[Pikes-peak-pm] Fwd: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Aug4

Tim Chambers timc+perl at divide.net
Sun Aug 5 22:14:32 PDT 2012

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From: *Marsee Henon & Jon Johns*
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Subject: Books and News from the O'Reilly User Group Program--Aug4


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With all this talk of power grids and blackouts in the news recently, you
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particular interest. If alternative energy isn't your thing, we've got
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