Stumbled across this old gem I'd bookmarked aeons back "Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia." Seems as true today as it was in 2001.
Every project we seem to find ourselves documenting with a new fangled approach. We've been searching for that Dharmic principle on documentation that will make the pain go away. So far it has eluded us.
Martin Ollman passed me this superb graphic representation of what I like to call the "RIA Evolutionary Timeline". Actually in truth I call it something like, "the whopping, great big, unprintable graphic about Flex positioning" -- but you get the gist.
Version numbering seems more like art than science! Between the magic of marketing the reality of software programming there must be some method to the madness. Here are some thoughts on how Daemonites use the concept of version numbers.
It never ceases to amaze me how Jakob Nielsen can make money from stating the excruciatingly obvious. Much more interesting is DesignByFire's makeover of Jakob's recent Alert column.
Semaview has a great illustration that gives an overview of The Semantic Web. Hopefully this will make sense of some of the things I've been raving about lately and why there is a need to get better metadata into our pages today.
I've been taking time on the weekend to check on the state of the "semantic web". The difficulty in getting content authors to agree upon and then use a common taxonomy of terms is very real. But I'm encouraged to see that there is good progress is getting machines to make semantic relationships for us.
Have been exchanging ideas on blog categorisation with a number of people, and got me hunting again for what other folk are up to out there on the internet to combat the noise-to-signal ratio. Of course my interests lie in adding value to the Goog content I aggregate.
Given the recent traffic in off topic posts from various blogs concerning the "Iraqi Conflict" we have received lots of complaints about the aggregated content. The overwhelming majority of people want to review MX technology related posts on the Goog and are happy to get their political content at the time of their choosing. This made me redouble my efforts to try and categorise inbound feeds at the level of the blog item, and give users that option.