Iker Richardson

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Sass for Web Designers
Sass for Web Designers
Sass for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Wet Magic (Illustrated Edition)
Wet Magic (Illustrated Edition)
Wet Magic (Illustrated Edition) by Edith Nesbit. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter: La piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition)
Harry Potter: La piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition)
Harry Potter: La piedra filosofal (Spanish Edition) by J K.Rowling, Historias Fantásticas, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Una vacante imprevista (Spanish Edition)
Una vacante imprevista (Spanish Edition)
Una vacante imprevista (Spanish Edition) by J.K. Rowling. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with 32 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Solo nosotros dos (Spanish Edition)
Solo nosotros dos (Spanish Edition)
Solo nosotros dos (Spanish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Another one
Another one
Another one by Alice Chester. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man by Todd Easterling. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 69 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Pelican Brief: A Novel
The Pelican Brief: A Novel
The Pelican Brief: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 766 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Last Child: A Novel
The Last Child: A Novel
The Last Child: A Novel by John Hart. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1246 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, ... Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple…
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, ... Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple…
The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, ... Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple… by H. P. Lovecraft. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 2270 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Introduction to Java Programming
Introduction to Java Programming
Introduction to Java Programming by Y. Daniel Liang. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Course Ilt Java Programming
Course Ilt Java Programming
Course Ilt Java Programming by Course Technology. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
PHP Object-Oriented Solutions
PHP Object-Oriented Solutions
PHP Object-Oriented Solutions by David Powers. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 44 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Programming with PEAR
PHP Programming with PEAR
PHP Programming with PEAR by Stoyan Stefanov and Carsten Lucke. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development
Learning Drupal 6 Module Development by Matt Butcher. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Programming in Visual Basic 2010
Programming in Visual Basic 2010
Programming in Visual Basic 2010 by Julia Case Bradley and Anita Millspaugh. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 62 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Objective-C For Dummies
Objective-C For Dummies
Objective-C For Dummies by Neal Goldstein. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Real World iOS Development
Real World iOS Development
Real World iOS Development by Weiran Ye. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques by Lewis J. Pinson and Richard S. Wiener. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Julia High Performance
Julia High Performance
Julia High Performance by Avik Sengupta. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Expert C# 2008 Business Objects
Expert C# 2008 Business Objects
Expert C# 2008 Business Objects by Rockford Lhotka. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Mastering Apache Spark
Mastering Apache Spark
Mastering Apache Spark by Mike Frampton. Rated 2.9 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
TypeScript 2.x for Angular Developers: Harness the capabilities of TypeScript to build cutting-edge web apps with Angular
TypeScript 2.x for Angular Developers: Harness the capabilities of TypeScript to build cutting-edge web apps with Angular
I have a great deal of Javascript experience and some solid AngularJS skill but wanted to learn Typescript and Angular2. I thought this book did a terrific job from chapters 1-9 at getting me up to speed. Minor errors, mostly due to Angular2 changing. Chapters 10-12 seemed almost like a different author. 10 was okay. There were a few errors but I managed. Even the online resources were missing CSS files for 10.. 11 was even sloppier. Still trying to get that to work. (working with Real Hosted Data)
The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World's Greatest Investors You've Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them
The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World's Greatest Investors You've Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them
I did enjoy most of the stories and the investment strategies profiled in this book. However, I did not think investors who relied on quant's and what I would classify as day trading belonged in a book with Warren Buffett's name in the title. Mr. Buffett would most likely be very amused when some of the investors didn't know the name of the company they invested in because they used mathematical formulas or charts as a basis for buying part of a company.

Some of the investment returns seemed unrealistic because the amount of money invested in a virtual portfolio was in the millions of dollars. However, the author did say he did not look at the one investors brokerage statement to verify actual rates of return leading one to believe he was able to verify real the rates of return for the other investors profiled.

If you are looking for a book that teaches you how to invest, this book will not get the job done. On the back cover, one of the endorsements says "... their unique styles may not be replicable..." and I have to agree. Some of the participants would not fully disclose exactly how they made their investment decisions.

The take away from this book is anyone can be a successful investor if they are willing to first educate themselves and then put in the time necessary for research to generate above average returns. Overall this is a good book and it may give you some ideas how to improve your own investment returns as some investors reveal screening criteria and the websites they use to perform their due diligence. If nothing else, this book will inspire you to work at improving your own investment returns. And since Mr. Buffett's own investment strategy is not replicable, isn't that why we read books with his name in the title?
The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump
The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump
For those who love philosophy this book is fine at dissecting the First Amendment. Even if you're just into politics and especially if you're into law, it's worth reading Fish's first 4 chapters. You are going to get Fish's elaboration of what you probably assumed (along with constitutional scholars and university deans), that you really dare not assume. You will get a very reasonable presentation. It may be hard to hold onto the conclusions he suggests, but that's not his fault, it's the subject. Take notes or buy the book!
When you get to chapter 5, the last substantive chapter, you may encounter information that I found much easier to hold onto, and more importantly, continually invaluable during my typical internet-bound life. Rising to consciousness in the minds of certain scholars in the last 30 years, concurrent with the dominance of the internet as a sales, entertainment and educational medium, has been the concept of Post-Truth, the replacement of the value system used before which assumed truth, and patiently lauded those seeking, following and expounding upon it.
Fish makes it clear that in any population these days in which individuals try to process data linearly, though the internet-supported data (as well as others' analyses of that data) is growing exponentially, is doomed to discover that arriving at "truth" via the fairly recent invention of scientific inquiry, is just not going to "keep up" with internet postings which: detract attention from facts; may present dozens of alternative facts, may be contrived to deliberately distort facts.
We no longer live in a village with only one witch doctor, or only the Washington Post. Fish makes it clear that when you experience the opposite, the flood of input, you will demand some practical solution. And it's not a Mark Zuckerberg (of Facebook) solution, to apply artificial intelligence to sift data and consolidate truth, even in the field of politics.
Zuckerberg stands for transparency. That's fine. But Fish points out that "the combination of transparency and the full flow of information leads not to enlightenment and clean government, but to confusion and paralysis." And later he clearly explain how intentional distortions, or at least loose interpretations, are so tempting and easily added to the flow of information. What is one to do in this Post-Truth age?
Fish writes convincingly on his suggested solution. He introduces the values of "perspective", the power of persuasion, and the ability to spread conviction to a following that may control masses from now on. It's a necessary blow to the advocate of Truth vs Lies, the old way. So be it. Get over it. This is now (and always has been, we realize).
Fish will explain the new way, if you are really after approximating truth and not concealing it for clandestine purpose. But he does make clear that in all this muddle of post-truth, it will remain difficult to tell approximations aimed purposefully at truth from the seeming approximations, which are really pure counter-narratives or chicanery aimed to deceive.
Finally, and the reason I give only 4 stars, author Fish slips. After so much of the book being meticulous about sticking to his self-imposed guidelines on how not to be careless, he carelessly assigns a status to President Donald Trump of "a bad post-truther". Not that he doesn't praise Trump's charisma and skill of persuasion, of bringing others to his point of view. But seemingly Fish's criteria for finding Trump "bad" is to instead trust, "nourish and support" he says, institutions such as "the press, universities, professional associations, documentary films,....." as bastions, or at least base stations of truth. With regard to Truth, Fish calls these institutions "dedicated to its pursuit". Proof? Poof. I don't find it.
So, finally Fish steps in the goo. And he wonders why Trump's followers have conviction that it's Trump, and not the institutions cited above that should be believed? How did Fish lose all sensibility suddenly, 3 pages from the end of the book? He doesn't question "the press, universities, professional associations, documentary films" etc.? How do institutions get his Good Housekeeping stamp of approval?
Follow the money. Look at the credibility ratings of these organizations. Advertising and grant money fund these organizations. It's well known. Has he been in academia so long that he doesn't realize the sandy base these organizations rest upon? It's no stretch at all to see why Trump picked up such a loyal following. He easily took on these very weak institutions (yes, weak under post-truth conditions) that have been squandering their once somewhat better credibility, just to get money in the coffers. Trump has far better credibility than the Institutions, even to this day, in spite of many of the same institutions, funded again by big-Pharma, big-Oil, and the Military Industrial Complex, trying their best to make Trump be appear the one using "bad Post-Truth" persuasion.
Fish should reconsider, and rewrite the last 2 chapters of this book so he can reclaim his credibility. Otherwise, I think he does a masterful job of bringing the average Joe up to speed on how to think in this Post-Truth era.
Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
We don't need more leadership books that inspire and instruct and give principles, at least I don't think so. Leadership principles are good to know and learn from, but you really don't know what leadership looks like and feels like until you do it. And leadership will be different based on who you are, who you're leading, and what you're situation is. I say it like this: you can't swim by reading books and going to conferences and watching videos about swimming. Leadership is like swimming; you learn to lead by leading.

