Create An Ebook From Wikipedia

Acknowledging that Wikipedia has is credibility issues, here’s a neat way to combine Wiki articles into an ebook.

On the left hand side of an article page, click on “Create A Book.”

Click “Start Book Creator” in the center column.

Then, navigate to the pages you want to add. At the top center of each article page is a box which says “Book Creator” and inside that is an “Add This Page To Your Book” link. Click on that to add the article, then go on to the next.

When you’re done adding pages, click on “Show Book”

This takes you to another page that lets you reorder the pages, then download in various formats or even order a physical copy.

Neat stuff.

Four Mostly Forgotten Conflicts In US History

I ran across this interesting article about four mostly forgotten conflicts in US history. Not forgotten by me, of course, as I am a US history teacher. Still, there may be one in there you’ve has misremembered.

For my favorite forgotten conflict, I would nominate the Barbary War of 1801 – 1805.

Behind The Name

Behind The Name is a site that lists the meanings and origins of names from a wide range of cultures and time periods.

Simple DIY Lightbox

One way to improve your photography of your figures is to use a lightbox. I made mine from foamcore and butcher’s paper. Here’s another great method for a diy lightbox: link

BBC On Wargaming and Games Workshop

The BBC website has an article on Warhammer 40K. Gary Chalk, (one of my favorites) former Warhammer artist and game designer, doesn’t have good things to say.