Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card

SeventhSon(1stEd)
From Wikipedia:

Seventh Son (1987) is an alternate history/fantasy novel by Orson Scott Card. It is the first book in Card’s The Tales of Alvin Maker series and is about Alvin Miller, the Seventh son of a seventh son. Seventh Son won a Locus Award and was nominated for both the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards in 1988. Seventh sons have strong “knacks” (specific magical abilities), and seventh sons of seventh sons are both extraordinarily rare and powerful. In fact, young Alvin appears to be the only one in the world. His abilities make him the target of The Unmaker, who recognizes Alvin’s powers as those of a Maker—only the second ever, and it had been a long time since the first had walked on water and turned water to wine. The Unmaker works largely through water, trying to kill Alvin in his early years, before he can master his abilities.

Baofeng UV-5RA

I bought a Baofeng UV-5RA handheld transceiver on Amazon for $29 (free shipping).

The Baofeng UV-5RA is a hand held transceiver providing 5 watts in the frequency range of 136-174 MHz and 400-480 MHz. It is a compact, economical HT that includes a special VHF receive band from 65 – 108 MHz which includes the regular FM broadcast band. Dual watch and dual reception is supported. You get up to 128 memories. Other features include: selectable wide/narrow, battery save function, VOX, DCS/CTCSS encode, key lock and built in flashlight. Selectable frequency steps include: 2.5, 5, 6.25, 10, 12.5 and 25 kHz. RF power may be selected at 4 or 1 watts.

I’ve updated my Radios page.

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Terraria for iOS

I’ve beat the addiction to this game (at least the mobile version). I bought it on Steam for $2.50 for PC, but haven’t played it yet.

Wikipedia:

Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game, developed by game studio Re-Logic, available on Microsoft Windows with ports for Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Android and iOS. The game features exploration, crafting, construction, and combat with a variety of creatures in a randomly generated 2D world.

Originally released for Microsoft Windows on May 16, 2011, the game is estimated to have sold about 50,000 copies during its first day of release, with over 17,000 players online at the same time during the first day’s peak. 200,000 copies of the game were sold, making it the top-selling game on Steam for the week, ahead of The Witcher 2 and Portal 2. It remained number one on Steam for the first six days of its release, and as of January 2013 has sold over 2,000,000 copies.