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Friday, 29th November 2002


Mental note: add the rel="bookmark" attribute to my permalinks, as recommended by Tantek. I’d never realised the rel attribute could be applied to normal hyperlinks.

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Conversation with Martin Fowler

A conversation with Martin Fowler, parts I, II, III and IV.

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OSAF hire Robin Dunn

If you weren’t already exited about the OSAF, maybe it’s time you were. I just spotted on Mitch Kapor’s blog that they’ve hired Robin Dunn (of wxPython fame, and winner of the ActiveState 2002 Python award) on a 6 month contract to work on improvements to wxWindows and wxPython. They’ve also hired Mitchell Baker,’s “Chief Lizard Wrangler” on a part time contract that helps fund her work on Mozilla while letting OSAF take advantage of her extensive experience of co-ordinating community open source efforts. Hiring Robin Dunn makes very good sense, seeing as the bulk of Chandler’s code will be written in Python with wxPython used for the front end. Any worries that Chandler might turn out to be vapourware have vanished from my mind—I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

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