Sarai Hill

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Functional Programming in JavaScript
Functional Programming in JavaScript
Functional Programming in JavaScript by Dan Mantyla. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
SQL: The Ultimate SQL Crash Course: Learn The Structured Query Language For The Most Prominent Databases(Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB and Oracle) (SQL, SQL PROGRAMMING, SQL FOR BEGINNERS)
SQL: The Ultimate SQL Crash Course: Learn The Structured Query Language For The Most Prominent Databases(Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB and Oracle) (SQL, SQL PROGRAMMING, SQL FOR BEGINNERS)
SQL: The Ultimate SQL Crash Course: Learn The Structured Query Language For The Most Prominent Databases(Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB and Oracle) (SQL, SQL PROGRAMMING, SQL FOR BEGINNERS) by Simon Bedford and SQL. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, Todd McLaren, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 485 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Mrs. Miracle: A Novel (Angels Book 4)
Mrs. Miracle: A Novel (Angels Book 4)
Mrs. Miracle: A Novel (Angels Book 4) by Debbie Macomber. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 246 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Ci vediamo fuori luogo (Italian Edition)
Ci vediamo fuori luogo (Italian Edition)
Ci vediamo fuori luogo (Italian Edition) by Ginevra Roberta Cardinaletti. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Sheltering Rain
Sheltering Rain
Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 504 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
White Rose, Black Forest
White Rose, Black Forest
White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 5516 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Czas zabijania
Czas zabijania
Czas zabijania by Grisham John. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
King Richard III
King Richard III
King Richard III by William Shakespeare. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 212 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages
The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages by Don Winslow. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 271 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
JXTA: Java P2P Programming
JXTA: Java P2P Programming
JXTA: Java P2P Programming by Daniel Brookshier , Darren Govoni, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Wireless Java Programming with J2ME
Wireless Java Programming with J2ME
Wireless Java Programming with J2ME by Yu Feng and Jun Zhu. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Computers and computer systems
Computers and computer systems
Computers and computer systems by The Open University. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 50 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Magento 2 Development Essentials
Magento 2 Development Essentials
Magento 2 Development Essentials by Fernando J. Miguel. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning Yii Testing
Learning Yii Testing
Learning Yii Testing by Matteo Pescarin. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
The Definitive Guide to symfony
The Definitive Guide to symfony
The Definitive Guide to symfony by François Zaninotto and Fabien Potencier. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse
Exam Ref 70-767 Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse by Jose Chinchilla and Raj Uchhana. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Power Tips for iSeries Database & SQL
Power Tips for iSeries Database & SQL
Power Tips for iSeries Database & SQL by Paul Conte. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
iOS 11 by Tutorials: Learning the new iOS APIs with Swift 4
iOS 11 by Tutorials: Learning the new iOS APIs with Swift 4
iOS 11 by Tutorials: Learning the new iOS APIs with Swift 4 by raywenderlich.com Team, Jawwad Ahmad, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Trade Like Warren Buffett
Trade Like Warren Buffett
I am a Finance MBA and Buffettphile and this book barely held my attention. They did a very poor editing job. The numerous errors detract from the work. A lot of "Buffett-like" and "Buffett-style" speculation but not so much Buffett.

The book is lacking in too many areas to illustrate them all. I'll use the chapter on merger arbitrage as an example. Mr Altucher mentions some studies on merger arbitrage and how you can improve your success rate. He completely fails mention Graham's criteria for entering a merger arbitrage transaction as stated in the Intelligent Investor. The criteria are annualized 20% expected return and an estimated success probability of 80% or greater. Buffett probably still uses these. His overall treatment of merger arbitrage is woefully superficial. Anyone can calculate the return on capital if the merger succeeds. How do you determine the expected return on capital if the merger fails? How can you determine the implied probability of success from current market pricing? These and many other critical areas to one who practices merger arbitrage are not discussed.

