mark nottingham


What I Learned in Law School

Thursday, 5 January 2023

In the last decade or so, it’s become increasingly apparent that the Internet is going to be subject to more legal regulation. Because it’s a global network, this is tricky; fragmentation risk grows if regulation isn’t consistent between jurisdictions. And of course, there are all the other pitfalls of regulation — it’s difficult to agree on societal goals, much less change working systems to meet those goals without ill effect.

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A Short Note

Sunday, 20 January 2013

In 2001, Charlie was born, and (understandably) we were freaking out a bit, having a new child and all. However, at about the same time, I met this really remarkable kid at the W3C, and I asked him what advice he could give me, from his perspective.

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Production Notes

Sunday, 28 October 2012

I’ve (finally) moved this server to another Rackspace cloud server; same (small) size, but with a fresh OS.

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Akamai, Again

Thursday, 13 September 2012

I’ve spent the last year working at Rackspace, and it’s been quite a ride. However, I joined there thinking that our work on HTTP was winding down.

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And now for something completely different... again.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Today is my last day at Yahoo!, after five and a half years (yes, I got a gumball machine). It’s been a lot of fun and I wish all of the folks there that I’ve worked with over those years well; I’ve learned and done a lot, and Y! has given me a lot of room (both metaphorical as well as physical, given that for most of it, I’ve been more than 7,500 miles from my boss), which is much appreciated.

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Week Two in Victoria

Wednesday, 3 January 2007

I say “Victoria,” not Melbourne, because we’re currently staying in Forest Hill, courtesy of Roger and Marg, who are on holiday.

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Week One in Melbourne

Sunday, 24 December 2006

It’s Christmas Eve, and Charlie and I have been on the ground in Melbourne for a week. So far, we’ve got a new mobile phone (sweet), checked in with his school, and looked at a lot of apartments, trying to find somewhere to live for a few months while we house-hunt. Not quite as fast as I’d like, but not too shabby. Meanwhile, most of our possessions are about two months behind us, somewhere between San Francisco and Singapore.

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Seven Year Itch

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

In a nutshell: After a lot of angst, back-and-forth, and false starts, we’re moving back to Melbourne next month, seven years and a few days after we arrived in San Francisco. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows us well, although many of our Australian friends have expressed that they won’t really believe it until we step off the plane.

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This Site Powered By...

Sunday, 3 September 2006

A while back, I mentioned that I was considering changing my hosting setup. In the end, I decided to outsource, for a few reasons;

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Three Months at Yahoo!

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

I’m quickly coming up on three months as a Yahoo, and a bunch of people have been asking me how things are going, as well as what I’m doing.

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And Now for Something Completely Different

Friday, 27 January 2006

For the past three and a half years, I’ve learned a lot, had a tremendous amount of fun, and made some really good friends working at BEA Systems in the Office of the CTO. I’ve also enjoyed working with the great people at WS-I and in the W3C’s Web Services Working Groups (particularly, the folks in Web Services Addressing).

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How to Throw a Holiday Party

Thursday, 22 December 2005

One thing I detest about many technology companies is their tendency to treat employees like overgrown 15-year-olds with no social skills. This was most evident at Java One’s “Social Event” as previously discussed, but you also tend to see it in Silicon Valley holiday* parties.

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Bennet Murray Nottingham

Wednesday, 14 September 2005

…has entered the building.

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Site Updates

Friday, 25 March 2005

After a deeply wounding comment about this site’s design from SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHO THEY ARE last week, I’ve refreshed the stylesheets and front page design.

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Sunday, 19 September 2004

If you’re wondering where the promised travel stories from Melbourne got to, you’ll have to wait a bit longer; other events overtook me.

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And now for something completely different: Roadblog!

Wednesday, 8 September 2004

I’m typing this from the Red Carpet Club in San Francisco International Airport, about to depart on a snap vacation to Melbourne.

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A Monkey’s Lunch is…

Sunday, 25 July 2004

Baileys Irish Cream Kahlúa Macadamia nut liquor, or dark rum (e.g., Myer’s) Coconut Juice Cream Banana Ice

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For those who've had kids recently.

Saturday, 13 December 2003

Anitra turned me on to what happened to Steve from Blue’s Clues. As he would say, “Cool!”

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Sunday, 9 November 2003

I’ve done some adjustment to this Web log; you may or may not notice the differences. Most of is is cosmetic and tightening up of the templates, but I’ve also changed the URI layout (thanks, Mark), and as a result RSS aggregators may act strangely before they settle down. Or not; mine, Shrook - a very fine aggregator for OSX indeed - doesn’t get tripped up.

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Humboldt Fog

Tuesday, 7 October 2003

Saute Wednesday has exposed one of our vices… ashed goat’s cheese is like nothing else on earth.

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now available - Photoblog!

Thursday, 24 April 2003

OK, here’s the deal. As previously reported, we got the nifty Ericsson phones that come with free cameras. They’re Internet-capable. The next obvious step is to hook it up to a blog, and presto! You’ve got photoblog! You get to see people I meet, places I go and the mediocrity of daily life (as well as my struggles with predictive text input) in near-real time!

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