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The Metamorphosis. The Transformation. The Makeover.
From fairy tales to Walt Disney cartoons to diet pill ads to home improvement television shows, we all
have a natural interest in witnessing change taking place before our eyes. The ugly duckling becomes the
swan. The neglected step-sister is transformed into a gorgeous beauty at the prince’s ball. The rundown
house is made over into the jewel of the neighborhood. When we see these metamorphoses happening to
others, we are inspired to emulate these same kinds of changes in our lives.
Enter the world of the stylish Japanese house, where every object in sight is a work of art. Japan Style introduces 20 special residences. With more than 200 color photographs, this book showcases the stunning beauty of old homes, and reveals how they are cared for by their owners.
Traditional Japanese homes, with superbly crafted fine wood, great workmanship and seasonal interior arrangements, have an aesthetic of infinite simplicity. Unlike Japanese inns and historical buildings, the houses featured in this book are private property and are not open to public viewing.
The data center is home to the computational power, storage, and applications necessary to support an enterprise business. The data center infrastructure is central to the IT architecture, from which all content is sourced or passes through. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and
performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
This report describes work that I did on embedded control data communication using the domestic powerline circuitry as channel medium. A home automation system was implemented.
In the modern home filled with electronic apparatus and appliances, it is useful for the owner to exercise some form of centralised control over the functions in the house. Currently, when the owner needs to turn on the driveway and living room lights before arming the alarm and going to bed, he has to walk to the garage, then to the front door, then to the alarm box, then to bed....
Smart homes are intelligent environments that interact dynamically and respond readily in an adaptive manner to the needs of the occupants and changes in the ambient conditions. The realization of systems that support the smart homes concept requires integration of technologies from different fields. Among the challenges that the designers face is to make all the components of the system interact in a seamless, reliable and secure manner.
Mobile and wireless communications applications have clear impact on improving the
humanity wellbeing. From cell phones to wireless internet to home and office devices, most of
the applications are converted from wired into wireless communication. Smart and advanced
wireless communication environments represent the future technology and evolutionary
development step in home, hospitals, industrial, and vehicular and transportation systems.
Natalie MacLees is a frontend web developer and UI designer. She spends her days on
the product team at Geni (geni.com), a Los Angeles-based startup that is crowdsourcing the creation of a single family tree of the world. Together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User's Group (socalwp.org), organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. In 2010, she worked as a technical reviewer on WordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.
Have you ever noticed the visual harmory of a well design home? Its lines, shapes and colors flow from room to room and create a beautiful whole. Harmony means repetition; this fabric reappears there; a hallway line designing homes since 1969 and knows that repetition ofline and shape applles to graphic design, too.
Readily available ingredients are used to produce mouthwatering and visually appealing dishes for daily meals. The books feature contemporary content. Well-designed layouts, and beautiful color photography throughout. A useful table leads each book, doubling as both a table of contents and recipe description. Information such as number of calories, recipes with big portions, take-along food, fast recipes, and ultra-simple recipes, are highlighted. Helpful hints and cooking tips punctu
As manufacturing technologies follow the
path from factory to home use, like personal computers, “personalized”
manufacturing tools will enable consumers, schools and businesses to work and play
in new ways. Emerging manufacturing technologies will usher in an industrial
“evolution” that combines the best of mass and artisan production models, and has
the potential to partially reverse the trend to outsourcing.
Part of the San Jose project in which Stefflre Associates, Inc., a market research firm, designed and implemented attitude surveys for the RAND Urban Policy Analysis Group. RAND then analyzed the data. The objectives were to understand and characterize how people in Santa Clara County perceive different living environments and to answer questions about the impact of rapid growth on citizens' attit......
Computer data can be immeasurably valuable, yet most people leave it totally vulnerable to damage or loss. Windows Home Server is the data equivalent to a home safe. We recommend Paul McFedries’s Microsoft®Windows®Home Server Unleashed as the best first step in getting a strong
This paper describes MIMUS, a multimodal and multilingual dialogue system for the in– home scenario, which allows users to control some home devices by voice and/or clicks. Its design relies on Wizard of Oz experiments and is targeted at disabled users. MIMUS follows the Information State Update approach to dialogue management, and supports English, German and Spanish, with the possibility of changing language on–the– ﬂy. MIMUS includes a gestures–enabled talking head which endows the system with a human–like personality. ...
The home controller application described in this application note allows the user to program on and off times for up to sixteen devices, using a 2 x 16 liquid crystal display and five push buttons. A built-in light sensor can be used to turn on lights at dusk, and turn them off at dawn. The home controller is designed to facilitate experimentation with home automation using the PIC16F877A. In addition to the PIC16F877A, the board will accept any other PICmicro MCU that shares the same pinout, such as the PIC18F452. Therefore, experimenters may expand on the application using the higher...
This chapter presents globalization aspects of electronic commerce, describes the key issues in each area, and
then analyzes approaches that could be Used to address these issues. Globalization is the marketing and
selling of a product outside a companys home country, and the most effective way to do that on the Internet is
via localization of Web content. Localization is the process and product of customizing Web content so that it
is most understandable and usable to a person residing in a particular locale.
From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes. The result: more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries -- and nearly every conceivable natural environment -- designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners....
It is a crime if someone physically hurts or threatens you. No one
has the right to hurt you, even if that person is a spouse, child,
boyfriend or girlfriend, parent or partner.This report describes work that I did on embedded control data communication using the domestic powerline circuitry as channel medium. A home automation system was implemented. In the modern home filled with electronic apparatus and appliances,.
Because you have opened this book and started reading the introduction, I am
assuming that you are interested in learning how to create websites using Microsoft’s
new and exciting web development application, Expression Web 3. If so, I congratulate
you: By choosing this application as your platform, you are already well on your
way to creating functional and well-designed sites based on web standards. In other
words, unlike me, you are putting the proverbial horse before the cart and starting at
the beginning rather than learning things the hard way....
“I received the book yesterday and started to read it on the way home... and I couldn’t stop. I took it to the gym and I expect people saw me smiling a lot while I was exercising and reading. This is tres ‘cool’. It is fun but they cover a lot of ground and they are right to the point. I’m really impressed.” — Erich Gamma, IBM Distinguished Engineer, and co-author of Design Patterns “‘Head First Design Patterns’ manages to mix fun, belly-laughs, insight, technical depth and great practical advice in one entertaining and thought provoking read. Whether you are...