Megan Foster

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Ajax for Dummies
Ajax for Dummies
Ajax for Dummies by Steve Holzner PhD. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 27 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Pro MongoDB Development
Pro MongoDB Development
Pro MongoDB Development by Deepak Vohra. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
MySQL / PHP Database Applications
MySQL / PHP Database Applications
MySQL / PHP Database Applications by Brad Bulger , Jay Greenspan , et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 38 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3
Die Ernte des Bösen: Cormoran Strike 3 by Robert Galbraith, Dietmar Wunder, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 108 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Cottage by the Sea: A Novel
Cottage by the Sea: A Novel
Cottage by the Sea: A Novel by Debbie Macomber. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1127 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders
9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders
9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders by William H. Groner, Tom Teicholz, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 31 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15)
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15)
Newsweek magazine (April 9, 2012) Forget the Church Follow Jesus, Hidden Stories of the Titantic, Can Tiger Woods Get Over Himself, The Travon Tinderbox, John Grisham on his $6M Screw-Up, Addiction-One Last High (Volume CLIX, Number 15) by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Sometimes Sisters
The Sometimes Sisters
The Sometimes Sisters by Carolyn Brown. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 2117 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Desperation
Desperation
Desperation by Stephen King and Simon & Schuster Audio. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 887 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
The Gull: and other short tales of horror
The Gull: and other short tales of horror
The Gull: and other short tales of horror by David Turton. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 25 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station
Dark Tower - the Gunslinger: The Way Station by Stephen King, Peter David, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 58 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Programming: 24-Hour Trainer
Java Programming: 24-Hour Trainer
Java Programming: 24-Hour Trainer by Yakov Fain. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 17 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Creating Your Web Site with PHP
Creating Your Web Site with PHP
Creating Your Web Site with PHP by Dmitriy Koterov. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models by Stacia Varga. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed
Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed
Sybase SQL Server 11 Unleashed by Jeff Garbus, Woodbeck Et al, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Learning Go Programming
Learning Go Programming
Learning Go Programming by Vladimir Vivien. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Windows Shell Programming (with CD-ROM)
Windows Shell Programming (with CD-ROM)
Windows Shell Programming (with CD-ROM) by Scott Seely. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
Learning Angular: A Hands-On Guide to Angular 2 and Angular 4
Learning Angular: A Hands-On Guide to Angular 2 and Angular 4
This book was written by an experienced author and his sons. However, this edition of the book reflects a profound lack of care, concern, and compassion for the reader who must navigate an endless stream of copy editing horrors.

I cannot begin to tell you how shocked I was by the number of typos and the errors in capitalization that plague this book. If you already have some experience in Angular or JavaScript you may be able to overcome some of the errors on your own. But why should you?

As a career software professional, I have been fortunate to have read many technical books where the standards of technical reviewing, copy editing, and proofreading were exceedingly high. This is not one of them.

It's clear that there was a breakdown in quality control regarding the release of this title. I hope the publisher will take care to fix these quality control issues in the future.
What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing a Highly Successful Company
What I Learned Before I Sold to Warren Buffett: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Developing a Highly Successful Company
Over 300 helpful quotes, concepts and tidbits of information that the author has accumulated throughout his 33 + years running and growing a business.

It seems like the last few books I reviewed mentioned the importance of understanding "opportunity costs". On page 9, "Every activity you undertake exacts the price of not being able to pursue alternative activities... Thus the cost of putting out fires where fires exist and putting fingers in dikes where leaks exist is extremely high in the sense of decreased progress or missed opportunities." Peter Drucker calls that "feeding the problems and starving the opportunities"

Barnett also touches on the importance of being able to execute.

On page 115 there is great advise about the importance of raising prices and the importance of doing so on a gradual scale, whether needed or not because when it is needed you may not be able to play catch up.

A few cool quotes:

"Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant" - Yiddish Folk Saying

Meaning always hire up.

Success

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of the intelligent people and the affection of children:

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better;

To help in leaving a better social condition;

To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is success.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you.

- Warren Buffett

Chapter 63 is on "asking - not telling" It contains some great advise and a few notable quotes:

"I had six honest men-they tought me all I know: Their names were Where and What and When-and Why and How and Who.

- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

By Kevin Kingston author of A 20,000% Gain in Real Estate: A True Story About the Ups and Downs From Wall Street to Real Estate Leading up to Phenomenal Returns

My Blog: bloglines.com/blog/KevinKingston
The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing
The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing
So most parents don't educate their children about money and schools definitely do not. I heard the worst financial and career advice imaginable from college professors. This is more about personal finance than investing. Buy it before you apply to med school. The author repeatedly points out that most physicians don't earn that much anymore but are tempted to live as if they do. Much of the book offers common sense suggestions such as spend far less than you earn and save the rest. Perhaps the highlight of the book is that the author suggests that if you know enough to determine if a financial advisor is knowledgeable and isn't going to rape you with fees, then you know enough that you don't need a financial advisor. In my experience, that is largely true, a bit like choosing your physician.

