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jim stockford jim at well.com
Thu Jul 13 17:49:48 PDT 2006

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> -Agile Retrospective
> -bash Quick Reference (PDF)
> -BigNum Math
> -The Book of JavaScript, Second Edition
> -Build Your Own AJAX Web Applications
> -Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
> -Combating Spyware in the Enterprise
> -Dictionary of Information Security
> -Essential Computer Security
> -Hacking the Cable Modem
> -FileMaker 8.5: Integrating the Web (PDF)
> -How to Cheat at Managing Information Security
> -How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
> -How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project (PDF)
> -The Internet: The Missing Manual
> -Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking
> -Learning PHP and MySQL
> -LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
> -PC Music--The Easy Guide
> -Photoshop Workflow Setups
> -Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition
> -Rails Recipes
> -SUSE Linux
> -Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
> -VB 2005 Black Book
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> -XQuery (Rough Cuts Version)
> -Your Life in Web Apps (PDF)
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> -The Long View of Identity
> -Nat Torkington Previews OSCON 2006
> -Rethinking Community Documentation
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> -Secrets of the Arpeggiator
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> ***Agile Retrospective
> Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
> ISBN: 0977616649
> Project retrospectives help teams examine what went right or wrong on a
> project. But traditionally, retrospectives (also known as
> "post-mortems") are only held at the end of the project--too late to
> help. You need agile retrospectives that are iterative and incremental.
> You need to accurately find and fix problems to help the team today.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0977616649/>
> ***bash Quick Reference (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527764
> In this quick reference, you'll find everything you need to know about
> the bash shell. Whether you print it out or read it on the screen, this
> PDF gives you answers to annoying questions that come up when you're
> writing shell scripts: What characters do you need to quote? How do you
> get variable substitution to do exactly what you want? How do you use
> arrays?
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/bashqr/>
> ***BigNum Math
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491128
> "BigNum Math" takes the reader on a detailed and descriptive course of
> the process of implementing bignum multiple precision math routines.  
> The
> text begins with a coverage of what "bignum math" means and heads into
> the lower level functions.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491128/>
> ***The Book of JavaScript, Second Edition
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271069
> "The Book of JavaScript" teaches how to add interactivity, animation,
> and other tricks to web sites with JavaScript. Rather than provide a
> series of cut-and-paste scripts, that takes the reader through a series
> of real world JavaScript code with an emphasis on understanding. Each
> chapter focuses on a few important JavaScript features, shows how
> professional web sites incorporate them, and gives you examples of how
> to add those features to web sites.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271069/>
> ***Build Your Own AJAX Web Applications
> Publisher: SitePoint
> ISBN: 0975841947
> This practical hands-on guide for first-time AJAX will walk you through
> building multiple AJAX applications, with each application highlighting
> a different strength and use of AJAX. Throughout the book, emphasis is
> placed on modern, standards-compliant techniques, accessibility, and
> cross-browser compatability.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/0975841947/>
> ***Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 159749089X
> The perfect book/DVD for the Lego Mindstorms geek eager to extend the
> life of their RIS 1.x and 2.x kits, RCX Bricks, motors, and programs by
> building new projects. Includes forty projects, software tools such as
> LDraw, MLCad, and POV-Ray, and complete RCX and NQC code files. All
> projects are in PDF form on the DVD, ready for printing, copying, or
> annotating. A perfect resource for clubs and classes as well.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/159749089X/>
> ***Combating Spyware in the Enterprise
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490644
> "Combating Spyware in the Enterprise" is the first book published on
> defending enterprise networks from increasingly sophisticated and
> malicious spyware. System administrators and security professionals
> responsible for administering and securing networks ranging in size  
> from
> SOHO networks up to the largest, enterprise networks will learn to use  
> a
> combination of free and commercial anti-spyware software, firewalls,
> intrusion detection systems, intrusion prevention systems, and host
> integrity monitoring applications to prevent the installation of
> spyware, and to limit the damage caused by spyware that does in fact
> infiltrate their networks.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490644/>
> ***Dictionary of Information Security
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491152
> The dictionary has the most up-to-date terms, including those related  
> to
> computer viruses, malware, and more recent technologies such as  
> wireless
> networking.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491152/>
> ***Essential Computer Security
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491144
> Do you want your computer to be absolutely, positively, 100% secure
> against all vulnerabilities and exploits both known now and those yet  
> to
> be discovered? That's simple--leave your computer in the box it came
> in. The only way to be 100% secure is never to turn the computer on.