While the book is not written in sufficient detail to actually be useful, Mr Altucher did cite many academic studies that I am anxious to read when I have the time. Mr Altucher, you got me. You put "Buffett" in the title and I bought the book.
TypeScript
TypeScript
TypeScript by Ben Henneke. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the TypeScript category.
Lessons from the Legends of Wall Street : How Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Phil Fisher, T. Rowe Price, and John Templeton Can Help You Grow Rich
Lessons from the Legends of Wall Street : How Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Phil Fisher, T. Rowe Price, and John Templeton Can Help You Grow Rich
Before commenting on what's in the book, I would like to take a moment to point out what is not. When the history of the great investors is written about the years 2000 to 2020, it will be filled with names different than those studied in this book. We don't know who those people are yet, but they will probably do something different from what these great investors of the past have done. Caveat investor! A backwards look at investment styles often does not translate into superior rewards in the future. That's one reason why 80 percent of professionals cannot beat the market averages. See John Bogle's Common Sense About Mutual Funds for more details on that perspective.
If you already know who Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, Phil Fisher, T. Rowe Price, and John Templeton are and what their investment styles are or were, you don't need this book. If these people or the details of their work are unfamiliar to you, this book will serve as a good introduction to those perspectives. It will also take you less time to study than reading the more definitive works on these people. If any of the approaches excite you, I suggest you go in for more depth elsewhere.
What is unique and valuable about this book is an attempt to blend the styles into one you can use to pick stocks and bonds. I thought that it was done reasonably well. Each investor is laid out in the same format, and then the results are summarized in the last part of the book. Basically, you are shown how to gather and evaluate the most appropriate information, and then to make a decision based on your evaluation.
There is also some good material to help you understand your risk profile, so you can focus on the relevant types of investments for you. There are also some questions to fill out like those that financial planners often use (that should be no surprise, given that the author is a certified financial planner).
My only concern is that this book could encourage you to try to do too much of your own investment picking and monitoring. Most people don't want to be that involved. And most people don't have the time or interest to do the job well, even if they want to. Although it is exciting to think about getting great investment returns, the odds are actually against you. If great results interest you, even after those caveats, I suggest you read ChangeWave Investing and think about putting 10 percent or less of your money into that approach. It could be the outstanding result that will become equally respected with the past greats in the future.
In any case, enjoy using this well done book to overcome your misconception, disbelief and procrastination stalls about personal investing. Your brief apprenticeship with the masters outlined in this book will give you a better understanding of what successful investment processes have looked like. Then see if they fit you.
Live long and prosper!
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age
Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age
Any casual reader whose knowledge about Silicon Valley comes from the headlines or the news online might get the impression that Steve Jobs and the Google and Facebook guys invented the place. Obviously, this is far from true. But even more serious coverage tends to focus on a handful of high-profile individuals who have played outsize roles in the development of the high-tech industry. Stanford historian Leslie Berlin sets the record straight with her engrossing new book, Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. 

Troublemakers chronicles a critical period in the Valley's history (1969-76). Those seven years witnessed "the most significant and diverse burst of technological innovation of the past 150 years . . . Five major industries were born: personal computing, video games, advanced semiconductor logic, modern venture capital, and biotechnology."

"Innovation is a team sport," Berlin writes in the introduction to her book. She makes clear that her intention is to tell the stories of more than just the usual suspects. "Troublemakers . . . feature[s] some of the most famous names in Silicon Valley history, while also profiling seven other individuals in depth." More famous people such as Steve Jobs and Larry Page make brief appearances. Berlin's account highlights:

Bob Taylor, who led the creation of the rudimentary computer network at the Pentagon, in a sense "inventing" the Internet;
Mike Markkula, the man who made it possible for Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to launch and build Apple;
Sandra Kurtzig, a software pioneer who was "the first woman to take a technology company public;"
Bob Swanson, a cofounder of Genentech;
Al Alcorn, who designed the video game Pong that launched the game giant Atari; and
Niels Riemer, the man who patented recombinant DNA for Stanford University, thus kickstarting the biotech industry.
Every one of these seven people could be the subject of their own biography. Berlin brings their stories to life through one-on-one interviews—all but Bob Swanson are still alive—while placing their accomplishments into the context of their time and place. As a professional historian specializing in this region—Berlin is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University—she deftly meshes personal accounts by her subjects with extensive archival research.

