[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, July 11

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 14:52:38 PDT 2006

New Releases
-Agile Retrospective
-bash Quick Reference (PDF)
-BigNum Math
-The Book of JavaScript, Second Edition
-Build Your Own AJAX Web Applications
-Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
-Combating Spyware in the Enterprise
-Dictionary of Information Security
-Essential Computer Security
-Hacking the Cable Modem
-FileMaker 8.5: Integrating the Web (PDF)
-How to Cheat at Managing Information Security
-How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
-How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project (PDF)
-The Internet: The Missing Manual
-Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking
-Learning PHP and MySQL
-LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
-PC Music--The Easy Guide
-Photoshop Workflow Setups
-Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition
-Rails Recipes
-SUSE Linux
-Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
-VB 2005 Black Book
-Wicked Cool PHP
-XQuery (Rough Cuts Version)
-Your Life in Web Apps (PDF)

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Subject: Newsletter from the O'Reilly UG Program, July 11
Date: Tuesday 11 July 2006 02:38 pm
From: "Marsee Henon" <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: ewilhelm at cpan.org

O'Reilly UG Program News--Just for User Group Leaders
July 11, 2006
-Put Up an O'Reilly Euro OSCON Banner, Get a Free Book
-Put Up a 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off Banner, Get a Free Book
-Promotional Material Available
Book Info
***Review Books are Available
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O'Reilly News for User Group Members
July 11, 2006
New Releases
-Agile Retrospective
-bash Quick Reference (PDF)
-BigNum Math
-The Book of JavaScript, Second Edition
-Build Your Own AJAX Web Applications
-Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
-Combating Spyware in the Enterprise
-Dictionary of Information Security
-Essential Computer Security
-Hacking the Cable Modem
-FileMaker 8.5: Integrating the Web (PDF)
-How to Cheat at Managing Information Security
-How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
-How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project (PDF)
-The Internet: The Missing Manual
-Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking
-Learning PHP and MySQL
-LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
-PC Music--The Easy Guide
-Photoshop Workflow Setups
-Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition
-Rails Recipes
-SUSE Linux
-Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
-VB 2005 Black Book
-Wicked Cool PHP
-XQuery (Rough Cuts Version)
-Your Life in Web Apps (PDF)
Upcoming Events
-Phillip Torrone at HOPE Number Six, New York, NY--July 22
-O'Reilly Authors at the Apple Store, San Francisco--August 9
Conference News
-EuroOSCON Registration is Open
-Register for OSCON, July 24-28--Portland,OR
-OSCON Exhibit Hall Passes Still Available
-OSCamp 2006 at OSCON, July 24-28
-What Is a Wiki? (and How to Use One for Your Projects)
-The Long View of Identity
-Nat Torkington Previews OSCON 2006
-Rethinking Community Documentation
-The Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Iceland Adventure
-Secrets of the Arpeggiator
-Parallels Desktop for the Mac
-Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
-How To Recover from Registry Corruption
-Inside Vista's New Diagnostic Tools
-Build Your Own Ajax Web Applications
-Five Keys to Improving Web Site Conversions
-How to Code HTML Email Newsletters
-What's New in Eclipse 3.2 Java Development Tools?
-Making the Most of JDBC with WebRowSet
-MAKE Podcast: Weekend Projects--Make a Workbench
-Building Tricorders

New Releases--Books, PDFs, and Rough Cuts
Get 30% off a single book or 35% off two or more books from O'Reilly,
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Did you know you can request a free book to review for your
group? Ask your group leader for more information.

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***Agile Retrospective
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616649
Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right or wrong on a
project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as
"post-mortems") are only held at the end of the project--too late to
help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental.
You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today.

***bash Quick Reference (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527764
In this quick reference, you'll find everything you need to know about
the bash shell. Whether you print it out or read it on the screen, this
PDF gives you answers to annoying questions that come up when you're
writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you
get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use

***BigNum Math
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491128
"BigNum Math" takes the reader on a detailed and descriptive course of
the process of implementing bignum multiple precision math routines.
 The text begins with a coverage of what "bignum math" means and heads
 into the lower level functions.

***The Book of JavaScript, Second Edition
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271069
"The Book of JavaScript" teaches how to add interactivity, animation,
and other tricks to web sites with JavaScript. Rather than provide a
series of cut-and-paste scripts, that takes the reader through a series
of real world JavaScript code with an emphasis on understanding. Each
chapter focuses on a few important JavaScript features, shows how
professional web sites incorporate them, and gives you examples of how
to add those features to web sites.

