Janessa Price

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Object-Oriented JavaScript
Object-Oriented JavaScript
Object-Oriented JavaScript by Stoyan Stefanov. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 51 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials
Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials
Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials by Isla Frost. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 115 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Wednesday Night Supper Club
Wednesday Night Supper Club
Wednesday Night Supper Club by Stewart Brewer. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1123 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
El cliente (Spanish Edition)
El cliente (Spanish Edition)
El cliente (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 23 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Alan Sklar, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1062 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Verteidigung
Verteidigung
Verteidigung by John Grisham, Charles Brauer, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 98 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
A Casa Pintada
A Casa Pintada
A Casa Pintada by John Grisham. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Just After Sunset: Stories
Just After Sunset: Stories
Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King, Jill Eikenberry, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 764 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 1574 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Programming with Java: A Primer
Programming with Java: A Primer
Programming with Java: A Primer by E Balagurusamy. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 128 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python Programming: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learn Python Quickly, with Practical Examples and Coding Language Tricks for Beginners. Computer Programming for Data Science and Machine Learning
Python Programming: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learn Python Quickly, with Practical Examples and Coding Language Tricks for Beginners. Computer Programming for Data Science and Machine Learning
Python Programming: The Ultimate Crash Course to Learn Python Quickly, with Practical Examples and Coding Language Tricks for Beginners. Computer Programming for Data Science and Machine Learning by Jason Callaway. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 27 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Go in Practice: Includes 70 Techniques
Go in Practice: Includes 70 Techniques
Go in Practice: Includes 70 Techniques by Matt Butcher and Matt Farina. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Swift 3 Game Development - Second Edition
Swift 3 Game Development - Second Edition
Swift 3 Game Development - Second Edition by Stephen Haney. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
El fin del poder: Cómo el poder ya no es lo que era [The End of Power: How Power Is No Longer What It Was]
El fin del poder: Cómo el poder ya no es lo que era [The End of Power: How Power Is No Longer What It Was]
Hacía falta un libro que analizara el orden actual del mundo, los cambios recientes que ha sufrido y al mismo tiempo nos diera pautas para vislumbrar lo que será el nuevo orden internacional. Esta obra analiza cómo era el orden mundial en el siglo XX, cómo fue cambiando hasta ser lo que vivimos ahora en el siglo XXI y hacia donde se dirige el nuevo orden mundial. Todo tiene que ver con el debilitamiento de la hegemonía del poder y cómo más y más actores se hacen presente para influir en el curso de la vida de las naciones. Por otro parte, el autor habla acerca de lo bueno y lo malo que tiene la degradación del poder y en cuanto a lo malo, el peligro que tienen los países de caer en manos de mesías, tanto individuos como organizaciones, que presenten a los descreídos del poder tradicional opciones facilistas y rápidas a los problemas nacionales y mundiales.
elon musk vs elizabeth holmes the difference is ?
elon musk vs elizabeth holmes the difference is ?
This takes the entire concept of book to a new level. His opening premise that you can read for yourself is hugely flawed. He suggests that he has the right money behind him, but has invested $180m of his own money to start Tesla and SpaceX. He has continued to invest additional money in the last year. Was Amazon a scam. It didn't make money. Is Netflix, Uber, Lyft all scams. Nonsense no book here.
Elon Musk: Moviendo el Mundo con Una Tecnología a la Vez [Elon Musk: Moving the World One Technology at a Time]: Introspección y Análisis de la Vida y Logros de un Magnate ... Tecnología (Visionarios Billonarios Book 2)
Elon Musk: Moviendo el Mundo con Una Tecnología a la Vez [Elon Musk: Moving the World One Technology at a Time]: Introspección y Análisis de la Vida y Logros de un Magnate ... Tecnología (Visionarios Billonarios Book 2)
TERRIBLEMENTE MALO: Soy fan de Elon Musk y este libro no es más que el relato de un escritor frustrado que seguramente tiene algo contra él, la historia que cuenta la podrías sacar de Wikipedia, no aporta nada, sólo lo critica además de querer tomar el protagonismo con sus ideologías que a nadie le interesan, me enojó leer el libro además de que es extremadamente corto, no lo compren, este autor frustrado no vale la pena leerlo.
Aretha: From These Roots
Aretha: From These Roots
The book came on time in perfect condition. I feel Ms Franklin held back a little too much with her life story. As the daughter of a preacher she claims her father had no problem with her having her first child at the age of thirteen. There is no way I believe this, I do not doubt that he still loved his daughter, however I feel she should have put fourth the reality of what it was really like and the true reaction of her father. I buy biographies, because I like reading about people's life stories, but Ms. Franklin did not tell me her life story. I could have found most of this information on Wikipedia. Maybe, she will one day write another one and let us know how things really went down.
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
Yankee Candle Large Jar Candle Bahama Breeze
This candle smells good and I really like the teal-blue color of the candle too. The price was greatly on sale, so I jumped on this while I could, but full price is alright as far as candles go. Yankee Candle is my favorite candle brand though because of how good they smell and how much scent they produce, so I at least know what I'm getting for the price. This is a big candle as well, so it should last a good amount of time. The scent is about as you may expect, spruce as stated, with a crisp refreshing smell for the icy blue part that is somewhat like a men's body wash if I had to match it to something but it's not as soapy smelling. I don't know how else to describe it but I like it.

