Short and Stout

The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol is a little over 10 and a half years old: “The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP for short) is a protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots. … Although the RFC describing the protocol is an April Fools’ Day joke and not to be taken [...]

UVM’s Center for Teaching & Learning is hiring

This is really a golden opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people, and be involved with a wide variety of projects. From the posting at 37signals: Assist faculty to design, maintain, and evaluate web applications for instructional purposes; facilitate faculty professional development workshops and provide general technical support as part of the Center [...]

Today is CSS Naked Day

Today is the day when we shed our CSS to show our bare markup.I almost forgot, even with Rob’s early reminder. Oh well, better late than never, I suppose. You can sign up, and find resources and instructions (including a slick WordPress Plugin) at the official naked site. Show off that markup!

James Bennet on frameworks (again)

James Bennet is once more talking about web frameworks. Like his previous articles on the subject, he hits the nail on the head. Wherever you are in the web development spectrum – front-end, back-end, management, all of the above – it’s worth a look.

The first Blog Action Day, and the Superfund365 project

I’m almost too late, but I just discovered that today was the first ever Blog Action Day. This year’s subject is the environment: “On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind … In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be [...]

The subtle power of microformats

Drew McLellan describes a great example of microformats in action: This is a superb example of the utility of hAtom. Last.fm doesn’t have a dedicated feed for their shoutboxes, but because they’re nicely marked up with hAtom, it can be converted to Atom on the fly. Awesome. In other words: Last.fm outputs their content in [...]