Friday, August 28, 2009

Digital Food Photography

Digital Food Photography by Lou Manna (Author) Publisher: Course
Technology PTR; 1 edition (August 1, 2005) ISBN-10: 1592008208
CHM 5 Mb 312 pages
Great food always elicits strong reactions-the smell of freshly baked bread, the taste of a perfectly prepared steak. The job of a food photographer is to elicit that same mouth-watering reaction, but without the benefit of scent or taste. A well-shot photograph can send crowds flocking to a new restaurant or boost the sales of a culinary magazine. Capturing the perfect image requires a trained eye, finesse, and photographic skill. Digital Food Photography gives you the ingredients to cook up your own recipe for success-with professional lighting techniques, composition, food and prop styling, retouching, and tricks of the trade. You\'ll learn how digital photography combines teamwork, creativity, and technology, and how to make money creating delectable works of photographic art.

Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers

With the introduction of affordable and easy-to use digital cameras, people are taking photographs like never before. While the digital medium greatly simplifies the photographic process, it also offers photographers unprecedented opportunities to manipulate their images on their personal computers.Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers tells you everything you need to know to use Adobe Photoshop CS2 to adjust, correct, retouch, and manipulate your photographs-without making you first learn everything there is to know about the application. These straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes give you specific directions so you can quickly and easily:Fix exposure, focus, and color problemsAdd special effects like motion blurs, lens effects, and surface texturesImprove portraits by removing red eye, wrinkles, and blemishesAdd and remove objects from photos seamlesslyUse lighting effects to create more dramatic imagesRestore faded and damaged photosGive new shots a vintage, old-fashioned lookCreate posterized and hand-tinted imagesAssemble and fine-tune composite photosCorrect perspectivesThe book tackles each real-life project in full color, with a hands-on approach. The fully illustrated recipes produce reliable and immediate results, and include "at a glance" panels and tip boxes that cover key techniques in detail.Barry Huggins, the author of Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers, has created the only recipe-format manual on photographic retouching targeted specifically to digital photographers. Founder of a highly successful multimedia training and consulting company, Huggins is uniquely qualified to deliver step-by-step instruction in digital retouching methodology, with easy-to-follow recipes that address specific problems and teach "best practices" techniques. This is his fifth book on digital imaging and graphics software.

Sybex Digital Photographers Guide to Color Management

Sybex Digital Photographers Guide to Color Management 253 Pages PDF 53.06 MB

Color Confidence is a practical, results-oriented book that gives photographers the knowledge they need to manage color effectively from capture to output. Digital imaging expert Tim Grey designed this book for busy photographers who want to get results without wading through tons of information about color science—-distilling the most important concepts into real-world use. He teaches only the theory that photographers must know to understand how color management works, and focuses on the practical information they need to make decisions when working with their images: the actual processes that achieve the best results possible.

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Mastering Digital SLR Photography

Pages: 280 pdf Author: David D. Busch Size: 11Mb

This unique guide emphasizes digital "photography", rather than software. You'll learn how to take compelling pictures and make great images using imaging technology while focusing on the special strengths of digital SLR cameras. Whether you're a snap-shooting tyro, or an experienced photographer moving into the digital SLR realm, you'll find the knowledge you need inside the pages of "Mastering Digital SLR Photography." If you have mastered you digital camera's basic features and now wonder what to do with them, this is your dream guide to pixel proficiency. Learn how to overcome the quirks and maximize the strengths of your dSLR camera. From lens selection and creative exposure techniques to controlling composition and mastering special features, this book will help you effectively combine the essentials of photography with digital technology.


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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications

Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications Summary:

Academic Press | 2009-03-26 | ISBN: 0123748909 | 240 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB

Boolean functions are the building blocks of symmetric cryptographic systems. Symmetrical cryptographic algorithms are fundamental tools in the design of all types of
digital security systems (i.e. communications, financial and e-commerce). Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications is a concise reference that shows how Boolean functions are used in cryptography. Currently, practitioners who need to apply Boolean functions in the design of cryptographic algorithms and protocols need to patch together needed information from a variety of resources (books, journal articles and other sources). This book compiles the key essential information in one easy to use, step-by-step reference. Beginning with the basics of the necessary theory the book goes on to examine more technical topics, some of which are at the frontier of current research. -Serves as a complete resource for the successful design or implementation of cryptographic algorithms or protocols using Boolean functions
-Provides engineers and scientists with a needed reference for the use of Boolean functions in cryptography
-Addresses the issues of cryptographic Boolean functions theory and applications in one concentrated resource.
-Organized logically to help the reader easily understand the topic Enjoy this great book!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Network Security Hacks

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This information-packed book provides more than 100 quick, practical, and clever things to do to help make your Linux, UNIX, or Windows networks more secure. Loaded with concise but powerful examples of applied encryption, intrusion detection, logging, trending, and in!!cident response, Network Security Hacks demonstrates effective methods for defending your servers and networks from a variety of devious and subtle attacks.