> Once you turn the computer on, you begin a tight-rope-balancing act
> between functionality, convenience, and security.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491144/>
> ***Hacking the Cable Modem
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271018
> When freed from restrictions set by service providers, cable modems can
> be tricked out to reach unbelievably fast speeds. "Hacking the Cable
> Modem" shows readers how cable modems work, and how to bypass security,
> install firmware updates, customize cable modems, increase upload and
> download speeds, unlock hidden features and more. Detailed  
> illustrations
> and easily understandable terminology show how to modify actual  
> devices.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271018/>
> ***FileMaker 8.5: Integrating the Web (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059652823X
> FileMaker Pro, famed for power and ease of use, has added a suite of  
> new
> features that can seriously boost your database productivity. This
> tutorial helps you take full advantage of the fresh stuff. It focuses  
> on
> FileMaker's terrific new tool for integrating the Web with your
> databases: the Web Viewer. Step-by-step instructions help you create a
> Web Viewer from one of FileMaker's templates or a totally custom  
> version
> of your own. But the tutorial doesn't stop there. It goes on to cover
> Object Naming, including FileMaker's rules for Object Names and how to
> use them in scripts; new scripts; new functions; and Universal Binary
> for the new Intel Macs.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/filemaker85/>
> ***How to Cheat at Managing Information Security
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491101
> This is the only book that covers all the topics that any budding
> security manager needs to know! This book is written for managers
> responsible for IT/Security departments from mall office environments  
> up
> to enterprise networks. These individuals do not need to know about
> every last bit and byte, but they need to have a solid understanding of
> all major IT security issues to effectively manage their departments.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491101/>
> ***How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490873
> Wireless connectivity is now a reality in most businesses. Yet by its
> nature, wireless networks are the most difficult to secure and are  
> often
> the favorite target of intruders. This book provides the busy network
> administrator with best-practice solutions for securing the wireless
> network. The book endorses the principle that the best strategy is to
> deploy multiple layers of security, each reinforcing the other. Yet it
> never strays from its emphasis on the practical; that any tool or
> methodology that is deployed must work reliably, allow sufficient
> access, and require a minimal amount of maintenance.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490873/>
> ***How to Keep Your Boss from Sinking Your Project (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596528027
> Like it or not, your project needs management. Yet few good software
> projects can survive bad management. If you're a programmer on a
> high-visibility project, this PDF offers five principle guidelines for
> managing upward that will help you help your boss make the right
> decisions about setting project expectations, working with users and
> stakeholders, putting the project on the right track and keeping it
> there. The PDF also covers what problems cause projects to fail and how
> to fix them, and what you can do to keep your software project from
> running into trouble.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/managingsoftprojects/>
> ***The Internet: The Missing Manual
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059652742X
> The Internet is synonymous with change--that's one of its charms, and
> one of its headaches. You think you know the Internet, but are you
> really up to speed on internet telephony, movie and TV downloading,
> multiplayer games, online banking and dating, and photosharing? This
> utterly current book covers getting online, searching/finding
> information, downloading and sharing movies, music, and photos, and the
> latest ways to keep in touch.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/internettmm/>
> ***Joe Grand's Best of Hardware, Wireless, and Game Console Hacking
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491136
> This book is perfect for any devoted hardware hacker, homebrew gamer,  
> or
> geek compelled to void hardware warranties. Twenty projects from the
> books "Hardware Hacking" and "Game Console Hacking" are compiled on a
> single DVD, providing hi-res color for clear views of each step in the
> hack along with the ability to print individual sheets. Hacks include
> Xbox, PS2, Wireless 802.11, Macintosh, iPod, and most of the classic
> consoles from Atari and Nintendo. The book includes chapters on hacking
> tools and electrical engineering basics as well as the background on
> each hardware device.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491136/>
> ***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 in an easy-to-follow fashion how to generate
> dynamic web content. Also covers error handling, security, HTTP
> authentication, and more.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/learnphpmysql/>
> ***LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596005288
> "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition" is an  
> invaluable
> resource for determining what you need to practice to pass the Linux
> Professional Institute exams. This book will help you determine when
> you're ready to take the exams, which are technically challenging and
> designed to reflect the skills that administrators need in real working
> environments.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/lpicertnut2/>
> ***PC Music--The Easy Guide
> Publisher: PC Publishing
> ISBN: 1870775201
> Completely updated with new sections on the MP3 revolution, the PC as a
> complete Media Center and the realization of your PC as a recording
> studio, this new edition of "PC Music--The Easy Guide," will show you
> what can be done, what it all means, and what you will need to start
> creating and enjoying your own music on your PC.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1870775201/>
> ***Photoshop Workflow Setups
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101686
> Adobe Photoshop has so many different work areas and tools that it can
> become confusing or even intimidating for digital photographers to use
> in a production environment. This first book in our new series on
> digital photography offers a step-by-step approach to Photoshop's vast
> collection of menus, palettes, and tools, showing you not only how they
> work, but how they should work for your specific needs in a visually
> uncluttered workspace.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/photoworkflow/>
> ***Python in a Nutshell, Second Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596100469
> "Python in a Nutshell" provides a solid, no-nonsense quick reference to
> information that programmers rely on the most. This book will
> immediately earn its place in any Python programmer's library.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/pythonian2/>
> ***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/>
> ***Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059652370X
> A master photographer and teacher since 1977, Stephen Johnson is widely
> recognized as a pioneer of digital photography. His new book chronicles
> his ride on the bleeding edge of this medium's evolution, and provides  
> a
> practical in-depth introduction to digital photography that includes  
> the
> latest techniques. Complete with beautiful color photographic examples
> and illustrations, this book is a unique, passionate, holistic
> examination for every student of photography.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/stephenjohnson/index.html>
> ***SUSE Linux
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 059610183X
> Whether you use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE
> distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The
> modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how--but also explains
> why--and gives you the answers you need to get up and running with SUSE
> Linux.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/suselinux/>
> ***Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490768
> As the late management guru Peter Drucker once said, "Plans are only
> good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work." The
> intent of this book is not to lead you through long, arduous planning
> processes while hackers are stealing your network out from under you.
