Kayaks You Can Build:An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction Ted Moores, Greg Rossel
Strip-building--assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull--has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It´s also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here--one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process.A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you.Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginnersGuillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlersGuillemot Double, a spacious kayak for twoHere´s all the information you´ll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle.´´Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood.´´--Sea Kayaker
Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build: Nick Schade
Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way:How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass Sam Rizzetta
´´We´re all safer when the systems we depend upon are inspectable, auditable, and documented - and this definitely includes cars.´´ - Chris Evans, hacker and founder of Project Zero Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven´t kept pace with today´s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker´s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle´s communication network, you´ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker´s Handbook will show you how to: - Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle - Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals - Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems - Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems - Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems - Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques - Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you´re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker´s Handbook your first stop.
Most startups don´t fail because they can´t build a product. Most startups fail because they can´t get traction. Startup advice tends to be a lot of platitudes repackaged with new buzzwords, but Traction is something else entirely. As Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares learned from their own experiences, building a successful company is hard. For every startup that grows to the point where it can go public or be profitably acquired, hundreds of others sputter and die. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success isn´t the originality of your offering, the brilliance of your team, or how much money you raise. It´s how consistently you can grow and acquire new customers (or, for a free service, users). That´s called traction, and it makes everything else easier-fund-raising, hiring, press, partnerships, acquisitions. Talk is cheap, but traction is hard evidence that you´re on the right path. Traction will teach you the nineteen channels you can use to build a customer base, and how to pick the right ones for your business. It draws on inter-views with more than forty successful founders, including Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia), Alexis Ohanian (reddit), Paul English (Kayak), and Dharmesh Shah (HubSpot). You´ll learn, for example, how to: ·Find and use offline ads and other channels your competitors probably aren´t using ·Get targeted media coverage that will help you reach more customers ·Boost the effectiveness of your email marketing campaigns by automating staggered sets of prompts and updates ·Improve your search engine rankings and advertising through online tools and research Weinberg and Mares know that there´s no one-size-fits-all solution; every startup faces unique challenges and will benefit from a blend of these nineteen traction channels. They offer a three-step framework (called Bullseye) to figure out which ones will work best for your business. But no matter how you apply them, the lessons and examples in Traction will help you create and sustain the growth your business desperately needs.