Ivan Wright

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Three Weeks with My Brother
Three Weeks with My Brother
Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1229 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
A Delacao (Em Portugues do Brasil)
A Delacao (Em Portugues do Brasil)
A Delacao (Em Portugues do Brasil) by John Grisham. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Crossroads (The Crossroads Series Book 1)
Crossroads (The Crossroads Series Book 1)
Crossroads (The Crossroads Series Book 1) by Stephen R. King. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 390 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python 3 Object Oriented Programming
Python 3 Object Oriented Programming
Python 3 Object Oriented Programming by Dusty Phillips. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 50 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
The Little Yellow Book: Quotations from Chairman Xi Dada (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) (Over-Tone Collection)
The Little Yellow Book: Quotations from Chairman Xi Dada (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) (Over-Tone Collection)
I received this book and I believe it's a great medium to encounter President Xi's Thought. However, as an English-only addition without the original Chinese text I feel it is not as helpful as it could be. For instance, Mao's red book has a side by side Chinese and Englis (or German or Spanish) translation. So this would be helpful especially for people who may be using this book academically, to engage with Chinese-speakers, and for Chinese study. So if the publishers could get in touch with me when a bilingual version comes out, that would be outstanding. Thanks.
Who Was Stan Lee? (Who Was?)
Who Was Stan Lee? (Who Was?)
My son had to do a project for history class where he picks someone famous that has passed away, and writes a book report on the person and "presents" the information while dressed like the person. He is a huge Stan Lee fan so we googled for books. This one is perfect for his age. (My son is in 3rd grade.) The book is an easy read, not too long, but has tons of information on Stan Lee's life. My son really enjoyed reading this and did a great job writing his report. The book is a chapter book but does have some pictures so it's still entertaining for young readers. A+
Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel [LP]
Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel [LP]
Acquistato questo disco perché sono un fan della Regina del Soul perché Aretha è sempre Aretha! Però. ....
L'ho ordinato, anzi preordinato come vinile bianco,e mi arriva nero! Vabbè, poi remastered, ha un incisione che insomma non è il massimo nonostante sia remastered.
A differenza di altri album, Atlantic Records 1960, o Atlantic Singles Collections, o Live at Olympia o Fillmore, questo sinceramente è un remastered che non è il massimo. Ripeto, preso perché è la Regina,ed ho diversi album e cd anche raccolte incise molto meglio di questo album.
Andrebbe benissimo anche acquistato in streaming si risparmia per lo meno!
Un ultima cosa non c'è ne una voucher card per scaricare i file, e nemmeno da Amazon che di solito quando si acquista un album dà la possibilità di scaricarlo. Dunque pensateci prima diacquistare l'album o il cd.
Poi comunque ok anche se non suona come dovrebbe, la sua voce comunque é Unica da ascoltare.
Bob Dylan - The Little Black Songbook: Revised & Expanded Edition
Bob Dylan - The Little Black Songbook: Revised & Expanded Edition
There are unfortunately some glaring omissions in this book, some key Dylan songs are not included, like With God On Our Side, Tombstone Blues, Buckets of Rain, Highway 61 Revisited, It takes a lot to laugh it takes a train to cry, Highway 51 Blues, Pretty Peggy-O, Baby let me follow you down. Instead, a bunch of throw away outtakes and filler material have been included. The author made a poor selection, and I can't give it more than 2 stars.
Go Power! GP-SW3000-12 3000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
Go Power! GP-SW3000-12 3000-Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
I'm new to the Solar Install crowd and I will prove it to you.

I've watched hundreds of youtube videos on the subject, but hard facts are hard to come by. It's difficult to decide who is giving accurate, complete, concise information.

The learning curve is long and cumbersome for me. I guess this is more about the lack of complete information on the products available to newbies like myself so this critique is more about my shortcomings and the Go Power endorsers who fail to give complete install instructions because they are receiving money for endorsing the product, as well as everybody in the industry pushing their products with confusing information.

Kudos to the ones that did do a thorough job.

I'm pretty certain I broke the green remote port on the back trying to figure out how to wire the chassy ground because the set screw is blocked by the remote manual port connection which effected the functioning of the go power remote switch now neither work.

I ordered the remote switch and the unit would only stay on as long as I was pushing the switch. I was then under the impression that the model that supersedes the B model didn’t work on my older GP3000. Talked to some dealers who said they don't even supply the B model switch that Go Power says is needed for this unit because it's no longer manufactured. (It's a 2016 product that no one manufactures anymore,) so you get the R model that supersedes the B model. So I thought it just wasn't compatible.

Talked to Go Power Customer Support, but wasn't sure I had damaged the green port at that time, but I think they knew and just didn't wish to pursue it. I'm pretty certain I broke it. Of course it's probably a simple soldering fix that I'm very capable of doing but getting inside of the unit is difficult and voids the warranty so that will have to wait.

The biggest hurdle was setting up a parallel solar array and the wire gauges and connectors that is needed with the heavier gp 3000 pure sine wave inverter. The system I’m shooting for is 7 amps x 6 panels in parallel = 42 amp current. (Ouch.). That needs at least a 50 amp fuse.

No one except on line suppliers carry the 4/0 wire or terminals for the 12 volt inverter install kit. I needed to purchase wire cutters big enough to cute 3/8 inches of wire and a crimper as well. That wire, by the way, doesn't fit/is too large to go into the inverter fuse block that came with the install kit and had to be trimmed to make it fit into the hole.

This unit is kind of out of date. I recommend going with the pricier IC version, (Inverter/Charger.) I would think It solves a lot of wiring and fusing issues or better yet the non-Charger unit that comes in two flavors: One that is a hard wired to your needs or the one that comes with a 20 amp dual receptacle, (both options are included in my older model.)

Since I dove into this project, I've taken it one step at a time. I ordered and am successfully using the Go Power Portable 120 watt panels that has an extra 10 watts. (Confused?). On the back of the panels it says an extra 10 Watts which comes with a Go Power Pulse Width Charge Controller or PWM.

Since I'm on a budget and still want as much inverter as I can get I ordered a MPPT 60 amp Chinese Charge Controller by One Solar which is a 2000 model that has outdated connections to your computer.

It tracks your usage, and adjusts the charge frequency. (I'm still holding out for an Out Back or Nigh Force.)

Today is the first day I'm totally using the small starter system on the MPPT controller. It's working as expected, totally overcast and this morning and today with light snow and it was reaching 17-20 volts consistently from the PV panels and maintained a minimum of 12.21 volts on our 4 Duracell Deep Cycle 230 Amp Hour Battery Bank, (go with the Trojan T105's if you can find some that haven't spend months on the display case.)

This all while we connected our entertainment system which includes a We Boost, WD USB 2TB usb drive, Sony Blue Ray player, and Sony Sound Bar, and a Hisense 43" Flat Screen Roku connected TV, and Apple TV between one and two hours.

The bottom line is the whole industry seems dedicated to 48 volt systems. That’s where the focus is, probably for a very good reason. Much less gauge wire sizes needed and more support by the industry in solar panel selection.

I’m on day one, a one day old newbie with respect to Solar Installs. Hope this helps. Good Luck

George
AIMS 1500 Watt, 3000 Watt Peak, Pure Sine DC to AC Power Inverter, USB Port, 2 Year Warranty, Optional Remote, Listed to UL 458
AIMS 1500 Watt, 3000 Watt Peak, Pure Sine DC to AC Power Inverter, USB Port, 2 Year Warranty, Optional Remote, Listed to UL 458
I connected the inverter to a 12 volt, deep-cycle battery using 4-foot leads made from #2 AWG copper and attached a 1500 watt heater as a test load. Under full input load of 150 amps and 11.46 volts (measured at the battery), the input measured at the inverter terminals was 11.22 volts, indicating that about 30 watts was lost in the battery leads.