> The intent is to provide you with effective network security planning
> tools so that you can "degenerate into hard work" as quickly as  
> possible
> to keep your network secure with the least amount of effort.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490768/>
> ***VB 2005 Black Book
> Publisher: Paraglyph Press
> ISBN: 1933097086
> "Visual Basic 2005 Black Book" is one of the first comprehensive books
> that covers the new version of Visual Basic and the development  
> features
> of Microsoft's .NET platform in depth. It explains the major changes to
> VB and provides numerous tips and practical solutions for developing
> applications and guides the programmer through all the new features of
> VB 2005 with detailed coverage of the new controls, language
> enhancements, and architecture features.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1933097086/>
> ***Wicked Cool PHP
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271026
> "Wicked Cool PHP" provides PHP scripts that can be implemented
> immediately to make programmers' lives easier, including scripts for
> processing credit cards, getting live shipping quotes, and accepting
> PayPal payments online. Author William Steinmetz approaches the
> limitations of PHP frankly and honestly, showing readers where security
> holes might be created by novice programmers and suggesting workarounds
> for when PHP fails.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271026/>
> ***XQuery (Rough Cuts Version)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527888
> "XQuery" delivers a carefully-paced tutorial that teaches everything a
> developer needs to start querying XML and databases. Learn how to join
> multiple data sources or hugely disparate data sources and documents,
> quickly sort the results or find query errors based on the data schema,
> and query elements differently depending on their type. This book  
> covers
> the most useful functions of XQuery and explains how to query a variety
> of relational and XML sources. It also includes specific sections on
> learning XQuery for SQL and XSLT programmers.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/xquery/>
> ***Your Life in Web Apps (PDF)
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> Have you dreamed of a simpler life where web apps and a browser meet  
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> ***What Is a Wiki? (and How to Use One for Your Projects)
> Wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large,
> multiple-participant projects because jumping in and revising the pages
> of a wiki is easy for anyone to do. This article covers how to
> effectively use a wiki to keep notes and share ideas among a group of
> people, and how to organize that wiki to avoid lost thoughts, and
> encourage serendipity. Matt Webb and Tom Stafford co-authored this
> article using a wiki, as they did to write their book, "Mind Hacks."
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/07/07/what-is-a- 
> wiki.html>
> ***The Long View of Identity
> Who are you online? Your digital identity is a complex bundle of
> information--not just what you say about yourself, but what other  
> people
> say about you and how trustworthy they are. O'Reilly editor Andy Oram
> recently attended the Identity Mashup conference at Harvard Law's
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> identity.html>
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> Open Source
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> ***Nat Torkington Previews OSCON 2006
> This year's Open Source conference runs July 24-28 in Portland, Oregon.
> Nat Torkington talks about what you can expect at this year's show. He
> explains that each technology has a great set of talks, but the  
> strength
> of OSCON is that so many different topics are covered in one  
> conference.
