Esperanza Gutierrez

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MySQL Administrator's Bible
MySQL Administrator's Bible
MySQL Administrator's Bible by Sheeri K. Cabral and Keith Murphy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition)
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition)
Harry Potter och Fenixorden (Swedish Edition) by J.K. Rowling and Lena Fries-Gedin. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
En nombre del amor (Spanish Edition)
En nombre del amor (Spanish Edition)
En nombre del amor (Spanish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 36 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Eagle Trap
Eagle Trap
Eagle Trap by Geoffrey Archer. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
By Stephen King Insomnia [Hardcover]
By Stephen King Insomnia [Hardcover]
By Stephen King Insomnia [Hardcover] by Stephen King. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Écriture: Mémoires d'un métier
Écriture: Mémoires d'un métier
Écriture: Mémoires d'un métier by Stephen King, François Montagut, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 168 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
Python in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
Python in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Alex Martelli, Anna Ravenscroft, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 22 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Learning Scrapy
Learning Scrapy
Learning Scrapy by Dimitris Kouzis - Loukas. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Beginning SQL Server for Developers
Beginning SQL Server for Developers
Beginning SQL Server for Developers by Robin Dewson. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Head First iPhone Development
Head First iPhone Development
Head First iPhone Development by Dan Pilone and Tracey Pilone. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Practical NATS: From Beginner to Pro
Practical NATS: From Beginner to Pro
Practical NATS: From Beginner to Pro by Waldemar Quevedo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices)
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices)
Software Requirements (Developer Best Practices) by Karl Wiegers and Joy Beatty. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 120 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
bash Pocket Reference
bash Pocket Reference
bash Pocket Reference by Arnold Robbins. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 69 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
CODE Magazine - 2009 Jul/Aug
CODE Magazine - 2009 Jul/Aug
CODE Magazine - 2009 Jul/Aug by Michael L Perry, Claudio Lassala, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
This is an enhanced reprint of the original, with additional study questions/ discussion and review added at the end of every chapter. I bought the original about 18 years ago and it changed my families destiny for the better. I am glad the reprint came out as it prompted me to reread it and deepen my understanding.
Some people complain that this book does not give a step by step process for change. I would counter that one size shoe does not fit all feet. There are many individual paths to wealth, and Kiyosaki sets the guiding stars to navigate by, but you have to walk your own individual road.

Some key concepts of this book are: 1) Assets put money in your pocket even when you are on vacation. Liabilities take money out of your pocket, therefore your house is a liability [unless you rent out rooms and the garage as one person I know did while rebuilding his asset base].
2) Wealthy people buy assets first, and then let their assets buy their luxuries from the surplus cash flow.
3) Wealthy people continuously increase their assets by reinvesting their surplus cash flow in more assets.
4) There are 3 primary asset classes: Real Estate, Businesses, and Paper assets (stocks bonds notes, etc)
5) Cash Flow is more important than Net Worth. Net Worth is similar to potential energy, to use it you have to spend it, then it is gone. Cash Flow is like power from a hydroelectric dam, constantly replenished.
The rich don't work for money, they work for assets.
The tax laws are fair from the standpoint that the laws that the rich spent billions of dollars to have modified and interpreted apply to everyone who learns how to use them.

A great foundation book for beginning to improve your financial intelligence so that you don't work 4 or more month's of every year for the Tax man, more months for the banks that hold your mortgage and credit cards, and whatever is left making the company you work for wealthy. Good luck on your journey to being Rich, poor, or middle class.
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times and Bad, Fourth Edition
Don't get me wrong but this is one of the worst books I have ever read.

Let me explain why...
This book is about growth investing and growth investing only. The reason I thought the book is horrible is because the author go against some of the already proven techiniches and consensus already stabilished not only in Wall Street but for great legends like Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, John J. Murphy, Bulkowski, Nison and others.

For instance, he desregards the use of P/E or Discounted Cash Flow as a good metrics, giving exemples about the high P/E ratios found on Microsoft and other Tech Growth stocks and how the investor would have missed those stocks.
But he does not tell the story about the dot com bubble and how this same over valued P/E stocks went from a fortune to nothing, capitalizing on earning growth that even did not existed, more like a future promisse.

He gives other example about Bank of America with low P/E in 2008. For God Sakes a global financial crises and meltdown of stock market should not be a parameter for nothing and pro investor or not, who earned money in that year?

Other point the author dismiss based on his research is about Technical Analysis and some Patterns, saying almost all patterns have a low rate of success. The only pattern that he considers good is cup and handle because he was the first person to spot it and write about it, I guess...

On the final chapters the author have some chapters with titles like When to sell or how to time markets and stuff like that, but he does not give clear clues and techniques and pictures of how to do it and how to do it, he just talk in a shallow way.

He dislikes the idea of buying good and stabilished companys like Coca-Cola and Gillete just because the are too big to generate good profits or because he judges their management team old fellow with no interest to innovate or step out of the box. Also deslikes the idea of buy and hold good companies like Warren Buffett does.

In resume, is almost like he is saying "Go Big or Go Home!" and instigating the new investor to take risks with this unproven enterprises...

Like I said, this is a good for those interested in buy and look for growth stocks and maybe in this matter it can be a useful book, but to dismiss all the common sense and already proven techniques ranging from value investing and technical analysis for me would be madness
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 Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life - and How You Can Too
The Rule: How I Beat the Odds in the Markets and in Life - and How You Can Too
I believe I am the first person to review this book who has actually purchased it. So, this review has no bias but my own and is totally independent.

It is important to state, this book does not provide you with exact rules saying you must buy here, sell here, place a stop here and diversify across these specific markets, and so on. So, please do not think you are buying a set of exact "Rules" in a list format. Fortunately, these tactics are not shared with us as the majority of us would not stick to it or understand its purpose.

It is even more important to know the strategies Mr. Hite uses and continues to use are shared with us. Following the trend, cutting losses, diversify to reduce risk and catch trends are shared with examples. This gives us the ability to design a system which we will stick to and can be profitable. As long as we use the mentioned fundamental "Rules". My own backtesting as shown this to be true.

