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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 17:39:20 -0700
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Subject: Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, June 15
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O'Reilly News for User Group Members
June 15, 2006
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New Releases
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-Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition
-Ajax Design Patterns
-ASP.NET 2.0 Black Book
-Atlas UpdatePanel Control (PDF)
-The Book of Nero 7
-Building Scalable Web Sites
-Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP (PDF)
-Computer Security Basics, Second Edition
-Deliver First Class Websites
-Digital Photography: The Missing Manual
-The eBay Price Guide
-From Java to Ruby
-HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference, Third Edition
-Interface Oriented Design
-Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete
-No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology
-Object Oriented PHP
-Pragmatic Version Control, Second Edition
-Process Improvement Essentials (Rough Cuts Version)
-RJS Templates for Rails (PDF)
-Search Engine Optimization (PDF)
-SQL Server 2005 Black Book, Second Edition
-Steal This Computer Book 4.0, Fourth Edition
-Ubuntu Hacks
-Understanding MySQL Internals (Rough Cuts Version)
-Unicode Explained
-Visual C# 2005 Black Book
-Web Services on Rails (PDF)
-Winternals Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration 
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-Peter Morville at The Geo Tec Event 2006, Ottowa, Ontario--
 June 18-21
-Peter Krogh: Digital Asset Management Workshop, 
 London, England--June 22
-O'Reilly at GUADEC,Catalonia, Spain--June 24-30
-Anton Chuvakin at the 18th Annual FIRST Conference 2006, 
 Baltimore, Maryland--June 26
-Perl Authors at YAPC::NA, Chicago, IL--June 26-28
-Dan Gillmor at Brainstorm: Fortune Conference, 
 Aspen, CO--June 27
-O'Reilly at WebTech 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria--June 30-July 1
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-EuroOSCON Registration is Open
-Register for OSCON, July 24-28--Portland,OR
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-Books Take Offbeat, Sometimes Harsh View of Tech Industry
-Design Tips for Building Tag Clouds
-Switching Back to Desktop Linux 
-Travel Advice for Photographers
-Announcing the 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off
-Apple vs. the Bloggers: How It Unfolded and Where It Stands Now
-MacBook Pro: The Thermal Paste Question
-Windows Vista Beta 2 Up Close and Personal
-Avalon Beta 2 Change Notes + Samples
-Designing Small Windows Networks
-HTML & CSS: An Absolute Beginner's Guide
-Google SEO Algorithm Problems?
-First Look: Google Web Toolkit
-What Is Jetty?
-Achieving Inversion of Control with Eclipse RCP
-MacVoices #654: Edie Freedman on the 2006 O'Reilly Photoshop 
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-Pixie Hunt: A High-Tech Scavenger Hunt 

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***Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059610202X
If you're among those looking for practical hands-on support, help is
here with Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition, a unique
problem-solving guide that offers quick answers for Active Directory and
updated for Window Server 2003 SP1 and R2 versions. This best selling
book provides solutions to over 300 problems commonly encountered when
deploying, administering, and automating Active Directory to manage
users in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/activedckbk2/>


***Ajax Design Patterns
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596101805
This handy reference reveals how Ajax patterns can vastly improve your
web development projects. It does so by investigating how others have
successfully dealt with conflicting design principles, and then relaying
that information directly to you. Includes sections on foundational
technology patterns, programming patterns, functionality and usability
patterns, and diagnosis/testing of Ajax applications.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ajaxdp/>


***ASP.NET 2.0 Black Book
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097175
The ASP.NET 2.0 Black Book will help readers greatly harness the power
of Microsoft's powerful and flexible ASP.NET 2.0 to develop and
maintain web-based applications and solutions. The book covers the
entire spectrum of ASP.NET 2.0, from Webparts to Master Pages,
incorporating newer technologies including Ajax and Atlas, developing
mobile web applications using ADO.NET 2.0, and data binding to many
sources including databases, file-streams, and XML. Hundreds of unique
programming solutions are provided that developers can use right away to
save many hours of programming time. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097175/>


