The Upgrade

A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations
Author: Paul Carr
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 9781934708781
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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Bored, broke, and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom London apartment. Inspired by that possibility, he sells his possessions, abandons his old life, and starts living entirely without commitments as a modern-day nomad. Thanks to Paul's ability to talk his way into increasingly ridiculous situations, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle—a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses, and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6,000-mile booty calls, of partying with eight hundred female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than his surviving on cold pizza in his old apartment. Yet, as word of Paul's exploits starts to spread—first online, then through a national newspaper column and eventually a book deal—he finds himself forced constantly to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behavior spiraling to dangerous—and sometimes criminal—levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom?

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Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556995
Category: Architecture, Domestic
Page: 254
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'Upgrade' breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. 'Upgrade' explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, 'Upgrade' provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer?s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground.

The Upgrade

Look Your Best, Feel Your Best, Be Your Best!
Author: J.Renee
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504906985
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 60
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I wrote this book for you. You’re not happy with the way that you look. You don’t feel pretty. You’ve always been the “plain Jane.” Your insecurities show in the way you walk, talk, and interact with others. Your moments of self-satisfaction are few and far in between. You wish you looked like “her”. Life has beat you up to the point that you don’t even look like yourself anymore. You’re so “busy” that you don’t have time for yourself. If he doesn’t tell you you’re beautiful, you don’t feel like you are. Your husband doesn’t look at you the way he used to. You look at old pictures of yourself and remember when..... You’re tired, you want to make a change. I wrote this book for you. Some of our greatest issues as women are centered around the way we look, and the way that we feel about the way that we look. However, what is seen on the outside is merely a physical representation of our internal woes. I believe any woman that can get to the psychological root of her physical issues, and conquer those issues, can conquer the world. In this book we will do just that, and give you the tools and knowledge need to look your best, feel your best, and ultimately be your best. Let’s begin YOUR UPGRADE!

Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary


Author: Rana Florida
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071827226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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The 7 Key Principles to achieving YOUR business and life goals What could a graffiti artist, eminent neurologist, star athlete, celebrity chef, fashion designer, rocket scientist, and Grammy Award–winning musician possibly have in common? In this groundbreaking new book, Rana Florida shares their formula, giving you the tools to achieve unimaginable success in work and life. Upgrade gathers the best practices, not just from CEOs and business executives but from entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, and creative leaders. Upgrade includes interviews with Sir Ken Robinson, Dan Pink, Mark Cuban, Andre Agassi, Kenny Scharf, Zaha Hadid, Governor Martin O’Malley, Tory Burch, Tim Brown, and many other leading figures. Despite this cast’s vastly different backgrounds and skills, Florida’s research concludes that there are seven key principles to achieving your business and life goals: Envision the future Find your passion Get creative Design your time Collaborate Take risks Embrace failure Unfortunately, this is exactly what the majority of us don’t do. Instead of developing a real strategy to upgrade and optimize our lives, too many of us just slog through life in a state of “managed dissatisfaction.” But it’s never too late to envision an entirely different future—or to actively upgrade your life. It’s not about finding more time, money, or resources. Anyone can do it. This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. Praise for Upgrade “Why ride in coach, when you can upgrade? A must-read for a better journey through life.” Don Tapscott, bestselling author, Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital “Upgrade is an a-ha book that will change how you look at life’s challenges and give you tools to upgrade your life.” Touré, cohost of MSNBC’s The Cycle “Read Upgrade for its stories, examples, and strategies and get ready to live the life you always wanted.” Frank Toskan, founder, M.A.C. Cosmetics “Creative and innovative strategies to upgrade your work and life, with seven simple principles.” Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com, Inc., and New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness “Rana’s perspective on business and life is a fresh new take, breaking the traditional corporate mold. Upgrade is a must-read for anyone not buying into the conventional wisdom.” Ali Velshi, CNN Chief Business Correspondent; anchor, CNN-I World Business Today; and host, CNN Your Money “Upgrade welcomes you to take a fresh approach to everything you do to get the most out of work and life.” Nelly Furtado, Grammy Award–winning musician “If I’m going to listen to anyone’s good advice about how to improve my approach to work and life, it’s Rana’s.” Kate Betts, contributing editor, TIME, and columnist, The Daily Beast "Rana's voice is refreshing--as real as a memoir and a great vessel for this self-help and business book wrapped up in one easily-digestible package." Paper Magazine "A very interesting book." Business Learning Solutions

The God Upgrade

Finding Your 21st-Century Spirituality in Judaism's 5,000-Year-Old Tradition
Author: Jamie S. Korngold
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234437
Category: Religion
Page: 143
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Looks at how the concept of the Jewish God has evolved over the centuries and shows how Judaism can be made more meaningful and relevent to one's life.

Ex-foliations

Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path
Author: Terry Harpold
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816651019
Category: Social Science
Page: 351
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Terry Harpold offers a sophisticated consideration of technologies of reading in the digital age.

