Ramon Edwards

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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.
WebAssembly in Action
WebAssembly in Action
WebAssembly in Action by Gerard Gallant. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Functional Architecture with React and Redux
Functional Architecture with React and Redux
Functional Architecture with React and Redux by Cristian Salcescu. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
High Performance MySQL
High Performance MySQL
High Performance MySQL by Jeremy D. Zawodny and Derek J. Balling. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 39 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1
The Unmapped Chronicles #1 by Abi Elphinstone. Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Zaklinacz deszczu
Zaklinacz deszczu
Zaklinacz deszczu by John Grisham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
LASSITER (Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers)
LASSITER (Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers)
LASSITER (Jake Lassiter Legal Thrillers) by Paul Levine. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 416 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Stephen King's Danse Macabre
Stephen King's Danse Macabre
Stephen King's Danse Macabre by Stephen King. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King by Tim Underwood and Chuck Miller. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by William Strunk JR. and E.B. White. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 2565 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Alice 3 in Action with Java™
Alice 3 in Action with Java™
Alice 3 in Action with Java™ by Joel Adams. Rated 2.4 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Java the Complete Reference
Java the Complete Reference
Java the Complete Reference by Mr Kotiyana. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Instant PHP Web Scraping
Instant PHP Web Scraping
Instant PHP Web Scraping by Jacob Ward. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Functional Programming in PHP: a php[architect] guide
Functional Programming in PHP: a php[architect] guide
Functional Programming in PHP: a php[architect] guide by Simon Holywell, Beth Tucker Long, et al.. Rated 2.6 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Queries: 200+ Queries to Challenge you.
SQL Queries: 200+ Queries to Challenge you.
SQL Queries: 200+ Queries to Challenge you. by Swaroop Kallakuri. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 81 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Cloud Database Development and Management
Cloud Database Development and Management
Cloud Database Development and Management by Lee Chao. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
NLP: The Beginners Essential NLP Guide: 7 Simple but Powerful Techniques to Change Your Mind, Overcome Anxiety, and Eliminate Crippling Self Doubt So You Can Achieve Your Full Potential in Life
NLP: The Beginners Essential NLP Guide: 7 Simple but Powerful Techniques to Change Your Mind, Overcome Anxiety, and Eliminate Crippling Self Doubt So You Can Achieve Your Full Potential in Life
NLP: The Beginners Essential NLP Guide: 7 Simple but Powerful Techniques to Change Your Mind, Overcome Anxiety, and Eliminate Crippling Self Doubt So You Can Achieve Your Full Potential in Life by Timothy Lee and M R Keen. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
Kotlin Apprentice: Beginning Programming with Kotlin
Kotlin Apprentice: Beginning Programming with Kotlin
Kotlin Apprentice: Beginning Programming with Kotlin by raywenderlich.com Team, Irina Galata, et al.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Kotlin programming category.
Scala for Machine Learning
Scala for Machine Learning
Scala for Machine Learning by Patrick R. Nicolas. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Life on the Mississippi (Dover Thrift Editions)
Life on the Mississippi (Dover Thrift Editions)
This book is written in Mark Twain's illimitable and distinctive style and is packed with anecdotes and facts about the river, both at the time he was writing and previously.

It is a fascinating portrait of life on a steamboat and of the River itself at that time and since Mark Twain had been a licensed pilot on the Mississippi, it is a book written by someone who knows his subject. (His pen-name of Mark Twain was taken from the leadsman's calling out the depth of 'two fathoms').

The passages about his apprenticeship when learning his trade as a river pilot are among the most fascinating, but the many historical facts which he also incorporates into the book also make extremely interesting reading.

The river is several thousand miles long, and when the young Mark Twain said to his instructor, the senior pilot Horace Bixby, "but surely you don't expect me to know ALL the landmarks all along the river?", his mentor replied, "Son, I don't EXPECT you to know them, you MUST know them". For at that time and without any modern technical aids, or even electricity for nighttime travel, navigation of the river could prove extremely dangerous.

One of the many fascinating facts about this river was its habit of continually changing course, or "cutting through" a bend - sometimes marooning a former riverside town several miles inland, and even putting it into another state or county entirely.

The author describes the river as being 4000 miles long. But the Internet gives a number of answers as to length, varying from 3,710 miles long to 2,550 miles - quite a difference! But whoever is right, it is certainly a very long river, (among the very longest in the world), and all agree that at its widest it is seven miles wide and winds its way through no fewer than 10 US states.