There is plenty of information provided in this book which personally gives me more ideas to test and improve my own systems. It also provides ideas which I never even considered. "Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience".

The book tells us how Mr. Hite applied trend following strategies not just in the market but in life. Can you really be a trend follower in the markets but not in your personal life? Will there be a greater chance of internal conflict which may break your rules if you are not?

The additional advantage of reading this book is that it fills in the gap to Mr. Hites interviews in Market Wizards, also, the information provided by Alex Greyserman in Trend Following with Managed Futures and Mr. Covel series of books such as Trend Following and Trend Commandments, and many other books. This was really helpful to me as I had a lot of questions I felt on Mr. Hite could answer. This book has answered a lot of those questions.

I would rate this book amongst Edwin Lefevre - Reminiscences Of A Stock Operator, Nicolas Darvas - How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market, Michael W. Covel - Trend Following, and Jack D. Schwager - Market Wizards.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone beginning or experienced in trading.

Thank you Mr. Hite. The book was well written and very clear.
Steve Jobs: A Biografia (Em Portugues do Brasil)
Steve Jobs: A Biografia (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O que ele teve de genialidade teve de falta de empatia ou excesso de escrotidão. Mas sem dúvida que foi um grande homem no requisito inovação do mundo e exemplo de ser que amava seu trabalho.

"Lembrar-me de que irei morrer dentro de pouco tempo é a ferramenta mais importante que já encontrei para me ajudar a fazer as grandes escolhas da vida. Porque quase tudo — todas as expectativas externas, todo o orgulho, todos os medos e embaraços ou fracassos — todas essas coisas deixam de ser importantes face à morte, deixando apenas lugar para as coisas que verdadeiramente importam. Lembrar-nos de que vamos morrer é a melhor forma que conheço de evitar a armadilha de pensar que temos algo a perder. É como se estivéssemos nus. Não há qualquer razão que nos impeça de seguir o coração.“

. 💬.

"Eu vi a minha vida como um capítulo que ia acabar e, comparado com isso, nada importa. Nascemos sozinhos, morremos sozinhos e há mais alguma coisa que realmente importe? Quer dizer, o que temos a perder exatamente? Nada".

. 💬.

"Durante a maior parte de minha vida achei que deve haver algo mais na nossa existência do que aquilo que vemos. [...] Gosto de pensar que alguma coisa sobrevive quando morremos. [...]
É estranho pensar que a gente acumula tanta experiência, talvez um pouco de sabedoria, e tudo simplesmente desaparece. Por isso quero realmente acreditar que alguma coisa sobrevive, que talvez nossa consciência perdure.[ ...]
Mas, por outro lado, talvez seja apenas um botão de liga-desliga. [...] Clique! E a gente já era. [...]
Talvez seja por isso que eu jamais gostei de colocar botões de liga-desliga nos aparelhos da Apple." #stevejobs
#walterisaacson
Elon Musk: Life Story and Life Lesson of Future, Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance, Tesla, Entrepreneurship, SpaceX,Bill Gates, Mark Cuban)
Elon Musk: Life Story and Life Lesson of Future, Business, Success and Entrepreneurship (Elon Musk, Ashlee Vance, Tesla, Entrepreneurship, SpaceX,Bill Gates, Mark Cuban)
Don't buy this book. Wait till someone with a better command of English writes one.

This book reads like someone from one of the lesser known Indian technical colleges decided he could write a book. The language is full of grammatical and spelling mistakes and inappropriately flowery descriptions, bordering on fawning. The author spends paragraphs describing what can only be conjecture as to Musk's beliefs, plans, and rationale. I had hoped to learn more about Musk, but I threw down the book in exasperation at 42% read.
Memos from the Chairman
Memos from the Chairman
Warren Buffet doesn't write many book introductions, which is the first sign you're reading something uncommonly great.

I cannot believe that I've never heard of this book. I read this in one sitting which is testament to it's brevity and content.

Alan C. Greenberg was CEO of Bear Stearns from 1978 to 1993. Over this time the firm grew c.10x employees and substantially outperformed rivals in terms of return on equity. This book collects the memos he sent to staff over that time.

Greenberg is funny (he has two imaginary management gurus from whom he quotes regularly), lacks the ego of most CEO book writers and is refreshingly anti management pseudo-science. One of my favourite paragraphs follows:

“We have lost 90% of our competitors over the last 20 years. Most of those managements were precocious; they were using those catchy techniques years ago. 35% used TQM 25% used CI 20% used BPR 10% used OTAODI. The remaining 10% did not use any sophisticated management tools, they were just extra special stupid. The [committee] suggested that we stick to common sense (CS) because catchy titles will never supplant “CS.” If you disagree, you are working at the wrong place.”

There's a lot of books that will tell you about the importance of repetition in leadership communication, but I can't think of one that so effectively shows the principle at work.

Should be required reading in any management training program.
101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump Is An Idiot: A brief background of the most spectacularly unqualified person to ever occupy the White House.
101 Indisputable Facts Proving Donald Trump Is An Idiot: A brief background of the most spectacularly unqualified person to ever occupy the White House.
What makes this book so informative is that there are no unsupported assumptions. This is just a book that takes the words to the point that trump can't deny because there are back recordings of all these ridiculous comments that he makes . It called out the party that is going through this administration wearing blinders. We trust these folks to protect and serve us the citizens. Not trump..
The Triumph of an Idea; the Story of Henry Ford
The Triumph of an Idea; the Story of Henry Ford
Well….if you’re looking for a book that paints a true picture of Henry Ford, then this book – originally written in the 1920s, and published in 1935 – is not it. The book reads more like an advertisement than a biography. Ford, his business practices, and his automobiles are praised Ad nauseam. He is portrayed as a man who never made mistakes; if he made money, he was a brilliant businessman. If he lost money, it was because he was more concerned about doing the right thing than worrying about his bottom line. He is represented as having had a marvelous sense of social justice: a man who instituted high minimum wages for his workers, and provided work for those with disabilities and criminal records. Some of the praise is no-doubt warranted, but it’s hard to say how much because this book is so very-obviously biased. A Google-search on Ford and the minimum wage, (for example) suggests that in raising his wages, Ford was motivated more by minimizing turnover than by any real desire for social reform.

