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O'Reilly News for User Group Members
December 11, 2006
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-3Ds Max 8 Accelerated
-Access 2007: The Missing Manual
-Agile Web Development with Rails, Second Edition
-Ajax on Rails
-Backup & Recovery
-Building the Perfect PC, Second Edition
-Capistrano and the Rails Application Lifecycle (PDF)
-CD and DVD Forensics
-Cisco IOS Cookbook, Second Edition
-Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition
-Everyday Scripting with Ruby
-Excel 2007: The Missing Manual
-Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
-Java and XML, Third Edition
-Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
-Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs (PDF)
-MAKE: Technology on Your Time Volume 08
-MCSA on Windows Server 2003 Core Exams in a Nutshell (PDF)
-Mongrel (PDF)
-PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual
-Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit, Second Edition
-Prototype and Scriptaculous: Taking the Pain out of 
 JavaScript (PDF)
-Prototype Quick Reference (PDF)
-Releasing CSS (PDF)
-RFID+ Study Guide and Practice Exams
-Secure Your Network for Free
-SQL Hacks
-SQL Server 2005 Reporting Essentials
-Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow
-Web Scripting Little Black Book
-Windows Vista: The Missing Manual
-Word 2007: The Missing Manual

-MAKE & CRAFT Magazine Subscriptions
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-O'Reilly Authors at the Apple Store San Francisco, 
 San Francisco, CA--January 10
-Stephen Johnson conducts workshop: The Landscape of California: 
 Death Valley in Winter, Death Valley, CA--January 13-16
-Stephen Johnson conducts Fine Art Printing Workshop, 
 Pacifica, CA--January 20-23
-Peter Morville at Bibliotek 2.0, Olso, Norway--January 25
-Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP/It's Your Business Event Series  

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-New Course Featuring AJAX--O'Reilly/University of Illinois
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-Makers Bill of Rights PDF
-O'Reilly Labs Image Search
-The 2006 Perl Advent Calendar is Looking for Submissions
-When Linux Runs Out of Memory 
-6 Essential iPod Tips & Tricks
-Tethered Shooting in Aperture
-O'Reilly's Events at Macworld
-Building Interactive iPod Experiences
-Everything You Need to Know About Windows Vista
-ASP.NET Graphs; Raise The bar
-I18N Messages and Logging 
-Java Generics and Collections: Evolution, Not Revolution, Part 1
-Web 2.0 Summit Conversations
-Distributing the Future: Latest Show: Finding Your Voice
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***3Ds Max 8 Accelerated
Publisher: Young Jin
ISBN: 8931433719
3ds Max remains the world's most popular animation software. The
hands-on, practical exercises presented in this book will allow new users
to quickly master the basics and move on to creating their own creative
animated projects. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/8931433719/>


***Access 2007: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527608
"Access 2007: The Missing Manual" was written from the ground up for this
redesigned application. You will learn how to design complete databases,
maintain them, search for valuable nuggets of information, and build
attractive forms for quick-and-easy data entry.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527600/>


***Agile Web Development with Rails, Second Edition
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616630
With this book, you'll learn how to use Rails Active Record to connect
business objects and database tables. No more painful object-relational
mapping. Just create your business objects and let Rails do the rest.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616630/>


***Ajax on Rails
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527446
This book teaches you how to use both Ajax and Rails to quickly build
high-performance, scalable applications without being overwhelmed with
thousands of lines of JavaScript code. More than just recipes, you'll
also get a thorough, low-level understanding of what's happening under
the hood.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527440/>


***Backup & Recovery
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596102461
Packed with practical, freely-available backup and recovery solutions
for Unix, Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems--as well as various
databases--this new guide is a complete overhaul of "Unix Backup &
Recovery" by the same author, now revised and expanded with over 75% new
material. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596102463/>


***Building the Perfect PC, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596526865
Regardless of your technical experience, "Building the Perfect PC" will
guide you through the entire process of building or upgrading your own
computer. You'll use the latest top-quality components, including
Intel's Core 2 Duo and AMD's Athlon X2 CPUs.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596526863/>


***Capistrano and the Rails Application Lifecycle (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596529627
This Short Cut shows you how to use Capistrano to automate the
deployment of your Rails applications. It shows you realistic deployment
scenarios, including some with complex server farms and includes a
quick reference to Capistrano.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/railsapp/>


