[Charlotte.PM] Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 23

William McKee william at knowmad.com
Fri Dec 3 11:02:11 CST 2004

Hi folks,

Here's the latest newsletter from O'Reilly. Also, I'm going to place the
book order next Monday in hopes of getting the books before the holidays
so that we can have some good reading material on those trips to the
relatives :).

If you are interested in any of the O'Reilly titles, send an email to
the list. If we get the books before the holidays, I'll schedule an
ad-hoc meeting to distribute the goodies. Don't forget, there is no
scheduled meeting this month.

Enjoy your holidays!

----- Forwarded message from Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com> -----

> To: william at knowmad.com
> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 17:13:26 -0800
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, November 23
> Hello--
> Due to the volume of email and the amount of books we are releasing this
> winter, I will not be responding to each individual email as I often do.
> If you have an important matter, please give me a call at the usual number
> or email me again and let me know in your subject line it is urgent.
> Thanks for your patience,
> Marsee
> ================================================================
> O'Reilly UG Program News--Just for User Group Leaders
> November 23, 2004
> ================================================================
> -Thanks!
> -SitePoint Booklet Samplers for your Members
> -November and December Heavy Book Months
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Book Info
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> ***Review books are available 
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> send me an email and please include the book's ISBN number on 
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> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> General News
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> ***Thanks!
> Thanks to everyone who answered our recent inquiries about online book
> reviews and Word Annoyances for one of our new books. The response was
> overwhelming. So much that I can't thank everyone individually, so if you
> haven't heard from me, know you know why. This leads to the next news
> item....
> ***November and December are Heavy Book Months and Marsee is Behind 
>   on her Email
> November and December are busier than normal months for us here at
> O'Reilly. We have 22 books coming out in November and this doesn't include
> our publishing partners' books. I want to send as many books out as I can
> before the December holidays so I really need your help in letting me know
> what you want quickly and include your deadline for your next
> meeting/event in your subject line. Please make sure your list of review
> copies includes the book title and ISBN. In order to speed things up, I'm
> not going to reply to each email as I normally do. I have already started
> doing this in the last few weeks so please don't feel like I am ignoring
> you; I'm just trying to catch up. Hopefully we can return to normal after
> the New Year.
> ***SitePoint Booklet Samplers for your members--Still Available
> Let me know how many you need and I can send some copies of this 150-page
> booklet that features four chapters from four recent books including "The
> Flash Anthology," "The PHP Anthology," "Build Your Own ASP.NET Website
> Using C# & VB.NET" and "The Web Design Business Kit." (Available while
> supplies last.)
> For more information on SitePoint, go to:
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> ================================================================
> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> November 23, 2004
> ================================================================
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Book News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Treo Fan Book
> -PowerBook Fan Book
> -iBook Fan Book 
> -Xbox Fan Book
> -Securing Windows Server 2003
> -The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
> -Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference
> -Programmer's Ultimate Security DeskRef
> -Unit Test Frameworks
> -Inside the Spam Cartel
> -PC Hacks
> -Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses
> -Gaming Hacks
> -Smart Home Hacks
> -Head First Design Patterns
> -Knoppix Hacks
> -Windows to Linux Migration Toolkit
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Wil Wheaton ("Just a Geek"), Barnes & Noble, 
>   Huntington Beach, CA--November 30
> -Nathan Torkington ("Perl Cookbook"), Open Source 
>   Developers' Conference, Melbourne, Australia--December 1-3
> -Gordon Meyer ("Smart Home Hacks"), DigitalGuru, 
>   Sunnyvale, CA--December 15
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conference News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Registration is Open for O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, 
> San Diego, CA-- March 14-17, 2005
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -O'Reilly author Wil Wheaton Just Added as a Speaker at Macworld 
>   San Francisco
> -Interesting Work for Interesting People
> -Hacks for Smart Homes
> -"Spam Kings" Author Shares Insights, Spam-Prevention Tips
> -Open Source Licenses Are Not All the Same
> -make: The Evolution and Alternatives
> -The Youngest "Learning Python" Fan
> -Write a Webserver in 100 Lines of Code or Less
> -iPod Photo: Breakthrough Device or Work in Progress?