Oracle Database Upgrade and Migration Methods

Including Oracle 12c Release 2
Author: Y V Ravikumar,K M Krishnakumar,Nassyam Basha
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484223284
Category: Computers
Page: 610
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Learn all of the available upgrade and migration methods in detail to move to Oracle Database version 12c. You will become familiar with database upgrade best practices to complete the upgrade in an effective manner and understand the Oracle Database 12c patching process. So it’s time to upgrade Oracle Database to version 12c and you need to choose the appropriate method while considering issues such as downtime. This book explains all of the available upgrade and migration methods so you can choose the one that suits your environment. You will be aware of the practical issues and proactive measures to take to upgrade successfully and reduce unexpected issues. With every release of Oracle Database there are new features and fixes to bugs identified in previous versions. As each release becomes obsolete, existing databases need to be upgraded. Oracle Database Upgrade and Migration Methods explains each method along with its strategy, requirements, steps, and known issues that have been seen so far. This book also compares the methods to help you choose the proper method according to your constraints. Also included in this book: Pre-requisite patches and pre-upgrade steps Patching to perform changes at the binary and database level to apply bug fixes What You Will Learn: Understand the need and importance of database upgrading and migration Be aware of the challenges associated with database upgrade decision making Compare all upgrade/migration methods Become familiar with database upgrade best practices and recommendations Understand database upgrade concepts in high availability and multi-tenant environments Know the database downgrade steps in case the upgraded database isn’t compatible with the environment Discover the features and benefits to the organization when it moves from the old database version to the latest database version Understand Oracle 12c patching concepts Who This Book Is For: Core database administrators, solution architects, business consultants, and database architects

Upgrade Your Spanish


Author: Abigail Lee Six
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317858859
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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Upgrade your Spanish is the ideal guide for students wanting a better grade in their Spanish exams. It offers a thirty day revision programme that is guaranteed to improve your results. In the countdown to exams, students should simply spend between 30 minutes to an hour a day with this book, and see their mark go up a grade! This short revision guide focuses on three key strategies for improving your exam results: 1) Eliminating basic errors and slips of the pen; 2) Increasing and consolidating your vocabulary; 3) Moving on from school-book Spanish.

Upgrade U


Author: Ni-Ni Simone
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758268157
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
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Life is poppin' and seventeen-year-old Seven McKnight is rockin' Stiles University's hottest baller, Josiah Whitaker, on her arm when it all falls apart. With groupies threatening her basketball wife status and Josiah's dreams of the NBA blowing up his ego, Seven finds herself in a tailspin. . .should she stay or leave? In steps the unbelievably fine sophomore heartthrob, Zaire St. James, who's been watching Seven and waiting for his chance. With Josiah doing his own thing, Seven finds herself falling for Zaire. But just when she decides to give Zaire her everything, Josiah becomes determined to win Seven back by any means necessary. . . Praise for Ni-Ni Simone "Ni-Ni Simone's fast-paced writing keeps me coming back for more." --L. Divine, author of the Drama High series "Simone tells authentic stories of teen life in the 'hood better than any other author currently writing contemporary YA street lit. Spiced with plenty of Simone's trademark humor." --Library Journal on Teenage Love Affair "Urban teen readers may recognize their friends and themselves in the language, music and feel of this fluffy-but-fun read." --Kirkus Reviews on If I Was Your Girl

Upgrade Your Life

How to Take Back Control and Achieve Your Goals
Author: Pat Divilly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 085708710X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Step away from boredom and reclaim your life Feeling unfulfilled? Do you dream of a lifestyle where you can have it all – good health, wealth, freedom and happiness? You’re not alone. Upgrade Your Life is your guide to taking the power back and becoming the master of your own fate and that of your business. Author Pat Divilly has worked with an array of small business owners to help them achieve a growing business based on purpose, passion and profit whilst also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Pat offers a practical approach to setting and achieving personal and business goals, understanding that both are necessary in order to succeed in life. By promoting personal development and daily success rituals Upgrade Your Life inspires its readers to dream big and not give up in the search for fulfilment. Using the author’s own experiences, mixed in with valuable neuroscience research and popular psychology, Upgrade Your Life will help fast-track you and your business on the road to success. Learn how to implement your own game plan of simple daily steps to achieve your goals Get tips on creating the perfect work-life balance Update your daily routine to become more productive Includes a 42-day success planner to help you stay on top of your dreams

