Power Purger!

Keep reading to find out how you too can become a power purger! Okay friends, I’m back in the new year to talk about one of my favorite subjects. Yes I love organizing but what I value most about the organizing PROCESS is the purging part! Purging (or decluttering if you prefer) is essential to keeping an organized home. Not the pretty baskets and bins, not the perfectly lined shelves of storage, not even lovely cleared off countertops. Those clutter-free countertops will do you absolutely no ...
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NAACP’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Lies Won’t Die with DeWine’s Bill Approval

“The NAACP will continue to fight for the removal of Stand Your Ground laws in every state, and we will not rest until racial profiling in all its forms is outlawed.” Only one problem: A Stand Your Ground defense was not presented. (NAACP/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed a controversial ‘stand your ground’ bill that would eliminate Ohio’s ‘duty to retreat’ before using force in self-defense,” Cleveland.com reports. “The governor had previously hinted that...
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Josh Hawley lost his book deal, haw haw

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri lost his book deal one day after flashing fascist fist-pumps at the Trump Riot mob, and arguing against the counting of legal votes on the Senate Floor later that day. Simon & Schuster said on Thursday it will cancel the publication of an upcoming book by Hawley, one of several Congress members who were trying to overturn the results of the presidential election which Donald Trump lost. — Read the rest
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Sell Sony DPT-S1 for sale

hi, anyone interested in buying a Sony DPT-S1 that is practically in prime condition? and there are two styli plus three packs of nibs + a 2 GB sd card. the back and front bezel are covered with a transparent skin. there are areas of the back where it looks a mess because a skins are really difficult to apply perfectly to a large area. if you don't like the look, you can remove the skin and it will look practically brand new. the only other thing is that the stylus holder can no longer be attac...
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DIY: Clay Relief Jewelry Holders

I’ve admired bas relief sculptures for so long, I really love the sculptural aspect of any plaster or clay form where the designs are dimensional in shades of alabaster or white. Relief art uses techniques where the figures or design elements are raised and more prominent than the flat background. Relief sculpture is as old as humanity, dating back to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. I’ve wanted to try to create my own mini versions of bas relief, so I created my own botanical versions to use ...
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Sideshow teases The Dude and Eastwood Collection

During their "12 Days of Sideshow" event,  dropped news of a pair of future collectibles that might be of interest to the Plastic and Plush community.The first is The Dude 1/6th scale figure based on Jeff Bridges' iconic role in The Big Lebowski. This is one of those pop culture characters that folks have wanted in 1/6th scale for decades.  Secondly, there's the Clint Eastwood Legacy Collection . This line will include a series of Statues and Sixth Scale Figures based on the legendary roles...
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Concealed Carry Corner: Different Guns For Different Uses

When taking a look at handguns for concealed carry, there are a few options most people will go towards. Most individuals will pick a semi-auto to carry daily and call it a day. Even though those are great options for the majority of situations, there are a number of places around the country where some […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Different Guns For Different Uses appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Editorial, Derringer, Concealed. Carry, Pistols, Revolvers, Semi-Auto, Concealed Carry Corner

POTD: Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 and Beretta APX

Since 2014, TFB has been publishing the Photo Of The Day (POTD) series of daily articles and many great photos and stories have passed over the years. Today we have a mixture of firearms from Italy: The Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 in 12 gauge and the Beretta APX in 9×19 mm, all in FDE. Schrombo, the […] Read More … The post POTD: Beretta 1301 Tactical Gen2 and Beretta APX appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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E-Book (Epub 3) from a story without chapters

There is no NCX any more in Epub 3 (except as fallback for older devices), instead there has to be a table of contents in xhtml-format now. I often convert short stories without chapters into e-books, so they wouldn't need a TOC — there's a title page, the story and that's it. I try to avoid unnecessary files, if possible. My first idea was to use the title page as TOC, because what constitutes the story is already there — the title. So i assigned the nav-property to the title (page). It worke...
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Underverse is releasing the UV+ WWR x DREAMAN SQMAN 06 for pre-order today (January 7th 2021) at 9:00PM ET.  With an obvious nod to Transformers, the figures are a combination of the WWR Square (designed by Ashley Wood) and SQMAN concept (designed by Dreaman). The 6-inch tall figure will features illuminated eyes and be available to grab for $70.00 plus shipping.
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Not Well formed 1.4.3