***Atlas UpdatePanel Control (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527470
This PDF will teach you how to build richer and more interactive
AJAX-style web applications using ASP.NET "Atlas," Microsoft's framework
that extends ASP.NET 2.0. "Atlas" provides server controls that make it
easy to perform asynchronous partial page updates. The key to making
ASP.NET applications more responsive to user input is the UpdatePanel
control. In this tutorial, you'll learn from the experts: Bertrand Le
Roy, UpdatePanel control's architect and developer, and Matt Gibbs,
Atlas dev team manager.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/atlasupc/>


***The Book of Nero 7
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271107
Ahead Software's Nero program is the most popular CD and DVD burning
software in the world. While it seems like it should be easy to burn CDs
and DVDs, doing so can be much more complicated than it appears, and
many users reach high frustration levels after burning multiple coasters
that don't work. This simple, task-oriented, step-by-step book covers
the entire Nero program suite, including audio CD burning, data backup,
managing photos, DVD video burning, designing CD/DVD labels, editing
sound, creating a virtual drive and CD/DVD data disk, and playing audio
and video. This updated revision has been completely rewritten to focus
on the tasks that most people perform with Nero 7. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271107/>


***Building Scalable Web Sites
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596102356
This comprehensive guide covers the design of software and hardware
systems for web applications. Using scores of examples and leading-edge
tips, it details proven methods for scaling web applications to millions
of users. Topics include application architecture, development
practices, technologies, Unicode, and general infrastructure work. Ideal
for anyone ready to realize the cost and performance benefits available
to web applications today.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/web2apps/>


***Building Tag Clouds in Perl and PHP (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527942
Tag clouds are everywhere on the web these days. First popularized by
the web sites Flickr, Technorati, and del.icio.us, these amorphous
clumps of words now appear on a slew of web sites as visual evidence of
their membership in the elite corps of "Web 2.0." This PDF analyzes what
is and isn't a tag cloud, offers design tips for using them effectively,
and then goes on to show how to collect tags and display them in the tag
cloud format. Scripts are provided in Perl and PHP.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/tagclouds/>


***Computer Security Basics, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596006691
The new edition builds on the well-established principles developed in
the original edition and thoroughly updates that core knowledge. For
anyone involved with computer security, including security
administrators, system administrators, developers, and IT managers,
Computer Security Basics 2nd Edition offers a clear overview of the
security concepts you need to know, including access controls, malicious
software, security policy, cryptography, biometrics, as well as
government regulations and standards.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/csb2/>


***Deliver First Class Websites
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 0975841904
"Deliver First Class Websites: 101 Essential Checklists" is the only
organized and easy-to-use compilation of guidelines, checklists, and
tips for building modern, best-practice Websites. Drawing on dozens of
books, studies, and research papers, this book distills not-so-common
wisdom into 500 digestible guidelines and checkpoints that can be
quickly applied to any web development project. Organized by chapter,
the guidelines cover everything from color usage and navigation, to
accessibility and web page architecture.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0975841904/>


***Digital Photography: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008414
"Digital Photography: The Missing Manual" helps you to take beautiful
digital pictures and share the results with friends and family. Spiked
with advice and humor, trademarks of the Missing Manual series, this
book shows you how to master your digital camera and take memorable
photos, then edit and share them. Ideal for those just getting started,
this book is also perfect for those wanting to increase the digital
photography skills they already have. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digphototmm/>


***The eBay Price Guide
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593270550
A one-stop shop for pricing information and tips for successful buying
and selling on eBay. Sellers learn how to price their items
competitively to attract more customers, while buyers learn which
categories tend to be overpriced and where they can find the best
bargains. Fun stories, statistics, lists, and eBay trivia round out the
book. Covers every eBay category. A must-have for the serious eBayer.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270550/>


***From Java to Ruby
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0976694093
"Java to Ruby" is packed with interviews of Ruby customers and
developers, so you can see what types of projects are likely to succeed,
and which ones are likely to fail. Ruby and Rails may be the answer, but
first, you need to be sure you're asking the right question. By
addressing risk and fitness of purpose, "From Java to Ruby" makes sure
you're asking the right questions first.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0976694093/>


***HTML and XHTML Pocket Reference, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527276
You're ready to make the move to much cleaner standards-compliant web
design, but how do you keep all those HTML tags and CSS values straight?
This handy pocket guide offers alphabetical listings of every element
and attribute in the HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 Recommendations. It's an
indispensable reference for anyone working with web standards. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/htmlpr3/>