This book gives you the insider look into the mind and heart of what a leader actually goes through in her/his thoughts and feelings. That's where the hard work of leadership really happens. Yes, it's a mental game, as they say about tennis or other competitive sports. You may not have the identical reactions and anxiety described in the book. So it is not universal. Knowing the specifics of how the author has experienced anxiety as a part of leading and as a part of being human, is so very helpful to know how to manage the weight and load of leadership that is indeed so intangible.

I'm believing that this book will help a good number of leaders to not burn out and to stay on the path of health and wellness and effectiveness for a lifetime of good healthy impact for those s/he leads.
WIRED: Icons
WIRED: Icons
WIRED: Icons by Steven Levy, Chris Anderson, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Elon Musk: Elon Musk’s greatest lessons for success in business, life, and entrepreneurship
Elon Musk: Elon Musk’s greatest lessons for success in business, life, and entrepreneurship
Elon Musk always has had a certain determination and hard working ethic. He has no fear in his ideas and runs with them, and finds success! He hopes to go to Mars soon, which just made the news, so it was timely to have read this. I learned a lot about Elon Musk here and hope many parents, educators, employers encourage innovative people like Elon Musk. His life story needs to be shared to inspire others.

This was a quick enough read that it could even be read by school students or anyone curious about his life accomplishments.

I wonder what he will do next! Perhaps he will need a sequel!
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
I must admit, my kindergartener and I are great fans of the Step Into Reading series of books. Since my daughter had completed the Step 2 books in the Step Into Reading series of books, I decided to go ahead and purchase the Step 3 books. I was a bit hesitant because I noticed there is quite a big leap between the Step 2 and Step 3 books, especially in terms of vocabulary and sentence structure. The vocabulary is more advanced with higher order words, and the sentences are longer. I was also concerned that my daughter might not like the topics which seemed to be more 'academic' with history-based stories. My worries were unfounded. She loves the books and is reading them with very little help from me (and I enjoy listening to the stories!)

These books are excellent for building children's reading skills as well as increasing their confidence in reading. Once you've completed the Step 1 and Step 2 books (I would advise proceeding level by level), the Step 3 books are not as daunting as they might first appear. In "Eat My Dust!", children are introduced to Henry Ford and learn about his contributions. The illustrations enhance the story and add a fun element which will appeal to young children.

I can't recommend these books highly enough - they are great for building reading skills, and also educational. This book is a great introduction to history, and I also came up with a series of short comprehension questions based on the story in this book so as to hone my daughter's comprehension skills (e.g. "What sort of vehicle did Henry Ford drive?", "What event did Henry Ford participate in?", etc. ). These books are not only great intermediate readers but might also inculcate in children a great love of history.
Henry Ford
Henry Ford
Henry Ford by Ilandai Su Ramasamy, Abdul Jabbar, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
This Is Jazz #34
This Is Jazz #34
Before she hit the commercial big time, Aretha was a jazz and blues belter. This collection is a great introduction to a young Aretha finding her voice and paying tribute to the great Dinah Washington on many tracks - you will hear the resemblance but also hear Aretha. Great songs, Passionate voice. One can get the Dinah tribute or get this one. Both are worthwhile.
Definitive Collection
Definitive Collection
THIS COVER HAS BEEN VERY WORRIED, HAS ALREADY STARTED BECAUSE THE DISCS ARE PRESSED IN THE COVER, THE GRAPHIC DESIGN OF THE COVER WAS VERY POOR, COULD BE A BOX WITH 4 LPSES NOT A COVER GATEFOLD WITH 2 DISCS IN EACH ENTRY
Undefined Connectivity by Kj Sawka
Undefined Connectivity by Kj Sawka
Undefined Connectivity by Kj Sawka by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
Bob Dylan In Concert: Brandeis University 1963
Für "Dylanologen" ist die Veröffentlichung solcher beinah fünfzig Jahre alten Aufnahmen wohl vergleichbar mit der Bergung eines verloren geglaubten Schatzes vom Meeresgrund. Eigentlich fast mehr noch, denn man wußte ja nicht einmal, daß dieser Schatz am Meeresboden lag. Ein Schatz insofern, weil es sich um den letzten Live-Mitschnitt von Dylan handelt, der unmittelbar vor Veröffentlichung des legendären zweiten Albums "The freewheelin' Bob Dylan" aufgenommen wurde, also wohl ziemlich das letzte Konzert eines dem breiten Publikum völlig unbekannten Bob Dylan. Ohne blasphemisch sein zu wollen, wenn man Dylan als Gott aller Songwriter betrachtet, dann wären solche Aufnahmen vergleichbar mit dem Fund von Bibel-Passagen aus der Zeit bevor Gott die Erde schuf. Etwas übertrieben, ich geb es zu. Aber nur so läßt sich ansatzweise einem normalen Menschen - also nicht Dylanologen - erklären, warum sich erwachsene Menschen über eine knapp 40 minütige, zwar gut restaurierte, aber doch hörbar angestaubte Live-Aufnahme, die abrupt mitten im ersten Lied anfängt (die erste Hälfte des ersten Liedes "Honey just allow me" fehlt), fast genauso freuen, wie über eine erhebliche Gehaltserhöhung. Ich kann es keinem normalen Menschen verübeln, wenn er sich nach Hören dieser Platte denkt, jedes aktuelle Demo einer Hobbyband aus Pinneberg klingt aufregender. Wie aus meinen umständlichen Rechtfertigungsversuchen, einer hier und da sicherlicher unrationalen Begeisterung für Bob Dylan und alles was er je ins Mikrofon gehustet hat, herauszulesen ist, diese Platte ist nichts für Gelegenheits-Dylan-Hörer. Für Fans ist sie ein Juwel. Und es hat mich wirklich Kraft gekostet, nur vier Sterne zu vergeben.
Desperate Enterprises Babe Ruth - No Fear Tin Sign, 12.5" W x 16" H
Desperate Enterprises Babe Ruth - No Fear Tin Sign, 12.5" W x 16" H
This darling metal sign is a gift for someone who’s an avid baseball fan, and just as much of a fan of my daughter’s cat, named Moxie, just like the bottle of the soft drink called Moxie that’s shown on the sign next to the baseball player! The background is a beautiful true red and it has very small holes in each corner to hang it. Very sturdy metal sign - not the least bit flimsy!
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
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Based on the 1987 TV show that launched Johnny Depp this self aware comedy was one of the freshest movies of 2012. Channing Tatum really showing off his comedic chops and Jonah Hill’s own brand of comedy worked so well together that 21 Jump Street was absolutely the funniest movie of 2012.

