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A Boy Dying (WUL, 1)

Slice PDF April 24, 2015

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Aces and Eights

Slice PDF April 24, 2015

Aces and Eights

Early mornings, two or three a.m., when my father couldn’t sleep

He’d make his way downstairs and brew a coffee, black and bitter

To sit at the kitchen table with a pack of Luckies and a deck of cards,

Dealing out dummy poker hands, playing them himself against himself.

Five or seven card stud were his games; never draw, a game for kids,

He’d say, not a real man’s game. Calculating odds and chances in his head,

He’d check and raise, hold and fold, spinning cards out in semicircular

Array to put them through their paces. Smoking all the while and sipping

From his cup, he’d impose his pattern on their random fall of meaning.

He’d learned to play, like most of the men of his generation, on football

Roadtrip bus rides and then continued in the War, breaking the monotony

Of hurry up and wait with an endless game of table stakes with cash

That it was bad luck to keep, a smaller gamble of one’s luck against

The biggest cashing out of all. Cutthroat camaraderie that men learn

To relish, the poker games didn’t long survive once middling age,

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Chapter 6 - The Western Front, October 13–30, 1918

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6 the WesterN FroNt, octoBer 13–30, 1918

As the 142d Infantry filtered into the lines on the night of October 13, 1918, they were certainly not aware that in several weeks they would have to attack such a strongly fortified position as Forest Farm. Lieutenant Sayles’ weapons platoon dug in on the side of a hill and managed to bring up straw from Vaux to line their holes.

Several soldiers also found doors to use as roofs over their fox holes, but it turned out they had taken the doors from regimental headquarters and Sayles ordered them to return them. For the most part, the soldiers waited and tried to stay comfortable and warm. Whenever he went to sleep, Sayles wrapped his scarf around his stomach and wrapped his feet in a rain slicker and slept in the same hole as another man so they could keep each other warm. Over the next several days, Sayles’s platoon dug a

“long gallery” into the side of the hill, covered the floor with straw, used branches to keep the sides from caving in, and created an “arbor” that kept some of the rain out, although the “roof always dripped somewhere, and little rivulets broke out under the deep mat of fallen leaves that covered the ground.” The dugout was large enough to hold half of his platoon, who would crowd into the dugout to eat. At the top of the hill, above their “gallery,” he placed two 37mm cannon, ready to fire across the river on German positions to the north. Not everyone had it so great, as part of

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Customizing QuickBooks

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Chapter 22

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Customizing

QuickBooks

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.

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. 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, use them as a foundation for your own customized templates. You can show the information you want, format the forms, and lay them 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 starts with the most efficient way to create forms—using built-in templates as a basis for your own forms. But you’ll also learn how to start from scratch.

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B. Installing Storm Cluster

Slice ePub May 29, 2014

If you want to create a Storm cluster, there are two ways to do so:

Use storm-deploy to create a cluster on Amazon EC2, as you saw in Chapter6.

Install Storm manually (more on this in this Appendix).

To install Storm manually, install:

Zookeeper cluster (see how in the Administration Guide)

Java 6.0

Python 2.6.6

Unzip command

All of the following steps, the Java, Python and unzip commands will be required in Nimbus and the supervisor process.

When youve met the requirements, install the native libraries.

To install ZeroMQ, run:

To install JZMQ, run:

Once you have installed the native libraries, download the latest Storm stable version (Storm 0.7.1 at the time of this writing), and unzip it.

Modify the configuration file to add your Storm cluster configuration (you can see all default configurations on defaults.yaml in the Storm repository).

To modify the storm cluster configuration, youll need to edit the conf/storm.yaml file located in the Storm folder and set (at least) the following parameters:

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