Although made in China, the inverter appears well-built and performs exactly as described. I am very happy with this product.
Thornton's Art Supply Disposable Fine Fountain Pens, Pack of 12 (TOS-DFPAST12F)
Thornton's Art Supply Disposable Fine Fountain Pens, Pack of 12 (TOS-DFPAST12F)
I didn't have very high expectations from a set of fountain pens that only cost around $1.00 each. I use the Platinum Preppy fountain pens which cost around $3 each and provide an excellent writing experience in terms of reliability, feel in the hand, durability, and color saturation. that's what I'm comparing the Thornton's pens to.

Most of the pens had great color. I really liked the blues, purples, and brown. The magenta was also a great color. The light green, orange, and pink were a bit faint against the white test paper. Yellow was illegible. I am not able to use that pen.

All of the pens wrote immediately or within a couple of seconds when I tested them.

The pens feel as cheap as they were. They're very light, but that probably will help their durability considering their method of construction. I have no comment on the capacity of the pens because it normally takes me a month to go through a cartridge of ink on my cartridge pens.

The feel of the pens while writing is a bit scratchy. I know that fine pens don't glide nearly as well as Medium pens, but I use exclusively fine and extra-fine tips. These fine tips had slightly more resistance than even my extra-fine Platinum Preppy.

As far as color selection and price, These pens are great and will work well for my purpose (small personalized gift bags for the office) or for someone who just wants a large selection of colors and has little experience with fountain pens. I would not recommend that anyone uses these as indicative of fountain pens have to offer as a writing experience. My primary reason for that is that these pens lack the smoothness that's one of the biggest draws for people that do a lot of writing by hand. For that, I would send someone to the Preppy 03 size variety pack. Fewer colors, but better quality. The extra drag might be advantageous for younger writers though because it offers greater control if you don't have a steady hand.

I would give these pens a 5/5 for color & price, but a 2/5 for overall quality. I would average that to 4/5. I'm pleased enough with what I bought considering the price and my expectations. There's certainly room to improve in some areas of Thornton's writing supplies.
The Bayou Bishop: Life and Lessons from Dr. Joe S. Green
The Bayou Bishop: Life and Lessons from Dr. Joe S. Green
I enjoyed reading The Bayou Bishop. It reminded me of how I was raised and the respect we had for all adults unlike today. Thank you for your story Dr. Joe. I will read it again and again. It is such an inspiring book that helps you to appreciate your up bringing and gives you tools to use in your every day living. Awesome!

Queen
Tojwi Male Cool Kpop X-Men Wolverine Necklace Vintage Weapon-X Dog Tags Pendant - Fashion Design
Tojwi Male Cool Kpop X-Men Wolverine Necklace Vintage Weapon-X Dog Tags Pendant - Fashion Design
Chain is SUPER SHORT... really? This thing is a piece of junk.
So now I feel like a woman, wearing it tight on my neck. You can't get it over your head like REAL DOG tags... have to unclasp to get it on, and because it's like a choke collar, you have a hard time taking it off.
Also, the advertisement shows Wolverine with the dog collar hanging down below his chest... what are they thinking making it so short? Is this for a 5 year old, or a midget (small person)?
Lastly, there are bubbles all over the tag. This thing is the complete OPPOSITE of quality. Now, I didn't expect much, but by no means does this fit the bill.

If the chain were the right length, I'd honestly give it another 2 stars and call it an average buy for a cheap product, and wouldn't be this disappointed. I overnight-ed this because I needed it for a party, and now thinking of tossing them in the trash.
The Tick - Season 1
The Tick - Season 1
I practically grew up on the animated television series of THE TICK, but was, unfortunately, not able to watch the Patrick Warburton live-action series on a regular basis. Thankfully, Warbuton is at least producing this series, with THE TICK creator, Ben Edlund, on board as well.

This pilot episode is only 30 minutes, and jeez is it ever a breezy, enjoyable half-hour of viewing. We're introduced to Arthur, whose father was killed by a super-villain twenty years ago. Arthur believes this villain, The Terror, is still operating underground running the city's crime syndicates. While spying on them, Arthur meets a new superhero - The Tick, a giant, blue, nigh-invulnerable, overly dramatic, monologuing crimefighter of the night!

Peter Serafinowicz inhabits the blue, antennae-quivering bodysuit of the titular, and clownish, superhero, hitting all the right notes pitch-perfect. As Arthur, Griffin Newman bring some much-needed normalcy to the equation, along with plenty of sympathy for the neurotic and traumatized The Terror conspiracy theorist. We get a real sense of Arthur's desperation to right the wrongs of his past, even though he very well may be clinging onto the sharp edges of false hope, while his EMT sister worries he's gone off his meds. Since this is only the pilot, we don't get a lot in the way of Arthur and Tick's superhero dynamic, but what we do see is very well done and brought an easy smile to my face. Serafinowicz clearly has plenty of fun chewing up the scenery and being so bombastic, and Newman is a natural as the confused straight-man foil of the duo. These actors seem to inhabit their roles so effortlessly it feels like they've both lived as these characters for much longer than the production duration of this one episode.

Taken as a whole, THE TICK has been perfectly re-situated in the modern-day landscape of superheros. There's a definite influence of Marvel's cinematic work, and the post-Batman Begins era of these types of productions. While it's at times dark, it is also very funny, sometimes bleakly and challengingly so. That it's respectful to its source material should be a given with the talent on board here and the creatives at the helm. Obviously Ben Edlund knows this world and its characters well, so you can trust that you're in safe hands.

This pilot episode ends with the intention of becoming a full-fledged series, and with the cliffhanger ending we get I expect plenty of SPOOON!-screaming fans to demand more episodes. I'm right there with them. I want to see this show get greenlit by Amazon and hope we get plenty more seasons ahead of us. Amazon, I encourage you to embrace your destiny and give THE TICK a series pick-up!
Marvel: Black Panther Movie Black Panther Child 1/2 Mask
Marvel: Black Panther Movie Black Panther Child 1/2 Mask
I liked it, it serves its purpose. My 2yo loves it but the strap is a little big for a 2yo but that's a simple fix. The only negative I have is that the mesh covering for the eyes has already ripped and he's only had the mask for 2 days.
ROCKSHEAT Pizza Stone 12" x 15" Rectangular Baking & Grilling Stone, Perfect for Oven, BBQ and Grill. Innovative Double - Faced Built - in 4 Handles Design
ROCKSHEAT Pizza Stone 12" x 15" Rectangular Baking & Grilling Stone, Perfect for Oven, BBQ and Grill. Innovative Double - Faced Built - in 4 Handles Design
I have the 14x 16 stone, the largest one they make. The stone is lighter than I thought it would be for its size. I've used in on a barbecue as well as in my home oven. It seems like a durable stone as it took the preheat in my barbecue quite well. You will have to experiment and make adjustments to get the most out of it with your particular oven. My oven's thermostat goes to 550F. When I measure the oven floor with my infrared thermometer it reads 600F, but when I measured the ceiling the temperature reads under 500F. That's quite a swing in temperature. My first time I put the stone on the top rack and I wasn't able to achieve the bottom browning that I like and it was a struggle to get the stone to 500F. That's not the fault of the stone; my oven is problematic. My second time baking I put the stone on the bottom rack which allowed me to get the bottom color and "oven spring" I wanted. I then moved the pizza off the stone and put it on the top rack with the flame broiler on to get the top finished. Your experience will vary so expect to do some experimenting to figure out your optimal setup.
Hormel Compleats Meatloaf & Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, 9 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Hormel Compleats Meatloaf & Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, 9 Ounce (Pack of 6)
I have tried several of the different Hormel Compleats meals, and they're usually pretty good. They make a quick, inexpensive meal for lunch or even dinner, with a vege side. The Chicken Breast with Rib Meat and Mashed Potatoes with gravy is my favorite. It's delicious. The chicken is tender and flavorful, the mashed potatoes are good, and the gravy is certainly better than my own. This is good even if I'm not in a hurry.

