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[4 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

This website is primarily for my own gratification and rarely do I presume to think that it’s a valuable source of information. On the other hand, I do occasionally put forth the odd interesting nugget of information that you won’t generally find elsewhere.
Hence it’s always gratifying to come across websites that link to mine as a point of reference. Today I came across two such instances. The first is Wikipedia on their Live USB page [LINK] referencing my post on how to install and boot Linux from a Creative …

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[11 Feb 2007 | One Comment | ]

In the words of Pat Ingolsby, welcome to my head, please remove your shoes.
The Irish Blog Awards are currently open for voting and this blog is nominated in the Technology category [LINK]
It’s nice to be nominated in the Technology category but more so it’s nicer to be nominated in the IRISH technology category. It’s also a great way to uncover other Irish bloggers in this space.
I often struggle with categorizing this blog as it covers a weird mix of stuff.
The list includes various projects I’ve written such as the …

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[22 Nov 2006 | No Comment | ]

In a recent interview [LINK] on NET Magazine, Matt Firth (design directory at Dare Digital in London) cites my very own Zuggest as a great example of Ajax in use:
"Have you dabbled with AJAX yet? Not personally, but I know our tech guys are ‘dabbling’ and looking at how it can be used in an interesting way. It’s got usability issues, but you can do some really powerful things with it. There’s some great stuff you can achieve with user interface results like the Zuggest application that enables you …

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[25 Oct 2006 | One Comment | ]

The recent book by Michael Mahemoff entitled Ajax Design Patterns featured a write-up of my Amazon search utility, Zuggest.
Zuggest implements the common-sense idea of submission throttling. Rather than submit a query for every single key-stroke the user hits, it waits until you’re done typing and then searches.
It’s always surprising and interesting to me to find that one man’s common sense is another man’s design pattern but there you go.
Read the sample chapter [Link] and search for "zuggest".
 
My own book: Amazon.com Mashups will also mention Zuggest along with …

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[11 Jan 2006 | No Comment | ]

What a crap blogger I am eh?
It’s been 10 days since my last blog-a-boo. Oh well, that’s what happens when you have kids. Time management is critical and sleep is now a major focus of every day. It’s amazing how little you actually need to function. I say function but then again, was I ever really firing on all cylinders to begin with? Who knows.
Hopefully in another few months Ethan’s stomach will grow to the point where he can ingest enough food to sustain him through the night. …

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[7 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

Dan Grossman (a venture capitalist in NYC) from A Venture Forth lists Zuggest as #5 on his top 10 Ajax Applications from a Venture Capitalist’s perspective. If you haven’t heard of Zuggest where’ve you been? It’s an experiment of mine to let you search Amazon as you type! No need for a submit button or a page-refresh. Try it!. Thanks Dan!
He’s got a pretty good list there primarily as it doesn’t include commercial efforts from Google which folks ALWAYS mention, rather these are all home grown. Very cool.
I said …

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[30 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

I’ve written the following article which appears in Visual Studio .NET Developer July 2005.
The article covers XmlHttpRequest and the notion of RIA(Rich Internet Applications).
Click here to read the article.
The techniques presented in this article are in use in Zollage, Zuggest and my Ajax Enhanced Blog. I’m sure you can dream up some other innovative uses.
As always feedback is appreciated.

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[12 Apr 2005 | No Comment | ]

Seems there’s a lot of interest around the Ajax Collage of Jeff Bezos. A quick word on this, I’m not sure if folks have realized as this is not in the normal vein of LiveSearch (ala Zuggest) or Google Maps but this Collage thing is actually an Ajax example also.
Clicking the images does a request behind the scenes to load the product.
There are plenty more collages on the way over the next week…
In other news, I’ve been playing with XML-RPC the simplest and some would say …

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[24 Mar 2005 | No Comment | ]

First of all let me just say thanks to one and all for the kind wishes on today, my birthday.
I read over on Push To Test that Jeff Barr, Amazon’s Web Service Lead had been the keynote speaker at the SDForum’s Web Services SIG (Special Interest Group) last Tuesday 22nd.
The SDForum is no joke, for those of you not familiar with this group : “SDForum is the leading Silicon Valley not-for-profit organization providing an unbiased source of information and insight to the technology community for 20 years. SDForum …

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[20 Mar 2005 | One Comment | ]

I realize I haven’t written much in the way of updates in the last few days. This is mainly because I’ve been enhancing the behind-the-scenes functionality of Zuggest.
In the first release, I was shooting for pure speed and hence not storing the product information coming back from Amazon. This I thought was a waste of great information. So last week I added a little thing to store the raw Product data in a huge text blob in the database. Just the raw data as I didn’t want to slow …