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JavaScript for beginners: The simplified for absolute beginner’s guide to learn and understand computer programming coding with JavaScript step by step. Basics concepts and practice examples inside.
JavaScript for beginners: The simplified for absolute beginner’s guide to learn and understand computer programming coding with JavaScript step by step. Basics concepts and practice examples inside.
JavaScript for beginners: The simplified for absolute beginner’s guide to learn and understand computer programming coding with JavaScript step by step. Basics concepts and practice examples inside. by Matthew Python. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 25 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Html 5
Html 5
Html 5 by Fabio Rocha. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
CSS: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners
CSS: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners
CSS: Basic Fundamental Guide for Beginners by MG Martin, William Bahl, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy by Brad Dayley. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mogodb category.
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL
JSONiq: The SQL of NoSQL by Ghislain Fourny , Matthias Brantner, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mogodb category.
Das Urteil: Roman (German Edition)
Das Urteil: Roman (German Edition)
Das Urteil: Roman (German Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
All That Glisters Is Not Gold
All That Glisters Is Not Gold
All That Glisters Is Not Gold by Stephen W. King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide
HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide
HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide by Elizabeth Castro and Bruce Hyslop. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 125 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry and Audible Studios. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 254 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Helping Children with Dyslexia: 21 Super Strategies to Ensure Your Child's Success at School (Paperback) - Common
Helping Children with Dyslexia: 21 Super Strategies to Ensure Your Child's Success at School (Paperback) - Common
I have a 10 year old who is mildly dyslexic and has problems with Maths (dyscalculia I discovered from this book). I haven't finished it all yet but what I have read (about two thirds) is superb. I have struggled to get my daughter's school to take me seriously as she does not have much difficulty with reading; although spelling is a problem area. I feel that she was coping well up until about the age of 7 and is now being left behind. It has been so useful to read practical things we can do to not only help getting the school to pay attention but also ways to support and encourage our daughter while we try. I know that as I don't have any dyslexic tendencies myself; I have not always been as patient as I should have been and I've really gained an insight into how my daughter is thinking and feeling. I know that we will still have hard times ahead; but I can honestly say that I feel empowered now and I cannot sing the praises of this book enough!!!
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 Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
What American DOESN'T know Thomas Edison? Even still, Henry Ford was the reason I picked this up (I'm a lifelong car nut). And Harvey Firestone was instrumental in a number of areas. Naturalist John Burroughs was the least known of them to me but he seemed to be one of the key features in those early trips. But what I didn't know was their long-standing connection to one another, their distinctive travels together or the many places where their influential visits are still demonstrating influence.
The book reads like a mini-biography on their individual lives and their mutual connections. The trips seem to serve as a meeting place and bully-pulpit for their enterprises and adventurous spirits. Their travels began as a means to meeting the last of those - adventurers who wanted to see places and experience life out of the ordinary. Their celebrity - after all, these were some of the most widely known and photographed men in the US when they were traveling together - was both a blessing and a bane. It meant it was hard to arrive anywhere incognito. And yet, as their trips continued, they each - in their own way - leveraged that for their own purposes, rightfully so. After all, if a media member is going to interrupt their vacation, the least they can do is help the Vagabond accomplish a larger goal.
Not every trip went according to plan. The early trip to the Florida Everglades for example was a disaster in every way. But for the most part, these trips served each of them as a respite and welcome repose from the push-pull of their working lives and - it seems - some of the happiest days they knew.
Overall, if you're a student of any of these men, this book is a worthy read. A fun, fast read, it's focus on the facts of the trips is a needed component but the impetus for me was understanding WHY they took these trips in the first place was the best component.
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Sea to Sea in a Model T: and the story of Henry Ford's Old Car
Don Van Polen is a Master Story Teller and Photographer. We have seen almost all of his programs since the first one in 1976. Don has the ability to capture the beauty around him on film, marry it with appropriate music, and bring you into the scene through his exciting description and stories about the people and location you are viewing. His humor can make you laugh and his stories can make you cry, and when the program is over you leave feeling you have personally been to the place he has taken you through pictures and stories. It is exciting to have these pictures and stories in book form for all to enjoy. I am sure Henry Ford would be pleased and proud of Don's book about his adventures in the Model T.
Bob & Gaye Evans
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
This is a beautifully written book well in keeping with Hendrix' philosophy and love of music as expressionistic art! The book itself is a work of art and the words poetic. I very much appreciate the educational aspects of this book and the references section in the back in regards to addiction and emotional troubles. I also love the further reading info on Jimi Hendrix and his wonderful music! I would love to see all children's books flow to the artistic message-driven and insight-laden format this book so significantly and respectfully conveys. BRAVO TO THE AUTHORS/ARTISTS/CREATORS OF THIS WONDERFUL READ! My six-year-old daughter loves it!! And her mother does too (I keep reading it even after my daughter falls asleep)!!

Update: 09/22/2012:
I gave this book last week as a reading addition to my daughters first grade class; her teacher loves it and even spoke about other unique musicians and artists to the kids; this book is beautiful and opened other interests for the teachers and the kids!
Satchmo at Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances
Satchmo at Symphony Hall 65th Anniversary: The Complete Performances
Someone asked me once, "If I were on a desert island and only had one album, what would it be?" I said " Sacthmo At Symphony Hall," I got it when I was in high school as I always loved live albums. I had all the Jazz At The Philharmonic albums. As I was a musician I flipped over the soul that this music had. There was another album by, basically, The same group at The Hollywood Empire which was very good but just not the same. That goes for other later All Star albums with different personal. There was something magical about this night, the sound, the playing and the fun they were having. As a drummer, this concert made me a fan of Big Sid. I heard and saw the greats Krupa, Rich, Bellson etc. but no one had The taste of Sid. His 2 drum solos, tasty, the fill at the end of Lover, remarkable, the fact the he doesn't play a fill or a drum beat when Louis takes his trumpet break coming out of the last bridge of Sunny Side. I don't know any drummer, including me, that wouldn't play something there. Barney's Body And Soul, one of the best. Teagarden, what can you say but he's the greatest noodleer behind singers there ever was. I loved Stars Fell On Alabama so much I kept playing it over and over, I wore it out. In fact I ended up buying at least 10 over a period of years. Lastly The Sunny Side Of The Street is maybe one of the best 4 choruses ever. Louis 2 vocal choruses, is Louis at his best. Teagarden's two 1st eights of the last chorus, Filled with soul. And of course Satches' break coming out of the bridge. I have tears in my eyes every time I hear this performance. I've been a successful musician since my teens and have played classical, jazz, rock, and I was an arranger. this is my opinion about this, but this album is special to me. I just ordered it and can't wait to hear the 30 minutes of new material.
P&J Trading Summer Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Peach, Strawberry, Plumeria, Coconut, Ocean Breeze, Pina Colada - 10ml
P&J Trading Summer Set of 6 Premium Grade Fragrance Oils - Peach, Strawberry, Plumeria, Coconut, Ocean Breeze, Pina Colada - 10ml
When ordering these I did not realize the health risks of artificial fragrances and differences between true essential oils and "fragrance oils. My mistake. I do not use these anymore. Several of the pack were unpleasant due to the synthetic smell. Ocean Breeze, for example sounded really nice. But it wasn't. Very synthetic and smelled nothing like what I was hoping for. Recently I stopped using all air fresheners because of their toxicity. I don't imagine these oils are much better. It is really concerning that they don't even post the ingredients in these oils on the packaging or here on the web description. Here is some information I found on "synthetic fragrance oils":