While the Wikipedia article on Henry Ford is far more informative than this book in regards to the man himself, this book is nonetheless a fascinating read. The very nature of the book as an unabashedly-triumphal story of the expansion of industry is itself interesting. In an age when we worry about CO2 emissions and climate change, this book trumpets the expansion of the automobile industry in glowing terms.

That’s not the only interesting history told. Every chapter of the book begins with a chronology of important historical events that took place during the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1935, these interludes were presumably meant to provide context, and to remind readers of “how far we’ve come”. In the modern day, they serve the same function, though not precisely in the way the author intended! It is wonderful to read about the events and people of those years as seen through the lens of a contemporary. Some of the events discussed are well-known to modern readers – the sinking of the Titanic, for example, or the pioneering flight of Charles Lindberg. But other catastrophes and events of equal or greater proportion that no doubt captured the hearts and minds of the public at the time have been all-but-forgotten. Incidentally, I was reminded (as I always am when I read history like this) how casually lives were lost one hundred years ago, and it made me happy to be living in an age of regulation and oversight.

The bottom line is that you if you want to learn about Henry Ford, you’re better off looking elsewhere. But if the style and substance of a 1930s extended advertisement, mixed with tidbits of history sounds interesting – or at least entertaining – then this short book is worth a few hours.
The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate
The Trumps: Three Generations of Builders and a Presidential Candidate
Das Buch erschien ursprünglich im Jahr 2000. Die aktuelle Ausgabe ist ein Reprint von 2015 mit geändertem Titel und leicht verändertem Vorwort, ansonsten identisch. Es informiert also über die Vorfahren, darunter die Großeltern aus Kallstadt in der Pfalz, und über Donalds Leben bis Ende der 90er Jahre.

Es liest sich fast wie ein guter Roman, ist aber sehr solide recherchiert. Ich habe bisher nur die ersten 100 Seiten über die Großeltern gelesen und für Wikipedia verwendet. Dort finden sich jetzt bei Frederick Trump, Elizabeth Christ Trump und Monte Cristo (Washington) kurze Zusammenfassungen. Mich hat begeistert, wie Gwenda Blair das Leben der Großeltern in einen vielfältigen Kontext stellt, und da war Vieles überraschend und lehrreich. Allein dafür lohnt sich der Kauf allemal.
Louis Armstrong -- A Jazz Master: B-flat Trumpet
Louis Armstrong -- A Jazz Master: B-flat Trumpet
This book is for trumpet players like the Charlie Parker Omnibook is for alto sax players. It contains 20 solos by the master himself, Louis Armstrong, transcribed and printed very neatly. Armstrong recorded many of these songs more than once, so it might be hard to find the exact recordings that these particular solos were transcribed from, but with all the material available on youtube as well as the remastered recordings of the Hot 5s and Hot 7s, the early groups where Armstrong first performed and recorded these songs (available through Amazon as either CDs or mp3 files) it's easy to find things to listen to in order to learn the nuances that Satchmo was famous for.

I'm delighted to see that it is still in print!
New Morning
New Morning
Following on from June 1970's self-indulgent and often derided "Self Portrait" double album (funnily enough hindsight has many loving it to pieces) - critics and the public alike went nuts for the supposed 'return to form' of October's "New Morning". The British pummelled it into the No. 1 slot when it was issued slightly later in November of 1970 - and no self-respecting Bob Dylan "Greatest Hits" or "Anthology" is complete without "If Not For You".

Some have even said that "New Morning" is as good as 1975's meisterwork "Blood On The Tracks" - which in my mind is stretching credulity and the obvious audio truth way past its limit. "New Morning" is a solid Dylan album only with some moments of greatness. And re-listening to it in 2017 on this fabulous Remaster hasn't changed my opinion on that. Here are the Winterludes...

UK released May 2009 - "New Morning" by BOB DYLAN on Columbia 88697347002 (Barcode 886973470022) is a straightforward CD Remaster of the 12-track 1970 album and plays out as follows (35:50 minutes):

1. If Not For You
2. Day Of The Locusts
3. Time Passes Slowly
4. Went To See The Gypsy
5. Winterlude
6. If The Dogs Run Free
7. New Morning [Side 2]
8. Sign On The Window
9. One More Weekend
10. The Man In Me
11. Three Angels
12. Father Of Night
Tracks 1 to 12 are the album "New Morning" - released 21 October 1970 in the USA on Columbia KC 30290 and November 1970 in the UK on CBS Records S 69001. Produced by BOB JOHNSTON - it peaked at No. 7 in the USA and No. 1 in the UK.

Given that the original single-sleeve LP was so staggeringly boring to look at - the new 8-page inlay comes as a blessed relief. It's made up mostly of in-studio photos - Bob at the microphones - reading lyric sheets - the boys in the band discussing what to do next with Producer Bob Johnston. Al Kooper plays Keyboards, Guitar and French Horn - David Bromberg plays Electric Guitar and Dobro - Buzzy Feiten plays Electric Guitar - Russ Kunkel is on Drums with Maeretha Stewart guesting on "If Dogs Run Free" on Background Vocals. There's no new liner notes per say.

But at least we get that stunning GREG CALBI Remaster - a man whose had his mitts on McCartney's "Band On The Run", Paul Simon's "Graceland", Supertramp's "Crime Of The Century" and "Breakfast In America" and even John Mayer's Remastered catalogue. Calbi has turned in another winner - these Dylan remasters are all jobs well done it has to be said.

The photograph on the rear cover is a youthful Bob in early 1962 with one of his Blues heroes – the barnstorming big-lunged Victoria Spivey – famous for misery raunchy tunes like "Furniture Man Blues" and troublesome fools like "Dope Head Blues" (see my review for the 20CD Box Set "Roots & Blues"). Though in hindsight – it's an odd photo to feature here with precious little on the album resembling Blues Music except maybe some of "One More Weekend". Word has it that the "New Morning" project was going to be another double set – a sort of Part 2 to "Self Portrait" combining covers that moved him in his youth with new material (some of those outtakes have turned up on the "Bootleg Series" of CD reissues) - but perhaps because of the backlash to "Self Portrait" that idea was paired down to the single LP we now have made up entirely of BD originals.

