Devon Thompson

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How to Do Everything with JavaScript
How to Do Everything with JavaScript
How to Do Everything with JavaScript by Scott Duffy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Making Use of JavaScript
Making Use of JavaScript
Making Use of JavaScript by Shweta Bhasin. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers by Colin J. Ihrig. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Mastering JavaScript High Performance
Mastering JavaScript High Performance
Mastering JavaScript High Performance by Chad R. Adams. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen: Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen: Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen: Harry Potter 1 by J.K. Rowling, Felix von Manteuffel, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 1311 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons?
Does Harry Potter Tickle Sleeping Dragons? by Nancy Solon Villaluz. Rated 2.3 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
True Believer
True Believer
True Believer by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Die großen Klassiker der englischen Literatur (40+ Titel in einem Buch): Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition)
Die großen Klassiker der englischen Literatur (40+ Titel in einem Buch): Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition)
Die großen Klassiker der englischen Literatur (40+ Titel in einem Buch): Das Herz der Finsternis, Moby-Dick, Sturmhöhe, Sherlock Holmes, Stolz und Vorurteil, ... Robinson Crusoe, Walden... (German Edition) by Charles Dickens , Jane Austen, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
La confesión (Spanish Edition)
La confesión (Spanish Edition)
La confesión (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
A Heranca (Em Portugues do Brasil)
A Heranca (Em Portugues do Brasil)
A Heranca (Em Portugues do Brasil) by John Grisham. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Druid (Warrior Druid of Britain Book 1)
The Druid (Warrior Druid of Britain Book 1)
The Druid (Warrior Druid of Britain Book 1) by Steven A. McKay. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 225 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Das Institut
Das Institut
Das Institut by Stephen King, David Nathan, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 396 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar, 2008
The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar, 2008
The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar, 2008 by Stephen (Robin Furth) King. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere
Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere
Enterprise Java Programming with IBM WebSphere by Kyle Brown , Jamie Niswonger, et al.. Rated 2.9 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java Programming with CORBA (OMG)
Java Programming with CORBA (OMG)
Java Programming with CORBA (OMG) by Andreas Vogel and Keith Duddy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Mastering Python Regular Expressions
Mastering Python Regular Expressions
Mastering Python Regular Expressions by Félix López and Víctor Romero. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design by Kalman Toth. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features
Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features
Oracle Database 12c Release 2 New Features by Bob Bryla and Robert G. Freeman. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Pro SQL Server 2000 Database Design
Pro SQL Server 2000 Database Design
Pro SQL Server 2000 Database Design by Louis Davidson and Apress. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook
The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook
The Little Elixir & OTP Guidebook by Benjamin Tan Wei Hao, Mark Thomas, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach
Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach
Text Mining with R: A Tidy Approach by Julia Silge and David Robinson. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 42 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
The Warren Buffett Way, + Website 3rd edition by Hagstrom, Robert G. (2013) Hardcover
The Warren Buffett Way, + Website 3rd edition by Hagstrom, Robert G. (2013) Hardcover
I am not finished yet merely half-way into the book but I wanted to review this book; I just could not wait ;-) to tell you all about it. I am taking my time and digesting it all because the meat needs to be chewed, enjoyed and digested thoroughly. I am enjoying each aspect of this book and can't say enough...............I am loving this book.

I have purchased several books pertaining to Buffett and have followed him and his work for a few years. I was interested in him not only because of his investments but his character is to be rewarded; money isn't everything. I have not finished the other books that I have purchased about him but want to be able to absorb this one first before moving forward into the others. Nor have I gotten a chance to delve into the website yet, I can't wait.

This book helps you to see and delve into the ways into which Buffett processes his investments but also shows how his upbringing, mentors and experiences has helped him in his investment endeavors and the investment choices that he makes as seen in Chapter 2: The Education of Warren Buffet. Here it provides an understanding of the industry and having hands on experience does help but in not letting money be your guide is best. Once you understand then you can make better and educated decisions.

Everyone may not be able to have the same types of successes as Buffett has had but to understand the method behind the man says a lot. Robert G. Hagstrom does a good job in breaking down the book. As in Chapter 4: Common Stock Purchases - Nine Case Studies in the tenets that he uses are valuable from Simple and Understandable and Price Point to Candor/Rationality. Stay tuned for a follow-up from me once I finish the book and review the website.