To my mind, the most impressive of these seven individuals is Bob Taylor. As a key player at ARPA (the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, now called DARPA) in the 1960s, he helped lay the foundation for the Internet. Later, in the 1970s, as the director of computer science research at Xerox's PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), he assembled what was widely considered the most talented group of computer scientists anywhere in the world—and possibly the most talented ever brought together anywhere. These extraordinary men (and a handful of women) created the Alto, the world's first personal computer with a graphic user interface (GUI), mouse, windows, and networking ability. It's astonishing to most observers that the Xerox Corporation failed to commercialize the Alto. Only years later did Apple's Macintosh begin to approach the capabilities of the Alto. (A former key player at PARC thought of the early Mac as a toy.)
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci
Walter Isaacson is on a quest. To understand his Leonardo Da Vinci you have to understand something of why he choose to write a biography about him at all, after writing biographies of Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein. Thankfully, Isaacson is explicit about what interests him in these personages and so there is no need for reading between the lines.

What Isaacson wants to understand is what makes some men and women people of genius. Not the silly way genius is portrayed in the movie Amadeus, in which it is simply some innate talent, but the character traits which enable rare individuals with the capacity to permanently change the world with the mere power of their mind.

With that goal in mind, one is ready to appreciate Isaacson’s Leonardo Da Vinci. The book begins discussing his early achievements in art and the investigation of nature within the first forty pages, fairly quickly for a 525 page tome. And the book is dominated by appreciations of his work, both artistic and scientific (to use a modern distinction unrecognized by Leonardo). Along the way there is a wonderful resonance between Isaacson describing the characteristics of Leonardo that led to his peculiar type of genius and then seeing that genus instantiated in a particular unpublished treatise on anatomy or in a work of art such as the Mona Lisa.

If you are interested in this quest, in both seeing what led to Leonardo being a genius, and then seeing that genius expressed in his creative work, you will love Isaacson’s Da Vinci. Many biographers prefer to dwell on a lengthy account of the culture and history of the time and focus on the personal life of their subject. Others choose to try to psychoanalyze their subject and allow the reader to understand the subconscious drives which led to their accomplishments.

None of that is to be found in Isaacson’s work. Though a summary doesn’t do the book justice, Isaacson sees Leonardo as unusually perceptive of the world around him, with an insatiable curiosity, a proper understanding of how to balance theory and experiment and a disdain for doctrines handed on by the past. These traits, and others, led him to understand the effect of light in creating the illusion of three dimensions in painting, which muscles are used to smile, how men and women might one day be able to fly and all the many other prescient things expressed in his art and notebooks.

If there is anything to criticize, it is that Isaacson is almost universally positive, almost effusively, about Leonardo. But this is because the book focuses mostly on the factors that led to this genius and the actual fruits of his intellect. Admittedly, it is hard to be critical of those aspects of Leonardo’s life.

One final point to make to potential readers: Isaacson writes in clear and simple English. Though the book is 525 pages long I read it in less than a day. If he had chosen to adopt the tone of many academics this would have been a far less pleasurable, and longer, read.

