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Beginning JavaScript
Beginning JavaScript
Beginning JavaScript by Jeremy McPeak. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 36 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MONGODB ECOSYSTEM - JOB MARKET DEMAND: REPORT 3
MONGODB ECOSYSTEM - JOB MARKET DEMAND: REPORT 3
MONGODB ECOSYSTEM - JOB MARKET DEMAND: REPORT 3 by CURIOSITY PUBLISHERS. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
HTML for Babies (Code Babies)
HTML for Babies (Code Babies)
HTML for Babies (Code Babies) by Sterling Children's. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 66 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) by J.K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9591 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
The Girl Who Saved Christmas
The Girl Who Saved Christmas
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig and Chris Mould. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 268 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
El guardián [The Guardian]
El guardián [The Guardian]
El guardián [The Guardian] by Nicholas Sparks, Carla Barreto, et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 27 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition)
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition)
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Astrid Finke. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 200 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Skipping Christmas: A Novel
Skipping Christmas: A Novel
Skipping Christmas: A Novel by John Grisham. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 1567 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Perk
The Perk
The Perk by Mark Gimenez. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1035 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Heart-Shaped Box
Heart-Shaped Box
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, Stephen Lang, et al.. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 2375 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Shivers VIII
Shivers VIII
Shivers VIII by Richard Chizmar , Stephen King, et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson, Ray Porter, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 413 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition
Core Java, Vol. 2: Advanced Features, 8th Edition by Cay S. Horstmann and Gary Cornell. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Beginning Cryptography with Java
Beginning Cryptography with Java
Beginning Cryptography with Java by David Hook. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Digital Audio with Java
Digital Audio with Java
Digital Audio with Java by Craig A. Lindley. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java Programming and Computer Hacking (java for beginners, java for dummies, java apps, hacking) (HTML, Javascript, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 2)
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java Programming and Computer Hacking (java for beginners, java for dummies, java apps, hacking) (HTML, Javascript, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 2)
Java: The Ultimate Guide to Learn Java Programming and Computer Hacking (java for beginners, java for dummies, java apps, hacking) (HTML, Javascript, ... Developers, Coding, CSS, PHP) (Volume 2) by Peter Hoffman , Matt Benton , et al.. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Machine Learning with Python: A Step-By-Step Guide in Learning from Scratch Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, a Practical Learning with Scikit-Learn ... with Examples (Python Programming Book 2)
Machine Learning with Python: A Step-By-Step Guide in Learning from Scratch Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, a Practical Learning with Scikit-Learn ... with Examples (Python Programming Book 2)
Machine Learning with Python: A Step-By-Step Guide in Learning from Scratch Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Python, a Practical Learning with Scikit-Learn ... with Examples (Python Programming Book 2) by Mark J. Branson. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Pro PHP Refactoring
Pro PHP Refactoring
Pro PHP Refactoring by Francesco Trucchia and Jacopo Romei. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition
Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition
Mastering Regular Expressions, Second Edition by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 48 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One by Gordon Du. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity
Joel on Software: And on Diverse and Occasionally Related Matters That Will Prove of Interest to Software Developers, Designers, and Managers, and to Those Who, Whether by Good Fortune or Ill Luck, Work with Them in Some Capacity by Joel Spolsky. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 97 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Objective-C Programming For Dummies
Objective-C Programming For Dummies
Objective-C Programming For Dummies by Neal Goldstein. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 30 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
China (We Come from)
China (We Come from)
China (We Come from) by Julia Waterlow. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Julia programming category.
Facebook: The Inside Story
Facebook: The Inside Story
For someone who claims to know as much as he does about Facebook, Levy only manages to capture half of the true narrative at best, in what could be described as nearly 600 pages of anger towards a company and a person.

Levy cannot write for more than a few pages without hurling insults at Facebook, Zuck, or any of its many employees. Seriously - open up and read any few pages at random to see for yourself. There's nothing objective about this writing; a smear campaign, at best.

Don't just take my word for it - read Aaron Greenspan's one-star review of this book, where he calls out Levy for his factuallly inaccurate retelling of Aaron's story from their interview together in 2018 (Greenspan is a former college friend of Zuck's, who makes a number of appearances in the earlier chapters of the book.) Why would Levy intentionally misrepresent the facts if he was not biased in his feelings and sentiments towards Zuck, Facebook, or any of its employees?