"Synthetic fragrance oils may contain any number of toxins: Benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, propylene glycol, parabens, and sulfates just to mention a few. In all, there are dozens of commonly used chemicals in these products, 95% of them derived from petroleum byproducts.
Manufacturers of synthetic fragrances must add toxic solvents to make their synthetic fragrances spread and dissipate into the air. They also add toxic chemicals to make the airborne fragrance molecules become sticky so they will cling to clothing, hair, furniture, and skin. This causes the smell to persist for hours or days or months. You get a longer lasting effect but of unhealthy chemicals."
Live at the Gaslight 1962
Live at the Gaslight 1962
For anyone who cares at all about Bob, this album is a must. The versions of "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall," and "Don't Think Twice it's Alright," are really spectacular, and, in my opinion, are superior to the studio versions. "Rocks and Gravel," which was left off of Freewheelin' at the last minute, is incredible. Find it at your local Starbucks if none of the 3rd party retailers work for you.

So why only four stars? Basically because it's an incomplete version of the Gaslight Tapes, as even a little internet research will show. Why couldn't Sony/Columbia release the entire set of tapes?
AIMS 300 Watt, 600 Watt Peak, Pure Sine DC to AC Power Inverter, USB Port, Cables Included - Non UL Listed
AIMS 300 Watt, 600 Watt Peak, Pure Sine DC to AC Power Inverter, USB Port, Cables Included - Non UL Listed
Really great small pure sine wave inverter. I am using it almost everyday on the back patio in a DIY-made ammo box solar generator (see attached picture). I bought this in April, 2017 and it gets used quite a bit to power a small HDTV, speaker, coax amp, etc. I checked the "pure sine wave" with my oscilloscope and it appears on freq with some minor dwells in the waveform. Pk-pk was about 320v (340v is ideal). Not a big deal. From what I measured...looked alright, but not as good as my Outback Power PSW 3,500w inverter or Go Power 1,500w PSW inverter or utility power. Did the "fan" test. With modified sine wave inverters...my shop fan "groans" and sounds pissed-off. I plugged the 100w AC fan into this AIMS...sounds good.

DISKLIKES: 1) Mounting? No screw eyelets or way to mount. I had to use Velcro in my ammo can and stick this inverter to the side. It works, but not ideal. 2) banana plugs for DC power input. Why not regular screw posts eyelets like on other products? I had to buy 90-deg banana plugs to make this work.

OVERALL: Does the job well but needs an update...needs a mounting solution and the banana plug inputs are just a plain stupid idea. They'll work but stick out too far and have the propensity to break off if not careful

UPDATE: March 18, 2018 - Still working great! Solid little inverter.

UPDATE: June 5, 2018 - Still working 24/7 in my ammo box solar generator. This is the 180w PSW inverter model with the banana clip 12v inputs. Did some measuring...gonna order the 300w version to see if I can fit it in an ammo box. If not, no big deal...will stow it in my truck.
Rugged Smartphone Unlocked, POPTEL P60 Unlocked Cell Phone 4G Android8.1,6GB/128GB, 5.7inch2K Display, 5000mAh Dual SIM with IP68 Waterproof/Dust Proof/Shockproof GPS Outdoor Smartphone (Black Orange)
Rugged Smartphone Unlocked, POPTEL P60 Unlocked Cell Phone 4G Android8.1,6GB/128GB, 5.7inch2K Display, 5000mAh Dual SIM with IP68 Waterproof/Dust Proof/Shockproof GPS Outdoor Smartphone (Black Orange)
Well, I bought it in August 2019. The phone is amazing and the performance was never disappointing. I had an issue with part of the screen not working right. All in all the seller was willing to send a replacement, there is a 12 month warranty, but, Amazon prevented that. I did return the item and get a full refund from Amazon at Amazon's discretion but, I'd rather have the phone. All in all the seller was willing to do what was necessary but, while Amazon seller support told the seller one thing Amazon customer service said the opposite. Amazon failed both me and the seller. The phone is awesome!
Nike Women's Fitness Shoes
Nike Women's Fitness Shoes
Love these shoes. Love them for the look of them also for the fact that I've bever seen anyone else with them.
I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone
I Want to Take You Higher: The Life and Times of Sly & the Family Stone
Given the impact Sly Stone had on pop music in the 1960s and after, it's amazing more books haven't been written on the life and times of America's first master of funk. Jeff Kaliss takes a comprehensive look at the man - and the group - that gave us 'Stand,' 'Hot Fun in the Summertime,' 'Everyday People,' 'Thank You (Falettineme Be Mice Elf Agin' and other pop classics. Kaliss has done a marvelous job of researching his subject and I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER is a must-read for all Sly Stone/Sixties rock music fans.

No Sixties group could touch Sly and the Family Stone for catchy, infectious songs that jumped off the vinyl and got their listeners up and shaking their tailfeathers. Yet Sly's songs weren't just empty-headed dance tunes for, wrapped up in those funky beats, were sincere, heartfelt calls for brotherhood and understanding. Tragically, the joy and magic and fun generated by the Family Stone's creation and initial success fell victim to drugs. Original group members left and Sly launched into a roller-coaster, drug-fueled ride that turned this tremendous talent into a reclusive Howard Hughes clone.

I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER is a fairly slim volume - only 210 pages long - but Kaliss' in-depth research, which included interviews with original group members and even the man himself(!) produced an insightful, informative tale. While Kaliss doesn't shy away from warts-and-all exposure, his tone is even-handed and sympathetic.

The book's emphasis is on Sly and Company. After all, its sub-title is 'The Life and Times of Sly and the Family Stone.' So, while Kaliss discusses the group's musical output, he doesn't devote a great deal of space to that. Personally I would have liked a bit more on the music. And I would have loved it if Kaliss had dropped his laidback sensibilities and thrown in a "This song is Bitchin!!!!!" comment or two when discussing the songs!

