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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 »

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.

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 »

Covers

That’s funny, folks are talking about their favourite cover songs, and here I was about to blog about one of my favourite albums of all time – coincidentally a cover album – For the Masses, which is a tribute album to Depeche Mode. Four of my all time favourite covers are on this album; Never… Read More »

Twelve years of email

I had saved my email, both sent and received, since 1996, kept safe in a series of mbox files which I’ve diligently moved from hard drive to hard drive as I’ve upgraded my PC. Of course, it wasn’t very accessible there, and it certainly wasn’t integrated with the last four years of mail kept in… Read More »