Geek gifts for Christmas
Part 3: This is the end, my geeky friend
Site offer The final installment in our Christmas Gifts promotion is here with another eight titles. We hope you've found something in one of our "Geeks Gifts for Christmas" articles that suits one of your friends or family.
We'd also like to thank all of our loyal customers throughout 2007. We will be looking to branch out with another product range in late 2007/early 2008, which we reckon will suit Reg readers down to the ground, so keep an eye out for that.
In the meantime, take a look at part three of our Christmas 2007 promotion below and, as we always say, all books at up to 40 per cent off.
- Get Me Out Of Here: Exit Strategies For All Social Occasions
Whether you are looking for an excuse or an escape, this book provides the answers to all manner of social nightmares. Expert advice and killer lines offer refreshing, entertaining, but essential guidelines to get you through life's most difficult situations, including those annoying family get-togethers at Christmas.
- Greetings in Jesus Name!: The Scambaiter Letters
Letters asking us for money for orphans, for victims of hurricanes, letters telling us we've won the Spanish lottery, letters telling us we have been contacted because we are known to be of good integrity and could be trusted to bank $30m in our saving's account, for a generous fee of 10 per cent of the sum. To most of us the letters are an irritant. To Michael Berry they are a call to arms. Fighting a battle against internet scams on behalf of all of us, Michael Berry exacts revenges that are funny, fiercely savage, completely addictive and never less than inspired.
- Voices of the Code Breakers: Personal accounts of the secret heroes of World War II
This book takes a comprehensive look at the undercover war, revealing just how much of WWII was won away from the battlefields. From the British cryptologists to the European resistance fighters, it uncovers the stories of extraordinary people and their chance-finds, lucky accidents, dogged determination and moments of sheer brilliance.
- In Search of Stupidity: Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters, Second Edition
This funny and well-written title takes a look at some of the most influential marketing and business philosophies of the last 20 years. Through the dark glass of hindsight, it provides an educational and entertaining look at why these philosophies didn't work for many of the world's largest and best-known high-tech companies.
- Earth: A Visitors Guide - Weird, Strange, Bizarre... and True
Packed with unbelievable trivia, Earth: A visitor's guide is full of everything you ever needed to know about our planet and the people who live on it. It has odd creatures doing very strange things - dressing pets up as movie stars and trying to walk backwards up mountains, playing bizarre sports such as toe-wrestling, and plotting extraordinary hoaxes and scams. You will discover urban myths, famous phobias, popular fallacies, and extraordinary endurance events. Find out all about it in this out-of-this-world guide.
- SEX.COM: One Domain, Two Men, Twelve Years and the Brutal Battle for the Jewel in the Internet's Crown
What's in a name? For the owner of sex.com, a cool $100m a year. With five million page views every day, sex.com was the most valuable piece of virtual real estate on the planet and the dubious jewel in the crown of the newborn internet. But the fact that it didn't physically exist didn't mean that it couldn't be stolen.
- Windows Vista for Dummies
The Dummies range of books can be considered an old favourite and this title carries on the great tradition of the ubiquitous yellow books. As bona fide technical experts (as family and friends tend to refer to you when their computer mysteriously gives up the ghost for the fourth time this month) you're probably a bit sick of the endless "call-outs" and telephone calls asking where the "any key" is and why the internet doesn't come as a downloadable file. This book is a great gift to that special someone who is eager and willing but needs a bit of help along the way and will hopefully ensure you get a bit of "downtime" over the Christmas period.
- Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day
Lifehacker is a popular daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you work and live smarter and more efficiently. The 88 "life hacks" in this book are some of the best from their online archive. By using these tweaks and mods to redefine your personal productivity and repurpose web apps & desktop software you'll make life easier and less stressful.
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