May 2011

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Need A Job?

I have a need.  A pressing need.  I need new coworkers.  Three of them.
Boring stuff first.  Mentor Graphics Corp is the EDA industry leader and makes all kinds of crazy design and simulation software for electrical engineers, and now embedded developers.  If you have a cell phone or a computer, it's almost guaranteed that you're [...]

UPDATE: Route 53 API Regression

Yesterday I posted about an apparent regression in the AWS Route 53 API, but it appears that it was a documentation issue, not an actual regression.  A member of the AWS team contacted me and confirmed that the docs for the 2010-10-01 version of the API erroneously listed the parameter names with initial caps, even [...]

Route 53 API Regression

If you're using Route 53, the latest revision of the API (2011-05-05) changed the casing of the 'name' and 'type' parameters for paged listings.  Previously (in version 2010-10-01) they were 'Name' and 'Type'.  Unfortunately, it appears that the casing change has leaked backwards to the old API version.  So if you're doing paged listings anywhere, [...]

Myths about Introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do [...]

Base CSS Templates

After my Progressive Enhancement presentation at cf.objective last week, I had several people ask about baseline CSS that I use.  This sort of surprised me, since I figured at a developer conference CSS would kind of be glossed over (and I built my presentation with that bias).  That said, CSS is a fundamental aspect of [...]

Even Better Inline Progress Bars

In the handful of months since I last posted about inline progress bars, I've made some enhancements to the mechanism. In particular, the original mechanism didn't handle overages very gracefully, and while overage isn't strictly needed for progress, I've ended up wanting the same inline display for other types of measurements (e.g., fundraising dollars against [...]

cf.objective Presentation Links

If you're looking for slides and/or code from any cf.objective presentations, they're mostly published on the cf.objective site.  Visit the schedule page, click on a session title, and there should be a download link beneath the session description.  There are still a few missing, but most are there, and the rest should be up in [...]

cf.objective: Replace Your Iron With a Cloud

My second talk from cf.objective 2011 is currently underway: Replace Your Iron With a Cloud.  Again, a slides-only presentation which you can get either as PPTX or PDF.

cf.objective: Progressive Enhancement

For those of you following along at home, I'm current presenting on Progressive Enhancement at cf.objective 2011.  This presentation is slides-only, and I've made them available as both PPTX and PDF if you want to take a look.

cf.objective Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I'll be in Minneapolis for the 2011 iteration of cf.objective.  If you've looked at the schedule, you'll know I'm speaking twice: one about progressive enhancement first thing Thursday morning after the keynote, and again Friday right after lunch about migrating your apps to the cloud.  You'll also know that there are a hell of [...]