Monthly Archives: May 2005

Lowpoint in Television

Thanks to Yule (who says it’s all Maria’s fault) I discovered that I’m Percy Bysshe Shelley in the “What famous Romantic Poet are you” quiz–not my favorite poet, but somewhat appropriate considering the name. In response, Yule wrote in comments: … Continue reading

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The Complete and Utter Numbnuts Guide to Programming with Web APIs

Chapter 1: When you’re satisfied with how your test functions to a web application such as Flickr are working and you then move to encapsulate the code into a reusable form, make sure you follow Simple Rule #1: rather than … Continue reading

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I thought I would share a photo of Missouri’s colorful flora. Yes, you never know what exotic bloom you’ll come upon when out walking in these hills. This silk floral lei was hanging from a tree in the middle of … Continue reading

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What’s the Use

Last week I had an email from a person writing an anger management manual, who wanted permission to quote my old posts about using anger as a weapon against helplessness. In the posts, I wrote about Dr. Martin E. P. … Continue reading

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The roses at the Missouri Botanical Garden are in full bloom, and unlike last year, I haven’t missed the early show. I spent yesterday afternoon taking photos and just walking about, enjoying the brilliant color and delicate scent. As I … Continue reading

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Scorching in the IT Kitchen

If you cast your mind waaay back, you’ll remember the IT Kitchen group effort we had at the end of last year. It was an interesting experiment–open up a weblog and a wiki to edit access by any person who … Continue reading

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Creative Commons FollowUp

Dennis Kennedy wrote an excellent follow-up post on the Creative Commons discussion this weekend. Excellent. I particularly wanted to note the following: One of my biggest concerns about the Creative Commons license has been the lack of guidance from CC … Continue reading

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