Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Delicious Library

Delicious Library is a super sweet library catalogging application that I think I will have to buy. I can use my iSight camera to scan the barcodes of all my books, videos and video games and it will keep track of them, including tracking things I have lent to people. I am tempted to buy the Bluetooth barcode scanner ($175) to go with it, since my bookshelf is not near my computer.

Man, this software looks neat!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Sanjiva is posting reports from Sri Lanka on the effects of the tsunami over there. It is amazing to see the Software community in Sri Lanka coming together to help coordinate the relief efforts. Our thoughts are with Sanjiva and all the guys from the Lanka Software Foundation.

My wife tried to contribute to the Red Cross last night, but their site seemed to be down, which I can only hope was the result of the outpouring of donations.

Why Dataset is a bad idea

Stuart Celarier has a good post on why the Macrosoft Dataset type is not good for web services. As I have posted before, I get asked about this a lot when talking Web Services with ColdFusion MX customers. I always recommend that if you are trying to interoperate, avoid these non-standard data types like the plague.

Happy New Year!

Things have been pretty quiet on my blog for the past little while as I have been working like crazy to ship some 100% Grade A product. Things are winding down now and very shortly the bits will be frozen (no, really frozen!) and I will be off to the W3C WSDL working group meeting in Melbourne Australia. Here is praying that I will get that 60,000 mile business class upgrade I put in for, as Macromedia never pays for anything other than economy.

The holidays were great for me and the family, we went to visit my relatives who live in Portland, Oregon where I grew up. It is always nice to spend time with everyone out there. My kids especially get the royal treatment from their Aunts and Grandparents.

Here is hoping that 2005 is a healthy and happy one for you and yours.