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Verbatim 97090 25 GB 2x Blu-ray Single-Layer Recordable Disc BD-R LTH (Low to High), 20-Disc Spindle
Verbatim 97090 25 GB 2x Blu-ray Single-Layer Recordable Disc BD-R LTH (Low to High), 20-Disc Spindle

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem with LG Burners, September 12, 2010
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Just a response to those of you who have had trouble with these. I too did have issues with these when using my LG burner. It does work with them but you have to watch how much data you put in each. So here were my tests.

Disk 1: 22.3 GB
Disk 2: 23.2 GB
Disk 3: 22.1 GB
Disk 4: 22.3 GB
Disk 5: 22.8 GB
Disk 6: 22.3 GB

Disks #2 and number #5 failed. The rest worked fine. I used Windows 7's software and no third party software. It's safe to say, you should be fine with 22.3 GB of data on each of these disks. That solved the issue for me. I have burned many more since then and stayed below that limit.


WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook
WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook
by Nick Ohrn
Edition: Paperback
Price: $37.99
24 used & new from $15.43

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pragmatic Way To Learn Theme Development, August 2, 2010
In order to develop a killer theme for WordPress, developers need to have a solid understanding of all aspects of theme development. There is more to a theme that the technologies you use to develop it or shiny features that you decide to add to it. Here are just a few items theme developers need to pay attention to:

* Theme navigation
* Templates
* Sidebars (single or multiple)
* Media integration (galleries, videos, ...)
* Theme usability
* Comments section
* Theme back-end
* Site layout
* Search Engine Optimization

WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook takes a divide and conquer approach to theme development. Instead of throwing you in deep waters from the get go, the authors focus on each of the above-mentioned topics to help you become a more well-rounded theme developer. This book may not cover everything there is to know about WordPress, but it gets you on your way towards developing killer themes.

WordPress 2.8 Themes Cookbook, as the name suggests, is written for those of you who respond better to a more practical approach. It has over 100 effective tips that you can take advantage of to design your own WordPress theme or take an existing one to the next level. The book reads like one of those "top 100 tips" lists, but it does provide enough details for you to keep up. The code snippets, demonstrations, and tips discussed in this work make the learning process even easier.

There is no better way to learn theme development than actually seeing things done in practice. That's what this book offers. I was also impressed with the coverage of advanced topics and layouts in the last two chapters. While more topics could have been covered, the chapters still have enough information to point developers to the right direction. If you are just getting started with WordPress development or want to take your existing work to the next level, this book is for you.


WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce
WordPress 2.9 E-Commerce
by Brian Bondari
Edition: Paperback
Price: $40.49
30 used & new from $28.52

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There Is More To WordPress than Just Blogging, May 17, 2010
There are lots of people who just assume that WordPress is all about blogs. That can't be further from the truth. It can actually be used to start a powerful e-commerce store. This book is a proof for that. It's a very well written and easy to follow book that gets you familiar with the basics of WordPress e-commerce. Best of all, you do not have to be a PHP or WordPress guru to get started with this book.

What I like about this book is the fact that it's very practical. It walks you through all the steps you need to take to bring your online store to life. It can also save you a lot of time with your research as the author has done the work for you and has included a list of top e-commerce and third-party plugins you can take advantage of to manage your store more effectively. Practical instructions are provided to enable you to set up your store and start implementing those plugins fast.

This book does not aim to make you a WordPress or PHP expert. It's all about creating a fully functional e-commerce store by taking advantage of solutions that are available for WordPress. It covers all aspects of your e-commerce business, so you can always use it as a reference to add new features to your store. Pretty easy to get started with.


Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners
Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners
by Warren Sande
Edition: Paperback
43 used & new from $17.03

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellet Book For Kids and Adults, August 13, 2009
Programming is not for everyone, but for those who are passionate about creating new programs and using their creativity to solve problems, there is nothing like it. A lot of people have this notion that you have got to be young or under a certain age to be able to pick up programming. That couldn't be further from the truth. As long as you are passionate about writing programs and solving problems, the sky's the limit. That's why I love Hello World! As an experienced computer scientist, I loved the fact that it focuses on the fundamentals of programming that everyone needs to know in order to become a decent programmer. A lot of people in the IT complain about a lot of programmers not knowing their basics, but with this book, you are going to learn how to get started with programming without cutting corners.

Here is what's covered in this book:

1. Programming Fundamentals
2. Memory and Variables
3. Data Types
4. Loops (all kinds)
5. Lists and Collections
6. Objects
7. Graphics
8. Events
9. Multimedia & Graphics
10. Handing Strings
11. File I/O Management
12. GUIs and More

Please note that this book is written for absolute beginners. So do not expect heavy duty graphics programming to be discussed in this book. At the same time, if you have no idea how to get started with programming, you are going to enjoy reading this book. Python is a nice language to get started with. The book has a very fun tone to it, and it doesn't go over your head. You can easily follow the instructions in this book and even test yourself in each chapter.

It's never too late to get started with programming. You can always jump in and pick up a more advanced book, but if you want do things the right way and start with the fundamentals first, Hello World! Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners is a very good book.