I would thoroughly recommend this book as a most informative read, but crucially, it is written not in a dry and dusty manner, but in a delightfully informal and racy style, and is packed with stories, anecdotes and historical facts, making it extremely readable.
Warren Buffett : 100 consejos para invertir y enriquecerse (Spanish Edition)
Warren Buffett : 100 consejos para invertir y enriquecerse (Spanish Edition)
Este libro es una maravilla para todos los que estén interesados en mejorar sus finanzas y su vida en general, y esto incluye a las personas que de momento inviertan dinero a menor escala. Para mi personalmente, los tres consejos con mayor importancia son: actuar siempre con la mente calmada, invertir en si mismo y compartir con los demás. Se trata de fortalecerse uno mismo, de poder prosperar gracias a eso, y entonces de usar lo acumulado para el mayor bien de [email protected] A mejorar: La letra del back cover y, según mi percepción como nativo alemán, corregir unas faltas de ortografía dentro del libro. No obstante, doy cinco de cinco estrellas. Muchas gracias :)
Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth with Commentary by David Clark
Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth with Commentary by David Clark
If you collect quotations from one of the broadest thinkers in business who for decades has delivered witty and wise sayings, you cannot really go wrong. The Tao translates as “the way” or “the path” and what we are served here is the way of Charlie Munger, vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and long business partner to Warren Buffett. Munger’s many sayings have over time gained enough status to be christened as “Mungerisms.”

The reference to Taoism is equally apt when it comes to the format of the book. Just as Lao-tzu, the Taoist collection of saying and proverbs, this is a commented assortment of quotations where David Clark, co-writer of the many Buffettology books does the observing and deciphering of the wise musings of the old master. Buffett obviously has a wonderful way with words but I have always enjoyed Munger’s shorter, sharper and more cynical statements more and Clark has done us all a huge service collecting these quotes. It is a book possible to read in one, albeit long, sitting – but please don’t. Take the time to scribble down how Munger’s thoughts reflect on your investments, business and being. Does this make sense to you? If so, how are you living up to it? What can you change? What can you improve?

The selected quotations are grouped into four parts covering investing, banking and the economy, business and philosophizing on life at large. Sections one and three are delivered with authority and Ben Graham’s saying that investing is the most intelligent when it is most businesslike springs to mind. At the same time the investing of Munger and Berkshire Hathaway is hardly unknown material due to the vast coverage of Buffett’s investing success.

The danger with adding commentary is that it isn’t always better to say something in a lengthier format when it has already been delivered crisp and clear in a short pitchy way. There is a balance to be kept to not over-explain things. Clark is mostly on the right side of the tracks but he delivers rather similar explanations to many of the quotes and is forced to add quite a few “as we have said earlier”.

Further, just as it comes to later commentary of, say old Taoist texts, it is always possible to debate if the interpretation of the original scriptures from one specific scholar is optimal. Occasionally I would have chosen to make alternative reflections. I think the selection of quotes Clark has made is a good one. Perhaps it could have hade been tilted a tad more towards psychology given Munger’s wisdom in the area. There are few real gems missing apart from this favorite on investing “It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.” – a typical Mungerism in it’s lack of flattery.

The second part of the book is the least interesting - but every time one hears figures about the gross exposure of global derivatives one marvels. The best and most inspiring part is the fourth, on Life, Education and the Pursuit of Happiness. Below are some of our favorites. “Being rational is a moral imperative. You should never be stupider than you need to be”; “Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day – if you live long enough – most people get what they deserve” and especially close to our heart “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time – none, zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads – and how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.” Amen. If you ever find yourself hesitating over a decision, simply ask yourself “What would Charlie Munger do?”

This is a review by investingbythebooks.com
Savage Spear of the Unicorn: Stories by Delicious Tacos
Savage Spear of the Unicorn: Stories by Delicious Tacos
Just here because they banned me from Twitter.

I want you to know that I've stolen your pandemic Tinder opener about repopulating the earth and am absolutely cleaning up with it. Hint that I've been to prison. Replaced my entire profile with photos of birds. I hadn't had a date in 9 months and suddenly every woman within 50 miles of me is beating down my door, wanting to know What Is The Deal With All Those Birds.

Whoever shows up is going in my bed. Lightly used college sophomore. 4'10 Chinese stripper with an imaginary modeling career. Stacked 35 year old MILF with kids in high school. No condoms. I'm 34 years old and work part time for minimum wage. You think I'm worried about child support? You can't get blood from a stone. Here's your check for $21.80. See you next month.

When they ask me what I do for fun, I tell them that my favorite author just put out a book. I had been saying it was Finally Some Good News, but now I'm telling them it's this one. Hopefully you make a few bucks. Least I could do.

