[Wellington-pm] [Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 14]

Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Thu Sep 15 15:29:52 PDT 2005

Marsee's newsletter is attached below.

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-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> To: perlmongers at catalyst.net.nz
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 14
> Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 13:42:28 -0700
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> September 14, 2005
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> Book News
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> -Podcasting Hacks
> -Commercial Photoshop Retouching
> -Learning SQL
> -The eBay Survival Guide 
> -GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual
> -Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers
> -The Debian System
> -RT Essentials
> -Making Music on the Apple Mac
> -XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference
> -Essential Business Process Modeling
> -Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -MAKE at the Apple Store University Village Seattle, WA--September 17
> -O'Reilly at Podcastcon UK, London, UK--September 28
> -Rich Bowen ("Apache Cookbook"), Ohio LinuxFest 2005, 
>  Columbus, OH--October 
> -NCMUG Macintosh Computer Expo, Santa Rosa, CA--October 1
> -Jack Herrington ("Podcasting Hacks"), NCMUG, 
>  Rohnert Park, CA--November 15
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conference News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -ETech 2006 CFP Open
> -Registration is Open for EuroOSCON
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> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -O'Reilly Media Acquires Useractive
> -User Group Members receive special a 50% discount Learning Lab Courses
> -GAO Report: Tim O'Reilly's Letter to Congressman Wu
> -Michal Zalewski on the Wire 
> -State of AJAX
> -RSS Feeds: More Hype Than Reality
> -The Next 50 Years of Computer Security: An Interview with Alan Cox 
> -Perl Internationalization and Haskell: 
>  An Interview with Autrijus Tang  
> -An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 4 
> -What Is Automator (and Can It Make Your Life Easier?)
> -What Is .NET
> -Using Your Webcam for Surveillance 
> -Announcing the 2005 ONJava Reader Survey
> -Building J2EE Projects with Maven
> -Hosting Your Podcasts
> -Top Ten Digital Photography Tips
> -Inside Katrina
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> Book News
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> ***Podcasting Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100663
> Perfect for aspiring and experienced podcasters, this book delivers the
> ultimate how-to for anyone interested in creating their own internet
> audio programs. Covering both entry-level and advanced topics, it shows
> you how to create quality sound, use the right software, develop a show,
> distribute a podcast, and build an audience. More advanced topics
> include audio editing, podcasting on the go, and even videocasting.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/podcastinghks/
> Sample hack 50, "Choose the Right Audio Tools," is available online: 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/podcastinghks/chapter/index.html
> ***Commercial Photoshop Retouching
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059600849X
> Written by 20-year photo retouching veteran Glenn Honiball, this book
> details all the tools, techniques, and skills you need to achieve
> consistent, professional results with Photoshop CS2, enabling you to
> tackle your greatest photo-retouching challenges with ease, precision,
> and efficiency. It's the ideal resource for any digital artist who wants
> to take their skills to the next level and produce sharp, expert photos
> that don't look retouched.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/comretouch/
> ***Learning SQL
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596007272
> This introductory guide gets you up and running on SQL in short order. A
> series of chapter exercises teaches you how to generate, manipulate, and
> retrieve the data stored in your organization's database. Ideal for
> anyone writing applications, performing administrative tasks, or
> generating reports.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learningsql/
> Chapter 3, "Query Primer," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learningsql/chapter/index.html
> ***The eBay Survival Guide 
> Publisher: No Starch
> ISBN: 1593270631
> A guide to safe and successful buying and selling on eBay. Reveals the
> strategies of winning bidders and offers tips for beating competitors to
> get the items you want--without overpaying or becoming the victim of
> scams. Filled with practical advice for avoiding scrams, what to do if
> an item doesn't sell, how to list items effectively, choosing an auction
> type, and how to get the best price. 
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270631/index.html
> ***GarageBand 2: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100353
> Now revised to reflect GarageBand's latest features, this authoritative,
> witty guide provides you with all the know-how you need to produce
> commercial-quality musical recordings entirely on your own. This
> top-selling book by David Pogue explains how to maximize the program's
> entire set of tools, including pre-recorded loops, sampled sounds, and
> live recordings. Easy-to-understand language makes it ideal for serious
> musicians and novices alike.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/garageband2/
> ***Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital Photographers
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100302
> This book tells you everything you need to know to adjust, correct,
> retouch, and manipulate your photographs, without making you learn
> everything there is to know about Photoshop CS2 first. These
> straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes cover everything from fixing
> problems with exposure, color, and focus to hand-tinting, adjusting
> lighting, adding special effects, and restoring faded and damaged photos.
