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  • Anyone Kobo Aura One to Oasis 2?
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  • Buy Amazon cover for Oasis 2
  • Need help: Using NGINX as reverse-proxy for Calibre
  • SD card in Kindle Fire
  • Aura One - Book on Tablet not syncing to Aura
  • Calibre on taskbar in Win 10?
  • Semantic discussion on the phrase "Title Case"
  • Cooking season
  • Configuration backup
  • History Dumas, Alexandre (père): Liebesdramen B2 [German] V1 17.11.2017
  • Sony DPT-RP1 cracked Android version
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  • Can't restore database from backups

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    Anyone Kobo Aura One to Oasis 2?

    I’ve been using Kobo Aura One and love the device but miss the Kindle ecosystem. Anyone get Oasis 2 and able to speak to whether the smaller screen is frustrating or is 7inch close enough?

    Let's talk about series we love

    I thought about writing this in the other thread about series, but realised it would not only be off-topic but anti-topic, so here's a new thread for talking about series we love. (On topic for this thread are all kinds of series, from duologies and up, and also stand-alones where there's reason to think the author will write sequels.Talking about series where we love some books but not all are also on topic.)

    I just finished the fifth and last book book in Marie Brennan's The Memoirs of Lady Trent.


    All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.
    Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity.
    I really, really liked this series. I started reading when the first book came out, almost five years ago. I'm not good at remembering lots of details from books I read, and for some series that's a problem, but this series is very forgiving to forgetful readers :) Lady Trent travels all over the world with a few companions, so the number of recurring important characters is manageable. Later books build on earlier, but the important events are remarkable enough that it's easy to remember them even after several years and oodles of other books read in between. We learn to know her and see her grow from a curious child to a world famous naturalist (this is not a spoiler, it's mentioned in the preface to the first book). The books also made me care enough about dragons that plot twists about discoveries about dragon biology matter.

    Originally Posted by Isabella, Lady Trent
    Be warned, then: the collected volumes of this series will contain frozen mountains, foetid swamps, hostile foreigners, hostile fellow countrymen, the occasional hostile family member, bad desicions, misadventures in orienteering, diseases of an unromantic sort, and a plenitude of mud.

    Request for Handling of word-presses

    In Marvin 3, word-presses can be configured to invoke up to 5 different commands. Would you consider automatically invoking the command if only one command is enabled.

    In my case, I would only enable dictionary and if I long-pressed a word then the dictionary entry for that word would automatically appear.

    Buy Amazon cover for Oasis 2

    I want to buy an Amazon cover for the new Oasis 2, so if someone who is unhappy with the magnets is willing to sell? Any finish and color. Will pay good price too :)
    Paypal payment, and of course I pay shipping to Europe.

    Fingers crossed...

    Need help: Using NGINX as reverse-proxy for Calibre

    I am working to get Calibre reverse-proxied by NGINX webserver. The basic NGINX setup as presented in the documentation works well (note that NGINX is hosted on and calibre-server is running on a different computer,


    server {
            listen 80 default_server;
            server_name localhost;
            proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;
            location /calibre/ {
                    proxy_buffering off;
            location /calibre {
                    rewrite /calibre /calibre/ permanent;

    And this is how I'm starting the calibre-server on


    calibre-server --url-prefix /calibre --num-per-page=999 --port 8080
    The above works fine. But I want to tweak something. And it's an NGINX thing, not a Calibre thing. However, I figured that some folks here have fronted Calibre with NGINX and may know NGINX.

    Currently, if I go to (that's the NGINX server URL) then it jumps to (that's the calibre-server URL). Great. But what I want is if the user enters this:

    ... then NGINX translates that to:

    ... so that the user does not hit the Calibre default screen where they then have to manually choose a library, a virtual library, and a sort order. I want to automatically give them my preferred view (library, vl, sort). Then later they can change all this is the want, but they start out with MY defaults, not Calibres.

    I know I could just have them bookmark the full URL (including fragment) that I am proposing to rewrite above. But this is something I think I should be able to do automatically in NGINX. But being new to NGINX, I don't know how.

