Nonfiction

Up and Running with Bitcoin

Description by lynda.com: "Understand the basics of bitcoin, the popular virtual currency, and then learn the nuances of bitcoin transactions and security issues that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Tom Geller addresses both the big and small issues swirling around bitcoin right now, and prepares you to use or accept bitcoin as a currency for your transactions. Discover how bitcoin compares to US dollars and other forms of money; how to send, receive, and "mine" it; and how to protect and track your bitcoin transactions.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 06/24/2014

Writing Articles

In this course, author Tom Geller explores the process of writing articles and publications for businesses large and small. The course begins with a look at the preparation you'll need to do, best ways to find assignments, and smart strategies for determining your article approach. Next, the course dives into techniques you can use to brainstorm angles, research, interview experts, finish a piece, and build your portfolio.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 05/24/2013

Freelancing Fundamentals

In this course, author and seasoned freelancer Tom Geller shows you how to prepare for a transition to freelancing. Begin by taking a look at your career goals, the systems that will support you, and proper ways to plan for success. Find out how to marshal your resources, refine your portfolio for presentation to clients, and estimate your costs to avoid any surprises on the financial front. Plus, discover how to create invoices, manage your books and taxes, expand your client base with marketing, and grow your business.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 01/30/2013

Drupal 7 Advanced Training

This course teaches web site designers how to take their sites to the next level with a few advanced techniques and the free and open-source Drupal software. Author Tom Geller shows how to configure the most popular add-on modules; use *nix commands and an FTP program to manage a Drupal site on a web server; change its visual appearance using the latest graphical tools; automate and speed through common tasks with Drush; integrate with social media sites; and see how "supermodules" like Panels, Context, Rules, and Features open up new worlds of code-free development.

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 05/17/2012

Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce

Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce shows how to build an online store using Drupal Commerce, a set of modules that extend Drupal. The course demonstrates the basics of configuring a store, processing a payment, and charging for shipping and taxes, as well as creating, displaying, and categorizing products. The course also explains how to integrate a store into a Drupal site, customize a store's appearance, and increase site traffic using search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. Exercise files accompany the course.
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Date of publication: 
Thu, 11/17/2011

Drupal 7: Reporting and Visualizing Data

This course demonstrates how to use the Views module and other add-ons in Drupal to present dynamic, data-rich content. The course examines several real-world examples of effective data visualization and describes the Drupal data-storage model. The course also shows how to create, format, and style views; control access to data; improve data administration with Views Bulk Operations; and display content as custom maps and slide shows. Exercise files accompany the course.
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Screenshot of intro to Drupal 7: Reporting and Visualizing Data
Date of publication: 
Thu, 11/17/2011

Beyond the Smart Grid

Feature story about sensors to monitor energy consumption and other environmental data in residences. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

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Date of publication: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

ACM China Nearing Launch

News story about the Association for Computing Machinery's expansion into China. (Published in Communications of the ACM.)

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 09/01/2010

Bsecure Online for Mac user manual

Adaptation of a previous manual, with all-new screenshots and some new writing.

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Date of publication: 
Sun, 08/15/2010

Panda Antivirus for Mac user manual

Adaptation of a previous manual, with all-new screenshots and some new writing.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 10/20/2010

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