Reading I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER leaves one with mixed emotions. The music of Sly and the Family Stone touched so many people then and now, it's sad to read of the behind-the-scene turmoil and the toll drugs took on the man and his friends. They certainly took us higher for a time and, for that, we can be grateful. And grateful to for Jeff Kaliss' wonderful book. Highly recommended.
Wolverine Men's W03122 Durashock SR Boot, Brown, 7 M US
Wolverine Men's W03122 Durashock SR Boot, Brown, 7 M US
I have a foot injury from working too many hours on concrete. These boots plus a good arch support - I use Superfeet Green and Powerstep - have enabled me to continue in my job. I wore them exclusively on my week long vacation because there was a lot of hiking on concrete involved - they were amazing and enabled me to enjoy my trip in comfort all the way. So these are my "enablers" - couldn't be more pleased and the quality is excellent on the pair I have. Would highly recommend these to anyone working long hours on concrete!
Maison Ikkoku, Vol. 7
Maison Ikkoku, Vol. 7
Things get even more complex in the seventh "Maison Ikkoku" volume, where Yusaku Godai finds himself dealing with new problems -- especially with his platonic girlfriend, his rival, and the woman he not-so-secretly yearns for. Here the hapless college student both encounters new obstacles... and finds that he is starting to warm Kyoko's heart.

Yusaku's inability to break up with platonic girlfriend Kozue starts a horrible fight between himself and Kyoko. But when Kyoko almost falls from a rooftop, Yusaku rescues he -- and he's the one who falls off instead, breaking his leg. When Yusaku is in the hospital, Kyoko is wracked with guilt, and decides that she is going to repress her jealousy ("withdraw from the race"), because they aren't even a couple.

But Kyoko is having a tough time keeping her promise, especially when Yusaku's cute -- and very cuddle-prone -- cousin arrives. Fortunately, the cousin is engaged to another guy, and needs the help of the Maison Ikkoku gang to elope -- except the elopement injures Yusaku further. He and Kyoko start to grow closer and closer... until hunky rival Mitaka also breaks his leg, and ends up in the hospital bed next to Yusaku's.

Romancing an older woman would be tough enough for a struggling college student. But what about an older woman who is still in love with her late husband? As daunting as that is, Yusaku makes some serious progress with Kyoko in this volume, except for the constant interruptions from their respective rivals.

The first few stories in this collection are relatively lightweight, focusing on a three-legged race and getting rid of Grandma Godai. But then the heavier relationship stuff starts. Author Rumiko Takahashi mixes light comedy and heavy romance, without letting the love rectangle get stale or silly.

As Takahashi always does, her characters are changing slowly -- Kyoko is obviously starting to let go of her dead husband, and Godai is starting to get a wee bit more mature (although he still cries like a baby when he thinks she doesn't care about him). And this volume also introduces the mysterious Mr. Ichinose, who serves as a warning to the romantically timid. (Read: A warning to Mr. I-can't-break-up-with-a-girl Yusaku)

Rumiko Takahashi's "Maison Ikkoku" is still going strong in its seventh volume, and promises more comedy and romantic misunderstandings to come. A charming read.
Winco 42-Inch Wooden Pizza Peel with 20-Inch by 21-Inch Blade
Winco 42-Inch Wooden Pizza Peel with 20-Inch by 21-Inch Blade
I should have looked more closely at the dimensions, this peel is huge! Almost doesn't fit into the opening of my standard oven. My fault. Feels a bit cheap as food has already chipped off the edge taking it out of the box. Should be sturdy enough though, and certainly big enough for a full size traditional New York pizza.
Glow in The Dark Band 8mm Wide Stainless Steel Rings for Men or Women Couples Matching Black Wedding Bridal Ring Ginger Lyne Fashion Jewelry
Glow in The Dark Band 8mm Wide Stainless Steel Rings for Men or Women Couples Matching Black Wedding Bridal Ring Ginger Lyne Fashion Jewelry
I'm slightly disappointed as the sizing was way off. I bought a 7 for my partner and that is his correct ring size. When the ring came in it fit me perfectly and I wear a size 6. The ring was off by a whole size and I had to return it. The return cost 4 dollars and it was just disappointing. I re order and so I'm crossing my fingers.
UPDATE:
My reorder arrived and I was more than disappointed. My return was already about 4 dollars short due to shipping on the first package so I didn't even bother returning the new ring I received. It was made super poorly, the metal that should be covered in resin was not centered and sharp pieces of it stuck out and can cut the inside of your finger. Just really disappointed.
The Errand Boy
The Errand Boy
Phillip Brent was 16yrs old and lived with his stepmother and her son, Mr Brent had died sometime before, after an aguement with his cruel stepmother Phil was told he was left there at three years old and that Mr Brent was not his real father, Phil was living in a town known as Planktown, unbeknown to Phil his stepmother had a will from Phil's father leaving him 5,000 dollars when he reached 21yrs
Phil decides to set out for New York with the hope of making a living, he manages to have some exciting adventures along the way including an accusation of theft which he has to prove his innocence, Phil spends many days looking for work but finds none, whilst searching he helps an old man who had slipped on ice, Mr Carter, who offers him lunch, on arriving Phil meets his niece Lavinia and a boy named Alonzo of the same age as him, these two were looking forward to receiving all of Mr Carter money when he dies
Mr Carter wrote a letter to his nephew Pitkin about giving Phil a job as an errend boy, meanwhile the Pitkins are worried that Phil might get the uncles money, there is only one more relative and she was very poor and out of the way, Mr's Forbush a widow with one child, meanwhile unknowing Phil takes rooms at Mr's Forbush's house, back at home Phils father is looking for him and has sent a letter to Mr's Brent, Mr's brent see's an opportunity and intends to pass her own son Jonas as Phil with the intention of inheriting money, they go to Philadelphia to meet Mr Granville, Phil's father, he was much dissapointed with the boy but accepted him
Mr Carter had to go to Florida for a while and Mr Pitkin took the oppertunity to sack Phil, Mr Carter cut short his visit and came home discovering Phil had been sacked and hearing of his lost niece Mr's Forbush, making up for lost time he puts them both in his new home in Madison Square, the Pitkins are furious that they appear to be better off than them
There is an incident with another theft wher the Pitkins are tring to discredit Phil, but it doesn't work, Phil goes back to Planktown and in his old house learns from Mr Raynor where his stepmother is, by pure chance Mr Carter and Phil are in Chigaco attending the same theatre as Mr Granville, his stepmother and Jonas
You will have to read on to find out what happens when both parties meet and what finally the future holds for Phil, a good, long, well written story, worth a read, for some reason this book also has two short stories at the end, Fred Sargeant's Revenge and The Smuggler's Trap
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son
There is a murderer on the loose and it is Carson and Michael's job to find the killer. Harker (another member of the New Orleans Homicide division) is attempting to find peace with himself. Deucalion only wishes to finish what he has started. Victor is trying to make his world perfect. Roy is trying to complete his mission of making himself perfect and finding the perfect girl for himself.

This book was filled with many side stories, that, while I was reading it I was unsure how everything would fall into place. After you get a third of the way into the story, you realize that you are following two different stories, one of Carson and Michael along with the New Orleans Homicide division and the other of Victor and Deucalion. When the conclusion of the novel comes about everything fits into place.