***CD and DVD Forensics
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491284
The growth in the past decade of CD and DVD recording has changed
computer forensics. Security professionals cannot ignore CDs and DVDs
collected as evidence in an investigation and cannot assume that the
same techniques for other media will work adequately. This book presents
information about how information is stored on CDs and DVDs and how this
relates to computer forensics and processing of evidence. Includes trial
version of market leading software, CD/DVD Inspector. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491284/>


***Cisco IOS Cookbook, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527225
Thoroughly revised and expanded, "Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition" adds
sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility and presents solutions
to the most common configuration problems. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527228/>


***Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527403
Here is the comprehensive reference for designers of Rich Internet
Applications who need to operate in all modern browsers, including
Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari, and Opera. You can instantly see
browser support for the latest standards-based technologies.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527402/>


***Everyday Scripting with Ruby
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616614
In this book you'll learn the Ruby scripting language and the overall
craft of scripting in the first part. In the second, you'll see how that
knowledge can be applied to solve common testing problems. The second
part of the book shows finished scripts, ready to use and deploy for
testing as well as other common rote tasks.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616614/>


***Excel 2007: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527594
Like its siblings in the Missing Manual series, this book crackles with
a fine sense of humor and refreshing objectivity about its subject,
guiding readers through the new Excel with clear explanations,
step-by-step instructions, lots of illustrations, and friendly,
time-saving advice.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527594/>


***Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596008678
This witty and entertaining tutorial shows you how to analyze, design,
and write great software that makes your boss happy, and your customers
satisfied. You'll learn to solve real problems, regardless of their size
and complexity, by applying good design principles and practices.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfobjects/>


***Java and XML, Third Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059610149X
This new edition shows you how to cut through all the hype about XML and
put it to work. You'll learn how to use the APIs, tools, and tricks of
XML to build real-world applications. After two chapters on XML basics,
the rest of the book focuses on using XML from your Java applications.
The result is a new approach to managing information that touches
everything from configuration files to web sites.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596101497/>


***Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100795
"Linux Kernel in a Nutshell" covers the entire range of kernel tasks,
starting with downloading the source and making sure that the kernel is
in sync with the versions of the tools you need. In addition to
configuration and installation steps, the book offers reference material
and discussions of related topics such as control of kernel options at
runtime. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100797/>


***Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596529201
"Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs shows you how to build
small-form-factor PCs"--from kits and from scratch--that are more
interesting and more personalized than what a full-sized PC can give
you. Included are projects for building personal video recorders,
versatile wireless access points, digital audio jukeboxes, portable
firewalls, and much more.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/makeprojects/>


***MAKE: Technology on Your Time Volume 08
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527195
Get ready to play with "Make Volume 08," our "Toys and Games" issue.
You'll learn how to build a wind-up bird that really flies, how to
restore an old pinball machine, and learn the secret history of the
world's best-selling computer game from Myst's co-creator. You'll also
meet a well-known toy inventor and learn how to make molds and casts
with MythBusters star Adam Savage. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/makemag06v8/>


***MCSA on Windows Server 2003 Core Exams in a Nutshell (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596510004
For Windows administrators preparing for Microsoft Certified Systems
Administrator (MCSA) core exams 70-270, 70-290, and 70-291, this
document not only provides the resources you need to succeed on the
exams, but to succeed in the real world as well. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mcsa/>


***Mongrel (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652854X
This shortcut teaches you how to use Mongrel, the new high-performance
web application container for Rails. It starts with basic setup and
installation, but goes well beyond the basics, showing you how to set up
Mongrel clusters, how to use Mongrel behind Apache and other web
servers, and more.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mongrelpdf/>


***PowerPoint 2007: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527381
This new book, written specifically for this version of the software,
not only offers the basics of how to create, save, set up, run, and
print a basic bullets-and-background slideshow, but takes you into the
world of multimedia, animation, and interactivity. You'll learn how to
add pictures, sound, video, animated effects, and controls (buttons and
links) to their slides, along with ways to pull text, spreadsheets, and
animations created in other programs. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527389/>


***Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit, Second Edition
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616673
All over the world, software teams are using unit testing both to verify
their code and as a way of helping them design better code. This book is
unique in the way it covers two aspects: showing developers both how to
test and helping them determine what to test.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616673/>


***Prototype and Scriptaculous: Taking the Pain out of JavaScript (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596529198
This Short Cut demonstrates how to use Prototype for a wide range of
tasks, including event handling, DOM processing, string and form
process, and Ajax communications. It explores Scriptaculous' visual
effects library, from pulsate to squish to fold and beyond. Need
interface components? You'll find form autocompletion as well as drag
and drop support. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javascriptproto/>


