Kaiden Green

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Thinking in HTML
Thinking in HTML
Thinking in HTML by Aravind Shenoy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 121 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript - Second Edition: Build exciting custom web and mobile GIS applications with the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript
Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript - Second Edition: Build exciting custom web and mobile GIS applications with the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript
Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript - Second Edition: Build exciting custom web and mobile GIS applications with the ArcGIS Server API for JavaScript by Eric Pimpler and Mark Lewin. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MongoDB w akcji
MongoDB w akcji
MongoDB w akcji by Doug Garrett Kyle Banker, Shaun Verch, Peter Bakkum, Tim Hawkins. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mogodb category.
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (mm)
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (mm)
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (mm) by J.K. Rowling. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 43 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Squall
Squall
Squall by Sean Costello. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 5173 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Java For Students (6th Edition)
Java For Students (6th Edition)
Java For Students (6th Edition) by Douglas Bell and Mike Parr. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Hacking with Kali Linux: The Complete Guide to Kali Linux and the Art of Exploitation, Basic Security, Wireless Network Security, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing for Beginners
Hacking with Kali Linux: The Complete Guide to Kali Linux and the Art of Exploitation, Basic Security, Wireless Network Security, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing for Beginners
Hacking with Kali Linux: The Complete Guide to Kali Linux and the Art of Exploitation, Basic Security, Wireless Network Security, Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing for Beginners by John Medicine and Matthew Strong. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns, 10th Anniversary Edition
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns, 10th Anniversary Edition
If you heard about investing (usually a sign we're in a bubble or getting there) and you're thinking of start investing you should start with this book.

It makes a really compelling argument for investing using an index fund and saving time and energy for other things you may enjoy more than researching companies, etc.

Over the long terms:
- Costs compound badly
- Active investors on average fail to produce good results because of the costs of trading and CGT (Capital Gain Taxes) expenses
- By buying an index you reduce the emotional stress and you'd be less likely of panic or get greedy

For some reason I still think the book is missing something in terms of preparing the reader for the frequent and normal up and down of the markets.
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
My guess is around 70% of my purchases are made on Amazon: it's a lot of stuff, both for home and for my company. This is the first item (across all categories) that I've written a review for. I'm compelled because this book has changed my life, and I suspect it can change yours — What do you have to lose by reading it?

I thought I’d learned what I needed to know about negotiation. I went to a prestigious business school and took their negotiation class, learning all about Getting Yes, BATNA, and other fancy acronyms. I’d also had to bargain my share in both work and personal life. Yet, I felt like the tools I’d been given were meant for some alternate reality where people are totally dispassionate, rational robots, doing math in their heads to get to logical outcomes. The negotiations I’d been in with were instead with passionate, irrational (including myself) humans, sometimes getting angry or sad, often making decisions that didn’t “make any sense” (to me). I was pretty sure the negotiation outcomes we were getting to were subpar, both for me and for them: a lot of splitting the difference, mostly to make the negotiations — which felt uncomfortable for all parties — stop.

Note, when I mean “negotiation”, I’m speaking pretty broadly: from “negotiating" with my fiancée on who should walk the dog tonight, to negotiating with an employee on why this feature needed to be built urgently, to negotiating with an angry customer who’d called me angry about something, to negotiating with my parents on wedding plans, the list goes on. Each negotiation tougher and more emotional than the next, yet with tools that told me emotions didn’t matter. Huh?

I don’t remember how I came across Never Split the Difference, but man, am I glad I did. The book exposed me to a whole different way of negotiating, questioning the rational toolkit I’d been given in business school and replacing it with a more human set of tools. This set based on psychology and understanding of normal human emotions. It builds on empathy and active listening skills, layers on ways to label emotions and ask open-ended calibrated questions. It includes polite ways to say “no” without offending the other party, and many more. Most importantly it builds a framework that lets you deeply understand what the other party needs, wants, and desires, and work with them to achieve an outcome where you get your goals met — without ever “splitting the difference” again.

And it has worked wonders. Since reading this book, I have:
- Forged a better relationship with my fiancée by actively listening to her before jointly finding solutions
- Negotiated successful resolutions to emotionally charged topics with parents and friends
- Brought angry customers — who felt we had failed them — back from the brink to trusting us again
- Forged a better relationship with my business partners by understanding how they value time, silence, relationships, surprises, etc…
- Gotten discounts on things that I didn’t think could be discounted, just by using my name
- Gotten to the front of the waiting line at busy restaurants
- Said no to bad deals, because no deal is better than a bad one
- the list goes on.

I warn you that this book is the start of a rabbit hole that you might want to keep digging down. I’ve recommended this book to anyone who will listen, personally bought it 29 times as a gift for friends & coworkers alike, taken an online class (taught by the author’s son, a brilliant negotiator in his own right), etc...

Negotiation, in the broadest sense as described above, is something I want to become an expert in, because I now understand that every conversation is a negotiation. This is likely the most useful skill you can learn and apply.

It all started with this book. Are you too busy to read it?
The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond
The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond
3.5 Stars

This is a sturdy hardcover (with a neat textured cover) almost 200 page book. The color page layouts are nicely done and visually attractive with plenty of high quality historical photographs. There are detailed illustrated diagrams of rockets, space shuttles, the International Space Station, and spacesuits.

There’s a brief overview of the solar system and aviation history before the book covers notable figures (and animals) in the drive to first go into space, then the moon, and in the future Mars (the text dives into assumption and speculation there). It also covers topics of technology, space related jobs, pop culture, and more.

While there are occasional mentions of budgets and the price of a mission and tourist trip, it could have been more informative to include additional price specifics and discussions of the cost factor. This would be one example where the narrative seems to downplay certain angles, thus not always presenting a balanced presentation of the subject material. The message is success rather than an accurate or well-rounded portrayal of the advances and setbacks of the space programs.

There is an index and glossary, which adds to its educational value. Despite a few of the book’s shortcomings, as a homeschooling parent, I still plan to use it in the coming school year with my fourth grader for a unit on space exploration and space history.

Additional analysis on content:

PROS:
While the space program started out a male exclusive program, the book includes pages detailing the women who faced additional obstacles as they paved the way for the program to become more equal opportunity. It was also nice to see attention given to “quiet heroes,” people with behind the scenes jobs that are also critical to the success of the program.

There’s an interesting spread devoted to “space junk,” which details the potential impact of trash and debris left from space missions.

There’s also an informative spread on space age technologies used to improve life on Earth.

CONS:
Space shuttle tragedies (the ’86 Challenger and ’03 Columbia) only get a small sidebar with absolutely no discussion of the incidents and their impacts. It’s clearly downplayed and a glaring omission considering both halted and curbed the program. As someone who sat in elementary school with her classmates ready to watch a teacher instruct from space for the first time only to witness the explosion on live TV, this certainly warranted more book coverage.

In the section “Why Space?” it attributes space exploration to curiosity. This is often a term used in history books to describe exploration (and colonization) on Earth to kids, and in both instances the real drive rarely boils down to simple curiosity. In fact, I cringed every time the word was not only tossed out but given so much weight. While knowledge, education, and scientific discovery are also a part of it, children shouldn’t be misled that there aren’t other material and ideological motivations for the space program and space exploration.