***Build Your Own AJAX Web Applications
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 0975841947
This practical hands-on guide for first-time AJAX will walk you through
building multiple AJAX applications, with each application highlighting
a different strength and use of AJAX. Throughout the book, emphasis is
placed on modern, standards-compliant techniques, accessibility, and
cross-browser compatability.

***Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 159749089X
The perfect book/DVD for the Lego Mindstorms geek eager to extend the
life of their RIS 1.x and 2.x kits, RCX Bricks, motors, and programs by
building new projects. Includes forty projects, software tools such as
LDraw, MLCad, and POV-Ray, and complete RCX and NQC code files. All
projects are in PDF form on the DVD, ready for printing, copying, or
annotating. A perfect resource for clubs and classes as well.

***Combating Spyware in the Enterprise
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490644
"Combating Spyware in the Enterprise" is the first book published on
defending enterprise networks from increasingly sophisticated and
malicious spyware. System administrators and security professionals
responsible for administering and securing networks ranging in size
 from SOHO networks up to the largest, enterprise networks will learn
 to use a combination of free and commercial anti-spyware software,
 firewalls, intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems,
 and host integrity monitoring applications to prevent the installation
 of spyware, and to limit the damage caused by spyware that does in
 fact infiltrate their networks.

***Dictionary of Information Security
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491152
The dictionary has the most up-to-date terms, including those related
 to computer viruses, malware, and more recent technologies such as
 wireless networking.

***Essential Computer Security
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491144
Do you want your computer to be absolutely, positively, 100% secure
against all vulnerabilities and exploits both known now and those yet
 to be discovered? That's simple--leave your computer in the box it
 came in. The only way to be 100% secure is never to turn the computer
 on. Once you turn the computer on, you begin a tight-rope-balancing
 act between functionality, convenience, and security.

***Hacking the Cable Modem
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271018
When freed from restrictions set by service providers, cable modems can
be tricked out to reach unbelievably fast speeds. "Hacking the Cable
Modem" shows readers how cable modems work, and how to bypass security,
install firmware updates, customize cable modems, increase upload and
download speeds, unlock hidden features and more. Detailed
 illustrations and easily understandable terminology show how to modify
 actual devices. <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271018/>

***FileMaker 8.5: Integrating the Web (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652823X
FileMaker Pro, famed for power and ease of use, has added a suite of
 new features that can seriously boost your database productivity. This
 tutorial helps you take full advantage of the fresh stuff. It focuses
 on FileMaker's terrific new tool for integrating the Web with your
 databases: the Web Viewer. Step-by-step instructions help you create a
 Web Viewer from one of FileMaker's templates or a totally custom
 version of your own. But the tutorial doesn't stop there. It goes on
 to cover Object Naming, including FileMaker's rules for Object Names
 and how to use them in scripts; new scripts; new functions; and
 Universal Binary for the new Intel Macs.

***How to Cheat at Managing Information Security
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491101
This is the only book that covers all the topics that any budding
security manager needs to know! This book is written for managers
responsible for IT/Security departments from mall office environments
 up to enterprise networks. These individuals do not need to know about
 every last bit and byte, but they need to have a solid understanding
 of all major IT security issues to effectively manage their
 departments. <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491101/>

***How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490873
Wireless connectivity is now a reality in most businesses. Yet by its
nature, wireless networks are the most difficult to secure and are
 often the favorite target of intruders. This book provides the busy
 network administrator with best-practice solutions for securing the
 wireless network. The book endorses the principle that the best
 strategy is to deploy multiple layers of security, each reinforcing
 the other. Yet it never strays from its emphasis on the practical;
 that any tool or methodology that is deployed must work reliably,
 allow sufficient access, and require a minimal amount of maintenance.

***How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596528027
Like it or not, your project needs management. Yet few good software
projects can survive bad management. If you're a programmer on a
high-visibility project, this PDF offers five principle guidelines for
managing upward that will help you help your boss make the right
decisions about setting project expectations, working with users and
stakeholders, putting the project on the right track and keeping it
there. The PDF also covers what problems cause projects to fail and how
to fix them, and what you can do to keep your software project from
running into trouble.

