Kyle Hernandez

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Learn JavaScript VISUALLY
Learn JavaScript VISUALLY
Learn JavaScript VISUALLY by Ivelin Demirov. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript
Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript
Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript by John Deubert. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2539 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
O Rapto (Portuguese Edition)
O Rapto (Portuguese Edition)
O Rapto (Portuguese Edition) by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Data Structures and Algorithms in Python
Data Structures and Algorithms in Python
Data Structures and Algorithms in Python by Michael T. Goodrich. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 95 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP programming tutorial instance(Chinese Edition)
PHP programming tutorial instance(Chinese Edition)
PHP programming tutorial instance(Chinese Edition) by JIANG XIAO MING ZHANG LIANG DENG BIAN ZHU. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases
Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases by Louis Davidson and Stacia Varga. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Einstieg in TypeScript: Grundlagen für Entwickler (shortcuts 219) (German Edition)
Einstieg in TypeScript: Grundlagen für Entwickler (shortcuts 219) (German Edition)
Ein großes Lob an den Autor dieser kurzweiligen und ausgezeichneten Einführung in TypeScript. Es müssen nicht immer 1000 Seiten sein. Neben der Einführung in die Sprache wird auch erklärt, wie eine Entwicklungsumgebung hierfür aufgebaut wird. Die kleinen Beispiele sind übersichtlich und anschaulich. Ich würde mir dieses EBook als Printausgabe wünschen. In englischer Sprache erschien dieser Titel (Getting Started with TypeScript) schon als gedrucktes Buch.
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
The innovator's solution is a hard book for me to review. At times, I felt this was one of the best books I've ever read, but at other times I would have wanted to throw it away. That's also how I ended up giving it a 3 star review. It's a good book, but I wouldn't recommend it quickly.

As the title suggests, the book is a follow-up on the Innovator's Dilemma, which has been a classic business book on how large established companies are surprised by disruptive technology that eventually causes the downfall of the company. The Innovator's Dilemma explained these dynamics and how they happen even when managers in companies make the most "logical" decisions. The Innovator's Solution dives further into this dynamic and tries to answer the question "what can you do about it?" and especially, "How could you sustainably cause disruptive technology".

The book is wonderful and insightful about the meta-level dynamics between and inside companies. There are probably few books that describe these dynamics so well. The book is admittedly theoretical in the way that the authors present a theory and describe how, according to their theory, you could build companies that constantly create disruption... yet admit that no company in the world has ever done that. It is traditional in the sense that most of the organizational dynamics they describe are assuming fairly traditional and hierarchical organizations... evidence from the focus on the role of the CEO. I guess this is a fair assumption still in 2012 as most organizations still do work that way... but on the other hand there are signs that this is changing. I felt some examples from the book were wrong at times or at least showed that the authors aren't that technical. Especially examples related to software, computers or related to Apple and phones seemed off. This annoyed me at times leading me to put the book down for a while, only to resume again a bit later.

The book contains ten chapters and an epilogue. Roughly the first six chapters talk about market dynamics and how companies react and the last three chapters talk about what you can do within your companies. The epilogue is a summary and suggested "actions" chapter.

In the first part, the authors explain that decisions need to be based on a theory and that they are going to attempt, in the rest of the book, to present a theory for making decisions. This theory ought to help companies make better decisions related to products. The authors go on to show how existing marketing techniques often segment incorrect and they ought to focus on "job to be done" rather than different characteristics (a theme that will repeat itself throughout the book). It then describes two different disruptive technologies: 1) low-end, and 2) new market. Then explains the type of customers and scope to focus on. Chapter 5 and the talk about modularization vs integration felt a bit old-fashioned, and especially not that relevant with the increase of software development in the world. Chapter 6 talked about a wonderful market dynamic related to commodization.

The second part makes things a bit more concrete and talks about what you can do within your organization. First it covers organizational structure, then two different strategy processes and how good companies switch between them. Then it has an interesting look at the financial support behind product development and distinguishes "good money" from "bad money" and suggests to focus on "good money" that is "patient for growth but impatient for profit". I loved the organizational dynamics that it described of how organizations invest in disruptive technologies but then cannibalize them when there is a downturn on their main business. The last chapter focuses on the role of the CEO in companies that are trying to create disruption.

