As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions.
SIP’s popularity has grown enormously over the past few years. A big boost in support came in November
2000, with the acceptance of SIP by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 3GPP is composed of standards
organizations in China, Europe, Japan, North America and South Korea, and is dedicated to the proliferation
of a third-generation wireless global standard. More specifically, this organization focuses on the development
of standards for the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS).
We live in a time when everything in our lives has to
do double duty. Cars serve not only as cars but also
as traveling offices, and dinner dates become business
meetings or event-planning sessions. So it’s no surprise
that our devices must also do more than just be a phone, an
MP3 player, or a GPS unit. If a device can be all of those, so
much the better.
The rapidly changing pace of information technology leads to acronyms and terms being created and used
seemingly overnight. This glossary is a guide to the most commonly used and confused IT terms designed to
help managers better communicate with (and understand) their IT staff.
Specific software programs denoted in the Conformed RFP for use by design are considered
validated and do not need to be verified. Upon written request, WSDOT can specify other
programs that do not require formal verification. All other commercially available software
programs shall be verified and added to the Verified Computer Program Log for the project, as
Verification of Spreadsheets. Internally developed spreadsheets may be used.
If you buy a new camera, you’ll ﬁ nd the troubleshooting guide placed
discreetly at the back of the instruction manual as if it were simply an after-
thought, little more than an unnecessary extravagance, an add-on for tech
geeks who have already read all their other camera and software guides but
would still like one more time to read the word simply… followed by lines
of indiscernible technological gibberish before they log off for another day.
Tucked away at the very end of the book, these guides seem to suggest: “Of
course, this is information you’ll never need....
On a regional level, a high percentage of respondents felt that social media could be an empowering tool for
women, enhancing their participation in several facets of their lives, including the legal (by promoting women’s rights),
economic (enhancing entrepreneurial and employment opportunities), political (increased political participation),
and social (through self-expression and promoting social change) aspects (see Figure 9).
Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your computer. You’ll be amazed at all the things you can accomplish just by logging on and following these trusty directions. You get the tools you need to:
If software is an art—and I think it is—then I must be the only artist in the world who advocates
defacing his own work. But if ever there was a product designed for hacking, Firefox is it.
Because Firefox is an open-source project, its lifeblood—its source code—is available to hackers
the world over. And I do mean hackers. These guys ship software before they put on pants.
What separates Firefox from other open-source projects is that it isn’t designed for a technical
changes to your web pages on the fly, while they’re being displayed in a web browser.
How hard could that be to learn, right? It sounds like something you could knock
over in an afternoon.
Dr. Whofan, you might call it the Tardis of programming languages. If you’re nota
Dr. Whofan, roll your eyes with me as the fanboys (and girls) geek out....
that provides a
range of functionality, including
where recipes are
displayed, based on the
food stored in the fridge. Barney, an interactive cuddly
toy that makes learning enjoyable.(iii) 'geek chic', a Levi jacket equipped
with a fully integrated computer network
(body area network), enabling the wearer
to be fully connected to the web.
Welcome to Learning Quartz Composer! We guarantee this will be the most fun geek
book you have read, and by the end your digital world will be a better-looking place.
Whether you dream of live visuals, interactive installations, Cocoa apps, dashboard
widgets, or extra awesomeness for your film and motion graphics projects, Quartz
Composer will enable you to develop beautiful solutions in amazingly short periods
Off and on, I run a workshop called XML for Mere Mortals. The title attracts an
audience that’s much wider than your typical Web developer needing to bone
up on the subject. I train technical writers, project managers, database geeks—even
the occasional business owner who’s trying to get a handle on the exciting possib
ilities of XML.
The Internet has been around for a LONG time... For most of it’s life nobody cared about the Internet except for government, researchers and geeks like me.
The Internet was never intended for security. IT was indented as a resilient network for communications. Nobody ever though it would be used for what it’s used for today