Five Stars.
Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order
Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to World Order
The Bully of Asia by China expert Steven W. Mosher serves as a vital overview of China’s intentions towards Asia.

Throughout its history, China has exerted powerful control over its neighbors – to the extent of its capabilities. This control was justified by a culture that viewed other peoples as inferior, and thus, naturally taking on the status of vassals rather than equals.

In the West’s recent memory, however, China was wracked with turmoil and dominated by the main Western powers and Japan – certainly since the Opium Wars of the mid-1800s. As such, China isn’t viewed with the same keen sense of historical alarm as are Germany and Japan.

China’s economy eclipsed Germany’s years ago and then Japan’s and, as measured by purchasing power parity, is now even larger than America’s economy. Inevitably, China’s military power has followed closely behind.

Mosher’s Bully of Asia clearly explains why China’s rise is a threat, not only to the sovereign independence of its neighbors in Asia, but also to America and its democratic allies.

Reviewer: Chuck DeVore is a Vice President at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He served in the California State Assemblyman from 2004 to 2010. Before his election, he was an executive in the aerospace industry. He was a Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs in the Department of Defense from 1986 to 1988. He is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve. DeVore is the author of "The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America" and the co-author of "China Attacks."
Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race
Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race
Fernholz does a great job at developing a compelling narrative about the brief history of New Space. While a large extent of the book is centered around the "rocket billionaires", a wider perspective on the context in which commercial space has evolved in recent years is also provided. I especially enjoyed learning about how NASA has changed in response to the pioneerism of Musk and Bezos. The author makes no effort to hide his admiration for SpaceX and Blue Origin, which might be reflected in his depiction of their more established competitors. Biased or not, that does not compromise the quality of a well-researched book mostly based on first-hand interviews. Without any doubt, a mandatory reading for anyone interested in New Space that also happens to be entertaining for a broader audience.
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"
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
Eat My Dust! Henry Ford's First Race (Step into Reading)
I must admit, my kindergartener and I are great fans of the Step Into Reading series of books. Since my daughter had completed the Step 2 books in the Step Into Reading series of books, I decided to go ahead and purchase the Step 3 books. I was a bit hesitant because I noticed there is quite a big leap between the Step 2 and Step 3 books, especially in terms of vocabulary and sentence structure. The vocabulary is more advanced with higher order words, and the sentences are longer. I was also concerned that my daughter might not like the topics which seemed to be more 'academic' with history-based stories. My worries were unfounded. She loves the books and is reading them with very little help from me (and I enjoy listening to the stories!)

These books are excellent for building children's reading skills as well as increasing their confidence in reading. Once you've completed the Step 1 and Step 2 books (I would advise proceeding level by level), the Step 3 books are not as daunting as they might first appear. In "Eat My Dust!", children are introduced to Henry Ford and learn about his contributions. The illustrations enhance the story and add a fun element which will appeal to young children.

I can't recommend these books highly enough - they are great for building reading skills, and also educational. This book is a great introduction to history, and I also came up with a series of short comprehension questions based on the story in this book so as to hone my daughter's comprehension skills (e.g. "What sort of vehicle did Henry Ford drive?", "What event did Henry Ford participate in?", etc. ). These books are not only great intermediate readers but might also inculcate in children a great love of history.
PEACOCK JEWELS [Large Premium Quality Canvas Printed Wall Art Poster 5 Pieces / 5 Panels Wall Decor Bob Marley Painting, Home Decor Pictures - Stretched
PEACOCK JEWELS [Large Premium Quality Canvas Printed Wall Art Poster 5 Pieces / 5 Panels Wall Decor Bob Marley Painting, Home Decor Pictures - Stretched
The picture itself is nice and the size listed was accurate; therefore the 3 stars. However the picture is pulled so tightly around the wood framing that part of the frame is visible from the front on 3 of the 5 pieces (not flat, bowed). The Hooks on the back are completely off center on every piece. You have to remove them and remount (or) hang them with additional hooks in order to get them level. I also had to buy Command strips to hold them level due to the poor hook alignment. For the cost, a customer should receive a better quality product.
America Undefined
America Undefined
America Undefined by Pat Metheny. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the undefined category.
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] [Blu-ray]
30th Anniversary Concert Celebration [Deluxe Edition] [Blu-ray]
I recently discovered “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” while I was browsing through the music section at Amazon.com. Since I am an ardent fan of Bob Dylan’s music and of almost all of the musicians who performed that night, I immediately purchased a copy of the concert on Blu-ray. I figured it would probably be pretty good…

“Pretty good…” now THERE’S an understatement! “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” certainly ranks as one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen. For almost three hours on October 16, 1992, a panoply of some of the greatest icons of rock and country music dazzled the gathered crowd of over 18,000 cheering Bob Dylan fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden. This marked the 30th anniversary of the beginning of Dylan’s musical career. Honoring Dylan with performances of his songs were John Mellencamp, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, Richie Havens, Johnny and June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, Johnny Winter, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, George Harrison, and many others, including Bob Dylan himself.