Update: It was good when I first used it, but the more it's used, the more the scent is starting to smell like soap. The spruce scent is no longer present.
Michigan Whitetail Pursuit Intro Season 1
Michigan Whitetail Pursuit Intro Season 1
I bought two of these: one for myself and one for my wife. My wife broke hers after just a couple of days (somewhat as expected). ;-)

Anyway, I really like mine. Keeps cold fluids cold and hot fluids hot as advertised.

My only gripe (or suggestion for Princeton Wares) is that the walls of this tumbler are pretty much straight up (like a scientific beaker) which makes it hard for me to get my hand to the bottom to wash it. It is not a huge deal for me but it sure would be nice if they tapered out even just a little bit.

Thanks.
Kraft Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Meal (7.25 oz Boxes, Pack of 8)
Kraft Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Meal (7.25 oz Boxes, Pack of 8)
The most delicious of all the macaroni and cheeses by Kraft. This one has a rich creamy flavor. While after everything is said and done, this is still boxed macaroni and cheese. Also a bonus: it does not have the dyes or preservatives like the plain macaroni for those concerned by that.
Once Minutos: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)
Once Minutos: Una Novela (Spanish Edition)
En un mundo acostumbrado a comprar y vender todo, a poseerlo todo, el autor nos relata una historia sobre lo incomprable y lo imposeíble; sobre el amor. Esta historia a pesar de estar enmarcada en el comerico sexual, no trata a la prostitucion y a la sexualidad como sus ejes principales sino como puntos de contraste para describir la delicada fortaleza del amor. Trata sobre el egoísmo destructivo de intentar poseer a la persona amada; de encarcelar a el/la poseída como se encarcela el dinero en una cuenta de banco. Trata sobre el dolor y los sacrificios de la libertad.
En un mundo altamente sexualizado, el autor nos enseña una nueva forma de hacer el amor, una forma que perdura.

Esta es tambien una historia sobre el valor del presente que la mayoría ignora por darle más valor al futuro. Es una historia que invita a disfrutar el ahora mismo y soltar la falsa ambición del mañana.

