Norton Antivirus 2012

 
Over the past few years, Symantec has completed a course reversal for its Norton consumer Internet security suites. The massive package of security tools works better than it ever has before, with an impressive set of features, some useful new tools including remote management and download stability analysis, and third-party security efficacy benchmarks that are at the top of the heap. Meanwhile, CNET Labs' performance benchmarks indicate that though Norton doesn't leave the smallest footprint on your system, users should see a minimal impact overall.






Norton Internet Security 2012

Installation
For the third year in a row, Norton's formerly sluggish beast offers a smooth and fast installation operation. Once you run the installer, the program is ready to operate in about a minute--impressively fast, and doubly so considering past performance. The installation process is also the first time that you will interact with Quorum, Norton's behavior-based detection engine. You'll be asked to participate by sending anonymous data to Symantec's cloud. Opting out of the data submission, according to Symantec, will not affect your security.

Running the trial of Norton also requires registering the program. Like many programs, Norton used to force open your default browser and take you to the company's registration Web site. Now you can register from within the program. Uninstalling the software left about 10 Registry entries behind, but no other traces were detectable. Overall, Norton's installation experience was fast and hassle-free, with a minimum of configuration options--but the ones that did come up appeared necessary.

Interface
Norton AntiVirus 2012 contains some changes to the 2011 interface, although the design is heavily reminiscent of the previous version. It keeps the dark theme, punctuated by yellow text, and the contrast works well. Changes this year include a reorganized and streamlined Settings interface; a "pinnable" Advanced screen--so that power users can get about their business faster--which also comes with a CPU gauge; and tweaks to the System Status indicator. This year, the interface feels more balanced between the feature display and empty space.

The simplified layout offers Scans on the left, Updates in the center, and Advanced tools on the right. Clicking on one reveals controls specific to that area of protection. At the bottom of the interface is a wide, short map of the world covered with blinking yellow dots. Each one, according to Symantec, represents a threat to one of its users that has been successfully blocked. The Activity Map visual is cute, but completely irrelevant to your personal safety. More interesting is that below the map there are a series of mobile app-style buttons. In NIS you can access the new Norton Management, Norton Mobile, Norton Online Family, Norton Safe Web, and Norton Backup without having to jump to your browser. NAV only has the Activity Map and Norton Backup.

Features and support
There aren't many new features in Norton AntiVirus 2012, but what's new ought to appeal to the kind of person who wants the souped-up security in this robust suite.

One of the better new features is a change to Download Insight. This community-driven tool originally evaluated files being downloaded for security, but now it looks at their stability for other Norton users, too. There are also metered bandwidth options for people on rate-limited connections, and several interface tweaks to make the program easier on the eyes and to make it easier to find things.

The reputation-based security checks where your programs were installed from and when they were installed, and compares that against data from the 58 million users participating in the crowd-sourced Norton Community Watch to see if any of your programs should be red-flagged. Norton's System Insight component has been bumped up to version 2.0; System Insight is the proprietary internal network that warns you when your programs unnecessarily hog system resources. This gives some extra heft to the system performance map, where you can click on any spike and see what caused it.

The third iteration of Download Insight applies the same reputation-based logic to new downloads, and the fourth version of Norton SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Automatic Response) looks for suspicious software behavior and automatically chooses protective actions. You can toggle how aggressive SONAR is in the Settings window.

Along with the quick scan, the full-system scan, and the custom scan for viruses and malware, you can now have Norton scan your Facebook wall for malicious links. There are also on-demand reputation-based quick scans, full scans, and custom scans for users who want Norton to immediately scan their installed programs. After completing a scan, Norton provides users with a summary report. More-detailed information, including scan duration and a deeper dive into threats discovered, can be read under the History option from the main window. There's also a link that you can follow in case you believe that Norton missed something in its scan, although as reputation-based protection matures, on-demand scanning becomes less of an issue when compared with the "always-on" protection offered here.

The bootable recovery tool isn't new, but it now comes with a feature that automatically creates a CD, DVD, or USB-based bootable device. The USB component is especially important on optical-drive-free systems such as Netbooks.

As with the rest of the program, the support options have been streamlined behind a drop-down menu in the top right of the interface. Help opens local support, Tutorials leads to a Web site with extensive how-tos, and the Get Support link accesses the breadth of Norton's customer support in a new window. Here, users can chat with tech support 24-7, explore the user manual, and check out the Norton FAQ and knowledge base. Phone support is also available, although Symantec takes part in the trend to make phone support harder to access by funneling users to online resources.