You don't know what you don't know so either you can read a lot of Suze Orman or you can hire a smart CFA. However, be aware that a CFA is not an accountant and not a real estate, estate planing, or tax attorney. The portion on investing is perhaps too superficial. The author does cover personal finance such as disability insurance, excess liability, student loans and so on. I take issue with his advice on taxes. He suggests pushing the boundaries when paying taxes. Yes, there are some grey areas, and yes you might save a few dollars pushing those until you trip an IRS flag and are audited. Then you will pay your accountant for the audit and if you fight it, you will hire a tax attorney at $400 per hour. Assuming that you are right and that you win (and the first does not in any way guarantee the second) your expenses will be substantial, and if they are larger than your tax savings, too bad. In addition, you will likely be audited several more times. Congress writes tax laws, the IRS writes the tax code, and then there is case law; there is no one person on the planet who understands it all.
Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets
I listened to this book basically because I wanted to learn a bit about Soros, Buffett and Volcker, which this book was pretty good for. Certainly not a full biography, but enough to give a good intro. More than that, it was a discussion about how these three pragmatists views compared to the academics views, and basically makes the case that common sense and pragmatism wins the day both when viewed against the dogmas of the liberals or the conservative academics. Its a worthwhile read in that light and I actually found more helpful than Trillion Dollar Meltdown in understanding, at a high level, what was missed by the authorities.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
First off, this book is not a textbook. You won't be reading it and doing homework or taking tests or solving equations and checking the back of the book to see if you got them right - thank goodness! This is a book that makes it possible for anyone (well, maybe not ANYONE, but anyone who is interested enough to try) to understand what Calculus is and the basics of how it works and why...

But why would you want to do that? Well, as the author asserts in the beginning of the book, Calculus is the language of God. Perhaps even more interestingly, he says that Calculus is the operating system or computer language that animates EVERYTHING from moment to moment and place to place.

So consider this; if you've EVER thought that maybe we are in a simulation - a virtual reality - then Calculus is the game engine code that our universe uses to draw the world we are playing the game in right now.

If you can imagine God as a computer game coder, and he set out to create a game called "Humanity" or "Life in the Universe As We Know It" - then instead of sitting down with UnReal Engine or Unity or Java or C++, he chose Calculus. Calculus is the language he programmed the Universe with and the more we understand the code, the more we understand the Universe.

That's kind of fascinating if you think about it - AND it is coexists with the Bible just fine. The Bible doesn't tell us the details of how God created the Universe or what he used to create it - The Bible just says he did it. Calculus is the "language" or a way for us to be able to tell what it is going to do next. My son and I have intense conversations about things like this - and this book makes them far more interesting.

I took Calculus in college several decades ago. I was a C student. I also took Differential Equations, and did much better. I felt like Calculus was the tools and D.E. was using the tools to do things. This book explains the tools and it is fascinating. I recommend it for anyone who is even a little curious about how our universe works, or also anyone who appreciates the artistic beauty of the order in our universe. Calculus is fascinating and even exciting if it is explained by the right person, and with Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe, Steven Strogatz is the right person to do it. I highly recommend this book if you are even slightly interested in how the universe and the world around you works.

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The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs
You know that sense you get when something has the ring of deep truth to it? That's the feeling I got a couple of months ago when listening to Amy Wilkinson's talk about her upcoming book. So I pre-ordered the book, and when it came out, went through it like lightning through tofu, devouring it in 1.5 sittings.

For my brain, this book is pure crack: stories of risk-taking, hard-working, talented entrepreneurs and their ventures. If that were all that "Creator's Code" were offering, I'd already be sold. But Wilkinson goes way beyond that and actually distills the wisdom of these unusually successful people into six principles mere mortals like you and me can use.

Here are the 6 principles:
1. FIND THE GAP: By staying alert, creators spot opportunities that others don't see.
2. DRIVE FOR DAYLIGHT: Just as race-car drivers keep their eyes fixed on the road ahead, creators focus on the future.
3. FLY THE OODA LOOP: Creators continuously update their assumptions. In rapid succession, they observe, orient, decide, and act.
4. FAIL WISELY: Creator set failure ratios, place small bets to test ideas, and develop resilience. They hone the skill to turn setbacks into successes.
5. NETWORK MINDS: Creators bring together diverse brainpower to come up with breakthrough solutions.
6. GIFT SMALL GOODS: Creators unleash generosity by helping others, often by sharing information, pitching in to complete a task, or opening opportunities to colleagues.