When I first started reading this novel I was blown away by the amount of characters that I was following. The novel started off following four different people all with different story lines. I was unsure of exactly how I liked that but, I believe that it really worked out. I also wasn't happy with the amount of jumping around between stories. It seemed that every new chapter (which consists of about three pages on my kindle) we were headed to a different person. I was left wondering how anything was really going to advance with the amount of jumping around. It soon became apparent that all of the jumping around led to one story line.

I really liked the book and once I picked it up I couldn't put it down. I loved the developing story line and never knowing what was going to happen next. I always had a pretty good idea of what was going to happen, I was never able to get it partly right (i.e. killer is found, starts running, gets caught, dies. When in reality killer is caught, runs away, starts to change, gets in a tight spot, almost makes it out, gets killed and yet gets away at the same time).

I didn't like all of the jumping around. I never felt like I got to know the characters in the beginning of the book. By the end of the book I had a good knowledge on the characters but I was lacking some form of attachment to a individual character. I also didn't like how none of the characters really developed through the story. Carson was Carson from beginning to end, Michael was Michael from beginning to end etc. The only one who really changed throughout the book had such a small part in the actual story line that the change was easily overlooked.

Overall the story line was amazing and fast paced. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and especially anyone who likes mysteries where they are drawn to a mystery and then the end comes and the reader is like 'What just happened, I'm blown away'.
The Art of Deception: A Bestselling Novel of Suspense and Obsession
The Art of Deception: A Bestselling Novel of Suspense and Obsession
I picked this up through Kindle Daily Deals and I'm relieved that I didn't pay full price. I love this author but these older books are dated. It's not the lack of technology that bothers the reader but rather the behaviour of the characters. Things have changed so much and male characters are not this macho anymore. The h is a sculptor and the daughter of a famous painter. The H comes into their lives when he is requested to try and find a missing Rembrandt. It's obvious that the h and her father are up to something shady and the H needs to get to the bottom of it. Very quickly these two fall in love and it's obvious there's going to be drama when the h finds out what the H is up to. Honestly, I can sometimes be persuaded into believing in insta-love but not in this book.
The MacGregors Collection: Volume 1: Playing the Odds, Tempting Fate, One Man's Art, All the Possibilities, For Now, Forever
The MacGregors Collection: Volume 1: Playing the Odds, Tempting Fate, One Man's Art, All the Possibilities, For Now, Forever
Nora Roberts has created my ultimate favorite romance family, and I defy anyone to not fall in love with Daniel McGregor, the patriarch of the bunch. This is a five book collection, written in the late 1980s/early 1990s, so some tropes must be taken with a grain of salt, but the strength of the characters is simply unforgettable.

The first book I read was actually “book 3” and titled “All the Possibilities”, detailing the romance between Senator Alan McGregor (the firstborn son), a career politician, and Shelby Campbell, a free spirited artist with a dislike for career politicians. Anyone familiar with the historic “McGregor vs Campbell” feuding will also enjoy the interplay, while this book began my own love affair with Daniel McGregor. The witty and deft character development is simply some of the best writing out there.

After reading this book back in 1985 (and discovering it was book 3), I naturally hunted down one and two. “Playing the Odds” focuses on Serena McGregor and her love affair (engineered by her interfering father) with Justin Blade, a man of Comanche heritage. This book touches on racism and the challenges of the hospitality industry, while still being entertaining.

Book 2 in the series is my least favorite - “Tempting Fate” focused on “youngest son” Caine McGregor and Diana Blade, estranged sister of Justin. Both are lawyers, with very different styles, and Diana is given a history of being raised by an emotionally abusive aunt, with a lot of abandonment issues. I found myself wanting to smack some sense into her rather regularly, but must acknowledge my own issues with my family of origin probably are part of the reason I find the book more annoying than enjoyable - Diana annoys me! Get some therapy, woman!

And there is the crux of the situation - these characters are REAL. They had lives before we picked up the book, and their lives continue after we are done.

Book 4 involves periphery character Grant Campbell (sister of Shelby) and one of the Blade cousins. Now the focus is on the difference between a political cartoonist (Grant) and a “real” artist Genvieve Grandieux, scion of both French royalty in New Orleans and a pirate ancestor. The themes of mutual respect, communication and compromise being necessary for a successful relationship seem logical, but were really quite revolutionary for romance books of the time. Additional fun note: I always think Grant is based loosely on famed political cartoonist Gary Trudeau of Doonesbury fame, and this book continues to play with my True Love Daniel McGregor in fun ways. (Note - books 3 and 4 are NOT in the correct release order in this edition.)

Finally, in 1992, Nora decided to give us the story of Daniel and Anna’s courtship. Anna has always been portrayed as the quiet strength of the clan, and it turns out she is even more amazing than the glimpses we’ve had in the previous four books. She has to be strong to both stand up to and match Daniel, because the truth is a character as strong as he is would simply run rough shod over anyone weaker, and a book written about a woman going to medical school in the late 1950s (ish) who is willing to flout “convention” as she searches for her own path, and works to decide if it will include a difficult, but rewarding relationship with Daniel.

These books were originally part of the “Silhouette Special Edition” series, so there are always at least three well written scenes of passion per book, which always leave our heroines stunned by the explosive nature of the sexual joy they experience in the arms of their lovers (who, to be fair, are equally surprised). Secondary characters can and do reappear, but one of the nice things in this series is that there are no “villains” - the relationship issues are about the baggage we all bring from our past, and finding a partner who will support our goals and dreams, even as they change and evolve.

I love this series, and think it holds up decades later. I have reread it every few years for over thirty years now, and the writing is still some of the best.

I still love Daniel McGregor, his wife Anna, and the amazing clan that surrounds them. The good natured love they share keeps them from being toxic, and the family is simply wonderful.

If you’ve never met them before, enjoy! If you have, welcome home! These books are five stars, all the way
The Lost Son: Angelotti Chronicles 3
The Lost Son: Angelotti Chronicles 3
As soon as I finished the second book in this trilogy I couldn't wait for this one. I had planned to keep it to read on holiday in Italy in May, but just thought I would have a look at the first chapter, 24 hours later I have finished the book. The lives of the three generations of these families is fascinating and well written, although I have a feeling with the Author's other commitments it may have been a little close to the wire and not proof read as thoroughly as it should have been, there is a mistake with the name of a character and another couple of small errors, but on the whole a real joy to read.
Triton of the Sea Volume 1 (Manga)
Triton of the Sea Volume 1 (Manga)
Los 60’s llegaban a su fin en medio de la incertidumbre mundial. La Guerra de Vietnam se encontraba en su punto más crítico con Estados Unidos embutido en un conflicto externo que propició el caos interno: la comunidad pacifista (la contracultura hippie) se vio reflejada en la rebelión impulsiva (Weathermen) demostrada en revueltas y enfrentamientos--musicalizados por Bob Dylan y The Beatles—que fueron televisados con la misma fascinación que la vorágine bélica. Y mientras las circunstancias y cataclismos humanos dan origen a las nuevas filosofías (resultantes de la época), también es cierto que “el Arte imita a la vida”, y la mentalidad y el trabajo de los artistas se ve más veces que no directamente transfigurado (alienado) por todo aquello aconteciendo a su alrededor. El final de los 60’s, así como el principio de los 70’s, marcó el inicio de la “obra adulta” del maestro (“padre” o “Dios”, como se lo ha referido) definitivo del Manga: Osamu Tezuka. “Triton of the Sea” (en español, Tritón del mar) fue, quizás, el primero de sus trabajos dirigidos más bien a un público maduro aunque indulgente de los muchos males que el ser humano, como especie, provoca en el orbe. “Ayako”, “Apollo’s Song”, “MW” o “Message to Adolf” (una década después) son títulos que marcaron esta etapa en que las historias de Tezuka circundaron las nociones más negativas (empero realistas) como la traición, el abandono, la discriminación y el odio, estragos todos que rápidamente infectan a las masas cual epidemias psíquicas.

