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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Establishing a System of Policies and Procedures
Publisher: Project Management Institute
Authors: Stephen Page
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Practice What You Preach

I am disappointed, and in agreement with P J Leigh. This book contains some useful information for a beginner, or for someone whose career is not primarily in writing. But there is little of substance for the professional business writer. I was expecting to find specific guidelines for integrating our "procedures" with our "polices" as two separate but related concepts. Beyond a definition of the two terms, nothing of help. Also this little tome abounds with typographical errors, more than I have ever seen in a publicly distributed book. Looks like it was self-edited and very poorly proofed. Makes for very annoying reading. Also it is a typographical nightmare. Heading styles are not sensible and the reader can't tell what heading is subordinate to another. (Author could benefit from some of Robin Williams' work, such as "The PC is Not a Typwriter," which is basic but wonderful.) This book needs some professional help before it goes to another printing. Also, it should cearly state that it is geared to people who do not consider themselves writers.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: VB and VBA in a Nutshell: The Languages
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Paul Lomax
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A Very Good Reference Text

I found it to be exactly what I was looking for, a reference of what each Keyword means, and what VB's objects do. Each keyword has an example with it that can be applied to a real-world situation. The structure is organized so that you will have the answer in 1 minute or less. If you are looking for a book that will just *give* you the answer & move on, then this is it!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Apache Web Server Administration, Second Edition (Craig Hunt Linux Library)
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Charles Aulds
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
good but soon to be outdated

Excellent instructions, and an amazing companion to the O' Reiley book. Takes the guesswork out of Linux Apache admin, and is a handy tool for any other Unix folks as well.
It's so nice to read a technical book that is accurate and in English not geek.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy IX Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Brady Games
Authors: Dan Birlew
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
All this book represents is a referral to an online site

Im overly dissapointed with this title. Sure all the other Brady Guides for previous Final Fantasy titles were flawed, but you could live with them. At least they had information in the book and not a constant referral to playonline.com. The entire format is presented like this for everything. Want more information ... refer to playonline.com. Want any information about anything? Refer to playonline.com. If im stuck I like to have the book in front of me and be able to read and follow along with my playing. I also like to have information about skills etc so I can plan an effective strategy for character advancement. Which brings us to another problem, the website itself is very hard to get on to. I managed to create a user id, but since then it just times out whenever i try to access the north american site. You know what? How about you save yourself some money and just refer to online faq's that you can print out.