Monthly Archives: May 2007

New Book: RESTful Web Services

Sam Ruby and Leonard Richardson have just published RESTFul Web Services. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but will see if I can wheedle an author copy out of my publisher. Knowing Sam, it should be both … Continue reading

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You know, some responses do not make a good weblog post. No matter how angry you are when you write the weblog post. All I’ll say is, if you don’t have any respect for me or what I write, why … Continue reading

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Redirecting Feeds

This will most likely be my last foray into centralized services. They never work out, and I don’t why I allow myself to get sucked into them. Feedburner has been sold to Google, and I’ve just now deleted my feeds … Continue reading

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Your Life, Googled

From the The Financial Times: Eric Schmidt, Google’s chief executive, said gathering more personal data was a key way for Google to expand and the company believes that is the logical extension of its stated mission to organise the world’s … Continue reading

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Freeing the Photos

Two items this week related to public domain photos and applying copyright. Online Photographer writes on Getty Images claiming copyright for photos from the National Archives. Photos taken by government employees or agents of the government become property of the … Continue reading

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Hacking Computer Books

I’m in the middle of ‘proofs’ for Adding Ajax, which is never a terribly fun experience. You can only fix errors during proofs, because the layout of the book and the indexing can’t change. You don’t have time for anything … Continue reading

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Place to Start

If Tim Bray wants to get a better idea of why there aren’t as many women seemingly interested in Ruby, Rails, or associated technologies such as Ajax, he needs look no further than sites like Ajaxian. In all of the … Continue reading

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