Fudge Brownies

Chocolatey & Fudgey Brownies [Author: Super Madcow]
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Calibre 5.13 unable to install

I have a 64 bit Windows 10 pro.At present 5.11 is installed.I am not able to install updated calibre 5.12 or 5.13.I am getting this "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance." I am able to install other programs without this problem. How do I Fix it. request help
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Looking for an Android epub editor

I prefer to read on my phone but dislike the inconvenience of going to my computer, pulling up the book in Calibre editor, finding the typo, and correcting it there. Isn't there an epub editor I can use on my phone? I've searched & it seems all the threads asking about editors devolve into people recommending readers. Please, if your favorite app won't edit the epub then don't recommend it here. Thanks.
Tags: Books, General Discussions


Today was mostly spent wishing my headache would go away. VFTP will return to our regularly scheduled programming in the AM. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Excuses, Blog Stuff, Tam, Whining, VFTP

Are there keyboard shortcuts for highlighting & de-highlighting

I wonder whether there are keyboard shortcuts to highlight & de-highlight text. Since these two functions are frequently used, it'd more convenient to use shortcuts. For highlighting, currently, I need to go through 3 steps: select the text, click "highlight selection", type "ctrl + enter" to highlight it. Ideally, step 2 could be replaced by a shortcut. Or even better, another shortcut could replace step 2 and step 3 together. And a keyboard shortcut for "remove this highlight" is also a...
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EASY & Cute Rainbow Cupcakes with a Pot of Gold

Rainbow cupcakes with a pot of gold are easy to make and a perfect treat for Saint Patrick’s Day cupcakes (or any occasion)!  Fluffy white clouds hold a candy rainbow.  Of course, there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I love to celebrate holidays and have shared some great stuff ... Read More about EASY & Cute Rainbow Cupcakes with a Pot of Gold The post EASY & Cute Rainbow Cupcakes with a Pot of Gold appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Rainbow, Sweets, Pot Of Gold Cupcakes

TFB Review: Heckler & Koch MR556A1

Built around the legendary HK416 platform, the Heckler & Koch MR556A1 is the newest variant available to the commercial market.  This newest model carries over tried and true features like HK’s short-stroke gas piston system with some new refinements like an M-LOK rail.  Built using a combination of both German and American parts I was […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Heckler & Koch MR556A1 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Koch, Heckler Koch, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, 5.56, Semi-Auto, Short Stroke Gas Piston, Eotech VUDU, AR Patterned, Heckler & Koch MR556A1, MR556A1

Cannot download metadata or covers

I can no longer download metadata or covers. Today I downloaded 6 books from Amazon. They converted to epub fine, count pages also worked. When asked to download metadata and covers it tells me: calibre, version 5.13.0 ERROR: Download failed: Failed to download metadata or cover for the selected book. Something Strange and Deadly BK 2 Darkness Strange and Lovely (Failed metadata) (Failed cover) To make sure it wasn't something with the current downloaded books, I performed a download meta...
Tags: Books, Library Management

New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

Just in from Germany is the H&K SP5L – an SP5 pistol variant that boasts a longer 16.1” barrel. Because the SP5L is imported by our friends at H&K USA, it legally can’t come outfitted as a rifle with a stock. However, new owners are free to swap out the pistol endcap for a stock, […] Read More … The post New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Germany, Daily News, Pistols, H&K, Heckler & Koch, Product Announcement, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, SP5, SP5L, H K USA

Concealed Carry Corner: Concealed Carry For Women

With International Women’s Day being this week, I figured it would be an appropriate time to talk about carrying concealed for women and some of their struggles. There’s an old saying that says “God made men, Colt made them equal”. This saying is even more true for women and over the last decade, there has […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Concealed Carry For Women appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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PW 1.8V voltage reference on a PW?

