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Ian Thurston "Geezer Geek" (Barrie, ON Canada)

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SCRIVENER ESSENTIALS: A Quick Start Visual Guide For Windows Users
SCRIVENER ESSENTIALS: A Quick Start Visual Guide For Windows Users
Price: CDN$ 5.43

5.0 out of 5 stars A book like this IS essential, Nov. 11 2015
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As the title says, this is not "Everything You Need to Know About Scrivener", it's the essential. Think of it as a push into the deep end of the pool, but with water wings.

I found this good for a quick start and useful for later drill-down, too. It exposed a range of features and importantly, showed me how (and why) they interact. Since the interaction between Scrivener's different modalities is a key to what makes it so powerful, that focus was important to me. I've compared (and purchased) several other Scrivener kick start books, and this book hit the high spots very well in comparison.

It looks as if the same book was repurposed for Windows users and for Mac users. This is fine. But sometimes it took me a little reading to realize that the feature I was looking for was only available on the Mac. Since the Windows version is catching up to the Mac, that' s not a bad thing. But I did jump to conclusions a couple of times, (for example, thinking the freeform option for the corkboard might be available in the Windows version (as of November, 2015, not yet). Caveat Lector, as the high foreheads say.

In short: you can bull your way through learning Scrivener, or quicklyuse it "one-dimensionally". Don't. I recommend anyone who want to go beyond using Scrivener as just another word processor should get the trial version and read this book.

GOOQ® Replacement USB Charger Cable for Fitbit Surge Wireless Activity Bracelet Fitness Smart Wristband Charging Cord with Screen Protector for Fitbit Surge Wristband (2)
GOOQ® Replacement USB Charger Cable for Fitbit Surge Wireless Activity Bracelet Fitness Smart Wristband Charging Cord with Screen Protector for Fitbit Surge Wristband (2)
Offered by GOOQ
Price: CDN$ 8.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It works AND the price is right, Nov. 11 2015
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It works! The original Fitbit cable can only be plugged in one way. This cable works with either orientation (like the lightning connector for recent Apple products.)

You get two cables in the package. Perfect: I carry one with me and leave one at home.

Note that the the cable does not click into place with the firm detent action of the original Fitbit cable. So you can't leave it hanging from a wall charger. I make sure it's resting on a surface when I plug it in. I also make sure that the Surge vibrates to confirm it has recognized current is coming through the cable.

Line 6 Portable Amplifier Modeler with 18 FX
Line 6 Portable Amplifier Modeler with 18 FX
Price: CDN$ 209.39
7 used & new from CDN$ 185.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Pod-tastic, March 12 2015
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I use this baby to drive a little Fishman Loudbox Mini amp. The other guys in the band cannot get over the quality and volumne of sound it puts out. I'm playing this in a 7-piece horn band, and the Twin settting with a bit of distortion dialed in KILLS.

Hamilton Beach 49995RC FlexBrew Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black
Hamilton Beach 49995RC FlexBrew Single Serve Coffeemaker, Black
Offered by Bargains N More
Price: CDN$ 62.04
10 used & new from CDN$ 62.04

5.0 out of 5 stars This ain't no java jive, March 12 2015
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Got it for a friend as a christmas present. They love being able to brew both k-cups and regular grounds. I'm a hero.

Predator / Le Predateur [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Predator / Le Predateur [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Price: CDN$ 7.96
11 used & new from CDN$ 5.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Arnie, more than just beefcake, March 12 2015
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Simply put, this is one of the best sci-fi / horror films done. Arnie and his collection of testerone pals do their usual bang-up job of grunting and sweating ... but with a simple script, great set, and a MAJOR creature, this is a bump above. A treat to see Jesse (The Body) Ventura utter those famous lines about chaw: "This stuff'll make you a sexual tyrannosaurus."

CLUBMAN Virgin Island Bay Rum Body Care, 6 Ounce
CLUBMAN Virgin Island Bay Rum Body Care, 6 Ounce
Offered by Mid-States Beauty USA
Price: CDN$ 14.34
5 used & new from CDN$ 12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars You'll smell good like a pirate should, March 12 2015
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Impossible to find bay rum stuff in the mens' section of your local pharmacy. Barbershops promise to order some for you ... but it doesn't happen. I found one barber shop that said they had the stuff ... but they didn't. However, they explained it was some really good stuff and they'd have it real soon: this very clubman bay rum. Probably twice the price you get here. Somebody said it's better to look good than to feel good ... but with this stuff, you not only feel good, you smell, uh, mahvellus (as Billy Crystal would say.)

PageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Pedal Automatic Page Turner
PageFlip Cicada Bluetooth Pedal Automatic Page Turner
Offered by Cosmo Music - The Musical Instrument Superstore
Price: CDN$ 99.99
5 used & new from CDN$ 99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Toe-tapping page-turning goodness, March 12 2015
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I use this with music score software both in my Nexus tablet and my iPad. It pairs effortlessly using bluetooth, and quite simply is the answer to a pit musician's prayer ... it turns pages effortlessly. If you're a guitar player, you don't have to play hammer-ons with your left hand while you fumble to get the right spot on your touch screen. So far, the battery life is excellent (the system goes to sleep if you ignore it long enough.)

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Tom Cruise
Price: CDN$ 13.49
8 used & new from CDN$ 12.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Live, Die, Repeat watching the film, March 12 2015
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Say what you will about Tom, he CAN kick ass when it's time. Emily Blunt even more so. Despite the enormous amount the studio spent to promote the film ($100 million!) it actually was quite good. Certainly there were allusions to Groundhog Day, and the "exoskeleton" soldiers harken back to Heinlein's Starship Troopers' "Mobile Infantry" powered suits. And we're left wondering whether Tom gets the girl. Yes, it does feature his killer grin, too.

Live Free or Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
Price: CDN$ 11.98
7 used & new from CDN$ 4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars You go, Bruce!, March 12 2015
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This review is from: Live Free or Die Hard (DVD)
The best plan is to buy all five Die Hard movies and watch them all in a row. I waiting for Die Hard 10 ... the chase scene will probably feature walkers, or maybe powered scooters for seniors

Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Master Can Opener, 8.75-Inch, Black
Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Master Can Opener, 8.75-Inch, Black
Price: CDN$ 24.00
8 used & new from CDN$ 24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly right, March 12 2015
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Works exactly as advertised. I had a moulinex motorized rim opener that finally died, and I replaced it with this. It actually is easier and faster to use, and it never clobbers a lid like the motorized ones can do. And it's quiet, to boot.

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