I really want to return to creative pursuits but I’ve been spending most of my free time keeping up with changes in technology. I have a long list of research that I plan to do. Over the past week I did complete the following tasks:
2. Created a Yahoo! Pipe for the USPS shipping rate web service. The USPS web service only returns XML but I prefer to work with the JSON data format so I created a Yahoo! Pipe to get shipping rates in that format. This works a lot better in my compiled help files. I do plan to build this into the documentation for one of my Storefront clients. They use USPS shipping and have some trouble getting the correct shipping rates.
3. Google now provides a web service for translating text into various languages. I added a web page to my notes so I’ll have a handy form for using this translation service.