Ever rising for their roses, Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Grateful Deadheaders clip to conquer

Head Gardener John Villarreal speaks with volunteer Gloria Sierra as she deadheads roses in The Huntington Rose Garden on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Volunteers, who call themselves “Grateful Deadheaders,” are busy during the rose garden’s peak bloom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gloria Sierra walks through The Huntington Rose Garden on her way to a bed that needs pruning on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Sierra and the other volunteers, who cal...
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9 Ideas to Make a Mother’s Day Meal

Make mom feel special by making any one of these 9 ideas for a mother’s day meal! Mother’s Day is one of the best days of the year…maybe THE best day! I take the entire day off. No meal making, no dishes, no putting kids to bed. It’s practically heaven on earth. My husband usually makes a delicious dinner for me AND does the dishes. Oh, and a mid-day nap is a must!! Fellow moms, this post is for you! Email or text it to your spouse so they have some ideas on what to make you for this special da...
Tags: Crafts, Alfredo, Teriyaki Chicken, Red Velvet Cake

GenX Check

You might be GenX if your inner middle schooler completely lost their shit just now. https://t.co/W2FAWnNfSA— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) May 5, 2021 [Author: Tam]
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TFB Review: Ruger American Ranch Rifle

The Ruger American Ranch Rifle (RARR) is a handy, affordable 16″ barrel bolt action that can be had in a number of chamberings. Weights range from 5.5-6lbs, depending on caliber, and though the default color scheme is a tan stock with a matte black receiver and barrel, a number of distributor-exclusive colors are available. The […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Ruger American Ranch Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Wheelgun Wednesday: A Striker Fired Revolver From The Past – Meet the Kufahl

In Victorian-era England (mid-1800’s, think Charles Dickens), many unique firearms were being invented. One of these was George Kufahl’s double action, striker-fired revolver, which had quite a unique form factor for that time (and for today!). Featuring a cylinder that had the firing chamber pretty much in line with the top of one’s firing hand, […] Read More … The post Wheelgun Wednesday: A Striker Fired Revolver From The Past – Meet the Kufahl appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: England, Guns, Charles Dickens, Kufahl, George Kufahl

Short Fiction Anonymous: The Adventurers' Club (1890); v1, 6 May 2021

Short (26,000 word) collection of six horror and crime stories by an anonymous author, published in 1890. The full title is "The Adventures of the Adventurers' Club, A Shocker in Six Shocks, by Five Men and a Woman". The Adventurers' Club: What it is 1: Julian Strachan's Story 2: In the Foreign Quarter 3: The President's Story 4: The Foreman of the Jury 5: In the Slaughter-yard 6: The Lady Member's Story Attached Thumbnails   ...
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POTD: U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we’re going to look closer at the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. Sniper Teams from across the United States traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, to compete in the U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition. This happened in mid-April 2021. Below: Remington MSR by the looks of it, on an Atlas […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Army Best Sniper Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, United States, Photo of the Day, Fort Benning Georgia, Remington Msr, Remington Precision Sniper Rifle, Sniper Competition, U S Army Best

Free Audiobooks

The purpose of this thread is to consolidate all of the current free audiobook offers from various bookstores. Some of these bookstores already have a separate post listing their freebies. I'll move those posts to this thread and create a separate post for other bookstores listed in the first two posts of FREE/BARGAIN — Audiobooks in the Deals Forum. This thread is designed for reference, not discussion. It'll be kept closed and updated as needed. Continue to post free offers in the above foru...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Audiobook Discussions, Libro

Take a Sojourn from Problematic Walls

Stacy Garcia and NextWall improve on a potentially sticky situation with the Sojourn Collection line of peel-and-stick wallpaper. Faux Grasscloth (shown above) and Squared Away (below) duplicate the organic look of natural materials, creating the illusion of a highly textured appearance. Augustine Geometric will remind you of arts and crafts and William Morris—“the perfect addition to any earthy bohemian interior setting.” Stacks is a dead-ringer for wooden shiplap sid...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Wallpaper, Walls, William Morris, Surfaces, Stacy Garcia, NextWall wallpaper, Peel-and-stick, Sojourn Collection, Stacy Garcia Peel

How To Wall Mount a TV and Soundbar and HIDE All The Wires | HANDYGUYS TV

So you want to wall-mount your sound bar, and your TV- but you also want to make sure all the cables are safely hidden away. This week, the Handyguys show you how it’s done! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS VIDEO: Sonos PLAYBAR PowerBridge (TV only)Powerbridge (TV and Soundbar Combo)Samsung Q7 QLED TV OUR CORD-CUTTING FAVORITES:Cord CuttingRoku Ultra 4k Tablo DVR Leaf Antenna Tivo Roamio  Disclosure:The Handyguys are participants in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program which is an affiliate advertising p...
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And 2 More Brown Owls