***Prototype Quick Reference (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596510187
This short cut provides a complete quick reference to the Prototype
JavaScript framework. Prototype is an open-source library that is
particularly useful to developers of dynamic Ajax applications, and to
other web developers who need to work with DOM elements.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/prototypeqr/>


***Releasing CSS (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652935X
This Short Cut attempts to answer these questions to allow web designers
a smoother transition to IE7 and, hopefully, an escape from Browser
Hell.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/unleashingcss/>


***RFID+ Study Guide and Practice Exams
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491349
With the rising popularity of RFID technology, there is an increasing
need for RFID professionals. To help meet this need, CompTIA has just
introduced the RFID+ certification. The primary purpose of this book is
to help you pass the RFID+ certification exam. With a laser sharp focus
on the exam objectives, it goes beyond just being an exam cram. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491349/index.html>


***Secure Your Network for Free
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491233
A wide variety of quality security products are out there and available
for use absolutely free of charge. All one needs is a little know how,
some helpful examples like the ones in this book, and a desire to have a
secure network.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491233/>


***SQL Hacks
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527993
SQL Hacks offers 100 hacks--unique tips and tools--that bring you the
knowledge of experts who apply what they know in the real world to help
you take full advantage of the expressive power of SQL. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlhks/>


***SQL Server 2005 Reporting Essentials
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596529414
This book shows you how to use Report Builder, a tool that lets
information workers build ad hoc reports, and how to use Report
Designer, a report development tool hosted in Visual Studio that lets
you interactively create reports. This book shows you how to publish,
manage, and run those reports.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlserverreporting/>


***Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490814
The best-selling Stealing the Network series reaches its climactic
conclusion as law enforcement and organized crime form a high-tech web
in an attempt to bring down the shadowy hacker-villain known as Knuth in
the most technically sophisticated Stealing book yet.
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490814/>


***Web Scripting Little Black Book
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097191
This book will help administrators take full advantage of the most
popular scripting languages and extensions, covering topics such as
automating web pages and managing content, database setups and
automation, essential e-commerce scripts, user support topics, securing
scripts, FTP access and much more. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097191/>


***Windows Vista: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596528272
"Windows Vista: The Missing Manual" offers complete and comprehensive
coverage of all five versions of Vista. In his inimitable witty style,
New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Pogue illuminates
this subject with clear technical insight and hardnosed objectivity. He
explains Vista's features clearly and thoroughly, revealing which work
well and which don't. Written for beginners, veteran standalone PC
users, and those who know their way around a network, this jargon-free
guide is the book that should have been in the box!
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596528270/>

For more information on Vista, David Pogue, and Missing Manuals go to:
http://del.icio.us/oreillymedia/vista


***Word 2007: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652739X
"Word 2007: The Missing Manual" not only explains basics like how to
create documents, enter and edit text, format, print, and fax, but also
learn how to create sophisticated page layouts, insert forms and tables,
use graphics, and create book-length documents with outlines and Master
Documents. 
<http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527396/>


***MAKE Magazine Subscriptions
MAKE Magazine Subscriptions
The annual subscription price for four issues is $34.95. When you
subscribe with this link, you'll get a free issue--one plus four 
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great offer for UG Members: five volumes for the cost of four.
Subscribe at:
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***Julieanne Kost at School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY--
 December 7-8
Author Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat") will provide students with an
in-depth seminar on using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom beta,
highlighting their combined support for a digital workflow.
<http://projectphotoshoplightroom.com/>


***O'Reilly authors at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA--January 7
Ask the experts. Leading digital photographers, Mikkel Aaland, Stephen
Johnson, Ken Milburn, and Derrick Story answer all your questions.
<http://www.bookpassage.com/index.php>


***O'Reilly at Macworld, San Francisco, CA--January 9-12
Stop by the O'Reilly booth (#2112, South Hall) to say hi, peruse our new
titles, and meet our expert authors. On hand will be David Pogue,
Derrick Story, Andy Hertzfeld, Mikkel Aaland, Stephen Johnson, Eddie
Tapp, Ken Milburn, and more.
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/12/11/macworld.html>


