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Lee Press On Ammo

I must be getting bored, because this is starting to look like an enjoyable project: A Lee Hand Press and a set of 9mm dies. I've got thousands of small pistol primers, freezer bags full of once-fired brass, and I have no idea how many projectiles of various types. Powder's probably my weak link, but I'm pretty sure I've got a few pounds that'll work with nine loads. I can't really use homemade 9mm stuff for work, and really wouldn't want to load in those kind of volumes anyway. For that I'd...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Lee, Boomsticks, Reloading, Preparedness, Lee Hand Press


Automotif CCI...

File this one under "Cars I will definitely circle back around the block to park and photograph." It's an Edsel Ranger! After the disastrously low sales of the 1958 model, the styling of the 1959 Edsels was dramatically toned down. This '59 Ranger almost looks normal, with the giant chrome toilet seat that dominated the prow of the '58 model shrunk down to a styling fillip in the center of an otherwise normal horizontal chrome grille. "In a series of money-saving measures, the Teletouch Driv...
Tags: Guns, Ford, Sony, Continental, Tam, Zoom zoom, Automotif, Fairlane, Teletouch Drive, Edsel Ranger


[TFB GUNFEST] Primary Arms Brings Three New Optics to the Table

Primary Arms is a prolific optics manufacturer. Their house-brand optics product lines span dozens of models of riflescopes, LPVOs, prism scopes, red dots, and magnifiers – along with a cavalcade of various mounts and accessories to support them. With only a half-dozen of the current models requiring a cash outlay north of the $1000 mark, […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Primary Arms Brings Three New Optics to the Table appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns


Kindle for PC v1.17 can no longer register?

It's been a few months since I'd bought an ebook from Amazon, but today I bought the next four books in the Discwotld series, and went through my usual process to get them into Calibre. I fired up my Windows 10 VM, and downloaded them in Kindle for PC. Only to find that Amazon had updated my Kindle app to the most current version despite my having turned auto-update off in settings. So I uninstalled, and reinstalled version 1.17. And when I tried to register it good me I had and invalid ema...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Amazon Kindle


[TFB GUNFEST] New Primary Arms Optics for 2021

In this episode of TFBTV, James is with Primary Arms to discuss new optics offerings from them. From economically priced to higher-end, from red dots to magnified optics, pistols to rifles, Primary is releasing a diverse group of optics for 2021. ««« GUN AND GEAR GIVEAWAYS »»» PLEASE check out our Patreon and Subscribe Star […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] New Primary Arms Optics for 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, TFBTV, Scopes, TFBTV James, Primary Arms, Reflex/Red Dot, Gun Fest 2021


POTD: The Rock – Romanian Sniper

Photo Of The Day – We have a Romanian sniper that provides overwatch as elements of the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2-503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment “The Rock”, and 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion are taking part in a series of assaults on a simulated occupied town. Again we see a mixture of firearms from […] Read More … The post POTD: The Rock – Romanian Sniper appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Romania, The Rock, Photo of the Day, Saber Junction 20, 1st Battalion Airborne 503rd Infantry Regiment, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment


WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT A CAMELLIA?

Where is the best place to plant a Camellia? If you have purchased a Camellia cultivar then well done, you obviously have good taste. Dark glossy leaves combined with absolutely gorgeous blooms, why wouldn't you want one in your garden? Well there may be a couple of reasons, one being the price of the more fancy varieties. The second, and arguably more pertinent is that once established they can often become pale and stunted! So in order to get the best performance out of your chosen ...
Tags: Gardening, Simon Eade


Ubuntu Thin font don't shuw up in list

Hello there I'm new, I got a Kindle basic since 2015 but i started really using it just last year. I both bought books and sideloaded some good ol' public domain titles (that literally and literary open a world for me) So, to the question: I use ubuntu typeface family but since some month ago, i believe, i cannot choose the Thin font no matter what format or from what source the book is except when Ubuntu Thin is the only font present in the custom font folder. Do you happen to have a clue? TH...
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SILENCER SATURDAY #162: Bowers VERS 9S – SubGun, PCC, PDW Bliss

Good day everyone and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week the YHM Turbo K went up against the Innovative Arms GRUNT mini. This week we step up to a high performing classic: the Bowers VERS 9S 9mm […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #162: Bowers VERS 9S – SubGun, PCC, PDW Bliss appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Bowers, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Bowers Group, Silencer Saturday, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, VERS 9S


K3 Bricked K3 stuck in bootloop

Hi everyone, I have a big trouble flashing Kindle 3. I've bought a K3 with a broken screen. Replaced screen with a brand new ED060SCE display. Than it occured that this reader restarts every minute or less. With a fully charged battery it stayed turned on for 30 minutes, now only rebooting. I tried flashing with Kubrick but it only flashes 1% and shows flashing done. I have few questions 1. Could it be battery isue? 2. How long it should stay in downloader mode ? Because it leaves downloader...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Kubrick


How to increase the font of the printed .PDF file from .MOBI file?

