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Data Visualization with JavaScript
Data Visualization with JavaScript
Data Visualization with JavaScript by Stephen A. Thomas. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MongoDB Cookbook - Second Edition: Harness the latest features of MongoDB 3 with this collection of 80 recipes – from managing cloud platforms to app development, this book is a vital resource
MongoDB Cookbook - Second Edition: Harness the latest features of MongoDB 3 with this collection of 80 recipes – from managing cloud platforms to app development, this book is a vital resource
MongoDB Cookbook - Second Edition: Harness the latest features of MongoDB 3 with this collection of 80 recipes – from managing cloud platforms to app development, this book is a vital resource by Cyrus Dasadia and Amol Nayak. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
A Python Programming Style Guide
A Python Programming Style Guide
A Python Programming Style Guide by Kenneth A. Lambert. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Create Dynamic Graphics in PHP: Article
Create Dynamic Graphics in PHP: Article
Create Dynamic Graphics in PHP: Article by Dr Gaurav Kumar and Amit Doegar. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide by Zend Technologies. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Php String Handling Handbook
Php String Handling Handbook
Php String Handling Handbook by Matt Wade, Paul Adams, et al.. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Resource Kit by Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Press. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics
Introduction to Data Mining and Analytics by Kris Jamsa. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Hands On SQL Server 7 with VB6
Hands On SQL Server 7 with VB6
Hands On SQL Server 7 with VB6 by Wayne S. Freeze. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books: A guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations (Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books Book 1)
Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books: A guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations (Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books Book 1)
Yes, the title and marketing posture is shamelessly mercenary, calculated to cash-in on the Buffet name and brand.

Yes, the first section really and truly is about a kid running a lemonade stand.

But.

I'm glad I bought and read the book.

Surprisingly, given the bait and switch of using Buffet's name and branding and given that his three "favorite" books are barely mentioned, their content not delved into, and serve only as launching points -- the author has written an honest and sincere book.

I'll repeat that: This is an honest and sincere book.

And useful.

If, like me, you grew up without anyone actually TEACHING you about money, let alone stocks and bonds, the extended and hookey lemonade stand metaphor actually works. You WILL learn the fundamentals of stocks and bonds by examining the kid's adventures in retailing lemonade. (Our schools still do not teach students about money. Osmosis is good for nourishing plants, but if you really want to help people avoid poverty and pain and dependency, teach them about money; what it is, why it is, how it can be used. This author seems to be attempting to do just that, and for those well-intentioned reasons.)

The author does the math, and breaks it down so you can do the math on yor own. You could of course read Graham's classic, The Intelligent Investor, and do the math on your own. But gee whiz, it is always easier faster and more efficient if you have a decent teacher to help you. And, if you're like me, you can read through the whole book (it's not too long) and then go back and do the math, applying it to the real world of companies you're considering investing in. (I do think it would be best to read Graham's Intelligent Investor BEFORE reading this book. Going to the source text first is almost always better than reading what has been derived from that source.)

All of this is my longwinded way of saying, if you are hesitating and not sure if you should buy this book, go ahead. Put aside its used car salesman title/marketing. The content (the author's work) is forthright, honest, transparent. (Besides, you have 14 days to return the book for a refund if your experience is different from mine!So what's to worry? Go for it. ;-)

PS: I haven't tried his videos yet, but probably will.
Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (A Real-Life Story)
Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently (A Real-Life Story)
Patricia Lakin did an amazing job writing this book. It starts at when he was born to after he died. I learned things that I never knew before. At first when I learned that I needed to read a non fiction book for school from a list we got, I was really bummed out. So I got this book and started reading it. When I finished reading for the day, I was already half way done with it! That's how good it was. It made a kid like me who didn't want to read over the summer read the entire book in a few days!
Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait
Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait
I have been Apple obsessed since my first iPod, and have always been fascinated with Steve Jobs and the company as a whole. I've read several other biographies about Jobs, as well as watched quite a few documentaries, and I feel familiar with Steve Jobs and the legend of Apple. Despite my previous knowledge, I still enjoyed reading this book. Straightforward and easy-to-read, this biography held nuggets of information that I did not know before, while the photographs sprinkled throughout give you a wonderful visual journey into Steve Jobs, the man.

