Damari Myers

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Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4)
Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4)
Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4) by Tina Marie Kaht and Hatice Bayramoglu. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the m category.
MongoDB Basics
MongoDB Basics
MongoDB Basics by Peter Membrey , David Hows, et al.. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming
Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming
Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming by Michael McLaughlin. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 37 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Watch Over Me
Watch Over Me
Watch Over Me by Mila Gray. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Blackberry Winter
Blackberry Winter
Blackberry Winter by Cheryl Reavis. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Wednesday Night Supper Club
Wednesday Night Supper Club
Wednesday Night Supper Club by Stewart Brewer. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Juror #3
Juror #3
Juror #3 by James Patterson. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 1087 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Mercy (Neon Lawyer Series Book 2)
Mercy (Neon Lawyer Series Book 2)
Mercy (Neon Lawyer Series Book 2) by Victor Methos. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 555 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Girl from Home
The Girl from Home
The Girl from Home by Adam Mitzner, Jonathan Walker, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 92 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
House Next Door
House Next Door
House Next Door by Anne Rivers Siddons. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 258 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Pet Cemetary
Pet Cemetary
Pet Cemetary by Stephen King. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Holy Bible Complete King James Version
Holy Bible Complete King James Version
Holy Bible Complete King James Version by Stephen Johnston. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming by Riccardo Poli, William B. Langdon, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Python Parallel Programming Cookbook
Python Parallel Programming Cookbook
Python Parallel Programming Cookbook by Giancarlo Zaccone. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints
CodeIgniter Web Application Blueprints by Rob Foster. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Code Like A Pro: The Developer's Handbook
Code Like A Pro: The Developer's Handbook
Code Like A Pro: The Developer's Handbook by Anshuman Patro. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Flash MX Application & Interface Design
Flash MX Application & Interface Design
Flash MX Application & Interface Design by Jamie McDonald, Paul Prudence, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Swift Essentials - Second Edition
Swift Essentials - Second Edition
Swift Essentials - Second Edition by Dr Alex Blewitt. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin by Mike James. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Kotlin programming category.
Magnolia: The Shooting Script
Magnolia: The Shooting Script
Admitted, I've not seen the movie. I loved Boogie Nights, which I thought was worlds beyond just "a flick about porno". It was deep, and intriguing, and dark. And this book is no different. These characters are not perfect, nor do they pretend to be. They are real, their emotions are real, and its so unabashadly beautiful how they can do what they feel when they feel it. Some of the writing (especially Frank TJ Mackey's monologues) are downright hilarious.
At first I thought that so many characters would make the story incoherant, harder to conceptualize exactly what was going on. The beauty of scripts, in my opinion, is the fact that you can visualize the film in your head, see the characters doing these things, ESPECIALLY if you haven't seen the movie, which I'm dying to do. Paul Thomas Anderson can't make a bad movie, or a bad script. The three stories intertwine and revolve around one long day in the San Fernando Valley; from the old, disheartened Quiz Kid, the young and new Quiz Kid, from the dying man and his frazzled bride, to the lonely cop with low ambitions. They all circle around one another beautifully, from scene to scene telling you the ultimate story about love, life, and what it means to actually BE there for someone. It doesn't have to be perfect, or beautiful, or meaningful, you can only do the best you can. At moments the script even pokes fun at itself, saying in one situation "this is the part in the movie where you help me out" which I thought was cool and funny and cute at the same time (and the FROGS! The FROGS!...) Don't doubt PT Anderson, his next will probably blow this one away.
But he'll have a hell of a time trying.
Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications: Deliver production-ready and cloud-scale Angular web apps
Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications: Deliver production-ready and cloud-scale Angular web apps
The thing that sets this book apart from other Angular books is the comprehensive advice on how to take an idea from the back of a napkin to deployment.

The book starts with a chapter on how to configure your development environment and integrate build tools and project management tools. Next, Doguhan provides thoughts on how to best work with the business stakeholders to gain a high-level concept of the application's major functions and turn that into a simple set of interactive wireframes. From there, you build a simple local weather app to cover the Angular basics.

Switching gears into a well-defined line-of-business app project, you are shown how to build the walking skeleton of the new application utilizing the powerful Angular Router. This critical step gives you something to put in front of the stakeholders almost immediately. Not only is this very quick business value, but gives you an opportunity to iron out any large architecture-level issues before they become too difficult to manage.

After the walking skeleton, several Angular concepts are covered in-depth as you work on features for the Lemon Mart app. This larger app provides an opportunity to talk about best practices, useful design patterns and potential pitfalls. The last chapters cover how to easily deploy the app to Amazon's cloud using Docker, and how to tie into Google Analytics to give your stakeholders feedback on site performance and user activity.

So, yeah, you'll learn Angular.

You'll also learn so much more that you can use on all of your future web-app efforts, regardless of whether or not you use Angular.
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
What features of facebook led to its instant success, and who deserves the credit? Why has facebook continued to grow while other social networks faltered at earlier stages? How did facebook make money at various stages of development? What caused facebook's various missteps? Does facebook really care about privacy? David Fitzpatrick gives convincing answers to these questions that have been hotly debated among users for years. The book suffers at times from gushy editorializing, but overall the reporting is balanced (with a few exceptions), and readers can weigh the facts on their own.

Fitzpatrick identifies several features that differentiated facebook from the rest. School networks offered a controlled community. Users felt comfortable projecting their true identities online in this setting. The site was easy to use, and didn't try to do too much too soon. Long-run growth was always a stronger priority than short-term ad revenue. Mark Zuckerberg's immaturity during his college age years is clear, but he ultimately nails the most important strategic decisions. He was not a mere caretaker of a simple idea at the right time.

The book touches on the personal conflicts made famous by the Social Network movie. The motives behind Eduardo Saverin's sacking are carefully reported. In contrast, key facts are missing in Fitzpatrick's treatment of the Winklevoss/Narendra ConnectU lawsuit. Fitzpatrick makes a convincing case that ConnectU's business plan was inferior to thefacebook's, but he glosses over how Zuckerberg sabotaged their site for months. Zuckerberg's AOL IMs from this era (referenced in the 12/30/10 NYT) reveal he viewed them as a competitor, and this calls into question Fitzpatrick's judgment that Zuckerberg was merely guilty of being "rude" and "uncooperative." Future editions of the book should incorporate more accurate information about the case.

