Your bidecadal note on state and self-description

Tap, Tap. Is this thing on? So if you’ve read this blog at all in the past, you know that this topic pops up every so often. That would be because it’s difficult. The context for this instance of the discussion is a Twitter thread started by Erik let's say your JSON-LD takes over the… Read More »

A new Day

Well, that didn’t take long. The day after I posted it, I got an email from David Nüscheler, CTO at Day Software, asking if I’d be interested in working with them. Given that my friend and accidental mentor Roy works there, and that the company is obviously very clueful about the Web and open source,… Read More »

Yet Another Job Hunt

Alas, I’m once again looking for work, if anybody’s got any cool Web-ish – or would-be Web-ish – projects or products that they’re working on. Contract, full time, part time, I don’t care, as long as it’s interesting, challenging, and I can learn something.


Seems like a decent seasonal meme. Hmm, 70%; should I be worried? Manhattan Cocktail Kopi Luwak (Weasle Coffee) French / Swiss Absinthe Rootbeer Gin Martini Sauternes Whole Milk Tequila (100% Agave) XO Cognac Espresso Spring Water (directly from the spring) Gin & Tonic Mead Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) Trappist Ale Chateau d’Yquem Budweiser Maraschino Liqueur… Read More »

RIM doesn’t get the Web

It was about 2.5 years ago now, that I joined Research in Motion – makers of the Blackberry – for what turned out to be the shortest stint of my career. I was brought in as their “Web 2.0” guy, though as part of the standards organization rather than R&D (which should have been a… Read More »

Interface included

It’s good to see Roy take on the pseudo/not-at-all “REST APIs” out there. As I mentioned in a comment there, I’m no stranger to this kind of interface specification, as I’d guess that about 80% of the “APIs” I reviewed as a consultant suffered from at least one of the problems Roy listed. Fortunately, I… Read More »

Ten years of the Web

Well, for me at least, because it was 10 years ago today that Roy sent me the email that rocked my world. I remember barely sleeping for the next few nights as I was struggling to figure out solutions to various problems using HTTP and URIs. This was prior to Roy’s dissertation too, so I… Read More »

Will distribute business objects for food

I used the subject line of this blog entry as my signature 11 years ago when I saw the writing on the wall at Nortel, and wanted to announce my interest in looking elsewhere for a job. Ok, perhaps it wasn’t the optimal way to communicate that information to the world, but it was cute,… Read More »