There is no denying his genius when it came to perfection in a product, despite how you might feel about him as a person. He gave all of himself into his company, which is why you still can't hear Apple without thinking of Steve Jobs, despite it been seven years since he passed away from pancreatic cancer.

Though I love learning about Apple's rollercoaster of successes and failures, I was hoping this biography would delve more into his personal life, but it gave more focus on Apple, with Jobs' personal life being more of a side note, though you do find out about his more 'hippy' lifestyle, hot temper, and arrogant attitude.

If you've never read anything about Apple or Steve Jobs, this would be a wonderful biography to start with! The flow and the photographs win you over and the information contained within the pages, including incredibly detailed statistics about various Apple products, is enough to give you a rich backstory into Steve Jobs and Apple. Highly recommend!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Quarto Publishing Group-White Lion Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All opinions are my own.
Smell The Musk: :: About Elon Musk (NewTech Book 1)
Smell The Musk: :: About Elon Musk (NewTech Book 1)
Smell The Musk: :: About Elon Musk (NewTech Book 1) by Mike Blake , Mike Miko, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
Oprah Winfrey (Work It, Girl)
Oprah Winfrey (Work It, Girl)
As an educator, this book series is a very welcome addition. The concept of women professional role models is so important for both girls and boys. These first two books in the series by talented author Caroline Moss are written with far more interesting content and style than most series for this age group and the wonderful graphics make the books exceptionally appealing. Will read them all! Highly recommend!
Henry Ford: Oru Car Oru Oor Oru Per (Tamil)
Henry Ford: Oru Car Oru Oor Oru Per (Tamil)
Henry Ford: Oru Car Oru Oor Oru Per (Tamil) by இலந்தை சு. இராமசாமி / Elandhai S.Ramasamy. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
Donald Trump is Not My Savior: An Evangelical Leader Speaks His Mind About the Man He Supports as President
Donald Trump is Not My Savior: An Evangelical Leader Speaks His Mind About the Man He Supports as President
Dr. Michael L. Brown is founder and president of ICN Ministries and of FIRE School of Ministry; he was also a key figure in the Brownsville Revival. He is also of Jewish background, and is certainly the most "scholarly" (see the five volumes of his Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections) of converted Jews who wish to convert other Jews to evangelical Christianity.

He wrote in the Preface of this 2018 book, “During the primaries, I staunchly opposed Donald Trump, feeling there were quite a few Republican candidates who could do a better job than him. But as Trump continued to win, I began to recognize that something else was going on and that God might have some surprises for us… It is the purpose of this book to take you on a journey with me over the last three years, helping all of us better evaluate perhaps the most polarizing man on the planet today… My great hope in writing this book is that it will help those of us who claim to be people of faith and character… to be able to take a more nuanced position when it comes to our president---a man raised up by God for such a time as this but a deeply flawed man at that… for each of you reading this book from a different perspective… I do hope that you’ll gain insight into how evangelicals think and why we do what we do. Perhaps all of us can actually sit down across the table… and have civil interaction in the midst of our differences? Perhaps we can even work together for the common good?”

He says in the Introduction, “Eighty percent of white evangelical voters reportedly voted for Donald Trump. And they are among his staunchest supporters today… How is it that the same evangelicals who rejected Bill Clinton in the strongest possible terms---in particular because of his sexual immorality---become some of the greatest supporters of Donald Trump, a thrice-married, self-confessed adultery? How is it that the same people who once shouted ‘Character matters’ now proclaimed, ‘We’re voting for a president, not a pastor’? Did these evangelicals… compromise their convictions to gain a seat at the table? Did they prove themselves to be shameless hypocrites? Or did these Bible-quoting… Christians sense that God had a purpose in raising up Trump?” (Pg. 16)

He continues, “I voted for Donald Trump, hoping that he would keep his promises. My wife, Nancy, also voted for him, but… fearing that he would be a deeply divisive figure, that he … would degrade our national character. In my opinion, in the first two years of his presidency, he has lived up to my highest expectations and confirmed Nancy’s greatest fears. Donald Trump has, indeed, been a divine wrecking ball… At the same time, President Trump has deepened the national divide, often unnecessarily so. His derogatory and inflammatory tweets… are not just ‘unpresidential.’ They are nasty. They are ugly. And they are immature. He also hurts his cause by often playing fast and loose with the truth… I understand that many Americans are so fed up with politics that they are glad to see Trump being ‘unpresidential.’ … But does the President of the United States need to call a former employee a ‘dog’? Does he need to label a TV commentator ‘psycho’? Does this advance his cause or unite Americans around his agenda?” (Pg. 18-19)

