Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Mashups, microformats and the mobile web Panel


That's me on the left, standing. Then comes Conor, Ben and Bill.

The panel was good fun. The big takeaway for me was the amazing amount of consensus that microformats are the way to go. Two years ago, I was getting shot down in flames for suggesting that the future of semantic markup lies *inside* existing schemas. Times have changed.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Lefty-woes in tablet land

I am gradually getting a bunch of apps installed on my lenovo x61 under ubuntu. Xournal, CellWriter - that type of stuff. I am increasingly positive about my ability to work productively without a kbd having to be in the mix.

However, being a lefty, the preponderance of gui's that keep navigation/toolbars/scrollbars in places that are awkward for pen use - is a source of irritation.

I want my tree-controls on the rhs and scrollbars on the right.

Grrrr.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Python @ Sun

Frank and Ted now @ Sun. Congrats to all three.