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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Mastering Digital Printing, Second Edition
Publisher: Muska & Lipman/Premier-Trade
Authors: Harald Johnson
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The best reference-book I've ever owned...

Everything's here. Whether you want to produce your own prints from real or virtual artworks and photos, or are wondering how to find and enable someone else to produce your prints for you, "Mastering Digital Printing" is THE book to buy to clarify all issues and help get you started. And if you're already involved in digital printmaking, this is the book to keep close at hand for its bits, pages, and chapters of information that will help you enhance your images, tweak your workflow, make choices about tools and consumables, and add historical interest to conversations with your patrons. How-To Heaven. From digital input of your images to signing, framing, and displaying your prints and shipping to buyers or exhibitions, the help is all here. Copious, user-friendly instructions with clear illustrations walk you through each step of the way...and further: "Mastering Digital Printing" points you to author Harald Johnson's digital-fineart discussion group at yahoo.com and his website at dpandi.com where digital resources continue to evolve as the new technology evolves. One fine book!

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Beginning Visual C# (Programmer to Programmer)
Publisher: Wrox
Authors: Karli Watson, David Espinosa, Zach Greenvoss, Jacob Hammer Pedersen, Christian Nagel, Jon D. Reid, Matthew Reynolds, Morgan Skinner, Eric White
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Hey, Karli. Get a haircut !

Is this really the best way to learn C#? Chapter after bloody chapter about the nuts & bolts of every variable type, class contruct and OOP concept. The reader tests their new-found knowledge building console apps until Forms are mercifully introduced on page 340.
I think a much better way to learn is to start with a simple form app (like "Hello, World") and introduce new material step-by-step.
Not that this is a bad book. Hustler magazine doesn't show this level of detail. The authors explore every nook & crevice of a subject and there are plenty of code snippets to illustrate each new concept.
This could be a good companion book. But not a first book. If you want to get off the ground quickly, start with "Windows Forms Programming in C#" by Chris Sells. Otherwise, this book will keep you on the launch pad for months.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Kevin D. Mitnick, William L. Simon, Steve Wozniak
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great Book for anyone intrrested ins ecurity or people

This is a great book, ti is filled with great stories, preventitive mesures, and more. This is a very easy read, and will be well worth the price fro anyone intrested in security, computer security, corprit security, or how people think, and how socity is flawed. If you are not in a buisness, or a company where this is usefull, then you might get boared with the ammount of talk on hwo to implement security into a company, but even still, it is a great book

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Windows NT Shell Scripting
Publisher: Pearson Education
Authors: Timothy Hill
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Excellent book for technically experienced users

This book is not for the faint of heart. There aren't many screen shots, and the author assumes a more than fundamental knowledge of command-line interface use as well as some knowldege of programming and logical flow.
Your average MCSE will be wasting his time with this book, unless he has spent (in my opinion) about thirty percent of his time using the command line.
The book is well laid-out and includes an excellent reference section. The sample programs are available from a website, and they run very nicely.
One of the best features of this book is that the author goes to great pains to explain what commands and syntax work differently between the NT shell and DOS/Windows. This should help an administrator in a heterogeneous environment.
Basically, this book is a good choice if you like any title published by O'Reilly. It isn't a magic bullet that will make a newbie a script programmer.
It is an excellent guide and sourcebook for the professional who knows what he is doing.