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262062666101 Things I Learned in Architecture SchoolMatthew FrederickThe MIT Press128
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785110216A World Apart (Exiles, Book 2)Judd Winick, Judd Winick, Mike McKone, Jim CalafioreMarvel Enterprises160Deep in the Canadian outback lurks the gamma-spawned behemoth known as the Incredible Hulk, but can the reality-hopping Exiles and the Canadian super-team called Alpha Flight save an entire nation from the green goliath's rampage?
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1402752407AARP Crash Course in Finding the Work You Love: The Essential Guide to Reinventing Your Life (AARP)Samuel GreengardSterling Pub Co Inc352A guide to recareering looks at the art of switching careers and offers tips on finding a compatibile and fulfilling career in an area of genuine interest.
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789733706Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cooking (Absolute Beginner's Guide)Deb RoussouQue Pub384
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1565928520ActionScript : The Definitive GuideColin Moock, Bruce EpsteinO'Reilly Media672Macromedia Flash is the obvious choice for delivering multimedia over the Web. At the heart of Flash's power is ActionScript, the product's powerful object-oriented scripting language. ActionScript is based on JavaScript, making it easy for Web developers new to Flash to get up to speed. <em>ActionScript: The Definitive Guide</em> is a tutorial and reference to ActionScript that meets the needs of both new Flash developers learning the language and experienced coders who need a daily reference.<p> Author Colin Moock starts off with a primer to Flash terminology and a quick example application--an interactive quiz. Following that, the book quickly gets down to ActionScript nuts and bolts. The first part covers the basics of the language, such as operators, variable scope, and conditional logic, in a traditional presentation. A few lines of example code illustrate each concept. <p> Critical topics like arrays, movie clips, and object-oriented programming are covered well at the detail level, though a more extensive example application would really have come in handy to illustrate the big picture. The back of the book contains an excellent reference to the ActionScript language, complete with inline example code. ActionScript is an important tool to master, and <em>ActionScript: The Definitive Guide</em> is a fine means to that end. <em>--Stephen W. Plain</em> </p></p>
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059600396XActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second EditionColin MoockO'Reilly Media1104Updated to cover Flash MX, the newest version of Macromedia Flash, &quot;ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide,&quot; Second Edition is the one book no serious Flash developer should be without. <p> ActionScript is Macromedia's programming language for Flash MX, the popular authoring tool for creating rich internet applications and animations for the Web. With Macromedia's new focus on application development, ActionScript now includes a direct drawing API, loading of external MP3 and JPG files, improved sound control, an extensive set of text formatting tools, complete support for component development using movie clip subclasses, local data storage, accessibility features, and much more. And &quot;ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide&quot; is the most complete, up-to-date reference available for the latest version of this language. <p> Author Colin Moock, one of the most universally respected developers in the Flash community, has added hundreds of new code examples to show new Flash MX techniques in the real world: how to draw circles, save data to disk, convert arrays to onscreen tables, create reusable components, and preload variables, XML, and sounds. The book's language reference alone has nearly doubled from the first edition, with more than 250 new classes, objects, methods, and properties. You'll find exhaustive coverage of dozens of undocumented, under-documented, and mis-documented features. <p> Along with the new material, Colin Moock has meticulously revised the entire text to conform to Flash MX best-coding practices. In particular, objected-oriented programming and the new event model get special attention in light of changes to Flash MX ActionScript. Fromsending databetween two movies to creating getter/setter properties, the new edition of this book demystifies the often-confusing new features of Flash MX, giving developers easy access to its powerful new capabilities. <p> &quot;ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide&quot; is structured so non-programmers can learn how to use ActionScript and programmers can take their skills to new heights. If you are in the market to really learn about the hows and whys of ActionScript, then this is the book for you.<p></p></p></p></p></p>
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097669400XAgile Web Development with Rails: A Pragmatic Guide (Pragmatic Programmers)Dave Thomas, David Heinemeier HanssonPragmatic Bookshelf, The450Rails is a full-stack, open source web framework that enables you to create full-featured, sophisticated web-based applications, but with a twist... A full Rails application probably has less total code than the XML you'd need to configure the same application in other frameworks. With this book you'll learn how to use &quot;ActiveRecord&quot; to connect business objects and database tables. No more painful object-relational mapping. Just create your business objects and let Rails do the rest. You'll learn how to use the &quot;Action Pack&quot; framework to route incoming requests and render pages using easy-to-write templates and components. See how to exploit the Rails service frameworks to send emails, implement web services, and create dynamic, user-centric web-pages using built-in Javascript and Ajax support. There are extensive chapters on testing, deployment, and scaling. You'll see how easy it is to install Rails using your web server of choice (such as Apache or lighttpd) or using its own included web server. You'll be writing applications that work with your favorite database (MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, and more) in no time at all. You'll create a complete online store application in the extended tutorial section, so you'll see how a full Rails application is developed---iteratively and rapidly. Rails strives to honor the Pragmatic Programmer's &quot;DRY Principle&quot; by avoiding the extra work of configuration files and code annotations. You can develop in real-time: make a change, and watch it work immediately. Forget XML. Everything in Rails, from templates to control flow to business logic, is written in Ruby, the language of choice for programmers who like to get the job done well (and leave work ontime for a change). Rails is the framework of choice for the new generation of Web 2.0 developers. Agile Web Development with Rails is the book for that generation, written by Dave Thomas (Pragmatic Programmer and author of Programming Ruby) and David Heinemeier Hansson, who created Rails.
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470290633Always Be Testing: The Complete Guide to Google Website OptimizerBryan Eisenberg, John Quarto-vonTivadarSybex336Stop guessing, start testing, and enjoy greater success with your website. <p> If you’re looking for more leads, sales, and profit from your website, then look no further than this expert guide to Google’s free A/B and multivariate website testing tool, Google Website Optimizer. Recognized online marketing guru and <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, Bryan Eisenberg, and his chief scientist, John Quarto-vonTivadar, show you how to test and tune your site to get more visitors to contact you, buy from you, subscribe to your services, or take profitable actions on your site. This practical and easy-to-follow reference will help you: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Develop a testing framework to meet your goals and objectives &lt;li&gt;Improve your website and move more of your customers to action &lt;li&gt;Select and categorize your products and services with a customer-centric view &lt;li&gt;Optimize your landing pages and create copy that sells &lt;li&gt;Choose the best test for a given application &lt;li&gt;Reap the fullest benefits from your testing experience &lt;li&gt;Increase conversions with over 250 testing ideas &lt;li&gt;Save $25 on Google AdWords with coupon included in the book <p> Take the guesswork out of your online marketing efforts. Let <em>Always Be Testing: The Complete Guide to Google Website</em> Optimizer show you why you should test, how to test, and what to test on your site, and ultimately, help you discover what is best for your site and your bottom line.</p></p>
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879233338Anatomy of a TypefaceAlexander S. LawsonDavid R. Godine Publisher432From Garamond to Bembo to the design and manufacture of sans-serif letters and newspaper types, this is the first full-scale investigation of typefaces since D. ...
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684874350Angela's AshesFrank McCourt368THE RUNAWAY <em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER AND AUDIE AWARD WINNER<p><strong>&quot;When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood&#58; the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.&quot;</strong><p>So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide&#58; a story. <p>Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing rags for diapers, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness. <p>Imbued with Frank McCourt's astounding humor and compassion &#151; and movingly read in his own voice &#151; <em>Angela's Ashes</em> is a glorious audiobook that bears all the marks of a classic.<br/></p></p></p></p>
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785115315Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: GiftedJoss Whedon, John CassadayMarvel152Dream-team creators Joss Whedon (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and John Cassaday (Planetary, Captain America) present the explosive, all-new flagship X-Men series - marking a return to classic greatness and the beginning of a brand-new era for the X-Men! Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of &quot;astonishing&quot; the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the &quot;mutant cure&quot; reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally - and some unexpected adversaries - tipping the scales! Collects Astonishing X-Men #1-6.
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078511677XAstonishing X-Men Vol. 2: DangerousJoss Whedon, John CassadayMarvel144A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected - and no, it's not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can't even depend on themselves? Collects Astonishing X-Men #7-12.
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785117598Astonishing X-Men Vol. 3: TornJoss Whedon, John CassadayMarvel Enterprises144They're back! The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday return for more Astonshing X-Men! If you thought their past efforts were full of shocks and surprises, hold onto your eyeballs - because you haven't seen anything yet, as things go from peculiar to just plain bizarre! Emma Frost's erratic behavior has the X-Men spinning in a non-stop downward spiral. Will an unlikely union be the final straw? After secretly lying in wait for months, the new Hellfire Club makes its move! Plus: The X-Man destined to destroy the Breakworld stands revealed! Who is it, and what will be their fate? Collects Astonishing X-Men #13-18.
