Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

This Blog is Dead...

I stopped posting to this blog a few weeks ago. If you want to keep reading my thoughts on various...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 06/06/2005

The Universal Inbox

Bloglines just published a new press release entitled Bloglines is First to Go Beyond the Blog with...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/31/2005

Passport Renaming: Changing the email address associated with an MSN Space or MSN Messenger account

MSN services such as MSN Spaces and MSN Messenger require one to create a Passport account to use...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/29/2005

SOA, AJAX and REST: The Software Industry Devolves into the Fashion Industry

Ever since the article Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications unleashed itself on the Web I've...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/22/2005

MSN Messenger Buddy List Limit Doubled

Last night, we put the finishing touches on an upgrade to the server-side of MSN Messenger. The...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/22/2005

Find Out More About MSN's Web-based RSS Aggregator at Start.com

Steve Rider, one of the great folks behind start.com, has started a category on his blog devoted to...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/20/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Odeo -- Podcasting for Everyone

These are my notes from the Odeo -- Podcasting for Everyone session by Evan Williams. Evan Williams...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/18/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Introducing Google Code

This was a late breaking session that was announced shortly after The Long Tail: Conversation with...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/18/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Introduction to Yahoo! Search Web Services

These are my notes on Introduction to Yahoo! Search Web Services session by Jeremy D. Zawodny The...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/18/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: "Just" Use HTTP

These are my notes from the "Just" Use HTTP session by Sam Ruby The slides for this presentation are...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/17/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Building a New Web Service at Google

These are my notes on the Building a New Web Service at Google session by Nelson Minar Nelson Minar...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/17/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: From the Labs: Google Labs

These are my notes on the From the Labs: Google Labs session by Peter Norvig, Ph.D. Peter started...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/17/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: From the Labs: Yahoo! Research Labs

These are my notes on the From the Labs: Yahoo! Research Labs session by Gary William Flake. Yahoo!...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/16/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: From the Labs: Microsoft Research

These are my notes on the From the Labs: Microsoft Research session by Richard F. Rashid, Ph.D. Rick...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/16/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Vertical Search and A9

These are my notes in the Vertical Search and A9 by Jeff Bezos. The core idea behind this talk was...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/16/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Remixing Technology at Applied Minds

These are my notes on the Remixing Technology at Applied Minds session by W. Daniel Hillis. This was...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/16/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: The App is the API: Building and Surviving Remixable Applications

These are my notes on the The App is the API: Building and Surviving Remixable Applications by Mike...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/15/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Web Services as a Strategy for Startups: Opening Up and Letting Go

These are my notes on the Web Services as a Strategy for Startups: Opening Up and Letting Go by...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/15/2005

ETech 2005 Trip Report: Build Contentcentric Applications on RSS, Atom, and the Atom API

These are my notes on the Build Contentcentric Applications on RSS, Atom, and the Atom API session...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/15/2005

MSN Prototypes Web-based RSS Reader and Other Interesting Stuff

A bunch of folks at work have been prototyping a server-side RSS reader at http://www.start.com/1/....

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/10/2005

MSN Developer Network?

Yesterday, in a meeting to hash out some of the details of MSN Spaces API an interesting question...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/05/2005

The Sorry State of Affairs in Weblog APIs

In his post Maybe a better posting api is needed James Robertson writes I've had harsh words to say...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/03/2005

Integrating Instant Messaging and Email: Been There, Done That

In the article entitled Wonder Why MSN Didn't Think of This? Mary Jo Foley writes Or, maybe it has...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 03/01/2005

Is Microsoft's Entrance into the Anti-Spyware/Anti-Virus Market Predatory?

As a user of Microsoft products and an employee of the company, I am of two minds about its entrance...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/26/2005

Google Toolbar: The SmartTags of the New Millenium?

Michael Gartenburg has a blog posting entitled Is Google doing what Microsoft couldn't with their...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/17/2005

Understanding the Place of POX, SOAP and WS-* in Building XML Web Services

This morning I saw a post by Tim Bray entitled Another Loyal Oppositionist where he pointed to a...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/15/2005

The Fallacy of "XML Will Save Us"

Steve Vinoski has a blog posting entitled Focus on the contract where he writes Tim offers some...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/10/2005

On Interoperability and Tim Ewald's 3 Web Services Stacks

Tim Ewald has a post entitled My 3 Web Services Stacks where he writes The point Chris was making...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/10/2005

On the Complexity of XML APIs

David Megginson (the creator of SAX) has a post entitled The complexity of XML parsing APIs where he...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/09/2005

Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium 2005, April 25-26

I got an email from Shelly Farnham announcing a Social Computing Symposium, sponsored by Microsoft...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/09/2005

We're Hiring

The team I work for at MSN has open developer and test positions. Our team is responsible for the...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/09/2005

MSN Spaces Tips and Tricks

Abbie, who is one of the coolest MSN Spaces users around, has a posted a collection of links to...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/09/2005

Square Pegs in Round Holes: W3C XML Schema and XInclude

One of the biggest assumptions I had about software development was shattered when I started working...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 02/03/2005

Technorati Tags: Why Do Bad Ideas Keep Resurfacing?

So I just read an interesting post about Technorati Tags on Shelley Powers's blog entitled Cheap...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/31/2005

News Stories Confuse Me: Microsoft Won't Bundle Desktop Search with Windows

I noticed an eWeek article this morning titled Microsoft Won't Bundle Desktop Search with Windows...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/31/2005

One Click Subscription: The World is Full of Bad Ideas

I had promised myself I wouldn't get involved in this debate but it seems every day I see more and...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/29/2005

Article Idea: Processing XML in the Real World

Coincidentally just as I finished reading a post by Tim Bray about Private Syndication, I got two...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/27/2005

Folksonomies, Taxonomies and Metacrap

I've been doing a bit of reading about folksonomies recently. The definition of folksonomy in...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/23/2005

My C-Omega Article Published

My article on Cω is finally published. It appeared on XML.com as Introducing Comega while it showed...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/20/2005

A Look at Some of the Negative Feedback on rel="nofollow"

If you've been following the blogosphere you should know by now that the Google, Yahoo! and MSN...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/19/2005

MyMSN Supports RSS and Atom Aggregation

It had to happen sooner or later. MyMSN now supports adding RSS or Atom 0.3 feeds as content sources...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/18/2005

Desktop Search: Solving the Wrong Problem as Quickly as Possible

Derek has a post entitled Search is not Search where he alludes to conversations we had about my...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/16/2005

MSN Search Supports RSS

Its begun to spread around the blogosphere that MSN has added support for RSS to a couple more of...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/12/2005

Photo Sharing with MSN Premium and MSN Spaces

I've been playing around with the photo album in my MSN Space and have begun to get interested in...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/11/2005

A New Generation of Features for Programming Languages

Recently Ted Leung posted a blog entry entitled Linguistic futures where he summarized a number of...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/08/2005

Bill Gates on MSN and Social Software

C|Net News has an interview with Bill Gates entitled Gates taking a seat in your den. One of his...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/05/2005

More on Google and Open Source

In response to Krzysztof Kowalczyk's post entitled Google - we take it all, give nothing back and...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 01/01/2005

Social Software: Finding Beauty in Walled Gardens

Mike Vernal and I are supposed to be writing a Bill Gates Think Week paper about Social Software....

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 12/31/2004

Google and Open Source

In Adam Bosworth's post Where have all the good databases gone he asks the Open Source community to...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 12/30/2004

The Value of RSS

It seems there's been some recent hubbub in the world of podcasting about how to attach multiple...

Author: DareObasanjo Date: 12/22/2004

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