Archive for October, 2009

A response to Neil McAllister on the Mobile Web

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Last week, Neil McAllister of InfoWorld wrote an article titled The Sad State of the Mobile Web Gets Even Sadder. The community badly needs careful and balanced analysis of the mobile Web, of the various platform-specific SDKs (such as the iPhone and Android SDKs), and especially of which models are likely to be good for […]

Nikon D300s won’t mount as a USB drive

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

(I’ve been intending for some time to start posting more photo-related items.  I just happened to stumble on this surprising tidbit last week.) I’ve come to depend on the fact that pretty much every digital camera I’ve ever used, from small point-n-shoots to high end DSLRs, has allowed me to see the camera’s memory card […]

W3C Hosts Web Developer Gathering (Nov. 5, Bay Area)

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Approximately once a year, the W3C hosts a combined gathering of the many working groups that develop Web standards such as HTML, XML, Web Services, etc.   Traditionally, the attendees have been members of the working groups, who have the opportunity to visit each others’ meetings, etc.  This year, the W3C is adding a Thursday afternoon […]