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Weather Report

How it started: How it's going: The first picture is a little after lunch time on Monday, and the second one is about noon on Tuesday. There was a fair bit of shoveling this morning, especially since I cleared the sidewalk as far as the front walks of the houses on either side. One of the neighbors across the street got out his snowthrower and cleared the walks on our block on both sides of the street a little after I was done, which was right neighborly of him. I need to leave a sixer on...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


Evergreen Conspiracy

One of my favorite conspiracy theories has been the one where tens of thousands of (Warsaw Pact/United Nations/Communist Chinese) troops are (staged at hidden bases in our country/lurking just over the Mexican and Canadian borders) and about to take over our fair land. This meme comes with numerous subtropes, too! There's the one where the stickers on the back of roadsigns, hastily slapped there by DOT workers, are actually a secret code directing the invaders. Because foreigners drive on the ...
Tags: Guns, US, America, Walmart, Un, Department Of Transportation, Clinton, Dot, Tam, PAUL, Warsaw Pact, John Birch Society, Paul Martin, Boomsticks, Idjits, Snark


A fearless gardener shares some of her nonrules

Welcome guest Ranter Loree Bohl.  Do you know what I hate? Being told how I’m supposed to do something. Phrases like “that’s just how it’s done…” or “everybody does it that way” always  get my hackles up. Usually, the person giving the advice has nothing but the best intentions, but I still end up questioning why I should listen. Just because that’s how everyone does it doesn’t mean it’s how I want to do it.  I’m not “everyone” and neither are you. When perusing gardening books, magazines, or b...
Tags: Gardening, Guest Rants, Grevillea, Bohl, Real Gardening, Loree Bohl, Danger Garden


You can't let 'em generation gap you, dude.

Oh, boy! The Millennials are getting into it with the Zoomers now! Another chance for GenX to be all... https://t.co/hi93QLwdLa pic.twitter.com/AKr7vxWl7k— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) February 16, 2021 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Kids These Days, Tam, My G-g-g-generation, Memeishness


Urasekai Picnic Plays Around on the Beach in Swimsuits

Urasekai Picnic‘s female duo relaxes at the beach in swimsuits as the sexual tension between them rises further, their luxurious rest, of course, being interrupted by otherworldly beasts as the girls find themselves in another catastrophe. Omake:
Tags: Comedy, Guns, Drama, Fantasy, Anime, Blood, Beach, Yuri, Oppai, Image Gallery, Mizugi, Liden Films, Felix Film, Urasekai Picnic


TFB Review: B&T Industries Atlas Bipods and a Quick Guide to Attachments

Choosing the right bipod and having a perfect height set just before a stage is quite often the key to success in a competition. One bipod isn’t enough to do everything you’re likely to require from it over a few stages. Shooting practical rifle and precision rifle competitions (in my case mainly IPSC, PRS and […] Read More … The post TFB Review: B&T Industries Atlas Bipods and a Quick Guide to Attachments appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Atlas Bipod, B&T Industries, LaRue Tactical, Bipods, ARCA Interface, Area 419, BT65-NC Gen. 2 CAL, MPA Rat adaptor


Mystery and Crime Footner, Hulbert: The Doctor Who Held Hands (1929), v1; 17 Feb 2020

A Madame Storey investigation; not so much a whodunit, but rather a contest between Madame Storey and a baddie who is known, with of course red herrings, counterplots and mysterious strangers. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files The Doctor Who Held Hands - Hulbert Footner.epub (463.5 KB)
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Footner Hulbert, Madame Storey


Mystery and Crime Footner, Hubert: The Doctor Who Held Hands (1929), v1; 17 Feb 2020

A Madame Storey investigation; not so much a whodunit, but rather a contest between Madame Storey and a baddie who is known, with of course red herrings, counterplots and mysterious strangers. Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files The Doctor Who Held Hands - Hulbert Footner.epub (463.5 KB)
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Footner Hubert, Madame Storey


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 14 is 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. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 2. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 3. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 4. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 5. Blood Grove: Walter Mosley 6. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwa...
Tags: Books, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Paris, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, George Saunders


*CASTLE PANIC* Cooperative Tower Defense Game

CALLING ALL MONSTER SLAYERS, ORC WARRIORS, AND GOBLIN GETTERS!!! These ruffian creatures are hiding in the shadows of the forest surrounding the castle and it is YOUR JOB to gather your army and put up a defense. You will defeat the monsters together or be defeated together in a cooperative Panic to save the castle!  […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, History, Board Games, Strategy games, Homeschool, Gameschooling


Open House Checklist

I was having coffee with Matt today and he was telling me about his work. He’s a real estate broker and appraiser with 30 years experience in the business, and has been working 10 hour days trying to keep up with his jobs and clients. An idea came to me…. I should pick his brain for all the things to check off when listing a home for sale and hosting an open house. So he came up with this list off the top of his head and I typed up a handy checklist for you or anyone who is planning on selling y...
Tags: Crafts, Matt


WEIRD CHARACTERS ON KINDLE FIRE

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME? MY KINDLE FIRE IS GETTING WEIRD CHARACTERS WHEN OPENING MY BOOK. SEE SCREENSHOT. Attached Thumbnails    
Tags: Books, Kindle Formats


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Hot Custom 10mm or Glock Blocked?