Este libro es el primero que leo de este autor. Las primeras páginas me parecieron interminables mientras le cogía el gusto a la historia por eso le doy cuatro de cinco estrellas. Después de eso me quede intoxicado con el mensaje que encontré en el centro de este libro.
Fénix nº 01/12 (Trazado) (Manga: Biblioteca Tezuka) (Spanish Edition)
Fénix nº 01/12 (Trazado) (Manga: Biblioteca Tezuka) (Spanish Edition)
Una edición espectacular, a mayor tamaño de las que estamos acostumbrados en el manga (el que tenía originalmente planeado Tezuka para publicar), con tapas imitando a piel. La historia engancha de principio a fin a lo largo de sus cientos de páginas. Combina páginas en blanco y negro con otras en bitono rojizo, tal y como aparecieron originalmente en el formato revista. Una joya del maestro de la historieta japonesa.
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 4)
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 4)
Once again I feel like I am rereading part of JRR Tolkien's Silmarrillion for the umpteenth time. I read these books to get some stories that somehow never made it to publication. What I get are differing versions of the same stories sometimes with similar event and at other times with different event. Though the names may change the song remains the same.
In this volume Christopher gives us a tales from the Early Silmarilion, the Quenta, Ambarkanta, Earliest annals of Valinor and the Earliest Annals of Beleriend. This volume takes us all the way till the end of the first age. Starting with the Valar coming down to Arda and Melkor's rebellion. We are taken through the capturing of Melkor by Tulkas and the awakening of the Elves an being lead to Valinor by Orome the Vala of the Hunt. We are told how when Melkor was released he deceives the Noldoli called Gnomes into turning against the Valar. Oh by the way there were three groups of elves that came to Valinor. The Quenda, who were lead by Ingwe, Teleri, and the Noldoli, who were lead by Finwe. By the way with the Noldoli there are enough names beginning with F to remember that it can get rather confusing. In any case after Melkor is freed he goes about destroying the two trees with the help of Ungoliant. From them the Silmarrion are created. He covets those as well and steals them. Later on when Ungoliant and Melkor feud over splitting the Silmarils, Melkor slays Ungoliant. Melkor holes up in Angaband creating Orcs, Balrogs and Dragon.
Feanor who crafted the Jewels wants them back so he and his Noldoli steal ships from the Teleri and go there. The Gods try to stop them and make them ask for pardon but to no avail. They reach the northern wastelands and wage war against Angaband. Gothmog the head Balrog clays Feanor and Maidros his eldest son his hung suspended by his wrist only to be rescued later on. Manwe in the mean time send Throndor the Eagle to keep an eye on things. The Valar have disavowed the Noldoli who went to the Earth. Aule is especially upset with them. Over the years there will be many battle/
The tale of Beren and Luthien is retold as is the Lay of Hurin's Chikldren. The Fall of Gondolin is reiterated once again as well. At least this time we are treated to a conclusion. Beren and Luthien gave birth to Elwing , while Tuor and Idril would give birth to Earedel. Survivors of Gondolin and Thingols realm would marry and from that birth Dior would be born. Maidros a son of feanor vows to ge the Silmarils back and there is a fight. Elwing takes off in the flight of a bird while Earedel builds Wingalot, a swan shaped boat. Earedel will contact the Valar on behalf of man and elf and Manwe's son will take on Melkor. We all know the end that evil loses and good wins but there is a prophecy that the light of the two tree Silpion and Laurelin will return, the Gods will reign over all and man and elf shall dwell side by in the end of days. All this happens after Melkor's return and a final battle. Until then Melkor is locked beyond the doors of time bound by hand and foot.
Angel City Blues
Angel City Blues
Hard-boiled Detective - Urban Tech Noir

David Stalin - and what an unfortunate name is that? - is a private detective in future Los Angeles, circa 2063. This Los Angeles is definitely approaching Blade Runner/cyberpunk levels of dysfunction, with technologically-advanced, wealthy enclaves sitting near run-down, crime-ridden slums that technology has mostly left behind.

Stalin has been hired by uber-wealth Leanda Forsyth to find out what happened to her daughter. Forsyth's daughter was a novice reporter who went to her apartment one evening and simply disappeared. The police have gotten nowhere, and Forsyth has reached out to Stalin to take a fresh look at the evidence and follow it to wherever it leads.

Where the trail leads runs from slums where organ poachers hijack tourists to Japanese orbital colonies that attempt to recreate the ambience of Tokyo circa 1860. Along the way, Stalin is introduced to SCAPE technology, which permits experiences to be downloaded and replayed as a virtual reality for consumers. People being people, SCAPE technology is not limited to experiencing diving with dolphins, but is being used to support a blackmarket of porn, snuff, and crime chips to people with jaded, corrupt tastes.

