Troubleshooting Your PC for Dummies

5 July 2008 |

Wow! This book made it to the second edition. Who’d have thunk that there was that much PC trouble out there?

Ah. The innocent. The naïve. The newbies. . . .

For the uninitiated, I have news for you: Trouble lurks around your computer like teenagers at the mall. That’s why you need this book! It uncovers the secrets and the power lurking beneath the goofy-colored Windows shell. Trouble will run scared and naked as you merely show this book’s cover to your computer monitor. No more waiting on hold to get the answers! No more reinstalling Windows! The truth, well, it’s in here!

Computers aren’t supposed to die or crash or hang or bomb or toss a hissy fit for no apparent reason. But, as any computer owner knows, computers often don’t do what they’re told. In it-was-working-yesterday syndrome, for some reason your computer decides that today is a different day and so it will act up. And in the who-owns-the-problem? issue, you have to decide whether the printer isn’t working because of the printer itself or because of Windows or because of the application that’s trying to print. I won’t even bore you with random Internet-disconnect problems, dead mice, monitors thrust into stupid mode, and a myriad of other problems — because these and other issues are all adequately covered, cured, and remedied throughout this handy little book.

Oh! And that Dummies thing? Face it: Anyone who uses a computer feels intimidated enough. It’s not that you’re a dummy, but dealing with these plastic and silicon monsters certainly makes anyone feel like a dummy. Relax! It’s the For Dummies approach that lets you recognize that it’s you who is in charge of your PC’s destiny. You can tame the beast! This book shows you how...

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Google Secrets

4 July 2008 |

The Powerful Secrets of Google Adwords & Google Search Options

Most of us know how hard and difficult it is now in the competitive world of business online and marketing our products to get them sold and make it all work online, hopefully fully automated (I have a dream!) but not least, work from home without having to get up at 6:45 am to be at work by 9:00 am due to the heavy traffic volume (and for those in winter climates, I feel your pain) and in some cases, winter storms or cold rain.

Most of us strive for a little more than that. Whether you are looking to start up a home business through eBay or want to become the next Google Search Engine, we all have to start somewhere and most of us usually start from home in our personal computers, part-time after work or after the kids have gone to bed.

First and foremost, whether you have a business or business idea ready or not you do need to have something that you truly enjoying working with whether it be writing, selling or participating in affiliate programs. One thing is for sure, to make this guide a very useful tool you need to have a product, service or idea to make this all worthwhile.

Once you have found your product or service, this is where our little guide here comes in handy. I am constantly amazed at how many great products and services there are out there and THEY ARE NOT SELLING. So much focus and attention to detail was put into the product and website that all the time (and money) was spent and by that time, most people are just too overwhelmed to take on an effective marketing campaign...

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Hacking for Dummies (2004)

3 July 2008 |

Little more than 10 years ago, security was barely a newborn in diapers. With only a handful of security professionals in 1994, few practiced security and even fewer truly understood it. Security technologies amounted to little more than anti-virus software and packet filtering routers at that time. And the concept of a “hacker” came primarily from the Hollywood movie “War Games”; or more often it referred to someone with a low golf score. As a result, just like Rodney Dangerfield it got “no respect” and no one took it seriously. IT professionals saw it largely as a nuisance, to be ignored — that is until they were impacted by it.

Today, the number of Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP) have topped 23,000 ( worldwide, and there are more security companies dotting the landscape than anyone could possibly remember . Today security technologies encompass everything from authentication and authorization, to firewalls and VPNs. There are so many ways to address the security problem that it can cause more than a slight migraine simply considering the alternatives. And the term “hacker” has become a permanent part of our everyday vernacular — as defined in nearly daily headlines. The world (and its criminals) has changed dramatically...

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Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit

2 July 2008 |

By Ben Forta, Raymond Camden, Leon Chalnick, Angela Buraglia

With more than 75 of the Fortune 100 companies using it (and more than 10,000 organizations employing it worldwide), it's pretty much a given that if you're developing applications for the Web, you're going to need to know ColdFusion at some point! Not to worry: Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit provides everything you need to start creating Web-based applications immediatelyincluding the latest version of the ColdFusion Web Application Server and development environment. Author and ColdFusion master Ben Forta starts by covering the fundamentals of Web-based database design and then proceeds to show you how to do everything from create data-driven pages to build complete applications, implement security mechanisms, integrate with e-mail, interact with Macromedia Flash, and more. From design and installation to application deployment and troubleshooting, this guide's got ColdFusion covered, including all the features new to the latest version: structured business reports, rich forms, Enterprise Manager (which lets users cluster multiple ColdFusion servers on a single machine), and more!...

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