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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 <a href='http://www.pentaximaging.com/'>Pentax</a>. 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 <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2008/01/08/Avenue-A-Razorfish'>Avenue A | Razorfish event</a> (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 <a href='http://xmradio.com/shop/index.xmc'>Online Store</a> was built with Flex, the <a href='http://xmradio.com/onxm/index.xmc'>XM Program Guide</a> 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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