Reading gallimaufry.

A round-up of recent good reads which includes extracts from my reading journal notes... The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson When a group of volunteers gather in a 'haunted' house as part of an experiment there's bound to be trouble. Vulnerable Eleanor Vance, until recently full-time carer for her mother, the enigmatic but seemingly confident Theodora, Luke Sanderson, nephew of the owner described as a liar and a cheat and overseeing the project Dr Montague. Everyone gives a false an...
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The Miniaturist

The premise is fascinating -- a young woman married to a wealthy man she hardy knows, a man who will not consummate the marriage, who shrinks from her touch. A house of secrets, ruled over by the man's sister, outwardly ascetic but given to fur linings in her somber garments. As Nella tries to find her way in a puzzling household and in the rich but unforgiving world of 17th Century Amsterdam, the gift of a cabinet for miniatures and the filling thereof catapults the story into mystery. Who...
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NRL Announces Benchmark Barrels as the Official Barrel for 2019 Season

Benchmark Barrels named Official Barrel Sponsor for the 2019 National Rifle League Season. NRL Announces Benchmark Barrels as the Official Barrel for 2019 Season Yorba Linda, CA – -(AmmoLand.com)- National Rifle League (NRL), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and education of precision rifle shooting through a range of outdoors-related public interest activities, is pleased to announce Benchmark Barrels has agreed to sponsor its 2019 Season as the Official Barrel spons...
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POTD: Color coding your knives and guns

Today’s Photo goes in the color RED. Let’s start with the main attraction – a CZ SP01 enhanced with LOK Grips and Truglo TFX Pro Sights. I presume we have a lot of people who read TFB that also like knives and buy one every now and then? When the gun safe is full, there’s […] Read More … The post POTD: Color coding your knives and guns appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, TRUGLO, Microtech Knives, CZ SP01, LOK Grips, PVK Vegas

TFB Review: Ruger LCP II-Small improvements to a small pistol make a BIG difference

A long time ago in a desert not so far away I remember the first time I saw a Ruger LCP in person.  It was at Gunsite’s pro shop in the spring of 2008. Better built than the P-3AT, it won me over and became part of my regular hot weather carry rotation.  I have […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Ruger LCP II-Small improvements to a small pistol make a BIG difference appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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How to Customize a PowerPoint Handout Layout

PowerPoint handouts are a great resource to distribute to your audience so that they can follow along during your presentation or use for future reference. If you’d like to customize the handout layout before its distribution, PowerPoint has a way. Customizing a PowerPoint Handout’s Layout Go ahead and open up the PowerPoint presentation you’ll be working with if you haven’t already. Switch over to the “View” tab and click the “Handout Master” button. This action opens a new “Handout Master”...
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Sources for Peel & Stick Wallpaper

Thanks so much for the positive feedback and comments on my latest bathroom makeover! For most of you, the black and white tropical wallpaper was the big hit! When designing bathrooms, if I’m not covering the walls with tile, then I’m likely going to use wallpaper! The peel & stick varieties are easy to install and even more easily removable, so they’re great for renters or those taking their first step into the arena of wallpaper. In 2017, I rounded up some favorite removable wallpapers and th...
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Magical Legacy- New Release - Paranormal Thriller

Magical Legacy Can supernatural ability be passed on to a new generation? Michelle was gifted magical talents from an ancient witch relative who was hanged in Salem long ago. Omar has dark magic, as a Necromancer and Warlock—perhaps a Demon. What happens to their progeny? A fight between good and evil magic is brewing. Two opposing sides of the supernatural will affect three innocent little children. Their lives hang in the balance when Omar tries to claim them, abducting them from the ...
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Ridley Scott's Promising Sci-Fi Series The Passage Finds the World on the Brink of a Vampire Apocalypse

With the combined power of executive producer Ridley Scott, the best-selling novel trilogy by Justin Cronin, and what looks like a comfortable budget from Fox behind it, new sci-fi series The Passage has a lot going for it right out of the gate. The show premieres tonight, but we’ve seen the first three episodes—and …Read more...
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Transformers Studio Series Rampage Voyager Constructicon Video Review

