· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · August
· · · · 30 (2 entries)

Pick-me-up · OK, here’s the prob­lem. It’s a warm day, and kind of stuffy, and what you’re work­ing on isn’t that in­ter­est­ing, and you’re re­al­ly hav­ing trou­ble keep­ing a grip. Here’s the so­lu­tion: dou­ble iced lat­te! ...
ISO OOXML Craziness · I’ve gen­er­al­ly been ig­nor­ing all the fuss & both­er about OOXML’s well-greased path to ISO anoint­men­t. I’d as­sumed that af­ter ECMA had ap­plied rig­or­ous and im­par­tial scruti­ny to all six thou­sand pages, en­sur­ing that this was straight­for­ward­ly im­ple­mentable by all in­ter­est­ed par­ties, then the ISO rub­ber stamp wouldn’t be long in fol­low­ing, giv­ing us an In­ter­na­tion­al Stan­dard no less, plus fresh in­sight in­to the lev­el of re­spect such things de­serve; and we could all get on with life. Now, the ISO pro­cess seems to be turn­ing in­to the most en­ter­tain­ing kind of stan­dards mosh-pit, with loud ac­cu­sa­tions of cor­rup­tion and mal­prac­tice. Cana­di­ans in the crowd will be re­mind­ed of the fla­vor of a Lib­er­al Par­ty nom­i­na­tion meet­ing. Groklaw’s cov­er­age is pre­dictably over­amped, but still fun; here’s news from France, Swe­den, and Nor­way. That’s just one day’s worth. [Up­date: Hey, Den­mark too!] ...
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