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Archive for the 'Rants' Category

Property Managers, where are they?

Monday, October 16th, 2006

The condo I live at has recently changed property managers. The last company (Aragon) was next to impossible to get a hold of. One time I kept track and it was 14 phone calls, 3 voice messages left, 2 messages left with a co-worker and the rest I just hung up. Did I ever get [...]

Web2.0: the evolved web

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Ever find Web2.0 is actually beginning to piss you off? It is for me. You see; for me, Web2.0 is more about the evolved web and what new and cool user experiences are being provided out there. I’m sure each one of you out there reading this (let’s ignore the fact I can probably still [...]

ePost re-align… “that’s so web2.0″

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Enough already with all the rounded corners, gradients and drop shadows. No, they do not make your site better… and at some point it just makes you look more amateur.

That’s right, web standards (still) matter

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Roger Johansson writes over on thinkvitamin.com, “why webstandards still matter“. While some statements seem (intentionally) naive: enough has been said about best practices Web standards aren’t important anymore, because most Web developers are already using them He gets the point across. Perhaps the most evident (at least given what I’ve seen in the past several [...]

The Golden Hammer (for the web)

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

I’ve been meaning to throw out a post like this for quite some time. Not sure what a Golden Hammer is, Wikipedia has a decent description. Simply put, the top Golden Hammers for the web right now are without a doubt – Ajax and Ruby on Rails. If only I had a nickel each time [...]

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 [...]

Telus “e-bills”, are you kidding me?

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

A little history here, I hate paper bills. And Telus is king of sending a pile of useless paper each month in your monthly bill. So a while ago I setup electronic delivery of my phone bill. Well, each month, Telus sends you an email to indicate your bill is ready to view. You then [...]