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Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Sat Aug 2 18:06:37 MDT 2003

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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, August 1
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 20:28:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: jcollins at boulder.net

O'Reilly User Group Program
August 1, 2003
Please share the information your members would be interested in....

Highlights This Week:
Book News
-iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
-PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
-Cisco Cookbook
-Extreme Programming Pocket Guide
Upcoming Events
-Randal L. Schwartz ("Learning Perl, 3rd Edition"), NoCOUG Summer
Conference, San Ramon, CA--August 21
-Derrick Story ("Digital Video Pocket Guide," "Digital Photography
Pocket Guide," & "iPhoto 2:The Missing Manual," NCMUG Computer
Expo, Santa Rosa, CA--September 20
-O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Sponsorship Discount
-Call For Participation: The 2004 O'Reilly Life Science
Informatics Conference
-Put Up an O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Banner, Get a Free Book
-"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--Robert Kuropkat,
Oakland Perl Mongers Group
-New O'Reilly Beta Chapters Available Online Including TiVo Hacks"
"Regular Expression Pocket Reference," "Kerberos: The Definitive
Guide," and many more.
-GNU.org Versus OpenSource.org
-Exegesis 6
-Introducing JavaServer Faces
-Introduction to System.DirectoryServices, Part 1
-XML Source Highlighting
-Paul Kafasis Tells the Story of Audio Hijack Pro
-The Care and Feeding of Your iPod

News From Your Peers
-Picn*x12:The Linux 12th Anniversary Picnic/BBQ, Sunnyvale, CA
--August 9

Book News
Review books are available--email me for a copy.

***Please include the book order number on your requests.

Let me know if you need your books by a certain date.
Allow at least four weeks for shipping.

Email me copies of your newsletters and book reviews.
For book review tips and suggestions on writing, go to:

Don't forget, your members get 20% off any O'Reilly book they purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering.

***Group purchases with better discounts are available***
Please let me know if you are interested.

Press releases are available on our press page:

***iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual
Order Number: 5075
iMovie 3 offers powerful audio enhancements, slick new photo effects,
and integration with iTunes and iPhoto--but it still comes without a
single page of printed instructions. Award-winning author David Pogue
provides a complete course in Macintosh filmmaking in this funny,
authoritative, and updated guide. From the basics of moviemaking to
mastering DVDs, "iMovie 3 & iDVD: The Missing Manual" lets you marry
the stunning quality of digital video with the power of your

Order Number: 2998
BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a set of similarity search
programs that explore all of the available sequence databases for
protein or DNA. "BLAST" is the only book completely devoted to this
popular and important technology, and it offers biologists,
computational biology students, and bioinformatics professionals a
clear understanding of this program. It shows you how to get specific
answers with BLAST and how to use the software to interpret results.

Chapter 4, "Sequence Similarity," is available online:

***PC Hardware in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition
Order Number: 513X
A longtime favorite among PC users, the new edition of this book now
contains information for people running both Windows and Linux
operating systems. Written for novices and seasoned professionals
alike, the book is packed with useful and unbiased information. In
addition to covering the fundamentals and general tips about working on
PCs, the book includes chapters focusing on motherboards, processors,
memory, floppies, hard drives, optical drives, tape devices, video
devices, input devices, audio components, communications, power
supplies, and maintenance.

Chapter 4, "Processors," is available online:

***Cisco Cookbook
Order Number: 3676
There are often many different ways to solve any given networking
problem using Cisco devices, and some solutions are more effective than
others. The pressing question for network engineers is which solution
is the most appropriate for their situation. A good working
configuration example can often save huge amounts of time. "Cisco
Cookbook" gathers hundreds of examples of router configurations all in
one place.

A sample excerpt on "Simple Network Management Protocol" is available

***Extreme Programming Pocket Guide
Order Number: 4850
"Extreme Programming Pocket Guide" covers XP assumptions, principles,
events, artifacts, roles, resources, and more. The book also concisely
explains the relationships between the XP practices. If you want to
adopt XP in stages, "Extreme Programming Pocket Guide" will help you
choose what to apply and when. This easy-to-carry-anywhere guide to XP
is a must-have quick reference for anyone implementing a test-driven
development environment.

A sample excerpt on "Roles in Extreme Programming" is available

Upcoming Events
***For more events, please see:

***Randal L. Schwartz ("Learning Perl, 3rd Edition"),
NoCOUG Summer Conference, San Ramon, CA--August 21
Author Randal L. Schwartz is presenting "Introduction to Using Oracle
with Perl and Perl's Database" as one of 12 technical sessions
specifically designed for Oracle database administrators and
application developers at the NoCOUG Summer Conference For more
information and to RSVP, please go to:

Thursday, August 21, 2003
ChevronTexaco campus in San Ramon.
6101 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
Please note that the conference building is just after the
ChevronTexaco Campus.

****Derrick Story ("Digital Video Pocket Guide," "Digital Photography
Pocket Guide," & "iPhoto 2:The Missing Manual," NCMUG Computer Expo,
Santa Rosa, CA--September 20
Come visit O'Reilly and watch Derrick Story, author and
MacDevCenter.com editor, at the North Coast Mac Users Group's annual
fundraising event. All your favorite O'Reilly Mac books will be
available for sale at the O'Reilly booth.