Despite a rocky personal history Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) bond in policy academy and become fast friends. After graduating from the academy, being sub-par cops land the two in a strange undercover program that puts cops into local high schools. Chief Hardy (Nick Offerman) does a great job of setting up the concept of the movie while at the same time berating Schmidt, Jenko, the plot of the movie itself, and the overall lack of creativity in recent Hollywood projects. “We’re reviving a canceled undercover project from the ’80s and revamping it for modern times. The people behind this lack creativity and they’ve run out of ideas, so what they do now is just recycle s*** from the past and hope that nobody will notice.” Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) is the man in charge of running Jump Street. He was the first to admit he is the stereo-typical angry black man. Almost all of Dickson’s lines are shouted, but they are also all hysterical. Dickson puts Schmidt and Jenko on the case of finding a new synthetic drug called HFS (look the acronym up yourself) after a kid at the school dies from the drug, a fact no one at the school seems to care at all about. Schmidt and Jenko find the dealer in with ease but the supplier proves to be a much harder task. Eric Molson (Dave Franco) is the environmentalist popular guy at school and the popular click takes a liking to Schmidt immediately where Jenko gets stuck with the nerdy kids because their identities get switched. The role reversal was a brilliant comedic move and the bizarre situations are knowingly over-the-top but the comedy all ramps up and actually does contribute to the plot of the movie.

Channing Tatum didn’t start his film career with the best movies and only dabbled in comedies. 21 Jump Street shows that Tatum can handle more than strutting with his shirt off and second rate action movies. Only a few of Tatum’s gags are physical and his willingness to look stupid and put himself out there conflicts with his past film resume but sell the comedy on Jump Street so solidly. Jonah Hill comes from the complete opposite side of the industry than his co-star. Hill has been known for his comedies and most of them are quite funny. In 21 Jump Street Hill doesn’t get to stretch his acting as far as Tatum appeared to but he is still very funny and his on-screen personality gets to clash nicely with the action in the movie. The supporting cast is equally as funny as the lead actors despite their somewhat limited screen time. Dave Franco (yep, the brother of the amazing James Franco) plays the popular drug dealing Eric Molson. Franco has done some very funny material. Along with smaller roles in movies he also did a great series with his older brother for Funny or Die. After 21 Jump Street he should be getting some more substantial comedic roles. The absolutely adorable Brie Larson plays the closest thing to a love interest this movie gets. Schmidt falls for her the second he arrives back at school and she fell in line properly with the popular crowd. Larson is really the only character in the movie who got to show some range of emotion. She is funny with the rest of the cast the majority of the time but she also plays the heart-broken school girl very well. Ice Cube doesn’t really strain himself as an actor but the man is very funny and embraces his stereo-typical role well.

For a movie based off of an 80s TV show its safe to say expectations weren’t high. Screen Writer Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Manic, Project X) took a silly idea and ran with it. Admitting that the movie was goofy and having the lead actors be just as goofy as the core concept let the audience sit back and really enjoy themselves. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller don’t have extensive amounts of directorial experience but they certainly did due diligence to a fantastic script.

If you haven’t give 21 Jump Street a change. It is funny from the opening shot to the end. The story is told along with the jokes, it doesn’t suffer from switching tracks because it can only handle one thing at a time. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill make a brilliant comedic team. 21 Jump Street is a mockery and pays homage to the serious show it was based on.
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
We love this book. It's my oldest kid's favorite baby book. We read it so much, he knows it by heart. As it is a boardbook, this is the shortened version of this story. The longer version is just too long without contributing anything special to the story. We have both and much prefer this one. The colorful imagery and the rhymes are very attractive to toddlers and preschoolers. I even gift it anytime someone I know is having a baby. Along with the boardbooks for There's A Woket In My Pocket and Mr. Brown Can Moo, I highly recommend it.
Chasing Fire
Chasing Fire
Smoke jumpers, those that fight wildfires with specialty training and parachute jumping, is the setting for this story.
The story opens with a smoke jumper and her jump partner falling from the sky on a fire. As she looks back at her partner she see's him pull his toggle in the wrong direction, which sends him into the bowels of the fire, where he is killed.
The following summer, as the wildfire season begins, there is trouble between the female partner of the jumper that was killed and his dating fling, and her baby.
There are several incidents where the smoke jumpers are placed in dangerous situations in and around the base camp. And then a fire is reported in a forest close to base and a murder has occurred.
The story continues until the equipment used for fighting fires is tampered with and they are put in danger in a fire.
The smoke jumpers continue fighting wildfires with a twist on the final fire.
This author again demonstrates her ability to learn the correct language and procedures for fighting wildfires and she completes a love story between firefighting incidents and keeps the readers attention on the characters as they go through this different summer. She also interposes
a secondary love story and connects the events so that the reader is rewarded with an exciting story line and is able to follow through the entire book without loosing their place and to remain enthralled with the story line.
Rebellion: The MacGregors
Rebellion: The MacGregors
It begins in 1735 when Serena MacGregor’s home in the Highlands is invaded by British dragoons and her mother is raped by their leader who wants to shame a Highland’s chief’s wife. And that night hatred for the English was born in Serena. Ten years later, in 1745, her brother Coll brings home his friend, Brigham Langston, whose mother might have been a MacDonald but he is English.

Serena means to hate Brigham but ends up falling in love. Brigham wants the fiery tempered lass and means to have her. But there is a matter of the Jacobite Rising of 1745 that will interfere.

It’s a time of rebellion in the Highlands as the Scots, sick of English oppression, long for their Bonnie Prince Charlie, their “king across the waters” to return and reclaim his throne. The Germans may reign in England but the Scots want their true king restored.

When I read about the Battle of Culloden that took place in 1746 and see the images that represent that fateful day, I am always deeply saddened. Not just for the battle that was lost or the thousands of Scots slain, but for the cruelty of England inflicted thereafter on a generation of Highlanders. The English destroyed a way of life.

