d.construct deconstructed

(Sorry about the title, it had to be done.)

So, last Friday I went to the second annual d.construct conference down in Brighton. The main thrust of the day was that APIs are good, you should definitely be using them internally to allow a well defined process for accessing/altering your data, and you may find a benefit in releasing a public API to allow the public to build on what you’ve done by mashing it up with other people’s services. And, as Jeremy Keith said, we mustn’t forget that RSS is an API. So that’s good.

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comments (2) | write a comment | permalink | 11 September 2006

I bought a Mac Mini

After my post about buying a Mac Mini on sunday I decided to run out to Apple’s Rgent Street store just before they closed at 6pm and buy one. What I got in the end was a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo Mac Mini with 1Gb of RAM and a 100Gb hard drive, for £699.

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comments (3) | write a comment | permalink | 12 April 2006

The Definitive Guide to Apache mod_rewrite (A Book Review)

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a review copy of “The Definitive Guide to Apache mod_rewrite” by the lovely people at Apress. The book promised to be the be-all and end-all guide to the mod_rewrite module, and overall…

Continue reading “The Definitive Guide to Apache mod_rewrite (A Book Review)” | 12 March 2006

iTunes Agent

I’ve only just discovered iTunes Agent, and like most great discoveries it was made completely randomly. iTunes Agent is a little Windows application that allows you to synchronise playlists in iTunes with any MP3 player that connects to your PC…

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The IT Crowd

I’ve watched the first four episodes of Channel Four’s new Friday Night comedy, The IT Crowd, now, and I must say that overall I’m impressed. So far it hasn’t had the instant grasp of, say, Coupling or Black Books, but…

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comments (7) | write a comment | permalink | 18 February 2006

O2 XDA Mini S Review

Yesterday, my brand new O2 XDA Mini S arrived. I’d only ordered it on sunday and had been told to expect it to arrive 7 to 10 working days later - not something I was particularly relishing. So it…

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comments (90) | write a comment | permalink | 15 February 2006

My Nokia HS-4W Wireless Bluetooth Headset Review

Over the last month or so, whilst I’ve been away from my girlfriend, I’ve been making lots of long calls on my mobile phone to her. I just can’t get enough of it. With her living so far away…

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comments (1) | write a comment | permalink | 26 July 2005

“Extreme Programming Applied” book review

Title: Extreme Programming Applied: Playing to Win Authors: Ken Auer, Roy Miller (Foreword by Ward Cunningham) Publisher: Addison Wesley Print Date: October, 2001 ISBN: 0201616408 Currently £20.29 at amazon (full disclosure: purchasing this book via either of the above…

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comments (2) | write a comment | permalink | 13 April 2005

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