To the uninitiated, the title may seem like an oxymoron: after all, aren't hacks what network security is supposed to prevent? But if you're network administrator, this book's title not only makes sense; it makes a lot of sense. You know that a busy administrator needs a Fhatful of devilishly effective security hacks to keep your 12-hour days from becoming all-nighters. Network Security Hacks is not a long-winded treatise on security theory. Instead, this information packed little book provides 100 quick, practical, and clever things to do to help make your Linux, UNIX, or Windows networks more secure today. This compendium of security hacks doesn't just cover securing TCP/IP-based services, but also provides intelligent host-based security techniques. Loaded with concise but powerful examples of applied encryption, intrusion detection, logging, trending, and incident response, Network Security Hacks will demonstrate effective methods for defending your servers and networks from a variety of devious and subtle attacks. Network Security Hacks show how to detect the presence (and track every keystroke) of network intruders, methods for protecting your network and data using strong encryption, and even techniques for laying traps for would-be system crackers. Important security tools are presented, as well as clever methods for using them to reveal real, timely, useful information about what is happening on your network. O'Reilly's Hacks Series reclaims the term "hacking" for the good guys--innovators who use their ingenuity to solve interesting problems, explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, and create useful tools. Network Security Hacks lives up to reputation the Hacks series has earned by providing the "roll-up-your sleeves and get-it-done" hacks that most network security tomes don't offer. Every hack can be read in just a few minutes but will save hours of searching for the right answer. Using just one of these amazing hacks will make this slim book's price seem like a remarkable deal. The other 99 make Network Security Hacks absolutely invaluable.

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Introduction to the Mathematical and Statistical Foundations Of Econometrics

by Herman J.Bierens


Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max

Focal Press, 2008 | PDF Format | Paperback:368 pages | Original File Size : 12.76 MB

ALL NEW TUTORIALS IN THIS NEW 3RD EDITION provide a unique and rigorous approach to teaching 3d artists the art and techniques of creating CG environments with the latest version of 3ds Max (200,000+ users).

3ds Max is the leading 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution for artists, schools, and production environments. The unique tutorial approach of this book permits readers to learn essential techniques that every 3D artist needs to create CG environments by recreating the earth's elements of earth, air, fire and water. No extra plug-ins are required to perform the exercises. Draper studies the real world and then simulates it with 3ds Max -a unique approach that reflects classical art training.

"Deconstructing the Elements" allows artists to recreate natural effects using Autodesk® 3ds Max®. This new edition boasts all new tutorials. All editorial content is updated to be current with the current version of 3ds Max. Inspirational images cover every page as the author shares his professional insight, detailing the how and why of each effect, ensuring the reader a complete understanding of all the processes involved.

The companion web site includes all of the tutorials from the previous two editions, only available to purchasers of this 3rd edition - plus all new tutorials of the current edition. It's like getting 3 books in one!

--"This book is the definitive text on 3ds Max effects using Particles and Dynamics....Pete sets the standard." Mark Gerhard, M&E Applications Engineer, Imaginit Technologies, USA.
--Draper is award-winning Max luminary, was nominated this year for an Autodesk Max Master Award 2007 (at SIGGRAPH).
--Official Autodesk Max Techniques book: co-published with Autodesk Media and Entertainment.
--Packed with 4-color illustrations that direct and inspire the reader - the book has received rave reviews both online and in industry magazines; it's also recommended reading for several CG university courses.
--3 books in one - all previous editions are now available to the purchaser of this edition, with the new companion web site that offers all tutorials from the two previous editions, plus 6 hours of video tutorials.

