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jim stockford jim at well.com
Wed Sep 20 07:09:01 PDT 2006

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> From: "Marsee Henon" <marsee at oreilly.com>
> Date: September 14, 2006 1:12:45 PM PDT
> To: jim at well.com
> Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 14
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> O'Reilly UG Program News--Just for User Group Leaders
> September 14, 2006
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>  Non-Geeks"
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> September 14, 2006
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> New Releases
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> -Ajax and Web Services (PDF)
> -Classic LEGO Mindstorms Projects and Software Tools
> -Code Craft
> -Designing and Building Enterprise DMZs
> -Enemy at the Water Cooler
> -Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet, and
>  Wireless Security
> -Firewall Policies and VPN Configurations
> -Getting Started with Atlas (PDF)
> -Getting Started with Hibernate 3 (PDF)
> -Hacking the Cable Modem
> -JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
> -Mac OS X Tiger Server Administration (PDF)
> -MAKE: Volume 07
> -PC Music: The Easy Guide
> -Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual
> -Photoshop Workflow Setups
> -Ruby Cookbook (PDF Version)
> -Ruby on Rails: Up and Running
> -Scripting InDesign with JavaScript (PDF)
> -SQL Hacks: Rough Cuts Version
> -Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks
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> Upcoming Events
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> -O'Reilly at the Sonoma County Book Festival, Santa Rosa, CA--
>  September 16
> -chromatic ("Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook" and "Perl
>  Hacks") at the Seattle Perl Users Seattle, WA--September 19
> -Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography") joins
>  SFDIG, San Francisco, CA--October 3
> -C.J. Date ("The Relational Database Dictionary" and "Database in
>  Depth") at the Data Management Association, Beaverton, OR--
>  October 4
> -Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat") Project: Photoshop Lightroom
>  School Tour
> -Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book") ASMP/It's Your Business Event Series
> -Eddie Tapp ("Photoshop Workflow Setups") Pro Tips Tour
> -Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide" and "iPhoto 6:
>  The Missing Manual") at NCMUG's Macintosh Computer Expo,
>  Santa Rosa, CA--October 7
> -Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide" and "iPhoto 6:
>  The Missing Manual") at Santa Rosa Junior College,
>  Santa Rosa, CA--October 8
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> Conference News
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> -ETech 2007 Call for Papers
> -Proposals for the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo
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> News
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> -CRAFT on Newsstands October 17
> -Work for O'Reilly
> -User Group Members receive a special 30% discount on
>  O'Reilly Learning Courses
> -Unit Testing Your Documentation
> -Understanding Newlines
> -Digital Media Insider Podcast: Playing with Audio Plugins
> -George Jardine Discusses the Adobe Lightroom Adventure
> -Image Sharpening With Photoshop CS2
> -A Briefing on Synching
> -Unify and Synchronize Your iTunes Libraries
> -How to Remove Startup Programs
> -Building Photo Uploaders with XAML
> -Separation of Concerns in Web Service Implementations
> -How to Publish Multiple Websites Using a Single Tomcat Web
>  Application
> -Batch Updates with PL/pgSQL
> -Visualizing Database Information with Tableau
> -MAKE Japan Now Available
> -Weekend Projects: Batometer Instructions
> -Barbara Brundage discusses "Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual"
> -Life Cycles
> -Flex 2: Rich Internet Applications in a Flash
> -Advanced Accessibility Techniques
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> New Releases--Books, PDFs, and Rough Cuts
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> ***Ajax and Web Services (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596528531
> Ajax and web services are a perfect match for developing web
> applications. Ajax has built-in abilities to access and manipulate XML
> data, the native format for almost all REST and SOAP web services.  
