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The 33 – Serialized Fiction by J.C. Hutchins

TheWorldNeedsOne of my favorite authors, J.C Hutchins, has just unleashed The 33 upon the world.

The 33 Episode 1 throws us right into J.C.’s twisted world with an opener to rival that of his earlier novel, 7th Son: Descent. From there we meet Addison Creel, and are taken down the rabbit hole in a series of strange occurrences, introductions, and job to save the world.

Addison is on the hook for 33 weeks of service in return for wiping his checkered past clean. Is he up to the task? We’ll see as future episodes of The 33 are released. The 12 episode season will be lead by Pramanthta parts 1 – 4. Each episode will be around 10,000 words, or about an hour’s content for the audio versions.

Speaking of which, J.C’s narration in the first episode is top notch, as usual. He brings his world to life in a way only an author can, all with a professional polish.

It’s $1.99 for the eBook, $2.99 for the audiobook, or $3.99 for the bundle. That’s less than your morning fix from Starbucks, and you’ll be getting WAY more bang for you buck.

What’s stopping you? Pick it up now, and start your journey into the world of The 33.

 

Bring the Gird Back to OSX Desktops

It’s kind of sad that I’m getting this excited about a small piece of software, but Total Spaces brought back functionality to OSX that I miss the most.

Grid spaces.

I HATE that Mission Control was linear, as it took too long to switch to a space I needed when I could have simply “dropped down.”

Total Spaces fixes that, and brings back the option to have rows and columns for your virtual desktop.

It’s only $18, and totally worth it if you’re like me and switch between virtual desktops in the blink of an eye.

Dollar Shave Club Review

By now many of you are probably familiar with this video. To tell you the truth, this video is what pushed me over the edge to try dollarshaveclub.com.

I ened opting for the 4x, also known as “The Lovers Blade.” 4 blades, 2 comfort strips, and a damn HUGE handle. For $6 a month I get 4 cartridges a month. Not a bad deal, if the blades are good. That’s the question, right? Are the blades any good?

I’m a head shaver. Every other day I shave my head and neck. Imagine my excitement when my new blades arrived in the mail yesterday! Everything is shipped in pretty minimal packaging, which is really nice. The package contained my new handle, 4 cartridges, and a little postcard welcoming me to Dollar Shave Club. This morning I put it through its paces.

Like I said before, the handle is pretty large. It took a bit of getting used to since I’ve been shaving with Mach 3s and Fusions for quite a while. It didn’t take too long to adjust. The blades themselves shave pretty well. Not as well as a Mach 3 or a Fusion, but better than any generic I’ve used. I’d have to say they shave a lot better than a Quattro too. There were a few spots on my head I needed to make a few passes over, but in the end I had very little irritation (other than what I normall have. I have pretty sensitive skin.)

Another nice thing about the blades is that they rinse out really nicely. Each blade is spaced well. Not too far apart to be uncomfortable, but not too close where they get gunked up easily. My only real complaint about the blad is the lack of precision, but I’ve come to expect that with any razor that has more than 3 blades. Shaving around my beard line was a bit tricky, but not impossible.

In the end, I’d say these blades are pretty good. Not fantastic, but totally worth the price. Would I recommend them? Yeah, I would.

I look forward to seeing what other offerings Dollar Shave Club comes out with in the future. I’d also love to at least try their 2 blade and 6 blade razors eventually.

They’ve got my business, and I think I’ll be a customer of theirs for a long time.

(If you’re interested in giving them a shot, use my referral link. I’ll get a free month if you do)