Isaacson set out to determine both what made Leonardo a genius and why he is considered one. While every reader can form their own opinion as to whether he was successful, I think both the importance of the quest and its achievement in the case of Leonardo will be doubted by few readers of this book.
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture
Steve Jobs 8 x 10 * 8x10 GLOSSY Photo Picture by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Steve Jobs category.
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers)
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers)
Jeff Bezos (Technology Pioneers) by Jennifer Strand. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Four: El ADN secreto de Amazon, Apple, Facebook y Google (Spanish Edition)
Four: El ADN secreto de Amazon, Apple, Facebook y Google (Spanish Edition)
Excelente libro que hace análisis de las 4 principales empresas tecnológicas del mundo, con una escritura fresca y dinámica, el autor, Scott Galloway, logra ofrecer una visión global de estas empresas definiendo las características de cada una de ellas, así como ofrecer un claro enfoque del impacto que representan para la sociedad, siempre a través de información fácil de comprender y con una narrativa muy entretenida. Un libro totalmente recomendable para todos aquellos que sientan interés por la temática.
Edison and Ford in Florida (Images of America)
Edison and Ford in Florida (Images of America)
I love this series of books. I have both paper back, and ebook versions of about 30. I purchase all available about anywhere we chose to visit. Have not been disappointed with any book.
The Story of Henry Ford
The Story of Henry Ford
The Story of Henry Ford by J. D. Rockefeller, Thomas M. Hatting, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Music, like love, is a many splendored thing. Here's a man - our beloved Louis, who can't sing for [email protected]!?t, and yet when he puts his heart and soul into it the result is exquisite music right up there with the likes of Ella.
If you want a break from dixieland and want to hear this dear man sing Arlen, Cole Porter, Mercer, Gershwin and other ballads so expressively and with all his might, you will savor this very fine CD. Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson are terrific, too.
Just a silly thought - It would be fun if Louis had also done a CD with Oscar the Grouch. I want to hear their duets.
GoWISE Power 2000W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter 12V DC to 120V AC with 3 AC Outlets + 1 5V USB Port, Remote Switch and 2 Battery Cables (4000W Peak) PS1003
GoWISE Power 2000W Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter 12V DC to 120V AC with 3 AC Outlets + 1 5V USB Port, Remote Switch and 2 Battery Cables (4000W Peak) PS1003
I purchased this for the "Pure Sine Wave" part. Currently use a 3,000 Watt, 6,000 peak inverter in a semi with four batteries behind it (and a large alternator.) for my fridge, coffee maker, and toaster oven. (Even though I have the power, I only run one device at a time.)
I disconnected my old inverter, and connected my new inverter. This inverter did not have a digital readout, but my semi has battery usage info on the dash so no worries.
First test, startup. Came online fine, remote worked.
Plug in coffee maker only.
Second test. Turn on 1500 watt (peak wattage when heating) coffee maker. Fail. Inverter went into "fault" Mode after about 15 seconds.
Checked connections at all ends. Nothing loose.
Unplug coffee maker, plug in toaster oven.
Third test. 800 watt Toaster oven for two minutes. Pass.
Unplug toaster, plug in coffee pot.
Fourth test. Coffee pot again. Fail after 15 seconds. (Back to fault mode.)
While running the trucks batteries showed a large drain, about twice what I have with the old inverter.
Plugged old inverter back in, and made me some coffee... Worked fine. Mild pull on truck batteries.

I really wish this had worked. But when getting the box I noted how light it felt, especially compared to my other, older 1500 watt inverter. (hey, you go through them in a semi.
The connectors on the back were tiny as well, 10mm nuts compared to the standard 3/4 size. This leads me to think it's not made to run a lot of current, which is worrisome to me. (possible fire hazard) The basics of electricity tell me that this would be a place for heat to build up IF the inverter was actually able to run at 2,000 watts for any amount of time.
Thanos Smart Mouse Trap No Kill Mousetraps Live Catch That Works Safe for Home
Thanos Smart Mouse Trap No Kill Mousetraps Live Catch That Works Safe for Home
We live in the woods so have snap traps set up in a few key locations. They are the plastic jaw kind with the pressure lever. After washing them a few times the metal springs and pivots start to rust and they become less sensitive so they don't catch the mice or mistrigger and don't fully kill them. The shrews are too light and don't trigger the traps at all.

The shrews are really bold and will just run around in front of you during the day but won't get caught in the snap traps. So these live traps are fantastic because they work on animals as small and light as a shrew and there is no worry about the animal being caught in the jaws injured for hours. This was my main worry: are they sensitive enough and they 100% are. They are so easy to set up and there is no worry of the trap snapping your finger or a pet's paw.

They are well built and worth the price. The only negative is the bait door is very hard to remove, at least the first few times. I'm hoping it loosens up over time.
Jay Franco Deadpool Invasion Twin/Full Reversible Comforter (Official Marvel Product)
Jay Franco Deadpool Invasion Twin/Full Reversible Comforter (Official Marvel Product)
I looked at many Lightning McQueen comforters/bedding, before choosing this one. I'm really happy with my choice and my grandson loves it! The other bedding sets I looked at had that slick finish, where it slides off the bed all the time. This one does not and an added bonus is the reverse side is the softest material. Other Cars bedding may be brighter, but this one, which is a little more subdued in color, was exactly perfect for the look I was going for. I would've given this bedding a 5 star, but it doesn't come with a sham or even a pillow case - like most other bedding. This is one of the more expensive Cars comforters out there, so you'd think with the higher price, they'd include a sham or even a pillow case. BUT all in all, it's a great set. Highly recommended.
From the Listening Hills: Stories (L Amour, Louis)
From the Listening Hills: Stories (L Amour, Louis)
You cannot be wrong when you buy a Louis Lamour book. He told stories about many situations, many periods of time, many places. His characters are so lively, the settings perfect and descriptions never boring.The structure of the plots makes the book a page turner. Once you read one of Lamour's books, you get addict. Be careful! :-)
Green Calder Grass
Green Calder Grass
Jessy Niles, daughter of the original partner of Benteen Calder, grows up a tomboy, adept at ranch work as any of the men. From age ten, she loves Ty, but he's sent away to college by his mother, who'd lived in luxury in California. There Ty meets and falls in love with Tara, a wealthy society girl and marries her. Their conflicting interests create turmoil, her many long absences send him to Jessy, who had never forgot her first love. The marriage dissolves due to Tara's treachery and Ty marries Jessy, but after two years, Tara wants him back, leading to a struggle and eventual tragedy.
Karen's Magician (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #55)
Karen's Magician (Baby-Sitters Little Sister #55)
Synopsis: Karen is in the big house with her father's side of the family, enjoying jumping on the leaves and playing with her brother Andrew in November. Later, Karen's father takes Karen, Andrew and David Michael to Stamford Connecticut to see Mr. Wizard and his magic show.

