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Tech: A Welcome Respite

It’s long past time for me to return to technical writing, if only because I need a respite from the battle against Trump and his evil minions. It helps that there is a lot to be excited about—in a good way—in the tech world. The Node community seems to be moving beyond its early growing […]

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Then and now in standards: What’s different

Update I am aware that Hard Rock is using Deep Zoom, based on Microsoft’s HD Photo technology. The equivalent open source version of the same functionality is JPEG 2000, which, hopefully, someday will have a wider implementation. My tiny test was not a challenge to Hard Rock, but to the statements made about open source technologies […]

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The Tyranny of Standards

Originally published at O’Reilly Before proceeding into the core of this article, I want to say one thing to you: challenge your assumptions. Challenge your assumption that all Internet services are provided by a Web server and consumed by a browser Challenge your assumption that chaos within a development environment is a bad thing. And […]