The Art of Fixing Things, Principles of Machines, and How to Repair Them

Over 150 Tips and Tricks to Make Things Last Longer and Save You Money

Author: Lawrence E. Pierce,Margit Lieder,Adrian Horvath

Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform

ISBN: 9781466296336

Category: House & Home

Page: 161

View: 2854

Inside this book are over 150 tips and tricks, with illustrations, which focus on the basics of tool use and machines. This book demonstrates ways to make things work longer and techniques to repair them when they break.
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How to Fix (just About) Everything

Author: Bill Marken

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743234685

Category: House & Home

Page: 551

View: 3689

More than 550 step-by-step instructions for everything from fixing a faucet to removing mystery stains to curing a hangover.
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101 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do

Author: Webook

Publisher: Booksurge Llc

ISBN: 9781935003045

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 2908

"Remember when life was all about killing your dinner, protecting your family, and finding a good cave for the winter? The 28 WEbook authors of 101 things every man should know how to do don't either. But when it comes to modern manly must-knows-- like growing a beard, bribing the cable guy, and looking good in a Speedo-- they've got you covered. For friends, loved ones, and colleagues, this new manthology is the one-stop reference for man-tastic advice in a mundane world."--back cover.
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Churchill Style

The Art of Being Winston Churchill

Author: Barry Singer

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613122853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3624

A look at the towering twentieth-century leader and his lifestyle that goes beyond the political and into the personal. Countless books have examined the public accomplishments of the man who led Britain in a desperate fight against the Nazis with a ferocity and focus that earned him the nickname “the British Bulldog.” Churchill Style takes a different kind of look at this historic icon—delving into the way he lived and the things he loved, from books to automobiles, as well as how he dressed, dined, and drank in his daily life. With numerous photographs, this unique volume explores Churchill’s interests, hobbies, and vices—from his maddening oversight of the renovation of his country house, Chartwell, and the unusual styles of clothing he preferred, to the seemingly endless flow of cognac and champagne he demanded and his ability to enjoy any cigar, from the cheapest stogies to the most pristine Cubans. Churchill always knew how to live well, truly combining substance with style, and now you can get to know the man behind the legend—from the top of his Homburg hat to the bottom of his velvet slippers. “All readers will appreciate Singer’s highly intelligent observations about how Churchill’s style contributed to, and was ultimately an integral part of his brilliant career.” —Gentleman’s Gazette
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Dare to Repair

A Do-it-Herself Guide to Fixing (Almost) Anything in the Home

Author: Julie Sussman,Stephanie Glakas-Tenet

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060959843

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 408

This is NOT your father's home repair book! And it's not your husband's, your brother's, your boyfriend's, or the guy's next door. Dare to Repair is a do-it-herself book for every woman who would rather be self-reliant than rely on a super or contractor. No matter the depth of your pockets or the size of your home, a toilet will get clogged, a circuit breaker will trip, and a smoke detector will stop working. It's up to you how you'll deal with them -- live in denial, pay the piper, or get real and do it yourself. Dare to Repair demystifies these home repairs by providing information that other books leave out. In Dare to Repair, you'll learn how to: Take the plunge -- from fixing a leaky faucet to cleaning the gutters. Lighten up -- from removing a broken light bulb to installing a dimmer switch. Keep your cool -- from maintaining a refrigerator's gasket to changing the rotation of a ceiling fan. Get a handle on it -- from replacing a doorknob to repairing a broken window. Play it safe -- from planning a fire escape route to installing a smoke detector. Filled with detailed illustrations, Dare to Repair provides even the most repair-challenged woman with the ability to successfully fix things around the home. Once you start, you won't want to stop.
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How To Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451621716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9281

You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!
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The John Lennon Letters

Author: John Lennon

Publisher: Clipper Audio

ISBN: 9781471240263

Category: Audiobooks

Page: N.A

View: 2899

John Lennon wrote letters and postcards all of his life; to his friends, family, strangers, newspapers, organisations, lawyers - most of which were funny, informative, campaigning, wise, mad, poetic, anguished and sometimes heart-breaking. It has taken an extraordinary piece of detective work to trace many of these 250 letters, postcards and notes, that come together to build a narrative that reflects John's life. Includes a foreword by Yoko Ono
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Ductigami

The Art of the Tape

Author: Joe Wilson

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press

ISBN: 9781550464290

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 8996

Shows how to use duct tape to create eighteen projects, including a wallet, a lunchbox, a barbecue apron, and a toilet roll cover.
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Man Up!