The album opens with "If Not For You" – a hooky-as-Hell love song Beatle George Harrison had debuted to the world only weeks earlier on his 3LP Box Set "All Things Must Pass" on Apple Records (the opening song). People love this song to Dylan's wife of the time - perhaps because that weird organ sound Al Kooper gets harks back to his 60ts sound on "Highway 61 Revisited" and that thinny Harmonica back even further to "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan". And despite it’s rather slight feel BD sings - "...without your love I'd be nowhere at all..." and you can't help but think he actually means it this time (Olivia Newton John would lodge her first chart hit in February 1971 with "If Not For You" on Uni Records – No. 25 USA). "Day Of The Locust" feels like a great Bob Dylan song - while "Time Passes Slowly" was reputedly amongst the first three tunes recorded for an abandoned musical version of "The Devil And Daniel Webster" called "Scratch" (the other two were "New Morning" and "Father Of Night"). I have a very sweet cover of "Winterlude" by England's Steve Gibbons which he did for his 1998 CD "Bob Dylan Project" – Gibbons doesn't change its strangely casual nature and "...this dude thinks you're grand..." lyrics. We go early-morning smoky barroom Jazz for the spoken "If Dogs Run Free" that features scat vocals from Maeretha Stewart. As he'd veered away from 'Bob Dylan' – fans naturally went nuts and slagged off the song as derisory and all things unholy – but I've always thought it kind of brill. One man's heaven is...

Side 2 opens with the very Van Morrison sound of "New Morning" – acoustic guitars and lingering organ – marital bliss clearly keeping him happy (skies of blue – so happy just to see you smile). The album’s other biggie for me is "Sign On The Window" – a ballad with lyrics that I still can’t figure out – three’s a crowd – down on Mean Street – a cabin in Utah – catch rainbow trout. Whatever you read into the forlorn sad words – I love his piano playing while the band plays catch up and that impassioned vocal is the strongest on the whole record. "One More Weekend" is a slippin' and slidin' Bluesy trollop of a song – the band finally sounding like a cohesive unit as they boogie in that Bob Dylan way (great Remaster). Some people enjoy "The Man In Me" but those girly vocals feel forced to me - I much prefer the simpler almost Gospel spoken song "Three Angels" with its 'concrete world full of souls'. The album finishes on the piano and voices rumble of "Father Of Night" - a sound Cat Stevens would tap on his "Foreigner" album in 1973. The one-and-half-minute song is also an indication of his emerging beliefs - gorgeous audio as he sings of "...father of air and father of trees...that grows in our hearts and our memories..."

Good - great - ordinary - different - the same – I love it – I don’t love it - it's Bob Dylan. Even now his enigma eludes me...and would we have it any other way...
Nike Men's Air Visi Pro Vi
Nike Men's Air Visi Pro Vi
So i have gone through 5 pairs of shoes in the last 6 months so I figured I would spend a little more and get a shoe that will hopefully last longer. I have worn NIKEs before and the sizing always fits perfect and the same with this shoe. love the color and look of them. the down side to these ones though is the comfort. there is no padding inside them. so they are rather hard on the bottoms of your feet, but it is better than walking barefoot. and that doesn't bother me as much as the plastic on the heal of them. I have had to wear mole skin on the back of my heal since i have bought them. over time it does get better but plastic is hard to break in. revising - so after a week of wearing these, the don't break in, they just cut up my heals too much. I love NIKE shoes, but these were just too painful to handle, I am returning them. shame too, because they are nice looking shoes, but one design flaw ruined them
Avengers Titan Hero Captain America 12" Action Figure
Avengers Titan Hero Captain America 12" Action Figure
This is a wonderfully perfect toy for littler hands - and probably bigger boys too - but we bought it for our four year old. He already has several of the other avengers in this set: Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, and the villain Doctor Doom. Captain America has recently become the favorite, so we bought this along with a Golden Book that explained Captain America's background. He LOVES the shield, and it's really easy for him to put on and take off the hand. It's a great, simple toy - and it's way cheaper online than at the toy stores. Very sturdy and durable. These guys have taken several falls down stairs, swims in the bath, and toddler sisters slamming them around. These are great toys!
Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1
Tiny Toon Adventures Season 1
THIS DVD PLAYS ON REGION 2 DVD PLAYERS.

Now, this series is the last of any of Looney Tunes knock off that was decent. This set is a nostalgic no holds barred parody and really a salute to the original Looney Tunes.
A pop culture packed show, which runs for 20 odd minutes a time with cut scenes of modern culture and culture parodies.
The set isn't held with an iron fist by censors like today, which is crazy to believe that this series is around 20 year old.
You get characters which are at a university taught by veteran Looney Tunes characters, starring the talented Charlie Adler (Cow and Chicken, Ahhh real monsters) and we have Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny(no relation) in the starring roles, a parody of Bugs Bunny. Plucky Duck is a parody of Daffy Duck... You get the idea The show goes into university days of these characters.
The show is fun and surprisingly not dated. The jokes still hold water today, mainly because they're recycling the classic Looney Tunes ways, but the set is still so much fun to see these cartoons again.
The set contains 4 discs and 1 is double sided (I hate double sided discs) with a nice box styled box and easy to navigate menu's. With a Play All option and episode selection and language selection (ask if you want to know specifics for that)
This set is the start, from the pilot, to the first half and I'd say the better half of Tiny Toons. But don't let that put you off the second half of season 1. It has some brilliant episodes.

here is the episode break down.