***The Internet: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652742X
The Internet is synonymous with change--that's one of its charms, and
one of its headaches. You think you know the Internet, but are you
really up to speed on internet telephony, movie and TV downloading,
multiplayer games, online banking and dating, and photosharing? This
utterly current book covers getting online, searching/finding
information, downloading and sharing movies, music, and photos, and the
latest ways to keep in touch.

***Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597491136
This book is perfect for any devoted hardware hacker, homebrew gamer,
 or geek compelled to void hardware warranties. Twenty projects from
 the books "Hardware Hacking" and "Game Console Hacking" are compiled
 on a single DVD, providing hi-res color for clear views of each step
 in the hack along with the ability to print individual sheets. Hacks
 include Xbox, PS2, Wireless 802.11, Macintosh, iPod, and most of the
 classic consoles from Atari and Nintendo. The book includes chapters
 on hacking tools and electrical engineering basics as well as the
 background on each hardware device.

***Learning PHP and MySQL
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596101104
Featuring basic concepts explained in plain English, "Learning PHP and
MySQL" is the ideal guide for newcomers attracted to the popular PHP
 and MySQL combination. Learn in an easy-to-follow fashion how to
 generate dynamic web content. Also covers error handling, security,
 HTTP authentication, and more.

***LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596005288
"LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition" is an
 invaluable resource for determining what you need to practice to pass
 the Linux Professional Institute exams. This book will help you
 determine when you're ready to take the exams, which are technically
 challenging and designed to reflect the skills that administrators
 need in real working environments.

***PC Music--The Easy Guide
Publisher: PC Publishing
ISBN: 1870775201
Completely updated with new sections on the MP3 revolution, the PC as a
complete Media Center and the realization of your PC as a recording
studio, this new edition of "PC Music--The Easy Guide," will show you
what can be done, what it all means, and what you will need to start
creating and enjoying your own music on your PC.

***Photoshop Workflow Setups
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596101686
Adobe Photoshop has so many different work areas and tools that it can
become confusing or even intimidating for digital photographers to use
in a production environment. This first book in our new series on
digital photography offers a step-by-step approach to Photoshop's vast
collection of menus, palettes, and tools, showing you not only how they
work, but how they should work for your specific needs in a visually
uncluttered workspace.

***Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596100469
"Python in a Nutshell" provides a solid, no-nonsense quick reference to
information that programmers rely on the most. This book will
immediately earn its place in any Python programmer's library.

***Rails Recipes
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
ISBN: 0977616606
You've read the tutorials and watched the online videos. You have a
strong grasp of all of the ingredients that make up a successful Rails
application. But ingredients don't just turn themselves into a meal.
Chad Fowler's "Rails Recipes" is a collection of recipes that will take
you step by step through the most cutting edge, modern Rails
 techniques, mixing the ingredients to create world-class web
 applications. Learn how to do it, and how to do it right.

***Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652370X
A master photographer and teacher since 1977, Stephen Johnson is widely
recognized as a pioneer of digital photography. His new book chronicles
his ride on the bleeding edge of this medium's evolution, and provides
 a practical in-depth introduction to digital photography that includes
 the latest techniques. Complete with beautiful color photographic
 examples and illustrations, this book is a unique, passionate,
 holistic examination for every student of photography.

***SUSE Linux
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059610183X
Whether you use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE
distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The
modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how--but also explains
why--and gives you the answers you need to get up and running with SUSE

***Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
Publisher: Syngress
ISBN: 1597490768
As the late management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Plans are only
good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." The
intent of this book is not to lead you through long, arduous planning
processes while hackers are stealing your network out from under you.
The intent is to provide you with effective network security planning
tools so that you can "degenerate into hard work" as quickly as
 possible to keep your network secure with the least amount of effort.

***VB 2005 Black Book
Publisher: Paraglyph Press
ISBN: 1933097086
"Visual Basic 2005 Black Book" is one of the first comprehensive books
that covers the new version of Visual Basic and the development
 features of Microsoft's .NET platform in depth. It explains the major
 changes to VB and provides numerous tips and practical solutions for
 developing applications and guides the programmer through all the new
 features of VB 2005 with detailed coverage of the new controls,
enhancements, and architecture features.