About the Author
a UK-based visual effects animator and artist with 10+ years experience on large and small screen projects. Starting out as a fine artist and designer, his shift to CG animation led to key roles such as Lead and Senior Artist, Head of Media and, more recently, Visual Effects Supervisor / Director. Pete's work covers a broad range of disciplines and genres from visual effects to reconstructions, commercials to in-house training. He currently writes for 3D World magazine, providing tips, tricks, reviews and tutorials for 3ds max and other animation and graphics tools.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

BestAddress HTML Editor 2009 Professional 15.0.2 with keygen 6.8 Mb


Create your websites with this multi-award-winning Web design and development software program, used by Web authors for over 7 years! With three editing mode options: visual editing (also known as WYSIWYG), code editing (HTML, CSS and PHP) and split-screen preview and code editing functionality – it’s like having three HTML editors in one! Unlike many other HTML editors, the BestAddress HTML Editor even includes DigitalAccess FTP, so you can upload your files to the Web without needing to buy additional FTP software. Design, upload and maintain your website with a huge range of easy to use functions, tutorials for beginners, free updates, integrated technical support contact capabilities, a dedicated Customer Benefits program and much more. With over 70 major features, many of which aren’t found in other HTML editors, it’s no surprise why the Best Address HTML Editor is the number one Web editing software choice for beginners and experts alike!


- Three HTML editors in one: visual editing (WYSIWYG – meaning “What You See Is What You Get”), code mode, and split-screen code and live preview.

- Templates included

- 12-chapter HTML tutorial for beginners

- Free technical support – even from within the software itself

- DigitalAccessTM FTP software included for uploading your website’s files

- Site project capabilities

- Spell checking

- DHTML menu editor

- HTML code syntax checking

- HTML tags (HTML elements) and attributes are suggested as you code in the code editing mode

- Ability to open and save directly from the Web

- Image map editing

- Source code securing: helps prevent unauthorised code and design copying

- Mange tasks you need to complete with the to-do list

- Comprehensive help

- Regular software updates: we strive to provide our customers with more features than other HTML editors offer. We release regular free updates to give you access to the latest features

- And much more…


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Complete Digital Photography, Fourth Edition

Complete Digital Photography, Fourth Edition (Graphics Series)By Ben Long
Publisher: Charles River Media
Number Of Pages: 576
Publication Date: 2007-06-26
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 1584505206
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9781584505204


Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text & Cases (7th Edition)

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Number Of Pages: 1072
Publication Date: 2005-01-22
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0273687344
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780273687344
Binding: Paperback


Smarty PHP Template Programming and Applications

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing (April 30, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 190481140X
ISBN-13: 978-1904811404

Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming

This comprehensive introduction to SQL Server begins with an overviewof database design basics and the SQL query language along with anin-depth look at SQL Server itself Progresses on to a clear explanation of how to implement fundamental concepts with the new 2008 version of SQL Server.
Discussescreating and changing tables, managing keys, writing scripts, workingwith stored procedures, programming with XML, using SQL ServerReporting and Integration Services, and more.Features updated and new material, including new examples using Microsoft's AdventureWorks sample database.


720 pages | Wrox (January 9, 2009) | ISBN: 0470257016 | 5.6 MB

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Written by industry professionals who have been working with SQL Server2008 since the earliest code, this reference expertly covers theprogramming fundamentals for SQL Server 2008 with crucial real-worldcontext and extensive code samples.

Get the hands-on programminginstruction, practical examples, and best practices you need to masterthe core programmability features in SQL Server 2008. Led by threeexperts in database design and business intelligence solutions, you lllearn the essential tools and techniques for developing robustapplications. Discover how to:
Program views, stored applications, triggers, and functions using T-SQL
Work with the new data types, LINQ, and the ADO.NET Entity Framework
Automate common administration and maintenance tasks
Debug databases, reports, and objects using Microsoft Visual Studio® 2008
Write transactional code and implement local and distributed transactions
Usebusiness intelligence tools, such as SQL Server Reporting Services, SQLServer Analysis Services, and SQL Server Integration Services

Many of the books examples, exercises, and code samples are available for download from the companion Web site.

