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May 01, 2004

Suck or Suggest

As I've said here recently, I'm relearning Perl (and yes Yoz, because the client wants it, also that 'pile of shite PHP'). I'd last programmed serverside stuff in anger back in '99 and I was amazed how rusty I'd got when I was trying to diagnose some problems with a fellow blogger's MT setup a while back.

There are two projects that hang off these, one commercial and one personal, but as my childcare-costs-induced poverty looms I'm thinking that my Amazon wishlist is becoming increasingly academic. Also purchases from it will become increasingly safe - playing to already-existing tastes rather than trying things out.

So I may set up allborrowing.net - where other people (probably vetted from FOAF files) can suggest books you should get out of the library.

Posted by Tom Dolan at May 1, 2004 09:02 AM

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LAPL has a system where you can order books through the interlibrary loan network online.

Now if you can get allborrowing.net to link into the UK equivalent via, say, the ISBN, you can order a book you've been recommended into your local library with one click. That would be cool.


Posted by: piers at May 2, 2004 01:41 AM

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