Performance
Norton's fast installation and comprehensive feature set would be useless without solid performance, and Norton Internet Security 2012 delivers extremely high third-party efficacy benchmarks and strong performance benchmarks.

In a real-world test, Norton 2012 completed a Quick Scan in 2 minutes, 43 seconds; the Full Scan took 1 hour 43 minutes and 54 seconds. While the Full Scan average is comparable to last year's, the Quick Scan was approximately 1 minute and 30 seconds slower than last year's average.

CNET Labs' benchmarks found both Norton Internet Security 2012 and Norton AntiVirus 2012 to have performed well, although not as strongly as some of their competitors. Note that we can't directly compare this year's results with last year's because we upgraded our testing computer from Windows 7 x64 to Windows 7 x64 with Service Pack 1.

NIS 2012 slowed down the Labs' computer boot time by about 11.8 seconds, one of the fastest scores this year, whereas NAV 2012 added an unimpressive 21.2 seconds. This is in line with previous years, which saw NIS do better on boot than NAV.

Both had a very small impact on the computer's shutdown time, slowing it down only by about 4 seconds compared with an unprotected computer. Scan times for both were disappointingly average in the Labs; in previous years, they were aggressively competitive. However, our in-use system performance tests, the iTunes decoding, Microsoft Office, media multitasking, and Cinebench tests, showed both Norton suites having a low-level impact on our test computer. This means that, all things being equal, you're not going to notice much when Norton is running as you go about your computing business.


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The Emotionally Intelligent Nurse Leader

“WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A NURSE?” one might ask a little girl or boy with such aspirations. And the child might reply, “I want to take care of people and make them feel better.” There is something quite compelling about that possibility to a young person who has discovered her own ability to affect the well-being and feelings of others, and many nurses can recall a similar drive propelling them into their chosen career.

Where Did the Time Go?
A registered nurse who graduated from nursing school in the early 1990s remembers learning the textbook methods of giving back rubs, making beds, and turning and bathing patients. Accordingly, clinical experiences, at least the fundamental ones, required mastery of these and other skills involved in “taking care of people and making them feel better.” But when she emerged onto the cardiac step-down unit for the first time as a registered nurse, she salvaged very little time for these niceties. “I spent almost half of my time documenting,” she recalls, “and a good deal of that was done after reporting off to the next shift.” Time with patients was confined to the minutes required to do a head-to-toe assessment at the beginning of the shift, medication rounds every two hours, and confirmationthat intravenous pumps and other equipment were running smoothly. “If I spent extra time with a patient,” she says, “it was because that patient called me. If there was a problem that wasn’t quick to solve, it usually meant staying later to chart or being late with someone else’s medications.” On the anxiety-laden cardiac floor, time was at a premium, and the proverbial squeaky wheels eked out what little remained once the essential tasks were completed.

Gone were the minutes, or even hours, that the nurse once passed by the patient’s bedside, conversing and teaching in relaxed, nonstructured ways. Gone was the careful attention to how the patient was really coping with his illness. Gone also was the time to reassure, the time to get acquainted, the time to understand. But certainly the essential nature of reassuring, getting acquainted, and understanding is inherent in any nurse’s value structure. Nursing schools tout the emotional element of compassion as fundamental to bedside care.

In reality, there was once more time specifically allocated to compassion in health care than there is today. Nurses who have practiced for thirty to forty years can recall roles and responsibilities much different from those of their younger counterparts. Supporting the patient has taken on a different meaning, a meaning that many older nurses have found difficult to reconcile with the concept of care they learned earlier. Complicated treatment plans, intense drug regimens, and increasingly acute conditions have cornered the nurse between technological accuracy and bedside grace. The hospital is not the world it once was.
 
What Has Happened to Our Patients?

Not surprisingly, patients have also changed. They are sicker, confined only during the most crucial hours of their recovery. Because patients are sent home so quickly, planning for discharge begins during the admitting process. Patients are expected to independently accomplish in hours what convalescents of the past would have been led through over days or even weeks. They are wheeled in, wheeled through, and wheeled out amid an array of scans, pokes, prods, opinions, discharge instructions, and multiple staff. They are anxious. Their families are anxious. The fact is that patients and their families bring fear, apprehension, anger, and grief to the hospital, just as they did forty years ago. What has changed is nurses’ opportunity to deal with these emotions. The environment in which the emotions are experienced has changed as well.

