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I can't tell what the current software is, and there is no way to access anything in the menu beyond the Amazon login. Am I cooked, or is there some other way to get this working?]]>
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Bounty, Book 2 of the Crazed Trilogy - John H. Carroll Smashwords
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I want to give everyone a heads up that this ends in a bit of a cliffhanger, so you may want to wait until I have the next book out later in the year.
Circumstances force Tathan of the Shadows out of his comfortable lifestyle in the palace of Mayncal. With no other plans, he accepts a job from an old friend that sends him into the Western Kingdoms where bounties on his head make travel a dangerous game.
Obsession of Tathan’s habits and deeds has made one bounty hunter an expert on the infamous rogue. Using deadly magic and an unusual companion, the bounty hunter has set a trap for Tathan that even he will have a difficult time overcoming. But can the bounty hunter survive their own insanity long enough to accomplish the mission?
The cursed fortress town of Coomican was one of the most disturbing places Tathan had ever visited. The Zombie Duke Yabert Matho controls an army of necromancers and undead who keep the corrupt city free from the control of any country. Dangerous and powerful individuals have gathered there to collect on the one who caused them trouble.
Cows once spent their lives chewing cud and mooing casually about things no one cared about. All that has changed. Their greatest hatred in all of Ryallon is the one called Tathan of the Shadows. Will they ruin everyone’s plans?
And what of the flowers?
Join Tathan and enemies in their quest to survive in a world of magic, zombies, cows, a big squirrel and other dangers.
The Crazed Series is the continuation of the Willden and Wyvern Trilogies. Beings of great power manipulate the world, sometimes to the benefit of mere mortals, but more often to their detriment. Join the odd and often unwilling heroes of Ryallon as they face threats to humanity.
The Crazed Trilogy is the continuation of the Willden and Wyvern Trilogies. Beings of great power manipulate the world, sometimes to the benefit of mere mortals, but more often to their detriment. Join the odd, and often unwilling, heroes of the world of Ryallon as they face threats to humanity]]>
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BOTW: Sixth Set Results Drumroll…..And the winner for the sixth set was Jim’s Higgins Build with an overwhelming 45% of the votes (Kevin’s AR9 build came in second with 27% of the votes). The randomly picked winning voter was Zach C. I think Jim’s build won because of the Walter White picture… Jim will receive a gift card to Brownells […]

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Small Organized Spaces: Organizing a Pet Drawer in 15 Minutes or Less

The following is a guest post, in the small organized spaces series, about organizing a pet drawer in 15 minutes or less from regular contributor, Morgan from Morganize with Me .

The question of the month seems to be, “Are you watching the Marie Kondo show?” Although most of the people who have asked me don’t quite get the name right. They call it the tidying show, the Netflix organizing series, or my favorite, the Kondo-ing thing.

My answer is, “Yes!”

I binged watched it, while also multitasking (insert cleaning and cooking), and really enjoyed it. One, because it’s what I get to do for a job! And two, because Marie is ADORABLE! I read her book several years ago and it was fun to put a personality to a face and name.

Yes I’ve watched it and yes I like it. BUT…I want to also put some more reality back into “Reality Television” for you. The program is showing you some great before and afters, because let’s face it, we all love seeing transformations! It’s the Ooo and the Ahhh factor that hooks us. However, what the cameras aren’t capturing (as well) is the sheer number of hours the homeowners are having to spend to declutter, organize, and tidy.

And yes, I do realize that no one would want to actually watch the total number of hours someone has to spend to go through a mountain high pile of clothes or a stuffed to the brim garage. So to this I say thank you to Netflix for quality editing! But to this I also say that it’s important to realize that editing your stuff takes time (and usually more time than you might think).


Editing your stuff requires not only time but also motivation and lots of energy. So, if you’ve been bitten by the Kondo-ing bug then I want to suggest that you work space by space and section by section. Most importantly, being realistic about the amount of time that sorting through your stuff will actually take you.