I've stocked up on the Hormel Compleats recently during the pandemic because I'm concerned about going out to the stores to pick up fresh foods. I'm 66 and have asthma and am in a relatively "hot zone", so staying at home seems like a good idea. Even after this is over, I'll continue to buy the Hormel Compleats for a quick meal, but the Chicken Breast with Rib Meat and Mashed Potatoes is going to stay on my menu. It's really that good.
The MacGregors Collection: Volume 1: Playing the Odds, Tempting Fate, One Man's Art, All the Possibilities, For Now, Forever
The MacGregors Collection: Volume 1: Playing the Odds, Tempting Fate, One Man's Art, All the Possibilities, For Now, Forever
Nora Roberts has created my ultimate favorite romance family, and I defy anyone to not fall in love with Daniel McGregor, the patriarch of the bunch. This is a five book collection, written in the late 1980s/early 1990s, so some tropes must be taken with a grain of salt, but the strength of the characters is simply unforgettable.

The first book I read was actually “book 3” and titled “All the Possibilities”, detailing the romance between Senator Alan McGregor (the firstborn son), a career politician, and Shelby Campbell, a free spirited artist with a dislike for career politicians. Anyone familiar with the historic “McGregor vs Campbell” feuding will also enjoy the interplay, while this book began my own love affair with Daniel McGregor. The witty and deft character development is simply some of the best writing out there.

After reading this book back in 1985 (and discovering it was book 3), I naturally hunted down one and two. “Playing the Odds” focuses on Serena McGregor and her love affair (engineered by her interfering father) with Justin Blade, a man of Comanche heritage. This book touches on racism and the challenges of the hospitality industry, while still being entertaining.

Book 2 in the series is my least favorite - “Tempting Fate” focused on “youngest son” Caine McGregor and Diana Blade, estranged sister of Justin. Both are lawyers, with very different styles, and Diana is given a history of being raised by an emotionally abusive aunt, with a lot of abandonment issues. I found myself wanting to smack some sense into her rather regularly, but must acknowledge my own issues with my family of origin probably are part of the reason I find the book more annoying than enjoyable - Diana annoys me! Get some therapy, woman!

And there is the crux of the situation - these characters are REAL. They had lives before we picked up the book, and their lives continue after we are done.

Book 4 involves periphery character Grant Campbell (sister of Shelby) and one of the Blade cousins. Now the focus is on the difference between a political cartoonist (Grant) and a “real” artist Genvieve Grandieux, scion of both French royalty in New Orleans and a pirate ancestor. The themes of mutual respect, communication and compromise being necessary for a successful relationship seem logical, but were really quite revolutionary for romance books of the time. Additional fun note: I always think Grant is based loosely on famed political cartoonist Gary Trudeau of Doonesbury fame, and this book continues to play with my True Love Daniel McGregor in fun ways. (Note - books 3 and 4 are NOT in the correct release order in this edition.)

Finally, in 1992, Nora decided to give us the story of Daniel and Anna’s courtship. Anna has always been portrayed as the quiet strength of the clan, and it turns out she is even more amazing than the glimpses we’ve had in the previous four books. She has to be strong to both stand up to and match Daniel, because the truth is a character as strong as he is would simply run rough shod over anyone weaker, and a book written about a woman going to medical school in the late 1950s (ish) who is willing to flout “convention” as she searches for her own path, and works to decide if it will include a difficult, but rewarding relationship with Daniel.

These books were originally part of the “Silhouette Special Edition” series, so there are always at least three well written scenes of passion per book, which always leave our heroines stunned by the explosive nature of the sexual joy they experience in the arms of their lovers (who, to be fair, are equally surprised). Secondary characters can and do reappear, but one of the nice things in this series is that there are no “villains” - the relationship issues are about the baggage we all bring from our past, and finding a partner who will support our goals and dreams, even as they change and evolve.

I love this series, and think it holds up decades later. I have reread it every few years for over thirty years now, and the writing is still some of the best.

I still love Daniel McGregor, his wife Anna, and the amazing clan that surrounds them. The good natured love they share keeps them from being toxic, and the family is simply wonderful.

If you’ve never met them before, enjoy! If you have, welcome home! These books are five stars, all the way
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
The Daybreakers and Sackett (2-Book Bundle) (Sacketts)
It's nice to get these two books together in one collection for the same price as you would pay for each title individually in the Amazon Kindle store.

Louis L'Amour was not one of the most technical or long-winded writers, he was short, succinct, and to the point and had a way that grabs you into the story immediately. The descriptions of the scenery, events, people, and situations made you feel as if you were right there living it side-by-side with his characters.

With The Daybreakers and Sackett, you have the classic Louis L'Amour situations with the good guy fighting the bad guy, a life-threatening conflict, the good guy wins and gets the girl, with the added bonus of having two books in L'Amour's Sackett series of books.

As I type this review, this combination of two stories is priced at $5.99, compared to $5.99 each for The Daybreakers and Sackett as standalone Kindle books: the $5.99 for both is a good value vs. $12.98 individually - you'll get a lot more than $5.99 of entertainment out of these!
Black Jack, Volume 10
Black Jack, Volume 10
I have to say, I've loved just about every volume of this series so far. Sure, there's been some stories that I haven't liked as much as others & some volumes I prefer more, but overall this series has been fantastic. I can't believe that it took so long for a company to put this series back out again.

This volume is definitely one that shows us a lot of insight into Black Jack's character. We see him reunited with the father who left Black Jack & his mother behind in order to marry a mistress. We see one of his earliest cases concerning an elderly builder. We also get to see a case of a rather strange rich man who wanted Black Jack to implant 3 billion dollars worth of diamonds inside of his body.

I have to say, this is one of my favorite volumes of the series. Like other volumes, I can see where some of the medical data was false, but the strong storytelling manages to pull off these errors. The glimpses into Black Jack's background is fascinating, giving a lot of explanation for why he ended up the way that he did. If you've been faithfully following the series so far, you'll be richly rewarded with this volume.

