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jim stockford jim at well.com
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> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, May 15
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> O'Reilly UG Program News--Just for User Group Leaders
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> -The Art of Software Process Improvement
> -Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS
> -Building Scalable Web Sites
> -DNS and BIND, Fifth Edition
> -Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, Fifth Edition
> -Enterprise SOA
> -iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
> -IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition
> -It's Never Done That Before
> -Java I/O, Second Edition
> -Learning PHP and MySQL
> -MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell, Third Edition
> -Perl Hacks
> -Rails Recipes
> -Scripting for Testers
> -Statistics Hacks
> -Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
> -VB 2005 Black Book
> -Video Conferencing over IP
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> -Peter Krogh at the American Society of Picture Professionals,
>  Fairfax, VA--May 17
> -Peter Morville at Enterprise Search Summit 2006, New York--May 23-24
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> -Eddie Tapp Photo Workshop, Palo Alto, CA--May 24
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> -For SARS Press 1, for Bird Flu Press 2...
> -BSD Certification Group Inc. Announces UG Fundraising Competition
> -The Chicago Perl Mongers are hosting Yet Another Perl Conference
>  North America--June 26-28
> -Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop
> -Grabbing iTMS Preview Tracks the Geek Way
> -Mac FTP: A Guided Tour
> -Build a Web-Based Bug Tracking App
> -Ensuring Application Compatibility in Vista
> -AJAX and Screenreaders: When Can it Work?
> -Rounded Corners with Clean HTML and No JavaScript
> -Search Indexing Limits: Where Do Robots Stop?
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> ***The Art of Software Process Improvement
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> Rough Cuts Version (limited Review copies available)
> "The Art of Software Process Improvement" combines the foundation  
> needed
> to understand process improvement theory with the best practices to  
> help
> individuals implement process improvement initiatives in their
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> Sigma-amidst the buzz and hype-tend to get lumped together under a
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> exploration. It's a one-stop-shop designed to give you a working
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> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/artofsoftware/>
> ***Build Your Own Website The Right Way Using HTML & CSS
> Publisher: Sitepoint
> ISBN: 0975240293
> This book introduces you to HTML and CSS as you follow along with the
> author, step-by-step, to create a fully functional web site. Along the
> way, you'll learn how to apply web standards to make your site fast
> loading, easy to maintain, viewable in almost every web browser, and
> accessible to disabled users.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0975240293/>
> ***Building Scalable Web Sites
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102356
> This comprehensive guide covers the design of software and hardware
> systems for web applications. Using scores of examples and leading-edge
> tips, it details proven methods for scaling web applications to  
> millions
> of users. Topics include application architecture, development
> practices, technologies, Unicode, and general infrastructure work.  
> Ideal
> for anyone ready to realize the cost and performance benefits available
> to web applications today.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/web2apps/>
> ***DNS and BIND, Fifth Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100574
> The fifth edition covers BIND 9.3.2, the most recent release of the  
> 9 series, as well as BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 contains further
> improvements in security and IPv6 support, and important new features
> such as internationalized domain names, ENUM (electronic numbering),  
> and
> SPF (the Sender Policy Framework). Whether you're an administrator
> involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more
> informed about the Internet and how it works, you'll find that this  
> book
> is essential reading.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/dns5/>
> ***Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0, Fifth Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059600978X
> This new edition of "Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0", written by Bill Burke
> and Richard Monson-Haefel. has been updated to capture the very latest
> need-to-know Java technologies in the same award-winning fashion that
> drove the success of the previous four editions. Its easy-to-follow
> style and hundreds of practical examples help you simplify the complex
> world of EJB--without the costly trial and error.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/entjbeans5/>
> ***Enterprise SOA
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102380
> Based on extensive research with experts from the German software
> company SAP, this definitive book is ideal for architects, developers,
> and other IT professionals who want to understand the technology and
> business relevance of enterprise SOA in a detailed way--especially  
> those
> who want to move on the technology now, rather than in the next year or
> two.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/enterprisesa/>
> ***iMovie 6 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527268
> Movie 6 is all about the ease of moviemaking, but if you really want to
> learn its capabilities, Apple documentation won't make the cut. The new
> edition of this Missing Manual is the ideal third-party authority that
> covers all of these changes through an objective lens, from choosing  
> and
> using a digital camcorder to burning the finished work onto DVDs or
> posting it online.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/imovie06tmm/>
> ***IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100582
> "IPv6 Essentials, Second Edition" provides a succinct, in-depth tour of
> all the new features and functions in IPv6. It guides you through
> everything you need to know to get started, including how to configure
> IPv6 on hosts and routers and which applications currently support  
> IPv6.