Organizing is a process and an ongoing process at that. It takes effort to set up a system and often more of an effort to maintain it!

I’m going to provide you with a tangible example of a good before and after. You can use this as a model, as you work room by room or cupboard by cupboard, or in this case, drawer by drawer. The more you break down your organizing into manageable chunks, the more you’ll be able to chunk away at it (see what I did there?).

Pet Drawer (Before)

Above is our pet drawer before I did a 10 minute organizing reboot. We have one high energy dog, one needy cat, and one chilled out cat. Other than their food and water supplies, that are kept in the pantry, and a few toys in a basket in our office, this is all of their stuff.

Please note…this is the number one organizing rule: keep like with like!

Here are the five organizing steps to work through as you edit and organize.

Step One: Take it all out…

Step Two: Clean!

Step Three: Add containment if necessary. These three bins are from Target and because I measured the drawer before I went shopping, I was able to get the right fit the first time. Love that!

Step Four: Edit, sort, and create sub categories (if needed).

Step Five: Set things up in an organized fashion.

Pet Drawer (After)

From left to right: pet training tools, toys & bags, extra leashes & collars. In the front of the drawer is the bag we use for daily walks along with our dog’s everyday (walking) collar and leash.

This is an example of a 10-15 minute organizing project. One that can be done start to finish, in a short amount of time.

Before you tackle a space, carefully consider the time it will take you and make sure to match your available time with the time required. Keeping the reality in mind will help you to achieve realistic results (even without a camera crew showing up to film!).

Happy tidying, Kondo-ing, organizing, or whatever you like to call it!


Morgan is the energetic and motivated, but also realistic girl, behind Morganize with Me. She is a chaos calmer, list lover, and exercise enthusiast! Her mission is to share tried and true techniques that she hopes will encourage her readers and clients as they focus on their health and homes. Join one of her Challenges and be sure to check out her Shop full of fabulous organizing printables!


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kobo to Calibre? Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:01:04 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Calibre Convert Mathjax to AZW3 I'm having trouble converting an HTML that includes some Mathjax equations (like the example on into AZW3 for Kindle. The Calibre viewer displays everything well, but I noticed that the AZW3 file still loads the Mathjax library, wich cannot be used in a Kindle.
Is there a way to make the conversion using SVG images for displaying the equations in the Kindle?
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Books not showing up in my library I've had a Kindle for about a month now. I was having no issues with it at the beginning when I first bought it: I could purchase items through the Kindle and they would download to my library. But after a few weeks of nonuse any title that I purchase or try to sample is not showing up in my library. This is very frustrating for me. If any could provide me with some help it would be greatly appreciated.]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:48:28 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books General Discussions Pop! NBA Series Additions

Funko has announced some new additions to their Pop! NBA Series . This collection includes rising stars Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers, Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics, the reigning Rookie of the Year, Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, defending 3-time NBA Finals Champ from the Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry, and 4-time Most Valuable Player, LeBron James, who is featured in Pop! figures of all three of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms. The LeBron in a yellow Lakers uniform is a Foot Locker exclusive, while the LeBron is a purple Lakers uniform as a Fanatics exclusive.

Look for these, and the many already-released NBA Pop! figures, to be available over at

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Monster Jam Eliminates Incentive for Gun Owners to Attend Their Shows Does this crowd look like gun imagery offends it? (Monster Jam Facebook photos)

U.S.A. – -( “As gun outrage grew, Monster Jam quietly stripped weapons from its monster trucks,” the Tampa Bay Times reports. “Feld Entertainment had already been the target of protesters when it owned the circus, but they skirted the gun debate early.”

“Gun outrage grew”?  With whom?  Do they get a lot of whiny harridans in pink pussy hats registering anti-gun indignation at monster truck events these days?

