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Charles Jacobs LUXURY EXECUTIVE BACK SUPPORT COMFORTABLE OFFICE CHAIR in Black new 2013 BUSINESS ERGONOMIC DESIGN +TILT LOCK MECHANISM
Charles Jacobs LUXURY EXECUTIVE BACK SUPPORT COMFORTABLE OFFICE CHAIR in Black new 2013 BUSINESS ERGONOMIC DESIGN +TILT LOCK MECHANISM

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great chair to spend your working hours in, 13 Nov 2011
I bought this chair to be my main office chair and I must say I am pretty impressed. I had some back problems recently and needed a chair which gives me a good posture and in which I can spend more than 8 hours a day.
The Aeron ones were ridiculously expensive and I thought I will give it a try.

Very easy to assemble and it looks great too.
A pleasure to sit in it and it is just the right size for me. I am 180cm and 80kg.

My back completely recovered and the chair helped me with it. The posture is great, the arms are at the right height and it looks great. The quality is very good and it looks as new even after 3 months of use.


Beginning Android Games
Beginning Android Games
by Richard Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.34

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will start developing games while reading this book! Highly recommended., 8 May 2011
I found the book extremely useful and easy to get me started with game development.
Even if the book starts off with an introduction to the Android ecosystem covering it in details, the content is very useful for non Android developers too who want to get into game development.

It covers everything needed to create a game from start to finish.
If you try to build a game from scratch without knowing much (or anything) about game development, this book is for you.
The chapters introduce you gradually to game architecture, graphics, controls, sounds, physics, basic AI, animation in 2D and 3D with plenty of examples preceeded with a little theory. I found the inclusion of theory very good as it gives you the answers to "why?", not just to "how?" and you will know how much you can stretch the hardware.

Every introduced notion and/or technique comes with examples and by the end of the book you have built 3 games and a great reusable framework for building games for Android devices.

By studying the book you WILL learn how to make games.
The use of best practices and plain English along with short theory makes it a great starting point and reference for every aspiring game developer who does not know where to start, and not just on Android.

It explains OpenGL ES beautifully and the introduction to the 3D is very well done, which makes it even better.
Even if it says that it is just a beginner's book, it covers advanced topics such as lightning, materials in 3D, physics, sounds, with all the short theory that will make you understand everything and feel smart.

By reading it, I completely forgot that it is an Android book and understood game development in general. Android specific problems are well pointed out and Android friendly workarounds are provided as notes in each chapter in case it breaks a pattern or best practice. Knowing these, will save you a lot of time believe me! You have all the source code to play with.

Highly recommend it for game developers (beginner and intermediate too), not just for Android, but iPhone, tablet or desktop.

Glad this book came out and well done Mario Zechner!


TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G Lens, USB Microphone & 6 LED
TeckNet® C016 USB HD 720P Webcam, 5 MegaPixel, 5G Lens, USB Microphone & 6 LED
Offered by BlueByte Ltd
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Good camera for the price, 1 Dec 2010
Bought it for the in-laws who have a desktop. The picture quality is very good and so is the built-in mic. The LED lights are quite powerful and the best part is that it was recognised by Windows without the need of any driver disc or driver download, which was great as the in-laws have no clue whatsoever on how to install anything and they managed to install it unassisted.

Recommend.


Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
Masters Of Doom: How two guys created an empire and transformed pop culture
by David Kushner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and insightful read, 7 Oct 2009
A very well written book which gave me a really good feel about being part of the golden age of computer (PC) games. The rise of the 3D!

A must read for all you who played DOOM and was addicted to the shareware disks and have a small curiosity of what's behind the gaming industry! Discover a new world behind the sprites on your screen.


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