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An Existential Question

In attempting to deal with my ever over-flowing book shelves, I resolved to get rid of duplicates--mostly ancient paperbacks from the time when fifty cents was a high-end classic. Henry James's Washington Square and The Europeans, probably from my college days sixty years ago, appeared to be just such a candidate. The rubber band holding it together was a clue.                                  Nope, can't even donate this one. What idiot reads Henry James these days, and especially in this ...
Tags: Gardening, Henry James, New England, James, Josie, Washington Square, Vicki Lane


Sesame Street Plush Stuffed Red Elmo Pillow Buddy

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy here. Who loves Elmo? I do! Amazon has this Sesame Street Plush Stuffed Red Elmo Pillow Buddy for just $15.96(Was $29.99.) He's 20" and just the right size... [Author: Lana]
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Guns InStock: Aero M4E1 Pistol Complete Lower Receiver SB Tactical SBA3 Brace $354.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Aero M4E1 Pistol Complete Lower Receiver SB Tactical SBA3 Brace Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Aero Precision has in-stock for the first time in ages the Aero M4E1 Pistol Complete Lower Receiver with SB Tactical SBA3 Brace for $354.99. These complete AR lowers have been impossible to get in recent months and will sell ou...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Moe, Aero Precision, Firearm News, USA Ammoland, MOE Grip, SB Tactical, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, SB Tactical Stabilizing Brace, ATF Compliant Pistol Stabilizing Brace


mac mini 2014

Just ordered a refurbished mac mini 2014, 1 TB hard drive and 8 GB memory on Amazon. $400 isn't a bad price. You may ask why a 2014 mac mini. I'll tell you (extra points if you catch the reference). 2014 is the most recent mac mini that runs Sierra which is the last version of Mac OS that certain tools I use work with. This is to replace a mac mini that isn't 64 bit compatible, so it will only go up to El Capitan. So the faster machine with a 1 GB Ethernet and 64 bit should be a lot faster...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Apple Devices, Princeton, Sierra, El Capitan


how much smoother is the poke 3 over T68

I got a T68 that is hardly used, still have excellent battery life, but I dont use it often because it is very non responsive. How much poke 3 smoother is the poke 3 over the T68?
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POTD: Falkland Islands Defence Force’s Saluting Guns

Photo Of The Day: We take a look at the saluting guns on Victory Green, Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands Defence Force (FIDF) is a Volunteer Military Unit established already in 1892. The FIDF works together with military units from the United Kingdom in the defense of the islands. I like the old-style pistol grip […] Read More … The post POTD: Falkland Islands Defence Force’s Saluting Guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, United Kingdom, Falkland Islands, Salute, Photo of the Day, FIDF, Falkland Islands Defence Force, Victory Green Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands Defence Force FIDF, Volunteer Military Unit


Man #9 of this batch

Another redhead and this one with skeletons. I squared off his beard so as not to cover up the tattoo images.
Tags: Crafts, Doll, Finished Projects, Tattooed Man


Great e-Ink optimized browser, EinkBro

Just found this really nice browser to use with my Max 3. I was using Firefox Lite, but this looks even better from the POV of being lightweight and has the advantage that it's optimized for e-Ink devices. https://github.com/plateaukao/browser Normally, it should be available from the app store, but it was just suspended recently according to the author: "Google suspended my release this weekend, saying that the App should not ask users to download app from unknown resource. However, in EinkB...
Tags: Google, Books, Onyx Boox


DOCX --> EPUB: blank pages between most chapters

I'm converting a DOCX to an EPUB and, like the title says, most but not all of the chapters end up with a blank page between them. I end chapters in the DOCX with a section break/next page, which I've done for some while without this being a problem. My "Detect chapters at" setting is "//*[(name()='h1' or name()='h2')]". "Insert page breaks before" is set to "/". I've confirmed there are no stray H1 or H2 style assignments between the affected chapters. The blank pages are identical, as follow...
Tags: Books, Conversion, DOCX


Is VPN disabled in Nova 3?

Hi I installed Wireguard on my Nova 3 and I cant get it connect to my Wireguard server. I have tons of Android devices with the exact same Wireguard setup that connects to the exact same server on the same network, somehow I cant get Nova3 as a WG client. I am wondering if anyone knows if VPN is disabled in the Nova3 kernel. thanks
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, Vpn


Social Media’s Ministry of Truth Flag Normal Picture as “Sensitive Content”

Opinion Open censorship of dissenting voices by Big Tech doesn’t bode well for Americans. IMG iStock-1055867850 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The big tech oligarchs never cease to amaze me.  In 2021 it is nearly impossible to conduct business, network, and or stay in contact with people without using social media.  Many of AmmoLand’s readers have put forward rather strong opinions on this subject, and like anything else related to personal policies and stances, there is no need to shame others for...
Tags: Usa, Guns, US, Social Media, New Jersey, Joe, Nra, Shooting Industry News, Big Tech, John Petrolino


Barron's

Hi, Barron's is not downloading properly for me. Only the article titles are downloading. Previously worked fine.
Tags: Books, Recipes, Barron


SILENCER SATURDAY #174: Griffin Armament GP-N – Long Live The Birdcage!