> oreilly.com/catalog/photoretouch/
> ***The Debian System 
> Publisher: No Starch
> ISBN: 1593270690
> "The Debian System" introduces the concepts and techniques of the Debian
> operating system, explaining their usage and pitfalls, and illustrating
> the thinking behind each of the approaches. The book's goal is to give
> the reader enough insight into the workings of the Debian project and
> operating system so that they will understand the solutions that have
> evolved as part of the Debian system over the past decade.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270690/index.html
> ***RT Essentials
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596006683
> This comprehensive guide shows you how to customize RT to better fit
> your organization's business needs. After introducing you to what
> ticketing systems are, the book shows you how to install and configure
> RT. From there, it explains how to perform simple tasks that will turn
> your RT server into a highly useful tracking tool.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rtessentials/
> Chapter 3, "Getting Started," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rtessentials/chapter/index.html
> ***Making Music on the Apple Mac
> Publisher: PC Publishing
> ISBN: 1870775953
> Making music on the Mac is now easier than ever. This book provides
> advice on setting up your studio and configuring your audio and MIDI
> interfaces for optimum performance. Step-by step projects show you how
> to record with GarageBand, and when your masterpiece is complete, learn
> how to organize your music, create playlists, burn CDs, and publish your
> music on the net.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775953/
> ***XSLT 1.0 Pocket Reference
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100086
> This handy pocket guide quickly gets you up to speed on XSLT so you can
> convert XML like a seasoned pro. It covers topics such as stylesheet
> structure, template rules, result trees, conditional processing, number
> formatting, and more. Best of all, its concise approach saves you time,
> aggravation, and effort.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xsltpr/
> Chapter 3, "How XSLT Works," is available online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xsltpr/chapter/index.html
> ***Essential Business Process Modeling
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008430
> This guide gathers all the concepts, design, architecture, and standard
> specifications of Business Process Management (BPM) into one concise
> book, and offers hands-on examples that illustrate BPM's approach to
> process notation, execution, administration, and monitoring. You'll also
> learn about BPM design patterns and best practices, as well as
> underlying theory. 
> Chapter 2, "Prescription for a Good BPM Architecture," is available
> online:
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/essentialpm/chapter/index.html
> ***Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490067
> The first two books in this series have become classics in the hacker
> and infosec communities because of their chillingly realistic depictions
> of criminal hacking techniques. In this third installment, the all-star
> cast of authors tackle one of the fastest growing crimes in the world:
> identity theft. Now, the criminal hackers, who readers have grown to
> both love and hate, try to cover their tracks and vanish into thin air.
> http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490067/
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> ================================================
> Upcoming Events
> ================================================
> ***For more events, please see:
> http://events.oreilly.com/
> ***MAKE at the Apple Store University Village Seattle, WA--September 17
> This Saturday MAKE will present Podcasting 101: How to Make, Produce and
> Publish Podcasts - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Learn what a podcast is and how
> to make them using your Mac and GarageBand. Also learn how to get listed
> in iTunes, RSS and more.
> http://www.apple.com/retail/universityvillage/week/20050911.html
> ***O'Reilly at Podcastcon UK, London, UK--September 28
> Podcastcon UK 2005 is the first conference in Europe dedicated to
> podcasting. The conference will include presentations, practical
> sessions, and debate on all aspects of podcasting as it moves into its
> second year. If you're going, look for our O'Reilly book display at 
> the event.
> http://www.podcastcon.co.uk/
> ***Rich Bowen ("Apache Cookbook"), Ohio LinuxFest 2005, 
> Columbus, OH--October 1
> Author Rich Bowen is a speaker at this event for Linux
> and open source software professionals and enthusiasts.
> http://www.ohiolinux.org/
> ***NCMUG Macintosh Computer Expo, Santa Rosa, CA--October 1
> Authors Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide" and "iPhoto 5:
> The Missing Manual") and Jack Herrington ("Podcasting Hacks") will be 
> speaking at the annual NCMUG Macintosh Computer Expo. O'Reilly will be
> on hand to sell books at the Expo.	
