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On Charity and Billionaires

It’s nearly impossible to go a day without hearing about how Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are giving away half or more of their amassed fortune to charity. The skeptic in me asks “why is this such a great story”? I’d argue that it’s not. I look back at the thousands of lives and companies […]

Some random thoughts from 2010 for 2011 based on articles I’ve read or seen in the past 10 days: Mobile Apps and the Open Web It’s really great to see books like Building iPhone Apps that teach people how to use web app techniques instead of just another book on using Objective C for iPhone, […]

2010 Highlights

2010 was a year packed with many things… random highlights that come to mind include: London Calling & Green Park: After years of enjoying and visiting London, I got a business visa and a flat with Maria and spent about 5 months here working, meeting with clients, traveling to other places in Europe, etc. My […]

December 14th was the 9th and final London Ajax User Group event for 2010. The topic was widgets, with talks about YUI and Dojo’s Dijit. A quick aside: I started this group earlier this year with Piotr Zalewa of MooTools and JSFiddle fame as I wanted to meet more people in London given the amount […]

Bad Ass Squares Part 3

I had a great time recently being part of the filming of Bad Ass Squares Part 3. Compuware’s Uniface has created the Bad Ass Squares videos as a really fun way to promote their product for developing enterprise applications. The company is Dutch, so all filming has been done in Amsterdam. The movies are inspired […]

Blackberry vs. the iPhone

Michael Mace recently authored a particularly poignant piece on what he feels is really wrong with Blackberry. I found the article interesting because it did a fairly solid job analyzing both technical and business issues faced by RIM. (Full disclosure: RIM makes contributions to the Dojo Foundation, and this article is strictly my opinion, as […]

Pay Per Use Broadband?

GigaOm recently ran an article on Predictions if Pay Per Use Comes to Broadband. This topic has interested me as my travels over the past two years have made several points abundant: We take reliable networks for granted Hotel Wifi is usually slow, and often connection throttled (both quantity and duration) Many worldwide providers have […]

Upcoming Dojo Events

A few upcoming Dojo events worth mentioning: Dojo Mobile Summit, London, July 31-August 1, 2010. We’re fully booked for this, but if you want to join us Saturday evening, let me know. Chicago. This is happening sometime in August (either the weekend of the 21st or 28th). Peter Higgins will be there for this […]

Aaron Newton and I first delivered the Programming to Patterns talk at the Rich Web Experience in Orlando in December, 2009. It’s evolved a fair amount over the past 6 months through various iterations and delivery. Mark Wubben and I recently reworked the Dojo examples a bit as well in preparation for SWDC 2010, and […]

Upcoming JavaScript Events

I’ll be attending the following events: UK Uniface User Group: April 27th at the Compuware Uniface office in Maidenhead, UK. I’ll be speaking on web apps and business implications. Uniface leverages Dojo for deploying web apps with their 4GL framework. London Ajax User Group: On May 11th, I’ll be co-hosting the first of a new […]

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