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Grant McLean grant at mclean.net.nz
Mon Mar 27 13:16:57 PST 2006

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> From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, March 27
> Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:40:30 -0800
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> March 27, 2006
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> Book News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Ajax Hacks
> -Ableton Live 5 Tips and Tricks
> -The Art of SQL
> -Best of Ruby Quiz
> -Don't Get Burned on eBay
> -The eBay Price Guide
> -Fixing Windows XP Annoyances
> -Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
> -Flash 8: The Missing Manual
> -Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition
> -Head Rush Ajax
> -How to Cheat at Managing Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
> -Intermediate Perl
> -iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual
> -iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual
> -ISS X-Force: Next Generation Threat Analysis and Prevention 
> -The JavaScript Anthology
> -Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete
> -Mind Performance Hacks
> -Music Projects with Propellerhead Reason
> -MySQL Stored Procedure Programming
> -Photoshop CS2 RAW
> -Practical VoIP Security
> -Practices of an Agile Developer
> -UML 2.0 Pocket Reference
> -Visual Basic 2005 Express
> -Visual C# 2005 Black Book
> -Window Seat
> -Write Great Code, Volume 2
> -XAML in a Nutshell
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Upcoming Events
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Sebastian Bergmann("PHPUnit Pocket Guide"), PHP Usergroup Wurzburg,
>  Wurzburg, Bayern--Mar 30
> -Dan Gillmor ("We the Media"), Commonwealth Club, San Jose, CA--Mar 30
> -Digital Portfolios with Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
>  Photography"), Pacifica, CA--Apr 1
> -Visit O'Reilly at LinuxWorld--Boston, MA--Apr 4-6
> -Dan Gillmor ("We the Media"), Institute for Applied and Professional
>  Ethics, Athens, Ohio--Apr 7
> -Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Wedding and Portrait Photographers,
>  International Convention, Las Vegas, NV--Apr 9
> -Robbie Allen ("Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook"), the 58th Annual
>  Conference on World Affairs, Boulder, CO--Apr 10
> -O'Reilly authors at Exchange Connections 2006, Orlando, FL--Apr 10
> -Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP PixelCash Seminar, 
>  Minneapolis, MN--Apr 11
> -Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA--Apr 22-23
> -Tony Bove ("Just Say No To Microsoft"), Cody's Books, 
>  San Francisco, CA--April 12
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conference News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Where 2.0 Registration is Open
> -MySQL Registration is Open
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> News
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> -Tim O'Reilly Quizzes Bill Gates at MIX06
> -O'Reilly Authors Get Jolted
> -New Rough Cuts Title: Atlas
> -Secure Your Linux Server
> -Autofilled PHP Forms
> -What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source
> -Digital Bookmark Mods
> -Getting Started with Quartz Composer
> -Using the MultiView and Wizard Controls in ASP.NET 2.0
> -Directions in Windows Scripting
> -Profiting Without Frequently Updated Content
> -Google Page Creator: When It Gets Too Hard
> -Zero Configuration Networking: Using the Java APIs, Part 1
> -What Is Java?
