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Knit and Stitch for Beginners: 25 Fun & Easy Projects

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Knit and Stitch for Beginners: 25 Fun & Easy Projects by Wendy Freeman
2005 | ISBN: 0764158643 | English | 160 pages | Scan PDF | 17 MB

Knit and Stitch for Beginners: 25 Fun & Easy Projects
This easy learning book is directed exclusively at first-time knitters, inspiring confidence, and instructing beginners on basic techniques for casting stitches. From there, they progress to make useful and attractive items, including scarves, socks, tote bags, ponchos, and other good-looking things. The author gives directions for ten finished projects in all. In addition, she includes instructions for making and attaching pom-poms, tassels, covered buttons, knitted roses, and several other embellishments. Knitting novices will also discover clever ways to decorate knitted pieces with colored felt and ribbon attachments. All knitting projects are presented with detailed lists of required materials, including yarns and needles in correct sizes for the projects to be completed. With Wendy Freeman's cheerfully presented instructions and large, bright color photos on every page, here is the perfect book for beginning knitters.

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The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand

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Lee LeFever, "The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand"
English | 2012 | ISBN-10: 1118374584 | 226 pages | PDF | 5,3 MB

The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand
Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist.
You've done the hard work. Your product or service works beautifully – but something is missing. People just don't see the big idea – and it's keeping you from being successful. Your idea has an explanation problem.
The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems.
Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium.
You will learn to:
Plan: Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems.
Package: Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience.
Present: Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media.
The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.
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WordPress Multisite Administration

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Tyler L. Longren, "WordPress Multisite Administration"
English | ISBN: 1783282479 | 2013 | 106 pages | PDF, EPUB | 13 MB

WordPress Multisite Administration
A concise guide to set up, manage, and customize your blog network using WordPress multisite

Overview
Learn how to configure a complete, functional, and attractive WordPress Multisite
Customize your sites with WordPress themes and plugins
Set up, maintain, and secure your blog network

In Detail

WordPress is an incredibly popular blogging platform. Few people realize that the software behind WordPress.com, which is a standalone WordPress with multisite enabled, is available for free, for anyone to make use of. WordPress Multisite is a special ?mode? built into WordPress, which allows you to create a network of multiple websites, all running on a single installation of WordPress.

WordPress Multisite Administration is an easy-to-understand book filled with information, tips, and best practices to help you create and manage a blog network similar to http://wordpress.com/, by using WordPress Multisite.

WordPress Multisite Administration will take you through all the steps necessary to get WordPress Multisite installed and configured on your server. It covers everything from installation and initial configuration to customizations and some helpful troubleshooting tips.

You will also learn how to build your own blog directory that features the authors in your WordPress Multisite network. The blog directory is built by making use of WordPress child themes, an incredibly useful thing to know how to do.

You'll learn everything you need to know about running and maintaining a WordPress Multisite installation.

What you will learn from this book
Create a WordPress multisite network, similar to http://wordpress.com/
Learn theme and plugin activation and management
Make a custom blog directory featuring network author content
Secure your WordPress Multisite installation
Migrate multiple regular WordPress sites into one WordPress Multisite installation
Tips and best practices for optimization
Update themes, plugins, and WordPress core
Create a basic WordPress child theme for the blog directory
Set up multiple sites on your WordPress multisite network

Approach

This is a simple, concise guide with a step-by-step approach, packed with screenshots and examples to set up and manage a network blog using WordPress

Who this book is written for

WordPress Multisite Administration is ideal for anyone wanting to familiarize themselves with WordPress Multisite. You'll need to know the basics about WordPress, and having at least a broad understanding of HTML, CSS, and PHP will help, but isn't required.
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Robert J. Sawyer – Flashforward (Audiobook)

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Robert J. Sawyer – Flashforward (Audiobook) | 443 MB
Read by . . : Mark Deakins
Publisher . : Blackstone Audio (2009) #4886
ISBN . . . .: 9781433252952
Format . . .: MP3. 53 tracks, 441 MB
Bitrate . . : ~100 kbps (iTunes 9, VBR (highest), Mono, 44.1 kHz)
Source . . .: 9 CDs (10.5 hrs)
Unabridged .: Unabridged
Genre: Audiobook / Science Fiction, Fantasy
Flashforward is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer first published in 1999. The novel is set in 2009. At CERN, the Large Hadron Collider accelerator is performing a run to search for the Higgs boson. The experiment has a unique side effect; the entire human race loses their consciousness for about two minutes. During that time, nearly everyone sees themselves roughly twenty-one years and six months in the future. Each individual experiences the future through the senses of his or her future self. This "flashforward" results in countless deaths and accidents involving vehicles, aircraft, and any other device needing human control at the time of the experiment. The novel inspired the 2009 television series FlashForward.

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Robert J. Sawyer – Flashforward (Audiobook)

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Robert J. Sawyer – Flashforward (Audiobook) | 443 MB
Read by . . : Mark Deakins
Publisher . : Blackstone Audio (2009) #4886
ISBN . . . .: 9781433252952
Format . . .: MP3. 53 tracks, 441 MB
Bitrate . . : ~100 kbps (iTunes 9, VBR (highest), Mono, 44.1 kHz)
Source . . .: 9 CDs (10.5 hrs)
Unabridged .: Unabridged
Genre: Audiobook / Science Fiction, Fantasy
Flashforward is a science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer first published in 1999. The novel is set in 2009. At CERN, the Large Hadron Collider accelerator is performing a run to search for the Higgs boson. The experiment has a unique side effect; the entire human race loses their consciousness for about two minutes. During that time, nearly everyone sees themselves roughly twenty-one years and six months in the future. Each individual experiences the future through the senses of his or her future self. This "flashforward" results in countless deaths and accidents involving vehicles, aircraft, and any other device needing human control at the time of the experiment. The novel inspired the 2009 television series FlashForward.

