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A Rebel in Time - (1983 book), by Harry Harrison image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.michaelowencarroll.com/hh/n24.htm [ 1 ] was http://www.harryharrison.com/n24.htm

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Kids, the only survivors of a shipwreck, survive on a paradise island.

It's interesting, but not great. I stopped just before reading the chapter "A View to a Death" because it had been boring up to that point, and I could tell it was going to spiral into stupidity without a proper lead and reason for it.

Blue microphones logo

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https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/yeti-nano/ [ 1 ] was https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/yeti-nano/

A high quality budget microphone.



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IPEVO VZ-R image

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https://www.ipevo.com/products/vz-r [ 1 ] was https://ca.ipevo.com/VZ-R_HDMI_8MP_Camera.html

A document camera.

On-device buttons, optical zoom, native H.264 hardware.

Garbage; do not buy this overpriced toy. It's only "good" because it comes with a stand, but newer webcams are coming out with the threading for mounting to a simple $20 stand.



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Kobo Aura ONE 01a

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.kobo.com/
https://ca.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20190118143102/https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one

An E-book reader.

Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.

It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.



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todo - there are more notes to be added, I've just been busy/lazy.

Alpine white
Alpine white

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(on Wikipedia)
(store page)

This is a low-end low-cost laptop. It was on extreme sale, and as it has USB 3.1 it'll do fine.

Very highly recommended: This thing is awesome in every way. Exception: It's childishly-glossy.



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Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

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A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

2019-08-07 - Wow, this was so forgettable that I couldn't actually remember reading it until I read the first few paragraphs..