My system is Windows 10 Home 64-bit. I have the 64-bit version of Sigil 1..3 installed along with the epubcheck plugin. I was loading an ePub 3 eBook and Sigil pops up the message... Quote: This EPUB has HTML files that are not well formed or are missing a DOCTYPE, html, head, or body elements. Sigil can automatically fix these files, although this may result in minor data loss in extreme circumstances. Do you want to automatically fix the files? ...
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The Rogue Squadron Pilots We Want in Patty Jenkins' Star Wars Movie

In 2023, Patty Jenkins will deliver (pending future ramifications of the world in which we live) Rogue Squadron, the next major theatrical release in the Star Wars saga: a tale of the bravest squadron of pilots in the galaxy far, far away. The Rogues have a long history within canon and a longer one out of it—and…Read more...
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Object of Desire: The Up Down Sconce from a Brooklyn Design Studio

We’re currently admiring the Up Down Sconce from In Common With, a Brooklyn design studio. Founded by Nick Ozemba and Felicia Hung in 2018, the studio assembles everything by hand, using “materials come from all over the place,” as they say. “We search and search and search for the very best partners, and that’s who we work with, even if that person is halfway around the world. Everything passes through our studio in Brooklyn to be assembled, finished, and perfected by us before it’s sent to you...
Tags: Books, Germany, Brooklyn, Lighting, Sconces, Wall Lights, Wall Sconces, Brooklyn Design Studio, Thomas Hoof Produkt, Makié, NYC Japan, Nick Ozemba, Felicia Hung, Reed Green

Flight of the Valkyries! NEW Federal Gold Medal MatchKing 224 Valkyrie

The .224 Valkyrie cartridge has been around for a few years now to give distance shooters a smaller cartridge offering in the MSR (modern sporting rifle) platform to compete with all of the larger cartridge AR-10 shooters. To feed that niche of long-range shooting, Federal Premium has debuted NEW Gold Medal Sierra Tipped Matchking ammunition […] Read More … The post Flight of the Valkyries! NEW Federal Gold Medal MatchKing 224 Valkyrie appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Black & Gold Danger Dog

For their first official marbled vinyl Danger Dog release, Tenacious Toys hit up their private FB group ("We are Tenacious Toys") for ideas for colors to swirl. It appears the group is full of Steelers fans, as the choice was the 2.25-inch tall Black & Gold Danger Dog . This version is limited to 96 pieces and is available for $12.00 each.
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Kobo Hd dead CPU?

Hello, I've bought a Kobo HD who was not charging. After some quick test I've found three shorted caps arround the charging chip and the charging chip warm a lot when Usb is plugged. After removing the charging chip, the 3 caps were still shorted. Attachment 184580 I have no other Kobo glo HD but another Aura 2 (who has the same Cpu, same routing, etc). After checking on the Aura2, the caps go to the CPU... So I remove the Glo HD Cpu, shorts are gone. Attachment 184581 Tomorrow, I will ...
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More than one result per metadata source

Hello, a title search in a metadata source found two results. Both are in result queue, as the log says. The results are two different books with the same title, but distinct authors and identifiers. In the metadata source configuration, the check box "more than one entry per source" is checked. Both entrys have priority 0. But in the gui only the 2nd book found is visible. Any hints? Thanks!
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How to bulk edit identifiers?

Hi, The books I want to edit all have same ISBN, but in the Ids metadata is empty for most of them. I want to bulk set the shared ISBN to all the books. Is it possible? I tried the search and replace tab in the bulk edit window. I've set the Search field to Identifier and type to desired one. I put nothing in Search for, and I put the ISBN in Replace with, but it did not work. Thanks
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Heritage Manufacturing BARKEEP Rimfire Revolvers

Heritage Manufacturing has added a new compact rimfire revolver to their line of small bore wheelguns. The new model is dubbed Barkeep. I assume it has a special significance for the company as this little six shooter has a dedicated website aside from being listed on Heritage Manufacturing’s website. Let’s see what features the Heritage Manufacturing Barkeep […] Read More … The post Heritage Manufacturing BARKEEP Rimfire Revolvers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Quick Report on Events in Washington, D.C. on 6 January, 2021

Crowd building at Washington Monument, courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 5 January 2021, the flight to DC on American Airlines 2222 was full. There were quite a few Trump supporters on board. They were a little boisterous, with a few chants of “Four More Years”. On 6 January, people made their way to the Metro station to travel into DC for the rally/protest/march. The Mall was relatively clear. As we approached the West end of the mall, the crowd could be heard, about 0830 ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Department Of Defense, Arizona, The Mall, Mall, Capitol Police, American Airlines, Metro, Trump, Capitol, Washington Monument, Weingarten

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