Having in previous postings expounded about the greatness of my Philips DVP3040 DVD player, I thought it a good idea to reveal some of the problems I have had with the player after a month or so of use. The main problem has been jittery or jerky video playback on various DivX or XviD files. Some files worked, others were unwatchable. Turns out the player does not like the encoding on specific files. The issue is video that uses a "packed bitstream." There is, thankfully, an fairly easy solution.
My band, Nonagon, will be playing a live show on Saturday, August 5th at The Note in Chicago's trendy Wicker Park neighborhood (1565 N. Milwaukee). The show starts around 9 o'clock PM and the line-up is as follows:
This book in the Aubry/Maturin series benefits from a clear plot line of espionage.
The first third is intriguing then it just jumps ship.
Pretty good mystery.
Listened to it as a book on tape. Good but lacked an over arching plot.
Great page turner.
More of a character study of a completely unappealing character than a plot-driven novel. Not my thing.
Loses steam about 150 pages into the book.
Another Aubry/Maturin book. This one has both sea and espionage elements.
Mildly amusing but poorly written memoir.
The books keep getting better.
Much better than the last book in the series.
Decent and weird graphic novel. Lots on indy comic cliche.