Uriel Sanchez

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MySQL Administrator's Bible
MySQL Administrator's Bible
MySQL Administrator's Bible by Sheeri K. Cabral and Keith Murphy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Friction
Friction
Friction by Sandra Brown. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1957 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Reloaded
Reloaded
Reloaded by Chris Ryan. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 94 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Java Programming (Oracle Press)
Java Programming (Oracle Press)
Java Programming (Oracle Press) by Poornachandra Sarang. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Pro PHP and jQuery
Pro PHP and jQuery
Pro PHP and jQuery by Jason Lengstorf. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Programming #39:Python Programming In A Day & PHP Programming Professional Made Easy (Python Programming, Python Language, Python for beginners, Android ... Languages, Android, C Programming)
Programming #39:Python Programming In A Day & PHP Programming Professional Made Easy (Python Programming, Python Language, Python for beginners, Android ... Languages, Android, C Programming)
Programming #39:Python Programming In A Day & PHP Programming Professional Made Easy (Python Programming, Python Language, Python for beginners, Android ... Languages, Android, C Programming) by Sam Key. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Ajax + PHP programming combat Detailed
Ajax + PHP programming combat Detailed
Ajax + PHP programming combat Detailed by LIANG WEN XIN. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook
Python Web Penetration Testing Cookbook by Cameron Buchanan. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
TypeScript For JavaScript Programmers
TypeScript For JavaScript Programmers
I'm rating the book fairly low not because of the quality of the content but because of the value for the price. First, it's a really small book. I read it cover to cover in less than 30 minutes. It says that it has 72 pages and it may, but probably 20% of them are either blank or don't contain technical content. Also, it's not a printed in a normal computer book size. The size is closer to a large format fiction paperback (check the product dimensions).

Regarding the quality of the content, it's a bit raw. The author states in the beginning of the book that the work was rushed and it shows. You can tell that it needs another editing pass (or two). The language is still really new so there's little to no documentation and that's why I bought this book. I was hoping to have someone teach me how to use it (basically interpret the language spec for me), and there was some of that, but only a few pages went beyond what is covered in the language tutorial at [...] In other words, I didn't learn much.

In my assessment, this content would be worth a dollar or two in an ebook-type format, but it's not worth paying for the overhead cost of putting this content in print. Quadruple the size of the technical content, and then maybe it'll be worth the $10 that Amazon's selling it for (if I'm being generous).
Tips on Self Talk and Self Talking - Take Control of Your Thoughts (Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Self Esteem, Self Help, Motivational, Positive Thinking, Spirituality, and Christianity Book 1)
Tips on Self Talk and Self Talking - Take Control of Your Thoughts (Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey, Self Esteem, Self Help, Motivational, Positive Thinking, Spirituality, and Christianity Book 1)
I used to be a bit dubious about Self talk books - Until I realised that I spent all day talking to myself (in my head!) and confirming and saying the most negative things you could imagine. Its no wonder I never wanted to do anything. Oli was a great help to me when I started to be ready to come out of the 'cave' I was hiding in - and we discussed Self Talk - I used this process to get me into action and start writing after my bypass operation - Life after a Bypass [...][...]
So the most powerful I can say to you about this Mini Book - is IT WORKS - Buy it and stop telling yourself you are not good enough - In itself - That could change your life!!
OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer Complete Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815, Exam 1Z0-816, and Exam 1Z0-817
OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer Complete Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815, Exam 1Z0-816, and Exam 1Z0-817
This is a very large book, coming in at 1200 pages, but that is because it is the author's 815 and 816/817 books combined. The authors highlighted how to use the book to study for the 815, 816 or 817 exams, so it is easy to use, but if it's too much for you, they are also sold separately.

I'm not finished with the book yet, but I like what I read so far. I started by looking at the security chapter. I really liked that Hacker Harry and Security Sienna characters were used to teach security. It made what could have been a dry chapter a lot more fun.

If you are taking a Java certification, I highly recommend this combined book or the two separate ones.
Strange Is Normal: The Amazing Life Of Colin Wilson
Strange Is Normal: The Amazing Life Of Colin Wilson
Allow me to apologize for the horrible title of this review, up front.

I was delighted for discover there was a full length documentary on Colin Wilson. I first read 'The Outsider' two years ago and was, like others, amazed at its relevance and intelligence. It still remains an important philosophical work and a master piece of autodidact writing.
However, I, like so many others, quickly grew a little vary and confused regarding Wilsons later output. He has written several hundred books, and the quality ranges like it would when insisting on publishing so much. Overkill seems to be the word. He repeats himself over and over again, and it seems that the essence of his work lays in The Outsider and Superconsciousness. (Though 'Supernatural' was a rare diamond).
Don't get me wrong, Wilson is a treasure. But it's hard to refute that at times he seems overly self-obssessed, indulgent, and that too much of his work is a lot of wrapping with little content.