The “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” contains 2 hours and 45 minutes of non-stop music, and includes 30 of Bob Dylan’s greatest and most memorable songs. I especially enjoyed John Mellencamp’s rousing rendition of “Like a Rolling Stone” that kicked off the celebration, as well as Lou Reed’s fiery performance of Dylan’s dark and dense “Foot of Pride.” Richie Havens’ performance of “Just Like a Woman” is particularly moving and wonderful, as is Tracy Chapman’s gorgeous “The Times They Are a-Changin.’” Unfortunately, this otherwise nearly perfect celebration was marred somewhat when the audience began raucously booing Sinead O’Connor, and she responded with an on-stage tantrum. (One wonders how and why this incident ended up on the disc.) Video quality is simply outstanding, appearing as it does in 1.78:1 high definition. Audio is presented in LPCM Stereo 48K only, but it is rich, full, and sounds phenomenal.

I own very few music concerts in my home video library. Among my favorites are “Eagles Farewell Tour II” and George Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from at AT&T Stadium.” However, “Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration Deluxe Edition” tops them all. Most highly recommended.
All Natural, Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub - Gentle Exfoliation, Lip Moisturizer & Conditioner, 1.23oz
All Natural, Vegan Coconut Lip Scrub - Gentle Exfoliation, Lip Moisturizer & Conditioner, 1.23oz
This is my first time writing a review on Amazon and I just had to for this product. My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. By the end of my research I was trying to decide between a Lush lip scrub and this scrub by Handmade Heroes. I eventually settled on this one since it was on amazon, which made it more convenient for me since there isn't a Lush near my home or my college, and slightly cheaper than the Lush. I literally just tried it out for the first time a few minutes for writing this review and I have to say that my lip haven't felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea size amount and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. Even though I did enjoy this lip scrub very much, it was the first lip scrub I've ever tried in my life so I have no idea how it compares to other srubs out there on the market. If you are someone who doesn't want or doesn't have the resources to make a homemade scrub then, coming from a current college student who definitly doesn't have the resources or time to make their own, get this and it will be worth it!!

P.S. In the photo with the product next to the water bottle, the water bottle is a normal 16.9 fl oz Poland Spring bottle and the lip scrub is 1.23 oz, just so you have an idea on how small the product is. :)
GUND William Koala Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, 15"
GUND William Koala Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, 15"
We loved how cute and soft this koala is until it was time to wash it. The material seems to have melted in the dryer, so now we have a koala with rough bristles. We are sad and disappointed!

To Gund's defense, the label on the koala says "hand wash" and "air dry" that we had missed. Nevertheless, I find it unusual and inconvenient for a soft toy for little kids to not withstand a machine wash (unlike all our other soft toys).
Signal Set of 8 Manual Toothbrushes Made from 100% Natural Soft Bamboo 64 g
Signal Set of 8 Manual Toothbrushes Made from 100% Natural Soft Bamboo 64 g
J'ai reçu ce lot de 8 brosses à dents manuelle en bambou
Franchement, je ne peux dire que du bien :
- le prix de 14,20€ parfait
- l'emballage est individuel et cartonné et recyclable
- le manche est en bambou naturel 100%
- les poils sont doux et nettoyent parfaitement sans blesser la gencive
- fabrication en Inde : les français ne peuvent pas se positionner sur ce genre de produit ?
- j'utilise la marque Signal depuis mon enfance
- le lot permet de changer souvent de brosse sur l'année
- le manche tient bien dans la main
- Livraison gratuite et rapide en prime
- emballage parfait
Wolverine Men's W04727 Wolverine Boot
Wolverine Men's W04727 Wolverine Boot
After being a loyal customer for Timberland boots for many years, after not finding their new products meeting their old quality standards, I went looking for alternatives. I came across these Wolverines on Amazon. While the leather is imported, this particular boot is made in the U.S. The soles are sewn on, not just glued. The rubber tread gives good traction and is comfortable to walk around in or work in. I normally get standard cowhide leather boots but took a chance with these in Nubuck. These boots fit like they were made for me. I normally buy shoes and boots in 10 1/2 wide or 11 wide depending on the brand. These are regular size 11 and they fit just fine. I used silicone spray to waterproof the boots because we have a lot of rain and humidity in the area I live in. The boots I purchased arrived in perfect condition and does not have any issues of loose stitching or material defects. It was really nice to put on a new pair of boots that fit so well that I knew I would not have to work to break these in. They were ready to go out of the box. When I do wear the soles of these boots out, at least I will have the option to take them in to get resoled. Hopefully you too will get a pair of these boots that fit like mine so you can enjoy the pleasure I had in trying them on for the first time. Made my feet happy and has made me a solid Wolverine fan.
Phineas and Ferb Volume 3
Phineas and Ferb Volume 3
Phineas and Ferb just makes me laugh and smile. The kids love them, the humor works on many levels, and it's safe fun entertainment for everybody. One of the few kids shows I don't mind watching, even in large batches (on a sick day or during the blizzard or the like.)

