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release date: Oct 15, 2016
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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition: 101 Scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX Systems
Shell scripts are an efficient way to interact with your machine and manage your files and system operations. With just a few lines of code, your computer will do exactly what you want it to do. But you can also use shell scripts for many other essential (and not-so-essential) tasks.

This second edition of Wicked Cool Shell Scripts offers a collection of useful, customizable, and fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing your computing environment. Each chapter contains ready-to-use scripts and explanations of how they work, why you’d want to use them, and suggestions for changing and expanding them. You'll find a mix of classic favorites, like a disk backup utility that keeps your files safe when your system crashes, a password manager, a weather tracker, and several games, as well as 23 brand-new scripts, including:

– ZIP code lookup tool that reports the city and state
– Bitcoin address information retriever
– suite of tools for working with cloud services like Dropbox and iCloud
– for renaming and applying commands to files in bulk
– processing and editing tools

Whether you want to save time managing your system or just find new ways to goof off, these scripts are wicked cool!
release date: Feb 02, 2016
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Learning Unix for OS X: Going Deep With the Terminal and Shell

Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS X’s beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips—for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications.

If you’re an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. You’ll soon learn how to gain real control over your system.

  • Get your Mac to do exactly what you want, when you want
  • Make changes to your Mac’s filesystem and directories
  • Use Unix’s find, locate, and grep commands to locate files containing specific information
  • Create unique "super commands" to perform tasks that you specify
  • Run multiple Unix programs and processes at the same time
  • Access remote servers and interact with remote filesystems
  • Install the X Window system and learn the best X11 applications
  • Take advantage of command-line features that let you shorten repetitive tasks
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release date: Oct 11, 2015
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Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: Covers OS X, Linux, and Solaris (5th Edition)

Learn to use Unix, OS X, or Linux quickly and easily!


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours helps you get up and running with Unix and Unix-based operating systems such as Mac OS X and Linux.

 

Designed for beginners with no previous experience using Unix, this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach makes it easy to learn.

 

Each lesson clearly explains essential Unix tools and techniques from the ground up, helping you to become productive as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unix tasks.
  • Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
  • Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
  • Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Learn how to

  • Pick the command shell that’s best for you
  • Organize the Unix file system (and why)
  • Manage file and directory ownership and permissions
  • Maximize your productivity with power filters and pipes
  • Use the vi and emacs editors
  • Create your own commands and shell scripts
  • Connect to remote systems using SSH and SFTP
  • Troubleshoot common problems
  • List files and manage disk usage
  • Get started with Unix shell programming
  • Set up printing in a Unix environment
  • Archive and back up files
  • Search for information and files
  • Use Perl as an alternative Unix programming language
  • Set up, tweak, and make use of the GNOME graphical environment
Contents at a Glance

HOUR 1: What Is This Unix Stuff?

HOUR 2: Getting onto the System and Using the Command Line

HOUR 3: Moving About the File System

HOUR 4: Listing Files and Managing Disk Usage

HOUR 5: Ownership and Permissions

HOUR 6: Creating, Moving, Renaming, and Deleting Files and Directories

HOUR 7: Looking into Files

HOUR 8: Filters, Pipes, and Wildcards!

HOUR 9: Slicing and Dicing Command-Pipe Data

HOUR 10: An Introduction to the vi Editor

HOUR 11: Advanced vi Tricks, Tools, and Techniquess

HOUR 12: An Overview of the emacs Editor

HOUR 13: Introduction to Command Shells

HOUR 14: Advanced Shell Interaction

HOUR 15: Job Control

HOUR 16: Shell Programming Overview

HOUR 17: Advanced Shell Programming

HOUR 18: Printing in the Unix Environment

HOUR 19: Archives and Backups

HOUR 20: Using Email to Communicate

HOUR 21: Connecting to Remote Systems Using SSH and SFTP

HOUR 22: Searching for Information and Files

HOUR 23: Perl Programming in Unix

HOUR 24: GNOME and the GUI Environment

Appendix A: Common Unix Questions and Answers


release date: Dec 05, 2017
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Doctor Who : The Twelfth Doctor Complete Year One
The Twelfth Doctor has just regenerated – but the universe won’t give him a minute’s rest! Not when there’s a violent star on the warpath on a terraformed ice planet – or an ancient alien, masquerading as the celestial Okti, murdering her way towards resurrection in the year 2314!
 
Enter the TARDIS with the Doctor and Clara for stunning new adventures! First, the pair battle an enemy who can slide between the cracks of the universe and take over unwilling human hosts – the FRACTURES! Then, the pair discovers an alien invasion in 1960s Las Vegas – forcing them to team up with gangsters!
 