Here's what I like about the book:
--The stories of the entrepreneurs: You may have used PayPal or eBay, or bought Spanx undergarments, or wished for a Tesla Model S for Christmas, but you may not know how these companies came into being. Loved hearing how Sarah Blakely started as a door-to-door fax machine saleswoman, how Pierre Omidyar and Jeff Skoll partnered to get eBay going, how Elon Musk was always mere millimeters away from disaster (or already in it) with Tesla and SpaceX, and how the PayPal guys beat out the competition and beat down international fraud rings through sheer determination and ingenuity.

--The interviews: I hope Wilkinson has super-elite platinum molybdenum frequent flyer status by now, since she must have run up crazy miles to interview pretty much every single luminary of today's entrepreneurial world. Some of these guys I had heard of before; some of them I'm glad to know about now (e.g. Steve Ells, founder of Chipotle). The list is impressive: the aforementioned Musk, Omidyar and Blakely; Elizabeth Holmes, the elusive wunderkind of Theranos; Peter Thiel; genius inventor Dean Kamen (of Segway and Slingshot fame); Google's Larry Page; MIT's Bob Langer, head of the world's largest bioengineering lab; Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani yogurt; Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky of Airbnb; Kevin Plank of Under Armour; Max Levchin of PayPal, Yelp, Affirm, Glow, and co-inventor of CAPTCHA; David Sacks of PayPal and Yammer; Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot; the legendary David Kelley of IDEO.

--The ideas: Wilkinson has combed the scientific literature to bring us some gems from psychology, anthropology and neuroscience relating directly to creative success. For example, from psychiatrist Albert Rothenberg: "Conceptual contradiction can lead to creative results." So, hire people with different opinions. Or psychologist Carol Dweck's notion of growth vs fixed mindsets, and how the former leads to a more can-do attitude and entrepreneurial drive. The importance of the "Yes, and..." rule of improv comedy in hatching and developing new ideas. And one of my favorite from the whole book: "Creators become comfortable with being uncomfortable. To fail wisely, they place small bets, set a failure ratio, believe enough to persist, and turn setbacks into strength."

-- The implementation: Wilkinson doesn't just tell you what the principles are; she also gives you eminently usable methods for implementing them. For example, regarding Principle 5, Networked Minds: "To solve multifaceted problems, creators bring together the brainpower of diverse individuals through on- and off-line forums. They harness cognitive diversity to build on each other's ideas. To do this, creators design shared spaces, foster flash teams, hold prize competitions, and build work-related games. They collaborate with unlikely allies." Do you have any idea how much concentrated wisdom those 49 words contain? Amazing.

-- Thoroughness: Amy did 200 interviews with founders and went through 10,000 pages of transcript notes, 5000 pages of secondary data and 4000 academic papers to come up with her stuff. Not sure how she boiled it all down to 6 concise principles (I suspect it involved some secret formula and goat sacrifices), but for all of us, I'm glad she did.

-- Writing style: One reason besides my superhuman reading speed that I could get through this book so fast is that the writing is super-smooth, no snags. Heck, I'm already re-reading it because I know it's an easy read.

In the end, the book is an embodiment of the spirit of generosity that Principle 6 (Gift Small Goods) advocates. Wilkinson does not glamorize rapacious money-grubbers but rather chronicles the work of well-intentioned entrepreneurs out to solve real problems facing humans. Her relentlessly positive tone and pro-sharing attitude can inspire us all to go out there and use these principles to make useful things. As such, "The Creator's Code" is no small good; it's a great gift to all who read it.

-- Ali Binazir, M.D., M.Phil., Happiness Engineer, Entrepreneur; Author, The Tao of Dating
San Francisco, CA
The Water Dancer: A Novel
The Water Dancer: A Novel
The prose is magjestic(not a typo, a combination of magnificent and majestic). And the reason why I lead with that is simply, the magjesty(not a typo)will keep you going when this bold and very ambitious novel drags a little under the weight of the challenge of crafting a story about the ills and evils of slavery, without the loudness.

“It always happened like this—that is what I had been told. Bored whites were barbarian whites. While they played at aristocrats, we were their well-appointed and stoic attendants. But when they tired of dignity, the bottom fell out. New games were anointed and we were but pieces on the board. It was terrifying. There was no limit to what they might do at this end of the tether, nor what my father would allow them to do.”

The foundation of this novel is slavery, and the story is told in a whisper, not a shout, but it so fits the protagonist Hiram Walker. Hiram is the enslaved son of the master, Howell Walker on Lockless, a tobacco plantation in Virginia.

