Michael Hoey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (48 of 58)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 174,478 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 58
TP-Link TL-WDN3200 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Ada&hellip by TP-Link
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I recently got a second hand PC tower and wanted to put it in a room with no ADSL line. I got this after getting the 150 TP adapter and found it kept cutting out. I had high expectation of this higher spec model but then found exactly the same thing. It would work fine then cut out after a few minutes or when doing anything demanding liike replying to an email! I was very frustrated but then got a tip from a technical forum. I disabled the configuration utility and just kept the driver software on. (Driver only is a simple non-recommended option when you first install). It now works perfectly and has never cut out! Sometimes these techno gadgets are too clever by half. I'm not going above 3… Read more
Yoga of Eating: Transending Diets & Dogma to Nouri&hellip by Charles Eisenstein
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A great book, in my humble opinion. And quite unique in the literature of mindful eating.

I don't particularly share the author's spiritual orientation (kind of Hindu/Taoist) but he really hits the nail on the head in many ways. It's really about developing a relaxed mindfulness towards sensual pleasure in general, of which the pleasure of eating is very typical. So it's about actually learning to listen to what your body needs and what YOU will enjoy but at the same time being alive to the many unacknowledged needs or expectations which we mistakenly expect food to fulfill. The author shows how we seek a balm for our loneliness, boredom and confusion, which leads time and again… Read more
Happiness and How It Happens: Finding Contentment &hellip by The Happy Buddha
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happiness, 30 Nov 2011
This is a nice book, very attractively produced and amazing value. It is an excellent introduction to a proven approach to developing lasting happiness based on the wisdom of the Buddha. It is devoid of any jargon and takes the reader directly to practical approaches whilst explaining in a very accessible way why and how they work.This book is one of a type - the author clearly has a good background in Buddhist practice but is also heavily influenced by neo-advaita. In this respect it reminded me of the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and I can imagine it becoming just as popular. In my opinion it deserves to. It is actually ten times better than the Power of Now in that it actually gives the… Read more