Category Archives: Programming

Quote of the day: NITF

“OMG I can hear the clunking sounds coming from the [NITF website](http://www.nitf.org/)” — IM conversation with [Zellyn](http://www.zellyn.com)

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My favorite Web development laws

From the [great list over at Blue Flavor](http://www.blueflavor.com/blog/thinking/the_immutable_laws_of_web_design_and_development.php): ###Lister’s Law### People under time pressure don’t think faster. ###Hofstadter’s Law### A task always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.

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Urban renewal for data ghettos

So, I gather that in newsrooms it’s become [fashionable](http://dunes.cincinnati.com/data/) to [put](http://www2.tbo.com/static/news-special-reports-data-bay/tbo-special-reports-database-main-page/) [public](http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=LOCAL08) [records](http://www.azcentral.com/datacenter/) [online](http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=data). I totally love the term that [Matt Waite](http://www.mattwaite.com/2008/01/02/data-ghettos/) coined — calling them [data ghettos](http://www.mattwaite.com/2008/01/02/data-ghettos/): > But if you take a step into one of the databases … Continue reading

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Let’s not forget about graceful degradation

Far be it from me to be a [nattering nabob of negativity](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiro_Agnew), but in all the Web 2.0 euphoria (I hate that name, BTW), let’s not forget about graceful degradation. Let’s examine the discussion between Web 2.0 and Web 1.0 … Continue reading

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AJC development group mentioned at APME

We’re in [film!](http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/soundslides/ajc_apme/soundslider.swf) Robin Henry, our Digital Managing Editor extraordinaire, spoke at a recent [Associated Press Managing Editors conference](http://www.apme.com/) and screened this [Soundslides presentation](http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/ajc/soundslides/ajc_apme/soundslider.swf) that Emily Murphy and the [AJC](http://www.ajc.com)’s multimedia group put together. I look and sound like a … Continue reading

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Two takes on agile development worth discussing

Over at Code Craft Kevin is arguing that agile methodologies make for more code, rather than less. It’s an interesting idea — that the waterfall model introduces some sort of Darwin-esque survival of the fittest trials that only worthy features/products … Continue reading

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Myghty needs some myghty good docs

Wherein I describe my struggle to get started with Myghty. Continue reading

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del.icio.us has a new look

If you haven’t [del.icio.us’d](http://del.icio.us) anything yet today, check out their new interface: It’s got a shiny coat of Javascript-powered tag usability added on!

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Quote of the day

“It’s a Gmail task in a Hotmail world” A coworker sent me that quote, and neither of us can find the source… if anyone out there in great wild Web knows, please drop a line… Update: 5-16-06: Thanks to irayo … Continue reading

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A walk on the client side

Wherein I recount my tales of mastering the DOM, Javascript Templates, and Node.appendChild(). Continue reading

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