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Mark Frauenfelder Maker Media, Inc ePub


Which service is right for you?

Just as the field of 3D printers seems to grow by the day, so does the number of 3D printing service providers. There is a provider that will transform your ideas into a physical object, be it made from ABS or gold-plated brass. Which one is right for you? It depends on what your needs are.

Some of the big service providers like Shapeways and i.Materialise try to be all things to all people by offering services and features designed to appeal to a wide class of users. But as the 3D service provider industry grows so does market differentiation. Here are five makers, each with different reasons for using 3D printing services.

Katrien Herdewyn shared her sketches with a designer at Belgian 3D service provider i.Materialize, who produced the finished product.

Outsourcing through Shapeways allows Wayne Losey to get the quality necessary to make ModiBots pieces snap together properly.

Nervous System’s complex organic designs, such as this leaf structure-inspired Orbicular lamp, wouldn’t be possible with traditional molding technology.

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CHAPTER FOUR: Stable irony and genitality: an historical perspective

Giorgio Sacerdoti Karnac Books ePub

A Jewish theme in Freud’s day

I have critically discussed the restrictive Freudian definition of irony and attributed to it, instead—as also for Witz— unconscious levels or mechanisms of production and reception. In this final chapter, which also examines historical aspects, I shall quote references, particularly literary ones, that may not specifically concern irony, but can be extended to cover it, following the broader definition we have already given. The question of why Freud returned to his work on Witz only in his 1927 essay on humour (in which he applies structural theory) and why he never up-dated it, as was his habit, especially with the writings that had a certain organic unity, has never been answered satisfactorily. In addition to being evidently of cultural interest, this question is also important because Freud never took the step to a greater theoretical, clinical, and even technical use of many of the elements his work contained, which would have lent themselves to this kind of application, as we have attempted to demonstrate here merely for irony (one of the least specific arguments developed by Freud on the basis of a restrictive definition of it).

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25. Customizing QuickBooks

Bonnie Biafore O'Reilly Media ePub

Laid out like the workflow you use when you're bookkeeping, the QuickBooks Home page provides instant access to all the accounting tasks you perform. Among the Centers for vendors, customers, and employees, and your old friend the QuickBooks icon bar, you can take your pick of helpful shortcuts to the features you use the most.

But your business isn't like anyone else's. If you run a strictly cash sales business, you couldn't care less about customer lists and invoices; making deposits, though, is a daily event. You don't have to accept QuickBooks' take on convenience. The Home page and the icon bar come with a set of popular shortcuts, but you can add, remove, rearrange, and otherwise edit which features appear. In QuickBooks 2010, you can also add your favorite commands, windows, and reports to the new Favorites menu on the program's menu bar. This chapter covers all your options.

QuickBooks helps you get up and running with built-in business form templates. They'll do if you have to blast out some invoices. When you finally find a few spare minutes, you can create templates that show the information you want, formatted the way you want, and laid out to work with your letterhead. Create as many versions as you want. For example, you can create one invoice template to print to your letterhead and another that includes your logo and company name and address for creating electronic invoices to email. This chapter describes the most efficient ways to create formsusing QuickBooks's new form designs or using built-in templates as a basis for your own forms. In Appendix E (, you can learn how to fine-tune your forms with advanced customization techniques and even start templates from scratch.

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3. Mastering the Datasheet: Sorting, Searching, Filtering, and More

Matthew MacDonald O'Reilly Media ePub

In Chapter1, you took your first look at the datasheeta straightforward way to browse and edit the contents of a table. As youve learned since then, the datasheet isnt the best place to build a table. (Design view is a better choice for database control freaks.) However, the datasheet is a great tool for reviewing the records in your table, making edits, and inserting new data.

Based on your experience creating the Dolls table (Creating a Simple Table), you probably feel pretty confident breezing around the datasheet. However, most tables are considerably larger than the examples youve seen so far. After all, if you need to keep track of only a dozen bobbleheads, then you really dont need a databaseyoull be just as happy jotting the list down in any old spreadsheet, word processor document, or scrap of unused Kleenex.

On the other hand, if you plan to build a small bobblehead empire (suitable for touring in international exhibitions), you need to fill your table with hundreds or thousands of records. In this situation, its not as easy to scroll through the mass of data to find what you need. All of a sudden, the datasheet seems more than a little overwhelming.

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3. Setting Up a Chart of Accounts

Bonnie Biafore O'Reilly Media ePub

If you've just started running a business and keeping books, all this talk of accounts, credits, and debits might have you flummoxed. Accounting is a cross between mathematics and the mystical arts that records and reports the financial performance of an organization. The end result of bookkeeping and accounting is a set of financial statements (The Profit & Loss Report), but the starting point is the chart of accounts.

In accounting, an account is more than an account you have at a financial institution; it's like a bucket for holding money. When you earn money, you document those earnings in an income account, just as you might toss the day's take at the lemonade stand into the jar on your desk. When you buy supplies for your business, that expense shows up in an expense account like the pocket of receipts you carry around. If you buy a building, its value ends up in an asset account. And if you borrow money to buy that building, the mortgage owed shows up in a liability account.

Accounts come in a variety of types to reflect whether you've earned or spent money, whether you own something or owe money to someone else, as well as a few other financial situations. The chart of accounts is a list of all the accounts you use to track money in your business and what type each one is.

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