Friday, April 22, 2005

So I'm last...

Wow, it has been a long since I last posted. There are many reasons for this. I've been pulling overtime, along with the rest of the team, as we are still a man down. More interviews next week so here's hoping. Also I have a friend staying in my flat at the moment so there isn't much room. Can't really get to my computer late at night, so blogging has been out because of that.

So I guess you might be interested in what I've been doing since the 28th Feb. Well I managed to finish and deliver the project I was working on since early December last year. This was the project that was trying to produce a paper based system. It ended up managing the application of several controlled vocabularies (about 3,600 terms plus other user entered metadata) to almost 18,000 resources. It was truely dissappointing when this resulted in the export of just 5Mb of Zthes exports.

Since then I've been working on producing a web based version of our administration system. The brief was to make it as much like our Swing based version as possible. This scared the crap out of me at first but has eneded being a really nice project. I will be posting some thoughts on the current state of web based applications soon, along with some invaluable hints and tips on cross-browser Javascript/CSS/DHTML.

Finally I wanted to share this most amusing of geek in jokes that I came across the other day on the OASIS site. They are producing a specification of another part of the Web Services stack , this one dealing with asynchronous calls to long running services, i.e. something where time for response is an issue. It's called Asynchronous Service Access Protocol or ASAP for short!! :)

Well it made me laugh anyway.

Oh, before I go I should shout out to my best friend Brada8. He also hasn't heard from me much over the last couple of months. Sorry dude. Promise I'll make that chess move any day now....just considering my winning strategy.