> Using
> numerous examples, this document explores how to fit the pieces
> together. Examples demonstrate how to use Ajax to access publicly
> available web services from Yahoo! and Google. You'll also learn how to
> use web proxies to access data on remote servers and how to transform
> XML data using XSLT.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/ajaxwebserv/>
> ***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 40 projects, software tools such as
> LDraw, MLCad andPOV-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/>
> ***Code Craft
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271190
> "Code Craft" teaches programmers how to move beyond writing correct  
> code
> to writing great code. The book covers code writing concerns, including
> code presentation style, variable naming, error handling, and security;
> and the wider issues of programming in the real world, such as good
> teamwork, development processes, and documentation. "Code Craft"  
> presents
> language-agnostic advice that is relevant to all developers, from an
> author with loads of practical experience.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271190/>
> ***Designing and Building Enterprise DMZs
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491004
> Building DMZs for Enterprise Networks covers a sorely needed area in
> critical business infrastructure: the Demilitarized Zone. DMZs play a
> crucial role in any network consisting of a Hosted Internet Web Server,
> internal servers which need to be segregated, External to Internal DNS
> Server, and an E-mail SMTP Relay Agent. This book covers what an
> administrator needs to plan out and integrate a DMZ into a network for
> small, medium, and Enterprise networks.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491004/>
> ***Enemy at the Water Cooler
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597491292
> Organizations spend billions each year securing assets. Most
> countermeasures are designed to address external attacks. What happens
> when the attacker is a trusted employee with access to sensitive  
> assets?
> Insider threats are easy to perpetrate, hard to prevent, and managing
> them is politically charged. Spanning over a decade, this book shares
> real life stories of insider threats and countermeasures through  
> various
> geographies and business verticals.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597491292/>
> ***Essential Computer Security: Everyone's Guide to Email, Internet,  
> and
> Wireless 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 is 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/>
> ***Firewall Policies and VPN Configurations
> Publisher: Syngress
> ISBN: 1597490881
> The security provided by firewalls and VPNs is only as strong as the
> protocol rules and policies that you create. "Defense-in-depth" and
> "least privilege" are merely holes in your perimeter waiting to be
> exploited, unless you can define and maintain protocol rules that allow
> only the minimum protocols required to provide your requisite services.
> This book provides fundamental information necessary to configure
> firewalls and build VPNs and DMZs to survive the dangers of today's
> internet. Products covered include Cisco PIX Firewall, ISA Server 2004,
> Check Point NGX, Juniper's NetScreen Firewalls, SonicWall, and Nokia.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1597490881/>
> ***Getting Started with Atlas (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596529171
> In this Short Cut, Microsoft MVP Wei-Meng Lee introduces you to Atlas  
> by
> showing ten ways you can use the technology to improve the user
> experience of your existing ASP.NET 2.0 apps. There's no better way to
> get acquainted with Atlas than by diving into a project, so read on and
> get started.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/atlaspdf/>
> ***Getting Started with Hibernate 3 (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596528183
> This PDF updates the introductory material from the award-winning
> "Hibernate: A Developer's Notebook" to teach you how to jump right in  
> and
> get productive with the current release of Hibernate. You'll be walked
> through the ins and outs of setting up Hibernate and some related tools
> that make it easier to use--and that may give you new ideas about how  
> to
> store information in your Java programs.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/hibernate3pdf/>
> ***Hacking the Cable Modem
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271018
> Inside "Hacking the Cable Modem," you'll learn the history of cable
> modem hacking, how a cable modem works, the importance of firmware, how
> to unblock network ports and unlock hidden features, how to hack and
> modify your cable modem, what uncapping is and how it makes cable
> modems upload and download faster. Written for people at all skill
> levels, the book features step-by-step tutorials with easy to follow
> diagrams, source code examples, hardware schematics, links to software
> (exclusive to this book!), and previously unreleased cable modem hacks.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271018/>
> ***JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101996
> The indispensable reference for JavaScript programmers since 1996,
> "JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, Fifth Edition" is completely revised
> and expanded to cover JavaScript as it is used in today's Web 2.0
> applications.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/jscript5/>
> ***Mac OS X Tiger Server Administration (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596529546
> "Mac OS X Tiger Server Administration" gives Unix, Windows, and Mac
> administrators what they need to master every aspect of this server,
> from the command line to Apple's graphical tools. Full of much-needed
> insight, clear explanations, and troubleshooting tips, the book shows
> readers how to utilize Tiger server's capabilities and features in  
> their
> individual environments, while highlighting the differences between Mac
> OS X and other server platforms.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/macosxtigersa/>
> ***MAKE: Technology On Your Time Volume 07
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527187
> If you like to tweak, disassemble, recreate, and invent cool new uses
> for technology, you'll love MAKE, our project-based quarterly for the
> inquisitive do-it-yourselfer. "MAKE Volume 07" is the Backyard Biology
> issue, with DNA extraction, plant grafting, home mycology lab, snail
> cryogenics, and more. Also, learn how to make your own Stirling engine,
> install a video camera on a model rocket, make a head-mounted water
> cannon, and dozens of other projects to satiate your inner maker.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/makemag06v7/>
> ***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 realisation 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 Elements 5: The Missing Manual
> The most popular photo-editing program on the market, Photoshop  
> Elements
> not only has Photoshop's marvelous powers, but includes creative
> capabilities the mothership lacks. The latest version, "Photoshop
> Elements 5," offers new scrapbook features among many other
> improvements. Our Missing Manual carefully explains every feature
> (something no other book has done) by putting each one into a clear,
> easy-to-understand context--all with a bit of wit and good humor. This
> book is for the Windows users of Photoshop Elements.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/photoshope5tmm/>
> ***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/>
> ***Ruby Cookbook (PDF Version)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596523696
>> From data structures and algorithms, to integration with cutting-edge
> technologies, the "Ruby Cookbook" has something for every programmer.  