> -Building Simple Lists Using Strings in VBA
> -Skins and Themes
> -Extending Struts
> -Take the ONJava.com Survey
> -Creating iPod Tattoos
> -Could Ringtones Be More Annoying?!
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> >From Your Peers
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -First Annual New York Technical Community Holiday Party, NY, NY--
>   December 15
> -London Perl Workshop, London, UK--December 11
> ================================================
> Book News
> ================================================
> Did you know you can request a free book to review for your
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> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> New Releases
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> ***Treo Fan Book
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008163
> Owners of the Treo smartphone from palmOne will master their revolutionary
> little do-all device in no time flat with the new "Treo Fan Book." This
> unbeatable reference guide contains all the information people need--and
> want--to know about the combined mobile phone/Palm-powered
> organizer/wireless email, text messaging, and web-browsing tool/digital
> camera.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/treofb/index.html
> ***PowerBook Fan Book
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008171
> This is the perfect guide for mastering all the features and taking
> advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple's most desirable laptop.
> The "PowerBook Fan Book" takes readers through the process of getting
> familiar with their new machine and OS X Panther, learning handy tricks
> and using high-end features, and finding out about little-known but
> gotta-have accessories for their sleek and speedy new PowerBook.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerbkfb/index.html
> ***iBook Fan Book
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008619
> Anyone who owns an ultra-thin iBook can count on the "iBook Fan Book" to
> give them everything they need to make the stylish little white wonder
> work--and play--just as hard as they do. The book covers: getting familiar
> with Mac OS X Panther; organizing a digital lifestyle; using advanced features; 
> enjoying iBook at home, at the office, and on the go; minimizing time and 
> stress; and maximizing fun and productivity.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ibkfanbk/index.html
> ***Xbox Fan Book
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008848
> With cool 3D graphics, mind-boggling animation, and
> devastatingly real audio, Microsoft's Xbox is the most powerful and
> popular gaming machine ever created. And now, the half-million (and
> growing) gamers who own one have a reliable, all-purpose reference book
> to guide them to the ultimate video game triumph: the top score! The "Xbox
> Fan Book" covers using the console, enhancing the multimedia experience,
> online play, recommended games like Halo, and accessories such as the
> Xbox DVD Playback Kit.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xboxfanbk/index.html
> ***Securing Windows Server 2003
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596006853
> If you use Windows 2003 Server at a small- to medium-sized organization,
> or if you use Microsoft's Small Business Server, this thorough yet concise
> tutorial offers the hands-on advice you need to secure your network. The
> book focuses on ways to plan and implement a secure operating environment,
> using real-world examples to show you how various security concepts relate
> to your own system. Read it cover to cover to create and implement a
> security plan, or use individual chapters as standalone lessons. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/securews/
> Chapter 4, "File System Security," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/securews/chapter/index.html
> ***The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks
> Publisher: SitePoint
> ISBN: 0957921888
> Make your site easier to maintain and faster to load with Cascading Style
> Sheets. This book answers the 101 most common CSS questions about
> everything from styling text to using CSS for layout. Plus, you'll learn
> how to use CSS to create accessible and standards-compliant web sites. All
> solutions and effects are cross-browser compatible and easy to customize.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0957921888/
> ***Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008996
> "Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference" is a quick-reference guide to the
> multitude of Oracle utilities that database administrators use every day.
> Packed with information in an easy-to-read format, this compact resource
> supplies the syntax and options for whatever utility a DBA needs to
> perform a given task. Some of the utilities documented include:
> SQL*Loader, for loading data; expdp and exp for exporting data to another
> database; oradebug for use in troubleshooting; and loadjava and dropjava
> for loading and unloading Java programs. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/oracleutilpr/
> A sample excerpt, "expdp," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/oracleutilpr/
> ***Programmer's Ultimate Security DeskRef
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1932266720
> "The Programmer's Ultimate Security DeskRef" is the only complete desk
> reference covering multiple languages and their inherent security issues.