Disc 1
The Looney Beginning
A Quack in the Quarks
The Wheel O' Comedy
Test Stress
The Buster Bunny Bunch
Her Wacky Highness
Hollywood Plucky
Journey to the Center of Acme Acres

Disc 2
It's Buster Bunny Time
Stuff That Goes Bump in the Night
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Starting From Scratch
Citizen Max
Furball Follies
Hare Raising Night
The Acme Acres Zone

Disc 3
Life in the 1990s
Rock n' Roar
Prom-ise Her Anything
Hare Today,Gone Tomorrow
Cinemaniacs
You Asked For it
Gang Busters
Wake Up Call of the Wild

Disc 4 side 1
Buster and the Wolverine
You Asked For it part 2
Europe in 30 Minutes
The Wacko World of Sports
Rainy Daze
Fields of Honey
Sawdust and Toonsil
Spring in Acme Acres

Disc 4 side 2
Psychic Fun-Omenon Day
The Wild World of Elmyra
A Ditch in Time

This set also looks un-cut, so if you have any questions, leave a comment.
Marvel Black Panther Titan Hero Series 12-inch Black Panther
Marvel Black Panther Titan Hero Series 12-inch Black Panther
Hasbro's Titan Hero series have gone through a drastic re-haul the past year or so. Early series figures were very rigid with minimal points of articulation and lacked an overall level of detail. Despite the product listing, these new incarnations have 11 points of articulation which now allow movement in the shoulders, wrists and legs. However, the knees and elbows are still locked which is a bit of a disappointment. Overall, this Black Panther figure is quite impressive. Besides the newly added points of articulation, it looks exactly like the Black Panther from the upcoming movie with surprising amounts of detail. The dimpled texture, lines and grooves really makes this the best looking Titan Hero Series figure Hasbro has released so far. There is a strange, square-shaped indentation on its back which is either a part of the costume or a groove for some sort of attachment that wasn't included with the figure. Either way, I'm happy with this purchase.
InuYasha, Vol. 27
InuYasha, Vol. 27
If you’ve watched the anime, do yourself a favor and read the manga. SO good.
Your Favorite Seuss (58 Volume Set)
Your Favorite Seuss (58 Volume Set)
PLEASE DON'T advertise as "Your Favorite Seuss (58 volume set)." May I suggest "Your Favorite Beginner Books (58 volume set)?" This item would be perfect for someone who just wants a lot of beginner books.

I was specifically interested in Dr. Seuss books, so I ordered "Your Favorite Seuss (58 volume set)", and now have almost 40 children's books I don't want, since only 20 of them were by Dr. Seuss/Rosetta Stone/Theo DeSieg. The rest of the books are in the "I can read it all by myself beginner books" series, which uses the Cat in the Hat as a logo, but are not by Dr. Seuss.

Also it took three weeks to arrive. I found this order to be a huge bummer.
Jeffrey Archer, Die Kain-Saga 1-3: Kain und Abel/Abels Tochter/ - Kains Erbe (3in1-Bundle) - (German Edition)
Jeffrey Archer, Die Kain-Saga 1-3: Kain und Abel/Abels Tochter/ - Kains Erbe (3in1-Bundle) - (German Edition)
Ich hatte mich sehr auf diese Lektüre gefreut. Teil 1 übertraf meine Erwartungen bei weitem. Kindheit und Karriere eines Bankers und parallel dazu der Aufstieg eines Hoteliers. Elitefamilie vs. Underdog. Gut gemacht wie beide Leben miteinander verwoben sind.

In Teil 2 geht es um das Leben der Tochter von Abel (Hotelier) , wie sie ihr Leben erlebt hat (mit reichlich Wiederholungen aus Teil 1!). Dann ihre politische Karriere en Detail. Wen amerikanische Politik SEHR interessiert, von der Arbeit als Wahlhelferin bis zur Wahl zur Präsidentin der USA, dem sei Teil 2 besonders ans Herz gelegt. Insbesondere mit Bezug zum US-Wahljahr 2020.

In Teil 3 geht es dann gar nicht mehr um die Familien selbst. Es ist ein Politthriller: Ermordung der US-amerikanischen Präsidentin aus Teil 2.

Jeden dieser Teile kann man unabhängig von einander lesen. Ich verstehe auch nicht wirklich, warum man sie zu einem Band zusammengefügt hat. Ich hätte mir gewünscht, dass irgendwann alles doch noch miteinander zu tun hat und sich der Kreis schließt.
The Shadow Riders: A Novel
The Shadow Riders: A Novel
I read this book a long time before the movie with Sam Elliot was made, so I like the book better. But both the movie and the book are great. Most of the differences are in what happens while the men are searching for the kidnapped women. Probably you'll like one better than the other, but which one you like better will most likely depend on whether you like reading or watching tv better. In a nutshell, two brothers who served on opposite sides of the Civil War, return home to find that renegades have kidnapped their siblings and also a woman that one of the men planned to marry. This same group have stolen a lot of other people; planning to take them to Mexico to sell (the brothers don't know that at first) and the two brothers take off after them to bring them home.
Le Tour de Gaule d'Asterix (French Language Edition of Asterix and the Banquet)
Le Tour de Gaule d'Asterix (French Language Edition of Asterix and the Banquet)
I purchased this book hoping to stimulate my 8th grader and encourage some 'alternative' activity in addition to his French II homework and test prep work. Worked better than expected. He took up the challenge and along with some translation tools worked his way through most of the book and says he will start again at beginning when he finishes, Grades have improved too.
Black Jack―The best 14stories by Osamu Tezuka (7) (秋田文庫)
Black Jack―The best 14stories by Osamu Tezuka (7) (秋田文庫)
「勘当息子」「おかあさん」のおばあちゃんものや動物もの(「からだが石に」も好きだが)に弱いのですがやっぱり一番は「六等星」かこの7巻に収録されている「上と下」です。
大の大人の男が一生懸命な姿が好き。

高層ビルで働く社長と工事現場で働くゲンさん。
社長が輸血が必要な状態になるが社長はRH(-)。なかなか見つからなかった所にビルの下で工事をしていたゲンさんが血液を提供してくれたところから2人は仲良くなります。(手術はもちろんブラックジャック)

この社長の哀愁漂う出で立ちが何とも可愛いらしい。

詳しいストーリーは省きますが、最後会社が倒産してお札を数えてる姿に涙してしまいました。
(最後はハッピーエンドですよ。)