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Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down

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Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down by Antje Gillingham
2009 | ISBN: 1564779157 | English | 96 pages | Scan PDF | 32 MB

Knitting More Circles around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down
From the best-selling author of Knitting Circles around Socks, here's an exciting new collection of fun sock patterns! Now learn to knit two at a time on two circular needles, from the toe up!

-Includes both toe-up and cuff-down knitting techniques
-Features 12 all-new sock patterns in a range of skill levels
-Provides patterns in men's, women's, and children's sizes

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Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined by Mike Rigsby

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Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined by Mike Rigsby
English | Mar 1, 2009 | ISBN: 1556527799 | 210 Pages | PDF | 10,1 MB

Haywired: Pointless (Yet Awesome) Projects for the Electronically Inclined by Mike Rigsby
Unless you live in a haunted house, the eyes on your paintings probably don't follow you around. However, with a couple of motion sensors, two motors, a few transistors, resistors, diodes, and wires you can convert a Van Gogh print into a macabre masterpiece with a mind of its own. Haywired proves that science can inspire odd contraptions. Create a Mona Lisa that smiles even wider when you approach it. Learn how to build and record a talking alarm, or craft your own talking greeting card. Construct a no-battery electric car toy that uses a super capacitor, or a flashlight that can be charged in minutes, then shine for 24 hours. Written for budding electronics hobbyists, author Mike Rigsby offers helpful hints on soldering, wire wrapping, and multimeter use. Each project is described in step-by-step detail with photographs and circuit diagrams. Includes Web sites listing suppliers and part numbers.
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Practical Hadoop Security

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Practical Hadoop Security by Bhushan Lakhe
2014 | ISBN: 1430265442 | English | 260 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Practical Hadoop Security
is an excellent resource for administrators planning a production Hadoop deployment who want to secure their Hadoop clusters. A detailed guide to the security options and configuration within Hadoop itself, author Bhushan Lakhe takes you through a comprehensive study of how to implement defined security within a Hadoop cluster in a hands-on way.

You will start with a detailed overview of all the security options available for Hadoop, including popular extensions like Kerberos and OpenSSH, and then delve into a hands-on implementation of user security (with illustrated code samples) with both in-the-box features and with security extensions implemented by leading vendors.

No security system is complete without a monitoring and tracing facility, so next steps you through audit logging and monitoring technologies for Hadoop, as well as ready to use implementation and configuration examples–again with illustrated code samples.

The book concludes with the most important aspect of Hadoop security – encryption. Both types of encryptions, for data in transit and data at rest, are discussed at length with leading open source projects that integrate directly with Hadoop at no licensing cost.

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Explains importance of security, auditing and encryption within a Hadoop installation
Describes how the leading players have incorporated these features within their Hadoop distributions and provided extensions
Demonstrates how to set up and use these features to your benefit and make your Hadoop installation secure without impacting performance or ease of use

What you'll learn

Understand your options for implementing Hadoop user security
Learn how to configure and set up security for your Hadoop cluster
Set up Hadoop audit logs, Hadoop metrics, monitoring technologies and related products
Configure and set up logging, metrics and monitoring for your Hadoop cluster
Discover and implement encryption for data in transit and data at rest
and much more.

Who this book is for

is an excellent resource for Hadoop administrators who want to secure their environment. IT management planning a production Hadoop environment will also find this text useful. This book is also for students who wish to learn about Hadoop security.
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Beginning Apache Cassandra Development EPUB

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Vivek Mishra, "Beginning Apache Cassandra Development"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1484201434 | 250 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

Beginning Apache Cassandra Development EPUB
Cassandra is one of the top three NoSQL databases and is based primarily on the JSON document model. NoSQL databases are increasingly replacing relational databases because of their inherent advantages of a flexible schema, ease of use, integrability with web applications, scalability, and integrability with Hadoop.takes you through the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database and how to build applications that leverage its capabilities. As Java, PHP, Python, and javascript are the most commonly used programming/scripting languages, author Vivek Mishra includes complete coverage of accessing Cassandra database with these languages and developing applications sourcing data from Cassandra. An introduction to the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is also included.

What you'll learn

How to configure clusters
Strategies for data modeling
Implement MapReduce
Run Hive and Pig queries over Cassandra
How to use the Cassandra Query Language
Learn and implement graph based solution using Cassandra Titan
Troubleshoot basic problems with they occur, including data backup and restoration
How to deal with data encryption and security
and much more
Who this book is for

The target audience of the book is NoSQL database developers, including Java, PHP and Python developers. The book is suitable for an intermediate level course in NoSQL database.
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The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation

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The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation by Angela Tinwell
2014 | ISBN: 146658694X | English | 236 pages | PDF | 11 MB

The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation
Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human likeness of a character increases. This phenomenon, known as the Uncanny Valley, has become a benchmark for measuring if a character is believably realistic and authentically human like. This book is an essential guide on how to overcome the Uncanny Valley phenomenon when designing human-like characters in digital applications.

In this book, the author provides a synopsis of literature about the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and explains how it was introduced into contemporary thought. She then presents her theories on its possible psychological causes based on a series of empirical studies. The book focuses on how aspects of facial expression and speech can be manipulated to overcome the Uncanny Valley in character design.

presents a novel theory that goes beyond previous research in that the cause of the Uncanny Valley is based on a perceived lack of empathy in a character. This book makes an original, scholarly contribution to our current understanding of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and fills a gap in the literature by assessing the biological and social roots of the Uncanny Valley and its implications for computer-graphics animation.
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