***Interface Oriented Design
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0976694050
"Interface Oriented Design" focuses on an important, but often
neglected, aspect of object-oriented design. You'll learn by pragmatic
example how to create effective designs composed of interfaces to
objects, components, and services. You'll see techniques for breaking
down solutions into interfaces and then determining appropriate
implementation of those interfaces to create a well structured, robust,
working program.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0976694050/>


***Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097132
Modding is the new craze that has taken the gaming world by storm. And
Half-Life 2 provides the premier game engine that modders all around the
world are using to enhance the highly popular Half-Life game and create
exciting new custom game features. As many modders like to say, "The
possibilities are endless." This unique book shows all Half-Life 2 fans
everything they need to know to work with the powerful game engine and
customize their own games using clever mapping, modding, and modeling
techniques. With "Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete," game fans
will get a chance to progressively expand their skills at mapping and
modding.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097132/>


***No Fluff, Just Stuff Anthology
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616665
The No Fluff, Just Stuff Symposium Series is a traveling conference
series for software developers visiting 27 cities a year. No Fluff has
put on over 75 symposia throughout the US and Canada, with more than
12,000 attendees so far. Its success has been a result of focusing on
high quality technical presentations, great speakers, and no marketing
hype. Now this world-class material is available to you in print for the
first time. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616665/>


***Object Oriented PHP
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593270771
"Object Oriented PHP" shows developers how to take advantage of the new
object oriented features of PHP. The author's practical approach uses
numerous code examples, which will help developers get up to speed with
object oriented PHP quickly, and show them how to apply what they learn
to everyday situations. All code samples are available for download on
the book's companion site. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270771/>


***Pragmatic Version Control, Second Edition
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616657
This book covers the theory behind version control and how it can help
developers become more efficient, work better as a team, and keep on top
of software complexity. Version control, done well, is your "undo"
button for the project: nothing is final, and mistakes are easily rolled
back.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616657/>


***Process Improvement Essentials (Rough Cuts Version)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527667
"Software Process Improvement Essentials" combines the foundation needed
to understand process improvement theory with the best practices to help
individuals implement process improvement initiatives in their
organization. The three leading programs: ISO 9001:2000, CMMI, and Six
Sigma--amidst the buzz and hype--tend to get lumped together under a
common label. This book delivers a combined guide to all three programs,
compares their applicability, and then sets the foundation for further
exploration.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/artofsoftware/>


***RJS Templates for Rails (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596528094
RJS templates are an exciting and powerful new type of template added to
Rails 1.1. Unlike conventional Rails templates that generate HTML or
XML, RJS templates generate JavaScript code that is executed when it is
returned to the browser. This JavaScript generation allows you to
perform multiple page updates in-place without a page reload using Ajax.
All the JavaScript you need is generated from simple templates written
in Ruby. This document helps you get acquainted with how RJS templates
fit into the Rails framework and gets you started with a few
easy-to-follow examples.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rjsrails/>


***Search Engine Optimization (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527861
SEO--short for Search Engine Optimization--is the art, craft, and
science of driving web traffic to web sites. Web traffic is food, drink,
and oxygen--in short, life itself--to any web-based business. Whether
your web site depends on broad, general traffic, or high-quality,
targeted traffic, this PDF has the tools and information you need to
draw more traffic to your site. You'll learn how to effectively use
PageRank (and Google itself); how to get listed, get links, and get
syndicated; SEO best practices; and much more. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/seo/>


***SQL Server 2005 Black Book, Second Edition
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097183
The "SQL Server 2005 Black Book" shows readers how to use SQL Server 2005
for enterprise-level development and support. Readers will learn how to
leverage the full potential of relational database technology to create
state-of-the-art databases with reporting services. This comprehensive
reference will help developers and administrators discover the enhanced
features of SQL Server 2005. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097183/>


***Steal This Computer Book 4.0, Fourth Edition
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271050
This offbeat, non-technical book examines what hackers do, how they do
it, and how readers can protect themselves. Informative, irreverent, and
entertaining, the completely revised fourth edition of "Steal This
Computer Book" contains new chapters discussing the hacker mentality,
lock picking, exploiting P2P file sharing networks, and how people
manipulate search engines and pop-up ads. Includes a CD with hundreds of
megabytes of hacking and security-related programs that tie-in to each
chapter in the book. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271050/>


