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1. Mac Buying Quick Start

Adam C. Engst TidBITS Publishing, Inc. ePub

As with any major purchase, you must make a number of decisions before you can know that you're buying the right Mac at the right time. If you skip these decisions, you could end up paying far too much for a Mac that's about to become obsolete.

Decide when to buy:

Start by analyzing whether you really need a new Mac. See Determine Whether You Need a New Mac (next page).

Pick the best time of year or product cycle to buy. See Pick the Best Time to Buy (p. 8).

Figure out which Mac to buy:

Consider whether a desktop Mac or a laptop makes more sense for you. See Decide Between a Desktop and a Laptop Mac (p. 18).

Narrow your choices within the desktop or laptop line. See Pick the Right Model (p. 21).

Determine which options and add-ons you need (or want). See Decide on the Right Options (p. 29).

Choose where to buy your Mac:

Decide whether to buy your Mac locally or online and whether to purchase directly from Apple, from an authorized reseller, or from an individual. See Choose Where to Buy (p. 47).

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9. Simple Spider

Bruce A. Tate O'Reilly Media ePub

I once had the pleasure of building a house with a carpenter who was from Mexico; I learned a great deal in the process. Despite my broken Spanish (I once twisted the language so badly that I told him that I was going home to marry my sister), he was able to impart an incredible amount of wisdom. My observations were, shall we say... less wise. I told him that I was proud of my hammer. It had a sleek and heavy head, and a composite graphite handle that made it easy to swing. The head was waffled so it would grip the nails. He simply chuckled. At the end of the day, he had used his 10-year-old, plain-Jane hammer to drive in four times the nails as I did, with more accuracy and precision. He told me, "No esta el martillo:" it's not the hammer.

Luckily, I build code better than I build houses. In this chapter, I continue to put the five basic principles into action. I create a simple service with a light user interface to drive it. The service is an open source web indexer, primarily used to provide site search behavior for a single web site. It is called Simple Spider and is available at

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Chapter Twenty-Seven: A Perspective of the Interaction Unconscious-Conscious (Symmetrical-Asymmetrical)

Ignacio Matte Blanco Karnac Books ePub


The arguments discussed throughout this book raise a variety of questions about the nature of man as seen from the angle of the bipolarity unconscious-conscious or symmetrical-asymmetrical, that is, of the interaction between the two modes of being coexisting in man. In this Part we shall attempt to discuss these problems further with a view to widening our perspective.

Most of the subjects treated here have already been discussed in previous chapters. It is, however, hoped that the following study may contribute to clarifying these difficult problems and help to open up possibilities from the point of view of the philosophy and methodology of psychological science and altogether lead to a view which is more of a general synthesis. This latter is, in particular, put forward in Chapter 28.

I apologise for the repetitions and hope that, considering the difficulty of the subject, these may be welcome as a help towards understanding, and, especially, as a help in attaining that which underlies understanding: being.

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2. Active Directory Fundamentals

Brian Desmond O'Reilly Media ePub

This chapter aims to bring you up to speed on the basic concepts and terminology used with Active Directory. It is important to understand each feature of Active Directory before embarking on a design, or your design may leave out a critical element.

Data stored within Active Directory is presented to the user in a hierarchical fashion similar to the way data is stored in a filesystem. Each entry is referred to as an object. At the structural level, there are two types of objects: containers and non-containers. Non-container objects are also known as leaf nodes. One or more containers branch off in a hierarchical fashion from a root container. Each container may contain leaf nodes or other containers. As the name implies, however, a leaf node may not contain any other objects.

Although the data in Active Directory is presented hierarchically, it is actually stored in flat database rows and columns. The directory information tree (DIT) file is an Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database file. This answers the question “Does Active Directory use JET or ESE database technology?” ESE is a JET technology.

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New Opportunities

Sarah Tieck Big Buddy Books PDF

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