This is so dishonest I don't know how Levy views himelf as a person with integrity. I highly reccomend never buying this fiction.
Flying High: My Story: From AirAsia to QPR (Peng01 13 06 2019)
Flying High: My Story: From AirAsia to QPR (Peng01 13 06 2019)
An interesting read an account of his life but don't think you are going to learn too much about business. The book is very short on detail particularly of how he started and kept going. One day Mr Fernandes is a corporate guy the next he has bought an airline! No idea where the money came from or how he managed to keep it coming in. Maybe it was inherited? No doubt he had a lot of fun along the way....but both the QPR and the F1 investments have been more about ROE (return on ego) than pure business.
Donald Trump Golf Headcover by Creative Covers
Donald Trump Golf Headcover by Creative Covers
Cute conversation starter for the golfer in your life;). I bought this head cover for my brother-in-law for his 60th birthday. He's obviously a conservative and a very good golfer--though he's been struggling lately, so I thought this would be the perfect present to cheer him up.
The head cover gets a chuckle from everyone who sees it. Sure it's tacky, but that's the point. It really does resemble our president, down to the fly away yellow hair(might need to be more orange) and the suit is cute. I think he's holding a cell phone which makes sense since the president does love his Twitter account.
Fun gift for the golfer in your life.
Donald Trump (United States President Biographies)
Donald Trump (United States President Biographies)
There should be more of a description of this book on Amazon. I need to know if the author has a left-wing, anti-Trump bias before I buy this. Because there's no real description on Amazon, I didn't buy this book. If the author reads this, please write a description of your book on Amazon. Then, I'll consider buying this book for my students. Thank you.
Protein2o Protein Infused Water, Flavor Fusion Variety Pack (16.9 Oz, Pack Of 12)
Protein2o Protein Infused Water, Flavor Fusion Variety Pack (16.9 Oz, Pack Of 12)
I had only recently heard of "protein waters" and decided to browse around for an affordable option for breakfast. I had found this product and was really happy with it. I'm not a breakfast eater and am always on the go in the morning. I wanted to start including breakfast in my diet though. This was an option that was satisfying to me. Low calorie and the perfect amount of protein. This isn't too filling which is nice because I don't like being full in the morning as it makes me feel nauseous. Protein2O was a great solution. On the hunger scale it was satisfying. The flavor was not just delicious but was perfect-was not too sweet and not bland like a regular coconut is. An important piece as well is that there are only 5 grams of sugar. I personally, would recommend as a snack or for a good substitute for a small breakfast. I will purchase more in the future and am interested in other flavor options.
Dragon Ball, Vol. 3
Dragon Ball, Vol. 3
First of all, I love the Dragon Ball Universe with all of my heart. I have played all the games, watched all the movies, watched all the anime, read all the manga, and I still want more! :)

I thought it would be great to re-buy all of the original DB manga; and check out the good old days of the Z fighters' early development - and life. And boy, was I shocked! The comedy, humor and action is out of this world.

This volume is about the Budokai Tenkaichi, with Muten-Roshi facing off against Goku! :)

Must purchase for die-hard Dragon Ball fans like myself..
Constable, a Master Draughtsman
Constable, a Master Draughtsman
This is the catogue of at raving exhibition that was seen at
The Dulwich Picture Gallery London
The Art Gallery of Ontario Canada
And The Frick Collection NY Between 1994 and 1995
It consists of 81 Constable Drawings owned by David Thomson

There are several introductory essays including
Some of the drawing materials available to artists in the late 18th early 19th centuries jane McAusland
The landscape drawings of Constable's comtempories
, British Draughtsmanship c 1790 to 1850. Anne Lyes
Constable:Spatial colour in the drawings P Heron
Chronology
There is a prologue of some 15 drawing by artists who may have influenced Constable
There are 81 drawings by Constable, 16 are illustrated in colour , the rest in BW
There are houses,Churches,Fields,Portraits,Ships and the like.
You a
So get to see Constable's varying drawing style