Welcome everyone to the 81st Edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Hot Custom 10mm or Glock Blocked? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Lone Wolf, Pistols, 10mm, Semi-Auto, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Compensated Pistols


*MACHI KORO* City Building Economics Card Game

City Building is something we do on a daily basis at our house…blocks, dominoes, Legos, magnatiles, cushions and blankets… we are practiced builders, so a city building card game is right up our alley!  Machi Koro is a really fun, very interactive, fast-paced, easy-to-learn game for 2-4 players, ages 10+, in 30 minutes. (My almost […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Math, Strategy games, Card Games, Homeschool, Machi Koro, Gameschooling


POTD: The New Heckler & Koch MR556A1 Upper

Our Photo Of The Day is in flames! You’re looking at the latest Heckler & Koch MR556A1 upper. The caliber is 5.56 x 45 mm with a barrel profile with 6 lands & grooves, right twist, 1 in 7″. The sight radius is 14.60″ but you can of course use the Picatinny rail to mount a red […] Read More … The post POTD: The New Heckler & Koch MR556A1 Upper appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, Rifles, MR556, Jeremy Tremp, Offensive Marketing Group, H&K Heckler & Kock


Biden Breaks Silence on Guns, Demands ‘Common Sense Reforms’

Joe Biden used the anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to press for extremist gun control U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Having waited about four weeks from the day he moved into the White House, Democrat Joe Biden used the Valentine’s Day anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., to demand that Congress “enact commonsense gun law reforms,” which is camo-speak for extremist gun control. What he calls “common sense” is considered nonsense b...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Guns, Congress, White House, US, Joe Biden, Bellevue, Michigan, Npr, Johnson, Biden, Doj, Trump, Nra, Linda


DGU By Minor Raises Questions for Phony ‘Gun Safety’ Prohibitionists

The NSSF promotes programs like First Shots which helps introduce new young shooters to the basic safety protocols of firearms. IMG NSSF.org U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A North Carolina man died on Saturday after he broke into the home of a 73-year-old woman and was fatally shot by her 12-year-old grandson who was trying to defend her,” the Daily Mail reports. “Two masked robbers entered the home of Linda Ellis in Goldsboro at around 1am on Saturday, where they demanded money and shot the gran...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, California, The Daily Mail, Gun Safety, Resistance, North Carolina, South Carolina, Hci, Cooper, Ellis, Goldsboro, David Codrea, NSSF, Gun Rights News, RKBA


PW3 Problem with PW3 after serial port mod

So, after having my old PW3 laying around unused for over a year now (bought the latest Oasis last year), I've decided to jailbreak it the hard way. Soldering the pins went relatively straightforward - the hardest part was removing the front plate of the device without ruining the glue strips. However since I've had the serial port wired up, for some reason the Kindle won't boot completely properly in regular mode. It starts up, but during the boot animation (the bar filling) the screensaver f...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Oasis


Troubleshooting Kindle Oasis: killed by a KFX. Is that possible?

Well... after 3 years my beloved New Kindle Oasis is dead. And it seems that it was killed by a KFX that I sideloaded with the help of Calibre. It is stuck at the splash screen (boy reading under the tree) and none of the voodoos based on pressing the start button for any amount of seconds is working. It happened just after I sideloaded a KFX file (5 indeed...) and eject it using the Calibre's eject button. Is it possible to know for sure that a KFX file is by some way incompatible with a kind...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle


Instructions for patching firmware 4.26.16704

This patch thread is for firmware 4.26.16704 (0af09acc53906a9ef398be55b983930cbf2a445b): Instructions for patching on Windows, Linux, or macOS with kobopatch: Download the Kobo firmware release You can find the download links here here. Download and extract the patch zip Download and unzip kobopatch_4.26.16704.zip from here. Copy the firmware file to the src folder Copy the original firmware you just downloaded into the kobopatch src folder. Install the firmware if needed Install the firmw...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Ctrl H


Sell Pocketbook Color 6"

I have decided to buy the Pocketbook Color 7.8" and am going to sell my 6" one. This one has given me great service as far as reading comics which is why I bought it. The new and installed System which came out a couple months ago actually seems to have improved the color ability quite a bit in that I have personally found it easier to adjust the various settings controls for different publications. I have not used it more than about twenty total hours so it is really very much the same as new. ...
Tags: Books, Usa, Ebay, PocketBook, Flea Market, USA Payment


Calibre: Can't Delete Books?