> -The Internet of Things
> -The Future of Telephony, Going Digital, and Open Formats
> -Managing Digital Images: Applying Ratings and Keywords
> -Inside Animusic's Astonishing Computer Music Videos
> -Screencast: Photoshop Starburst Effect
> -Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA--April 22-23
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> ***Ajax Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101694
> Want to build next-generation web applications today? This book can show
> you how. A smart collection of 100 insider tips and tricks, "Ajax Hacks"
> covers the finer points of Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, or Ajax as
> it's known. Learn leading-edge web development tasks like how to display
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> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ajaxhks/>
> ***Ableton Live 5 Tips and Tricks
> Publisher: PC Publishing
> ISBN: 1870775090
> This book enables you to create your ideal Live 5 template; get the most
> from Live's MIDI features; find audio editing workrounds within Live;
> prepare a Live set for performance; use Live with other music software;
> and includes interviews with high-profile Live users.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775090/>
> ***The Art of SQL
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008945
> Enterprises throughout the world are confronted with exploding volumes
> of data, and many IT departments are looking for quick solutions. This
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> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/artofsql/>
> ***Best of Ruby Quiz
> Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
> ISBN: 0976694077
> Sharpen your Ruby programming skills with twenty-five challenging
> problems from Ruby Quiz. Whether you have faithfully followed the weekly
> online Ruby Quiz challenges or are just looking for some practical tests
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> still the only ways to truly gain skill with a programming language, and
> within these pages you can do both quickly and easily.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0976694077/>
> ***Don't Get Burned on eBay
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101783
> Don't Get Burned on eBay offers relevant lessons based on real-life
> stories posted on eBay's Answer Center. With sharp, witty rhetoric,
> veteran eBay user Shauna Wright shows eBay veterans and newcomers alike
> how to avoid those nasty scenarios, and how to pull themselves out of
> the muck if they've already fallen in.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dgbebay/>
> ***The eBay Price Guide
> Publisher: No Starch
> ISBN: 1593270550
> A one-stop shop for pricing information and tips for successful buying
> and selling on eBay. Sellers learn how to price their items
> competitively to attract more customers, while buyers learn which
> categories tend to be overpriced and where they can find the best
> bargains. Fun stories, statistics, lists, and eBay trivia round out the
> book. A must-have for the serious eBayer.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270550/>
> ***Fixing Windows XP Annoyances
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100531
> Inspired by author David Karp's "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks," this
> all-new tome pulls together tips, tricks, insider workarounds, and fixes
> for PC novices and pros, in a handy, accessible Q&A format that lets you
> find the solutions in a flash. "Fixing Windows XP Annoyances" will not
> only increase your productivity, but lower your blood pressure. 
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowsxpannoy/>
> ***Flash 8: Projects for Learning Animation and Interactivity
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102232
> This book teaches Flash design rather than simply Flash itself. With a
> standalone series of walkthroughs and tutorials for Flash beginners
> coming from a graphics field, Flash is covered in the context of
> real-world projects. Rather than simply learn a Flash tool,
> you learn which areas of Flash are important, and which are less so,
> by seeing how typical content is actually created. And rather
> than a text-heavy approach, this graphically rich book leads you through
> hands-on examples by illustration.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flashprojects/>
> ***Flash 8: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101376
> Macromedia's Flash 8 is the world's premier program for adding animation
> to web sites. But Flash isn't intuitive. And it doesn't come with a
> manual. This hands-on guide to today's hottest web design tool is aimed
> at non-developers, and it teaches you how to translate your ideas into
> great Web content. Whether you want to learn the basics or unleash the
> program's true power, "Flash 8: The Missing Manual" is the ideal
> instructor.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/flash8tmm/>
> ***Google: The Missing Manual, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100191
> Sure, you know how to "Google it" when you're searching for something on
> the Web. But did you know how much more you could achieve by clicking
> beyond the "Google Search" button? Our fully updated and expanded
> edition to "Google: The Missing Manual" covers everything you need to know
> to become a Google guru--including all the new, cool, and often
> overlooked features that make Google the world's best search engine.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/googletmm2/>
> ***Head Rush Ajax
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102259
> "Head Rush Ajax" takes the reader beyond basic web development with
> DHTML and JavaScript and explains how asynchronous data requests and
> more powerful event models can be used in the Ajax methodology
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/headra/>
> ***How to Cheat at Managing Microsoft Operations Manager 2005
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597492515
> Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) is a network monitoring tool that
> provides enterprise-class event and performance management for Windows
> Server System technologies. MOM's event and performance management tools
> discover problems before system administrators would ever find them,
> thereby enabling administrators to lower their costs of operations and
> simplify management of their Windows Server System infrastructure. MOM
> can notify system administrators of overloaded processors, depleted
> memory, or failed network connections affecting their Windows servers
> long before these problems bother users.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597492515/>
> ***Intermediate Perl
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102062
> Perl programmers need a clear roadmap for improving their skills.