The music is brilliant too - catchy songs in all sorts of styles, and the family loves each other and is genuinely fun to spend time with. The shows where the parents get more time are some of my favorites even though they're never the main focus.
Danish Dough Whisk Large Hook Hand Mixer, 13.5 Inch Stainless Steel with Dough Scraper for Pizza Dough, Sourdough Bread, biscuits,Pastry-Perfect Gifts for Bakers (Two-eye dough whisk+dough scraper)
Danish Dough Whisk Large Hook Hand Mixer, 13.5 Inch Stainless Steel with Dough Scraper for Pizza Dough, Sourdough Bread, biscuits,Pastry-Perfect Gifts for Bakers (Two-eye dough whisk+dough scraper)
This item arrived yesterday and today I put it to a test. All I can say is this little mixer can might look simple but sure does come in handy. Those inner ring really shine when come to folding the flower and the dough still has right amount of gluten development. This item also came with 2 rubber scrapers and all 4 items for less than 20 bucks? what else can i say? highly recommend!
Hoosier Hill Farm Big Daddy Mac Mix, 1 Pound
Hoosier Hill Farm Big Daddy Mac Mix, 1 Pound
If I let my mother tell stories, she'd give you an exhaustive list of all of the 'boxes Mac & Cheese's that she went through in my youth to lure me away from the Blue Box. She would tell you that I'd give it a sniff or a single bite before I would refuse it for not being the RIGHT Mac & Cheese.

It's a terrible habit that I've kept into my adulthood. My favorite and most nostalgic Mac & Cheese has been and will always be of the Kraft variety, with its delicious neon orange cheese. Even when they altered their flavor to be healthier for the children, I stuck by it.

Then I found this. I bought it, suspicious of the other reviews that said it was on par or better than Kraft Powdered Magic Cheese. I've heard those comments before, they always lied! When I first opened it, I was hit by the strong cheese scent wafting out of the plastic jug. Delicious, cheddary air.

I picked up a bit between my fingers, expecting it to be chunky - I was surprised that it had the texture and softness of flour. The next test was giving it a small lick to see if it was palatable... The cheddar flavor was amazingly strong. It was delicious. Cheesy mana from heaven.

Next was doing a dry run of their recommended preparation, adding 1/3 cups to 1/4 cups of milk. I'd seen comments that it clumped, and I can confirm it does clump if you use a spoon. However, this is easily fixed by adding the milk first, then adding the cheese and using a round-bottomed bowl and a whisk. It will come out perfectly smooth every time with a whisk.

The practical test came next. I decided that my noodles weren't NEARLY vibrant enough to take on this neon cheese, so I colored my seasoned water and tossed the noodles in to cook. Just some basic egg noodles. They came out a fantastically blinding radioactive-like orange. Once I added the cheese (and the recommended amount of butter), it looked like Chester Cheetah himself had blessed the bowl with his touch.

A garnish of some bacon bits and my gloriously orange masterpiece was complete. Every bite was the kick in the mouth that I remembered as a child. I can honestly say that I've now placed Hoosier over Kraft. This cheese is everything I was promised.
The Perry Mason Book: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s Favorite Defender of Justice
The Perry Mason Book: A Comprehensive Guide to America’s Favorite Defender of Justice
This is a reference book for the dedicated Perry Mason fan. It tells us everything we could want to know about Perry Mason: the books, the author, the characters, the TV series, the films, the actors etc.

Davidson is obviously a great fan: he founded a Perry Mason fan club; he has met a lot of people involved in the TV shows (including Raymond Burr); and he has done a massive amount of extremely thorough research.

This is not a book that most of us would read cover to cover. It is something to be dipped into, browsed through, and used to look things up as required. As such, I would have preferred a traditional book that I can flick through, rather than a Kindle version, but it only seems to be available in Kindle form. Having said that, once I found the index and got used to navigating my way around the book, I found the Kindle format to be quite satisfactory.