Again, this is a volume that you can read without having read the previous volumes. Of course... if you get & read the previous volumes it makes the story that much better!
Code of the West
Code of the West
Perhaps this book leans more to the romance than the west. However, one cannot be faulted if they expect Gene Autry or Roy Rogers to appear. While most ride on horses, the Thurmans do own a car, and the telephone is available on a somewhat limited bases, just like in those movies. But pretty eastern belle Georgianna Stockwell is in for quite a culture change when she ventures out to Arizona to live with big sister and school teacher Mary. Truth is Georgie became a bit much for the parents to handle and off she went. Arriving in Tonto Basin she is idolized by all the cowboys, but she is a little forward for their customs, and gets trapped by the ways of her past, while not knowing how to recognize and accept the love of the most decent man in the Tonto Basin.
Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Tolkien was a very prolific writer. Everyone knows about "The Hobbit", and especially "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. But those were not the only books that he wrote, and I was pleased to find these two relatively short stories (compared with the other stories that I mentioned earlier). Both of them are great; in Farmer Giles of Ham,Tolkien tells us about a simple farmer, content with his farm and his land, who ends up being an acclaimed hero because he rids the land of a dragon named Chrysophylax Dives. Just as with his greater stories, this one is full of imagination and Tolkien's peculiar humor and writing style. The other story, Smith of Wooton Major, is about a boy who receives a very special gift when he eats a slice of a cake that was only baked for good children every 24 years, and what happens with that gift. If you want to read some other stories about Tolkien, without having to spend days on end, then I recommend this book.
Il destino del faraone: Avventure di Dirk Pitt (Italian Edition)
Il destino del faraone: Avventure di Dirk Pitt (Italian Edition)
Leggo da moltissimo questo scrittore sempre interessante ed avvincente.
Questo romanzo si aggira sul solito tentativo di condannare chi inquina senza criterio al solito epilogo del ritrovamento di antidoto. ma basato su una storia assurda senza nessun filo logico. Da una fantomatica principessa egizia che inizia una stirpe scozzese ad una associazione forzata di donne costrette da una pazza megalomane a creare un mondo di superdonne con la nascita di sole donne.. fino alla soluzione con il famoso antidoto mentre nel frattempo muoiono senza senso, milioni di persone.
Neanche a sforzarsi..purtroppo la realtà è molto peggio sulle pandemia senza andare alla ricerca di regine
d'Egitto
Enslaved by the Viking: A Medieval Short Story
Enslaved by the Viking: A Medieval Short Story
This is the story of a fierce Viking and the strong Celtic beauty forced to marry him in order to save her people... Well, this is definitely a "short" story which was over even quicker than expected. I figure it maybe took me twenty minutes, so if you read it very slowly you may be able to pull thirty or so out of it if you're lucky. It ended at 57% and loc 295 of 518 on my kindle, the rest of it was a sample for another of the author's books. The story takes place on the west coast of Ireland in the year 857 and the entire tale takes place in a day, just a matter of hours really. There's no time for character development and the whole thing, even the bedding, was rushed. Konrad and Brigid never felt real, and though Brigid had potential, there was no time for her to live up to it. I bought this because of the positive reviews, but I have to disagree with them. Although I only paid $0.99, that's still too much in my opinion. Overall there's not much to it, not even a declaration of love, and my final thought was "That's it?"
Musashi II - the Art of War (v. 2)
Musashi II - the Art of War (v. 2)
This is the second book of Eiji Yoshikawa's epic dramatisation of the personal evolution of historical swordsman Miyamoto Musashi from wild youth through to masterful maturity. It's not just about fighting, violence and barbarity by any means. It's the story of one young man's journey from anger, frustration and lawlessness to self-mastery, compassion and patience, from raw talent and luck to becoming what Musashi himself calls "a real human being".

Miyamoto Musashi was a real man at a pivotal time in Japan's history, when a century of devastating civil war had exhausted the country and the people and bands of lethally armed swordsmen (Ronin) roamed the land on both sides of the "law" when law as we know it barely existed at all. The most powerful and wily warlord (Daimyo) has just grabbed the opportunity to become Shogun and has begun to impose the law and order by strict feudal rule that characterises Japan's next two-and-a-half centuries.

The Art of War, book two of five, follows Musashi intense, driven self-training and his clashes with various opponents, and also introduces Kajiro (a handsome young man) who will become Musashi's arch rival and potentially his nemesis. Whether you are interested in the myth of the heroic warrior or the inner development of wisdom, stillness, peace and self-mastery - all blended with a thread of pure and faithful love between Musashi and his childhood friend Otsu that survives and thrives through challenges, disappointments and unexpected kindnesses - these books make riveting reading.
Madame Bonheur (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Madame Bonheur (Collection Monsieur Madame) (French Edition)
Tous les mrs/mmes ne se ressemblent pas. Certains sont particulièrement bien écrits avec quelques touches d'humour (Mme timide, lumuneuse, mr costaud, mr curieux pour en citer quelques incontournables à mes yeux). Celui-ci a une histoire banale et assez creuse même la chute est bof. Je ne le recommanderais pas car l'intrigue n'est pas assez travaillée. Je m'attendais à de la joie, du rire, du bonheur.
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan's Quest is essentially two separate storylines. Tarzan himself is investigating the mysterious kidnapping of young girls in particular one from a member his own Waziri tribe. Meanwhile Jane is involved in a plane crash in Africa and uses her knowledge of the continent to help rescue the other people involved in the accident. It’s not until the story's end when the two plot threads converge.

I am not a big fan of Jane Porter and I suspect neither was Burroughs as this is her first appearance in nine novels. In many cases it seemed like Burroughs wanted to involve Tarzan in a romance but the mere existence of Jane, even if unmentioned, would always put a halt to any actual contact. My other problem is the Tarzan is very much about a suspension of disbelief and although I can almost envision a man raised by apes climbing branches and swinging from vines when Jane does it that is simply a bridge too far. Although the book explicitly states that her skills are not up to the level of her mates she still climbs like a monkey and has a heightened sense of smell. Jane probably has a larger role in this book than in any other Tarzan novel and not to its benefit.

Among Jane's group are a husband and wife pair of snobbish, effete European aristocrats and a rough and tumble American from Chicago who piloted the plane. There is a running gag as the American and European prince butt heads but the joke goes on WAY too long. A lot of the characters here have personalities that Burroughs has used in previous stories particularly the uncultured American that readers are intended to identify with. As the story progresses things go from amusing to deadly serious as members of the group are either killed or disappear. By virtue of an incalculable coincidence Tarzan becomes aware of his mates plane crash and begins a search.

There are a few glaring issues I have with this story. First of all this is one of many many lost civilization stories done by Burroughs and generally Burroughs would recognize that a foreign society would speak and foreign language so he simply gave Tarzan some kind of preternatural ability to learn languages unbelievably fast. He couldn’t really do that in this story because Jane needed to communicate with the Kavuru so he simply had them speak English which makes no sense. The other weird thing is Jane freakish ability to cause men fall in love with her. No less than three men are head over heels and two of them fell in love on first sight. At first I thought this was some plot point that would be explained later but no, Jane is apparently just an unbelievably attractive woman.

So does Tarzan become immortal? Any summary I read online says yes but I dispute it. He and Jane did get pills of immortality from the Kavaru but when the book closes the pills have yet to be taken. It just doesn’t seem in character for Tarzan to desire immortality. The story also implies that one needs a continual supply if these pills to maintain immortality. Regardless, I like to think that Tarzan would prefer to live a natural existence.
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987: An Anthology by Members of the Crime Writers' Association
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1987: An Anthology by Members of the Crime Writers' Association
Outstanding tales of murder and mayhem. There is not a plonker in the bunch!! A little background is needed for the reader. This was an annual collection of the finest British crime writing. In this, the eleventh volume, are sixteen stories from the grandmaster of the genre at the time. Ruth Rendell tells a tale of the macabre about an elderly woman and a shoplifters clock. Julian Symons, Richard Grayson, Antonia Fraser, Peter Lovesey, Reginald Hill, H.R.F. Keating and more fill out this slim volume nicely. Mine is a library discard copy but it quite good condition for the age of the book itself. This was actually sad as the stories are so good and chilling that I wish more people had read it. This will be a keeper and round out my mystery collection nicely. I notice used copies are quite cheap and I highly recommend this to British crime readers.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter's (Radcliffe) second year at Hogwarts is affected by the opening of a legend known only as the Chamber of Secrets.

The second instalment of the series brings more adventure and more imagination to the now infamous adaptations of J.K Rowling's wondrous world.

Rowling's first novel broke barriers for the concept of magic and a different world and the film broke numerous records all around the world with a stunningly entertaining and enjoyable family make over.

Chamber of Secrets follows in its footsteps by targeting family viewing again with humour for the young (Errol the Owl) and comedy for the old (Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart) and never underestimating the significance of magic relating to serious issues.

The question of friendship, the treatment of children under adoptive parents and the importance of blood relations are all points that become even bigger in the sequels and here we again see another wonderful build up and get to see where they all began.

Like Philosopher's Stone, this has a mystery all set up for the students to figure out and there are subtle hints being dropped along the way with laughs, drama not to mention twists and turns but ultimate fun and great family viewing.

All the stars reprise their roles from the Philosopher's Stone with the younger stars like Radcliffe and Grint noticeably more sophisticated and mature in their approach to their respective protagonists. Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy is perhaps one of the finest pieces of casting that have been implemented into the series. Branagh, Rickman and Richard Harris' last major film role are all stand outs once again but like the first, these films are all about the magic narratives.

J.K Rowling's second novel was more flowing and slightly more exciting than her first, not to mention darker. This was noted by Columbus who uses a more artistic style to capture the more mature moments.