> It allows you to stretch and learn things from and share ideas with
> people solving similar problems using different tools. (5 minute, 47
> seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/07/07/oscon-podcast- 
> preview.html>
> ***Rethinking Community Documentation
> Good documentation makes good software great. Poor documentation makes
> great software less useful. What is good documentation though, and how
> can communities produce it effectively? Andy Oram explores how free and
> open source software projects can share knowledge with users and
> how publishers and editors fit into the future of documentation.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/07/06/rethinking-community- 
> documentation.html>
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***The Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop Iceland Adventure
>> From Derrick Story: The team of Adventure photographers arrive in
> Iceland on July 28. This is an Adventure both in the sense of location
> photography and RAW workflow. Each shooter will be using Adobe  
> Lightroom
> on a laptop in the field to process and output the images. Here’s a
> quick overview of who is going, where they will be, and the reports  
> from
> Iceland that will be coming your way.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/digitalmedia/blog/2006/07/ 
> the_adobe_lightroomphotoshop_i.html>
> ***Secrets of the Arpeggiator
> Arpeggiators are some of the handiest gadgets in computer music. With  
> an
> absolute minimum of dexterity, you can create driving rhythms and
> superhuman tapestries of notes. Jim Aikin explains how arpeggiators
> work, what features to look for, and how to use them to revitalize your
> music.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/06/29/secrets-of-the- 
> arpeggiator.html>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***Parallels Desktop for the Mac
> The short version of this discussion about Parallels can be summed up  
> in
> a single word: amazing. Nothing is perfect, of course, and there is  
> room
> for improvement as Parallels moves this product beyond version 1.0.
> However, if you have an Intel-based Mac and need or want to run
> Microsoft Windows, some version of Linux, or some other supported
> operating system, read on. Todd Ogasawara reports.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/06/27/parallels-desktop- 
> for-mac.html>
> ***Wireless Security on the Road Without a VPN
> A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure way to connect to web sites
> and email while using wireless networks. Unfortunately, not everyone  
> has
> access to a VPN, so what do you do? In this article you'll learn how to
> secure your online activities without a VPN.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/06/20/wireless- 
> security.html>
> ---------------------
> Windows/.NET
> ---------------------
> ***How To Recover from Registry Corruption
> What do you do if your system crashes and you've got a corrupt  
> registry?
> Mitch Tulloch comes to your rescue with advice on how to recover and
> restore your registry.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/windows/2006/06/27/recovering-from- 
> registry-corruption.html>
> ***Inside Vista's New Diagnostic Tools
> Vista comes with a great suite of diagnostic tools for helping your PC
> run better and avoid crashes. Here's the rundown on what they are and
> how to use them.
> <http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/06/20/inside- 
> vistas-new-diagnostic-tools.html>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Build Your Own Ajax Web Applications
> Eager to dabble in remote scripting, but don't know where to start? Let
> Ajax guru Matthew Eernisse be your pilot and guide you to the heights  
> of
> Web 2.0 success.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/build-your-own-ajax-web-apps>
> ***Five Keys to Improving Web Site Conversions
> Are your visitors not buying enough, subscribing to your newsletter, or
> downloading samples? Ensure good and growing conversions with this
> guide.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/improving-web-site-conversions>
> ***How to Code HTML Email Newsletters
> Find out the best way to make your HTML newsletters and ezines sizzle
> with this handy how-to guide to the unique challenges in coding HTML  
> for
> email.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/code-html-email-newsletters>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***What's New in Eclipse 3.2 Java Development Tools?
> The popular Eclipse IDE's latest release, version 3.2, is the
> cornerstone of an ambitious release of ten Eclipse-branded projects on
> the same day. But what's in it for you? Ed Burnette takes a look at the
> new features in Eclipse's Java Development Tools and shows you how
> they'll make your development much easier.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/06/28/whats-new-in-eclipse-3 
> -2-java-development-tools.html>
> ***Making the Most of JDBC with WebRowSet
> Database to XML and back again. If everyone's doing some or all of  
> this,
> then shouldn't we write it once, get it right, and standardize? JDBC
> 3.0's WebRowSet offers a profound increase in power over the old
> ResultSet. Sharad Acharya shows you what's possible.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/06/21/making-most-of-jdbc- 
> with-webrowset.html>
> ---------------------
> Podcasts
> ---------------------
> ***MAKE Podcast: Weekend Projects--Make a Workbench
> Every week, Bre Pettis will be bringing you a project that you can make
> over the weekend. For this first podcast, you can learn how to make a
> workbench for your garage, studio, or get your priorities straight and
> put it in your livingroom!
> <http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/07/ 
> make_podcast_weekend_projects.html>
> ***Building Tricorders
> We're featuring four sessions from the first day of the Where 2.0
> conference. Josh Peterson tells you to live your life as if you're on
> vacation; Mike Liebhold looks at a future in which the invisible
> annotations on the world around you becomes visible; Schuler Erle demos
> Gutenkarte, which reveals geographic information in the books you read;
> and Lauren Gelman cautions us about the privacy issues in exposing our
> data. (DTF 06-26-2006: 26 minutes, 15 seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/06/26/distributing-the- 
> future.html>
> Until next time--
> Marsee Henon
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