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La Rioja

Kelly Lipscomb Hunter Publishing ePub


Kelly Lipscomb


Hunter Publishing, Inc.




Ulysses Travel Publications

4176 Saint-Denis, Montral, Qubec, Canada H2W 2M5

514-843-9882, ext. 2232; fax 514-843-9448


Windsor Books

The Boundary, Wheatley Road, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9EJ England

01865-361122; fax 01865-361133



  Hunter Publishing, Inc.


All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions are the result of negligence, accident or any other cause.

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4. Celebrations

Jonamay Lambert HRD Press, Inc. PDF



Selma Myers, Intercultural Development 

San Diego, California, USA 

and Jonamay Lambert, Lambert Associates 

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA 


• To help participants understand the meaning of holidays practiced by diverse peoples and


• To explore how these observances can affect the global workplace, as well as interper-

sonal business relations

Target audience 

This activity is richer when used with large groups of diverse participants. It is especially useful for people living and working in countries other than their own. It will also help business people in their own country when they are affected by local or national celebrations of other countries. It is a high-energy activity that gets people engaged quickly and in an enjoyable way.


30 minutes

Materials and environment 

Flipchart and markers

Handout 1, “Celebrations and You,” for each participant

Handout 2, “Holidays Around the World,” for each participant

Handout 3, “Create an International Calendar of Holidays,” for each participant

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15. Performance and Debugging

Jonathon Manning O'Reilly Media ePub

At some point during its development, every game will have performance issues, and every game will crash. Fortunately, iOS has some of the best tools around for squeezing as much performance as possible out of your games and finding bugs and other issues.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about how to use these tools, how to fix problems, and how to get information about how your game’s behaving.

You need to coax a better frame rate out of your game so that it plays smoothly.

To improve your frame rate, you first need to determine where the majority of the work is being done. In Xcode:

Open the Product menu and choose Profile (or press Command-I).

The application will build and install onto the device, and Instruments will open and show the template picker (see Figure 15-1).

Take note of the name of the functions that are at the top of the list:

If your game is spending most of its time rendering graphics, you can improve the speed by drawing fewer sprites (if you’re using Sprite Kit) or drawing fewer objects (if you’re using OpenGL). If most of the time is spent running code on the CPU, it’s less straightforward, because different games do different things. In this case, you’ll need to look for ways to optimize your code. For example, if a long-running function is calculating a value that doesn’t change very often, store the result in a variable instead of recalculating it.

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22. Connecting Access to SharePoint

Matthew MacDonald O'Reilly Media ePub

Even in the most dysfunctional companies, people need to get along. Businesses that have efficient ways to share informationwhether its meeting agendas, high-priority tasks, or interoffice gossipare more successful than those that keep quiet.

It may have occurred to you back in Chapter19 that you can use Access to share this sort of information. All you need to do is create a suitable database, put it in a shared location, and make sure everyone has Access installed on their computers. However, you dont need to go through any of this work if you use SharePoint, a Microsoft product thats explicitly designed for office teamwork. Best of all, the basic version of SharePoint is free, provided you have a computer running the Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 operating system.

SharePoint works perfectly well without Accessin fact, all you need is a decent web browser. Using your browser you can log into your teams SharePoint site, review the latest information, upload documents, and edit lists of data. For most SharePoint users, this is more than enough. But if you happen to have a copy of Access handy, you get two more options. You can:

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Solid, Liquid, and Gas

Zappa, Marcia ABDO PDF

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