I did like the Innovator's Solution at times and have no regret reading it. Certain snippets of it were very very insightful which makes the whole book worth reading. Yet at times I felt bored with it and sometimes even strongly that certain examples were simplistic. Also the traditional management and traditional organization assumptions it had made me feel uncomfortable. Due to all of that, I decided on three Amazon stars.
Analysis of Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure
Analysis of Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure
Analysis of Oprah Winfrey’s What I Know for Sure by Milkyway Media and Natalie Gray. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Oprah Winfrey" category.
Undefined Psycho-Chromatic G.R.I.D.
Undefined Psycho-Chromatic G.R.I.D.
Undefined Psycho-Chromatic G.R.I.D. by John Carey. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
Side Tracks
Side Tracks
This collection is for fans only. It' a great import-only compilation, mainly of the unreleased tracks that were originally featured on Biograph. For good measure, Sony Japan threw in the unreleased tracks from Greatest Hits Vol. 2 and the single tracks George Jackson (available nowhere else, as far as I know), Series Of Dreams from Greatest Hits Vol. 3 & Things Have Changed (from Essential Bob Dylan and The Wonder Boys soundtrack). It also comes with a booklet of lyrics, in Japanese & English.
The only downsides: The CD artwork seems to have been created for the LP format, as it breaks the tracks out into Side 1, Side 2, Side 3, etc. And it's literally unreadable without a magnifying glass, and I mean beyond the usual CD-size font. Too bad because the package is really nice. The Groom Still Waiting at the Altar should have been included, as that was on Biograph-only, until it was subsequently added to the CD of Shot of Love. Also, the version of Dignity included in this set is not the 'single' version from Greatest Hits Vol 3, mixed by Brendan O'Brien; it's either a different mix or a different take altogether.
All that said, it's still a terrific comp for the completists among us. Like me. Worth the dough.
Java Software Structures: Designing and Using Data Structures (4th Edition)
Java Software Structures: Designing and Using Data Structures (4th Edition)
The book is reasonably well put together and follows an understandable format. I have used the previous book in this series as well for programming I and II.

The course that I am using this book for is not well aligned with what the book contains. I find myself getting basic concepts from the book and having to do research on the web to actually be able to do the homework, quizzes and tests. This is a bit frustrating as the book is expensive and I could have done the course without the book and using the web for all the needed information.

