Fermi Questions / Fermi Problems top Rough quantitative estimates The idea is to use approximate calculation with landmarks and deep understanding, to explore the world and your understanding of it. Honesty is important. Self Publishing, Book Publishing, Print-on-Demand Full-Service Self-Publishing at Outskirts Press So, you’ve written a book... Your family and friends love it. You think, "If only there were an easy, fast way to share it with the world." You decide to look into publishing your book. You research book publishers to get published, earn millions, and become a star.
The Emerging Role Of The Independent Media Trader 04/22/2014 Have you heard about the independent media trader (IMT)? This catalyst of change is an emerging discipline focused on executing ad inventory buying and selling on behalf of marketers, agencies, and publishers, and -- at times -- on behalf of its own and/or others’ risk capital. What is driving this new breed of special purpose media organization? The diffusion of innovation including programmatic digital media-related data and technology; the need for greater specialization and transparency; the growing power of marketers relative to agencies and ad networks; publishers’ need for trading support; the lack of sufficiently trained personnel to staff all interested market participants; and the availability of risk capital. The IMT plays a critical role in reducing the spread between media investment dollars and audience delivery by leveraging programmatic trading the same way that electronic trading and market makers transformed financial and commodity markets over the past 20 years.
Out of Character: The Psychology of Good and Evil by Maria Popova What Aristotle has to do with Tiger Woods and the story of the world. The dichotomy of good and evil is as old as the story of the world, and timeless in its relevance to just about everything we do in life, from our political and spiritual views to our taste in music, art and literature to how we think about our simple dietary choices. But while most of us recognize that these concepts of good and bad aren’t always black-and-white categories, we never cease to be surprised when someone or something we’ve perceived as “good” does or becomes something we perceive as “bad,” from an esteemed politician’s transgression to a beloved celebrity’s slip into addiction or scientology or otherwise socially undesirable behavior.
Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online REVISED: February 13, 2014 Lulu is a community for creators of remarkable works. We provide the tools for you to publish your work for personal use or for sale and distribution to others, a marketplace for the purchase of goods and services, and a site where you can participate in forums and discussion groups with like-minded creators. The following terms and conditions have been developed to not only protect your work and your privacy, but also to describe our commitment to you as a community member as well as your responsibilities as a content creator. Please do not hesitate to contact our Support Team if you have any questions about the terms of this agreement. A Note About Our Community How Should I Breathe When I Run? If you’re not focused on how you breathe while running, you should be. When we head out for a run, there are plenty of things to think about: how our feet land, how we bend our arms, and how quick our stride rate is. But the one thing most runners don’t think about is how to breathe. But, you should be.
The Trouble With Trading Desks Over the past few years, digital media agencies have embraced buying ad inventory in a manner akin to how Wall Street traders purchase stocks. Now some agencies are accused of embracing the flip side of Wall Street: greed, recklessness and insider access. According to multiple industry sources, some prominent brands are growing increasingly uncomfortable with their digital agencies funneling money to sister company trading desks (the holding company divisions that purchase ad inventory on exchanges). They are asking questions about how these trading desks earn revenue and whether clients are being charged more than once for executing the same media plan. Sankhyakarika The miracle of a perpetually dynamic Universe is enabled when two opposing factors in an interactive state occur simultaneously. Compression and expansion are two opposing activities but when it takes place simultaneously, activity time is conserved and the dynamic state continues. The theoretical clue, lacking in Physics and Cosmology is the numerical algorithm that defines the threshold of simultaneously interactive states, which is also the key to gravitation phenomena. Newtons gravity constant and the fine structure constant are an approximation of precise axiomatic ratios that governs all phenomena in the Universe. Such an interactive activity among the sea of components in space is called a Vriti or vortex in Sanskrit and can be visualised as shown in the adjacent diagram.
Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know Note to readers: I originally published the article back in 2008 and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13, 2012. This article primarily addresses self-publishing a print book, though many of the tips apply to e-books as well. For specific information about publishing an e-book, see my companion article, "How to self-publish an ebook." I know, I know.
Introduction to Unity 3.5 Asset Pipeline3D Game Engine Programming Unity – Assets In the previous article titled Introduction to Unity 3.5 I introduced the Unity interface and we created a simple project that shows a rotating cube. In this article, I want to introduce some basic Unity concepts such as the Asset pipeline and the GameObject-Component model and introduce a few of the Components that Unity provides. I will not go into too much detail about the different components in this article (I will dedicate a different article for each of the more complex components such as Terrain, Particle Effects, Physics, Audio, and Scripts). Unity has probably the most comprehensive support for different asset types that you would want to use in your game. Unity has native (built-in) support for many file formats for model files, texture files, audio files, video files, and text files as can be seen from the table below:
Trading desks: Are independents the answer to client concerns? Digital trading is a hot topic. In particular, the questions of how brands should take advantage of the effective targeting and efficient trading offered by programmatic buying is occupying a lot of time in advertiser circles. Most brands that have dipped a toe or a leg into the waters of trading desks have opted for agency trading desks (which take around 80% by billings). But a significant minority has opted to test the independent sector. An independent trading desk is generally defined by the fact that their ownership/affiliation lies outside the media agency or communication group, and includes companies such as Media IQ, Infectious or Exchange Lab. Most independents make a big noise about the transparency that this gives them, but clients are equally suspicious about just how true these claims are.
Japanese Zen Buddhist Philosophy 1. The Meaning of the Term Zen The designation of this school of the Buddha-Way as Zen, which means sitting meditation, is derived from a transliteration of the Chinese word Chán. Because the Chinese term is in turn a transliteration of the Sanskrit term dhyāna, however, Zen owes its historical origin to early Indian Buddhism, where a deepened state of meditation, called samādhi, was singled out as one of the three components of study a Buddhist was required to master, the other two being an observation of ethical precepts (sīla) and an embodiment of nondiscriminatory wisdom (prajñā).
Self-Publishing Basics: An Unabridged List of the Parts of a Book The history of book printing goes back to the first bibles pulled sheet by sheet off Johannes Gutenburg’s presses in Mainz, German in the late fifteenth century. The first books were attempts to replicate the handwritten books of the time, which varied widely. Over the centuries publishers have gradually established conventions about the way books are constructed. A Gutenberg Bible Although type design is often likened to architecture, you could also argue that the construction of a book is in some way architectural. The first order of business in creating a blueprint for book construction is to identify the parts of a book and the order in which convention—the inherited wisdom of the logic of the book from all the book creators that have preceded us—dictates they should appear.