I want to believe. SVG as an image format.Because my kids are now old enough to grok some complex games, I’ve introduced them to the Magic: The Gathering card game. They love it. I love it. To continue the fun, we went to a local comic book store and bought a couple booster packs, which apparently are still being sold throughout the world. One of my kids got a Protean Hydra. Sweet! The Hydra is a mythical beast with nine heads, and every time you chop off a head, two more grow back.

The web is like that. And we’re not chopping off heads fast enough. Read the rest of this entry …

§945 · September 21, 2010 · Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 8 comments · Tags: , ,


[clipart]Sometimes I get an idea and I just have to see it through to a point where it will let my brain go. At work Thursday we were all slobbering over Steve’s iPad and someone brought up how cool the Marvel app is. I had to admit it was much nicer than any piece of software I’d used for viewing comics before on my laptop.

In the meantime, I’ve been carefully watching WebKit creep closer and closer to implementing the W3C File API (Go Kinuko!). Something I’ve been eagerly waiting for more browsers to do so you can open up local files in SVG-edit.

And then it hit me. Read the rest of this entry …

§832 · April 12, 2010 · JavaScript, RIA, Software, Technology, Web · 3 comments · Tags: , ,


[clipart]I came across the MIX 10k Coding Challenge on the weekend, and on a whim I decided to submit one of my old SVG demos to the contest. The 10k challenge’s tagline is “What could you create for the Web if you had only 10 kilobytes of code?”. The rules didn’t explicitly say I could use pure SVG, they mention SVG/Canvas in the context of HTML5 only, but I thought I’d give it a shot. It’s in the spirit of the contest, after all. At the very least it would encourage Microsoft to clarify the rules and at the very best it would be accepted and the rules updated to allow pure SVG applications. Looks like it was my lucky day. Read the rest of this entry …

§551 · January 14, 2010 · JavaScript, Microsoft, Software, SVG, Technology, Tips, Web · 4 comments · Tags: , , , ,


Sam Ruby has just been appointed co-chair of the HTML5 Working Group. In addition to being an early adopter of HTML5, Sam has been a loud proponent of distributed extensibility within HTML and a vocal critic of the entire HTML5 process in general. I’m glad to see Sam is putting his money where his mouth is. It will be very interesting to see how this will affect the dynamics of the Working Group.

A warm congratulations to Sam and a heartfelt Good Luck!

§514 · December 15, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web · 3 comments · Tags: , ,