そしてラストのブラックジャックは作中でもトップ10に入る格好良さです。
Naruto, Vol. 59: The Five Kage (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto, Vol. 59: The Five Kage (Naruto Graphic Novel)
The story continues from where it left off last last volume (58) and with the help of Naruto Uzumaki, the shinobi allience get the upper hand of the war but then Kabuto uses his trump card and things get even more hectic then it was before and then the 5 Kage are called into action.
I have no other word to describe this volume but EPIC. I definitely recommend you (naruto fan) buying this volume, i assure you, it'll be worth it. I can't wait for volume 60 to be released XD
Speaking of Jack: A C. S. Lewis Discussion Guide
Speaking of Jack: A C. S. Lewis Discussion Guide
This is a "must have" resource if you're leading a discussion group or want to start a C.S. Lewis Society in your community. Will Vaus developed these materials during his leadership of the Harrisonburg C.S. Lewis Society in Harrisonburg, Va. and other Lewis societies that he founded and to which the book is dedicated.

As a Lewis scholar myself, I've had the privilege to be a member of his society and hear him discuss the works of C.S. Lewis as we prepared to discuss our monthly readings. Whether you're interested in a great C.S. Lewis study resource for your personal use or you want to have a helpful resource for a series of book club meetings or a church study group centered on the works of Lewis or to create a C.S. Lewis Society in your community this is a good starting point.

The book is laid out as a three year monthly reading cycle that covers the works of C.S. Lewis in the chronological order of their publication. Each work is initially discussed in a short essay and then a series of discussion questions are provided. You can use this in lots of ways to support personal or organized reading. In our C.S. Lewis Society, which had the advantage of having Will come and provide the lesson, he's start by reading the essay and talking a bit about the work and Lewis and then we'd all get into the fun of give and take as we shared our ideas and impressions of the book in the context of the discussion questions. Lewisians are great fun and like their mentor, C.S. Lewis, admire clear thinking and homespun examples. So it's always a great affair when there is a meeting. I hope you enjoy this book as much as the C.S. Lewis Societies that Will Vaus founded enjoyed its development.
Kukai the Universal: Scenes from His Life
Kukai the Universal: Scenes from His Life
The review by “Crazy Fox,” from January 24, 2010, completely misses the bigger picture, so I am posting a counterweight.

The legacy of Kukai permeates the very fabric of the Japanese culture. He is the greatest Japanese Buddhist saint of all times. He introduced Esoteric Buddhism to Japan, founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism and nourished other branches of Buddhism as well. He is credited with the creation of hiragana, a Japanese syllabary modeled on Sanskrit. He is the founder of temples and centers of higher learning. He is the author of numerous religious tracts. He is a paragon of calligraphy, both in Japan and in China. The list goes on and on.

The trouble is, he lived over a thousand years ago. After such a long time, verifiable historical information about Kukai is scant, while legends about him would fill volumes. How, then, does an honest, meticulous historian with a poetic flair, who is passionate about his subject, as Ryotaro Shiba obviously was, approach Kukai?

Shiba spent over ten years working on this book. He understood that he would not be able to recreate Kukai’s life in minute detail, but instead focused, masterfully, on recreating the atmosphere in which Kukai was steeped and which influenced his world-view and endeavors. In Shiba’s book we see Japan of the end of Nara period, a culture in turmoil, trying to absorb and assimilate immigrant clans from the Continent and newly conquered “barbarian” tribes from Japan’s own frontier. Buddhist sects jockey with each other and with Taoism and Confucianism for influence with the imperial court. The government, eager to follow the path of culture and civilization, establishes a university to train scholars and administrators and sends embassies to China with missions of political, cultural and religious exchange.

Into this society in flux was born Kukai, a scion of an influential provincial clan, who was brilliant from the start and seemed destined for great things in life. Contrary to his family’s expectations, instead of following the established career path of civil service, he drops out of the university and, drawn to Buddhism, spends years living in obscurity, working on his original theological research that would lay down the framework of Esoteric Buddhism in Japan. But in order to give his future school the legitimacy of the direct continuity of the tradition, which is extremely important in Buddhism, Kukai has to travel to China to receive the transmission of Dharma from Master Huiguo, the head of the school of Esoteric Buddhism there.

Shiba’s description of Kukai’s stay in Chang’an is, in my opinion, the real treasure of this book. Kukai, a previously unknown young monk from a country that was culturally, at that time, a little more than a satellite of the T’ang China, thanks to his previous preparatory work and natural talent, shot up like a rocket in the lavish, cosmopolitan scene of the T’ang capital city, which at that time boasted the ultimate political and economic power and literary and theological sophistication second to none in Asia. He was quickly able to round off his studies with Sanskrit, Indian Buddhism, poetry and calligraphy, to become a complete scholar of his time. The fact that he was able to receive the Dharma transmission from the ailing Master Huiguo in a few months speaks volumes about Kukai’s attainments in his chosen path. Furthermore, the fact that Kukai’s company and friendship were sought by famous scholars, poets, calligraphers, courtiers and religious leaders in China shows what kind of a phenomenon he had become in a country that was very hard to impress at that time. But it is Shiba’s crowning achievement to be able to reproduce in his book, from an untold number of primary sources and his own poetic vision of history, a picture of Chang’an that almost makes the spectacular early 9th century city, and Kukai in it, come to life, to the reader’s delight.

In Shiba’s opinion, this stay in Chang’an was the centerpiece of Kukai’s life, which made him who he was, gave him a tremendous leverage with the Japanese imperial court and the Buddhist community and allowed him to proceed unimpeded to becoming what he ultimately became in the history of Japan. To experience this and other circumstances in Kukai’s life, simply read this book and be transported by the masterful author to a time, place and state of mind far from our own.
Rubie's Harry Potter Childs Harry Potter Robe - Large (12-14) (884252L)
Rubie's Harry Potter Childs Harry Potter Robe - Large (12-14) (884252L)
Der optisch schön gestaltete Umhang entspricht nicht der Erwachsenengröße "L" wie wir im ersten Moment dachten, sondern natürlich der Kindergröße "Large". Umgerechnet auf die vom Kostüm-Hersteller "Rubie's" angegebene Größentabelle liegt die passende Größe dann etwa zwischen 140 bis 152, sodass die Zauber-Robe Kinder in einem Alter von 8 - 12 Jahren gut passen sollte: je nach körperlicher Konstitution natürlich. Der Zauberumhang ist jedenfalls etwa rund 105 cm lang und die beiden Ärmel haben von der Schulter ab gemessen etwa eine Länge von 50 cm.

