Saturday, September 8, 2012


Many People often speak about Improvisation like you’ve to be a genius to able to do but the reality is once you’ve had a few Guitar improvisation Lessons you’ll find getting around it is not such a big deal. You need a good book and a good teacher and be willing to practice daily.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Photography Unplugged’ by Harald Mante

What is special about the album ‘Photography Unplugged’ by Harald Mante is his alternative attitude to the truth displayed in his pictures. What we contemporary know as artistic photography is a mixture of reality and computer programs which work according to the author’s project. This is why we do not consider a camera as a continuation of the eye any more but only one intermediary in between the world and the viewer. This is why majority pf the reviews of Rockynook’s albums contain remarks to creation and modern techniques which are not used in Mante’s works.

It is worthy to emphasize that Mante, one of the most prominent and appreciated German photographers, in the book published by rockynook, invites us for a trip through the images which he spotted in nature, untouched by Photoshop and other editing programs, so you have a unique chance to look at towns, landscapes and people as he has seen them throughout his carrier from 1965 to 2008.

The pictures in this book are not set in chronological order but rather according to their themes and composition. There are also combinations of a few photographs join together to present the idea expending outside one camera shut and the whole collection of works with the artists shadow appearing mysteriously in the background like Alfred Hitchcock in his films.

Diversity and wealth of these works give some reason to think if we have really enriched photography by using modern tulles and techniques. When you let yourself engross in the world of Mante’s creations displayed in ‘Photography unplugged’ it is hard to believe that he spotted all these miracles just by traveling and looking around the world and the only creation in here is his talent to see and project in the book what ordinary people pass indifferently in their everyday life.

What are those miracles discovered by Mante? Nothing like one of the highest buildings, the most beautiful views or movement caught in action. In this album you will not find any kitsch nor high fetched camera shuts – just a chair, some posters torn of the wall, spilled paint or a view through uneven glass displaying sharpness of composition and purity of technique. Architectonical details, playing with sunbeams, reflections and shadows are one of characteristic features of Mante’s works. He has been also widely known of his mastership of colour and light which enable as to see very simple views shown at Rockynook’s album as pieces of art.

The reviewed book of rocky nook’s is an obvious treat for the artistic photography connoisseur but also for everyone who wants to see beauty in the simplest thing. The beauty hides in every corner, goes through every path of our life but instead of expecting it in luxury and wealth you may see its traces hidden timidly behind the streets of your town or in between the blades of grass of your loan which Mante proves thanks to Rockynooks publication.

‘Photography unplugged’ provides amazing and very useful lesson of aesthetics for everyone and feast of taste for specialists. Worth to have among your rich collection of albums or very good start of your new hobby. There is no reason to call this book ‘must have’ as it speaks for itself with the very honest and straight voice of Mante. At the price of £38.50 you will not find any more suitable present for your friend or treat for yourself.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Ajax Shopping Cart Tutorial

Head First Ajax: Written by Rebecca M Riordan, published by [O'REILLY BOOKS]

What's all the fuss about Ajax? In depth questions call for solid answers, and no other than some of the worlds greatest teachers the Head First will see it explained and taught to you and like all their books they are highly intuitive and packed with relevant information and above all you find yourself progressing with every page you read and this book on Ajax is no exception.

It could be that you would like to find a Ajax shopping cart tutorial or just learn the inns and outs of Ajax but have been put off by other books by their clumsy layouts as well as say a lot about nothing. From the moment you open this book that will change. I must point out to you that Ajax software engineers are earning in access of £40.000 so those of you serious about learning Ajax will burst into laughter when you see how cheap this book is, taking it further, you will be floored when you realize how quickly you will progress, all this and so much more for under £25.00 it's hard to believe but true.

After working for 5 years with IBM as a software & hardware engineer I am more than qualified to know a good book when I read one as a result I am recommending it as an excellent tutor for any one serious about learning Ajax. Head first discuss modifying XHTML and teach you about code magnets as well as how to initialize JavaScript it gives you an understanding of servers and where to use php as Ajax is server agnostic it doesn't require server technology.

By incorporating Ajax into your website you are given many new options which other programming languages can't offer. Read the book front to back and what you feel you do not understand read the chapter again until you do, always do the exercise and when you master this book building an Ajax shopping cart tutorial will be a piece of cake.