The Emotional Cure

If one were to imagine the scientific advance most immediately needed in nursing, perhaps it would be a way to encapsulate and mete out a cure for the emotions that ail patients entering the health care system, just as we have streamlined and perfected many technical aspects of patient care. However, we could not expect this cure to come in a measured dose or a prescribed protocol. Instead, we would need to be able to
  • Identify an emotional state almost instantly
  • Understand what the emotion could lead to if unregulated or what it might represent in the patient’s recovery process
  • Understand the emotion’s effect on the family, ourselves, and other caregivers
  • Allow our own emotional state to maintain equilibrium in the face of intense emotions of others
  • Help patients, families, and colleagues to manage and regulate their own emotions (Mayer, Salovey, and Caruso, 2000, 2002)
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BitDefender AntiVirus Plus 2012

BitDefender AntiVirus Plus is an antivirus antivirus diclaim become number 1 in the world. BitDefender AntiVirus Plus provides Silent Essential Security against viruses, spyware, phishing attacks and identity theft, all in a friendly and customizable dashboard, without slowing down your PC. It also includes the protection of innovative social network.

BitDefender provides security solutions to meet the protection requirements of today's computing environment, delivering effective threat management to home and corporate users.BitDefender AntiVirus Plus is a powerful antivirus and antispyware tool with features that best meet your security needs.

Ease of use and automatic updates make BitDefender Antivirus an 'install and forget' product. BitDefender capitalizes on virtual life and behavior-based detection, in addition to cloud-based services, to stop the emerging e-threats that other products miss.The autopilot provides hassle-free experience by making optimal security-related decisions without input from you. This means no pop-ups, no warnings, nothing to configure.

Key-Features:
  • Defends against viruses and spyware
  • Efforts to stop ID theft
  • Filter the link you receive from your friends Facebook and Twitter
  • Provide early warning of risky websites

FEATURES : Security unmatched. BitDefender capitalizes on virtual life and behavior-based detection, in addition to cloud-based services, to stop the emerging e-threats that other products miss.
  • Active Virus Control - Monitor the behavior of processes as they run to detect new unknown viruses &
  • Rescue mode - Reboot your computer in a trusted environment, which is used for cleaning and restoration
  • Browser Virtualization - isolates the browser from the operating system in environments BitDefender set up to block web-based threats
  • Vulnerability Scanner - Check for missing or outdated security software and system settings are potentially unsafe absolute Silence. BitDefender's Autopilot making all security-related decisions for you!
  • Autopilot - Provides a hassle-free experience by making optimal security-related decisions without input from you
  • Socialization worry-free. Protect yourself and your friends, from e-threats attempting to exploit the trust you have built with them.
  • Social Protection Network - Filter link that you received from your friends Facebook and Twitter and monitor your privacy settings
  • Search Advisor - Provides advance warning of risky websites that exact search results on Google and Bing
  • Number of Privacy. BitDefender protects your privacy and personal data with various modules and special function.
  • Personal Data Filter - Prevents critical data, such as your social security number, from ever leaving your computer
  • Antiphising - Block sites that support a variety of credit card fraud or phishing attempts
  • Encryption Chat - Keep your personal conversations in Yahoo and MSN Messenger
  • Full speed. BitDefender 2012 took "scheduled scan" to a new level, as the scanning occurs only when the system is idle.
  • Dispatcher Scan - Triggers when the scan system resource usage drops below a certain threshold to avoid impact on the performance of your system.
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Notepad ++ 5.9.4

Notepad++ es un editor gratuito de código fuente y un sustituto de Notepad que soporta varios lenguajes. Funciona en entorno MS Windows y su uso está regulado por la licencia GPL.

Basado en un potente componente de edición llamado Scintilla, Notepad++ está escrito en C++ y usa directamente la API de Win32 y STL, lo que asegura una gran velocidad de ejecución y un menor tamaño del programa. Mediante la optimización de tantas rutinas como sea posible sin perder la interfaz amigable con el usuario, Notepad++ intenta reducir las emisiones mundiales de dióxido de carbono.



