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Kill It with Fire

Written By: Marianne Bellotti
  • ID Book : 1718501196
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Genre : Computers
  • Reads : 608
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : kill-it-with-fire.pdf

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Kill It with Fire examines aging computer systems, the evolution of technology over time, and how organizations can modernize, maintain, and future-proof their current systems. “Kill it with fire,” the typical first reaction to a legacy system falling into obsolescence, is a knee-jerk approach that often burns through tons of money and time only to result in a less efficient solution. This book offers a far more forgiving modernization framework, laying out smart value-add strategies and proven incremental techniques that work equally well for ancient systems and brand-new ones. Internationally known for restoring some of the world’s oldest, messiest computer networks to operational excellence, software engineering expert Marianne Bellotti distills key lessons and insights from her experience into practical, research-backed guidance on topics from “chaos” testing solutions to building momentum-driven teams and effective communication structures. Using clear explanations and simple exercises, she’ll help you determine when to modernize, how to organize, what migrations will add the most value, and where to focus your maintenance efforts for maximum impact. With witty, engaging prose, Bellotti explains why new doesn’t always mean better, weaving in illuminating case studies and jaw-dropping anecdotes from her work in the field. You’ll learn: • Tips and best practices for assessing architecture and testing assumptions • How to avoid trends and pick the right modernization solutions for your specific needs • How to determine whether your migrations will add value before you invest in them • Critical considerations every organization should weigh before moving data to the cloud • Team-based strategies and motivational tricks for keeping modernization plans on track • Key outcomes and checklists for determining when a project is finished Packed with resources, exercises, and flexible frameworks for organizations of all ages and sizes, Kill It with Fire will give you a vested interest in your technology’s future.

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  • File Pdf: make-you-a-man.pdf

Book Summary:

Claire Sawyer is a PR queen with the breasts of Venus di Milo and the morals of Attila the Hun. At the sharp end of the celebrity food chain she is amoral yet pragmatic. When the opportunity arises to make a star out of James-a scruffy sociology student-Claire and her friend Santosh waste no time in giving the young man the make-over of his life. He soon becomes the beau of the London celeb circuit, fraternising with louche young rock stars and models. What Claire and Santosh don’t bank on is their living boy toy having a strong mind and sexuality of his own.

Kill It With Magic

By J. A. Cipriano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : J. A. Cipriano Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 109
  • File Pdf: kill-it-with-magic.pdf

Book Summary:

Sixteen-year-old Lillim Callina is good at two things: running away and magic. Now, Lillim’s half-demon ex-boyfriend is contacting her for help, she has somehow gotten herself mixed up in a kidnapping, and her long-dead rival has risen from the grave. So when a dragon plotting to take over the world offers her a choice- work for him or else- Lillim Callina is going to choose else.

The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening

By Various
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Isbn : 1630086177
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: the-art-of-fire-emblem.pdf

Book Summary:

The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening contains an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the smash-hit 3DS game, from beautifully illustrated renditions of your favorite characters, to storyboards for in-game events, character designs, weapon designs, character profiles, and the entirety of the script with every possible branch of dialogue! Relive some of the most poignant moments of the game, or see what might have been if you had made different in-game decisions with the Art of Fire Emblem Awakening!

Words of the Piasa

By Duncan Glenns
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781452093017
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 652
  • File Pdf: words-of-the-piasa.pdf

Book Summary:

Imagine yourself being the powerful, magical and now legendary creature which has been recognized world-wide throughout history as most likely the most powerful being whom has ever existed. Used to being the top of the food chain and even having had dominion over these upstart human beings for all of the time which they have called Mother Earth their home. You have seen many of their kind make somewhat valiant attempts at the creation of a life that would be in tune with that of the "mother" within this world for innumerable of their lifetimes, only to see them fail at every important crossroad with which they were faced. Now imagine that you have seen these humans remove most of the Magic from the world that you love and have called home for time longer than they can even begin to realize how to measure and that they are causing the ending of the existence of many of the beings that have existed here since times untold, who were all vessels which truly contained the strong essence of the old magic that was once so fully saturated this lovely world, but their advancements and the Technology of which they were so very capable of creating had now begun to unchangeably, possibly negatively alter the world which you had called home for such a very, very long time. Yet imagine as well, that you the Piasa, possibly the last of dragon kind had discovered within these humans, something that was quite possibly some new sort of Magic one which you had never seen before, called love; which at first you had been unfamiliar with, but now that you had experienced it through relationships with several of these unique beings felt that it was the one and only hope for us all?

