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 These days, I mostly post my tech musings on Linkedin.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmcgrath/

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Mac OSX (Panther) to use Python 2.3

Excellent. Oh, and Guido is moving to California. Interesting times.

RSS now back on line (I think)

Thanks to Sam Pedroni for pointing out that my RSS feed was out of date. Sure enough, when I checked blogger, it had been turned off. A blip in the recent upgrade I suspect. I get a few javascript errors in the new UI for blogger but then I get them on a lot of sites :-)

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Interesting new Java technology from fellow Irish company

JCoverage looks interesting. A developer I know told me this evening that it had shown up numerous "interesting" things about the application he is working on.

Got a computer, can you write software, want money?

Check out the Zimbu award.

On Simplicity

APIs shield you from complexity right? Try this.
The Zen of the web is to realise the heights we can reach with nothing more complex than URIs, a small handfull of operations (verbs) and a sprinkling of data.
(Thanks to Mike Champion for pointing me at Mark's post.

e-europe awards

The Inter-agecy messaging Service (IAMS) we in Propylon built for Reach has recieved an honourable mention at The E-Europe Awards.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Its all about dataflows

Jon Udell in typically insightful form : "XML data flows and active intermediaries fundamentally alter the IT political landscape". Indeed.

Pipelining to connect IT infrastructure

Phil Windley on pipelining. PropelX for example:-).

Type checking and techie control

Bruce Ekel on data typing.

Filtering SPAM with SpamBayes

Windows users who are not using Outlook may like to know that SpamBayes can be set up to work with any e-mail client on Windows. (Outlook users have a fully blown install program available to them via http://spambayes.sourceforge.net). Get the details here.


An amusing BEEP Poem.