He acknowledges, “I do recognize that our failure to criticize the president, our failure to distance ourselves from his worst words and actions, our failure to be nuanced in our support of him has damaged our witness in the eyes of many… We have definitely gotten off track. In many ways, we are just as politicized as those on the left… Is this how we function as salt and light?” (Pg. 21) He adds, “Here are three essential points. First… the allegiance we have to Jesus must be infinitely greater than the allegiance we have to the president…. Second, tens of millions of babies have been slaughtered since 1973 and Donald Trump will do far more to stop that slaughter than Hillary Clinton… Third, the media and public opinion cannot dictate our responses. When the president deserves praise, he should get it… when he deserves respectful criticism, he should get it.” (Pg. 21)

Brown then reprints letters, articles, and essays he wrote during the 2015-2016 primaries, after Trump’s nomination, and since the election. He moves from saying in November 2015: “Should evangelical Christians support Donald Trump as the Republican candidate? I do not see how we can if the Word of God is to be our guide and if it’s important to us that a candidate have a solid moral compass…” to saying in November 2016, ‘I believe Trump has been elected president by divine intervention,” to saying in January 2018, “I can understand the outrage. We evangelicals didn’t give Bill Clinton a mulligan… And since we claim to be champions of marital fidelity and sexual purity, we could not have picked a worse poster boy for our cause---at least that is what we’re told… to the extent we have minimized Trump’s past transgressions or turned him into a modern-day saint, there is some truth to these allegations. We have lost our moral compass. But… We voted for Donald Trump with our eyes wide open and without compromising our faith.” (Pg. 277-278)

He admits Trump’s many inconsistencies, such as, “How do you trust the words of someone who one day says that Hillary did her job as Secretary of State ‘above and beyond everybody else and everything else’ and another day brands her the ‘worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States’?” (Pg. 37)

He points out, “We know that in the past [Trump] boasted about his numerous adulterous affairs and that he built the first casino in America with its own strip club, actually featuring 36,000 square feet of adult entertainment. Yet he sees no need to ask for forgiveness for these past acts … because he is ‘a very good person.’ This is the opposite of Christianity, which begins with a recognition of guilt and an open confession of our need for forgiveness… at no point in any interview … has he offered the slightest understanding of the heart of the gospel.” (Pg. 53) But he adds, “And evangelicals continue to flock to him. How do we explain this phenomenon?” (Pg. 80)

In October of 2016, he concludes, “what has convinced me that I should now vote for Donald Trump? First, I believe that he actually is serious about appointing pro-life, pro-Constitution Supreme Court justices… Second…. Trump is an absolute wrecking ball to the negative parts of the political system… so my vote for him is a protest vote. Third, I am voting for the Republican platform, not the Republican Party… Fourth… we are voting for the one most likely to defeat Hillary and make some good decisions for the nation, not be the savior… Fifth… the massive differences between Hillary and Trump… she a pro-abortion radical and an extreme supporter of the LGBT agenda, and he unashamedly speaking out against late-term abortions and wanting to appoint justices who would defend our essential liberties… Sixth… While I am not one of those claiming that Trump is a born-again Christian (I see absolutely no evidence of this), the fact that he continues to listen to godly men and open the door to their counsel indicates that something positive could possibly be going on… Seventh… the state of the church of America is much more important than the state of the White House…” (Pg. 118-119)

In February of 2017, he suggests, “Who would have imagine how dramatically and quickly [socialism] would collapse around the globe? … Today it is a wealthy, former-playboy, real estate tycoon and reality TV star who is shaking up the political scene and exposing the biases of the mainstream media. If this, then, is actually happening, why is it so hard to imagine that God will send a massive spiritual awakening to our nation? Why not?” (Pg. 176)

