[Wellington-pm] [Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, December 16]

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Sat Dec 17 10:53:07 PST 2005

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> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
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> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, December 16
> Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:46:20 -0800
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> December 16, 2005
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> Book News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Head First HTML & CSS
> -Skype Hacks
> -PHP Hacks
> -ASP.NET 2.0 Cookbook, Second Edition
> -How to Cheat at Designing Security for a W2K3 Server Network
> -XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition
> -Zero Configuration Networking: The Definitive Guide
> -Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow
> -Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, 
>  and Theft
> -Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook
> -C in a Nutshell
> -SQL Cookbook
> -InDesign Production Cookbook
> -Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache
> -Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two
> -OS X for Hackers at Heart
> -Running LInux, 5 Ed.
> -Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source Tools
> -Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise
> -VoIp Hacks
> -VB Express 2005: Now Playing
> -Running Mac OS X Tiger
> -Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual
> -PCs: The Missing Manual
> -Virtualization with VMware ESX Server
> -Podcasting Pocket Guide
> -Phishing Exposed
> -Digital Video Production Cookbook
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") Presents iView MediaPro Workshop,
>  Kensington, MD--January 5
> -Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") offers DAM for Working Photographers 
>  Workshop, Kensington, MD--January 3
> -Scott MacHaffie ("Palm and Treo Hacks") at Powell's Technical Books, 
>  Portland, OR--January 7
> -Tom Limoncelli ("Time Management for System Administrators") at
>  BBLISA, Boston, MA--January 22
> -Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed," 
>  iPhoto 5:The Missing Manual) at NCMUG, Rohnert Park, CA--February 21
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conference News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -ETech Registration is Open
> -New 40% discount for ETel--Early Registration Pricing Ends January 9
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Reader Created Tagged Bibliography for "Ambient Findability"
> -eBay Developer Challenge 2006
> -Attention Span
> -Time Management on Google Video
> -User Group Members receive a special 50% discount on Learning 
>  Lab Courses--Ends December 31
> -Through Project Looking Glass with Hideya Kawahara
> -Managing TV with XMLTV 
> -MacVoices #515: Home Networking with Scott Lowe
> -Managing MySQL on Mac OS X 
> -What Is Virtualization?
> -Identifying Essential Windows Services: Part 2 
> -Work Around Word XP's AutoCorrect Change
> -Turn a Client Site into Saleable Software
> -How to choose a product for eCommerce
> -You Have to Try This on Google
> -Hibernate Class Generation Using hbm2java
> -Lightweight O/R Mapping 
> -Five Fun Ways to Play with Audio Hijack Pro
> -Introduction to the Variations Color Correction Tool in Photoshop
> -Meet Your Fellow Makers
> -MAKE Flickr
> -Give the Gift of MAKE Magazine--Special Offer for UG Members
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> ***Head First HTML & CSS
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059610197X
> Tired of reading HTML books that only make sense after you're an expert?
> Then it's about time you picked up "Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML" and
> really learn HTML. You want to learn HTML so you can finally create
> those Web pages you've always wanted, so you can communicate more
> effectively with friends, family, fans and fanatic customers. You also
> want to do it right so you can actually maintain and expand your Web
> pages over time, and so your Web pages work in all the browsers and
> mobile devices out there. So what are you waiting for? Leave those other
> dusty books behind and come join us in Webville. Your tour is about to
> begin.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfhtmlcss/>
> Chapter 8, "Adding a Little Style," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hfhtmlcss/chapter/index.html>
> ***Skype Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101899
> If you've heard about Skype--and who hasn't with all the recent media
> attention devoted to Internet phone service--chances are you've been
> mighty tempted to try it out. "Skype Hacks" tells you what all the Skype
> hype is about, explains the basics, and shows you more than 100 clever
> tips and tricks for tweaking and tuning Skype so you too can enjoy free
> phone calls and services.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/skypehks/>
> Sample Hacks such as "Make Calls from Your Web Browser," can be 
> found online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/skypehks/chapter/index.html>
> ***PHP Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101392
> This valuable guide offers both practical and fun PHP programming