Another weakness is the book's failure to address contradictions in facebook's views on privacy. For example, he asserts in the prologue that facebook "has always been explicitly conceived and engineered by Zuckerberg and colleagues as a tool to enhance your relations with your real-world friends" But later we learn that Zuckerberg is always pushing people to be more transparent, and that voyeurism was part of facebook's success from the beginning at Harvard. Who seriously believes facebook has never encouraged voyeurism outside of your circle of real friends?

Yet the book's most lasting impression is Zuckerberg's resolve in prioritizing facebook's utility over its profits. Knowing how close friend Sean Parker lost control of his past ventures, Zuckerberg is careful not to let future investors take control of his baby. Understanding this is also crucial to understanding the controversy behind facebook's delays in going public. Without Zuckerberg's patience, facebook would have been far less useful as a tool of Viacom, News Corp, Yahoo, Microsoft, or Wall Street. For this, Zuckerberg is worthy of the rosy picture painted in this book, despite his sins.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
As a new hunter and huge nerd, I've been on the lookout for really good, soup-to-nuts resources that would help me grow as a hunter. In the midst of that search, I encountered Steven Rinella's podcast and TV show. I've enjoyed them both thoroughly and was excited when I found his books since I was certain I'd enjoy them, too.

If you're a new hunter, these books are a great purchase though - if I'm being honest - they fell just short of what I was truly hoping they'd be.

The positives are many...

At a technical level: The writing is excellent. Topics are covered in depth and with excellent clarity. In the midst of every discussion, great stories and anecdotes are woven such that you feel like you're reading a beautiful cross between a manual/textbook and a hunting memoir. It's an engaging read that I found hard to put down. The book is VERY well organized and the ideas flow into one another in a very sensible way. As the author states, you'll want to read this book from cover-to-cover without skipping things. Concepts and illustrations build on the material that came before it, and there's a lot of information you can apply from one discussion (say hunting something as seemingly foreign to me as an East Coaster like bighorn sheep) to another (like the more recognizable whitetail deer).

Similarly, the last section of the book on butchering is clear, detailed, and beyond helpful... Principles for butchering large animals are presented in general terms where needed so you can apply concepts to whatever animal is in front of you. But specifics are given where appropriate, too.

In addition to the technical aspects of the book, it's absolutely beautiful. The photography, layout, and colors draw you into the book and make it all the more engaging. I'm not usually someone who gets into aesthetics, but this book's got 'em and I'm sure people who enjoy that more than I do will be well-pleased.

Throughout the authors make a beautiful case for conservation of both these beautiful animals and the public lands on which they can survive and be enjoyed by us all.

But, there are a couple of places where I felt the book just fell short of being EVERYTHING I'd hoped. For one thing, there's nothing on identifying sign and tracking... There's reference to rubs, scrapes, trails and the like in the varied sections on different animals. However, I can't think of a place where a photograph of any of them. As a novice woodsman, a big part of locating productive grounds and the animals that inhabit them will include being able to know what to look out for (short of an animal's silhouette slipping through the brush) and how to read the story it's trying to tell you. For example, I found what I thought was a scrape in the woods and, all excited with my newfound woodsman skills, showed it to another hunter. At a glance they said, "That's not a deer scrape. It's from a turkey." I'm sure that I'll make more mistakes like that in the woods until I have more experience - after all, nothing's better - but I think this is a definite gap in the book's content as a 'complete guide'.

I also think a little more practical examples might've been helpful... I'd have appreciated something like an example hunt for one of the more popular animals in the book (say elk, mule deer, or whitetail). Seeing pictures of a map and how the authors dissected it, where they entered, what they found scouting, how they approached the hunt based on that info, etc would've help me put the excellent information in the book in order inside my head.

So, if you're a new hunter, I think this book is a must read... I'm sure there are other, species-specific books that will include more nuggets pertaining to your animal of choice. But, I'm also confident that none of them will do more to make you a well-rounded hunter and put you in a better position to utilize the game you harvest than these books will. AND you'll just have a ton of fun reading it along the way.

(Side note: I have a decent background in firearms use and think that the firearms treatment here is very good - especially for the novice. However, I wonder whether some of the information - like understanding caliber, cartridges, etc - would've been better treated in a separate volume in order to focus more on the hunting-specific aspects of shooting or to leave room for some of the topics I thought were omitted. It's hard to figure out if I'm being biased here, so I just offer this as a note rather than a praise or critique.)
Compassion Inc.: Unleashing the Power of Empathy in Life and Business
Compassion Inc.: Unleashing the Power of Empathy in Life and Business
I loved this book since it matches my world-view. The inclusion of apt Buddhist quotes at the beginning of each chapter; the importance of practising compassion and empathy in our daily lives and how these attributes can also make a good business strategy for companies; dry humour interspersed through a myriad of personal stories are just some of the reasons to pick up this book. If you are a sceptic of the fundamental premise of the book I would encourage you to browse through the many examples given in the book to see why embracing both compassion and empathy makes sense. The book itself is a product of an introspective, self-aware mind that has abstracted the learnings (both personal and professional) from the rags to riches story of an Indian entrepreneur living in Dubai (the author). The book is deeply personal and hence distinctly authentic. What I found of particular interest was the examples of how interleaving compassion in business practices can yield positive financial results. These theories and strategies are especially well laid out in the "Universally Sustainable Practices" chapter. In summation a thought-provoking book that gives a roadmap to both Individuals and businesses in their journey to make the world a better place while enriching (monetary and otherwise) themselves in the process
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
Food, Health, and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life
Oprah's cookbook is filled with gourmet flavors and beautiful pictures that will draw you into fantasizing about making her recipes. The best way to approach this cookbook is to read the entire book and then to choose 6-8 recipes you want to make. I say this because many of the recipes require special ingredients. For the 8 recipes I chose to make I needed 6 special ingredients. I bought ground chipotle chile seasoning, 6 cans of San Marzano tomatoes from Italy, white rice flour (for the lavender cookies), 6 cans of Lychees, Sabatino Truffle Zest and Sabatino White Truffle Oil. Cooking with these ingredients was really fun.