At the show, Mr. Wizard asks for a volunteer to give a penny for his magic act, and Andrew decides to give his special souvenir penny, which the magician says he will give back after the show.

However, after the show gets over, the magician doesn't give back the penny, and Andrew thinks he would never get it back because the magician used real magic to make it disappear.

The next day in class, Ms. Colman tells the students that they are going to have an Election Day to elect representatives for Fun Night to sell tickets. Karen volunteers to being a representative. Ms. Colman makes specific rules on how representatives to get votes, in that they should not bribe for votes, they shouldn't vote during class, and they shouldn't make false promises. However, Pamela, Hank and Chris, who are competing with Karen break all these rules, and get more popularity than Karen, who is just following the rules.

Does Karen have a chance of winning the election and representing Fun Night? Can she also help Andrew get his souvenir penny again?

Review: I enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was very well written, and I liked how both the stories merged in the end.

I felt this book had a little of everything in it; Humor: When Pamela and her friends try to say tongue twisters at the show; Shocking surprises: when Morbidda Destiny reveals who her brother is; Drama: When Karen realizes what her competitors are doing to win the election, and so on.

This book also teaches a valuable lesson to children in that they should not believe everything they see, and think that the magic magicians perform is actually real.

The illustrations provided by Susan Tang were very nicely drawn, and I liked the ones where Andrew is helping Mr. Wizard on stage, and when Karen meets Morbidda Destiny. She doesn't look nasty in the picture as she is sometimes described in the book.

Overall, this was a fun book to read in the Little Sister series, and I would recommend it to any young readers who like to read about magic.
Funko Pop Movies Harry Potter-Remus Lupin Toy
Funko Pop Movies Harry Potter-Remus Lupin Toy
Purchased as a birthday present for a friend who is a massive Harry Potter nut. Went with a few non main characters as I assumed they already had all of these . I did not know such collectable items were so expensive (I guess a fad?, not old or antique). I can not comment on the quality of the item since I did not open it. But the price could of been lower I'd say it would have been good value for around £5-6 instead of nearly double this.
Teacher Created Resources I Have… Who Has…? Math 5-6 (7834)
Teacher Created Resources I Have… Who Has…? Math 5-6 (7834)
This is an excellent game to reinforce various math concepts. I teach a middle school math skills class, and my students ask to play this all the time. I have eight students in the class, and I play along as well, and it is a lot of fun with learning going on at the same time. I want to buy more sets for my classroom.
Song Lee and the "I Hate You" Notes
Song Lee and the "I Hate You" Notes
A wonderful chapter book for young readers. My eight year old loved learning about Song Lee and the problems that she faces at school. Makayla is looking forward to receiving her next Song Lee book! A wonderful book about how our actions effect other's.
Bosch DIY Kreissägeblatt Special für verschiedene Materialien (Ø 230 mm, 64 Zähne)
Bosch DIY Kreissägeblatt Special für verschiedene Materialien (Ø 230 mm, 64 Zähne)
I work a lot with various different building materials including corian so when i saw this saw blade i thought this would be the perfect one to use in my Ryobi 18volt circular saw & i have to say i was very impressed with this saw blade as it made light work of cutting through the solid surface material & left a good neat finish on the exposed edge with very little cleaning up to do , i will give this blade 10/10 , i used this combination of circular saw & blade to cut through 6 mm & 12 mm corian & found cutting through both very easy but i would also recommend using a method of dust extraction as the saw blade has numerous teeth the dust created will easily get into the air as it comes off in a fine particle & as always when using machinery please wear ppe to suit the job you are doing & when sawing make sure you can see both hands , i know this might sound like telling your granny to suck eggs but always take care when using machinery with your hands , ppe for those who don't know is personnel protection equipment , eg goggles, dust masks, gloves, ear defenders, etc.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo
Nice gimbal for the non-professional videographer that wants to take better videos and have amazing panoramic photo options that give nearly professional results. The DJI Osmo Mobile3 is compact, lightweight and sturdy. Connecting your phone and pairing with the OM3 is incredibly easy thanks to DJI’s app and well thought out quick start instructions. I am currently using an iPhone8 with the OM3, and have no problem running the app even with my older device. My only issue with the Osmo Mobile3 is that you must remove the case from your phone in order for it to fit the mount on the OM3. I contacted DJI about this and was told that there was no current option or plan to offer a case. I was pretty dissatisfied with the support on this issue as in my research I found several instances of users damaging their devices when they were transitioning it from the mount. Accidents happen, and it is unfortunate that DJI does not build their product to accommodate any cases that would offer any level of protection against accidental damage. I was able to find a case that fits my iPhone8 (also fits the iphone7 and the 2020 iPhoneSE). The Spigen Ultra Hybrid 2 case will fit your iPhone while in the cradle mount for the Osmo Mobile3.