Roberts brings this time in Scotland’s history to life with superb storytelling, wonderful characters and brilliant dialog. Rich in historical detail and passion-filled love. This is a keeper. I fell in love with Brigham whose heart beat to the Highlands though he was an English lord. And I cheered on Serena as she finally decided to claim the man her own heart could not deny.

First published in 1988, this is the story of the historical roots for Roberts’ contemporary MacGregor series. I am so sorry she gave us only two historical romance novels before moving on to other genres as her historicals are very, very good.
The Captain's Daughter (New York Review Books Classics)
The Captain's Daughter (New York Review Books Classics)
The Captain's Daughter is a novella published by Pushkin shortly before his fatal duel. It relates the adventures in southern Russia of a fictitious young noble, Pyotr, at the time of the Pugachov Rebellion, the Cossack/peasant/Old Believer uprising of 1773-75. Pushkin had carefully researched the rebellion and earlier published a monograph on the subject, The History of Pugachov.

Pyotr is assigned as a young army officer to an inadequately defended fort in the rebel area. The fort is attacked and falls to Pugachov. The commander of the fort, the Captain of the story title, is amongst those immediately executed by Pugachov. Pyotr is spared because of a kindness he showed a peasant fellow-traveler whilst on his way to the fort. The fellow-traveler proves to be Pugachov, who remembers him favorably. The Captain's daughter, Masha, whom Pyotr wishes to marry, is hidden by a servant, but thereby becomes subject to the depredations of another young officer, Shvabrin, who opportunistically declares his support for Pugachov and is given command of the fort. Masha therefore stands in urgent need of rescue.

Those who have not read The Captain's Daughter before have a pleasurable read ahead of them. But the story has long been available in other English translations, so many readers of this new edition will already be familiar with it.

Why re-read the story, and why buy a new edition to do so? The story definitely justifies re-reading. Chandler writes that it 'may be the most subtly constructed of all 19th century Russian novels.' That is high praise indeed, and Pushkin's story is certainly nothing like so simple as it at first appears.

Chandler also writes that individual characters in The Captain's Daughter anticipate counterparts in War and Peace; and that Pushkin anticipates Tolstoy's entire philosophy of history. The latter is a huge claim, and I for one would relish a detailed discussion of the subject.

We don't get that here, but we do get significant help towards new insights into The Captain's Daughter, Pushkin as a serious historian, the art of translation, and more.

Chandler's essay on aspects of translation, Coats and Turncoats, will surely become a classic on its subject, essential reading for all students of translation, and indeed all with any interest in the subject. Taking The Captain's Daughter as its text, it brings to our attention several aspects of the work that might otherwise have been missed.

This edition also includes a chapter that Pushkin omitted from the final version of The Captain's Daughter but nevertheless carefully preserved. Chandler writes that it is 'of interest primarily for its vivid and historically accurate picture of the latter stages of the Pugachov Rebellion'. A rattling good yarn in itself, I recommend that neither that nor any other part of this excellent edition should be skipped.
La herencia / Sycamore Row (Spanish Edition)
La herencia / Sycamore Row (Spanish Edition)
En “Sycamore Row” (su título original), Grisham nos devuelve a los personajes y paisajes de “A time to kill”, una de sus mejores novelas (quizás la mejor), y la primera que escribió. (Ningún editor la consideraba lo suficientemente buena como para editarla, luego muchos se tirarían de los pelos!).

Regresamos al condado de Ford County, en Mississippi, en 1988 donde la tensión racial aún está latente y reencontramos a Jack Brigance, que vive de alquiler mientras intenta que la aseguradora le indemnice la casa que el KU KUX Klan le quemó hace tres años. Esta vez tendrá que resolver el caso de una herencia de 24 millones de dólares que deben ir a parar a una sirvienta negra, en vez de a los familiares del fallecido, que se suicida sabiéndose al borde de la muerte, despreciando a todos sus descendientes y desheredándolos en favor de su asistenta.

¿Por qué lo hace? ¿Es válido dicho testamento, escrito a mano en el último momento, cuando ya tenía uno previo en el que testaba a favor de su familia? ¿Fue la “influencia indebida” de Lettie, su sirvienta, la que hizo que revirtiera su última voluntad? ¿Cómo lo asumen sus dos hijos y cuatro nietos? ¿Habrá un resurgimiento del sentimiento racial al saber que la criada negra se hará con la fortuna que en principio debía seguir en manos de los blancos? ¿Encontrarán al hermano del fallecido, que desapareció misteriosamente hace 30 años, y al cual le corresponde un 5% del reparto?

John Grisham vuelve a conseguir lo que ya hizo con “A time to kill”, mantener el pulso narrativo durante toda la historia y hacerte partícipe, como si fueses un miembro más de la comunidad, de la tensión que se masca antes y durante el juicio. Es un placer revisitar a los principales protagonistas de la anterior novela, y te deja con ganas de que no sea la última de la serie. Grisham promete seguir con las historias de Ford County, y yo que lo seguiré leyendo mientras siga manteniendo el mismo nivel.
The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien
The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien
This is the more detailed review that I promised in my response to the very first, quite negative, review that appeared for this book (q.v. below).

This beautiful volume is much more than just a book about Tolkien himself - that's just the first section. Subsequent chapters look at each of his three major works - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, in that, i.e. publication, order - laying great emphasis on the sources and influences in history, legend, and literature that he drew on in constructing "a mythology for England." I found it thoroughly enthralling. But there is another dimension to this book as well, examining the enormous influence of Tolkien in many other areas, including the various media into which his stories have been adapted and the impact they have had on the whole genre of heroic fantasy. It truly is a near-comprehensive survey of the entirety of "The Tolkien Phenomenon."

All of this is graced with an absolutely gorgeous presentation: a parchment-like tinting and decorative embellishment of the pages that almost give them the appearance of a medieval manuscript, an illusion fostered by frequent quotations (from the books, the movies, Tolkien's letters and other writings, and more) in a near-calligraphic faux-Celtic font evoking the spirit of Tolkien's own Elvish script; a treasure-trove of photographs and ephemera invoking the early-mid 20th-century bucolic England that Tolkien loved and drew inspiration from; and frequent inset illustrations and narrative-boxes expanding on some point discussed in the text itself. "A Tolkien Timeline" provides a convenient overview of the author's life and the multimedia phenomenon to which he gave birth; extensive endnotes point the way to further exploration of much that Snyder discusses; and what appears to be (but I suspect is not, given the explosion of Tolkien scholarship in the last decade and a half or so) an exhaustive bibliography and list of "Tolkien Resources" of all kinds make me believe this book would be absolutely invaluable as an overview of all things Tolkien.