Erle Stanley Gardner wrote over eighty Perry Mason books and I’ve read about three quarters of them. They are amongst my favourites when it comes to a bit of light, escapist reading. I have found that most are very good, a few are really excellent, and just a few are disappointing.

Davidson acknowledges that critics have said that these books are not great literature. There is not much depth of characterisation; sometimes the plots have weaknesses; and Gardner certainly does not waste any time on the sort of long, descriptive passages that you get in Raymond Chandler’s writing.

But if you want briskly paced page-turners, these are the books for you. They do not feature the grim blood, gore and “darkness” of so much modern crime fiction. Instead they grab our attention and give us enjoyment through Perry Mason’s quick-wittedness and the brilliant and fast-paced dialogues, especially the courtroom dialogues. And despite the alleged lack of depth of characterisation, I feel that I “know” the central characters well.

The early TV series are great entertainment, too. They are different in some ways from the books, but I personally do not have any problem reconciling the Perry Mason, Della Street and Paul Drake of the TV version with those in the books. (The TV Hamilton Burger, though, is quite a different character from the one in the books.) Unfortunately, in Britain at the moment, we can only get the first two seasons on Region 2 DVD, and there aren’t any TV channels that show these old gems. We’re deprived over here!

Phil Webster.
Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 13: The Red Ribbon Androids
Dragon Ball Z, Vol. 13: The Red Ribbon Androids
I’m guessing Terminator is a favourite movie of Akira Toriyama’s because the current plotline reeks heavily of it - except it’s reversed. Trunks, Vegeta’s son, travels back in time to before Dr Gero and his androids turn the world into hell, to warn Son Goku and co. This gives them the time to train and prepare for the fight, not to mention help Goku overcome his heart disease with futuristic medicine. Also, Vegeta reveals that he too can turn into a Super Saiyan!

The problem with a massive ongoing series with multiple, succeeding story arcs is that some stories are just better and the weaker ones pale in comparison. Like the Saiyan story arc that kicked off the series was great and laid the foundation for Dragon Ball Z. Then Akira Toriyama raised the stakes with the epic Freeza story arc. Now we’re onto the arc that has to follow Freeza - the killer androids on Earth storyline - and it’s not as good. That’s not to say this arc itself isn’t enjoyable, it’s just that it really isn’t on the same level and so I’m less enthusiastic.

The fights are still fun and even when it’s Vegeta (who I’m liking more and more, despite his evilness) and some androids I couldn’t care less about. If there’s one thing Toriyama does superbly, it’s fight scenes. In fact, I was surprised that the rating for this book is “all ages” given the brutal killings the androids perform and the vicious way Vegeta defeats one of them. But the last book had a panel of domestic violence that was brushed off immediately as “comedy” so I suppose the ratings system doesn’t mean jack once you reach a certain level of popularity!

The androids aren’t as personable or interesting as Freeza, Vegeta, and the other villains in this series have been - they don't even have names, they're just Androids #19 and #20! They’re just soulless killers. Yawn. But that wasn’t the only thing that annoyed me in this volume. Yamcha is maybe the most worthless fighter character ever. He’s always the first casualty, he never helps, and he’s a total non-entity. Guess what his contribution to this volume is? That's right, becoming the first casualty! Just get rid of this dude for good, he’s dead weight.

The other thing was Son Goku’s stupidity. He was told by Trunks when he would be sick and in what way. He was then given medicine to cure the sickness. So at the time he knew he was going to be sick, and he does become sick, why doesn’t he have the medicine on him there and then? What’s it doing all the way back in his house? So because of his stupidity, he’s taken out of the fight immediately and has to be flown home to take his medicine. What a dolt! I’m liking Goku less and less as this series continues.