> Aimed at system and network administrators, engineers, network
> designers, and IT managers, this book will help you understand, plan
> for, design, and integrate IPv6 into your current IPv4 infrastructure.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ipv6ess2/>
> ***It's Never Done That Before
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593270763
> "It's Never Done That Before" is a guide to Windows XP troubleshooting
> techniques, solving the most common problems in Windows XP, and finding
> and fixing more obscure ones. The book provides pointers to  
> explanations
> of BIOS beep codes and blue screen errors, instructions for using the
> troubleshooting tools supplied with Windows XP such as Safe Mode and  
> the
> Recovery Console, and advice for dealing with device drivers, the ROM
> BIOS, and the Windows Registry.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270763/>
> ***Java I/O, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527500
> All of Java's Input/Output (I/O) facilities are based on streams, which
> provide simple ways to read and write data of different types. "Java  
> I/O,
> 2nd Edition" tells you all you need to know about the four main
> categories of streams and uncovers less-known features to help make  
> your
> I/O operations more efficient. You'll also learn how to control number
> formatting, use characters aside from the standard ASCII character set,
> and get a head start on writing truly multilingual software.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/javaio2/>
> ***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 how to generate dynamic web content in a slow,
> easy-to-follow fashion. Also covers error handling, security, HTTP
> authentication, and more.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnphpmysql/>
> ***MCSE Core Required Exams in a Nutshell, Third Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596102283
> Written by the premier author in Windows administration, William  
> Stanek,
> and addressing the needs of Windows 2003 administrators preparing for
> the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) exams, "MCSE Core
> Required Exams in a Nutshell" is invaluable. Not only does this book
> provide the resources administrators need to succeed on the exams, but
> to succeed in the real world as well. They can think of this book as  
> the
> notes they would have highlighted and then recorded for every essential
> nugget of information related to the skills measured in Exams 70-290,
> 70-291, 70-293, and 70-294 (and by association Exams 70-292 and
> 70-296).
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/mcsecoreian/>
> ***Perl Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596526741
> "Perl Hacks" taps into the collective wisdom of the world's most
> creative Perl gurus, so you can learn from their experiences. It's the
> perfect book for experienced developers looking for time-saving
> practical tips or dabblers who are simply curious about Perl's many  
> cool
> capabilities. Topics include user interaction, data munging, working
> with modules, object hacks, and debugging.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/perlhks/>
> ***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.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616606/>
> ***Scripting for Testers
> Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
> ISBN: 0977616614
> "Scripting for Testers" is divided into two parts: Talking the Talk and
> Walking the Walk. In the first, you'll learn the Ruby scripting  
> language
> and the overall craft of scripting. In the second, you'll see how that
> knowledge can be applied to solve common testing problems.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616614/>
> ***Statistics Hacks
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101643
> Want to calculate the probability that an event will happen? Be able to
> spot fake data? Prove beyond doubt whether one thing causes another? Or
> learn to be a better gambler? You can do that and much more with 75
> practical and fun hacks packed into "Statistics Hacks." These cool  
> tips,
> tricks, and mind-boggling solutions from the world of statistics,
> measurement, and research methods will not only amaze and entertain  
> you,
> but will give you an advantage in several real-world
> situations-including business.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/statisticshks/>
> ***Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490768
> The definitive work for IT professionals responsible for the management
> of the design, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of enterprise
> wide security projects. Provides specialized coverage of key project
> areas including Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection and Prevention
> Systems, and Access Control Systems.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490768/>
> ***VB 2005 Black Book
> Publisher: Paraglyph Press
> ISBN: 1933097086
> "VB 2005 Programming Black Book" is one of the first comprehensive  
> books
> that cover the new version of Visual Basic and the development features
> of Microsoft's .NET platform in depth. The book explains the major
> changes to VB and provides numerous tips and practical solutions for
> developing applications. "VB 2005 Programming Black Book" approaches
> every topic methodically: the In Depth section covers all the concepts
> being introduced, followed by the Immediate Solutions section that
> provide hands-on real-world techniques. This book will guide  
> programmers
> through all new features of VB 2005 and provide detailed coverage of  
> all
> the new controls, language enhancements, and new architecture features.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097086/>
> ***Video Conferencing over IP
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490636
> Until recently, the reality of video conferencing didn't live up to the
> marketing hype. That's all changed. The network infrastructure and
> broadband capacity is now in place to deliver clear, real time video  
> and
> voice feeds between multiple points of contacts, with market leaders
> such as Cisco and Microsoft continuing to invest heavily in  
> development.
