You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements

You Are Not Special and Other Encouragements

Author: David McCullough Jr

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 2014-05-01

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 1460700899

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An inspirational and timely reflection on the way we bring up children that will resonate with parents everywhere. 'Longtime high school English teacher McCullough scores an A+ with this volume for teens and parents. Rich in literary references and poetic in cadence, the author also offers plenty of hilarious and pointed comments on teens and today's society.' - Publishers Weekly So you think you're special? Well, think again: you're not. David McCullough Jr, a US high-school English teacher, found himself suddenly famous in 2012 when his commencement address to graduating high-school seniors went viral on Youtube. the main theme of that speech, 'You're not special', seemed to hit a nerve and validate a sense among people worldwide that something is deeply and fundamentally wrong with the way children are being raised today. From infancy, he observed, children are taught to believe they are unique and special, deserving of every advantage, destined for success. Consequently they learn to work hard and distinguish themselves for the sake of status and material reward rather than for the benefit of others - the larger community; the world. Success is defined as something almost entirely selfish. there is little attention or time given to the pursuit of education for the sake of wisdom, or even real happiness. Drawing from his long career as an educator and experience as a father of teenage boys, McCullough will expand upon the ideas laid out in his radical twelve-minute speech and argue that we can do better - as parents and as teachers - than fostering in our children a sense of privilege and entitlement. Watch the speech at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lfxYhtf8o4 Or read it at: http://theswellesleyreport.com/2012/06/wellesley-high-grads-told-youre-not-special/


You Are Not Special

You Are Not Special

Author: David McCullough Jr

Publisher: Scribe Publications

Published: 2014-09-11

Total Pages: 233

ISBN-13: 1925113485

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An inspirational reflection on the way we bring up children that will resonate with all parents. David McCullough, Jr’s high-school graduation address, dubbed You Are Not Special when it went viral on YouTube, was a tonic for parents, students, and educators alike. Now he expands on that speech with wit and a perspective earned from raising four children and teaching high-school students for nearly 30 years. In this humorous and insightful book, McCullough takes a hard look at helicopter parents, questionable educational goals, professional university coaching, electronic distractions, and more — and advocates for a life of passionate engagement.


Manjaro Linux User Guide

Manjaro Linux User Guide

Author: Atanas Georgiev Rusev

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

Published: 2023-11-30

Total Pages: 498

ISBN-13: 1803239719

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An easy-to-follow guide for newbies and intermediate users to learn Manjaro Linux for everyday tasks with practical examples Key Features Explore Manjaro, from installation to using all its available applications Learn how to easily protect your privacy online, manage your system, and handle backups Master key Linux concepts such as file systems, sharing, systemd, and journalctl Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook Book DescriptionManjaro Linux, renowned for its smooth installation, user-friendly interface, and robust security features, is an Arch-based fast Linux distro enhanced with multiple graphical environments, GUI modules, and a full application setup, resulting in a top Linux distribution. This book is your guide to unlocking its full potential. Starting with an overview of the different editions and detailed installation instructions, the initial section offers insights into the GUI modules and features of each official edition. You’ll then explore the regular software, work with the Terminal, and cover topics such as package management, filesystems, automounts, storage, backups, and encryption. The subsequent chapters will help you get to grips with data sharing, security and networking, firewalls, VPNs, and SSH in depth. Finally, you’ll become well-versed in service and user management, troubleshooting, scripting, automation, and kernel switching. The book’s modular structure allows you to quickly navigate to the specific information you need, and by its end, you’ll have gained an appreciation of what sets Manjaro Linux apart.What you will learn Gain insights into the full set of Manjaro capabilities Install Manjaro and easily customize it using a graphical user interface Explore all types of supported software, including office and gaming applications Learn basic and advanced Terminal usage with examples Understand package management, filesystems, network and the Internet Enhance your security with Firewall setup, VPN, SSH, and encryption Explore systemd management, journalctl, logs, and user management Get to grips with scripting, automation, kernel basics, and switching Who this book is for While this book is primarily a reference guide for beginners and intermediate users who want to explore Linux via Manjaro’s top-notch distribution, it’s also a perfect guide for Linux enthusiasts and newbies in search of a stable and secure OS with plenty of flexibility. Whether you’re a student, new to Linux, or looking to migrate from Windows/macOS, this book will help you navigate easily. Prior Linux experience will help but is not required to get started with this book.