In a nod to that whisper I mentioned, Coates avoids the use of master, masters, slaves, enslaved, etc. instead of employing those terms so familiar to us all concerning slavery, Coates boldly creates a new language referring to the master class as the “Quality” and the enslaved as the “tasked.”An interesting choice of terms that speaks to ambition and boldness, no?

Although Hiram Walker is tasked in the house of his father and enjoys some ‘privilege’ he still pines for freedom. “So as to my freedom, the events stood thus: I knew that I would never advance beyond my blood-bound place at Lockless.”

In his quest for freedom, there are some costly miscalculations and Hiram suffers some setbacks that lead to greater comebacks as he becomes active in the famed Underground Railroad. Hiram is blessed with the power of conduction, not just in the regular sense of the word, but in a magical realism sense.

He has experienced this power in him during a near death drowning at Lockless, but has never learned how to harness this power at his demand. That all changes when he meets none other than Moses herself, Harriet Tubman while working the underground.

I find it very curious to write this conduction business as magical realism(for lack of a better term) because I think it diminishes all the courageous and daring actions taken by those on their way to freedom.

It feels dismissive of what one had to endure to reach freedom, and in some ways denies the obvious brilliance and bravery of a Harriet Tubman who chose to return to the coffin(slavery in the Deep South) again and again and..... I love Coates’ writing but I am not enamored with that choice.

Having said that, I still enthusiastically recommend this novel, just superbly written with a cast of engaging characters, some intrigue, some thrills, and yes some horror, but not written horrifically( the whispering). I’m certain this book will garner a multitude of discussion and commerce. Ta-Nehisi Coates can now confidently add novelist to his writing career! Thanks to Netgalley and OneWorld-Random House Publishing for an ARC. Book is out 9/24/2019.
Shop Theory, Revised Edition - Henry Ford Trade School
Shop Theory, Revised Edition - Henry Ford Trade School
Great book of explaining manual machining and measuring. Ford Co was very proud of recently changing from fractions to decimal mesurments and this book, I guess, was a text for the Henry Ford Trade School that was training their machinists and patternmakers. A lot of shop math to use for a reference for the geometry and algebra that is needed in a shop. GREAT BOOK.
Go Down Moses (Album Version) [feat. Sy Oliver Choir & The All Stars]
Go Down Moses (Album Version) [feat. Sy Oliver Choir & The All Stars]
Louis did a lot of gospel. Though the general public did not know him for this. This is one of his best, but if you love Louis it's worth getting the complete compilation. If you love great old gospel music and can tolerate the poor technology of long ago this is a must. This song is hard to find, but it is a classic. If you know old-time gospel you'll recognize it and this version is just about definitive.
The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)
The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9)
I buy all Dylan’s records. Up there in importance and relevance with Elvis and the Beatles. But he carried on and on and multiplied his impact with his craft/art. This live cd is worth having even if you have these songs because he adds something new each time he performs.
Deservedly a Nobel prize winner.
The Harp Styles of Bob Dylan
The Harp Styles of Bob Dylan
From the harp point of view, this book is just a collection of honest transcriptions. If you want to play exactly like Bob Dylan, go ahead, buy this book.

But talking about the "harp styles", it seems that there is no style at all. It says nothing about how to use the harp support, or about any technique, embouchure, etc.

There is ONE single page talking about how Bob start playing rough and amateurish and, that after 5 months, he was a "competent" harp player (I don't agree). Then, the music sheets.

So, what are the "styles" the books claims to talk about? Almost no bends, lots of chords, lots of go-forth-and-back-notes. No harp teacher I know will teach his students to play like that. They will insist for months until their students learn to breathe and how to play single notes, with nice tone and vibrato.

This book may be nice for Dylan's fans, but certainly is not suitable for real harp players.
Glow in The Dark Throw Blanket Grey Moon Star Personalized Gifts for Girls Boys and Adults Cozy Super Soft Plush Fleece Throw Blanket for Everyday Use and Every Occasion (50 x 60 Inches) (Moonstar)
Glow in The Dark Throw Blanket Grey Moon Star Personalized Gifts for Girls Boys and Adults Cozy Super Soft Plush Fleece Throw Blanket for Everyday Use and Every Occasion (50 x 60 Inches) (Moonstar)
It has been an amazing gift for my daughter. It is soft, comfy, and warm. What amazed my daughter the most is the glowing pattern.

It is very soft and comfy. My daughter warps herself with the throw on the couch for her movie night. It keeps her warm. Compared to the similar product I bought her before, she loves this product more. The texture is softer and feels warmer. It is very light and easy to handle.