> In addition, newcomers Skype and Google are poised to launch services
> and products targeting this market. "Video Conferencing over IP" is the
> perfect guide to getting up and running with video teleconferencing for
> small to medium size enterprises.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490636/>
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> ***O'Reilly at SANE 2006, Delft, The Netherlands--May 15-19
> Stop by our bookstall and peruse our latest batch of System
> Administration and Networks books and more at the 5th System
> Administration and Network Engineering Conference.
> <http://www.sane.nl/sane2006/>
> ***O'Reilly at XTech 2006: "Building Web 2.0," Amsterdam--May 16-19
> Meet Kendall Clark (XML.com) and our authors Edd Dumbill ("Mono: A
> Developer's Notebook and Linux Unwired"), Paul Graham ("Hackers and
> Painters"), Eric van der Vlist ("Relax NG" and "XML Schema") at XTech
> 2006: "Building Web 2.0."
> <http://xtech06.usefulinc.com/content/about>
> ***O'Reilly at JavaOne, San Francisco, CA--May 16-19
> Stop by our booth (#413) and to hear authors Bill Burke ("Enterprise
> JavaBeans 3.0, 5th Ed") and Kent Beck ("JUnit Pocket Guide") talk about
> the latest developments in Java and how they affect you. While you're
> there pick up the new edition of ("Java I/O").
> <http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/>
> ***Peter Krogh at the American Society of Picture Professionals,
>  Fairfax, VA--May 17	
> Author Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for
> Photographers") will be giving an evening presentation on DAM at the
> Washington D.C. Chapter of ASPP.
> <http://www.aspp.com/dcsouth/html/dcsouth_events.html>
> ***Peter Morville at Enterprise Search Summit 2006,
>   New York, NY--May 23-24
> Author Peter Morville ("Ambient Findability") is speaking at Enterprise
> Search Summit 2006 on Ambient Findability.
> <http://www.enterprisesearchsummit.com/default.shtml>
> ***Stephen Few at Technology Transfer, Italy--May 24-26
> Author Stephen Few ("Information Dashboard Design") conducts three
> workshops: "Show Me the Numbers" and "Information Visualization for
> Discovery and Analysis," and "Dashboard Design for Immediate Insight."
> <http://www.tti.it/en/speakers/stephen_few.asp>
> ***Eddie Tapp Photo Workshop, Palo Alto, CA--May 24
> Eddie Tapp, author of the upcoming book, "Photoshop Workflow Setups:
> Eddie Tapp on Digital Photography" will be conducting a 2-hour workshop
> on digital workflow.
> <http://www.kspphoto.com/>
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> Conference News
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> ***OSCON, July 24-28--Portland,OR
> OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, is still where open source
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> hotspot Portland, Oregon, and registration has just opened. Hundreds of
> sessions and tutorials. Thousands of open source mavericks, brainiacs,
> hackers, activists, scientists, and their admirers, some in
> business-casual disguise. Read all about it.