Ironically, later in the book, space discovery (as well as Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin) is compared to “pioneer” Christopher Columbus, reinforcing age old hero myth-making, inaccurately crediting him as the inspiration for ocean travel, once again ignoring the less noble reasons for exploration. (Neil and Yuri should be rolling over in their graves at the analogy painting them in the same boat as Chris.)

Interestingly, while the narrative seems to keep a running score card on the space accomplishments between the US and Soviet Union, there is no mention or discussion of Reagan’s controversial Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars” program.
A loja de tudo (Portuguese Edition)
A loja de tudo (Portuguese Edition)
O livro é uma biografia da empresa Amazon.
Dá para se argumentar, entretanto, que seja uma biografia de seu fundador, o empreendedor visionário Jeff Bezos. O livro dá informações de sua vida, de sua infância e de sua família. Enfim, conta sua história.
O motivo porque afirmo que a biografia é mais da empresa que de seu dono é porque o grande drama da maior parte do livro diz muito mais respeito aos desafios enfrentados pela empresa do que à vida pessoal de Bezos. O histórico de Bezos foi bem documentado no livro e o autor foi diligente e competente em sua pesquisa, entretanto li o livro inteiro e acho que aprendi um tanto razoável sobre a história e a visão da Amazon e que sei muito pouco sobre a vida pessoal de seu fundador.
Isso por si só não é fator positivo nem negativo, apenas uma informação.
A história da empresa é, na verdade, fascinante. Foi uma empresa sobrevivente, uma pequena que concorreu com gigantes, que passou pela crise das pontocom, de que restaram poucos sobreviventes e que dominou um mercado após o outro, com uma sede de expansão incrível. A empresa dominou primeiro o varejo de livros pela internet, depois o serviço de computação em nuvem e o mercado de leitores eletrônicos. Além disso, passou a concorrer não somente com varejistas, mas com as próprias editoras de livro. O outrora azarão é hoje a 15ª pessoa mais rica do mundo. Tudo isso perseguindo a incansável visão de Bezos de proporcionar o máximo possível de valor ao cliente. Essa visão é um verdadeiro norte, na prática mesmo, para suas ações, e é ressaltada diversas vezes ao longo da leitura.
O ponto fraco do livro está na superficialidade com que trata a expansão da empresa. O autor não deixa passar nenhum dos maiores empreendimentos - varejo de livros, loja virtual para terceiros, computação em nuvem, centros de distribuição, kindle e aquisições agressivas -, mas sinto que somente um livro longo poderia acertar na quantidade de detalhes sobre toda essa saga. Acredito que esse livro foi redigido para ser um best seller e que, por isso, não era conveniente fazê-lo muito longo. Eu gostaria de ter lido mais.
O ponto forte: ao contrário da maioria das biografias de empreendedores notáveis, o autor Brad Stone não peca pelo excesso de reverência. Pelo contrário, ele mostra de forma crua o quanto Bezos é capaz de ser anti-ético com parceiros e competidores. É claro que a ética é muito questionável e que Bezos talvez esteja prejudicando grandes empresas em prol do grande público, mas é difícil terminar a leitura com tal visão romântica, ingênua. A impressão que tive é de que Bezos é capaz de atropelar seja quem for em prol de seus objetivos e que, se o grande público vier a representar um obstáculo, então vai penar também.
Esse ponto do livro é digno de muitos elogios, pois é muito comum que biografias de grandes empreendedores sejam chapa branca, elogiosas, bajuladoras. E a verdade mais provável é que quase ninguém atinge um nível altíssimo de sucesso com espírito nobre, mas sim com uma feroz competitividade. Esse livro não maquia os comportamentos de Jeff Bezos.
Mike Oldfield - A Life Dedicated To Music
Mike Oldfield - A Life Dedicated To Music
Well, I managed to get to the end of the book and found the appendices, two of which were pretty interesting. As for the main body, no. Oh no. No no no no.

Sporadic snippets of info interspersed with tedious lightweight anecdotes written in a teen fanzine style with little proof-reading so that we end up with irritatingly repeated words which are irritating.

There's also far too much personal opinion & fawning and not enough actual insight, critical comment or detailed biography. Perhaps I was expecting too much.

Here's an example: "...Getting spoilt rotten by British Airways when upgraded into an empty first class cabin on my return from Seoul, I had Amarok pumping full volume into my ears whilst being whisked home over the Siberian plains. The music matched the experience perfectly, the absolute joy captured in the music still managing to raise the hairs on the back of my neck and I'm not embarrassed to say, move me to tears. Absolutely first class!"

Not for me. On the plus side I bought the digital copy not the hardback so it only cost me a few quid.

To paraphrase Marc Chagall describing David Niven's painting "poor, poor words"
Trump: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received
Trump: The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received
There is a lot of advice from many people.It is okay but only advice.Even my grandma can give me advice.
For intance one particular person states in this book that he was made to clean something and got rewarded by his own father with little money as to prove him that there wasn't much value in something that anyone can do.Well this advice is rubbish simply because if you do something eveyone can do you still put your price, what he's cleaning could have been dangerous because of dangerous gases, dust etc so this advice is just stupid. Anyone can do it?Don't think so.
Many other advices, however, do prove to be useful, after thinking twice about them.
Other advices are just obvious when you are in business.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
It's one of those items you try to understand why the price is so low in comparison to others. The scents don't come close to what i expected each one I tried was just unusual scents that didn't blend well. As far as only foot/heel scrub it's acceptable. The texture is unpleasant for a hand wash. Everyone has their own taste so I don't want to leave an unkind review. I even tried the salt scrub instead of the sugar and it felt exactly the same way. Whichever it is the gritty ingredient does not disolve. Bought 4 and decided not to gift them or keep them. Couldn't quite get beyond the texture. It may exfoliate but so will sand. Much better products out there I do not recommend this one, sugar or salt.
Why Bob Dylan Matters, Revised Edition
Why Bob Dylan Matters, Revised Edition
Obviously, in the annals of popular music, the work of Bob Dylan matters. To make sense of the title and related objective of this book (which might otherwise seem presumptuous and demeaning) one has to know a little about some recent history of the politics of the Nobel Prize for Literature. (No, not the internal scandal that delayed the issuance of the 2018 Prize to 2019.) In 2016, an American hadn’t won since 1993 (Toni Morrison,) and given the relative volume of publications from America this was coming to be seen as a major “screw you” to the nation’s literary community. The Nobel committee claimed it was because American authors didn’t get their works translated and were too insular with respect to the global literary community. Still, the disparity was on the minds of many. Then, Bob Dylan was issued the Prize. While some who were offended by this disparity were placated, many thought it was an even bigger “screw you” than if the Committee again hadn’t issued it to an American – like it was a “you asked for it, you got it; now shut up for at least the next 15 years!” kind of award. I doubt anyone would deny that, as a pop music lyricist, Bob Dylan is brilliant – if not the best -- but for many that still just made him a middlin’ poet. (Dylan wrote one piece of prose poetry, “Tarantula” as well as “memoirs” [that were apparently largely an act of creative writing,] but only his lyrics could feasibly merit issue of the award.)

