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February 24, 2006
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-Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-On
-Analyzing Business Data with Excel
-Building Extreme PCs 
-Degunking Your Home
-DJ Handbook, Second Edition
-DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish
-Fixing Access Annoyances
-Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
-Flickr Hacks
-How to Cheat at Configuring ISA Server 2004
-Learning C# 2005, Second Edition
-Logic Pro Tips and Tricks
-Looking Good in Print, Sixth Edition
-The Mac Tiger Server Black Book
-MAKE: Technology on Your Time Volume 05
-Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
-Programming SQL Server 2005
-Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
-Security Log Management
-VB 2005 Black Book
-Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell, Third Edition
-Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition
-Web Site Cookbook
-Wicked Cool Perl Scripts
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-Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Professional Aerial Photographers
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-O'Reilly at the PMA International Convention and Tradeshow, 
 Orlando, FL--February 26-March 1
-O'Reilly at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium--February 26-27
-Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP Pixel Cash Seminar, 
 Orlando, FL--March 1
-Fine-Art Digital Printing Workshop: Hands-On with Stephen Johnson,
 Pacifica, CA--March 9-12
-O'Reilly at SXSW Interactive, Austin,TX--March 10-14
-Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Pro Photo Expo 2006, 
 San Diego, CA--March 15
-RAW Image Processing in Adobe Photoshop with Stephen Johnson, 
 Pacifica, CA--March 18 
-Mikkel Aaland ("Photoshop CS2 RAW") at Book Passage, 
 Corte Madera, CA--March 18
-Tim O'Reilly at MIX06, Las Vegas, NV--March 20-22
-Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP PixelCash Seminar, 
 San Francisco, CA--March 21
-Dru Lavigne at UKUUG Spring Conference, Durham, UK--March 21-23
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-A Secret Tip for Taking Great Digital Shots 
-Quicken 2006 Missing Manual: Setting Up Your Quicken Environment
-Early Access to Cutting-Edge Technology
-Latest Titles available on O'Reilly Rough Cuts
-Introducing Lua
-Building a High-Availability MySQL Cluster
-Free Mesh Networking with Metrix Pebble
-What's New in iWork '06?
-Digitizing VHS Tapes with EyeTV
-Inside Look: Internet Explorer 7, Beta 2
-Creating an Application from Scratch, Part 3
-A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
-O'Reilly Learning Lab Offers Updated HTML/CSS Course
-Information Architecture: Why the Last Page Comes First
-Asynchronous Messaging Made Easy With Spring JMS
-Playing Together Nicely: Getting REST and SOAP to Share Each 
 Other's Toys
-Attention Streams, Taking Pictures, Java in Brazil, and Presenting 
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-Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 4: Top-of-the-Line Gear and
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-Walking the Talk with Julieanne Kost
-O'Reilly Photography Learning Center
-Speak Your Mind on Digital Media
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***Adobe InDesign CS2 One-on-One
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100973
This unique, hands-on book comes with two hours of video instruction
(hosted by Deke McClelland himself) on DVD to get you working with 
InDesign right away, building relevant, real-world projects while 
mastering fundamental and advanced concepts, theory, best practices, 
and techniques for making the most of InDesign--to make the most of 
your page designs.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/adobeindesign2/>


***Analyzing Business Data with Excel
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100736
Learn how to apply Excel's advanced data analysis features to solve
real-world business problems. This hands-on reference targets specific
business situations, then demonstrates how to create spreadsheets for
these problem areas. Topics include statistics, pivot tables, workload
forecasting, modeling, queuing, data importing, and more. Perfect for
professional Excel users working in an office environment.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/analyzingbdwe/>


***Building Extreme PCs 
The Complete Guide to Modding and Custom PCs
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596101368
"Building Extreme PCs" is the ultimate guide to the world of PC
modification and customization. Both a showcase and a DIY handbook, it
goes in-depth into system building, overclocking, cooling, and
modification, reveals the secrets of optimization and benchmarking, then
moves on to cover some of the most exciting and inspirational
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monsters, from gaming powerhouses to neon-lit speed machines, this book
has it all, complete with guidance from the people who made them.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/buildpcs/>