In July 2017, he observes, “[Trump] is far from a model Christian himself. But he is definitely a work in progress, he truly wants to be a champion of many good, Christian causes, and his door remains wide open to committed people of faith. Viewed from this perspective, he’s really not that much of an enigma after all.” (Pg. 228) He says of Trump’s adultery, and accusations from persons such as Stormy Daniels, “if all the allegations about his past prove true, that would not surprise me… we knew who we were voting for… Still, we do well to recognize that adultery and sexual indiscretions are not without consequences… [And] they can certainly hinder effectiveness.” (Pg. 296)

Whether one agrees with Dr. Brown’s current assessment of the President, or his previous assessments, this book will be of great interest to Evangelicals (as well as others!) struggling to come to grips with the man that is Donald Trump.
When You're Smiling
When You're Smiling
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Preschool Prep Dvd
Preschool Prep Dvd
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The Works of Henry David Thoreau
The Works of Henry David Thoreau
Years ago I remember Thoreau being required reading while attending school. At the time, I thought the requirement a labor of misery. Now, as I revisit Thoreau I find insights only maturity and living life can provide. I find the appreciation of nature and the insights it provides most thought provoking. I would without doubt encourage others to read and seek the "meaning of life" as Thoreau would suggest.
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon
Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon is Zane Grey's telling of his first adventure out west with Buffalo Jones in 1907 and the antecedent of the book, The Young Lion Hunter, which was fiction; this one is fact and uses information Zane Grey had written in The Last of the Plainsmen, the true story of Buffalo Jones. This book was dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America and ZG writes, "I am hoping that it may influence boys to a keener love and appreciation of all the wonderful outdoors of their native land." In this book you will find not only Buffalo Jones but the many other westerners who influenced ZG and instilled in him the "code of the west". The lion dog, Don, also plays an important role in this book. What a wonderful inspiration this book is to all of us who have grown up in a time in which we can still relate to what ZG is writing about. Perhaps if these books were made available in school libraries today, our world would be a much better place to live--they instill values still needed to today.
White Wedding
White Wedding
There are so many things I like about WHITE WEDDING. The characters are cute and interesting, the scenery is beautiful, the storyline is engaging, and the actors are obviously having fun with it all.

I especially enjoyed peeking into the languages, customs, and personal interactions of another country. Even though it is a comedy and some things are most likely exaggerated, I still came away with a connected feeling to the people there, who no longer seem so different from my own experience. South Africa is so interesting because of their rich and complex history, and recent changeover from apartheid to their present form of government. Seeing this comedy helped me put some normal, present day structure to all the things I have heard. One very insightful line in the movie came from an elderly lady who was greeting an old friend after he returned from America, "Where have you been? Thank God you're here! They told me you were in America! I hear there are bombings everywhere, that side." It is rare to get some perspective on the feelings and attitudes in a place so far away, and I loved that.

All in all, it was a fun, silly, down to earth road trip tale - but it also had heart and depth. Amid all the farce and buffoonery, this story touched on some very serious themes without ever descending into heavyhanded, self righteous preachiness. The tone was always hopeful and lighthearted.

The scenes and dialoge were relatively "clean" - no nudity and very little "language". There was a suggestion of group sex early on, and in context this part of the story was to emphasize a character who had a good heart but had gotten morally lost. It was not exploitive or glorified, but was done in a comedic way. It wasn't explicit, but it was clear what was going on, so I wouldn't want to watch it with children. I might have given it 5 stars, but the goup sex scene made me uncomfortable and I wish that this character's moral issues had been illustrated in some more discreet way. Also, some people might be offended by an interracial romance that occurs in the sub plot, but this storyline was actually very sweet, and I don't think it would be a problem for most folks. Another potential issue is that the dialogue is only partly in English, with the majority of the speaking done in Xhosa. The sub titles went by too fast and it was difficult to keep up with what was going on. In this way, there was some work involved in watching this movie, so it is not appropriate entertainment for someone who is simply in the mood to "veg out".

I watched it three times (because I missed some of the dialoge due to the language barrier and subtitles), and it was just as much fun the third time as it was the first. This is saying a LOT because I seldom go back to a movie I have already wached. I just wish I could see it with a South African so they could fill me in on the details I might have missed and the idioms that I don't understand. I had to Google the song, "Delarey" to get the full significance of the scene where it is played.