One is dark brown and the other is a rusty orange brown. This owl is going for a shaggy look. And this one, not quite as shaggy.
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Texas Senate Committee Recommends Passage of Constitutional Carry

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-  Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s efforts resulted in the creation of the Senate Special Committee on Constitutional Issues. The committee hearing started at 9 a.m on 29 April 2021. Lt. Governor Patrick and other Republicans were and are receiving intense pressure to pass Constitutional Carry. It was listed as one of the top eight priorities in the Texas Republican Party Platform and by Republican Chairman Allan West. While Lt. Governor Dan Patrick worked to set up the spec...
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Embed font family Ebook conversion from content server

Why calibre content server doesn't find the fonts installed? Version: calibre-server (calibre 5.14) Steps to reproduce: 1. SSH into machine and install font with Code: sudo apt install fonts-open-sans 2. In calibre content server with web browser > Book > Convert this book to another format > Look & feel > Embed font family: open-sans Code: Traceback (most recent call last):   File "calibre/utils/fonts/scanner.py", line 225, in fonts_for_family KeyError: 'open-sans' During hand...
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Game of Thrones prequel: what can we learn from the first images?

The first stills from House of the Dragon, the new series within George RR Martin’s fantasy universe, promise more of the same but also a tease of something newGame of Thrones currently has a bit of an image problem. The sense that George RR Martin will never actually complete his saga has taken all the fun out of reading the books, and the dismal Crayola scribble of a final season has obliterated the reputation of the TV series. Related: Game of Thrones at 10: can a deluge of publicity preser...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Television, Fiction, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Fantasy Books, Matt Smith, Fantasy TV

What’s Healthy About Tea? – A new series of articles based on the book, “The Everything Healthy Tea Book”

The post What’s Healthy About Tea? – A new series of articles based on the book, “The Everything Healthy Tea Book” appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, History, Health & Well-Being

Configuring SSL in Content Server gives Error 13

Hi there, I'm using Let's Encrypt and get Error 13 when I configure the paths to certificate and key files in Preferences -> Sharing over the net -> Advanced. If I remove the paths (i.e. no SSL) then the Content Server (CS) starts as it should. What am I missing? My temporary solution is to run the CS via a simple script (i.e. bat file) which ask for Administrator priviliges to start the server. Cheers!
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Two New 4-12x Vantage Series Scopes by Hawke Optics

Hawke Optics are adding new models to their Vantage line of scopes. With more than 100 variants to chose from, the latest additions are focused on hunting and recreational shooting. The new models are called Vantage 4-12×40 and Vantage 4-12×50 and they both use the 30/30 Duplex reticle. Both are based on one-inch mono-tube frames […] Read More … The post Two New 4-12x Vantage Series Scopes by Hawke Optics appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daily News, Vantage, Scopes, Product Announcement, Hawke Optics, 30/30 Duplex, 4-12x40, 4-12x50

West Virginia Governor Signs Second Amendment Preservation Act

West Virginia just passed preemptive legislation to protect citizen’s gun rights. West Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- West Virginia has joined the list of Second Amendment sanctuaries with the passage of HB2694, the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. Governor Jim Justice signed the measure into law, meaning it will take effect on July 9, according to the website of the West Virginia state legislature. The text of the legislation includes significant barriers to the use of state and local law enforc...
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Book of The Little Prince author’s love letters marks end of feud between heirs

Publication represents close of ‘fruitless 18-year legal war’ between estates of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and wife ConsueloIt was a romance that helped inspire one of the great works of 20th-century fiction and a bitter conflict between his heirs, but a new book of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s love letters to be published on Thursday suggests a reconciliation may finally have been achieved.The Little Prince, by the French aviator, poet and war hero Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is said to have sold mor...
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Split view mode

It would be nice to have the ability to bring up 2 books side by side in a screen which is split vertically or horizontally. The usage I have in mind is to read the same book in two languages when learning a new language. I am on Kobo if that makes a difference. Yes I know, Android from 6.0 or so has that feature in OS.
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Klik Belts and Black Collar Arms Introduce the Klik Modular Sling

It’s always nice when something truly novel comes out in the firearms industry even if it’s just the reuse of existing tools. Black Collar Arms and Klik belts have teamed up to revamp what we traditionally think of as a QD sling setup. The Klik Modular Sling is the result of this recent collaboration and […] Read More … The post Klik Belts and Black Collar Arms Introduce the Klik Modular Sling appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Slings, Shooting Accessories, Guns & Gear, Klik, Klik Belts, Black Collar Arms, Klik Slings, Modular Sling, Klik Modular Sling