367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy

Author: Paul O'Donnell

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 9781579654702

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1186

From career to relationships and grooming to gaming and more, the guys’ ultimate man-ual for living. For every guy too intimidated to ask a question for fear of seeming inexperienced and unworldly, here’s a book to answer all (or most!) of life’s pressing quandaries: Howdo you break off a friendship when it’s not working any longer? What should you cook when a date is coming over for dinner? How do you buy a used car and not get totally taken for a ride? How do you stop a charging dog? In Man Up!, journalist Paul O’Donnell and his team of knowledgable experts tackle 367 of these tough questions, imparting their advice in short to-the-point answers. Organized thematically, Man Up! is packed with essential advice delivered in prose that is as entertaining to read as it is helpful and clever. The tips run the gamut—from how to mix up a killer punch for a party to how to throw a punch when there is no other way out. Hip, engaging line drawings help to illustrate the advice, providing more than just sight gags. For every young man newly embarking on his independent adult life and for a guy at any age wanting to brush up on his skills, Man Up! is like having a trusted friend helping you along the way—except this friend has all the right answers!
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Refactoring

Improving the Design of Existing Code

Author: Martin Fowler,Kent Beck,John Brant,William Opdyke,Don Roberts

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 013306526X

Category: Computers

Page: 455

View: 868

As the application of object technology--particularly the Java programming language--has become commonplace, a new problem has emerged to confront the software development community. Significant numbers of poorly designed programs have been created by less-experienced developers, resulting in applications that are inefficient and hard to maintain and extend. Increasingly, software system professionals are discovering just how difficult it is to work with these inherited, "non-optimal" applications. For several years, expert-level object programmers have employed a growing collection of techniques to improve the structural integrity and performance of such existing software programs. Referred to as "refactoring," these practices have remained in the domain of experts because no attempt has been made to transcribe the lore into a form that all developers could use. . .until now. In Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code, renowned object technology mentor Martin Fowler breaks new ground, demystifying these master practices and demonstrating how software practitioners can realize the significant benefits of this new process. With proper training a skilled system designer can take a bad design and rework it into well-designed, robust code. In this book, Martin Fowler shows you where opportunities for refactoring typically can be found, and how to go about reworking a bad design into a good one. Each refactoring step is simple--seemingly too simple to be worth doing. Refactoring may involve moving a field from one class to another, or pulling some code out of a method to turn it into its own method, or even pushing some code up or down a hierarchy. While these individual steps may seem elementary, the cumulative effect of such small changes can radically improve the design. Refactoring is a proven way to prevent software decay. In addition to discussing the various techniques of refactoring, the author provides a detailed catalog of more than seventy proven refactorings with helpful pointers that teach you when to apply them; step-by-step instructions for applying each refactoring; and an example illustrating how the refactoring works. The illustrative examples are written in Java, but the ideas are applicable to any object-oriented programming language.
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Men's Health The Big Book of Uncommon Knowledge

Clever Hacks for Navigating Life with Skill and Swagger!

Author: The Editors of Men's Health

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623365155

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 7831

Based on the wildly popular monthly feature "Uncommon Knowledge" in Men's Health magazine, this book is the ultimate reference guide for the man who wants to know how to do everything better. It's a treasure trove of tips, advice, secrets, and wisdom like . . . how to survive a bear attack (or a divorce), grow a salad, woo beautiful women, take a punch, build a tree house, make a signature cocktail, win at anything, whistle with your fingers, talk your way into a raise or out of a ticket, rescue a fair maiden, patch a hole in drywall, catch and cook a bass, lose weight fast, build muscle faster, start a fire with a flashlight . . . Plus: bar tricks, diet hacks, grilling tips, rules for building wealth, sex advice from women, exercises for 6-packs, 10 uses for beer besides drinking, and much, much more! It's everything men should have learned from their dads and favorite uncles, but didn't.
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On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 5305

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.
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The Pragmatic Programmer