All said, I thought is was a good movie and highly recommend it. While not being the best movie I have ever watched, it is certainly very enjoyable.
The Witch's Seduction
The Witch's Seduction
Was disappointed w this one.dems sounded like brat not a woman when confronted w cal kissing another woman.book too short,so felt like development was short as well.
The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Chapters
The Moneypenny Diaries: Secret Chapters
Both stories were like visits to old friends. Such a fun break from the modern day problems we are facing right now. If you are a fan of the Fleming books these short stories are worth more than a look.
Hermann Hesse - sein erstes Paradies
Hermann Hesse - sein erstes Paradies
Ein wirklich toller Film!

Als Hesse-Fan hatte ich ihn ein bißchen auf Verdacht gekauft, weil die Beschreibung hier ja nicht so ausführlich ist.
Und ich habe es kein bißchen bereut!

Der Film vermittelt äußerst eindrucksvoll Einblicke in Hesses Leben und insbesondere seine Gefühlswelt in seinen Jahren am Bodensee, in denen einige seiner Hauptwerke entstanden sind.
Hermann Hesse findet, frisch verheiratet mit seiner ersten Frau Maria Bernoulli, eine Heimat auf einem paradiesischen Fleckchen Erde in Gaienhofen am Bodensee, wo sich das junge Paar ein Haus von einem Schweizer Architekten bauen läßt. Aber schon bald wird ihm das Familienleben mit Mia und seinen drei in diesen Jahren geborenen Söhnen zu eng, es zieht ihn, ähnlich wie einige seiner Protagonisten in seinen Romanen, hinaus in die Welt, nach Indien und Indonesien, weg aus der Enge seines Familienlebens (man denke nur an Peter Camenzind oder den Steppenwolf Harry Haller).
Der Film schafft es, in eindrucksvollen Bildern und Zitaten den Betrachter gleichsam hypnotisch in Hesses Welt zu versetzen. Sehr bereichernd ist das Original-Bildmaterial, das viele bislang unveröffentlichte Bilder von Hesse enthält.
Und nicht zuletzt bietet der Film auch eine Fülle an Informationen - profunde Hesse-Kenner wie Volker Michels und Rüdiger Dahlke geben tiefe Einblicke in Hesses Herkunft und seine Entwicklung im fraglichen Zeitraum. Und wo ist sein Enkel Simon Hesse schon einmal leibhaftig zu sehen, der sich an seinen berühmten Großvater erinnert?
Eva Eberwein, die heutige Eigentümerin des Hesse-Hauses in Gaienhofen, die mit viel Herzblut das heruntergekommene Anwesen originalgetreu restaurieren ließ, vermittelt die Lust auf einen Besuch am Bodensee, um den Geist Hesses in unsere Zeit zu holen, ... ich habe mir vorgestellt, unter dem uralten Birnbaum, unter dem schon Hesse saß, vielleicht Narziß und Goldmund zu lesen, und einzutauchen in seine Welt.

Fazit: für jeden Hesse-Fan ein Muß, wer noch nicht zur Fangemeinde gehört, könnte durch diesen Film einer werden!
Force of Feeling
Force of Feeling
A searing passion left her scarred.

And since that devastating experience, when Campion had been like a newly opened flower crushed by a cruel hand, she had closed out that side of her nature.

Now she was being forced to reopen it. Her literary agent, the frighteningly sensual Guy French, declared her historical novels well written - but flat and lifeless. He demanded she add passion.

So she took herself off to a remote cottage in Wales. Perhaps inspiration would come. And then she discovered Guy French would be there to see that it did...
Harry Potter Goblet Fire Ravenclaw Editi
Harry Potter Goblet Fire Ravenclaw Editi
With my great luck I received a very "special" book, which was probably got defected during print. The book has Ravenclaw cover, slip on cover, and even pages are painted blue...However, inside it is a Hufflepuff.
I was upset at first, because I'm trying to collect all of books from 20th anniversary edition. But now I'm happy because this is probably the only copy like that, thank you :)
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How do i describes this neck gaiter..It was very comfortable soft and breathable...I bought it for my mom. She wants to have different face mask during the covid-19.And she really like it! The package come with 8 different colors,multiple way used. you could used for face,,headband or neck. Also with high UV full protection for the skin in the different weather and different outside exercises.Suitable for all adults and kids! So satisfied with it!

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