Next, The Doctor and Clara are back with a jaunt back to 1845, where the pair discover a horrifying secret hidden in a stately home! Then, the malevolent Hyperions return to scorch the solar system of all life – and the Doctor is pulled into in an epic war for the future of all humankind!
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release date: Mar 09, 2015
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Twitter Power 3.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time
Tweet your company to the top of the market with a tailored approach to Twitter

Twitter Power 3.0 is the newly updated guide that shows smart businesses and entrepreneurs how to use Twitter to their advantage. This book is the best business leader's guide to Twitter, with the most up to date information on trends in social media, branding, and competitive research. Readers will learn that viral content doesn't happen by accident, why videos and photos are crucial to engagement, and how to measure the success of a Twitter strategy using specific and accurate metrics. This new edition contains brand new case studies, user profiles, features, and images, helping readers create a stronger overall Twitter strategy whether they're already engaged or just wondering if Twitter's important for their business future. Tip: it most definitely is important!

Twitter has grown up. It's now a public company, worth over $30 billion, and it means business. Twitter has changed over time, but remains a crucial tool for business branding and a key place to engage with customers and build long-term client relationships. This book demonstrates how Twitter can play an important role in business growth, 140 characters at a time.

  • Understand how Twitter differs from other social media platforms
  • Build a savvy Twitter strategy as part of a broader social media plan
  • Create viral content that effortlessly spreads your message and gains you huge numbers of followers
  • Learn which metrics matter, and how to measure and track them

Firms need to understand how Twitter is a vital element in any social media marketing, and craft strategies specific to each. Twitter Power 3.0 is the complete guide to Twitter for business, with the latest information, proven techniques, and expert advice.

release date: Nov 01, 2015
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The Dolphins at 50: Legends and Memories from South Florida's Most Celebrated Team
Relive the drama and excitement of the Miami Dolphins' amazing journey to their 50th year in the NFL. This commemorative book, chronicled by the Sun Sentinel team of sports reporters and photographers, takes you inside all the thrilling championships, the heartbreaking losses, the legendary coaches and players and so much more. Foreword by Jason Taylor.
release date: Nov 16, 2016
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Evil Dead 2 Vol. 1: Beyond Dead by Dawn Deluxe TPB
Demonic Hordes! Possessed Parents! Severed Hands! The complete sequel before the other sequel collected in one handy Necronomicon-sized package. Evil Dead 2:Beyond Dead by Dawn Vol. 1 collects the complete first mini-series, including the super rare prequel. Picking up where the Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell movie left off, Annie and Ash are trapped in Hell, fighting their way through a demon horde to rescue her parents, using only the Ex-Mortis and the Kandarian dagger. Is it enough? Or will they kick Ash? Bonus Extras! - 6-page Prequel to the sequel before the other sequel - Cover gallery -50 pages from Tales of the Ex-Mortis! WHAT IS IT The complete first arc of the OFFICIAL EVIL DEAD 2 SEQUEL before the other sequel! Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn! Certified Groovy! FOR FANS OF Evil Dead 2,The Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Beyond Dead by Dawn continues right where the Bruce Campbell movie ends, picking up right at the moment of Annie s death in the cabin. And it just gets more insane from there as our strong female heroine fights off demons and Deadites! WHAT HAPPENS Officially licensed and all part of the canon, Annie and Ash team up against Deadites and worse! Just stand back and give them some sugar, baby!
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release date: Oct 05, 2016
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Evil Dead 2 Vol. 2: Cradle of The Damned TPB
Ash is back, baby! Evil Dead 2: Cradle of the Damned is the Groovy Ash-approved new series is collected in this handsome book-of-the-dead collection. Ash and Annie are back from Hell, hunting down and killing the thousands of Deadite souls loose on Earth. Thank goodness the Dark Ones show up to, well, open the Gateway that sends our heroes into the Mirror Dimension! Did NOT see that coming in this wild four-color ride to hell and back! Bonus Extras! Cover gallery Character sketches and designs More groovy junk! WHAT IS IT: This is a brand-new companion and sequel to the OFFICIAL EVIL DEAD 2 SEQUEL before the other sequel, EVIL DEAD 2: BEYOND DEAD BY DAWN! Certified Groovy and 100% official, baby! FOR FANS OF: Evil Dead 2, Walking Dead, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer WHAT HAPPENS: Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead By Dawn writer Frank Hannah returns with a brand-new ED2Universe arc. Ash and Annie have two goals: Kill Deadites and collect their spiritual energy. Unfortunately, that ritual opens up the Gateway to the Mirror Dimension, and sucks them in, trapping them forever. Or not!
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release date: May 04, 2015
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Writers of the Future Volume 31 (L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future)
The future is here…the future is now!  Orson Scott Card, Kevin J. Anderson and Larry Niven have seen the future. Now, you can, too.

A constellation of the brightest lights in the Science Fiction and Fantasy firmament have judged these authors to be the best, the brightest, the truest emerging stars in the field.

From Alien Invasion to Alternate History, from Cyberpunk to Comic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, these are the winning writers who have mastered every version and vision of sci-fi and fantasy.

Don’t be left behind. Get a read on what’s next.

“The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us.” —ORSON SCOTT CARD

Celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 26th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest

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release date: Aug 04, 2010
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Sonic the Hedgehog Archives, Vol. 13
It's the final showdown between good and evil as Sonic and Doctor Robotnik duke it out to the finish!
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