I’m hoping this android arc doesn’t last as long as the Freeza one because I’m really not into it. Another book, maybe two tops, is all I can stomach of these dull characters - bring on Buu!
Zoo 2 (BookShots)
Zoo 2 (BookShots)
As a general rule, I love James Patterson, and I really enjoyed Zoo. It was an interesting concept, well written, the characters were well rounded, suspenseful, exciting, etc. I was very excited to read the sequel and bought it pre-release. However, this book was a big disappointment. It was as if they were written by two different people; none of the characters charm from be first book came through, it wasn't all that exciting, none of the back stories were explored, none of the new stories were resolved, and it just wasn't very fun. The best thing about this book is how short it is. Writing is w tough business, and I understand that not every book is going to be a writers best effort, and I don't like bashing someone's work for the fun of it. However, this was just such a surprising disappointment, with such an unsatisfactory conclusion, you are better off leaving off at the end of the first book.
Karl May - Gesammelte Werke (German Edition)
Karl May - Gesammelte Werke (German Edition)
Karl May is a German author, but he writes about the life of the Native Americans at the time of immigration of the European settlers. The main characters are some of these settlers and some of the Natives, who form bonds of friendship and also relationships of hate and rivalry. The stories are about two different cultures discovering each other and clashing. They are about some individuals who make friends and try to coexist. They tell about the others who try to destroy and control, too. We all know who won.
I devoured these books when I was a kid. They made me dream and imagine that I was one of them, and I usually pictured myself on the Natives' side. I felt they were written from the heart.
As for the "some violence", yes there are battles and there are deaths, and some scalping, too. These things did happen in real life.
I got the whole series on Kindle to read them once more after so many years, and I am under the spell, again!
You need to know German to read this edition! I think there are translations for just about any language out there!
If you feel that this review was helpful, please, let me know. Thank you!
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia)
The Last Battle (Chronicles of Narnia)
I enjoyed the earlier Narnia books. This one, though, was a real problem for me.
SPOILER ALERT

1) The bad guys are dark-skinned worshippers of a different god - aka Muslims. Unless they are honorable - then they were following Jesus but just didn't know it.
2) CSL wants to get in his description of heaven (which is actually kind of cool) but can't figure out any way to do that except killing everyone in a train wreck. Yes. A children's book ends with everyone being thrilled about a train wreck. Yippee.
3) Everyone, that is, except Susan who is left behind because at age 20 or so she has become interested in lipstick, nylons and invitations. Guess losing your family (parents,too) in a train wreck will cure that.

Very weak ending that reflects CSL's worldview. Two ways, mainly. 1) He led a very solitary life. His happiest childhood moments were spent reading and building a fantasy world. He lost his mother at a young age, went to some pretty horrible boarding schools, fought in WW1, converted in his thirties, hadn't married at the point he wrote this (his mid-fifties). It is easy to see why he would view young people dying so they can return to a fantasy world and proceed to heaven as a happy ending.
2) He viewed social life as torture when he was young. He spent most of his time with boys and men. So when looking for a candidate among his characters to represent a believer who has fallen away, who better than a vapid young woman.

Very disappointing end to a pretty good series.
Valerie
Valerie
Business Executive Valerie rushes back to her hometown of Orchard Valley to visit
her father, who is ill in the hospital where she meets her sister Norah, where they
are still awaiting the arrival of their other sister Steffie. There Norah introduces to
the doctor on call, Colby. They butt heads at first, but they simply want the best for
her father. Soon they feel an attraction, but know that nothing between them can
last. But why is their father saying that all of the sisters will be married and that
Valerie will marry Colby?? Read and find out. Must read.
La cuna caerá (Spanish Edition)
La cuna caerá (Spanish Edition)
Katie, una inteligente y atractiva abogada que ha enviudado recientemente, vive en una ciudad de Nueva Jersey sin imaginar que el destino la convertiria en blanco mortal de una aterradora conspiracion medica. Katie ha presenciado una serie de hechos inquietantes en el hospital en que estuvo internada por unos dias. Y precisamente ahora debe internarse por segunda vez para someterse a una leve intervencion quirurgica...

Una novela recomendable para los que les gusta Mary Higgins Clark o las novelas de suspenso.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - Piano Solos
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - Piano Solos
My daughter asked for this for her birthday and she and her sister have both enjoyed playing the music. They have been playing piano for several years and it is a bit challenging, but they are excited about playing fun music they know and enjoy.
In It biyori Deck From – A and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [DVD]
In It biyori Deck From – A and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [DVD]
遂に終わった”りぴーと”。
この作品に最終回という言葉は余り使いたくないですが、本巻で一応の幕引きになります。
視聴して元気を貰える上にノスタルジーを味わえる稀有なアニメで、美麗な情景に魅力的な登場人物が重なり、絶妙な化学変化が起きている傑作である。(このスタンスは一期から一貫していて制作スタッフのブレない姿勢が垣間見れて素晴らしい。)
三期は実現したとしてまだまだ先になりそうですが(原作ストックが余り無い為)、どれだけ時間が掛かっても良いので制作するのを心待ちにしています(^^)(制作しないと言われてましたが、ドラマCDで発売された沖縄旅行編もいつかOVAなどで発売してくれたら嬉しい。)
G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) Portable External Hard Drive, Space Gray - 0G10265
G-Technology 1TB G-DRIVE Mobile USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) Portable External Hard Drive, Space Gray - 0G10265
I usually don't like negative comments, nor do I like giving negative comments. I'm a youtuber and plan on putting important videos and information on this drive.