***Wicked Cool PHP
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593271026
"Wicked Cool PHP" provides PHP scripts that can be implemented
immediately to make programmers' lives easier, including scripts for
processing credit cards, getting live shipping quotes, and accepting
PayPal payments online. Author William Steinmetz approaches the
limitations of PHP frankly and honestly, showing readers where security
holes might be created by novice programmers and suggesting workarounds
for when PHP fails.

***XQuery (Rough Cuts Version)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 0596527888
"XQuery" delivers a carefully-paced tutorial that teaches everything a
developer needs to start querying XML and databases. Learn how to join
multiple data sources or hugely disparate data sources and documents,
quickly sort the results or find query errors based on the data schema,
and query elements differently depending on their type. This book
 covers the most useful functions of XQuery and explains how to query a
 variety of relational and XML sources. It also includes specific
 sections on learning XQuery for SQL and XSLT programmers.

***Your Life in Web Apps (PDF)
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 059652806X
Have you dreamed of a simpler life where web apps and a browser meet
 all of your computing needs? All you need is a network connection. In
 this PDF Giles Turnbull introduces you to a day of web apps-only, then
 he surveys the best and most innovative web apps from the current crop
 available right now. He also addresses practicality, security issues,
 and backup strategies for living the web app life. Is it really
 possible? This PDF will help you decide.

***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--the first one plus
four more for $34.95. So subscribe for yourself or friends with this
great offer for charter subscribers: five volumes for the cost of four.
Subscribe at:

Upcoming Events
***For more events, please see:

***Phillip Torrone at HOPE Number Six, New York, NY--July 22
Editor Phillip Torrone (Makezine.com) will be speaking on "Citizen
Engineer--Consumer Electronics Hacking and Open Source Hardware" at
 HOPE (Hackers On Planet Earth) Number Six.

***O'Reilly Authors at the Apple Store, San Francisco--August 9
Join authors Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd
Ed." and "iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual"), Chuck Toporek ("Running Boot
Camp" and "Inside .Mac"), and Adam Goldstein ("AppleScript: The Missing
Manual" and "Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Tiger Ed.") for
an evening at the Apple Store in San Francisco.

Conference News
***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.

User Group discounts are available, email marsee at oreilly.com for more

To register for the conference, go to:

***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. Hundreds of sessions and tutorials will be
offered. Thousands of open source mavericks, brainiacs, hackers,
activists, scientists, and their admirers, some in business-casual
disguise will be there. Read all about it.

Use code "os06dsug" when you register, and receive 15% off
the early registration price.

To register for the conference, go to:

***OSCON Exhibit Hall Passes Still Available
Don't have the budget or time for all of OSCON? You can register for
a free Expo Hall pass:

The Expo Hall pass includes the following:
-Entrance to the Exhibit Hall and all events held in the Exhibit Hall
including a reception on Wednesday, July 26 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
-Admission to the Products & Services track
-Admission to Vendor Presentations held in the Exhibit Hall
-Access to BOFs <http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/46/bof.html>,
evening events
 <http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/46/events.html>, and
 community meetings
-Access to OSCAMP <http://oscamp.org/>

***OSCamp 2006 at OSCON, July 24-28
OSCamp 2006, included with the free Expo Hall pass, is a grassroots
cooperative effort with O'Reilly. OSCamp seeks to organize the fringe
 of activity that has grown up around OSCON during the last several
 years so the event can rock even more! Come together to network, write
 code, have fun and learn about the cool things that are afoot in the
 movement. Bring your friends.

OSCamp is an "open" space for meeting, learning, connecting, and
 writing code...with no limits or agendas. The only charge is to come
 and learn and contribute as much as you can. The agenda is created and
 modified "on the fly" by the participants. You can add to the agenda
 any issue of importance to you. It will be discussed and addressed to
 the greatest extent possible. All of the key points and next steps
 will be captured online at OSCamp.org so the entire Freedom/Libre/Open
 community can benefit.

Register for the exhibit hall pass and make sure you use the special
code os06oscamp.

For OSCamp information, registration, and schedule, go to:

News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***What Is a Wiki? (and How to Use One for Your Projects)
Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large,
multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages
of a wiki is easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to
effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of
people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and
encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this
article using a wiki, as they did to write their book, "Mind Hacks."

***The Long View of Identity
Who are you online? Your digital identity is a complex bundle of
information--not just what you say about yourself, but what other
 people say about you and how trustworthy they are. O'Reilly editor
 Andy Oram recently attended the Identity Mashup conference at Harvard
 Law's Berkman Center and reports on one of the most vital issues of
 privacy and usability on the Internet.

