T. Cashin

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,768
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (28 of 35)
Location: Canada
Birthday: March 16
In My Own Words:
Software developer who enjoys reading good programming books.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,768 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 35
Mistress by James Patterson
Mistress by James Patterson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A very annoying book, Feb. 10 2014
If you ever knew someone who had a hobby-horse, and introduced that topic into every conversation, then you will understand just how annoying this book is. It's possibly Patterson's worst ever book; written by David Ellis.

The hero of the book is a HUGE TV fan, and several times per chapter he has to introduce something from a TV episode. If it has any connection with the plot, it's pretty thin. However, it is most distracting.

The plot itself is slow and thin. I suspect that all the TV trivia was introduced to bulk up the size of the book. I believe that Patterson no longer writes books, but his ghost writers (who are always named) seem to be getting too much… Read more
Haier SBC32 2.0-Channel 32-Inch Soundbar by Haier
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, Nov. 4 2013
ypical of most electronics today this is a good product with useless documentation. For example, the unit has an AUDIO IN connection--which you would expect. However, it also has a VIDEO OUT connection--which is not explained anywhere.

The remote has a MENU button and I had expected it would display an on screen menu. Wrong! A techie friend and I spent a couple of hours and never did discover what the MENU button was meant to do--and as I said, the documentation is useless.

We discovered that VIDEO OUT is to display iPod movies on the TV. However, having to crawl around (my Soundbar is on the floor) to select the movie on the iPod was a major pain. (For me it's… Read more
Tripp Lite TMC-6 6-Outlet Under Monitor Surge Prot&hellip by Tripp Lite
I quite liked this surge protector, but it cost me $100 for an electrician!

The WIRING STATUS LED displayed at red as soon as I plugged it in. I tried it in several different sockets with no change. So, as recommended by Tripp Lite I called in an electrician to check my home wiring. He tested everything and declared that the wiring was perfect and that the Tripp Lite was faulty. So, I took it to a different building, just to be sure. And, the red light came on again.

Wish List

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Tecsun PL-600 AM/FM/LW SSB Shortwave Radio, Black by Tecsun
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Amazing Magic Tricks by Jon Tremaine
Amazing Magic Tricks by Jon Tremaine
Magic Tricks for Grownups by Jon Tremaine