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· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · December
· · · · 31 (2 entries)

Ads Again · I turned on the ads again (from Google AdSense); this puppy’s month­ly bill is start­ing to make it a pricey hob­by. As with my pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence, they’re no trou­ble in set­ting up and ev­ery­thing seems to Just Work. I’m a bit dis­ap­point­ed that the front page is ap­par­ent­ly served ex­clu­sive­ly with blogging-related ads [Up­date: a day lat­er, the front-page choic­es are much bet­ter], but the se­lec­tion on the oth­er pages is quite in­tel­li­gen­t. If any­thing has bro­ken, do please get in touch. I’ll re­port back in due time on whether a fairly-popular blog can be made at least self-sustaining. [Up­date: it can.] [Up­date: they’re screw­ing up my lay­out.] ...
 
The Three-Legged Future · There’s a re­al in­ter­est­ing note from Camp­bell and Swigart lament­ing the fact that, down in the cod­ing trench­es, the worlds of ob­jects and of RDBMSes and of XML are far from uni­fied, and that at­tempts in that di­rec­tion have been less than en­thralling. I think we just have to get used to it, and from here on in, the prac­tice of soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing is a three-legged dis­ci­pline ...
 
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