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From: Marsee Henon <marsee@oreilly.com>
To: waltman@pobox.com
Subject: Newsletter from O'Reilly UG Program, June 19
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 10:40:38 -0700

O'Reilly News for User Group Members
June 18, 2007
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***Stephen Johnson conducts workshop in Ireland
   Jun 20-30, 2007, Ireland
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***Gordon Meyer at the Southeastern Wisconsin Windows User Group
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***An Introduction to Haskell, Part 1: Why Haskell 
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***Good and Bad PHP Code
Kevin Yank discusses examples of good & bad PHP code, and how he tests
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***A Holiday Gantry Web Application 
Ruby on Rails may get all the attention as a quick and easy way to
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***Creating MyTube with Flex and PHP 
Flex is Adobe's answer to the problem of finding a multi-platform
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Digital Media
***dekeBytes: Palettes Aren't Panels (Vampires Aren't Zombies)
Deke McClelland Explains "With the release of its CS3 products, Adobe
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***Joe Schorr on iPhoto to Aperture
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***WWDC Keynote: Oh Boy, Just What I Always Wanted 
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Apple finally added "CD-quality" recording to the iPod. But how good is
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***Hit-and-Run: Launching AppleScripts with Keyboard Shortcuts 
AppleScript automation is one of OS X's most useful features, and it can
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***Managing Printing in Your .NET Application 
The .NET Framework makes it easy to support printing. In this article,
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it is printed, as well as let users select a printer to which to print. 

***Implementing and Understanding DHCP 
Setting up DHCP on tens, hundreds, and even thousands of computers can
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***Agile Database Refactoring with Hibernate 
Your data model was near perfect when your application was first
written. Since then, it has...evolved. In this article, we will show
readers how to upgrade their faulty schemas and data models without
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***Using the Lucene Query Parser Without Lucene 
This article shows how to use the Lucene Query Parser to build search
capability into your application, adapting it onto a legacy database
rather than using the entire Lucene package.

***Google Shuts Down Made-For-AdSense Sites
An overview of Google's new policies on arbirtrage and 
made-for-Adsense sites.

***Breaking out of the Box with CSS
The caged bird may sing, but the jazziest tunes are sung by birds that
have broken out of the box! In this step-by-step guide, Jina shows you
how to take that cramped old grid-based page layout, and use CSS--and a
little imagination--to break the bonds and set your design free.

Until next time--

Marsee Henon

1005 Gravenstein Highway North  
Sebastopol, CA   95472
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