Synology NAS Setup Guide

Author: N. Rushton
ISBN: 1512399094
Release Date: 2015-06-08

With superb functionality and ease of use through the acclaimed DSM operating system, Synology DiskStations are the NAS of choice for the discerning purchaser. Whether it is the storage and sharing of information, the streaming of videos, music and photos to computers and smart devices, or the ability to have a private cloud that allows access to information from anywhere, the DiskStation can do it. But this power and flexibility comes at a price: setting up a DiskStation for the very first time can seem a daunting prospect. This guide, based around DSM 5.2 and with over 180 illustrations and screen shots and proven easy-to-follow instructions, will take you through the process from start to finish and help ensure that your home or small business network is a success. Whether you have just purchased a DiskStation, are about to, or simply want to find out more about Synology NAS and DSM, this guide will help you.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2015

Author: Osvaldo Gervasi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319214108
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Genre: Computers

The five-volume set LNCS 9155-9159 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2015, held in Banff, AB, Canada, in June 2015. The 232 revised full papers presented in 22 workshops and a general track were carefully reviewed and selected from 780 initial submissions for inclusion in this volume. They cover various areas in computational science ranging from computational science technologies to specific areas of computational science such as computational geometry and security.

The Soul of the Camera

Author: David duChemin
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781681982045
Release Date: 2017-06-14
Genre: Photography

The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even—if we’re being truthful—with ourselves. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Avenir Next'; min-height: 16.0px} In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of black-and-white photographs, the book’s essays speak to topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to make better photographs—photographs that convey our vision; that connect with others; that, at their core, contain our humanity.

Writing High Performance NET Code

Author: Ben Watson
Publisher: Ben Watson
ISBN: 9780990583417
Release Date: 2014-07-12
Genre: Computers

Do you want your .NET code to have the absolute best performance it can? With concision and clarity, this book demystifies the CLR, teaching you how and why to write code with optimum performance. Learn critical lessons from a person who helped design and build one of the largest high-performance .NET systems in the world. This book does not just teach you how the CLR works—it teaches you exactly what you need to do now to obtain the best performance today. It will expertly guide you through the nuts and bolts of extreme performance optimization in .NET, complete with in-depth examinations of CLR functionality, free tool recommendations and tutorials, useful anecdotes, and step-by-step guides to measure and improve performance. Among the topics you will learn are how to: • Choose what to measure and why • Use many amazing tools, freely available, to solve problems quickly • Understand the .NET garbage collector and its effect on your application • Use effective coding patterns that lead to optimal garbage collection performance • Diagnose common GC-related issues • Reduce costs of JITting • Use multiple threads sanely and effectively, avoiding synchronization problems • Know which .NET features and APIs to use and which to avoid • Use code generation to avoid performance problems • Measure everything and expose hidden performance issues • Instrument your program with performance counters and ETW events • Use the latest and greatest .NET features • Ensure your code can run on mobile devices without problems • Build a performance-minded team …and much more.

The DAM Book

Author: Peter Krogh
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449343712
Release Date: 2009-04-27
Genre: Photography

One of the main concerns for digital photographers today is asset management: how to file, find, protect, and re-use their photos. The best solutions can be found in The DAM Book, our bestselling guide to managing digital images efficiently and effectively. Anyone who shoots, scans, or stores digital photographs is practicing digital asset management (DAM), but few people do it in a way that makes sense. In this second edition, photographer Peter Krogh -- the leading expert on DAM -- provides new tools and techniques to help professionals, amateurs, and students: Understand the image file lifecycle: from shooting to editing, output, and permanent storage Learn new ways to use metadata and key words to track photo files Create a digital archive and name files clearly Determine a strategy for backing up and validating image data Learn a catalog workflow strategy, using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Expression Media, and Photoshop CS4 together Migrate images from one file format to another, from one storage medium to another, and from film to digital Learn how to copyright images To identify and protect your images in the marketplace, having a solid asset management system is essential. The DAM Book offers the best approach.