The ultimate Ajax Tutor is this book.

Learn html the very easy way

Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML written by Elisabeth Freeman & Eric Freeman published by [O'REILLY BOOKS]

HTML=Hyper text mark-up language. Like all popular subjects you are inundated with choice of tutor but if your a book lover like myself as well as a former IBM software & hardware engineer the one thing you will know is many books are a waste of space as well as time. If you like the way the web works and would like to learn html the very easy way then I would recommend you this book as your one & only teacher, reason being its loaded with over 600 pages and informative teaching, not only that study the contents in this book and when you have finished you would be able to apply all you have learned from this book to any web developing company, and lets face it some web site makes are making over £30,000 a year. For a very cheap investment in fact for under £25.00 in this book the rewards could be huge.

Head first are experts in teaching, as everything they teach you learn & understand. As a reader you want to learn the way they teach which they outline in the beginning of the book once you take the time to learn this and follow the book back to front you will know a hell of a lot about html & CSS, what's more right from the very beginning of the book they have you building some nice basic html pages taught you the easy way. No need to my any additional software as the basics can be learned with just not pad it makes no difference if you own a mac or pc as this book will help you. One of the first things you learn is how to create a basic food menu this is a great start as it teaches you how to work with text as well as how to write title tags upon doing this it shows you how you can style that basic page with CSS remember all this takes place in the first chapter!

Now you can create some text the easy way in html the book clearly teaches and illustrates how to add images to a basic text page. Chapter 3: Deals with page construction, when you take time to learn this one of the first things which will come to your mind is the amount of websites owners who need to own this book as once they do their sites would have far fewer mistakes if any. Understanding page construction helps you project the point on your web page as well as hold your viewers interest. A poor page construction will lose you business. Head first address this the easy way.

Chapter 5: Is great and it would really appeal to those who like photography and which to be creative and create their own website from the ground up as it deals a lot with images and media as well as different file formats such as logos, Jpgs and it teaches you how a browser works with images.

There are lots of exercises in this book, doing them will see that you understand what you have read, this is great as it really does help you master html. If you do not have a lot of money and your looking for a cheap effective solution to Learn html the very easy way then this book will be worth its weight in gold.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

PC Network Support Technician

Head First Networking, written by Al Anderson, & Ryan Benedetti. Published by [O'REILLY BOOKS]

Have you considered ever being a pc network support technician, did you finish school early and never really took any exams, and as a result of this you want a cheap solution to better your life, or are you a network engineer who comes up against difficulties which go beyond your experience, or would you just like to learn a little about networking? The answer to all those problems and more more can be your for very cheap right in here in the superb head first for networking.

If you have your heart set on learning a subject, also you feel willing to learn and are prepared to set aside a couple hours daily to learn, for example you may be thinking of becoming a pc network support technician, then by taking your time to read the pages one by one in this clearly illustrated book you will be embarking on a wonderful knowledgeable journey which will teach you all the valuable concepts of networking. That's not all once you have read this book back to front you will know more than many network support engineers who make a living from doing network support. This is not hard to do as those who did not do good schooling in their job face lots of daily limitations if this is you then this cheap helping guide will contribute to your understanding allowing you to resolve the daily problems you face by making you understand more theories which you were unaware of.

How often do you go to a friends house and notice the cables are all over the place? Bad cabling indicates sloppy workmanship as well as it shows untidiness, it also shows the worker is anything but well trained. Cabling place a big part of networking, fortunately head first networking address this point in the very first chapter fixing physical networks, it teaches you about cables connectors, terminators, how to use a tone tracer sets to listen to electrons, it will teach you about fibre optic cable, CAT5,you will learn about things like a fusion splicer. You learn how to plan a network and where to run the wires on the floor. The joke is I've known books which have been dedicated to the subject of cabling but they did not teach it as well it's hardly surprising after you read this book you will be able to be a PC Network Support Technician.

If you wish to learn about tools & troubleshooting then chapter 3 teaches this it shows you how a toner & tracer can check the signal, you will learn how to use a multimeter and it explains its purpose and why anyone serious about networking would have one. The concepts of resistance is explained. An oscilloscope can be a handy tool in networking.