I have a few more personal thoughts about this book on my blog, Random Ramblings of an Absent-Minded Professor.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 7 (7)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Vol. 7 (7)
Questo volume di Boruto è una cosa pazzesca, letto tutto d'un fiato e mi è piaciuto tantissimo. Inizialmente è arrivato con la copertina leggermente stracciata in basso, tuttavia, ho subito segnalato questa cosa ad amazon facendo "sostituisci prodotto" e me ne è stato inviato completamente gratis uno nuovo perfetto, Amazon, un nome, una garanzia!
Shuntō zakki (Japanese Edition)
Shuntō zakki (Japanese Edition)
司馬遼太郎さんが亡くなる5~6年前の講演やエッセイを収録したのが本書『春灯雑記』である。

 「心と形」は、東北大学医学部同窓会総会の講演に加筆したものであった。
 キリスト教などとことなるに日本人の宗教観からくる臓器移植について私論を述べていた。
 釈迦の思想と今の仏教とはまったく次元が異なることにも言及しながら氏の死生観なども披瀝している。

 「護貞氏の話一肥後細川家のことども」は、細川護貞氏と熊本でお会いしたときの思い出から語りだし、護貞氏が岳父である
 近衛文麿の秘書官をしていたときに記した『細川日記』について興味深いエピソードなどを語っていた。
 この章では、司馬さんが東條英機のことを徹底的に糾弾していた(既知のことながら)のが印象的である。
 ただ、日本を戦争に導いた責任の一端は、護貞氏の岳父近衛文麿も関わっていた歴史の事実には、司馬さんは触れてはいなかった。

 「仄かなスコットランド」は、ブリテン島の歴史に言及し、紀元前43年ローマ軍が、今のスコットランドとイングランドの境界として塁壁を築いたことと中国の万里の長城を対比しながら「夷」について蘊蓄を傾けている。
 ローマ軍がこのブリテン島とアイルランド島まで占領していれば、イギリスが今のような問題を抱えることもなかったかも知れない、と書いていたところは面白い。
 この章でメアリー女王とエリザベス一世との確執を楽しそうに語っていたのも興味を惹いた。

 「踏み出しますか」は、〝新しい日本をどうつくるか〟という演題で「21世紀の日本委員会記念フォーラム」で語った講演内容に加筆したものが本章である。
 この章を読み終えて虚しさを覚えてしまったのです。
 司馬さんが亡くなってからの日本の政治を今、氏が目の前にしたら、どれほど慨嘆しているだろうかな、と想像してしまったのです。

 「義務について」は、英語でいう「duty」という言葉が明治維新以前にはなかったことを語り、大急ぎで近代文明に追いつこうとしたことからの造語であったことを興味深いエピソードなど引用しながら語っていた。
 自発的な義務感というものがイギリスなどには長い歴史のなかである程度の階級の人たちに培われてきた例として、先に評者が読んだロアルド・ダールの自伝『単独飛行』をあげて語っていたのを面白く読ませてくれた。
 氏は、この1990年の講演で「最近やっと世界という共同体に対して、一人前であることの自覚をもちました。オトナとしては、まだまだ慣れない大人です。大人、一人前、世界の正会員という意味は、世界人類に対して義務感をもつかどうかということだけが、基準です。」と語り、政府レベルだけが世界の義務感をもつだけでなく、日本人個々が世界という見えざる共同体に対して義務をもつ以外に、日本が生きのびてゆく道はありません、と締めくくっている。
 アメリカの占領下にあるような地位協定をそのままにしている政治が世界の正会員だろうか?と、訝しながらこの件を読み終えたのです。
 まあ、氏があとがきのなかで「春のともしびは、靄気に滲んでぼやけている。この本もおよそそんなものだととおもってくだされば、気が楽である。」と断っているから、評者も訝しさを靄気のなかへ滲ませようと思いながら本書を読み終えたのです。
Geheimakte Odessa: Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman (Die Dirk-Pitt-Abenteuer 24) (German Edition)
Geheimakte Odessa: Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman (Die Dirk-Pitt-Abenteuer 24) (German Edition)
Wenn man wie ich so um die 30 Cussler-Bücher gelesen hat, weiß man, dass die Bände, die Cussler noch wirklich selbst geschrieben hat, tausendmal besser waren als die der Co-Autoren. Das zeigt sich auch bei diesem Buch wieder. Über weite Strecken ist es in dilettantischem Stil geschrieben, reiht allzu unrealistische Geschehnisse aneinander (z.B. wird ein tonnenschwerer Granitblock mit einem Feuerchen und ein paar Eimern Trinkwasser in Stücke gesprengt) und weicht von den durch Cussler einst festgelegten Charakter- und Rollenmustern zu stark ab (St. Julien Perlmutter verlässt z.B. seine Bibliothek und wird zum aktiven Retter des Romanhelden). Spannung kommt nicht auf, man liest fast lustlos den Schmöker bis zum faden Ende. Schade.
Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story) (Kindle Single) (Rose Harbor)
Lost and Found in Cedar Cove (Short Story) (Kindle Single) (Rose Harbor)
Great little short story to compliment the series.

Jo Marie has big plans for her bed-and-breakfast. With the help of handyman Mark Taylor, she intends to plant a beautiful rose garden in time for her upcoming open house. Jo Marie and Mark rarely see eye to eye—especially on matters of home improvement—but she knows he has her best interests at heart. After the two walk the grounds, Jo Marie realizes that her beloved rescue dog, Rover, is missing, and at a time when she most needs a friend, Mark abruptly leaves. Confused by Mark’s behavior and worried for Rover’s safety, Jo Marie searches for her precious pup all over Cedar Cove. Rover is on an adventure of his own—one that will lead to a delightful surprise for two unlikely people.
Inside the Law
Inside the Law
Seven crooks head for California after their latest scam is a great success. They take the scenic route. Upon arrival, they start their new venture, impersonating a bank clerk and his staff. Only one problem, the bank in question doesn’t have any money as it has been robbed too many times already. Naturally, they put their ill-gotten gain in the vault and try to drum up business. They quickly run afoul of a highly suspicious cop who is up for reelection and needs to give the townsfolk a reason to vote for him, again. Then a bank inspector shows up. Could things get any worse…
Supposedly a comedy, this film is lacking the requisite humor and their grand scheme is fraught with great lapses in logic. Why risk impersonating someone who is still in town. At best this might be considered lighthearted, but it’s not. I didn’t hate it, I didn’t like it…eh.
The National Health
The National Health
You can't buy this in the UK. Its a very funny, scathing attack on the National Health Service in the UK in the 1970s. I remember when my father was in a very similar hospital to the British hospital featured in the film in the late 1960s. I used to nurse, but did my training at the then Westminster Hospital which was an elite teaching hospital in the centre of London, now moved to Chelsea & called the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. The difference in standards between the ordinary suburban hospitals & the London teaching hospitals was enormous. Nurses from our hospital, Westminster, had nursed King George VI, our Queen's father during his final illness. Anyway there are two plots in this film, contrasting the dirty, rundown British hospital with an American hospital as seen in the Dr Kildare series which was very popular in the UK at that time. The contrast between the dirty British hospital & the gleaming space-age corridors of the American hospital is breathtaking. All British people should watch this film. Our National Health Service seems to be in another decline, I have just returned home from hospital, now aged 66 & wonder what happened to "nursing". Patients are no longer tended. You get on with it or God help You!
Leviton T5320-E 15 Amp 125V Tamper Resistant, Duplex Receptacle, Residential Grade, Grounding, 10-Pack, Black
Leviton T5320-E 15 Amp 125V Tamper Resistant, Duplex Receptacle, Residential Grade, Grounding, 10-Pack, Black
I had 3 plugins and a ceiling fan that didn't work, not a breaker. I figured a $1000 for an electrician to find the problem. Bought a 10 pack of switches and 10 pack of plugins and started changing them out. The first switch I changed fixed everything in the house. Plugins on the left side of the garage didn't work, found a plugin hidden behind a cabinet on the right side, replaced, and it fixed the left side. Bought more of both and changed all the switches and plugins in the house and garage. The house is only 28 years old so if your having problems I suggest starting with the switches and plugins.
Saints & Sinners: The History of the Popes
Saints & Sinners: The History of the Popes
This series is going to offend you if you are a practicing Catholic. The narrator gets a lot of this wrong. I think it is an informative history told from the point of view of an atheist or modernist. A lot of the influential popes get no mention at all save a few sentences. A lot of this is told from a progressive point of view. It doesn't mention the Battle of Vienna or Lepanto or Fatima. It doesn't mention Poland. I understand it was compressed for time, but the biases against the Catholic church come out when talking about Pope Pius XII and those who succeeded him. They called him the Nazi Pope. Pius XII did not conclude the Konkordat. Dr. Anthony Clare said he should have done more. Like what? Does he know that when the Priest's read a Pastoral Letter from the Vatican criticizing racial policies that Hitler ordered the deaths of numerous Catholics like Saint Edith Stein - a former Jew living as a Carmelite nun? Was Dr. Anthony Clare aware that there is a Papal Document advocating the assassination of Adolf Hitler and that Hitler tried to kill the Pope? Then there's the insults toward Saint Pope John Paul the Great but he forgets who this man of the 20th century took down the Evil Empire. Stalin mocked the Pope, how many divisions does he have? Turns out he didn't need them to crush the Soviet Union.