Snowe White: True Story

By Nadja Sayej
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ArtStars* Books
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 640
  • File Pdf: snowe-white.pdf

Book Summary:

A love story gone wrong. Set in Berlin in the early 2010s, this story is based on one woman's journey as the "art critic rapper." Page by page, diary entry after diary entry, we learn about Snowe White, a rapper trying to make her way through there Berlin art scene. Written between 2012-2016, it’s an ode to the artists, friends and long nights, parties, mishaps and heartbreaks at the peak of the cultural revolution in the city of Berlin (Before it became too expensive). This is my pop culture manifesto. If I was Richard Linklater, this would be my “Suburbia.” If I was Chuck Klosterman, this would be my “Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs.” “A great new book about youth, love, and ambition. Honest and direct and full of heart.” -RM Vaughan

Hell Fire

By Lia Davis,L.A. Boruff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Davis Raynes Publishing Group, LLC
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 388
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 908
  • File Pdf: hell-fire.pdf

Book Summary:

One day, I'll rule every lycan and vampire in the world as their hybrid High Alpha with my triplet sisters at my side. As if that's not enough pressure, I just met my fated mates, and one of them is the heir to a massive witch coven. If we have babies (WAY in the future, geez) they'll be witch-vampire-lycan hybrids. With Lucifer and Lilith as their great-grandparents. But I can't even think about that right now. I have to figure out why all the students at my school act like they're hypnotized. And get to know my mates. And try not to rip my freaking clothes off every time I see them. Oh, and do all that without my parents finding out. Cause they'd FREAK.

Pyromantic

By Lish McBride
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Isbn : 1627795499
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 622
  • File Pdf: pyromantic.pdf

Book Summary:

Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him. But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.

Lovecraft Cocktails: Elixirs & Libations from the Lore of H. P. Lovecraft

By Mike Slater,Red Duke Games, LLC
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Isbn : 1682686426
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 553
  • File Pdf: lovecraft-cocktails.pdf

Book Summary:

75 drinks, potions, concoctions, and offerings for your next haunted housewarming or Samhain soirée. The author and the illustrator behind the best-selling Necronomnomnom have summoned another glorious grimoire—this time featuring cursed cocktails. These boozy and punny recipes pay homage to Lovecraftian horror themes and monsters with titles such as the King in Jell-O, Pink FlaMi-Go, and Sunken Island Iced Tea. Further libations include the Hell Residente, Moscow Ghoul, the Root Beer of All Evil, and the Bloodbath & Beyond. The book provides “Virgin Sacrifices” for the coachman designated to drive everyone back from the séance, or for anyone not wanting to imbibe the devil’s water. There are 75 delicious and malicious recipes, each gorgeously illustrated, mercilessly tested, and hilariously written. Recipes appear in the form of cryptic rhymes and arcane rituals but are always easy (and fun) to follow. Bibulous and ridiculous, Lovecraft Cocktails will bring delight and fright for Halloween, the holidays, and beyond.

Arachnid 2.0

By Lee Gabel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Frankenscript Press
  • Isbn : 0991849892
  • Pages : 485
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 522
  • File Pdf: arachnid-2-0.pdf

Book Summary:

Spiders. Over 35,000 species. Every person on Earth eaten in one year. Now there’s one more... a ravenous eight-legged hybrid thousands of years in the making and bigger than a dozen burritos. After a summer of exterminator training in New York, Bradley returns home ready to face his senior year with renewed confidence. But fate gets in the way of his grand teenage plans – especially when eight legs attack instead of four. And these aren’t your typical, everyday spiders. Their newly acquired taste for raw meat has them casting a wide net over Bradley’s sleepy San Fernando suburb. It doesn’t take them long to scramble up the food chain. Add a vengeful ex-girlfriend casting a web of lies into the mix, and things get downright sticky. But Detest-A-Pest can’t resist a challenge. Sam and O'Connor rejoin Bradley and his inventive friends as they wage war on an infestation of spiders poised to swallow not only the high school, but the neighborhood and everyone within... Arachnid 2.0 is a fast-paced creature feature horror novel, book two of the popular Detest-A-Pest series. Praise for Arachnid 2.0 "I am no longer young and usually cannot identify with younger points of view in books. I instantly was catapulted into this world and I loved it. This book had the right amount of realism, gruesomeness and horror. it is a winner. I did not read the first book and I now regret that. I will buy the third though." "Another great one! First there were rats and now spiders. I am so glad the story continues! Not only are the spiders trying to kill everyone, but they have to watch out for one vengeful ex girlfriend. I love all the characters in this series and I love the way new characters have been introduced. If you love creature horror books, definitely read this. The spiders are not your ordinary spiders and they have one objective...kill. With lots of action and some humor thrown in, it will keep you reading on way past your bedtime. The good news...another book is coming in 2020." "Got the Ebook yesterday, read it in two days, loved it. The next Stephen King, Can't wait for the next one." "I like the subject matter of this series. The creep factor is great! I’m having a great time getting to know this cast of characters, O’Connor is my fav! Everyone should have a pal like her, she cracks me up :) I’m a fan of series books, so I’m looking forward to the next story. folks who are fans of movies like Willard, arachnophobia would dig this series. Although, Books are so much cooler than movies..... I live in the redwoods, and after reading this book, I am paying way more attention to what’s in the shadows!" "This second book in the series takes another step forward from good to great. The characters and the story is something Stephen King would be proud of, don't miss this one!!!" "Fast-paced horror. Colorful and memorable characters and a great story. Warmly recommended. I loved it!"

