Thursday, September 11, 2003

Making fractals Origami style

Constructing the dragon. Some wet Sunday afternoon I'm going to make one of these.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The First International Conference on Service Oriented Computing

The First International Conference on Service Oriented Computing.
It won't be the last.

Rabbits, mountains, tweezers

I am a rabbit. I am moving a mountain with tweezers. An ITWorld article on the growing gulf between storage capacity and bandwidth capacity.

UDDI woes

"The UDDI standard was initially misconceived, then neglected, and now it's on the verge of fragmenting into multiple implementations with limited interoperability." -- http://www.looselycoupled.com/blog/2003_08_17_lc.htm#106155119250588247.
A complex system that works invariably can be traced back to a simple system that worked. That is a law named after someone, I cannot remember who at the moment. Anyway, UDDI and a bunch of other Web Service "standards" are showing what happens if you ignore this law.
I'm a UDDI heretic by the way.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Testing software

Medidations on testing and the sequiter (as in the opposite of "non sequiter":-) that leads to dynamic languages (oh, an XML as a catalyst.). Anyway, testing, testing, one two three, testing. An ITWorld article.

Problem oriented

A mockup of a home page for python.org. Problem oriented - I love it.