> It will serve as the programming encyclopedia for almost every major
> language in use. While there are many books starting to address the broad
> subject of security best practices within the software development
> lifecycle, none has yet to address the overarching technical problems of
> incorrect function usage. Most books fail to draw the line from covering
> best practices security principles to actual code implementation. This
> book bridges that gap and covers the most popular programming languages
> such as Java, Perl, C++, C#, and Visual Basic.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932266720/
> ***Unit Test Frameworks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596006896
> This is the only book to explore unit testing as a language-independent,
> standalone development methodology. It covers the theory and methodology
> of unit test frameworks, offers instruction in unit test development,
> provides useful code examples in both Java and C++, and details the most
> commonly used frameworks from the XUnit family, including JUnit for Java,
> CppUnit for C++, and NUnit for .NET. It also includes the complete source
> code for CppUnit for C++ and NUnit for .NET.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/unitest/
> Chapter 3, "The xUnit Family of Unit Test Frameworks," is available
> online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/unitest/chapter/index.html
> ***Inside the Spam Cartel
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1932266860
> "Inside the Spam Cartel" is a methodical, technically explicit expose of
> the inner workings of the spam economy. The book offers you a view inside
> this dark underworld, the sophistication and sheer size of which will
> shock you. You'll meet the characters that control the flow of money as
> well as the hackers and programmers committed to keeping the enterprise up
> and running. You may disagree with their objectives, but you'll marvel at
> their ingenuity and resourcefullness in defeating spam filters, avoiding
> identification, and staying one step ahead of the law.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1932266860/
> ***PC Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007485
> "PC Hacks" shows you how to enhance performance and prevent problems with
> your PC. You'll learn about hacking the system board, BIOS, peripherals,
> and operating system, and overclocking CPU and video cards, tweaking RAM
> timing, and selecting the best performing components. This step-by-step,
> hack-by-hack guide covers both Windows and Linux, and includes advice on
> reusing an old PC to offload work from newer systems, as well as ways to
> prevent security problems.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pchks/
> Sample hacks are available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pchks/chapter/index.html
> ***Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses
> Publisher: Paraglyph Press
> ISBN: 193211193X
> "Degunking Your Email, Spam, and Viruses" outlines Paraglyph's unique
> 12-step Degunking program, written in everyday language for all computer
> users, that will teach you all the tried-and-true techniques to keep your
> computer clutter-free and running well. The "Degunking with Time
> Limitations" chart shows how you can improve your computer's performance
> and keep your email better organized, whether you have ten minutes or a
> few hours. The book also provides information and links to free utilities
> and programs that will help you get rid of viruses, manage your email
> better, and protect your computer.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/193211193X/
> ***Gaming Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007140
> It doesn't take long for an avid or just wickedly clever gamer to be
> chafed by the limitations of videogame software and hardware. If you want
> to go far beyond the obvious, there's a tremendous amount of free fun you
> can have by following the creative exploits of the gaming gurus. "Gaming
> Hacks" is the indispensable guide to cool things gamers can do to create,
> modify, and hack videogame hardware and software. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/gaminghks/
> Five sample hacks are available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/gaminghks/chapter/index.html
> ***Smart Home Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007221
> "Smart Home Hacks" covers a litany of stand-alone and integrated smart
> home solutions designed to enhance safety, comfort, and convenience in new
> and existing homes. Learn how to equip your home with motion detectors for
> added security, install computer-controlled lights for optimum
> convenience, mount an in-home web cam or two purely for entertainment, and
> much more. No matter what your technical level may be, this book will help
> you achieve the automated home of your dreams.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/smarthomehks/
> Sample hacks are available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/smarthomehks/chapter/index.html 
> ***Head First Design Patterns 
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007124
> In the manner of O'Reilly's popular new Head First Series, "Head First
> Design Patterns" is visually rich and designed for the way your brain
> works. Applying teaching techniques developed in response to the latest
> research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, the book
> will load patterns into your brain in a way that sticks. You'll be able to
> put what you've learned to work immediately, and you'll find that you're
> better at solving software design problems. Become fluent in the language
> of Design Patterns by putting your head first.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfdesignpat/
> ***Knoppix Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007876
> "Knoppix Hacks" is an invaluable collection of 100 industrial-strength
> hacks for new Linux users, power users, and system administrators who are
> using or considering the Knoppix Live CD, which is included with the book.