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Firearms Regulation Always Misses the Target

Gun Confiscation U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The mass murderer at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas used something called a bump stock. In theory, a bump stock allows a gun to fire faster. Some politicians say that is too fast. In fact, the fastest shooter alive today fires a semi-automatic gun so quickly that it rivals some machine guns. Government regulators, and some anti-gun Democrat politicians, then concluded that civilians should be denied the use of all semi-automatic weapons. They cl...
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How to Set Up Filters for Your Google Home Devices

Google Home devices are a great way to get voice assistants, music, and possibly video throughout your home. But you might consider enabling Google Filters to exert some control over the content that children or guests can play. Filter Out the Bad Content for Everybody or Just the Children Once you have a voice assistant in multiple rooms, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of the easy access to music and videos. Unfortunately, voice assistants don’t truly understand you; they simply respo...
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Stop Waiting For Apple and AirPower: Wirelessly Charge Your AirPods with These Cases

It’s been well over a year since Apple first unveiled its AirPower wireless charging mat, but we’re still waiting. While it might be dead (or at least severely delayed), there’s one thing we haven’t forgotten about: the promise of AirPods with wireless charging. Here’s how to get that with third-party cases. While everyone has been talking about AirPower and its possible demise (although rumor has it that it’s finally in production), let’s not forget about the fact that Apple also announced a w...
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Other Fiction Schücking, Levin: Das Capital. V1 [German]16.1.2019

"Das Capital", mal nicht von Marx, sondern von einem der meist gelesenen deutschsprachigen Erzähler der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jh., Levin Schücking - ein kurzer Roman (1875) aus der Industriewelt der deutschen Gründerjahre. Das Werk erscheint hier in der Fassung des Zeitschriftendrucks der "Gartenlaube", und zwar nach der Digitalisierung durch wikisource, wofür ich hier meinen Dank ausspreche. Das Cover zeigt einen Ausschnitt aus dem Aquarell ›Fabriksareal‹ von Erwin Pender. ...
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Safe or Not to Safe? Which Mechanical Gun Safety is Right for Concealed Carry?

Opinon A 1911 like this new Springfield Armory Range Officer Elite 10mm has a “classic” thumb safety. USA –-(Ammoland.com)- I wonder if everyone who carries a concealed pistol goes through the same mental evolution? When I started to carry, I had a subconscious fear that my gun would go off inadvertently while carrying. While I thought about carrying with an empty chamber, I never went quite that far as I recognized that chambering a round in the heat of a self-defense encounter was not a re...
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Verizon Is Testing Its Own Game Streaming Service, Because of Course It Is

2019 is the year of the streaming game…or at least the start of it. NVIDIA has been doing its thing with GeForce Now for a while, Google started testing Project Stream last year, and now Verizon wants in on the action. As reported by The Verge late last week, Verizon has been “quietly testing” its own game streaming service. Interestingly enough, the company is using the NVIDIA SHIELD—arguably one of the best streaming boxes you can buy—for its internal testing. The report also suggests that th...
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Daily Deals: 2pc Noreen Firearms AR15 Stripped Billet Lower Receiver $65.98 FREE S&H

Noreen Firearms AR15 Stripped Billet Lower Receiver Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- AR15 rifle builders, Brownells has a sale on Noreen Stripped Billet AR15 lowers for $37.99 each, but if you buy two (2) you can use coupon code “NEN” and get both for $65.98 with FREE shipping. That is just $32.99 each. Noreen Billet aluminum AR-15 Lower Receivers are ready for your next build. 6061 Aluminum Type III Class II hard coat anodizing Broached magazine well ensures a smooth mag insertion Compatible wi...
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Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump into War with Iran? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- “Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” implored President Donald Trump in a Sunday night tweet. Well, if he is serious, Trump had best keep an eye on his national security adviser, for a U.S. war on Iran would be a dream come true for John Bolton. Last September, when Shiite militants launched three mortar shells into the Green Zone in Baghdad, which exploded harmlessly in a vacant lot, Bolton called a series of emergency meetings and di...
Tags: Isis, Guns, Israel, America, Iran, Syria, Nato, New York Times, Middle East, Poland, Pentagon, Shiite, Bolton, Donald Trump, Lebanon, George W Bush

