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Who started this musical baton meme anyhow?

May 17th, 2005

This just in – RIAA sues thousands of bloggers. News at Eleven.

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Ajax Patterns

May 17th, 2005

At the recent Ajax Summit, one of the links I pointed out to the group during the “where to go from here” portion of my presentation was to Michael Mahemoff’s post AJAX Patterns: Design Patterns for AJAX Usability.

Michael has since picked up his own ball and run with it, building a whole Wiki site dedicated to Ajax Patterns.

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Pass the Baton

May 17th, 2005

I just got the baton from Mike Papageorge

So, here goes:

Total volume of music files on my computer:

Yeah, bite me, RIAA – nice meme idea. I’m not falling for it.

The last CD I bought was:

“How ‘Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm?”

jazz standards by Beverly Taft

Bought directly from the artist at a show. Boo hoo for the middleman.

Song playing right now:

“Record Body Count”

Rheostatics - Melville album

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

Jane Monheit – Honeysuckle Rose
Jimmy Smith – Blues for J
Nat King Cole – Route 66
Dave Brubeck – Take Five
Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson – Sleepin’ Bee

Five people to whom I’m passing the baton:

Tim Aiello
Adam Marsh
Ian Marsman
Joey de Villa
Roland Tanglao

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Embedded Ajax-powered Blogchat is back

May 17th, 2005

As an example of a cool Ajax app in action, I’ve reinstated the embedded Blogchat on my blog here. If I’m online, you’ll be able to chat with me when you visit my blog. You can detach the Blogchat into a separate window if you like.

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Econometa launch

May 16th, 2005

Adam Marsh has come out of the gates running with his new Econometa blog.

I met Adam last week in San Francisco and he struck me as an insightful and knowledgeable guy who contributes well to a conversation. Just the kinda guy to add to my blogroll.

Speaking of blogroll, I’ve got some maintenance to do. I’ve recently updated my MT installation so I’ll be tweaking here in my copious free time.

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Hacky Sack

May 16th, 2005

Here’s a great example of unobtrusive Ajax in action to solve one of the most annoying problems about web forms – auto-saving textarea input so you don’t lose your uncommitted work in a browser crash.

And it’s all made possible by Gregory Wild-Smith’s Sack of Ajax library – although it’s hard to really call something that light a library, it would hardly fill an index card!

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Ornithological flamefest

May 13th, 2005

There’s a certain amount of uninformed griping going on over at BurningBird.

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Can’t be in two places at once.

May 12th, 2005

Wow, I wish I had been there, heh heh.