Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese
Originally uploaded by hikingviking.

We met the President of Ireland tonight. No, I'm not making this up. At fifteen months (and a bit) my child got to shake hands with a head of state. How cool is that?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ajaxian, Mozilla, Zazzle, Uize

We're getting a little bit of pick-up in the tech community, thanks to some of my team mates:

Mozilla, Zazzle, and UIZE on Ajaxian

For those not in-the-know, Zazzle's Ajax framework is built atop a toolkit called Uize, the core of which is free to the public. Obviously there's a whole lot of Zazzle-proprietary stuff on the site that's not available to the world through Uize. But we've been solving many of the same problems the other toolkit providers have been solving at roughly the same time. The framework is reasonably mature and pretty powerful, and built around the idea of building a coherent rich application in your page (rather than around an idea of plopping independent widgets there).