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Rule 34 - Charles Stross

Posted by Linda | 3:33 AM

DI Liz Kavanaugh: You realise policing internet porn is your life and your career went down the pan five years ago. But when a fetishist dies on your watch, the Rule 34 Squad moves from low priority to worryingly high profile. Anwar: As an ex-con, you'd like to think your identity fraud days are over. Especially as you've landed a legit job (through a shady mate).

Although now that you're Consul for a shiny new Eastern European Republic, you've no idea what comes next. The Toymaker: Your meds are wearing off and people are stalking you through Edinburgh's undergrowth. But that's ok, because as a distraction, you're project manager of a sophisticated criminal operation.

But who's killing off potential recruits? So how do bizarre domestic fatalities, dodgy downloads and a European spamming network fit together? The more DI Kavanaugh learns, the less she wants to find out.

Thank You Notes

Posted by Linda | 8:42 AM

I watch almost every Jimmy Fallon show, and Thank You Notes on Fridays is one of my favorite segments. Jimmy's show is just hilarious..the games they do are outrageous and ridiculously funny (Models and Buckets??? Name That Guy???), and segments like Thank You Notes just complete it. You do not get Jimmy and the Roots' amazing presentation of the Thank You Notes in this book, but the jokes are still amazing. The best part about it is how Jimmy and the writers take little things that no one thinks about and exploits them in a thank you note.

Buy the book, it's only a half a dozen bucks. Anyone with a sense of humor will love it. After you read it, watch the show on Fridays for the segment. As I said before, the jokes are great, five star worthy... but the presentation of these thank you notes on the show just puts it over the edge.

Getting the Sex You Want: Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together

Posted by Linda | 4:51 PM

Here is a book I'll recommend to any couple who feels ready to experience a more loving and passionate sexual relationship. Tammy Nelson is an Imago therapist and teacher with two decades of clinical practice. Her skills shine forth not only in the information she offers here, but also in the helpful way the book is organized, with step by step techniques for helping couples recharge their relationships in a variety of situations.

Topics include help for stale-mated partners who "keep score" and for those who "fake it." She offers exercises to deal with the fear, anxiety, control, anger, and resentment that too many couples take to bed with them, and shows ways to express love, trust, appreciation, sensuality, and lusty desire. Other topics include explicit guidance for sexual intimacy that range from massage and genital stimulation to creating sexual rituals. The book concludes with a section on tolerating ecstasy and joy--a problem many people have in our fast-track culture.

If you are a therapist who works with couples--you'll find this book a wonderful resource for you as well as your clients. It spans the divide between couple therapy and sex therapy in a way that guides and educates in a straightforward, collegial manner.

Garmin Training Center

Posted by Linda | 4:37 AM

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof Running GPS With USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor. There's a planned training on how to use it, so be sure to look out for where the Garmin Training Center is if you are lucky enough to have one of these new monitoring devices.

Keurig Elite B40 - Keurig Elite B40 on Amazon

Posted by Linda | 7:35 AM

Keurig Elite B40

How Software Professionals Are Making Money Online.

Posted by Linda | 6:12 AM

I will show you how I used one of the free online freelancing sites to generate enough money to cover some of my bills - and still have more to put into my savings bank account.

Now just to let you know that I am not a full-time freelancer, and I don't make anywhere close to Nkem Jana. My main area is software engineering, meaning that I work with companies to help them ensure that their product is developed and delivered on time and within budget. Come to think of it, the whole internet eco-system is developed and run on software applications. So, why is it that many of us software professionals have not really taken advantage of our expertise and start making good decent income online?

To answer this question myself, I thought I would looked around for how software developers make money online. It turns out that most people think that it is affiliate marketers who are the only people that can truly make money online. That is wrong. In fact, there has been a long history of freelancers who have been in the business long enough that they now rake in more money than those who claim to be employed full-time.