> "Intermediate Perl" teaches a working knowledge of Perl's objects,
> references, and modules--all of which make the language so versatile
> and effective. Written by the authors of the bestselling Llama book,
> "Learning Perl," this guide offers a gentle but thorough introduction to
> intermediate programming in Perl. Topics include packages and
> namespaces, references and scoping, manipulating complex data
> structures, writing and using modules, package implementation, and using
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/intermediateperl/>
> ***iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059652725X
> Along with its host of new features, iPhoto 6 can handle as many as
> 250,000 images. It's incredible, and Apple makes it sound so easy. But
> you can still get lost, especially if you're new to iPhoto. Not to
> worry. The latest edition of this popular book gives you plenty of
> undocumented tips & tricks for taking advantage of the new version and
> every feature packed into it.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/iphotomm/>
> ***iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059652675X
> An iPod is many things to many people, but it can be much more than most
> people realize. That's where this new edition comes in. Like the iPod
> itself, this book is a long-running bestseller with a wealth of useful
> information for any iPod user. This edition features the new Video iPod,
> iTunes 6, ways to use an iPod as an external drive or personal
> organizer, and much more.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ipodtmm4/>
> ***ISS X-Force: Next Generation Threat Analysis and Prevention 
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490563
> Over the last seven years, Internet Security Systems (ISS) elite X-Force
> has discovered more high-risk vulnerabilities than all other research
> groups and vendors combined, including the vulnerability that led to the
> recent, widespread Zotob worm. For the first time ever, follow the
> X-Force team as they analyze potential vulnerabilities and security
> solutions for cutting edge technologies and emerging attack
> methodologies.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490563/>
> ***The JavaScript Anthology
> Publisher:SitePoint
> ISBN: 0975240269
> The "JavaScript Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks, and Hacks" is a
> compilation of customizable solutions to the most common JavaScript
> questions and problems, including solutions using AJAX. All the code in
> the book is thoroughly tested, best practice, and standards-compliant to
> ensure that will work across different browsers and platforms.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0975240269/>
> ***Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete
> Publisher: Paraglyph
> ISBN: 1933097132
> Modding is the new craze that has taken the gaming world by storm. And
> Half-Life 2 provides the premier game engine that modders all around the
> world are using to enhance the highly popular Half-Life game and create
> exciting new custom game features. As many modders like to say, "The
> possibilities are endless." This unique book shows all Half-Life 2 fans
> everything they need to know to work with the powerful game engine and
> customize their own games using clever mapping, modding, and modeling
> techniques. With "Mapping and Modding Half-Life 2 Complete," game fans
> will get a chance to progressively expand their skills at mapping and
> modding. This is a one-of-a-kind book, jam-packed with insider tips and
> techniques by a leading Half-Life 2 modding expert.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097132/>
> ***Mind Performance Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101538
> "Mind Performance Hacks" provides real-life tips and tools for
> overclocking your brain and becoming a better thinker. In the
> increasingly frenetic pace of today's information economy, managing your
> life requires hacking your brain. With this book, you'll cut through the
> clutter and tune up your brain intentionally, safely, and productively.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mindperfhks/>
> ***Music Projects with Propellerhead Reason
> Publisher: PC Publishing
> ISBN: 1870775147
> Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced users, the book covers
> essentials like choosing a computer, setting it up for audio work and
> optimizing Reason for maximum performance. It contains detailed
> workshops on eight major musical genres--Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Dub,
> House, Techno, Trip Hop, Trance, and Club. 