Stalin follows the leads where they go, which is often through other people who are standing in the way, with threats, bullying, fists, and bullets where needed. Stalin is Dashiel Hammet's "Continental Op" updated for the late 21st century, with more backstory and artificial intelligences, including his house and the stored cyberpersonality of a former cop, to help him.

All in all, this is a satisfying detective/science fiction story. I thought the beginning was moving slowly, but about half-way in the story amped up and didn't look back. The pace of the story made me forgive the deus ex machina ending, which, actually, I found rather satisfying, for all that I know in retrospect that it is a deus ex machina ending.

Apparently, this is a sequel to a book written by author Jeff Edwards around twenty-five years ago. I assume that story has more of the Stalin backstory.

I am looking forward to more Stalin stories.
Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel (A Trinity Harbor Novel Book 3)
Along Came Trouble: A Romance Novel (A Trinity Harbor Novel Book 3)
Don't expect complexity when reading this book or a deep examination of emotions. If, however, you are looking for an easy to read novel with a feel good factor you may well enjoy this as much as I did.

It has a heroine in distress and a handsome, overprotective hero - did I say that it is not subtle ? I liked Tucker a lot. It is always pleasantly unusual to read about level tempered, sensible men and especially nice to read about a police officer who understands the concept of conflict of interest, etc. The characters have a past connection, they both have baggage which can be overcome by true love, and they live in a gossiping and over-conservative small town. It's not original, it's not complex and it is not a demanding read but if light romance is what you like it is a good example of the genre.
Bleach, Vol. 35
Bleach, Vol. 35
After finishing off Szayelaporro, Captain Kurotsuchi goes about exploring the Espada scientist's laboratory and seeing to the healing of Ichigo and Nemu. Meanwhile Captain Kenpatchi fights against the fifth Espada Nnoitora but while these battles rage Aizen begins to put his plans in motion with his remaining forces.

This thirty-fifth volume of the `Bleach' manga is another very entertaining instalment of the manga. The fight between Kenpatchi and Nnoitora is arguably one of, if not the, best duel in the entirety of the Hueco Mundo arc. The volume also explains the true reason that Aizen kidnapped Orihime and shows the Soul Reapers haven't been sitting around idly either.

This was a very entertaining volume and well worth a full five stars. The next volume is the `Turn Back the Pendulum' flashback arc which is one my favourite arcs in the entire series and I am very much looking forward to it.
Falcon Flies by Wilbur A. Smith (1991-05-01)
Falcon Flies by Wilbur A. Smith (1991-05-01)
Wilbur Smith is my favorite author, and "A Falcon Flies" is one of his best. You are introduced to the Ballentyne's, Maj. Zouga Ballentyne and his sister, Dr. Robin Ballentyne as they search Africa for their missing father, the famous missonary and anti-slavery cruscader Fuller Ballentyne and have the bad luck to travel to Africa on board the ship of Mungo St.John, who it turns out, is a infamous slave trader himself...With that breathless start, you would expect action and lots of it, and you won't be disappointed. Duels, attack by slave traders on the Ballentyne safari, and ship to ship battles with thundering broadsides are but some of what is in store for the reader. Smith has never been afraid to write a strong woman character, and Robin Ballentyne certainly qualifes, coming close to unsympathic, being saved mainly by her constant concern for human life, never hestiating to place her own in jepoardy to help the ill or injured, but always sure of being right and never hestiating to say so. Neither is Zouga perfect, being more concerned with making the expedition profitable,from gold and ivory, than finding his father.All of Wilbur Smith's books are of the "keep you up late reading it" variety but "Falcon" is ones of his best, which makes it one of THE best, period.....
Luxus.
Luxus.
Ein toller 2. Teil der Trilogie. Die Geschichte der bekannten Protagonisten und neuer Charaktere ist spannend weiter erzählt. Es ist alles dabei. Liebe, Schmerz und Erotik.
The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945 (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
The Dictator Next Door: The Good Neighbor Policy and the Trujillo Regime in the Dominican Republic, 1930-1945 (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
If one is seeking, as I was, to learn about the impact of the Trujillo dictatorship or U.S. policies of the time on the people of the Dominican Republic, this is not the book for it. Instead, the author’s focus is almost entirely on Franklin Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy and how that policy was coopted by Trujillo for his own personal ends.

