Predictions for 2005, part 1 "Also on the subject of filtering our lives, metadata becomes increasingly important, and the push is on for new ontologies. The Semantic Web, however, doesn't happen yet because there is still resistance from those who are convinced it's too complicated. (A large portion of those people will have never read the specifications, mostly because they are too complicated.)"
Also, "WS-" spec fatigue, SOA does not mean SOAP and REST APIs continue to rise. Also, Part 2.
Mac Mini: The Emperor's New Computer "So is the mini a maxi value? For me, clearly, no. When I consider that a good deal of my time is spent running applications like Disk Defragmenter, Scandisk, Norton AV, Windows Update and Ad-Aware--none of which are available for the Mac platform--it doesn't make sense for me to "switch" to a Mac at this time. But will Apple's famous marketing team be able to sell the the emperor an invisible computer anyway and turn the mini into a maxi hit? That’s the question that remains to be answered."
Using JSF technology for XForms applications (mentions XSmiles XForms editor/browser) and JSF for nonbelievers: Clearing the FUD about JSF.