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775147/>
> ***MySQL Stored Procedure Programming
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100892
> MySQL Stored Procedure Programming covers a lot of ground. The book
> starts with a thorough introduction to stored procedures programming and
> functions, covering the fundamentals of data types, operators, and using
> SQL in stored procedures. You'll learn how to build and maintain stored
> programs--covering transactions, stored functions, and triggers--and
> how to call and use MySQL-based stored procedures in a variety of
> languages, including PHP, Perl, Python, .NET, and Java. This book,
> destined to be the bible of stored procedure development, is a resource
> that no real MySQL programmer can afford to do without.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mysqlspp/>
> ***Photoshop CS2 RAW
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596008511
> The RAW file format is the uncompressed data file captured by a digital
> camera's electronic sensor. Because RAW files remain virtually untouched
> by in-camera processing, working with them brings greater flexibility
> and control to the editing process-if you know how to use them. Adobe
> Photoshop CS2 has emerged as the best way to edit RAW images, and
> Photoshop CS2 RAW is dedicated to working with RAW in Photoshop. This
> comprehensive guide explores the entire RAW process, focusing
> extensively on Photoshop editing techniques targeted to professionals
> and photo hobbyists alike.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/photoshopraw/>
> ***Practical VoIP Security
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490601
> After struggling for years, you finally think you've got your network
> secured from malicious hackers and obnoxious spammers. Just when you
> think it's safe to go back into the water, VoIP finally catches on. Now
> your newly converged network is vulnerable to DoS attacks, hacked
> gateways leading to unauthorized free calls, call eavesdropping,
> malicious call redirection, and spam over Internet Telephony (SPIT).
> This book details both VoIP attacks and defense techniques and tools.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490601/>
> ***Practices of an Agile Developer
> Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
> ISBN: 097451408X
> These are the proven, effective agile practices that will make you a
> better developer. You'll learn pragmatic ways of approaching the
> development process and your personal coding techniques. You'll learn
> about your own attitudes, issues with working on a team, and how to best
> manage your learning, all in an iterative, incremental, agile style.
> You'll see how to apply each practice, and what benefits you can expect.
> Bottom line: this book will make you a better developer.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/097451408X/>
> ***UML 2.0 Pocket Reference
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102089
> Globe-trotting travelers have long resorted to handy, pocket-size
> dictionaries as an aid to communicating across the language barrier. Dan
> Pilone's "UML 2.0 Pocket Reference" is just such an aid for on-the-go
> developers who need to converse in the Unified Modeling Language (UML).
> Use this book to decipher the many UML diagrams you'll encounter on the
> path to delivering a modern software system.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/uml2pr/>
> ***Visual Basic 2005 Express
> Publisher: No Starch
> ISBN: 1593270593
> A true guide for beginners, "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/>
> ***Visual C# 2005 Black Book
> Publisher: Paraglyph
> ISBN: 1933097167
> "Visual C# 2005 Black Book" is one of the first books that presents in
> detail the new specifications of the language at length. The book takes
> the reader through the key changes to Visual Studio and the critical new
> programming features of Visual C# 2005. Black Books provide a two-tiered
> approach--the In-Depth sections provide full explanation of all aspects
> of the technology and the Immediate Solutions section feature hands-on
> information and troubleshooting techniques.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097167/>
> ***Window Seat
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100833
> "Window Seat: The Art of Digital Photography and Creative Thinking" is
> a complete view of a creative project from the artist's perspective.
> Julieanne Kost, a Photoshop and creative thinking guru, has taken her
> own experience shooting images out of airplane windows to create a
> unique seminar in three parts: a manifesto of ways to stay creatively
> alive; a portfolio of stunning photographs, with commentaries describing
> her experiences and thought process; and a technical appendix that
> includes the details of the images were shot, manipulated, and prepared
> for printing.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/windowseat/>
> ***Write Great Code, Volume 2
> Publisher: No Starch
> ISBN: 1593270658
> The second volume in the "Write Great Code" series supplies critical
> information that today's computer science students don't often get in
> class: How to carefully choose their high-level language statements to
> produce efficient code. The book teaches software engineers how
> compilers translate high-level language statements and data structures
> into machine code, so they can make informed choices and produce better
> code without giving up any productivity and portability benefits.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270658/>
> ***XAML in a Nutshell
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596526733
> The Windows Vista operating system will support applications that employ
> clear, stunning and active graphics now used by computer games. The
> cornerstone for building these user interfaces is XAML, the XML-based
> markup language that works with Windows Presentation Foundation, Vista's
> new graphics subsystem. This book teaches you everything necessary to
> design the new generation of user interfaces and .NET applications, with
> plenty of examples to get you started.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xamlian/>
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> Author Sebastian Bergmann  gives a presentation on PHPUnit.