Mastering Blockchain

Author: Imran Bashir
ISBN: 1787125440
Release Date: 2017-04-28

Build highly secure, decentralized applications, and transact in a trusted manner in the applications.About This Book* Get to grips with the underlying technical principles and implementations of blockchain.* Using Ethereum, build powerful applications that enable you to carry out secure transactions and create smart contracts.* Explore cryptography, mine crytocurrencies and solve scalability issues with this comprehensive guide.Who This Book Is ForThis book appeals to those who wish to build fast, highly secure, transactional applications. This book is for those who are familiar with what is Blockchain and are comfortable with one programming language.What you will learn* Understand the theoretical and technical foundations of blockchain.* Learn how cryptography is used to secure data.* Understand Bitcoin and altcoins using blockchain.* Create application using ethereum.* Get to know applications of blockchain outside of currencies.* Dive into alternate blockchain solutions including Hyperledger.* Explore research topics and future scope of blockchain.In DetailBlockchain is a distributed database that allows storage of data, keeping it permanent, transparent and secure. Blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency like bitcoin and is finding usage in fields like finance, government and arts.Blockhchain technology uses cryptography as means to keep the data secure. This book gives detailed description of this booming technology, explains its implementation in the real world.This book begins with explaining the technical foundations of blockchain, after which you will understand cryptography, and how it keeps the data secure. You will further understand the mechanism behind cryptocurrencies and learn application development using decentralized virtual machine - Ethereum. You get to explore different blockchain solutions and also an upcoming blockchain solution from IBM and Linux foundation named Hyperledger. Understand implementation of blockchain beyond currencies, scability with blockchain and the future scope of this amazing technology.

Take Control of Apple TV

Author: Josh Centers
Publisher: Take Control Books
ISBN: 9781615429578
Release Date: 2014-02-14
Genre: Computers

Everything you need to know about the Apple TV! The Apple TV may be the smallest component of a home entertainment system, but its size is in stark contrast to the vast quantity of content that it can bring to life through your television. With it, you can consider cutting the cord to your cable company -- and ditching that expensive monthly bill! And with the advice in Take Control of Apple TV, you can go far beyond watching movies and TV shows to make the Apple TV into the hub of your stereo system, display gorgeous slideshows of your photos, and play iPhone and iPad games on the big screen. Written by TidBITS managing editor Josh Centers, the ebook walks new owners through setup, and then dives into explaining how to best control the Apple TV with the included remote, Apple's Remote app, or another TV remote. You'll learn to customize the icon grid on the main screen, enable parental controls, and make your screen saver look awesome. Josh also covers uses of AirPlay, the Apple technology that lets you beam audio and video from an iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the Apple TV, and lets the Apple TV send audio to compatible speakers anywhere in your home. When it comes to content, you'll tour the Apple TV's built-in video apps -- iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, PBS, YouTube, and more -- plus get ideas for which are likely to offer what you want to watch. But you're not restricted to commercial video -- Josh explains how you can best view home movies and any DVDs or Blu-ray discs you own, listen to your music or iTunes Radio, use Home Sharing to display your photos via the Apple TV, and discover iOS games designed for playing via the Apple TV. If you're feeling geeky, you can read about how to make Plex bring in even more video content, including free access to Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Finally, the Apple TV isn't just about entertainment. Thanks to AirPlay, it makes a great device for giving presentations from a Mac, iPhone, or iPad using Keynote; it's the perfect accompaniment for a road warrior heading into unfamiliar conference rooms. Josh gives you all the details, including a list of what you'll need to handle any hardware you may encounter. In Take Control of Apple TV you'll read about: • The one-button press for jumping immediately to the main menu • Hiding unwanted Apple TV apps that clutter your main screen • Must-know video navigation tricks (also in the free Apple TV Cheat Sheet) • Enabling subtitles for foreign-language films or for the deaf or hard of hearing • Which is better, Netflix or Hulu? • Navigating with audio VoiceOver • Playing music from the Apple TV on every speaker in the house • The obscure way to transfer photos from a computer to the Apple TV • Two ways to show home movies on your TV screen • Using your TV screen as a second monitor for your Mac • Essential items to pack if you'll be giving a presentation via an Apple TV • What you can do with Conference Room Display mode • Improving AirPlay performance when playing games • Setting up an Elgato EyeTV HD to record live TV for the Apple TV

Introduction to Networking

Author: Charles Severance
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511654945
Release Date: 2015-05-29

This book demystifies the amazing architecture and protocols of computers as they communicate over the Internet. While very complex, the Internet operates on a few relatively simple concepts that anyone can understand. Networks and networked applications are embedded in our lives. Understanding how these technologies work is invaluable. This book was written for everyone - no technical knowledge is required!While this book is not specifically about the Network+ or CCNA certifications, it as a way to give students interested in these certifications a starting point.