***Ubuntu Hacks
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527209
Like all books in the "Hacks" series, "Ubuntu Hacks" includes 100 quick
tips and tricks for all users of all technical levels. Beginners will
appreciate the installation advice and tips on getting the most out of
the free applications packaged with the Ubuntu Linux distribution, while
intermediate and advanced readers will learn the ins-and-outs of power
management, wireless roaming, 3D video acceleration, server
configuration, and much more. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ubuntuhks/>


***Understanding MySQL Internals: Rough Cuts Version
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596528078
The MySQL database provides unprecedented opportunities for IT
departments, software vendors, and computer science students to learn
about the inner workings of an enterprise-proven database.Written by a
former MySQL company employee, "Understanding MySQL Internals" takes you
on a tour of MySQL 5 and shows you how to figure out the inner-workings
of this widely-used database. Learn how data structures and convenience
functions operate, how to add your own storage engine or configuration
option, and much more. Get started today with "Understanding MySQL
Internals" and you will soon reach a whole new level of comprehension
regarding database development.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/understandmysql/>


***Unicode Explained
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059610121X
Possessing everything you need to grasp Unicode, this comprehensive
reference takes you on a detailed guide through the complex character
world. Learn how to identify and classify characters, utilize their
properties, and process data in a robust manner. Other topics include
collation and sorting, line breaking rules and Unicode encodings.
Perfect for both beginning and seasoned programmers. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/unicode/>


***Visual C# 2005 Black Book
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097167
"Visual C# 2005 Black Book" is one of the first books that presents in
detail the new specification of the language at length. The book takes
the reader through the key changes to Visual Studio and the critical new
programming features of Visual C# 2005. Black Books provide a two-tiered
approach--the In-Depth sections provide full explanation of all aspects
of the technology and the Immediate Solutions section feature hands-on
information and troubleshooting techniques.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097167/>


***Web Services on Rails (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527969
This PDF will show you how your small business or enterprise can publish
its APIs (application programming interface) to a developer community
just like the behemoths of the Internet--Google, Yahoo!, eBay, and
Amazon. We'll look at how Ruby on Rails makes building web service
clients and servers simple and fun. Along the way, we'll give working
examples and code details so you can see just how everything works.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/websor/>


***Winternals Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration Field Guide 
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490792
As a system administrator for a Microsoft network, you know doubt spend
too much of your life backing up data and restoring data, hunting down
and removing malware and spyware, defragmenting disks, and improving the
overall performance and reliability of your network. The "Winternals
Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration Field Guide" and companion
web site provide you with all the information necessary to take full
advantage of Winternals comprehensive and reliable tools suite for
system administrators. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490792/>


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***Peter Morville at The Geo Tec Event 2006, Ottowa, Ontario--June 18-21
Author Peter Morville ("Ambient Findability") is speaking at The Geo Tec
Event 2006 on Ambient Findability.
<http://www.geoplace.com/uploads/GeoTecEvent/htm/intro.asp>

***Peter Krogh: Digital Asset Management Workshop, London, England--
 June 22
Author Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for
Photographers") will be conducting a 3-hour workshop on the principles
of digital asset management at the Association of Photographers.
<http://www.iview-multimedia.com/blog/calendar/events.php?id=20060622>


***O'Reilly at GUADEC, Catalonia, Spain--June 24-30
The GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC) is a unique
forum that highlights the capabilities and direction of GNOME. Among the
key speakers, you will find Kathy Sierra (Head First Java and
co-creator of the "Head First" Series).
<http://guadec.org/>


***Anton Chuvakin at the 18th Annual FIRST Conference 2006, 
 Baltimore, Maryland--June 26
Author Anton Chuvakin ("Security Warrior") is speaking on "Log Analysis
for Incident Response."
<http://www.first.org/conference/2006/>


***Perl Authors at YAPC::NA, Chicago, IL--June 26-28
The Chicago Perl Mongers are hosting Yet Another Perl Conference North
America. Come hear Larry Wall ("Programming Perl"), Damian Conway (Perl
Best Practices & Perl Hacks), Randal Schwartz ("Learning Perl &
Intermediate Perl"), brian d foy ("Learning Perl and Intermediate
Perl"), chromatic ("Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook & Perl Hacks"),
Allison Randal ("Perl 6 & Parrot Essentials"), and Andy Lester ("Mac OS
X Tiger in a Nutshell"). Find out what is new in Perl 5 and what is
happening with Perl 6 and Parrot.
<http://www.yapcchicago.org/>


