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Aug. 5th, 2004 | 04:11 am
mood: awakeawake
music: Jose Alfredo Jimenez con Mariachi Vargas - Mexican Hat Dance

Finally someone explains how XML is crap using ideas I can understand. Interestingly, they shoot down SQL as well because it fails to implement the One True Relational Model.

This all sort of explains why my XML exposure has been like this: load up the XML file in a text editor or an IDE that runs slow as molasses (because it's working on a huge huge file of redundant text -- it's like running uncompiled code!), figure out an XSL transform to make it look like a set of MSAccess tables, and import them to Access. Now all the implicit things become explicit, and speedy, too. Ahh. Now we can ask the data what it means.

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Triple Entendre

Rebop

from: triple_entendre
date: Oct. 24th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
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OK, so I don't see a www.rebo.com

So I asked Google.com

it was not helpful, at least not in the helpful sense:

Max Rebo, leader of the Max Rebo band in Jabba the Hut's employ:
http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/maxrebo/index.html
on CD: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003GBM/102-1060075-4660117?v=glance

a Band (in the real world, apparently):
Rebo! http://home.comcast.net/~horivader/Band.htm
Rebo for Prez: http://home.comcast.net/~horivader/
Rebo Music: http://home.comcast.net/~horivader/MASTER.htm
pic: http://home.comcast.net/~horivader/rebocartoon.jpg

A logo for a two-way fiber optic cable product for the vidoe production (sic):
http://www.designframe.com/portfolio.php/Rebo/rebo_logo.html

A manufacturer or seller of heavy farm equipment:
http://www.rebo.de/

The online persona of someone who writes MST3K-style parodies of Sailor Moon crossover fan-fiction (!)
http://rebo_chan.tripod.com/evilrebo.html

Real Estate By Owner, LLC:
http://www.r-e-b-o.com/

Rebo Café & Bar, a casual café-style restaurant and bar. in Aukland.
"Relax and watch the world go by at Rebo"
http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/skycity/auckland/restaurants-and-bars/rebo-caf-&-bar/rebo-caf-&-bar_home.cfm

some kind of hardware controller firmware for a project called Silicon Vertex Detector (SVD) at BELLE (KEK B Factory) at Osaka University:
http://osksn2.hep.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp/~hazumi/svd/1.4/man/frontendControl/node7.html

Barry Rebo, Cinematographer:
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=1800097464&cf=gen&intl=us

MoRebo, a jazz, rock, Caribbean, funk, blues & soul band:
http://www.playerie.com/artists/mo_rebo/

Rebo Research, a manufacturer of accessories for HDTV gear:
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb022/is_198902/ai_hibm1G17367283

Rebo Frangi Panier, a Carribean villa in the Terres Basses of French St.Martin:
$4000 weekly, or buy it for $750,000
http://www.gobeach.com/rebofp.htm

Haiti's Premier agro industrial company:
http://www.cafe-rebo.com/Products.htm

REBO-Soft, a German software company:
http://www.rebo-soft.de/

A simulation tool from the Network for Computational Nanotechnology:
http://www.nanohub.org/component/option,com_docman/task,view_category/Itemid,69/subcat,24/catid,30/limitstart,0/limit,20/

reactive empirical bond order:
http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0953-8984/16/41/008

Maybe you meant REBOL? That sounds more familiar to me, but I don't remember what it is, and I was having fun searching for the mythical Rebo.

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