***Degunking Your Home 
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
January 2006 
ISBN: 1933097116
Do you find yourself in one or more of these situations--you're
constantly losing your car keys, the "junk" room has threatened to take
over your house, or you can't remember the last time you could quickly
find something in the garage? Then you need to get organized quickly and
degunk! Author Joli Ballew will show you how simple it is to declutter,
organize, make your home really work for you, and keep it looking great
with her easy and time-saving 12-step program. Even if you have a busy
and hectic life, you can keep your home organized and clean.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097116/>


***DJ Handbook, Second Edition
Publisher: PC Publishing
ISBN: 1870775996
Written by a working DJ who's been there and done that, "The DJ Handbook"
is an essential read for every DJ. You'll find advice on choosing
equipment (microphones, decks, cartridges, headphones, speakers,  and the
rest), as well as setting it all up and getting the best sound out of
it--whatever the venue. Plus hands-on advice on transport, setting up
your sound system at the gig, dealing with punters, looking after safety,
and troubleshooting your equipment.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775996/>


***DV Filmmaking: From Start to Finish
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008481
Written in an engaging, accessible style, "DV Filmmaking" provides a solid
foundation of tremendous value to a beginner, while addressing the fine
points of filmmaking with a level of sophistication, detail, and insight
that even the most worldly director or educator can appreciate. The
author draws upon his years of experience teaching at the college and
graduate level, his extensive professional background as a media
producer, and his unmistakable love of cinema to create a text that's
not only easy to learn from, but also fun to read.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dvfilmmaking/>


***Fixing Access Annoyances 
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059600852X
Access is one of the easier and more flexible database management
solutions for organizing data. You could grab other books for help, but
do they solve problems from page one? Meet a book of a different stripe
where newcomers start off right and learn valuable methods for building
databases while seasoned pros gain efficiency. "Fixing Access Annoyances"
saves time and bouts of hair pulling.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/accessannoy/>


***Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100043
Microsoft PowerPoint is the most popular presentation software on the
planet. Since an estimated 30 million PowerPoint presentations are made
every day, no matter how frustrating it gets, you're not about to
chuck the program in the recycle bin. If you're vexed and perplexed by
PowerPoint, this new guide presents a variety of all-too-familiar,
real-world annoyances and smart solutions for every one of them.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/>


***Flickr Hacks 
ISBN: 0596102453
"Flickr Hacks" expands the fun and the utility of Flickr, Yahoo!'s popular
digital photo-sharing service, by customizing this cutting-edge
technology to store, sort, and share photos. The book adopts the
game-like appeal of the Flickr site, in individual projects ranging from
easy to advanced. Quick hacks show you how to post photos directly to
blogs and upload photos from a cellphone. Advanced hacks teach you to
use the Flickr API, make photo puzzles and collages, and geocode photos
to plot on a map.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flickrhks/>


***How to Cheat at Configuring ISA Server 2004 
ISBN: 1597490571
If deploying and managing ISA Server 2004 is just one of a hundred
responsibilities you have as a System Administrator, "How to Cheat at
Configuring ISA Server 2004" is the perfect book for you. Written by
Microsoft MVP Dr. Tom Shinder, this is a concise, accurate, enterprise
tested method for the successful deployment of an ISA Server.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490571/>


***Learning C# 2005, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596102097
Completely revised to cover C# 2.0 and Visual Basic 2005, this
introductory guide offers a thorough introduction to Microsoft's premier
.NET language. Discover how to develop various kinds of web services and
applications--including those that work with databases. More than 200
questions and programming exercises make mastering the essentials of the
C# language easy and fun.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learncsharp2/>


***Logic Pro Tips and Tricks
Publisher: PC Publishing
ISBN: 1870775333
The tips and tricks in this book are laid out in an easy to use format,
and will allow you to get the best from the program when recording,
editing, mixing, and mastering. There are sections on setting up,
optimizing, and organizing your workflow. You'll discover easy ways to
perform many complex tasks, and there's a plethora of other tips and
pointers that reveal many of Logic's 'hidden' functions.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775333/>


