Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, January 25

William Attwood wattwood at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 13:29:28 MST 2008


Count me in

--Will

On Jan 25, 2008 1:20 PM, Ryan Simpkins <plug at ryansimpkins.com> wrote:

> For your enjoyment...
>
> Someone out there might be interested in the review offer they are making
> -
> kinda tempting. Get a free book if you promise to write a review about it
> on
> plug.org. Get with me if you are interested.
>
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> O'Reilly News for User Group Members
> January 25, 2008
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> ***How to Tell Your Perl Story (at OSCON)
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> ***Administering MySQL Using Flex
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> <
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> >
>
>
> ***Joe Schorr on Leopard & Apeture
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> <
> http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2008/01/08/joe-schorr-on-leopard-and-aperture.html
> >
>
>
> ***Less is More: Steve Jobs' Macworld 2008 Keynote Address
> Steve Jobs opened the Macworld surprise envelope at the 2008 keynote
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> <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2008/01/17/macworld-2008.html>
>
>
> ***LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple
> LILO and Grub are the most popular Linux bootloaders. Usually, your
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> <
> http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linux/2008/01/22/lilo-and-grub-boot-loaders-made-simple.html
> >
>
> ***The Art & Science of JavaScript
> In this tutorial, we'll look at a technique for using CSS and JavaScript
> to build a first-person-perspective maze, in homage to old-school
> adventure games like Dungeon Master and Doom.
> <http://www.sitepoint.com/article/art-science-javascript>
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> Blogs
> -------------------
> ***A Year in O'Reilly Books (2007) from Tim O'Reilly
> <http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2008/01/a_year_in_oreilly_books.html>
>
> ***HF JavaScript: Learn Outside the Book
> <
> http://www.oreillynet.com/headfirst/blog/2008/01/hf_javascript_learn_outside_th.html#more
> >
>
> ***Scott Kelby--Katrin's New Book is a Winner, and I Know Eight People
>   I'm Sending a Copy to This Week.
> <http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/939>
>
> ***Freaking Multitudes of .htaccess great balls of fire
> <
> http://blogs.oreilly.com/digitalmedia/2007/12/freaking-multitudes-of-htacces.html
> >
>
> ***Windows Mobile Weekly Roundup
> <
> http://www.oreillynet.com/windows/blog/2008/01/windows_mobile_weekly_roundup_71.html
> >
>
> ***TMTOWTDI -> The Right Way to Do It
> <
> http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2008/01/tmtowtdi_the_right_way_to_do_i.html
> >
>
> ***PhoneValet & iPhone: Instant Landline Voice Mail
> <
> http://blogs.oreilly.com/digitalmedia/2008/01/phonevalet-iphone-instant-land.html
> >
>
> ***Thoughts on Firefox 3.0
> <http://www.oreillynet.com/xml/blog/2008/01/thoughts_on_firefox_30.html>
>
> ***What Do You Want to Read from Head First Authors?
> <
> http://www.oreillynet.com/headfirst/blog/2008/01/what_do_you_want_to_hear_from.html#more
> >
>
> ***Presents for Under Your Tree (for next year)
> <
> http://www.oreillynet.com/headfirst/blog/2007/12/presents_for_under_your_tree_f.html
> >
>
> For more blogs, go to:
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