It was with that mess in mind that Thomas delivers this book. It seems to be his objective to not just prove that Dylan matters -- generally speaking -- but that Dylan’s work matters as literature – presumably, such that he’s at least as deserving of the Nobel Prize as any living American poet, story-writer, or novelist. The thrust of Thomas’s approach is in showing that Dylan’s work is dialed into the global literary canon. As a classicist, Thomas puts particular emphasis on Dylan’s "stealing" from, and referencing of, Greek and Roman figures like Homer and Ovid. ("Stealing" is used in the sense artists, not lawyers, use the term.) However, he does also show how Dylan uses and references other poets from Shakespeare to an obscure Confederate poet.

So, the logical question is whether Thomas answers his book’s titular question with enough authority to convince the reader that Dylan does matter. Thomas certainly convinces us why Dylan matters enough to have classes taught about him, like the one Thomas teaches a Harvard. However, I can’t say that I was convinced that Dylan is on-par with… for instance, Cormac McCarthy or Salman Rushdie (who resides in the US, as I understand it) as a major literary figure. While Thomas does show that Dylan’s work is literature because Dylan’s work is wrapped up in literature, the only real argument he offers for whether Dylan is at the highest echelon of literature is his intense fan-boy devotion. We see a lot of comments like: “He had all that he needed to write ‘Masters of War,’ the greatest anti-war song ever written.” Not “one of the best,” not “the best, in my opinion,” not “the best rock-n-roll anti-war song,” but a gratuitous presumption that nothing else could be considered in the running enough for there to be a debate. Thomas’s enthusiasm that Dylan is among the biggest artistic geniuses of our time – if not all time – is certainly potent, but not necessarily compelling.

The book is annotated, has a bibliography and a graphic discography.

I enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the works of Bob Dylan and I found the author’s fervor for Dylan’s songs contagious -- if not altogether convincing that it merits Dylan’s inclusion with Hemingway and Faulkner as an American literary icon. [Though I would not in the least challenge his inclusion as an icon of folk, rock, or pop music.] If you’re interested in Dylan, or this question of whether he’s the best American for the job of Literary Nobel Laureate, this book is worth a read.
Slow Train Coming by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
Slow Train Coming by Dylan, Bob Original recording remastered edition (2004) Audio CD
There is a lot I would like to write about people reviewing records, Cd's and music in general but that would be USELESS. The point I'm would like to make is: review should be about each particular edition of each particular album or record on a particular medium. People, at least 90% (or most of them) , are buying because they know this particular piece of music or the artist, they've chosen to buy. So for all of you who are writing abut the history or discography and detailed biography of any artist - it is a waste of time, do not brag about your knowledge, who cares?
What I'm interested in is the quality of a particular edition of a particular album or record. How does it sound in comparison to the original. Period.
That said I'll write about this album, one of my very favorite records which I own already in three different formats.
First of all - it is (my copy of course), junk, crap, absolute rip of, this record released by Music on Vinyl (yes, Amazon specifies the label, as "International") it is nicely packaged, but the quality or lack of it is disheartening. The background noise is just awful, there are pops and clicks just like on an old, used record. I hoped for improved sound and what I've go is piece of vinyl junk. My old "overplayed" copy sound much better and "Cleaner" than this. For the same reason I just requested refund for recently released record by ULTRAVOX - Vienna (I was promised a good copy by the seller as a refund - I shall find out.) Same goes for this record, I'll be requesting refund or replacement.
Music on this album should 5 stars, but for the quality of the pressing gets 1, although it should be - 0
I buy a lot of music on Amazon and most of it is Vinyl or SACD, because of the quality of sound, I wish all of the music or at least my favorite album and records would be released on SACD or downloadable hi resolution files, just to avoid this kind of problems.
Yes, Vinyl Rules!!!
Unfortunately there are a lot of people trying to take advantage of music lovers. Just like the "artists" from Music On Vinyl.
Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire and Diamond Accent Art Deco-Style Ring (1/10 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity)
Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Blue Sapphire and Diamond Accent Art Deco-Style Ring (1/10 cttw, I-J Color, I3 Clarity)
This ring is such a stunner and what an incredible price! If you like flashy, gaudy or big sparkles then this isn't your ring. However, if you like class, elegance and 1920's art deco style, don't hesitate. Just buy it. I had this on my wish list for 2.5 years and finally bought this. The actual picture showed crooked stones but that wasn't the case. I was blown away by the price, quality and simple beauty of this ring. My only slight complaint is the size. I've had my fingers sized many times and know my exact size. I ordered a 7 (standard for my middle finger) but it's loose. As I have large knuckles, I wouldn't size up and just wear it on my first finger at times. Overall, very pleased with this beauty!
Natural Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush, Eco-Friendly BPA-Free Soft Bristles Charcoal Toothbrush, Pack of 10
Natural Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush, Eco-Friendly BPA-Free Soft Bristles Charcoal Toothbrush, Pack of 10
Never thought I would be excited about a toothbrush LOL! But these little gems are awesome. The bristles are soft, strong, well attached to the head and thin enough to get into those tiny spaces. Best of all they don't scratch my gums! The handle fits my hand and doesn't try to roll as I move the brush around in my mouth. The packaging is sustainable. And the price can't be beat. This quirky grandma is going to slip one into everybody's Holiday stocking this Dec. Guess that means I have to re-order soon. LOL!!!!!!!!
Kids Onesie Spandex Mask Cosplay 3D Costume Party Movies Halloween Bodysuits
Kids Onesie Spandex Mask Cosplay 3D Costume Party Movies Halloween Bodysuits
I purchased this the first time for my younger son two months prior it came promptly and fit him well was made well and worked beautifully. When the company we ordered my older sons costume canceled our order he decided to have the same costume as his little brother. We had been so happy with our first purchase it was a no brainer to do it again from the same seller with whom we had been so happy. My older son had tried on his brothers suit which is probably why he wanted one too because it fit like skin and looked amazing, we expected the same quality with our second purchase. I paid extra to have it come early and it remarkably came within two days so we had it for other events not just halloween. The problem was it was much smaller than the first costume and the mask zipper was made very poorly and broke when he tried to put it on Halloween, so my son couldn't even wear it on Halloween and the mask is a big part of the thrill of the costume. We were super happy with the first purchase, so perhaps the second was just a mishap, the quality of the second one was not comparable to the first so if you get the quality of this purchase when you order you would not be happy, but if you got one comparable to the first you would be delighted. I don't think I will purchase from this seller again, not because they did a poor job of packaging and sending but because they didn't check the quality the second time and so I wouldn't be sure they would if we ordered from them again and I'm not really a gambler.
ZYLISS Pizza Cutter Wheel and Slicer
ZYLISS Pizza Cutter Wheel and Slicer
These are the easiest pizza cutters to use. I used to prefer a big butcher knife instead of pizza cutters, because they were easier to get the force to cut all the way through the crust. This changes your leverage compared to regular pizza cutters with handles, and makes it super easy to slice all the way through the crust, smoothly. My sister bought me one, because she loved them, and I was surprised I actually really loved having it.

