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writing dialog

this is an old horse chestnut but we are dealing with the ebook revolution here, with a totally new type of media with some possible unique features not possible with the printed word. For example we all know the problem - and tedium of laying out dialog properly punctuated. when you have more than two interlocutors then formal punctuation is almost essential or the reader will rapidly get lost especially if it spans several pages. SOOOOOOOOOO I though why not give each character its own fon...
Tags: Books, Writers' Corner


Coconut & Raspberry Tarts

Great individual treat. You can use any flavour jam you like. [Author: Super Madcow]
Tags: Crafts, Super Madcow


Vintage...

I had some issues today, trying to accept a challenge from longtime blog friend Gewehr98. He'd mentioned that an old Nikon D1X still took great photos, and wouldn't it be cool to take one out for a spin with a good fast zoom? Okay, the old Nikkor AF 35-70mm f/2.8 D is a fast zoom, and is about a 52-105mm equivalent on the crop sensor D1X, which is right in the range where I do most of my shooting. I mounted it on the D1X, popped a Peak Design Slide strap on it, and pedaled off to lunch... ...
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Gadgetry, Tam, Pickcher Takin


Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #198...

I've had this Nagant M1895 for years, and maybe fired two cylinders of 7.62x38R through it. You used to be able to pick up these weird seven-shooter lungfish, with their godawful DA triggers and antiquated loading gates, for next to nothing. Marko got this one for me as a gift years ago, back in '01, at a gun show in Knoxville when I couldn't go because I was working at the gun shop that day. Back then you could rummage through a stack and take your pick, usually for fifty bucks or so, and th...
Tags: Guns, History, Tam, Knoxville, Marko, Stalingrad, Bobbi, Boomsticks, Revolvers, Gratuitous Gun Pr0n


Option to switch metadata window's Star rating menu to decimal values

With all the excellent version updates to Calibre over the years, it is ponderous why the 'Rating' drop-down menu in the Metadata window is still using only a broad inaccurate 'Five Star' visual representation. Is there a plugin that can provide the ability to replace (or switch) that drop-down menu with a scrolling 3 digit decimal (i.e.→ 4.27) list like Goodreads uses, or can Kovid or someone consider including this feature in a future version? See Screenshot Hopeful... Frizzell ...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Forma newbie

:) I have just powered up my new Forma and I feel like Ive taken delivery of a Rolls Royce limo - ebookwise. Bit of a faff to start with (Rakuten really does want to take you over yuk) but found how to sideload my Calibre books - Kobo Desktop - just a glorified shop window only needed to open communication with usb. A tip said I should disable wifi as it conflicts with usb. No sweat as who needs wifi anyway? you cant DL thru wifi But the Reading experience is luxury, the clarity of Eink, the...
Tags: Books, Rakuten, Kobo Tablets, eInk


Sync to Book Folder on Computer via Wifi ?

I know Forma has Dropbox, and there's a hack to sync with Google Drive (though I'm afraid I can't wrap my head around that one - unless there's a guide for dummies...) But, never thought to ask, are you able to wifi sync to your computer, to a book folder on your computer? Or, send books wirelessly from your computer (chromebook) to your eReader? Well, in my case it would be my Chromebook. That would be the best solution for me next to syncing through Google Drive.. Or am I in the land of pipe ...
Tags: Google, Books, Kobo Reader, Forma


Kobo n289 Image

:help: Randomly when shutting down, my Kobo decided to do a software update. When it finished, there were no books, not even the ones that were preinstalled. I did some googling, and to fix it I need an image file to fix it. I have the books on my PC and remember my page, so I can plop those back in when I fix the device. :thanks: Thanks to whoever reads this, I hope I am abiding by the rules. -FroyourFilms
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo


Basic Firmware/Software Question(s)