> These tips and tools show how to use the live CD to troubleshoot, repair,
> upgrade, disinfect, and generally be productive without Windows, and
> without the difficulty of installing Linux itself.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/knoppixhks/
> Five sample hacks are available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/knoppixhks/chapter/index.html
> ***Windows to Linux Migration Toolkit
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1931836396
> "Windows to Linux Migration Toolkit" is a unique book that offers a
> complete solution for migrating from Windows to Linux. It provides
> migration process planning, automated migration scripts,
> anti-virus/anti-spam solutions, and specific migration and deployment.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1931836396/
> ================================================
> Upcoming Events
> ================================================
> ***For more events, please see:
> http://events.oreilly.com/
> ***Wil Wheaton ("Just a Geek"), Barnes & Noble, 
>   Huntington Beach, CA--November 30
> Don't miss Wil reading from his autobiography. He will be there from
> 7:00pm-8:30pm.
> Wil Wheaton's Blog:
> http://www.wilwheaton.net/
> ***Nathan Torkington ("Perl Cookbook"), Open Source Developers'
>   Conference, Melbourne, Australia--December 1-3
> Nat gives a keynote presentation on open source trends at this grass roots
> style event.
> http://www.osdc.com.au/index.html
> ***Gordon Meyer ("Smart Home Hacks"), DigitalGuru, Sunnyvale, CA--
>   December 15
> Gordon makes an appearance at the DigitalGuru Computer Bookshop starting
> at 12:30 p.m. DigitalGuru will be offering a 40% discount on Gordon's book
> that day.  (If you can't wait til December 15, be sure to stop by DigitalGuru
> between November 29 and December 10 to take advantage of a
> special sale: 40% off ALL O'Reilly books, as well as books by our publishing 
> partners.) DigitalGuru is located at 546-3 Lawrence Expressway in 
> Sunnyvale, CA.
> http://www.digitalguru.com/index.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***Registration is Open for 2005 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference,
>   San Diego, CA--March 14-17, 2005
> Early Bird registration for ETech has just opened. This year's conference
> theme is "Remix," which infuses ETech's roll-up-your-sleeves tutorials,
> to-the-point plenary presentations, and real world focused breakout
> sessions. Come to ETech and discover how applications and hardware are
> being deconstructed and recombined in unexpected ways. Learn how users and
> customers are influencing new interfaces, devices, business models, and
> services.  For all the scoop on tutorials, featured speakers, and
> conference events, check out:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/
> User Group members who register before January 31, 2005 get a double
> discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off the
> "Early Bird" price.
> To register for the conference, go to:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2005/create/ord_et05
> ================================================
> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
> ================================================
> ---------------------
> General News
> ---------------------
> ***O'Reilly author Wil Wheaton at Macworld
> Actor, comedian, blogger, and self-described geek Wil Wheaton will deliver 
> a special  feature presentation at Macworld San Francisco. Wheaton will 
> discuss his personal story, as well as the joys of web design, HTML, and 
> blogging on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. This 
> ever-popular actor-turned-writer will also attend a book signing after 
> his presentation.
> Wil Wheaton's Blog entry:
> http://www.wilwheaton.net/mt/archives/001739.php
> Macworld press release:
> http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20041109005168&newsLang=en
> ***Interesting Work for Interesting People
> O'Reilly Media is looking for a web designer; an Office, .NET; and Windows
> programming editor; a national account manager; product managers; a
> systems analyst; and software engineers; among others. For a complete list
> of open positions, visit:
> http://jobs.oreilly.com/
> ***Hacks for Smart Homes 
> Implementing home automation may be easier and less expensive than you
> ever imagined. By using your computer, your home can become much smarter.
> Gordon Meyer, author of "Smart Home Hacks," covers the basics of
> automating your home with MisterHouse, an open source home automation
> application for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Move a step beyond automatic
> lights to a home that actually responds to stimuli.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2004/11/11/smrthome_hks1.html
> ***"Spam Kings" Author Shares Insights, Spam-Prevention Tips
> In this interview with TechSoup, Brian McWilliams talks about the most
> effective way to fight spam, anti-spam legislation, why spammers spam, the
> types of scam people most often fall for, and much more.
> http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=566
> ---------------------
> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Open Source Licenses Are Not All the Same 
> As open source and the Internet continue to grow in popularity, more and
> more users and developers come into contact with open source code. Though
> the various licenses increase user rights somehow, they all do it in
> different ways and with different goals. Steve Fishman categorizes several
> popular licenses and explains their implications.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2004/11/18/licenses.html
> ***make: The Evolution and Alternatives 
> After 13 years of the O'Reilly classic, "Managing Projects with make, 2nd
> Edition," coauthor Andy Oram looks back and summarizes the evolution of
> make. With the recent release of "Managing Projects with GNU make, 3rd
> Edition," author Robert Mecklenburg offers an adapted excerpt comparing
> Ant, IDEs, and make for managing the build process.
