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· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · January
· · · · 25 (3 entries)

Naked Terrorist Toothpaste · O’Hare air­port, you know, I’ve said kind things about it here in the past, but it’s de­vel­op­ing an at­ti­tude prob­lem ...
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On Pentax · More news for the pho­to set. Wel­l, the pro­por­tion who care about DSLRs, prime lens­es, and so on. OK, re­al­ly on­ly the sub-sub-subculture that fol­lows the prod­ucts from Pen­tax. With a few in­tro­duc­to­ry re­marks as to why you might be in­ter­est­ed if you tend to pho­to­geek­ery. Every­one else move right along ...
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Dueling RIAs · To­day, at that Av­enue A | Ra­zor­fish event (A A|R is owned by Mi­crosoft, it turns out) there was a pre­sen­ta­tion from the peo­ple who built two dif­fer­ent sites for XM Ra­dio. The On­line Store was built with Flex, the XM Pro­gram Guide with Ajax. They both look pret­ty good. I guess it means you can’t sign up for XM with an iPhone. I re­main un­con­vinced that the ex­tra siz­zle and flash you get with RIA tech­nol­o­gy is enough bet­ter than Ajax to make it worthwhile—but then XM re­port­ed in­creased con­ver­sion rates when they rolled in the new site. In­ter­est­ing­ly, they said that Ajax was a par­tic­u­lar­ly good fit for the chan­nel guide be­cause HTML nat­u­ral­ly han­dles grid-like struc­tures well. True when you think of it, but I nev­er had.
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