As for the documentary:
For a long time I combed for every audio and video interview with Wilson I could find. What I discovered was heartbreaking. Every single interview sounds like the last. He repeats the same points, the same stories and the same conclusions every single time. The story of being told not to write a book of the occult, being a celebrity, discovering Maslow, and the same examples of peak experience.
So, if you are familiar with Wilson, through his books or interview, very little new is to be found here.

Another con, and this is very subjective, is the fact that I bought the audio book "Strange is Normal" a year before buying this documentary. I quickly realized that the audio book is merely the sound from this documentary, and that the video added nothing.
In other words, if you have the audio book, dont bother buying this one.
Maybe it's posted clearly, but I didn't realize this fact and it took me five minutes to realize it all sounded too familiar.

In addition, it's sometimes painful to watch the way Wilson conducts his life. The sheds where he keeps his books... One of which should have been a garden shed or boat shed for his wife. But "they" decided he needed it for his books. (I somehow imagine he's not a very good husband, and his wife should get a bravery award... Poor thing)

All that being said, it is wonderful to see Wilson talk from the comforts of his home. And though it would be nice to hear interview with others, this one and a half hour interview with Wilson is a treat for Wilson fans, especially if you didn't buy the audio book.

Hope they'll make another one, including other interviews and a more documentary-feel before his death.

Namaste.
Naruto Box Set 1: Volumes 1-27 with Premium (1) (Naruto Box Sets)
Naruto Box Set 1: Volumes 1-27 with Premium (1) (Naruto Box Sets)
I love that these manga box sets are becoming more commonplace, especially for those series with 30+ volumes.

Naruto box set #1 is a smart way to start your collection without breaking the bank. Volumes 1-27, or what anime fans know of as "Naruto," comes housed in a cardboard "bookshelf" carrier. The set has two shelves, that are relatively sturdy - having thicker material would have been nice, but the set is already a bit heavy - and also has a handy carrying handle on the top.

The set also comes with a two sided poster and a cute shinobi guide, written as if you're an actual Academy student.

My only complaint is that ⅓ of the volumes came with tears in the top left corner of the spine. This was also an issue I saw with a few of the volumes in the Ouran box set, so I don't know if it's just one of those weird manufacturing errors that's difficult to avoid. I'm kind of fanatic about the condition of my books so I was miffed that roughly eight of my books were already imperfect, but I think most people wouldn't mind so long as they were in a new, readable condition, which all of the books were.
Vicolo oscuro
Vicolo oscuro
Sono un ammiratore di Spillane, mi piace il taglio della sua prosa e l'intelligenza delle trame. Putroppo questo non è tra i migliori.
Navy SEAL Captive (SEAL of My Own Book 2)
Navy SEAL Captive (SEAL of My Own Book 2)
Jenna is a jilted bride, left at the alter two months ago when her groom decides to run off with her maid of honor/former best friend. Unable to get a refund on her honeymoon, she and another friend go to Cancun for a vacation.

Sawyer Houston is one of the 4 Navy SEALs in this series on vacation in Cancun. He's just finished up an unauthorized op from the first book and wanting to get some R&R in Cancun when he's talked into going zip-lining with his SEAL brother Quentin. Jenna is convinced she's boring, thanks to her former fiancé. Also talked into zip-lining, this is where they originally meet but don't connect.

Jenna mistakenly gets a suitcase that isn't hers. Inside she finds a sniper rifle and photos indicating the man she bumped into on the zip-lining excursion is targeted. She decides she needs to warn him and once she finds him, their adventure finally begins.

Throughout their adventure, Jenna constantly references how boring she is. Sawyer tried to convince her otherwise as they continuously dodge the attempts on his life.

Sawyer is a lovable hero. They both have issues and baggage, but get past it. With the help of Natalie, an SOS agent from the first book, their is excitement at the end of the book. Yet, who hired whom to kill him remains a mystery that I'm sure will carry onto the next book in the series.

I've read the previous SOS series, and it's pretty obvious these SEALs will become agents within that once this series ends.
Catherine Cookson Boxed Set
Catherine Cookson Boxed Set
THE BLACK CANDLE: Catherine Cookson's story, set in the north of England in the 1880s, follows the fortunes of Bridget Mordaunt, a young woman who inherits a factory from her father and wins respect from the workforce as she turns it into a thriving business. But a dark cloud looms on the horizon as Joe, her respected manager, falls foul of an opportunistic aristocrat, Lionel Filmore, and is wrongly accused of murder.

