Monthly Archives: November 2006

XML 2006 Boston travel tips

Correction: To get the Shaw’s grocery store from the conference hotel, you do have to walk across one street outside, for about 10-12 yards. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of you in Boston next week at XML 2006. … Continue reading

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XML hot topics: the 10 most viewed XML 2006 presentation summaries

With the XML 2006 conference just over a week away, I took another look at the server logs to see what presentation summaries were getting the most page views: Web Services Policy Expression Alternatives W3C XML Schema Patterns for Databinding … Continue reading

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How not to suck at your presentation

So you’re going to speak at a conference. Congratulations! I cannot help you much with making your presentation interesting, but at a minimum, you want it not to suck — “suck” is what happens when you annoy dozens or hundreds … Continue reading

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XML scholarship 2006 winner

Stefano Zacchiroli and Paolo Marinelli of the Universit√† di Bologna are the winners of the 2006 XML Scholarship: they will present their paper, Co-Constraint Validation in a Streaming Context, during the plenary session at 9:00 am on Thursday 7 December … Continue reading

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Featured presentation: JSON, The Fat-Free Alternative to XML

(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: JSON, The Fat-Free Alternative to XML Track: XML on … Continue reading

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XML 2006 final programme online

Last week, after a lot of agonizing, the planning committee managed to pick nine late-breaking presentations (plus one to replace a last-minute cancellation) from the 60 excellent submissions: Sam Hiser, OpenDocument Foundation. The ODF Plugin for MS Office Peter Meirs, … Continue reading

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Nice (religious) ad campaign

Like many Canadians, I grew up in the Protestant United Church of Canada [Wikipedia] and then stopped going after confirmation, though in my case it was not apathy but teenage experimentation with Christian fundamentalism (I didn’t inhale, much) that kept … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and trust

Update: corrected Encyclopedia Britannica link. A lot of people — publishers, the press, public figures, and bloggers — spend a lot of time agonizing over Wikipedia, and the general conclusion is either (a) Wikipedia is dangerously untrustworthy (from its detractors), … Continue reading

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