The glowing pattern is very special. By looking at the pictures of the product description, I thought the pattern is the same material as the throw. When I got the product and took a close look, I found the pattern is made by different material and it is impeded to the throw beautifully. It glows in the dark for a few hours. It is really amazing and makes it fun in the dark.

We love this product!
Ballon Hund – große – Indigo – Tier Figur – Art Skulptur
Ballon Hund – große – Indigo – Tier Figur – Art Skulptur
Sadly after literally only a few weeks it has faded in places, which helps at least that I know I'm not going mad because I can still see bits of the original colour. It was a bright blue and now its got many patches of lighter scruffy colour. I loved it out of the box but it is a WASTE of your money. Not remotely a quality product and NO it wasn't in any sunlight at all or polished with anything detrimental - its just sadly rubbish.
Marvel Avengers Thanos Gauntlet Lamp - Six Light Up Infinity Gems 8" Desk Lamp
Marvel Avengers Thanos Gauntlet Lamp - Six Light Up Infinity Gems 8" Desk Lamp
The only reason I’m giving 4 stars and not 5 is because I feel that for the price I just wish it were a little bigger. When I first opened it I was disappointed because it seemed small and when you pressed the “try me” button it wasn’t very bright so I almost immediately wanted to return it. Luckily my husband suggested opening it and putting batteries in and it actually was much brighter. My son loves it and it does give off enough light for a night light. The blue glow in the pictures are lights my son has under his loft bed but you can clearly see how bright this light is. All in all we’re happy with the purchase.
Rubie's Men's Marvel Avengers Infinity War Thanos Deluxe Costume, X-Large
Rubie's Men's Marvel Avengers Infinity War Thanos Deluxe Costume, X-Large
For anyone who has tried to travel on the 405 in rush hour traffic, this perfectly balanced (ahem) costume will help you feel much better about your commute in a 'snap'.

Fits as mentioned in the measurements on Amazon.

PROS
- The costume fit and it is pretty easy to get on/off solo
- After 4 or 5 events this costume is still holding up
- Helps eliminate half of the universe. No more resource issues.

CONS
- The mask and glove are adequate, but not exactly great quality.
- The material is thin and can be cold
- the pants, where they fit well are also made of thin material and can leave little to the imagination.
Clip: Time Lapse Drawing of Wolverine
Clip: Time Lapse Drawing of Wolverine
After watching "Suicide Squad" I stumbled on another time-lapse drawing and and found it mesmerizing! It is quite interesting to see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine come to life like this. The artist creates a stunning portrait.

It is interesting to me how the artist finishes a section of the face, then moves to another section then another and so forth without sketching in outlines or other guides.I think this piecemeal approach that completes so seamlessly is what fascinates me.

If you are hoping to learn much about technique or how to do this yourself, this probably isn't the best video. I think it goes too fast to learn much but the speed seems about right to make it entertaining.

