This week's reading
Picked up at the comic shop yesterday: Criminal #7 - part two of Brubaker and Phillips’ second arc in this pitch-perfect crime series. Also features an essay by Steven Grant on Robert Altman’s film adaptation of Chandler’s The Long Goodbye. If … Read and post comments | Send to a friend
Powerthirst (Funny or Die) →
Cosmo Comet Plan →
An OSAF intern’s project to Comet-enable Cosmo.
Dr. Mac's Guide to Backing Up Your Mac (The Mac... →
I’m researching Mac backups in case the drive I’m ripping all these DVDs onto splodes.
draft-daboo-calendar-availability-00 - Calendar... →
This document specifies a new iCalendar calendar component that allows the publication of available and unavailable time periods associated with a calendar user. This component can be used in standard iCalendar free-busy lookups, including iTIP free-busy requests, to generate repeating blocks of available or busy time with exceptions as needed.
Partial Updates in APP, Part 5 (James Snell) →
James Snell is taking over Lisa Dusseault’s work on the HTTP PATCH internet draft. Looking forward to seeing if folks accept it as a solution for partial updates. If/when an XML delta format shows up, I’ll certainly implement it in Cosmo, especially since Abdera will obviously add PATCH support (it being James’ baby).
Karazhan Bedtime (YTMND) →
Tangled Web of Relationships: Bendis talks... →
Finally! I’ve been waiting since I was kid for that hot piece of ass Firestar to show up in a Spidey book!
SyFy Has Shocking Rumors Of GALACTICA: RAZOR!!... →
Juicy spoilers about the November BSG movie.
Towards a Surround Sound Solution
Following up on my last post: my buddy Todd (Mr. Foxmarks) pointed out that to connect the FireWave to my receiver I just need three mini-jack-to-RCA cables. I didn’t realize that back before the digital days, these inputs were how you got surround sound into the receiver. But when I looked, there they were, lonely, forlorn and a little dusty. Now I’ll have something to plug into them....
Musings on Home Theater
Saturday morning I was digging through the stack of Netflix DVDs on my stereo looking for something to put on while grinding hunting quests in Nagrand and found this great Coheed & Cambria concert DVD, Live at Starland Ballroom. It was sort of scratched and beat up, and the thought occurred to me that if I ripped the DVD, I could store it in my iTunes library and play it through Front Row....
Yesterday's Run →
A gorgeous day, 70 degrees and a clear blue sky. WB and I ran through Pac Heights, along the edge of the Presidio, down into Seacliff, and then back through Golden Gate Park. Everywhere you looked people were outside enjoying the weather - swimming in the surf, jogging the streets, playing disc golf in the park, swing dancing on JFK Drive. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday...
RESTful Web Services by Leonard Richardson, Sam...
O’Reilly Media, Inc. (2007), Paperback, 446 pages (via bmoseley’s books from LibraryThing)
Mailbox Map →
Handy little tool for finding USPS mailboxes. Yay mashups!
Cosmo and REST part 2: Atom Media and Microformats
When I originally implemented support for subscriptions and preferences in Cosmo’s Atom subsystem, I represented their info in sort of strange ways. Subscription entries had a couple of extension elements that specified the sub’s collection UUID and ticket key, the entry’s title was the sub’s display name, and the entry had no content (which isn’t technically legal)....
On APP and GData (DeWitt Clinton) →
Reflections on how GData relates to APP, mentioning issues like solving the lost update problem, partial updates, and syncing. Thank you sir for the clarifications.
A New Identity for Web Services (XML.com) →
A good introduction to current mechanisms for web services authentication. Distinguishes between those that force the user to give his credentials to the client application and those that direct the client to delegate authentication to another, presumably more trusted source. Compares the qualities of the various big players’ systems, including AOL, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
OUR FRIEND, DANIEL ROBERT EPSTEIN (Newsarama) →
Wow. I’ve read many of DRE’s interviews on SuicideGirls. His style and taste in subjects were so perfect that I sort of thought of him as a personal friend, even though I’d never met or corresponded with the guy. Very sad to hear that he’s gone.
Unicode Eye Chart (Joey Hess) →
Every now and then the DMV of whatever state I happen to live in forces me to take a vision test in order to obtain or renew a driver’s license. Because I’m mostly blind in my left eye, I have to go to an eye doctor and get a test contact for that eye, just so I can wear it for the test to convince the bureaucrats that I can see okay. Then I throw the contact away and drive mostly...
DC Comics To Publish VERONICA MARS: Season Four??... →
Earth to the comic book industry: comic adaptations of TV shows are lame. But then so are your dozens of superhero books and yearly universe-spanning crossover tug-fests in which giant stories are told in extreme haste while crowding as many spandex jockeys into each panel as possible. Of course I expect you to exploit every marginal audience you can find, since your primary market (aging,...
Cosmo and REST sitting in a tree, Part 1
Over the last several months I’ve designed and implemented two HTTP-based protocols for accessing Cosmo: an end user-oriented “feed service” for managing your collections of content items, subscriptions to other people’s collections, and your user preferences; and Morse Code, a batch protocol used by Chandler desktop to synchronize entire collections across multiple...
Web Services Forum (JavaRanch Big Moose Saloon) →
Leonard Richardson and Sam Ruby answer questions about their book RESTful Web Services in the period June 12-15.
Ancient Rome Is Rebuilt Digitally →
The Sopranos Ends Perfectly (Battlestar Galactica... →
Ronald Moore spooges over the ending to The Sopranos’ series finale. Nice to see one creator lauding another’s choices. I hope Moore comes up with something for BSG’s finale that will make as much noise.
Beyond APP - Partial updates (James Snell) →
James Snell discusses a possible approach to applying partial updates to Atom entries by specifying modifications in an XML delta format applied with the proposed HTTP PATCH method.
It's Just A Hypermedia Format (Leonard Richardson) →
Leonard Richardson tells us why WADL is interesting and useful and assures us that it won’t cause the fall of Rome.
Do we need WADL? (Joe Gregorio) →
In which Joe Gregorio expresses fear that people will write code generation tools based on WADL and argues that human-oriented specifications and particular media types help keep client software focused.
APP on the Web has failed: miserably, utterly, and... →
A response to Dare Obasanjo’s issues with APP and the acknowledgment of a couple different problems.
Why GData/APP Fails as a General Purpose Editing... →
The one that started all the fuss - a catalog of misunderstandings about how APP works.
Weightlifting Performance Standards →
At one point in my life I was intermediate to advanced, but now I’d lucky to be rated novice… weight training will resume in the fall, but a break from constant workouts is required after I run the marathon.
None Of Them Along The Line Know What Any Of It Is... →
Meraki's Solar WiFi Repeater →