“Triton of the sea”, como su nombre deberá aludirlo, cuenta la historia del clan Tritón, residente de la Atlántida desde hace 5000 años. Una raza líder, el clan vivía pacíficamente en las aguas sin confrontaciones ni enredos hasta que Poseidón y su familia, celosos de esa naturaleza intelectualmente superior, los atacan y cazan sin piedad, dejando apenas un sobreviviente; un bebé que es escondido al interior de una cueva (terrestre) en Japón para protegerlo del presunto rey del mar. El joven Kazuya encuentra al bebé y lo lleva con su familia, donde su madre inmediatamente se encariña con él y pretende adoptarlo no obstante la abuela, refunfuñona y sabia, asegura que el retoño no es humano sino una criatura del mar, y retenerlo en tierra es mal augurio para todos quienes viven sobre las aguas. El vaticinio se vuelve realidad cuando, al poco tiempo, un tsunami golpea el poblado y el padre de Kazuya muere. Él y su madre, entonces, deciden llevar al bebé—a quien nombran “Tritón”—a Tokio, tanto para protegerlo como en la esperanza de encontrar mejores oportunidades y una nueva vida. Sirviendo lo anterior como introducción, la obra se divide en tres partes (no especificadas ni divididas de tal manera):

La primera, la vida de Kazuya en Tokio. Tras llegar en la ciudad, Kazuya y su madre no tienen dinero ni medios en los qué sostenerse. Kazuya, siendo apenas un adolescente, se deja influenciar por un malhechor que le genera una deuda de seis meses en una imprenta donde lo explotan con trabajos pesados y horarios inhumanos. Kazuya, entonces, originalmente animoso y positivo, se deja influenciar por aquella cualidad perniciosa y en sumo venenosa que distingue al hombre: el ansia por el poder y el dinero. Afectado, derrotado y muy exhausto, Kazuya “aprende” lo peor de quienes lo rodean y se envicia por rendir venganza a quien represalias merece. Su nueva mentalidad criminal, sin embargo, rápidamente lo convierte en fugitivo de la ley, dejando a su madre y Tritón atrás, y encontrando nuevos compañeros en lo que ha dejado de ser una vida para convertirse, apenas, en supervivencia vil—abordo de un barco que, nada menos, es comandado por una de las hijas de Poseidón.

La segunda, la infancia de Tritón. Teniendo una composición diferente a la de los seres humanos, las sirenas (y los sirenos, al cabo) se desarrollan de manera peculiar; en lugar de hacerlo paulatinamente, esta especie “crece” varios años de jalón cada tiempo determinado. Tritón se hace de un viejo y hábil mentor que lo adiestra en las artes del nado y combate marítimo, y se reúne con Ruka, la delfín que lo había rescatado cuando recién nacido, así como Uru, Karu y Fin, los amigos que lo acompañarán el resto de la historia. Tritón descubre los detalles de su pasado (historia del clan) y se promete acabar con Poseidón. Mas dicha empresa no será fácil, pues primero deberá enfrentar a los 33 hijos del rey: criaturas de todos los tipos, y con diferentes poderes destructivos, escondidas a lo largo de los mares y océanos del planeta. Asimismo, es en esta parte que Tritón encuentra a la única otra sobreviviente de su clan, Pippy, la traviesa y muy guapa sirena cuya unión permitirá la subsistencia de la especie.

La tercera, el resurgimiento del clan Tritón, el reencuentro con Kazuya, el destino de la humanidad. El último de los hijos de Poseidón es el más fuerte y más peligroso. Tritón y Poseidón deben unir fuerzas para detenerlo antes que destruya al mundo entero. Es durante esta asociación temporal que el rey revela su proyecto más importante: ha estado construyendo, por años, una fortaleza maestra con la que, dotada de ejército y armamento equivalentes, planea erradicar a la raza humana. Tritón, entonces, deberá tomar una decisión final: despojar al ser humano de la tierra que había reclamado como suya (sin serlo) o defenderlo en su derecho a vivir. Habiendo crecido con y entre humanos, sus sentimientos parecen claros con respecto a su madre o su hermano (luego de su afectivo reencuentro), mas al mismo tiempo el ser humano es, exclusivamente, responsable por la degradación de todos los ecosistemas existentes (el mar, incluido), y Tritón, como padre nuevo, debe preocuparse por sus hijos y el mundo en que vivirán. La pregunta resuena en toda la obra: ¿Por qué esforzarse por una especie que definitivamente se destruye a sí misma y a cuanto la rodea?

En Triton of the Sea, Tezuka crea una exquisita parábola sobre la historia y futuro de la humanidad en la manera que el hacer (o no hacer) de cada individuo afecta significativamente a todos. El trazo es tradicional característico pero violento (sin mucho detalle infantil), y el guión es particularmente poético, con inspiraciones clave en los textos de Aristóteles y Platón. La historia ocurre, a momentos, demasiado rápido (sin espacio para procesar los eventos e información), mas esto es, quizás, intencional: es esa cualidad “urgente” recalcando que en el mundo contemporáneo todo ocurre de un momento a otro, y no atender o relegar los temas relevantes particulares de forma ágil los desarrolla en problemas comunales graves. La relación de Tritón hacia los humanos es expuesta con naturalidad y realismo (la despedida definitiva entre Tritón y su madre es muy emotiva), mientras las notas más románticas (definidas y esporádicas) recaen en Pippy y Ruka. Los valores del Manga en cuanto a la amistad y lucha personal están presentes, mas la inclusión de la inquietud y desasosiego calibran un ritmo diligente ascendente. La comedia es poca y muy atinada (las travesuras de los hijos de Tritón), sin poner de lado el argumento principal, así como la interrogante que queda tras dar la vuelta a la última página: ¿cuáles son los límites para la misericordia, tolerancia y absolución que deben permitirse hacia/por una especie que—siendo la única consciente y en pleno uso de dicha razón—devasta, extermina y pervierte cuanto toca? Tezuka no propone una respuesta—ni siquiera aporta su propia opinión; cual testigo, se limita a mostrar lo que ha visto y sigue existiendo allá afuera. Por mi parte, y siguiendo las palabras de Tristan Bernard, “Dos cosas me admiran: la inteligencia de las bestias, y la bestialidad de los hombres.”

