Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Portrait Photography or Public Information Technology

A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Portrait Photography

Author: Duncan Evans

To get the best results out of digital photography portrait making, you need the guidance and proven techniques that only a professional can provide. That's exactly what you'll find here. The advice and information is highlighted with illustrations and screen captures, as well as some 300 color and black-and-white photographs. In nontechnical language, the pros cover the various types of digital cameras available, including compact, single-lens reflex (SLR), and specialized "gadget" models. See how to create a home studio; begin to understand the basics of portrait composition, texture and mood. Color, computer manipulation, and getting the most from your digital outputs are included. Topics also covered are portrait photography using duotones, tritones and sepia tones, manipulating light and shadow, and correcting mistakes. You'll find invaluable practical tips for wedding photography, capturing kids at play, family portraits, candid and street portraits, and more, including the special challenge of shooting at night.

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Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues

Author: Garson

Public Information Technology: Policy and Management Issues constitutes a survey of many of the most important dimensions of managing information technology in the public sector. Written by noted academics and public administration practitioners, this book addresses general policy and administrative issues in this arena as well as the information technology skills needed by public managers.

About the Author
G. David Garson is professor of public administration at North Carolina State University, where he teaches courses on American government, research methodology, computer applications, and geographic information systems. His most recent works include Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (2002), Social Dimensions of Information Technology (ed., 2000), Handbook of Public Information Systems (ed., 2000), and Neural Network Analysis for Social Scientists (1998). For the last two decades he has also served as editor of the Social Science Computer Review.

Table of Contents:
Ch. IInformation Technology and Public Administration: The View from the Profession1
Ch. IIPolitics, Accountability, and Governmental Information Systems20
Ch. IIIThe Evolution of Information Technology Management at the Federal Level: Implications for Public Administration53
Ch. IVThe Realities of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: A Government-Wide Strategy for Information Resources Management74
Ch. VMediating the Tension between Information Privacy and Information Access: The Role of Digital Government94
Ch. VIE-Government: An Overview120
Ch. VIILeading-Edge Information Technologies and American Local Governments139
Ch. VIIIInformation Technology as a Facilitator of Results-Based Management in Government170
Ch. IXComputer Tools for Better Public Sector Management190
Ch. XSurvey Research, Focus Groups, and Information Technology in Research and Practice221
Ch. XIGeographic Information Systems in the Public Sector252
Ch. XIIElectronic Mail in the Public Workplace: Issues of Privacy and Public Disclosure271
Ch. XIIIWorld Wide Web Site Design and Use in Public Management299
Ch. XIVToward an Information Technology Research Agenda for Public Administration331
AppDoing Online Research in Public Administration358
About the Authors384

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Strategic Decision Making or Requirements Engineering

Strategic Decision Making: Multiobjective Decision Analysis with Spreadshee

Author: Craig W Kirkwood

Intended for courses in multiobjective decision analysis or as a supplement to a first course in decision analysis, this text emphasizes practical applications and problem solving.
Students learn how to use spreadsheets and other analytical tools in considering such important tradeoffs as cost versus quality and market share versus short-term return on investment.

Table of Contents:
1Making Decisions Strategically1
2Structuring Objectives11
3Developing Alternatives43
4Multiobjective Value Analysis53
5Thinking about Uncertainty107
6Decisions with Uncertainty129
7Multiple Objectives and Uncertainty155
8Resource Allocation199
9Multiattribute Preference Theory227
App. ACase: Computer Networking Strategy271
App. BScenario Planning for Decision Making285
App. CProbability Elicitation Interview299
App. DInterdependent Uncertainties321

Book about: Living with Germs or Common Fragrance and Flavor Materials

Requirements Engineering: Processes and Techniques

Author: Gerald Kotonya

Requirements Engineering Processes and Techniques Why this book was written The value of introducing requirements engineering to trainee software engineers is to equip them for the real world of software and systems development. What is involved in Requirements Engineering? As a discipline, newly emerging from software engineering, there are a range of views on where requirements engineering starts and finishes and what it should encompass. This book offers the most comprehensive coverage of the requirements engineering process to date - from initial requirements elicitation through to requirements validation. How and Which methods and techniques should you use? As there is no one catch-all technique applicable to all types of system, requirements engineers need to know about a range of different techniques. Tried and tested techniques such as data-flow and object-oriented models are covered as well as some promising new ones. They are all based on real systems descriptions to demonstrate the applicability of the approach. Who should read it? Principally written for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying computer science, software engineering or systems engineering, this text will also be helpful for those in industry new to requirements engineering. Accompanying Website: http: // Visit our Website:


Introduces requirements engineering to undergraduate and graduate students in computer science, software engineering, and systems engineering. Part I is process-oriented and describes different activities in the requirements engineering process. Part II focuses on requirements engineering techniques, covering the use of structured methods, viewpoint-oriented approaches, and specification of non- functional requirements and of interactive systems. A final chapter presents a case study illustrating a viewpoint-oriented approach. Includes chapter key points and exercises. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003 or Microcontroller Projects Using the Basic Stamp

How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003

Author: Susan Snedaker

How to Cheat at Managing Windows Small Business Server 2003 deals only with the vital, and will be a huge relief to the hundreds of thousands of managers who probably never imagined they would be managing the operating system equivalent of the Space Shuttle.

* The "80/20" Rule applied to managing a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network. Concise coverage, with ready-to-use solutions, of the most commonly encountered W2K3 Server tasks and problems.
* Written for the non-MCSE, with little technical training, who is responsible for running a small to medium sized network.
* Microsoft has announced it will no longer support Windows NT 4 products, effective Dec. 31, 2004. Millions of small businesses that did not upgrade to Windows Server 2000 will choose to upgrade directly to Windows Server 2003, and this will be a timely book.

Table of Contents:
1: Essentials of Windows Small Business Server

Interesting book: Module 1 or Building Services Procurement

Microcontroller Projects Using the Basic Stamp

Author: Al Williams

Complete BS2P command reference Demo projects include: * Internet-to-Stamp gateways * Infrared remote controls * Test instrumentation * Robot motor controls Want to build an electronic game, a robot, or an automated manufacturing process? A

Updated with a complete, task-oriented command reference for the BS2P Stamp and detailed instructions for new projects including Internet-to-Stamp gateways, test instruments, infrared remote controls, and robot motor controls. Includes practical advice for PC interfacing and analog I/O capabilities. CD contains a Basic Stamp emulator and a tool to program PIC chips.