How to Gain Instagram Followers by Sharing your Nametag

Instagram is the place to be these days and, as someone once said, sharing is caring. It could be your wedding or something much more mundane, but without followers, it’s pointless. Here’s how to make it easy for people to follow you. The people who work at Instagram know that the key to a great Instagram profile is to make sure it’s easy for people to follow you. All the best photos in the world won’t do you any good if nobody knows that they exist, so sharing your Instagram profile is vital. ...
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Shocker: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Is Faster Than the 845

The first benchmark tests are out for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, and unsurprisingly it’s faster than last year’s 845. At least this gives us some insight into what to expect in the 2019 Android flagship phones. Of course, we have to give the obligatory benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance talk here, because, well, benchmarks aren’t indicators of real-world performance. They’re a simple way to quantify and compare chipset performance by raw numbers and shouldn’t...
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Bryn Seating from Community Furniture

Community Furniture’s Bryn Seating is comprised of comfy, durable, all-purpose high performers. The collection includes chairs (with or without arms), as well as counter-height and bar-height stools. The versatility is great, but perhaps Bryn’s best calling card is the range of aesthetic options. With seats/backs in metal, plastic, wood, and upholstery, Bryn makes it easy to specify customized seating that has a perfectly calibrated dash of panache. And Bryn’s different heights suit a wide va...
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JUST RELEASED: 2019 Remington And AAC Product Catalogs

It’s that time of year again, boys and girls – SHOT Show, new releases, hopes, dreams and more will start to flood your inbox. Today we will give you a preview of the 2019 Remington and Advanced Armament product catalogs. While there are some notable highlights, this year’s layout doesn’t appear to contain any earth-shattering […] Read More … The post JUST RELEASED: 2019 Remington And AAC Product Catalogs appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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NEW Cobalt Kinetics “Winter Limited Edition” Edge Rifle in 300 BLK

Cobalt Kinetics has taken their Edge rifle and bathed it in some wintery goodness. With extra embellishments on the rifle and a new finish, they are releasing a “Winter Limited Edition” run for 2019 that is limited to just 50 firearms. This rifle is extremely similar to their traditional Edge rifle, but with that frosty […] Read More … The post NEW Cobalt Kinetics “Winter Limited Edition” Edge Rifle in 300 BLK appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Blind Ambition

Art by A.F. Branco Blind Ambition USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Blind Ambition. The saga continues; Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer are blinded by politics and their hate for President Trump in regard to border security and Protecting U.S. citizens. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA) : ww...
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Classic Build-in Kitchen Fireplace Designs

Build in kitchen fireplace design in this page was completely dedicated for those who thought that kitchen space was not just a space for cooking, but also the place for gathering with our family and make a great conversation. Here, we can see the implementation of happy family through the build in kitchen space and the fireside application. Placing dining room table and the entire component of dining room will make this space more comfy and more inviting. Believe it or not, we will love in this...
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Criticizing NRA Executives is NOT “Attacking the NRA”

Opinion The NRA was over $30 million in the red in 2017, and had an almost $50 million deficit in its pension fund. These deficits aren't due to lack of revenue, but rather irresponsible spending. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Bless her heart, Marion Hammer just can't help herself. She just had to take a shot at me for exposing some of the financial corruption and poor decisions in the NRA and take some jabs at my dead father in the process. Don McDougal also wants to incorrectly frame my criticism...
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Mermaid Tail Afghan

Just free hand crochet fun. I did NOT have a pattern but it turned out nice anyways. Used 2 skeins of variegated yarn. [Author: Mistress Nora of Madness ]
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UNBOXING: SIEGE Ultra Magnus War For Cybertron Leader Class Transformer

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Mystery and Crime Train, Arthur: The Confessions of Artemas Quibble (1911); v1

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