One can trace an emotional arc over the course of the book. In the first four chapters (of eight), the author addresses his subject with a fair degree of objectivity. Chapter Four, on ‘Dictatorship and Diplomacy in the Public Eye’, is the best in the book. Among other things, in this chapter the author describes how Trujillo’s “mimicry of U.S. diplomatic and political projects” helped him gain friends in high U.S. places. The author’s research and description of how 20th century nationalist leaders used mimicry to gain an advantage over former colonizers is particularly useful. He circles back to this theme at the end of Chapter Six in one of the more effective passages in the book’s second half.

In between, though, in Chapter Five the author deals with the ‘Haitian Massacre of 1937’. With this discussion he stirs himself into a bitter mood from which he never recovers. This might not be a problem except that most of the rest of the book deals with the responses by Roosevelt and his successors, as manifested in Latin America, to the threats to the United States from the Nazi and Soviet regimes. The author doesn’t seem to take those threats seriously, and this in turn undermines his argument for a better, if undefined, alternative approach to policymaking.

Finally, the author does a disservice by misstating the U.S. Constitution’s formula on the setting of U.S. foreign policy. To cite but one example, he writes that “the State Department’s constitutional authority over U.S. foreign policy does not always give it the power to shape the gravitational forces at work in every set of bilateral relations.” The Constitution assigns no such authority to the State Department. Instead, it grants the President power and responsibility to set both foreign and defense policy, and the challenge for the President of balancing competing or incompatible interests in the foreign policy and defense realms is a permanent condition. Rather than wish away this reality, the author would have done his readers a better service by providing a sense of what he would have advised a President to do in light of the different opportunities and threats that the United States was facing during the years of the Good Neighbor Policy and the early Cold War.
50 Coffees: How to build community (and your business) one coffee at a time.
50 Coffees: How to build community (and your business) one coffee at a time.
At first glance, 50 coffees is a book about networking plain and simple. In actuality this book is about so much more than that. After reading the first chapter I was hooked and couldn't wait to read it from cover to cover.

The author has captured the essence of exactly what it means to build community through intentional effort. She set a goal of having 50 coffees with 50 different folks and this book shares her journey through that.

In doing so, she was able to revive a stagnant business, meet 50 brand new individuals, and foster connections through them and for them. Sounds like a win-win-win to me.

Not all of the coffees were mind blowing experiences. (Coffee #18 even got special mention as one to just move on from). But the essence of the book is that building connections doesn't have to be something that scares us. We also don't have to attend large networking conferences that awkwardly have us sharing our "elevator pitch" whenever possible.

In summary, I loved the approach that Moates takes with this book. It tells the tale of a woman who formally preferred cuddling up with a nice blanket with good book to enjoy with her coffee, to one that now sees the potential in forming relationships of all kinds.

It's not often books make me reconsider my own plans and desires, but this one seriously struck a cord.

This book spoke to me, and has asked that I go on my own 50 coffee's like journey. I suggest that you let the book speak to you as well. And for the price of a cup of coffee it can be yours.
Samsonite 24 Inch Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner - Orange
Samsonite 24 Inch Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner - Orange
I can't say enough good things about this line from Samsonite! Since purchasing them a year ago to replace my older luggage I've taken them all over Brazil, all over Argentina, Singapore a dozen times, Bangkok at least once a month for the last 2 years, Ho Chi Min, all over Cambodia, and of course on trips around the US.

I've thrown them on and off buses, dragged them from train to train, crammed them in and out of more taxis and shuttles than I can count, and dragged them about a mile and a half down the road in the rain (they're surprisingly water resistant at the seams and expansion fabric...although certainly not water proof).