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for tuning in for another addition of Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we went all apocalyptic prepper on you by testing out an oil filter suppressor and mount adapter – not great, not terrible. This week we get an […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #174: Griffin Armament GP-N – Long Live The Birdcage! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Ar-15, Rifles, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Yankee Hill Machine, Silencer Shop, Griffin Armament, Birdcage, Silencer Saturday, AR Patterned, A2 flash hider, A2 birdcage, GP-N


FULL REVIEW: The Inkpad Color 7.8"

The Pocketbook Inkpad Color has proven itself to me as being a very recommendable color e-ink tablet. I received the unit after waiting weeks to find it in stock somewheres. I had already had experience with the Pocketbook Color device which preceded this 7.8” screen with a smaller and earlier version 6” screen.So, I already suspected the new guy would require a software update. The basic user interface on this Linux-based reader was the same as the earlier one. So I quickly went to settings and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, PocketBook, Anthony Trollope, Oasis, Gutenberg, InkPad, PocketBook InkPad Color, Dickens Trollope Austen, Kindleworld, Inkpad Color


Plugin to insert text at current cursor position

Is it possible to simply insert text at the current cursor position? I'd like to insert the current date and time and a few other bits and pieces, essentially using Sigil as a fancy journal system. I can handle formatting the inserted text myself, but if someone can clue me in as to how I can simply insert 'Hello World!' at the cursor position, I'd be very grateful. I have tried with the documentation, but I'm struggling somewhat… the learning curve is a little steep, and although I've downloa...
Tags: Books, Plugins, Sigil


Keeping annotations when going from Kobo to ADE

I have a bunch of Kobo books that I've bought that I read either using the Kobo app on my iPad or my Windows 10 PC. I'd like to download them as a backup (since I recently learned that Kobo sometimes 'drops' old books). But I make heavy use of highlights and annotations and I'd like to keep those when I have my books on my PC. I've been able to move books to Calibre via Adobe Digital Editions and also using the OBOK plugin, but the annotations seem to disappear. Any way of moving a Kobo book to ...
Tags: Books, Windows Devices, Kobo, Adobe Digital Editions


Ammo InStock: Rainier Munitions Remanufactured 300BLK 147gr FMJ 50rd Box $74.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Rainier Munitions Remanufactured 300BLK 147gr FMJ Ammunition USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Rainier Arms has in stock and shipping Rainier Munitions Remanufactured 300BLK 147gr FMJ Ammunition in 50 round Boxes for $74.99. That is $1.49 each a round. Rainier Munitions Remanufactured 300BLK 147gr FMJ Ammunition Rainier Arms Mun...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Ammunition News, 300 AAC BLACKOUT, Rainier Arms, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Ammoland com Rainier Arms


Malaria Vaccine - good news for once!

There's very encouraging news from a trial of a new malaria vaccine. It gave 77% protection. There's a bigger trial taking place to confirm the results, but this is excellent news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56858158 Malaria infects around 200 million and kills around 400,000 people every year. (For comparison, SARS-CoV-2 has infected around 150 million and killed around 3 million over the past year) If this vaccines turns out to work as well as this result suggests, it could make a ma...
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Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’

Suzanne Simard revolutionised the way we think about plants and fungi with the discovery of the woodwide web. The ecologist’s new book shares the wisdom of a life of listening to the forestWhen Suzanne Simard made her extraordinary discovery – that trees could communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi – the scientific establishment underreacted. Even though her doctoral research was published in the Nature journal in 1997 – a coup for any scientist – the finding that trees...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Biology, Environment, Culture, Trees and forests, Plants, Fungi, University of British Columbia, Richard Powers, Peter Wohlleben, Suzanne Simard, Science and nature books, Merlin Sheldrake, Simard Continue


A tiny, invasive bug and the climate crisis are changing how guitars are made, and shifting the course of music history