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470530774Betty Crocker Quick and Easy CookbookBetty CrockerBetty Crocker276
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1605294764Blue SweaterJacqueline NovogratzRodale Pr320Novogratz combined her twin passions for banking and philanthropy after she left a lucrative corporate banking position to work with women's groups in microfinance, the pioneering banking strategy that won Muhammad Yunus a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. Her work merging market systems with development and social empowerment led her to create the Acumen Fund for entrepreneurs in developing nations, which she describes as the opposite of old-fashioned charity. Novogratz also focuses on her own developmental path as she charts her evolving views of capitalism and how she will change the world. Unfortunately, she stumbles when she strays into biographical territory, relying on clichés to bolster her professional decisions through a personal lens. The book is most interesting when it touches on the difficult decisions that Novogratz and her team must make about financial empowerment—should they charge interest on loans to poor women? Can working women find acceptance in a patriarchal society?
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1590595629Building Online Communities With Drupal, phpBB, and WordPressRobert T. Douglass, Mike Little, Jared W. Smith560Provides a definitive overview of and guidelines for the installation, implementation, and maintenance of the Drupal content management system, phpBB bulletin ...
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1578202493Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 1: The Essentials (Version 6.5)Chris Meyer, Trish Meyer496
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1578202698Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Vol. 2: Advanced Techniques (Version 6.5)Chris Meyer, Trish MeyerFocal Press432
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71401946Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are HighKerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al SwitzlerTeach Yourself235<strong>Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, Author of <em>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</em></strong> <p><strong>A PAPERBACK ORIGINAL</strong> <p><em>&quot;Most books make promises. This one delivers. These skills have not only helped us to change the culture of our company, but have also generated new techniques for working together in ways that enabled us to win the largest contract in our industry's history.&quot;</em>--Dain M. Hancock, President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics <p><strong>A powerful, seven-step approach to handling difficult conversations with confidence and skill</strong> <p>&quot;Crucial&quot; conversations are interpersonal exchanges at work or at home that we dread having but know we cannot avoid. How do you say what needs to be said while avoiding an argument with a boss, child, or relationship partner? <em>Crucial Conversations </em>offers readers a proven seven-point strategy for achieving their goals in all those emotionally, psychologically, or legally charged situations that can arise in their professional and personal lives. Based on the authors' highly popular DialogueSmart training seminars, the techniques are geared toward getting people to lower their defenses, creating mutual respect and understanding, increasing emotional safety, and encouraging freedom of expression. Among other things, readers also learn about the four main factors that characterize crucial conversations, and they get a powerful six-minute mastery technique that prepares them to work through any highimpact situation with confidence.</p></p></p></p>
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321683943CSS Detective Guide: Tricks for solving tough CSS mysteries, TheDenise R. JacobsNew Riders Pub264
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1859846688Design and Crime: (and Other Diatribes)Hal FosterVerso Books128Foster explores the history of a design led culture and in an attempt to illuminate the conditions for critical culture in the present asks if the new ...
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1933820004Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be SustainableNathan Shedroff, Hunter Lovins352Product design can have a tremendous impact on the world in terms of usability, waste, and resources. In Design Is the Problem, Nathan Shedroff examines how the endemic culture of design often creates unsustainable solutions, and shows how to ensure that design processes lead to more sustainable products and services.
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262122634Design Research: Methods and PerspectivesBrenda Laurel, Peter LunenfeldThe MIT Press336<p>The tools of design research, writes Brenda Laurel, will allow designers &quot;to claim and direct the power of their profession.&quot; Often neglected in the various curricula of design schools, the new models of design research described in this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. &quot;At the very least,&quot; Peter Lunenfeld writes in the preface, &quot;design research saves us from reinventing the wheel. At its best, a lively research methodology can reinvigorate the passion that so often fades after designers join the profession.&quot;<p>The goal of the book is to introduce designers to the many research tools that can be used to inform design as well as to ideas about how and when to deploy them effectively. The chapter authors come from diverse institutions and enterprises, including Stanford University, MIT, Intel, Maxis, Studio Anybody, Sweden's HUMlab, and Big Blue Dot. Each has something to say about how designers make themselves better at what they do through research, and illustrates it with real world examples&mdash;case studies, anecdotes, and images. Topics of this multi-voice conversation include qualitative and quantitative methods, performance ethnography and design improvisation, trend research, cultural diversity, formal and structural research practice, tactical discussions of design research process, and case studies drawn from areas as unique as computer games, museum information systems, and movies. Interspersed throughout the book are one-page &quot;demos,&quot; snapshots of the design research experience. <em>Design Research</em> charts the paths from research methods to research findings to design principles to design results and demonstrates the transformation of theory into a richly satisfying and more reliably successful practice.</p></p>
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596008031Designing InterfacesJenifer TidwellO'Reilly Media331&lt;DIV&gt;&lt;DIV&gt;Designing a good interface isn't easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Your UI technology -- web applications, desktop software, even mobile devices -- may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well. <p> UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. If you learn these, and understand why the best user interfaces work so well, you too can design engaging and usable interfaces with less guesswork and more confidence. <p> &quot;Designing Interfaces&quot; captures those best practices as design patterns -- solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Each pattern contains practical advice that you can put to use immediately, plus a variety of examples illustrated in full color. You'll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them. <p> Each chapter's introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight. <p> A book can't design an interface for you -- no foolproof design process is given here -- but &quot;Designing Interfaces&quot; does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.</p></p></p></p>
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156205810XDesigning Web UsabilityJakob NielsenPeachpit Pr432<p>Users experience the usability of a web site before they have committed to using it and before making any purchase decisions. The web is the ultimate environment for empowerment, and he or she who clicks the mouse decides everything. Designing Web Usability is the definitive guide to usability from Jakob Nielsen, the world's leading authority. Over 250,000 Internet professionals around the world have turned to this landmark book, in which Nielsen shares the full weight of his wisdom and experience. From content and page design to designing for ease of navigation and users with disabilities, he delivers complete direction on how to connect with any web user, in any situation. Nielsen has arrived at a series of principles that work in support of his findings&#58; 1. That web users want to find what they're after quickly; 2. If they don't know what they're after, they nevertheless want to browse quickly and access information they come across in a logical manner. This book is a must-have for anyone who thinks seriously about the web.</p>
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076530953XDown and Out in the Magic KingdomCory DoctorowTor Books208<strong>On The Skids In The Transhuman Future</strong><br/><br/>Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.<br/><br/>Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the keeping of a network of &quot;ad-hocs&quot; who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech touches.<br/><br/>Now, though, the &quot;ad hocs&quot; are under attack. A new group has taken over the Hall of the Presidents, and is replacing its venerable audioanimatronics with new, immersive direct-to-brain interfaces that give guests the illusion of being Washington, Lincoln, and all the others. For Jules, this is an attack on the artistic purity of Disney World itself. <br/><br/>Worse: it appears this new group has had Jules killed. This upsets him. (It's only his fourth death and revival, after all.) Now it's war....<br/>
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321396855Eclipse Web Tools Platform: Developing Java(TM) Web ApplicationsNaci Dai, Arthur RymanAddison-Wesley Professional752
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1601060572Excuses and Lies for All Occasions (Lines for All Occasions)Knock Knock Books, Knock Knock112Everybody lies. If they say they don't, they're lying. Scientists have proven that excuses and lies have played a role in our evolutionary survival. Six-month-old babies first deceive with fake laughter and cries. So the question isn't whether to lie, it's how. <em>Excuses &amp; Lies for All Occasions</em> provides verbatim lines for the workplace, friendships, family, your own inner thoughts, unpaid bills, and more. With this pocket-sized prompter, you'll never contemplate the honest route again.
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785112359Exiles Volume 7: A Blink in Time TPB (Exiles (Marvel Entertainment Group))Chuck Austen, Jeff Youngquist, James CalafioreMarvel192
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785108335Exiles: Down the Rabbit Hole (Book 1)Judd WinickMarvel112It's Mission: Impossible meets Quantum Leap as Eisner Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominated writer Judd Winick debuts at Marvel.
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<br/>Led by Blink, who hails from the wildly popular X-Men storyline Age of Apocalypse, the Exiles consist of heroes pulled from alternate times and universes who are sent to correct problems in the multiverse. Their adventures span hundreds of different worlds, setting events and characters back on their proper course - or else risk having them 'blink' out of existence.
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1600610838Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories TechDiana EngNorth Light Books128
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596514379Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart CraftingSyuzi PakhchyanMake Books250Provides instructions for creating a variety of home accents, accessories, and toys that combine crafting and technology.
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446678791Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for YourselfDaniel H. PinkFt Pr384A revolution is sweeping America. On its front lines are people fed up with unfulfilling jobs, dysfunctional workplaces, and dead-end careers -- men and women who are working for themselves. Meet today's new economic icon -- the free agent. And meet your future. Free agents are the maketing consultant down the street, the home-based &quot;mompreneur,&quot; the footloose technology contractor. Already 30 million strong, these 21st-century pioneers are creating lives with more meaning -- and often more money. Free Agent Nation is your ticket to this exhilarating new world.
