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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 37

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 37

Homegrown Drones!

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 6, 2014 Jeffery Rine wrote: Homegrown Drones !
Your involvement with drones is only limited by your passion level and pocketbook. This issue features articles on construction, flying, and regulations of unmanned aerial vehicles. Full Review >

Capture the Magic

Capture the Magic

Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 11, 2014 Jeffery Rine wrote: Capture the Magic
A joy to read! The photographs are outstanding. The points easy to understand. Subtle nuances can mean the difference between a good photo and a great one. Full Review >

Linux Annoyances for Geeks

Linux Annoyances for Geeks

Getting the Most Flexible System in the World Just the Way You Want It

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Dec 1, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote:
For system admins and users. Tweak your Linux system for peak performance. Full Review >

Spam Kings

Spam Kings

The Real Story behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and %*@)# Enlargements

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 20, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote:
Spam Kings is a fascinating look into the heyday of email spam, back in the day when there was easy money to be made. From the standpoint of the "bulkers", as they considers themselves, they were merely exercising their right to earn a living in a free market society. Their nemesis, the anti-spammers, were a bunch of meddlesome do-gooders set on taking their right to earn a living. Full Review >

Learning to Photograph - Volume 1

Learning to Photograph - Volume 1

Camera, Equipment, and Basic Photographic Techniques

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Oct 15, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote:
A great text for learning how a camera works! Understanding your equipment is the first step in learning how to create outstanding images. Full Review >

The Minimalist Photographer

The Minimalist Photographer

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 3, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote:
Minimalist photography is about less is more. It's about learning to see. I found it to be well worth my time. Full Review >

Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard

Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard

Using Digital Forensics and Investigative Techniques to Identify Cybercrime Suspects

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 12, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: Methodical Case Preparation
For those involved in a cyber-crime case this book provides methodical case preparation. An interesting read for the rest of us. Full Review >

Take Control of Your Passwords

Take Control of Your Passwords

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 16, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote:
Short, Sweet, To the Point! Take control of your ever increasing number of passwords. Develop a password strategy and become safer online. Written for the user. Full of great information. Full Review >

Absolute OpenBSD

Absolute OpenBSD

Unix for the Practical Paranoid

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 16, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: A Must Read for OpenBSD
The OpenBSD community takes correctness of code seriously. This book follows with that tradition. Well worth reading. Full Review >

Learning PHP Design Patterns

Learning PHP Design Patterns

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 5, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: Easy to Understand!
Finally, an object oriented programming book that is easy to understand and makes sense. Full Review >

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 33

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 13, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: Make: Technology on Your Time, Volume 33
I like making things in my wood shop and enjoy reading each new release of Make. It's full of interesting projects and great articles. Full Review >

Content Everywhere

Content Everywhere

Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 28, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: For Content Sustainable into the Future...
How to develop a content strategy and why you need one. Content matters. Full Review >

See What I Mean

See What I Mean

How To Use Comics to Communicate Ideas

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 31, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: See What I Mean- How to Use Comics to Communicate Ideas
This book delivers on it's title. From planning to completion, it shows how to use comics to communicate ideas. A fun, easy read loaded with valuable information. Full Review >

The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP

A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 25, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: The Book of GIMP
Contains detailed tutorials and reference for GIMP version 2.8. In my opinion, it's a must have for any GIMP user. Full Review >

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 2.0

On Jan 7, 2013 Jeffery Rine wrote: PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 32

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 32

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 17, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: A Must Read if You Like to Make Things!
A publication for those who like to make things, I look forward to every issue. Full Review >

WordPress: The Missing Manual

WordPress: The Missing Manual

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 8, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Covers Both: Self Hosted and WordPress.com Blogs
A well written guide that covers all facets of the WordPress software. Whether you are using the WordPress.com hosting service or installing to your own hosting account this book contains useful information and bountiful links to get up and running fast. Full Review >

CSS and Documents

CSS and Documents

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Nov 7, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: A great warm up!
This chapter excerpt is a great precursor to the 4th edition of the seminal work CSS: The Definitive Guide, by Eric A. Meyer. Full Review >

Developing with Google+

Developing with Google+

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Oct 23, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: A Helpful Practical Guide to Google+
Get started easily and quickly with the Google+ API. Jenny Murphy will show you how it's done in this book. Full Review >

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Learning JavaScript Design Patterns

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Sep 24, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
Learning JavaScript Design Patterns, by Addy Osmani, examines object oriented software design and applies those design principles to the JavaScript language. Full Review >

Version Control with Git

Version Control with Git

Powerful tools and techniques for collaborative software development

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 20, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Hits a Home Run! Learn Git with Clear Concise Examples
The book starts with the basics and works up to progressively complex techniques. Start here on your way to being a Git power user. Great job guys! Full Review >

Accessibility Handbook

Accessibility Handbook

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 12, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Accessibility Explained - with Code Samples
The Accessibility Handbook is written for people who code web sites. It will identify the conditions, both physical and cognitive, that require special coding accommodation and provide sample code and guidance on how to gain compliance with section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. Full Review >

