Monthly Archives: April 2006

Announcement: The XML Scholarship

In conjunction with the XML 2006 conference from 5-7 December in Boston, IDEAlliance will be awarding the first XML Scholarship. This scholarship is open to anyone who is enrolled as a student in a diploma or degree program at a … Continue reading

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XML 2006 website

The first draft of the website for the XML 2006 conference (Boston, 5-7 December) is now online at ( redirects to it). This site will grow as the conference gets closer and will eventually get a proper logo, but … Continue reading

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Tired of frameworks

I’m tired of software-development frameworks — they seem always to be optimized for the way someone else works, or for the way someone else thinks I should work. Granted, it’s fun to write frameworks, and it’s almost as much fun … Continue reading

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A breath of intellectual-property sanity

As most of you probably already know, Dan Brown, author of the (unintentionally) hilarious novel The Da Vinci Code, has won a copyright-violation case suit brought against him by authors of one of the books he used as a source … Continue reading

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XML and Flash sell SUVs

Take a look at this SUV commercial parody, sent to me by an acquaintance (quickly, before GM pulls the link). General Motors has a new online marketing campaign for the Chevy Apprentice, where you can design your own TV commercial … Continue reading

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The slow, painful death of television

Statistics Canada has just published statistics about Canadian television viewing in Fall 2004 (via CBC). I loved TV once, and as I sit by its deathbed, I’m torn between wanting to hold onto it just a little longer and hoping … Continue reading

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