Al usar una menor potencia de CPU, el PC puede frenar y reducir el consumo de energía, dando como resultado un medio ambiente más ecológico.
  • Resaltado de Sintaxis y envoltura de Sintaxis
  • WYSIWYG
  • Resaltado de Sintaxis definido por el usuario
  • Auto-completado
  • Multi-Documento
  • Multi-Vista
  • Soporte para la Búsqueda y Substitución de Expresiones Regulares
  • Soporte completo para Arrastrar y Soltar
  • Posición dinámica de Vistas
  • Auto-detección de Estado del Fichero
  • Aumentar y reducir el Zoom
  • Entorno Multi-Lenguaje soportado
  • Favoritos
  • Resaltado de paréntesis y sangría
  • Grabación y ejecución de macros


Cambios Recientes:

Las nuevas características y errores corregidos:
  • Añadir 3 paneles de proyectos para la gestión de proyectos
  • Doc Switcher puede ordenar ahora.
  • Fijar un error grave – accidente en el momento del lanzamiento, si el lenguaje del usuario por defecto definido se estableció en la sesión anterior.
  • Soluciona el problema de accidente durante la impresión de algunas impresoras.
  • Fijar la versión ANSI Portapapeles de la historia de las entradas de error de visualización.
  • Fijar la pantalla incorrecta de diálogo de configuración de la ficha número de Lang Menú / pestaña de configuración de diálogo Preferencias.

Incluye plugins (Unicode):
  • Spell Checker v1.3.3
  • NppFTP 0.24.1
  • NppExport v0.2.8
  • Plugin administrador 0.9.3.1
  • Converter 3.0

Incluye plugins (ANSI):
  • TextFX v0.25
  • NppExec v0.4.1
  • Spell Checker v1.3.3
  • NppExport v0.2.8
  • Luz Explorador v1.6
  • Compare Plugin 1.5.5
  • Plugin administrador 0.9.3.1
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Takken 3 For PC

Back in his homeland of Korea, Hwoarang was drafted into the military and assigned to SpecOps units. Although success in a variety of missions are highly respected, his penchant for breaking rules and orders of senior officers to give more than a few headaches.

Hwoarang felt a strange emptiness within him. He remembered long for the days hurrying money on the street brawl, hastily hand-to-hand combat, and fight against Jin Kazama. The military can not quell the desire.

One day, the announcement of the next tournament that reached the ears Hwoarang. For the first time in several years, his blood began to move. He would defeat Jin, Heihachi Mishima, and anyone who dared stand in his way to claim the Mishima Zaibatsu as his own. Full of anticipation, Hwoarang slipped out of the military base and headed for the Tournament.

Epilogue
Hwoarang won the tournament, and now is to control the Mishima Zaibatsu. But to everyone's surprise, he immediately sold to another company Mishima Zaibatsu. He then went on another journey - there is one last task he must complete.

Ending, "Fin Hwoarang"

Hwoarang walked to the parking area where Jin is waiting. When Jin wanted to ask what Hwoarang, Hwoarang replied that he did not get a chance to fight him during the tournament, so he will fight Jin here. Jin said that there is no reason to fight, Hwoarang, however, stated that he did not. The screen turns white and the fight begins.

In the next part of the scene, both Jin and Hwoarang are panting in exhaustion after the fight. Before words can be spoken between the two, one of the military commander of South Korea Hwoarang came and he was surrounded by several soldiers. In an effort to help Hwoarang, Jin beat two soldiers. Hwoarang whistle, and then beat up some other soldiers. Commander, angry because Hwoarang is trying to escape, said soldiers opened fire. Jin and Hwoarang took refuge behind a blue car.Hwoarang Jin said he got his "butt kicked out there," and that Jin could get a chance to equalize the score at the next tournament.Both the exchange of smile. The car eventually exploding and the commander orders ceasefire, only to discover that Jin and Hwoarang had fled.

Trivia:
  • Hwoarang has a short and 'style' hair for the first time and last.
  • Hwoarang looked out of the two costumes stereotypes (biker and taekwondo clothing) for the first time.
  • Hwoarang speak English when he faced Jin to a fight, with Jin responded in English as well. In later games, they only speak Korean and Japanese, respectively.



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Naruto the way of ninja

Naruto is a manga series created by Masashi Kishimotoyanghave young Naruto as a character large utama.KeberhasilanNaruto made ​​it easy to transfer to cartoon, shown with the same success on TV Tokyo.

But there is a version for the PC missing, which is offered insini.Naruto: The Way of the Ninja is a fighting game characterantaratiga: Naruto has mentioned Uzumaki, Sasuke and SakuraUchiba, three candidates to become a great warrior.

In Konoha villa located in the Land of Fire, which disebutiblisKyuubi want to spoil the Universe, and Naruto and his colleagues had to use all their martial arts skills to stop it. This program, with the air of the manga and good graphics, fun guaranteed.
 