> For location and parking information:
> http://www.ncmug.org/mce.html
> ***Jack Herrington ("Podcasting Hacks"), NCMUG, 
> Rohnert Park, CA--November 15
> Jack will walk through the basics of podcasting starting with audio
> recording using a variety of equipment that he will bring along. Then
> into multi-track editing and mixdown with Audacity. Conversion to MP3
> and upload to a podcasting enabled blog that integrates into iTunes.
> http://www.ncmug.org/events.html#nov
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***ETech 2006 CFP Now Open
> O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference 2006 is scheduled for March
> 6-9 in San Diego. We invite technologists, strategists, CTOs, chief
> scientists, researchers, programmers, hackers, standards workers,
> business developers, and entrepreneurs to lead sessions and tutorials at
> ETech. This year's challenge focuses on the amazing amount of digital
> data in our worlds: how do we visualize the data, filter it, remix it,
> and access it in meaningful ways? Proposals are due by September 19th.
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/
> ***Registration is Open for EuroOSCON
> Join developers, systems and network administrators, and IT managers at
> the very first O'Reilly European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam on
> October 17-20. EuroOSCON will explore the best and newest open source
> technologies, particularly for companies, governments, and nonprofits.
> EuroOSCON showcases the diversity in open source while maintaining a
> practical edge.
> http://conferences.oreilly.com/eurooscon/
> Use code "euos05usrg" when you register, and receive 25% off the
> registration price.
> To register for the conference, go to:
> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/eurooscon/create/ord_euos05
> ================================================
> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
> ================================================
> ---------------------
> General News
> ---------------------
> ***O'Reilly Media Acquires Useractive
> Useractive is the company behind the O'Reilly Learning Lab. With
> Useractive's Learning Sandbox technology, Learning Lab offers a
> browser-based, creative learning environment that is based on a
> learning-by-doing philosophy. Programming environments and technologies
> are all supplied online. For instance, students in the Linux System
> Administration Course get root access on O'Reilly-maintained Linux
> systems online. The Web Programming Series, for example, supplies all of
> the tools and technologies needed to learn the programming languages.
> This means students can practice what they are learning without having
> to get separate administrative access to a host machine. Students can
> earn a Certificate for Professional Development from the University of
> Illinois' Office of Continuing Education upon completion of a selected
> series of courses.
> For more information, go to:
> http://learninglab.oreilly.com/
> ***User Group Members receive a special 50% discount Learning Lab Courses
> As an O'Reilly User Group member, you save on all the courses in the
> following University of Illinois Certificate Series:
> -Linux/Unix System Administration 
> -Web Programming
> -Open Source Programming
> -.NET Programming
> -Client-Side
> This offer ends December 31st, 2005.  To redeem, use Promotion Code
> "ORALL1" to save 50%. Each course comes with a free O'Reilly book and a
> 7-day money-back guarantee. Register online:
> http://learninglab.oreilly.com/
> ***GAO Report: Tim O'Reilly's Letter to Congressman Wu 
> The GAO recently announced the findings for a report on the cost of
> college textbooks requested by Congressman Wu of Oregon. Tim O'Reilly
> wrote this letter to Congressman Wu referencing O'Reilly's solution:
> SafariU. SafariU empowers professors to create and publish their own
> textbooks, costs professors nothing to use, and offers their students
> more focused course content at less cost. 
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/09/gao-tim-
> oreilly-letter-congressman-wu.html
> ***Michal Zalewski on the Wire 
> What motivates a hacker? Perhaps curiosity, the pursuit of knowledge,
> or the simple joy of saying "Hmm, that's funny! What happens if I ...?"
> Eccentric security researcher Michal Zalewski exhibits these traits.
> Fearless interviewer Federico Biancuzzi recently talked with Zalewski
> about his curious approach to computer security, the need for
> randomness, and how the hacker mind works.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/security/2005/08/25/zalewski.html
> ***State of AJAX
> Where is AJAX headed? What does all the hype mean?
> http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2005/08/21/state-of-ajax/
> ***RSS Feeds: More Hype Than Reality
> Only 11% of Bloggers actively use RSS Feeds according
> to a recent study of 1000 blog readers. Two-thirds didn't even
> know what RSS is! This is a wake up call to all bloggers
> to better educate their readers.
