Developing a Learning Mindset | Gary Bolles | LYNDA

Developing a Learning Mindset | Gary Bolles | LYNDA
English | Size: 238.45 MB
Category: Tutorial
A learning mindset means that you see challenges as opportunities and that you are motivated to learn something new every day. eParachute founder Gary Bolles shows you how to develop a learning mindset so that learning becomes a habit and not a chore. Find your motivation to learn, explore how the brain acquires and retains information, and discover how to conduct a self-inventory that reveals what you’ve learned and how you learn best. Gary also introduces strategies to make learning a fun and rewarding practice that stays with you for life.

Table of Contents:

1. Understanding Learning
2. Your Self-Inventory
3. How to Stay Motivated

Dungeons and Dragons Curse of Strahd

Dungeons and Dragons Curse of Strahd
English | Size: 968.16 MB
Category: Tutorial
Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner-and you are invited.

A fantasy-horror adventure for characters levels 1-10, Curse of Strahd provides everything a Dungeon Master needs to create an exciting and memorable play experience.
Fans of the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game can have additional adventures in Ravenloft by participating in the D&D Adventurers League organized play program.
Available separately: a 54-card deck by Gale Force Nine representing the Tarokka cards, used by the fortune-teller Madam Eva in the adventure to randomly determine key aspects of the adventure. Also available from GF9 is a Curse of Strahd Dungeon Master’s Screen.
Written in consultation with Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman, creators of the original Ravenloft adventure.

Curse of Strahd is produced by Wizards of the Coast. It was written by Chris Perkins, edited by Kim Mohan and Jeremy Crawford, and art directed by Kate Irwin. The adventure incorporates material from the original Ravenloft adventure as well as new story content created by Tracy and Laura Hickman, Chris Perkins, Adam Lee, Richard Whitters, and Jeremy Crawford.

Digital Tutors – Getting Started with Composite 2011

Digital Tutors – Getting Started with Composite 2011
English | Size: 390 MB
Category: Tutorial
We’ll begin this project by learning the basic composition creation process, learning how to move around the Composite user interface, begin compositing images together and render out our finished material. We’ll then move into the common uses of Composite such as Color Correction, Masking, 3D compositing and Animation. This series of lessons is a great starting point to learning Composite. By learning the tools and fundamental workflows of Composite, we will be able to create complex effects and images in no time. This will allow us to begin exploring other areas of Composite and start using Composite in our own production pipeline.

Lessons: 01. Introduction and Project Overview 02. Visual Guide to Node-based compositing 03. Creating Compositions and Importing images in Composite 04. Understanding the Node workflow and blending two images 05. Using the CC Basics tool to color correct in Composite 06. Creating Garbage Masks to remove the effect of a tool 07. Using the Vector Paint tool to clean up footage errors 08. Basics of moving, rotating and scaling objects in Composite 09. Using Blending Modes to composite 3D renders 10. Rendering Images out of Composite 11. Using Context Points in Composite 12. Using the Tool Options panel 13. Using Presets inside of Composite

Docker Orchestration and Microservices Second Edition

Docker Orchestration and Microservices Second Edition
English | Size: 4.51 GB
Category: Tutorial
In this video training, Charles D. Crawford starts by introducing some of the motivations behind microservices and how to properly containerize web applications using Docker. He then does a quick overview of how Docker registries can help to store artifacts from your built images. Following this, he walks you through Docker’s latest tools: docker-compose, docker-machine, and docker-swarm. Specifically, Charlie covers how to use these tools to aid in both developing and deploying to a wide variety of system and container configurations. He then turns to Kubernetes, the popular container orchestration system created by Google. After watching this video, developers will have a strong understanding of modern containerized applications and microservices and will understand how these systems can benefit them.

Charles David Crawford has more than ten years of software experience and five years of experience in software education. He is currently a lead instructor at Code Fellows, where he teaches full-stack web programming. He is also an active software and writing consultant and the director of marketing for Hack The People, a distributed nonprofit organization focused on fostering mentor-mentee relationships in software development. Additionally, Charlie is an active blog contributor at The New Stack, a site featuring news about and analysis of an ever-changing software development ecosystem. Prior to this, Charlie was a developer evangelist for Shippable, a SaaS that leverages Docker to provide continuous integration services. He was also a software engineer at Amazon Web Services on the Elastic Beanstalk team, where he worked on things such as the Elastic Beanstalk Ruby container, Nodejs container, and the Docker container.

Skill Level

Learn How To

Begin designing your web apps as microservices
Use Docker to containerize your microservices
Leverage modern Docker orchestration tools to aid in both developing and deploying your applications
Use Google’s container orchestration platform Kubernetes
Interpret the modern DevOps and container orchestration landscape
Who Should Take This Course

Users of Docker who are looking to move from ad-hoc setups to more formal and powerful orchestrated setups.
Those interested in microservice-based architectures
Course Requirements

Basic understanding of Docker
Understanding of web services
A programming background
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Lesson Descriptions

Lesson 1: Thinking in Terms of Microservices

Lesson 1 covers the basics of what a microservice is, what problems it solves, and new challenges microservices bring. Also discussed is how Docker fits into microservices and how it can be a great help in developing microservice-based systems.