> <http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/>
> User Group members who register before June 5, 2006 get a double
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> ***Scan, Open, & Print Money with dekePod
> Deke McClelland Digital imaging guru Deke McClelland just introduced  
> the
> pilot for his new show "dekePod," a video podcast with a hip, visually
> compelling style. The pilot episode, "It's Your Money, Scan It!", shows
> viewers a workaround in Photoshop to scan and open money (under legal
> guidelines).
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/05/03/dekepod.html>
> ***Announcing the 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop Cook-Off
> Win some great prizes from Adobe, Pantone, Lowepro, GretagMacbeth,
> iStock Photo, Lynda.com, and more in the 2006 O’Reilly Photoshop
> Cook-Off. Just take up to three of your own photos and manipulate them
> with Adobe Photoshop, using recipes from any of the five O’Reilly
> Photoshop Cookbooks: "Photoshop Retouching Cookbook for Digital
> Photographers," "Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook for Digital
> Photographers," "Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook," "Photoshop Filter
> Effects Encyclopedia," and "Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook." The
> contest will be judged by a panel of experts from the industry’s  
> A-list:
> Bert Monroy, Katrin Eismann, Deke McClelland, Tim Grey, and Mikkel
> Aaland, among others. Entries may be submitted from May 15--August 15,
> 2006. For details and contest rules, go to:
> <http://www.oreilly.com/go/pscontest-ug>
> ***For SARS Press 1, for Bird Flu Press 2...
> One of the key things we can do during a pandemic is to move in-person
> congregations and meetings online, creating electronic surrogates for
> daily social activities such as classes, business meetings, and social
> outings. Brian McConnell examines how organizations can use the latest
> telecom technology to help keep society functioning and diminish the
> spread of disease if this kind of a disaster takes place.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/etel/2006/05/02/for-sars-press- 
> one.html>
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> Open Source
> ---------------------
> ***BSD Certification Group Inc. Announces UG Fundraising Competition
> Calling all User Groups! The BSD Certification Group Inc. just  
> announced
> a fundraising competition at BSDCan 2006 (http://www.bsdcan.org).
> If you're a member of a BUG, LUG, UUG, or sysadmin user group, here's
> your chance to help the BSD Certification Group
> (http://www.bsdcertification.org) realize their goal of creating the
> standard certification for system administrators of the BSD family of
> operating systems. This is a great opportunity to assist in a worthy
> cause while showcasing the generosity and creative spirit found within
> your user group. For contest details and deadlines, go to:
> <http://www.bsdcertification.org/index.php?NAV=News&Item=pr026>
> ***The Chicago Perl Mongers are hosting Yet Another Perl Conference
>  North America--June 26-28
> YAPC::NA conference takes place June 26th-28th and will be followed by
> open Perl programming classes on the 29th and 30th. Come hear Perl
> luminaries such as Larry Wall ("Programming Perl"), Damian Conway  
> ("Perl
> Best Practices" & "Perl Hacks"), Randal Schwartz ("Learning Perl" &
> "Intermediate Perl"), brian d foy ("Learning Perl" and "Intermediate
> Perl"), chromatic ("Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook" & "Perl
> Hacks"), Allison Randal ("Perl 6 & Parrot Essentials"), and Andy Lester
> ("Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell"), and more. Find out what is new in  
> Perl
> 5 and what is happening with Perl 6 and Parrot.
> <http://www.yapcchicago.org>
> ***Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop
> Running a Windows-only laptop is hardly ideal for people who do
> considerable work in the Linux environment. When Cygwin and ssh aren't
> enough, consider at least dual-booting into the free software world.
> Kevin Farnham recently converted his new laptop into a half-Windows,
> half-Ubuntu GNU/Linux machine. Here's how.
