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Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
Price: £7.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Properly Great Work, 7 Nov 2013
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The one thing that doesn't yet seem to have been mentioned about this book is the warmth that runs through it..

Grant Morrison has made Flex, a caricature of a superhero if there ever was one, self-aware enough and empathetic enough that you can't help root for him through his adventures, even the comedic (and invented) syndicated stories that are referenced along the way.

What he sets out to show, and convincingly in my opinion does, is that superheroes need us as much as we need them.

Oh, and the artwork and printing (of the hardback edition at least) is sublime.

WMF Profi Plus Garlic Press
WMF Profi Plus Garlic Press
Price: £26.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Good Design, 6 Jan 2013
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My wife tasked me with finding her a better garlic press and I landed on this one after both previous positive reviews and a quick passing over of my engineer's eye.

I'm happy to say that it looks like my intuition proved correct! In use, the size and leverage produced by this garlic press means that it is very effective in use.

A little care is required in cleaning but the stainless steel construction stands up to use.

Monitor Audio AirStream 10. DAB, FM, Internet and Network Radio - White Cabinet
Monitor Audio AirStream 10. DAB, FM, Internet and Network Radio - White Cabinet

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Convert!, 14 May 2012
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This handsome looking box is great value for money.
I bought it for my wife for her birthday and we had looked at both the Pure and Roberts boxes beforehand. This is better looking, simple to operate and good to listen to.
My wife, who normally runs a mile from anything technological, ploughed through the menu structure and both set it up and connected to the house wi-fi within 5 minutes. It is simplicity itself to operate.
The price is less than a low end iPod and all the family use it in the kitchen to listen to music or podcasts.
The build quality is good and the shiny surfaces are easy to clean with an occasional wipe with a damp cloth.
Finally, the sound quality is great for the price, clear with no audible distortion.
Perhaps the only minor quibble would be the relative lack of sensitivity of the FM receiver but it is always possible to pull a clear signal out of the air with a quick twiddle of the antenna.

Gosford Park [VHS] [2002]
Gosford Park [VHS] [2002]
Price: £9.99

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Looking but Plot? Ha ha ha ha ha., 22 Sep 2002
I was initially drawn in by the look and feel of this film. All of the characters are well played and the cast is so starry that most of my time was initally spent just marvelling at who they had in it. It looks fantastic.
But the plot: sad, sad, sad. Had no-one thought to give the scriptwriter a couple of decent Agatha Christies to read?
I won't spoil the ending but suffice to say, if you have half a brain you'll have sussed it well before the curtain falls...

Debugging Windows Programs: Strategies, Tools and Techniques for Visual C++ Programmers (DevelopMentor)
Debugging Windows Programs: Strategies, Tools and Techniques for Visual C++ Programmers (DevelopMentor)
by Everett N. McKay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Tips and Tricks for Finding and Preventing Bugs, 5 Dec 2000
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Finally, a book that gets down to the practical aspects of how to find, and more importantly prevent, bugs in Windows software. It has a similar feel in some places to Steve McConnell's 'Code Complete' because of the pertinent illustrations of programming concepts with code but because of it's highly focussed approach to the Visual C++ environment offers a very high 'bang-for-buck'.
The highly specific nature of the information in the book could be considered a flaw but I do not believe that this is the case. As a consultant, I find that one of the most common problems that I face, when mentoring a client's junior staff, is that they have often been sent on introductory programming VC++ courses and are then put straight onto a live project. The inevitable time constraints on these courses do not allow the lecturer to teach defensive techniques or even the range of debugging tools that are built in to the Visual C++ environment.
Within this book is enough breadth to explain the most common problems (heap allocation, use of pointers, Windows structured exceptions) and depth for the more complex problems (register contents, multithreading and debugging COM). There is also a good dollop on programming lore and wisdom to help you keep your head when debugging an intractable problem.
I have had this book for just about a month now and it has only spent a couple of days on my desk. If you are a Visual C++ developer, this book should be on your reading list.

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