Lesson 2: Dockerizing Your Microservices

Lesson 2 looks at creating a basic microservice using Node.js. Next, this lesson covers how to create a Docker image containing the microservice and its dependencies.

Lesson 3: Using Registries to Store and Distribute Docker

Lesson 3 looks at using the Docker Hub service as a repository to store your custom docker images. Additionally covered is how to trigger automatic rebuilds of Docker images upon a code push to Github.

Lesson 4: Deploying Single Instance Single Container Apps with Docker Machine

Lesson 4 covers doing basic dockerized app deployments using Docker Machine. This sets the foundation for work in future lessons with Docker Compose and Docker swarm.

Lesson 5: Local Development of Microservices-Based Apps with Docker Compose

Lesson 5 explores how Docker is not only useful in a production environment, but a development one as well. One of the largest challenges of microservices is the more complex setup required for a development environment; however, Docker Compose makes local development easier than ever.

Lesson 6: Deploying Single Instance Multi-Container Apps with Docker Compose and Docker Machine

Lesson 6 is about extending Docker Compose beyond development environments to do multi-container apps on a single instance, quickly and easily.

Lesson 7: Multi­Instance Multi-Container Applications with Docker Swarm, Stack, and Compose

Lesson 7 is where we take our first look at complex multi-instance and multi-container deployments. Docker Swarm is built on the Docker API, so a lot of knowledge carries over from vanilla Docker, but there are still additional swarm constructs to learn, such as the master and slave node systems.

Lesson 8: Advanced Docker Swarm Configuration

Lesson 8 takes a deeper look into Docker Swarm and teaches you about advanced configuration options such as container affinities.

Lesson 9: Container Orchestration with Kubernetes

Lesson 9 looks at Kubernetes, which takes a different approach to orchestration than Swarm. Kubernetes brings in many new concepts such as pods, replication controllers, services, and more.

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Table of Contents
Docker Orchestration and Microservices: Introduction 00:02:57
Understand basic Docker concepts 00:12:48
Using Dockerfiles to create images 00:06:32
Lesson 1: Thinking in Terms of Microservices
Learning objectives 00:00:37
1.1 Understand microservices 00:03:09
1.2 Understand what problems microservices solve 00:02:36
1.3 Understand the complexities introduced by microservices 00:02:06
1.4 Define an example of a microservice-based architecture 00:01:36
Lesson 2: Dockerizing Your Microservices
Learning objectives 00:00:50
2.1 Understand how Docker can benefit a microservice architecture 00:02:39
2.2 Create a Docker container for each app 00:10:37
2.3 Configure your apps for both production and development 00:01:15
Lesson 3: Using Registries to Store and Distribute Docker Images
Learning objectives 00:00:39
3.1 Define a Docker registry 00:03:03
3.2 Configure your Docker image to be pushed to Docker Hub 00:01:42
3.3 Configure your Docker image to be rebuilt upon code pushes to Github 00:02:42
Lesson 4: Deploying Single Instance Single Container Apps with Docker Machine
Learning objectives 00:01:10
4.1 Understand how Docker Machine works 00:02:15
4.2 Use Docker Machine to simulate deployment with a VM 00:06:51
4.3 Use Docker Machine to deploy to a cloud provider 00:03:50
4.4 Understand the basics of multi-container apps 00:01:30
Lesson 5: Local Development of Microservices-Based Apps with Docker Compose
Learning objectives 00:00:59
5.1 Define application topologies with Docker Compose 00:13:23
5.2 Connect a local test DB with Docker Compose 00:09:39
5.3 Define the right sub¬≠topology for each microservice’s local development 00:06:30
Lesson 6: Single Instance MultiContainer Apps with Docker Compose
Learning objectives 00:00:44
6.1 Configure a new Docker Compose file for production 00:01:43
6.2 Use a .env file to securely use env vars 00:03:57
6.3 Use Compose and Machine together to deploy the application 00:04:11
Lesson 7: Multi-­Instance Multi-Container Applications with Docker Swarm, Stack, and Compose
Learning objectives 00:00:25
7.1 Create a Docker Swarm cluster 00:02:59
7.2 Create a Swarm stack with one type of replicated container 00:04:23
7.3 Create a Swarm stack with multiple types of replicated containers 00:04:20
Lesson 8: Advanced Docker Swarm Configuration
Learning objectives 00:00:29
8.1 Spin down a Docker Swarm 00:04:27
8.2 Scale a Swarm up or down 00:04:26
Lesson 9: Container Orchestration with Kubernetes
Learning objectives 00:00:35
9.1 Understand Kubernetes concepts 00:06:10
9.2 Run Kubernetes locally 00:02:55
9.3 Define your first pod 00:05:43
9.4 Use Kubernetes labels 00:03:54
9.5 Understand and use Kubernetes replication controllers 00:03:44
9.6 Use the Kubernetes Services construct 00:03:05
Docker Orchestration and Microservices: Summary 00:00:30