Up unto this point this book is Highly Recommended.
Warren Buffett: Sein Weg an die Spitze (German Edition)
Warren Buffett: Sein Weg an die Spitze (German Edition)
Das Buch hat mir sehr gefallen. Besonders die Aussage über die CEO Vergötterung: Investiere nur in Unternehmen, die ein Dummkopf führen könnte.

Auch die Passage über Ajit Jain fand ich sehr interssant. Bisher war mir nur Charlie Munger bekannt, die rechte Hand von Buffett. Aber wie Buffett sagte: Schwimmen Sie zu Ajit, wenn Sie nur einen retten können.
Mich nimmt Wunder, ob Ajit wirklich der Nachfolger von Buffett werden kann.
Somit kann ich das Buch sehr empfehlen.
The Four Trials of Henry Ford
The Four Trials of Henry Ford
The Four Trials of Henry Ford is a great book, not only because of its fast-paced narrative but because it will appeal to readers with a wide variety of interests. In its essence, it is good story-telling. However, because it is also true, it adds considerably to our understanding of Henry Ford the man as well as to the development of the Ford Motor Company and the beginnings of the auto industry as a whole. This book will be of interest to history buffs, biography readers, auto enthusiasts, attorneys and others who appreciate the drama inherent in the ups and downs of historically significant trials. As an attorney using original source materials such as pleadings, briefs and trial and hearing transcripts, the author provides us with the kind of compelling detail that brings the four trials to life. We feel that we are present in the courtroom. Most importantly, this is an essential book for those who have always had a general sense of Henry Ford as an American icon and hero. Here, the reader may find that Mr. Ford's shocking ignorance and bigotry make him more of a tragic figure than one to be emulated. And in showing how these failings become amplified by the man's increasing wealth and influence, the author provides us with an object lesson that is as relevant as today's headlines.
Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump
Dear F*cking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump
OMG!! This book reminded me of some of what has been lost under Trump's constant barrage of idiotic tweets. He has given bird song a bad name!!
I couldn't stop reading Pennyfarthing's audacious comebacks to the frightening thing that we now call "president" Few books cause me to laugh out loud (or cry for that matter) this one did!!
I am impatiently waiting for Aldous' next installment. It helps to hold on through what are pretty dark times for our country. I only wish that I could come up with the responses that he does.
Well written, well done Aldous J. Pennyfarthing!!
Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan [4 CD]
Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan [4 CD]
Wow. Just…wow. There are a lot of Dylan covers with a lot of artists on this 4 disc honorarium. I must admit that I’ve never owned or even heard a Dylan album. I couldn’t even name hardly any of his hits so I was surprised with how many songs of his that I’ve heard covered by other artists that I enjoy, rarely realizing that they were covering Dylan. On this collection Natasha Bedingfield provides an uplifting and lilting “Ring Them Bells” while one of my favorite artists, Johnny Indovina of Human Drama (never heard of him/them? Neither has anyone else apparently<<fumes>>), has covered the same. I really enjoyed World Party’s (Karl Wallinger of ex-Waterboys fame) “All I Really Want To Do” and now I know that this too was a Dylan cover, sung here by a warbling Sussan Deyhim. The Alarm long ago sang out “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” live at UCLA and I’m again reminded it was a Dylan-penned tune, this time turned in by Redone. My point is that while the vast number of these 60+ songs here are new to me I’ve already known a large amount without ever having known (or rarely knowing) that they were Dylan. The man is a living legend, and the music and variety on this release probably makes this a “must get” for any true Dylan-head but it sure is also a fine collection for the rest of us too!