Process Plant Instrumentation

Design and Upgrade
Author: Miguel J. Bagajewicz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566769983
Category: Science
Page: 362
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This is the first in-depth presentation in book form of current analytical methods for optimal design, selection and evaluation of instrumentation for process plants. The presentation is clear, concise and systematic-providing process engineers with a valuable tool for improving quality, costs, safety, loss prevention, and production accounting. From Chapter 1 Introduction "Instrumentation is needed in process plants to obtain data that are essential to perform several activities. Among the most important are control, the assessment of the quality of products, production accounting... and the detection of failures related to safety. In addition, certain parameters than cannot be measured directly, such as heat exchanger, fouling or column deficiencies, are of interest. Finally, new techniques, such as on-line optimization, require the construction of reliable computer models for which the estimation of process parameters is essential. "This book concentrates on the tasks of determining the optimal set of measured variables and selecting the accuracy and reliability of the corresponding instruments. The goal is to obtain sufficiency accurate and reliable estimates of variables of interest while filtering bad data due to possible instrument malfunction. An additional goal is to observe and diagnose single and multiple process faults." From the Preface "There is a vast amount of literature devoted to the selection and good maintenance of instruments. This literature covers the selection of the right instrument for a particular range and system, but only after the desired accuracy and reliability of measurement have been established. Little has been written on how to systematically determine the right accuracy and reliability needed when selecting an instrument, much less how much redundancy is needed for a particular system. The key variables that needed estimation come from control requirements, as well as monitoring needs for safety, quality control and production accounting. These are the starting points of the design methodology. This book concentrates on determining the optimal accuracy and reliability of instruments and their location. To determine this, certain desired properties of the system of instruments are used as constraints while the cost is minimized. These properties, among others are variable observability, system reliability and precision of certain variables. "This book is not a textbook. Rather it is intended to be an organized collection of the most relevant work in this area.... It has been written with the intention of making it readable by engineers with some background in linear algebra, mathematical optimization and graph theory. It is organized so that the complexity of the sensor network design is addressed step by step." The information in this new book serves the needs of chemical and other process engineers involved in instrumentation and control, maintenance, plant operations, process design, process development, quality control, safety, and loss prevention. Illustrations and Tables The text is supplemented with more than 100 flow charts, diagrams and other schematics that illustrate procedures, systems and instrumentation. More than 70 tables provide useful reference data. The Author Dr. Miguel J. Bagajewicz brings to this new book his extensive experience in design, data management, teaching and writing in the area of process engineering. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is presently Associate Professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Director, Center for Engineering Optimization at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles, conference presentations, and reports, and the author of articles on data reconciliation and sensor location in the Instrument Engineers' Handbook, fourth edition. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and on the executive committee of the Central Oklahoma Chapter.

Profit Upgrade


Author: Richard Parkes Cordock
Publisher: Enterprise Leaders
ISBN: 095529861X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 185
View: 9299

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How to Turn Your Workforce into Your Salesforce, and Add 1,000s, 100,000s or 1m+ to Your Bottom-line Profits (Each Year, and Even in Sluggish Times)

Upgrading and Repairing Laptops


Author: Scott Mueller
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789728005
Category: Computers
Page: 882
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Provides information on how to upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot the hardware of laptop computers, discussing the differences among them as well as their various configuration options.

Upgrade

from Adequacy to Abundance
Author: Michael Catt
Publisher: CLC Publications
ISBN: 1936143925
Category: Religion
Page: 184
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In Upgrade, Michael Catt outlines the behaviors and mindsets of immature faith and explains how God equips and empowers us to enjoy the Christ-filled life promised to us in the Epistles. Catt challenges us to accept the “upgrade” offered in Scripture to all Christians through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Installation and Upgrade on IBM Power S824


Author: Kishore Radhakrishna,Ravisankar Shanmugam,IBM Redbooks
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738454540
Category: Computers
Page: 25
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication provides the details for setting up an environment on AIX 7.1 on an IBM Power Systems S824 so you can install and upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. It provides a step-by-step installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 for AIX 7.1. This document also provides a consolidated list of database and application tier patches to upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite from release 12.2.0 to 12.2.4, and explains how to apply patches. This document is written for those who are newly installing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 and upgrading to 12.2.4 on an IBM Power SystemsTM server with AIX® 7.1. It provides a sample two-tier installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 on two AIX logical partitions and steps for upgrading to version 12.2.4. The sample installation of Oracle EBusiness Suite Release 12.2 version 12.2.0 and upgrade to 12.2.4 also proves their interoperability with IBM Power Systems servers with POWER8TM processor technology. This document assumes that the reader has an in-depth knowledge of IBM AIX, Oracle Database 11g, and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Upgrade Your Brain

52 brilliant ideas for everyday genius
Author: John Middleton
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 1908189657
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Introduces practical and effective ways to maximize brain power, insight, and creativity, in a guide that explains how to enhance problem-solving skills, develop the art of creative expression, and maintain thought processes.

Upgrading and Repairing Networks


Author: Terry William Ogletree
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780789728173
Category: Computers
Page: 1224
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Even if you aren't a networking professional, Upgrading and Repairing Networks explains those tough networking concepts in a way that won't make you reach for a bottle of aspirin. Now in its fourth edition, this industry classic networking reference spills the guts on confusing networking architectures and protocols, and helps you track down and repair networking bugaboos that are costing you and/or your company money - right now. Don't be the only networking professional caught in a network meltdown without a copy of this trusty tome at your side. The CD contains a host of invaluable tools to help troubleshoot and repair a network, in addition to a virtual library of networking and PC troubleshooting and repair books from Que!

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The Seven Premium Principles of Customer Service
Author: Michael Wright
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467865877
Category: Self-Help
Page: 112
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Separate your business from the rest by upgrading your service approach to a premium level. UPGRADE was written to help you obtain a highly regarded reputation by implementing The Seven Premium Principles Of Customer Service. Reward your clientele with excellence in every transaction. Behold the power of the UPGRADE.