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Archive for August, 2006

Catching up on a few things

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

As my 3 (or so) readers may notice, I’m pumping out the posts today. Well, it’s been a while and I’ve been neglecting this blog of mine. Here I am looking at a draft folder of over 30 items – some of which are getting a little dated. It’s amazing how things get old so [...]

JotSpot

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Wow, how come I hadn’t stumbled upon this before. It certainly gives FlySpray, BugZilla, BaseCamp, Blogger, Coppermine, Google Calendar, Google Spreadsheet, Yahoo Groups (and many others) a good run for their money. I’m quite impressed with the simplicity and usability of the system as a whole. There are defintely a pile of features and the [...]

In defense of web (software) developers…

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

I’ve been a proud web developer since the mid 90′s and it sure has changed a lot since then. However, as Jeremy’s post indicates; many in the software industry don’t give enough respect to the web “engineers”. Rightly said: PHP and AJAX aren’t exactly the same as C++ or Java (duh), but that doesn’t mean [...]

Craigslist + Google Maps = HousingMaps.com

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Was shown this at work a while back, a nice mashup; quite useful. http://www.housingmaps.com/

“Fastest Mac ever”, the MacPro has arrived

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Now complete, Apple has transitioned all their machines over to the Intel platform. I’m looking at the specs for these MacPro‘s and can’t help but sit in awe. We’ve come a long way from the Apple IIe I remember growing up! Who needs dual 5.25″ floppies when you can have Quad Xeons, Quad hard disks [...]