Through it all the handles have held up, despite the larger two consistently weighing in at 70 lbs and the carry-on frequently tipping the scale at close to 40 lbs (don't tell the airlines...that's way too heavy for a carry-on to be) and the wheels are still in amazing shape.

The bags also look fantastic given them beating they get! There are a few scratches here and there and I've frequently gotten a bag back with a corner smashed in...but it always pops right back into place with no issues, and the contents are always safe and secure.

The locks are still in perfect working order...the handles still slide in and out easily and feel solid when locked into place. All of the zippers work perfectly.

The single significant gripe I have about this set of bags that would make it absolutely perfect would be more handles.

The carry-on only has a handle on the top of the bag...which makes it a bit awkward for carrying up and down stairs...a side handle like the other two have would be ideal.

It would also be nice if there was a grip of some sort on the bottom so that you could more easily lift with two hands when moving it up onto a rack or something of that nature...while most purchasers won't use them to the degree that I do, most will at some point want to put this bag onto a stand in the hotel or lift one up onto a shelf in the terminal bus...the largest bag in particular has a deceptive amount of storage space (I've had it loaded to 104 lbs) and picking it up by the top handle and a rotating wheel is...not super fun.

That one caveat though shouldn't discourage anyone from buying them...they've stood as well and better to any number of other more expensive bags I've owned, including other Samsonites...I've been very pleased with them, and expect them to last at least another few years at my current travel pace. For people like my parents who only fly a few times a year this bag could very well be the last one you ever have to buy.

EDIT 02/17/2017:

I've now purchased 3 full sets of this luggage, 2 in Charcoal for me and a purple set for my girlfriend. I can literally pack everything we own save our camping gear and bikes in those 9 bags...to date the only issue I've ever had was that someone tried to get into one of them and tore through the zipper with a screwdriver or knife...the end result was one zipper clasp was completely missing and a few teeth on the zipper got bent up pretty badly. I sent it off to one of their authorized dealers in Singapore though and was able to repair it with no issues while I was in Malaysia for a few months.

EDIT 01/11/2018:

After 2 years and just shy of 100 flights, I ripped the seam of the inside liner on one medium bag. I don't think this was the result of bad workmanship however, rather I'd only packed clothes and some camera gear into the top section and zipped it off. The other side was not entirely empty but close. I think at some point the pressure of the gear against the fabric divider, without the support of gear on the opposite side allowed enough motion to cause the seam to give out. It's being repaired now...I'll add a picture once I get it back.
5Pack Short iPhone Charger Cable 1FT Lightning Cable 1 Foot, Fast Charging Station USB Cord for iPhone 11 Pro X XS Max XR / 8/8 Plus / 7/7 Plus / 6/6 Plus / 5S / iPad/iPod, Gold
5Pack Short iPhone Charger Cable 1FT Lightning Cable 1 Foot, Fast Charging Station USB Cord for iPhone 11 Pro X XS Max XR / 8/8 Plus / 7/7 Plus / 6/6 Plus / 5S / iPad/iPod, Gold
There is nothing I dislike more than a highly rated product that ends up being garbage - so let me start off by telling you I am NOT an Amazon reviewer / nor did I receive this product in exchange for an “honest” review.

If you browse my history of reviews you will see I rarely leave feedback unless I feel strongly about a product (good or bad)

Years ago I found some 3” cords like these and bought the last 10 of them on clearance. They were great and lasted me for YEARS but with so many Apple devices in our home, I was down to only 2 of those cords and REALLY WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING SIMILAR TO REPLACE THEM WITH!

I have bought chargers from Amazon, Walmart & Dollar Stores and > even the Amazon chargers crap out within 8 weeks of purchase... So I was NOT expecting much from these 12” cords but I am so GLAD I BOUGHT THEM because it has been one of the BEST set of charging cords I have EVER owned!!!