I normally much prefer male vocals to female but I found that Dylan’s songs really lend themselves to the feminine octaves. Personal faves from this release are: (disc 1) Rise Against’s rusty rawhide rendition of “Ballad of Hollis Brown”; Charlie Winston’s bluesy, soulful “This Wheels On Fire”; the shimmery reverberations that Silversun Pickups applied to “Not Dark Yet”; and Sting’s “Girl From the North Country” that reminded me at once of Simon & Garfunkel and Daniel Lanois. (disc 2) Natasha Bedingfield’s peppy pop “Ring Them Bells”; Joan Baez’ storied “Seven Curses”; the bouncy “No Time To Think” by The Belle Brigade; and with a melody that reminds me of “Norwegian Wood” Oren Lavie supplies us with “4th Time Around”. (disc 3) Ximena Sarinana puts a postmodern twist on “I Want You”; Band of Skulls conjures up images of Sonny & Cher with their rendition of “It Ain’t Me, Babe”; and Sinead O’Connor’s shrill wailing in “Property of Jesus”. (disc 4) Carolina Chocolate Drops southern fiddle festive “Political World”; Seal & Jeff Beck tagging up on “Like A Rolling Stone”; Thea Gilmore’s lovelorn but lovely “I’ll Remember You”; and Michael Franti’s quirky rapping “Subterranean Homesick Blues”. Bob himself supplies the cover tune as the last song.
Legends Never Die Bob Dylan Framed Photo Collage, 11 by 14-Inch
Legends Never Die Bob Dylan Framed Photo Collage, 11 by 14-Inch
Absolutely love it. It is so well done and I know hubby will love this for christmas. The only disappointing thing is it arrived with glass smashed so will have to pay extra to have glass replaced before christmas. Caution glass sticker inside the box not visable to courier is pretty pointless. I'm still happy with my purchase regardless
sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
sakobs Metal Detector, Higher Accuracy Adjustable Waterproof Metal Detectors with LCD Display, Discrimination & Notch & All Metal Mode 10 Inch Search Coil for Adults & Kids
5***** I recently purchased this metal detector once i got it in the mail the unit was completely nonfunctional it didn't work at all. Therefore i returned the unit got my refund back as should. BUT what i am very proud of is this company! They've actually sent me a new working unit ALL FOR FREE! FOR MY TROUBLES! i thought it was awesome that this company went above and beyond my expectations, i never would have thought I'd get one for free! SO IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A METAL DETECTOR FOR THE WRIGHT PRICE SAKOBS METAL DETECTOR IS THE WAY TO GO! %110%
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton Hears a Who!
This children's books has been a favorite of mine for going on the third generation...my grandchildren. There are several important messages that Dr. Seuss wove into the poetic narrative of an elephant, named Horton, who championed the survival of tiny, unseen persons living on a speck of dust that landed on a clover flower. He, with his elephant ears that could hear quite clearly the tiny Who who yelled for help, was barely able to prevent the little Whos in Whoville from perishing at the hands of those who thought Horton was crazy. In the end, with Horton's constant vigil and encouragement for all the Whos to make themselves heard by the doubting crowd, every voice contributed to the effort...but one tiny Who who was shirking his duty to help save them all. But, when he added his own very tiny "Yelp!" those doubting the veracity of Horton's contention that persons, though very small did in fact exist on the tiny dust speck, his final assistance broke the silence and those who had not been able to hear before, heard! And decided to protect the very small persons in Whoville.
One for the Pot (Louis L'Amour)
One for the Pot (Louis L'Amour)
I loved the intricacies of female struggles that Louis L'Amour weaved into this plot
also explaining how important it is to make an excellent cup of coffee
Laurie took a chance on becoming a mail-order-bride and shipped herself west to marry an unknown rancher-farmer
that in itself took a lot of guts for a woman of the time in the old west...then she runs away and accidentally runs into the hired gunman recruited to assassinate her new husband...excellent plot
Black Jack, Vol. 2
Black Jack, Vol. 2

  《相違点1・・欄外に解説が》
Vertical版の特徴は、装丁を別にすれば、時々欄外に用語解説が出現する事です。例えば『アッチョンブリケ』の解説は・・・The Pinoko-ism "ACCHONBURIKE" is, like many words coined by children, devoid of any known fixed meaning.・・・ちなみにVIZ版では "BLURGELURP"などと書き換えられていました。

 
  《相違点2・・翻訳》
Vertical版第2巻に収録の全14作品の内、VIZ版(1巻、2巻)と重複している話が7作品あります。
同じエピソードを両バージョンで読み比べてみると、表現も語彙もずいぶんと異なっていることに気づきます。それぞれの翻訳者の個性か、それとも対象年齢の想定などが違うのかその辺はよく分かりませんが。特に、登場人物の感情が激したときのセリフを読み比べるのは面白かったですね。何だかVertical訳の方が、バラエティー豊かに罵倒していたような・・・
総じて言えるのは、日本人が読みやすいのはVIZ版の翻訳。しかし読んでいて面白いのはVertical版。そんな印象でした。

 
  《相違点3・・収録作品》
以下は各々の第2巻の収録作品です。(【】内は少年チャンピオン連載当時の話数)