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MBA In A Day

Title: MBA In A Day :What You Would Learn At Top-Tier Business Schools
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471680540
Publisher:Steven Stralser
Edition:September 17, 2004
Pages: 323 PAGES
SIZE: 2.88*1


MBA Financial Accounting

About the Author
Robert Libby is the David A. Thomas Professor of Management at theJohnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where heteaches the introductory financial accounting course. He previouslytaught at the University of Illinois, Pennsylvania State University,University of Texas at Austin, University of Chicago, and University ofMichigan. He received his B.S. from Pennsylvania State University andhis M.A.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois; he is also a CPA.Bob is a widely published author specializing in behavioral accounting.He was selected as the AAA Outstanding Educator in 2000. His priortext, Accounting and Human Information Processing (Prentice Hall,1981), was awarded the AICPA/AAA Notable Contributions to theAccounting Literature Award. He received this award again in 1996 for apaper. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of AccountingResearch; Accounting, Organizations, and Society; and other accountingjournals. He is past Vice President-Publications of the AmericanAccounting Association and is a member of the American Institute ofCPAs and the editorial boards of The Accounting Review; Accounting,Organizations, and Society; Journal of Accounting Literature; andJournal of Behavioral Decision Making. Patricia Libby is Chair of theDepartment of Accounting and Associate Professor of Accounting atIthaca College, where she teaches the undergraduate financialaccounting course. She previously taught graduate and undergraduatefinancial accounting at Eastern Michigan University and the Universityof Texas. Before entering academe, she was an auditor with PriceWaterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a financial administratorat the University of Chicago. She received her B.S. from PennsylvaniaState University, her M.B.A. from DePaul University, and her Ph.D. fromthe University of Michigan; she is also a CPA. Pat conducts research onusing cases in the introductory course and other parts of theaccounting curriculum. She has published articles in The AccountingReview, Issues in Accounting Education, and The Michigan CPA. She hasalso conducted seminars nation-wide on active learning strategies,including cooperative learning methods. Dan Short is the Dean of theM.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University in FortWorth, TX. Prior to that he was Dean at Richard T. Farmer School ofBusiness at Miami University and Dean of the Business School at KansasState University. Before entering adminstration, Dan taught at theUniversity of Texas-Austin and the University of Chicago. He receivedhis Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He has won numerous teachingawards during his career teaching both undergraduate and MBA financialaccounting courses.
Product Details

* Paperback: 840 pages
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 4 edition (May 21, 2003)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 007255388X
* ISBN-13: 978-0072553888

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Google AdSense Secrets 4.0 (Joel Comm)


Or That's What Some Of The So-Called "Gurus"
Want You To Believe.

... But The Truth Is That Those Who Have Been
Following My Instructions Are Still Raking In Massive
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$3.2 BILLION Dollar Google Cash Machine



Gnomon Designing Creatures In Adobe Photoshop CS4

In this DVD, Aaron Sims shows how he uses Adobe Photoshop® to create and design characters and creatures. Aaron covers many of his techniques for designing character concepts and discusses the logic behind his methods. He shows you the entire process including sketching and drawing in Photoshop®, and manipulating, warping and blending photos to develop interesting features, backgrounds and textures. Aaron explains how to effectively design with tools like Warp, Liquify and different layer blend modes for quick results. He also demonstrates how to paint in finer details such as wrinkles, scars and hair. Finally, Aaron covers some of his techniques for unifying an image and giving it a more finished look.





Joomla Flash Tutorial

Are you ready for the next big thing in site building?

The days of flat html web sites is long gone: With the race to grab revenue from content well and truly on here's your chance to position yourself and be ready for the next 'big thing' in marketing.

We've glimpsed the future and as marketers we can see there's a revolution about to break. And here's the dilemma you face:

Follow the Guru's and buy their products that will shape the market - Or become the expert and sell your own... (we think we know which path you'd rather choose)

If 2005/06 was the year of the blog then 2006/7 will be the year of the CMS.

Joomla Magic is going to wake a lot of people up to the incredible benefits of Content Management Systems - here's just a little of what these awesome video guides cover:

Why Content Management Systems.
Beyond Word Press - The Time To Move Is Now.
(And the dangers you face if you don't)
The varieties of CMS (And why Joomla?)