> techniques. Learn to develop more robust PHP applications by improving
> your database design, automating application testing, and employing
> design patterns in your PHP scripts and classes. Image and application
> hacks explain how to create custom MP3 broadcasts, integrate with
> iTunes, and generate PDFs. Designed for all PHP programmers, from
> newcomers to experts.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/phphks/>
> Sample Hacks such as "Read RSS Feeds on Your PSP," can be
> found online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/phphks/chapter/index.html>
> ***ASP.NET 2.0 Cookbook, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100647
> Completely revised for ASP.NET 2.0, this new edition of the best-selling
> "ASP.NET Cookbook" has everything you need to go from beginning to
> advanced Windows-based web site development using Microsoft's popular
> Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 developer tools. Written for the
> impatient professional, "ASP.NET 2.0 Cookbook" contains more than 125
> recipes for solving common and not-so-common problems you are likely to
> encounter when building ASP.NET-based web applications. As with the
> first edition, every solution is coded in both C# and Visual Basic 2005.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/aspnetckbk2/>
> ***How to Cheat at Designing Security for a W2K3 Server Network
> Publisher:Â Syngress
> ISBN: 1597492434
> When looking at an organization's security needs, you should begin with
> any existing security policies or procedures that the organization might
> already have in place. Examining existing security policies extends to
> technical measures like analyzing security requirements for different
> types of data, since some kinds of data might be subject to specific
> security or retention policies, and some data is simply more
> mission-critical or sensitive than others. As a network administrator,
> you will need to balance the human and the technical in order to create
> the best security design for your organization.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597492434/index.html>
> ***XSLT Cookbook, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596009747
> "XSLT Cookbook, 2nd Ed." is a collection of detailed code recipes that
> breaks down everyday XSLT problems into manageable chunks. Learn how to
> transform XML documents into PDF files, SVG files, HTML documents, etc.
> Other topics include numerical transformation, XPath, date/time
> conversion, string manipulation, testing and debugging, and complex
> sorting and linking. Updated to cover XSLT 2.0.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xsltckbk2/>
> Chapter 9, "Querying XML," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xsltckbk2/chapter/index.html>
> ***Zero Configuration Networking: The Definitive Guide
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101007
> Offering a unique insider's perspective, "Zero Configuration Networking:
> The Definitive Guide" takes the mystery out of networking electronic
> devices, so you can enjoy maximum efficiency at work or home. Covers all
> networking activities, including the sharing of files, music and photos,
> and even Instant Messaging. It's the ultimate authority for developers
> on any platform.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bonjour/>
> Chapter 7, "Using the C APIs," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bonjour/chapter/index.html>
> ***Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102364
> "Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow" can help you quickly learn how to take
> advantage of all that CS2 has to offer. By following its concise
> explanations and step-by-step exercises, you'll soon learn core skills
> and techniques that will enable you to create an integrated workflow
> that will not only save you lots of time, but will also give you more
> flexibility to move between applications to make necessary tweaks, try
> out new ideas, and create portable files for review.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/adobecs2work/>
> Chapter 1, "Bridge and Version Cue: The Hub for Creative Suite 2," is
> available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/adobecs2work/chapter/index.html>
> ***Insider Threat: Protecting the Enterprise from Sabotage, Spying, 
>  and Theft
> Publisher:Â Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490482
> As network defense perimeters get stronger and stronger,IT, security,
> law enforcement, and intelligence professionals are realizing that the
> greatest threats to their networks are increasingly coming from within
> their own organizations. These insiders, comprised of current and former
> employees or contractors, can use their inside knowledge of a target
> network to carry out acts of sabotage, espionage, and theft of data.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490482/index.html>
> ***Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007531
> This handy problem-solver teaches you how to perform important security
> tasks in the Windows Server 2003 OS using very specific recipes. Each
> recipe features a brief description of the problem, a step-by-step
> solution, and then a discussion of the technology at work. Also features
> a detailed explanation of Microsoft's scripting support.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowsssckbk/>