***Dan Gillmor at Brainstorm: Fortune Conference, Aspen, CO--June 27
Author Dan Gillmor ("We the Media") will be participating in panel
discussions on technology and its impact, now and in the future.
<http://www.timeinc.net/fortune/conferences/brainstorm06/overview.html>


***O'Reilly at WebTech 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria--June 30-July 1
WebTech 2006 is the largest internet conference in Eastern Europe,
designed for professionals to get the latest information on PHP, web
technology, IT business, and open source. Stop by our booth to check 
out our new titles.
<http://wtconferences.com/2006/>

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Conference News
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***EuroOSCON Registration is Open
The preliminary schedule for the 2nd annual EuroOSCON, O'Reilly's
European Open Source Convention, 18-21 September in Brussels, is now
available. Featured speakers include Jeff Waugh, Damian Conway, Greg
Stein, Rasmus Lerdorf, Marten Mickos, Tim O'Reilly, and many others.
<http://conferences.oreilly.com/eurooscon/>

User Group discounts are available, email marsee@oreilly.com for more
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To register for the conference, go to:
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***OSCON, July 24-28--Portland,OR
OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, is still where open source
rubber meets the road. OSCON happens July 24-28, 2006 in open source
hotspot Portland, Oregon, and registration has just opened. Hundreds of
sessions and tutorials. Thousands of open source mavericks, brainiacs,
hackers, activists, scientists, and their admirers, some in
business-casual disguise. Read all about it.
<http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/>

Use code "os06dsug" when you register, and receive 15% off
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General News
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***Books Take Offbeat, Sometimes Harsh View of Tech Industry
No Starch Press gets a mention in the Tech Talk column--"It's rare that
a small publishing company makes its mark in the industry, constantly
overshadowed by those with deep pockets that can churn out a new title
every 20 seconds. But No Starch Press seems to have hit the ground
running with several of its offerings, including 'The Cult of the Mac'
by Leander Kahney, 'Steal This Computer Book 4.0' by Wallace Wang and
the soon-to-be indispensable 'It's Never Done that Before' by John Ross."
<http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=TECHTALK-06-07-06>

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Open Source
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***Design Tips for Building Tag Clouds 
To give you a sampling of what you'll find in "Building Tag Clouds in
Perl and PHP," a new, downloadable PDF from O'Reilly, we've excerpted
this section on tips for designing the most effective tag clouds.
<http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/06/08/designing-tag-clouds.html>


***Switching Back to Desktop Linux 
Almost everyone at O'Reilly owns an iBook or PowerBook and almost
everyone runs Mac OS X. It's not everyone's ideal operating system,
however. Recently, free software editor chromatic explained to Mac
editor Derrick Story why he switched back to desktop Linux. Here's what
he wants in a usable Unix desktop.
<http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2006/06/01/switching-back.html>

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Digital Media
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***Travel Advice for Photographers
Are you the type of photographer who wants to be prepared for every
situation on the road? If so, pro shooter Ed Carreon has tips for the
traveling photographer based on his years of experience. You won't
believe some of the items in his travel kit.
<http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/06/14/travel-advice-for-photographers.html>


***Announcing the 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-off
Win some great prizes from Adobe, Pantone, Lowepro, GretagMacbeth,
iStock Photo, Lynda.com, and more in the 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop
Cook-off. Just take up to three of your own photos and manipulate them
with Adobe Photoshop, using recipes from any of the five O’Reilly
Photoshop Cookbooks: "Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital
Photographers," "Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital
Photographers," "Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook," "Photoshop Filter
Effects Encyclopedia," and "Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook." The
contest will be judged by a panel of experts from the industry’s A-list:
Bert Monroy, Katrin Eismann, Deke McClelland, Tim Grey, and Mikkel
Aaland, among others. Entries may be submitted from May 15--August 15,
2006. 