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Ebook Estate Playing Cards

IntroductionEstate Playing Cards is the new card deck for the 21st Century. This guide is the companion to the pack and does not set out to duplicate books on card games. There is a full explanation of the deck and suggested variations to many popular card games. For card enthusiasts the guide is a primer aimed at generating discussion on where to take Estate Playing Cards. By exploring the deck and road testing it with card playing friends, a host of fresh ideas will hopefully lead to more guides and games.

The guide covers a brief history of cards including some ancient evidence for five estates as opposed to four suits; explains the deck in full; examines variations to some popular single player games; moves on to player games; covers some of the well known partner games; before finally adding a touch of mystery and imagination to Estate Playing Cards. The cards can only be purchased on ebay by typing 5 Suit Playing Cards in the search window.


HistoryDating from over 2000 BC in ancient Babylon, the Divine Feminine is equal in strength, passion, magic, wit, power and joy to the Divine Masculine. In the last two thousand years the god has existed without the goddess yet the images of the feminine and masculine that come from that region bring forth perceptions that are at once age-old and incredibly modern to our times reflecting a contemporary worldview that does not restrict the experience of femininity to the male-defined other, and vice-versa. Witness the absence of a Queen in early European decks.

Cards base their symbols in many different forms throughout China gradually evolving from knucklebones through dice and dominoes. It was probable that in the perfect sequence there were 9 pieces of 5 suits – bags, money, batons or bows, swords, and a fifth undefined, and therefore dismissed, mark. This suggests that Europeans, who knew nothing whatever about them, would settle on four instead of five suits.

Playing cards were probably adapted from the game of chess, first found in Hindostan, in about 450 A.D. The arrival of playing cards in Europe from India and China can be dated to the late Middle Ages. Despite regional variations in naming of the four suits, their popularity for games, for telling fortunes, even for teaching children their numbers, has endured. The basic divisions into court and other cards have lasted as well.

In cards from the East, the pack number and shape of cards varied from Europe as did the number of suits. Indian and Persian packs consisted of eight and ten suits.

In 1377, Brother Johannes von Rheinfelden, a Dominican friar, described variant packs containing queens, or two kings and two queens each with their 'marschalli', or packs containing five or six kings each (i.e. 5 or 6 suits) with 'marschalli', or even four kings, four queens making packs of up to 60. A group of patterns, referred to as hunting decks, from 15th century Germany had no trumps, and their composition was basically similar to Moorish decks with different suits systems using hunting or hunted animals. Deers, hounds, falcons and nooses were sometimes extended to a fifth suit featuring shields.

The popularity of cards was not always thus. Accounts through the centuries refer to cards as an invention of the devil, with kings and court cards symbolizing idols and false gods. There are innumerable references, usually from church and state, across millennia, banning or at least discouraging the playing of cards, and not surprisingly a bit of heraldic hypocrisy is never far away.

A series of engraved copper plates from Italy dated around 1470 are thought to be the source of European cards. These fifty cards are divided into five groups of 10 cards. The five groups portray Positions in Life, Muses, Sciences, Virtues and Planets or the Creation of the World. The five suits are also referred to as Trumps, Scepters, Cups, Pentacles and Swords barely remarkable similarity to the Tarot.

Towards the end of the nineteenth century a set of forty numeral cards of four suits was produced in Germany. The scenes painted on the cards depicted the history of the four “great” continents – Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Australia would be added later with the introduction in the 21st century of Estate Playing Cards.


21st CenturyEstate Playing Cards brings ancient oblations, 15th century Italy and traditional four suit card decks into the 21st Century through synthesis and modernization. It augments the popular four suits - Church, Corporation, Community, Military with the fifth estate - the Media; replaces the royal & joker cards with family & imperial cards respectively thereby increasing the number of cards in the pack.

While five suit decks have been around for almost a century, Estate Playing Cards is a more fundamental modification to traditional playing cards; changes that not only reflect more accurately the modern world but retain some of the earliest features of ancient cards from Europe and Asia.

The standard pack has been increased from 52 to 60 Cards consisting of five suits Waves, Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades. These suits are referred to as Estates. Each estate contains 12 cards – Ace, Woman, Man, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. There are also two imperial cards, the Pope and the President, replacing the Joker, making a total of 62 cards.

The New Estate is called Waves, representing signals put out by various media. The symbol used is a graphic of a transmission wave.