Fender; Marianne Ayala/Insider Swamp ash is a wood prized by guitar makers and musicians for its light weight and resonant sound. But flooding, and a tiny bug, threaten the wood and the sound that is synonymous with rock music. Fender is phasing out ash after 70 years of use, and ash trees could soon disappear altogether. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 1970, when Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page recorded the iconic solo on "Stairway to Heaven," he was playing a 1959 Fend...
Tags: Music, Florida, Texas, Science, Mississippi, Entertainment, Climate Change, China, Trees, US, America, Trends, Jimi Hendrix, Canada, United States, Portland


Gun Deals: Anderson AM-15 No Logo AR15 Lower Receiver Multi-Cal $68.99 Flat-Rate S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Anderson AM-15 No Logo Lower Receiver Multi-Cal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Kentuck Gun Co with another great deal! Get a check price on the Anderson AM-15 No Logo AR15 Lower Receiver for your next AR rifle build at $68.99 with Flat-Rate Shipping. These have been out of stock for months and will sell out again. Also, check...
Tags: Guns, Anderson, Anderson Manufacturing, Firearm News, Kentucky Gun Co, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Anderson Manufacturing AM, Mil Spec Multi, Ammoland com Kentuck Gun Co, Cal USA


Dagger Push Pencil

I finally did it! A goal I've had for a push pencil is finally been achieved! I did this mainly so I'd have a pencil for Scarborough fair! This is my first Renaissance festival, and I'm so excited (and slightly nervous but that will pass). Anyway, the top decoration of the dagger is actually and eraser because I could not figure out how to make the original eraser be worked back in to this piece. I wish it could be better but hey, it was my first try and I learned (and relearned) a bit more. [...
Tags: Crafts, Scarborough, Kinhime Dragon


How a real-life killing led to the writing of the novel ‘At the Edge of the Haight’

One night about a decade ago, Katherine Seligman and her husband were driving through Golden Gate Park and a man appeared in front of the car, saying he needed help and that someone was trying to kill him. “We stopped and called the cops,” the San Francisco-based author recalls during a recent phone call. “When they came, they shined a light into the distance and you could see that the kid was lying on the ground and he was dying – in fact, did die.” That frightening event, and the understanding...
Tags: Books, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Elton John, Sudan, Usa Today, Marvel Comics, Paul Revere, Southern California, Golden Gate Park, Haight, Khartoum, Haight Ashbury


Delaware: Mag Ban Committee Hearing Next Week

On April 27th, the House Judiciary Committee is hearing Senate Bill 6, to ban magazines over an arbitrary capacity limit. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On April 27th, the House Judiciary Committee is hearing Senate Bill 6, to ban magazines over an arbitrary capacity limit. The following week, the committee will hear Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 6 and ...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Delaware, Nra, IMG, House Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Mag Ban Committee Hearing Next Week


What reader for EPUB

I have for a few months now been reading books in the EPUB format via an ancient tablet and app, problem being that the battery life is very short. Therefore I am looking for something that is easy to use and with a long battery life, any suggestions please Thank you.
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy


[HELP] Bricked Note Air after 3.1 fw update

The device has failed to update its firmware to 3.1, and has been since in a boot loop. Hard resets do not help, nor does wiping cache, user data/factory reset. What I probably need is to sideload the fw, but the device does not respond to adb (my phone does so adb universal driver should be ok). Any suggestions, pointers, help? Much appreciated.
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox


Weekend Cooking: It's Not Complicated by Katie Lee Biegel

This week I want to share what is quickly becoming my new favorite cookbook. In 2018, I introduced you to Katie Lee Biegel's earlier cookbook, , which still has a place in my cookbook collection. Her new book, It's Not Complicated (which I received from the publisher as part of the Abrams Dinner Party), is even better. I've already cooked almost a dozen recipes from the book, and each was a hit. The other members of the Abrams Dinner Party agree with me: this may be the winning cookbook of Abr...
Tags: Books, Biegel, Beth F, Escarole Soup, Abrams Dinner Party, Chipotle Carrot Soup, Jackie McGuinness, Katie Lee Biegel, Fennel Quick Chicken Saltimbocca


Make a May Day Basket {Free SVG File}

It is no secret that I love May Day. There is just something special about leaving unexpected treats at a friend’s door. Let me show you how to make a simple paper May Day Basket with a Cricut cutting machine. There are so many different ways to fashion a May Day basket. Here is a ... Read More about Make a May Day Basket {Free SVG File} The post Make a May Day Basket {Free SVG File} appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, May Day


Onyx Boox Note Air Recovery Mode

I just did the system update and my note Air has failed on that leading to a boot loop. Is there a way to recover it, at least to access recovery mode? Note Air has no other physical buttons to press during reboot to access recovery mode...
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