Mostly technology-centric, this time.
IETF I18n Gasp · Somehow I missed this; John Klensin and Michael Padlipsky have an Internet-Draft entitled Unicode Format for Network Interchange; gosh, if the IETF acknowledges that the Internet needs to treat all the world’s languages as first-class citizens, the next step might be to deduce that the same applies to its documents, the things that describe and define said Internet.
Wrangling Solaris and Rails for Twitter · Joyent runs Solaris and hosts Twitter and Twitter is overloaded; so they brought in the Solaris heavy artillery and learned some weird things about Rails (patch already committed by DHH). I’m bugging the people who were at that meeting to write it up in deep technical detail, there are lots of good lessons in there for both the Rails and Solaris communities.
Reverse-engineering REST · Uh, Google’s showing off code to observe REST applications and induce WADL descriptions? That feels deeply weird to me and I’m too busy to deep-dive right now, but it might be important. [Update: A colleague at Google dropped me a note to point out that this is from a former intern with ambitious naming ideas; its name now doesn’t include “Google”.]
Correo · Hey, look at Correo; it’s trying to blend Camino and Thunderbird technologies and come out ahead of Mail.app, which feels like a very hittable target to me.