Das Gryffindor Abzeichen ist nicht aufgestickt sondern eher drauf gebügelt. Der Stoff der Robe besteht aus 100% Polyester und ist meiner Ansicht nach schon sehr dünn … Da bin ich mal gespannt, wie lange das gut geht … Die Schnalle zum befestigen des Umhangs wurde leider schon beim ersten hantieren etwas beschädigt aber im Notfall bleibt die Robe dann erst mal offen.

In die Waschmaschine sollte der Kapuzenumhang natürlich nicht gegeben werden: falls nötig, dann kommt einzig und alleine Handwäsche in Frage.
A fera em mim: a história do príncipe da Bela (Portuguese Edition)
A fera em mim: a história do príncipe da Bela (Portuguese Edition)
Entramos no mês de Outubro, o mês das bruxas, dos vilões, do Halloween! E por que não começar o mês conhecendo a história da Fera, do clássico de Madame de Beaumont e Madame de Villeneuve, que inspirou uma das mais populares animações da Disney? A releitura "A Fera em Mim", escrita por Serena Valentino, é baseada no filme e traz a história da Fera sob a ótica Disney (o que é importante ressaltar, uma vez que no clássico de Madame Villeneuve há um capítulo só sobre a Fera). Nesta história, o príncipe, antes de ser transformado em um monstro era amigo de infância de Gaston (praticavam caça juntos) e ia se casar com a feiticeira Circe (inspirada na mitologia grega). Na história Circe era linda mas pobre e por este motivo o príncipe a rejeita, motivo bom o suficiente para as irmãs da feiticeira o amaldiçoarem para que virasse um monstro. E virou! Antes de prender Bela no castelo a Fera ainda se enamorou de uma princesa fútil chamada Tulipa, apenas por interesse. Com traços de comportamento machistas e agressivos, o príncipe se torna Fera e não consegue ser amado verdadeiramente para que o feitiço se quebre. Em uma alegoria linda, a releitura traz à tona temas como relacionamento abusivo, a submissão feminina e, por que não, a evolução masculina do status animalesco para a humanidade. Bela, uma mulher que gosta de livros em uma época em que mulheres tinham aulas de como caminhar de forma elegante... faltava apenas ela identificar a prisão em que se encontrava para ganhar a independência tão sonhada. Mas, escolheu amar o feio, o monstruoso e acreditar que o amor o transformaria. Gostaria de ver hoje uma releitura em que falassem da vida conjugal da Bela e da Fera pós casamento.
Writings from the Zen Masters (Penguin Great Ideas) by Various (2009)
Writings from the Zen Masters (Penguin Great Ideas) by Various (2009)
Buy "Zen Flesh Zen Bones" by Paul Reps instead!!!

...this book is **exactly** the same material as in "Zen Flesh Zen Bones" by Paul Reps...but it misses out some good material (I suspect the Taoist/Chan/"pre-zen" stuff has been removed (not checked yet)...some really good stuff...48 pages have gone! yikes!).

I suspect they decided to market it as Zen-only stuff...just buy the original...much better.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Korean Edition): Book.1 (Korean)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Korean Edition): Book.1 (Korean)
Not an original copy. This book is a fake. It looks exactly the same like the real book but misses certain details that can only be found in the real book. It also has certain selling errors in it. I'm ratings this a 2 out of 5 just because it was delivered on time. That's it.

The link to buy the real book : https://www.amazon.in/Harry-Potter-Prisoner-Azkaban/dp/1408855674/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540806958&sr=1-1&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=harry+potter+and+the+prisoner+of+azkaban+book&dpPl=1&dpID=51lXQUfDdOL&ref=plSrch
Bioworld Harry Potter Gryffindor Rolled Knit Beanie
Bioworld Harry Potter Gryffindor Rolled Knit Beanie
c'est pour ma fille de 14 ans bientôt fan bien sur d'harry potter, livraison plus rapide qu'annoncer au début, conforme en tout point à la photo de belle qualité rien à redire très contente de cet achat
The Houdini Code
The Houdini Code
While there are almost always interesting things to learn about Houdini, this video production is mostly comprised of inaccurate opinion, rather than fact. For example, the authors of an entirely speculative Houdini biography (Larry Sloman and William Kalush) appear here sharing nonsense from their own book. Sloman claims that Houdini's wife, Bess, smoked marijuana, based upon an entry in her diary, which refers to "weed." Any search of contemporaneous literature of the period would have informed him that the term "weed" was then associated with tobacco, not the more illicit product. Both authors also repeatedly make it sound like Mrs. Houdini was a hopeless drug addict. While Bess was, in fact, likely an alcoholic, and was treated for alcohol abuse after Houdini's death, there's no evidence to indicate she abused or became addicted to other intoxicating substances.

The claim is also made in this short film that Bess Houdini became the wife of "Edward Saint" at some point. Again, there's is no evidence anywhere to suggest that Saint (whose real name was Myers, or Myerson, depending upon which line of family heritage you believe) were ever formally married. If fact, through the two cohabitated, and Saint served as her business manager, there's no evidence to suggest that the two were even romantically involved. Saint was considerably younger than the widowed Mrs. Houdini.

