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D-Link DPR-1260  Multifunction Wireless USB Print &hellip by D-Link
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth buying, 17 Dec 2012
I have had this print server for a long time. I have been drawn to it as at the time of purchase it was the only device that could support multiple USB connections. However, it is unreliable. Printing over wi-fi would sometimes just stop in the middle of a job. It then requires a reboot of the device and a restart of the print job. After the second time it is no longer funny, especially when it requires a couple of round trips from the PC to the location where the printer is. It also seems to be very sensitive to wi-fi inteference from other networks.

Firmware upgrades have not solved the problem either.

This is yet another piece of kit from D-link that I had that… Read more
Business Patterns for Software Developers by Allan Kelly
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is definitely no dry patterns book, but rather a succesful fusion of business strategy with the ecosystems of software development. It was a risk that Allan took as few books are pitched with this kind of perspective, but the author has produced a well-written publication based on sound experience in the software industry. Unlike many pattern books, one could actually read this book cover-to-cover.

Chapter 4 on strategy is a specific highlight for me. Although students of Mintzberg and MBAers will surely recognise the material from this chapter, it is probaly not well known outside of those circles. What Allan does well is to distill the information in such a way that even… Read more
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Wii) by Konami
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very polished game, 28 Mar 2009
I have never played PES before and football is about fourth down the list of sports I'll watch. I am always on the lookout for sport games on the Wii, so for me it came to a trade-iff between FIFA and PES. From previews I heard that the controls were better than that of PES2008, and possily better than the FIFA '08 version so I hung back until it was released before getting a copy.

I am glad I did. It takes some some time to get into it, but the instructions manual is one of the best I've seen and the online tutorials are a great help too. The controls are a pretty natural fit and it takes little time to learn the basics. It will be some time to get into all the advanced… Read more

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