February 17, 2017

TAKE TWO AND CALL ME IN THE MORGUE: A suspense-filled medical mystery thriller…(Read as a standalone novel, or part of the series.) (BENNINGTON P.I. Book 3)



A BESTSELLING MEDICAL THRILLER! Read as a standalone novel, or part of the series.

Former D.C. politico turned private investigator Frank Bennington is back in this medical thriller and finds himself in a race to save the life of a woman he cares deeply for who is dying of cancer. It is a case that opens doors some feel are better left closed, particularly those representing the interests of corporations and their government cohorts earning billions of dollars off of the sick and dying.

This is the second installment of the Bennington P.I. hard boiled detective series, and will leave readers guessing as to what is truth, and what is fiction - the hallmark of all of D.W. Ulsterman's many best-selling novels.


  • "What a cool little hardboiled thriller novel!"
  • 'I'm a longtime reader of the mystery genre and this ranks right up there with the very best. And I love how the author used facts behind the science of cancer treatment in the story. He's the real deal..."
  • "Has the feel of a classic medical murder mystery but with a definite twist at the end. An ending that had me counting down right with the story by the way!"
  • "Love the Frank Bennington character and this medical mysteries story might be my favorite of the entire series..."
  • "As far as medical thrillers go, this one ranks among the very best and with a nice and unexpected paranormal twist to boot..."


February 17, 2017

Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump

“Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there. Mediocre at best.”
--Donald Trump, 1989

He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It’s all there--the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it.  Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who’s giving the GOP such fits.

Garry Trudeau is the “sleazeball” “third-rate talent” who draws the “overrated” comic strip Doonesbury, which “very few people read.” He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who “has far more talent than he has."
February 17, 2017

Learning OpenCV 3: Computer Vision in C++ with the OpenCV Library


Get started in the rapidly expanding field of computer vision with this practical guide. Written by Adrian Kaehler and Gary Bradski, creator of the open source OpenCV library, this book provides a thorough introduction for developers, academics, roboticists, and hobbyists. You’ll learn what it takes to build applications that enable computers to "see" and make decisions based on that data.

With over 500 functions that span many areas in vision, OpenCV is used for commercial applications such as security, medical imaging, pattern and face recognition, robotics, and factory product inspection. This book gives you a firm grounding in computer vision and OpenCV for building simple or sophisticated vision applications. Hands-on exercises in each chapter help you apply what you’ve learned.

This volume covers the entire library, in its modern C++ implementation, including machine learning tools for computer vision.

  • Learn OpenCV data types, array types, and array operations
  • Capture and store still and video images with HighGUI
  • Transform images to stretch, shrink, warp, remap, and repair
  • Explore pattern recognition, including face detection
  • Track objects and motion through the visual field
  • Reconstruct 3D images from stereo vision
  • Discover basic and advanced machine learning techniques in OpenCV

February 17, 2017

Barren Waters

"Barren Waters" by Julia Shupe 

Sometimes life ends with a bang. Other times it ends with a slow strangulation. The oceans are extinct. Empty. Stagnant. Only the slow passage of time can reverse the effects. But what does that mean for the rest of the planet? What does that mean for those who remain? Enter the world as it exists in the twenty-second century. Follow Jeremy Colt and his family, as they race across the continent to survive. What waits for them in San Diego? Why do they need to get there? The clock is ticking. Can they get there fast enough? And if they do, will it even save her?


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