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  • Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014
  • Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014
  • Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014
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    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Hello there!

    I'm looking for where the shortcut key assignment for toggling the jobs window went. I've been through the list a few times and can't seem to locate it, although the User Manual (http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/gui....oard-shortcuts) seems to indicate it should be there with the rest of them.

    I'm currently running Calibre 2.12 64bit.

    Thanks for any help or suggestions you are willing to share. =)

     
    Calibre for android

    I have an Acer Android tablet. Can I get calibre on this tablet. I do not see an android designation at the calibre sight.

     
    is there a guide for how to use an ereader in linux?

    Using an ereader seems really complicated in Linux. Some insturctions say download the dekstop for the reader. Then there's using WINE. Is there a guide or a link someone could give me so I could come up with an effective way of doing it? Thanks.

     
    Looking for Dark Gritty Western

    Folks:
    I am looking for dark and gritty westerns, which are similar in atmosphere to the spaghetti westerns of the 60s: Good the Bad and the Ugly, Fist Full of Dollars, Django, etc.

    I have never purchase or read a western; however, some seem pretty love originated or cheesy.

    Looking for recommendations

    Thanks
    JJ

     
    Free classic Romance books.

    Does anyone know where I can get some free classic Romance novels for my Sony Reader besides Feedbooks, PG, MR, GP & Manybooks? For some unknown reason I've been in the mood for books about romance. Fiction of course.

     
    Help with mp3 audiobooks on MacBook Air

    I picked up some of the Sync audiobook titles (MP3 format, no DRM) for my goddaughter. She has a school-issued MacBook Air (current model), and I'm trying to figure out if there's a way for her to listen to those audiobooks. She can ONLY download/install programs from the Apple App Store (or whatever they call it for MacBooks). I don't have an Apple anything, and haven't found any way to browse the store without one. Does anyone have experience with a program that might work for this?
    I think I understand that it's 'possible' to do this through iTunes, by converting file types,, and playing back through iTunes. I've read thru the process for some version of OSX, and it sounded difficult. I think I've also heard that iTunes is not a particularly friendly audiobook player (for files acquired elsewhere, at least. At least some of what I read indicated that tags might need to be changed or built-- I've done this before a few times for Sandisk players, but I'd prefer a solution that avoids that necessity since I don't have any way to test the results before handing off the files. (I think the Sync files have good MP3 tags, but I've read that iTunes may not keep them when converting file types....)
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    I asked her parents last year about giving her a Sandisk Clip Zip, or a un-activated android phone set up as a player, but they weren't that excited about either of those options.

    KentE

     
    Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014

    Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.

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    He was a little bit of a fellow, with long dark hair and dark glowing eyes, and he swayed on the music-stool, as he played and sang, in a manner most new to the young men of Taroomba. He had not much voice, but the sensitive lips took such pains with each word, and the long, nervous fingers fell so lightly upon the old piano, that every one of the egregious lines travelled whole and unmistakable to the farthest corner of the room. And that was an additional pity, because the piano was so placed that the performer was forced to turn his back upon his audience; and behind it the young men of Taroomba were making great game of him all the time.

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    Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014

    Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.

    Excerpt
    He was a little bit of a fellow, with long dark hair and dark glowing eyes, and he swayed on the music-stool, as he played and sang, in a manner most new to the young men of Taroomba. He had not much voice, but the sensitive lips took such pains with each word, and the long, nervous fingers fell so lightly upon the old piano, that every one of the egregious lines travelled whole and unmistakable to the farthest corner of the room. And that was an additional pity, because the piano was so placed that the performer was forced to turn his back upon his audience; and behind it the young men of Taroomba were making great game of him all the time.

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    Mystery and Crime Hornung, E. W: The Boss of Taroomba. v1. 19 Dec 2014

    Ernest William Hornung (7 June 1866 – 22 March 1921) was an English author and poet known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London. Hornung was educated at Uppingham School; as a result of poor health he left the school in December 1883 to travel to Sydney, where he stayed for two years. He drew on his Australian experiences as a background when he began writing, initially short stories and later novels.

    Excerpt
    He was a little bit of a fellow, with long dark hair and dark glowing eyes, and he swayed on the music-stool, as he played and sang, in a manner most new to the young men of Taroomba. He had not much voice, but the sensitive lips took such pains with each word, and the long, nervous fingers fell so lightly upon the old piano, that every one of the egregious lines travelled whole and unmistakable to the farthest corner of the room. And that was an additional pity, because the piano was so placed that the performer was forced to turn his back upon his audience; and behind it the young men of Taroomba were making great game of him all the time.

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    after glow 2 and wifi eap authentication

    I have strange problem with my after glow 2.
    I have to use EAP-TLS authentication in my wifi networks.
    I tried to push certificates to flash, then install them with "Open with" (and I am not sure if they were installed)
    Next I open wifi form and tried to configure EAP-TLS auth, but I cannot pick any certificate :(

    How can I see logs or sth to know what is going wrong?
    (I can root this device)

     
    Read ePub

    When I finish reading an ePub and a swipe past the end of the eBook, I end up back at the home screen. Is there some way I can just stay at the last page of the eBook instead of going to the home screen?

     
    Book List question

    Hello Guys and Gals,

    I have another complicated question for you.

    When my Kobo update the last time it made all the books on the memory card not work. Thou they were still on the sd card you could not access them.

    So today I removed the card and did a format of the card to clear it so i could put the books back onto it.

    Now Before I put the sd card in i checked the kobo but the books are still listed in the book list even thout they are no longer on the sd card and it is not plugged in. So i have 166 books showsing in my kobo list but if you try to read on of the 166 it says to download the books.

