The Fault Is Not In Our Includes, But In Ourselves

alert(“FEAR GEEKS”)Title: “JavaScript and JQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development”

Author: Jon Duckett

Rank: 13

Blurb: “This full-color book will show you how to make your websites more interactive and your interfaces more interesting and intuitive.”

Review: “I own Jon Duckett’s HTML/CSS book as well and I can safely say this author knows how to write a captivating book.”

Customers Also Bought: “Node.js in Action”

Footnote: We actually understand everything being discussed. What we don’t understand is how a geek reference book could reach #13.

JavaScript and JQuery [Amazon]

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Bad Grandpa

Old Man Yells at Cloud.Title: “Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas”

Author: Edward Klein

Rank: 2

Blurb…

In Blood Feud, you’ll learn:

  • Why Michelle Obama’s political ambitions could rival Hillary Clinton’s
  • About the “deal”: why Bill Clinton supported Barack Obama for reelection — and why he feels betrayed
  • Benghazi: how Barack Obama set up Hillary Clinton to take the blame

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33rd and Madison, 4:10PM

Not even aure what this is, but it’s going 20 stories into the air:

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It’s The Thought That Discounts

Stay out of my head, Mom.Title: “The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children”

Author: Shefali Tsabary

Rank: 37

Blurb: “In Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting… children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child ‘know it all’ approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.”

Review: “If you are ready to experience your children as special agents on your spiritual journey, this book is your gospel.”

Customers Also Bought: “Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire”

Footnote: This is what happens when you make “parenting” a verb.

The Conscious Parent [Amazon]

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Hotties of the World Cup, Double Your Pleasure Weekend Edition

Saturday’s first two games have been some great playing:  Iran playing some great soccer and scaring the shit out of Argentina until Messi saved the day, and Ghana holding Germany to a draw. Because of the Ghana-Germany result, if the U.S. wins Sunday afternoon’s game against Portugal (and its hottie star Ronaldo) then the U.S. is guaranteed to get to the Round of 16.  I’m putting my money on the U.S. after seeing Clint Dempsey break his nose in the Ghana game and come back in and play the rest of the game once they stopped the bleeding. He’s playing tomorrow with a broken nose.

We're tough.We're purty.

 

Le Car

In France it was known as the Renault R5 – a benign hatchback designed to compete with the Volkswagen Golf/Rabbit. In the U.S. it was sold as Le Car. I test drove one in the early 80s and observed that it had worse-than-normal front-wheel-drive tendencies – understeer, which means the front end plows ahead despite your insistence on going around a corner. The Golf of that period was so much better, so that’s what I bought.

But Renault, determined not to relive the Maginot Line in rallying, retooled the car, putting the engine in the middle and making it rear-wheel-drive. But then the car had the Porsche 911 problem – severe snap oversteer because the weight of the engine/drivetrain was nearly hanging out the back. This meant the rear end would come ’round the driver’s side window and put you firmly into a ditch. Or over a cliff. At least you got to see a bit of your fancy sports car before plunging to your death. Similarly, the R5 Rallye:

Drove a mid-90s Porsche 911 once – it nearly handed me my ass. Much more so this car.

Hotties of the World Cup, Day 7

It’s been a great week so far of soccer/football. Today’s game to watch is Spain v. Chile at noon SWDHQ time. Today’s hottie is the Swedish-born Chilean player Miiko Albornoz.  His father is Chilean, his mother Finnish, he’s still working on learning Spanish.  He plays professionally for Malmo FF in Sweden.

I like Swedish meatballs.