Summary: Love the gimbal, app is decent, the cradle mount is less than acceptable in that the only way to use it properly is to remove your phone’s case (resulting in a 3 star rating).
DYMO D1 45013 Label Tape, LaBold 2 Pack Black on White Label Tape Cartridge Compatible for DYMO Standard D1 45013 Label Manager 1/2" x 23' (12mm x 7m)
DYMO D1 45013 Label Tape, LaBold 2 Pack Black on White Label Tape Cartridge Compatible for DYMO Standard D1 45013 Label Manager 1/2" x 23' (12mm x 7m)
Great value for this much label tape! It's a little different than the OEM tape that shipped with the label maker in that this tape has a kind of "carbon copy tape" that you have to discard after printing that the original tape didn't have, but it's not too much of a hassle & the print is crisp, the background tape color is a nice, bright white, and the adhesive seems plenty strong. I will definitely buy this tape again when(IF) this batch runs out!
Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science
Make: Rockets: Down-to-Earth Rocket Science
This book takes the reader through building and flying several rockets, powered by air, water and rocket motors. The book also introduces the reader to the science of model rockets, from simple stability to comprehensive rocket science. For anybody who enjoys some of the physics, or wants to explore a bit further, this book is fascinating. Safety and rocket law are also explained. However the book is largely in imperial, not metric, and the parts listed are often not available in UK stores. However I have had little problem finding similar parts in UK DIY shops, and of course, from Amazon.
star wars trilogía Original colección Rabe figura de acción
star wars trilogía Original colección Rabe figura de acción
Really cool figure. It's hard to find anything for the handmaidens of naboo. And while the costume is amazing and the paint is perfect, the face mold/paint is a little garish. Bright red lips where the handmaidens barely wore makeup, and undefined eye sculpt (at least on mine). But don't let that deter you! Like I said it's hard to find anything about the handmaidens, so this is a super cool find!
The Moviegoer: A Novel (FSG Classics)
The Moviegoer: A Novel (FSG Classics)
I just finished reading this great novel for the third time because I wanted to begin the year with an experience of something that I knew was great. The last time I read it was just over 14 years ago as part of the preparation for my first (and to date, only) trip to New Orleans. The impression that I've been left with each time that I have read it is that it is one of those singular novels that presents a first person narrator with a very unique perspective and way of viewing reality. It coats every page of the novel and it is so thorough that the character (or the character's creator) even creates his own lexicon for categorizing and flavoring the world in a similar way as the narrators of Kurt Vonnegut's 'Cat's Cradle' and Richard Brautigan's 'In Watermelon Sugar'. We see the world through the lens of Binx Bolling's idiosyncratic and distinct perception.