Just two quesitons : 1. Does Kobo have yet a control to adjust the "contrast" of book text (and/or pictures, like in pdf) like found in the Likebooks? 2. Is there any way when viewing PDFs, and you stretch to fit width so you get more and larger text, for when you Turn the Page the positioning of the PDF remains? Right now it always jumps down an inch and to the right, and cuts off text (so you have to pull it back over and up). Is there a fix for this besides installing KOReader? or is thi...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader


moon+reader, can't split rewrapped pdf to 2 columns

Hi everyone, i am fresh user to moon+reader and my problem is summarized in the subject. i have made few screenshots to make things absolutely clear: https://imgur.com/a/7U4OjKg i have bought the full version, because it specifically says: "☀PDF features in Pro version: ✔ Dual-page mode for landscape screen" but it didn't fix the problem. Thank you for any advice.
Tags: Books, Android Devices


POTD: Toyota Tacoma Truck Vault & Saint Victor Rifle

Protection from theft for peace of mind – it’s unfortunate but today there’s a need to protect what’s yours from thieves. Cars are probably more vulnerable than anything, and here’s a suggestion to keep firearms and other valuable in the right hands. That’s the subject for our Photo Of The Day. Here we can see […] Read More … The post POTD: Toyota Tacoma Truck Vault & Saint Victor Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Tacoma, Photo of the Day, Saint Victor, Truck Vault, Toyota Tacoma Truck Vault, Saint Victor Rifle, Toyota Tacoma Truck Vault Saint Victor Rifle


Sell Kobo Aura H2O + Case -- But with Battery Problem

Kobo Aura H20 with the magnetic cover case thing, purchased from another user in this forum. Worked great for a year or two, but now it decides to turn off after 5-10 minutes running on battery. I tried resetting it (and reinstalling KOReader) but it must be a hardware issue. It works fine when plugged in. One scuff on the screen, but has no effect on reading. I love the thing, but I don't have the patience to research, pry it open, and replace the battery. And I have the Libra now, which i...
Tags: Books, Paypal, Flea Market


Kobo Aura doesn't start

Hi all. I'm hoping you can help me out. I recently bought an used Kobo Aura. Was unable to check if it's working as the battery was down. First issue was inability to connect to my home broadband. After entering the password it freezes. Thought I will connect to my PC and install kobo app. The registration went well but it still keeps freezing and wouldn't start. It only shows three dots like it's processing something and only if it's connected. Once disconnected it freezes again. I suspect it's...
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner


Forma can you install KOReader without a Windows PC?

Can you install KOReader to a Forma without a PC ? I have Android and Chromebook. I'm also looking for a version I don't need to add anything else to the Forma to run KOReader. Thank you
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Chromebook, Forma


Open Library -- have they changed borrowing policy?

I wanted to borrow a book I'd borrowed from Open Library a couple of years ago to re-read it, but there no longer seems to be any way to download it -- you just have to read online in a browser. Have they changed their borrowing policy or something?
Tags: Books, General Discussions


LMT M203 Grenade Launcher: Pull Trigger Go BOOM

Tom reviews the LMT M203 Grenade Launcher. LMT M203 Launcher USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Last month we hinted at a super nifty add-on for the Brownells BRN-601 AR-15 Rifle that one of you is about to own. The Brownells BRN-601 Rifle is a reproduction of the very first AR-type rifle ever issued to the US Military. While the basic design features are the same as features on today’s modern sporting rifles, you’ll notice the classic details like a fixed stock, green furniture, triangular charging ha...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, US, America, Army, Vietnam, Giveaway, Tom, Coast Guard, Facebook Twitter Instagram, NFA, LMT, Ar-15, Firearm News, USA Ammoland, Brownells.com


