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April 10, 2014

Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Network

Can We Extend the Web Cleanly?

“Design by Committee” is rarely a compliment. Can the Web shift away from that model, retaining some order without falling into troublesome chaos? The Manifesto Part of the excitement around the Extensible Web Manifesto was that it wanted to move …

by Simon St. Laurent at April 10, 2014 06:19 PM

April 04, 2014

Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Network

The Power of HTML

For a growing number of developers, “web” means “JavaScript”. Programmers like to focus on programming languages, but the Web’s basic power comes from its support for communications, not programming. I asked Jen Simmons, host of the Web Ahead podcast, to …

by Simon St. Laurent at April 04, 2014 04:55 PM

April 01, 2014

Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Network

Transforming the Web (through transformation)

Thousands of people invented it independently. Millions use it without thinking about a broader context. It’s time to name it so we can talk about it. Transformation is changing the way we look at the balance between clients and servers, …

by Simon St. Laurent at April 01, 2014 09:23 PM

March 30, 2014

Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Network

Proposing a Compelling OSCON Talk - Programming - O'Reilly Media

The OSCON call for proposals closes on January 30th. I've seen some great explanations of how to write a conference proposal generally, and my co-chair Matthew McCullough has an...

by Simon St. Laurent at March 30, 2014 05:22 PM

Living in Dryden

History Under Foot

Wednesday - April 9th - 7PM - Dryden Village Hall (corner of George and South streets)

It all began when David Waterman's dog started digging up patent medicine bottles in the yard. Suddenly, he noticed there were artifacts all over and realized, with the help of the Dryden Town Historical Society, he could discover their origins. But Waterman didn't stop there. He traced the time line of his property - within the area designated as Lot 59 on the New Military Tract - back to the Revolutionary War soldier who was originally granted ownership of the property and the grandson who inherited it.

Join the Dryden Town Historical Society on Wednesday, April 9th, beginning at 7 PM in the Dryden Village Hall (at the corner of George and South Streets) to watch a PowerPoint presentation on Waterman's research and learn how to go about digging up the history of your own property .

The doors will open at 6:30 PM to view dispiays and, as always, this event is free and open to all with donations gratefully accepted.

March 30, 2014 12:52 PM