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140157352Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving InRoger Fisher, William UryPenguin Group USA224This is by far the best thing I've ever read about negotiation. It is equally relevant for the individual who would like to keep his friends, property, and income and the statesman who would like to keep the peace. --John Kenneth Galbraith.
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596527063Google Hacks: Tips & Tools for Finding and Using the World's Information (Hacks)Rael Dornfest, Paul BauschO'Reilly Media, Inc.510<strong>The Barnes &amp; Noble Review</strong><br/>Google's corporate mission is to &quot;organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.&quot; They've gone a <em>long</em> way toward that goal. But to take full advantage of their achievements, you need the technical knowledge in this book. <br/><p><br/>Chapter 1's &quot;hacks&quot; take you as far as you can go without coding. You'll master Google's special search syntax; then discover Google's many &quot;specialty searches&quot; (phone number lookups, stock prices, and so forth). Along the way, the authors unearth some cool web tools: for instance, one that visualizes the relationships amongst your results.<br/><p><br/>Now you're ready for <em>real</em> power: programmatic control over Google. Most of the authors' programs are written in Perl, but you'll find some Python, PHP, Java, and .NET code, too. Most use Google's powerful API, but there's some classic spidering and screen scraping, too. (FYI, if you find spidering useful, check out O'Reilly's <em>Spidering Hacks</em>, too.)<br/><p><br/>So, what can you do with <em>Google Hacks</em>' techniques? You can calculate the &quot;mindshare&quot; of your company in your industry. Make sure none of your site links have recently gone X-rated. Create searches limited to U.S. government documents. Use geotargeting to spot emerging trends. Build newsfeeds that automate recurring searches. Convert Google Video into AVIs you can actually use. Uncover <em>every</em> blog comment linked to <em>any</em> page. Find lyrics to whatever you're playing in iTunes. And create all manner of Google Maps mashups that weren't even possible when this book's last edition was written. <br/><p><br/><em>Google Hacks</em> wraps up with tips for webmasters: everything from improving your positioning in Google searches to visualizing your site's traffic with Google Analytics. Bottom line: This book puts you in control the world's information -- and, in the information age, what could be more important? <em>Bill Camarda, from the November 2006</em> <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/newsletters/newsletters_cds2.asp?PID=994>Read Only</a></p></p></p></p>
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123706432GUI Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don'ts and DosJeff JohnsonMorgan Kaufmann512
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059610197XHead First HTML with CSS & XHTML (Head First)Elisabeth Robson (previously Freeman), Eric Freeman, Kathy Sierra, Rich GibsonO'Reilly Media, Inc.658Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert? Then it's about time you picked up <em>Head First HTML with CSS &amp; XHTML</em> and really learned HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create those web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more effectively with friends, family, fans, and fanatic customers. You also want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your Web pages over time, and so your web pages work in all the browsers and mobile devices out there. Oh, and if you've never heard of CSS, that's okay--we won't tell anyone you're still partying like it's 1999--but if you're going to create Web pages in the 21st century then you'll want to know and understand CSS. <p>Learn the real secrets of creating Web pages, and why everything your boss told you about HTML tables is probably wrong (and what to do instead). Most importantly, hold your own with your co-worker (and impress cocktail party guests) when he casually mentions how his HTML is now strict, and his CSS is in an external style sheet.</p> <p>With <em>Head First HTML with CSS &amp; XHTML</em>, you'll avoid the embarrassment of thinking web-safe colors still matter, and the foolishness of slipping a font tag into your pages. Best of all, you'll learn HTML and CSS in a way that won't put you to sleep. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect: a visually-rich format designed for the way your brain works. Using the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, this book will load HTML, CSS, and XHTML into your brain in a way that sticks.</p> <p>So what are you waiting for? Leave those other dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to begin.</p> <p><br/></p> <p><strong>Praise</strong><br/>&quot;Elegant design is at the core of every chapter here, each concept conveyed with equal doses of pragmatism and wit.&quot; <br/>--Ken Goldstein, Executive Vice President, Disney Online</p> <p>&quot;This book is a thoroughly modern introduction to forward-looking practices in web page markup and presentation.&quot; <br/>--Danny Goodman, author of <em>Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Guide</em></p> <p>&quot;What used to be a long trial and error learning process has now been reduced neatly into an engaging paperback.&quot; <br/>--Mike Davidson, CEO, Newsvine, Inc.</p> <p>&quot;I love <em>Head First HTML with CSS &amp; XHTML</em>--it teaches you everything you need to learn in a 'fun coated' format!&quot; -<br/>-Sally Applin, UI Designer and Artist</p> <p>&quot;I haven't had as much fun reading a book (other than Harry Potter) in years. And your book finally helped me break out of my hapless so-last-century way of creating web pages.&quot; <br/>--Professor David M. Arnow, Department of Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College</p> <p>&quot;If you've ever had a family member who wanted you to design a website for them, buy them Head First HTML with CSS and XHTML. If you've ever asked a family member to design you a web site, buy this book. If you've ever bought an HTML book and ended up using it to level your desk, or for kindling on a cold winter day, buy this book. This is the book you've been waiting for. This is the learning system you've been waiting for.&quot; <br/>--Warren Kelly, Blogcritics.org</p>
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596102259Head Rush AjaxBrett McLaughlin, Eric Freeman, Elisabeth A. FreemanO'Reilly Media, Inc.413Provides information on using Ajax in building Web applications.
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811861406Hit Me with Your Best Shot: A Guide To Karaoke DominationRaina Lee, Michael PerryChronicle Books Llc160This is the first-ever pop culture karaoke companion.
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375703764House of LeavesMark Z. DanielewskiPantheon709Years ago, when <em>House of Leaves</em> was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth — musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies — the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children.<br/><br/>Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices.<br/><br/>The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.<br/><br/>Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story — of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.
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1564144402How to Manage Conflict: Turn All Conflicts into Win-Win Outcomes (Handbook)Peg PickeringCareer Pr Inc128
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1601060432How to ProcrastinateKnock Knock192
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823024733How to Spec TypeAlex W. WhiteWatson-Guptill128
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982306709I'm Outta Here!Todd Sundsted, Tony Bacigalupo Drew JonesNot an MBA134“I’m Outta Here! How coworking is making the office obsolete” is a book about the people and places that make up a work place revolution. From a single space in San Francisco at the beginning of 2006, coworking has grown to over 70 spaces worldwide at the end of 2008, with more appearing almost daily. Read the book and you’ll see why so many talented workers have turned their backs to the office and said, “I’m outta here!”
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159184259XIgnore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to CreativityHugh MacLeodPortfolio (Hardcover)160<p>When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://gapingvoid.com>gapingvoid.com</a> - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures.<p>MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person?<p>Now his first book, <em>Ignore Everyone</em>, expands on his sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. A sample&#58;<p>&bull; <strong>Selling out is harder than it looks</strong>. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.<p>&bull; <strong>If your plan depends on you suddenly being &quot;discovered&quot; by some big shot, your plan will probably fail</strong>. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain.<p>&bull; <strong>Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether</strong>. There's no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one.<p>&bull; <strong>The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours</strong>. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will.<p>After learning MacLeod's 40 keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
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596007019Java Cookbook, Second EditionIan F DarwinO'Reilly Media, Inc.829The book includes many specialized APIs -- like those for working with Struts, Ant, and other Open Source tools -- and delivers expanded Mac OS coverage.
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1565923928JavaScript: The Definitive GuideDavid FlanaganO'Reilly Media784Provides a rapid and thorough exposition of the JavaScript programming language, as well as an in-depth reference section covering each JavaScript function, object, method, and even handler. Experienced programmers will quickly find the information they need to start writing JavaScript programs.
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758215460Kiss of the WolfMorgan HawkeAphrodisia313Thorn Ferrell is a courier for the new American Secret Service, entrusted with carrying a secret message into Rumania in the dead of winter. It would be impossible for anyone to pass the Carpathian Mountains, but not Thorn, for she is also a werewolf. Settling into a deep cave for the night, she senses something else there in the dark...something not quite human, something that provokes both fear and a primal lust. And then he appears - tall, sensual, predatory, with black eyes and a body of carved beauty...As a vampire, Yaroslav is used to hunting for prey. But the beautiful naked woman who emerges from the wolf's form arouses a far different hunger. She is his equal in power, sensual skill, and carnal appetite. If he cannot tame her, he can certainly pleasure her. As they spend the night taking each other to new heights of raw need and unimaginable bliss, Yaroslav experiences something new, a desire so deep he will do anything to keep his new lover by his side forever.
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596101058Learning Perl, Fourth EditionRandal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, Brian D. Foy, Larry WallO'Reilly Media283&quot;Learning Perl&quot; is ideal for system administrators, programmers, and anyone else wanting a down-to-earth introduction to this useful language. Written by a Perl trainer, its aim is to make a competent, hands-on Perl programmer out of the reader as quickly as possible. The book takes a tutorial approach and includes hundreds of short code examples, along with some lengthy one. 328 pp. Pub: 7/97.
