Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Safari Books Online adds 27 new videos to its library during June 17 – June 24, 2009.

Safari Books Online adds 27 new videos to its library during June 17 – June 24, 2009. The majority of the newly released videos were designed to help security professionals enhance their skills and prepare for their certification exams. O’Reilly … Continue reading

20 New Books/Rough Cuts Added to Safari Books Online Library During Period: June 17 – June 24, 2009

Safari Books Online adds 20 new books/rough cuts to its library within the last 7 days. Topics covered include JavaScript, Ajax, Networking, Photography, Flex, ActionScript, and more. Check out the newly added content by clicking on the title below or … Continue reading

First ePub Zen Garden user contribution: Terminal

I am obliged to disclaim that Keith Fahlgren made this awesome style within minutes of the site launch and I sat on it for weeks. I am lame. There are a few easter eggs in it for other programmers to … Continue reading

Ciao, Bookworm 2

The same Italian translation available by default on the Simplicissimus Bookworm site is also now available on O’Reilly Bookworm. As with the other languages, it will switch to Italian if your browser indicates that Italian is your preferred language, or … Continue reading

ePub talk at AAUP

There was a sizable crowd and some good questions from the audience at our eformats talk at AAUP. I had to do half the presentation cowboy-style — no slides, no notes — when my USB drive turned out to be … Continue reading

Ciao, Bookworm

Bookworm has its second home in Italy: Simplicissimus Bookworm. Here’s their announcement. I helped out with the installation but the very competent folks at Simplicissimus will be managing it from here on. Best of luck!

Session on ePub at AAUP

This Saturday I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Association of American University Presses annual meeting about electronic book formats: Introduction to E-formats Kindles, iPhones, Sony Readers, Google Books, e-pub, prc, DRM, no-DRM, images with OCR, page-based display vs. … Continue reading

How do you like to read?

There’s a lot of discussion lately about optimal digital reading environments. I could go on at length, but here are a few of the thoughts that keep rattling around. Optimal text size for human reading is 11 point type. I … Continue reading

Product Tip: Self-Organizing Map (SOM) Links

When you find what you are looking for within Safari Books Online, look at the “Additional Reading Links” located at the bottom of the page. Safari has identified sections in other books that relate directly to the content in the … Continue reading

BookCamp Toronto report

There were a lot of surprising comments at Bookcamp Toronto, not always in a good way, but the one that’s sticking with me most came in a conversation I had after introducing myself as a software engineer who works in … Continue reading

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