 ○ VIZ版第2巻・・・【23】誘拐、【116】ハッスルピノコ、【201】助け合い、【91】病院ジャック、【239】流れ作業、【123】ディンゴ、【124】きみのミスだ!、【143】空からきた子ども、【157】B・J入院す・・・以上9編。

 ○ Vertical版第2巻・・・上記VIZ版と重複する【23】【116】【201】【91】【239】に加えて、【61】針、【89】おばあちゃん、【90】シャチの詩、【168】三者三様、【78】地下壕にて、【15】ダーティージャック、【99】友よいずこ、【55】ストラディバリウス、【126】座頭医師・・・以上14編。
(Verticalの収録エピソードは秋田文庫版に準じているようです)

The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery
Seeing the excellent movie made from this book (directed by Michael Crichton) reminded me that I'd never read the book, so I sought out a library copy. After reading it, I decided I wanted to own it and was able to find a very satisfactory used copy and read it again.

In the director's commentary on the film DVD, Crichton says that he wanted it to be something between a documentary and just a caper flick. I'm not sure how well he succeeds in that in the film; the set decorators and costume designers did a great job, but this "show, don't tell" approach can do only so much. The book, on the other hand, includes numerous essays on life in Victorian times: about the growth of railroads and the importance of trains and why the train robbery was so shocking, about safes and locks and the security of the times, about the position of women and the difficulty of being an old maid, about "ratting sports," about the activities of Rotten Row, about the Crystal Palace, about Victorian horror of premature burial, and about all manner of crimes and deceptions, with details that are only hinted at in the film.

But this very factual historical background makes it very tempting to believe that the entire story is true--which it is not. Not that it isn't very convincing. As you read the book, you have to firmly remind yourself of this because Crichton confidently quotes verbatim from invented newspaper stories and includes extended excerpts from entirely fictitious books. The best example of this is detailed at http://hnn.us/article/153726 ("A Tale Worthy of Poe: The Myth of George Bateson and his Belfry").

The cultural history is just lagniappe, though. The distinctive characters and meticulously plotted story are what make this book worth rereading. On rereading, I was impressed and pleased again by the design of the book--not just the typography and graphics but the way Crichton has divided the story into discrete parts and chapters almost like acts and scenes. Most of the chapters are quite short, and each is a little jewel that advances just one aspect of the plot.

Having become more knowledgeable about the actual Great Train Robbery of 1855, and having listened to Crichton's director's commentary on the movie DVD, I was even more impressed with this book the second time through. When I first read it, I was impressed with the amount of research Crichton had done and the way he made it read like fiction. The second time I knew that it was almost entirely fiction, so I was equally impressed with his creativity and imagination. As he says on the DVD, "the original episode...was considerably more seedy," and "the real details are sordid and grubby and lacking in drama." Although Crichton did not base his story on the trial transcripts (which he didn't know existed) or on actual newspaper stories (though the book includes several such that he invented), it is clear that he must have done at least some research on the original crime, as the story he tells does match the historical event at some points. But, as he says of the film, "I really like this train robbery a lot better. I'm much more pleased with this version."

Indeed. Crichton has made a silk purse out of a sow's ear, and it is well worth reading. For readers who have enjoyed the book, I do also recommend the film, which is equally excellent in its own way, and I especially recommend listening to the director's commentary, which brings out many fascinating aspects of the story.
High Country Hideout (Covert Cowboys, Inc. Book 7)
High Country Hideout (Covert Cowboys, Inc. Book 7)
I really enjoyed this book. The story line was excellent, I love the action, suspense and romance. Angus got hurt in combat when he lost his leg. After he got out of rehab, he took a assignment to be a body guard to Reggie, and her son. Reggie lived on a ranch. Her husband died a year ago in a accident, so she works long hours to keep everything going. Her foreman hired Angus because he was worried about the accidents that had been happening on the ranch targeting Reggie. Reggie thought he was just another ranch hand into later on into the story. They did form a bound from the very start. I loved the way she made him feel like a man, and did not feel sorry for him because he was missing a leg. She said he was a better cowboy with one leg, than most cowboys were with two legs. He did have the pains, but it didn't slow him down. He learned to drive with his left foot. I loved the way he protected her. Angus made the perfect Hero. Reggie was also a strong Heroine. The chemistry between the two was steamy. Great book.
Catherine Cookson the United Trap
Catherine Cookson the United Trap
I ordered this book and was sent The Unbaited Trap. I'm sure this is a typo - the book is actually called The Unbaited Trap. I hope whomever is responsible for the mistake will correct it.
Till We Meet Again: A Novel
Till We Meet Again: A Novel
It started out great. Eve, in the 1910s, was fascinating to me. If I'm going to read something set in another era, the earlier the better, because the less likely I am to have heard the same things before. I loved the description of Paris and the music-hall scene, and I thought it was terrific that Eve was ambitious enough to shrug off Alain's rejection and become a star.