***Looking Good in Print, Sixth Edition 
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 193309706X
"Looking Good in Print" is celebrating fifteen years in print with the 
newest edition "Looking Good in Print, Sixth Edition." This book has 
grown over the years to become the "Bible" for desktop publishers and 
it is widely used as the leading text for courses on desktop publishing. 
This new edition is updated and expanded to reflect the growing needs of
desktop publishers who need to be proficient at creating documents
for both print and electronic publication and distribution.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/193309706X/>


***The Mac Tiger Server Little Black Book 
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097140
This unique black book guides you through all the aspects of the new Mac
Tiger Server including understanding the Apple network, managing network
access, and network protocols such as TCP/IP AppleTalk, and the OSI
model. It's jam-packed with hundreds of "how-to" tips to ensure that
servers are set up correctly and they operate as efficiently as possible.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097140/>


***MAKE: Technology on Your Time Volume 05
ISBN: 0596523688
Every issue of MAKE is packed with projects to help you make the most of
all the technology in your life. Everything from home entertainment
systems, to laptops, to a host of PDAs is fair game. If there's a way to
hack it, tweak it, bend it, or remix it, you will find out about it here.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/makemag06v1/>


***Mind Performance Hacks 
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0-596-10153-8
"Mind Performance Hacks" provides real-life tips and tools for
overclocking your brain and becoming a better thinker. In the
increasingly frenetic pace of today's information economy, managing your
life requires hacking your brain. With this book, you'll cut through the
clutter and tune up your brain intentionally, safely, and productively.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mindperfhks/>


***Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100620
"Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook" tells you all you need to know to
turn your digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great
visual artists. From advice on how to choose appropriate subject matter
to 62 step-by-step recipes that show you how to create an "original" van
Gogh, Vermeer, Edward Weston, or Andy Warhol (among others), this book
is an authentic guide to simulating the work of great artists-and a
whole lot of fun.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/fineartfx/>


***Programming SQL Server 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596004796
Ideal for IT professionals of all stripes, this authoritative guide
introduces all facets of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft's next-generation
data management and analysis solution. The book explains all of its new
features, and shows you how they can help conquer a variety of data
challenges. Learn how to reduce the complexity of building, deploying
and managing database applications, and much more.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progsqlsvr/>


***Repairing and Upgrading Your PC
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059600866X
Repairing and Upgrading Your PC delivers start-to-finish instructions,
simple enough for even the most inexperienced PC owner, for
troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading your computer. Written by
hardware experts Robert Bruce Thompson and Barbara Fritchman Thompson,
this book covers it all: how to troubleshoot a troublesome PC, how to
identify which components make sense for an upgrade, and how to tear it
all down and put it back together. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/repairpc/>


***Security Log Management 
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490423
As a system administrator or security professional, you probably find
yourself inundated each day with a deluge of log files from seemingly
countless devices, servers, and applications on your network ranging
from Windows Server to Snort to your PIX firewall and everything in
between. This unique book will show you how to use a combination of
open source software such as Tcpdstats, and Snort perfmonitor to create
succinct, meaningful reports that give you the big picture of your
network's overall health and well being. So, if you need to analyze and
prioritize everything from how much of your bandwidth is devoted to
browsing ESPN.com, to the most targeted machines in your IDS logs, this
is the book for you. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490423/>


***VB 2005 Little Black Book 
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097086
"Visual Basic 2005 Programming Little Black Book" is one of the first
comprehensive books that cover the new version of Visual Basic and the
development features of Microsoft's .NET platform in depth. The book
explains the major changes to VB and provides numerous tips and
practical solutions for developing applications.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097086/>


***Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059610152X
Newly updated, this classic detailed reference to the Visual Basic
programming language had been reorganized to cover all the ins and outs
of Visual Basic 2005, including new features like Generics, My
Namespace, and operators. An alphabetical reference to Visual Basic 2005
statements, procedures, functions, and objects makes sure you follow
along. Ideal for developers, programmers, and anyone learning VB as a
first language.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vb2005ian3/>


***Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596009879
Our popular reference, "Web Design in a Nutshell," has been completely
rewritten and expanded to reflect the state of the art in web standards.
In addition to being an authoritative reference for (X)HTML and
Cascading Style Sheets, this book also provides an overview of the
unique requirements of designing for the Web and gets to the
nitty-gritty of JavaScript and DOM Scripting, web graphics optimization,
and multimedia production. It is an indispensable tool for web designers
and developers of all levels.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/wdnut3/>