“Triton of the Sea”, disponible en dos finos volúmenes ómnibus de Platinum Manga.

Mi calificación: A+
Book of List
Book of List
I've been looking for a copy of this book ever since I lent my own copy to someone who never returned it. This edition (1978) lists the most tentalising and at the same time unsettling facts.

Like this: The Most Hated Persons in History, which Adolf Hitler spearheads from 1970 to 1976 except when overtaken twice by Nixon in 1972 and 1973! Until today, I've found that very unsettling!! I wondered: Who could ever be more hated than that little most brainless Austrian man-butcher of all times...? Nixon might have been a bastard, but more hated than Hitler? Very, very unsettling indeed.

Another favourite of mine: 10 Words You Can't Pronounce Correctly: Like "data", "version" and "gratis"...Nowadays one can easily find out in the web. And I suggest you should!

And then there are the toughest tongue twisters: "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick." - Ain't that great! Do try.
Or try this one: "If a three-month truce is a truce in truth, Is rthe truth of a truce in truth a three-month truce?"

What do you think about this: 7 Future Wonders Of The World, in which the CHANNEL TUNNEL ranks no. one: "The construction of a tunnel under the English Channel to link England and continental Europe (...) was originally proposed in 1802.(...) The project has not yet been realized; (...) .
WOW! Living in Europe, everybody knows now, in 2012, that the Chunnel (= Channel-Tunnel) exists!!!
Great, great "Future Wonder"...

This Book of Lists just goes on and on with astounding facts of the late 70s, with amusing insights of those days, when the polls were navigated by very personal insights instead of wikipedian knowledge.

All in all it's a catalogue raisonne of all the things you've ever wanted to know, or never cared about.
That's exactly why everybody should own this Book of Lists.
If any editor should ever have the idea of repeating the identical polls, I'd be the first buyer of an "Updated Book of Lists"...

Thanks a lot to the seller, the quality of the exemplar I purchased from you is really outstanding; taking into account that it is almost 35 years of age.
Leveret Girls Boys & Toddler Solid Turtleneck 100% Cotton Kids Shirt (2 Toddler-14 Years) Variety of Colors
Leveret Girls Boys & Toddler Solid Turtleneck 100% Cotton Kids Shirt (2 Toddler-14 Years) Variety of Colors
My daughter is 8, and very thin, but average height. She normally wears a 7/8 in shirts. She normally doesn't like turtlenecks (that too-tight feeling around her neck bothers her), but the neck on this one was fine -- snug to get over her head, but not tight at all around her neck.

Some turtlenecks have a lot of fabric in the neck (in terms of folding it down), and/or fit tightly around the neck, but this one didn't. As a matter of fact, it could probably have been slightly "taller" in the neck (there's enough fabric to fold it down, though), but I was glad it wasn't too snug. Otherwise she would've been uncomfortable.

The arm length on a size 8 was fine for her.

The overall length of the shirt was fine for her (if she raised her arms, no skin shows).

We needed a white turtleneck to go underneath her cheerleader uniform. This one worked perfectly! Very pleased with the fit.

However, if your child is average weight/thickness, this will likely be more fitted on them in the torso area. If your child is tall, I think it will still work, though. If your child has a bit more meat on her/him (which is perfectly normal. My child is challenging to fit at times because she's a bit of a stick), it will probably be quite snug in the torso and may not work well for you. But for slender/smaller kids, I think it's perfect, especially being worn underneath something else.
Case Closed, Vol. 40
Case Closed, Vol. 40
This volume of Case Closed! was good but it was also very short in comparison to the other volumes I've read. It's still has some interesting cases though, and if you don't want to miss anything you definitely should pick it up for yourself.
Peter Rabbit Hop, Skip, Stick Sticker Activity
Peter Rabbit Hop, Skip, Stick Sticker Activity
Purchased to make a Peter rabbit flower bouquet and when the book arrived I was so pleased with the quality I was a little sad to cut it up the way I did. Lovely little sticker book, great stickers and large variety of characters including Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle who I love. Slightly more expensive than your average sticker book but lovely quality.
The Collector's Guide to Clive Cussler
The Collector's Guide to Clive Cussler
Whether you're a serious collector or just a fan of Clive Cussler, this book is a great addition to your library. Mr. Valero takes you through each step of the collecting process. The information is very straight forward and easy to understand. From pricing to preservation, it's all in there. I've found this guide to be very helpful!! The author has also included information on what makes Cussler so collectable. The book is very well written and is loaded with information. It's a must have for any fan of Clive Cussler. Highly recommended!
Monster Holidays
Monster Holidays
One of my favorite books as a kid...hey, what boy doesn't like monsters! It was nice to be taken back to youth as I read this. Bridwell is a talented author/illustrator.
Cops in the City. Ed McBain und das 87. Polizeirevier. Ein Report (German Edition)
Cops in the City. Ed McBain und das 87. Polizeirevier. Ein Report (German Edition)
Habe das Buch zwar noch nicht gelesen, aber als Fan von Ed McBain und dem 87. Polizeirevier ein klares Muss!
Im Anhang eine Auflistung aller Romane - dabei habe ich festgestellt, dass offenbar noch nicht alle (vor allem die Neusten) auf Deutsch übersetzt wurden, was mich doch schon sehr erstaunt hat. Hoffe das wird von irgendeinem Verlag irgendwann nachgeholt.
Klar Kaufempfehlung - allerdings nur für Fans!
Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
I can see why this one was voted the Best Tarzan movie Ever!

Overall, it is my favorite. Only because Gordon Scott had the look and feel. This movie was grittier and not filled with a boy tagging along for the family kid's sake, like sooo many Tarzan films do. This one seemed made for adults. Wished there were more like this.

With today's tech and awesome filmmakers like Zak Snyder, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron. can you imagine one of these directors making a Tarzan film?

The shame about this franchise is: Over a hundred years of Tarzan films, from silent to the one coming up in the next year or so, and they still haven't truly captured the awesome Tarzan in the books. We don't get this.

