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CHAPTER 9: COURAGE IS KEEPING AT IT

Jean Baur JIST Publishing ePub

If you ask the average person what courage is, they might say something like “moving ahead despite difficult circumstances.” Or as a popular book of the late 1980s put it, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. And in some cases we have romantic ideas of courage, such as the parent who rushes into a burning building to save their child. Most people don’t think of courage when talking about the job search process. Because there are so many misconceptions about what it takes to land a new job, many people think it’s an easy endeavor.

Here’s what I tell my clients: This is a slippery process where cause and effect may feel as if they’ve been tossed out the window. Looking for a job can make you feel as if you’re looking into a trick mirror that distorts everything. And here’s another surprise: The effort it takes to run a good job search is often much more intense than work itself. In other words, you now have a job (looking for work) that is more challenging than the job you just lost. So now you’ve got an unpredictable process that’s exhausting. And while we’re at it, let’s look at time, which somehow has morphed into an enemy. When you were working, you never had enough time, but now it hangs on you like a heavy burden.

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7. Time, Delays, and Deferred Work

Jonathan Corbet O'Reilly Media ePub

At this point, we know the basics of how to write a full-featured char module. Real-world drivers, however, need to do more than implement the operations that control a device; they have to deal with issues such as timing, memory management, hardware access, and more. Fortunately, the kernel exports a number of facilities to ease the task of the driver writer. In the next few chapters, we'll describe some of the kernel resources you can use. This chapter leads the way by describing how timing issues are addressed. Dealing with time involves the following tasks, in order of increasing complexity:

Measuring time lapses and comparing times

Knowing the current time

Delaying operation for a specified amount of time

Scheduling asynchronous functions to happen at a later time

The kernel keeps track of the flow of time by means of timer interrupts. Interrupts are covered in detail in Chapter 10.

Timer interrupts are generated by the system's timing hardware at regular intervals; this interval is programmed at boot time by the kernel according to the value of HZ, which is an architecture-dependent value defined in <linux/param.h> or a subplatform file included by it. Default values in the distributed kernel source range from 50 to 1200 ticks per second on real hardware, down to 24 for software simulators. Most platforms run at 100 or 1000 interrupts per second; the popular x86 PC defaults to 1000, although it used to be 100 in previous versions (up to and including 2.4). As a general rule, even if you know the value of HZ, you should never count on that specific value when programming.

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What You Won’t Find In IE7

Schmitt, Christopher O'Reilly Media PDF

http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#min-max-widths) and height

(see http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/visudet.html#min-max-heights) of block elements. This change is welcomed as IE6 translates the value for width as the value for mid-width.

• Transparent borders are now supported. Borders can now be set to a transparent value (see http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/box.html#bordercolor-properties) and still maintain their width.

What You Won’t Find In IE7

With the right positive feedback on stellar work, the best teachers will say there’s always room for improvement. While IE7 cleared the software of most of the CSS bugs and introduced new features, there are still areas that need more work.

Missing CSS 3 Support

CSS 3 is still a draft, and the syntaxes for a lot of forthcoming features are still in development. However, browsers such as Safari and Firefox have implemented some of the CSS 3 recommendations or their own proprietary extensions that mimic CSS 3 recommendations.

IE7 is missing CSS 3 support for items such as:

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33 - Radovan Karadžić: All the Signs of a Psychopath

Coline Covington Karnac Books ePub

Like Goering, he also relished attention

In 1990, Radovan Karadžić said: “We don't want a single tear of a single child shed over the new state organisation, let alone a drop of blood.” Today, nineteen years later, the “Beast of Bosnia” goes on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia accused of genocide and war crimes. Not only did Karadžić's declaration of peaceful intent prove to be false, it heralded a future of lies and deception that could only be the work of a psychopath.

Dr Karadžić, founder of the Serbian Democratic Party, was indicted fourteen years ago and went into hiding for over a decade. He was arrested on 21 July 2008 on a bus in Belgrade, disguised by a thick beard and glasses. He had been posing as a doctor of alternative medicine under the name Dr Dragan David Dabić.

Now, aged sixty-four, Karadžić is charged with the massacre in 1995 of more than eight thousand Muslim men and boys at Sbrebrenica, the worst atrocity in Europe since the Second World War. He is also charged with organising the siege of Sarajevo, during which at least ten thousand people died in the sniping and shelling of the Bosnian capital by Bosnian Serb forces, and of masterminding the widespread use of torture and sexual abuse on prisoners of war.

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APPENDIX B. Books for children and young people

Peter Griffiths Karnac Books ePub

Below I present a brief synopsis of some books written for children on the subjects of death and dying. I review the death theses reflected in each story in terms of dimensions of the “mature concept” of death (e.g. finality, universality, dysfunctionality), as well as the dimensions that go “beyond the mature concept” of death (e.g. continuity, and connection) presented in Chapter Two. I also address each story’s approach to mourning, grieving, and managing the effects of loss. The words in bold reflect the particular death theses and approaches to mourning emphasized in each story.

•   Althea. (1982). When Uncle Bob Died. London: Dinosaur Publications.

Death theses

When Uncle Bob dies, the young boy in the story learns that death is caused by illness and old age, that it is final and universal, and that all function ceases.

Having had the opportunity to remember his uncle by talking with his parents, he also learns how the dead person can live on in our memories.

Mourning

The mourners in the story experience both sadness and anger, and it is acknowledged that we sometimes pretend that the dead person will come back, to help ourselves feel better. The family attends the funeral, where they are able to say goodbye. Talking and remembering Uncle Bob helps so that they can carry on with life, which includes times of joy and pleasure.

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