Dusting my feeds

For easter I have been going around in nice places, seen historical buildings in Rome that have just been restructured, and visited some archeological etrurian sites.

Today, for the first time in months, I had some time to go through several unread posts in several of the blogs and sites that I keep in my aggregator.
Some random things I found interesting (not all, just some – maybe I should consider sharing links with stuff like delicious os similar….):

Dare’s comment of simplicity (I oversimplify it now, but I really like his comments: this is not the first, won’t be the last, good good, I enjoy them, I really do). Here is the part I liked most:
“[…] how one should build RESTful applications is actually different from how the Web works. Few web applications support HTTP methods other than GET and POST, few web applications send out the correct MIME types when sending data to clients, many Web applications use cookies for storing application state instead of allowing hypermedia to be the engine of application state (i.e. keeping the state in the URL)
and in a suprisingly large number of cases the markup in documents being transmitted is invalid or malformed in some ways. However the Web still works. […]”

Scoble (and others) talking of relaxing, simplyfying your life, taking it easy, disconnect, unsubscribe from mailing lists, etc.
Sure, I know what it means. The problem for me is that information IS addictive, so even if I leave the
information flow go for a while (because I’m too busy actually *working*, for example), after a while I feel the urge to catch up. Like today.

Another interesting thing I read today is Jesper Johansson blog post about a discussion on risk management with his son.
Quite amusing, it happens to do some of those discussions with my kids as well, sometimes.
Well, really, so far only with the older one of my two kids, of course, since the younger one IS THE threat/risk himself 🙂

Another useful thing I found out today is that some VB.Net books are available for download in PDF format. Nice.

Then I figured out my most excellent colleague Luca Bandinelli had been mentioned by Arpan Shah, so I told him that, and he asked me “why are you looking for my name on the Internet?”. No, really, the honest answer to this is that I was already subscribed to Arpan’s blog, again.

Coming back home I saw a wonderful rainbow on top of Albano’s lake, ranging from one side to the other, but of course I did not have my camera with me 🙁
I’ve heard once in India that seeing a rainbow has to be considered a blessing. Well, in this case this was a HUGE one 🙂

On a side note, while dusting my feeds I also found out why I could not get updates on my beloved “Calvin & Hobbes” strip.
Since the original site has apparently asked not to redistribute those strips, I suspect I will have to set up my own copy of phpGrabComics to get that. I probably will.

Well, now I am going to watch this video on MOM, then collapse 🙂 Night!

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