*Dynamite Coding Skills Winner – Online Data Push by Evandro de Paula

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Screen name: Evandro de Paula Title/Functional role: Consultant Project title: Online Data Push Time to complete : 09/08/2009 – 11/21/2009 Project details: The purpose of the project is to substitute a Batch Data Push SQL 2005 SSIS based solution, which was very poor designed (no transaction control, no start from stop, scalability issues, etc.), for… Read more »

73 Books, Videos and Rough Cuts Recently Added

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  The following books, rough cuts, and videos were recently added to the Safari Books Online library: The Leadership Mystique: Leading Behavior in the Human Enterprise, Second Edition By: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries. Publisher: FT Press The Manager’s Coaching Toolkit: Fast and Simple Solutions for Busy Managers By: Dr David Allamby. Publisher: FT… Read more »

Dynamite Coder Submission – uAttack.com by Mark Naughton

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Screen name: MarkNaughton Title/Functional role: President Company name: TechnoChill Inc. Project title: uAttack.com Time to complete : 1 year Project details: Web surfers control laser targeted missles via live streaming video. Resources used: Entirely Microsoft, Visual Studio 2008, sql server 2008, asp.net with Ajax. Parties involved: Just myself Any other details you would like us… Read more »

Total Training, Inc. Adds 92 Videos to Safari Books Online Library

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Total Training, Inc. is a pioneer in innovative online and DVD-based training for leading creative design, digital video, and office productivity software programs. Ranging from casual hobbyists to the most seasoned professionals, our users quickly learn new software applications and broaden their knowledge of programs currently used. Narrated in an entertaining format by industry experts… Read more »

Complimentary 10/08/2009 Webcast with Author Nancy Duarte – Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

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You are invited to attend this 60-minute webcast with Nancy Duarte, principle of Duarte Design, the firm that created the presentation for Al Gore’s Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. Hear Duarte speak about the ideas that drive her work:  Connect with specific audiences Turn ideas into informative graphics Use sketching and diagramming techniques effectively Create… Read more »

Safari Books Online Subscribers Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek – The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits

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Exclusive Content Sneak Peek for Safari Books Online Subscribers. While the rest of the world waits until October 2009, Safari subscribers can begin reading The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, 5th Anniversary Edition now! Five years ago, at the Bottom of the Pyramid, by C.K. Prahalad, showed companies how they could reignite profits… Read more »

How to embed fonts in ePub files

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(You may be interested in the earlier article, When to embed fonts in ePub files.) Font selection Font formats and licensing are complicated. The ePub specification recommends that book designers and reading system implementers use OpenType fonts when possible (although TrueType fonts remain more common). If your font ends in a .otf extension, it’s an… Read more »

When to embed fonts in ePub files

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First, let’s be perfectly clear: The ePub specification supports embedded fonts. Embedded fonts are supported through use of the CSS2 @font-face rule. Reading system support As of September 2009, the following readers do support @font-face: Adobe Digital Editions Sony Reader Implicitly, any reading device which uses the Adobe reading SDK should have the same behavior,… Read more »

*Dynamite Coding Skills Winner ~ Automated TB Nodule Detection in Chest X-rays

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Screen name: Ash Title/Functional role: Lead Developer Project title: Automated TB nodule detection in chest X-rays Time to complete : a year Project details: Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) is a common and deadly infectious disease which can infect the lungs. One of our natural defences against TB is to try to ‘wall’ the foreign bacterium off,… Read more »