THE BLACK VELVET GOWN Gown: This dramatic romance, set in northern England in the 1830s, centers around Riah Millican, a strong-minded miner's widow who takes a job as housekeeper to the reclusive Percival Miller. He gives her gifts - even educates her children - until Riah finds out the perverted motive behind his generosity and vows to leave his house forever. Miller, however, still exerts a hold over Riah. Will Biddy Riah's bright but willful daughter, ever find the happiness and freedom that have eluded her mother as she catches the eye of a wealthy young man?
LIGHTAILING Light Set for (Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) Building Blocks Model - Led Light kit Compatible with Lego 75955(NOT Included The Model)
LIGHTAILING Light Set for (Harry Potter Hogwarts Express) Building Blocks Model - Led Light kit Compatible with Lego 75955(NOT Included The Model)
Idk who said these weren't bright, I think they light up great! Some are easy to put in once set is already built, this one for the train... Not so much, I would recommend adding the wires as you build. I had a rough time with it, but it could just be me. Either way these are great, and it comes with its own light up bricks! Definitely adds life to the set. Keep in mind! The lego set is NOT INCLUDED. It says so in the description. I do think the lights are a bit pricey, but I'm not crafty with wires and not gonna go get all the wires and stuff required to do this hahaha
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Hardcover Ruled Journal
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Hardcover Ruled Journal
I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and I especially love the Deathly Hallows so when I saw this I had to have it! It's priced great compared to how much the same one goes for in stores and it even has hidden bonus features like a pocket for notes in the end of the book and artwork of the Deathly Hallows in the front plus a picture of all three that is folded in on the first few pages which is brilliant! I'm very satisfied as any Potterhead getting this would be!!!
Skip Hop Baby Crib Mobile, Moonlight & Melodies with Projection, Safari
Skip Hop Baby Crib Mobile, Moonlight & Melodies with Projection, Safari
The good:
This mobile is very, very good-looking as far as electronic mobiles go. It is sleek and modern without being boring to a baby. The sounds are nice, the animals are cute, the hardware mounts well on the headboard of a crib.

The bad:
Right out of the box, this was squeaky as all heck. The crib is in the room with us, and the squeaking of the mobile rotating is enough to keep me awake all on its own. But! Not to be outdone by the squeaky mechanism, the glowing leaves reflect off of the mirror and the walls in such a way that there is a constant flickering to the green light. Also incredibly annoying as an adult trying to sleep. Finally, 20 minutes is not long enough for the songs and lights. 30 minutes would be much better. My baby has woken up because all the sounds stopped. Not quite what we were hoping for...

So, we're going to return it and go for a way less beautiful but hopefully more usable Tiny Love mobile.
Modway EEI-757-BLK Articulate Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair in Black
Modway EEI-757-BLK Articulate Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair in Black
First off, it wasn’t necessarily the chair itself that was the issue - other than missing a couple of necessary parts to assemble the chair, like part of the lift shock assembly, and a couple of small hardware items. It was well packaged and it looked to be exactly what I wanted and needed in a work chair. However...

What really annoyed me was the complete lack of courtesy and the horrendous process to receive these replacement parts that was completely and ineptly communicated by the company and it’s employees. Rule number one - the customer keeps you in business. Do what you can to keep them happy and they will write wonderful reviews if your product and purchase from you again. Uh...nope.

Their telephone customer service rep made it appear that they were actually taking my information down, only to tell me after spelling the entire story out that I had to go to their website and file a claim. Red flag. You have so many calls you have to have a link for claims on your website??

Ok...so...Following her minimal instructions, I started filling out their claim, only to find out they wanted a *full* copy of the receipt (what’s a full copy? How do I find it? What type and size of file is acceptable?). Now, had I been given clear instructions by their CSR it would have totally eliminated my ire, the return of the chair and this review.

Now...on to the instructions on their website: There is no accepted file type, size limitation, nor instructions as to where one can locate this full receipt ANYWHERE on their claim page - no place to click for specifications, nothing. I had to resize my screenshot jpeg 4 times before their site would take the image. And by resize, I mean that I had to take a screenshot of what I thought was my receipt, email it to myself and resize it on another computer and email it back to myself so I could download it on my phone to load on their site. By that time the image was so small and pixelated I could barely read it. Success, it went through. (haha)

I then waited almost 3 days to receive a response that was anything but helpful. There was no claim number to reference, no way to send the required receipt to attach it to the claim I had filed - nothing. Just go here, click this, print the receipt. Since the receipt is a document, *not* an image, I went back to the site and had to refill out the required information and load the document. A PDF- which is pretty much accepted everywhere...small file size, universal document - every site but this one. The average consumer isn’t going to have the knowledge base or expensive programs to turn a PDF into an image and then resize it to be accepted by their site. Not only that - EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.their site rejected an upload I had to re-enter the claim info - all of it.

By this time, my normally placid patient temperament was hanging by a bloody, tattered thread and I was totally and completely done. Because of poor customer service, the chair went back in the box.

Amazon was WONDERFUL in assisting me with the return of the chair, providing a UPS call tag, and super prompt in their refund. Modway could learn a few things from them!

Additionally - Modway has 2 locations with different phone numbers (east and west coasts). It doesn’t matter which one you call because they are both on eastern time. Another “great” way to do business.

Needless to say, no matter how good the deal, or how good the price - I will never ever order anything from Modway again. Ever. Nor will I recommend them to anyone.

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