I discovered that hers had broken (the plastic part), and ordered her a new one.
Unfortunately, the plastic casing on her new one is incredibly hard to open and close for washing. It is a pain to deal with, and feels like a hazard that you might cut yourself, since you have to put so much force on it. Also, the plastic inside had an unfinished part (maybe where it came out of the mould?) that has a sharp edge. It feels sloppily done; poorer quality than her previous one & mine that was bought several years ago.

If she wasn't so busy in her life right now, I'd have her return it...maybe she got a defective one.
Henry Rollins Reads Dr. Seuss
Henry Rollins Reads Dr. Seuss
Don't take this seriously or else you'll get angry. This is simply another time when Henry spouts off to get people worked up. This video really doesn't deserve even one star but it's the lowest rating allowed. And for those wondering, I'm only slightly younger than Henry & have been a fan for more than 3 decades. I felt I needed to update my "review". In this, Henry is using the "punk attitude" of talking garbage just to get a reaction, he doesn't believe anything he's saying, he's just trying to get "you" to react. No rational person is going to take Dr. Seuss so seriously. Also this is from 1996 and Henry's still "angry" but has mellowed with age, at least a small bit. And for those who are fans and/or those just "discovering" Henry, remember his #1 bit of advice, get a passport, travel & see the world & you'll learn that "we" are more alike than different. No matter of color, creed, race or location, there's good people everywhere.
One Piece Vol 32 (Japanese Edition)
One Piece Vol 32 (Japanese Edition)
漫画の最高傑作!!
何回読んでも見ても飽きないし毎回ワクワクさせられます!!
本気でハマったマンガデス!!
Hollywood Husbands
Hollywood Husbands
but it was still worth the read. Jackie Collins always knows how to write a fast paced book,and this certainly is no exception.
Hollywood Husbands main characters are: Jack Python, whose one hour weekly talk show is THE show to watch on tv; Howard Solomon is the head of Orpheus Studios and has a lot of power behind the camera; and Mannon Cable is an actor who is still in love with is ex wife Whitney, another super star in her own right. However, Mannon is currently married to a bimbo named Melanie-Shanna, who he married to make Whitney jealous.
The plotlines revolve around these characters, with a cast of many others including a dynamic character named Silver Anderson. Her storyline alone makes this book a good read!
I had a hard time getting into this book when I first started reading it. It wasn't that the pace was slow, but I couldn't figure out where the plot line was going. Too many characters to keep track of in the beginning, but I soon found myself immersed in the story lines.
This may not be my favorite Jackie Collins novel, but I hope those of you who chose Hollywood Husbands as your first Jackie Collins novel try one of her better books, such as the Lucky Santangelo novels, and you'll see why Jackie Collins' fans are hooked.
77 Shadow Street
77 Shadow Street
Dean Koontz's 77 SHADOW STREET is not an easy book to describe. On the one hand, it's a fairly familiar haunted house tale in which generations of residents at a posh Victorian mansion are sucked into a terrible nightmare. On the other hand, it's Koontz's little jab at the modern world, which he sees as disintegrating around us, leaving us unprepared to combat the ultimate forces of evil. The house itself, once called Belle Vista and now the Pendleton, happens to have been constructed on something Koontz calls a "space-time trapdoor," which opens every 38 years to suck in the hapless people unlucky enough to be in the vicinity. This can be scary, if a bit derivative (you'll be reminded of THE SHINING, 1408, THE MIST, and even the TV series AMERICAN HORROR STORY). There's an evil presence called "One" (who wants ultimate dominion), and another called "Witness" (who will help him achieve it). There are creepy creatures galore, and a few really grotesque happenings. But somehow the novel didn't work for me.

The biggest problem with 77 SHADOW STREET is the way Koontz tells his story. There is a huge cast of characters, which are introduced slowly over the first half of the book through a series of vignettes told from differing perspectives. At first it's difficult to keep track of all of them; it's also difficult to get very attached to any of them. Devon Murphy is a security guard still mourning the loss of his mother, Bailey Hawkes is an ex-marine investment counselor, Silas Kinsley is a retired litigation attorney who finds himself researching the history of the Pendleton, Twyla Trahern is a country music composer with a precocious 8-year-old son, Mikey Dime is a hit man with psychopathic tendencies, the Cupp sisters are octogenarian cake-bakers, Sparkle Sykes is writer with an autistic daughter - the list honestly goes on and on (and I haven't even mentioned the characters from past generations of Pendleton residents). It's not that these characters aren't interesting - some of them are. It's just that there are so many of them, and the story jumps from one to the other in little mini-chapters which never allow the reader to become really invested in any of them. This makes it hard to care all that much what happens to them when things go crazy at horror house.

Additionally, there is an amazing lack of dialogue in this novel. For almost the entire first half, Koontz's many characters are isolated from each other, each in his/her own apartment. The story unfolds from their many perspectives, with Koontz telling us what's happening, describing events, even summarizing conversations that we never actually get to hear. It's an odd way of telling a story, especially with so many characters involved. It leaves us, as readers, distanced from the core of the action, and kept separated from the characters we're supposed to root for.

Ultimately, Koontz's story is interesting, and I can't say the book isn't worth reading. I grew tired of it, however, which isn't what I expected from a Dean Koontz thriller. And by the end, I wasn't invested enough in any of the characters to really care why all this was happening and what we were supposed to learn from it. "This world," one character says, "is a dark place, and hard." That much comes through very clearly in 77 SHADOW STREET. I was disappointed, however. Two stars for the novel; the additional one is for Mr. Koontz, whose books I have loved for decades. I will always be a fan.
The Case of the Borrowed Brunette: A Perry Mason Mystery
The Case of the Borrowed Brunette: A Perry Mason Mystery
Erle Stanley Gardner's "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette" is Gardner at his clever best, which is the draw that entices readers back to this master series. Perry Mason cannot drive down the street with Della Street without recognizing a puzzle waiting on each corner of a slightly traveled avenue.

A young actress is employed to impersonate another woman and to bring her own companion. Finding the body of the man who hires them in the bedroom is cause for concern, being arrested for his murder brings Perry Mason to aid his client. But who is telling the truth and why was the man murdered? Even Perry Mason is baffled by this one but he must protect his client who doesn't know how to tell the truth if a lie makes a better story.

Nash Black, author of "Qualifying Laps" and "Taxes, Stumbling Blocks & Pitfalls for Authors 2007."
Dragon Ball (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1: The Quest for the Seven Dragon Balls (1)
Dragon Ball (VIZBIG Edition), Vol. 1: The Quest for the Seven Dragon Balls (1)
The Dragon Ball franchise - known by anyone and everyone across the globe for its action-packed fighting sequences, memorable voices and lest we forget wasting entire episodes to charge up world-destroying techniques. But of course, every franchise starts off small, and as with most other franchises, Dragon Ball began as a manga running in the Japanese magazine Shonen Jump in 1984.

The story revolves around Son Goku, a rather dim-witted, monkey-tailed boy living in the eastern region of Mount Paozu in the home of his late adoptive grandfather. But his life is changed indefinitely when he encounters a young woman from the cities of the West named Bulma who is searching for the seven magical eponymous Dragon Balls, which upon being gathered are said to grant any one wish. Holding onto the Four-Star Dragon Ball, a memento of his Grandpa Gohan, Goku joins Bulma on her quest across the globe in search of the Dragon Balls in the hopes of becoming a powerful fighter, making friends and foes alike along the way, including Yamcha, a desert bandit who's petrified of girls, Oolong, a shape-shifting pig, and Muten Roshi, a perverted old hermit said to be one of the strongest martial artists in the world.