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1565923472Learning the bash Shell, 2nd EditionCameron Newham, Bill RosenblattO'Reilly Media336The first thing users of the Linux operating system come face to face with is the shell. &quot;Shell&quot; is the UNIX term for a user interface to the system -- something that lets you communicate with the computer via the keyboard and display. <em>Bash</em>, the Free Software Foundation's &quot;Bourne Again Shell,&quot; is the default shell for Linux, the popular free UNIX-like operating system. It's also a replacement for the standard UNIX Bourne shell, which serves both as a user interface and as a programming language. Like the FSF's other tools, <em>bash</em> is more than a mere replacement: it extends the Bourne shell in many ways. Features include command line editing, key bindings, integrated programming features, command completion, control structures (especially the select construct, which enables you to create menus easily), and new ways to customize your environment.<p>Whether you want to use <em>bash</em> for its user interface or its programming features you will find <em>Learning the bash Shell</em> a valuable guide. The book covers all of <em>bash</em>'s features, both for interactive use and programming. If you are new to shell programming, <em>Learning the bash Shell</em> provides an excellent introduction, covering everything from the most basic to the most advanced features, like signal handling and command line processing. If you've been writing shell scripts for years, it offers a great way to find out what the new shell offers. The book is full of examples of shell commands and programs that are designed to be useful in your everyday life as a user, not just to illustrate the feature being explained. All of these examples are freely available to you online on the Internet.<p>This second edition covers all of the features of <em>bash</em> Version 2.0, while still applying to <em>bash</em> Version 1.x. New features include the addition of one-dimensional arrays, parameter expansion, and more pattern-matching operations. <em>bash</em> 2.0 provides even more conformity with POSIX.2 standards, and in POSIX.2 mode is completely POSIX.2 conformant. This second edition covers several new commands, security improvements, additions to ReadLine, improved configuration and installation, and an additional programming aid, the <em>bash</em> shell debugger.<p>With this book you'll learn:<p>&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;How to install <em>bash</em> as your login shell&lt;li&gt;The basics of interactive shell use, including UNIX file and directory structures, standard I/O, and background jobs&lt;li&gt;Command line editing, history substitution, and key bindings&lt;li&gt;How to customize your shell environment without programming&lt;li&gt;The nuts and bolts of basic shell programming, flow control structures, command-line options and typed variables&lt;li&gt;Process handling, from job control to processes, coroutines and subshells&lt;li&gt;Debugging techniques, such as trace and verbose modes&lt;li&gt;Techniques for implementing system-wide shell customization and features related to system security</p></p></p></p>
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596003420Learning Unix for Mac OS XDave Taylor, Jerry PeekO'Reilly Media156<p>The success of Apple's operating system, Mac OS X, and its Unix roots has brought many new potential Unix users searching for information. The Terminal application and that empty command line can be daunting at first, but users understand it can bring them power and flexibility. <em>Learning Unix for Mac OS X</em> is a concise introduction to just what a reader needs to know to get a started with Unix on Mac OS X. Many Mac users are familiar and comfortable with the easy-to-use elegance of the GUI. With Mac OS X, they now have the ability to not only continue to use their preferred platform, but to explore the powerful capabilities of Unix. <em>Learning Unix for Mac OS X</em> gives the reader information on how to use the Terminal application, become functional with the command interface, explore many Unix applications, and learn how to take advantage of the strengths of both interfaces.<p>The reader will find all the common commands simply explained with accompanying examples, exercises, and opportunities for experimentation. The book even includes problem checklists along the way to help the reader if they get stuck. The books begins with a introduction to the Unix environment to encourage the reader to get comfortable with the command line. The coverage then expands to launching and configuring the Terminal application--the heart of the Unix interface for the Mac OS X user. The text also introduces how to manage, create, edit, and transfer files. Most everyone using a computer today knows the importance of the internet. And L<em>earning Unix for Mac OS X</em> provides instruction on how to use function such as mail, chat, and web browsing from the command line. A unique challenge for Mac OS X users is printing from the command line. The book contains an entire chapter on how to configure and utilize the various print functions.<p>The book has been reviewed by Apple for technological accuracy and brandishes the Apple Development Connection (ADC) logo.<p></p></p></p></p>
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785111093Legacy (Exiles, Book 4)Judd Winick, Jim CalafioreMarvel Enterprises144They are the Exiles, reality hopping nomads forced to repair the broken chain of time. In each new universe they travel to the team must complete a mission before moving on. Their only guide is the mysterious Tallus, a bracelet talisman that provides guidance, although sometimes oblique, as to what the Exiles are to rectify.To fail at a mission means returning to their original worlds -- forced to live a life in a fractured timeline. If they succeed, the team moves to the next reality and the next mission. Their final goal is to repair each member's own timeline and return to it.The dangers they face are real. Some may never return home. In this adventure, The Exiles face their greatest challenge to date... a world overtaken by the Legacy Virus. The team loses one of its most valuable members...and the loss sends them into a tailspin.
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1400066891Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It BackDouglas RushkoffRandom House Inc304This didn’t just happen.<br/><br/>In <strong>Life Inc.</strong>, award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from being convenient legal fictions to being the dominant fact of contemporary life. Indeed, as Rushkoff shows, most Americans have so willingly adopted the values of corporations that they’re no longer even aware of it.<br/><br/>This fascinating journey, from the late Middle Ages to today, reveals the roots of our debacle. From the founding of the first chartered monopoly to the branding of the self; from the invention of central currency to the privatization of banking; from the birth of the modern, self-interested individual to his exploitation through the false ideal of the single-family home; from the Victorian Great Exhibition to the solipsism of MySpace–the corporation has infiltrated all aspects of our daily lives. Life Inc<em>.</em> exposes why we see our homes as investments rather than places to live, our 401(k) plans as the ultimate measure of success, and the Internet as just another place to do business.<br/><br/>Most of all, <strong>Life Inc. </strong>shows how the current financial crisis is actually an opportunity to reverse this six-hundred-year-old trend and to begin to create, invest, and transact directly rather than outsource all this activity to institutions that exist solely for their own sakes. <br/><br/>Corporatism didn’t evolve naturally. The landscape on which we are living–the operating system on which we are now running our social software–was invented by people, sold to us as a better way of life, supported by myths, and ultimately allowed to develop into a self-sustaining reality. It is a map that has replaced the territory. <br/><br/>Rushkoff<em> </em>illuminates both how we’ve become disconnected from our world and how we can reconnect to our towns, to the value we can create, and, mostly, to one another. As the speculative economy collapses under its own weight, Life Inc. shows us how to build a real and human-scaled society to take its place.
