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Notes from the week of 2011-01-23

January 23, 2011

My PayPal X DevZone writing:

Wireless and mobility:

Big data:

  • Best HTTPS RSS feed aggregation + sorting option I’ve found so far is YQL via Yahoo Pipes #
  • The problem with the YQL->Pipes solution: Only getting 10 items per RSS feed being munged. Need all the items since the feeds launched. #


  • Wow: @Apigee reports 16 billion API calls per month and expects 5x that many by the end of 2011 (note telco influence) #
  • “Wide open space” for exploring the implementation aspects of REST (need to do a little browsing here sometime) #
  • Reading this portion of implementing-rest right now, for a project I’m working on (thank goodness for Javadocs + wikis) #
  • Made me smile on a day of coding and hackery: API Disasters #

Web development and site stuff:


Running updates:

  • Ran 6.66 miles in 1 hour and 6 mins and 8 secs and felt great. 10k+ capping off the midpoint of my training for the … #
  • Ran 4.52 miles in 43 mins. Broke out my new @TheNorthFace running hoodie to fight the bitter wind. Monkey thumbs + … #
  • Ran 3 miles in 32 mins and felt great. Split paces 8:31, 8:16, 7:40, 8:07, 8:13, 8:22, 8:14, 7:22. Plus sleet for ad… #
  • Ran 3.15 miles in 35 mins and felt great. Slow pace as I skidded and scooted around on the ice and snow. Slippery fun! #
  • Used this as motivation today: “There is no such thing as bad weather, only weak people.” -Bill Bowerman via @iRunFar #
  • Ran 4.01 miles in 36 mins and felt great. Mile splits 9:38, 9:16, 9:12, and 8:47. #

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