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The future of China :

Asian Studies - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:00
Kerr, Sterling, author
Categories: New Materials

Benevolent empire :

Porter, Stephen R., author
Categories: New Materials

The future of China :

History - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:00
Kerr, Sterling, author
Categories: New Materials

Writing history :

History - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:00
Storey, William Kelleher, author
Categories: New Materials

Photo Critique of the Week

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
What makes a photo work? When is an image considered successful? In this weekly series, photography expert Steve Simon critiques images captured by all levels of photographers, from hobbyist to professional. He provides insights about how the elements in an image affect its interpretation so you can decide what to include—and exclude—from the frame when out shooting or when cropping in post. Additionally, he shares technical and non-technical remarks, covering choices like aperture, shutter speed, and lighting. As he reviews images, he notes the strengths exhibited while also identifying opportunities for refinement, and points out changes that could vary the meaning conveyed in the final image.

Check back each week to watch as more critiques are added, covering new work from many different genres. This series is designed to help you discover how to improve your work as a photographer. By heightening your awareness through analysis, you can harness the information to enhance your photographic eye.

Managing DNS Essential Training

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps identify all resources on the Internet; a DNS server indexes the resources on your own network. Understanding how to manage a DNS server is key for any IT professional, including DNS administrators and programmers, analysts, and CTOs. Managing DNS Essential Training covers the theory and practice of administering DNS using dig and other DNS server technologies. Heavy in practical examples, and full of excellent visualizations to help with absorbing concepts, this course will have you saying "Eureka, I've got it!" in no time!

To begin, author Sean Colins covers the fundamentals of DNS. He then segues to more complex topics such as setting up a DNS server on Linux, Mac, and Windows and working with DNS record types, such as AAAA, MX, TX, CNAME, and SPF. He offers breakdowns of difficult concepts as well as practical technical tips for the day-to-day activities involved in DNS server management.

PowerPoint for Office 365: Animation in Depth

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
Create sophisticated animations that make your presentations come alive using PowerPoint for Office 365. Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann shows you how in this course. Heather begins with a primer on PowerPoint animation, helping you understand when—and when not—to incorporate animations into a presentation. She then goes into the building blocks of animating in PowerPoint: layering objects, working with background images, animating text, playing with lighting effects, and zooming with style. Heather shows how to animate with transitions, and walks you through the creation of three sample projects: a spinning globe animation, an animated timeline, and a flip-book. She also introduces you to the new Office 365 Morph transition feature, which enables animation and movement across multiple slides. She wraps up by showing you how to polish your presentation by animating to music, automating playback, and exporting your PowerPoint file as a video.

Lightroom: Creative Color

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
With the color controls in Adobe Lightroom, you can ensure that a photo's colors are accurate; however, these controls are about more than just color correction. In this course, photographer and educator Chris Orwig shares techniques for working creatively with color in Lightroom. Follow along as Chris explains how to add vibrant colors to your shots and enhance the hair color of your subjects. He shows how to use split-toning controls to make your images cooler or warmer, fine-tune colors with HSL controls, create and work with presets, and produce a variety of other effects.

Learn Microsoft Surface Book and Other 2-in-1 Laptops

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
Get started with the Microsoft Surface Book and other hybrid laptop/tablet (2-in-1) computers. This course begins with a tour of the Surface Book Windows 10 device, explaining how to connect the mouse, keyboard, and external displays.

Nick Brazzi then steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles, and more.

Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.

Analyzing Big Data with Hive

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
Businesses thrive by making informed decisions that target the needs of their customers and users. To make such strategic decisions, they rely on data. Hive is a tool of choice for many data scientists because it allows them to work with SQL, a familiar syntax, to derive insights from Hadoop, reflecting the information that businesses seek to plan effectively.

This course shows how to use Hive to process data. Instructor Ben Sullins starts by showing you how to structure and optimize your data. Next, he explains how to get Hue, the Hadoop user interface, to leverage HiveQL when analyzing data. Using the newly configured option, he then demonstrates how to load data, create aggregate tables for fast query access, and run advanced analytics. He also takes you through managing tables and putting functions to use. This course is designed to help you find new ways to work with datasets so you can answer the tough data science questions that come your way.

Learn Marmoset Toolbag

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
Marmoset Toolbag is a full-featured, real-time rendering toolkit and look-dev suite bundled in an easy-to-use package. This straightforward and robust software offers digital artists the ability to see their 3D models in real time. Marmoset Toolbag works seamlessly with other procedural-based software used by professional game and media developers, such as Substance Painter, Quixel, MARI, and 3D-Coat. In this course, Christian Bradley breaks down the rendering pipeline provided by Marmoset Toolbag 2. Follow Christian as he provides an overview of the program's interface and explains basic techniques such as importing models. He also explains how the various map types affect the materials created in the program, walks you through how to save presets, and shows how to render your creations.

Learn Microsoft Surface: The Basics

Lynda.com - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 19:00
Get started with Microsoft Surface, Microsoft's powerful hybrid laptop and tablet computer. This course begins with a tour of this unique Windows 10 device, explaining how to connect the mouse, keyboard, and external displays.

Nick Brazzi then steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles and pinned apps, and more. Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote and for visual art. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.

Beautiful security

Science - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:00
Categories: New Materials

From preschool to prosperity :

Social Sciences - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:00
Bartik, Timothy J
Categories: New Materials

Hybrid Judaism :

Philosophy, Ethics & Religion - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:00
Kleinberg, Darren, 1976- author
Categories: New Materials

Professional real estate development

Business & Economics - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:00
Peiser, Richard B
Categories: New Materials

Marketing 4.0 :

Business & Economics - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:00
Kotler, Philip, author
Categories: New Materials

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