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The Ballpark Book (Sporting News Selects)
The Ballpark Book (Sporting News Selects)
von Ron Smith
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 37,93

5.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful reference book, 28. Juli 2000
This book takes a loving look at major league stadiums across North America. It starts off with a short history of ballpark construction, detailing the styles of each generation of parks. It's interesting how in the the 90s, the trend was to go back to the "old-style" stadiums like Camden Yards, Jacobs Field, and Pac Bell Park, here in San Francisco.
The authors resisted the urge to badmouth any of the stadiums that have been widely criticized, such as the "cookie-cutter" stadiums of the 70s like RiverFront Stadium (now Cinergy Field) in Cincinatti or Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, choosing instead to concentrate on the positives and the experience of being at a particular park. I loved the description they gave of Candlestick (aka 3Com) Park, a stadium that for better or worse became my "home park" when I moved to Northern California.
The illustrations of each park, coupled with famous moments brought back a ton of memories for me. There are also numerous pictures of each ballpark, giving the reader a sense of history for each one. The book is divided into several sections, starting with the classic parks, like Wrigley & Fenway, through the current class of stadiums, to the ones not around anymore. Reading through the last section, I regretted not having had the chance to see games in some of these old parks.
One minor disapointment was that temporary parks (SF's Seals' Stadium, LA's Wrigley Field & Coliseum, Philly's Baker Bowl, Seattle's Sicks' Stadium, for example) were not mentioned. Perhaps a future edition could include them?
But other than that, this book is an excellent and entertaining reference that will keep you intrigued for hours at a time. A related book to buy if you haven't is the Lawrence Ritter book, Lost Ballparks.


SQL in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself)
SQL in 10 Minutes (Sams Teach Yourself)
von Ben Forta
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great Basic Introduction to SQL, 6. Juli 2000
Before I picked up this book, SQL and databases in general petrified me. But once I started reading it, I asked myself why I had waited so long to learn about SQL. Ben Forta 'demystifies' SQL and does it in a way that simplifies learning about this database language. True to its name, this is a book that can be read quickly.
Ben keeps all concepts clear and simple. By the time I'd finished the book, I had a basic understanding of SQL and realized my own fears had kept me from learning about it.
While I'm not ready to program in SQL, this book has now allowed me to at least be conversant in it and has given me a good general understanding about this database language.


The Whole Internet: The Next Generation (Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog)
The Whole Internet: The Next Generation (Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog)
von Kiersten Conner-Sax
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great "User's Guide" for the 'Net, 29. Juni 2000
Over the past ten years or so, the Internet has seen tremendous change and has had a profound effect on our culture and society. While the first two editions of this book reflected those changes, they are now almost completely outdated. This third edition reflects the latest changes, describing all the brand new Internet technologies.
The authors' conversational (and at times gently humorous) style makes reading about all these potentially daunting topics very easy. And at times you become fascinated by all the things you can do on the 'Net, like searching for a long-lost friend, paying your bills online, or buying the latest CD from Steely Dan or the latest Stephen King novel online.
There are chapters in this book about using email (and conquering email problems) and net news, protecting your privacy online, a chapter to building your own web page, what to do when you have trouble getting online, and playing online games (and avoiding "lag" and disconnects).
I also loved the Resources section near the back of the book, which lists a number of different web sites for various topics. The book also looks to the future and what technologies we can look forward to seeing in the next few years.
If you want a good overall view of what the current Internet looks like, this is the book for you.


The Bride Wore Black Leather... and He Looked Fabulous!: An Etiquette Guide for the Rest of Us
The Bride Wore Black Leather... and He Looked Fabulous!: An Etiquette Guide for the Rest of Us
von Drew Campbell
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen An Etiquette Guide for Alternetive Lifestylers, 28. Juni 2000
Drew Campbell could in a sense be called the "Miss Manners" of etiquette for those into alternative lifestylers. In this book, he covers a wide variety of etiquette topics, ones that those in so-called "vanilla" stituations would never encounter, but ones that crop up in kink-friendly situations.
Good etiquette and protocol is seemingly a lost art these days, and a book like this is certainly welcome. I liked Drew's observation on Old Guard/New Guard protocol. This is a somewhat mythical area that everyone in the kink scene has strong opinions about. Drew's sense of humor at times will keep you well entertained as you learn the "ins and outs" of proper etiquette.
A great book for anyone who appreciates etiquette and proper protocol and those who want to learm more about it.
Also Recommended: Miss Abernathy's Concise Slave Training Manual & Training With Miss Abernathy, both by Cristina Abernathy.


Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
Webmaster in a Nutshell (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
von Stephen Spainhour
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 28,43

5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent Reference For Any Web Designer, 25. Juni 2000
As a part-time web designer, I'm always looking to learn more "web tricks" and WebMaster In a Nutshell allows me to do just that. The second edition of this book covers so many different aspects of web development. It devotes chapters to new developments in HTML (HTML 4) and JavaScript. There are also chapters devoted to Cascading Style Sheets, XML, CGI, Apache modules, and HTTP itself.
All current HTML tags and attributes are listed, along with JavaScript event handlers. Tables, frames, character entries and color values are also covered in various chapters. Very handy material!
While this is definitely not a tutorial book, it does contain lots of reference material and I learned a few new tricks reading through this book. It's one I'll know I'll refer to again and again when I have a question about how to do a particular task while working on one of my websites.
Also recommended: HTML 4 Visual Quick Start Guide by Elizabeth Castro; and UNIX in A Nutshell by Arnold Robbins.