They must, because “the gun turret from Soldier Fortune was removed [and] the Metal Mulisha monster truck was redesigned to remove the image of a gun.” That’s reminiscent of director Steven Spielberg re-releasing E.T. The Extraterrestrial with the guns digitally removed and replaced with walkie-talkies, which in turn led to a hilarious “South Park” send-up of Saving Private Ryan.

Is this more in line with the type of patron Feld is appealing to? (Monster Jam Facebook photos)

“[Feld] saw its share of protestors and controversy when it operated the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus,” the story explains. “In an attempt to assuage animal rights protestors, Feld took elephants out of the circus in 2016. But attendance plunged, and the circus closed for good in 2017.”

So caving into leftist demands didn’t fill the stands with grateful PETA members? And now Feld believes this latest appeasement will do what, exactly, for Monster Jam attendance?

Perhaps Feld believes its more lucrative associations require it to embrace the agenda of its “multi-year media partners” at anti-gun NBC.  Perhaps their emphasis on “family entertainment” means they also find it more lucrative to embrace the anti-gun “family values” promulgated by their Disney Live!/Disney on Ice licensing agreement partners.

If you’re a gun owner living near one of the venues where Feld will take their show in 2019, you might want to consider if you really want to give them the price of admission for your family, especially since they just threw you and them under the monster truck. Besides, based on results, you may all be safer avoiding Monster Jams, where they’ve been known to burn attendees by shooting fireworks into the stands.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regular featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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successfully installed Google Play Books I was wondering whether it's possible to install Google Play Books. Since I have purchased many books using Play Books, but I don't like to read on phone or tablet. Therefore I have spent some time to figure out how to do it.
The steps are as follows:
1. install TWRP by Ryogo
2. install gapps, I use open gapps arm 4.4 pico version, this version contains Google Play Store
3. Sign in with Google Account, but you need to disable 2 step verification of google account first. You can re-enable it after successful sign in.
4. install Google Play Books, it should be possible to do that through Play Store, but my attempt failed, may be out of memory? Therefore I get the apk from apkmirror
Play Books is fully functional. However, the memory usage is very high and it will become extremely slow after some operations. Don't know whether disable bnreader.apk and partner.apk will help. Perhaps a glowlight 3 dedicated to Play Books is possible.
Anyway, just to show that it's doable.
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Over at Kirkus: In Defense of the Anti-Hero We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn this time, with an impassioned defense of some favorite anti-heroes–inspired by her reading of Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C Dao.

Heroes are great and all, but are a dime a dozen in YA SFF. To me, nuanced, flawed, layered characters like Xifeng (Forest of a Thousand Lanterns) are far more interesting than their heroic counterparts (Sorry, Jade). For more anti-heroes of note in YA SFF, “>check out the list over at Kirkus.

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Getting “Slices” Today for a Stronger Second Amendment Tomorrow Opinion

Right to Carry by State Map Updated for 2018 Right to Carry by State Map Updated for 2018

United States of America – -( We’ve discussed both the need for an honest evaluation of the present political situation of the Second Amendment as well as the need to use the right tactics and strategies for a given job. Now, we will delve a little into the tactical/strategic area some more, this time by looking at a tactic that was advocated a long time ago by an anti-Second Amendment zealot – and how it can be used to regain our rights because it already has worked to do so.

In 1976, Nelson “Pete” Shields, who after his son’s death went to work for what eventually became the Brady Campaign, stated in an interview with the New Yorker, “Right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time.”

Thankfully, Shields, who turned to anti-Second Amendment advocacy after his son was murdered, was wrong about his timetable – we are over three decades from the end point of the seven-to-ten-year timeline he estimated it would take to get a handgun ban. 32 years after that interview, the Supreme Court ruled handgun bans unconstitutional in the Heller decision and ruled the Second Amendment was binding on the states in the McDonald case two years after that.

But there is something we can learn from this anti-Second Amendment extremist from long ago:

We can see how the other side has been far more effective in a tactical and strategic sense than many Second Amendment supporters who have been highly critical of NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre [read my History of the NRA Executive Vice President]. What many of them may not want you to know is that under LaPierre’s tenure as Executive Director of NRA-ILA and NRA Executive Vice President, which ran from 1986 to the present, has seen significant gains for our Second Amendment rights.