There are lapses and moments which feel a bit outdated. Not to mention recent novels have hindered the meaning of elements, in particular the diary but don't let that take the shine of the adventure that is still sharp and entertaining.

This is a fine adaptation of the award winning novel that delivers everything a family film should and reminds us of what happened at the beginning and when watching years from when it was made (2002) it brings back some magical memories.

8.5/10
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)
Stunning Hardback Collection

As for the books being hardback vs paperback debate. This set that I am reviewing (the set in this picture ISBN:9781408856789) are indeed the hardback as stated in the listing. I would encourage you just to read the description of what you are ordering and check the ISBN for details.

The art work on the covers of the Red Collection is beautiful. The hardback also has golden inlay stars on the actual cover on all the books as well as golden inlay writing on the Spine.

I got this set in the mail yesterday and stayed up way to late last night reading. :) I am an almost 37 year old adult and I am over the moon in love with the beauty of these books. I actually ordered this hardback set as a Birthday gift to myself from myself. I never read the books growing up but always enjoy the movies and watch them often with my kids. I highly recommend this version set to anyone who appreciates lovely art work on covers.
Best for Display
Best for Display
This really is a nice little statue, so detailed and well made, a high-quality collectors' piece sure to please even the most casual Harry Potter fan. The size is about what I expected. Hedwig and his base have some weight, made of resin. Included is a sturdy hard plastic case to cover him and protect him from dust, as well as to showcase this as a Harry Potter collectible. The case stands 6.75" tall by 4.25" on each side. I'm sure these measurements are mentioned in the product details, so I'm not sure why people are griping at the size (did they expect a life-size owl?). I paid $27.59 (with free Prime shipping), and I think that's a fair price for this item. Anyway, this is a beautiful addition to my desk at work. I love this and so will you (or the Harry Potter fan in your life).
ASICS GT-2000 6 Men's Running Shoe
ASICS GT-2000 6 Men's Running Shoe
I've been running in ASICS GT-2000 since the #1 model (and before that, the 2160s). Although very different, this model is an upgrade to the #5s for several reasons. And, I'm happy to report that I haven't poked a hole through them yet! I typically run 10 - 25 miles per week (alternating pairs of shoes); and I mildly overpronate.
I read all the bad reviews about holes forming early, and I thought I'd definitely have the same problem: my big toe tends to poke through running shoes after 200-300 miles, and my pinky toe has poked out the sides of several types of street shoes. Still, I took a chance and bought them.
Upon arrival, I was skeptical of the new-style upper; and immediately understood why holes might form.
But, I've now run 100+ street miles in these shoes, and they look and feel like new.
There are no holes to be seen, nor forming. Plus they feel lighter on my feet, and more stable thanks to the new eyelets. They provide just as much support as the GT-2000 series promises. Plus, the upgraded breatheability is notable.
I'm so glad ASICS didn't compromise what made the GT-2000 series great!
+27 colors/patterns
+27 colors/patterns
I bought this a month ago as a school backpack. So far, it's been holding up pretty well. It does a good job of holding things in the main compartment. Only two complaints I have are that the zippers are a bit rough to open and close. It's not a smooth motion compared to a typical backpack. Second complaint, would be the second compartment is small. If the main compartment is full then it would go into the second compartment. Therfore, making it difficult to pack it to its full potential.

Edit on July 14, 2019:
Its been almost a year since I've bought this bag. I've provided some pictures of how it's doing now.
In the pictures it shows the books I have in the main compartment and the notebooks in the second compartment. It currently weighs 18pounds with all the things inside the bag. Ive mentioned in my previous update that the zipper was a bit rough, but it got better with usage. I still have three more books and couple of notebooks to buy.

Overall, the book bag held up pretty well as a school backpack. Hopefully, I can last another year with it without having to buy a bigger bag. There have been minimal fraying in some places. Nothing huge to show that the bag will come apart.
LEGO Dementor Harry Potter Minifigure (Grim Reaper)
LEGO Dementor Harry Potter Minifigure (Grim Reaper)
ᴵ ᴳᵁᴱˢˢ ᵀᴴᴱ ᵁᴺᴵᵟᵁᴱᴺᴱˢˢ ᵂᴬˢ ᵂᴴᵞ ᴵᵀ ᵂᴬˢ ᶜᴼˢᵀᴸᵞ.
ᴱᴴ,..... ᴼᴴ ᵂᴱᴸᴸ, ᴵ ᴳᴼᵀ ᴬᴺᴼᵀᴴᴱᴿ ˢᴾᴵᴿᴵᵀ ᶠᴸᴼᴬᵀᴵᴺᴳ ᴵᴺ ᴼᵁᴿ ᶜᴱᴹᴱᵀᴱᴿᵞ ᵀᴴᴬᵀ'ˢ ᴬᴸᴸ ᵂᴱ ᶜᴬᴿᴱᴰ ᴬᴮᴼᵁᵀ.
I am not afraid
I am not afraid
This is a great book for encouraging children to take a chance. It's a challenge to not be afraid, and it's told in a kid-friendly manner. It provides examples of ways that kids might felt afraid. The author illustrate the life of David. A great book for all kids facing difficulties and needing a boost, and equally for boys and girls.
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $1000-1249.99
ASURION 2 Year Mobile Accident Protection Plan with Tech Support $1000-1249.99
This Is An Update, To My Review. I Have Received My Protection Plan Via E Mail And After Alot Of Searching, All Is Well The Company Did An Outstanding Job In Clarifing How To Find My Coverage Via Email. I'm Blind and My Kids Couldn't Find It. I Thank You For Helping Us Locate The Email. Thank You, Kerry L. Cantrell
HiBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home and Office - Signal Booster Up to 800-3,000 Sq. ft - Compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular
HiBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster for Home and Office - Signal Booster Up to 800-3,000 Sq. ft - Compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular
We bought a cabin in a remote area and was only able to get cell service if we stood in a certain area next to the road. We couldnt get any service inside the cabin. We have AT&T and have for over 10 years and really havent had service issues until we got the cabin. Our neighbors a mile down the road told us the only was to get cell service was to switch to a different cell carrier (apparently that carrier is the only one that seemed to work in this area) I didnt want to have to switch since we have been happy with AT&T so I looked into my options. I came across the cell phone signal booster. I was a little hesitant at first since the price was kind of high but after reading through the information provided on the listing and since they offer a full refund if it doesnt work I thought it was worth the hassle to try before having to switch carriers. Before purchasing I walked around my property and inside my cabin checking the dbm signal strength like suggested. I went ahead and purchased the booster. I am happy to say that it worked! In fact, I am writing this review while sitting in my cabin! I can sit in the front part of the cabin and talk on the phone or use the internet. If I leave my phone by the booster and turn on mobile hot spot then I can use my Ipad any where in the cabin. Bottom line, it works as long as you have something to boost to begin with. Before buying, read through the information. As long as you know what to expect and realize it wont give you perfect service if you have no service.
Power Rangers Ninja Steel DX Rumble Tusk Megazord Action Figure
Power Rangers Ninja Steel DX Rumble Tusk Megazord Action Figure
My 4-year-old gathered all of his birthday money (and more!) to buy this toy that he had coveted for a while. It is not inexpensive, but I have to say it looks like excellent quality. The pieces snap together solidly and yet are reasonably easy to assemble and disassemble. Thanks!
The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire their Teams, Wow their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits
The Power of Community: How Phenomenal Leaders Inspire their Teams, Wow their Customers, and Make Bigger Profits
Having been fortunate to work with Thought Leaders, like Michael Gerber, Bill Bartmann, Ken Blanchard, Rudy, Ruettiger and John Maxwell I found that they all had a great vision and concern for their supporting teams. Howard Partridge had a vision when I met with him years ago about bringing people together to learn, to educate and to support each other. Howard has built communities that have changed many individual's lives, turned around businesses that were on life support and created the space for relationships to support each other.
Howard's journey from his life in LA(Lower Alabama) to sharing the stage with Thought Leaders and to changing the lives of thousands of small business owners has been all about building communities domestically and now world wide.
Read this book, follow Howard's advice and make sure you have a dream or vision of the future. Howard and his Phenomenal Team will guide you and support you to your success.
Controller Gear Zest Orange Xbox Pro Charging Stand (Controller Sold Separately) - Xbox One
Controller Gear Zest Orange Xbox Pro Charging Stand (Controller Sold Separately) - Xbox One
This thing is heavy, and you won't ever have to worry about it tipping over/falling off of your desk/setup. It has an extremely nice, ergonomic feel to it and your Xbox One controller will sit perfectly on this. I've had 0 problems with the charging itself, it picks up right away and begins charging.