Network frames have lots of layers understanding this point has caused learners of networking problems however this problem is solved in the head first networking. There will come a time when you need network & devices explained to you. You will learn about the Mac address, Hubs, routers, modems, network cards, switches, You will learn how to connect the networks with routers. You will understand how an ip address works as well as learn about other protocols. Such things like dns name servers are explained with simplicity. Discussions about domain names , firwalls, security. Wireless networks are explained with illustration of different ways to configure a wireless network.

The PC Network Support Technician is a great job as you help a business run effectively daily as well as contribute to stimulating businesses cash flow, such rewarding work can be achieved if you have little or no network experience at all, your only task is to spend a little money and for a cheap investment in the ultimate network book, you too will be on the road to being the PC Network Support Technician.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Spiral Software Development

Head First, Software Development, written by Dan Pilone & Russ Miles published by (O'REILLY BOOKS)

Welcome to the world of Spiral Software Development the job notorious for pulling in a large monthly salary. The great thing is thanks to head first Software Development book, you too can be on that huge payment cheque at the end of each year all for a very cheap investment.

All the steps you need to learn are broken down in a very unique way, they include illustrations, pictures, which are projected in the way which works like the brain works, as a result of this when you learn how the book works you will find it to be one of the most informative cheap guide which you ever came across, as well as being the most user friendly book on the planet. It really makes no difference what type of development you want to learn it could be Spiral Software Development or any other type of development, this book will point you in the right direction which will enable you understand all that they try to teach you.

Some of things which this cheap guide teaches you is

1] Pleasing your customer

2] Knowing what the customer wants

3] Planning for success

4] Getting to the real work

5] Getting it done with great design

6] Insert tab into a slot

This & so much more................

The book teaches all the the fine details which has never been taught anywhere else. It teaches you how to pinpoint a conflict in your software as well as what to do when your software can't merge the changes when it issues a conflict. A regular occurrence in software development is timing problems, in this book which comes nice and cheap, you will learn how to fix such problems. Not only this if you were to get into something like Spiral Software Development these issues are known to happen. In this great book you learn so many things, on top of all that, there are lots of test & exercises purposely put there to increase your development to understanding issues which occur for a developer working in a full-time job.

Learn the contents of what's inside this book and it will give you a chance to work for many companies as a Software developer all down to the experience you gained and learned from reading the book. This book can be purchased for under £20.00. Top software developers have been known to earn in access of £100,000 a year so nobody serious would complain about such a powerful education source yet so cheap to buy but yet it contains the knowledge which could give anybody serious about bettering their education in software the possibility of gaining huge rewards. Your only commitment is to buy & read the book as well as study it daily.

VMware Gsx Server

VMware Cookbook written by Ryan Troy & Matthew Helmke published by(O'REILLY BOOKS)

The VMware Cookbook is the perfect solution for anybody wanting to understand the ins and outs of VMware, it has great step by step illustrations and its not to difficult to read, the information is spread over 280 pages, & its very useful for those of you wanting to learn about all aspects of vmware including the VMware GSX Server whats more it comes extremely cheap only £15.62 and when you consider what an expensive piece of software it is to buy this is very cheap.

There is no need to read this book from front to back you can jump right to a page which has the information you would like to find out about or browse the pages and see what you like and pick up from that point. It explains all about networks and where the VMware GSX Server can come in handy as well as how to configure it to work at its best with the given hardware which you are using.

Some of things covered in VMware cookbook are

1] VMware infrastructure Installation

2] Vmware ESX server installation

3] How to manage vmware storage

4]Creating a diagnostic partition

5] Undertanding Virtual memory

6] Creating a cluster

7] Adding host to a cluster

8] Changing the virtual disk from buslogic to lsi logic problem

9] Manipulating the crash dump partition

10] Finding virtual machine snapshots

These are just a few of the many useful things you will find to assist you in working with vmware.

One has to remember that vmware can allow you to run hundreds of different operating systems and when you use VMware GSX Server these do not run in virtual mode but by using the systems hardware so they run very quick as well reliable If you wish to understand VMware and get into VMware GSX Server then this is wonderful cheap book which which help any newcomer or experienced user better their understanding of VMware.