***Web Site Cookbook
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596101090
This handy guide provides a wide range of solutions to real-life
problems that come up regularly when creating and growing a web site.
With recipes that teach both routine and advanced setup tasks, the book
includes clear and professional instruction on a host of topics. Learn
page design, visitor tracking, site promotion, and much more.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/websiteckbk/>


***Wicked Cool Perl Scripts 
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593270623
Most Perl programmers have been frustrated at one time or another
because the system just wouldn't do what they wanted it to do. There was
that one simple and obvious utility that was missing that would make
life so much easier. "Wicked Cool Perl Scripts" is about writing those
utilities quickly and easily. A collection of handy utilities that
solves difficult problems, "Wicked Cool Perl Scripts" is a great
resource for the savvy Perl programmer.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270623/>


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***Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Professional Aerial Photographers
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Author Julieanne Kost presents "Photoshop CS2--Tips and Tricks."
<http://www.papainternational.org/conference2006.htm>

	
***O'Reilly at the PMA International Convention and Tradeshow, 
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***O'Reilly at FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium--February 26-27
The sixth Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting is
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***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP Pixel Cash Seminar, 
 Orlando, FL--March 1
Author Peter Krogh gives a three-hour comprehensive overview of Digital
Asset Management techniques for the professional photographer.
<http://www.asmpcentralflorida.org/Events.html>


***Fine-Art Digital Printing Workshop: Hands-On with Stephen Johnson,
 Pacifica, CA--March 9-12	
Photographer and author Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
Photography") presents a four day workshop focusing exclusively on
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Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and
black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the
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<http://www.sjphoto.com/print_wkspHO_frameset.html>

	
***O'Reilly at SXSW Interactive, Austin,TX--March 10-14
Authors Kathy Sierra ("Head First Java, Second Edition"), Peter Morville
("Ambient Findability"), and Jennifer Niederst Robbins ("Web Design in a
Nutshell, Third Edition") will be there. Make sure you stop by our booth
to check out our latest books.
<http://2006.sxsw.com/interactive/>


***Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Pro Photo Expo 2006, 
 San Diego, CA--March 15
Author Julieanne Kost presents "Adobe Photoshop CS2--Welcome Aboard."
<http://www.prophotoca.com/expo/speakers.html>


***RAW Image Processing in Adobe Photoshop with Stephen Johnson,
 Pacifica, CA--March 18 
Photographer and author Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
Photography") presents this one-day seminar explores this process with
Adobe's new Photoshop CS2 Camera Raw processor.
<http://www.sjphoto.com/one-day-seminars-SP06.html>


***Mikkel Aaland ("Photoshop CS2 RAW") at Book Passage, 
 Corte Madera, CA--March 18
Photographer and author Mikkel Aaland disscusses and signs his newest
book.
<http://www.bookpassage.com/>


***Tim O'Reilly at MIX06, Las Vegas, NV--March 20-22
Microsoft's new MIX conference is for developers, designers, and business
professionals who create consumer-oriented web sites. Hear Bill Gates,
Tim O'Reilly, and other industry leaders talk about the new and
unique experiences that can be delivered over the Web. 
<http://www.mix06.com/>


***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP PixelCash Seminar, 
 San Francisco, CA--March 21
Author Peter Krogh gives a three-hour comprehensive overview of Digital
Asset Management techniques for the professional photographer. 	
<http://www.peterkrogh.com/Pages/digital/digital_asset_management_seminar.html#anchorpixelcash>


***Dru Lavigne at UKUUG Spring Conference, Durham, UK--March 21-23
Author Dru Lavigne (BSD Hacks) delivers the keynote as well as a talk on
BSD Certification at this year's conference.
<http://www.ukuug.org/events/spring2006/programme/>

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***A Secret Tip for Taking Great Digital Shots 
Want to impress friends and family with professional-looking photos?
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better skin tone, reduced texture in the face, and adding a twinkle to
the eyes.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/02/01/secret-tip-for-taking-great-digital-shots.html>


