Posts Tagged: Review

Review: Ilona Andrews — Magic Burns (4 stars)

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Ilona Andrews: Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, Book 2) Well, thanks to Dustin’s comment I decided to give Ilona’s series about Kate Daniels another look, and took up book №2, “Magic Burns”. Now I can tell for sure, that “pervyi blin komom” (the first pancake sucks, so to speak) certainly did apply to her first book, […]

Review: Blood Law (Jeannie Holmes novel) 3 stars

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Jeannie Holmes: Blood Law – A Novel Ah yes, my never-ending hunt for nice new supernatural detective stories. Sometimes it works out well (like series by Patricia Briggs) and sometimes not so well. Like this one. It’s a “generic” detective novel with a bit of supernatural elements thrown in. For some reason it doesn’t work […]

Don’t buy Roku: no access to locally shared media

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So, I, in my infinite stupidity, bought Roku box on Woot. Because I thought that, certainly, when some piece of hardware is capable of streaming video over the internet, it’ll easily hook up to my windows media server, or, heck, shared folder to watch video. Dreams of easily watching my old anime and whatnot from […]

HTC EVO 4G: GPS + voice calls = reboot

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So, it’s been quite a while since I got the EVO, and now I finally got the “big picture”. So far things are okay. I am used to the phone. Lack of physical keyboard almost doesn’t bother me, though I can’t dial or do anything else without looking on the screen. Good parts: – Sprint […]

Rdio.com – Meh. Plenty of alternatives

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Not quite sure why so many people are abuzz about Rdio.com. I tried their “3 day free trial” and so far thoroughly unimpressed. I suppose I just know a bit too well what kind of music I would want to listen too, especially as their suggestion engine has not quite that much data to work […]