The ViZBIG editions of the Dragon Ball manga pack together three volumes into a single book, and the first volume covers the beginning of Goku's journey up until his participation in the Tenka-ichi Budokai tournament. With a rather astounding five-hundred pages of globe-trotting comedic story, it is most certainly worth the purchase for newcomers to the series who wish to easily access the manga without collecting the individual 42 volumes. Panels are consistent, clear and easy to read with the book's size. Long-time fans of the franchise, however, may debate as to the quality of these releases. While the ViZBIG editions are much larger in both page size and volume compared to their original releases, the localization and censorship in the volumes can make reading rather bothersome for those who enjoy experiencing the content as it was intended to be experienced. For newcomers, however, censorship is easily negligible. Dialogue, on the other hand, can either be irritant or negligible depending on how the reader prefers writing styles, as most characters, Goku especially, are made to sound like illiterate 'bumpkins' with shortened phrases such as "Wuzzat?" and "Can'tcha," while other characters, such as Yamcha, are made to sound too formal at times where it doesn't suit, responding to other characters with phrases such as "Indeed!".

Censorship and dialogue aside, however, the manga overall is a wonderful experience for first-time readers of the franchise's content, and is splendid at providing the initial push into the universe of Son Goku and his friends.
Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience
Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience
An interesting book focused on the career of J. Carter Brown, the legendary leader for three decades at the National Gallery of Art. Professor Harris provides the reader with a nicely written look back on an exciting time for culture in our nation's capital. (Having said this, one should not look to this book for much on the theater, music, or dance.)

While the main story here is about Mr. Brown and the National Gallery's rise as a force in the rarified world of top-flight fine art museums, there are side trips to the Smithsonian Institution and the many spirited aesthetic disputes involving our capital city's urban development since the 1970s, such as the fight to build the World War II memorial on the Mall and the one to tear down the Rhodes Tavern.

At times, it seems to me, the author does rely too heavily on contemporary news articles about the various special art shows that are mentioned in this book.

If you are interested in Mr. Brown, the Smithsonian, the funding and management of modern art museums, how "international blockbuster art shows" are pulled off, urban planning, and/or the special diplomatic and cultural life of Washington, D.C., this would be a very good purchase.
DAN BROWN — SERIES READING ORDER (SERIES LIST) — IN ORDER: ANGELS & DEMONS, THE DA VINCI CODE, THE LOST SYMBOL, INFERNO, DIGITAL FORTRESS & THE DECEPTION POINT!
DAN BROWN — SERIES READING ORDER (SERIES LIST) — IN ORDER: ANGELS & DEMONS, THE DA VINCI CODE, THE LOST SYMBOL, INFERNO, DIGITAL FORTRESS & THE DECEPTION POINT!
My Amazon Unlimited reading subscription and the Kindle have revived my love of reading and following the Robert Langdon/DaVinci Code series in both movie and print. If you like the movies then you must read the books as there is so much more to the stories that the time constraints of movies won't allow for. So by all means get the books.
Taira no Masakado
Taira no Masakado
Eiji Yoshikawa is one of my favorite authors - when properly translated. I've read several of his books that were well translated, and they draw you into the story line and characters while beautifully portraying a time and setting in historic Japan. Unfortunately, this version was badly translated. Very badly translated. Translating conversational language is a challenge, translating literature requires skills well beyond that. And this translator doesn't have those skills. Add faulty grammar and punctuation, and even the best author can be defeated.
Zyankali vom Weihnachtsmann: Ein Fall für Nero Wolfe (German Edition)
Zyankali vom Weihnachtsmann: Ein Fall für Nero Wolfe (German Edition)
Alle neu aufgelegten Romane von Rex Stout habe ich bestellt und gelesen - wieder-gelesen nach ca. 30 Jahren oder mehr. Ich konnte nicht aufhören, habe alle Bücher über Nero Wolfe nochmals bestellt und gelesen, etliche mehrmals, stellte fest, dass die Faszination heute größer ist als damals beim ersten Lesen.
Köstliche Ablenkung von jeder Corona-Krise!!
Diesen Roman schätze ich besonders (von den neu aufgelegten und von den nur antiquarisch zu erhaltenden).
Herrlich, lustig, natürlich durch die emotionalen und redegewandten Duelle seitens Archie Goodwin und seinem Meister Nero Wolfe, herrlich kriminalistisch!
Ich empfehle alle Bücher, neu aufgelegt und auch antiquarisch. Auch Death of a doxy oder Too many clients, einfach gut.
Harry Potter & Order Phoenix Hufflepuff
Harry Potter & Order Phoenix Hufflepuff
Really wonderful 🙂🙂 a must buy for a potter head and a Hufflepuff. Gave 4 stars because it was a little tornin the front.....otherwise it is really worth of 5 stars. It has 2 covers, one is with the order of phoenix picture which is raised and another is completely plain with only the books name and Hufflepuff edition. wonderful. A must buy.❤️
Bedtime Originals Jungle Fun Musical Baby Crib Mobile
Bedtime Originals Jungle Fun Musical Baby Crib Mobile
This mobile has an amazing effect on my son. Actually, when we first got it, it got him too excited because he loved the rotating animals. Soon he got used to the melody and now it helps him fall asleep.

I even user it for the melody when I'm rocking him to sleep near the crib.

I highly recommend this electronic chime over the wind-up one. It lasts about 20 minutes and really helps him fall asleep. The volume is adjustable too.

Pick up some AmazonBasics AAA batteries and you'll be all set!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FJB1QJI/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_awdo_Q0HtDb3NM0636
USB Microphone with Studio Headphone Set 192KHz/24Bit Zero Latency Monitoring MAONO AU-PM401H Computer Condenser Cardioid Mic with Mute Button for Podcasting, Gaming, YouTube, Streaming
USB Microphone with Studio Headphone Set 192KHz/24Bit Zero Latency Monitoring MAONO AU-PM401H Computer Condenser Cardioid Mic with Mute Button for Podcasting, Gaming, YouTube, Streaming
 I really like this configuration of the package as it has everything that I need.

Microphone stand/arm, shock mount, mic guard, foam, and even a monitoring headset!
As the microphone has the direct monitoring output, hearing and monitoring your voice is really useful.
You can hear the raw sound that has not been processed by your computer. Judging the sound, volume, and the noise level is much easier this way.
I can quickly check, and take it off from the mic to start my recording.

Upon sound checking, the headset doesn't have much of characteristic in the sound. Which is a good thing for monitoring sound. The foam is a bit hard and stiff, keeps other noises out. The cup is on the small side, and barely clears my ears. I think people with larger ears may have problem as a over-the-ear headset.

Not particularly an issue, as this is such a great deal for its price.

The arm and shock mount setup allows the mic to be pushed aside when not being used, and pulled whenever I am starting to record. The actual mic quality is something you can expect from this price point.
The mic is very sensitive. Picks up all sounds around. The manual mute button can be used to stop the input.
I think this would be useful when you are on a conference call or voice chat, but it makes a loud click noise when it is pressed.