Historical Fiction Scott, Walter: Quentin Durward. V1 [German] 14.3.2021

Walter Scotts Roman "Quentin Durward" (1823) gehört zu den erfolgreichsten und beliebtesten der Waverly-Serie; er greift den Streit zwischen dem französischen König Ludwig XI. und Karl dem Kühnen von Burgund auf (1468), bei dem sich der König trotz all seiner bösartigen Verschlagenheit selbst ein Bein stellt und sich fast um Krone, Kopf und Kragen bringt. Natürlich dürfen ein junger Schotte und eine reizende junge Gräfin nicht fehlen, die wir auf einem literarischen Roadmovie begleiten und die i...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Scott, Hoffmann, Buch, Opfer, König Ludwig, Scott Walter, Quentin Durward, Anmerkungen, Kragen, Benno Tschischwitz, Schotte, Walter Scotts Roman, Karl dem Kühnen, Krone Kopf


Cricut Explore Air 2, Blue + Everything Bundle $239.99 (reg. $497.82) at Cricut + Free Shipping!

  If you’ve been wanting a Cricut, don’t miss this sale! They are selling out! Get the Cricut Explore Air 2, Blue + Everything Bundle for just $239.99 (reg. $497.82)! with Promo Code MARSHIP Included: Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine Premium Fine-Point Blade + Housing Fine Point Pen, Black LightGrip Mat, 12″ x 12″ (30.5... Read More
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How this novel illustrates a girl’s bittersweet coming of age in the 1990s

While pregnant with her only child, Forsyth Harmon’s mother heard a voice that declared her baby would grow up to become an author and an illustrator. And she did. “The voice I heard as I was growing up was my mother’s, and I very much wanted to make her premonition come true,” says Harmon, who has been an illustrator for Melissa Febos’ “Girlhood” and with Catherine Lacey on “The Art of the Affair.” Now Harmon has added writing to the mix with “Justine,” her slender novel about an adolescent...
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5 wonderful new books about spring for kids! YES, it’s finally here!

It’s spring! Or as this homeschool mom thinks of it, spring book season! So many of us are relieved to have made it through the brutal pandemic winter, and reap the rewards of longer days, warmer weather, outdoor grilling, maybe some backyard camping, and of course, flowers that start peeking through the earth. (Speaking of which, you […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, Gifts For Kids, Books For Kids, Outdoor Fun, Educational Kids' Activities, Educational Kids' Books, science and STEM


Daily Gun Deals: SIG SAUER ROMEO5 MOA Compact Red Dot Sight $114.99 FREE S&H CODE

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. SIG SAUER ROMEO5 MOA Compact Red Dot Sight March2021 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Bereli.com has a screaming deal on the SIG SAUER ROME05 Red Dot for just $114.99 and FREE Shipping with coupon code “FREESHIPPING” at check out. SIG SAUER ROMEO5 MOA Compact Red Dot Sight Sig Sauer ROMEO5 compact red dot sights provide civilians and armed professionals a...
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Mean Arms AR9 Endomags 9mm Conversion Kit Inserts 6Pack $144.98 FREE S&H CODE

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Mean Arms AR9 Endomags 9mm Conversion Kit Inserts 6Pack Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)-  Brownells has a make-your-own-package on the trending Mean Arms AR9 Endomags 9mm Conversion Kit Inserts for PMAGs. Get a 6 pack for $144.98 after a coupon code at check out. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. To make this package you ne...
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From Elsewhere...

“I’m not surprised that the Looney Tunes post got shared more than this one. Everybody loves cartoons. Nobody loves reading about people’s eyeballs getting turned into soap.”View From The Porch: The Internet Was A Mistake https://t.co/ZcgcHfUlDc— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 13, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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Do "Most" Ares Drain Battery Fast ? (and Mars?)