- Premium quality look, feel, & design.
- Ergonomic, heavy, and has a rubber base so it wont slip.
- Comes with a power cord, battery pack, and dark gray & red battery plate cover that matches the CP2077 Limited Ed. Xbox One Controller, but will fit all Xbox One Controllers.
- Controller sits perfectly on the charging stand / won't slip.
- Begins charging right away.
- Orange LED indicator light to indicate the controller is charging / turns white when full charged.

The only thing that concerns me is the battery pack itself: when I got it I plugged it into the controller and charged it up. There's an LED light, which is orange when charging and white when complete. I took the controller off of the charger the moment it turned white, waited about an hour... then put it back on the charger just to see if it was recognized as fully charged. It wasn't/it seemed to have lost about 20 minutes worth of charge just from being off of the stand, never once powered on.

This means that either 1) the charging stand won't immediately recognize a full charge... or 2) the battery pack loses battery life quickly. With all of that said, I haven't tested to see how long the battery will last on a full charge while gaming, and will update my review when I have.

Highly recommend (so far), 4.8 out of 5.0.

UPDATE: I wanted to write a quick update to this review, and up my rating to a 4.8/5.0, as the battery pack lasts a MINIMUM of 8 hours. While I do drop it on the charging stand sometimes, and keep it at full charge, I've gamed on this thing for 8 hours in a single session and it hasn't seemed to come close to dying. That said: as with all wireless controllers I've used, sometimes the controller seems to lose connection/needs to be power cycled... though, this may be a problem with Windows 10 Bluetooth and not the controller itself.

Amazing controller.
Madden NFL 21 – PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
Madden NFL 21 – PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
EA is an absolute disgrace for selling us the same lazy garbage game every year. It's no wonder EA's been voted the Worst Company in America multiple times. The Frostbite engine simply DOES NOT WORK for Madden and EA refuses to accept that. This has the same broken gameplay with unbelievably stupid AI, lack of hundreds of features and modes that were in NFL 2k5 that came out over 15 YEARS AGO (some of these were IN Madden before but were taken out for absolutely no reason??), and almost zero changes over the last 5 years. Do some research on Youtube and Google if you want more in depth reasons on why this game is one of the laziest cash-grabs ever made. I'm done wasting my time with EA, they continue to do nothing about the amount of upset users they have.
Brightr ® Sleep Luna Adjustable Cooling Graphene Memory foam pillow with Copper Hypo-allergenic pillowcase| Designed for front and back sleepers | Soft and Comfortable
Brightr ® Sleep Luna Adjustable Cooling Graphene Memory foam pillow with Copper Hypo-allergenic pillowcase| Designed for front and back sleepers | Soft and Comfortable
The sheet material is nice, so is the clever zip and they are well stitched together but theres nothing in them!

Small - hold it up to the light and theres very little in the way of fibre in it and on its own you may as well not bother with anything instead.
Medium - same as before only double the amount of fluff fibre.
Large - is a cotton bag with lumps of foam in... very compressed and stuck together when you 1st get it and you have to leave it to expand and pull apart and leave to expand and pull apart etc etc If you shake the pillow it all ends up in the bottom like a bin bag!.

The outer layer that the 3 go in is well made. I 'fluffed up' the 3 pillows as best i could (instructions are just a repeat of the website) and put them in the outer layer and tried it.
I am a front sleeper and this just felt flat and lumpy, very little support, may as well fold up a quality towel and put that in a pillow case instead.
The advertising makes the pillows look a lot plusher than they actually are and like theres more filling in them and when on the company website you can fill in the questionaire to find the right pillow, the option that sold it for me was 'I love memory foam?' these are nothing like that.
These are £59!!! on the Bightr website no wonder they offer free return because you've already paid it!
ArmadilloTek Vanguard Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) Military Grade Full-Body Rugged with Built-in Screen Protector and Kickstand - Black
ArmadilloTek Vanguard Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inches) Military Grade Full-Body Rugged with Built-in Screen Protector and Kickstand - Black
This phone case is great! It seems to be very well made and it will absolutely protect my phone. This is the first iPhone I have owned and with the new 12 Pro Max being so big (not really that big to me - perfect size really) I wanted a case that would protect it no matter what since it's so expensive. I love the rugged look without it being over the top. The orange on grey is very cool looking and stylish plus it lets me notice my phone since it's orange rather than a black rectangle on a dark table or couch. It is also more slimming looking than you would think. I also love the microtexture and grooves on the sides.. It feels very good in my hands. The kickstand is fantastic as it has three functions.. Horizontal with a great angle, plus! vertical AND you can place your middle finger in the middle of the kickstand for added security when holding it and it supports your hand so it doesn't get tired from holding up this heavy phone while talking. The kickstand also locks into place closed and opened. The buttons all work great as well and there is a flap to protect your charging port from getting dirty when not in use. I also heated up the glue surrounding the transparent plastic cover for the screen and popped out the plastic. I put tempered glass on my phone screen instead. So my phone feels VERY protected and comfortable all the while also looking really good. I have absolutely zero complaints about this case and I'm glad I took a chance on it!
Netflix Over The Moon, Fei Fei Doll (9-inch) in Space Explorer Outfit, Includes Glow-in-Dark Gobi Figure (3-inch), Removable Outfit with Cool Pieces Like Moon Boots, Jacket and Astronaut Helmet
Netflix Over The Moon, Fei Fei Doll (9-inch) in Space Explorer Outfit, Includes Glow-in-Dark Gobi Figure (3-inch), Removable Outfit with Cool Pieces Like Moon Boots, Jacket and Astronaut Helmet
This review is for: Netflix Over The Moon, Fei Fei Doll (9-inch) in Space Explorer Outfit, Includes Glow-in-Dark Gobi Figure (3-inch), Removable Outfit with Cool Pieces Like Moon Boots, Jacket and Astronaut Helmet

About this item
Blast off into out-of-this-world fun with Fei Fei doll (9-in) and glow-in-the-dark Gobi figure! This lovable pair from Over the Moon looks just like their characters in the movie, with details that fans will recognize and love. Fei Fei doll comes dressed in her iconic space-explorer outfit with her removable t-shirt, shorts, bubble jacket, astronaut helmet, and galactic moon boots. She has 11 bendable “joints” for stellar storytelling play! Also included is Gobi, a magical Lunarian creature who’s looking for companionship. He glows in the dark for stellar storytelling play!

I got this as a well as the collector doll, and chang'e singing Goddess doll for my daughter to start a doll collection. I wanted to get her this less expensive version to play with. This doll is really cute and fun. The outfit that she's wearing matches her outfit in the movie perfectly! Even the packaging is beautiful. I love that it comes with the adorable Dobi character and that he glows in the dark. My daughter is really going to have so much fun playing with these and acting out scenes from the movie which she loves.