> http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2004/11/18/gnumake_3e.html
> ***The Youngest "Learning Python" Fan
> How old do you have to be to appreciate O'Reilly's books? Not very. Tim
> Pietzcker shows us how much his 17-month-old son likes "Learning Python,"
> and other readers chime in with similar experiences (including Chicago
> Perl Monger Andy Lester). The appeal of O'Reilly animals proves to be
> cross-generational in our latest "Letters."
> http://www.oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/letters/2004/python_1104.html
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Write a Webserver in 100 Lines of Code or Less 
> REAL Software programmer and tester Jonathan Johnson shows you the power
> and simplicity of developing with REALbasic by walking you through the
> building of a working webserver. After this tutorial, you'll not only have
> a pratical knowledge or REALbasic, but you'll have a cool little server
> too.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/11/19/realbasic.html
> ***iPod Photo: Breakthrough Device or Work in Progress? 
> After spending three years as the most popular digital music player, the
> iPod has evolved. No longer just music to your ears, the new color iPod
> photo boasts plenty of eye candy with storage for as many as 25,000
> photos. Is it really everything you ever wanted? Hadley Stern, author of
> "iPod & iTunes Hacks," takes an in-depth look with his review.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2004/11/16/ipod_photo.html
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***Building Simple Lists Using Strings in VBA 
> Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the language used for scripting
> Microsoft Word, isn't really known for its string-processing abilities.
> But sometimes, string hacking is a quick and convenient way to solve a
> problem, and the string functions VBA does provide are often up to the
> task. In this article, Andrew Savikas, author of "Word Hacks," shows you
> how to use strings for simple lists. 
> http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2004/11/16/wdhks_2.html
> ***Skins and Themes 
> In his previous column, Jesse Liberty showed you how to use web forms
> security to create a personalized site. Here, he builds on that work to
> introduce the concepts of skins and themes, which allow users to configure
> the look and feel of your site.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2004/11/15/libertyonwhidbey.html
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Extending Struts 
> With so many web application frameworks available, there's little point
> reinventing the wheel, especially when Struts offers remarkable
> extensibility. Sunil Patil introduces the three basic means of extending
> Struts to achieve custom web application behavior.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2004/11/10/ExtendingStruts.html
> ***Take the ONJava.com Survey
> We're asking ONJava.com readers to participate in an online survey. You'll
> help shape our online editorial direction and influence which book titles
> we pursue. And you'll have a chance to win some of our most popular Java
> books.
> http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB223X7HZ42HJ
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Creating iPod Tattoos
> One of the benefits of the Apple-HP iPod partnership is HP's clever idea
> to let iPod owners customize their devices using "tattoos." You can
> download predesigned ones from the HP site, or create your own with an
> inkjet printer. Tony Williams shows you how.
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2004/11/17/ipod_tattoos.html
> ***Could Ringtones Be More Annoying?!
> People absolutely love annoying ringtones, and the annoying effect they
> have on everybody else around them. This is really good news for those in
> the audio business.
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2004/11/10/drescher_bbq04_ringtone.html
> ================================================
> >From Your Peers
> ================================================
> ***First Annual New York Technical Community Holiday Party, 
>   NY, NY--December 15
> Network with hundreds of New York's top IT professionals in a private SoHo
> lounge space, where you'll have a chance to connect with the industry's
> top vendors and experts. Join authors and fellow IT pros for
> presentations, giveaways, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a unique
> networking opportunity in Manhattan.
> Admission is free, RSVP required.
> http://nyphp.org/nytchp.php
> ***London Perl Workshop, London, UK--December 11
> This event is intended to allow Perl beginners to learn from long-standing
> members of the community, while also giving the experts a chance to make
> easy tasks seem trivial, and hard tasks seem easy. 
> Imperial College
> http://london.pm.org/lpw/
> Don't forget to check out the O'Reilly UG wiki to see what user groups
> across the globe are up to:
> http://wiki.oreillynet.com/usergroups/index.cgi
> Until next time--
> Marsee

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