Open Source
***Nat Torkington Previews OSCON 2006
This year's Open Source conference runs July 24-28 in Portland, Oregon.
Nat Torkington talks about what you can expect at this year's show. He
explains that each technology has a great set of talks, but the
 strength of OSCON is that so many different topics are covered in one
 conference. It allows you to stretch and learn things from and share
 ideas with people solving similar problems using different tools. (5
 minute, 47 seconds)

***Rethinking Community Documentation
Good documentation makes good software great. Poor documentation makes
great software less useful. What is good documentation though, and how
can communities produce it effectively? Andy Oram explores how free and
open source software projects can share knowledge with users and
how publishers and editors fit into the future of documentation.

Digital Media
***The Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Iceland Adventure
From Derrick Story: The team of Adventure photographers arrive in
Iceland on July 28. This is an Adventure both in the sense of location
photography and RAW workflow. Each shooter will be using Adobe
 Lightroom on a laptop in the field to process and output the images.
 Here’s a quick overview of who is going, where they will be, and the
 reports from Iceland that will be coming your way.

***Secrets of the Arpeggiator
Arpeggiators are some of the handiest gadgets in computer music. With
 an absolute minimum of dexterity, you can create driving rhythms and
 superhuman tapestries of notes. Jim Aikin explains how arpeggiators
 work, what features to look for, and how to use them to revitalize
 your music.

***Parallels Desktop for the Mac
The short version of this discussion about Parallels can be summed up
 in a single word: amazing. Nothing is perfect, of course, and there is
 room for improvement as Parallels moves this product beyond version
 1.0. However, if you have an Intel-based Mac and need or want to run
 Microsoft Windows, some version of Linux, or some other supported
 operating system, read on. Todd Ogasawara reports.

***Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure way to connect to web sites
and email while using wireless networks. Unfortunately, not everyone
 has access to a VPN, so what do you do? In this article you'll learn
 how to secure your online activities without a VPN.

***How To Recover from Registry Corruption
What do you do if your system crashes and you've got a corrupt
 registry? Mitch Tulloch comes to your rescue with advice on how to
 recover and restore your registry.

***Inside Vista's New Diagnostic Tools
Vista comes with a great suite of diagnostic tools for helping your PC
run better and avoid crashes. Here's the rundown on what they are and
how to use them.

***Build Your Own Ajax Web Applications
Eager to dabble in remote scripting, but don't know where to start? Let
Ajax guru Matthew Eernisse be your pilot and guide you to the heights
 of Web 2.0 success.

***Five Keys to Improving Web Site Conversions
Are your visitors not buying enough, subscribing to your newsletter, or
downloading samples? Ensure good and growing conversions with this

***How to Code HTML Email Newsletters
Find out the best way to make your HTML newsletters and ezines sizzle
with this handy how-to guide to the unique challenges in coding HTML
 for email.

***What's New in Eclipse 3.2 Java Development Tools?
The popular Eclipse IDE's latest release, version 3.2, is the
cornerstone of an ambitious release of ten Eclipse-branded projects on
the same day. But what's in it for you? Ed Burnette takes a look at the
new features in Eclipse's Java Development Tools and shows you how
they'll make your development much easier.

***Making the Most of JDBC with WebRowSet
Database to XML and back again. If everyone's doing some or all of
 this, then shouldn't we write it once, get it right, and standardize?
 JDBC 3.0's WebRowSet offers a profound increase in power over the old
 ResultSet. Sharad Acharya shows you what's possible.

***MAKE Podcast: Weekend Projects--Make a Workbench
Every week, Bre Pettis will be bringing you a project that you can make
over the weekend. For this first podcast, you can learn how to make a
workbench for your garage, studio, or get your priorities straight and
put it in your livingroom!

***Building Tricorders
We're featuring four sessions from the first day of the Where 2.0
conference. Josh Peterson tells you to live your life as if you're on
vacation; Mike Liebhold looks at a future in which the invisible
annotations on the world around you becomes visible; Schuler Erle demos
Gutenkarte, which reveals geographic information in the books you read;
and Lauren Gelman cautions us about the privacy issues in exposing our
data. (DTF 06-26-2006: 26 minutes, 15 seconds)

Until next time--

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