This presentation of time lapse drawing grabbed my attention and interest. I liked watching it a lot so 5 stars from me!
Hollywood's 10 Best
Hollywood's 10 Best
Familiar addictive listicle style that you see on Youtube, but with brief clips from actors talking about the movies, too, which was cool. Would be tighter without all the intros and outros they left in from TV. I noted some more movies to watch, but there was nothing I hadn't heard of before.
Barilla Pasta, Jumbo Shells, 12 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
Barilla Pasta, Jumbo Shells, 12 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
These noodles are great! So let me clarify a few things. One box has 16 strips of dry lasagna noodles. This is enough for a full size lasagna. I placed 4 strips on the bottom of the pan and overlapped them about 1/2 inch. I also broke off the corners of the pieces that were placed on the edge in order for the noodles to be placed closer to the sides of the dish. Thus, one box provided 4 layers of noodles. It's hard to imagine the first time that you use them that these dry noodles are somehow going to get soft when you bake the lasagna. But, they do and they taste great! You can now make lasagna for everyone and they won't know the difference. Enjoy!
La casa de la playa / Whiskey Beach (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
La casa de la playa / Whiskey Beach (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
excelente.eli landon sale absuelto del asesinato de su esposa.con la reputacion y la vida destrozadas decide refugiarse en la casa de la playa de su abuela.abra walsh es la vecina a quien hester la abuela de eli a encargado cuidar de la casa y de su nieto.abra no va a permitir que el siga sumergido en la tristeza y el dolor.a eli no le agrada tener a una vecina diciendole lo que tiene que hacer.juntos investigaran lo que paso la noche que murio su esposa , y eso los unira de un modo que nunca esperaron.me encanto esta historia.muy linda y emotiva .la recomiendo.
Astérix - La Rose et le glaive n°29 (Asterix) (French Edition)
Astérix - La Rose et le glaive n°29 (Asterix) (French Edition)
Une aventure d'Astérix placée sous le signe des femmes. Le village gaulois tout comme l'armée romaine de César va devoir faire face à une révolte féminine. L'arrivée de cette barde Maestria ne va pas être de tout repos pour Astérix et ses amis. Une histoire sympathique, originale et surtout bien amenée sur le terrain de l'égalité homme-femme. Un bon moment de lecture à ne pas manquer. Commandé avec un autre article, le livre était bien protégé dans l'emballage. Aucun problème particulier constaté, tout était impeccable. Une histoire à ajouter dans votre collection si vous ne l'avez pas. A lire et à relire.
Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
Tolkien was a very prolific writer. Everyone knows about "The Hobbit", and especially "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. But those were not the only books that he wrote, and I was pleased to find these two relatively short stories (compared with the other stories that I mentioned earlier). Both of them are great; in Farmer Giles of Ham,Tolkien tells us about a simple farmer, content with his farm and his land, who ends up being an acclaimed hero because he rids the land of a dragon named Chrysophylax Dives. Just as with his greater stories, this one is full of imagination and Tolkien's peculiar humor and writing style. The other story, Smith of Wooton Major, is about a boy who receives a very special gift when he eats a slice of a cake that was only baked for good children every 24 years, and what happens with that gift. If you want to read some other stories about Tolkien, without having to spend days on end, then I recommend this book.
Reason and Imagination in C. S. Lewis: A Study of Till We Have Faces
Reason and Imagination in C. S. Lewis: A Study of Till We Have Faces
This book is a review of C.S. Lewis's best novel, his last work of fiction and little-known "Till We Have Faces." It connects this work to other books written by Lewis and shows how they are all connected. In addition it explains how themes of mythology (such as the story of Cupid and Psyche) and Christianity are used in the novel. I recommend that you read the novel and then seek out this excellent work of scholarly interpretation.
Mirage: Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par François Vidonne (Grand Format) (French Edition)
Mirage: Traduit de l'anglais (Etats-Unis) par François Vidonne (Grand Format) (French Edition)
Un livre lent, avec trop de détails qui ralentissent la lecture de l'histoire.
Des éléments à dormir debout ! Comme le dit le précédent commentateur : une jambe en plastique avec des armes pour faire sortir un homme de prison !
Malgré une histoire qui semblait intéressante lors de la lecture du résumé, et toute ma bonne volonté pour le lire, impossible d'accrocher et de lire le livre en entier !
Mirage en l'histoire et déception !
The Knitting Diaries: An Anthology (A Blossom Street Novel)
The Knitting Diaries: An Anthology (A Blossom Street Novel)
Imagine my surprise when three of my favorite authors came together for one book. I LOVED all three stories. Debbie Macombers story is fantastic and being able to catch up with the Blossom Street Gang was a great bonus. However the story does stand on its own and if you did not read any of the other Blossom Street books that is Okay you will follow along and fall in love with these great characters.

Susan Mallerys and Christinas Skyes stories were a lot shorter but full of great characters and story lines that will leave you wanting MORE!! A great collection and you will love all three of these heartfelt stories!!!
By the Light of the Silver Moon
By the Light of the Silver Moon
I started this book and after reading the first quarter of the book, set it aside not sure if I was going to finish the book, or not. The premise seemed too familiar - two women having a one night stand in college - only to "bump" into one another years later with their unexpected reunion full of embarrassement and awkwardness.

The story wouldn't let go -- I kept thinking about the book and decided to give it a second chance. I was glad I did.

It's the Harlin character that keeps the story interesting. She is complex, lovely, and conflicted. Her life isn't as it seems. Her cool, calm, and collected personna is so different than the lonely, desperate life she lives.

I would have given this book four stars had it not been for the pah-zillion format and typographical errors. I bought this book; I believe the author owes a paying reader the courtesy of a correctly formatted and proofread work. It's really, really irritating that so many pages were messed up.