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1591843162Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?Seth GodinPenguin256<p>There used to be two teams in every workplace&#58; management and labor. Now there&rsquo;s a third team, the linchpins. These people invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They figure out what to do when there&rsquo;s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. &#160;They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;<br/>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <br/>Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations. Like the small piece of hardware that keeps a wheel from falling off its axle, they may not be famous but they&rsquo;re indispensable. And in today&rsquo;s world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom. Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn&rsquo;t reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back.&#160;<br/>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <br/>As Godin writes, &ldquo;Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It&rsquo;s time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must.&rdquo;</p>
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596000251LINUX in A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (3rd Edition)Ellen Siever, Stephen SpainhourO'Reilly Media816Into the already crowded Linux desk-reference market (which threatens to push my monitor off my desktop) comes O'Reilly's third edition of <em>Linux in a Nutshell</em> by Ellen Siever and colleagues. The ever-expanding horizon of Linuxology makes the editorial task of circumscribing it in a nutshell impossible--even from the venerable O'Reilly sources. We ask, &quot;What didn't they cut, and do we really need it next to the coffee cup?&quot; The success of this attempt is spotty, at best.<p> From agetty to znew, this Nutshell book contributes half of its contents to alphabetically arranged synopses of 400 user, programmer, and administrator commands and utilities. The online manual page for &quot;ps&quot;--the process status program--produces over 14 screens of command-line options, environment variables, output formatting statements, utility cross-references, and author credits. The abstracted Nutshell entry contains only three textual pages of command-line options and bare-bones output abbreviations.<p> We learn that &quot;yes&quot; is an obscure little utility that's used ostensibly for driving scripts like ./configure. When misused, &quot;yes&quot; can create a 5-MB file on your hard drive in one CPU second; but the entry contains neither a warning to that effect nor a description of its relationship to big brother &quot;expect&quot;--which is alarming in its absence from both the alphabetical parade of commands and the index altogether.<p> Consequently, the first half of the book is intended for the curious and possibly nonexistent subpopulation of well-trained users who want to remind themselves of command-line flags, but would rather not use the online manual pages as a reference.<p> The meat in this Nutshell is contained sparingly in its second half. Here, it compares favorably with online how-tos for providing technical details of Linux kernel loading and boot parameterization, package management, bash/tcsh/csh shell use, and the underused CVS version-control system. The technical specifics of the popular editors emacs and vi are of marginal use to the experienced administrator whose manual muscle memory is full. The gawk and sed tutorials are somewhat more reference-worthy, and the tome ends with introductions to the barely discussed gnome, JDE, and fvwm2 window managers. The gaping crack in this book is the absence of X11 configuration guidelines, which often takes 80 percent of system configuration time, even for experienced administrators.<p> If you can't spare a better patch of pine, you might consider wedging 75 percent of this desk reference under your monitor, where it might contribute more to the ergonomics of coding than to the content. The remaining 25 percent will slip into your blotter for easy access. <em>--Peter Leopold</em></p></p></p></p></p>
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1401309666Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of MoreChris AndersonHyperion Books272The <em>New York Times</em> bestseller that introduced the business world to a future that s already here -- now in paperback with a new chapter about Long Tail Marketing and a new epilogue.<br/><br/>
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596004605Mac OS X HacksRael Dornfest, Kevin HemenwayO'Reilly Media304<strong>The Barnes &amp; Noble Review</strong><br/>With its Unix underpinnings, Mac OS X makes the Macintosh splendidly hackable. There s an amazing amount of stuff you can do if you re of a mind to explore. Of course, for every goodie Unix brings to the Mac, the Mac also brings one to Unix. Thousands of longtime Unix and Linux users are finding that OS X is the Unix they ve been searching for all their lives.<br/><p><br/>Whether you re a Unix user coming to the Mac, or a Mac user discovering Unix, <em>Mac OS X Hacks</em> is the perfect companion. Here are scores of great tips, ideas, and scripts for making OS X jump through hoops.<br/><p><br/>Some of this is about being more productive; some of it s about solving problems; some of it s about doing things you never imagined possible. And the range is truly remarkable: from Web to email, scheduling to GUI mods, shell scripts to hardware tweaking.<br/><p><br/>The backup tips on page 4 give you a sense of this book s approach. Everyone hates backups: <em>let s automate it</em>. If you ve sprung for a $99 annual .Mac subscription, you ve got 100 megs online and simple personal backup software. But if not? Well, you <em>could</em> use the hack the authors point you to online or spring for Retrospect Express or you could use psync, the free, Perl-based open source backup solution. (There s even an Aqua front end.)<br/><p><br/>You ll learn how to cope with scrambled linebreaks (one place where Unix and Macs don t meld happily); how to fiddle with type/creator codes and file extensions; and how to inspect .app packages (the closest thing to the classic Mac Resource Fork).<br/><p><br/>Ever get a CD or DVD stuck in your drive? Forget finding a paperclip: eject that disk from Terminal. Need to open a Word document without Word? Here s a freeware filter that lets any Cocoa application retrieve <em>just the text</em> from any Word document.<br/><p><br/>The goodies go on and on. How to mount one Mac s drive onto another Mac, via FireWire. How to add a firmware-based password. How to keep your Stickies organized. How to print <em>not only</em> to PDF but also to TIFF. Software for downloading streamed audio. Scripting Apple s speech recognition. Prying the chrome off an application. Resurrecting the handwriting technology once used in Apple s long-lost Newton.<br/><p><br/>You ll discover a $10 software package that lets you do video pans and scans of still photos -- great for making Ken Burns&#150;style documentaries. How to stream your own private playlists 24/7 to any Web device in your house, using Apple s free QuickTime server.<br/><p><br/>And <em>here s</em> a hack for the ages: a nifty Perl CGI script that controls iTunes remotely across a wireless AirPort network, through the Apache web server running on your Mac. <em>Believe it!</em><br/><p><br/>There s a full chapter on Terminal. Another, on networking, covers everything from VPN connections to running a remote Windows program from your Mac. You ll learn how to protect against Entourage database disasters; search Google without opening a browser; send a file to your iChat buddy; read syndicated blog content; even install the MySQL and PostgreSQL databases. If you appreciate a good Mac hack, here are 100 of the best. <em>Bill Camarda</em><p><em>Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include</em> <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?isbn=0789718529>Special Edition Using Word 2000</a> <em>and</em> <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://cart2.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?isbn=0764505424>Upgrading &amp; Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition</a>.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
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553386603Making a Living Without a Job, revised edition: Winning Ways for Creating Work That You LoveBarbara WinterBantam288For all of the millions of Americans who are out of work, soon to be out of work, or wishing to be freed from unrewarding work—here is the must-have book that will show you how you can make a living by working when, where, and how you want. <br/><strong><br/></strong>Newly revised and updated, Barbara J. Winter’s guide to successful self-employment is now more relevant than ever before. Drawing on the techniques and ideas of her popular seminars as well as her own thirty years of business expertise and that of other successful entrepreneurs, Winter offers the practical, proven way to launch your own profitable venture. Her indispensable advice ranges from why creativity is more important than capital to how to avoid the most common pitfalls of self-employment and how to develop multiple profit centers.<br/><br/>And for this new edition, she has added timely advice on topics including:<br/>•how to find opportunity in a chaotic economy <br/>•why smart, small and spunky is the 21st Century business model <br/>•using the Internet to open the door to fresh opportunities <br/>•the best resources to help you create and grow a business that is uniquely your own<br/>•how to leave Employee Thinking behind and build an Entrepreneur’s Mindset<br/>•and much more<br/><br/>Here are all of the tools you need for getting the most profit out of life both professionally<em> and</em> personally.
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159184312XMaking Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and RealityScott BelskyPortfolio (Hardcover)256Counsels professionals on how to develop creative ideas into productive and profitable ventures, explaining a range of effective and occasionally ...
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596528124Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition (Mastering)Jeffrey E.F. FriedlO'Reilly Media, Inc.542<p>Regular expressions are an extremely powerful tool for manipulating text and data. They are now standard features in a wide range of languages and popular tools, including Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, VB.NET and C# (and any language using the .NET Framework), PHP, and MySQL. <p>If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regular expressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener.<p>As this book shows, a command of regular expressions is an invaluable skill. Regular expressions allow you to code complex and subtle text processing that you never imagined could be automated. Regular expressions can save you time and aggravation. They can be used to craft elegant solutions to a wide range of problems. Once you've mastered regular expressions, they'll become an invaluable part of your toolkit. You will wonder how you ever got by without them.<p>Yet despite their wide availability, flexibility, and unparalleled power, regular expressions are frequently underutilized. Yet what is power in the hands of an expert can be fraught with peril for the unwary. <em>Mastering Regular Expressions</em> will help you navigate the minefield to becoming an expert and help you optimize your use of regular expressions. <p><em>Mastering Regular Expressions</em>, Third Edition, now includes a full chapter devoted to PHP and its powerful and expressive suite of regular expression functions, in addition to enhanced PHP coverage in the central &quot;core&quot; chapters. Furthermore, this edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in other languages, including expanded in-depth coverage of Sun's <em>java.util.regex</em> package, which has emerged as the standard Java regex implementation.Topics include&#58;<p> &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;A comparison of features among different versions of many languages and tools &lt;li&gt;How the regular expression engine works &lt;li&gt;Optimization (major savings available here!) &lt;li&gt;Matching just what you want, but not what you don't want &lt;li&gt;Sections and chapters on individual languages <p> Written in the lucid, entertaining tone that makes a complex, dry topic become crystal-clear to programmers, and sprinkled with solutions to complex real-world problems, <em>Mastering Regular Expressions</em>, Third Edition offers a wealth information that you can put to immediate use.<p><em>Reviews of this new edition and the second edition&#58;</em><p>&quot;There isn't a better (or more useful) book available on regular expressions.&quot; <p>&#151;Zak Greant, Managing Director, eZ Systems <p>&quot;A real tour-de-force of a book which not only covers the mechanics of regexes in extraordinary detail but also talks about efficiency and the use of regexes in Perl, Java, and .NET...If you use regular expressions as part of your professional work (even if you already have a good book on whatever language you're programming in) I would strongly recommend this book to you.&quot; <p>&#151;Dr. Chris Brown, <em>Linux Format</em> <p>&quot;The author does an outstanding job leading the reader from regex novice to master. The book is extremely easy to read and chock full of useful and relevant examples...Regular expressions are valuable tools that every developer should have in their toolbox. <em>Mastering Regular Expressions</em> is the definitive guide to the subject, and an outstanding resource that belongs on every programmer's bookshelf. Ten out of Ten Horseshoes.&quot; <p>&#151;Jason Menard, <em>Java Ranch</em></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
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1565924347MySQL and mSQLRandy Jay Yarger, Tim King, George ReeseO'Reilly Media496<p>MySQL and mSQL are popular and robust database products that support key subsets of SQL on both Linux and Unix systems. Both products are free for nonprofit use and cost a small amount for commercial use. <p>Even a small organization or web site has uses for a database. Perhaps you keep track of all your customers and find that your information is outgrowing the crude, flat-file format you started with. Or you want to ask your web site's visitors for their interests and preferences and put up a fresh web page that tallies the results. <p>Unlike commercial databases, MySQL and mSQL are affordable and easy to use. If you know basic C, Java, Perl, or Python, you can quickly write a program to interact with your database. In addition, you can embed queries and updates right in an HTML file so that a web page becomes its own interface to the database.<p>This book is all you need to make use of MySQL or mSQL. It takes you through the whole process from installation and configuration to programming interfaces and basic administration. Includes reference chapters and ample tutorial material.<p>Topics include&#58;<p> &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Introductions to simple database design and SQL &lt;li&gt;Building, installation, and configuration &lt;li&gt;Basic programming APIs for C, C++, Java (JDBC), Perl, and Python &lt;li&gt;CGI programming with databases in C and Perl &lt;li&gt;Web interfaces&#58; PHP, W3-mSQL, Lite, and mSQLPerl</p></p></p></p></p></p>
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385512058Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a TimeKeith FerrazziCrown Business320Do you want to get ahead in life? <br/><br/>Climb the ladder to personal success? <br/><br/>The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. As Ferrazzi discovered early in life, what distinguishes highly successful people from everyone else is the way they use the power of relationships—so that everyone wins.<br/><br/>In <em>Never Eat Alone</em>, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.<br/><br/>The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used his remarkable ability to connect with others to pave the way to a scholarship at Yale, a Harvard MBA, and several top executive posts. Not yet out of his thirties, he developed a network of relationships that stretched from Washington’s corridors of power to Hollywood’s A-list, leading to him being named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 and selected as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the Davos World Economic Forum.<br/><br/>Ferrazzi's form of connecting to the world around him is based on generosity, helping friends connect with other friends. Ferrazzi distinguishes genuine relationship-building from the crude, desperate glad-handling usually associated with “networking.” He then distills his system of reaching out to people into practical, proven principles. Among them:<br/><br/><strong>Don’t keep score:</strong> It’s never simply about getting what you want. It’s about getting what you want and making sure that the people who are important to you get what they want, too.<br/><br/><strong>“Ping” constantly:</strong> The Ins and Outs of reaching out to those in your circle of contacts all the time—not just when you need something.<br/><br/><strong>Never eat alone:</strong> The dynamics of status are the same whether you’re working at a corporation or attending a society event— “invisibility” is a fate worse than failure.<br/><br/>In the course of the book, Ferrazzi outlines the timeless strategies shared by the world’s most connected individuals, from Katherine Graham to Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan to the Dalai Lama. <br/><br/>Chock full of specific advice on handling rejection, getting past gatekeepers, becoming a “conference commando,” and more, <em>Never Eat Alone</em> is destined to take its place alongside <em>How to Win Friends and Influence People</em> as an inspirational classic.