As a side note, the 3rd edition does not seem that much different than the 4th edition. the 3rd edition is cheap.
Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology: EA Glossary: Guiding Principles of Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology
Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology: EA Glossary: Guiding Principles of Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology
I appreciate the School of Jeffrey Wolf Green's Evolutionary Astrology making this available to the general public. I have never taken the course yet at the time of this review, but I plan too. Gave it 4 Stars and would have given it 5 Stars if the outer cover was a thicker stock paper. I would have paid more for that because I love BIG BOOKS that have a BIG Glossary and this book particularly "is" just that, a BIG Glossary. The section about how to interpret a Natal Chart using the Evolutionary Astrology "method" (my term) was insightful. Really it is a 5 Star to me, but the cover honestly disappointed me since I am so rough with books due to referring to them all the time. Not a book to loan out. Glad I bought it.
The Branded Man
The Branded Man
I enjoy period novels & CC is gifted in her mixtures of plots, characters & history and her ability to blend them coherently draws a reader into the story itself. She knows the realities of most of her characters lives & unfolds them so the reader can nearly hear & smell the backdrop of her stories. I would highly recommend CC's books, and though some are naturally better than others, they are all worth the effort, time & money to both read & share.
All New 7 inch Tablet Case (Compatible with 2019&2017/2015 Release), Ubearkk Light Weight Kid Shock Proof Handle Stand Kids Friendly Protective Cover Case for 7 inch Display Tablet Blue
All New 7 inch Tablet Case (Compatible with 2019&2017/2015 Release), Ubearkk Light Weight Kid Shock Proof Handle Stand Kids Friendly Protective Cover Case for 7 inch Display Tablet Blue
This is an awesome case. My daughters have one in purple and one in pink. They love it! They can set on any surface to watch/play they dont have to be holding their tablets constantly. The handle makes it easy to carry. These are also very durable one is 2 yrs old, an still in great condition! Recently bought another one bc my oldest daughter had a different case on her tablet and she really wanted one like this one. The purple is a very deep color but it doesnt bother my purple.loving daughter.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook: 101 Comebacks for the Wicked Wizards and Witches in Your Life
The Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook: 101 Comebacks for the Wicked Wizards and Witches in Your Life
My brother was so happy when he got this for X-mas.
It was a gift from his hufflepuff sister, who was worried that his Gryffindor persona was getting teased to much at Hogwarts.
He used to be the butt of all the Slytherin jokes, even Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws looked down on him.
He was called several nasty things. Muggle. Squib. Dementor. He who must not be named son. Mandrake. Elf sympathizer.
However, when he opened this in the Gryffindor common room, his life changed. When he was called a name, insulted, he always had a smug face and a killer comeback that was right for the taking.
In fact, this book changed his life so much, he let Neville Longbottom borrow it, and he killed Nagini!
What a life saver.
How To Train Your Dragon: 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]
How To Train Your Dragon: 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]
Unlike most movies with sequels that are coming out nowadays, the director has stated that there will be no HTTYD 4. While at first this saddened me, it was immediately followed by relief. Finally, we get a conclusive ending, with no surprises, and closure to this amazing story. I love these movies, I'm 20, and I adore them. It's not just for kids, it's an incredible adventure with jaw-dropping animations, each movie is exceptional for it's time; relatable characters, beautiful music, and emotional plot twists and connections. I watched the first movie when i was very young, at a very low point in my life. It gave me a world to dream about being in, and I am very emotionally attached to them. This may make me biased, however if someone like me (a critic) can fall in love so much with a franchise like this, it's worth seeing. I believe every smart parent will raise their children watching films like these, and not the absolute trash that's being released nowadays. PLEASE watch them if you haven't already, and with your kids if you can. They will love it
Hawkins Stainless Steel Induction Compatible Pressure Cooker, 2 Litre, Silver (HSS20)
Hawkins Stainless Steel Induction Compatible Pressure Cooker, 2 Litre, Silver (HSS20)
I still have a Hawkins cooker at home which mum used to use when we were kids. I'm almost 50 now and it still works. At some point a couple of years ago I gave up aluminium stuff and bought a Hawkins 5 liter stainless steel cooker.

Last week I realised that it was a bit tedious cooking half a cup of rice in a 5 liter cooker so decided to buy this 2 liter cooker. I shelved the bigger one to be used for guests or when I want to use separators.

My 5 liter cooker is identical to this, but it appears as if the fit and finish was better. The sandwich bottom in the new one does have some issues in finish.

I don't have an induction stove at home, but my colleague insisted on testing it at office as he bought some local cooker with induction bottom written on it which didn't work. This one of course works.

The recipe book seems to get cheaper and cheaper with every passing financial year. The paper is almost of newspaper quality. Probably they expect us to memorize all the recipes before the end of the month.

Hawkins still makes great cookers and I'm pleased (less pleased than the last time I bought one) with my purchase. Quality of steel and other components still is great. Quality control seems to have gone down marginally, going by some of the ghastly photos posted by someone else in their review. However, if I had to buy a new cooker again, it will be the same model made by Hawkins.

It comes with a good quality trivet inside and the stickers are easy to peel off. Single people should buy this unless they plan to entertain or want to use separators for cooking. If you need separators, then go for the 5 liter model

Update:

I thought my food would cook faster in this, I couldn't make out any difference in time. In addition, even 1/2 cup of rice foams through the whistle. I feel the 5 liter cooker that I've been using all my life is far superior especially as it can be used with separators.

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