Review: The Play (HTML5) by Deirdra Kiai

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This is the second in a series of reviews of interactive digital fiction. Other reviews: Meanwhile. The Play is an interactive short story by Deirdra Kiai developed using the Undum web fiction game engine. It was entered into the 17th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition where it placed third (most of the entries are old-school text… Read more »

jiscPUB report: Digital publishing landscape, exemplars and recommendations

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I was quite pleased to be asked to write a technical report for JISC. The paper provides background on the state of ebook publishing today, and concludes with a set of recommended projects that aim to improve digital scholarly publishing in the UK. The report is available online as Digital Monograph Technical Landscape: Exemplars and… Read more »

Top 20 Business and Professional Development Books on Safari Books Online for November 2011

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The following represents the most utilized business and professional development books by Safari Books Online subscribers during the month of November, 2011. Title: Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and Better, Third Edition By: Adam Pash; Gina Trapani Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Title: Mindhacker: 60 Tips, Tricks, and Games to Take Your Mind… Read more »

Give the gift of knowledge: Safari Books Online gift subscriptions available

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Safari Books Online Gift Subscriptions available in 1, 3, 6 and 12 month increments. With a gift subscription to Safari Books Online, your favorite technology, creative or business professional will have unlimited access to over 18,000 books and videos with cutting-edge information, sample code, exercises and tutorials, on topics ranging from java to open source… Read more »

Engineering as a Path to a Career in Technology

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Are you interested in a career working in technology, but you’re not sure where to start? Engineering is a challenging and engaging field with many applications to the technology industry. Electrical Engineer Electrical engineers apply the knowledge of science, technology, and problem-solving towards designing, building, and managing products and services. Electrical engineers might also be… Read more »

Reviews: Technical books and videos on Safari Books Online by Michal Owsiak, part 3

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Michal Owsiak, computer scientist and a hobbyist philosopher, has recently written reviews on the following books and videos in Safari Books Online. Did you know that all Safari Books Online subscribers can write reviews in the Safari Books Online library? Check out how at the bottom of this post. Title: Android Application Testing Guide By:… Read more »

Safari Books Online Named CODiE Finalist

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Safari Books Online Named CODiE Finalist in Best Online Science or Technology Service and Best Consumer Information Resource Categories SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – Dec. 6, 2011 – Safari(R) Books Online (, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, today announced that it is a finalist in two categories of… Read more »