To try this out, I signed up with one of the best known freelance websites out there today - Odesk.com; and within weeks was able to start making some cool money on the side.

I work full-time like the rest of you guys, so I didn't have to change anything. Instead what I changed was my bank balance. I now have more money coming in on weekends and evenings that I don't have to worry about things like credit card loan bills, cheap loans and stuff like that. The money I now make simply by taking on some of the millions of projects on the site is enough to cover most of my outgoings.

$750 earned within days
The cool thing about this is that you don't need to have a degree in computer science to start working on any of the projects. There are all sorts of work there from simple data input job, to Accounting, iPhone development, Java, Python....or you if you can't write software, you could think about article writing which could give you anything between $20 -$75/ 500 words.

Have a look - there's something for everyone, so if I can just write a simple 300 article for $50 for someone, you too can do far much more than that. I didn't want to post the screenshot, but thought I should put it up here for those who love to see evidence to give them extra motivation. For the record, I did a simple plug in development for a client and one article. The majority of the income came from that single plug in which took me 3 nights to develop as I work during the day. The article took me roughly a few days to complete - I needed to research it, meaning there was no need to rush. Most clients are happy to give you as much time as you need as long as you are in constant contact.

The gist here is that no matter what sort of background you have, there's millions of opportunities out there, it's a question of how motivated are you about doing something extra in the evenings and weekends to earn some extra cash.

Click here to view all the jobs available....or Click Odesk.com to join now and start making money with your skill!

iOS Forensic Analysis: for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Posted by Linda | 3:04 AM

iOS Forensic Analysis provides an in-depth look at investigative processes for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. The methods and procedures outlined in the book can be taken into any courtroom. With iOS information never published before and data sets that are new and evolving,  this book gives the examiner and investigator the knowledge to complete a full device examination that will be credible and accepted in the forensic community.

What you’ll learn

  • How to respond to security incidents involving iOS devices
  • How to acquire and analyze data on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad
  • How to analyze media exploitation on iOS devices

Who this book is for

Computer forensic professionals, law enforcement, attorneys, security professionals, those who are curious about such things, iPhone hackers and educators. You will also learn a lot if you want to know how to forensically sniff through data - even when encrypted. There's a great deal in this book.

iOS Forensic Analysis: for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch can also be employed by law enforcement training academies, universities, as well as computer forensic, information security, and e-discovery communities.

Developing Android Applications with Adobe AIR

Posted by Linda | 12:14 PM

Developing Android Applications with Adobe AIR - If you want to use your ActionScript skills to build mobile applications for the Android OS, this thorough guide will show you how to use the unique programming environment, architecture, and tools in the Adobe AIR for Android SDK. You'll get practical hands-on experience on a wide range of development topics, from device-specific features to optimization techniques and best practices -- including how expand your mobile development experience beyond Android to other platforms.
Developing Android Apps with Adobe AIR takes you through the entire development process, with ready-to-run example code that implements each feature discussed, including:
  • Touch and gesture events, and screen orientation
  • Saving and retrieving data on the device
  • Features such as geolocation and the accelerometer
  • Animation, scrolling, device resolution, and vector images versus bitmaps
  • Architecture for one screen at a time and breadcrumb navigation
  • Advanced topics, such as security, custom views, and optimization

About the Author

Veronique Brossier is Senior Flash Engineer at MTVNetworks and adjunct professor at ITP/New York University. She has worked on applications for the world of art and entertainment, including The New York Visitor Center and the 9/11 Memorial site for Local Projects, NickLab for R/Greenberg Associates, Cartoon Network Online, the Hall of Biodiversity at the American Museum of National History, and many more.

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Posted by Linda | 10:09 AM

SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes chronicle, Howard Wasdin takes readers deep inside the world of Navy SEALS and Special Forces snipers, beginning with the grueling selection process of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S)—the toughest and longest military training in the world.