> When
> you need to solve a problem, don't reinvent the wheel: look for it in  
> the
> Cookbook.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyckbk/>
> ***Ruby on Rails: Up and Running
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596101325
> This compact guide from O'Reilly teaches you the basics of Ruby on
> Rails, the super-productive new way to develop full-featured web
> applications. Discover how to install and use both the Ruby scripting
> language and the Rails framework. More advanced material shows you just
> how fast Ruby on Rails can go.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyrails/>
> ***Scripting InDesign with JavaScript (PDF)
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596528175
> InDesign provides a powerful set of tools for producing beautiful
> documents. While you can certainly do all your work by hand through
> InDesign's graphical interface, there are many times when it's much
> easier to write a script. Once you've automated a task, you can run it
> over the whole document, ensuring consistency, or just when you need  
> it,
> simplifying and speeding your layout process. All it takes is a bit of
> JavaScript knowledge and a willingness to explore InDesign's  
> programming
> features.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/scriptingindesign/>
> ***SQL Hacks: Rough Cuts Version
> Publisher: O'Reilly
> ISBN: 0596527152
> Whether you're running Access, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, or  
> PostgreSQL,
> this book will help you push the limits of traditional SQL to squeeze
> data effectively from your database. It offers 100 hacks--unique tips
> and tools--that bring you the knowledge of experts who apply what they
> know in the real world to help you take full advantage of the  
> expressive
> power of SQL. You'll find practical techniques to address complex data
> manipulation problems.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/sqlhks/>
> ***Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks
> Publisher: No Starch Press
> ISBN: 1593271182
> This newbie's guide to Ubuntu lets readers learn by doing. Step-by-step
> projects build upon earlier tutorial concepts and increase the reader's
> understanding of topics such as installing new software; Internet
> connectivity; working with removable devices; and even handling DVDs  
> and
> iPods. Average desktop users are eased into the world of commands, thus
> allowing them to work with script-based applications; converting RPMs  
> to
> DEB files; and compiling software from source.
> <http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593271182/index.html>
> ***MAKE Magazine Subscriptions
> MAKE Magazine Subscriptions
> The annual subscription price for four issues is $34.95. When you
> subscribe with this link, you'll get a free issue--one plus four 
> more for $34.95. So subscribe for yourself or friends with this
> great offer for UG Members: five volumes for the cost of four.
> Subscribe at:
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> ***Craft Magazine Subscriptions
> The annual subscription price for four issues is $34.95. When you
> subscribe with this link, you'll get a free issue--the first one plus
> four more for $34.95. So subscribe for yourself or friends with this
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> ***O'Reilly at the Sonoma County Book Festival,
>    Santa Rosa, CA--September 16
> Visit our booth to peruse just a few of our many titles,  grab a
> catalog, and pick up a copy of MAKE magazine while you're there.
> <http://www.socobookfest.org/>
> ***chromatic ("Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook" and "Perl
>    Hacks") at the Seattle Perl Users Seattle, WA--September 19
> Join author chromatic for a talk on "Perl Hacks You Might Not Know,"
> featuring hacks from the book and some new hacks. He'll also cover
> embedding Parrot in Perl 5 and Ruby and bootstrapping tests for a
> language using Parrot.