I have a defunct PaperWhite (probably, the serial number's inaccessible). I'd like to connect up a UART to see if anything comes out and possibly try to get some use out of it that way. I have the appropriate TTL to USB adapter, but mine requires a 1.8V voltage reference for the low-voltage side (it'll work with any reasonably low voltage). I could try and produce that from my bench power supply but it'd be so much easier if I could source this from the Kindle itself. Before I go poking at test...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner

Calibre Error: Failed to Connect to Listener

Hello, I received this error when I tried opening Calibre. Failed to connect to Listener at: \\.\pipe\CalibreGUI-Dawnx with error: QLocalSocket::connectToServer: Invalid name b'launched:["calibre.exe"]' I also get error when I try to add books and I have to constantly keep double-clicking to add. Please advise.
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EYHOV Desk System from Scale 1:1

Work your workstation with Scale 1:1’s EYHOV Desk system, a configurable workspace solution that adapts to evolving environments. EYHOV accommodates easy ganging with a rail system. Single or double desks may be joined laterally, and accessory rails allow incorporation of task lighting, letter and file boxes, privacy panels, integrated power, and cabling. The system also accepts screens—they simply click in for instant visual variation and privacy. EYHOV’s frame and le...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Desk, Workstation, Workstations, Adjustable Desk, Powder-coated Steel, Modular Workstation, Scale 1:1, EYHOV

Architectural Trend: Arched Niches

I’m not a fan of the senseless niches that were part of the design of so many subdivision homes built in the 1980s and 1990s. I prefer to close them off like I did in this remodel. It’s my opinion that a niche really has to serve a purpose, it can’t be random. However, if a niche adds architectural interest, then I’m completely on board. I’ve noticed many arched niches with built in shelves popping up in kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces, and I really love this look. They require planning wit...
Tags: Crafts, Inspiration, Design + Decorating Articles, Style Files

POTD: F88 Austeyr – Champion Shot of the Australian Defence Force

Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the Australian F88 Austeyr, which is of course easy to misinterpret as an Austrian Steyr AUG STG-77. The pictures are from the 2020 Army Skill at Arms Meeting Champion Shot, a competition to test the skills of shooters through realistic and challenging scenarios. Below you can read […] Read More … The post POTD: F88 Austeyr – Champion Shot of the Australian Defence Force appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Australia, Defence Force, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Bullpup, F88 Austeyr

WA Magazine Ban Dies, Open Carry Bill Up for Hearing

A bill to ban so-called “high capacity magazines” in Washington State has apparently died, disappointing Seattle-based gun prohibitionists. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Washington State gun prohibitionists are singing the blues while gun rights activists are cheering because a bill to restrict access to so-called “high-capacity magazines” did not get a vote before a March 9 deadline, effectively killing it for the current legislative session. In an email blast to supporters, the billionaire-backe...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Washington, US, Fbi, House, Bellevue, Washington State, Seattle, Nra, Olympia, Legislature, Bingham, Edmonds, Evergreen State, Dave Workman

Epub rendering or CSS fix?

This is one of those I-don't-know-what-I-don't-know questions. First, one of the patches I have enabled is: "Don't uppercase header/footer text and change page number text: yes" and it works like a charm as long as the original epub header/footer is in lower case. Question: If the header/footer text in the original epub is already all upper case, is it possible to edit the CSS and force header/footer text to lower case? If so, how does one accomplish this? What is the header/footer referenci...
Tags: Books, Css, Kobo Reader, Don

Standalone Python 3?

A developer friend mentioned that Calibre packaged a standalone Python for internal use - something I'm trying to create for another piece of software. I don't see it though - Python/lib in the app is empty. Can anyone advise! Thanks so much! - J
Tags: Books, Related Tools

Moon+Reader copy text with reference

Sometimes I need to copy a passage of text from a book I am reading. I would like Moon Reader to automatically add a reference with the book name and location when I paste the copied text to another application. Is there a setting that enables this?
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Glock G17 Gen5 FR Coyote – Civilian Version of French Contract Pistol for European Market

At the beginning of the past year, we reported about the French Army’s adoption of the Glock G17 Gen5 as their new service pistol with an order of about 75,000 handguns placed. Well, Glock suggests its customers “follow the choice of the French Army” by offering a limited edition civilian version of this handgun called […] Read More … The post Glock G17 Gen5 FR Coyote – Civilian Version of French Contract Pistol for European Market appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, French Army, Pistols, Glock 17, Semi-Auto, French contract, G17 Gen5 FR Coyote, Well Glock

Below The Radar – Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action Congress – -(AmmoLand.com)- We’ve noticed that at times, some bad bills have turned up in Congress multiple times. Sheila Jackson Lee and Carolyn Maloney have both done this, with the latest versions of monstrosities introduced in past Congresses being HR 127 and HR 1004. We noted in the last Congress Bobby Rush had done the same with the Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act, albeit that has not been formally introduc...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Reagan, House, Nra, House Senate, Harold, House Judiciary Committee, Roger Marshall, NFA, NICS, Institute for Legislative Action