We are keeping our fingers crossed on this new 2016 Tarzan movie coming out. There has not been a modern CGI Tarzan film yet. The technology is there. The source material has been out for a hundred years. Can they possibly cross these two and make a GREAT and BEST Tarzan move ever?
The Whisper
The Whisper
Bali Rai has suceeded in the difficult task of writing a sequal to a book . The good thing however is that you do not have to read The Crew befor this book as it is still a good book in it's own right. Again Bali Rai delas with real life issues for the children of the 21st Centuary and this book concentrates on prostitution and drugs amongst those issues. The characters are a mix of different religions, personalities and cultures. Again although aimed at teenagers this book i think will appeal to readers of all age groups.
Asked And Answered: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Asked And Answered- Harry Potter Book 1)
Asked And Answered: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Asked And Answered- Harry Potter Book 1)
The ultimate Harry Potter question and answer book with over 4000 questions on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This book is divided into two sections beginning with Dip Your Toe in that has 10 over all questions about each chapter. The second section Jump In is for the fans who really want to prove they are an expert on Harry Potter, this section goes page by page asking from 46 to 250 questions on each chapter. All the answers are in the back of the book including the page number of where you can find the answer in your copy of Deathly Hallows. You will be able to amaze your friends, host marathon quizzes, even use this with your favorite board game. There is no other trivia book like it for Harry Potter fans. Coming soon Movie vs. Book and also the other 6 Harry Potter titles. Asked And Answered is also working on the ultimate quiz book of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. .
Troom Troom
Troom Troom
Many of their 'crafts' are dangerous, but don't show the negative possibilities. And if they are not there is still a high likelihood that they will not work and the video was only click bait. Research elsewhere before trying anything they show you to keep yourself or others from harm and disappointment.
Dirty Pretty Things [VHS]
Dirty Pretty Things [VHS]
Dirty Pretty Things was by FAR the best movie of the year when it was released in 2002. No movie before or since has dealt with the role of immigrants in the West like this movie did.

The setting is London focusing upon a range of immigrants. Chiwetel Ejiofor one of my favorite actors is Okwe a Nigerian doctor who had to flee his country due to corruption. He entered illegally and holds down two jobs one as a taxi driver and the other as a desk clerk at the Baltic Hotel. Audrey Tautou as Senay is Turkish and applying for asylum in England while working illegally. She is a maid at the Baltic and then works at a sweat shop sewing clothes, but dreams of going to the U.S. She has immigration breathing down her back, while her boss at the factory is demanding sexual favors. Benedict Wong is Guo Yi, Okwe’s friend who works in a hospital. Ziatko Buric is Ivan a Russian who is the doorman at the hotel. Sophie Okonedo is Juliette, a prostitute who frequents the hotel for her business. Finally Sergi Lopez is Juan the Spanish manager at the Baltic who also has a side business of selling internal organs from immigrants who then get a fake passport in return.

The main theme of the movie is what immigrants do in the West. They clean up after people, they drive them around, they provide sex, etc. They even give up body parts so that citizens can live healthy. That’s shown right at the start when Okwe finds a heart stuffed into a toilet at the hotel. Many have degrees and are professionals, but when they come to the West they have to take up menial jobs. They keep their head down and dream of a better life. All of this goes completely unnoticed by the majority who have always ignored and looked down upon immigrants and the poor. They don’t know about the struggles people from other countries go through to get to the West and they don’t care to know either. They are the voiceless people that are in every country helping make sure things run.

On top of that there are two major storylines going on. One is that Juan wants to recruit Okwe into his scheme because he has the medical training to remove organs. Juan partially blackmails Okwe by threatening him as an illegal but also offers him a passport for his work. Juan has no problem in exploiting other people and is completely immoral. At the same time there is a frustrated love story between Okwe and Senay. The two like each other but their circumstances keep them apart. These two stories come together in the conclusion in a tear jerking scene.

This is the reason why Dirty Pretty Things works so well. The plotting of Juan and the relationship between Okwe and Senay will draw you in, and then you’ll learn something about immigrants as well along the way.
Skeleteen Wizard Costume Accessories Set - Nerd Circle Glasses, Red and Gold Tie and a Magic Wand Accessory Set for Kids and Adults
Skeleteen Wizard Costume Accessories Set - Nerd Circle Glasses, Red and Gold Tie and a Magic Wand Accessory Set for Kids and Adults
I will first start this review by saying this kit is exactly as described. But I was a little purple and yellow instead of burgundy and yellow which was a little bit of a disappointment. Also, but I was a little short for me and I am 5 foot 11 and 200 lb. The glasses are well made but we're a little small for my head. The wand is actually a little bit longer than the original wand but worked very well. I even had my picture in the paper here in Alabama at my work for best costing and portrayal of Harry Potter. This would be excellent for someone who is a little shorter than I am like No taller than 5 foot 8 and under 170 lb. This is a great kit and it worked but it was just a little small for me but got the job done nevertheless. This kit was a great volume as well.
VicTsing mm057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook (Gray)
VicTsing mm057 2.4G Wireless Portable Mobile Mouse Optical Mice with USB Receiver, 5 Adjustable DPI Levels, 6 Buttons for Notebook, PC, Laptop, Computer, MacBook (Gray)
Being one of the only IT guys in the family and among my group of friends; I often get asked questions on what are good tech products, after all some of these items are usually expensive and no one likes wasting money. With the past holiday season, I helped pick out laptops for nieces and nephews for school, gaming laptops for the friends, a custom made pc, and a slick new Macbook Pro. With all these new systems being bought, everyone’s next question is “What accessories should I purchase??”, I always suggest that anyone buying a laptop at least get a wireless mouse.

I have used wireless mice for years; there are great mice, good mice, and downright awful mice. Most of the choices out there on the market are going to be based on what you personally like, what feels good to you, and what functions well. I do a fair amount of travel for work and I have certain criteria for equipment to make it into my travel bag; after all I will be carrying that equipment around the airport from anywhere between 6-12 hours, so no junk allowed!!

For a wireless mouse I look for the following:
• Use on any surface laser
• Skids that slide well with ease on multiple surfaces
• Long term battery life
• Small USB receiver
• Comfort and size
• And above all else PRICE

The VicTsing MM057 checks off all of my criteria and more! On top of having all the features I require from above it also has:
• six (6) buttons, two of which are custom programmable which means you can make them do whatever you’d like!!
• On the Fly Adjustable DPI – this means you can adjust the sensitivity whenever you’d like, which is great if you like to play video games, this feature can come in handy.
• 2.4GHz wireless with a 15-foot reach, so you can easily use this for a media center pc while sitting comfortably on the sofa.

VicTsing got it right with the MM057, it is super comfortable in the hand, it’s large enough to provide good support to help prevent hand fatigue, and groves for your thumb and ring and pinky fingers (sorry lefties this is right handed only), it has a really soft rubber coating, smooth gliding action, and an ultra crisp scrolling wheel and button clicks. I tested the MM057 on PC and Mac, it was plug and play on both, which means you will be using your new mouse in seconds. I like to carry my laptop around with me throughout the day and the MM057 worked on every surface I put it on which allowed me to be truly mobile and move about how I wanted without having to carry around a mouse pad and worry about a flat surface, the MM057 will work on your jeans just fine if you are so inclined.
Another major plus is using a single AA battery as the power source, not only are these more common to find around the office/home than AAA but in my experience the AA tend to last longer in mice and you only need one versus the two you would usually need for AAA. There is convenient storage for the Micro USB receiver on the bottom of the mouse, so if you choose to unplug the receiver there is a safe place to store it so it does not get lost. The adaptor is a great size, it is slim-line enough to leave plugged in all the time, even when you need to carry your laptop around in your bag or briefcase without fear of it breaking off.

