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A. Leftovers: The Top Five Topics (we didn’t cover)

Rebecca M. Riordan O'Reilly Media ePub

Its been a long ride... and youre almost to the end.

We can barely stand to let you go, but before you do, theres still a few things left to cover. We cant possibly fit everything about Ajax into one 600-page book. Well, actually, we tried that... but marketing felt that a 28-pound technical book wouldnt do too well on the shelves. So we threw out everything you didnt really need to know and kept the last few important bits in this appendix.

Thats right... this really is the end. Well, except for one more short appendix... and the index (truly, a must-read). Oh, and a few ads in the back... well, you get the idea.

By now, youre a pro at using the Document Object Model to update your web pages on the fly. But once youve used the DOM to make changes to your page, how can you see exactly what the web browser sees? The answer is to use a DOM inspector:

You have to request that the DOM inspector be installed on Windows.

When youre installing Firefox, select Custom Install, and then Web Developer Tools. That will get the DOM inspector running on Windows machines.

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4 Setting up and evaluating a family therapy service in a community team for people with intellectual disabilities

Karnac Books ePub

Sandra Baum and Sarah Walden

Over the last few years, the clinical psychology team in New-ham (an inner-city London borough) has developed a family therapy service for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families. This initiative stemmed from an increasing awareness that people with intellectual disabilities live within a complex system of carers, services, and agencies and, as such, sometimes encounter difficulties that can best be understood from a systemic perspective.

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As well as an awareness of the complexity of systems within which people live, the team was also struck by an increasing number of client referrals where, upon assessment, ‘family issues’ appeared to be prominent. These included ‘chronic sorrow’ (Wikler, Waslow, & Hatfield, 1981); grief for the loss of a ‘perfect child’ (Bicknell, 1983); dismay at the loss of an ‘ordinary life’ for the family (Vetere, 1993); anxieties about ‘perpetual parenthood’ (Todd & Shearn, 1996); and transitional issues and out-of-synchrony life-cycle events—particu-larly in relation to the adult with intellectual disabilities leaving home (Goldberg et al., 1995). This suggested that a systemic perspective with a focus on the system, and on interactions and relationships between parts of the system, might well be helpful in work with such families. Furthermore, some of the re-referrals received by the clinical psychology team indicated that this approach might be helpful. These re-referrals typically occurred after individual psychological interventions had been completed during the previous year using specific psychological models, including behavioural models (La Vigna & Donnellan, 1986); cognitive behavioural models (Stenfert Kroese, 1997); and psychody-namic models (Sinason, 1992; Beail, 1995). Many of these re-referrals focused on ‘family issues’, which family members often felt ready to talk about, as they appeared to have had a positive experience of previous psychological interventions. This highlighted the need for an additional, alternative, psychological approach that could complement the individual work that had already been carried out with the client.

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6. Anality

Robert J. Stoller Karnac Books ePub

ANALYSTS HAVE LONG known that sadomasochism is linked to experiences—traumas, pleasures, anger, stubbornness, humiliation, independence—centered on the sensations and communications in the power struggle that can dominate toilet training. Despite hints from Belle (as in dreams) and despite my expecting, because of her sadomasochism, to get significant associations of an anal nature, we were almost two years into treatment before such information began to come into focus. The introduction to this phase of her analysis came about as if in passing: she said that she saved up going to the bathroom to see how long she could wait. Only at the end of the hour did I find that she meant urination.*

This hour is typical in that regard.- She says, “I have this bathroom fantasy.” I wonder: A fantasy in the bathroom? A fantasy about going to the bathroom (excretion)? A fantasy about the bathroom but contemplated at other times than when in the bathroom? Ten minutes or so of shuffling around; then, for the first time, the underground fantasy: “It started around age seven. Everyone goes underground to escape disasters on the surface. There is a train-track. There are a lot of people. I don’t know anyone; so I don’t have to talk to anyone. I feel fairly safe. It is always night. There are blankets there, and if there are structures [the “if means that, this being a repeated fantasy, there are times when she depicts structures and times not], I don’t want to have to feel that I own them, that they are part of me. So I move to another level. But as the years passed and the place got to be more and more wonderful and even to having streetlights, it felt much safer to me. So I then began to always have structures. The main thing about it was the marvelous, safe feeling, and yet it was sort of a sexual feeling. How odd that is. How can safety and sex be part of the same feeling?” Only then does she explain that by “bathroom fantasy” she means that when she was little, she would have the underground fantasy when she was on the pot or just before, when she felt her bowels starting to move. It is, in fact, a bowel-movement fantasy, not just a bathroom fantasy.

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3. The Shoot-Outs

Paul N. Spellman University of North Texas Press PDF



Judge Parker remarked, “If there were more like them in this land of blood, it would be a better country.”

On May 26, 1886, Obediah Y. Love wrote the following letter to Montgomery A. Sandels, the district attorney for the federal court located in Ft. Smith, Arkansas: “Dear Sir, I as a personal friend of

Albert St. John, who was murdered at Alex, Chickasaw Nation, Ind.

Ty., under direction of Dept. U.S. Marshal Menohan ask that writs be issued for the murderers and they be arrested and carried to Ft. Smith for trial. Albert St. John was murdered at Alex on the 19th of this month by T. R. Knight, J. A. Brooks and two [sic] unknown men. The murder was cold blooded as the eye witnesses below will attest.” Stanford, Burke, Long, and Fulton’s names were scribbled across the bottom of the letter.1

Five days later the federal court brought charges of murder against Knight, Putz, and Brooks, who “feloniously, willfully, premeditatedly and of their malice aforethought killed and murdered Albert St.

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Extending Flex

Braunstein, Roger O'Reilly Media PDF

bevels, convolution filters, color transforms, and displacement maps. Look for these in the flash.filters package.

You can apply masks to components as well: assign a second DisplayObject to the mask property, and the visible area of the second object will reveal the first.

Each component, as a DisplayObject, also has a blendMode property, which, when set, changes the way in which the object affects the graphics beneath it. Flash

Player 9, and by extension Flex 2, provides plenty of blend modes, giving you the ability to reproduce effects from Photoshop or a similar program at runtime.

The Application Loader

If you have skinned every last corner of your application, if you have pages of stylesheets and effects, if you have rid your application of every last gradient, every instance of Verdana, every Flex-looking scrollbar, one remnant still gives away your application: the preloader (Figure 17).

Figure 17. Your carefully customized app blows its cover: "I'm Flex!"

If you have gone to those lengths, you will be happy to know that you can also write a custom preloader. Create a subclass of the DownloadProgressBar class, subscribing to its own progress events to update its display. Because this is displayed before the Flex framework fully initializes, the DownloadProgressBar is a Sprite instead of a UIComponent, and you can't use Flex components inside of it.

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