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Mar 15, 2010
kid - I have a 1/2 written blog post on this exact topic which I'll post sometime soon.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2009 on You're Being Managed at JasonKolb.com
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Julien, The Fed does NOT set interest rates. They follow short term government bond yields. Look at a chart of the 13-Week T (IRX) and the Federal Funds Target and tell me which one leads which. The Fed does not set lending rates, banks do. This is one fallacy which you have to completely throw out the window if you ever hope to understand the economy. I may have to do a post on this topic, because it blows me away how many people continue to be misled about this.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2009 on You're Being Managed at JasonKolb.com
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DE, I like Twitter. It's a fun toy. I use it. I think the concept has great potential for business communication. But Twitter itself is a VC phenomenon. As a standalone business they're going to be a terrible investment, unless they really have some brilliant strategy that I can't conceive of. There are plenty of clones out there now, all they are is a brand. Somebody will buy them for cheap, for the brand and integrate it as a feature into a larger product.
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2008 on Personal reverse auctions at JasonKolb.com
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Heh, that's crazy. I can't believe people enjoy spending their time doing that. It's a big enough pain to do for real :) Although it is interesting that they've gotten that sophisticated in a game already...
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2008 on Personal reverse auctions at JasonKolb.com
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Just testing comments...
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What's skip tracing?
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Mike Lowery, is that you?
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Mike Lowery, is that you?
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Ah, Jean-Louis, this time it's your turn to correct my name--it's "kolb" ;) (Inside joke) I think the single biggest problem I have with the system is that they're ugly. But aside from that, on a more technical level, if I were to change registrars, as I understand it, every single HTML A HREF link on the Web that points to my blog at http://xri.net/=jason.kolb would be suddenly broken. I can change DNS registrars and within a day or two there's absolutely no discernable difference.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2006 on Why I don't like XRI and i-Name at JasonKolb.com
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Great series of posts Alex, and a very interesting blog. It's also great to see that others are starting to arrive at the same conclusions from other directions. I haven't quite been able to catch up on all your Data 2.0 posts, might be a weekend project ;)
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This is really what I'm planning to post about next time, but the solution really lies in the combination of the Jabber specs at www.jabber.org and a customized XMPP server.
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Yeah, I actually thought of that. What I ended up doing was making a stored proc that fills in the initial data but which takes a domain name as a parameter... then it goes and fills that database based on that domain. I just use localhost for dev'ing so I can host the URI's on my machine and trace thru what happens when they're hit. But these will eventually be public URI's on the Net, so the end goal is that they'll all be globally unique in the end. But, easier to use localhost while I'm slogging thru code ;)
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LOL Yes still alive, just burying myself in Jabber specs for the past few weeks thanks to you ;) But seriously, the end result of what I'm working on right now should allow us to securely stream blip messages directly to Javascript, so that will make for a pretty cool proof of concept once I get it up and running in the next week or two. Not dead, just reading and coding a lot ;)
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Forwarding emails from my regular email account to Gmail seems kludgy to me. I'd rather have some type of plugin in Outlook that would shuttle flagged emails to external storage where they can be searched at some later time.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2006 on A Utility I Want at JasonKolb.com
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Thanks for the kind words!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2006 on Review: Wetpaint wiki (4/5) at JasonKolb.com
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Thanks Paul, I hadn't seen DWR before. However, it looks like it's tied a little too closely to the underlying Java code to actually generate the Javascript objects for my taste. I'm hoping to arrive at a client-side library that can be used to interface with not only the server that it was served from but other servers as well. Ideally, the other servers should be able to be written in whatever language and on whatever platform the host likes, be it Java, .NET, etc.
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Awesome Paul, thanks for the lead! Now if I can figure out a way to manufacture one of these with a re-chargable power supply, we'll be ready to rock. M. - Will do... I'm tracking down some people I know in manufacturing, when I get more info I'll let you know how feasible this whole thing is ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2006 on Does anyone know? at JasonKolb.com
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Thanks Ole, I'll check it out!
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Sorry Alex, I updated the article with the link. Jason
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Paul, Couldn't agree more. There's no real compelling reason to use these systems yet. I tried to use them as RSS aggregators, but there are lots of performance issues to be worked out, in the end I came back to fat clients. I can think of a few uses based on wiring Microformats together, but I don't see any of these systems anywhere close to that level of sophistication yet. Jason
Toggle Commented May 4, 2006 on The complexity of simplicity at JasonKolb.com
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Good points, all. The main thing that I think people are missing, however, is that there is a LOT of overlap between the two. If we're talking about ideologies, however, then yes, Web 2.0 is much more user-centric, and yes I agree 100% that those in the "pure SOA" camp need to pay attention to that and realize that it brings a lot of value to end users. My main point was that SOA and Web 2.0 are in no way mutually exclusive, and one isn't going to "win" over the other--there's just no way to keep score :)
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2006 on SOA vs Web 2.0? This is just nuts at JasonKolb.com
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You're absolutely right. I actually have sinced figure out a better way to do this without sending any password at all to the server. I'll probably write another post about it in the next week or so, along with a working example. If you'd check it out and comment on it when I post it I'd appreciate it.
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Indeed you are right, thank you for the clarification. Speaking of which, is there any possibility of using the two interchangably at some point? Some parts if Flash and some in DHTML? Not sure if that's even possible, but hey, I can wish :) In either case, great to see you're supporting DHTML, I like it better ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2006 on OpenLaszlo/DOJO Partnership at JasonKolb.com
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