There are lots of exhibitions on Constable, but a lot less devoted to his drawings alone
This is a excellent exhibition of Constable's drawings and covers the range of topics he drew and his varying drawing technique
Depending on price I would recommend it. (It would have been better if all the illustrations were in colour so only 4stars
Anna and the King
Anna and the King
20th Century Fox certainly got a lot of mileage out of the story of "Anna And The King of Siam." First, there was the 1946 version with Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison. This inspired Rodgers And Hammerstein's magnificent musical version "The King And I", brought to the screen in 1956 starring Deborah Keer and Yul Bryneer. This incarnation stars Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat. For some reason, this beautiful 1999 version remains critically under-rated and vastly under-appreciated. The basic plot in all versions is fascinating fiction, based on certain "factual events," concerning the confrontational and complex relationship between British schoolteacher Anna Leonowwens and King Mongkut in 1860's Siam.
The casting of British Rex Harrison as the King Of Siam in the 1946 version is Hollywood preposterous. There's never any real emotional connection between Harrison and Irene Dunne. Deborah Kerr and Yul Bryneer played things more beautifully and brilliantly in "The King And I." The production is marvelous, if obviously studio bound. Here, Chow Yun-Fat is every bit as commanding and charismatic as Yul Bryneer. This King is more human and, as Chow Yun-Fat is actually Asian, probably more authentic as well.
"Anna And The King" plays less like "The King And I" and more like a David Lean epic ( I am mostly thinking of "A Passage To India") from a movie era gone by. While certain plot elements remain in all versions, this version takes the story in some surprisingly different directions. In terms of approach, the musical "The King And I" is about how Anna changes Siam. This "Anna And The King" is about how Siam changes Anna. Played by Jodie Foster, Anna is extremely high-minded and sure in her belief that "the ways of England are the ways of the world." Many of her smug beliefs and values are thrown back in her face after she meets King Mongkut and the people in his palace. By the time of the lavish "anniversary party", thrown mostly to impress the British, Anna is appalled by her country's prejudicial and unfriendly attitudes towards Siam. On a personal level, the King correctly guesses that Anna is so out-spoken and headstrong because she has not yet accepted the death of her husband Tom. She hides her pain behind a wall of "superior British strength." Still, she fights against several social and human injustices. Her manner does not sit well with the Prime Minister who says, "There has been much insult caused by this Englishwoman who thinks herself the equal of a man." A fascinated Mongkut replies, "No, the equal of a King."
There is nothing studio bound about this production. It was filmed on location in Maylaysia. Filming in Thailand was denied because any version of this story is considered controversial and disrespectful to the memory of King Mongkut, making it appear he was dependent upon advice and support from his British Schoolteacher employee. Ironically, the film confronts that issue head on. Anna totally over-steps her position when she tries to save the slave Tuptim (Bai Ling) and her lover Balet (Sean Ghazi) from death. The King can do nothing to save them because Anna has made it appear, in public court, no less, that he takes orders from her. Tuptim and Balet must die in order for the King to "save face" and command authority.
In addition to all this drama, there is added political danger. General Alack attempts a political coup by forcing a war between Siam and Burma. Alack kills the King's brother and several other innocent people, and he plans to kill King Mongkut and all of his wives and children. After the deaths of Tuptim and Balat, Anna prepares to leave Siam. This new danger, however, brings her back to the palace one final time.
Critics complained about Jodie Foster as Anna, and the film's length. I couldn't disagree more! At 2 hours, 26 minutes, the film IS long, but, for me, always absorbing and often heartbreaking. Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat are both brilliant in the leading roles. DVD Extras include a Making of Documentary, 5 production featurettes, a music video, deleted scenes, and audio commentary by director Andy Tennant.
Hogwarts Crest Counted Cross Stitch Kit, 14 Count White Aida, 10.3" x 12.2", 20 Colors
Hogwarts Crest Counted Cross Stitch Kit, 14 Count White Aida, 10.3" x 12.2", 20 Colors
If you've never cross-stitched before, I'd avoid this product. The directions are easy to follow, but it's not for novices. It's best for those with experience as the fabric has NO PRINTING on it and requires you to follow their instructions to create.

For what you pay, the items that you receive are okay. The fabric is fine. There's enough floss in good colors. The needle is fine (though it should be packaged separately). There are directions.