Hi hi! New here so I really hope I'm posting in the right place. :) I have a really old iPad Mini, the first generation if I'm not mistaken and I use a PC. So when iBooks was taken away from iTunes, I had to resort to using old versions of Calibre and iTunes to upload books on my iPad... That being said, the current version of Calibre that I use is Version 3.0 So yeah, superrrr old. Today I was adding new books to my iPad, as one does, and whilst trying to delete some books that I realise...
Tags: Books, Calibre


Align Tactical Offset Extended Magazine Release for SIG Sauer P320 Pistols

Align Tactical is a Texas-based company that has recently introduced its first product – an offset extended magazine release designed for SIG Sauer P320 and P250 pistols. What sets the Align Tactical magazine release apart from the other extended mag releases available on the market is that besides being extended, it has what the company calls […] Read More … The post Align Tactical Offset Extended Magazine Release for SIG Sauer P320 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Texas, Guns, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, P320, Align Tactical, Offset Magazine Release, Stair-step


Native American comedy is explored in new book ‘We Had a Little Real Estate Problem’

There’s a joke that comedian Charlie Hill,  the first Native American to do comedy on network television, told on “The Tonight Show” in the 1970s: “I’m Oneida,” Hill said of his tribal affiliation. “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.’ That punchline is now the title of Kliph Nesteroff’s book “We Had a Little Real Estate Problem,” published Feb. 16 from Simon & Schuster, exploring the history of Native Americans and comedy. Nesteroff ...
Tags: Books, New York, Hollywood, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Williams, Wisconsin, Cleveland, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Hill


The “Kangaroo” Coat Hook from Mockett

Mockett’s CH46 “Kangaroo” Coat Hook is short on wall space but long on personality. Named for its exuberant expression (like a Kangaroo doing jumping jacks), CH46 is a fun and utilitarian item that transforms the smallest bit of wall into neat storage for coats, hats, purses, and other personal accouterments. Whether working at home (where space is at a premium) or back in the office, it’s crucial to stay clean and tidy—Mockett’s Kangaroo coat hook helps you do just that. ...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Furniture, Mockett, Coat Hooks, Wall Storage, Coat Hook, Doug Mockett & Company, Coat Storage, Doug Mockett Company Inc


I accidentally opened my library in an older version.

I mistakenly opened calibre.exe instead of calibre-portable.exe of 3.48, and it read from the appdata folder instead of the portable settings. It tried to load my library, but stalled on a white screen and I had to kill the process. Nothing seems amiss when I re-opened the library in 5.xx, and there's no errors when I use Check Library. Is there anything else I should do?
Tags: Books, Library Management


Guest bath toiletries and first aid kit

When we have guests in our home, we like them to feel as welcome as possible, whether they are visiting for a week or just an afternoon. We never want our guests to be uncomfortable or embarrassed because they forgot to bring a toiletry or need some first aid supplies. So when I did my spa-style guest bathroom makeover, I made a point to include a guest toiletries kit that was subtle, functional, and thoughtful. I started with a couple of KUGGIS storage bins from IKEA because they were the p...
Tags: Crafts, Ikea, First Aid, Bathroom, Guest, Spa, Make, KUGGIS


Today Only: Save On Learning Resources Educational Toys And More From Amazon

Today Only: Save On Learning Resources Educational Toys And More From Amazon Sale valid until 11:59pm PT or while supplies last. Sample deals: Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Flash Card Set: $10.39 Learning Resources MathLink Cubes: $11.03 Learning Resources Early Math MathLink Cube Activity Set: $12.29 Educational Insights Frida’s Fruit Fiesta Game: $12.79 […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys


Book: The 80/80 Marriage

I haven’t been posting about my reading lately. While , I think I was a little tired of writing book reports, but that has passed. Last night I read The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for a Happier, Stronger Relationship. Kaley and Nate Klemp have written an excellent book that can help any married couple improve their relationship. This is especially true in the time of Covid, given all the additional dynamics about being home together most of the time. When Amy and I wrote Startup Life: Su...
Tags: Books, Marriage, Book, Trends, Relationship, Amy, Feld, Nate, Kaley, Nate Klemp



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