But she didn't live up to her potential! She stopped being a dynamic character. Every few chapters she popped up to express mild regret that she'd become a society dame and wonder what had happened to "Maddy", then go back to arranging flowers. She was so interesting at first, but Krantz made it seem like her ultimate purpose was just to produce Delphine and Freddy.

And the chronology was inconsistent. Delphine's and Freddy's storylines were completely separate, so they jumped all over the place: sometimes we caught up with one of them years after we'd seen them before; sometimes they were doing different stuff in the same year. The WWII timeline in particular was so disjointed, I thought I was reading alternate history.

And except for Eve (early on), none of the characters were particularly interesting. Freddy was too perfect; Delphine was too passive; Bruno was too obviously evil. The friction between Tony and Freddy was told, not shown, and Jane, who had a lot of potential as a sidekick, was only used as a plot device.

And I think the opening sequence was a bad idea. If we know going in that Freddy's going to have more than one child, and Dephine's going to continue to be a film star, that removes any mystery about the ending.

Two stars only because I liked the first few chapters. Otherwise, skip it and read Mistral's Daughter instead.
Till We Meet Again [Region 2]
Till We Meet Again [Region 2]
I won't comment much on the story itself since it's very individual from person to person. I like the story that's why I bought this DVD. It is very romatic but suffers from a lack of character building plus many of the storylines leaves me wanting to know more and are often told to fast and lacks depth. I would imagine the book has all I'm missing in the movie but I haven't read it.

I was shocked when I saw this DVD on my tv. The transfer is VERY VERY poor. it looks as if this DVD was recorded of a cinema screen and not a pure source. Also the sound has sort of a hollow ring to it as if it too wasn't recorded from a pure source. I first saw Till we meet again on tv where I live some weeks ago and I was amazed of the image quality of film shot more than 15 years ago and presumeably not on film stock but I don't know this. So naturally when I ordered the DVD I was certain that the image quality would at least be up to par with the tv broadcast but sadly it wasn't. I cannot recommend buying this DVD simply because the poor image and sound quality ruins the experience.
How to Insult, Abuse and Insinuate in Classical Latin [Hardcover]
How to Insult, Abuse and Insinuate in Classical Latin [Hardcover]
Gasp, horror, terror, defilement! My beloved lingua latina, reduced to gutter language! O, Catullus, O Martial, O cruel world - what hast thou donest unto me?
Yep, the book is seriously fantastic. I'm into Latin in a big way, and there's nothing quite as fantastic as that classical beauty and serenity of Latin being applied to the world of public transport and other areas of human depravity. Whether attacking the irritating children of your neighbours ("Mala pituita nasi" or "Nasty nasal drippings!"), your local self-important politican ("Faciem durum cacantis habes", "You have the face of a man with severe constipation") or just that pile of detritus in the car in the other lane ("Immanissimum ac foedissimum monstrum!", "Gross and putrid monster!"), there's nothing quite like the Latin (and English translations) here - all quoted, with citations, from real Latin authors.
You may also want to use it for the opening inscription to your bestselling memoirs: "Nimiast miseria nimis pulchrum esse hominum" - "How unbearably tiresome it is to be handsome!" But whatever your use, you're sure to find the perfect putdown, the sublime slinging, the irreprable insult, for that irritating bug you've been wanting to set right - in Latin from the quaint through to the downright vulgar.
The only remaining question after this vulgarity is, of course, will my retinae ever recover?
Felix The Cat with Bag of Tricks (Large (22"))
Felix The Cat with Bag of Tricks (Large (22"))
The best gift in the universe. I bought it for my husband who likes felix the cat. It is very well made and of the best quality. You will never be disappointed to buy it. It is not very big but it is not small as half a meter. I love this gift my husband loves it
Cult Status: How to Build a Business People Adore
Cult Status: How to Build a Business People Adore
As co-founder of platform Junkee Media, Tim Duggan knows a thing or two about building a business centred around a thriving community. If you're one of the many people now looking at ways to transfer your work online, possibly through a community, then read this book first.