Received the item. First impression is the box and feel of the drive feels like something you would buy at five below

First plug in the drive reads "3gb" not TB. (I ordered the 4tb one)

I then go through the process to format the drive (for windows you will have to format using there formatter)

In the process to format to see if it solves the inital issue, it crashes my computer and makes it go into a blue screen

The drive after that was not readable via USB-C to USB-C HOWEVER for some reason it was readable via regular usb to USB-C

Clearly this device was defective from the begining.

Build quaility is horrible (feels cheap)
its very loud
the price is cheap (now i know why)
the drive isnt something I would "trust" with data
I will update with a recommended hard drive once I find one that fits my needs untill then
I wouldn't consider buying this drive AT ALL,
Like I said I usually dont read or listen to negitive comments because people are usually a bit harsh with them. But im very knowledgable in tech and memory and data. This is the worst Hard drive ive ever had. good luck!
Undefined: More Than the Sum of Losses
Undefined: More Than the Sum of Losses
I love to read but RARELY do I ever finish a book. (Stacks of unread books scream testament to that in my house!)
BUT...not THIS book. I literally downloaded it yesterday around dinnertime and finished it this morning around 10 am....so needless to say I was captured at the first chapter until the final word! It is a story that is raw emotional, amazing, courageous, hopeful, and most of all JOYFUL! It is a must read for everyone - but I highly recommend for those that are connected in some way to an adoption story or have suffered at the hands of sexual abuse or rape.
I don't personally know the author or her story, but can relate on so many levels. As I read my mind went to my own adoption story and the many ways I could see God's hand in directing my little unborn life to the Godly parents that lovingly raised me. I literally cried, cringed, held my breath and rejoiced with each chapter as she unfolded the story of the amazing journey of her life and God's grace and love.
Set de 2 cadenas de luces de fantasía tipo luciérnagas Yihong, a pilas y a control remoto, resistentes al agua, con 8 modos de parpadeo, 50 luces LED y alambre de cobre de 16.4 pies, para decoración de dormitorios, bodas y festivales (de color blanco como el día)
Set de 2 cadenas de luces de fantasía tipo luciérnagas Yihong, a pilas y a control remoto, resistentes al agua, con 8 modos de parpadeo, 50 luces LED y alambre de cobre de 16.4 pies, para decoración de dormitorios, bodas y festivales (de color blanco como el día)
Ok, so let me just say that these little lights are amazing! I bought them solely based on reviews and hoped for the best. Well, I'm just blown away by how neat these things work! Batteries are not included, so I had to do a store run to fix that. Each string takes 3 AA batteries and each remote takes a flat watch battery, but it's well worth it! These little guys really put on a show! I love that I have 8 different choices for light shows. I also love that there's a timer if I want to use it. I finally have solved the problem of how to light the wreath on my front door without having an ugly cord, or using other light sets that eat batteries in a day or so. Trust me, you can NOT go wrong with these things! I've seen similar stings in stores....but without a remote, without the 8 light sequence choices, and for a much higher price for just one string! So happy with these. I bought 2 sets of 2, but I may be ordering more. They're that neat!
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves (Fables (Graphic Novels))
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves (Fables (Graphic Novels))
This is the first real resolution to an ongoing story in the series so far. It focuses mainly on the relationship of Bigby and Snow which has been in the background since the very beginning, and in my opinion it is beautifully managed.
This issue takes a small step back from the war with the adversary that Boy Blue has been leading to focus on this more emotional subject matter, but to me that enhances the story as a whole and leads to a satisfying conclusion that means that other subjects can now be brought back to the fore and followed up on.
The series is pure genius and one of the best things to happen in comics for the last 10 years. If you have not followed this story i recommend you buy the first trade paperback and start immediately.
New Buffalo Classic Rice Cooker (10 cups)
New Buffalo Classic Rice Cooker (10 cups)
I bought this product to replace my 10 cup Tiger rice cooker,.
This Buffalo 10 cup rice cooker has an inner stainless pot, and this is why I selected it.
The rice cooking is good.
The downside of the product is that it has too much water condensation in the lid, so every time a lid is opened, a lot of water is dripping back to the cooked rice and the side of the inner pot. This water problem can be seen when opening the lid while the cooker in warm mode. Tiger rice cooker never has this problem.

Follow the Buffalo 10 cup instructions, I empty water from the water collection in the lid after cooking rice ; however, this won’t help at all, the water condensation does not escape much from the lid water collection.

In summary:
Pro: stainless steel inner pot, no worry about the worn out of Teflon that is used in other product.
Cons: keeping too much water condensation in the lid.

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