> <http://upcoming.org/event/61904/>
> ***Dan Gillmor ("We the Media"), Commonwealth Club, San Jose, CA--Mar 30
> Author Dan Gillmor discusses "Who Needs Ink?" at the Commonwealth Club.
> <http://www.commonwealthclub.org/featured.html#futureofnewspapers>
> ***Digital Portfolios with Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital
>  Photography"), Pacifica, CA--Apr 1
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> ***Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat"), Wedding and Portrait Photographers,
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> Author Julieanne Kost presents "Adobe Photoshop CS2 Welcome Aboard."
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> ***Robbie Allen ("Windows Server 2003 Security Cookbook"), the 58th
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> ***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP PixelCash Seminar, 
>  Minneapolis,MN--Apr 11
> Author Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") gives a three-hour comprehensive
> overview of Digital Asset Management techniques for the professional
> photographer.
> <http://www.peterkrogh.com/Pages/digital/digital_asset_management_seminar.html#anchorpixelcash>
> ***Tony Bove ("Just Say No To Microsoft"), Cody's Books, 
>  San Francisco, CA--April 12
> Join No Starch Author Tony Bove to discuss his latest book.
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> how to make Red Hat 9 (and other Linux distributions) much more secure
> in a few easy steps.
> <http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2006/03/23/secure-your-server.html>
> ***Autofilled PHP Forms
> PHP makes handling interactive web pages easy--but when you have large
> forms to fill out, errors to handle, and lots of data to pass back and
> forth, you can make your life easier by making PHP fill in all the form
> values for you. Gavin Andresen shows how to make forms autopopulate from
> PHP arrays.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/php/2006/03/16/autofill-forms.html>
> ***What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source
> Many corporate projects fail to produce quality software, yet many
> large-scale open source projects succeed, and under much more difficult
> conditions: no budget, a geographically distributed team, and a
> volunteer workforce, to name a few. So how do open source project teams
> ensure success? Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene introduce five basic
> principles in their new book, "Applied Software Project Management," that
> will help any project succeed, open source or proprietary. The authors
> detail these principles in this article. 
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/02/27/what-corp-projects-learn-from-open-source.html>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Digital Bookmark Mods
> Matthew Russell shows you how to add better bookmarks to your audio
> books, add slideshows to your music files, create enhanced podcasts, and
> share your favorite mods with others--even if they're on protected
> audio.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/03/15/digital-bookmarks-mod.html>
> ***Getting Started with Quartz Composer
> Apple's free developer tool collection contains many overlooked gems.