Here are the recipes I tried and my experience:

Summer Corn Chowder – There are so many flavors going on in this chowder I decided to skip the thyme. Instead of making the recipe for chicken stock I just used six cups of water and six teaspoons chicken base. That saved a lot of time. The garnishes are the highlight of this soup and I chose bacon, pimentos and corn seasoned with chipotle chile seasoning.

Mashed Cauli-Potatoes – These are better than plain mashed potatoes. I admit I doctored them up a bit with more butter, paprika and seasoning salt and added 5 green onions, sliced and sauteed. The recipe called for Yukon gold potatoes but I used russet and cubed them before boiling.

Skinny Cornbread – This is a more savory cornbread and if you like you can still serve it with butter and honey. Definitely with butter. It has onions and jalapeno chiles in it. My husband ate 3 pieces and I admit to having two. Since I don't have a cast iron pan I just used a 9-inch glass pie plate.

Turkey Lasagna – OK this recipe is very challenging because you have to use a mandoline slicer. I suggest you get a slicer with cut-resistant gloves as I did. This recipe calls for San Marzano Italian tomatoes and I must say they are the best canned tomatoes ever! With just three regular zucchinis and one medium Mexican eggplant I was able to make the dish. You layer the vegetables, sauce and mozzarella cheese. The dish you should use is a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Also I didn't have any granulated garlic or onion so I just used one teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder. I also used one tablespoon dried parsley and one tablespoon dried basil in place of fresh. Instead of minced garlic I just pressed three garlic cloves. I also used less pepper and salt. One teaspoon of seasoning salt was perfect. So that was the most complex recipe in the book!

Lavender Shortbread – Making lavender shortbread is a very aromatic experience. The orange zest and crushed lavender are heavenly scented. I found that I did not need to refrigerate the dough and could bake it immediately. Instead of regular salt I used crushed Fleur de Sel. Instead of a vanilla bean (mine had dried up) I used two teaspoons vanilla extract. I cut the shortbread into 24 squares.

Lychee Sorbet – This recipe is worth making because it is so exotic. If you don't have an ice cream machine you can also do a few tricks to make it work great. I froze the lychees and refrigerated the syrup. Then the next day I put everything into my food processor and spun it all around. It turned into a lovely Lychee Ice.

Twice-Baked Potatoes – Making this recipe takes a little time but these potatoes are delicious. You first need to bake the two russet potatoes, then you scoop them out and add in sour cream and cheddar cheese. Then you bake them again. I found that a 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish lined with foil kept clean up to a minimum.

Romaine Hearts with Warm Mushrooms and Truffle Vinaigrette – It is way worth the effort to order truffle zest and truffle oil for this recipe. The fresh romaine is so crunchy and the lemon based dressing is a perfect contrast to the other flavors. Parmesan cheese substituted great for the hard to find Pecorino Romano. This is the most delicious recipe in the book!

Each recipe has prep time, cooking time and how many servings plus Weight Watchers points per serving. Calories are also given per serving.

Some of the things you need to make the recipes include a pasta roller, pastry bag, high speed blender, microplane, Kitchen aid mixer, cast iron skillet, splatter guard (for tomato sauce), food processor (7-cup) and whisk for salad dressings.

The ingredients you might have to order include lavender flowers, anchovy paste, truffle zest, Old Bay seasoning, red curry paste, Thai fish sauce, tamarind concentrate, curry leaves, mascarpone cheese, star anise, oat flour, xanthan gum, truffle flour, fresh truffles, sea salt and frozen truffle cheese.

One recipe requires you to find a 5-gallon bucket to brine a 20-pound turkey. Most of the recipes serve 4, 6 or 8.

Some of the other recipes include:

Mushroom Soup
Maya's Smothered Chicken
Truffle Tortelloni
Fresh Cherry Crostata
Crab Cakes
Tuscan Kale and Apple Salad
Fettuccine Bolognese with Peas

What I really loved about this cookbook was all the personalized hand written notes by Oprah. You also learn a lot about Oprah's life and her struggles with weight loss. Oprah is a very creative writer and she excels at the headnotes. One story she tells is about how she first tasted a pasta dish at an Umbrian castle after a truffle hunt. This type of information makes the book so entertaining.

A lot of love and expertise went into this cookbook. I highly recommend it for adventurous home cooks who want to cook like a chef. I vote this one of the most exciting cookbooks I've ever found. The only thing I'd skip is the alcoholic drink recipes as alcohol causes disease.

~The Rebecca Review
Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition
Java: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition
I teach computer programming at the local community college and use this as my text for an intro Java class. The level of detail is excellent. The author provides useful reference tables for key concepts and clear examples. Unusually, the text also provides answers to the 10 or so questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, which is critical for students to be able to learn on their own without teachers releasing answer keys.

The sequence of the concepts is not exactly what I would use with somebody who has never programmed before. For example, introducing for() loops in the second chapter before covering arrays and indexing is great for somebody familiar with the concept of iteration and looping, but not something that's easy for a beginner to grasp during, say, the second week of writing code of any kind. This is not a detraction from the book, just a note in terms of timing.

It's size is also un-intimidating for beginning students, unlike some intro texts that are 600+ dense pages. This is important.
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Firming Lotion, Pina Colada, 6 Fl Oz
COOLA Organic Sunless Tan Firming Lotion, Pina Colada, 6 Fl Oz
I bought this based on some online reviews I read on other sites. This stuff is the real deal. The first time I used it, I was hooked. I realized I used a generous amount the first time, so the second time I tried to use a bit less because I actually wasted some. I found out the generous application is what prevents any streaking. I did end up with a bit of streak on my leg the second time because I tried to apply as little as possible. I learned my lesson.