Most existing card games can be played with an estate deck. Some remain virtually unchanged while others require modifications. This guide covers basic rules for several well known games and any changes or variations generated by the estate deck. Detailed instructions and strategies for conventional games may follow in a forthcoming book. The traditional estates have had several name changes, however the Media has never been included until now.

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Ebook How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2011

How to Cheat in 3ds Max - updated for latest rev of Max** Need to get results with 3ds max fast? Why take months to learn every button in 3ds max when you can create great visuals with just a few key tools? Learn to create quick yet stunning special effects, and animated characters with the fastest techniques possible.

Need convincing grass, trees, water, shadows? You can use the memory-hogging methods that choke your display and take forever to render, or you can get it done bing-bang with this book. When you need an animated character you can spend days fiddling with polygons, or you can use this book to put it together in minutes and get the entire project done in a day.

How to Cheat in 3ds max includes a host of time-saving techniques as well as little-known tools that will make you look like an expert in no time flat. This book is for busy professionals who need to get it done right, but also need it done fast. This rev of the book will have higher-end cheats (for Intermediate users) and ALL NEW or UPDATED content on: new modelling and material tools, mental ray, special effects, particle systems, and scripting.

The web site offers scene files and bitmaps used to illustrate the cheats, also music files, organizational samples, and instructional Camtasia movies of Michele where Michele showing some of the trickier techniques.

* 3ds Max luminary, Bousquet, shares 3ds Max secrets and little-known tips and tricks that save users bundles of time. * Concise, step-by-step, focused, examples with everything on the accompanying web site so animators and modelers can start toying right away: NEW camtasia MOVIES with Michele demonstrating the trickiest cheats. * Proven "How to Cheat" series - Learn to create quick yet stunning special effects, animations, realistic textures, and game elements - the fastest techniques possible.
 
Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects within your time and budget? Want to hone your 3ds Max skills so you can concentrate on your modeling, lighting, texturing, and animation? Then How to Cheat in 3ds Max is for you! Michele Bousquet shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of a CG artist who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline.

With her in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional artwork and animation, Michele is THE go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great effects fast.

This accessible, practical book is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step workthroughs that you’ll wonder how you survived without it. Written for 3ds Max 2011 and backwards compatible to 3ds Max 2008.

‘My first impression was "WOW!" and my second impression was "This is what reference material should look like!" The balance between illustration and text is just right for visual people – 3D artists will love it.’

Borislav "Bobo" Petrov
Technical Director of Visual Effects, Frantic Films

‘This excellent book will inspire anyone to dig a little deeper into this incredible piece of software.’

Stefan Vittori
Managing Director, Tangram 3DS

‘The best tricks of the trade, deliciously illustrated. Michele reveals the secrets behind the magic of using 3ds Max. Move over David Blaine.’

Mark Gerhard
3ds Max Guru


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Ebook XML Processing with Perl, Python, and PHP

Almost ten years ago, my introduction to the commercial world was handling and dealing with the databases of a UK government body. We used a free text-retrieval system to store information about software products, teachers, and trainers. Although we had fields for the information, when we entered a search, we were searching the whole document, not just one field or a collection of them.

One of my jobs was to write programs that processed the information, deduced the fields, extracted compound addresses and telephone numbers, and tidied up the results to put into a new version of the database.

Access to the database was through a Sun-based Unix system, and the PCs and Macs on the network didn’t talk to each other, but they did talk over Telnet to the Sun database server. You could do searches, edit information, and cut and paste, but you had no control over how the information looked without manually massaging the text you’d just copied.

Ten Years Later
Ten years later, for the most part I still do the same thing, although not with the same company or the same information. Ultimately, though, I’m still working with databases and storage systems that rely on managing and dealing with a lot of text, but in a structured way that is somehow intelligent enough to know what I’m storing but flexible enough not to restrict what it is I want to store.

The information I’m dealing with has to be accessible on a number of different platforms. In my home office alone, I’ve got Macs, Unix, Linux, at least five different versions of Windows, and handhelds running EPOC32 and PalmOS. They support different character sets, and I have to be able to convert the information into more usable formats, such as HTML for display, or stored in more rigid systems, like an RDBMS.

What should I use? Do I play with a free text-retrieval system again?

If I use a database system, how will I transfer my contacts from my desktop Mac to my portable Windows notebook or to Palm? If I want to view the information online, can I convert it easily? If I build an application that provides me with access to the information, how do I go about storing my preferences? How do I make the information available over the network in a format that can be accessed by all the machines that need to use it?



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