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The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network. 

 

FTP client for WordPress is built on a client-server model architecture that uses separate control and data connections between the client and the server.

 

When it is added on a website it helps organize, edit and check. And If there is some problem on the website that needs to be fixed or looked upon.

 

Not every FTP client is the same. Every FTP client is different from one another. Every FTP client functions differently and has its own pros and cons. 

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text 2018-11-26 06:49
Star Trek: Invasion Series
First Strike - Diane Carey
The Soldiers of Fear (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #41) - Dean Wesley Smith,Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Time's Enemy - L.A. Graf
The Final Fury (Star Trek: Voyager, No 9: Invasion Book No 4) - Dafydd ab Hugh

I found this cross-series collection of novels all dealing with the same enemy but in different ways, in different times and sections of space to be an interesting concept.  The separate novels were entertaining and fairly well-written for this type of novel.

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review 2018-09-04 19:07
Voyager / Diana Gabaldon
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon

Claire Randall discovers that Jamie Fraser survived the Battle of Culloden and must choose between returning to him or staying in the life she has made for herself in her own time.

 

Well thank goodness that Voyager is now in my rear-view mirror! Not that it’s a terrible book, just it’s not the right book for me, especially right now when I’m looking forward to diving into my fall reading list. But my hold was fulfilled at the public library sooner than I anticipated and then I found there were 25 people waiting patiently behind me in line for it, so there would be no renewal allowed. Le Sigh!

I’m interested in the basic plot of the story, but Gabaldon bludgeons the reader with detail. I persist in thinking that a more ruthless editor would improve these books by orders of magnitude. Apparently this is an argument that the author has heard before, as Jamie & Major John Grey have a discussion about the length of books when Jamie is in the prison which Grey is overseeing. They are discussing Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded, by Samuel Richardson which is another kitten-squisher of a book and they come to the conclusion that some books just need more details to capture a life. Obviously, I don’t agree, but it’s a valid argument in some cases.

And of course I can’t review Gabaldon without my ritual bird-rant. This time around, it’s about a pelican, caught by the Chinese character and used to bring in fish. This method of using a bird to do the fishing is a real thing, done in China, but with cormorants. I’m unaware if pelicans have ever been trained in this way, but I suppose it is possible. There are certainly lots of cormorant species at sea that could have been chosen for the book. I’m not sure which species of pelican is referred to here, but I assume it’s a Brown Pelican (and Gabaldon, with her poor bird track record, thankfully doesn’t specify species). I suspect that she chose the pelican over the cormorant because it is a larger bird, providing some protection for its new master.

Having just recently finished Dr. No, by Ian Fleming, also set in Jamaica, I was struck by the shared details between the two books. Descriptions of mangroves and of the guano industry, for instance. Fleming references the bird guano industry, Gabaldon specifies bat guano. I assume that there are insectivorous bats in the Caribbean and caves large enough to house them and collect guano? I definitely know that Fleming’s bird colonies are dead accurate. ***I just found a reference to Jamaica bat guano on Amazon, of all places.  So Caribbean bat guano is a thing.***

One thing that I did appreciate in this volume was the lovely portrayal of middle-aged lovers. Jamie & Claire have still got it going on. I also thought that their hesitance when they are first reunited was right on the money—a 20 year gap is almost like starting over with a new person, after all.

I’m pleased to report that it looks like at least a year will pass before I will pick up the next book in this series. Hopefully, I’ll be feeling less time pressure at that point and can read at a more leisurely pace, which would dampen my resentment of all the unnecessary padding in these books.

Book number 293 in my Science Fiction & Fantasy Reading Project.

 

This was the cover of the version that I read, and I have to say that I love it!  That lichen covered rock, reminiscent of something in a stone henge, with Claire and Jamie on either side of it.

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text 2018-08-31 19:15
Reading progress update: I've read 334 out of 870 pages.
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon

 

I am disappointed to report no birds in this volume thus far.

 

The positive:  its a great depiction of middle-aged lovers.

 

Summary of the first third of the book?  Claire, Brianna, and Roger do a lot of research, while pretty much everyone Jaime meets in Scotland wants to sleep with him.  All right, that's a BIT of an exaggeration, but really.  *rolls eyes*

 

And I'm having the same problem that I always do with Gabaldon's work, I read along fine for a while, but when I set the book down, its really hard to pick it back up.

 

I have seven more days until its due.....

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text 2018-08-30 18:01
TBR Thursday
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy - L.A. Meyer
Goldfinger - Ian Fleming
A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen

 

I'm almost finished In the Month of the Midnight Sun and then I will have to move on to Voyager, as it is due on September 7 and 23 people are waiting for it.  I've waited quite a long time for my turn, so I'm reluctant to return it without reading it.  It is part of my Science Fiction and Fantasy Reading Project and be assured that I will be reading with a notebook at my elbow to record any birdy inaccuracies that occur!  Its a kitten-squisher, so I better get busy with it asap.

 

I've also got to read Bloody Jack before September 7, as it is the current selection for my real-life book club.  As the member who made the selections for the year, its my duty to have them read and be able to discuss them!

 

And I still have two hold-overs from the Summer of Spies--Goldfinger and A Royal Pain.  I'm looking forward to getting them cleaned up prior to getting serious about Halloween Bingo.

 

The Labour Day weekend is just about here.  I've booked Friday off work to extend it to a four day weekend.  There's the usual weekend stuff to do, of course--laundry, a bit of house cleaning, some cooking, grocery shopping, you all know the way the list grows.  But I'm also going to make some time to go to my favourite used book store to look for a growing list of books that my libraries don't have.  Also, I hope to reorganize my paperback shelves and get my Science Fiction & Fantasy project books in better order (and perhaps fitting on the shelves more tidily).

 

I wish you all happy reading and a great weekend!

 

 

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