[Project] Xorg-based OS for Kobos

Hi all, Recently with my success on running Xorg on Kobos (https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=336210), I had the idea to make a new firmware replacement (well, not 'replacement', but it doesn't run within Nickel) which would include primarily a full-fledged web browser (Firefox or Falkon) and Linux reader apps. Also, it would include some applications such as a calendar, a clock, gnome-terminal (of course) and some more. I'm currently working on it and was wondering if you had any ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobos

Kindle for PC Problem

I usually download Amazon books to my Kindle for PC, version 1.17.44183. Today I wanted to download a couple of freebie titles I purchased the other day, but Kindle for PC won't open, after repeated tries--I just get the little spinning circle, and then nothing. Except not really nothing, because when I tried to shut down and restart, Task Manager told me Kindle for PC was running. I did shut down and restart anyway. After restart, I tried to uninstall--I can't, because again the PC thinks Kind...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Amazon Kindle

columns won't resize

Not sure why my columns won't size down. I have columns that are normally very narrow (checkmarks, etc.) but they now won't size down to just the items. I tried manipulating the column width in the booklist at the column header as per usual, but they won't budge. I know that I have set some view manager views to save column widths etc. but that is after I set the columns to be the width I wanted. So, I don't know what is going on. I am sure it's something I did or set, but I am not sure what. *...
Tags: Books, Calibre

Embedded metadata on export

Which metadata are embedded in PDFs and in ePUBs on export via calibredb export ? I tried to find the content of the publisher field in an exported PDF without luck, but maybe I'm doing something wrong...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Kobo Glo, the glow is off

Hi, I just bought a second hand Kobo Glo, which was working just fine until I noticed that I can't turn the brightness on anymore. In the beginning, I couldn't turn it off, so I just slid the button all the way to the left, on minimum, and left it there. When I wanted to turn it up, I noticed that the brightness icon - that little sun - now has a bar across it, meaning it is off. No matter how much I pressed it, I couldn't get it back on. No idea what to do. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo Glo

Same book with different ASIN

I preordered a book on Kindle Store and when the book was finally released, I came to find that another edition of it, released on the same day, with the same number of pages and size, however with different ASIN numbers, was available. And was also available for buying, even though I had already bought the other edition (the one I had preordered). Is it possible that they released and updated version, or is it just because I bought it on the preoder?
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, ASIN

POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska

Freezing Cold in our Photo Of The Day as paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fire an M2 machine gun. The location is the Grezelka range, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and the pictures were taken in 2019. The […] Read More … The post POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Alaska, Elmendorf Richardson, Photo of the Day, M2, M240B, Grezelka

KoReader OPDS file support

Hi, Just new to KoReader and I could setup my Calibre OPDS server. I managed to reach my server but I can't download any CBZ/CBR files. Simply no button to download my ebook. I read an issue talking about that and it's a known issuem but is it already fixed? https://github.com/koreader/koreader...pdsbrowser.lua When browsing to my KoReader files, I found frontend/ui/widget/opdsbrowser.lua and saw the code ["application/x-cbz"] = "CBZ", ["application/vnd.comicbook+zip"] = "...
Tags: Books, Koreader, CBZ, CBR, CBZ CBR

Forma KoReader OPDS file support

Hi, Just new to KoReader and I could setup my Calibre OPDS server. I managed to reach my server but I can't download any CBZ/CBR files. Simply no button to download my ebook. I read an issue talking about that and it's a known issuem but is it already fixed? https://github.com/koreader/koreader...pdsbrowser.lua When browsing to my KoReader files, I found frontend/ui/widget/opdsbrowser.lua and saw the code ["application/x-cbz"] = "CBZ", ["application/vnd.comicbook+zip"] = "...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Koreader, CBZ, CBR, CBZ CBR

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor

Welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the YHM Nitro N20 modular titanium suppressor. Last weekend was the final exam for my horse grooming certification, so Adam was nice enough to step in and take the reigns. If you missed it, he reviewed the […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Adam, Rifles, Other Gear & Gadgets, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Spikes Tactical, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned

Managed to jailbreak kindle, what can I do now

I've managed to jailbreak my kindle, but I'm not sure what I can do now. What can I install?
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner

Anyway to get koreader to highlight images too when they're available?