I gave it 5 stars because I did learn something. There is not a lot of material about the history of the Catholic church in modern media. But from a Catholic point of view, this is el suck-o
TOPNEW Balloon Pump, Electric Balloon Blower, 110V 600W Portable Dual Nozzles Electric Balloon Air Pump Inflator with 180 PCS Balloons, 2 Pcs Tying Tool, 20 Ballon Flower Clips, Tape Strip, Colored Ribbon and Dot Glues for Wedding Birthday Party Festival Decoration
TOPNEW Balloon Pump, Electric Balloon Blower, 110V 600W Portable Dual Nozzles Electric Balloon Air Pump Inflator with 180 PCS Balloons, 2 Pcs Tying Tool, 20 Ballon Flower Clips, Tape Strip, Colored Ribbon and Dot Glues for Wedding Birthday Party Festival Decoration
Omg! This thing was the BEST invention EVER! I had 100’s of balloons to do for my daughters birthday and I was dreading the day I had to blow them up. Then someone told me this thing existed and i logged on to Amazon and bought it right away! Oh man, it saved my lungs!
Java Sea 1942: Japan's conquest of the Netherlands East Indies (Campaign Book 344)
Java Sea 1942: Japan's conquest of the Netherlands East Indies (Campaign Book 344)
This is an excellent book on the Allied (American, British, Australian, Dutch) naval debacle in February of 1942. It covers five significant sea battles in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI): Balikpapan, Badoeng Strait, the two Battles of the Java Sea, and Sunda Strait. It also provides a brief introduction to the strategic issues of the attacks, especially from the Japanese viewpoints and describes the previous sinking of the British “Force Z”--the “Prince of Wales” and “Repulse—off Malaya.

The text describes the various Allied and Japanese fleets, commanders and command organizations or structures, planning, and tactics. There are several useful maps accompanying the text.

My only criticisms are that there are several references in the text to cities, bays, and islands that are not indicated in any of the maps, including the large-scale area map on page 4. Some examples are Staring Bay, Kema, Oosthaven, Sanoer Roads, Kragan, Bawean Island, and Rantai Bay.

Several other very good books that explore this campaign in more detail are:

• “The Imperial Japanese Army – the Invincible Years” by Yenne (2014). The book provides the best discussion I have found on the Japanese attacks on the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) in December 1941 / March 1942. It also includes the Japanese attacks on Malaya / Singapore and the Philippines. It provides a discussion of the Japanese attacks on western and eastern New Guinea, which are usually ignored in most WW II histories. These were all extremely well-planned operations and were superbly executed. Pages 7 – 15 consist of maps of the Japanese army and naval attacks in the various areas of southeast Asia / East Indies. It provides detailed accounts of the Japanese Navy landings on and the Japanese Army attacks in southern Sumatra and western and eastern Java. The book also describes the shock the Japanese attacks had on the British and American governments. The leaders such as Churchill and Roosevelt and their associated generals and admirals had never imagined that Japan was capable of such sophisticated planning and execution.

• “Royal Netherlands East Indies Army 1936 – 1942” by Lohnstein (2018). This is a very good although short book (40 pages of text plus eight pages of color renderings) describing the Dutch colonial army that attempted to repel the Japanese invading army in 1941 / 1942. The Dutch colonial army was mostly intended for “internal security operations.” In plain English, that meant keeping the natives from rebelling against their Dutch colonial overlords. It should come as no surprise, then, that many of the native troops didn’t hesitate to desert when confronted with the invading Japanese army.

• “The Dutch Naval Air Force Against Japan – the Defense of the Netherlands East Indies, 1941 – 1942” by Womack (2006). This book offers a detailed story of the collapse of the Netherlands East Indies (NEI) in December 1941 – March 1942 from the viewpoint of the Dutch naval air force. It also offers an excellent discussion of the strategic plans and operational attacks of the Japanese as they advanced toward southern Sumatra and western Java though the South China Sea via the Karimata Strait and toward eastern Java via the Makassar Strait east of Borneo and the Java Sea. Chapter 9 describes the chaos and disintegration that occurred on Java at Soerabaja (Surabaya), Batavia, and Tjilitjap as the Dutch resistance collapsed. It was at least as bad, if not worse, than what happened with the British at Singapore.

• “In the Highest Degree Tragic – The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies During World War II” by Kehn (2017). This book describes in the most detail I have found the losses of the US Asiatic Fleet as well as the British and Dutch fleet losses.

• "Rising Sun, Falling Skies" by Cox (2014). This book includes maps depicting the ship tracks of some of the sea battles;

• "The Massacre of ABDACOM" by Ready (2013). This is a somewhat dry, but thorough, account of the same subject as "In the Highest Degree Tragic." It offers no maps and no ship tracks of the sea battles.