> <http://seattleperl.org/>
> ***Stephen Johnson ("Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography") joins
>    SFDIG, San Francisco, CA--October 3
> Photographer and author Stephen Johnson will be discussing his hard won
> insights into digital photography and print making. Existing SFDIG 2006
> members get in free, or you can attend an individual meeting for a fee
> of $20.
> <http://sfdig.org/site/events/index.html>
> ***C.J. Date ("The Relational Database Dictionary" and "Database in
>    Depth") at the Data Management Association, Beaverton,
>    Oregon--October 4
> Author Chris Date shares the secrets to Dropping ACID, Nullology: the
> study of the empty set, View Updating, and Database Graffiti at the
> "Masterclass with Chris Date" training event.
> <http://www.damaglobal.org/chris_date_10_4_06.php>
> ***Julieanne Kost ("Window Seat") Project: Photoshop Lightroom
>    School Tour
> Author Julieanne Kost will provide students with an in-depth seminar on
> using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Lightroom beta, highlighting their
> combined support for a digital workflow. For a complete list of cities
> and dates, go to:
> <http://projectphotoshoplightroom.com/schools.php>
> ***Peter Krogh ("The DAM Book"), ASMP/It's Your Business Event Series  
> Author Peter Krogh will be teaching the "Get Your DAM Stuff Together"
> track for ASMP's "It's Your Business" Series. For a complete list of
> cities and dates, go to:
> <http://www.asmp.org/commerce/education>
> ***Eddie Tapp ("Photoshop Workflow Setups") Pro Tips Tour
> Author Eddie Tapp will teach you the complete digital workflow from
> capture to final output. During this seminar, Monte Zucker and Eddie
> Tapp cover concept to completion--posing, pixels, Photoshop, and
> printing--everything needed to create beautiful digital photographic
> portraits. For a complete list of cities and dates, go to:
> <http://www.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=802>
> ***Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide" and "iPhoto 6:
>    The Missing Manual") at NCMUG's Macintosh Computer Expo,
>    Santa Rosa, CA--October 7
> Author Derrick Story  will be at speaking at the annual NCMUG Macintosh
> Computer Expo. O'Reilly will be on hand to sell books at the Expo.
> <http://www.ncmug.org/mce.html>
> ***Derrick Story ("Digital Photography Pocket Guide" and "iPhoto 6:
> The Missing Manual") at Santa Rosa Junior College,
>   Santa Rosa, CA--October 8
> Author Derrick Story will be holding half-day seminar through the Santa
> Rosa Junior College Community Education program.
> <https://busapp02.santarosa.edu/CommunityEducation/>
> ================================================
> Conference News
> ================================================
> ***ETech 2007 Call for Papers
> According to Arthur C. Clarke, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is
> indistinguishable from magic." But just how advanced is sufficiently
> advanced? Clarke's Third Law provides the inspiration for the next
> ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. The 2007 edition of
> the conference is all about magical innovations and will reveal the
> sufficiently advanced technology behind them. The next ETech takes  
> place
> on March 26-29, 2007 in San Diego, California. Proposals are due no
> later than October 9, 2006.
> <http://conferences.oreilly.com/etech>
> ***Proposals for the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo Are Now Being  
> Accepted
> The Call for Participation for the 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo has  
> just
> opened: an invitation for database experts and enthusiasts to share  
> their
> knowledge of MySQL with the global open source community. The theme for
> the 2007 conference is "Scale to New Heights with MySQL." This annual
> event brings nearly 2,000 MySQL developers, DBAs, users, and partners
> together in Santa Clara, California. The Call for Participation ends
> November 7, 2006; the conference takes place April 23-26, 2007.
> <http://www.mysqluc.com>
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> News From O'Reilly & Beyond
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> ***CRAFT on Newsstands October 17
>> From the team who brought you MAKE, CRAFT is the first project-based
> magazine dedicated to the renaissance that is occurring within the  
> world
> of crafts. Celebrating the DIY spirit, Craft's goal is to unite,
> inspire, inform, and entertain a growing community of highly  
> imaginative
> people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with
> unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials, and
> tools; resourceful spirits who undertake amazing crafting projects in
> their homes and communities. We call them "Makers."