> These aren't limited to programming-specific utilities. Take Quartz
> Composer, for example. It's a free utility that can bring new life and
> interest to your iMovie projects. In this article, you'll learn how to
> use your own pictures to create simple, but flashy animation.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/03/23/quartz-composer.html>
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> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***Using the MultiView and Wizard Controls in ASP.NET 2.0
> Need to collect data from Web pages? ASP.NET 2.0 makes it easy, with the
> use of MultiView and Wizard controls. Wei-Meng Lee, author of "ASP.NET
> 2.0: A Developer's Notebook" shows you how to take advantage of them.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/03/21/multiview-and-wizard-controls-in-aspnet-20.html>
> ***Directions in Windows Scripting
> Administering Windows platforms using scripts can be a big productivity
> booster or a headache. Mitch Tulloch, author of "Windows Server Hacks,"
> sits down with Don Jones, a Microsoft MVP and the creator of
> ScriptingAnswers.com, for a no-holds barred interview about the future
> of scripting.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/03/14/directions-in-windows-scripting.html>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Profiting Without Frequently Updated Content
> Do you think you need to constantly update content to have a successful
> Website that generates AdSense revenue month after month? Think again.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/24/profiting-without-frequently-updated-content/>
> ***Google Page Creator: When It Gets Too Hard
> Tired of building quick-and-dirty sites for your family and friends just
> so they won't produce their own FrontPage monstrosity? Tell them to try
> Google Page Creator instead.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/23/google-pages-when-its-all-just-too-hard/>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Zero Configuration Networking: Using the Java APIs, Part 1
> Zeroconf, also known as Bonjour and previously known as Rendezvous,
> offers a robust system for self-networking that has been adopted by many
> applications. With a provided Java API, now it's easy to make "Zeroconf
> applications hop platforms. In this excerpt from Zero Configuration
> Networking: The Definitive Guide," Stuart Cheshire and Daniel H.
> Steinberg show how to register a service with Zeroconf.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/excerpt/bonjour_ch08/index.html>
> ***What Is Java
> Everyone knows what Java is, right? Interpreted code, applets,
> proprietary, and slow. Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. In its second
> decade, it's time to re-evaluate Java: the language and the virtual
> machine are going their own ways, its open source sub-community is
> vibrant and independent, and developers are taking the best ideas from
> other languages and frameworks and bringing them to Java. In this
> article, ONJava editor Chris Adamson tries to reset old assumptions
> about Java to fit modern realities.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/03/08/what-is-java.html>
> ---------------------
> Podcasts
> ---------------------
> ***The Internet of Things
> This week, Bruce Sterling's Emerging Technology keynote on "The Internet
> of Things" is the sole segment in our program. (DTF 03-20-2006: 30
> minutes 13 seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/03/20/distributing-the-future.html>
> ***The Future of Telephony, Going Digital, and Open Formats
> Peter Cochrane looks at the future of telephony and handheld devices,
> James Duncan Davidson talks about his switch from film to digital
> photography, and Simon Phipps explains the importance of open formats
> backed up by open source software. (DTF 03-13-2006: 26 minutes 30
> seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/03/13/distributing-the-future.html>
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Managing Digital Images: Applying Ratings and Keywords
> The explosion of digital imaging has left professional and serious
> amateur photographers drowning in photographs, with little guidance on
> how to store, sort and organize them. In this excerpt from "The DAM Book,"
> Peter Krogh shows you expert techniques for applying ratings and
> keywords so you can begin to take control of your digital photo library.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/02/24/keywords-and-metadata.html>
> ***Inside Animusic's Astonishing Computer Music Videos
> Composer Wayne Lytle's custom software transforms musical notes into
> jaw-dropping 3D animations. The resulting DVDs have sold tens of
> thousands of copies. Watch excerpts here and learn how Lytle turned his
> digital pipe dream into a thriving business.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/03/22/animusic-computer-music-videos.html>
> ***Screencast: Photoshop Starburst Effect
> SitePoint's first-ever video tutorial shows you step-by-step how to
> create starburst effects in Photoshop.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/24/screencast-photoshop-starburst-effect/>
> ---------------------
> ---------------------
> ***Maker Faire, San Mateo Fairgrounds, San Mateo, CA--April 22-23
> Join the creators of MAKE magazine, the MythBusters, and thousands of
> tech DIY enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, science
> clubs, students, and authors at MAKE's first ever Maker Faire!
> Meet all kinds of people who make amazing things in garages, basements,
> and backyards for inspiration, know-how, and spirited mischief-making.
> An incredible learning experience for the entire family, students of all
> ages and their teachers are welcome.
> <http://www.makerfaire.com/>
> ***Try a Sample Project from MAKE:
> <http://makezine.com/samples/>
> Until next time--
> Marsee Henon
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