Binx sprinkles his narrative with cinematic references, naturally, and uses the personas of movie stars to interpret the world around him. These analogies are more meaningful when one is familiar with the actors he is referencing. Even when the reader isn't, however, the analogy somehow makes sense or at least can understand why the moment is significant to Binx. One could even assemble the titles of all the movies he sees or cites throughout the novel and conduct a Binx Bolling Moviegoing Festival.

On the surface, not a great deal occurs externally in the novel. It takes place the week of Mardi Gras on the eve of Binx's 30th birthday. Reaching the age of 30 is a pivotal milestone in the life of a man, signifying a new stage of manhood and an age of stock-taking. Binx's Aunt Emily certainly sees it that way and he knows that she would like him to fulfill his deceased father's dream of his son going to medical school. Initially, however, she summons him because she is concerned about her stepdaughter Kate, who was traumatized by the death of her fiancée in a car accident and whose mood swings and reliance on pills are escalating to possibly disastrous proportions. She wants Binx to provide guidance and stability for Kate, especially at this particularly fragile time.

Binx is an odd choice of one to turn to for stability. He is a stockbroker who spends most of his free time going to movies and pursuing romance with each of his successive secretaries. When he is not doing that he is engaged in what he calls the search. According to Binx, "the search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life." Binx wants to be delivered from the mundane qualities of a routinized life, in which he is fully entrenched. He has a regular work schedule. He tunes in faithfully to the radio show "This I Believe" every night. He goes through the motions of middle class existence and yet through all of it he seeks the search not so much for reaching the specific goal or destination as because it is an alternative to not seeking, which he sees as surrendering to despair.

Among Binx's preoccupations along the course of the Search are repetitions and rotations. A repetition Binx defines as "the reenactment of past experience toward the end of isolating the time segment which as lapsed in order that it, the lapsed time, can be savored of itself and without the usual adulteration of events that clog time like peanuts in brittle." For example, he cites an ad in a magazine for Nivea Creme and recalls that he saw the same ad twenty years ago in a magazine on his father's desk. The events of the intervening twenty years were neutralized because Nivea Creme was exactly as it was before.

A rotation is "the experiencing of the new beyond the expectation of the experiencing of the new. For example, taking one's first trip to Taxco would not be a rotation, or no more than a very ordinary rotation; but getting lost on the way and discovering a hidden value would be." As long as Binx experiences these epiphanies he doesn't surrender to what he refers to as the malaise.

Binx pursues his newest secretary and they become amorous on a trip to the beach but she unequivocally establishes boundaries between them, one being a young man who will become her fiancée. Meanwhile, Binx accompanies Kate on her mental rollercoaster and proposes marriage. She dismisses him by emphasizing that she would not want her mental instability to ruin such a union but readdresses the subject later and agrees to the possibility that if he guides her and tells her what to do she will trust his guidance and that will provide a foundation for stability. He impulsively asks her to join him on a business trip to Chicago and she agrees. She has difficulties but Binx manages to guide her through the minefield until his aunt catches up with them and chastises him for taking her with him without informing anyone what had become of her, taking full advantage of the opportunity to deliver her 'what are you going to do with your life' lecture and asking him what he truly believes. Binx cannot answer.

At the novel's conclusion, Binx appears to accommodate both the expectations of society (and Aunt Emily) as well as the compulsions of his Search. We do not know how successful he and Kate will be but at least the collective pursuit of their individual searches may prevent succumbing to the depths of the malaise.

Binx's existential search recalls another fictional searcher, the narrator of Proust's 'In Search of Lost Time.' Marcel searches for lost time and occasionally finds it in the taste of a madeleine. Binx searches not for a holy grail but for the novelty of living. 'The Moviegoer' is similar in its preoccupation with conventional suburban culture to John Cheever's stories of quietly desperate New York businessmen and Richard Yates' tragic 'Revolutionary Road' (finalist for the 1962 National Book Award that 'The Moviegoer' won). Percy contributes the Old South version of this lifestyle and in turn influenced Richard Ford's 'The Sportswriter'.

'The Moviegoer' is, however, in a class by itself. In a sense it is a celebration of the hidden misfit. Binx is perhaps more subversive than most political radicals because he is outwardly a conformist, living a conventional life, observing the rituals of the middle class life and fulfilling society's expectations. Beneath the conservative exterior lurks a strange eccentric moviegoer categorizing the world, undergoing a search as existential as any Kafkaesque or Dostoevskian antihero.
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