11th Annual NCMUG Mac Computer Expo
Saturday, September 20, 2003
9:30am to 3:30pm
Santa Rosa Junior College--Doyle Student Center
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA
Free Admission, but parking at the JC is $2.00

Conference News
***O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Sponsorship Discount
Have a small company or a start-up geared for the Mac OS X audience?
Receive a 50% discount if you sponsor or exhibit at the O'Reilly Mac OS
X Conference. For more information download the exhibitor and sponsor

The Second Annual O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
User Group members who register before September 12, 2003 get a double
discount. Use code DSUG when you register, and receive 20% off the
"Early Bird" price.

To register, go to:

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference
October 27-30, 2003
Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

***Call For Participation: The 2004 O'Reilly Life Science
Informatics Conference
O'Reilly & Associates invites biologists, computer scientists, software
engineers, mathematicians, and experts in other related fields to
submit proposals to lead tutorial and conference sessions at the
O'Reilly Life Science Informatics Conference, slated for February 9-12,
2004 at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego, CA. Proposals are due
September 1, 2003.

***Put Up an O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Banner, Get a Free Book
We are looking for user groups to display our conference banners on
their web sites. If you send me the link to your user group site with
our O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference banner, I will send you the
O'Reilly book of your choice.

O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference Banners:

Safari News
***"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--Robert Kuropkat,
Oakland Perl Mongers Group
"I just wanted to say I am quite impressed with the service so far. It
seems you may have helped me finally solve a career long dilemma: How
to have my books in two places at the same time! Ever since I started
buying tech books I have wanted them both at work and at home.
Obviously, the idea of buying two copies of every thing, or lugging
them all back and forth each day was hardly appealing. Now, I can
access all my books online at work complete with searching, notes and
bookmarks, while keeping my print editions enshrined at home!"

Your group can also participate in this introductory program just for
user group members. To "Go on Safari," any of your members who sign up
for our Safari 14-day free trial can send comments on their
experiences, or tips and tricks for how they used Safari  (it only
needs to be 2 sentences long, but it may be longer) to
safari_talk at oreilly.com. (Please include your UG name in the email.)

Every week someone will be chosen from the tips or comments submitted
to receive fun stuff from O'Reilly (T-shirts, book bags, or other
surprises). If a member of your user group is selected, your group
receives free gifts, too. Whatever the individual member receives, your
UG will get one, too, to give away at your next meeting, or use however
you see fit. Recipients--and their comments--will be announced in the
User Group Newsletter.

**Please use this special UG URL to sign up for the 14-day trial**

For more information on Safari:
News From O'Reilly & Beyond
General News
***New O'Reilly Beta Chapters Available Online
We have many new titles on the horizon. Get a glimpse of what's in
store on our Beta Chapters site. Check out chapters from upcoming books
such as: "TiVo Hacks" "Regular Expression Pocket Reference," "Kerberos:
The Definitive Guide," "Optimizing Oracle Performance," ".NET Framework
Essentials, 3rd Edition," and "Windows XP Unwired."
Read a beta chapter today.

***GNU.org Versus OpenSource.org
What's the difference between the Free Software Movement and the Open
Source Movement? Tim O'Reilly explains their philosophies in the latest
"Ask Tim."

Open Source
***Exegesis 6
Damian Conway explains how the new syntax and semantics of subroutines
in Perl 6 make for cleaner, simpler, and more powerful code.

***Introducing JavaServer Faces
JavaServer Faces, or JSF, is heralded as the next step in server-side
programming. It promises to make your life easier, your programs more
maintainable, and maybe even your job more enjoyable. Budi Kurniawan
demonstrates JSF, explaining why it's useful and if it lives up to its

***Introduction to System.DirectoryServices, Part 1
The .NET Framework's System.DirectoryServices namespace contains
numerous classes, but two you should become familiar with are
DirectoryEntry and DirectorySearcher. In Part 1 of this two-part
series, Robbie Allen, coauthor of "Active Directory, 2nd Edition,"
covers the DirectoryEntry class and shows examples of how to iterate
over the attributes of an object.

Active Directory, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 4664

***XML Source Highlighting
When writing documents in XHTML, getting XML examples and other source
code neatly is vital for a well-presented document. Kyle Downey
presents a tool for doing just that.

***Paul Kafasis Tells the Story of Audio Hijack Pro
There are many ways to build a successful software company. In this
interview with Paul Kafasis of Rogue Amoeba, you'll see how three guys
built the award-winning application Audio Hijack Pro while working
miles, and sometimes even countries, apart.

***The Care and Feeding of Your iPod
Here are ten basic battery tips to help iPodders keep the tunes
spinning, from J.D. Biersdorfer, author of" iPod: The Missing Manual."

iPod: The Missing Manual
Order Number: 477X

News From Your Peers
***Picn*x12:The Linux 12th Anniversary Picnic/BBQ, Sunnyvale, CA--August 9
LUGOD, SVLUG, EBLUG and sbay.org are putting together the third annual
"Linux anniversary picnic & BBQ", also known as "Picn*x12"! All members
of the Linux community are invited and encouraged to bring their
friends and family. Picn*x12 is organized as a family event so bring
your kids.

Linux 12th Anniversary Picnic/BBQ
August 9th, 2003 from 11:00 to 6:00
Sunnyvale Baylands Park, Sunnyvale, CA,

Until next time--


Jeffery Collins (http://www.boulder.net/~jcollins)

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