Solom by Scott Nicholson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I read this book and I am glad of the ending. It was a surprise and a pleasant one. It keeps you wondering how it will end. I have read more of this authors work, and I must say that I like this one best. It just seems so realistic, meaning you find yourself wondering, Could this really happen?
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners
When you look at the title, you may or may not wonder what this book is about. But if you look at the subtitle, you know what it’s about. As with other books in the cyber and computer security genre that I’ve read and reviewed, this one is also full of knowledge and things I’ve never even thought of.
The author explains what cyber warfare is, and where it is probably headed. It also gives a few defenses against it. It also explains about social engineering. Like Facebook, and other social networks, for example. I think people put too much personal information on these sites. That is just asking for trouble.
I think, and could be wrong, that social networks are there for a number of reasons. For instance, I can connect with friends and family on Facebook. I can post personal photos, or even photos of graphics I’ve made or crafts I’ve worked on and completed. I can network on Facebook or other social websites in order to garner possible freelance work. I’m located on Elance, as well as LinkedIn. But I haven’t utilized Facebook or even LinkedIn for work. I find my work on Elance. Why not, you may be asking? For the same reason as this book was written. And yet, I’m possibly in just as much danger of getting caught up in cyber warfare on those websites as anywhere else. Even our own blogs are not exempt.
If you are at all concerned, then please consider buying this book. If you’re not concerned, perhaps you should be. When you consider the fact that so many identities are being stolen each year, it does become scary. Much of the information can be garnered by using Facebook and other social sites. Social websites are supposed to be a safe place to hang out with family, friends and acquaintances. There are also people who use these websites to find work. There is just so much personal information available on any of these websites that it’s scary. But we, as citizens can’t stick our head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist.
If anyone asks, I do in fact recommend this book to everyone. It makes a nice addition to my personal library.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
As with all the ‘Missing Manual’ books, this one is also chock full of goodies, so much information that it’s relative easy to use just this book to build a proper website. I suppose you wish to know what I’m referring to when I say ‘proper’ website. I mean one that is created as it should be, it looks good and best of all, there are no mistakes. I didn’t realize how
Much I was sometimes missing until I started reading the ‘Missing Manual’ books. In my personal opinion, they were designed with the rest of us in mind. Ok, so you’ve explained what you meant by ‘proper’ website, but now would you mind explaining what you mean by ‘with the rest of us in mind.’ That too is relatively simple. We don’t always have time to read all the books we need to in order to know what is and isn’t good protocol or coding. With the ‘Missing Manual’ books, we can cut through the fluff and get to the meet of the manner.
Once again, I am definitely not disappointed in reading one the ‘Missing Manual’ books as this one is also chock full of good things. Here is the process I go through whenever I want to purchase a book, of any kind. I look at the book title, then the author and the book cover. I read the table of contents since this will tell me how much data is there and what kind. It will also show me if I really want this book. Does it cover all the subjects I need to learn about? Is it written in a conversational style? Is it written in a ‘dry’ manner, meaning it will probably be boring to me? I intend absolutely no insult, but there are books that I have tried to read and they were written in such a manner that it almost put me to sleep. I would find myself repeatedly reading a paragraph two or three times trying to grasp what the author was saying. It ain’t happenin’, my friend. If I have to sit and force myself to read something a number of times to grasp something, then I’m trying to read the wrong book.
This book is written in an engaging manner which made it extremely enjoyable to read. I choose to design websites and write various things, however I prefer to do so in an enjoyable manner. If I’m miserable when I’m working or learning, then I’m learning or doing the wrong thing. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves to design websites or wants to learn how to design websites.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
I copied this graphic from the website, http://themysticcorner.com. If it works correctly, if you click on it, it should act as a link to the mystic corner. If not, then click on the underlined link.
Do you have a favorite place to buy your witchcraft, metaphysical, occult or new age supplies? I do. I have one that I treasure above all others. There are three other places that I buy certain supplies from, but most of my supplies come from The Mystic Corner.
They are my top supplier since I buy most of my supplies from them. For instance, they have 4” taper spell candles which are charged to “increase magical potential”. I can feel the energy they have imbued these candles with.
They have jewelry, which I have bought, and it is very nice. It has a good feeling to it. There is incense of many types, oils of various kinds and types, candles, tarot, occult supplies and books to name but a few. If you wish to make your own candles, they have kits and supplies for that. There are certainly too many to list in this short document.
I always tell others where I get my supplies; even people who make witchcraft supplies both for themselves and to sell to others. As a matter of a fact, while I’m now friends with one of them, I told her that I go to four specific sources.
I like to feel the energy of whatever I’m working with, and if I buy something, say a candle and it doesn’t feel right, and then I don’t usually buy candles there anymore. I have bought quite a few candles from The Mystic Corner and will continue to do so.
I like their products, and the whole feel I get from doing business with them. Their prices are fair, and the products are shipped in a timely manner. Their shopping cart is easy to use. If you change the quantity of an item, don’t do like I have a done a couple of times and forget to update the cart. It’s ok if you do, but the software will alert you to that so that you can update the cart, then you can either checkout or you can continue to shop. They also accept various credit cards, as well as PayPal.
I haven’t yet found anything I don’t like about them. They have my respect, and most of all they have my trust, which I don’t give easily. When I first found they’re website, I felt at home and I knew then that I wanted to be a customer for a long time.
- I've worked at many types of jobs, currently I'm selling ebooks on my website. I like to paint, draw and sketch. My favorite tools are charcoal, pencil and oil paint. I love jazz and many other types of music. Mother Earth Beat, David Sanborn, David Arkenstone, CCR, Bob Seger, John Fogerty, David Allen Coe, etc. I love the mountains, and I also love the ocean. I believe we are all connected, and have a Divine Spirit in each of us. I also see all things as sacred.