> ***C in a Nutshell
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596006977
> Covering the C programming language and C runtime library, this book is
> destined to be a constant companion in your work. "C in a Nutshell"
> covers virtually everything you need to program in C. Topics include
> runtime library calls, common compiler options, and questions of C
> syntax and usage. Not to be missed by C programmers of all levels.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cinanut/>
> Chapter 10, "Structures, Unions, and Bit-Fields," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/cinanut/chapter/index.html>
> ***SQL Cookbook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596009763
> This convenient guide is for anyone who wants to take his or her SQL
> skills to the next level. Packed with over 200 recipes, the SQL Cookbook
> helps you conquer common data query and manipulation problems, including
> those related to window functions, data warehousing, and string
> manipulation. Features an easy-to-grasp problem/solution discussion
> format.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlckbk/>
> ***InDesign Production Cookbook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100485
> Whether you're an experienced designer or a desktop publisher new to
> InDesign CS2, you'll find "InDesign Production Cookbook" chock-full of
> useful information, with quick solutions to real-world layout
> challenges. From handling typography and applying color and transparency
> to building tables and multi-page documents, the unique combination of
> concise explanations, expert tips, and practical recipes makes this the
> ultimate, no-nonsense production guide for every InDesign user.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/indesigncook/>
> A sample excerpt, "Nested Styles, Working With Images and The Pen Tool,"
> is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/indesigncook/chapter/index.html>
> ***Run Your Own Web Server Using Linux & Apache
> Publisher: SitePoint
> ISBN: 0975240226
> Learn to install Linux and Apache 2.0 on a home or office computer for
> testing and development, and then learn how to perform dozens of common
> administration, security and optimization tasks related to using Linux
> for web hosting. Save thousands on expensive third party support and
> maintenance.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0975240226/index.html>
> ***Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100825
> This handy reference offers 100 completely new server management tips
> and techniques designed to improve your productivity and sharpen your
> administrative skills. Each hack represents a clever way to accomplish a
> specific task, saving you countless hours of searching for the right
> answer. And you don't have to be a system administrator with hundreds of
> boxes to get something useful from this book as many of the hacks apply
> equally well to a single system or a home network. Whether they help you
> recover lost data, collect information from distributed clients, or
> synchronize administrative environments, the solutions found in "Linux
> Server Hacks, Volume Two" will simplify your life as a system
> administrator.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/morelnxsvrhks/index.html>
> Sample Hacks such as "Autostart VNC Servers on Demand," can be found
> online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/morelnxsvrhks/chapter/index.html>
> ***OS X for Hackers at Heart
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490407
> With sexy hardware, a powerful operating system, and easy to use
> applications, Apple has made OS X the operating system of choice for
> hackers everywhere. But as great as OS X is out of the box, hackers are
> eager to push the boundaries by tweaking and tuning the software and
> hardware in order to do the things that really excite them such as
> penetration testing or software development. These modifications are
> often sexy in their own right and drive the OS X community even deeper
> into the realm of "elite." This book attempts to capture these
> purpose-driven modifications and shows how the best and brightest use OS
> X to do cutting edge research, development, and just plain fooling
> around.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490407/index.html>
> ***Running Linux, 5 Ed.
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007604
> The fifth edition of "Running Linux" is greatly expanded, reflecting the
> maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software
> available for it. Hot consumer topics such as audio and video playback
> applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered,
> along with the basics in configuration and management that always made
> the book popular.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runlinux5/>
> Chapter 6, "Electronic Mail Clients," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runlinux5/chapter/index.html>
> ***Sarbanes-Oxley IT Compliance Using COBIT and Open Source Tools
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490369
> Whether you work for a publicly traded or pre-IPO company or an IT
> consultant, you are familiar with the daunting task of complying with
> The Sarbanes-Oxley Act. You have no doubt seen the hour and dollar
> estimates for compliance go up and up. Now, you can re-grain control.