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785108114New X-Men Vol. 1: E is for ExtinctionGrant Morrison, Frank QuitelyMarvel144
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785110674New X-Men Vol. 4: Riot at Xavier'sGrant Morrison, Frank QuitelyMarvel Enterprises120In a world where humans have made mutants the victims of horrible discrimination, Professor Xavier's School For The Gifted is a sanctuary, a safe haven for oppressed mutant youth. But the unimaginable happens when a student reinvents himself as Kid Omega and decides to take over the school. It's mutant vs. mutant...will the school ever be the same?
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735711836Object-Oriented Programming with ActionScriptBranden Hall, Samuel WanNew Riders Pub456
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143105469On the Road: The Original Scroll (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)Jack KerouacPenguin Classics416<strong>The legendary 1951 scroll draft of <em>On the Road</em>, published word for word as Kerouac originally composed it</strong> <p> Though Jack Kerouac began thinking about the novel that was to become <em>On the Road</em> as early as 1947, it was not until three weeks in April 1951, in an apartment on West Twentieth Street in Manhattan, that he wrote the first full draft that was satisfactory to him. Typed out as one long, single-spaced paragraph on eight long sheets of tracing paper that he later taped together to form a 120-foot scroll, this document is among the most significant, celebrated, and provocative artifacts in contemporary American literary history. It represents the first full expression of Kerouac's revolutionary aesthetic, <em>the</em> identifiable point at which his thematic vision and narrative voice came together in a sustained burst of creative energy. It was also part of a wider vital experimentation in the American literary, musical, and visual arts in the post-World War II period. <p> It was not until more than six years later, and several new drafts, that Viking published, in 1957, the novel known to us today. On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of <em>On the Road</em>, Viking will publish the 1951 scroll in a standard book format. The differences between the two versions are principally ones of significant detail and altered emphasis. The scroll is slightly longer and has a heightened linguistic virtuosity and a more sexually frenetic tone. It also uses the real names of Kerouac's friends instead of the fictional names he later invented for them. The transcription of the scroll was done by Howard Cunnell who, along with Joshua Kupetz, George Mouratidis, and Penny Vlagopoulos, provides a critical introduction that explains the fascinating compositional and publication history of <em>On the Road</em> and anchors the text in its historical, political, and social context. <p><p><p> &lt;span class=&quot;h1&quot;&gt;<strong>Celebrating 50 Years of <em>On the Road</em></strong> &lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; cellpadding=&quot;4&quot;&gt; &lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;50%&quot;&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; cellpadding=&quot;4&quot;&gt; &lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;50%&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;<img src=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0670063266.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg class=escapedImg/> &lt;td width=&quot;40%&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;A 50th anniversary hardcover edition of Kerouac's classic novel that defined a generation. <em>On the Road</em> is the quintessential American vision of freedom and hope, a book that changed American literature and changed anyone who has ever picked it up.&lt;td width=&quot;10%&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;50%&quot;&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; cellpadding=&quot;4&quot;&gt; &lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;50%&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;<img src=http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0670063258.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg class=escapedImg/> &lt;td width=&quot;40%&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;<em>Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of </em>On the Road<em> (They're Not What You Think)</em>: John Leland, author of <em>Hip: A History</em> argues that <em>On the Road</em> still matters not for its youthful rebellion but because it is full of lessons about how to grow up.&lt;td width=&quot;10%&quot;&gt; <p><p><p>&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; cellpadding=&quot;4&quot;&gt; &lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;5%&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;40%&quot;&gt;<img src=http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Kerouac_Back_Cover_350.jpg class=escapedImg/><br/> From the back cover of <em>On the Road: The Original Scroll</em>: Jack Kerouac displaying one of his later scroll manuscripts, most likely <em>The Dharma Bums</em> &lt;td width=&quot;5%&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;5%&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;40%&quot;&gt;&lt;table width=&quot;100%&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; cellpadding=&quot;4&quot;&gt;&lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;<img src= http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Keroauc_Trip_Map_200.jpg class=escapedImg/><br/> Kerouac's map of his first hitchhiking trip, July-October 1947 (click image to see the full map) &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr&gt;<p> &lt;tr align=&quot;center&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;<img src= http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/a-plus/Kerouac_NYTimes_200.jpg class=escapedImg/><br/> Original <em>New York Times</em> review of <em>On the Road</em> (click image to see the full review) &lt;td width=&quot;5%&quot;&gt; <p><p>&lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;</p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
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1556709625Open Here: The Art of Instructional DesignPaul Mijksenaar142
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785110852Out of Time (Exiles, Book 3)Judd Winick, Judd Winick, Mike McKone, Jim CalafioreMarvel Enterprises192The Exiles consist of heroes pulled from alternate times and universes who are sent to correct problems in the multiverse. Led by Blink from the popular storyline X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, they must set events in each world on their proper course or risk themselves being 'blinked' out of existence.
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1565922867Perl in a NutshellEllen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Nathan PatwardhanO'Reilly Media674<em>Perl in a Nutshell</em> strives to be a perfect set of socket tools for the active Perl programmer. By and large, it succeeds, providing endless and well-thought-out lists and tables on the language's modules, flags, and extensions. The authors briefly address basic learner's questions--such as the difference between a hash and an array--but these concepts are not the purpose of the book. (Those new to Perl would be better off with others in the O'Reilly Perl series, such as <em>Learning Perl</em>, while programmers making the switch to Perl can pick up the nuances of the language with <em>Programming Perl</em>.) This book is pure Perl reference, briefly covering Perl/Tk (for GUI Perl programs on Unix and Windows 95/NT) and Perl for Win 32.<p> The authors do start at the very beginning, and even in a self-described &quot;desktop quick reference&quot; find the time to comment on less urgent--but still interesting--Perl-related matters (like how to find online help amidst the &quot;Perl culture&quot;). The format of the book makes sections on topics such as Perl debugging easily understandable, illustrating how to make an interactive and timesaving environment.<p> Of particular convenience is the outstanding section on the standard Perl modules. A four-page &quot;quick look&quot; allows you to easily scan through short definitions of all the modules and find the entry you're looking for. An index with full definitions for each module follows, showing you how to use each module and providing a more in-depth explanation (and often, examples). <em>Perl in a Nutshell</em> concludes--as you might expect--with an excellent and well-cross-referenced index. <em>--Jennifer Buckendorff</em></p></p>
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307451429Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY IdeasAmit Gupta, Kelly JensenPotter Craft192This ultimate DIY photography book features 50 fun photo projects, from a photo snow globe to a wall-sized mural.
