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Anna Gondzik

"iTec"
(REAL NAME)
Anna Gondzik St.Lucia 2010
Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (27 of 31)
Location: Toronto, Canada
In My Own Words:
iTec web design

Interests
reading dance snowboarding fishing web development
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 266,498 - Total Helpful Votes: 27 of 31
Cognitive Psychology by Robert J. Sternberg
Cognitive Psychology by Robert J. Sternberg
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I didn't enjoy this text nearly as much as I enjoy cognitive psychology in general. Simple ideas were made so convoluted and incomprehensible. I found myself googling every other concept only to find a much simpler explanation online somewhere. It's like the author went out of his way to show how eloquent he can get, only to miss the point entirely, and that is to teach others.

And there are barely any pictures. Not that I limit myself to picture books, but many of us are visual learners. In comparison, the Weiten series is full of images, diagrams and charts - I happen to be a huge fan of these elements in science books. But this text did not deliver.
Using Drupal by Angela Byron
Using Drupal by Angela Byron
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Overview of Drupal, April 26 2010
I was a little hesitant about purchasing at first, because I thought this book might be a little outdated. As we're all well aware of by now, technology progresses so fast, you have to be in constant learning mode. Many concepts in web design that held together 2 years ago are no longer valid.

To my surprise most of this book was still widely applicable. Many of the modules it refers to are now updated and look drastically different but the core framework and logic remains the same. The author presents easy to follow case studies, and explains what the main modules are all about.

Some Drupal modules, such as CCK and Views, have incredible potential - you just need a… Read more
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page-turner, Feb. 8 2008
Hirsi Ali has written a concise and honest account of some of the most private and shocking events in her life. The book is VERY easy to read, the language is really simple, so anyone can read it - simple, but by no means is it 'boring' (it's difficult to pull that off sometimes).

Born into a devout Muslim family, Hirsi Ali endured horrors that would make any Western person's jaw drop. What we call here an 'extreme' form of Islam - genital mutilation, misogyny, forced/arranged marriage, hatred for non-believers ie. 'infidels' etc. - was dubbed by Hirsi as 'normal' in her culture. (FGM of course, is the one gruesome ideology that actually predates Islam, and has been incorporated… Read more

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