Wallpaper of the Week: Steampunk Fantasy Machine

This weeks wallpaper is an image of a Steampunk machine created by Daniel Dociu . As with many steampunk images, I enjoy what I see but I’m not sure quite what I’m looking at. This image is tilted, showing two people on the lower left gazing up at a large steam powered construct consisting of many levels with plates and scaffolding, sitting atop an engine of some sort. Overall colors are ochre, tans and gray with a splash of flame in the lower left corner. A vague description to be sure, but if you like steampunk, do take a look. 🙂 Icons do pretty well overall with this image.  Read More

Find Great Public Domain Content All In One Place

There’s so much great content in the public domain with more being added every day, but it’s scattered and not easy to find. Wouldn’t it be great if someone sorted through it and put it together for you? That’s exactly what The Public Domain Review does.

The Public Domain Review, as you might guess from the name, focuses on finding and collecting works that have fallen into the public domain – material that has fallen out of copyright and is now available to everyone. They gather content from various online archives with a eye on “curious andcompelling” works in several areas, most notably art, literature and ideas.

They’ve gathered most of the items into collections which are sorted by images, books, film and audio, but you can browse the site in several ways.
You can search by medium – image, film, book, or audio, you can search by time (from the pre-16th to the 20th century), browse the selection of tags, or browse by source. In addition they put out a new long form essay every two weeks, available by email subscription.

Each category (images, book, film, audio) can be browsed by time, genre, content, type, and rights. Read More

Find Great Public Domain Content All In One Place

There’s so much great content in the public domain with more being added every day, but it’s scattered and not easy to find. Wouldn’t it be great if someone sorted through it and put it together for you? That’s exactly what The Public Domain Review does.

The Public Domain Review, as you might guess from the name, focuses on finding and collecting works that have fallen into the public domain – material that has fallen out of copyright and is now available to everyone. They gather content from various online archives with a eye on “curious andcompelling” works in several areas, most notably art, literature and ideas.

They’ve gathered most of the items into collections which are sorted by images, books, film and audio, but you can browse the site in several ways.
You can search by medium – image, film, book, or audio, you can search by time (from the pre-16th to the 20th century), browse the selection of tags, or browse by source. In addition they put out a new long form essay every two weeks, available by email subscription.

Each category (images, book, film, audio) can be browsed by time, genre, content, type, and rights. Read More

Get this $99 Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things Ebook for Free

Tradepub is offering up the 520 page title “Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things” published by Wiley free for a limited time.

The book covers a variety of IoT (Internet of Things) topics like information security, RFID, smart grids and more.
The book description says that “Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things is written for researchers and professionals working in the field of wireless technologies, information security architecture, and security system design. This book will also serve as a reference for professors and students involved in IA and IoT networking” so it’s on the technical side of things. It was published in 2016.

Want to take a look before you go through the (admittedly lengthy) registration at TradePub before you download the book? Wiley lists the book description and table of contents on their website .

If you’re wondering what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, it refers to interconnected devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, cameras streaming live feeds of wild animals in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, DNA analysis devices for environmental/food/pathogen monitoring and much more. Read More

Get this $99 Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things Ebook for Free

Tradepub is offering up the 520 page title “Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things” published by Wiley free for a limited time.

The book covers a variety of IoT (Internet of Things) topics like information security, RFID, smart grids and more.
The book description says that “Cyber-Assurance for the Internet of Things is written for researchers and professionals working in the field of wireless technologies, information security architecture, and security system design. This book will also serve as a reference for professors and students involved in IA and IoT networking” so it’s on the technical side of things. It was published in 2016.

Want to take a look before you go through the (admittedly lengthy) registration at TradePub before you download the book? Wiley lists the book description and table of contents on their website .

If you’re wondering what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, it refers to interconnected devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, cameras streaming live feeds of wild animals in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, DNA analysis devices for environmental/food/pathogen monitoring and much more. Read More