The Technical Side Covered In-Depth:

>> Downloading Joomla For Free
>> 3 Different Ways To Create Your Database
>> Uploading Joomla To Your Site
>> Installing And Configuring Joomla
>> A Walk Around The Front-End
>> It's All About Content Baby!
>> The Back End - Administrator Help
>> Creating Sections
>> Creating Categories
>> Creating Content Items
>> Linking To Menus
>> Installing New Templates

Then we'll look at some examples you can use right away:

How To Build A Sleek Online Shop:
(case studies, live stores and Short Cuts)

How To Create A Paid Content Membership Site:
(Single payments, recurring payments, locked access)

How To Create Online Magazines:
(The real next step for content publishers)





Hacking VoIP Exposed

Book Description
Sidestep VoIP Catastrophe the Foolproof Hacking Exposed Way

"This book illuminates how remote users can probe, sniff, and modify your phones, phone switches, and networks that offer VoIP services. Most importantly, the authors offer solutions to mitigate the risk of deploying VoIP technologies." --Ron Gula, CTO of Tenable Network Security

Block debilitating VoIP attacks by learning how to look at your network and devices through the eyes of the malicious intruder. Hacking Exposed VoIP shows you, step-by-step, how online criminals perform reconnaissance, gain access, steal data, and penetrate vulnerable systems. All hardware-specific and network-centered security issues are covered alongside detailed countermeasures, in-depth examples, and hands-on implementation techniques. Inside, you'll learn how to defend against the latest DoS, man-in-the-middle, call flooding, eavesdropping, VoIP fuzzing, signaling and audio manipulation, Voice SPAM/SPIT, and voice phishing attacks.

*Find out how hackers footprint, scan, enumerate, and pilfer VoIP networks and hardware
*Fortify Cisco, Avaya, and Asterisk systems
*Prevent DNS poisoning, DHCP exhaustion, and ARP table manipulation
*Thwart number harvesting, call pattern tracking, and conversation eavesdropping
*Measure and maintain VoIP network quality of service and VoIP conversation quality
*Stop DoS and packet flood-based attacks from disrupting SIP proxies and phones
*Counter REGISTER hijacking, INVITE flooding, and BYE call teardown attacks
*Avoid insertion/mixing of malicious audio
*Learn about voice SPAM/SPIT and how to prevent it
*Defend against voice phishing and identity theft scams

About the Author
David Endler is the Director of Security Research for TippingPoint, a division of 3Com. Previously, he performed security research for Xerox Corporation, the NSA, and MIT. Endler is also the chairman and founder of the Voice over IP Security Alliance.

Mark Collier is CTO for SecureLogix Corporation. He is an expert author and frequent presenter on the topic of VoIP security. Collier is also a founding member of the Voice over IP Security Alliance.

Product Details

* Paperback: 539 pages
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (November 28, 2006)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0072263644
* ISBN-13: 978-0072263640


Photoshop CS4 Down and Dirty Tricks

Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks
New Riders Press | 2009 | ISBN: 0321563174 | 360 pages | PDF | 64,2 MB


Scott Kelby, co-host of Photoshop User TV and the world�s #1 bestselling Photoshop author, is back to unlock the secrets of an amazing new collection of the latest eye-popping, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effects�the same kind that made Scott�s previous editions of this book one of the top selling Photoshop books in history.

You�ll learn some of the most closely guarded Photoshop CS4 special effects�the same ones you see on TV, in magazines, and on the Web. Using Scott�s simple step-by-step method, with hundreds of full-color images, you�ll see exactly how it�s all done. The book is written so clearly, and it is so easy to follow, you�ll immediately be able to create all of these effects yourself. You�ll learn:

� The latest photographic special effects
� How to fake studio shots (you�ll be amazed at how it�s done)
� The latest cutting-edge type effects
� The most popular effects used by big movie studios
� The most-requested advertising effects
� Commercial effects that clients go crazy over!
� The most asked-for current Web effects
� Amazing 3D effects using Photoshop Extended
� Plus loads of effects that look hard, but are easy once you know the secrets

And not only that, but the whole book is packed with creative ideas, layouts, and design techniques that will help you unleash your own creativity. It�s all here, in the only Photoshop book of its kind. You're gonna love it!


Extracting In Photoshop CS4

Photoshop instructor Matt Kloskowski uses this course to cover the fundamentals of making an extraction in Photoshop and placing that extraction into a new background
Lesson 01 Why We Use the Extract Tool (5:28)
Lesson 02 Preview the Selection (1:48)
Lesson 03 Tweak the Selection (6:22)
Lesson 04 Taking It Further (2:22)
Lesson 05 Second Example (5:21)
Lesson 06 Cleaning Up the Extraction (4:55)