After graduating, Wasdin faced new challenges. First there was combat in Operation Desert Storm as a member of SEAL Team Two. Then the Green Course: the selection process to join the legendary SEAL Team Six, with a curriculum that included practised land warfare to unarmed combat. More than learning how to pick a lock, they learned how to blow the door off its hinges. Finally as a member of SEAL Team Six he graduated from the most storied and challenging sniper program in the country: The Marine’s Scout Sniper School. Eventually, of the 18 snipers in SEAL Team Six, Wasdin became the best—which meant one of the best snipers on the planet.

Less than half a year after sniper school, he was fighting for his life. The mission: capture or kill Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. From rooftops, helicopters and alleys, Wasdin hunted Aidid and killed his men whenever possible.

But everything went quickly to hell when his small band of soldiers found themselves fighting for their lives, cut off from help, and desperately trying to rescue downed comrades during a routine mission. The Battle of Mogadishu, as it become known, left 18 American soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Howard Wasdin had both of his legs nearly blown off while engaging the enemy. His dramatic combat tales combined with inside details of becoming one of the world’s deadliest snipers make this one of the most explosive military memoirs in years.

Learn To Use Java Generics In Your Code

Posted by Linda | 8:49 AM

As an engineer, there are aspects of software development that baffles me; more specifically, it's the developers. Although, a lot of features like Autoboxing, Generics and other features were added in Java 5, you will be surprised how many people are still not taking advantage of these features.

I recently started working on a project with one of the developers from another team upstairs, it turned out that he had never touched Generics until we added it in some of the code I wrote. For me this is something every developer should know; particularly if you work with Java. This has been a major part of the language as long as I can remember. Not using it in 2011 tells me that not only have these guys in another department writing code that are of low quality, it also means that they are not following good design, software principles and methods.

As learning is concerned, there are both free and commercial resources for learning how to use all the features in Java. Here are some of the resources I have used and still keep around the shelf if I want to make reference.

I'm sure there are many more resources and materials out there, and a  simple search should show you have to get started with Generic. If you are not already using any of the features introduced in Java 5 (like annotation),  I highly recommend you started exploring them now.

If you don't know where to begin, as always, a simple online search for tutorials will show you how they are used.

    The Traffic in The Last Couple of Months

    Posted by Linda | 8:07 AM

    I guess the G's Panda recent update has not only hit the big boys, but us small time marketers have felt the pinch as well. The traffic to this blog has dropped by 73% in the last month or so. That is a very huge drop in traffic in anyone's book...you don't have to be promoting any product or service to know what that means.

    Some of us rely on good and decent traffic and without it your content and product will not be found; any one who has been in the affiliate business knows exactly what I'm talking about. We spend months and in some cases, years building relationships online just to bring people to our blogs and sites. Some of us even spent a great deal of resources on producing quality content and information of good value that people need, but when another company decides to remove your site from the front page, it can be very hard.

    I started noticing the drop in traffic when orders for Eureka 313A Enviro Hard-Surface Floor Steamer stopped literally overnight. I used to see at least 13 searches come in every week and out of those numbers, 2 would place and order. But that has now stopped. So, I thought I would check the logs in case there was something wrong with my code, it was then I realised that search has tailed off overnight.

    Mind you, my post used to come up at #3 on the front page - it has now vanished along with many other good quality articles. So, to run a little experiment in an effort to restore the page, I have removed most of the content and modified it a bit. As always, I will give it some time and see if any thing happens next.

    I don't know about you, but I don't like to waste anytime on something that's not showing signs of improvement. If after a couple of weeks it does not move back to the front page, I will have to abandon it.

    There are other areas and products that I need to experiment with that have done very well in the past. Some have made me even more income than others. For example, I recently blogged about how I made $800 promoting just one product. It demonstrates what could be achieved if you focused your attention on quality products.

    So, the next couple of weeks, I have decided to put all my SEO campaigns on hold until there's a visible improvements.

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