They are exactly as pictured (although the smiley faces stamped on the metal fades slightly over time) The black cord is unusually thick and hearty!

Despite the high quality appearance I wondered if they would last linger than 3-8 weeks as I’m used to most cords dying by then but THESE CORDS HAVE BEEN USED & ABUSED SINCE THE DAY I RECEIVED THEM (every single one of them) ARE USED DAILY AND A FEW ARE USED CONSTANTLY WITH OLDER DEVICES THAT HAVE OLD BATTERIES.
Even if 1-2 had died by now, I might have been impressed or compelled to leave a 4 star review (without ellaborating) but EVERY SINGLE CHARGING CORD STILL WORKS AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE FOUND A PRODUCT I CAN REALLY RELY ON NOW!

The cords have not twisted/bent or eroded.
The charger has never become hot or even warm.
There are no signs of the rubber sheath of the cord slipping, wearing or fraying.
No exposed wires - No getting “shocked” when touching the cord ( chargers from other companies have actually zapped me before...)

I have not had any issues with the lightening portion of the charger (they work regardless of which way they are inserted and I don’t have to hold the cord or tape it to my device to make it work...

Yes! having to list such things sounds silly but I have tried SO MANY CORDS and RARELY found anything worth it’s price!

THESE CORDS SHOULD NOT DISAPPOINT!
I will continue to update this review and include pics should any of this status change.
There is nothing I dislike more than paying for a cord that’s gonna end up in the trash.

THESE CORDS ARE THE BEST!
Acer Swift 3 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD, Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Fingerprint Reader, Back-lit KB, SF314-59-75QC
Acer Swift 3 Intel Evo Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD, Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB LPDDR4X, 256GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Fingerprint Reader, Back-lit KB, SF314-59-75QC
Ordered this computer and it took over two weeks to receive it. Then I have only had two weeks to use it and it doesn't work already. Not sure what the issue is, but the customer service lady kept interrupting me every time I tried to ask or answer a question. Had to call 4 times before they finally decided that I needed a recovery disk which will take 5-10 days to receive. Am seriously thinking of just purchasing a different computer from a different company as they refuse to overnight the recovery disk and like most people these days, need my computer. Just don't even bother purchasing this item, find a different computer at a different company if you want any kind of usable product and better customer service. Very disappointed!
Saeco 10000051Espresso/Kaffeevollautomat für Kaffeegenießer oder einfach für das Büro
Saeco 10000051Espresso/Kaffeevollautomat für Kaffeegenießer oder einfach für das Büro
Eines mal vorweg: In den Sicherheitsvorschriften steht (Auszüge)
Das Gerät ist ausschließlich für den Betrieb in Büros oder Kleinbetrieben vorgesehen....
WARUM darf ich es dann als Privatperson kaufen ? Benutze ich es jetzt illegal ?

AUSZÜGE aus der Bedienungsanleitung:
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Das Gerät muss vom Betreiber (!) gemäß den zum Zeitpunkt der Installation des Geräts
geltenden Sicherheitsvorschriften installiert werden. Die Versetzung des Gerätes darf nur
vom Betreiber ausgeführt werden.
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Achtung ! Der Anschluss an das Stromnetz (also das einstecken des Kabels in die Steckdose)
darf ausschließlich vom Betreiber vorgenommen werden !
Weiters: Versetzung
Sicherstellen, dass sich beim Hub und bei der Versetzung der Last (?) keine Personen im Gefahren
bereich aufhalten und unter schwierigen Bedingungen gegebenenfalls Personal mit der
Beaufsichtigung (!) der Versetzung beauftragen.
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Zur Aufstellung steht:
Für alle im ... beschriebenen Arbeitsvorgänge sind ausschließlich der Betreiber
oder Fachtechniker (!) zuständig, die alle Abläufe und den Einsatz geeigneter Hilfsmittel
unter strikter Einhaltung der geltenden Sicherheitsvorschriften organisieren müssen.