    My question is how do i get the bad books removed from the Kobo list so I could use Calibre and put them back on the sd card that I just formatted?
    It would be very time consuming to have to go thru 166 books on the kobo to delete each bad book 1 by 1.

    When I have the Kobo Connected to my system and Calibre loaded it only see's the goo books and not the bad 166. So the bad books only show on the kobo book list itself.

    I hope this makes sense as sometimes my language or terms are wrong.
    I hoped when i removed the sd card to format it that the bad books would be removed from the Kobo list but I was wrong.

    Please Let me know.
    Thanks in advance
    Gren

     
    Hunter & Holmes: The Kidnapping

    Hey everyone,

    Long time lurker, first time poster here. I just finished reading a Hardy Boy’s-esque e-book by the name of Hunter & Holmes: The Kidnapping. Have any of you heard of it? Apparently it’s an eight book series as well (which is pretty cool… if I really like a story I’m always a bit dissatisfied if its only one novel, unless there is an epic conclusion).

    Anyways, I wanted to discuss some of the pros & cons of the first book (without giving away any spoilers). Hopefully some of you have read it too so we could have a discussion.

    Pros:

    Plot - the plot was believable. I really dislike reading stories where I find myself always dissecting how something would or would not have happened. Fortunately with H&H I was able to accept a majority of the plot as plausible which allowed me to focus on enjoying the story rather than nitpicking.

    Characters - H&H has a lot of different characters which allows you to establish a relationship with the series. Daniel Holmes ends up being my favorite character in the first book since I view him as the rock of the dynamic duo. I like that he’s into music, sports, and video games (which a lot of teenage boys can relate to) and definitely seems more “manly” than Jason. There are a bunch of secondary characters who play minor, but important roles, and theres even some room for a little romance.

    Illustrations - The graphic illustrations are a nice break from just reading constant walls of texts. They allow you to compare your own visions of the characters with the illustrator’s.

    Ease of reading - The book is fairly easy to read (probably 8th grade level or so) so it can make for a quick read (if you’re a fast reader) or normal, but enjoyable read (if you’re a slow, imaginative reader like I am).

    Access - It’s an e-book and I got the epub format (I believe it comes in epub/pdf/kindle and that you can get it from all the major e-book vendors like Amazon/Apple/B&N etc) so I can read it whenever and where ever.


    Cons:

    Grammar - I noticed some spelling errors while reading, which I don’t really mind, it just tells me that this novel isn’t from a major publishing company (yay for the little guy?). It still would have been nice to not be distracted while reading through the chapters.

    Slang - You could definitely tell that the author is an older adult. A lot of the slang that he chose (or didn’t choose to use) made this pretty obvious. Even if we are to believe that H&H are far more mature than your normal teenager, I just don’t know many teenagers who would walk around speaking the way they do in the Bay Area (and I am born and raised there). And when did anyone ever say “Give me some knuckles,” which Chauncey loves to say. I also remember reading “orange drink” which reminded me of the grape drink skit that Dave Chappelle did. These word choices aren’t horrible, it just detracted from my reading flow.

    Jason’s ordeal: We hear about this CONSTANTLY in the book. This is probably the biggest detractor since you feel like you want to say “I know, I know… You went through some tough stuff, but ENOUGH ALREADY!” Maybe it is just me, but the constant rehashing of what had happened got old really quickly.


    Themes:

    Good vs Bad = Chuck vs Nike?

    I was trying to see if there was a constant theme of what shoes the “good guys” were wearing as compared to the “bad guys,” but unfortunately I didn’t really notice constant descriptions of what the bad guys were wearing. The author definitely made it a point of emphasis to always mention Chuck Taylors, which most of the good guys seem to like, wear, or talk about… but I couldn’t draw a conclusive connection between what the antagonists were wearing due to lack of information.

    Was anyone else able to draw upon some themes?


    Come on man:

    Don’t think this is a spoiler since it happens so early in the book, but the authors choice of sedative… A DART?! A dart…? A blow dart? Come on man… who the heck is using a blow dart to sedate people now-a-days? Haha, reminds me of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective!


    Conclusion:

    I definitely think the pros far outweigh the cons for Hunter & Holmes: The Kidnapping. Sure there a few things that make you scratch your head when you see them, but since it’s an e-book I am sure these mistakes/choices could easily be remedied/fixed. I would definitely recommend H&H for readers around age 13 (or older): teenagers, young adults, or anyone who enjoys and appreciates the “hobby detective” genre. Each novel is low priced so you can enjoy yourself without having to break the bank.

    -Ramuh

     
    [Beta] Zugriff auf Tolino Cloud via Python-Skript (Hugendubel.de, Thalia.de, Buch.de)

    Hallo,

    ich habe da mal was gebastelt, damit man die Tolino Cloud per Kommandozeile ansprechen kann.

    http://github.com/hzulla/tolino-python

    Das ist noch ziemlich roh und unfertig, nur unter Linux getestet und funktioniert bisher nur mit Hugendubel.de, Thalia.de und Buch.de. Vielleicht finden es ja auch andere Entwickler hier nützlich.

    Freue mich auf Rückmeldungen.

     
    Amazon gave me free Amazon Coins.

    I bought some popcorn for my nephew for Christmas, and Amazon surprised me with 300 free Amazon Coins because of it.

    The email says that they are to be spent at the Amazon Appstore.

    Does this mean that I need to have a smartphone? Can I buy apps at the appstore which will work on my desktop computer?

     

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