MY previous post about Ares should have been more to the point and I dfon't know how to delete it. There are reports of the Likebook Ares consuming battery power much faster than most devices. Is this a common occurance, or just luck of the draw? Two specific reports in here say it's almost a daily charge, and the other that it is kept plugged in and turned off if not in use. I wanted to use an Ares as a daily eReader, same as a Kobo Forma, with at least similar expectations on battery. But, i...
Tags: Books, Mars, Kobo, Boyue, Kobo Forma, Likebook Ares


Word limit per line / Background darkening

On widescreen monitors, sometimes there are too many words per line to read if you have the Viewer maximised. Changing the page layout/margins based on pixels can limit the words per line in a correct manner only if the window is not resized and the font size stays the same. For a more ergonomic, faster and less tiring reading experience, I have following suggestions: Adjustable limit of characters/words per line. About 10 words could be standard. Dark background mode: In window mode, the enti...
Tags: Books, Viewer


Gun Deal: Sig Sauer P365 Pistol, Night Sights, Holster, 3 Mag TACPAC $589.99 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Sig Sauer P365 Pistol, Night Sights, Holster, 3 Mag TACPAC Deal 2021 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Looking for a new EDC weapon? Kentucky Gun Co has a package sale on the Sig Sauer P365 Tacpac 9mm Pistol with Night Sights, Holster, and extra magazines for $589.99 with FREE shipping. The P365 retails by itself for this price so buying this package is lik...
Tags: Guns, America, Sig Sauer, Palmetto State Armory, Firearm News, KGC, USA Ammoland, Kentucky Gun Co, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sig Sauer P365 Pistol Night Sights Holster, U S Texas LawShield


Jutoh Forum?

Hello. I wish a Jutoh Forum would be added to E-Book Software section. Currently Jutoh discussion is spread over the forum in different parts. There is already a Sigil Forum, so Jutoh would fit logically next to it. Please. There is currently no Jutoh forum available anywhere in the internet and Jutoh author Julian Smart seems to be somewhat active in this site.
Tags: Books, Feedback, Jutoh, Jutoh Forum, Sigil Forum, Julian Smart


Science Fiction Čapek, Karel: W U R-WERSTANDS UNIVERSAL ROBOTS [German] V1 14-Mar-2021

Wie wäre es mal wieder mit dem Besuch eines schönen Theaterstücks … das ist aktuell leider nicht möglich. Deshalb anbei ein Theaterstück in digitaler Form: Der tschechische Schriftsteller, Übersetzer, Journalist und Fotograf Karel Čapek (* 9. Januar 1890 in Malé Svatoňovice; † 25. Dezember 1938 in Prag) schrieb das utopistische Theaterstück ›R.U.R — Rossum’s Universal Robots‹ im Jahre 1920. Otto Pick (* 22. Mai 1887 in Prag; † 25. Oktober 1940 in London) besorgte 1922 die deutsche Übersetzung m...
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Century Arms AP5 9mm MP5 Clone Update & Trigger Time ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Late last year, Century arms unveiled their AP5 – a 9mm roller-delayed pistol bearing more than a passing resemblance to the HK MP5. Built in Turkey on Heckler and Koch machinery, many shooters were hoping that the days of affordable MP5s were back again – until they saw the street price. While Century wasn’t able to discuss price at the POMA event, street prices for the pseudo-sub-gun AP5 have been just south of $3,000 making the gun just a hundred bucks short of genu...
Tags: Guns, Turkey, Gear, South Carolina, Century, Koch, Jim, Kimberly, LJ, MKE, Mp5, Century Arms, Jim Grant Jim, AP5, IMG Jim Grant Features


Century Arms Update on the AP5 9mm MP5 Clone ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Late last year, Century arms unveiled their AP5 – a 9mm roller-delayed pistol bearing more than a passing resemblance to the HK MP5. Built in Turkey on Heckler and Koch machinery, many shooters were hoping that the days of affordable MP5s were back again – until they saw the street price. While Century wasn’t able to discuss price at the POMA event, street prices for the pseudo-sub-gun AP5 have been just south of $3,000 making the gun just a hundred bucks short of genu...
Tags: Guns, Turkey, Gear, South Carolina, Century, Koch, Jim, Kimberly, LJ, MKE, Mp5, Century Arms, Jim Grant Jim, AP5, IMG Jim Grant Features



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