> http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2005/08/21/rss-evokes-blank-stares/
> ---------------------
> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***The Next 50 Years of Computer Security: An Interview with Alan Cox 
> Alan Cox is well known for his long-standing work on the Linux kernel,
> but at O'Reilly's EuroOSCON (October 17-20), he will speak about
> computer security. According to Alan, we're just at the beginning of a
> long journey into getting security right. Eager for directions and a
> glimpse of the future, O'Reilly Network interviewed him about his
> upcoming keynote.
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2005/09/12/alan-cox.html
> ***Perl Internationalization and Haskell: 
> An Interview with Autrijus Tang  
> Self-proclaimed "Net activist, artist, and anarchist" Autrijus Tang will
> be a featured speaker at this October's EuroOSCON. He discusses one of
> his conference topics--Haskell--extensively in this interview with
> O'Reilly Network. Autrijus also covers Gettext bindings, Perl
> internationalization tools, CPAN, and more in this wide-ranging
> conversation.  
> http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2005/09/08/autrijus-tang.html
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***An Introduction to Tiger Terminal, Part 4 
> In part four of our introduction to Tiger Terminal, you'll learn how to
> tap the power of shell scripting to automate repetitive tasks. Mary
> Norbury-Glaser (MacinTech UG) walks you through the process, step by
> step.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/09/09/terminal4.html
> ***What Is Automator (and Can It Make Your Life Easier) 
> Automator provides an intuitive drag-and-drop workbench for quickly
> streamlining repetitive tasks. Here's a look at creating workflows and
> working around Automator's inherent limitations.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/09/06/what-is-automator.html
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***What Is .NET 
> .NET is probably one of the more muddled and mismanaged brands in the
> history of Microsoft. Elucidator James Avery clarifies things by
> describing the two chambers at the heart of .NET: the Common Language
> Runtime (CLR) and its essential components, and the Base Class Library
> (BCL) and its major features.
> http://www.ondotnet.com/pub/a/dotnet/2005/09/06/what-is-dotnet.html
> ***Using Your Webcam for Surveillance 
> Webcams can be used for more than videoconferencing--they can be used
> for surveillance as well. Wei-Meng Lee shows you how to do it in a few
> easy steps.
> http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2005/09/06/using-your-
> webcam-for-surveillance.html
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Announcing the 2005 ONJava Reader Survey 
> The 2005 ONJava Reader Survey is underway. This is your opportunity to
> steer the site by helping us understand what you use, what you're
> interested in, and where you think Java is going.
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/09/07/2005-onjava-survey-
> advancer.html
> ***Building J2EE Projects with Maven 
> Vincent Massol offers some real-life experience building J2EE
> applications with Maven. Using the example of a Petstore app, Massol
> shows you how to generate J2EE artifacts (EJB JARs, WARs, EARs) with
> Maven. He is coauthor of "Maven: A Developer's Notebook."
> http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2005/09/07/maven.html
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Hosting Your Podcasts  
> Once you've created an MP3 of your podcast, where do you store it? And
> since podcast files are much larger than HTML files or JPEG images, what
> about bandwidth? Jack Herrington offers several solutions to the podcast
> hosting problem, from using a dedicated service to reusing your blog or
> using your own ISP. Jack is the author of "Podcasting Hacks."
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/09/07/hosting-podcasts.html
> ***Top Ten Digital Photography Tips  
> You have a digital camera and have taken the typical shots of family and
> friends. Now what? Here are ten tips to make your next batch of digital
> images so impressive that people will ask: "Hey, what type of camera do
> you have?" Guess what? It's not the camera.
> http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/10/22/digi_photo_tips.html
> ---------------------
> ---------------------
> ***Inside Katrina
> MAKE author Dave Prochnow sent us an exclusive writeup of his
> experiences "inside the eye" of Hurricane Katrina, being off the grid
> for 11 days, and using his maker skills to get through the trauma.
> http://www.makezine.com/extras/25.html
> MAKE Show Archive:
> http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/make_podcast/
> ***For more information on MAKE, go to:
> http://www.makezine.com/
> ================================================
> >From Your Peers
> ================================================
> ***Don't forget to check out the O'Reilly UG wiki to see what user
> groups around the globe are up to:
> http://wiki.oreillynet.com/usergroups/index.cgi
> Until next time--
> Marsee Henon
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