• "Darwin 1942 --The Japanese Attack on Australia" by Alford (2017). It provides the most comprehensive account I have found on the Darwin attack of February 1942;

• "Fortress Rabaul -- The Battle for the Southwest Pacific January 1942 - April 1943" by Gamble (2010);

• "Malaya and Singapore 1941 - 42: The Fall of Britain's Empire in the East" by Dennis (2016). There are plenty of books on the collapse of the British in Malaya and Singapore but this one offers a lot of information packed into 90 pages. It doesn't pull any punches on British political and military leadership and command incompetence, either.
Kastar Rechargeable Shaver Battery Pack AA 2.4V 2000mAh Fits Most Norelco, Remington Shaver Models and Others (deatil Compatible Models Please Search The Below Description)
Kastar Rechargeable Shaver Battery Pack AA 2.4V 2000mAh Fits Most Norelco, Remington Shaver Models and Others (deatil Compatible Models Please Search The Below Description)
I have a Norelco 7825 shaver for the past 25+ years. Not bad considering I only have to shave every other day. If you are reading this, you either have a shaver that the batter is not holding much of a charge or you want to know how to fix the one you have.

Youtube has plenty of videos on how to do this replacement even though the video may not be of the exact shaver, the process is pretty much the same.

For me, this was my findings. Taking apart the shaver is very easy. Two screws, remove the cover/side burn trimmer, a couple of metal supports, and there you have the circuit board and batteries exposed. Once you life the circuit board, you will see where the DC motor wires connect towards the front of the circuit board and the battery leads just behind those connections. When desoldering the battery connection be careful not to get some flux onto the surface between the battery + connection and the motor solder point. If you, like a few reviewers here, the shaver will continue to run even if you press the power button. Why? Because you have just basically directly connected the battery to to motor.

It happened to me so i know. I just scraped off the excess flux/solder the bridged the connection and it was fine. On my shaver, the leads off the new batteries were too short. So I ended up cutting the leads off the old battery with a dremel. This left some leads sticking up to solder the old/new ones together.

Same charger seemed to work fine, although NiMH charging requirements are slightly different than that if NiCads, for its intent and purposes, should be no real world problems.

Recommended to purchase this if you are comfortable with basic soldering and hand tools. No need to replace the shaver if all else considered is working fine.
Reafort High Pile Super Soft Faux Sheepskin Faux Fur Rug, Chair Cover, Sofa Cover 20inx36in (20"x 36", Grey)
Reafort High Pile Super Soft Faux Sheepskin Faux Fur Rug, Chair Cover, Sofa Cover 20inx36in (20"x 36", Grey)
I chose the white one to match my furniture. I haven't decided to put in my bedroom or in the living room, but it would fit for both for sure. Fluffy and feels good. It is faux sheepskin which is good for me because now I don't really want a sheep is ripped just because we like it. I know the real sheepskin one feels different but this one is nice. As long as the quality is good that's all I need. I have nothing to complain at this moment. Would recommend if you are looking to decorate your home with this.
Yo Gabba Gabba Season 2
Yo Gabba Gabba Season 2
My toddler loves Yo! He isn't allowed to watch too much TV but we have GROWN to love this show and are okay with him watching it. Although repetitive, I love the music in this show. I hear my son singing along and he has started to dance along as well. We fell in love when we saw the celebrity cameos like Elija Wood and Hector Jimenez teach some silly dance moves and when there were guest bands like MGMT and the Shins. The characters are a little annoying but will grow on you but they have some killer dance moves so it makes it fun to watch. I like that there is not very much contention if any. Other kids shows seem a lot more about conflict but YO is just great lessons taught with music and laughter. They teach kids not to bite or throw things at their friends as well as tolerance for differences and to eat your veggies. My son is really understanding what is taught, when he throws things we just sing the "dont throw things at your friends song" and it TOTALLY WORKS. Overall an awesome show! My mother in law thinks it bizzare but the music coupled with a great message makes this a 5 star show!
Choices: Live or Die
Choices: Live or Die
The moment I started reading I was just going to read it and get it over with, but then the story hooked me. I couldn't put it down, I was on chapter 5 then the next thing I know I'm on chapter 12. Truly a great read and can't wait for the next book to come out.
2020 Hp 15.6 Notebook Intel Pentium N5000 2.7GHz 4Gb Ram 500Gb Hdd Windows 10 Home
2020 Hp 15.6 Notebook Intel Pentium N5000 2.7GHz 4Gb Ram 500Gb Hdd Windows 10 Home
La descripción del producto es demasiado confusa, se anuncia con distintos tamaños de disco duro, Ram y procesador, además de indicar que el disco duro es de estado sólido cuando realmente es un disco normal. Esta laptop no vale ni de cerca el precio que tiene. Intenté preguntar al vendedor antes de comprar el producto sobre las especificaciones reales y jamás respondió. Al final llegó con 4gb de RAM 500gb de disco duro y un procesador Intel silver (mucho peor que un i3). Estoy en proceso de devolución.
Melitta Caffeo Varianza CSP F570-101, Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchbehälter, One Touch Funktion, Silber
Melitta Caffeo Varianza CSP F570-101, Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchbehälter, One Touch Funktion, Silber
Wir haben uns sehr über unseren von der Stiftung Warentest als so gut empfohlenen Kaffeevollautomaten gefreut. Der Kaffee schmeckt auch gut, wobei er relativ stark ist.
Eigentlich kann man ja nach einer Weile auch den Mahlgrad verändern, um so auf den Geschmack des Kaffees einwirken zu können. Bei unserer Maschine war dieser ab Werk auf maximal grob eingestellt, es war also nicht möglich, den Kaffee über einen gröberen Mahlgrad weniger bitter oder intensiv schmecken zu lassen.
Leider stimmt es, dass die Bohnen nicht von alleine nachrutschen, das war uns allerdings schon vorher bewusst und so haben wir sie halt immer ein bisschen mit angeschoben.

Leider kam nach einiger Zeit immer häufiger eine große Menge Kaffeesatz mit in den Kaffee, was den Kaffee ungeniessbar macht. Ein Anruf bei Melitta brachte gar nichts, da sagte man uns lediglich, wir sollten die Brühgruppe einfach nochmals ausspülen. Hierzu ist anzumerken, dass wir das Gerät äußerst regelmäßig reinigen und das Problem auch verstärkt nach dem Reinigen der Brühgruppe auftritt. Als dann mehr als jeder zweite Kaffee ungenießbar wurde, haben wir uns an Amazon gewandt. Amazon veranlasste eine schnelle Einsendung zur Reparatur. Dort wurde ein Teil ausgetauscht und die Brühgruppe wohl auch auseinander und wieder zusammen gebaut, denn sie kam nicht ordnungsgemäß zusammengesetzt zurück. Hieraus resultierte eine zweite Einsendung zur Reparatur der Brühgruppe und wenn möglich auch des weiterhin bestehenden Problems mit dem Kaffeesatz. Diesmal kam die Maschine gänzlich unrepariert zurück.
Plötzlich ist auch von starken Gebrauchsspuren die Rede, diese existieren nicht. Wochen zuvor wurden auch nur leichte Gebrauchsspuren vermerkt. Wahrscheinlich wollen die das Ganze noch weitere Monate hinaus zögern - ein gutes halbes Jahr ist seit unserem ersten Anruf beim Melitta Service ja schon vergangen - bis die Garantie dann nicht mehr greift.
Bei Amazon ist vermerkt, dass der Artikel repariert sei.
Enttäuschend.