Finally, this production is called "The Houdini Code" (like the book authored by William Rauscher), but said "code" plays very little role in the makeup of the finished product. In short, there are a few facts shared here, but none not available elsewhere, and some nice photographs to be found. Otherwise, this video frankly a waste of money if, like me, you purchased it.
Artbox Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Movie Trading Cards Pack
Artbox Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince Movie Trading Cards Pack
I love Harry Potter, so that's why I bought these cards. The cards were very well done and any Harry Potter fan would be glad to have them in his or her collection. They arrived promptly, but shipping was fairly expensive. For two little packs of cards the shipping was around $4. So 8 dollars worth of cards ended up costing me 12 dollars. Also, the packs were basically identical, with the exception of 2 or 3 cards that were different. So now I have A LOT of doubles. My suggestion would be to only buy one pack at a time. I have yet to make up my mind whether I'll do business again with ToyWiz.
Never Hurt Me (The Wish Makers Book 3)
Never Hurt Me (The Wish Makers Book 3)
I really admire how Desiree was completely without magic and continued to try and help others when she had nothing, no money, no means of support, and a strong will to survive after being sent along to complete her journey. I love how she met Rita and how they bonded because Desiree really needed a comforting maternal prescense as she sorted her life plans. I think she was finally able to let go of her guilt by not helping Marsha through Dara, a confused young woman trying to spread her wings and become independent. Having been drawn to Dara really was a healing experience for which I'm grateful to the author for writing such a warm and heartfelt connection between the two. The ending is not what I expected and is certainly a hook to draw the reader into the next book. There are a lot of unanswered questions I have which I really want to learn Desiree's fate along with Dara. I feel so blessed to have come across such a series; because my favorite thing with any book is to be able to crawl inside a book and become connected with the characters. I was given this book free of charge in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin)
Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin)
Note: this novella is part of the “Elemental Assassin” urban fantasy series and if you're new to the series, I strongly recommend to not start reading here. You'd be missing important facts that give things meaning here and wouldn't be able to appreciate the story to its fullest.

Review
After Finn got his novella a few months ago, it sure was time that Silvio, Gin's loyal assisstant, got his story, too. And what a good one it was!
It's Christmas time and while Gin is decorating the “Pork Pit” for a x-mas party for her friends and family, she urges Silvio to finally leave the restaurant, stop working for once and enjoy his coffee date with some handsome and distinguished guy who actually invited him.

Since Gin can be very persuasive, Silvio goes on his date and that's when things don't go according to plan. At all. Since the book blurb tells it, I can also tell you that his date is cut remarkably short by a horde of giants who abduct Silvio. And it's up to Silvio to get out of this dangerous situation himself – and make it to Gin's party in time. There is a turn of events that I did not see coming [it dawned on me the moment it dawned on Silvio] and I am amazed that this story could be so short, yet so intense at the same time.

Silvio's dry humor and his deadpan look on life, himself and the people around him, make his POV a great one to listen to. Especially his view on Gin is hilarious and sweet at the same time. If you read the main series, this novella is for you and you shouldn't miss out.
Disney Winnie The Peeking Pooh Nursery Crib Musical Mobile, Yellow, Orange, Blue
Disney Winnie The Peeking Pooh Nursery Crib Musical Mobile, Yellow, Orange, Blue
This mobile is cute but I cant give it 4 or 5 stars because of the cost for what you get. It's all plastic and plush toys and should be less than 20 bucks in my opinion. The white plastic post it all attaches too isnt very pretty. Also I wish the little plushes that dangle down were attached better, they just dangle out of an open slit held in place by a tiny knot that you have to tie. I've knocked them off a million times getting my son in and out of the crib. You have to put the pooh sticker on the music box part too which was annoying they should at least do that so it comes out centered good. I will say it does play the music for a long time which I like probably about 4 mins or so.
The Description Vault: A Writer's Guide to Describing Characters
The Description Vault: A Writer's Guide to Describing Characters
This is a great tool for writing anything. If you ever have a hard time describing your characters, or if you are tired of using the same old descriptors, this is the book for you. Easy to navigate and understand. You will be surprised how much you will use this book once you open it the first time.
NETGEAR Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Mesh Extender with Amazon Alexa Built-in (RBS40V), Works with Any WiFi Router
NETGEAR Orbi Voice Smart Speaker & WiFi Mesh Extender with Amazon Alexa Built-in (RBS40V), Works with Any WiFi Router
My Orbi network is about 2 years old. The Main is the RBR50 with the included extender.
Fast forward to now -- I always get wifi drop at the very edge of the front bedroom's edge.

Its the edge my toddler pushes me to when he falls asleep.

I cannot get up for fear of him waking up and being a even crabbier baby. So either you suck it up and nap with baby or.....

Buy this router/ap/extener and alexa speaker lol.

Unfortunately at the moment i needed an extender there wasnt a cheaper one for orbi mesh system. This was way cheaper than all the other "true" orbi MESH extenders.

So installation is sorta tricky. Out of the box my new RBS40V pulsed blue. This isnt covered in the fold out paper flyer quick start guide. If it glows blue out of the box the device is set to "extender" mode. This causes a separate network ID to be created in which then you have to choose to "hop" on or off as you enter and exit and area.

For all the NOT-Orbi mesh / nighthawk / insert other wifi system out there. You can say out of the box its good for those segments (EG you wanted an extender).

So what if you're like me and need to add the RBS40V as a "satellite" in the mesh.
Quick review of the light pulse at start up
Blue Pulse = Extender Mode
White Pulse = Orbi Mode

To switch from pulsing blue to pulsing white...
1. Turn off the RBS40V completely (with the power button).
2. HOLD the Sync Button THEN press and Hold the power button
3. Keep holding till blue pulse turns white.
4. Let go of Sync button
5. Power Cycle the RBS40V and wait till it turns solid white (means READY to sync as orbi)
6. Startup the order add satellite function either through APP or Web Browser and stop short of clicking SYNC.
7. Press the Sync on the RBS40V First THEN click or tap Sync on the desktop or mobile app.
8. Wait and eventually you'll see it successfully added to the mesh network.
9. Sorry... you're not done yet.. more than likely the RBS40V will update its firmware and reboot cycle yet again.
10. Then if you decide you add you Amazon login to access Alexa cause.. hey why not.. guess what.. it reboot cycles yet again!

Steps 1 - 10 - is about 30-35 minutes. Not because I'm slow.. Its because of waiting on the reboot times.

IS IT WORTH IT?

Tested the wifi at the edge where my toddler pushes me to.
No drops / disconnects.
Solid speeds / steam consistent and fairly good for wifi.

Final Answer: YES

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