From Journeyman to Master

Author: Andrew Hunt,David Thomas

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 013211917X

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 5841

What others in the trenches say about The Pragmatic Programmer... “The cool thing about this book is that it’s great for keeping the programming process fresh. The book helps you to continue to grow and clearly comes from people who have been there.” —Kent Beck, author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change “I found this book to be a great mix of solid advice and wonderful analogies!” —Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and UML Distilled “I would buy a copy, read it twice, then tell all my colleagues to run out and grab a copy. This is a book I would never loan because I would worry about it being lost.” —Kevin Ruland, Management Science, MSG-Logistics “The wisdom and practical experience of the authors is obvious. The topics presented are relevant and useful.... By far its greatest strength for me has been the outstanding analogies—tracer bullets, broken windows, and the fabulous helicopter-based explanation of the need for orthogonality, especially in a crisis situation. I have little doubt that this book will eventually become an excellent source of useful information for journeymen programmers and expert mentors alike.” —John Lakos, author of Large-Scale C++ Software Design “This is the sort of book I will buy a dozen copies of when it comes out so I can give it to my clients.” —Eric Vought, Software Engineer “Most modern books on software development fail to cover the basics of what makes a great software developer, instead spending their time on syntax or technology where in reality the greatest leverage possible for any software team is in having talented developers who really know their craft well. An excellent book.” —Pete McBreen, Independent Consultant “Since reading this book, I have implemented many of the practical suggestions and tips it contains. Across the board, they have saved my company time and money while helping me get my job done quicker! This should be a desktop reference for everyone who works with code for a living.” —Jared Richardson, Senior Software Developer, iRenaissance, Inc. “I would like to see this issued to every new employee at my company....” —Chris Cleeland, Senior Software Engineer, Object Computing, Inc. “If I’m putting together a project, it’s the authors of this book that I want. . . . And failing that I’d settle for people who’ve read their book.” —Ward Cunningham Straight from the programming trenches, The Pragmatic Programmer cuts through the increasing specialization and technicalities of modern software development to examine the core process--taking a requirement and producing working, maintainable code that delights its users. It covers topics ranging from personal responsibility and career development to architectural techniques for keeping your code flexible and easy to adapt and reuse. Read this book, and you'll learn how to Fight software rot; Avoid the trap of duplicating knowledge; Write flexible, dynamic, and adaptable code; Avoid programming by coincidence; Bullet-proof your code with contracts, assertions, and exceptions; Capture real requirements; Test ruthlessly and effectively; Delight your users; Build teams of pragmatic programmers; and Make your developments more precise with automation. Written as a series of self-contained sections and filled with entertaining anecdotes, thoughtful examples, and interesting analogies, The Pragmatic Programmer illustrates the best practices and major pitfalls of many different aspects of software development. Whether you're a new coder, an experienced programmer, or a manager responsible for software projects, use these lessons daily, and you'll quickly see improvements in personal productivity, accuracy, and job satisfaction. You'll learn skills and develop habits and attitudes that form the foundation for long-term success in your career. You'll become a Pragmatic Programmer.
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Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760141291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 553

Discover David Allen's powerful methods for stress-free performance at work and in life - now completely updated. David Allen's Getting Things Done was hailed as 'the definitive business self-help book of the decade' (Time) when it was first published almost fifteen years ago, and ' GTD' has since become shorthand for an entire culture of personal organization that offers to change the way people work and live. Now the veteran coach and management consultant has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with new perspectives on today's workplace and incorporating new data that validates his timeless admonition that 'your hear is for having ideas - not for holding them!' Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective results and unleash our creative potential. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done will teach you to: Apply the 'do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it' rule to get your in-box empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Plan and unstick projects Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you're not doing
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Supper Love

Comfort Bowls for Quick and Nourishing Suppers

Author: David Bez

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781787130494

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 5150

In his third cookbook, David Bez, the king of salads, offers 150 bowls perfect for supper in any season, and for every appetite. The options are endless, and vary from light, raw and fresh, to hot, filling and wholesome. Every recipe is ultra simple and can be adapted to suit a different diet. The book is divided up into bowls based on tasty grains or fragrant broths, and include Broccoli, pepper & turmeric coconut soup, Carrot, beet & quinoa with yogurt, and Kale, mushroom & butter beans in a rich broth.
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Presentation Zen

Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Author: Garr Reynolds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321601890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4841

FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with PowerPoint or Keynote. Presentation Zen challenges the conventional wisdom of making "slide presentations" in today’s world and encourages you to think differently and more creatively about the preparation, design, and delivery of your presentations. Garr shares lessons and perspectives that draw upon practical advice from the fields of communication and business. Combining solid principles of design with the tenets of Zen simplicity, this book will help you along the path to simpler, more effective presentations.
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Welding Basics

An Introduction to Practical & Ornamental Welding

Author: Karen Ruth,Creative Publishing International

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589231392

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 6650

This book is aimed at the beginning to intermediate level home welder - anyone who wishes to use welding to repair or create objects around the home. An overview of welding basics, materials, metal forming and safety is followed by step-by-step how-to projects with full colour photos.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Workbook

Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533999

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 7139

This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.
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Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061899874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 3031

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.
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The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387570226

Category:

Page: 160

View: 764

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
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