Some of the epubs I read have images. the highlight functionality doesn't seem to include these in highlights. anyway to do this? is this a valid new feature request or a known issue that prevents it?
Tags: Books, Koreader

Calibre Site Down

Just saw someone on Reddit asking if the site is down and when I check it does appear to be that way. Any idea what is happening with it. Just curious Thanks
Tags: Books, Reddit, Calibre

*MARVEL VILLAINOUS* Super Hero Strategy Board/Card Game

Mythology and fairy tales are a huge part of our homeschooling curriculum.  I always have my kids reading from a book of myths or fairy tales – the stories and heroes of old are so classic and provide modern readers with background and context with which to understand and enjoy all stories more deeply. Good […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, Board Games, Strategy games, Card Games, Homeschool, Language Arts, Gameschooling

Aura ONE Better battery life with KOReader?

Hello, just curious to know if other Aura One users (or others) noticed a better battery life while using KOReader? On the default reader, I could get around a week life battery (I was at 3 full weeks when I purchased it) and since last year, it was going slowly away. But I changed for KOReader this week and after 6 nights, I'm still at 82% (!!). I would have thought that the night mode could use more battery since there's more pixels "on" but it doesn't seems to have any sort of impact. I had t...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader

*CODENAMES PICTURES XXL* Clue-Giving, Picture-Guessing Vocabulary Building Game

Codenames has a nice variety of games for word lovers.  The regular version is classic and fantastic, and we also love the pictures version!  The picture format gives younger kids and non or struggling readers a fighting chance against older opponents and can help them develop language skills in a way that might be more […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Word, Board Games, Card Games, Homeschool, Language Arts, Gameschooling

Sync To Kindle: Automatically receive blog posts on your Kindle when they come out

Hello, all, I've just found this community on the internet and I think you would be interested in a small website I've built. It's called Sync to Kindle and it allows you to "subscribe" to your favorite blogs and then you receive new blog posts on your Kindle whenever they come out. It is free and you can subscribe up to 10 blogs (if you need to increase that, just let me know; it's just a guardrail so costs don't go out of control). If you are interested, you can access at synctokindle.com...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle

*CODENAMES* Language Arts Team Word Guessing Game

Words games are a great gameschooling resource – in our homeschool, language arts consists of reading, narrating, copywork/handwriting. Beyond that I just try to make writing and words and vocabulary and language fun and relevant and interesting, and games are the best way I’ve found to do it.   Codenames is a spy-themed clue-giving-word-guessing-game that is […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Word, Strategy games, Card Games, Homeschool, Language Arts, Gameschooling

Looking for Kindle Previewer

Hi! Does anyone still have Kindle Previewer installer older than 3.49 that you could share? The reason I am looking for it is because newer versions no longer open .mobi files. Thanks in advance.
Tags: Books, Kindle Formats

NRA-ILA: Utah’s Permitless Carry Legislation Filed!

Utah files permitless carry legislation. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, Representative Walt Brooks (HD 75) filed House Bill 60. HB 60 allows a law-abiding adult to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Utah without first obtaining government permission while keeping the existing Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) system intact. This is the number one priority for NRA in Utah, which will hopefully join 16 other states in allowing permitless carry. The Utah Legislature will conve...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Nra, IMG, Utah Legislature, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Walt Brooks

Ammo InStock: Creedmoor 5.56 NATO 75 Gr HPBT Ammunition in LC Brass 200 Ct $198.50