It has a tropical smell, which I love. If you're sensitive to fragrance, it might be too much. Overall, this is an amazing product. I would rather use this than sit in the sun any day. The color is rich but very natural and even. This stuff is amazing, and the facial serum by them is even better.
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Green Lantern
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Green Lantern
In 2011, every DC Comics fan was told of a major event happening in that a massive reboot of the entire DC Universe was going to occur and that it would all be in part to a storyline guided by the character of Barry Allen/The Flash.

With the last major story having been the Blackest Night and the Brightest Day, Flashpoint would be the last actual story of the Post-Crisis DC Universe. All in part to the machinations of the Flash.

Barry Allen finds the world that he had known before has changed from how had remembered. With Barry Allen having been dead for years and then resurrected his memories are muddled. But he is not the only one back from the dead but also his futuristic rival Eobard Thawne/The Reverse-Flash. Barry realizes that his power in tapping the speed force has it so that he cannot change the past, Eobard's power with the negative speed force is different in that change has happened. With Eobard having harmed Barry's own family. This, in turn, causes Barry to try his hardest to change it back. Unfortunately, he wakes up to a world far worse than he could have known.

A world in which he would have saved the life of his family but his friends either fail to become heroes or become villains. As this story goes on for Barry attempting to change back the world to the way it was before it was changed, he races against time as the rest of the world goes on to its eventual destruction.

Eventually, it does return, or should I say reform to what we know as the New 52 DC Universe. Flashpoint becomes an epic read. With a miniseries dedicated to the horrific world that no longer exists. Readers gain incredible insight into just how bad yet at the same time how unique this world was.

Each collection of this miniseries has the change known as the Flashpoint effect occurring for each of its heroes in various ways. Like it was said in the animated movie, “Ripples of distortion radiated out through that point of impact shifting everything just a tiny bit. But enough. Enough for events to happen slightly differently.”

This world of Flashpoint is with Green Lantern. Only it’s not the Green Lantern but also several other characters as well. And in this case, it’s not the Green Lantern of Earth but the Green Lantern of Sector 2814 otherwise known as Abin Sur of Ungara. In the Flashpoint Universe, he still crashes on Earth but he doesn’t die and is heralded as a great hero by the people of Earth. Abin grows fond of his time on Earth and repays them in kind by paying them great concern in their time of crisis. Especially with the horror caused by the Amazons and the Atlanteans, humanity needs him. I found this story great because the art is a massive shout out to the Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern movie. Like Sinestro said in the movie. “You're impertinent, Hal Jordan. You're rash, volatile, opinionated - It seems Abin Sur found another just like himself.” In many ways, he is a lot like Hal and he makes for a great hero. Unfortunately, without his death, not only does Hal Jordan not become a Green Lantern but neither does Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner or John Stewart. Not being an actual Green Lantern, Alan Scott doesn’t appear either nor his daughter Jade. As well as various events that haven’t occurred like Sinestro betraying the Lanterns and discovering the Antimatter Universe that would forge a Corps dedicated to Fear. But the more things change the more they stay the same, Sinestro does betray the Lanterns and there is a great crisis. Blackest Night still happens and does claim many planets over several systems, becoming a war that appears to be on the losing end for the Green Lanterns.

Abin Sur does what he can to serve the people of Earth especially against orders from the Lantern Guardians. His story ends triumphantly, though I wish they would have shown him fight on with his new power in the Flashpoint story’s climax.

The second part of the story deals with the supernatural warriors of S.H.A.D.E. in a reworked origin story in Flashpoint. Not a big fan of this DC story but it does have its moments.

The third part of the story deals with a Green Lantern friend in the Green Arrow, who in the Flashpoint Universe isn’t Oliver Queen but Roy Harper. Roy is Oliver’s bodyguard and top weapons expert. In this universe, Oliver Queen is the playboy billionaire CEO of Queen Industries, the country’s greatest weapons contractor. With most of its weapons confiscated from criminals and duplicated as military-grade technology for the US military. Its Queen Industries master missile, the “Green Arrow” that play a major part in the US government’s aid of the Resistance in their war against the Amazons and the Atlanteans. The story shows just how selfish Oliver is, not the moral conscience that worked to make the lives of the people better. This certainly is key when it comes back to haunt him when the daughter of an Amazon Fury attempts to kill him. It ends with tragedy and I’m surprised how short it was because it was a great story.

The final part of the story ends with Hal Jordan. Not a Green Lantern but even in this universe, Hal Jordan is still a man that can overcome fear. He is the best pilot in the world and his services are required to save the United States of America in the fight against the Amazons and Atlantis. From fighting King Shark to Giganta, Hal Jordan is the man who brings a crucial victory for the forces of good but at a great cost. I love how this story deals with Hal making great friends with some of his enemies like Hector Hammond but also deals with how much he still loves Carol. The ending was really sad.

Green Lantern is a great superhero and even better story, Flashpoint or no Flashpoint. Without the four great humans who wore the ring, there was no Sinestro Corps war or Parallax’s Zero Hour and all those deaths. But no Star Sapphires, Blue Lanterns, and other great adventures. Not a big fan of S.H.A.D.E. Love how this dealt with Green Arrow, interesting that they didn’t bring in Dinah but maybe Oliver’s Flashpoint was that he never ended up on Starfish Island.

A great collection.
Every Man Jack Body Wash - Marvel Captain America | 16.9-ounce Twin Pack - 2 Bottles Included | Naturally Derived, Parabens-free, Pthalate-free, Dye-free, and Certified Cruelty Free
Every Man Jack Body Wash - Marvel Captain America | 16.9-ounce Twin Pack - 2 Bottles Included | Naturally Derived, Parabens-free, Pthalate-free, Dye-free, and Certified Cruelty Free
It has been my experience for quite some time that so-called body washes for men lack imagination and seem to fall into one of a few categories especially when it comes to scent. Most are deodorant/sport scents, musky scents, Irish Spring-ish, Old Spice-ish, the blue Cool Water-ish scents, etc. Some are so strong scented that the fragrance arrives in a room before you do and lingers long after you leave. No thanks. This product's citrus scent is subtle and clean smelling without overpowering or smelling perfumey or flowery. It also doesn't leave behind a waxy or greasy residue like most do. I'm looking forward to trying the other men's scents. Thanks for thinking outside of the box and making a product that isn't a stereotypical carbon copy of everything else.
Deadpool 2 (4K UHD)
Deadpool 2 (4K UHD)
After the success of the first Deadpool movie, the wise cracking fourth wall breaking hitman gets a sequel. Which will not make a lot of sense to those who haven't seen the first film. If you haven't, why are you reading this? Go and watch it. Then come back.

