Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Web Site IS the API

Web APIs Are Just Web Sites:
A short presentation on how you might like to build a simple “Web API”.

I've said this before and the reason it's important for web application developers to understand this is that it changes the way they look at and design web applications. The difference between a Web Service and a Web Application is only in the representation.

The irony of the Web

An interesting comment by Don Park:
Isn't it ironic that much of the Web 2.0 businesses depend on the GET method being non-idempotent? Otherwise, PPC won't generate any revenue.


Friday, January 05, 2007

The future of video gaming

I was about to write a post about my brief encounter/workout (all of 15 minutes) with the Wii that left me sweating, but then I came across this review that pretty much summed it up for me:
I have now seen the future of video gaming. Not only have I seen it — I've held it in my hand, waved it like I was directing traffic and spun around like a wacko because of it.

And I can't remember the last time playing a video game was as much fun.

This week, I got my hands on Nintendo's Wii — not forever, just briefly (sulk) — and I still can't shake the smile.

Work Life Balance

The Four-Day Week Challenge
A lot of the constraints and barriers we place on ourselves are completely unnecessary and even worse, keep us from being happy. My hope is that taking the Four-Day Challenge will help you enjoy life more and pursue what really matters to you.