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Wednesday 03 July 2013 The Forest Road Reader, No 78

Wrote some VBA in Excel yesterday. It took me into a whole new part of the Internet. It was a bit frightening.

The Black Terror lives. And dies. Twice.

Reminded about XForms. XForms were really cool and could be used to lots of the things people currently write lots and lots of JavaScript to do if only they weren't so allergic to XML. Were? Are even. I shouldn't need reminding really as I am one of those rare beasts that actually shipped real live software built with XForms that actual real live people used. And by people, I mean golf course greenkeepers. I can see myself gently warping my next chunk of work in an XForms-y direction.

Read The Fictional Man this weekend. It's terrific. All buy now.

Brumageddon - Smoke plumes over Birmingham from the Smethwick recycling fire.

"The history of crime detection has produced no more famous name than that of Sexton Blake ..." That's over-egging rather more than slightly. Good fun though.

A software development code of ethics.

A new edition of Peopleware. I'll put that on the reading list. Will actually read it, too.


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Jez Higgins

Freelance software generalist
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