Simon Fell > Its just code > August 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

I see Joe is busy standardizing a way to bundle binary data with atom metadata, looks a lot like SwA, just switch out the soap envelope for an atom envelope. Amazon's S3 uses DIME for their SOAP API (good for them, I always liked DIME much better than SwA or MTOM), and their REST api uses HTTP extension headers to carry any metadata. Is there anything else? beside bas64, which is fine for smallish stuff fails in the face of larger binary data (the more things change the more they stay the same), should i be brushing up my mime parsing skills. ? is WebDav interop any better than it used to be?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Continued problems with MobileMe, the recent Gmail outage, and now NetIdentity are still trying to pick up the pieces from a multiday outage.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

There's going to be no MS Money 2009 release, and my Money 2006 "subscription" is about to expire, to add insult to injury, the link the app to "upgrade" doesn't do anything. I looked at Mac alternatives a while back and was disappointed. There's new versions of MoneyDance and iBank out, so I guess i'll have to take another look at those. Of course, the curse of being a programmer is I'm tempted to just go build my own, all I really need is an easy way to import data, and to get some reports out, nothing too fancy (even in Money half of the useful feature's I'd like to use like asset allocation tracking don't work anyway).