On Being Charming

Charm is the ability to make someone else think that both of you are pretty wonderful

Kathleen Winsor

Favorite Quote 104: On Moderation

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Moderation is for cowards - Navy Seal Chant … [Continue reading]

Favorite Quote 103: Simplicity

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication Leonardo da Vinci … [Continue reading]

Designing well-formed URIs for your REST Web API

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This is a follow up post to “Using HTTP Status Codes correctly in your REST Web API”, and “Using HTTP Verbs correctly in your REST Web API”. Continuing with the theme of RESTful Web APIs, I thought I would touch on the importance of the actual … [Continue reading]

Using HTTP Verbs correctly in your REST Web API

Following up after the earlier post titled Using HTTP Status Codes correctly in your REST Web API, here is one on using the HTTP Verbs from the W3C spec in the "right way" to have a clean REST Web API. Just like the HTTP status codes, there are … [Continue reading]

Favorite Quote 102: On true humility

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If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants Isaac Newton … [Continue reading]

Using HTTP Status Codes correctly in your REST Web API

There are like a gazillion HTTP status codes maintained by the W3C and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in their Official Registry for the HTTP specification. For RESTful Web APIs, even though in theory you could use any of them if the … [Continue reading]

Favorite Quote 101 – Being Unreasonable

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw … [Continue reading]

Comedy Cures: Have fun and help children in need (May 15)

Dear Reader, You can help a special organization called the Children’s Cancer Caring Center, and have a good time doing it too! On May 15th 2013, DataCorp is hosting the 6th Annual “Comedy Cures” charity event at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Improv, … [Continue reading]

Organization for Tax Season

Tax Year Folder Template

I’m preparing all our tax documents for the accountant, and every year I tweak a little more the “Package” I send him. Instead of collecting hundreds of paper and giving my accountant a giant folder, this is what my wife and I do: We scan … [Continue reading]