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I've stripped out much of the non-Linux, non-Open Source and non-local
stuff.  Big newsletter this time!  Enjoy,

-bill!

----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon -----

Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 13:49:11 -0700
From: "Marsee Henon"
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, July 20

Hi there

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Let me know if you're going to Linuxworld, Photoshop World, 
or PhotoPlus Expo. We're looking for UGs who can pick up our
extra books at the end of the show.


Travel Update:

I'll be attending OSCON July 23-27 in Portland and then Linuxworld on
August 7. Stop by and say hi if you're going to be there too.

We have free expo hall passes for Linuxworld, let me know if you
need one and I'll send the PDF.

Just in case you missed it here's a song about Perl on YouTube by Pudge:
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxk5RMQF6Js> 

I'm looking for Amazon and Slashdot reviewers for any of our new
titles. Are you or your members are interested?

Here's our new release list to take a look at.
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Lastly, if you would prefer to receive this email in HTML instead of
text, drop me a line.

--Marsee

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***Simply JavaScript
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Until next time--

Marsee Henon

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----- End forwarded message -----

-- 
-bill!
bill@newbreedsoftware.com
http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/
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