***O'Reilly Authors at the Apple Store San Francisco, 
 San Francisco, CA--January 10
Photographers Mikkel Aaland, Eddie Tapp, Stephen Johnson, Ken Milburn,
and Derrick Story present "Expert Photography Tips...from Real Experts!"
<http://www.apple.com/retail/sanfrancisco/week/>


***Stephen Johnson conducts workshop: The Landscape of California: 
 Death Valley in Winter, Death Valley, CA--January 13-16
Photographer and author Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
Photography") conducts a digital photography field workshop in Death
Valley, exploring the vast expanse of sensual and strange earthworks of
this desert.
<http://www.sjphoto.com/digital-photo-wksp-land-dv.html>


***Stephen Johnson conducts Fine Art Printing Workshop, 
 Pacifica, CA--January 20-23	
Photographer and author Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
Photography") presents a three day hands-on workshop. Work your
photographs into a new level of perfection and beauty with fine
teaching, print by print problem solving, great viewing and lighting
conditions.
<http://www.sjphoto.com/print_wkspHO_frameset.html>
	
***Peter Morville at Bibliotek 2.0, Olso, Norway--January 25
Peter Morville ("Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Third
Ed." and "Ambient Findability") presents "Ambient Findability: Libraries
and the Internet of Things" as the keynote speaker.
<http://www.hio.no/content/view/full/52381>


***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP/It's Your Business Event Series  
Author Peter Krogh will be teaching the "Get Your DAM Stuff Together"
track for ASMP's "It's Your Business" Series. For a complete list of 
cities and dates, go to:
<http://www.asmp.org/commerce/education>


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***The Where 2.0 Conference Call for Participation
We're looking for ground breaking ideas about location aware
technology-amazing location systems, open source hacks, untapped
geodata, and companies developing new products and services or mashing
up old ones. If you think you know the next killer app to roll off the
lab bench, tell us! Proposals are due January 5, 2007. Where 2.0 returns
to the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA May 29-30, 2007.
<http://conferences.oreilly.com/where/>


***Call for Participation O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference
O'Reilly Media is seeking proposals from publishers, editors, authors,
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providers, and other interested parties to lead tutorials and sessions
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<http://conferences.oreilly.com/toc/>


***Registration is now open for Web 2.0 Expo
The Web 2.0 Expo is the first event specifically designed to help teach
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Moscone West in San Francisco, CA.
<http://www.web2expo.com/>


***Register for the 2007 Emerging Telephony Conference 
Explore the strategies for taming disruption and exploit opportunities
being created by web telephony innovations.
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Use code "etel07usrg" when you register, and receive 15% off
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***The Open Source gift guide
Make Magazine has put together their picks of interesting open source
hardware projects, open source software, services, and things that have
the Maker-spirit of open source.
<http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/11/the_open_source_1.html>


***Digital Media Holiday Gift Guide
Want to give a book or two to the digital lifestyler on your holiday
list, but don't know where to start? Here's a handy guide for you (or a
broad hint or two to your loved ones). For iPodders and dedicated
digital photographers--these seven books from O'Reilly Media answer
questions, explore new techniques, demystify digital gear, and inspire
creativity.
<http://press.oreilly.com/pub/pr/1654>


***MAKE holiday gift guide
Great gift ideas for the incorrigible makers and inquisitive tinkerers
on your list.
<http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/12/make_holiday_gi.html>


***New Course Featuring AJAX--O'Reilly/University of Illinois
Certificate Series
O'Reilly Learning is proud to announce their new Client-Side Web
Programming Certificate Series. These courses provide a complete
understanding of front-end web development, from HTML and CSS, to
JavaScript DOM and AJAX.
<http://oreillylearning.com/courses/clientsidecert.php3>

And don't forget, user group members receive a special 30% discount!
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Other O'Reilly Learning Courses include:
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***Makers Bill of Rights PDF
Now you can print your own Bill of Rights poster anytime you want.
<http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/12/the_makers_bill.html>


***O'Reilly Labs Image Search
O'Reilly Labs has just rolled out Image Search, a crafty interface that
allows you to search all the images in O'Reilly books. See what you get
for Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. 
<http://labs.oreilly.com/image/>

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Open Source
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***The 2006 Perl Advent Calendar is Looking for Submissions
Do you have some Perl to contribute to the Perl Advent Calendar this
year? It's not too late to submit your entry. Along with the fame of
being listed on the site, winning contributors receive an O'Reilly book.
Checkout the new location at http://advent.pm.org. For submission
details, go to:
<http://perladvent.pm.org/FAQ-submit.html>