The author writes a compelling story. Too bad it was so poorly presented.
Clash In The Baltic: Ian Fleming's Secret Mission
Clash In The Baltic: Ian Fleming's Secret Mission
Quick read without the usual super hero character although those involved are all heros. Not liking Ian Fleming is only just detectable, like the sun on a summers day is just detectable. Not on my best list, but maybe if I run out of other books.
Her Christmas Fantasy & The Winter Bride: An Anthology
Her Christmas Fantasy & The Winter Bride: An Anthology
I loved both stories. They were just good stories without being too sappy for the holidays. I've been a long time fan of Penny Jordan's and her book did not disappoint but this is my first time reading Penny Graham. I was pleasantly surprised and will try to find more of her books to read.
Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection TARGET EXCLUSIVE
Harry Potter: 8-Film Collection TARGET EXCLUSIVE
Ich frage mich, wie bei einer Complete Edition keine Extras dabei sein können ! Ich habe die Zauberer Collection mit allen Extras aber hier kann man nur die Audiokommentare ansehen ! Das hat für mich nichts mit komplett zu tun ! Die Metallbox ist überigens sehr anfällig und ist gleich mal heute verbeult angekommen ! Die beiden äußeren Steelbook's lassen sich nur mit viel Kraft entnehmen. Die Steelbook's sind nicht geprägt, sehen aber gut aus und haben einen deutschen Titel am Spine und vorne. Der Druck der Box hätte auch kräftiger sein können ! Die Ersatzlieferung kam unbeschädigt an, jedoch frage ich mich, warum Amazon in die Schachteln überhaupt keine Dämpfungsmateriealien wie Luftpolster oder einfach nur die essbaren Styropordinger. Ich denke nicht das es für die Umwelt besser ist, wenn man dafür viel mehr versenden muss und es mehr aussschuß gibt.
Über die 4k Versionen kann ich nichts sagen, da ich noch keinen 4K Fernseher habe, aber die normalen Blu-rays haben teilweise schon sehr schlechtes Bild da sehr körnig.
Fazit: Die Box sieht nicht schlecht aus, jedoch gefällt mir das riesige 4K Ultra-Blu-ray Logo auf den Steelbook's Spine nicht. Das geht auch unauffälliger. Der Preis ist für die alten Filme schon sehr hoch und ich finde es traurig das in anderen Ländern EUropas es auch reine Blu-ray Boxen gibt aber bei uns nicht und auch viel billiger waren. Mir kommt es so vor, als ob man bei uns unbedingt die 4K Blu-ray puschen will, das merkt man auch an den vielen 4K Steelbook's die gerade rauskommen für viel Geld.
elope Harry Potter House Heathered Pom Beanie
elope Harry Potter House Heathered Pom Beanie
The color is great, especially the pom-pom, but I would have liked for the hat to be a little closer weave. I think my granddaughter will like it, but I am unsure if it will last very long. it seems like it will get loose and sloppy soon.
Real Sorcerer's Stone, The
Real Sorcerer's Stone, The
This was an interesting, but somewhat superficial, documentary on alchemy. It has been argued that modern science actually grew out of alchemy. Jung was also heavily influenced by alchemical imagery that he believed tapped into archetypes that are inherent in human consciousness. Given the depth of the subject, I've have appreciated more depth in the documentary. Still, it wouldn't be bad for people who know nothing at all about alchemy.
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Hufflepuff Crest Bookmark
The Noble Collection Harry Potter Hufflepuff Crest Bookmark
It's a good bookmark, but people tend to misunderstand 2 things, 1. It only comes with one bookmark, and it only shows 2 to show it being open and closed. 2. It opens so it fits around the page, I keep the clear side on the page that I'm currently reading, and the opaque side on the other person (it's less confusing when you have it)
GE 6 Outlet Wall Plug Adapter Power Strip, Extra Wide Spaced Outlets for Cell Phone Charger, Power Adapter, 3 Prong, Multi Outlet Wall Charger, Quick & Easy Install, For Home Office, Home Theater, Kitchen, or Bathroom, UL Listed, White, 50759
GE 6 Outlet Wall Plug Adapter Power Strip, Extra Wide Spaced Outlets for Cell Phone Charger, Power Adapter, 3 Prong, Multi Outlet Wall Charger, Quick & Easy Install, For Home Office, Home Theater, Kitchen, or Bathroom, UL Listed, White, 50759
DISCLAIMER: this review is intended more for the “Seller” than the the “Buyer.”

The photos for this product are somewhat misleading. They only show front and back views, but if they had showed the side view, I would not have ordered this adapter because it doesn’t work/fit on the outlet I intended to use it on. It only works on 2-socket outlets, but not a 1-socket outlet (which is what I was specifically looking for).

There are obviously the 3 metal prongs at the top of the adapter which plug into the wall socket as expected, but I was not expecting there to also be another 4th plastic prong at the bottom of the adapter which prevents you from plugging it into any wall outlet with only one socket (so it only works on 2-socket outlets, not 1-socket outlets).