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321186486PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro GuideLarry UllmanPeachpit Pr400Explains how to access and create MySQL databases through PHP scripting, including discussion of authentication, network connectivity, sessions, and content ...
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1565926811PHP CookbookDavid Sklar, Adam TrachtenbergO'Reilly Media624PHP is a simple yet powerful open source scripting language that has become a big player in web development. Over a million web sites, from large corporate sites to small personal sites, are using PHP to serve dynamic web content. PHP's broad feature set, approachable syntax, and support for different operating systems and web servers make it an ideal language for rapid web development. The <em>PHP Cookbook</em> is a collection of problems, solutions, and practical examples for PHP programmers. The book contains a unique and extensive collection of best practices for everyday PHP programming dilemmas. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or &quot;recipe&quot; -- short, focused pieces of code that you can insert directly into your applications. But this book offers more than cut-and-paste code. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to similar situations. The recipes in the <em>PHP Cookbook</em> range from simple tasks, such as sending a database query and fetching URLs, to entire programs that demonstrate complex tasks, such as printing HTML tables and generating bar charts. This book contains over 250 recipes on the following topics: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Working with basic data types, including strings, numbers, dates and times, and arrays&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;PHP building blocks, such as variables, functions, classes, and objects&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Web programming, including forms, database access, and XML&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Useful features like regular expressions, encryption and security, graphics, internationalization and localization, and Internet services&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Working with files and directories&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Command-line PHP and PHP-GTK&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;PEAR, the PHP Extension and Application Repository&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; This book contains an impressive collection of useful code for PHP programmers, from novices to advanced practitioners. Instead of poking around mailing lists, online documentation, and other sources, you can rely on the <em>PHP Cookbook</em> to provide quick solutions to common problems, so you can spend your time on those out-of-the-ordinary problems specific to your application.
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1590598814Practical JRuby on Rails Web 2.0 Projects: Bringing Ruby on Rails to JavaOla Bini360Provides information on creating Web-based applications using JRuby on Rails along with Java.
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974514063Pragmatic Version Control Using Subversion (Pragmatic Starter Kit)Mike MasonPragmatic Bookshelf, The224
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764574833Professional Java Development with the Spring FrameworkRod Johnson, Alef Arendsen, Juergen Hoeller, Thomas Risberg, Colin SampaleanuWrox672Provides information for Java developers on the use of Spring to solve a variety of problems.
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763702927Programming and Problem Solving With C++Nell B. Dale, Chip Weems, Mark HeadingtonJones & Bartlett Pub1155In the tradition of Pascal and Turbo Pascal, authors Nell Dale and Chip Weems have teamed up with Mark Headington to offer Programming and Problem Solving with C++ for students in the CS1/C101 course. Written in the same style as the successful Pascal books, this text provides an accessible introduction to programming using C++ for beginning students. The first half of the text gives students a solid foundation in top-down programming techniques. The second half builds on this foundation and explains ADTs, the C++ class, encapsulation, information hiding, and object-oriented software development.
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1565921496Programming Perl (2nd Edition)Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Randal L. SchwartzO'Reilly Media670The second edition of the Camel Book is more than 600 pages long and full of excellent instruction and sound advice. Topics include all the good stuff from the first edition plus Perl 5 features such as nested data structures (ever made a hash of arrays of hashes?), modules, and objects. From &lt;NOBR&gt;&lt;CODE&gt;&quot;Howdy World&quot;&lt;/CODE&gt;&lt;/NOBR&gt; to making your own modules, this book has it all.
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159184021XPurple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being RemarkableSeth GodinPortfolio (Hardcover)160Demonstrates the need for companies to develop innovative products, services, and techniques that consumers will seek out, and provides examples of successful ...
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596527314Rails Cookbook (Cookbooks (O'Reilly))Rob OrsiniO'Reilly Media, Inc.600Provides information on creating Web-based applications using Ruby.
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596522525Search Engine Optimization for Flash: Best practices for using Flash on the webTodd PerkinsAdobe Developer Library240Describes how search engines work and provides information on making Flash Web sites fully searchable.
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596000111SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive GuideDaniel J. Barrett, Richard SilvermanO'Reilly Media540Secure your computer network with SSH! With end-to-end strong encryption, reliable public-key authentication, and a highly configurable client/server architecture, SSH (Secure Shell) is a popular, robust, TCP/IP-based solution to many network security and privacy concerns. It supports secure remote logins, secure file transfer between computers, and a unique &quot;tunneling&quot; capability that adds encryption to otherwise insecure network applications. Best of all, SSH is free, with feature-filled commercial versions available as well. <p><br/><em>SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide</em> covers the Secure Shell in detail for both system administrators and end users. It demystifies the SSH man pages and includes thorough coverage of: &lt;ul&gt;<br/>&lt;li&gt;Basic to advanced use of SSH client tools for Unix, Windows, and Macintosh. <br/>&lt;li&gt;Installing, configuring, and maintaining SSH (with special tips for large data centers). <br/>&lt;li&gt;The three levels of SSH server control: compile-time and server-wide configuration for administators, and per-account configuration for end users. <br/>&lt;li&gt;Application tunneling, port and agent forwarding, and forced commands. <br/>&lt;li&gt;Undocumented features of popular SSH implementations. <br/>&lt;li&gt;Detailed case studies of creating complex applications with SSH. <br/>&lt;li&gt;Troubleshooting a wide variety of common and not-so-common problems.<br/>Whether you're communicating on a small LAN or across the Internet, SSH can ship your data from &quot;here&quot; to &quot;there&quot; efficiently and securely. So throw away those insecure .rhosts and hosts.equiv files, move up to SSH, and make your network a safe place to live and work. <br/><p><strong>About the Author:</strong><br/><br/>Daniel J. Barrett, Ph.D., has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently a software engineer and vice president at a well-known financial services company, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Unix system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist. <p><br/>Dan has written several other O'Reilly books, including <em>NetResearch: Finding Information Online</em> and <em>Bandits on the Information Superhighway,</em> as well as monthly columns for <em>Compute!</em> and <em>Keyboard Magazine</em>. He and his family reside in Boston.</p></p></p>
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596516835Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World: Adaptive Path on DesignPeter MerholzO'Reilly Media, Inc.200A leading user-experience research, development, and training firm has created a roadmap to guide businesses--large and small--through the process of developing ...
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312324340Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New YorkRandy KennedyGriffin226<p>Since the doors of the first subway train opened in 1904, New Yorkers and tourists alike have been fascinated, amused, amazed, repelled and bewildered by the world-within-a-world that lies beneath the city.<p>Now, as the subway celebrates its centennial anniversary, the creator of <em>The New York Times</em>'s award-winning &quot;Tunnel Vision&quot; column leads us on an extended tour of this storied subterranean land, revealing&#58;<p>* Its inhabitants&#58; the Tango Man, the traveling magician, Mayor Bloomberg<p>* Its wildlife&#58; the subway-riding pigeons, the Fulton Street cat, the blind mules<p>* Its customs, taboos and secret histories&#58; door blocking, leg spreading, pole hugging, even, yes, token sucking<p>* Its government&#58; the sheriff of Grand Central, the Ethel Merman of the shuttle, the motorman who drove the last No. 1 train beneath the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001<p>* Tips for the first-time traveler&#58; how to get a seat, how to get a date, the fine art of &quot;pre-walking&quot;</p></p></p></p></p></p></p>
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307353133The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New RichTimothy FerrissCrown308What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this <br/>controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer:<br/><br/>“I race motorcycles in Europe.”<br/>“I ski in the Andes.”<br/>“I scuba dive in Panama.” <br/>“I dance tango in Buenos Aires.”<br/><br/> He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture who has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies—time and mobility—to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now.<br/> <br/>Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world. Join Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:<br/><br/>• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want <br/>• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs <br/>• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist<br/>• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and freuent &quot;mini-retirements&quot;<br/>• What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income<br/>• How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair<br/>• What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks<br/>• How to cultivate selective ignorance—and create time—with a low-information diet<br/>• What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are <br/>• How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50–80% off <br/>• How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office<br/><br/>You can have it all—really.
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1580051863The Anti 9-to-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the CubeMichelle Goodman, GoodmanSeal Pr220
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393076016The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell StoriesFrank RoseW W Norton & Co Inc354<strong>A field guide to the visionaries—and the fans—who are reinventing the art of storytelling.</strong>
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<br/>Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. And while we watch more television than ever before, how we watch it is changing in ways we have barely slowed down to register. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate—as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. Wired contributing editor Frank Rose introduces us to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world—people like Will Wright (The Sims), James Cameron (<em>Avatar</em>), Damon Lindelof (<em>Lost</em>), and dozens of others whose ideas are changing how we play, how we chill, and even how we think. <em>The Art of Immersion</em> is an eye-opening look at the shifting shape of entertainment today.