Hi, I've some .mobi files that I need to print to read. I've opened the Calibre viewer and printed to .pdf as fine. Now I want to print this .pdf on papers to read it. Please, I've found the font of the printed .pdf is very small. How may I increase the font size during printing the .mobi to .pdf? Thanks
Tags: Books, Calibre, Mobi


Metadata Download - keying off Series & Series_Index

I'm new to plugin writing (and even somewhat to Python though not to programming generally). I'm trying to write a plugin that uses the series and series_index fields to help locate covers/metadata for items. I've been examining the existing examples of metadata plugins, and I haven't seen any that seem to reference those pieces of metadata. It looks like author and title get passed explicitly, but I'm unclear on how I should reference other metadata fields in my code. Sorry if this is an obvio...
Tags: Books, Development


Ethan Hawke: 'It’s just a petrifying time to speak about male sexuality'

The Oscar-nominated actor on his new novel set during a production of Henry IV, dealing with bad reviews and art’s role in examining all human behaviourEthan Hawke is an actor, writer and director, star of the films Dead Poets Society, Training Day and Boyhood. He has been nominated for Academy Awards for his acting, and for his writing on Before Sunset and Before Midnight. Hawke describes theatre as his first love and has featured in a number of plays by Sam Shepard, as well as in productions o...
Tags: Books, Film, Fiction, Culture, Ethan Hawke, Hawke, Sam Shepard, Shakespeare Chekhov, Tennessee Williams Hawke, William Harding, Henry Percy Continue


The Knight and the Shieldmaiden, an epic poem of love and war

NEW RELEASE! Now available on Amazon in ebook or paperback, THE KNIGHT AND THE SHIELDMAIDEN: Quiet moments he couldn’t find the day that she entered his mind, to love a rough-and-tumble girl he’d risk the wrath of his whole world… … A better life she’d never known, or a good man to call her own, but when she had all that and more, she found her love shattered by war… Brath’in was a young soldier, and the third-born son of a minor noble house. In no position to inherit, he set off to t...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Mel, Knight, Brath


What’s going on with these oranges, roses and camellias in the garden right now

“Some of the fruit on my orange tree are deformed, their skin is bumpy, and the skin and pulp are more of a yellow, as well as being much larger than the good fruit, which is as good as it’s been for years. Otherwise, the tree looks healthy.” — Karl Chulski, La Habra You are describing rootstock fruit, borne on a branch or branches that have grown off the bottom of the trunk.  Nearly all fruit trees, at least those available in the nursery trade, consist of a scion (desired fruit-bearing variety...
Tags: Gardening, China, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, North America, Eureka, Donald, Oklahoma City, Bakersfield, Peninsula, Altadena, Huey, Bryan Terry The Oklahoman, Descanso Gardens


Overstocked.

From the satellite view, it looks like Brookings, South Dakota has something like twenty or twenty-two softball fields. It's tricky keeping track of them all and I kept losing count. Just at a rough guess, that's enough to let something like ten percent of the town's population play softball all at once. Three baseball diamonds, too. (In general, you can tell them apart because baseball diamonds tend to have grass in the infield.) Bob Shelden Field, home field for Brookings High, is pretty gra...
Tags: Guns, Baseball, Tam, Bread And Circuses, Brookings South Dakota, Bob Shelden Field


[TFB GUNFEST] Going Hot With Burris Thermal Optics

At GunFest last week, Burris brought a plethora of new goodies. Their new Thermal Optics piqued my interest. They are releasing a whole line of thermal optics from handheld viewers to clip-ons and rifle mounted thermal weapon sights. Burris Thermal Handheld BTH35 Their BTH35 is a handheld thermal monocular good for spotting or tracking game. […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Going Hot With Burris Thermal Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Burris, GUNFEST


Connecticut: Handful of Gun Bills Introduced in the General Assembly

More anti-gun laws introduced in Connecticut. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Since the start of the 2021 Legislative Session, the Connecticut General Assembly has seen the introduction of multiple firearm-related bill proposals.  A few of those measures have been outlined below. Pro-gun Legislation: HB 5077 – An Act Limiting Orders Related to Firearms and Ammunition During a Civil Preparedness or Public Health Emergency (Rep. Craig Fishbein) Prohibits the Governor or any municipality fro...
Tags: Guns, Connecticut, General Assembly, Nra, Connecticut General Assembly, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Craig Fishbein, Jillian Gilchrest, Public Health Emergency Rep


Photo & Craft Keeper by Simply Tidy $12.59 (Reg. $41.99) + $3.14 Back in Rewards at Michael’s

Hurry, there is a a great Michael’s deal to keep organized. Today Only! Get the Photo & Craft Keeper by Simply Tidy $12.59 (Reg. $41.99) + $3.14 Back in Rewards  (Free to sign Up) at Michael’s Description This ultimate storage box includes 16 cases for even more space to organize, protect and store your photos and... Read More
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Michael, Online Deals, Michael's, Michaels Coupons


Pissing Away a Privilege and a Newly Invented Theology; A Letter to VA.