Overall, a great set for you to start of recording and even monitor your sound.
ALIER 50 Pcs Rainbow Agate Marble Latex Balloons 12 inch, Color Marble Tie Dye Swirl Effect Balloons for Easter Party Decoration, Wedding, Birthday Party Decor
ALIER 50 Pcs Rainbow Agate Marble Latex Balloons 12 inch, Color Marble Tie Dye Swirl Effect Balloons for Easter Party Decoration, Wedding, Birthday Party Decor
The only good thing balloons have going for them are the beautiful colors besides that they’re a big disaster! I bought them for my daughter’s bday party and they did not last for more than 2 hrs. They kept popping!! I literally had to blow all 50 up! Every single one popped except for maybe 2 Survived. If one fell to the the ground it would pop . The slightest thing they would pop. Never again!!!
Masterpiece: Indian Summers Season 1
Masterpiece: Indian Summers Season 1
Indian Summers takes on the waning days of the British Raj in India with some mildly interesting characters and some beautiful photography, but completely lacks the depth and gravitas of The Jewel in the Crown (made way back in 1984). There is nothing subtle in the politics as presented here (always a problem when you have to make your characters say out loud what should be evoked through plot and character development), and the characters in general seem rather inconsistently portrayed from one episode to the next. The central character of Cynthia is a complete waste of Julie Walters' talents -- she's a one-dimensional bore. For the most part, the show really seems to lack the sense of time and place of India in 1932, and feels more like one of those vaguely sentimental period pieces that shows like Downton Abbey really seem to specialize in: lots of beautiful costumes and scenery, but rather ahistorical in tone, with characters who look and sound like they're from a very different time and place than the ones they're portraying. All in all, it's little more than a soap opera masquerading as a history lesson of some sort -- but if you really want to dig into the complexities of the British presence in the last days of the Raj, do yourself a favor and watch The Jewel in the Crown.
Sui Dhaaga - Made In India
Sui Dhaaga - Made In India
I've not yet watched a quarter of the film but felt compelled to write a review and thank you for such a great movie.
Coming from a poor background and being still financially vulnerable, I feel every scene of the movie deep in my bone and can relate to it all over.
I took my fiance for a medical emergency to Delhi India in June 2018. After her procedure, I took her to Agra and the Taj Mahal. There, I bought to Panjabis that needed alteration. I bargained with the shop owner to reduce the price to the bare minimum. When taking for alteration to a tailor sitting outside in the heat of June, I paid him around 600 rupees.
My fiance initially was mad of me why paying too much. I just reminded her of his bare feet and the heat and told here that he lives with so little money and if you pay him for your dress you will get blessed forever by him. Years, now that she recalls the experience, she thanks me a lot. Of course, she is so young and needs some experience to understand such thinking even though she comes from the same background as I do.
Power Ranger Zord Vehicle w/Figure, OctoZord with Gold Ranger
Power Ranger Zord Vehicle w/Figure, OctoZord with Gold Ranger
If you're ready to buy more and build on, this is a great investment. Started with a couple zords of some type two years ago and the gifts keep comin! These toys can build onto each other and the completed one my 7 year old builds with umpteen sets of this and that is taller than his waist!

Really cool to watch my sons imagination grow with the toy too. I'm not really a fan of the power rangers (like my son is, I prefer the Lego stuff) but I will admit I get into playing with these zord things when my son and I play together.
(Pack - 15) Royal Color Reusable Cotton Canvas Tote Bags, 6 Oz. Useful as Grocery Tote Bag, Cotton Tote Shopping Bag, DIY Crafts, Gift Tote Bag For Wedding, Birthday, Promotion Giveaways
(Pack - 15) Royal Color Reusable Cotton Canvas Tote Bags, 6 Oz. Useful as Grocery Tote Bag, Cotton Tote Shopping Bag, DIY Crafts, Gift Tote Bag For Wedding, Birthday, Promotion Giveaways
I am shocked these bags have such high stars. The bags are a great size BUT it will likely tempt people to throw more in than they are able to handle. These bags are thinner than cheap sheets at Big Lots. No exaggeration.

They asked me to review the thickness, value and sheerness of the bags. There is no thickness and sheerness is code for cheap and thin. Think cheesecloth. Value? I'd rather pay a little extra for some quality material.

I purchased them for screen printing and HTV but I am concerned the ink and vinyl will seep right through the bag and onto the blowout sheet in the middle of the bag.
I plan to keep and hopefully use them but will not buy again. Yes, they are a great size but spend the extra for nice thick(er) material.
Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age
Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age
Once when hearing the author give a talk, he used a phrase that will forever echo in my personal lexicon, "The Orphans of Apollo". Meaning, those of us that were old enough to have lived through the US-Russian Space Race where every day brought wondrous news of Space travel break throughs, ultimately leading to a singular moment in history, the first Moon landing and a 2001 future with Moon bases and big rotating Space Stations by the time we were in our mid-twenties.

Things did not turn out that way...

As the years went by, humankind's future in space seemed more like the butt of a joke than a prediction. After all, we were "The Orphans of Apollo".

