[FRPythoneers] [Fwd: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 3]

Jeffery D. Collins jcollins at boulder.net
Thu Sep 4 07:17:35 MDT 2003

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Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, September 3
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 20:15:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Marsee Henon <marsee at oreilly.com>
To: jcollins at boulder.net

O'Reilly News for User Group Members
September 3, 2003
Book News
-Windows XP Unwired
-Regular Expression Pocket Reference
-Kerberos: The Definitive Guide
-eBay Hacks
-Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition
-Windows XP Hacks
-The Linux Web Server CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0
Upcoming Events
-Chuck Cavaness ("Programming Jakarta Struts"), Utah Java User Group,
West Valley City, UT--September 18th, 2003
-O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Call for Participation
-Apple Consultants Network Members Are Invited to Attend Exclusive
Tech Camp--October 25-27, 2003
-"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--W. Jim Jordan,
Nortel Linux Users Group
-David Pogue & Tim O'Reilly make the list of the 25 most powerful
and influential people in Macintosh computing
-O'Reilly Open Books Project
-How to Talk About Jini, J2EE, and Web Services at a Cocktail Party
-Globalizing and Localizing Windows Applications, Part 1
-A Web Services Strategy for Mobile Phones
-Scanners and Mac OS X
-Newsstand in Your Pocket: See and Hear Current Events on Your iPod
News From Your Peers
-New Meeting Day for the Portland Linux User Group, Portland, OR
-Uber TiVo, Linux Users' Group of Davis, Davis, CA--September 15

Book News
Did you know you can request a free book to review for your group?
Ask your group leader for more information.

For writing book review tips and suggestions, go to:

Don't forget, you can receive 20% off any O'Reilly book your purchase
directly from O'Reilly. Just use code DSUG when ordering online or by

***Free ground shipping is available for online orders of at least
$29.95 that go to a single U.S. address. This offer applies to U.S.
delivery addresses in the 50 states and Puerto Rico.
For more details, go to:

***Windows XP Unwired
Order Number: 5369
"Windows XP Unwired" provides a complete introduction to all the
wireless technologies supported by Windows XP, including Wi-Fi
(802.11b, a, and g), infrared, Bluetooth, CDMA2000, and GPRS. This book
is a one-stop wireless information source for technically savvy Windows
XP users. It will show you the full-spectrum view of Windows XP's
wireless capabilities, how to take advantage of them, and the
limitations and liabilities of each wireless technology.

Chapter 9, "Global Positioning System (GPS)," is available online:

***Regular Expression Pocket Reference
Order Number: 415X
"Regular Expression Pocket Reference" is a comprehensive guide to
regular expression APIs for C, Perl, PHP, Java, .NET, Python, vi, and
the POSIX regular expression libraries. This handy book offers newbie
and advanced programmers a complete overview of the syntax and
semantics of regular expressions, which are at the heart of every
text-processing application. When you've reached a sticking point and
need to get to a solution quickly, this pocket reference is the book
you'll want to have.  http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/regexppr/

Sample excerpts are available online:

***Kerberos: The Definitive Guide
Order Number: 4036
By integrating Kerberos into Active Directory in Windows 2000 and 2003,
Microsoft has extended the reach of Kerberos to all networks large or
small. This book shows you how to implement Kerberos on Windows and
Unix systems for secure authentication. In addition to covering the
basic principles behind cryptographic authentication, the book covers
everything from basic installation to advanced topics such as
cross-realm authentication and defending against attacks on Kerberos.

Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting," is available online:

***eBay Hacks
Order Number: 5644
Whether you're a newcomer or a longtime user, "eBay Hacks" will teach
you how to maximize your success within this community. The book
features hacks written for buyers, sellers, developers, and all users.
You'll find a wide range of topics, from monitoring the bidding
process, getting refunds to fixing photos to in-depth tips for running
a business on eBay to writing scripts to automate the more tedious

Sample Hacks are available online:

***Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition
Order Number: 3137
"Perl Cookbook, 2nd Edition" offers a comprehensive collection of
problems, solutions, and practical examples for anyone programming in
Perl. The second edition has been fully updated for Perl 5.8, with
extensive changes for Unicode support, I/O layers, mod_perl, and new
technologies that have emerged since the previous edition. Recipes have
been updated to include the latest modules, and new recipes have been
added to every chapter. Find a Perl programmer, and you'll find a copy
of "Perl Cookbook" nearby.

Sample recipes from Chapter 1, "Strings," are available online:

***Windows XP Hacks
Order Number: 5113
"Windows XP Hacks" offers tips, tools, and know-how to bend Windows XP
to your will. The book delves into topics such as changing unchangeable
icons, removing uninstallable components, stopping pop-up ads, speeding
up file downloads, and much more. Users of both the Home Edition and
Pro Edition will find timesaving, fun, and useful hacks for virtually
every feature in their OS. Even if you're not yet a power user, this
book will have you well on your way.

A list of Sample Hacks is available online:

***The Linux Web Server CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0
Order Number: 5296
"The Linux Web Server CD Bookshelf, Version 2.0" contains six of our
best-selling books on the open source web platform--all in one
searchable CD-ROM: "Linux in a Nutshell, 4th Edition;" "Running Linux,
4th Edition;" "Apache: The Definitive Guide, 3rd Edition;" "Programming
PHP;" "Managing & Using MySQL, 2nd Edition;" and "Practical mod_perl."
The CD also comes with a paperback edition of "Linux in a Nutshell, 4th
Edition." Never has it been easier to find what you need to know about
Linux web servers.