I love how Duggan challenges you to put the impact you want to make first and foremost before anything else you're aiming to achieve. What I also love about it is that it has so many real Australian case stories in it. Business and brands like Zoe Foster-Blake's Go-To and Simon Griffith's Who Gives a Crap, not your usual Apple and Google stuff.

It's got a real millenial feel about it, which is why you should read it. The audience of our future and our future of work with an authentic and engaging voice.
Collector Car Restoration Bible: Practical Techniques for Professional Results
Collector Car Restoration Bible: Practical Techniques for Professional Results
Most books on this topic are long on rhetoric, and short on detail. To an extent this book is just like the rest. Lots of glossy photos, and lots of gaps in the text. That said, this book is better than most - due purely to its length. The problem with most 'how to" books, is that the authors assume that the readers can mind-read - it's what makes VCR programming guides unintelligible. I have done some car restoration, but I wouldn't want to rely on this book [anymore than any others I've read] as a starting point for a restoration, if I were a complete amateur.
Some topics are adequately dealt with; but sadly, other important topics are glossed over.
AUKEY 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station, Charging Stand for iPhone 12/12 Pro Max, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro, Wireless Charger for iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung and Qi-Certified Phones (Adapter Not Included)
AUKEY 3 in 1 Wireless Charging Station, Charging Stand for iPhone 12/12 Pro Max, Apple Watch, AirPods Pro, Wireless Charger for iPhone 11 Pro, Samsung and Qi-Certified Phones (Adapter Not Included)
Update: I was just about to box this up to return it and I randomly plugged it into my 5 port Aukey charger, but not in the Quick Charge 3 ports but the standard port Qi ports and all the sudden it works. Then I took it to my bedroom with an Anker 5 port with QucikCharge 3 ports, and it didn't work on them. So if you are charging the iPhone 12 Pro Max, it only works on the 5v ports. This is annoying that the charge station is not smart enough to just work with the phone, but I guess they will have an updated version in the future that works with the none standard Apple Quick charge. I still can't give it full stars because it didn't just work and there is no documentation saying what works, I don't need another clip art manual and sticker.

I just got my iPhone Pro Max and have it in a thin plastic case, the main wireless charger will not charge my phone. If I put the phone with no case as close as possible it does charge, but that is useless because I will always have some kind of case on my phone. The socket for the Apple Watch works ok, but you have to supply your own charger. The Wireless charging for AirPods works also but they will charge on almost anything.
I have this connected to an Aukey 5 port with QuckCharge 3.0 port. I will have to find another option, my coster Anker Wireless Charger seems to work with my phone and case just fine so I know it can be done. I would also not want to take this traveling as once you get things connected it becomes kind of bulky.
VIVO Dual Arm Monitor Desk Mount Height Adjustable, Tilt, Swivel, Counterbalance Pneumatic Stand, VESA Bracket Arm Fits Most Screens up to 27 inches STAND-V002O
VIVO Dual Arm Monitor Desk Mount Height Adjustable, Tilt, Swivel, Counterbalance Pneumatic Stand, VESA Bracket Arm Fits Most Screens up to 27 inches STAND-V002O
TL;DR: I do not recommend this monitor mount due to poor quality control, frustration of installation, and an inferior cable management system.

First of all, my monitor mount did not come with the 5mm allen key so I had to rely on my screwdriver bit set and my own hands to assemble some components of this monitor mount. Furthermore, it renders me incapable of easily adjusting the tension on the monitor. That's simply unacceptable for any product anywhere to be missing key installation components.

Perhaps more importantly, however, this monitor mount has multiple aspects of its design that render it fundamentally inferior to other monitor mounts by Vivo, particularly the more " premium" mount here:
https://www.amazon.ca/Premium-Aluminum-Adjustable-Articulating-STAND-V001Q/dp/B01LYVCEIB/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1547228701&sr=8-7&keywords=viva+gas+monitor+mount

The VESA mounting plate is attached to the monitor mount itself and is not free floating, meaning the installation of the monitor is considerably more finicky in comparison to their "premium" 32 inch monitor mount. On that model, the VESA plate is installed onto your monitor which is then slotted in the monitor mount. With this product, you have to leave 3mm of space on the top bolts and then insert them into the monitor mount. If you haven't adjusted the tilt tension it's easy for your monitor to fall off the monitor mount.