For details and contest rules, go to:
<http://www.oreilly.com/go/pscontest-ug>

Cook-Off Flyer:
<http://ug.oreilly.com/banners/creativemedia/cookoff_flyer.pdf>

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Mac
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***Apple vs. the Bloggers: How It Unfolded and Where It Stands Now 
When AppleInsider and PowerPage published apparently purloined
confidential documents from Cupertino, Apple sued their ISPs to find out
who inside the company was leaking. This set into motion a series of
court proceedings that helped define the rights of bloggers and privacy
for those who use the Internet. Richard Koman reports.
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/06/13/apple-vs-the-bloggers.html>


***MacBook Pro: The Thermal Paste Question 
The MacBook Pro is a hot machine--literally so hot that it becomes
uncomfortable on your lap after extended periods of use. Some users
blame the excessive use of thermal paste between the main chips on the
logic board and the thermal pipes. Is this the problem? James Duncan
Davidson cracks open his MacBook Pro to find out.
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/05/23/thermal-paste-question.html>

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Windows/.NET
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***Windows Vista Beta 2 Up Close and Personal 
Vista Beta 2 is finally out. What's good and what's bad? Wei-Meng Lee
takes it for a test drive and gives you the full rundown.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/windows/2006/05/30/whats-good-and-bad-with-vista-beta-2.html>


***Avalon Beta 2 Change Notes + Samples
Chris Sells and Ian Griffiths ("Programming Windows Presentation
Foundation") have prepared updated samples and change notes for the
Avalon book for the move from the Feb CTP to Beta 2.
<http://www.sellsbrothers.com/news/showTopic.aspx?ixTopic=1996>


***Designing Small Windows Networks 
It's not as simple as you think to design a network for small
business--you need to design for maximum benefit with minimum resources.
Mitch Tulloch tells you how to do it, taking into account everything
from deploying Small Business Server to rolling your own solution.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/windows/2006/06/06/designing-small-windows-networks.html>

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Web
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***HTML & CSS: An Absolute Beginner's Guide
Toying with the idea of building your first web site? Or are you tired
of being asked to build sites for family and friends? In this hands-on
tutorial, Ian Lloyd unwraps the building blocks of web design and
development, and shows exactly how they should be used.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/article/html-css-beginners-guide>


***Google SEO Algorithm Problems? 
Has your site dropped out of the Google index? Can't find your site on
the first page anymore? You may be a victim of the latest round of
algorithm changes.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/article/google-seo-algorithm-problems>


***First Look: Google Web Toolkit
Kevin takes a look at the new toolkit from Google, which presents a
completely original approach to web development for Java developers.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/05/25/first-look-google-web-toolkit/>

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Java
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***What Is Jetty?
Of course Tomcat is the first Java application server you think of, but
is it the right tool for every job? The open source Jetty serves up JSPs
and servlets in just a fraction of the memory needed by other app
servers and is designed for easy embedding in other applications and
non-traditional Java environments. Ethan McCallum takes a look at the
big things in this small package.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/06/14/what-is-jetty.html>


***Achieving Inversion of Control with Eclipse RCP 
Eclipse RCP uses a popular plugin scheme for extending the capabilities
of the core platform. Meanwhile, the Inversion of Control pattern is a
popular means of having a runtime container provide an implementation of
some needed service. Put them together and effectively, you're plugging
in the implementation of your plugin. Riccardo Govoni shows how a little
bytecode manipulation makes this possible.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/06/07/ioc-for-eclipse-rcp.html>

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Podcasts
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***MacVoices #654: Edie Freedman on the 2006 O'Reilly Photoshop Cook-off,
Photoshop Cookbooks, and O'Reilly Animals
Editor Edie Freedman talks about the 2006 O'Reilly Photoshop Cook-off
contest, the O'Reilly Photoshop Cookbook series, and about how she
helped create the animal covers that have become such an important part
of the O'Reilly identity. 
<http://www.macvoices.com/archives/2006/654.html>


***Pixie Hunt: A High-Tech Scavenger Hunt 
Teams of Where 2.0 attendees hit the streets of San Jose last night on a
high-tech scavenger hunt. They carried camera phones and GPS pucks as
they raced to complete their tasks quickly and creatively. (4 minutes,
22 seconds)
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/06/13/where-podcast-pixie-hunt.html>

Until next time--

Marsee Henon


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