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

***Chuck Cavaness ("Programming Jakarta Struts"), Utah Java User Group,
West Valley City, UT--September 18th, 2003

Please join this O'Reilly author for his discussion of Jakarta Struts.
For more information and to RSVP go to:

Thursday, September 18th, 2003
IHC Lake Park Facility,
4646 West Lake Park Blvd.
West Valley City, UT

Conference News
***O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Call for Participation
Programmers, technologists, researchers, CTOs, CIOs, hackers, and
entrepreneurs are invited to submit proposals to lead tutorial and
conference sessions at the 3rd Annual O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Conference slated for February 9-12, 2004 in San Diego, CA. Suggested
topics include: Interfaces and Services, Social Software, Untethered,
Location, Hardware, and Business Models, as a start. The submission
deadline for proposals is September 24, 2003.

***Apple Consultants Network Members Are Invited to Attend Exclusive
Tech Camp--October 25-27, 2003
Three days of the latest information and training on Mac OS X from
Apple and admission to the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference in a single
package exclusively for members of the Apple Consultants Network
(ACN).  To learn more about the ACN program, go to:

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

Safari News
***"Go On Safari" Tip of the Week Winner--W. Jim Jordan,
Nortel Linux Users Group
"Books are like consultants.  The best of them help you, provided you
make the appropriate investments in identifying and using them. The
worst of them only waste your time and money.  When there are over 1600
titles to choose from, the selection process is often hit-and-miss.
You may wind up paying for something that tells you only a bit of what
you want to know, or you may wind up with a valuable resource.  Safari
aids you in that selection process by allowing you to search all of the
titles in its catalogue for relevant sections, while providing
immediate access to the full text of a small number of titles that you
hold on your virtual bookshelf."

You can also participate in this introductory program just for user
group members. To "Go on Safari," any UG member who signs 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
***David Pogue & Tim O'Reilly make the list of the 25 most
powerful and influential people in Mac computing
MDJ, the Journal for Serious Macintosh Users released the fourth annual
MDJ Power 25 list.  David Pogue is number six and Tim O'Reilly is
number seven.

***O'Reilly Open Books Project
Over the years O'Reilly has published a number of books with various
forms of "open" copyright, plus made some of our out-of-print books
available free online. The latest addition to our Open Books Project is
"Programming the Be Operating System."

Open Source
***Five Habits for Successful Regular Expressions
For many programmers, writing regular expressions is a black art. They
stick to the features they know and hope for the best. Tony
Stubblebine, author of "Regular Expression Pocket Reference," says
programmers can avoid a lot of trial and error by adopting these five
habits for regular expression development. The code examples in this
article use Perl, PHP, and Python, but the advice Tony espouses is
applicable to nearly any regex implementation.

Regular Expression Pocket Reference
Order Number: 415X

***How to Talk About Jini, J2EE, and Web Services at a Cocktail Party
Heard about distributed technologies for Java, but not sure what they
are or why they're important? Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates, authors of
"Head First Java," present this cocktail-party overview. Hold your own
in conversation with Java geeks now!

Head First Java
Order Number: 4656

***Globalizing and Localizing Windows Applications, Part 1
With the explosive growth of the Internet and rapid globalization of
the world's economies, the earth is getting smaller and smaller. The
applications that you develop for a local market may soon be used in
another country. If the world used a common language, that would make
the life of developers much easier. However, reality is far from
perfect. Wei-Meng Lee shows you how to make your applications ready for
the global marketplace.

***A Web Services Strategy for Mobile Phones
Planning to deploy information services on mobile phones? This article
gives an overview of the various technologies and routes available for
mobile web service development.

***Scanners and Mac OS X
Seems like the drivers for legacy flatbed scanners were at the bottom
of manufacturers' lists for Mac OS X conversion. The wait was so long
that many users just gave up hope. But over recent months new drivers
from Epson, Canon, HP, and others have quietly appeared. David Weiss
provides a helpful update to the state of scanning on Mac OS X.

***Newsstand in Your Pocket: See and Hear Current Events on Your iPod
Some people don't care what's going on around them, but some of us
mainline headlines, becoming noticeably disoriented without regular
infusions of CNN and Google News. J. D. Biersdorfer, author of "iPod:
The Missing Manual," explains different ways to use your iPod for your
current events needs.

iPod: The Missing Manual
Order Number: 477X

News From Your Peers
***New Meeting Day for the Portland Linux User Group, Portland, OR
PDXLUG is now meeting on the second Thursday of each month at the
Fireside Cafe in Portland, OR. The next meeting is September 11th.
Learn about the PDXLUG Media Library that currently offers 175
technical books and almost 40 users.
To sign up for the library go to:

For more information on PDXLUG go to:

***Uber TiVo, Linux Users' Group of Davis, Davis, CA--September 15
LUGOD's next meeting features Ryan Castelluci. He will talk about the
various hacks than can be used on TiVos. Demonstrations include
Backdoors, Caller ID, TiVo Web, TyStudio, video streaming and more. A
live hard-disk upgrade will also be performed.

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, September 15th, 2003
Davis Library
Blanchard Room
315 East 14th Street
Davis, CA 95616

Until next time--


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

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