In another post, I talked about having a horrible experience when I purchased an EPSON printer. I will never buy another EPSON printer after that experience I talked about here. At any rate, I remember buying a laser printer several years ago and I remember the price was rather steep in comparison with Inkjet printers. Today the prices are competitive and I've decided to try a laser printer again. I came across Brother HL-L2320d Laser Printer with Duplex Printing for $89.00. While it's a little loud and takes a minute to print, the quality of the print, as well as the convenience, is an A-plus. it's small and doesn't have the "all in one" features that I really never used anyway (faxing, Bluetooth, scanning etc). At the end of the day, you can scan with your cell phone and email it to yourself or someone else these days with an app. brother printers The other thing I love about this printer is it prints on both sides if you need and you can stack up to 250 pages in it which means no repeated fillings of the paper. The Brother HL-L2320d Laser Printer with Duplex Printing for $89.00. No inkjet games and a reasonably priced toner cartridge for $53.00 that prints up to 2500 pages.
When you need your printer most, you may discover you purchased an EPSON, Oh No!How many times have you been in a rush and needed to print something right away, then in the process you discover you are out of ink then you have to stop everything that you were about to do to go to the store to buy ink. I'm sure other entrepreneurs can REALLY understand what I'm talking about. You can't order it on Amazon and wait for two days because you need it right now. We've all been through it but it's even worse when you buy a piece of a crappy printer form a company like EPSON. I purchased the EPSON Workforce Pro WF-4734 about a year ago from Costco. I was lured by the Bluetooth connection and all the features it came with, that I actually never use anyway. BTW, why do you need a Bluetooth connection with a printer? Don't you want it close to your computer so that you can grab what you just printed? How hard is it to connect it directly to your printer? The EPSON printer seemed like a deal for the price of about $125.00 ... which is how they got me. I got it home and all was well until the color ink ran out shortly thereafter. Chances are you don't even use color ink but unless you print images which I don't but it still ran out. At this point, the black ink was still half full but would not work until I replaced the color ink that I was not using. What? This was frustrating but what could I do? I went to Staples and purchased the color ink for a whopping $80.00. Then when I replaced the color ink the black ink showed that it was empty. WHAT? How could this be? It was half full before. Now I had to go BACK to Staples and replace the black ink. I see they have a standard and a larger version and I decide it's best to buy the bigger version for $50.00 so I don't have to replace it anytime soon. At this point, the ink has cost me MORE than the printer. Ahh, that's EPSON. You got me good. So, I come home and put the black ink in the printer. After printing about 10 pages of black and white letters over the next two days, the color ink says empty again. WTF? Are you kidding me? I go to Costco to see if they can fill the cartridges so that I can save money and the clerk tells me the printer industry has gotten real shady with some of them not filling the cartridges completely when you buy the printer to keep you coming back to buy ink. In addition, he informed me, Epson has blocked Costco or any other store from filling the cartridges for a much cheaper price so you are forced to buy the expensive ink from Epson. In addition, there are no generic brands of the ink to save you money either. RADIO FACTS REVIEW: BROTHER HL-123020D PRINTER This all happened in a matter of two days. Imagine trying to work on business projects from home and having to deal with this. So, I went back to Staples with the color ink and asked for a refund and they told me since I had used the ink they could not refund my money. I was pissed but I get where they were coming from, they didn't know how many times I had used the printer. Thank god I purchased the crappy EPSON printer from Costco. They actually took it back and end the EPSON nightmare ordeal. Don't think twice think ONCE when you see a great deal on an EPSON printer ... RUN
Seven Seconds Review: Netflix Original Series Delivers, Captivating Script, and Acting.