After the end of the first film, can Wade and Vanessa live happily ever after? Would they have a movie if so? Fate leaves Deadpool looking for purpose. The X Men might not be the answer. A mysterious boy with special powers and a time travelling killer called Cable [Josh Brolin] might be...

Sequels are tricky things. People want the same. But different. But there's enough mileage and flexibility in this format to allow for enough variety to make it click. And when you're throwing gags at the screen at such a rate, most are likely to connect.

It's a little stronger plot wise than the first film. It is of course not going to have the freshness and originality of that, but there is still enough great fun and good jokes to make it an entertaining watch. With a bigger cast some characters don't get as much to do as you might like, but Josh Brolin makes a very good Cable, Zazie Beetz is a superb Domino and really deserves her own franchise. And Peter's pretty cool too.

There are some bad reviews of this out there, so it might be a matter of subjective opinion. But if you loved the first film, give this a go. As to whether you should watch to the end of the credits, didn't you learn anything from what you were told at the end of that one????

The disc begins with the fox logo, but then goes into the menu with no ads or trailers.

Although the box just says English for subtitles and languages, I checked the disc, and it's actually:

Languages: English. English audio description. Russian. Ukrainian.
Subtitles: English. Russian. Danish, Swedish. Finnish. Estonian. Latvian. Lithuanian. Ukrainian.

Extras: A three minute long gag reel. If you've seen one gag reel, you've seen them all. People doing silly dances and pulling faces and the occasional outtake that raises a slight smile. This is no different.

Deadpool's fun sack 2: contains a stills gallery. This is pretty funny with an interesting collection of items and posters and worth a look.

And videos. Roughly forty mins in total, which can be watched individually or all together.

No good deed. [featuring...you'll see....]
Wet on wet.
Brazil comic con tattoos.
Deadpool meet cable.
Red band [ie same as above with strong language] Deadpool meet cable.
The trailer.
Red band trailer.
Final trailer.
Red band the final trailer.
Imax psa.
Celine Dion singing ashes video.
Behind the scenes of ashes.
Eur missing a country.
Deadpool takes over Manchester united.
The first ten years.
Welcome to the party pop video.
Deadpool two thanks you.

Some repetition seeing the trailers in a row, but a lot of fun in the above. It doesn't have the apology to David Beckham one though, if you were looking for that.
NerdChef Steel Stone - High-Performance Baking Surface for Pizza (.375 Thick - Pro)
NerdChef Steel Stone - High-Performance Baking Surface for Pizza (.375 Thick - Pro)
I have the .5" version. I feel the quality is more than sufficient, it will do as fine of a job as any other steel the same thickness, regardless of price. The only improvements I could think of to be made (necessitating higher prices) would be to round all of the outside profile edges over. The edges aren't sharp like a knife, but since this is a fairly heavy piece of metal it is capable of doing some serious damage to whatever it hits if it is dropped or banged against something. The best best, whether the edges are rounded or 90 degrees is to be very careful when handling it. For most fit men and many women, the weight should not be a problem. Since the open oven door requires one to stoop over and reach to put it in the oven, the weight become a little more unwieldy though. If you have help available and question your own ability then two people should make it manageable.

If you desire to make pizzas that have puffed up crusts with a thin crispy outside and soft chewy inside, and do it in your home oven, a baking steel or a conventional pizza/baking stone is absolutely essential to get the best possible results. Both types of material have their place, in some ways steel is best, and in other ways the stones are as good or better.

To explain the need for baking steels and stones: the faster you can heat the dough in the oven, the more it puffs up before taking a set. Air bubbles in the dough are expanded by heated air and moisture, and "pump" up the crust. This is often called "oven spring". It is like a race and it needs to happen quickly because as the dough begins to cook it will not expand any more.

Like most tools, you need to use it properly or it won't perform to it's full potential. The steel and various stone type materials transfer heat to the dough faster than air can, that is the principle of operation. It takes longer to preheat the steel or stone than normal, it needs to be saturated with heat to perform best, think of it as having to cook your stone until it's done, before it can cook your pizza of other bread item. So planning ahead and using patience is a virtue here, but the reward is well worth it.

There are certain techniques that can employed, such as placing it on one the higher rack positions and using the top broiler to get the steel or stone to 600 degrees F or higher, measured with a IR temperature gun. If you do not let a baking steel or stone reach the optimum temperature range it will do little or no good at best or even slow down the cooking and make it worse. Until you get the hang of it, and perhaps even afterward, it's best to confirm temperatures of the steel or stone. If you don't have a temperature gun and are not able to get one, allow plenty of preheating time.

If you plan to use this to cook frozen pizza on, are impatient, or aren't willing to take the time to make good dough and fiddle around with techniques this item probably will not be very useful to you. Otherwise, I believe you would be very pleased with it.

While steel is superior to stone (or fire brick, and etc) in transferring heat faster, it has one draw back. It doesn't absorb moisture like natural porous materials, and while the crust might puff up more and cook faster, the very outside layer will usually not be as crisp as a stone and a little longer cook time. The longer cook time will also give a little more even browning because being a little more crisp. So, there are instances where each material has pros and cons. If you are serious about pizza you might want one made from each material, otherwise choose according to what kind of crust you like the best.
From the Corner of His Eye
From the Corner of His Eye
This is the second time I've read this book. The first time being about 15 years ago. I remember it being a good read but it was even better this time. Koontz's writing style, dark humour and excellent descriptive passages are a joy to read. The characters are a varied mix that combine well together.

The story combines two different threads that are interwoven in a way that avoids confusion and makes you wonder how they are connected. The character Enoch (Junior) Cain is one of the best characters ever created. His ways of thinking, how he justifies his actions and how he thinks about himself had me sometimes laughing out loud. He's the antagonist, evil personified, yet thinks he's God's gift.