> <http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2006/05/08/dual-boot- 
> laptop.html>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Grabbing iTMS Preview Tracks the Geek Way
> Ever tried to copy a preview track from the iTMS onto your iPod? Hint:
> you can't. iTunes won't add those 30-second free previews. Why would  
> you
> want to? Some great audio and video are waiting for you to enjoy. Plus,
> there's the sheer thrill of geek accomplishment--the "oh, so that's how
> to do it" satisfaction.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/05/09/previews.html>
> ***Mac FTP: A Guided Tour
> (S)FTP has a valuable place in the hearts of web builders and
> developers, and is still one of the most practical methods of getting
> files from one place to another in a secure manner. In this article,
> Giles Turnbull surveys six FTP clients for the Mac platform and shows
> you the major characteristics of each.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/04/13/ftp.html>
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***Build a Web-Based Bug Tracking App
> Having problems tracking bugs every time you create a new project?  
> Jesse
> Liberty has the solution. Here, he shows you how to build a Web-based
> bug-tracking application using ASP.NET.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/05/09/build-a-web- 
> based-bug-tracking-app.html>
> ***Ensuring Application Compatibility in Vista
> What should you do if your enterprise has mission-critical
> line-of-business apps that simply must continue running properly once
> you've upgraded your desktops to Vista? Mitch Tulloch, author of  
> Windows
> Server Hacks, offers insight and advice.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/04/25/application- 
> compatibility-in-vista.html>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***AJAX and Screenreaders: When Can it Work?
> In this insightful report, James reveals the results of independent
> tests he has conducted using AJAX scripts in a variety of screen reader
> software. The results are sure to surprise you!
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/ajax-screenreaders-work>
> ***Rounded Corners with Clean HTML and No JavaScript
> 'Spanky Corner' is an experimental technique for using only CSS to
> produced 'round-cornered content boxes' with semantically pure markup.
> It does not require JavaScript to work.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/05/02/spanky-corners-10-rounded- 
> corners-clean-html-no-javascript/>
> ***Search Indexing Limits: Where Do Robots Stop? Ever wondered how much
> of each of your pages is being crawled by the search engines? Serge  
> has,
> which is why he conducted an experiment to test the exact page size  
> that
> could be crawled by the search bots.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/indexing-limits-where-bots-stop>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Real-Time Java: An Introduction
> "Real-Time" Java doesn't mean "really fast," but it does mean "really
> predictable," and that's especially important in many fields where an
> unpredictable response time, usually caused by the Java Virtual
> Machine's garbage collector, can cost money or lives. Peter Mikhalenko
> looks at the Real-Time Specification for Java and Sun's first
> implementation of the spec.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/05/10/real-time-java- 
> introduction.html>
> ***Configuration Management in Java EE Applications Using Subversion
> Does your enterprise Java application need to store not only complex
> objects or documents but a history of changes to them? Many developers
> try to solve this problem with database wizardry, but it's probably a
> better option to hand the job over to a configuration management system
> that is built for the task. In this article, Swaminathan Radhakrishnan
> shows how you can implement requirements for change tracking by using a
> Subversion repository from your Java application, by way of the JavaSVN
> library.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/05/03/j2ee-configuration- 
> management-with-subversion.html>
> ---------------------
> Podcasts
> ---------------------
> ***Summer Projects
> Are you looking for something fun or interesting to do this summer?  
> This
> week, we begin with an interview with Julieanne Kost, whose pictures
> from airplanes are published in the book Window Seat. Then Google's
> Chris Dibona talks to us about the upcoming second Summer of Code.
> Finally, Dale Dougherty reads from his article in Make magazine on
> Natalie Jeremijenko and her robot dogs. (DTF 05-08-2006: 24 minutes 35
> seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/05/08/distributing-the- 
> future.html>
> ***The Maker Faire
> Thousands of makers met up at the San Mateo Fairgrounds on April 22 and
> 23 for the first-ever Maker Faire. We talk to Make magazine publisher
> Dale Dougherty about the Faire and hear from some of the attendees and
> exhibitors that made this event so successful. (DTF 05-01-2006: 19
> minutes 55 seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/05/01/distributing-the- 
> future.html>
> ***Make Video Podcast: Andrew Filo's Rocket Belt
> <http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/05/ 
> make_podcast_andrew_filos_rock.html>
> For more Maker Faire coverage, go to:
> <http://makezine.com/faire/>
> Until next time--
> Marsee Henon
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