Dives Deeper into Relationship Between Police and the Black CommunitySeven Seconds Review: If there's one thing that I truly love about digital media, it is to have the option to watch the kind of TV that I want to watch, when I want to watch it how I want to watch it. Being a hardcore non-conformist, I truly love the buffet concept of life. A life where you can walk up and choose what you want and not have it brought to you. This is why I turned cable off a couple of years ago. Recently I made the mistake of turning it back on when it was offered to me almost free of charge but I almost immediately turned it back off when I saw the programming and the barrage of commercials that irritated me to no end. Free or variety doesn't mean worthy if you are not getting what you want and It's very difficult to go back to regular TV once you truly appreciate the advantages of digital. When people get what they really want they will pay for it and even pay EXTRA for it if they have to. Every now and then when I have time to watch TV, I'll find a great series on one of the digital networks. This time it was Netflix, one on my favorite digital networks. They never fail to deliver. There is a certain hunger and drive to deliver quality in original programming that is absent in commercial TV. This week, I came across a really great series called Seven Seconds. I've always liked Regina King and I used to see her at the gym all the time. I have a very interesting story to tell about her at the end of this review. Tensions run very high in Jersey City after a white police officer accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager who lies in a ditch bleeding to death after he is hit. The teenager is in a known gang den/park in the city and all the prejudices of our society come into play during the series. Dangerous assumptions and stereotypes that are anything but the truth. [caption id="attachment_190007" align="alignnone" width="600"] Regina King in a scene from Netflix original series "Seven Seconds"[/caption] At the scene, one of the other crooked police officers convinces the rookie police officer, that killed the boy, to leave and act like nothing ever happened. They will cover it up for him. The irony of the story is that Regina King's character is a very concerned teacher who looks out for other people's children which brings on and conveys an enormous guilt that she was not there for her only son. I don't want to give away all the twists and turns that come along as the movie progresses but it's got all the elements of the black community in it and the black community's often soured relationship with the police is prevalent. In the black community, there are several things we never like to discuss or deal with especially when WE are at fault. Perhaps because of our history in this country, we are often more comfortable pointing the finger than looking in the mirror at the wrong that we do (especially to each other) but in this movie, many of those things are blatantly pointed out along with our refusal to accept and deal with them head-on. These things are exceptionally portrayed by the man who plays Regina's husband Russell Hornsby. The journey to responsibility, acceptance, and self-acceptance is probably the most admirable and obvious element in this series. Something that ALL the characters face in the series which is what makes this such a great effort. [caption id="attachment_190009" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cast members from the Netflix original series "Seven Seconds"[/caption] I was unable to get my work done as I constantly got sucked back into the Vortex of watching this amazing series back to back to back. I have to give credit to the great actors in the series who played very convincing roles first and foremost Regina King who is an amazing actress Clair-Hope Ashley who at first I wasn't convinced on but then I realized that she actually did a great job as well playing and living up to the enormous pressures and guilt of being a Black prosecuting attorney. Russell Hornsby who did a great job as Regina's husband and father to the boy who was killed. David Lyons did a great job and was very convincing in his role as the crooked cop, I truly did not like him, and Beau Knapp who did an excellent job in the role of the rookie cop who ran over the boy but felt guilty and wanted to take responsibility for what he had done before being adopted by the older corrupt police officers in the series system. The thing I wanted to tell you about Regina King is it about 10 years ago and I came back to LA from Atlanta, one of the worst mistakes of my life, I was climbing up from the gutters of rock bottom. I was fresh off the lowest point on my life and I went to an industry event and I felt like the odd man out. I was lost. Being away from LA for just a month is drastic as things rapidly change and it's easy for people to forget about you. Regina King was the nicest person in the room to me. She has a great heart and she made me feel welcome. She was very kind at a time when I needed people most and I will never forget that. I never brought it up to her when I saw her at the gym several times after that but you never know what people are going through and how your kindness can lift someone who may really need it. Thank God I'm back on track and all is well now but I learned a great lesson from her. Selfishness is the root of all evil. It takes very little effort to be kind to people, you never know what they are dealing with. Watch this movie and let me know what you think. The great thing about this series is ... there's more to come but the first season was excellent.
By now I'm sure you have either seen the commercials or heard from other people about the Power XL Air Fryer. I had heard about it for a long time before I finally decided to buy one and at this point, I swear by it. This device air fries everything from chicken wings to steaks removing up to 80% of the fat with absolutely NO compromise on the taste. I haven't tried bacon in it but I hear it can be a challenge but the benefit is you can turn it on and leave. As busy industry people, our time is not only valuable it's limited. It's quick and easy and there's not a lot of cleanups but I would suggest not letting it sit too long after you use it and immediately filling it up with water. As it cools off it gets a bit harder to clean. I would STRONGLY suggest getting the Power XL Air Fryer 5 qt bigger model (click on the image) which can cook an entire chicken while you watch TV. Set it and go and make your lunch for the week if you're single or dinner for the family tonight. I would not promote anything I don't believe in on Radio Facts but this one is a keeper and I KNOW you will thank me for giving you this tip sooner than later. Let me know how you like it. For more information click the image below or BUY THE POWER XL AIRA FRYER ON AMAZON.
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