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My First Internet

My First Internet

Goodbye Ceefax :( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20032882 #lotd

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Jaz’s Laws of Web Development

Jaz’s Laws of Web Development

Jaz’s First Law of Web Development: It’s never full, finished or ready. Jaz’s Second Law of Web Development: The customer is generally wrong. Jaz’s Third Law of Web Development: The users will subvert the software. It’s never full, finished or ready. No matter how much planning or requirements gathering or business analysis you do, you Web project will never be done. Factor this in when educating your...

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2004 New York State HMO Report Card

2004 New York State HMO Report Card

The New York State Health Accountability Foundation released it’s sixth annual HMO report card today. My team built the online version, which is a source of pride and joy for me. Check it out at http://www.nyshaf.org/index/hmo_report_card

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Open Response to Darl McBride’s Open Letter

Open Response to Darl McBride’s Open Letter

This is an open response to Darl McBride’s “Open Letter to the Open Source Community” of September 9, 2003. His text is blockquoted. The original is available at www.sco.com. Darl McBride is President and CEO of SCO. I should also add that I have never built anything of note, I’m just a regular guy who likes to share what he can, and does his best not to step on other people’s rights, copy or...

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Hacking

Hacking

Being a hacker is not cool. Being a hacker is not The Matrix, and it’s not always Kevin Mitnick either. Being a hacker is about being inquisitive. How does radio work? What can I learn from these logfiles? How easy is it to crack this encryption? Where does all the lint go? How do you make cheese? That may sound funny, but hackers by nature want to know everything. Hackers prize knowledge above all else, and often times knowledge...

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HTML E-mail Isn’t Rich

HTML E-mail Isn’t Rich

I know, I know, the subject has been beaten to death. However, I think that while the community has expressed its moral concerns and standards-based objections, we haven’t explained it in a way THEY can understand. THEY think about such things as money, readership, service, branding, image and openings – not RFCs. So, this essay will look at how corporate types might be brought to understand the inherent evils of HTML email. I...

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