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iPhone Advanced Projects (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
iPhone Advanced Projects (Books for Professionals by Professionals)
by Dave Mark
Edition: Paperback
Price: £31.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 27 Nov. 2009
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This is an interesting book. It has a number of chapters each of which covers a project or idea and then goes into some detail on how to write it. It is not a code heavy book and it's not a book about teaching advanced aspects of Cocoa Touch. Overall it's a good book but unless your specific needs are covered by one (or more) of the chapters it probably won't set your world alight.


The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat
The Complete Guide to Choosing a Cruising Sailboat
by Roger Marshall
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent details of what makes yachts work, 1 Oct. 2009
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This is a great book. I'm reasonably new to sailing but very interested. I see so many boats around and the geeky side of me wants to know why they are like that, what the impact of the different styles and configurations are, etc. For this, this book is perfect. It goes into great details of boat design and impact of that design on how the boat sails. The focus is on assisting you in your choice of boat based on how you intend to use it. It's not just about "Cruising" boats, it covers all boat design.

The downsides? It's an American author to examples and dimensions are aimed at a US market but this is easy enough to cope with. The pictures used are ok but at times could be better - it has the feel of an old text book at time. More colour images and better quality graphics would make it feel fresher. This doesn't take away from the content though, so I'd highly recommend this if you want to understand what makes yachts work, which in my view will help your sailing.


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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Howlin!, 10 Sept. 2009
I can't believe we finally have this T-shirt available in the UK! And why are they even discounting it - it's so good they should sell it at full price!!

Like many others, I was sceptical about this - just some more jokers writing silly Amazon reviews. But when I saw a friend in his that he bought from the US, I was just panting for one. Now I have my own I can't stop howlin', it really is the dogs!


Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Mac)
Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Mac)
Offered by doctorpod
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great upgrade, 10 Sept. 2009
Upgraded 3 machines now with the family pack. Everyone was very easy and went smoothly. Gained a lot of disk space back after the upgrade which was a nice bonus. Snow Leopard is not a major upgrade in terms of features, there are few things you *need* in there, but given the very cheap price it is well worth it. My machine certainly feels a bit faster after installing and there are quite a lot of nice touches that have been added that were not there before - I do like the dock integration of expose, the improvements to stacks is great and new quicktime player is much improved. It just feels like someone has taken the extra time to make something very good (Leopard) into something even more polished and better. Upgrade!


59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
by Richard Wiseman
Edition: Paperback

39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good and awful, 13 Aug. 2009
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59 seconds is both very good, and awful. Wiseman sets out to explore techniques that can change your life yet are proven in a scientific sense. It's hard to say if he does this, certainly references are given to back up his claims so we have to give him the benefit of doubt here as this is a book aimed at the general reader and not a science paper. The techniques proposed are interesting and certainly can have an effect on your life - as with any of these things, how much effect they have is how much effort you are willing to put into them.

The premise that this book is different from other self help books in the sense of being empirically proven to work can be a bit misleading. For instance, rubbishing "think happy" self help books is too widespread condemnations without further details. Certainly an approach such as "think happy and you'll be happy" is not sufficient to make a change, and as Wiseman points out, can in fact lead to the opposite. Yet approaches such as CBT are based around changing thinking to result in life change and certainly cannot be discounted.

So overall this ends up being just another self help book - interesting, full of options for you to try and likely to make a change to your life if you stress the "self" of self help!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great shift, very comfortable, 26 May 2009
This is a great everyday casual shift, very comfortable, great cut and fit and well made. Highly recommended. Charles Tyrwhitt shirts are some of my favorites.


How Far Will You Go?: Questions to Test Your Limits
How Far Will You Go?: Questions to Test Your Limits
by Evelyn McFarlane
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 16 May 2009
This is a fun little book. It's interesting to read on your own, ponder some of the questions it poses and your view on them. When it comes into it's own is when you play it with other people - maybe a party, or someone close or you are getting to know. Yes, such a book isn't really needed to facilitate conversation and getting to know someone, but it is fun.


Black + Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander with Accessories
Black + Decker KA161BC Mouse Detail Sander with Accessories
Price: £20.00

137 of 147 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great handy sander, 2 May 2009
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Bought this for sanding down some teak garden furniture. Saved a lot of time, very easy to use and did the job really well and quickly. Easy to get into small areas yet coped with sanding larger areas well. Good price, cheaper and better quality than the local big chain DIY stores.


Charley Boorman - By Any Means [DVD]
Charley Boorman - By Any Means [DVD]
Dvd ~ Charley Boorman
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.80

3.0 out of 5 stars No Long Way Round/Down, 21 Dec. 2008
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Long Way Round and Long Way Down were interesting and fun, both the books and DVD/TV. By Any Means continues the same approach but it looses something - Charley comes across as too much of a bumbling positive joker that I start to get sick of ever new place that is visited as being beautiful and life changing. It all gets a bit much and has lost the sense of adventure of the Long Way programmes. The pretense is that this is a lower budget simpler adventure of just 3 people but this really isn't the case and that lack of honesty takes away somewhat for me. That said, this is all still enjoyable and worth it if you enjoyed the previous programmes, do not be put off. It's just not as good in my opinion.


Third
Third
Price: £5.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Less easy on the ears, but interesting, 28 April 2008
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This review is from: Third (Audio CD)
Dummy I found amazing, really great album. The 2nd album, Portishead, was good, but not quite as easy to listen to. The 3rd seems even more so like that. Still a great album, some good lyrics in there, interesting music.

As one review I read put it, it's not the sort of album you'd put on as background music for a dinner party, and they've been a little braver with their musical direction. Worth buying.


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