My daughter is going to love that this doll is so pose-able, she has one other posable doll and she loves putting it into every crazy dance position possible.
The designers and creators sure did an amazing job with these dolls and im very excited to give them to my daughter and for her to start her collection.
Icstation TXS0108E 8 Channel Logic Level Converter Bi-Directional High Speed Full Duplex Shifter 3.3V 5V for Arduino Raspberry Pi (Pack of 4)
Icstation TXS0108E 8 Channel Logic Level Converter Bi-Directional High Speed Full Duplex Shifter 3.3V 5V for Arduino Raspberry Pi (Pack of 4)
The docs are sparse but you're supposed to know how to read the datasheet from the chip manufacturer.
The datasheet shows an example application with smoothing/buffering capacitors on the power rails and those are included on this little circuit board, which is nice!

To use it you need to set the OE pin (output enable) to 3V3 otherwise the outputs are disabled. The datasheet talks about adding a pulldown resistor to OE to tie it to ground to avoid undefined outputs during initial power up. If you do this you'll want to control OE with eg: a GPIO pin from your controller. You most likely don't need this and can just tie OE to 3V3.

Hook up your lower voltage supply input (eg: 3V3) to VA, and your higher voltage supply input to VB (5V).
Then a 3V3 input signal on A1 is translated to the equivalent 5V output signal on B1.
Pins A1-A8 are shifted and output on pins B1-B8.

I'm using this to shift a 3V3 GPIO signal to a 5V signal to drive a Neopixel strip.

The datasheet says that this device is bi-directional but I have not tried to use it in this way.
New Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB) - Graphite
New Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (256GB) - Graphite
Had pre booked this iPhone 12 Pro Max. Amazon delivered it promptly within four days of launch. Kudos to thisclightening fast delivery.

Now about device, Since I upgraded from 11, I could notice the difference between A13 and A14 speed. Miraculously faster. Performance wise this indeed is a notch up.

Build quality is significantly improved. This design which Apple brought back from iPhone 5 series is absolutely lovely! These two factors give it a classy and stylish look combined with solid and durable finish.
The phone does feels premium when one holds it. All the more reasons to go ga-ga about this pretty beast!
Phone is indeed pricey but if one can shell these bucks; you should not blink your eye before buying. The upgrade does provide you with enhanced durability, performance and looks!
Sanskruti India Womens Indian Ethnic Traditional Banarasi Art Silk Saree Sari Wrap Fabric Dress Drape
Sanskruti India Womens Indian Ethnic Traditional Banarasi Art Silk Saree Sari Wrap Fabric Dress Drape
Nothing is good about this product. I would not even call it a saree. As described, the material is not silk. there are pinholes in the material with red stains everywhere. Worst material I ever saw. Can't even keep the product for a second in front of my eyes. Initiated the return as soon as it got delivered. The length of the material is very very short. It's my request to the seller please don't fool or cheat people.

Besides, I believe Amazon should not allow such products to sell on their websites.
Car Stereo in-Dash Single DIN 7" HD Touch Digital Screen Head Unit Support Bluetooth GPS Mirror Link FM/USB/SD/MP5/Hands-free with Backup Camera and Microphone by UNITOPSCI
Car Stereo in-Dash Single DIN 7" HD Touch Digital Screen Head Unit Support Bluetooth GPS Mirror Link FM/USB/SD/MP5/Hands-free with Backup Camera and Microphone by UNITOPSCI
 Wiring: Standard industry standard color code (yellow is power, black ground, red is accessory etc etc)
I did have to locate the reverse wire for my truck in the wiring harness, and I just used a youtuber video to find it. I combined the camera with a wireless unit so I did not need to worry about routing an AV cable through my truck. Also I needed an adapter because GM uses a smaller plug for the antenna wire. My factory harness was cut off and the old stereo was spiced in, so I could not use an aftermarket adapter.

Check out my video to see what the actual screens look like and the responsiveness. Even with my old speakers the stereo sounded great (HD sound). Calls were also crystal clear and to me those 2 items are paramount to a good review for a unit. One last item to note: Pay attention to how deep you install the unit. It has a screen that flips up, so if your vehicle is like my truck, the unit can't open without hitting the dash (and that leaves it angled down). For me it was simple, just a quick cut and I removed part of the dashboard trim. For a newer vehicle, might want to keep the bezel from the old unit and put it behind to space it some.
Homall Gaming Chair Racing Office Chair High Back PU Leather Computer Desk Chair Executive and Ergonomic Swivel Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (Black/White)
Homall Gaming Chair Racing Office Chair High Back PU Leather Computer Desk Chair Executive and Ergonomic Swivel Chair with Headrest and Lumbar Support (Black/White)
Lo bueno: El producto es muy bueno para el precio. No es la mejor silla gaming, no es una super marca, pero es una silla MUY competente que no le pide nada a las EWin, Kultec, y demás, y está a mejor precio. Es mi primera silla y fue relativamente sencilla de armar, es súper cómoda y cumple 100% con su objetivo (pasar muchas horas frente al escritorio, en mi caso). No me faltaron piezas, venía completa, sin golpes ni desperfectos.

Lo malo: El envío fue pésimo mediante UPS, se retrasó 2 días más de lo pactado (nunca he tenido dificultades con Amazon Prime, por eso mismo lo tengo) y al llegar no la entregaron, resulta que a pesar de que aquí en Amazon pones dirección de envío, no se capturó en el paquete, por lo que simplemente (sin llamarme) pusieron "dirección equivocada" en lugar de intentar contactarme para pactar un sitio, en lo cual no tengo ningún problema porque entiendo las complicaciones que pueden presentarse. Tuve que ir a recogerla y, primero al comunicarme con el proveedor de envíos me dio una dirección errónea y la señorita que me atendió en esa sucursal muy amablemente me dijo en donde podía ir, al llegar al lugar correcto, no había sistema (algo que no está totalmente en su control). En fin, tenía que llegar un Lunes y la recogí hasta el siguiente Lunes. 1 semana es 1 semana, urgencia o no, para algo se paga el Prime o los costos de envío.

En conclusión, si recomiendo la silla, no recomiendo UPS.

UPDATE: Después de algunos meses de uso, se rompió de las patas. No peso mucho (creo), unos 80kg. Nunca me he dejado caer en las sillas, obviamente tampoco en esta, tampoco soy una plumita para sentarme, eso está claro. Pareciera que me lancé desde un tercer piso. No cambiaré mi calificación, la silla es buena y UPS es malo, aun así, creo que esto es más mi culpa, tal vez mi peso cayó muy a una orilla o algo del estilo, pero es bueno documentarlo por si alguien tiene mayor peso que el mío y pueda tomar esto en cuenta.

UPDATE 2: Después de 1 semana compré un repuesto de base estrella (con vendedores externos), no es original pero es bastante bueno, roza lo genérico pero es metálica y más resistente que la plástica, quedó perfecta y la silla no presenta comportamiento diferente, ni rechina ni se mueve mal, por lo que es una buena silla para comprarle repuestos. Le subo a 4 estrellas porque pensaba que no sería tan fácil encontrarle un repuesto de piezas.
Cisco RV160W VPN Router with 4 Wireless Ports plus Wireless-AC VPN Firewall, Limited Lifetime Protection (RV160W-A-K9-NA)
Cisco RV160W VPN Router with 4 Wireless Ports plus Wireless-AC VPN Firewall, Limited Lifetime Protection (RV160W-A-K9-NA)
This is a stable running router, but the user interface stinks (and I am being nice), the features are geared towards an external server user management, and the operating range of this unit is pathetic. Adding to the woes, the on-unit certificate to router is "expired" and cannot be fixed by anything I can find or that I have tried, you cannot use the Cisco router management app, and online support is limited to the manual. So if you actually want a useful router, don't buy this half baked product. It is unbelievable that Cisco discontinued their other routers and list this as the replacement. Maybe they should purchase Linksys back from Belkin and regain knowledge on what customers actually need plus they can learn again how to write router management software.