There is no hoop. The fabric is not printed, so there's no easy guide to follow. The packaging is very flimsy paper bag - had to store the contents in a separate plastic bag to keep it all together. If it weren't for the convenience of having everything in one set, it's much cheaper to buy this pattern on Etsy and get the materials separate - less than $10 with ease. There are much better, much cheaper cross-stitch kits that come with everything and then some. This was not worth the price, but will be used.
Balloon Pump Hand Held, Inflator Air Pump for Balloons - 2Way Dual Action, 2Pack: Friends can Help - Easy to Use, 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee - Sturdy Ballon Inflator Pump
Balloon Pump Hand Held, Inflator Air Pump for Balloons - 2Way Dual Action, 2Pack: Friends can Help - Easy to Use, 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee - Sturdy Ballon Inflator Pump
Package was open and missing one pump when it arrived. Not sure how to ask seller to send another one to replace the missing one. We had purchased the:
Balloon Pump Hand Held, Inflator Air Pump for Balloons - 2Way Dual Action, 𝟐𝐏𝐚𝐜𝐤: 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩 - Easy to Use, 100% Lifetime Satisfaction Guarantee - Sturdy Ballon Inflator Pump.

Otherwise the one we do have works great.
Dove crollano i sogni (Nero Rizzoli) (Italian Edition)
Dove crollano i sogni (Nero Rizzoli) (Italian Edition)
Comprendo la finalità di denuncia sociale che l'autore ha voluto imprimere a questo libro, ma non la condivido. E un po' mi disturba. Il quartiere genovese di Certosa è degradato e mal frequentato come molti altri. Nel Paese e nel mondo. Tuttavia, abbassare il livello culturale del prodotto che si offre ai lettori con la pretesa di offrire la visione di uno spaccato di realtà urbana senza speranza e con sogni effimeri, speculando sul crollo di Ponte Morandi, usato come metafora, non serve e non è educativo. Svilisce lo scrittore (al quale rimarrò fedele, nonostante la delusione di questo libro) e le persone che in quel quartiere sono costrette a vivere e lo fanno senza imbastire progetti criminali. La protagonista è una poveretta (nel senso denigratorio del termine) che concentra le energie sull'uso utilitaristico del proprio corpo. E anche se il romanzo non lo rivela, è facile immaginare che da ciò che accade attorno a lei nell'ultima pagina del libro non apprenderà nulla. Lo stesso nulla di cui è fatta la ragazza.
2020 Asus VivoBook 15 Thin & Light Laptop: 10th Gen Core i7-1065G7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10
2020 Asus VivoBook 15 Thin & Light Laptop: 10th Gen Core i7-1065G7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10
There's a lot to like about this VivoBook 15. It's got a solid processor, and incredibly easy to upgrade memory and hard drive. How easy to upgrade? Just take out 10 phillips head screws and carefully pry off the back case and there you go. Note however that memory sites such as Crucial are WRONG about how much memory this bad boy can take. They'll encourage you to buy a stick of 16 gb, but it's a waste of money. You've already got 8 gb soldered in, and it can only take 20 gb total. Your best (and really only) option is to buy a stick of 8 gb for under $30. A new NVME hard drive will run you in the $100 range.

That all being said...this computer can handle me and my tendency to have quite a few tabs open. It doesn't choke or cry. It can handle me utilizing photoshop.

It can't handle casting videos to my TV, or playing high-quality videos (or even games). The colors in general tend to look washed out. Games (like Bejeweled Blitz) will often end up with pink or purple lines through them. It's disheartening, but if that's the worst of my issues, I'm willing to accept it. YMMV.

If you can deal with the color/video issues, this is a great little laptop. I'd recommend it.
Teapigs Liquorice & Peppermint Tea 50bag
Teapigs Liquorice & Peppermint Tea 50bag
This is a new discovery of mine. I've never tasted tea quite like it. I'm no expert, just know what I like. My favourite flavour and green twining's just don't cut the mustard any more. I am very much in love with the strong smell and flavour while still in the bag and as part of the tea, and have gone all out and treated myself to the mint, caramel, pop corn and chocolate flake. Unfortunately I've only been taken by the mint wonderfully strong mint and absolutely taken by the liquorice and peppermint which has presented a 'real' natural sweetness which is a firm momentary favourite. I feel so positive about this tea that as an expensive one off treat, I'm going for the apple and cinnamon and intense fruit one. Will keep you posted. Diane

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