Watching the Wheels

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Watching the Wheels

Watching the Wheels

Cheap irony, righteous indignation and semi-enlightened opinion

  • Author: Wayne Wood
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781469739793
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 174
  • View: 1664
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A collection of wisdom, humor, and tasteless remarks from Vanderbilt University's House Organ magazine: . Every morning when I would leave for work, he would give me the saddest look he could muster. If you know anything about beagles, you know that this is the canine equivalent of the death scene from Camille. When a beagle wants to look sad, he can roll his big brown droopy eyes up at you and pull his ears back, and you will do anything to make him happier. In fact, many beagles earn top commissions in the sales field by giving customers that sad look until they crack and buy whatever the beagle is selling. "I'll buy anything," the customers cry, throwing money at the beagle, "just stop looking at me like that!" . The voice-mail mantra, "Your call is very important to us" is always a lie. If my call were actually important to you, you would answer the phone instead of putting me on hold and playing an orchestral version of the old Buoys hit "Timothy." A portion of all profits from the sale of this book goes to the Jade Pasley Patient and Family Assistance Fund of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Watching the Wheels

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Watching the Wheels

Watching the Wheels

My Autobiography

  • Author: Damon Hill
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1509831924
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: N.A
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The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller, shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Award In 1996, Damon Hill was crowned Formula One World Champion. For the first time ever he tells the story of his journey through the last golden era of the sport when he took on the greats including Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher and emerged victorious as World Champion in 1996, stepping out of the shadow of his legendary father Graham Hill. Away from the grid, Watching the Wheels: The Autobiography is an astonishingly candid account of what it was like to grow up as the son of one of the country's most famous racing drivers. It also tells the unflinching story of dealing with the grief and chaos that followed his father's tragically early death in an aircraft accident in 1975, when Damon was fifteen years old. Formula One drivers have always been aware of their mortality, and the rush that comes with the danger of racing was as intoxicating for Hill as it had been for his father's generation, until he came face-to-face with catastrophe when his team-mate, Ayrton Senna, was killed in 1994. The swirling emotions that Hill was faced with in light of the death of Senna was a defining moment for his generation of drivers and for the first time ever Hill talks candidly about the impact that Senna had on his life, even as he watched his own son step into motor racing. Courageously honest, and hugely rewarding, Watching the Wheels is a return to the last golden era of F1 racing, whose image still burns ferociously for those who love the sport for what it reveals about human skill in the face or near certain death.

UML for Systems Engineering

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UML for Systems Engineering

UML for Systems Engineering

Watching the Wheels, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Jon Holt
  • Publisher: IET
  • ISBN: 0863413544
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 357
  • View: 6534
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Up until a few years ago there were over 150 different modelling languages available to software developers. This vast array of choice however, only served to severely hinder effective communication. Therefore, to combat this, every methodologist and many companies agreed to speak the same language, hence the birth of the unified modelling language (UML). The UML offers a means to communicate complex information in a simple way using visual modelling; i.e. drawing diagrams to create a model of a system. This fully revised edition, based on a training course given by the author, coincides with the release of UML version 2 by the standard body, the Object Management Group, and covers the significant changes that have occurred since its release. It also includes material on life cycle management, examining the way the UML can be used to control and manage projects and the UML systems engineering profile.

Watching the Wheels Come Off

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Watching the Wheels Come Off

Watching the Wheels Come Off

  • Author: Mike Hodges
  • Publisher: John Blake
  • ISBN: 9781844549092
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 268
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From the legendary director of Get Carter comes a wildly entertaining fiction debut—a deliciously dark slice of black crime comedy Today is a day Mark Miles will never forget—and it's only the beginning. Reg Turpin, the new Houdini and one of Mark's few remaining PR clients, is about to attempt a great feat of escapology, followed by the arrival in town of Dr. Herman Temple, the self-appointed guru, who will conduct a seminar on the dynamics of leadership at the Grand Atlantic Hotel. What could go wrong? Nothing, apart from the seedy private investigor who's unpacking his thermal underwear, pajamas, and a .32 Smith and Wesson at a local bed and breakfast; assorted women of easy virtue on Mark's trail; a man whose name is really Bela Lugosi; and that's just for starters. Matters invariably go from bad to worse, and the unheroic hero of this ferocious nightmare navigates the quicksand of fate with a total lack of poise and elegance.

Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals

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Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals

Data Warehousing Fundamentals for IT Professionals

  • Author: Paulraj Ponniah
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118211308
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 608
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CUTTING-EDGE CONTENT AND GUIDANCE FROM A DATA WAREHOUSING EXPERT—NOW EXPANDED TO REFLECT FIELD TRENDS Data warehousing has revolutionized the way businesses in a wide variety of industries perform analysis and make strategic decisions. Since the first edition of Data Warehousing Fundamentals, numerous enterprises have implemented data warehouse systems and reaped enormous benefits. Many more are in the process of doing so. Now, this new, revised edition covers the essential fundamentals of data warehousing and business intelligence as well as significant recent trends in the field. The author provides an enhanced, comprehensive overview of data warehousing together with in-depth explanations of critical issues in planning, design, deployment, and ongoing maintenance. IT professionals eager to get into the field will gain a clear understanding of techniques for data extraction from source systems, data cleansing, data transformations, data warehouse architecture and infrastructure, and the various methods for information delivery. This practical Second Edition highlights the areas of data warehousing and business intelligence where high-impact technological progress has been made. Discussions on developments include data marts, real-time information delivery, data visualization, requirements gathering methods, multi-tier architecture, OLAP applications, Web clickstream analysis, data warehouse appliances, and data mining techniques. The book also contains review questions and exercises for each chapter, appropriate for self-study or classroom work, industry examples of real-world situations, and several appendices with valuable information. Specifically written for professionals responsible for designing, implementing, or maintaining data warehousing systems, Data Warehousing Fundamentals presents agile, thorough, and systematic development principles for the IT professional and anyone working or researching in information management.

On Thin Ice

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On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

  • Author: Brian F. McNabb
  • Publisher: Imperial Swamp Press
  • ISBN: 9780977250523
  • Category: Boys
  • Page: 224
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Playing Along

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Playing Along

Playing Along

Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

  • Author: Kiri Miller
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199929912
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 272
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Why don't Guitar Hero players just pick up real guitars? What happens when millions of people play the role of a young black gang member in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas? How are YouTube-based music lessons changing the nature of amateur musicianship? This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. Miller shows how video games and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed communities who forge meaningful connections by "playing along" with popular culture. Playing Along reveals how digital media are brought to bear in the transmission of embodied knowledge: how a Grand Theft Auto player uses a virtual radio to hear with her avatar's ears; how a Guitar Hero player channels the experience of a live rock performer; and how a beginning guitar student translates a two-dimensional, pre-recorded online music lesson into three-dimensional physical practice and an intimate relationship with a distant teacher. Through a series of engaging ethnographic case studies, Miller demonstrates that our everyday experiences with interactive digital media are gradually transforming our understanding of musicality, creativity, play, and participation.

It's Ok Eli

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It's Ok Eli

It's Ok Eli

  • Author: Carol Surber
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1430311304
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 236
  • View: 3314
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This book covers the areas of Downs syndrome, Autism,Catatonia and Bipolar disorder in one person. Covering birth to age 22 years, it has several personal stories and some medical issues involving this individual. Symptoms of each disorder are recorded before each diagnosis is made. Trial and error drug therapies and results are detailed. Eli is one of several people in the world having these multiple disorders. He was featured in a graduate thesis by an Ohio State University student.

The Sugar House

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The Sugar House

The Sugar House

  • Author: Laura Lippman
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 057131998X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8338
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Tess Monaghan's life is back on course. She is beginning to make a name for herself as a PI, she's even banking good money. And then her father asks her a favour: to investigate the death in prison of a friend's brother convicted of killing an unidentified girl, otherwise known as "Jane Doe". Tess's search leads her to "the Sugar House", a brutal institution where she discovers Jane Doe's real identity. And then Tess's father begs her to drop the case . . . It is not until her parents' house is set on fire and a body pulled from the wreckage, that she realises that her life may have taken a very wrong turning indeed - one from which there is no going back...