Guatemalan Man Charged with Multiple Firearm Charges

Guatemalan Man Charged with Multiple Firearm Charges istock Minnesota – -(AmmoLand.com)- Acting United States Attorney Dennis Holmes announced that a Guatemala City, Guatemala, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Delivering Package with Firearms without Written Notice to the Carrier, Transferring Firearms to Out of State Resident, Making False Statement in Connection with a Purchase of Firearms, and Smuggling Goods from the United States. Jordi Raul Rogel-Rodas, a/k/a “Jordy Rau...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, United States, Guatemala, ATF, Guatemala City Guatemala, Shooting Industry News, Dennis Holmes, Jordi Raul Rogel Rodas, Veronica L Duffy, Rogel Rodas, Jeffrey C Clapper

A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness ~ VIDEO

Editor’s note: This guest column from Martin Hyde – an American businessman who immigrated from England to Florida 22 years ago – was written in response to an editorial from the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Reporting Project. Mr. Hyde is primarying Congressman Vern Buchanan, R-FL16, because of Buchanan’s support for HB8. by Martin Hyde A Pro-Gun Brit Responds To ‘Sir Max’ & His Anti-Gun Foolishness USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The article by “Sir Max” Hastings pontificating on thin...
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Losing Trust in Politicians and the News Media

Biden’s latest executive orders are as short-sighted and self-condemning as they are draconian. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- The business of politics is to sell favors to influential special interests. That is how politicians like the Clintons, Obamas, and Pelosi became multi-millionaires. Today’s politicians have divided us into so many small factions that the favors they give to one group collide with the special interests they already granted to earlier groups. Simply stated, big-g...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Russia, New York City, Los Angeles, Fbi, Biden, Trump, Nra, IMG, Klu Klux Klan, Pelosi, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Anti-Gun Media

Foxtrot Mike Products 5″ Glock Style Ultra Light 9mm AR Pistol w/ SBA3 Brace $604.99

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. Foxtrot Mike Products Glock Style UL 9mm AR Pistol USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Primary Arms has the popular Foxtrot Mike Products 5″ Glock Style Ultra Light Barrel 9mm AR Pistol with the SBA3 Brace in stock for $604.99. Limit 1 per household. Quantities exceeding 1 will not allow checkout. This is a Primary Arms exclusive ...
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Vortex Viper HD 15-45X 65 mm Spotting Scope – Review

If you’re looking for a full sized spotting scope, then you ought to check out the Vortex Viper HD 15-45X 65 mm Spotting Scope. It has crisp, clear optics. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Vortex Viper HD 15-45x 65 mm Spotting Scope is the perfect spotting scope for me when hunting here in Idaho. When you’re shopping for a spotting scope you need to first determine what you’re going to be doing with it. If you’re hunting sheep in Alaska then you’ll want a 60x but to me, a 15-45x is fine for what ...
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Tactical Deals: Andro Corp Industries AR15 Bolt Carrier Group Nitride $135.00

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. Andro Corp Industries AR15 Bolt Carrier Group Nitride Sale USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Here is one of those things that you think would be common and easy to buy? But good quality bolt carrier groups (BCGs) at a good price are few and far between these days. Rainier Arms has the Andro Corp Industries AR15 Bolt Carrier Grou...
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FPC Completes Briefing Challenging California’s Age-Based Gun Ban

FPC Completes Briefing Challenging California’s Age-Based Gun Ban iStock 884191010 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the completion of the supplemental briefing ordered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Jones v. Bonta, FPC’s Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s age-based ban on firearms purchases by law-abiding adults under the age of 21. The briefs can be viewed at FPCLegal.org. On March 26, the Ninth Circuit ordered the parties in Jones ...
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Internet speak

I expect I'm not the only one who gets confused by internet speak - abbreviations or words that are used by people posting on message boards or other Internet spaces. Recently I was browsing various product forums including Reddit and I thought there were an awful lot of topics reporting being fooled by products or companies. Eventually I figured out that in forum-speak, "dupe" is an abbreviation for "duplicate" and has nothing to do with the traditional definition of the word. So I guess I was...
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AZW3 and PDF issues

I wonder why Kobo does not support AZW3? and I wonder if there is one of these e-readers that actually makes reading PDFs readable for one who needs larger type; the magnification thing (spread fingers) moves text out of the window and by that makes the page impossible to read without undue hassle.
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