> This ground-breaking, fully integrated book and bootable, live CD
> provide all of the information AND the open source tools required for
> you to achieve SOX compliance the cheap and easy way.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490369/index.html>
> ***Securing IM and P2P Applications for the Enterprise
> Publisher: Syngress
> November 2005 
> ISBN: 1597490172
> As an IT Professional, you know that the majority of the workstations on
> your network now contain IM and P2P applications that you did not
> select, test, install, or configure. As a result, malicious hackers, as
> well as virus and worm writers are targeting these inadequately secured
> applications for attack This book will teach you how to take back
> control of your workstations and reap the benefits provided by these
> applications while protecting your network from the inherent dangers.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490172/index.html>
> ***VoIp Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101333
> Interested in saving money, increasing productivity, or just impressing
> your friends? If so, then "VoIP Hacks" can show you how. This practical
> guide offers dozens of clever tips, tricks, and techniques for working
> with VoIP, the cool technology that makes phone service via the Internet
> possible. Hack your way to the phone service of the future-today.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/voiphks/index.html>
> Sample Hacks such as "Wire Your House Phones for VoIP" can be found
> online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/voiphks/chapter/index.html>
> ***VB Express 2005: Now Playing
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593270593
> A true guide for beginners, "Now Playing: Visual Basic 2005 Express"
> starts off with a short primer on how programming works, regardless of
> the programming language used. Once readers understand the general
> principles behind computer programming, the book then teaches readers
> how to use the Visual Basic Express program itself and how to write
> programs using the Visual Basic language.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/15932700593/index.html>
> ***Running Mac OS X Tiger
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596009135
> "Running Mac OS X Tiger" is the ideal resource for power users and
> system administrators who want to tweak Tiger to run faster, better, or
> just differently. Easy to follow and intuitively organized, the book
> helps you understand the inner workings of Mac OS X so you can know how
> to get the most out of it and become master of your Mac.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/runmacx2/index.html>
> ***Dreamweaver 8: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100566
> Macromedia's Dreamweaver 8 is a professional web design and development
> program offering drag-and-drop simplicity, streamlined HTML coding
> tools, and powerful database integration features. But Dreamweaver 8 is
> missing one vital component: a printed manual. Enter "Dreamweaver 8: The
> Missing Manual," the completely revised fourth edition of this
> bestselling book by David McFarland. With crystal-clear writing and more
> than 500 illustrations, it's the ultimate atlas for Dreamweaver 8.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dreamweaver8tmm/index.html>
> Chapter 17, "Templates," is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dreamweaver8tmm/chapter/index.html>
> ***PCs: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100930
> "PCs: The Missing Manual" delivers everything you need to know about
> PCs. From hooking everything up to configuring today's must-have digital
> media devices; burning CDs and DVDs, setting up blogs and webcams;
> networking several computers to accessing TV and radio online, there's
> something for everyone.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pcstmm/index.html>
> ***Virtualization with VMware ESX Server
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490199
> This book provides the essential concepts as well as an advanced
> understanding of VMware's ESX Server and explains what the virtual
> evolution is and why it is important. This book gives you the requisite
> knowledge to plan and execute a server consolidation project as well as
> build both basic and advanced virtual machines and a virtual
> infrastructure.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490199/index.html>
> ***Podcasting Pocket Guide
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102305
> Whether you're a listener or an aspiring podcaster, "Podcasting Pocket
> Guide" is a non-technical guide for the non-geek who wants in on this
> revolutionary new medium. This handy guide shows you how to tune into
> unique and interesting podcasts and download them to your favorite
> portable device and contains an introduction to creating, recording,
> publishing, and finding an audience for your own, professional-quality
> podcasts.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/podcastingpg/index.html>
> A sample excerpt, "Finding, Subscribing to, and Listening to Podcasts,"
> is available online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/podcastingpg/chapter/index.html>
> ***Phishing Exposed
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 159749030X
> If you have ever received a phish, become a victim of a phish, or manage
> the security of a major e-commerce or financial site, then you need to
> read this book. The author of this book delivers the unconcealed
> techniques of phishers including their evolving patterns, and how to
> gain the upper hand against the ever-accelerating attacks they deploy.
> Filled with elaborate and unprecedented forensics, "Phishing Exposed"
> details techniques that system administrators, law enforcement, and
> fraud investigators can exercise and learn more about their attacker and
> their specific attack methods, enabling risk mitigation in many cases
> before the attack occurs.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/159749030X/index.html>
> ***Digital Video Production Cookbook
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100310
> With clear, full-color, step-by-step instructions laid out in a
> stunning, easy-to-follow format, "Digital Video Production Cookbook"
> shows independent and amateur filmmakers how to create
> sophisticated-looking visual effects, dramatic shots, and powerful
> sequences using low-cost techniques adapted from high-end professional
> practices. From shooting bluescreen effects and simulating weather
> conditions to choreographing fistfights and chase scenes, this is the
> ultimate, no-nonsense resource for every aspiring digital filmmaker.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digvidprod/index.html>
> A sample excerpt, "Particles of Light & Water Camera," is available
> online:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/digvidprod/chapter/index.html>
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> ***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") Presents iView MediaPro
> Workshop, Kensington, MD--January 5
> Peter offers a new program especially for digital photographers looking
> to implement iView MediaPro in a professional photography workflow.