Next, the cable management design is horrendous compared to the more "premium" mount. This one has screws along the way and there is just BARELY room for two cables along one side, nevermind the three that my monitor has coming out the back end. This does have a functional impact because tight cables means adjusting the monitor has that much more tension and this is independent of the tension the bolts provide in the arms. The lack of a third cable management option at the bottom of the mount means that you may have some cables protruding towards you instead of neatly being guided from the second arm of the mount around to the back. The installation was made especially frustrating due to the lack of the 5mm allen key which has the screw bit on the other end because the second arm does not have much space between the screw and the desk. If, like me, you do not have a short screwdriver and the allen key was absent from your product, then you're left to your own devices to figure out how to install it. In comparison, the more "premium" mount has cable covers that do not require screws and are designed in a way to provide more room for cables AND for movement of these cables. There is also a design along the back (behind the clamp) to hold your allen keys for easy access in the future and an additional cable management option. Installation with this mount from the link above was comparatively easy, painless and provides a much better function.

The final downside is the price. At a whopping 2x the price, the "premium" monitor mount will give you the mount you deserve. However, this price is mostly arbitrary as the design comes down to a conceptual level. There is no difference in plastic between the two cable management options and the only other material difference is the texture of the metal of the mount. The only real reason for the increase in price is the ability to use 32inch monitors. Why is there not an identical mount for those with 27inch monitors? It's baffling that if you have a 27inch monitor you have to pay twice as much money for a product with seamless installation and uncompromised function.

Is the difference worth it? No. Is this mount worth it? If you have the required allen key, patience, and are willing to deal with an inferior cable management system, then yes. Those are not insignificant criteria, however, hence my rating and inability to recommend this monitor mount.
MSI GF65 Thin 9SD-252 15. 6" 120Hz Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H GTX1660Ti 8GB 512GB SSD Win10
MSI GF65 Thin 9SD-252 15. 6" 120Hz Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7-9750H GTX1660Ti 8GB 512GB SSD Win10
Ok folks. let me start by saying I am a 50 year old casual gamer who enjoys playing the older games, but will occasionally indulge in something new if it strikes my fancy. I am also a bit of a computer nerd. I started pulling them apart and putting them together back in the early nineties, and have worked hard to keep up with the latest trends in computers and gaming because it really interested me. Having said all that, let's get down to a review of this system.

I looked at 20 gaming laptops in this price range and determined that, bang for the buck, this system had the best features. The quad core Intel i7 combined with an Invidia GTX 1660 ti GPU with their overall video and system ram of 14 Gigs, the very small bezel on the 15.6 inch monitor, backlit keyboard, etc compared very nicely with other systems in this price range that would either have a solid GPU with a slower i5 or Ryzen 5 processor, or combine a solid processor with last years GTX 1650 which, though capable of ray tracing, didn't have quite the specs of the 1660 ti. I was very interested in playing the RTX version of Quake II offered by steam, and that became the final deciding factor among the laptops I was looking at.

Let's start with the pros - Remember, I am playing older games for the most part, and so if you are looking fora gaming monster that will keep up with the higher frame rates and better internet connection, and will keep up with changes to games like Fortnight and Overwatch, you might want to spend a bit more money on something with an Invidia RTX 2060 and more ram, though this system is expandable ram-wise to up to 64 gig, so there is that. Having said that, if you are on a budget, and really looking for a solid system in the 1000 dollar range, keep reading, you might want to check out this unit.

The ray tracing with the 1660 ti GPU is phenomenal. I am blown away by the much better screen clarity and light source tracing, shadowing, and light reflection this GPU can accomplish. Invidia has done a satisfying job of updating its GPU software to make for a more beautiful game play environment. You will have to go to Invidia's website and download the most recent drivers for this GPU in order to take advantage of this. Before I downloaded the updates, I was gatting 12 FPS on quake II RTX, and everything was horribly jerky. After the download, the FPS bumped up to 120, and the game took on a wonderful new level of texture and shading that really made replaying this classic so worthwhile.

The i7 intel processor has had absolutely no issues handling whatever I have thrown at it. I am playing the latest version of Doom, (2018, I believe), and the gameplay is fluid with no issues, no lag, and vivid colors, shading, etc. I imagine there are GPUs out there that can render things a bit more beautifully, but you'll pay a lot more for those systems.