Right to Carry by State 1986 Right to Carry by State 1986, IMG

One of the most conspicuous has been the expansion of concealed carry. In 1986, only nine states had either shall-issue or constitutional carry. By 2017, that number reached 42. This happened over thirty years – and the changes were done slowly. While we are still far from constitutional carry in all 50 states, it is just undeniable that the landscape has changed in favor of the Second Amendment on this issue.

But it didn’t go from “no issue” to “constitutional carry” overnight. It was a long process.

Often the biggest hurdle was getting to a “shall issue” permit system with training requirements. Even then, bit by bit, the NRA worked to lower the requirements, lengthen the time the permits were good, and to reduce the application fees.

The lesson from this is that tactics and strategy are tools, much like firearms. Just because those who seek to take our constitutional rights away use these tactics doesn’t mean the tactics themselves are wrong or should not be used. Furthermore, long-term thinking is something that needs to be adopted.

When dealing with legislation like “red flag” laws, this approach may be a chance to start chipping away at them. Working to add due process and penalties for false accusations would be a start, especially after tragedies surrounding those laws like the one in Maryland. Those laws can be further weakened by narrowing the scope of who can seek them. It should also provide a requirement that firearms be returned once someone is deemed to no longer be a threat.

It will take time, it will not be easy, and the anti-Second Amendment extremists will fight it all the way. That said, “no compromise” should be the phrase we use when it comes to our ultimate objective of restoring our Second Amendment rights. As for the tactics and strategies used to reach that objective… well, if all we can get today is a slice or two of our liberties back, let’s view that as the first steps on the journey.

Harold Hu, chison Harold Hutchison

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post,, and other national websites.

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Recommend an ePub3 using Bootstrap? If you type "Bootstrap" into Amazon's search box, you get books with Bootstrap in the title. I'd like to find an ePub that actually uses Bootstrap. I'd simply like to see what you can do with Bootstrap in an ePub, plus it would be nice to have a book that I can use as a model if I decided to go for it.
I asked a question about Bootstrap about a year ago, and it looks like the situation hasn't changed much - it's cutting edge technology that isn't supported by most ePub readers. But I'd like to take a closer look and see what the possibilities are.
If I understand correctly, there's a "fallback" feature that minimizes the possibility of an advanced ePub crashing on devices that don't support it. Another possibility is to create two versions of the same book - one for generic ePub readers and a more advanced version for ePub3 readers.
The learning curve will probably be steep for me to tackle it, but, again, I'd like to explore some possibilities.
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Colors Galore! NEW Springfield Armory 911 380 ACP Variants for 2019 Springfield Armory has blown open the doors on the grip and finish options of their 911 380 ACP carry pistol! You now have your pick of 10 unique variations boasting different sights, lasers, grips, and finishes all while utilizing the same magazines and controls. These will surely be hitting retail shelves soon and we will […]

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magnetic micro usb adapter charger Since we're constantly plugging them in to charge or download books I would think this would save the micro usb port from wear. So does anyone recommend any particular ones?
What's the difference between a gen2 and gen3 netdot 3rd generation etc... - I'm unfamiliar with the naming conventions - which one should a kobo use?]]>
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Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull: Wave 4

The Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull series continues as Super7 is currently taking pre-orders for the 4th Wave of 7-inch Masters of the Universe figures. Each highly articulated figure comes complete with an assortment of accessories. This wave includes Kittrina (Claw baton, Claw Paw whip, and Claw Flame sword), Modulok (Alternate hands and heads, Electrode, and Sledge Hammer), Prince Adam (Sword of Power, Sword of Power in transformation mode, and Photanium Shield), Roboto (Interchangeable arm attachments, Claw, axe, and blaster), Shadow Weaver (Wizard's Wand, Wand of Crystal, and magical blast), and Stratos (Alternate jetpack, Staff of Avion, and Sword of Ennael).