> <http://www.peterkrogh.com/Pages/digital/digital_asset_management_seminar.html#anchoriview>
> ***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") offers DAM for Working Photographers 
> Workshop,Kensington, MD--January 3
> Peter offer a hands-on program for digital photographers looking to
> streamline their workflow with Adobe Bridge and Digital Asset Management
> software.
> <http://www.peterkrogh.com/Pages/digitaldigital_asset_management_seminar.html#anchorDAM>
> ***Scott MacHaffie ("Palm and Treo Hacks") at Powell's Technical Books, 
>  Portland, OR--January 7
> Scott will sharing  tips and tools that show you how to make the most of
> your Palm and Treo. 
> <http://www.powells.com/calendar.html>
> ***Tom Limoncelli ("Time Management for System Administrators") at
>  BBLISA, Boston, MA--Jan 22
> Tom discusses techniques he's developed over the last 15 years including
> how to find time to get projects done, the best way to manage
> interruptions from users, open source tools for tracking requests, and
> how to turn chaos into free time.
> <http://www.bblisa.org/calendar.html>
> ***Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed," "iPhoto 5: 
>  The Missing Manual") at NCMUG, Rohnert Park, CA--Feb 21, 2006
> Derrick presents "Dumb DigiPhoto Tricks" to the North Coast Mac Users
> Group. There are so many serious things to do with you Mac that
> sometimes we forget to play. Join Derrick as he shows you how to
> entertain yourself (and friends) with digital photography toys and your
> Mac.
> <http://www.ncmug.org/events.html#Feb2006>
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> ***Reader Created Tagged Bibliography for "Ambient Findability"
> Livia Labate has taken "Ambient Findability's" bibliography ("Ambient
> Findability" is Peter Morville's highly readable and provocative book on,
> well, findability), entered the URL of each entry into her page at
> del.icio.us, and tagged each "ambientfindability," thus making the
> bibliography entries more ambiently findable. For example, you'll notice
> that 13 other people have bookmarked Gene Smith's "Beyond the Page,"
> making it a good jumping off point to amble findably through related
> works. [Tags: tagging taxonomy PeterMorville AmbientFindability
> EverythingIsMiscellaneous]
> <http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/tagged_bibliography.html>
> ***eBay Developer Challenge 2006 
> eBay and O'Reilly are sponsoring a coding contest for applications built
> on eBay web services: the eBay Developer Challenge 2006. This contest
> encourages the development of great tools that the eBay community will
> love. Winners will be announced at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
> Conference in San Diego in March.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/12/05/ebay-developer-challenge-2006.html>
> ***Attention Span 
> Are you paying full attention to anything you do these days? Probably
> not. Whether at work or at home, you probably are distracted by email,
> IM, the telephone, the television, and countless other distractions. We
> begin this podcast with Linda Stone talking about Continuous Partial
> Attention from her SuperNova address "Your Attention Please." Paul
> Graham compares amateurs and professionals in his OSCON keynote "What
> Business Can Learn from Open Source." We respond to a listener comment
> on a story we ran last week and conclude with Ernie Prabhakar on open
> source from infancy to adulthood. (DTF 008 beta: 24 minutes, 30 seconds,
> 13.9MB)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/12/12/distributing-the-future.html>
> ***Time Management on Google Video
> Tom Limoncelli recently produced a 45-minute video that highlights many
> of the techniques in his new book, "Time Management for System
> Administrators."
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/8630>
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> ---------------------
> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***Through Project Looking Glass with Hideya Kawahara 
> 3D has taken over video gaming. When will it take over mundane computing
> areas such as file managers, word processors, and desktop environments?
> Maybe soon, if Hideya Kawahara and the Project Looking Glass team have
> their way. John Littler explores the ideas, implementations, and
> possibilities of 3D interfaces in this interview.
