Monthly Archives: October 2006

XML 2006: 98 presenters (and counting)

We’re getting ready to sort through the enormous number of late-breaking submissions for XML 2006 (Boston, 5-7 December) — we have over 5 proposals for every empty slot — but a quick count shows that we already have 98 speakers … Continue reading

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XML 2006: most viewed presentation and tutorial summaries

It’s just over a month now until XML 2006, so make sure you register and reserve your room soon. Web site stats For a slightly different look at the conference, I popped dug through the web site’s server logs to … Continue reading

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Linux grows up, a bit: a surprising (small) change in Ubuntu Edgy Eft

I recently upgraded my notebook from Ubuntu Dapper Drake to Edgy Eft (which is about to be officially released). The upgrade was almost 100% painless, except that I had to reselect the gnome-desktop package after it got deselected somehow. Everything … Continue reading

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Calling all vendors: PechaKucha night at XML 2006

This year at XML 2006 we’re going to try something new. On Tuesday night, Michael Smith will host a Vendor PechaKucha night [Wikipedia article on PechaKucha]. Any XML software or service vendor who is registered to attend the conference is … Continue reading

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Featured presentation: Peaceful Coexistence: The SGML/XML Transition at Cessna Aircraft

(In the weeks leading up to the XML 2006 conference in Boston (5-7 December), I’ll be featuring some of our presentations here on my weblog from our four specialized tracks.) Title: Peaceful Coexistence: The SGML/XML Transition at Cessna Aircraft Track: … Continue reading

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Newmatica Barcode: privacy policy

[Update: Newmatica is closed.] Thank you to those of you who have visited and used my new consumer-product-discussion site, Newmatica Barcode, since I announced it on Friday. I had an exciting Canadian Thanksgiving weekend dealing with all the bug reports … Continue reading

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Announcing Newmatica Barcode (testers needed)

[Update: I’ve shut down the site after nearly a year of inactivity. No regrets — it was a good learning experience, and cost very little (aside from spare time).] This summer I had an idea for a site where people … Continue reading

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