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After you install Quicken, you're only a few steps away from
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Java and XML, 3rd Edition
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Open Source
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***Introducing Lua 
Scripting is highly important to extensible applications. Not only is it
easier to write logic in higher-level languages, but it's often safer. 
It can be effective, too--consider that World of Warcraft and
other games embed the Lua language and use it for scripts, AI,
configuration, and even user interface management. Why Lua? Keith
Fieldhouse introduces the language and explains why it's so appropriate.
<http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/02/16/introducing-lua.html>


***Building a High-Availability MySQL Cluster 
Serious business services really can't go down, whether due to hardware
or software failures. If your necessary services rely on MySQL,
clustering and high availability can prevent failures. Kris Buytaert
shows how his group recently used MySQL Cluster and Heartbeat to provide
redundant, failure-proof replication and availability of their data.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/databases/2006/02/16/ha_mysql_cluster.html>


***Free Mesh Networking with Metrix Pebble 
Metrix Pebble is a variant of the popular Pebble Linux distribution that
adds a web-based configuration GUI, support for OLSRD and EVDO,
automatic generation of network flows, wireless users, and radio link
status graphs using rrdtool, and fits in just under 64MB of flash
memory. Rob Flickenger describes how to use Metrix Pebble to set up a
wireless mesh network.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/etel/2006/02/10/free-mesh-networking-with-metrix-pebble.html>

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Mac
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***What's New in iWork '06? 
iWork's tandem offering of Pages and Keynote provides a useful
collection of tools for presentations, word processing, and layout. But
how much has changed since last year's debut? Giles Turnbull walks you
through Pages 2 and Keynote 3 to help decide if this upgrade is for you.
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/02/22/iwork.html>


***Digitizing VHS Tapes with EyeTV
By digitizing your old VHS tapes, you can move them from taking up
precious shelf space to more readily available disk space. In this
article, Joe McMahon shows you a hack that lets you archive full-quality
digital recordings from EyeTV to offline media, but still play them back
easily in EyeTV.
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/02/14/eyetv.html>

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Windows/.NET
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***Inside Look: Internet Explorer 7, Beta 2
The long-awaited Beta 2 of IE 7 is finally here. What's new, good, and
better? Wei-Meng Lee gives you a guided tour and an inside look.
<http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/02/21/inside-look-internet-explorer-7-beta-2.html>


***Creating an Application from Scratch, Part 3
Jesse Liberty is creating an application from scratch in ASP.NET 2.0
while you watch over his shoulder. In part 3, he builds the engine and
implements it.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/windows/2006/02/14/creating-an-application-from-scratch-part-3.html>

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Web
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***A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Think ecommerce web sites on the cheap are impossible? Find out how to
get a site off the ground for less than $2000.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/04/a-penny-saved-is-a-penny-earned/>


***O'Reilly Learning Lab Offers Updated HTML/CSS Course
Keep on the cutting edge of web programming with our newly updated
HTML/CSS course, part of our hugely popular Web Programming Certificate
series through the University of Illinois Office of Continuing
Education. Keep your free O'Reilly books for reference, and your
Learning Lab account as an online portfolio. Pre-enroll in all six Web
Programming courses and get HTML/CSS free. Offer good through February
28th.
<http://oreilly.useractive.com/courses/web.php3>


***Information Architecture: Why the Last Page Comes First
When designing a site, are you still creating the frontpage first? Find
out why this is a mistake, and a better way to approach it.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/01/information-architecture-why-the-first-page-comes-last/>

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Java
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***Asynchronous Messaging Made Easy With Spring JMS 
Java Messaging Service (JMS) requires a lot of work to set up sessions
and manage messages, work that can distract you from your
application-specific logic. The Spring framework's SpringJMS offers a
simpler solution that keeps the JMS administration out of your face.
Srini Penchikala takes a look.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/02/22/asynchronous-messaging-with-spring-jms.html>


***Playing Together Nicely: Getting REST and SOAP to Share Each Other's
Toys
Convincing your colleagues and clients to consider a RESTful approach to
SOAP is difficult when the accepted standard is SOAP-style services. In
this article, Jason R. Briggs introduces a SOAP interface that can be
used to deliver SOAP messages from REST resources.