Barbara Oakley – A Mind For Numbers How to Excel at Math and Science

Barbara Oakley – A Mind For Numbers How to Excel at Math and Science
English | Size: 202.60 MB
Category: Audio
This is the as said, accompanying book of the course (but not critical to read first).
The online course is free and there appears to be a Ted video of this uber professor lady that managed to switch on the light in her head at 26 in math and science after doing art and languages

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, A Mind for Numbers offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options – both to rise in the military and to explore other careers – she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.

In A Mind for Numbers, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science – secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions – you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem.

In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. A Mind for Numbers shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think!

Become a Blockchain Developer with Ethereum and Solidity

Become a Blockchain Developer with Ethereum and Solidity
English | Size: 3.03 GB
Category: CBTs
This course is a complete introduction to decentralized application (Dapp) development on the Ethereum blockchain using the Solidity language and the Truffle build framework.
No need to know anything about the blockchain, you should just have some basic software development experience. Whether you have already written some code for backend, web or mobile applications, it should be enough to become a blockchain developer thanks to this course.

The blockchain is all the rage these days, and there is a lot of theoretical or anticipative talk around it, but this course will help you get your hands dirty with actual code in order to build your first decentralized application. This is the kind of skill that can get you an actual job as a blockchain developer, something that is in skyrocketing demand right now.

J. Miller – The Question Behind The Question

J. Miller – The Question Behind The Question
English | Size: 224.51 MB
Category: Audio
This is a quick but deep book that explores the role of personal accountability in one’s work and personal life. In his own work experience, Miller found that many people look for others to blame their problems and conflicts on. He proposes that instead of asking who is to blame for the situation, we should ask, “What can I do to improve the situation?” Only by being able to ask this “question behind the question” can we take ownership of the problem and start working toward a solution.

Introducing NLP Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People

Introducing NLP: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People
English | Size: 575.96 MB
Category: Audio
Some people appear more gifted than others. NLP, one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychology, describes in simple terms what they do differently, and enables you to learn these patterns of excellence.
Introducing NLP by Joseph O’Connor, a leading international NLP trainer and the author of NLP Workbook, offers the practical skills used by outstanding communicators. Excellent communication is the basis of creating excellent results. NLP skills are proving invaluable for personal development and professional excellence in counseling, education and business.

Introducing NLP includes:

How to create rapport with others
Influencing skills
Understanding and using body language
How to think about and achieve the results you want
The art of asking key questions
Effective meetings, negotiations, and selling
Accelerated learning strategies

Mark Anthony – Evidence of Eternity Communicating with Spirits for Proof of the Afterlife (Unabridged)

Mark Anthony – Evidence of Eternity: Communicating with Spirits for Proof of the Afterlife (Unabridged)
English | Size: 219.14 MB
Category: Everything Else
Discover the enlightening and comforting true stories of Mark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® as he helps people communicate with their loved ones in spirit. Evidence of Eternity is an uplifting journey that removes the fear and superstition surrounding spirit contact while addressing poignant questions about the afterlife. It provides insights on painful subjects such as crime, homicide, suicide, and survivor guilt.

By bridging the gap between the spiritual and scientific, this groundbreaking book brings spirit communication into the modern era while reaffirming that God and heaven exist, the soul is an immortal living spirit, and that we will be reunited with our deceased loved ones. Evidence of Eternity introduces new and innovative terms and concepts explaining spirit communication based on science, theoretical physics, physiology, theology, and evidence.

From karma and reincarnation to embracing the inner light, Evidence of Eternity is a cutting-edge perspective of life after death.

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged

Blockchain – Principles and Practices

Blockchain – Principles and Practices
English | Size: 479.65 MB
Category: Tutorial
Blockchains are probably one of the most highly talked about technologies at the moment as they provide a way to attain digital trust on the Internet. There is so much emphasis on the technology that companies are very keen to learn about Blockchains and adopt them. Venture capitalists are currently diverting a lot of investments into funding Blockchain-based companies.

In this course, Blockchain – Principles and Practices, you will explore the fundamental data structures and algorithms used to build a typical Blockchain and build up a working example over the course. First, you will learn how to store single transactions in a block. Second, you will discover how to store multiple transactions in a block using Merkle trees. Next, you will be taught how to make the Blockchain tamper-proof using mining and proof-of-work. Finally, you will learn how nodes on a Blockchain maintain consensus. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and tools necessary to build your own Blockchain.