> <http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2005/12/08/project_looking_glass.html>
> ***Managing TV with XMLTV 
> XMLTV is a set of open source utilities for working with television
> schedules. It's not just for people building their own PVRs,
> though--with a little cleverness, you can build your own schedule
> applications. Brian Murray shows how he manages his family's
> entertainment time.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/12/08/xmltv.html>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***MacVoices #515: Home Networking with Scott Lowe
> Scott Lowe, author of the "Home Networking: The Missing Manual" talks
> with Chuck Joiner about the benefits and logistics of creating a home
> network. Why would you want one? What are your options? What are the
> pros and cons of each? Scott talks about wireless, Ethernet and
> Powerline, how to choose, and what you can do with them once they are
> set up.
> <http://www.macvoices.com/archives/2005/515.html>
> ***Managing MySQL on Mac OS X 
> There are myriad ways to control and manipulate information on a MySQL
> server--some are stand-alone GUI apps, some are web-based, and of course
> the venerable (and powerful) command-line option is always available.
> Robert Daeley shows some of the most useful tools.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/12/13/mysql.html>
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***What Is Virtualization?
> Virtualization lets you have multiple "virtual machines," each with its
> own operating system running in a sandbox, shielded from each other, all
> in one physical machine. But why would you want to do this? Wei-Meng Lee
> explains, and takes you on a tour of some of the most popular
> virtualization software available: Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, VMware
> Workstation 5.0, and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2005/12/06/what-is-virtualization.html>
> ***Identifying Essential Windows Services: Part 2 
> In Part 1 of this series, Mitch Tulloch, author of Windows Server Hacks,
> showed you how to identify which basic server services are essential,
> and which can be turned off. In this second part, he shows you
> additional services for servers configured with specific roles.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2005/12/13/identifying-essential-windows-services-2.html>
> ***Work Around Word XP's AutoCorrect Change
> THE ANNOYANCE: When I upgraded to Word 2002 a month ago, I found my
> AutoCorrect entries stopped working. In Word 97 and Word 2000
> AutoCorrect, typing an abbreviated form immediately after a period will
> cause the long form to display—but not in Word 2002.
> I type many hundreds of measurements in millimeters and centimeters
> every day, and have therefore created AutoCorrect entries to save
> keystrokes. For example, in Word 2002, I type "1m" and "1 mm" displays,
> "3c" and "3 cm" displays, saving me two keystrokes each time. Also I
> type "1.5m" and "1.5 mm" displays, "3.25c" and "3.25 cm" displays.
> <http://www.annoyancescentral.com/experts/>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Turn a Client Site into Saleable Software Find out how to turn your
> Web Design projects into software that you can sell again and again at
> big profits with this in-depth guide.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/client-site-saleable-software>
> ***How to choose a product for eCommerce
> Trying to decide what to sell on the Web? Chris Beasley offers some
> handy guidelines on what to sell online.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2005/11/23/how-to-choose-a-product-for-ecommerce/>
> ***You Have to Try This on Google
> Google offers a fantastic service which offers you an insider's glimpse
> at how Google views your web site.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2005/11/16/google-sitemaps/>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Hibernate Class Generation Using hbm2java 
> Hibernate uses mapping files to express the mapping of Java classes to
> database tables. In a complex project, keeping mappings in sync with
> your Java code can be burdensome and error-prone. Fortunately, the
> hbm2java tool can automate this by generating POJO classes from the
> mapping files. John Ferguson Smart shows how to use hbm2java with Ant
> and Maven, and how to customize the behavior of the generated classes.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/12/14/hibernate-class-generation-with-hbm2java.html>
> ***Lightweight O/R Mapping 
> O/R frameworks map Java classes to database tables and SQL code. While
> popular, this approach is unpopular among DBAs, with the database at the
> mercy of an external tool. Another approach is to go the other
> direction: write tables and stored procedures and generate Java classes
> from that. Norbert Ehreke introduces Amber, a framework that embodies
> this approach.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/12/07/relational-object-mapping.html>
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Five Fun Ways to Play with Audio Hijack Pro 
> It's like a sound lab on your Mac--with Audio Hijack Pro you can
> digitize legacy music, time-shift radio shows, and even repurpose your
> legally purchased music. Erica Sadun shows you five of her favorite AHP
> tips.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/12/02/audio-hijack.html>
> ***Introduction to the Variations Color Correction Tool in Photoshop
> Photoshop's Variations tool simplifies color correction by presenting
> you with visual options in realtime. In this training video, Deke
> McClelland shows you how perform simple color correction quickly.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/12/05/variations-color-correction.html>
> ---------------------
> ---------------------
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