Working with people around the world, I often ask myself what time is it where X is? How long Y will be available? Until when Z will be pestering me? Although there are plenty of web sites that give you that information (I particularly like the worldclock from time and date.com), this kind of information is something I want directly available on my desktop, especially when I’m using IRC – our primary mode of instant communication in W3C.
8 September 2005
6 September 2005
While I have a certain sadness to leave the work on QA after having been involved in it for the past three years, it’s good to leave it with a set of very satisfying results: the Specification Guidelines were published as a W3C Recommendation a few weeks ago, the Working Group – while its charter is not going to be renewed – is on track to continue its most important work items through the Interest Group, after a truly excellent face-to-face meeting in Dublin; among them, work has started on formalizing the group experience on test case metadata which should hopefully be published as a note in the upcoming weeks.
18 August 2005
(this was originally posted to a Team-only mailing list; it crosses some of the boundaries I usually reserve to my personal Web site, but I figured now it’s written up in English, I could as well publish it here)
Dear Voodoo Practitioner,
Whoever you are, could you please remove that needle from the doll made to my effigy? Don’t deny it, I know you’ve done it, for some reason.