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Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Paperback      ISBN: 0321965515
Since it was first published in 2000, hundreds of thousands of Web designers and developers have relied on usability guru Steve Krug's guide to understand the principles of intuitive navigation and information design. Witty, commonsensical, and eminently practical, it's one of the best loved and most recommended books on the subject. It's a core foundational book that every Web designer must internalize to make their designs truly effective. In this substantially revised edition, Steve returns with fresh perspective to reconsider the principles he originally laid out--commenting, amending, amplifying, and offering fresh new examples to underscore their importance. This edition adds an important new chapter on mobile as well as integrating coverage of mobile throughout. It's a complete reimagining of the concepts that made this book an instant classic.
PCs for Dummies: Quick Reference
PCs for Dummies
Quick Reference
Paperback      ISBN: 0470115262
Covers setup, disks and disk drives, monitors, printers, peripheral equipment, acronyms and jargon, computer security, and common mistakes.
The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
The Tao of Twitter
Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0071841156
The Definitive Guide to Twitter Success Fully Updated and Expanded FEATURING new statistics, strategies, and case studies You're busy and you don't have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, Mark Schaefer's bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away! Behind every Twitter triumph is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter: a path that holds the potential to improve your daily life at work and at home . . . if you know the way. Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark Schaefer teaches you: - Secrets to building influence on Twitter - The formula behind every Twitter business success - 22 ways to build an audience who wants to connect with you - Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips - 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning--and following--The Tao of Twitter!
The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
The Dark Net
Inside the Digital Underworld
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612194893
An Independent and New Statesman Book of the Year Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net. In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous. Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0764147552
This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with-- - Practical guidance for business software users - Computer security, law, and ethics - Computer programming, with examples in several computer languages - Social media, Internet culture, and their latest developments Previous editions of this user-friendly book have proved especially helpful to readers who feel intimidated by computer technicians' jargon. The authors clarify technical terminology while keeping to the highest standards of accuracy. One grateful reader called this book the "Rosetta Stone" for deciphering computer terms. Features many line illustrations and tables.
Icon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Icon Steve Jobs
The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471720836
An examination of one of the greatest success stories of the digital age looks at the success Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod.
The Internet Is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
The Internet Is a Playground
Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 1585428817
The Internet personality and creator of 27bslash6.com presents an uproarious collection of online mischief and comedy that includes such viral successes as "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead" and "Missing Missy." Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Spatial Autoregression Sar Model: Parameter Estimation Techniques
Spatial Autoregression Sar Model
Parameter Estimation Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 1461418410
Explosive growth in the size of spatial databases has highlighted the need for spatial data mining techniques to mine the interesting but implicit spatial patterns within these large databases. This book explores computational structure of the exact and approximate spatialautoregression (SAR) model solutions. Estimation of the parameters of the SAR model using Maximum Likelihood (ML) theory is computationally very expensive because of the need to compute the logarithm of the determinant (log-det) of a large matrix in the log-likelihood function.The second part of the book introduces theory on SAR model solutions. The third part of the book applies parallel processing techniques to the exact SAR model solutions. Parallel formulations of the SAR model parameter estimation procedure based on ML theory are probed using data parallelism with load-balancing techniques.Although this parallel implementation showed scalability up to eight processors, the exact SAR model solution still suffers from high computational complexity and memory requirements. These limitations have led the book to investigate serial and parallel approximate solutions for SAR model parameter estimation. In the fourth and fifth parts of the book, two candidate approximate-semi-sparse solutions of the SAR model based on Taylor's Series expansion and Chebyshev Polynomials are presented. Experiments show that the differences between exact and approximate SAR parameter estimates have no significant effect on the prediction accuracy.In the last part of the book, we developed a new ML based approximate SAR model solution and its variants in the next part of the thesis. The new approximate SAR model solution is called the Gauss-Lanczos approximated SAR model solution. We algebraically rank the error of the Chebyshev Polynomial approximation, Taylor's Series approximation and the Gauss-Lanczos approximation to the solution of the SAR model and its variants. In other words, we established a novel relationship between the error in the log-det term, which is the approximated term in the concentrated log-likelihood function and the error in estimating the SAR parameter for all of the approximate SAR model solutions.
iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
iPad Geekery
50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tablet
Paperback      ISBN: 0071807551
Take your iPad to its limits--and way beyond You've already mastered iPad essentials. Now, become a bona-fide power-user and transform your iPad into a media center, gaming device, photo and video camera, document editor, and high-powered computer. Through easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations,iPad Geekery: 50 Insanely Cool Hacks and Mods for Your Apple Tabletteaches you these expert tricks. You'll also find out how to secure your iPad, protect your personal information, and install apps from any source. Get your geek on! Learn how to: - Use your iPad as your home and car stereo - Pack your iPad with high-quality music files and share them with others - Use your iPad as your backing band, your recording studio, and even fix your off-key singing - Watch DVDs, stream videos, and show content on your TV - Take captivating photos and make professional-grade films - Plug in a keyboard and use your iPad as your main computer - Create Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files - Troubleshoot problems and restore your iPad to factory settings - Keep your data secure no matter where your iPad goes - Connect to your personal or company network - Back up, unlock, and "jailbreak" your iPad
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Teach Yourself Visually Windows 7
Paperback      ISBN: 0470503866
Each illustrated guide offers visual learners a great beginner's guide to a particular topic, augmenting step-by-step instructions with full-color photos, illustrations, or screen shots.