New Looks

Leonard Witt’s blog and PJNet got a great facelift. So did Scott Karp’s Publishing 2.0 courtesy of bokardo. Doc Searls recently moved into new digs. Steve Rubel is contemplating a move to WordPress.com from TypePad (I think his reasoning is flawed and so are most of the folks leaving comments for him). While Rafe recently […]

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Simple RESTful URLs with JSPs

Bill de hOra posted an interesting question the other day, that has to do with mapping views to requests, cleanly, in a RESTful way, as Sam Ruby framed it: it’s easy to forget that Servlets were Java’s response to CGI, way back when. Here’s is the link for Stefan’s entry: http://www.innoq.com/blog/st/2007/08/15/java_web_frameworks.html I’m wondering how would […]

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Yahoo! and Google Move to Squeeze Newspapers Further

Yahoo! has relaunched it’s local search service. It better surfaces community driven participation and feels far more like a destination than before. Screenwerk: Yahoo! Refreshes, Redesigns Local. They still haven’t gone as far as I expect them to one day do – integrate Flickr, del.icio.us, and Groups, and Maps into a cohesive whole, but the […]

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Lead in Baby Bibs!!!!!!!!

Ya know, I’m sure this is a bit of fear mongering, but yesterday I cursed out loud “holy fuck” when I saw this headline in the New York Times: Some Baby Bibs Said to Contain Levels of Lead. It would appear, every day a new story pops up to remind us that the infrastructure we […]

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Moving to a Mac?

There’s a possibility I’ll be switching to a MacBook Pro as my development machine at work. A few years ago, before OS-X, a switch like this would have made me feel a little worried. I’m productive in Windows. One of the reasons why is how I arrange my Windows environment to mirror, in a sense, […]

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Have you read ‘the dip’?

I’m in the process of writing a piece on Philly Future, about it’s future, titled, “Philly Future, is it in ‘the dip’ or in a cul-de-sac?”. If you’ve read Seth Godin’s “the dip” you would immediately get the reference. The thing is, every time I start to write it, I can’t help but feel demoralized. […]

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