***When Linux Runs Out of Memory 
Memory is a precious commodity in computers. Generally the more you
have, the better. Yet your application has to run alongside other
applications, and each wants its own area of memory. What happens when
there's not enough to go around? Mulyadi Santosa explores the memory
management principles in the Linux kernel to explain how the Out of
Memory killer works--and how to avoid it.
<http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/11/30/linux-out-of-memory.html>

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Digital Media
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***6 Essential iPod Tips & Tricks
If you're planning to give or get a new iPod this holiday season, don't
miss J.D. Biersdorfer's Six Fresh Tips from "iPod: The Missing Manual."
<http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2006/11/30/six-tips-from-ipod-missing-manual.html?page=1>


***Tethered Shooting in Aperture
Sending captured images directly to your Mac provides some useful
options in studio and time-lapse photography. In this tutorial, Micah
Walter shows you how to incorporate Automator into your tethered
workflow to help you shoot and process as efficiently as possible.
<http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/12/05/tethered-shooting-in-aperture.html>

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Mac
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***O'Reilly's Events at Macworld
Come on by (#2112, South Hall) and say hi and listen to our authors.
We'll have speakers all week long. For a rundown of all our activities
go to our special Macworld event page:
<http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/12/11/macworld.html>


***Building Interactive iPod Experiences
The interactive multimedia presentation is one of the least-trumpeted
features of the iPod. In this article, Erica Sadun introduces the basics
of interactive iPod design by showing how to use the iPod Notes feature
to create presentations that include text, links, images, music, and
videos.
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/mac/2006/11/28/building-interactive-ipod-experiences.html>

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Windows/.NET
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***Everything You Need to Know About Windows Vista
Preston Gralla gives you the bottom line on what Vista does better than
XP, where it needs improvement--and how to perform the upgrade,
step-by-step.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,127629/article.html>


***ASP.NET Graphs; Raise The bar
If you use static images to present graphs and charts online, now's the
time to make your efforts more dynamic. In this results-focused
tutorial, Pat explains how easy .NET makes t he dynamic generation and
display of bar charts online.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/article/asp-net-graphs-raise-the-bar>

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Java
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***I18N Messages and Logging 
Sick of internationalizing by making your own code take responsibility
for finding and using ResourceBundles? The i18nlog project offers an
annotations-based way to simplify your internationalization tasks and
even allow you to internationalize your logging. John Mazzitelli
explains why this is a good idea.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/12/06/i18n-messages-and-logging.html>


***Java Generics and Collections: Evolution, Not Revolution, Part 1 
In this excerpt from "Java Generics and Collections," authors Maurice
Naftalin and Philip Wadler show how to make the switch to Java 5.0
generics, not by expecting you to flip a switch across your whole code
base, but by having you gradually work generics into your code while
maintaining compatibility.
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/excerpt/javagenerics_chap05/index.html>

Part 2:
<http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/excerpt/javagenerics_chap05/index1.html>

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Podcasts
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***Web 2.0 Summit Conversations
Audio and video Podcasts from some of the internet industry's leading
thinkers and innovators on the future of Web 2.0.
<http://www.web2summit.com/pub/w/49/conversations.html>


***Distributing the Future: Latest Show: Finding Your Voice
We have three pieces this week that hover around the theme of finding
your voice. Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks to John Battelle about the
corporate voice that Google has taken on. Moshe Cohen is a clown who
performs using his voice but no words. In many of his missions,
including Clowns Without Borders USA, he cheers people up but also
leaves them with a deeper lesson. I've also remixed a piece by David
Battino from the Digital Media Insider that looks at how much computer
voices have improved. This is the last episode for 2006. (DTF
11-27-2006: 25 minutes, 55 seconds)
<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/11/27/distributing-the-future.html>

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Web
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***Information Architecture 3.0
At a recent gathering of CIOs, Peter Morville was introduced, not as an
information architect, interaction designer, or librarian, but as a
futurist and so he's decided to make a prediction.
<http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000149.php>


***Avoiding the 5 Most Common SEO Mistakes
Are your SEO efforts hampered by any of the 5 most common SEO mistakes?
They're not difficult to rectify...once you know what they are.
Johnathon explains them clearly, and shows you how to correct them, in
this hands-on tutorial.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/article/most-common-seo-mistakes>


***Usability for Developers
Old school vs. New School web usability testing.
<http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/11/29/usability-for-developers/>




Until next time--

Marsee Henon


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