The Web Designer's Roadmap

The Web Designer's Roadmap

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Sep 10, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: The Web Designer’s Roadmap
The Web Designer’s Roadmap, By Giovanni DiFeterici; Publisher: SitePoint The Web Designer’s Roadmap is a look at the creative process of creating a web site. The author gives insight into how design studios move from initial client request to finished … Continue reading → Full Review >

Introducing Regular Expressions

Introducing Regular Expressions

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Sep 7, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: A Good Start to Learning Regular Expressions
I have long considered regular expressions to be the "keys to the kingdom" when it comes to programming productivity. Introducing Regular Expressions helps to flatten what can be a rather steep learning curve. The book is filled with hands on examples and is easy on the jargon. It's a good start to learning regular expressions. Full Review >

LED Lighting

LED Lighting

A Primer to Lighting the Future

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 16, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Learn the Basics of LED lighting
LED Lighting is a digital technology that stands ready to replace the analog incandescent bulbs we have used for the past 130 years. Full Review >

The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 14, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: The Data Journalism Handbook
In an era when Twitter and Facebook opinion polls dominate local evening newscasts, it is refreshing to see that real journalism is still alive and there are individuals using modern tools to find and present the stories that can impact all of our lives. Full Review >

The Artist's Guide to GIMP

The Artist's Guide to GIMP

Creative Techniques for Photographers, Artists, and Designers (Covers GIMP 2.8)

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Aug 2, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Focus on Learning the Process
Focus on learning the process and be amazed at what can be accomplished with the GIMP, an open source graphics program. What I learned with this book will put the professional polish on my websites. Can't wait to get started! Full Review >

Database Design and Relational Theory

Database Design and Relational Theory

Normal Forms and All That Jazz

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jul 3, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Correct Data Starts with Sound Design
Database Design and Relational Theory: Normal Forms and All That Jazz is about the logical design of a database as it relates to the relational data model. It’s about the theory of the relational model and the accompanying algebra. Full Review >

slide:ology

slide:ology

The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 6, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote:
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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 30

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 30

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 29, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote:
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Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers

Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers

A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 7, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Access the Internet with software
Webbots Spiders and Screen Scrapers teaches the reader how to create software scripts to access the Internet using automation Full Review >

Google+: The Missing Manual

Google+: The Missing Manual

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 12, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote: Google + Raises the Bar on Social Media
The ability to control access to content is one of the best features of Google +. This book will make using it more effective. Full Review >

Head First HTML5 Programming

Head First HTML5 Programming

Building Web Apps with JavaScript

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 13, 2012 Jeffery Rine wrote:
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Google Power Search

Google Power Search

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Nov 2, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote:
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Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols

Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 4.0

On Aug 3, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols
Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols is a good book for explaining the most common form of networking, the Internet. Continue reading → Full Review >

The Book of CSS3

The Book of CSS3

A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jun 21, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: The Book of CSS 3
The Book of CSS 3 A Developer's Guide to the Future of Web Design, by Peter Gasston will prove to be a valuable hand book for the designer implementing CSS3. Continue reading → Full Review >

Capture

Capture

Digital Photography Essentials

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On May 6, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Capture Digital Photography Essentials
Capture, Digital Photography Essentials by Glenn Rand, Christopher Broughton, Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler will challenge you to create better digital photographs. Continue reading → Full Review >

Facebook: The Missing Manual

Facebook: The Missing Manual

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Apr 11, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Facebook: The Missing Manual, 3rd Ed.
Facebook: The Missing Manual, 3rd Ed. by E. A. Vander Veer is for the Facebook user and will provide countless time saving tips to aid in mastering the site. Continue reading → Full Review >

Great Bash

Great Bash

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Mar 7, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Great Bash
The video, Great Bash, by Carl Albing will have you writing shell scripts from the beginning, with increasing complexity as the video progresses. I found this video to be very helpful in learning the basics of shell scripting. Full Review >

Data Source Handbook

Data Source Handbook

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Feb 18, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Data Source Handbook
Data Source Handbook is a quick reference guide written for developers that work with open data API's. This will be a valuable resource for web programmers. Continue reading → Full Review >

Building the Perfect PC

Building the Perfect PC

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Feb 17, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Building the Perfect PC, Third Edition
Building the Perfect PC, Third Edition walks you through the process of building 6 different systems from concept to completion including assembly photographs. Continue reading → Full Review >

The Facebook Marketing Book

The Facebook Marketing Book

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 3.0

On Jan 12, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: The Facebook Marketing Book
The Facebook Marketing Book is an overview of the features and tools available for gettting your marketing message out on Facebook. Continue reading → Full Review >

Being Geek

Being Geek

The Software Developer's Career Handbook

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Jan 8, 2011 Jeffery Rine wrote: Being Geek The Software Developer’s Career Handbook
Being Geek by Michael Lopp provides the missing manual for a career in the high tech industry. It is a good, entertaining read filled with gems of information. Continue reading → Full Review >

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 10

Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 10

Jeffery's rating: StarStarStarStarStar 5.0

On Dec 22, 2010 Jeffery Rine wrote: Make: Technology On Your Time Volume 10
Make: Technology on Your Time is a quarterly publication that celebrates re-purposing rather than replacing. If you head to the workshop rather than the store for solutions to problems, Make is a must have publication. Continue reading → Full Review >

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