Zu den Fotos: Diese sind aktuell, die Brühgruppe ist nicht korrekt zusammengebaut und die starken Gebrauchsspuren und starken Wasserlaufspuren an der zum Wassertank hin liegenden Wand des Gerätes sind für mich nicht ersichtlich.
Die Klebestreifen sind noch vom Transport zu uns.
Jura 15299 Kaffee Vollautomat, silber
Jura 15299 Kaffee Vollautomat, silber
Unser alter Jura Kaffeevollautomat Z5 hat sich nun nach 16 Jahren verabschiedet.Er war 2mal zur Reparatur, der Kundenservice bei Jura ist vorbildlich.
Der Kaffee schmeckt toll,den wir von der Kaffeezentrale beziehen.
Zu Hause habe ich immer die Karte (Kaffeesatz leeren , Bohnen füllen,Wassertank füllen usw)
Kaffeevollautomat ist zwar teuer ,aber sein Geld wert.
TRENDnet AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router,TEW-829DRU,MU-MIMO, Wave 2,Internet Router,Whole Office/Home wifi,Pre-Encryped Wireless,QoS,Inter-VLAN routing, black
TRENDnet AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit Dual-WAN VPN SMB Router,TEW-829DRU,MU-MIMO, Wave 2,Internet Router,Whole Office/Home wifi,Pre-Encryped Wireless,QoS,Inter-VLAN routing, black
Due to a miscalculation on my part and not talking to my ISP first I had to return the router before I even installed the router.

Unfortunately at this point, being fully committed to this product I registered an account with TrendNet and also purchased a one year unlimited calls support option for $100.

Literally days after that it transpired that I need to re-think my intended schematic and had to return the router.

I tried to cancel the subscription - just to realize that there is no way.
The cancel button opens a page with a number you need to call.
You call this number - you are told to call during working hours.
You call during working hours and are told to open a ticket.
You open a ticket.
You get a message that your ticket is submitted to the Web-Master .... !?!?! What !???
Then you are given a number to call.
There you need to leave a message because a person never picks up.
Then your ticket is closed after two days due to "lack of activity".

So ... $100 goes towards education and a degree to never get involved with TrendNet again ...

And do you know what ... due to further redesign of my network schematic I was thinking of actually repurchasing the same router ... now ... no way.

You get me the first time - shame on you. You get me a second time - shame on me.
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002
Hathaspace Smart True HEPA Air Purifier 2.0 for Extra-Large Rooms with Medical Grade H13 HEPA Filter, 5-in-1 Home Air Cleaner for Allergies, Asthma, Pets, Odors, Smokers, 1500+ Sq Ft Coverage - HSP002
I ordered this purifier for two reasons...One, to cut dust in my home. Two, allow me to smoke cigars in my office without earning me an angry wife. As far as the dust goes, it has made a difference over the last week or so, but I expected more at this price level. There is far less dust on the bedroom furniture now than before we began, but it's not a full solution. I didn't include a pic, but dust literally settles on top of the purifier on the control panel. As far as a smoke eater it's awesome, but it's not a smell eater by any means. I smoked one small cigar in my office, with the purifier next to me on auto setting. It ran full bore and the room wasn't smokey at all (12x10), and I couldn't smell cigar just outside the room. That was all good... I thought it was a winner for this purpose, then my wife came home 4 hours later (with the machine running full blast in the closed small room). She went into my office to grab something, and I thought I was surely a dead man. After she was done chewing me out, I went to my office and noticed that though there wasn't a hint of leftover smoke, but the cigar smell was still extremely strong. Fail, and I'm in trouble. To further the problem, I moved the purifier back to the bedroom that night, and it proceeded to make my bedroom smell like I was smoking a cigar in there. If you want to have clean air and smoke, this machine sucks. If you want to cut airborne dust, it's okay. I still give it four stars, because my wife vapes, and I watch the machine deal with it in real time and I can't smell a thing, so at least I know it's working as it should...I just had higher expectations when the machine costs triple what similar machines on the market do.
TWIZZLERS Licorice Candy, Strawberry Filled Mini Twists, 9 Count
TWIZZLERS Licorice Candy, Strawberry Filled Mini Twists, 9 Count
I am so happy with this candy! They taste exactly like regular Twizzlers. I don't know why, but this did not give me the, uh, shall we say, serious stomach issues (and bathroom necessity). I have had nothing but trouble for the gummy bears and jelly beans (even in very small quantities). I actually made a bit of a pig of myself and ate almost the whole bag of Twizzlers and nothing. I just had a healthy bowel movement. Seriously. It was a good one. I know many have the stomach issues, but luckily I don't have them with these. And that makes me happy to have finally found a candy that doesn't tear my insides out. Highly recommend.
Fini Gourmet Red Liquorice Regaliz Fresa 32 ud
Fini Gourmet Red Liquorice Regaliz Fresa 32 ud
Amazing gluten free red liquorice. Pre-coeliac diagnosis I loved the occasional red liquorice stick so I missed having it. I get the original flavour gluten free liquorice for my Dad in Australia but I kept this one for myself. A must for any coeliac missing liquorice.
Adaptador Manguera LP 4 ft por Bayou Classic mfrpartno mcri
Adaptador Manguera LP 4 ft por Bayou Classic mfrpartno mcri
I bought this hose to connect an 11 lb propane tank to a Weber Performer charcoal grill with gas ignition. On this grill propane is used to light charcoal, and then turned off. The hose worked perfectly for a few months until I got the grill very hot to cook for a large group (40+) of guests. At some point during that cook the tank connection melted and deformed. The tank was on the bottom wire shelf of the grill, placing the plastic hose fitting about 8 inches below the bottom of the kettle and in open air. I was surprised it melted because the grill itself has a plastic handle and table top, and neither of those pieces melted. The fitting does not seem to be working properly anymore, and frankly I don't trust it, so I will discontinue use.
It was a great hose, though, until it melted. The stainless braid does seem to serve as a heat shield for the hose, but of course not the fitting. I'm tempted to contact the manufacturer and see what they say.
Kourtrico Teen Titans Go Toys, Teen Titans Go Action Figures Set , 6-Pack Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy, Toys for 3-12 Year Old Boys Girls Kids Children
Kourtrico Teen Titans Go Toys, Teen Titans Go Action Figures Set , 6-Pack Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, Beast Boy, Toys for 3-12 Year Old Boys Girls Kids Children
Es por muchos padres conocido el método Montesory, el cual resumido en una breve pincelada es darle libertad y practicidad al aprendizaje de los niños. Por ello esta este juego que permite a los peques a comprender como funcionan las operaciones.

Con la ayuda de bloques podemos sumar y restar, permitiendo que los peques entiendan la lógica de cantidades, operadores, etc.

Nosotros durante el curso pasado y con la asistencia virtual de los niños a las aulas, mi hijo de 4 años ha empezado a utilizarlo. Muy probablemente este nuevo curso le vendrá mucho mejor y le será más útil, puede que incluso en primaria, por lo que es una buena compra para que nuestros niños comiencen a realizar y comprender el mundo de las matemáticas de una manera amena y divertida.

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