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

Friday, February 03, 2006

Two interesting things about this...

Firstly and most obviously, this is a Google service for sending SMS (US Only.)

Secondly, it appears to be a php application.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006


A Google-developed Ubuntu-based desktop? The rumour mill suggests that it exists, occupies space and exerts some degree of gravitational force - but only internally within Google.

Solving a knotty problem for the three-dimensional-thought challenged

    "In my mind's eye I see a device, about the size of a domestic microwave oven. In it you place an object and press the button marked 'scan'. Out the far end pops dozens of digital photographs of the object. Photographs taken from all angles in full color at the press of a button." -- Where are all the illustrations

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thoth Browseth

Horay! A proposed naming convention for date-oriented URIs

Lets hear it for URI naming conventions and perhaps longevity indicators to boot.

A clear, concise overview of Python web application frameworks + comparison methodology + results +recommendations

...does not exist as far as I know.

To get an overview of the options and the multi-farious intertwingled issues involved, you could do worse than follow the conversation happening on Guido's blog.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Blogs and Sky News

For a while now, when listening to Sky I have heard the blog word mentioned from time to time.

Today I went to the Sky News home page to find blogging well and truly integrated into the overall techo-news thing alongside e-mail and SMS alerts and so on.

When I first started blogging Anchor Men at mainstream news channels never occurred to me as early adopters...Perhaps its just that I'm behind the times. Sky are not early adopters. Just adopter-adopters, like everyone else.

Blogging is mainstream now. It has flipped the present/absent bit - i.e. it is no longer news that such-and-such has a weblog. It is now news when such-and-such does *not* have a weblog.

Acronym Alert : SEDA

Concepts have a way of only gaining currency when they have a CAA (Commonly Accepted Acronym). :-)

You might not have ever heard of SEDA but behind that acronym lies a bunch of stuff that some of us have been preaching about distributed systems (to anyone who would listen) for yonks. Hint : temporal decoupling is your friend.

Perhaps SEDA *is* the acronym that will make it. Who knows?