The Nightmare Game

By Raymond Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Spectrum Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 199
  • File Pdf: the-nightmare-game.pdf

Book Summary:

A game designed to shatter the minds of the people who play it. A thief on a mission to save his sister. An ambitious demon masquerading as an artificial intelligence When Ramzan steals from the Chechnyan Mafia to create a better life for his sister, he knows he’s pissing off the wrong people. They want their money, and they’ve created a diabolical method of extracting information from their enemies. Full Immersion Virtual Reality sounds great, until he learns the horrors this incredible technology can cook up. Now, he must keep his wits up and his sanity points high as he battles hordes of fearsome abominations on his quest to escape. Zombies, lycanthropes, slime monsters and more stand in his way, controlled by a devious programmer that doesn’t play fair. Can Ramzan protect his secrets and maintain his sanity against this psychological onslaught? Will he succumb to the terror, and become the monster he set out destroy? He’s gotta stay sharp, and he’s gotta stay sane, if he has a hope of escaping… The Nightmare Game System. The original MMORPG Murder, Mutilation, Offensive, Repulsive Player Game

The Baen Big Book of Monsters

By Hank Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1625793162
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 439
  • File Pdf: the-baen-big-book-of-monsters.pdf

Book Summary:

SIZE MATTERS From the dragons of legend to Jack the Giant Killers colleague to King Kong and Godzilla, people have found the idea of giant creatures both scary and fascinating. Why so many should find accounts of a critter big enough to gulp down a puny human like an insignificantly small hor doeuvre or step on said human and leave a grease spot might be explained by the psychologists, but such yarns are undeniable fun, and heres a book crammed full of things that you cant outrun because they take_bigsteps, by writers with equally large reputations, including: David Drake, best-selling author of the Hammers Slammers and RCN series, describes the far future plight of an unusual descendant of present-day humans, whos being pursued by the descendants of another species, which are much larger than they were in our time. Robert Bloch, winner of the Hugo award and the lifetime achievement award of the World Fantasy Convention, and author of the classic horror novel_Psycho, introduces an unusual orphan and aspiring thespian who was much more than he seemed and was destined to play the biggest role of anyones lifetime. Philip Wylie, co-author of the SF classic,_When Worlds Collide_and other imaginative works, tells of the arrival of a very,_very_tall giant on Earth and what happened next, in a sharp-edged satiric tale. Murray Leinster, known as the Dean of Science Fiction Writers, spins a yarn of a stranded starship whose crew must get replacement parts from an abandoned outpost in order to take off again¾if they can reach the outpost through the swarming gigantic insect life of the planet. H.P. Lovecraft,_renowned master of horror, is on board with a story of a star-spawned thing which was not only huge, but invisible as well. Plus all-new stories by_New York Times_best-selling author Larry Correia, and_award-winning authors Sarah A. Hoyt and Wen Spencer. And much more. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About some of the contributors: _[David Drake is] a superb storyteller.Ó ¾Library Journal _[Robert] Bloch has become a virtual fixture on the popular culture landscape.Ó ¾Publishers Weekly _Dont plan on getting anything else done if you start a Wen Spencer novel; they are exceedingly hard to put down!Ó ¾Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award winning author _[Sarah A. Hoyts science fiction is] exciting and appealing . . . so fast-paced . . . the reader will reach escape velocity.Ó ¾Kevin J. Anderson _[H.P. Lovecraft was] the twentieth centurys greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.Ó ¾Stephen King

A Blight of Blackwings

By Kevin Hearne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Isbn : 0345548582
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 376
  • File Pdf: a-blight-of-blackwings.pdf

Book Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Iron Druid Chronicles comes the highly anticipated sequel to A Plague of Giants: A world-breaking war—an invasion of giant warriors—inspires a movement to fight back. SOLDIER AND AVENGER Daryck is from a city that was devastated by the war with the Bone Giants, and now he and a band of warriors seek revenge against the giants for the loved ones they’ve lost. But will vengeance be enough to salve their grief? DREAMER AND LEADER Hanima is part of a new generation with extraordinary magical talents: She can speak to fantastical animals. But when this gift becomes a threat to the powers-that-be, Hanima becomes the leader of a movement to use this magic to bring power to the people. SISTER AND SEEKER Koesha is the captain of an all-female crew on a perilous voyage to explore unknown waters. Though her crew is seeking a path around the globe, Koesha is also looking for her sister, lost at sea two years ago. But what lies beyond the edges of the map is far more dangerous than storms and sea monsters. . . . In this sequel to A Plague of Giants, these characters and more will become the voices of a new generation bringing hope and revolution to a war-torn world. Don’t miss any of Kevin Hearne’s action-packed Seven Kennings series A PLAGUE OF GIANTS • A BLIGHT OF BLACKWINGS • A CURSE OF KRAKENS (Coming Later!)

Navarin, Thunder and Shade

By William Stafford
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Isbn : 178538421X
  • Pages : 323
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 168
  • File Pdf: navarin-thunder-and-shade.pdf

Book Summary:

A young man and his strange companion, a weary warrior out for vengeance, a young girl on the run with a child, and a trio of wizards bent on ruling the world are just some of the characters in this epic fantasy adventure from prolific author William Stafford. Fans can expect his trademark humour as well as plenty of action and originality in this all-new addition to the fantasy genre.

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