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The bartender's guide to mixing 600 cocktails & drinksStuart Walton256
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1591841038The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being RemarkableThe Group of 33, Seth GodinPortfolio (Hardcover)208<strong>33 of the world's best business minds tackle one urgent question: What does it really take to make your organization remarkable?</strong> <p> Most organizations are stuck in a rut. On one hand, they understand all the good things that will come with growth. On the other, they’re petrified that growth means change, and change means risk, and risk means death. Nobody wants to screw up and ruin a good thing, so most companies (and individuals) just keep trying to be perfect at the things they’ve always done. <p> In 2003, Seth Godin’s <em>Purple Cow</em> challenged organizations to become remarkable—to drive growth by standing out in a world full of brown cows. It struck a huge chord and stayed on the <em>Business-Week</em> bestseller list for nearly two years. You can hear countless brainstorming meetings where people refer to purple cows and say things like, “That’s not good enough. We need to create a big moo!” <p> But <em>how</em> do you create a big moo—an insight so astounding that people can’t help but remark on it, like digital TV recording (TiVo) or overnight shipping (FedEx), or the world’s best vacuum cleaner (Dyson)? Godin worked with thirty-two of the world’s smartest thinkers to answer this critical question. And the team—with the likes of Tom Peters, Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki, Mark Cuban, Robyn Waters, Dave Balter, Red Maxwell, and Randall Rothenberg on board— created an incredibly useful book that’s fun to read and perfect for groups to share, discuss, and apply.<p> <em>The Big Moo</em> is a simple book in the tradition of <em>Fish</em> and <em>Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff</em>. Instead of lecturing you, it tells stories that stick to your ribs and light your fire. It will help you to create a culture that consistently delivers remarkable innovations.</p></p></p></p>
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1886411921The Book of Webmin: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love UNIXJoe CooperNo Starch Pr312How to use Webmin's unique features, including integrating the most popular services (Apache, BIND, Sendmail, and more) as well as the standard system features (network configuration, disk configuration, users and groups, etc.). Tutorials show how to accomplish common tasks with each service.
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836218523The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday BookBill WattersonAndrews McMeel Publishing128The magical friendship shared by Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes has endeared them to millions of fans in their comic strip appearing in more than 800 newspapers and in millions of books. Now their friendship endures in a full-color collection of Sunday cartoons and original art done for the book, all fit for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Whether visiting other planets as Spaceman Spiff, transmogrifying into a dangerous dinosaur, or just hanging around with Hobbes, Calvin's adventures display a showcase for the masterful art of Bill Watterson. The enlarged format of full-color Sunday illustrations provides more room for all the action and imagination inherent in each Calvin and Hobbes enterprise. Readers will delight in pages enlivened with the bright color images of this precocious pair embroiled in all kinds of predicaments. Watterson engages readers of all ages with the seemingly endless imagination of Calvin, tempered by the more thoughtful Hobbes. The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book will provide many lazy Sunday afternoons of smiles and laughter.
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738204315The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as UsualRick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, David WeinbergerBasic Books190<p><em>The Cluetrain Manifesto</em> burst onto the scene in March of 1999 with ninety-five theses nailed up on the Web. Within days, <a rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.cluetrain.com>www.cluetrain.com</a> had ignited a vibrant global conversation challenging sacred corporate assumptions about the very nature of business in a digital world. Soon, executives across the country were lining up to sign the manifesto. This is the book that delivers on that buzz.<br/><p><br/>Written by four of the liveliest voices on the Web, <em>The Cluetrain Manifesto</em> illustrates how, through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter-and getting smarter faster than most companies. Today's markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny, and often shocking. Companies that aren't listening to these exchanges are missing a dire warning. Companies that aren't engaging in them are missing an unprecedented opportunity.<br/><p><br/><em>The Cluetrain Manifesto</em> gets its name from a veteran executive from a now defunct Fortune 500 firm describing his company's plummet by saying: &quot;The clue train stopped here four times a day for ten years and they never took delivery.&quot; In other words, they didn't seize the opportunities that were before them, fell out of touch with their market, and lost to the competition as a result.<br/><p><br/><em>The Cluetrain Manifesto</em> takes you deeper into the new order of business than any other book this decade, presenting a stunning tapestry of anecdotes, object lessons, parodies, war stories, and suggestions, all aimed at illustrating what it will take to survive and prosper in the fast-forward world on the wire. Business as usual is gone forever-this is your wake-up call.<br/><br/><p><strong>About the Author:</strong><p>Rick Levine is the author of the <em>Sun Guide to Web Style</em>. <br/>Christopher Locke has worked for MCI and IBM, and has written extensively for <em>Forbes</em>, <em>Information Week</em>, <em>Internet World</em>, and <em>The Industry Standard</em>. <br/>Doc Searls is the senior editor for <em>Linux Journal</em>. <br/>David Weinberger has written for <em>Wired</em> and is a regular commentator on NPR.</p></p></p></p></p></p>
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393049515The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the RenaissanceAnthony GottliebW. W. Norton & Company352Writing a history of more than 2,000 years of philosophy is no mean feat, and writing it in fewer than 500 pages of intelligent but graceful prose is more difficult still. Yet this is just what Anthony Gottlieb accomplishes in <em>The Dream of Reason</em>, which guides the reader from the earliest Greek philosophers to the pre-Cartesian Renaissance. Gottlieb's project is undeniably ambitious, and by necessity it is big-picture philosophy. But it is exactly this big-picture context that is often lamentably absent from other works of this sort. Gottlieb's skill at rendering historical context makes his account both unusually engaging and surprisingly illuminating. <p> Gottlieb is an admirable guide through the little-understood pre-Socratic philosophers of ancient Greece, giving fair measure to philosophers who are too often simplified or lampooned. His account of Plato and Aristotle is good too, as is his treatment of the later Hellenistic schools, Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Skepticism. Gottlieb's treatment of medieval philosophy, particularly Thomist and Arabic philosophy, is lean, as the author chooses to focus more heavily on antiquity and the modern era (to be continued in a second volume), and the narrative history that bridges the two. Ever enthusiastic, Gottlieb's storytelling voice and character-driven approach make <em>The Dream of Reason</em> compelling reading. It is an ideal book for nonexperts interested in an appealing and informative history of philosophy as well as for students looking for a lucid and comprehensive account of premodern thinkers. <em>--Eric de Place</em> </p>
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887307280The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About ItMichael E. GerberCollins269In this first new and totally revised edition of the over two million copy bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. Next, he walks you through the steps in the life of a business -- from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed -- and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether it is a franchise or not. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
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72476907The Elements of Moral PhilosophyJames Rachels218Here is a clear,lively introduction to the major philosophical theories of morality,explaining why each theory has been accepted by some thinkers but rejected by others. To illustrate the various theories,and to reveal their implications,important current issues such as abortion,euthanasia,the treatment of nonhuman animals,racial discrimination,and nuclear weapons are discussed in depth.
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1401912273The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of AbrahamJerry Hicks, Esther HicksHay House205Abraham, channeled through Esther Hicks, explains the law of attraction and how to make it work to one's advantage, showing how to work toward doing, being, ...
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1572486112The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide (Quick Start)Mark WardaSphinx Publishing256The LLC and Corporation Start-Up Guide is a must-have resource for the aspiring business owner who needs to know about organizing or incorporating his or her ...
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874774241The New Drawing on the Right Side of the BrainBetty EdwardsTarcher291Translated into thirteen languages, with more than 2.5 million copies sold, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book.. &quot;This twentieth-anniversary edition of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain has been dramatically revised, with more than fifty percent new material, including: recent developments in brain research that relate to drawing; new insights on the use of drawing techniques in the corporate world and in education; instruction on self-expression through drawing; ways to step beyond black-and-white drawing into color; and detailed advice on applying the five basic skills of drawing to solve problems.
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1580111378The New Smart Approach to Bath Design (New Smart Approach)Susan Maney LovettCreative Homeowner Pr208<br/>Revised and updated, The New Smart Approach to Bath Design has all the answers and inspiration for anyone who is contemplating adding or remodeling a powder room, a family bath, or even an at-home spa in a master retreat. With 259 gorgeous color photographs, this best-selling book offers the finest examples of bath design today and includes updates on the latest trends, products, and technology.<br/>
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738208981The Partnership Charter: How to Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (Or Fix the One You're in)David Gage260Written with the business partnership in mind, this useful guide to launching a successful joint business venture helps readers chart these often treacherous ...
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465024777The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday LifeRichard Florida416&quot;Millions of Americans are beginning to work and live the way creative people like artists and scientists always have - and as a result our values and tastes, our personal relationships, our choices of where to live, and even our sense and use of time, are changing. Leading the shift are the nearly 38 million Americans in many diverse fields who create for a living - the Creative Class. The first person to name this revolution was renowned urban studies theorist Richard Florida.&quot; In The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida chronicles the ongoing sea change in people's choices and attitudes and describes a society in which the creative ethos in increasingly dominant. With updated city rankings and a new preface, this is the national bestseller that swept the country and showed how the very future of our cities depends on a new economic class.
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