The Build

21 July 2008

10:44

The Problem with “Beta”

If a service is available to the general public, it is not in “beta.” It has been deployed. Excusing problems by slapping a “beta” on it is simply immature.

20 July 2008

17:17

The Giant Firebreathing Lizard Was The First Clue

From a demo of PostGIS:

Presenter: “Of course, this is all fake data.”
Audience member: “I would have thought that the use of Godzilla would have indicated that it was all fake data.”

15:19

XML in the Real World

From the PostgreSQL day today at OSCON:

Q: “What did XML get you (in this design)?”
A: “XML got us pain.”

16 July 2008

11:01

Credit Card Processing with 4th Dimension

Never for a moment thinking it would be accepted, I sent in a proposal to the 4D Summit in October to give a talk about credit card processing using 4th Dimension. And, yet, it was accepted, so I guess I actually have to prepare something now. I’ll blog here about the presentation as it comes together.

12 July 2008

19:25

Where’s the bouncer?

The iPhone developer program is now officially uncool, since they let me in. I guess I have to upgrade to Leopard now.

8 July 2008

10:40

Home Again

And I’m back, restarting the blog. This was, in part, just an exercise in writing a WordPress theme from scratch. I’d like to thank Big Contrarian for the inspiration for the design, and Eric Meyer for the “reset” CSS style sheet.

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