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OpenStack is an open Source cloud operating stack born from Rackspace and NASA which is now a global success, developed and supported by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today. The Cookbook starts by configuring Nova (Compute) and Swift (Storage) in a safe, virtual environment that builds on through the book, to provisioning and managing OpenStack in the Datacenter. From Installing Nova in a Virtual Environment to installing OpenStack in the Datacenter, from understanding logging to securing your OpenStack environment, whatever level of experience or interest you have with OpenStack there are recipes that guide you through the journey. Installation steps cover Compute, Swift, Keystone, Nova Volumes, Glance and Horizon. A Cookbook full of practical and applicable recipes that will enable you to use the full capabilities of OpenStack like never before. This book is aimed at system administrators and technical architects . . .

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"Darkest Days; Brightest Nights" is a personal account of my struggle with a bi-­polar illness. When I was the most depressed, I needed to know that there was someone else out there that felt the way I did and then managed to get their life back. I became sick of reading sterile material laced with medical terminology and impersonal references.

The idea behind this book is to illustrate the warning signs and symptoms of manic depression using my own vivid stories. This book is written for those who are suffering from such an illness and their friends and family who seek to gain a better understanding without the need of a medical degree.

About the Author

Kevin M. Jackson currently lives in Budapest, Hungary, and runs a geographic information services business, a part time marketing teacher in a local university, editor for a travel magazine, writer for three magazines including Playboy, and manage an import business for Chinese goods. "Darkest Days; . . .

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Dedications, Titles, Epigraphs, Footnotes, Prefaces, Afterwords, Indexes... These and other "invisible" literary necessities form the skeletons of many a book, yet these unacknowledged and unexamined forms abound in wisdom, curiosities, or eccent...

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The most influential voyages of all time were launched on a misunderstanding. When Columbus set sail from Spain in 1492, he had no intention of seeking out new lands. He was trying to reach China and India by a western sea route. And even after he landed on islands off the coast of America, he continued to believe that he was close to the realms of the Great Khan. COLUMBUS: THE ACCIDENTAL HERO tells the thrilling and little-­known story of the reality behind the myth, and replaces the story-­book Columbus by the much more fascinating and complex man who found the New World and changed our planet forever.

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Dedications, Titles, Epigraphs, Footnotes, Prefaces, Afterwords, Indexes... These and other "invisible" literary necessities form the skeletons of many a book, yet these unacknowledged and unexamined forms abound in wisdom, curiosities, or eccentricities.

With both erudition and wit, and drawing on examples from every part of literature's history, ranging from the greats such as Shakespeare, Beckett, and T. S. Eliot to lesser known writers such as Fernando Pessoa. Jackson's mixture of serious literary analysis and jovial wit means Invisible Forms will appeal to anyone who is interested in books and in the art of writing.

It is the perfect companion for literature lovers everywhere.

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The United States Government is the world’s largest consumer of information technology, spending over $76 billion annually on more than 10,­000 different systems. Fragmentation of systems, poor project execution, and the legacy technology in the federal government have presented barriers to achieving the productivity and performance gains found when technology is deployed effectively in the private sector. All that is about to change as the Obama Administration obliges federal departments to look to Cloud Computing to cut costs and solve many of the problems that have plagued IT deployment for decades. How do federal IT managers and those controlling the budgets go about deciding what is best for them? The answer is GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government, a new book written by Kevin Jackson, an acknowledged international expert in this arena. With writer Don Philpott, he has created an easy to understand five-­step process that explains what Cloud Computing is all . . .

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Its hooves were supposedly a cure for epilepsy; it is the mascot of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch; and its meat is a delicacy. The moose is a fascinating but elusive animal of the north, and its little-­known natural history is the focus of Kevin Jackson’s engaging new book.­Moose explains moose’s biological history and describes its natural environments around the world, including Canada, New England, Alaska, and Scandinavia, where the moose is the national animal of Sweden and Norway. Jackson considers why the moose is really an elk and an elk is a wapiti, and he also looks at the controversy behind the naming of the Irish Elk. Moose explores the animal’s role in human history since the Stone Age, including the “alces” in Julius Caesar’s history of the Gallic Wars and its influence on figures such as poet Ted Hughes and Theodore Roosevelt and his Bull Moose Party. The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, a 150-­foot statue being built in . . .

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The young Charles Darwin was like a young Indiana Jones. For five years in his mid-­twenties, he sailed on the BEAGLE around the world, exploring jungles, climbing mountains, trekking across deserts. With every new landfall, he had new adventures: he rode through bandit country, was thrown into jail by revolutionaries, took part in an armed raid with marines, survived two earthquakes, hunted and fished. He suffered the terrible cold and rain of Tierra del Fuego, the merciless heat of the Australian outback and the inner pangs of heartbreak. He also made the discoveries that finally led him to formulate his theory of Natural Selection as the driving force of evolution. The five-­year voyage of the BEAGLE was the basis for all Darwin's later work; but it also turned him from a friendly idler into the greatest scientist of his century.
Kevin Jackson is a writer, broadcaster and film-­maker. His most recent book is Constellation of Genius: 1922 and All That Jazz (Farrar Strauss Giroux, . . .

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