After reading noted Space Journalist/Historian/Author Rod Pyle's new book "Space 2.0", all these intervening years, what is currently going on (think Elon Musk) and what is needed to get us to be a space faring race is brought keenly into focus. Is "space hard"? Yes, and Pyle lays all of the details out for us on what the technical, geo-political, governmental, human and societal challenges are and the possibilities that are in many cases being currently worked on to solve these. This is a very grounded in reality optimistic look at what our future can be and why, fundamentally, it is the future we need to be working for. As always with Pyle's writing, it is eminently readable and this is obviously a work of passion on his part, the detail and research is impeccable and very compelling to read.
I highly recommend this book, for the first time in over 35 years I not only can see humans having a future in space, I feel it is inevitable.
allcaca Fast Charging Station for Multiple Devices-Charging Station Family Charge Docking Station & Organizer with 6 USB Ports Mixed Cables-Compatible with iPhone iPad and Android Phone and Tablet
allcaca Fast Charging Station for Multiple Devices-Charging Station Family Charge Docking Station & Organizer with 6 USB Ports Mixed Cables-Compatible with iPhone iPad and Android Phone and Tablet
Got this to have an extra charging station in our home. My kid has special needs & we have many devices like iPads, iPhone, android phones & fire tablets for him. I chose this one because it provided the different cables. The short cables made the new charging area much tidier than our other charging areas. We don't use all the ports to maximize charging but our devices have been charged as needed. We have a station just for magnetic charging now after freeing up ports with this.
Despite what the description says, the capacity of this station is either 8A/40W or 10A/50W MAX. Base of the station says 8A but the manual & description says 10A. It charges android devices & bluetooth devices well but I can't be sure if it will do devices like 5 or 6 iPads at full speed.
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+23
I fell in love with this hoodie as soon as I saw it so I decided to take the risk and buy it without being able to try it on. I ordered a large because I wanted it to be a little loose, I figured if it didn’t fit I could give it to my sister. The large fits exactly how I wanted it to, it’s the perfect loose fit. It doesn’t look sloppy but it’s still comfortable. The sleeve length is perfect too. I would say if you want a fitted look you’d be fine to order your regular size and if you want the fit to be looser go one size up. I am 5 ft and around 135-140 pounds and a medium would’ve given me a more fitted look, where the large gives me the oversized look. This hoodie is extremely soft both on the inside and outside. In the past when I’ve bought hoodies similar to this style there’s always been an itchy liner on the inside causing me not to uncomfortable and end up not wearing it. This hoodie also kept me fairly warm on a night where it was 27 degrees out, it’s not too thick or too thin, and the pockets are amazing! I wouldn’t recommend wearing only this for warmth if you’re going to be outside for extended amounts of time but for quick trips it’s the perfect grab and go hoodie. I will definitely be ordering again in different colors because I love it so much!
TAMPOR Orthopedic Contour Pillow Memory Foam Pillow Ergonomic Neck Support Pillow Deep Sleep Cervical neck Pillow Anti Snore supportive comfortable with Hypoallergenic Washable Pillow Case 60 * 40cm
TAMPOR Orthopedic Contour Pillow Memory Foam Pillow Ergonomic Neck Support Pillow Deep Sleep Cervical neck Pillow Anti Snore supportive comfortable with Hypoallergenic Washable Pillow Case 60 * 40cm
After having spinal surgery last year I find lying for long periods of time quite painful. I bought the pillow in order to take with me when I travel with work, and have to stay in hotels which usually provide pillows that cause me significant discomfort. Although my surgery was in the lower back area, the pillow helps maintain an appropriate sleeping position that is beneficial to both the lumbar and cervical areas. Quite simply, I'm able to sleep and wake up without experiencing pain. It worked so well that I've purchased another as a Xmas present for my octogenarian mother who suffers from hip pain.
Foval Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Privacy Screen Protector (3 Pack), (Bubble Free)(Case Friendly) Anti Spy Tempered Glass with Alignment Tool (6.7")
Foval Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Privacy Screen Protector (3 Pack), (Bubble Free)(Case Friendly) Anti Spy Tempered Glass with Alignment Tool (6.7")
This privacy screen is way better than than the ones I’ve used in the past! I was skeptical at first because I had used privacy screen protectors before and they made my front facing camera take darker pictures or they were too thick and my touch didn’t respond on my phone or they were too dark to see through but this one is the best one I’ve ever got !! It’s very clear from front view but from a side perspective no one can ease drop on your screen !! I love it and I’m gonna buy one for my husband and my sons phone too !!
Encased Thin Armor Series Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Belt Clip Case Slim Grip Cover with Holster - Black
Encased Thin Armor Series Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max Belt Clip Case Slim Grip Cover with Holster - Black
Phone: iPhone 12 Pro Max

Good: This Encased Thin Armor case is thin, stylish, doesn't feel bulky and comes with a belt clip.

Less Good:

Slippery Case - not the cheap plastic case slippery though.
I've had two previous Encased Thin cases (2 piece slide version) for my iPhoneX and those felt great in my hand, I never had to think about the phone slipping out of my hands as I do with this one.

Flimsy Raised Edges - the raised edges that fit around the glass of the case are so flimsy. I can push the case edge back exposing the phone glass with very little pressure. I realize this is a "one piece" case that has to flexible enough to have the phone inserted but I don't feel confident it will protect my phone's glass during a drop.
I dropped my previous iPhoneX with an Encased Thin case so many times (which is why I had to purchased two) that it cracked the case edge but my phone was perfect for the 3yrs I had it.

Flimsy Holster: feels more rubbery, flexible and less precise fitting compared to my previous generation iPhoneX holster. Inserting the phone into the holster was a little tight, at first I thought maybe it wasn't the correct one. I left the phone in it overnight and it feels a littler better now but it still takes two hands to insert and clip the phone into the holster. My previous Encased iPhoneX holster felt more solid, precise fitting, and it only took one hand to insert into the holster and it had nice solid clicking in sound that I knew my phone was safely locked in.

Conclusion: I will check if Encased has some better alternatives otherwise I'll look at a different company. It's not a matter of if we drop our phones, it's when we do drop our phones will our cases protect it. My $1,300 phone deserves better than this Encased Thin Armor.
De'Longhi Dinamica Plus ECAM 370.95.T Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem, Cappuccino und Espresso auf Knopfdruck, 3,5 Zoll TFT Touchscreen Farbdisplay und App-Steuerung, Kaffeekannen-Funktion, titan
De'Longhi Dinamica Plus ECAM 370.95.T Kaffeevollautomat mit Milchsystem, Cappuccino und Espresso auf Knopfdruck, 3,5 Zoll TFT Touchscreen Farbdisplay und App-Steuerung, Kaffeekannen-Funktion, titan
Ich gehöre zu den, die selten Bewertung schreiben, aber hier muss ich einfach was dazu sagen.
Die Kaffeevollautomat ist jedenfalls schlanker als meine alte Melitta und ich finde auch das Design ansprechender und auch vom System her, da man komplett von vorne ran kommt, außer bei der Brüheinheit die seitlich ist.

Leider kann man keine halbe Sterne vergeben, daher von mir 3,5 Sterne.
Hier mal ein paar Fakten und vergleiche zu meiner Melitta:
Wo ich die Kaffeemaschine gestartet habe und den ersten Kaffee probiert habe, war das bitter und das für 760€, auch einige Kaffee später, bitter bitter bitter und das bei der gleichen Bohnen Sorte wie in meiner Melitta.
Irgendwann hat sich das gelegt, habe später auch in ein Bericht gelesen, dass dies mehr oder weniger normal ist, aber ein Hinweis wäre nett gewesen, hätte fast den Kaffeeautomaten zurück geschickt.

Leider wahr mir auch nicht klar, dass der Tassenwärmer nur passiv ist, da andere Webseiten mit Tassenwärmer angegeben haben, wie sich heraus gestellt hat, wird durch das erhitzen des zweiten Kreislauf der passive Tassenwärmer erwärmt, erst beim 2ten oder 3ten Milchgetränkt ist der passive Tassenwärmer auch schön heiß, allerdings nur die linke Seite.

Jetzt zur Kaffeetemperatur gegenüber meiner Melitta, habe es zwar nicht gemessen, aber schon bei normal Einstellung ist die Kaffeetemperatur heiß, ich konnte den Kaffee nicht gleich trinken, bei meiner Melitta schon, also füllig ausreichen.

Jetzt zur Zubereitung mit Milch, es heißt zwar durch 2 getrennte Heizsysteme, wird der Kaffee schnell zubereitet, vergesst es, auch wenn der Energiesparmodus aus ist, dies wurde im Bericht zur normalen Dinamica auch schon erwähnt. Nehmen wir mal den Cappuccino, erst wird die Milch zubereitet, klar, dann gefühlte Ewigkeit Später kommt der Kaffee, nach dem die Milch ca. 30 Sekunden bereits im Glas ist, also wofür 2 Heizsysteme?
Man könnte ja denken, wenn die Milch bereits ins Glas/Tasse gefühlt wird, könnte ja gleichzeitig der Kaffee soweit vorbereit werden, was nicht der Fall ist, da ist meine Melitta deutlich schneller. Aber der Milchschaum ist allerdings klasse, mit meiner fettarmen Weihenstephan H-Milch 1,5% gelingt der Milchschaum super und bleibt am Löffel schön hängen, da kann meine Melitta nicht mithalten.

