A Hack of Hacks

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O'Reilly has a terrific series of books that might be of interest to nonprofits trying to leverage new web technologies. I thought I'd list some of them here (you can collect the whole set on the O'Reilly site). This list demonstrates two additional things. The first is easy: if you're not acquainted with Google Books, this'll get you there fast -- just click on some of the titles below.

The second is not quite as simple, but it's a hack worth knowing about. To generate the following list, I first searched Google Books for "inpublisher:O'Reilly hacks" -- you can try it right here. Then, I highlighted a bunch of the results. You need to use FireFox for this, because the next step is to "View Selection Source" from the context menu. Then you just Control-C to copy the HTML, paste it into a web page template or blog posting window, edit the living crap out of it, and you get something like this...

Amazon Hacks
by Paul Bausch - 2003 - 302 pages
Page 20 - O'Reilly O'Reilly ...
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Google Hacks
by Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest - Computers - 2004 - 443 pages
Page xx - Andrew is the author of Word Hacks, also published by O'Reilly. He developed and

maintains the custom Word template and VBA macros used by all the O'Reilly ...
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Firefox Hacks: Tips & Tools for Next-Generation Web Browsing
by Nigel McFarlane - Computers - 2005 - 377 pages
Page ii - Linux Desktop Hacks Test Driving Linux Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive

Guide XML Hacks Flash Out of the Box Knoppix Hacks Talk Is Cheap Windows XP ...
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Podcasting Hacks
by Jack Herrington - Computers - 2005 - 453 pages
Page 266 - Then you get an associate ID that you tack onto the end of any Amazon ...

Amazon provides several formatting options, including the usual text links. ...
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PDF Hacks
by Sid Steward - Computers - 2004 - 296 pages
Page - ... .comicatalog select the book, and follow the "Examples