Covering aspects of religion, faith, love, family and quantum physics, may at first glance, seem a strange mix, but it works really well. The physics side of things is explained well so is easy to understand and see why it was used.

There's a line towards the end of the book that says, "More often than not, God weaves patterns that become perceptible to us only over long periods of time, if at all." Koontz has woven patterns throughout the book, which does take a long period of time to read, but I think everyone should.
Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Box Set
Nora Roberts Chesapeake Bay Box Set
One of this author's best works and 4-book sets. She captured the scenery fairly well and all of the male characters were very different, which I liked. Some of Roberts' books you can't tell the difference really outside of name and what they do for their vocations/day jobs. In this series, every character seemed different, fully developed and that helped me to turn pages. Really enjoyed the entire series and have given it as gifts to fellow readers of women's fiction.
Celebrities Season 1
Celebrities Season 1
Great insight into a very intelligent, perhaps genius, entrepreneur and businessman that happens to be a reigning monarch. HSH Prince Hans-Adam is expressive here, very relaxed and rather frank in his discussion of his nation, his businesses, and in the state of the world now that we're facing increased terrorism. He talks about banking secrecy, rule of law, a new constitution, the nature of monarchy and history. He even let's us in on what he likes to read on his free time. This is a mind expanding peek into a great and business savvy monarch's mind.
Hunted (BookShots)
Hunted (BookShots)
The verdict is still out for me on this new format called "Book Shots " I've read plenty of Mr Patterson stand alone books and have enjoyed them. But I don't think I'm ready for abbreviated versions of Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Jack Morgan, and Lindsey Boxer, I love the story development and the maturation of the characters, they're family and I feel cheated taking a shorter version with Book Shots. Time will tell just hope it works out in the end!
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
My Uncle Oswald (Expect the Unexpected)
I've always known Roald Dahl as a children's author but it appears he published a significant number of adult stories and novels as well. This is one of the latter. A quick glance at one book blurb had me thinking I was in for a bit of smut, but I wasn't. Dahl's narrative device is to excerpt from the diary of the narrator's rich uncle.

A character featured throughout describes one of the antics she's been enlisted for as, "...a bit of a lark." And that is exactly what this book feels like. The narrator disappears almost immediately and we're off into the tale of how the uncle got rich. It seems like an unduly lengthy diary entry but no matter. And it seems the way he ultimately did get rich might have transpired more directly but, again, no matter. The lark is the point.

Dahl just seems to have wanted to fiddle about with a sex-soaked romp through some of the best and brightest of the twentieth century, from intellectual and artistic royalty to actual royalty. As you might expect, he favors the former over the latter. And he handles the sex mostly euphemistically so the book never trips into the gutter.

There's really not much here but it's mildly amusing and a quick read.
Inferno
Inferno
Bought the book for my wife, she could not put it down once she started reading it, a very good story with lots of interesting facts
Be a Blessing: A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration
Be a Blessing: A Journal for Cultivating Kindness, Joy, and Inspiration
I love this journal! I have been a journal writer for years. I have used all kinds of journals from ones with prompts to blank notebooks. Be a Blessing is an excellent prompt journal! I am enjoying Debbie's short passages about her life. She gently guides the journal writer to reflect and dig deeper. The pages are gorgeous! The colors and illustrations are soothing and inspirational. I highly recommend this journal! If Debbie writes another journal, and I hope she does, I am definitely going to purchase it.
Bleach: Season 6
Bleach: Season 6
Bleach is one of the greatest amine ever!!!!!!! Classic Amine with sword fights and super natural powered beings to slay monsters. It also has unforgettable characters who can move one to cry or laugh out loud. In Bleach's season 6 Ichigo Kurosaki, is faced with offer to join the Vizards, in order to fight the Hollowification taken over his mind.
The Sixth Man (King & Maxwell Series Book 5)
The Sixth Man (King & Maxwell Series Book 5)
I loved this book. The intrigue, suspense and electrifying nature of the story kept my rapt interest throughout the story. It begins with a new way of analyzing intelligence data from all over the world by discovering those rare savants who are able to absorb enormous amount of data and process them akin to a modern computer, but with human intelligence. This person that is capable of performing these analyses becomes an invaluable asset to the country that he serves. The person who discovered this technique began selling consultancy to the American government for enormous amounts of money. Peter Bunting was the discoverer of this method, and indeed, he became exceedingly rich and his asset, Edgar Roy became a desirable asset to have control over for those who had less than the country’s interest at heart. So an elaborate plan was devised by persons way high in the government food chain to frame Edgar Roy for serial murders, have him incarcerated and eventually spring him for use on their own nefarious intents. Enter Maxwell and King, private investigators, hired by the attorney who will represent Roy to perform investigations relative to the case. Immediately into the story, the attorney is murdered, their lives become in danger, and everyone who touches the Edgar Roy case is a target. Unraveling this unusual set of circumstances becomes a page turning thriller that is difficult to put down. So many turns of events take place that it is dizzying, but exceptionally interesting. For pure intrigue, this book delivers.
Duns On Bond: An Omnibus of Journalism on Ian Fleming and James Bond
Duns On Bond: An Omnibus of Journalism on Ian Fleming and James Bond
So glad that Jeremy Duns has been published. A fine read, full of interesting information on an early attempts making a movie version of CASINO ROYALE and publishing a Bond novel after Ian Fleming's death. Any serious follower of 007 James Bond should add this volume to his book shelf. A nice piece of journalism.
Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Siddhartha: An Indian Tale (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
I am in the process of understanding the Eastern Tao. Hermman Heese takes a individual through three stages of his life and does a superb explaining the pain and release of each stage. Heese, as a child, spent time in India with his missionary parents. It helps to understand what Eastern philosophy is as it is different from the Western point of view. Despite this, Heese writes in a style regardless of age, religion, or political view assists the reader understand we all go through these stages of life. This is an excellent book for reference and metaphysical understanding. Paul G. Downey
Hermann Lauscher (Klassiker der Literatur) (German Edition)
Hermann Lauscher (Klassiker der Literatur) (German Edition)
Ich habe das Buch zu Weihnachten verschenkt. Jetzt hat mir der Beschenkte mitgeteilt, dass in diesem Buch in den Wörtern mit Umlauten und "ß"
an den Stellen wo die Umlaute sein sollten nichts steht. Das heißt die Umlaute wurden nicht aufgelöst, sondern die Buchstaben einfach weggelassen. So ist das Lesen des Buches ein ständiges Raten was die Worte bedeuten sollen.
The Mucker
The Mucker
Inspired by the relatively new anthology of short stories, The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (in turn, inspired by the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs), I found an Ebook copy of The Mucker by the aforesaid ERB. The Mucker does not age well. Like some of the classic Robert E. Howard works, it is full of racial epithets (some of which, placed in the slang of the eponymous “Mucker,” were new to me) that often served to jar me out of my suspended disbelief. I think I was truly blind to just how racist mainstream society was in the earliest part of the 19th century. The protagonist in The Mucker even deliberately uses an anti-Italian epithet as an anti-Hispanic and anti-Native Mexican slur: “It ain’t never a mistake to shoot a Dago, … (Location 4603).