Exploring Expect

Exploring Expect

Author: Don Libes

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 608

ISBN-13: 1565920902

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Written by the author of Expect, this is the first book to explain how this new part of the UNIX toolbox can be used to automate telnet, ftp, passwd, rlogin, and hundreds of other interactive applications. The book provides lots of practical examples and scripts solving common problems, including a chapter of extended examples.


You're Not Special

You're Not Special

Author: Meghan Rienks

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2021-09-28

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 1982110112

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In her first ever (sort of) memoir, YouTube sensation Meghan Rienks gets personal about everything from drunken debaucheries to mental health. As an only child, Meghan has always been pretty good at entertaining herself. Then one day--cue the dramatic voice-over--her life changed forever. On June 12, 2010, Meghan was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Mono is basically just a really bad case of the flu, right? Wrong. To a party-crazed sixteen-year-old, mono is nothing less than social suicide. So Meghan opened up her 2009 MacBook and recorded her first YouTube video. Since then, she has shared the ups and downs of her life on the internet, documenting her coming-of-age for the whole world to see. Not that she's (mostly) through her awkward stage, Meghan's her to tell you that it gets better. Sometimes a bad hair day feels worse than a punch in the gut and asking a boy out seems as difficult as achieving that perfect dewy glow. But despite what you've been told, your problems are not unique, and somebody out there has felt the same way you feel right at this very moment. You're not special. But on the bumpy road to adulthood, you're also not alone.


The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2011-05-24

Total Pages: 578

ISBN-13: 1416576894

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The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.”


A Little Life

A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Anchor

Published: 2016-01-26

Total Pages: 834

ISBN-13: 0804172706

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. Look for Hanya Yanagihara’s latest bestselling novel, To Paradise.


Setting up LAMP

Setting up LAMP

Author: Eric Rosebrock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Published: 2006-07-14

Total Pages: 413

ISBN-13: 0782151124

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You could think of Setting Up LAMP as four books in one, but it's actually something much more valuable: a single volume that presents the open-source technologies known collectively as LAMP—Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP—as tightly dovetailed components of today's most affordable and effective platform for building dynamic web-based applications. Each technology has uses outside of this context, of course, but within it they form something greater than the sum of their parts. This book shows you how to take full advantage of this power, walking you through all the steps required to lay your Linux foundation, install and configure your Apache web server, and then begin using PHP to access content stored in MySQL. Here are a few of the specific topics you'll find covered inside: Installing and configuring qmail with support for IMAP, POP3, SMTP, virtual domains, spam filtering, and antivirus Managing system users and groups Configuring your network Creating a custom firewall script using IP tables Recognizing when a system is in distress Handling MySQL database replication Configuring virtual domains Writing a basic PHP script that integrates with MySQL If you're new to all of this, you'll quickly get to where you need to be to start developing and deploying the higher-level pieces of your web application. Even if you have experience with one or all of these technologies, this book—including its quick-start installation appendix—is a resource you'll want close by whenever you're setting up or fine-tuning your LAMP system.


Mac OS X Disaster Relief

Mac OS X Disaster Relief

Author: Ted Landau

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 628

ISBN-13:

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Full of troubleshooting tips, diagnostic hints and sound advice for preventative maintenance, Landau covers everything readers need to know to keep their computer running happily. Topics covered include: plumbing the depths of OS X's many new features, pros and cons of installation and updating system software.