This is one of my favorite mice; I give it 5 out of 5 because it deserves it. It is a great mouse for a great price. I recommend them to friends and family, and VicTsing stands behind their products with a 12-month warranty. Buy with confidence, great product, great price, and fast shipping.
Gulabo Sitabo
Gulabo Sitabo
Being Greedy is not good seems to be the moral of this story. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of an irritable and bad-tempered, astute and to some extent while not intentional turns out to be a hilarious Mirza. Amitabh even at this day & age shows no signs of stopping and manages to keep this otherwise super boring movie alive. The role of the old Mirza played by Amitabh is actually superb. If you do not see Amitabh's role as hilarious then this movie is not for you.

Ayushmann Khurrana who seems to crop up on every movie these days due to his popularity attempts to play the role as Baankey as usual is no match when compared to the seasoned star Amitabh. I must admit I have seen better movies and roles played by him and this one isn't one of them. I was not impressed even by a bit by his role in this movie. I think he could have played his role better or even better do not take roles such as this one and stick to what you do best.

Anyways with that disappointment aside, the movie is not too bad considering that there is no real attractive scenes, no real glamour. no pretty woman etc. This is very realistic unreal Bollywood offering in Ultra 4k UHD. I am very generously rating this movie with three stars.. The movie is mostly dark and dirty neighborhood and it pops dirty everywhere in UltraHD 4k with a grump old man who is obviously greedy from the start.. One would easily get pissed off if the whole movie centered around this environment as it cannot get worse than this, but thankfully still tolerable thanks to good acting and somewhat meaningful & yet understandably acceptable ending.

Three stars.. Generously!
How to Build Your Own Tiger Avon Sportscar (Speedpro)
How to Build Your Own Tiger Avon Sportscar (Speedpro)
I started out with How to Build a Cheap Sports Car.
Good read for all the little things you may not think of.
This book talks about Ron Champion

Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as £250 and Race It!, 2nd Ed.
By Ron Champion Blueprints plans and drawings. Not buying, But building

Next How to Build Your Own Tiger Avon Sportscar
Blueprints plans and drawings, And some body parts.

Build Your Own Sports Car: On a Budget Mr. Chris Gibbs
Blueprints plans and drawings, And talks about downloading pdf
for ( MAZDA MX-5 MX5 MIATA )

These are must have books for building a car for very little money,
And mostly hand tools. built in a small place. for the working class man.
If you don't have deep pockets. Building a locost lotus 7 replica,
With good gas mileage too! is for you.
Charger Charging Station for Nintendo Switch, YCCSKY 4 in 1 Switch Joycon Controller Charger Charging Dock Stand with Type C Charging Cable
Charger Charging Station for Nintendo Switch, YCCSKY 4 in 1 Switch Joycon Controller Charger Charging Dock Stand with Type C Charging Cable
Overall happy with this charger

THE GOOD: The Joy-Con controllers fit perfectly in the slot. Easy to set up, and the USB-C cable supplied can double as a charger for the pro controller as well if you unplug it from the base. USB cable can be plugged into the dock of the switch as well, and charge while the Switch is in sleep mode. Red and Green indicator lights on the front to tell you if it is charging or not.

THE BAD: While the controllers do fit snugly, it wasn't super obvious if they were seated all the way down. Just make sure to push them all the way down in the slot. Also the LED + - indicator lights on the front of the unit aren't easily seen. in order to see them clearly you need to stand in front of it looking down.

OVERALL: A little easier than the slide-in charging stations, this one fits 4 Joy-Cons snugly and is lower profile than others like it. A nice addition to the Nintendo Switch.
IKEA Rens Sheepskin, White
IKEA Rens Sheepskin, White
Nowhere in this listing does it say FAUX, IMITATION, or any indication this is synthetic.
The listing clearly talks about wool and sheepskin — not only is it imitation, it’s a bad low-quality fake.
Nothing about this would fool anyone into thinking it is real.

Sending back. I’ve re-read the listing several times to make sure I didn’t misunderstand.
Maybe by the time this Review is posted, the description will be changed.
De'Longhi Magnifica S Cappuccino ECAM 22.366.S Kaffeevollautomat (Digitaldisplay, integriertes Milchsystem, Cappuccino auf Knopfdruck, Herausnehmbare Brühgruppe, 2-Tassen-Funktion) silber
De'Longhi Magnifica S Cappuccino ECAM 22.366.S Kaffeevollautomat (Digitaldisplay, integriertes Milchsystem, Cappuccino auf Knopfdruck, Herausnehmbare Brühgruppe, 2-Tassen-Funktion) silber
Eine sehr guter Kaffeevollautomat.
Einfach zu bedienen nach öde,m einstellen der Kaffee und Milchmenge für den Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato und dem Milchschaum an sich ein sehr leckeres Kaffee Erlebnis.Der extra Milchbehälter hat ausreichendes Fassungsvermögen.
Das 2-zeiliges Display
Einfache Symbole erklären die Auswahl von selbst und das großzügige Display erhöht den Nutzungskomfort, indem es sich leicht und schnell ablesen lässt. Der beliebte Cappuccino kann beispielsweise direkt mit einer Taste angewählt werden und steht in wenigen Minuten zur Verkostung bereit.
Der Bohnenbehälter umfasst 250 Gramm, wobei auch Pulver genutzt werden kann. Das ist besonders praktisch, wenn einmal entkoffeinierter Kaffee geragt ist.
Die Pflege erfolgt simpel, indem die Brühgruppe einfach entnommen wird. Reinigungsprogramme und Entkalkung sind voreingestellt und werden auf Knopfdruck automatisch erledigt. Je besser und regelmäßiger man die
Komponenten, desto länger bleibt ein Gerät erhalten.Spühlmaschinensicher ist es auch.
Leider ist die Edalstahlplatte nach 14 Tage doch schon sehr zerkratzt obwohl wir sehr vorsichtig waren.
Cappuccino, Espresso, Heißes Wasser, Kaffee es ist alles möglich.
Ei sehr gutes Preis -Leistungs-Verhätnis.
Above $40
Above $40
My son is OBSESSED with Lion King (thankfully I am too) and it’s hard to find Lion King toys now. I went ahead and purchased this set because it has 3 original characters in it. My son is 2 and can hold a few of them in his hands at once. They seem to be made well and they say Disney on them so I expected good quality. Nothing negative to say, however, Rafiki has some give to him because of the thinner parts of his staff especially, but we haven’t had an issue with pieces breaking (yet). I would recommend!

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