Perhaps, outside the plot in general, the most useful lesson in The Mucker is about the premature judgments we make on the basis of appearance and language. To be sure, this is a volume about personal transformation by an extreme effort of will (else there wouldn’t have been two additional books with the main characters), but it underscores the class consciousness of its generation in a very vivid way.

In the midst of the crudeness depicted within the dialogue and class prejudice, I truly enjoyed the use of unusual words and phrases within the volume. Devotees of Strunk & White would be horrified at the use of vocabulary such as “contumely” (Location 1294) and “avoirdupois” (Location 176, a term for weights and measures in English-speaking countries with which I was unfamiliar). Indeed, who could resist a line referring to the “supposititious purpose of the cruise” (Location 571). I enjoyed the biblical reference to the “evening and the morning were the third day” (Location 1545), quotations from cowboy poet Henry Herbert Knibbs (“’It’s overland and overland and overseas to—where?’ ‘Most anywhere that isn’t here,’ I says. His face went kind of queer. ‘The place we’re in is always here. The other place is there.’” –Location 3656)
My favorite line is the book is “…the eye-light of love and lust are twin lights between which it takes much worldly wisdom to differentiate.” (Location 846) This is an ideal phrase to use in discussing the main conflict in the book (indeed, judging from the Max Collins story in the anthology, it is the main conflict in all three books—though I’ve only read this one). The male protagonist is a tough from Chicago’s Grand Avenue gang culture of the early 20th century. His hostile, pugnacious nature gets him in trouble and he ends up aboard a ship of toughs in the midst of a piratical kidnapping scheme. The subject of the scheme is a New York City socialite named Barbara. Although street tough, mucker, “coward” as Barbara calls him, Billy Byrne initially despises Barbara and all her family and social class represents, it isn’t a spoiler to suggest that, in the course of the narrative, Billy will fall in love with her and save her life on many occasions.

The kidnapping leads to a shipwreck which allows for a mix of ERB’s jungle survival prose combined with an unexpected “lost oriental” theme. The latter was a surprise to me and I hope I haven’t spoiled it for potential readers.
Well, since the book is only halfway complete when the principals are rescued from the island (and this doesn’t quite work out the way one would expect), it is clear that this isn’t the end of the saga. Billy tries to make a life without Barbara, but even though he rejects her because it is the right thing to do (two different worlds, ya’ know, and also, apparently, a recurring theme), their paths cross again in a foreign country. Once again, Billy is thrust into the position of rescuer and would-be suitor, but he must intern for a time with a Pancho Villa rival in order to do so.

It was this latter part of the novel that offered the most incredulity to me as a reader. At one point, the bandito chief is convinced that Billy isn’t a gringo because his Chicago argot is practically a foreign language. At another point, Billy who only speaks a modicum of Spanish is able to negotiate a fine deal with his new “El Jefe” (the latter not ERB’s word). Yet, the entire section was a lot of fun because Billy was parsing rather precisely between his good intentions of going straight and his service of Mexico under command of this “general.” It’s an intriguing inner dialogue and more credible than some of the action scenes. Nonetheless, the action scenes are strung together like beads and, even though one knows largely what will happen, it is still interesting to see the beads come full circle.

Eventually, I’ll read the other two novels about these characters. As of now, I don’t feel any real urgency. My ERB appetite has been (probably because of the racism and classism) temporarily quenched and I’ll wait till I’m in another pulp adventure mood to trace down the other stories.
Miller & Ben Tap Shoes; Jazz-Tap Master; All Black Medium Width Tap Shoe
Miller & Ben Tap Shoes; Jazz-Tap Master; All Black Medium Width Tap Shoe
These Jazz-Tap Master shoes offer great support for my feet, have excellent tone clarity in the taps, and are a lovely quality. I can dance in them for hours with no issues at all!

I had bought my previous tap shoes (Leo Ultra Tap II) without realizing that they would stretch, so they were flopping off my feet after a year. I was starting to have arch pain during class and rehearsals as well. I either needed to dance in thick winter socks and orthotic inserts all the time, or get a new pair of shoes. I chose new shoes, and I chose an upgrade. At first, I got them half a size smaller than street shoe - I had misread the sizing chart on the Miller and Ben site. After exchanging them (quick and easy on Amazon), I got my street shoe size. They were a little tight in the length - which was exactly what I wanted. One and a half months later, they had stretched into a comfortable lengthwise fit. I did stretch the toe box of one shoe with a shoe stretcher, in order to accommodate the toe spacers I wear.