The backlit keyboard has very large keys which makes it easier to find the ones you are looking for quickly. I was a little disappointed to find the keyboard did not have a number pad, (I was a number pad player back in the day, and so I'm having to adjust), but the feel of the keyboard when typing is very satisfying.

If you open up the dragon control center, you will meet an icon dragon character, (he's a bit on the childish side of things, reminding me of a red Godzuki), who will walk you through features to set your performance preference , some cool new battery life extending features, and other simple tweaks to make sure you are getting the most out of your system. It's a bit hokey, but it was much easier than going through windows 10's system menu to find all the little pieces to make your system run efficiently. There is also a battery calibration feature, (which I recommend you do right away when you get the computer) which will fully drain your battery and re-charge it to insure you get the most life out of your system.

Ok, now my concerns. None of these things have caused me problems yet, but I do worry a bit, and will have to see how things hold up.

The build on the system has made it very VERY lightweight, great for making the computer easy to carry, but it involves a lot of plastic. The screen and keyboard feel solid, but the undercarriage is entirely plastic which feels cheap when you pick it up. The unit gets a bit hotter to the touch than I am used to, and the cooling system can get a bit loud. So far I haven't been burned horribly, and my BOSE wireless headphones eliminate any fan noise that might bother me, but I have concerned about the longevity of the system based on these factors.

The built in speakers are ok, but do leave something to be desired in the bass end of things. I am still tweaking the system volume controls, (another very smoothly woven feature that you and the child-dragon can work through together), to see if I can optimize them for better clarity in certain situations, but so far prefer to use an external audio source to get the best out of my gameplay.

The 512 Gig solid state drive works very quickly, but I am concerned about its size relative to someone who plays a lot of games simultaneously. My old gaming laptop had a 1TB HDD, which crapped out on my after just under 3 years, and I am hopeful this drive will do better in terms of survival without all the moving parts, but lots of systems are coming out with smaller SSD's to combat the higher price of the 1 to 2 TB SSD drives that are now available, so you should think carefully about your storage needs before you buy this system, and consider if spending an extra 200 to 300 bucks on a larger SSD drive would be the right choice for you.

Overall, I am very pleased with the system and its performance so far. I did purchase an extended warranty for this system, (something I will do in the future no matter what system I buy), and the extended warranty on this laptop is reasonable in terms of price, though I hope I will never have to use it.

I think that's about everything. I will update this review if I run into any issues, or find anything else amazing about this system I think you should know if you are considering purchasing. For the gamer on a budget, this system really does ROCK!!
3x Doppelbürste, Reinigungsbürste 3mm/7mm für Milchschlauch, Brühgruppe, Kaffeevollautomaten z.B. Bosch, Siemens, Jura, Melitta, Saeco, Nivona
3x Doppelbürste, Reinigungsbürste 3mm/7mm für Milchschlauch, Brühgruppe, Kaffeevollautomaten z.B. Bosch, Siemens, Jura, Melitta, Saeco, Nivona
Ich habe mir die Bürsten bestellt, um den Milchschlauch meines DeLonghi Eletta Vollautomaten besser reinigen zu können. Mit den filigranen Bürsten gelange ich gut in den Kunststoffschlauch und kann eventuell verbliebene Milchreste zuverlässig entfernen. In den ganzen Monaten habe ich trotz des täglichen Einsatzes nur eine Bürste gebraucht, die auch noch in gutem Zustand ist. Die Qualität kann ich somit als durchaus sehr gut bezeichnen.
Walkers Nonsuch Regaliz toffees (150g) Bolsa
Walkers Nonsuch Regaliz toffees (150g) Bolsa
These are the best liquorice toffees in the world, for sure. They have it down. They are scrumptious beyond belief- a liquorice lover's delight! The toffee is just soft enough to be by chewy but not so hard as to hurt the teeth. They are very, very liquoricey. Wish they were made on this side of the pond so I wouldn't have to wait so long for them to arrive.
Twizzlers Fresa Twists 16 oz
Twizzlers Fresa Twists 16 oz
I don't care if this was a coincidence but my Twizzlers arrived the day before my friend's music competition. On the day, I whipped these bad boys out and two hours later, half of the Twizzlers had disappeared, and I thought to myself 'thank goodness I ordered two'. Twizzlers were passed around, joy was spread, and a couple tears were even shed. Thanks to the excellent packaging and timely arrival, the precious cargo arrived unharmed and gorgeous and it even made my friend's day.

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