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Blogmarks in May, 2007

Filters: Type: blogmark × Year: 2007 × Month: May ×

CSS2.2. Andy Budd points out that CSS hasn’t had an update since 1998, and suggests rolling the most obviously useful parts of CSS 3 in to an incremental CSS 2.2. # 6th May 2007, 10:45 pm

The One True Object (Part 2). Jim Hugunin describes how the DLR let’s Python / JavaScript / Ruby talk to each other using a message passing abstraction. # 5th May 2007, 1:27 am

Microsoft’s XUL. My take on XAML from back in 2003 seems strangely relevant. # 4th May 2007, 11:40 pm

Inline SVG in MSIE. Sam Ruby has a neat proof of concept that converts inline SVG (currently only the path element) to the Silverlight equivalent. # 4th May 2007, 7:29 pm

Migrating Microsoft Hotmail from FreeBSD to Microsoft Windows 2000. I’d like to see them try that with Yahoo!’s 100+ properties. # 4th May 2007, 5:54 pm

MSFT and Yahoo: two icebergs, roped together. Yahoo!’s engineering platform and culture is Open Source pretty much all the way down. Microsoft’s isn’t. I wonder how that would pan out. # 4th May 2007, 5:50 pm

Crabfu SteamWorks. More awesome steam-powered robots. # 3rd May 2007, 11:57 pm

Actual Steampunk Star Wars! I-Wei Huang made a steam-powered R2-D2. # 3rd May 2007, 11:56 pm

Dynamic Language Runtime. Miguel de Icaza describes how Microsoft’s new Dynamic Language Runtime lets you call JavaScript and Visual Basic functions from Ruby. Looks like they beat Parrot to the punch. # 3rd May 2007, 10:29 pm

Introduction and Yahoo! Pipes. The official Google Maps API blog describes how to plot KML output from Yahoo! Pipes. # 3rd May 2007, 10 pm

Django Internships at the Journal-World. The Journal-World is an amazing place to start your career. # 2nd May 2007, 9:54 pm

Silly season. Mark expresses exactly what I’ve been thinking. The fawning over Silverlight and Apollo is incredibly short sighted. # 2nd May 2007, 8:29 pm

How to debug JavaScript with Visual Web Developer Express. Microsoft’s best kept secret: a decent free debugger for Internet Explorer that doesn’t require you to install Microsoft Office. # 2nd May 2007, 2:06 pm

MintCache for Django. Caching scheme for Django that solves the dog-pile effect, where high traffic causes many processes to regenerate stale cached data at the same time. # 2nd May 2007, 8:49 am

Dell to Offer Ubuntu. That right there is why I find Flex more interesting than Silverlight. # 1st May 2007, 6:39 pm

The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more. I normally avoid linking to “top 10” lists on principle, but this one pulls together some great resources and adds extra context to each one. # 1st May 2007, 1:51 pm