    In a nutshell:

    If user hits NGINX with generic (no fragment at the end of the URI), then rewrite to add the fragment that defines my preferred library/vl/sort.

    But if user hits NGINX with a Calibre URI with a fragment on the end, then leave it as-is and don't try to rewrite.

    After getting this rewrite fixed, next up I will use my DDNS name, httpS with LetsEncrypt cert, and client cert authentication. One step at a time though. I'm just working on the rewrite and basic reverse proxy stuff first.

    SD card in Kindle Fire

    My friend at work as the latest Kindle Fire. She wants to know if she can store books (purchased from other places and converted to mobi) on the Micro SD card? If so where are they stored at?

    Thanks in Advance.

    Aura One - Book on Tablet not syncing to Aura

    So I have a book (actually 2) I started reading on my tablet before my Aura arrived. I have done every possible manner of syncing and the books will not sync to the Aura with overdrive or Libby. Does anyone have any ideas?


    Calibre on taskbar in Win 10?

    I recently upgraded to calibre 3.11, and also got the Win 10 Creator's Update. I have Calibre on my taskbar, but now when I start it a second copy of the icon appears on the taskbar for the running process. This is what it looks like (hovering the mouse over the right-hand icon of the two):

    I used to have only the one icon, underlined if running like the right-hand one of the pair, not underlined like the left one if not running. Clicking on the left icon tries to start a second Calibre instance, and after a few seconds takes me to the instance which is already running.

    This doesn't happen with any of my other quick-launch taskbar programs. Is this a Calibre issue, or a Windows issue?

    Semantic discussion on the phrase "Title Case"

    While you're definitely grammatically correct. "Titlecase" is what this particular feature is called in various automated routines ... such as regex. The function capitalizes the first letter of every word with zero regard for filtering words that wouldn't typically be capitalized. In the world of grepping and regexping, "Titlecase" is the familiar terminology for the function being provided. I personally think "Capitalize" would probably confuse more people than it would help.

    Cooking season

    Here is a thread for all things cooking.
    What small appliances do you use frequently?
    Favorite recipes.
    What are you doing for the all you can eat day? Aka Thanksgiving.

    Configuration backup

    I wish to be able to backup the configuration files for Calibre (not the content).

    I have Calibre (64-bit) running on a Windows 10 VM (D:\Program Files\Calibre2) and the content/db on a NAS share.

    The NAS is being backed up, but wish to backup the Calibre settings if I need to reinstall.

    Can someone tell me which files need to be backed up?

    History Dumas, Alexandre (père): Liebesdramen B2 [German] V1 17.11.2017

    Alexandre Dumas père; * 24. Juli 1802 in Villers-Cotterêts, Département Aisne; † 5. Dezember 1870 in Puys bei Dieppe, Seine-Maritime) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Heute ist er vor allem durch seine zu Klassikern gewordenen Historienromane bekannt, etwa Die drei Musketiere und Der Graf von Monte Christo.

    Hier der zweite Band von Liebesdramen.

    Attached Files
    File Type: epub Liebesdramen-B2.epub (203.0 KB)

    Sony DPT-RP1 cracked Android version

    Is there anybody on this forum who could share experience with DPT-RP1 with Android?

    Mainly interested in if the Bluetooth works with BT page turners or BT keyboards.

    Library Title

    I have 2 libraries but one shows a shortcut title and the other the full path, i.e. the first is Calibre-current and the second is C:\users\myname\Documents\Calibre\Calibre-archived

    Is there a way to show the second one as a shortened title? I know picky, picky, but it offends my sense of balance ;) If not, that's ok - but just in case I missed something.

    Can't restore database from backups


    Had a corruption in my DB. When I launch am given the option to restore from backup. After it gets to adding in the books, third routine at about 85% it fails with this error:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 127, in run
    File "site-packages\calibre\db\", line 281, in replace_db
    File "", line 84, in copyfile
    File "", line 52, in copyfileobj
    IOError: [Errno 12] Not enough space

    The drive that I can see the dump file & folder is the same location as my Calibre Library and has 360gb free.....

    Any thoughts?



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