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BBC Radio to stop supporting Windows Media on December 31st
interesting trend... also note the lack of answer for the DRM issue... ultimately it will be all mp3
technology  software  standards  web  microsoft  adoption  economics 
september 2014 by amaah
Douglas Purdy's vision
"A universal way for “real people” to securely access and publish structured and unstructured information (“Infobus”)." ... Well..... I once wrote a piece called Get on the Bus aka Glue layer people that amongst other things lampooned people that talked about "infobuses". Am I going to have to revisit that hatchet job or should I pay attention to Odata?
data  modeling  hype  structure  technology  semi-structured  web  microsoft  internet 
january 2010 by amaah
Doloto: Code Splitting for Network-Bound Web 2.0 Applications (pdf)
fairly clever optimization techniques focusing on reducing perceived latency and leveraging incremental loading. Lots of javascript tricks - insert stubs and defer loading of code until needed. Compare to dojo.require
web  javascript  performance  html  dom  scripting  http  networks  technology  Microsoft  BUDS  via:glinden  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2008 by amaah
Content Management
The future of content management is Wikis: web pages, photos, vector diagrams and videos. It'll be based in the browser, using standard web technology like HTML, CSS, javascript and SVG. more emphasis on collaboration, syndication, and search. Google lead
office  web  productivity  collaboration  technology  software  insight  analysis  standards  competition  wiki  Google  Microsoft  IBM  Lotus  syndication  jotspot  content  data  design  architecture  strategy  modeling  atom  GreatGame 
june 2007 by amaah
A File Format Timeline
Rob delivers a visual hatchet job on Microsoft and standards... Reminds me that I should share some of his old presentations.. priceless stuff.
hatchetjob  visualization  standards  Microsoft  file  word  odf  funny  technology  monopoly  strategy  policy  observation  humour  argument 
june 2007 by amaah
AJAX is great, except for the J and the X
when we look for the new browser to replace the AJAX browser we must make sure it keeps the same 'pain free' execution environment characteristics of the browser. So yes, put in server functionality, but make the server functionality disappear when the us
technology  software  web  dom  scripting  BestPractices  insight  analysis  offline  forms  development  programming  xml  language  http  caching  browser  schema  yaron  GreatGame  javascript  frameworks  microsoft  BUDS  interaction 
june 2006 by amaah
"Design Once" and the new InfoPath 2007 Object Model
Infopath now has a model and runtime that supports the browser... life will be interesting next year in the Great Game of Forms: xforms, infopath, those dom scripting frameworks etc. Ground zero is the browser... I love it
Microsoft  infopath  forms  technology  software  standards  adoption  web  browser  design  architecture  GreatGame 
june 2006 by amaah
Huhudious (or Silly Season)
huhudious adj. an outrageous statement or a point of view or behaviour that beggars belief. close synonym to hubristic, breathtaking and preposterous, with the same notion of brazen, yet insouciant, arrogance on the part of the interlocutor. hoo-hoo-dious
huhudious  B-movie  life  humour  language  neologism  observation  satire  essay  rant  politics  economics  perception  culture  media  journalism  England  USA  America  Africa  hypocrisy  irony  Congo  Kabila  GreatGame  CoteD'Ivoire  Liberia  Ghana  Iraq  Iran  AbuGhraib  Guantanamo  StephenCambone  Gabon  EquatorialGuinea  China  Microsoft  Bongo  Putin  Kristof  Bolton  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2006 by amaah
We are the Knights who say NIH!
A Monty Python take on the new Microsoft Office xml file formats and the OpenOffice avoidance
technology  satire  microsoft  nih  adoption  standards  advocacy  xml  office 
june 2005 by amaah
PODC - Plain Old Distributed Computing
doomed to reinvent the wheel: "Why SOA now? Good marketing. The technologists finally found a way to explain to the business how what they do can be made to be scalable and usable by the rest of the organization. Great concept, but a crock of s**t
technology  distributed  computing  SOA  hype  glue  history  insight  IBM  Microsoft  CORBA  development  architecture 
june 2005 by amaah
Deadwood and the Web Application Leap
A spaghetti western in the technology world set in the town of Deadwood, Wild West, USA. 6 million ways to die: choose one.
whimsy  web  technology  adoption  standards  browser  software  satire  history  BestPractices  wit  parable  deadwood  story  storytelling  programming  programmability  design  patterns  movies  spaghetti  westerns  rest  microsoft  netscape  mozilla  lotus  ibm  strategy  ClintEastwood  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
Groove Musings
ground-level musings on Groove's acquistion by Microsoft
software  Groove  Lotus  IBM  Microsoft  folklore  collaboration  social-software  socialsoftware  technology  toli 
march 2005 by amaah

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