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Creedmoor 5.56 NATO 75 Gr HPBT Ammunition Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Creedmoor Sports has in-stock and shipping 200 round boxes of Creedmoor 5.56 NATO 75 Gr HPBT Ammunition in LC Brass for $198.50. That is $0.992 each a round. Check out the product page reviews, this appears to be top-quality ammunition for AR15 rifle shooters. Made in America, ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, America, Nato, Creedmoor, Ammunition News, Creedmoor Sports, 223/5.56, New Lake City, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Ammoland com Creedmoor Sports, America Lake City, U S Texas LawShield, LC Brass, LC Brass Brass

True West Magazine Readers Award Cimarron Firearms

Cimarron Firearms Evil Roy Competition SA pistol Fredericksburg, Texas (Ammoland.com) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, jumps into the new year with not one, but two coveted awards from True West Magazine. True West Magazine is the consummate publication for the individual passionate about the history of the American West. Continuously published since 1953, True West’s writings are known to “honor the truth, yet harbor a fon...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Guns, US, Roy, SHARPS, Billy, Gene, Stainless Steel, Old West, Cimarron Firearms Co, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, Canadian River, Cimarron, Adobe Walls

ATF Continues Search for Grenades Sold at Antique Mall in Shallotte

The ATF has put out a warning that some antique shops have been inadvertently selling live frag grenade. IMG ATF U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeks the public’s help in recovering potential live hand grenades purchased in June 2020 at the Fancy Flea Antique Mall on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte. On Dec. 23, 2020, a Virginia teenager was killed by an exploding grenade that investigators believe may have been purchased from ...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Virginia, ATF, Holden Beach, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Firearm News, Antique Mall, Fancy Flea Antique Mall on Ocean Highway West, Fancy Flea Antique Mall, Charlotte Field Division

What you should do when your plants flower out of season

In November, I received the following email from Gary Sparr concerning a tree that plum lovers should consider planting. “We have an 11-year-old Methley plum tree that is blooming now with new leaves and flowers and has some small plums on it. The tree typically blooms in spring and bears fruit in late June and into July. I fertilize the tree in early spring and we had our largest crop yet last summer. Should I be concerned with the late blooming in fall and should I remove the new leaves and bu...
Tags: Gardening, California, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, Long Beach, Santa Rosa, Lancaster, Armstrong, El Segundo, Studio City, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Nick Kent: 'I was in the right place at the right time, on the wrong drugs'

The rock critic who revived British music writing at the NME in the 70s is back with his first novel – a caustic tale of rock megalomania Nick Kent, who is as close as British music journalism ever came to producing a legend, finally stopped writing about rock in 2007. “There was really nothing around that sparked my imagination,” he tells me. “There was no mystery, and rock’n’roll needs mystery.”So ended a singular odyssey that had begun 35 years earlier, in 1972, when Kent joined a then strugg...
Tags: Books, Music, Fiction, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Kent, Chrissie Hynde, Nme, Zeppelin, Nick Kent


Is Forsythia poisonous? Named after Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737 – 25 July 1804), the genus Forsythia has been a popular garden plant in northern European gardens for almost two centuries now. And why wouldn't it be? It is one of the earliest and most spectacular ornamental flowering shrubs commonly available, particularly if you have a passion for yellow, and robust in nature. However, a situation may occur, presumably with a pet or farm animal, where you may need to know ...
Tags: Gardening, Simon Eade, William Forsyth, Phillyrin

007 update error when trying to jailbreak kindle

I am using https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=186645 to jailbreak a kindle with serial number B011 1407. When I run the jailbreak file, I get an 007 update error.
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle

A newbie Calibre user seeks advice.

Hi all - I have a couple of questions regarding Calibre that I hope you have the answers for - please try not to be too technical if you reply as I am new to this! I have Samsung A7 10.4 inch tablet. Firstly, I downloaded a book to the Calibre library in PDF format (Mobi and Epub mess up the book contents). When I sent the book to my Kindle app on the tablet it shows on the Kindle home page and the KIndle library page a generic PDF cover in grey and red which I do not like. Upon clicking on the...
Tags: Books, Samsung, Calibre, Mobi

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