The Loving Dominant
The Loving Dominant
von John Warren
  Taschenbuch

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Are You A Loving Dominant?, 24. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Loving Dominant (Taschenbuch)
This is the question John Warren asks in Chapter 2 of this book and if you're a Dominant, it's a very good question to ask yourself. This book is an excellent introduction to the 'kinky world' some of us live in from time to time.
While there are numerous other excellent SM books on the market, John's book covers topics not normally covered in other "introductory SM books, like how to act at a play party, and taking memorable pictures of your own private scenes. Also included are sections on First Aid, "Stalking the Wild Submissive," (very important!) and ways to do scenes that are exciting both for the Dominant and the submissive.
I felt the chapter that John's wife, Libby wrote (A Submissive Writes About Submission) gives an excellent insight for Dominants into what (at least for her) submission means and what it's about.
This book's second edition is now available on Greenery Press and it's an excellent addition to any kinkster's library, whether they are Dom, sub, or switch.
Also recommended: SM101 by Jay Wiseman; Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns by Philip Miller & Molly Devon


The Whole Internet: The Next Generation (Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog)
The Whole Internet: The Next Generation (Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog)
von Kiersten Conner-Sax
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great 'User's Guide' for the 'Net', 24. Juni 2000
Over the past ten years or so, the Internet has seen tremendous change and has had a profound effect on our culture and society. While the first two editions of this book reflected those changes, they are now almost completely outdated. This third edition reflects the latest changes, describing all the brand new Internet technologies.
The authors' conversational (and at times gently humorous) style makes reading about all these potentially daunting topics very easy. And at times you become fascinated by all the things you can do on the 'Net, like searching for a long-lost friend, paying your bills online, or buying the latest CD from Steely Dan or the latest Stephen King novel online.
There are chapters in this book about using email (and conquering email problems) and net news, protecting your privacy online, a chapter to building your own web page, what to do when you have trouble getting online, and playing online games (and avoiding "lag" and disconnects).
I also loved the Resources section near the back of the book, which lists a number of different web sites for various topics. The book also looks to the future and what technologies we can look forward to seeing in the next few years.
If you want a good overall view of what the current Internet looks like, this is the book for you.
I also recommend the Internet In A Nutshell book.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baseball
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Baseball

5.0 von 5 Sternen 5 Star Look at Learning the Game!, 15. Juni 2000
Bench imparts his knowledge of the game well in this book. Each chapter is devoted to a different aspect of baseball and is full of informative tips. I'm a casual fan and I learned so much reading though this book.
I learned about different pitches, offensive and defensive strategies, what each player's important jobs on defense and offense are, and how the manager tries his best to win the game.
There are also sections at the end of the book containing a glossary of baseball terms, all-time records, and a list of Hall of Famers.
I always admired Bench as a player; now I realize Bench is an excellent student of the game as well.


Unix in a Nutshell: System V Edition: A Desktop Quick Reference for System V Release 4 and Solaris 7 (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
Unix in a Nutshell: System V Edition: A Desktop Quick Reference for System V Release 4 and Solaris 7 (In a Nutshell (O'Reilly))
von Arnold Robbins
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen Indispensable reference guide!, 8. Juni 2000
I had a 1992 copy of this book and just recently found out about the updated version. Wow. This updated version contains most if not all of the information in the old one plus so much more! Once again, this book is probably the best reference book out there about UNIX.
This book devotes almost 200 pages alone to commands, along with chapters on the various shells, vi commands, emacs, various text formatting macros, and even a chapter about awk.
If you are a UNIX 'geek' or 'wannabe UNIX geek' like me, or just want to know more about UNIX, this book is for you. It's probably not for beginners however. They would be advised to buy "Learning About UNIX" or another good introductory book.


HTML 4 for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guides)
HTML 4 for the World Wide Web (Visual QuickStart Guides)
von Elizabeth Castro
  Taschenbuch

5.0 von 5 Sternen THE Book on HTML 4, 8. Juni 2000
I maintain a few web sites and always try to keep up on the latest HTML technology. When I first spotted and skimmed through this book, I knew I had to have it. This is an excellent and informative book about HTML 4!
Elizabeth starts off with the basics in the first few chapters. Chapters on terminology and designing your page are at the book's beginning. I liked the chapter on text formatting and how the author points out which text formatting tags are being "phased out" by the W3C (the folk who set HTML standards). I'd sure like to ask the W3C why they insist on "phasing out" certain tags if neither browser fully supports Cascading Style Sheets, which the W3C would prefer every web designer use! :)) So now I know which tags are being phased out, but even so I'll keep using them. :)
Even though I'm kind of a "veteran" at designing web sites, I still found new pointers in the first several chapters.
I at first "dreaded" the later chapters (ie Frames, Forms and Cascading Style Sheets), because I knew little about them. However, as with everything else in this book, Elizabeth's descriptions of each of them made them sound quite easy and I wondered why I've been so afraid of them until now.
Another thing I liked about this book were the code examples on every page included along with the text. I'm someone who looks at "code" first and asks questions later, something that occasionally gets me in trouble..hehe. However, the examples make clear the concepts Elizabeth is trying to get across.
The appendices at the back of the book are also wonderful and are great to refer to. The entire book is easy to read and is a valuable reference tool for any web designer, be them a beginner or intermediate web designer.


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