January 27, 2021 Cincinnati, Ohio  Dear Marianne, It was a great relief to receive your most recent letter. I was a bit worried my previous letter to you might have been a little on the harsh side. I apologize for shining so much light on how much you like to complain. It was very generous of you to say that I’m the better person in your last letter, but the fact is–and we both know this–we could squabble all day on the issue of which of us is worse. While it would be terrific fun for us, I fear...
Tags: Gardening, Uncategorized, Marianne, Kevin He, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati Ohio, Michele, Scott Beuerlein, Marianne Wilburn, Canna, Letters and Stories, Gardeners go to heaven, Theology of Gardening, Canna Kevin


QotD: How It Started, How It's Going Edition...

Pandemic Day 25: I made bread :)Day 95: I sure do miss my friends....Day 310: The White House appears to be under the control of a shirtless man in a Viking helmet Day 330: Reddit’s coordinated attack on Wall Street is going as planned— Bird Facts (@SupramanTrax) January 27, 2021 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, White House, Reddit, Qotd, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee


Books: Flower Power

I've never had a cutting garden -- my flowering shrubs and occasional roses always kept me plenty busy -- but after reading this new book, I might actually change my mind. In Flower Color Theory (Phaidon, 2021), the noteworthy floral designers Darroch and Michael Putnam, show you the way to... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Accessories, Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Plants, Darroch, Flowers, ETC, Flower Power, Michael Putnam, Phaidon, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Floral Design, Garden Art


[TFB GUNFEST] Burris’ NEW $2,000+ Thermal Optics

Burris Optics joined TFB (The Firearm Blog) and AO (AllOutdoor) down in for GunFest 2021 to show us all of their new thermal optics. This ranged from handheld devices that could be used for spotting and recovering game; clip-on thermals that could be used in conjunction with optics you already have; and riflescopes to help […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] Burris’ NEW $2,000+ Thermal Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Burris, Burris Optics


Google Play Books and a CSS-specific error

Hello! I'm writing this post to share something I discovered and hopefully understand styles a bit more than before. I have a calibre collection that from time to time I manually sync to Google Play Books to read on the go; yesterday I tried to add a new (perfectly working in calibre) EPUB3 file to Play Books, only to get a generic "Upload failed" error. This without any debug information, but hey, it's Google... I read the help page here and I checked my file with epubcheck, which gave me t...
Tags: Google, Books, Css, Epub


Hello!

Hi all! This forum has been useful to me for some time, now I hope to participate in its discussions where I can :)
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself


Ammo InStock: 20 rounds Winchester DEFENDER 9mm Luger 147gr Bonded JHP $37.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. 9mm Luger 147 grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Self defense shooters, Optics Planet has in stock 20 round boxes of Winchester DEFENDER HANDGUN 9mm Luger 147 grain Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point $37.99 in 20 round boxes with FREE shipping. That is $1.89 each a round. Winchester DEFENDER HANDGUN 9mm Luger 147 grain Bonded Jac...
Tags: Guns, America, Fbi, Winchester, Ammunition News, 9mm, Winchester Ammunition, AmmoLand News, Optics Planet, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Centerfire Muzzle Energy, U S Texas LawShield, Bonded Jacketed Hollow Point USA Ammoland


Weekend Cooking: Books in My January Kitchen

Hi friends. Sorry I've been so absent lately, but we've been trying to set in place our 2021 goals and changes, and they have pretty much taken over most of my energy this month. Nothing bad going on at all, just shaking it up a bit. I'll try to write a catch-up post in February to clue you in, but for now, social media is not at the top of my mind. Enough with the vague explanations . . . today I have a mishmash of thoughts on cookbooks and food-related reading that came my way in January. I'm...
Tags: Books, Toronto, Dave Asprey, Ina Garten, Abby Langer, Langer, Leake, Asprey, Beth F, Clarkson Potter, Crispy Chicken, Lemon Orzo, Chipotle Orange Butter, Lisa Leake William Morrow, Dave Asprey Harper


[TFB GUNFEST] 5.11 Introduces the New, Improved, RUSH 2.0 Series of Packs

In this episode of TFBTV, James and Sharon talk about improvements to the 5.11 Rush 2.0 Series of bags and new workout gear. TFBTV and @5.11 Tactical are giving away a Rush 2.0 12, Rush 2.0 24, and Rush 2.0 72 pack. To win each, do the following: Rush 12: Best comment on this video […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] 5.11 Introduces the New, Improved, RUSH 2.0 Series of Packs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Backpack, Sharon, TFBTV, 5.11 Tactical, Gun Fest 2021, RUSH 2.0


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Tags: Books, Feedback


Up to 75% Off Select Fisher Price Toys

This Walmart Deal is what you need for your little one! Right now you can pick up Up to 75% Off Select Fisher Price Toys Free Shipping $35+ For Even More Awesome Online Deals
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