This is not clear from the photos used: they only show the front and side-front (45° angle) views of the adapter, and then show a back view (180° angle), but not a full-side (90° angle) view. Had there been a full-side 90° view, it would’ve been clear to see there was a 4th prong at the bottom indicating the adapter is only compatible with double-socket outlets (and buyers looking specifically for an adapter for a single-socket outlet would know not to order this product). The very last photo shows the 180° back view, and if you look closely (zoom in) you can make out the 4th prong down at the bottom. But since this 4th prong is white and plastic (and not metal like the other 3 prongs), it blends in with the rest of the white packaging and is very hard to see/notice it’s even there unless you’re looking for it. This is why a 90° side-angle side view of the adapter would be much more helpful because it would actually show the 4th white plastic prong protruding from the bottom of the adapter; there would be no way to miss it.

Just a suggestion. The actual product works great, as I just so happened to find another different outlet that was actually compatible with this adapter a few months after I originally ordered it. So it all worked out, but it may be beneficial to other potential buyers to add a photo of the adapter from the side (90° angle) so they can see whether it’s compatible with the outlet they’re looking for.
Something's Gotta Give (Feature)
Something's Gotta Give (Feature)
Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton as a successful 60-something and 50-something, who find love for each other in later life, despite being complete opposites. Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet co-star, with Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser, Jon Favreau, and KaDee Strickland playing key supporting roles.

There's nothing particularly surprising about this film due to its own description; because of this, the way in which the characters are introduced to one another ultimately does not matter since the audience knows about the inevitable conclusion. Despite that, this movie opens and makes a strong point of highlighting the differences each character has from one another and ultimately creates a giant gap of metaphorical space that must eventually be removed. This seems nearly impossible at first and comes to fruition over the course of scenes where the pace varies meticulously and in an unpredictable manner. As a result, viewers can be assured that the experience of watching ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ is refreshing as opposed to monotonous and alluring as opposed to boring.

I sincerely would like to know whose idea it was to cast both Nicholson in Reeves as potential intimate partners in this film; their natural dispositions make them inevitable foils to one another and this is ultimately an expected and perhaps even inescapable source of conflict. Reeves is bright eyed and simmering with ambition whereas Nicholson Is intimidating and rather cynical at his core. This conflict never overtly manifests or shows itself as jealousy, but this unconsciously prepares the viewer to extensively examine the relationship they have with Erica over the course of the entire story.

It would be fair to compare the story to the one portrayed in ‘The Notebook’, but the raw authenticity of the characters separates this one from what is often shown as the ‘picture perfect’ - most often too perfect- example of a relationship. Harry is distinguishably neglectful when considering how his thoughts and/or behaviors might affect other people, and he isn't the best “reading the room”. Marin is so beautiful in that her obvious creativity as a writer makes her exceptionally sensitive and also sometimes makes her all the more insecure. At the end of the day this isn’t a film that encourages us to love blindly but is in fact the opposite: this movie encourages us to love with our eyes completely wide open to any opportunities and blemishes that can potentially make themselves known to us.

A particular amount of charm is maintained by the various ways in which the tone changes over the course of this film. The humor is at times self-deprecating and encompases the awkward way in which our two lovebirds eventually find ways to relate to another; They laugh at one another while simultaneously acknowledging their own shortcomings. Scenes that some might describe as sleazy still manage to have a particular amount of class that somehow always makes itself known.

Don't get the wrong impression here - the plot is ultimately rather unoriginal and may make some people bored out of their skulls.
It's nothing to write home about, but it's a healthy dose of hilarity and sincerity: Can we really ask for more?
I would recommend
Tucks Md Cool Hemorrhoid Pad, 100 Count
Tucks Md Cool Hemorrhoid Pad, 100 Count
I purchased these for postpartum care because I had found them very helpful with my last child. They are very soothing for hemorrhoids. They help with both pain as well as itching. I also had stitches, and they helped with the soreness and itching involved in the healing process. I would definitely recommend them for postpartum care as well as regular hemorrhoids. My husband has begun to use them with his hemorrhoids and says he likes them but they are a little too wet and get his underwear wet which he does not like. Because I have used them while wearing pads, I would not know if this is the case with me as well.
Jura 61827 Deckel (Kaffeebohnenbehälter) für Impressa Kaffeevollautomat
Jura 61827 Deckel (Kaffeebohnenbehälter) für Impressa Kaffeevollautomat
Der Deckel ist bei der Jura etwas anfällig, da er nur zwei eine kleine Kunststoffnasen hat, die abbrechen können. Dies ist uns schon einmal passiert. Deshalb sind wir sehr froh, dass man ihn unkompliziert nachkaufen kann. Der Versand verlief schnell und perfekt. Wir hoffen nun, dass der Deckel recht lange hält.
Haribo Mega Torcidas Negras (200u)
Haribo Mega Torcidas Negras (200u)
Es cierto que vienen muchas por poco dinero pero en mi caso las he tenido que tirar de lo duras que estaban, después de esta experiencia lo barato sale caro

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