An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.
The PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality. The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.
In her first nonfiction book, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li explores the questions we ask ourselves as readers and writers, as citizens and solitary travelers, as parents and children: How does one make life livable? How do writing and reading bring us solace, and help us embrace the conflicts of our daily reality? Tracing the course of her life from China to America, and from biologist to writer, Li reflects with startling generosity and humanity on the writers who have shaped her--William Trevor, Katherine Mansfield, Marianne Moore, Ivan Turgenev, Stefan Zweig, and more.
This book is an informative source both for seasoned and novice researchers and provides them with practical and straightforward guides to organize, write, submit, and revise their scientific papers in all disciplines. The materials covered in this book conform to the very recent and up-to-date principles and are on the basis of practical experience of researchers who have published several papers and books in international journals and data-bases. The following invaluable and straightforward features have made study of the book vey necessary for researchers. Some of them include perspectives and information about the: • Scientific and precise use of language and grammar in scientific papers • Instructions and techniques required for writing standard scientific paper • Choosing appropriate journal for your paper • Choosing appropriate format for your cover letter to the editor and submission of your paper • The review process and ethics of publication • An appendix that provides succinct grammatical advice necessary for standard paper writing
Startlingly original and shining with quiet wisdom, this is a memoir of a life lived with books. Written over two years while the author battled suicidal depression, Dear Friend is a painful and yet richly affirming examination of what makes life worth living.Li grew up in China, her mother suffering from mental illness, and has spent her adult life as an immigrant in a country not her own. She has been a scientist, an author, an immigrant, a mother - and through it all, she has been sustained by a deep connection with the writers and books she loves. From William Trevor and Katherine Mansfield to Kierkegaard and Larkin, Dear Friend is a journey through the deepest themes that bind these writers together.Interweaving personal experiences with a wide-ranging homage to her most cherished literary influences, Yiyun Li confronts the two most essential questions of her identity: Why write? And why live? Dear Friend is a beautiful, interior exploration of selfhood and a journey of recovery through literature.
Is online electronic vote (e-Voting), using Internet, secure enough? Could someone view or change my vote? If I pay my taxes online, could my financial information be compromised? How can I ensure that a hostile government does not commit fraud? Is it possible to design a generic, extensible, scalable, reusable and highly secure software architecture to develop an e-Government system? Is the direct democracy through Internet (e-Democracy) realistic? This book, the author’s PhD thesis, tries to solve all these questions. Using UML, it proposes an architecture to implement any e-Government, for any country at any level (local, national, supranational...), and with any political and administrative layout. It includes both administrative (eg: paying taxes) and decision-making procedures (eg: voting), and there are no paper-based traditional processes. This book also finds and catalogues all typical security problems in e-Government and e-Democracy, researching solutions for all of them. Finally, the author proposes a qualitative and quantitative analysis framework, in order to measure the probability and cost of solving a given problem, its probability of occurrence, and its impact.
Someone asked me why I thought writing a book on careers’ would give me any relief and satisfaction? Was it an urge or satisfaction of the teens? Was I writing to make my pockets any deeper? Was I trying to fulfill an urge to become a top writer? Or was it just possible to write for the fun of it, maybe it just felt right to write. Have you ever asked yourself why you settled for that particular career? It could have been because of the growing demand for it and the opportunities available or the love for it or someone somewhere tied you to a profession he could easily help you access. The reasons being inconclusive in nature, I will try to make you understand why it is important to consider various habits and factors in your subsequent life or future career before settling in and making it fruitful, plus pros and cons you may end up facing towards success of that particular career you may choose to specialize in. "Remember society defines successful careers but we decide our careers worth". E.S.O Do enjoy
I opened my eyes and I felt if someone held my hand though there was nobody around me. I got into the car and kept thinking, what I felt during meditation. I logged in to my system and started scraping my thoughts. One thought to another, when I realised that why am I dilapidating my experiences of life that could guide someone, somewhere around the globe. I present my thoughts as ‘14 Pearls of Inspiration’. If my 14 chapters can change someone’s life for only 14 minutes, while one is sitting in a metro or at a coffee shop, the purpose of my book is accomplished. This book is to illustrate an example that disability at any age can make you understand your abilities.
My name is Kaia. I’m frozen because of what happened. I’m trapped because of what I saw. Can someone help me to grow again? Kaia is frozen when her brother dies, but can an unexpected friend help her to grow again?
If you've asked someone the secret to writing efficient, well-written software, the answer that you've probably gotten is "learn assembly language programming." By learning assembly language programming, you learn how the machine really operates and thatknowledge will help you write better high-level language code. A dirty little secret assembly language programmers rarely admit to, however, is that what you really need to learn is machine organization, not assembly language programming. Write Great Code, the first in a series from assembly language expert Randall Hyde, dives right into machine organization without the extra overhead of learning assembly language programming at the same time. And since Write Great Code concentrates on the machine organization, not assembly language, the reader will learn in greater depth those subjects that are language-independent and of concern to a high level language programmer. Write Great Code will help programmers make wiser choices with respect to programming statements and data types when writing software, no matter which language they use.
There's a fine line between saving lives - and taking them. Nursing is everything to Dawn. Having lost her beloved grandmother to cancer, it breaks her heart to see a terminally ill patient suffering in the same way. So when the old lady begs Dawn to end her life, Dawn knows it is the kindest thing to do. But what she doesn't realize is that someone in the hospital has been watching her. Someone who is intent on making her pay for what she's done. Wracked with guilt, Dawn struggles to meet her tormentor's demands. But she is already way out of her depth. And things are about to take a very sinister turn...