<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/02/15/jython-soap-interface-to-rest.html>

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Podcasts
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***Attention Streams, Taking Pictures, Java in Brazil, and Presenting
Differently 
Rael Dornfest and Tim O'Reilly continue their preview of next month's
Emerging Technology conference, Bruno Souza talks to us about Java in
Brazil, conference photographer James Duncan Davidson discusses his art,
and "Why the Lucky Stiff" shows us that conference presentations can be
much more creative than they tend to be. (DTF 02-17-2006: 28 minutes 37
seconds)
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/02/17/distributing-the-future.html>


***Pioneer Podcasters Share Insider Tips, Part 4: Top-of-the-Line Gear
and How to Avoid and Fix Errors 
Listen in as Jack Herrington, the author of "Podcasting Hacks," chats
with pioneer podcasters Doug Kaye and James Polanco. Doug is the founder
of IT Conversations, the influential site that features podcasts
covering important events, programs, and interviews with industry
luminaries. James is the founder of "Fake Science," the popular podcast
radio show covering all things digital music--news, reviews, and
profiles of digital artists.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/02/09/pioneer-podcasters-share-insider-tips-part-4.html>

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Digital Media
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***Walking the Talk with Julieanne Kost
In addition to over 150 full-color images, Julieanne Kost's new book,
"Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking"
includes details on such topics as how to make great-looking images of
clouds, mountains, farmland, and water, while photographing through
airplane windows. This excerpt from Kost's book explains how to do just
that. Kost details some of the techniques she used to transform images
captured from the skies above into the final images that appear in the
book.
<http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/02/08/talking-with-julieanne-kost.html>


***O'Reilly Photography Learning Center
The O'Reilly Photography Learning Center is an evolving resource of
tips, tricks, and techniques for photographers, both professional and
amateur alike. Each month, we highlight a featured author, provide tips
and techniques, and offer special discounts. Right now, check out Deke
McClelland's tried and true teaching method for learning Photoshop CS2.
<http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/learningcenter/>


***Speak Your Mind on Digital Media
Fill out a short survey (less than 10 minutes) and help us bring you the
most accessible, best-written, cost-effective, and useful digital media
resources on Earth. And don't forget to give us your email address at
the end of the survey for a chance to win several great prizes!
<http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB224ZBXCX296>

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MAKE
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***Calling All Makers!

On April 22nd and 23rd at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, MAKE magazine, the
first magazine devoted entirely to DIY technology projects, is hosting
Maker Faire. This event is the first ever public gathering of tech DIY
enthusiasts, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, science clubs, students,
authors, and exhibitors. Maker Faire will include 6 exposition &
workshop pavilions, a 5-acre outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting Makers,
hands-on workshops, demonstrations, DIY competitions, and the latest in
tools, kits and DIY resources. The Maker Faire will also be featuring 
The Ultimate Garage (automative meets tech DIY), Robotics, Digital
Entertainment/Gaming, Green Tech & Electronics Recycling, Ultimate
Workshop, Weird Science, and the MAKE: Remix video film festival. 
More info: 
<http://makezine.com/faire/>

The Call for Proposals is now open. If you have an interesting project
that you are bursting to share with your fellow Makers, here's your
chance! You will have the opportunity to explain how the project works
and to demonstrate it to an inquisitive and appreciative audience. Plus,
you will have the opportunity to roam the Faire and spend some downtime
with fellow Makers. Each Maker will be assigned to a half-day time slot
on Saturday or Sunday.

Your proposal should include a short description of your project and a
brief profile describing yourself. This information will appear in the
Maker Faire program and on makezine.com. Also, please state any special
requirements (power, connectivity, ventilation, etc.) you may have.
Submit a proposal today:
<http://makezine.com/faire/makers/proposal/>


Important Dates:

Maker Proposal Due: Midnight (PST) Feb. 27, 2006
Speaker Notification: March 15, 2006
Workshop and Presentations Files Due: April 10, 2006
Faire: April 22-23, 2006


***Meet Your Fellow Makers
Find and post events, exhibits, and more with Maker events listings:
<http://www.makezine.com/events/>


***Try a Sample Project from MAKE:
<http://makezine.com/samples/>


Until next time--

Marsee Henon


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