Was mir auch gefällt, ist der Kaffee Trester, bei meiner Melitta wahr dieser immer Nass und bei der Melitta Barista soll das Problem wohl auch bestehen, sowie bei der Siemens, zumindest laut Berichte. Jedenfalls bei der Dinamica Plus ist der Trester schön trocken, sowie der Tresterbehälter, somit kann dieser länger dort verweilen und fängt nicht gleich zum Schimmel an, wie bei meiner Melitta. Was auch ein Problem wahr bei meiner Melitta, trotz Behälter wegen Spülung, ist trotzdem viel Wasser in der Tropfschale gekommen und nicht gerade wenig, auch beim Kaffee machen, bei der Dinamica Plus nur sehr wenig, so das es reicht, nur einmal die Woche zu leeren, würde auch alle 2 Wochen reichen, da wäre mir die Melitta schon lange über gelaufen.

Jetzt zu den Einstellungen, hier finde ich Dinamica Plus umständlich, dass kann Melitta besser, hier sollte man wirklich die App nutzen. Wenn man die Kaffeemenge oder Milchmenge am Automaten einstellen will, muss man das beim Kaffee rauslassen einstellen bzw. stoppen, wenn man die Menge unter sein Benutzer Profil einstellen will, mit der App ist es einfacher, da kann man direkt die ml einstellen, außer bei der Milch, hier wird es über Sekunden eingestellt, bei Melitta auch in ml, finde ich 1000mal besser, aber naja, ist halt so. Was ich allerdings schade finde, dass die Kaffeetemperatur nicht getrennt eingestellt werden kann, für verschiedene Kaffeerezepte, das hätte DeLonghi besser machen können, eine Temperatur für alle, dabei ist das nur Software Sache, denn gerade bei Milchgetränke, wäre eine extra Einstellung für Temperatur wünschenswert, finde das Milchgetränkt trotzdem heiß genug, zumindest bei Latte Macchiato, Cappuccino, länger sollte man es nicht stehen lassen, wenn aber der Milchantei wesentlich größer ist, dann ist es halt nur noch lauwarm. In der App kann man auch extra Getränke einstellen, die dann auch auf der Kaffeemaschine sichtbar sind, leider kann man nur Kaffee und Milch einstellen, extra Wasser wäre noch nett gewesen, um ein Americano einzustellen.

Was mir aber auch wichtig wahr, weshalb ist mir eine DeLonghi geholte habe, dass leichte reinigen der Brüheinheit, wer eine Melitta hat, weiß wovon ich rede, wenn man es mit einer DeLonghi vergleicht.

Was mir gerade noch einfällt, meine alte Melitta hat gemerkt, wenn zu wenig Wasser drin wahr und nie zu wenig Kaffee rausgelassen, bei der DeLonghi ist mir das bereits passiert, war dann nur ein halber Kaffee, falls mir sonst noch was einfallen sollte, schreibe ich das hier noch rein.

Ansonsten finde ich das Bedienen an den Kaffeevollautomat sehr gut, man braucht die App also nicht, bei der Melitta Barista TS allerdings schon, hier kann man alle getränge am Automaten schnell wählen und die paar Einstellungen am Automaten ist übersichtlich und einfach gehalten.

Daher bin ich zufrieden, nur das halt ein Milchgetränk ein wenig dauert und die App bzw. Software verbesserungswürdig ist, wenn man schon 760€ zahlt, den Tassenwärmer lasse ich mal außer Acht.
Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White
Medify Air MA-40-W V2.0 Air Purifier with H13 HEPA filter - a higher grade of HEPA for 840 Sq. Ft. Air Purifier, 99.9% | Modern Design - White
I bought this Medify MA-40 2.0 Medical Grade Filtration H13, True HEPA Air purifier during the 2020 Corona Virus pandemic. We have 2 large dogs, a kid who is back from college early due to the pandemic and my wife is a nurse at a local hospital. But it was not only those items that pushed me in this direction. I always change the furnace filter regularly. The first floor of the house has carpeting in only one room. The second floor is mostly carpeted except for the master bedroom which has an area rug that extends out a little beyond the bed. It was when I was in the hallway one morning and our sons bedroom door was open, and so were the curtains. The sun was shining in. As I looked towards that window, in the suns rays, I was astonished to see all the airborne particles/dust/or whatever. It just did not spell healthy air inside my home as far as I was concerned. I can tell you that at that point, for me, that Corona Virus Pandemic or not, I didn't like what I was seeing at all and I was going to do something about it. I kept thinking how it seems like every winter, that winter cough seems to stick around, once it starts, for the rest of the heating season. So I started looking on line. I saw several different manufacturers and models on line. There were lower cost models and there were higher cost models as well. for myself, I determined this was the one that I wanted to try. So I cannot tell you whether this model is just right, overkill or insufficient but I can tell you this. I first started it up and ran it on the first floor after I opened the package when I came home from work. Within a couple hours, I felt that I could tell a difference. I asked my wife what she thought. She was a little on the fence about it but felt a little something different. That night, when we went to bed, I took it upstairs and ran it in the hallway (leaving all of the bedroom doors open. The next morning, I left it in the upstairs hall when I left for work. When I got home, and headed up the stairs, there was a defined point at which the air quality was so noticeably different. Again I asked my wife if she noticed the difference. This time, there was no hesitation. She agreed that it was definitely better air quality upstairs. So you may be thinking is this guy going to order a second one so that he has one on both floors. I would like to, but I am going to save for it. I might even try one of the lower cost ($99) models I had seen just to see if spending that extra money is worth it.
Sound - So I do not operate it at the highest fan level, in part, due to the sound. The level that I have it is the lowest level you can have and have the ionizer on the system working at the same time. So the whisper mode, I cannot comment on because I don't use it. I could see it still being a little loud for some people though. My wife commented that she had woken up during that first night and she thought the sound was the water running.

Recommendation: At this point, I can say that this thing really has made a difference, I feel difference breathing, already coughing less, and I am not compromised in any way so I have no reason not to recommend it. If I end up buying a lower cost unit and it works as well, I will try to update.

Maintenance - Filter replacement cost does look pretty high (I think I saw $69 for the filter). It will be interesting to see how often I find that it needs to be replaced. Unless the lower cost model does an equally good job I will bite the bullet and replace the filters

I hope this helps if you are considering buying one! Good luck on your decision
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Vol. 4 (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, 4)
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Vol. 4 (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!, 4)
Four volumes... Four volumes was all it took for the chemistry between Uzaki and Shinichi Sakurai have finally come to a the forefront. I am so happy that it is looking hopeful that Uzaki Chan Wants To Hang Out looks like it will buck the trend of similar series. Where the entire series will go on with only the final chapter revealing that the characters like each other. Hopefully Uzaki Chan won't take nearly as long.

The series continues be a fun slice of life series. I look forward to seeing how the recent developments will play out. I mean even all the side cast are aware of the budding romance. As someone who loves seeing how couples grow in stories, I am super eager to see how it unfold in Uzaki Chan. -MickManga

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