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Nigerian Presidential Elections, Oh What A Shame!
Nigerians and observers alike have been very critical of the presidential elections that recently occurred in the motherland. I don't want to suggest that I settle for less or that how the elections were run are acceptable, however, it is true that a baby doesn't start running because the adults around it can walk. As a friend of mine reminded me today, there is a country to east of Nigeria whose president has been in power for 26 years! We need to appreciate the small victories however insignificant ......

Posted On Thursday, May 3, 2007 7:38 AM

Am I Your Servant?
Via Dare's post: Define: Servant, I came to find out that some of my Nigerian brethren did not take kindly to his description of the fellow in the picture below as a "servant". Check out http://naijaman.cfmxdevelop... and http://grandioseparlor.com/... Should his picture have called the gentleman a "houseboy" or something kinder? Should he have not shown the picture at all? I might have taken umbrage to the picture taking if Dare hadn't ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 5:29 AM

REST -only links or no?
REST touts that a "progresses through an application by selecting links (state transitions) resulting in the next page.... To borrow from a commonly used example, if I have a web service that "gets a list of parts", the URI to get the parts would look like this: http://www.parts-depot.com/... and the "response" contains a list of links to the individual parts like this: <Part id="00345" xlink:href="http://www.part... For additional information, I would have to "select" ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 10:07 AM

Astoria - MS getting RESTful
I've been gone for a long time now; hopefully I'm back. I discovered http://astoria.mslivelabs.com/ today and it is pretty interesting. Underneath the covers, the "Entity Data Model" (EDM) is used (a post for another day) and it seems like there is a conscious effort not to mention "resources". The samples provided also bring some questions about resource/state representation and the concepts of traversing links. A follow-up post on this is coming ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2007 9:45 AM

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