House Passes Universal Background Checks After Republicans Rip Measure

Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert was one of several opponents of H.R. 8 to blister the bill during floor debate Wednesday. (Screen snip C-SPAN) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The House of Representatives on a 227-203 vote, passed a measure to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in the country, according to the Wall Street Journal, on the morning after a sometimes fiery and frequently emotional floor debate that brought out traditional arguments on both sides. According to Vox, “Univ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, US, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, Chicago, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Davis, Ohio

50% off WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Cube – Shark Family 3 Pack {Amazon}

  Great racecar fun! Another great candy alternative for Easter baskets! Get this super highly rated WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Cube – Shark Family 3 Pack for a whopping 50% off the regular price. Ships free with Prime or $25+ orders. Description: Produced by WowWee for pinkfong, official creator of the global hit... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Online Deals, WowWee, WowWee Pinkfong Baby Shark Official Song Cube

Surprised and Outnumbered, Planning and Practice Save the Day- Armed Citizen Stories

We Drive Late at Night, and Trouble is Waiting- More Self Defense Gun Stories. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We start with this news report from Pensacola, Florida from WKRG channel 5. You are startled awake. You heard breaking glass, and now you hear other noises as well. You try to turn on your lights but the lights don’t work. You grab your gun and move down the hallway. You see strangers coming into your house through your garage door. The strangers shout for you to put your hands up. You st...
Tags: Guns, EMS, Nra, Pensacola Florida, Ammoland, USCCA, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, WKRG, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob, Armed Citizen Stories, Personal Defense **DO NOT DELETE

8 House Republicans vote in support of expanding background checks on gun purchases

Workers arrange AR-15 style rifles on a wall that are for sale at Davidson Defense in Orem, Utah on February 4, 2021. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Eight Republicans voted in favor of a bill that would expand background checks on gun sales. The House passed two bills on Thursday aimed at gun safety. Three Republicans co-sponsored the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight House Republicans on Thursday broke from their party and j...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Guns, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, Maine, House

Diversified Machine Website Seized by the ATF – Form 1 Cans Doomed?

It seems that the ATF may be targeting Form 1 suppressors soon. Form 1 suppressors are 100% legal to make and own and they in no way violate NFA regulations. However, despite this, last December (2020) Diversified Machine of Detroit had their facility raided by the ATF and had all of their inventory seized by […] Read More … The post Diversified Machine Website Seized by the ATF – Form 1 Cans Doomed? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Detroit, Daily News, ATF, NFA, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Diversified Machine, Form 1 Suppressor

KT4/KT4KE Guide?

ok i want to be clear that i cant screw things up as what i was ordering ended up just being a retooled KT4 Kids edition (replacement device is still a G090VB) i honestly havent tried JB'ing a kindle since my old K3 (Keyboard), and i dont really want to screw up twice with this. Which Specific things do i need for this one?do i need to downgrade? can i still use it w/ Wifi Enabled or will i haveto manually side load my books? any help is appreciated :thanks:
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Madden NFL 21 – Xbox One/Series X just $17.99 (reg. $59.99) at Target!

  Have you seen the Target Circle for 10% off on one Electronics or Video Game item? It applies to so many things, including this super popular game, which is already a great deal! Get Madden NFL 21 – Xbox One/Series X on sale for $19.99, so just $17.99 with Target Circle offer! (reg. $59.99)... Read More
Tags: Deals, Toys, NFL, Coupons, Target, Online Deals, Madden NFL, Madden

Historical Fiction about New York

I'm looking for historical sagas about New York, similar to Edward Rutherfurd's New York or Bruce Nicolaysen's de Kuypers series (sadly not available as e-books)--sweeping multigenerational stories, not simply novels set in New York. Any ideas?
Tags: Books, New York, Reading Recommendations, Edward Rutherfurd, Bruce Nicolaysen

How to diagnose why a citrus tree is struggling

Q: I’ve been trying to find someone I can ask about what this little guy needs. More water, less water, nutrients, etc.? The other brothers and sisters around it are doing quite well. A: Citrus problems can sometimes be quite perplexing, especially when your other trees look just fine and one tree looks sad. Yours is indeed a very sad-looking tree. The first factor to look at is irrigation. If you have a drip system, inspect it carefully to ensure there’s no leaks or blockages. It’s often said t...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, HLB, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Garden Party, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden

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