IDC Ecco Intelligent Digital Compass Personal Pocket GPS Locator
IDC Ecco Intelligent Digital Compass Personal Pocket GPS Locator

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be more accurate but still very helpful, July 31, 2009
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Just got mine, and went out to a Walmart for testing this out. So it takes a while to set up the compass. You have to go through a 3 step process to calibrate the device. Once there, you get to lock your position and go. I do like the fact that the device doesn't lose the location when it goes to sleep (like one would expect). At the same time, I was impressed with its accuracy. It's not really pin point accuracy. Don't get me wrong. It got me close enough to see my car but it was not pin point accurate. For instance, I wasn't able to get anything going in short distances.

The battery needs to be charged for 2 hours before the first use. Don't forget that! Do I think this device is useful? Absolutely. If you are going to a conference and want to go out for lunch and find your way back, it'll do the job. But if you park your car in a parking lot and hoping for pin point accuracy, you are asking too much. It would get you close enough but stops once you are in a few feet distance.

Update: 08/15/09 - the device has performed well a few times that I have taken it with me on the road. The key to having success with this gadget is letting it lock on the satellites. The battery life is decent too.


Behringer PODCASTUDIO USB
Behringer PODCASTUDIO USB
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13 used & new from $92.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable Podcasting Kit, March 9, 2009
PodcastStudio is the most affordable way to get started with Podcasting. You get everything you need in one package. Now, don't think for a second that you are getting equipment worth $2000 in this $99 package. It's good if you are a beginner in podcasting, and you are looking for affordable equipment to get started, you can't find better value anywhere else.


GE Corded Bedroom Phone with Call Waiting/Caller ID
GE Corded Bedroom Phone with Call Waiting/Caller ID

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works for your office as well, March 9, 2009
I have been searching for a phone that I can use for my home office that also saves me money. I already have another GE phone, so I didn't want to break the bank with my new phone. This phone is not only affordable, but does everything I want to accomplish in a phone. I am not too much into eye candy features. The caller ID, call waiting feature was a big one for me. I also like the compact design, and the backlight was a nice bonus. If you are looking for a phone that gets the job done, you should consider this one.


How You Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line
How You Can Profit from Credit Cards: Using Credit to Improve Your Financial Life and Bottom Line
by Curtis E. Arnold
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.10
44 used & new from $4.43

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Credit Card Book by a top notch industry expert, June 24, 2008
I just had the chance to finish this book on my Kindle, and I am very impressed by the depth and richness of content that Mr. Arnold discusses in his book. I had a chance to briefly work with Mr. Arnold when I was at Advanta, and I kept thinking that if he wrote a book on all he knew about the industry, it would be a good one. Now that I have read it, I can tell you that it has exceeded my expectations.

Curtis is a top consumer advocate, so the fact that he actually cares about helping people get out of debt was not surprising. In the first chapter, Curtis talks about how your credit cards is more than just a piece of plastic, and by the fourth and fifth chapter, you get to master concepts such credit card rewards and rebates. There are so many good tips in this book that after you are done with it, you are going to wonder how you have gone without them till now.

My personal favorite section was "Master Advanced Card Techniques To Save and Make Money." I am not going to spoil the book for you here but as it's mentioned in the book, I highly recommend you look at CardRatings.com for more tips and credit card reviews.

I do recommend the Kindle edition if you have the Amazon Kindle device. Not that this book is expensive, but it's more convenient to receive this book in 30 seconds rather than waiting a few days to get it shipped from Amazon.


Unleashing Web 2.0: From Concepts to Creativity
Unleashing Web 2.0: From Concepts to Creativity
by Gottfried Vossen
Edition: Paperback
Price: $45.20
76 used & new from $0.01

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Executive's Guide to Web 2.0 Technologies, August 3, 2007
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This book is an excellent book on Web 2.0 technologies and how they can be used to provide value to users in a Web 2.0 world. The book is a light on technical (programming), but rich on concepts and the business side of Web 2.0. What makes this book useful is the fact that it reintroduces common concepts such as blogs in a way that an executive can understand and take advantage of. The first chapter discusses a brief history of the web. The second chapter goes into explaining what web technologies such as CSS and XML are and what a web service can do for a business. There are a few other very useful chapters in this book, but by no means you should stop your Web 2.0 quest with this book. This book's a great way to start your Web 2.0 journey and it even puts forth the notion of semantic web. But, once you figure out what area you want to concentrate on, I recommend getting a more comprehensive book on that specific topic.
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Strategies for E-business: Creating Value through Electronic and Mobile Commerce
Strategies for E-business: Creating Value through Electronic and Mobile Commerce
by Tawfik Jelassi
Edition: Hardcover
37 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cases, April 26, 2006
As an MBA student, I deeply value a book that explains concepts clearly and has useful cases. Well, this book is it. It has about 30 cases at the end of it, which is much more than other books offer. Also, considering the topic, which unfortunately doesn't get much respect in B-Schools anymore, this book does a great job of explaining the e-biz concepts. Overall, I recommend this book to MBA students in MIS/Ebiz/Ecommerce.


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