The Masters of the Universe Club Grayskull Wave 4 set of six figures is available for pre-order until Thursday, January 31st 2018 for $210.00 per set plus shipping. Also, you can pre-order individual figures for $35.00 each plus shipping.

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TFB REVIEW: The Just Released Remington V3 TAC-13 Tac-13In recent years the firearms industry has witnessed a boom in sales of Pistol Grip Firearms or PGFs.  “Firearms”, as they are classified, like the Remington Model 870 Tac-14 and Mossberg Shockwave have left some gun owners scratching their heads.  These specialty grip weapons are simply viewed as “firearms” or “non-shotgun shotguns” and have barrel […]

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POTD: SHOT Show legends We are heading with lightning speed onto the 2019 edition of SHOT SHOW, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This year’s edition of SHOT SHOW keeps the doors open between the 22:nd and the 25:th of January, and while I’ll be at home this year I know that the rest of the TFB staff will do their […]

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Help fixing Chicago Tribune Recipe I tried updating the links in the recipe with RSS links I found online but that did not help.
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Please help a fellow Calibre supporter!
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Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody

U.S.A. -( On September 24, 2018, Yunsong Zhao was vindicated. He had done nothing illegal. The evidence against him was so weak, the judge did not let the case go to trial. He dismissed the case based on lack of evidence. From

CHRISTIANSBURG — A judge on Monday dismissed the firearms charge against former Virginia Tech student Yunsong Zhao, saying that he didn’t believe the police officer or gun dealer who were the prosecution’s main witnesses.

The evidence that Zhao, a 20-year-old Chinese national, possessed an assault weapon that is allowed only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents was too flimsy to let a jury even consider a conviction, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marc Long said. Zhao, who has been locked up since his Jan. 29 arrest, had faced up to five years in a Virginia prison if found guilty on the gun charge.

Zhao grinned and clasped his hands after Monday’s dismissal — then was returned to the custody of federal immigration authorities.

If Zhao had been a citizen or a permanent resident, he would have been released at that point. But Zhao was in the U.S. on a student visa.

Zhao had been charged with an obscure law making it illegal for a non-citizen to put a magazine that holds more than 20 rounds into a semi-automatic rifle. Zhao had legally purchased the rifle, which originally had 30 round magazines with it. Because Zhao had researched the law, he knew he could not legally put the magazines in the rifle. He traded them for a sling and purchased 20 round magazines. He was arrested after firing the rifle at a range. Fortunately, a friend had videotaped him. The video showed him changing the magazine after 20 rounds.

An undercover officer had followed him to the range.  The officer claimed he saw a 30 round magazine in the rifle. That is what resulted in the arrest. A search of Zhao's possessions only turned up 20 round magazines. The officer claimed he did not video the firing, because his cell phone ran out of battery power at exactly that point. The judge did not buy the officer's explanation.

While Zhao was in custody,  he was expelled from Virginia Tech for unauthorized possession of a knife on campus. The charges were brought after he had been arrested on the rifle charge. He was unable to contest the charges because he was in custody. As he was no longer enrolled at Virginia Tech, he lost his student visa.

After he was acquitted of the rifle charges, he remained in custody because he no longer had a student visa. An immigration court ruled that he had to stay in custody, largely because of the rifle case (which had been dismissed).

Yunsong Zhao left the United States in October of 2018. He was simply tired of being in custody. He could leave because he had been acquitted. He had been in custody for close to nine months.

He had not committed any crimes. He came to the U.S. legally.

He went into custody as a teenager. He came out most of a year later. At 19, nine months is a very long period of time.

I would like to believe the authorities had a legitimate reason to target Yunsong Zhao. It would make living in the United States easier.

We rightly condemn other countries for holding U.S. citizens for months and years without proper trials.

