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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Degunking Windows
Publisher: Paraglyph
Authors: Joli Ballew, Jeff Duntemann
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Degunking Windows

What a great computer clean up book that is easy to read and understand. I especially like the first page of the book that offers a 12 step program on how to degunk your computer. Another clever idea that this books offers are quick things you can do for your computer when you have time limitations. This computer book is written in normal people talk and makes the attempt of cleaning out old files seem like a very easy task.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Designing with Web Standards
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Jeffrey Zeldman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The Gospel According to Jeffrey

Zeldman does it again! From the get go, he delivers his sermon about forward compatibility and web standards like a preacher, helping us to see the light. There will be doubters and non-believers, but Zeldman can and does back up every point he makes for using standards. He covers almost every nook and cranny of web design these days: xhtml, css, accessibility, browser compatibility, hybrid markup, DOM, etc, with screenshots, examples, and resources along the way. JZ also continues with his witty headers, which are a treat. I believe! I believe! Praise Zeldman!
I own Taking Your Talent to the Web, which has a prominent place in my bookshelf. Until I read that book, I was convinced that web design was forever doomed. I use it these days as a textbook for my Web Design students, who have become fans of the Daily Report. Designing with Web Standards is a brilliant sophomore effort and a worthy companion. It will sit right next to JZ's first book and help teach my future web design students, too. If you are a web designer/developer, this book is a must for your library.
Jeffrey Zeldman, we are lucky to have you in our world. Thank you for sharing your wonderful site(s) and insight.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Final Fantasy XI Official Strategy Guide for PS2 & PC
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: Michael Lummis, Elizabeth M. Hollinger, Edwin Kern, Kathleen Pleet
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Zero is more like it!

I got this for my birthday, and I was pretty happy with it. It had a bunch of stuff on the crafting skills, told you about your job, subjobs, quests, missions...Until you actually tried to do some of the quests only from their instructions. It was nigh on impossible. So, I currently refer to this book (it is a book, nearly 400 pages long) for the basic, sketchy information on something. And if I need anything more complicated, I go straight to www.google.com "final fantasy xi <whatever i needed>" it works very well, and I almost always use a great site ... Alakazham or something like it. VERY detailed, great site. I would use it over the guide, but the guide can be used while playing, and the website you have to get up (or turn off FFXI if on the computer version) Soooo...4/5 is for it's accuracy and "pretty pictures". lol...

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 4th Edition (640-801)
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: Todd Lammle, Sybex
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Loaded with typos and technical inaccuracies

Sybex's website already has a long list of typos and technical inaccuracies for this book (and this particular edition.) It's apparent to me that they have still managed to miss many more mistakes. I'm only on Chapter 4 and I've been so dismayed by the quality of this book that I had to write this warning immediately.