ANMERKUNG: Es handelt sich noch immer um eine Kaffeemaschine mit gerade einmal 8 kg !
Und ja, der Begriff "Fachtechniker" kommt immer wieder vor. Nur welche Ausbildung ist denn
nötig für eine Kaffeemaschine mit gerade einmal 5 (!) Tasten und einem (1) EIN/AUS Schalter ?

Jetzt aber zur praktischen Seite, den Vor und Nachteilen der Maschine:

+Wasser und Bohnen sind sehr leicht nachzufüllen, da sehr große Öffnungen.
+Man muss nicht unbedingt den Wasserbehälter abnehmen.
+Füllmenge 2 Liter Wasser (auch wenn in der Bedienungsanleitung 2,5 Liter steht)
+Bohnen 250 Gramm (im vorderen Bereich rutschen diese aber kaum nach hinten)
+Die Programmierung ist sehr einfach, auch das Entkalken funktioniert problemlos
+Erst nach 15 Bezügen eine Entleerung des Tresterbehälters nötig
+Das Display ist groß und übersichtlich
+Espressomenge sowie Kaffeemenge kann programmiert werden (max 220 ml)
+Sehr kompakt und schmal
+Nach 50 Sekunden Betriebsbereit
+Sehr leichte Bedienung (WOZU einen Fachtechniker ?)
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-Teebezug bzw. die Wassermenge dafür lässt sich NICHT einstellen (WARUM ?)
-Keine Möglichkeit die Bohnenmenge zu regulieren (nur ein wenig mit dem Mahlgrad)
-Gibt manchmal bei Kaffeebezug seltsame Geräusche von sich
-Unterschied zwischen Espresso und Kaffee sehr gering
-Crema in diesem Sinne gibt es nicht, nur ein wenig Schaum
-Die Tasten könnten durchaus etwas größer sein
-Im Standby blinkt der EIN/AUS Knopf (nervt etwas)

Im großen und ganzen bin ich bisher ganz zufrieden mit dieser Maschine, aber warum diese
NUR für Büros oder Kleinbetriebe geeignet sein soll bleibt mir ein Rätsel.
Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 4 Ethernet LAN Black Wired Router
Ubiquiti Networks EdgeRouter 4 Ethernet LAN Black Wired Router
I was looking for new border gateway equipment to handle an ISP change that could handle 1 Gb service and picked up the Ubiquiti Networks EdgeMAX EdgeRouter 4 and UF-RJ45-1G SFP about 2 weeks ago.

The ER-4 came with v1.9.8 firmware (12/28/17) and the first thing I did was upgrade to v1.10.0 firmware (02/15/18) before I configured and connected to a live network. I initially used the Basic Setup wizard to see how easy it was but then decided to manually configure it. If you have experience configuring networking/security gear, then this should be straight forward for the most part. There are more advanced settings that can be configured and the EdgeOS User Guide touches on most topics.

I configured a WAN port and three LAN subnets with some basic firewall/NAT rules since it’s a router after all, and I like letting routers do their job of routing. I have other security devices downstream handling their respective duties. I configured some port forwarding rules on one interface providing external services and that’s pretty much it. I configured NTP and turned off pretty much everything else to include SSH, DHCP, DNS forwarding etc. You can change the default admin name and aren’t restricted in password character usage or length like you are with some vendors. I’m looking into getting SYSLOG configured to be used with certs and SSL. Throughput testing has been between 900-940Mb with my configuration. I haven’t bothered with QoS or VPN because I don’t use either.

The build quality, performance, features and professional grade OS make this router a bargain, especially for home network use. The Dashboard and Traffic Analysis tabs have enough information (eye candy) for those who care. I have RT2600acs on a couple of my segments and didn’t need an edge router with unused features that added cost to a unit.
Darrell regaliz de fresa, 7 oz
Darrell regaliz de fresa, 7 oz
The licorice is expensive by candy store means but I love this licorice and decided to splurge. When I received the package, there was no Red Strawberry but Green Apple which led to disappointment. I could go through the trouble and expense of wrapping up the wrong flavor and sending it back, but decided instead that I wouldn't splurge on this expensive candy again.

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