Miller and Ben offer great quality shoes, and these should last me a long time now that they are stretched out properly. No worries about dancing in heavy socks, no muddy or dinky tap tone, no need for orthotic inserts. I love these shoes!
Knock Knock What to Get Do (So I Can Have a Drink) Pad, To Do List Note Pad, 6 x 9-inches
Knock Knock What to Get Do (So I Can Have a Drink) Pad, To Do List Note Pad, 6 x 9-inches
I bought this along with a regular planner and I must say that I like this pad so much more. It has more spaces and helps me memorize my to-do tasks better. And once I’m done with them, I can discard the page and move on. If I happened to not complete any task, then I would write them again.
Reminder: for the “Corresponds” section, you can write any activity that involves interaction with others. If you’re an introvert, then you can convert it to more tasks that can be done indoors. The “Note” section is provided as an addendum/ reminder of anything important.
Happy planning.
On Being a Shit: Unkind Deeds and Cover-Ups in Everyday Life
On Being a Shit: Unkind Deeds and Cover-Ups in Everyday Life
As someone who has been the recipient of many unkind deeds (as well as committing a few of my own), this book provides a humorous and useful approach to characterizing such behavior. More importantly, it provides a framework for understanding alternatives for responding to unkind deeds.
SUPERDANNY Power Strip Tower USB Surge Protector with 9 AC 4 USB Ports 9.8ft Multiple Electrical Outlet Extender Desktop Charging Station for Office Home Dorm Room
SUPERDANNY Power Strip Tower USB Surge Protector with 9 AC 4 USB Ports 9.8ft Multiple Electrical Outlet Extender Desktop Charging Station for Office Home Dorm Room
06/16/2020- I loved the blue color so much that I bought 2. Unfortunately, the first purchase just arrived late and the LED light doesn’t work even when switched to the ON position. Thus makes me question the durability and quality of the product if it is not working as advertised on day one. The outlets all seem to work today; but, the faulty, non-functions LED light to signal that power is “ON” is VERY concerning.

06/23/2020- I still love the blue color of this; but, my 2nd power strip arrived today. It has the same issue as the first. Oddly, the product box has a sticker that claims is was verified by quality control. Ha! if they can't catch that the LED light doesn't work, it is probable the sticker is just false. Do Not buy this product! FYI- If I have two with quality issues (100% of my orders), you may be better off picking up a power strip from your local "dollar" store. I also purchased the blue power strip with wireless charger from this company. I can only hope the quality control on that more costly product is better than the non- existent quality control on this one.

07/01/2020 Update:
- I received an email from SupperDanny advising that the Red Button was not intended to light-up. They clarified that it is an “overload reset button that will be sucked in to cut off power when there is an overload or short-circuit. When this happens, please press the button and it will be popped up to restore the power strip tower again.”
- With this in mind, my original review was unfairly harsh. There are no defect issues with this product; thus, I have upgraded my review.
- I just wish SuperDanny had clarified this after the first time I reviewed this power tower; but, better late than never because I now have 3 of these
Unlocked Smartphones, UMIDIGI F1 Play Dual 4G Smart Phone Sim Free Android 9 Pie 48MP+8MP+16MP Cameras 5150mAh Battery 64GB ROM+6GB RAM 6.3" FHD+ Mobile Phones [Red]
Unlocked Smartphones, UMIDIGI F1 Play Dual 4G Smart Phone Sim Free Android 9 Pie 48MP+8MP+16MP Cameras 5150mAh Battery 64GB ROM+6GB RAM 6.3" FHD+ Mobile Phones [Red]
Let's get the question on everybody's mind out of the way first: Will the UMIDIGI A7 Pro perform as well as a top-tier flagship smartphone from other OEM's - no. Will it perform well in your everyday tasks that most users need a smartphone for - absolutely!
After using the phone for a few days I was pleasantly suprised by just how will it performed for all but the most processor intensive games.
First impressions are extremely important and can make or break your opinion of a device which is why I wanted to include a couple of pictures that show just how much attention to detail and thoughtfullness was put into that all important first impression.
From the little outer sleeve, to the thank you card, through the notes on the front and back screen protectors, and ending with the script on the sleeve containing the little quick start guide and sim extraction tool are all classy.
Note that both a case and screen protector are pre-installed on the phone.
Once you remove the case you get a glimpse at the beautiful finish on the back of the phone, blue is the color I picked and boy does it ever shine and shimmer in the light. Really nice job. Also on the back is the four camera module housed in a rectangular bump. Again I'd like to point out the attention to detail here with the layout and something as seemingly simple as the font and color used for the text, and making the flash element look like a light strip.
I'm 'color blind' so I can't comment on the color accuracy of the photos I've taken but they are, in my opinion, quite good as far as subject reproduction.
The addition of a macro and wide angle lenses make a difference and aid in getting just the right shot.
There were two OTA updates available from UMIDIGI which I installed - now, that may seem normal, but what wasn't was that there was a description of what bugs were addressed and features that would be added.
Another pleasant surprise was that there was no bloatware installed - only a subset of Google apps that most people would install anyway.
UMIGIDI has gone very light with the skinning of Android which no doubt helps keep the performance of the device up, especially when combined with 4GB of RAM and 128G of storage space (which is expandable). Little helpful touches like having the choice to turn off alerts for turning off the screen or plugging in the charger are a welcome addition. The fingerprint reader on the back is as fast and accurate as ant other I've used. The screen is bright and easy to read.
Battery life has been impressive, I got the phone Sunday afternoon and even after the rigours of setting up a new device, installing all of the software and updates, and getting everything configured the way you want it, I still had 20% remaining as I write this on Tuesday evening.
As stated in my description, this phone may be inexpensive, but the combination of build quality and feature set make it perform far above the price you've paid for it.
You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase this device as long as you are not a hard core gamer.
Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack - 5 Pack
Maggi Masala 2-Minute Noodles India Snack - 5 Pack
Check your local Asian (Indian/Paksitani/Bangladeshi) grocery stores before reverting to online purchase. Price here is exactly double the cost! Taste however is authentic. Its full of flavor. Has some earthy notes as well as a tangy sour note in there. It is NOT spicy at all. Our 4 yr old can handle it who is not keen on spicy food otherwise. It cooks extremely fast & is a good enough meal for 2 kids or 1 adult as is. Watch out for the sodium intake though. We like to mix our maggie with plain other pasta types, veggies & meats to make a larger meal & distribute the sodium out a bit. Package is nicely sealed & ships within promised times. We purchase it here because we live remotely.

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