> <http://www.craftzine.com/>
> We anticipate a very quick sellout (as was the case with the inaugural
> issue of MAKE). Avoid the crushing disappointment of an empty  
> newsstand,
> and reserve a copy today by subscribing with this special UG discount
> URL:
> <http://www.craftzine.com/go/craftug>
> ***O'Reilly Media Announces Co-Publishing Agreement with Adobe Systems
> We just  announced the Adobe Developer Library, a new publishing  
> imprint
> in partnership with Adobe Systems, designed to meet the rising demand
> among developers for tools and resources to help create the next
> generation of rich internet applications. Adobe and O'Reilly have
> entered into an agreement to co-publish and co-brand books and online
> learning resources for developers creating applications with
> technologies such as Adobe Flex, ActionScript, and Adobe Flash and  
> Flash
> Video. Stay tuned for more information.
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> ***Unit Testing Your Documentation
> It's fairly easy to prevent errors in code from occurring and
> reoccurring; unit tests are an effective strategy to prevent
> regressions. But what about the example code in your documentation?
> Errors there can frustrate and thwart readers and learners.  
> Fortunately,
> it's possible to test your documentation almost as effectively. Leonard
> Richardson, coauthor of the "Ruby Cookbook," demonstrates how he kept  
> his
> code examples correct.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/09/07/unit-testing-docs.html>
> ***Understanding Newlines
> Munging text is familiar to agile language programmers. It's very
> straightforward, right? Text comes in, text changes, and text goes out.
> Yet in a multi-OS world with networks, internationalization, and
> character sets, is text really that simple? Xavier Noria delves into  
> how
> computers handle text to explain the newline problem and how to work
> with it in agile languages.
> <http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2006/08/17/understanding- 
> newlines.html>
> ---------------------
> Digital Media
> ---------------------
> ***Digital Media Insider Podcast: Playing with Audio Plugins
> Listen as songwriter and Pro Tools guru Gina Fant-Saez transforms a
> dust-dry vocal into a gorgeous soundscape by chaining four cool effect
> plugins, and then builds a song from scratch using only virtual
> instruments.
> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2006/09/07/playing-with-audio- 
> plugins.html>
> ***George Jardine Discusses the Adobe Lightroom Adventure
> George Jardine, pro shooter and Adobe Lightroom Evangelist, was part of
> the Lightroom Adventure team that traveled to Iceland during the summer
> of 2006. In this interview by fellow Adventurer Derrick Story, George
> talks about working with other world class photographers on location  
> and
> the development of Adobe Lightroom... and how the two forces came
> together in Iceland.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/08/17/george-jardine- 
> lightroom-adventure.html>
> ***Image Sharpening With Photoshop CS2
> Having trouble applying Photoshop's Unsharp Mask filter to your
> creations? Using the Unsharp Mask can be tricky business but, as author
> Corrie explains, some good technique, a little patience, and an  
> artistic
> eye is all you need to sharpen your images to a professional standard.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/sharpening-photoshop-cs2>
> ---------------------
> Mac
> ---------------------
> ***A Briefing on Synching
> The idea behind synchronizing, or synching, is simple: take information
> you collect on one device, like the contact lists you keep on your
> laptop, and combine it with similar information on other devices so  
> that
> the two sets of information match. Sounds easy enough, but there are a
> few tricks to understand. In this "Take Control" excerpt, Michael Cohen
> provides an informative overview for getting your info in sync.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/09/05/synching.html>
> ***Unify and Synchronize Your iTunes Libraries
> Last June, David Miller published an article that explained how to
> synchronize playlists on iTunes. Today, Matthew Russell extends this
> idea by investigating and presenting three different ways to  
> synchronize
> the actual contents of your iTunes music libraries when they are
> scattered across multiple machines. Then in the second half of the
> article, Matthew lays the foundation for a custom Python script that  
> you
> can extend across multiple platforms and in various other ways.