Yunsong Zhao was caught in a trap of U.S. paranoia, obscure weapons law (which he obeyed!) and insane University regulations forbidding the possession of a knife.

The authorities said they were concerned he had purchased a former police car. He had looked at how much police lights for the car cost online. He had looked up what bullet-resistant vests cost. He had looked online at the cost of 5,000 rounds of ammunition.

Strung together, these items can sound menacing. They do not seem unusual for a teenage university student who is interested in police work. If Zhao were a citizen or permanent resident, looking at these items online would be covered by the First Amendment.

University students in other countries should be careful to not break the laws or rules they are supposed to live under.

But hold a young man in custody for nine months because of a stupid rule about possession of a knife with a blade of more than 5 inches? On a university campus?

This is America.

Consider a student is forbidden to possess a knife on an American campus. Not carry a knife, but to possess a knife. Think about how far that is from the Second Amendment.

Virginia Tech is not alone. Many American colleges and universities forbid students from possessing knives on campus. It is irrational. It is stupid. It shows how far our insane universities are going to indoctrinate students with anti-weapon attitudes.

Virginia Tech is a public, “land grant” college.  It is a senior Reserve Officer Training Corps college. It obtains considerable money from the United States and the State of Virginia.

The college is allowed to obtain this money while blatantly enforcing absolutist anti-self defense and anti-Second Amendment rules.

How is it that land grant institutions are allowed to show such a flagrant disregard for one of the foundational freedoms in the United States?

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCC)has been making significant progress over the last ten years. Several states have reformed their laws to allow students to exercise Second Amendment rights on campus. SCC does not lobby to reform the rules for possessing knives on campus.

Knife Rights is pushing hard to eliminate knife bans from state statutes. That does not eliminate university rules.

What happened to Yunsong Zhao should be a warning to all Americans.

About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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can i have *both* syncing across android/kindle paperwhite AND bold/font weight? So I primarily read on my kindle. I use calibre and the KFX output plugin to get weighted fonts there. But I also like the ability to read on my phone and android tablet. I get most of my books from public domain and not from the Amazon ecosystem.
Right now I'm using Moon Reader+ on my phone/tablet and the paperwhite to read.
I also like having the option to do font weighting on paperwhite.
So it seems like my options are:
1) Send all files to my @kindle email. This would achieve syncing across all devices. I could use the kindle official app for my phone/tablet.
BUT, I'd lose the ability to do font weighting along with the cool preview features to find how many pages left in the chapter and page flip etc. I think this is called "enhanced typesetting"?
2) Continue converting via calibre to KFX, I'd get font weighting and page flip/preview features, but I'd lose the ability to sync to my phone/tablet.
Do i have that right? What do you folks do who read on multiple devices? I'm trying to read more on my phone/tablet when I don't have my Kindle as opposed to mindlessly scrolling social media etc.]]>
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Azw3 vs dual mobi: pros and cons? Azw3 and dual mobi look pretty much the same, but are there pros and cons of using one format vs another?
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Democrats ShutDown Getaway Art by A.F. Branco

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President Trump stays sitting at his desk in Washington DC eager to make a deal as Democrats are living it up at a Puerto Rico getaway while Federal employee’s go without a paycheck.

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Commies gonna commie NYC mayor wants to seize private property from landlords who don’t want their tenants living on the property anymore.

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I was promised the hearing protection act and reciprocity And the Republicans are looking to enact gun violence restraining orders.

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Shutdown So, ya’ll surviving this .gov shutdown thing?

Apparently, after 30 days of furlough, federal jobs are permanently vacated. I doubt that will happen.

Meanwhile, economic illiterate Bernie Sanders on the twitterer:

The scientists tell us that the future of the planet is endangered by climate change. Meanwhile, because of Trump's government shutdown, about 95% of E.P.A. employees have been furloughed because they are "non-essential." How insane is that?

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 15, 2019

Uhm, what’s insane is that a department that is 95% non-essential exists.

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