To be fair, I used this router for a few months now and I am able to use it after learning the quirks. But the sad part is that I need more access points because this unit itself has VERY weak signal strength compared to just about any wifi router out there. Also, I had to learn quickly that the lease time must be no more than 480min or clients get locked out until either the router is rebooted or the lease is forcibly reset. Oh, and I haven't been able to get the remote management feature to work on this thing so clients must manually reboot the router unless I am on-site to correct the issue. Yet another reason to not get this router.

Update:
I am removing this router from my network and going back to using an ASUS Router. I had replaced an ASUS because the WiFi transmitter started to overheat after a few years of trouble free operations. I thought I would give Cisco a shot because of their reputations. BIG mistake. At least with ASUS I have powerful signal strength AND I have the option of using ASUS or Merlin firmware of which both are far more user friendly, more easily configured, and have far more integrated user management features than what is in this Cisco unit.
MikroTik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN
MikroTik RB4011iGS+5HacQ2HnD-IN
<b>WARNING!! You MUST update your RouterOS on arrival for 5GHz WiFi to function correctly!!! </b>

Up until a recent 2020 update to the RouterOS firmware; this had a serious flaw on the 5Ghz interface which caused an interface crash and complete failure until reboot, often within ~24h of use. This is now fixed, but you must update your RouterOS on arrival... and for security reasons of course.

Originally gave this 4 star due to poor WiFi range and performance, but turns out that's limited to the 2.4G channel and manually tuning the 5G channel can give much better performance, so back up to 5 star!!

PRO:
- Very good price/perofmance for any modern routing tasks
- Proper 10G SFP+ to a high power CPU, great for a RoaS and stateful firewalling
- RouterOS allows you to make full use of the hardware and optimise it accordingly
- Higher quality feel and looks over older versions (visuals are important!!!)

CON:
- Poorer switch chips with no VLAN hardware offloading :'(
- No cool 'extra' feature like the 3011 and 2011
- Poor WiFi was a con but upon further manual tuning its great now!

Notes:
- The case top is a <i>direct heatsink</i> to the powerful CPU! Expect the case to be too hot to touch all the time
- Requires actual knowledge of networking to optimise for your environment
- The PSU LED is STUPIDLY bright, you'll need tape over it if it's in an office (seriously)
- To make use of WiFi propery, you'll need to manually tune it

This is a bit of a strange device since its name hints it's the newer version of the 3011 and thus 2011... but these 4011 routers, wifi or not, seem to be aimed at a different market. It lacks both the LCD and Bleeper. It no longer supports hardware offloading, and doesn't have a USB port anymore... This now seems to be more focused on being a very powerful router <i>without</i> fancy features and no longer cares about being a switch either.

<b>Router performance</b>
Brilliant. The CPU and overal design and internals make this a powerful router at a good price. RouterOS provides a lot of features available by default which may have otherwise require a higher price point. If you're new to ROS, good luck... but there's plenty of guides online. Make use of both help.mikrotik.com and the MikroTik wiki as right now the documents are being updated and transfered to the Help site, but not everythings there yet (mid 2020).

<b>Switch performance</b>
It looses a half-star here. The switch chips (2x RTL8367) do not support hardware offloading, thus will not achieve line-speed VLAN filtering. No only that but the pipes from these chips are limited to 2.5Gb/s throughput to CPU. This will not be a problem for RoaS setups (make use of that full 10G SFP!) but if you're using this as an all-in-one router and switch <i>with VLANs</i> you may see slower than expected throughput, as well as an awkward time figuring out VLANs if you haven't done this before on ROS v6+ router with bridges. I'd personally recommend just using seperate bridges per 'network' unless you do need a faster and larger LAN segregation on denser hardware; in that case it's a RoaS setup with a seperate VLAN aware switch(s) below it I'd say.

<b>Software</b>
RouterOS is brilliant. You can do almost anything on any device from MikroTik regardless of price point, including rather obscure setups usually only seen in big networks. It's like a Sandbox environment, but it will take time to understand if you're new. Use WinBox for setup as its like a IDE for the device.

<b>WiFi</b>
I wrote this next section with auto mode enabled... but it turns out if you (properly) scan and tune the WiFi adapters you can re-gain a ton of performance and avoid contamination in most scenarios.

<b>2.4GHz</b>
On 2.4GHz; If you're going to use this as the only WiFi access point in any building with walls, don't bother. Buy some access points. Even in a house it can only breach 2 or so walls before serious degredation (in my tests; from ~71Mb/s WAN to ~0.7Mb/s 2 rooms away). I'm not impressed at all with the performance, BUT you can gain some performance back by tweaking the default wireless adapter setting to avoid noise and overlap faster by manually scanning yourself, it seems to take a while to figure itself out when left on auto settings anyway.

<i>5GHz</i>:
MUCH better that 2.4 and when manually tuned. I wrote this review having it mostly on auto and has poor results but manually scanning and assigning frequency ranges seems to have improved performance hugely. The degredation is much less severe and in line with what to expect from a quad chain AN device!

<b>"TO LONG REVIEW!! DIDN'T READ"</b>
This acts like a "SOHO" version of the previous 3011 device, as in it's more 'professional' with less fun features but overall much more powerful. This is probably the perfect cheap-ish RoaS router especially if you want internal firewalling too as it can hapily grace though rules with fasttrack enabled. It almost looses a star because Wireless seems to want manually tuning to get expected performance and because the switch chips don't support hardware VLAN filtering even though it has 10 1G ether ports and looks like it damn should. ::D
Good &amp; Pletty Candy, Dulces, sabor a regaliz negro clásico, caja de 6 onzas (paquete de 12)
Good &amp; Pletty Candy, Dulces, sabor a regaliz negro clásico, caja de 6 onzas (paquete de 12)
As a child, I never got into sweets. Candy bars, lemon drops, peppermint canes all did not appeal to me.

One Saturday matinee, my friend offered me some Good 'n Plenty and that moment changed everything. If I went to a movie, I bought this candy. If I went to a ball game, I had this candy. Get the picture?

And then suddenly, it disappeared off of the shelves, everywhere. It was like there was a Good 'n Plenty shortage where people were hoarding it because of some strange pandemic or something.

As I grew older, I forgot about this little treat and thanks to the internet, my childhood memories came rushing back. I even recalled walking up the stairs to the balcony [remember those?] as two kids ran by us down the stairs laughing. The manager grabbed my friend and I by the collars and tossed us out of the movie, but my candy was still in hand! It appears that the kids who ran by had squirted him in the face with a squirt gun and that did not sit well with him [go figure].

Anyway, I have been rationing this delight ever since its receipt trying to make it last and of course not putting pounds on places I wish they weren't. There were many other moments of gasps while watching intense movie scenes and popping in another piece or two into my wide-open mouth, but that's another story.

If you miss this candy, I encourage you to get some, sit back in a quiet chair, close your eyes, and recall what that flavor was associated with meant in your earlier years. Enjoy!
Pajitas de sacador agrio, sabores de frutas arco iris, dulces masticables y amargos, bandeja de 2 oz (24 unidades)
Pajitas de sacador agrio, sabores de frutas arco iris, dulces masticables y amargos, bandeja de 2 oz (24 unidades)
Just get Blue Raspberry. These aren't sour, and the texture tastes like some kind of plastic in comparison to the dedicated single flavors. Those were and likely still are soft and chewy.

This candy isn't a reward to me. I've not made it past one pack as a result, and I'm out $14 that could have gone to the treat of Blue. Even forgot to mention the taste of Rainbow's flavor itself at the start of the review: No... How do I even describe it? It's like that cheap liquorice you had as a kid that was never the same as the original. Flavor's stagnant. Not worth the sugar or calorie intake.
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.
fuerte ruptura de regaliz 10 g palillo 250 g
fuerte ruptura de regaliz 10 g palillo 250 g
No me ha gustado.
No tiene el mismo sabor que que las otras veces que les he comprado este mismo producto, seguramente no es
el mismo regaliz, o han cambiado algo que le cambia el sabor.

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