> <http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2006/08/22/synchronize-itunes- 
> libraries.html>
> ***Building Photo Uploaders with XAML
> Who says Windows can't play nice with open source applications? Jack
> Herrington uses the XAML technology on Windows Vista to create a
> visually appealing and user-friendly image uploading application for
> getting pictures into a PHP web application.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/windows/2006/08/29/building-photo- 
> uploaders-with-xaml.html>
> ---------------------
> Java
> ---------------------
> ***Separation of Concerns in Web Service Implementations
> The principle of "separation of concerns" is much repeated in SOA
> circles... so why are transactional integrity, security, and business
> logic so often intermingled in SOA implementations? In this article,
> Tieu Luu shows how to use Spring to separate out security concerns in  
> an
> Axis-based web service.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/09/06/separation-of-concerns- 
> in-web-services.html>
> ***How to Publish Multiple Websites Using a Single Tomcat Web
> Application
> While the idea of mapping several names onto one Apache instance with
> VirtualHost directives is well known, what do you do when you're  
> serving
> web apps with Tomcat? Satya Komatineni has both the code and the  
> configs
> that you'll need to make this work.
> <http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2006/08/30/publishing-multiple- 
> sites-using-single-tomcat.html>
> ---------------------
> Databases
> ---------------------
> ***Batch Updates with PL/pgSQL
> Loops are slow, algorithmically speaking. Every time you find yourself
> looping over data, you have a process that, at best, scales linearly
> with the number of items to process. SQL gives you options to perform
> multiple updates at once; David Wheeler demonstrates how to make them
> work with PL/pgSQL.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/databases/2006/09/07/plpgsql-batch- 
> updates.html>
> ***Visualizing Database Information with Tableau
> Although there are several tools available to help users efficiently  
> and
> easily create pivot tables or cross-tabulations, being able to  
> visualize
> the cross-tabulations in real time is much more useful. Ben Lorica and
> the O'Reilly Research team recently tried a visual analysis and
> reporting tool called Tableau. It worked well for them; might it work  
> in
> your data warehouse?
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/databases/2006/08/24/ 
> tableau_review.html>
> ---------------------
> ---------------------
> ***MAKE Japan Now Available
> MAKE is coming to Japan! It will share content from the pages of MAKE,
> but will be specifically for Japan.
> <http://www.oreilly.co.jp/books/4873112982/>
> You can download a sample MAKE 01 (Japanese PDF) here:
> <ftp://ftp.oreilly.co.jp/download/make01_sample.pdf>
> ***Weekend Projects: Batometer Instructions
> <http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/09/ 
> weekend_projects_batometer_ins.html>
> For More MAKE Projects and info, go to:
> <http://makezine.com/>
> ---------------------
> Podcasts
> ---------------------
> ***Barbara Brundage discusses "Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing  
> Manual"
> In this podcast, O'Reilly Media's Sara Peyton interviews Barbara
> Brundage. Barbara's an extraordinary harpist who has performed for
> dignitaries and celebrities around the world including Margaret
> Thatcher, Tom Cruise, the Clintons, and Isaac Stern. She's also the
> go-to expert when it comes to using Photoshop Elements. Her brand new
> book, "Photoshop Elements 5: The Missing Manual" is all about the
> just-announced version of Elements. And she's going to talk to us about
> the cool new tools for digital photographers and scrapbookers in this
> new program.
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/09/12/barbara-brundage- 
> interview-ps-elements5.html>
> ***Life Cycles
> Releasing early and often. Mark Lucovsky contrasts his experience at
> Microsoft and at Google. Simon Phipps says that "lock in is the new  
> lock
> out" and we preview Euro OSCON. Six Apart's Anil Dash has a stack of
> services you might use to build your applications and Damian Conway
> pokes fun at the world of Web 2.0 businesses. (DTF 09-11-2006: 26
> minutes 45 seconds)
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2006/09/11/distributing-the- 
> future.html>
> ---------------------
> Web
> ---------------------
> ***Flex 2: Rich Internet Applications in a Flash
> Take your interactive web apps to the next level with Adobe's Flex
> 2--it's fast, fashionable, and free! Join Josh as he walks through the
> process of developing a simple Flash project that shows just how easy  
> it
> is to build cross-platform web apps with Flex 2.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/flex-2-internet-applications>
> ***Advanced Accessibility Techniques
> If you think the W3C guidelines are your ticket to an accessible site,
> think again! While the W3C guidelines are important, if you want your
> web site to be truly accessible, you'll need to venture beyond these
> guidelines. Trenton explains all in this hands-on technical tour.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/accessibility-techniques>
> Until next time--
> Marsee Henon
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