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Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords

14/12/2006 @ 18:00 UTC

wearehugh : Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords

Simon Willison : Real-World Passwords - Random passwords phished from MySpace are surprisingly decent.

Rod Begbie : Schneier on Security: Real-World Passwords - Bruce Schneier breaks down the password data gathered by a MySpace phishing attack. Notable fact: When the site insists upon including letters and numbers in the password, folks just append "1" to their usual password. (And, in my experience, when forc [via#

Battery Expansion

14/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Battery Expansion - In which James Duncan Davidson's MacBook Pro battery goes critical.

A General Theory of Programming Language Relativity

13/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A General Theory of Programming Language Relativity - Functional languages have clearer levels of indirection.

Atom API for AOL Journals

13/12/2006 @ 00:00 UTC

wearehugh : Atom API for AOL Journals

Simon Willison : Atom API for AOL Journals - Atom API for AOL Journals. AOL are doing some really cool things with the Atom Publishing Protocol.

xkcd.com/verizon/

11/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : xkcd.com/verizon/ - The xkcd.com response to Verizon's appalling maths. [via]

Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping

11/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping - Nice example of a throw-away single script web app,

deusx : hackdiary: Stemtags is back, thanks to Camping - "For fun, I've done a rewrite using Ruby, with all-new code based on the del.icio.us JSON feeds"

A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft

9/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft - Jon wants to bridge the gap between the alpha geeks and the mainstream.

Myspace.com Trojaned Navigation Menu

9/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Myspace.com Trojaned Navigation Menu - Replace the "Home" link with a link to a phishing page.

Use the Wii-Mote as a lightsabre, by the creator of MacSabre earlier in the year

8/12/2006 @ 19:00 UTC

plasticbag : Use the Wii-Mote as a lightsabre, by the creator of MacSabre earlier in the year - You don't even have to have a Wii to use it, and can instead hook it up to your Mac. No Wii? No Matter...

jimray : WiiSaber: A Wii, Mac, and Lightsaber Sandwich - Turn your Wiimote into a lightsaber with your Mac. God, the nerdiness knows no bounds.

Cameron Moll : WiiSaber - WiiSaber: A Wii, Mac, and Lightsaber Sandwich.

Simon Willison : WiiSaber - From the genius that brought you MacSabre.

Microsoft versus FOSS Configuration Management

8/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Microsoft versus FOSS Configuration Management - Why the Free Software world's source control works and Vista's apparently doesn't.

notes.natbat.net

8/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : notes.natbat.net - Nat's been blogging up a storm recently.

Marksman Called In To Kill Kingstons Pigeons

8/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Marksman Called In To Kill Kingstons Pigeons - Best letters-to-the-editor I've seen in ages. [via]

python-cluster

8/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : python-cluster - Fantastic interface design - pass a list and a function and you're done.

The Architecture of Mailinator

8/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Architecture of Mailinator - 3 million e-mails a day on a 2GHz server with 1GB of RAM.

Rod Begbie : Technical Revenue: The Architecture of Mailinator - Interesting article on the architecture and design decisions behind mailinator.com, your local friendly low-hassle disposable email address site. [via#

Recognizing Web 2.0

7/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Recognizing Web 2.0 - Kevin Yank has a new and surprisingly non-sucky definition for Web 2.0.

WYMeditor

7/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : WYMeditor - A semantic rich text editor that appears not to suck!

deusx : WYMeditor - standards-compliant XHTML editor - Home - "WYMeditor's main concept is to leave details of the document's visual layout, and to concentrate on its structure and meaning, while trying to give the user as much comfort as possible (at least as WYSIWYG editors)."

factoryjoe : WYMeditor - web-based XHTML editor - Home - WYMeditor is a web-based WYSIWYM XHTML editor. WYMeditor's main concept is to leave details of the document's visual layout, and to concentrate on its structure and meaning, while trying to give the user as much comfort as possible (at

The case for OpenID

6/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The case for OpenID - I look forward to embracing our OpenID future.

DarwiinRemote lets you use a Wii Remote as an input device for OS X

5/12/2006 @ 23:00 UTC

jkottke : DarwiinRemote lets you use a Wii Remote as an input device for OS X - DarwiinRemote lets you use a Wii Remote as an input device for OS X. Take heart Windows users, WiinRemote is for you.

jimray : DarwiinRemote - Use your Wii remot on your Mac. I love this.

Rod Begbie : DarwiinRemote is released! (Hirolog) - Use your Wiimote as a mouse on a Mac. [via#

Simon Willison : DarwiinRemote - Software for communicating with a Wii Remote from your Mac. [via]

The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server

5/12/2006 @ 19:01 UTC

jimray : The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server - Log in to OpenID sites with your Jabber ID - wicked cool

Rod Begbie : The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server - OpenID server which uses Jabber for authentication. Give your Jabber ID and a temporary token, and it will IM you and ask for your permission to login. Very clever. [via#

Simon Willison : XMPP OpenID server - XMPP OpenID server. An OpenID provider that sends you a Jabber message when you try to log in, to help guard against phishing.

factoryjoe : The South African XMPP Federation OpenID Server - This is an OpenID server that uses XMPP's XEP-0070 for authentication. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: xmpp, openid

Yahoo! aerial imagery in OpenStreetMap

5/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Yahoo! aerial imagery in OpenStreetMap - Tracing is allowed. This should speed things up an awful lot.

Firebug 1.0 Beta

5/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Firebug 1.0 Beta - Unbelievably brilliant software. I use this every day.

Firebug Lite

4/12/2006 @ 21:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Firebug Lite - Wonderful! A lightweight implementation of the Firefox-only Firebug javascript debugger which you can embed into your pages for cross-browser debugging. #

Simon Willison : Firebug Lite - Add Firebug to your site for non-Firefox browsers.

Django on Dreamhost: incomplete headers

4/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Django on Dreamhost: incomplete headers - Calling your file dispatch.fcgi (as opposed to django.fcgi) fixes the problem.

Using hasLayout to fix bugs in IE

3/12/2006 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Using hasLayout to fix bugs in IE - With illustrative screen shots.

MOBILE CLUBBING

2/12/2006 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MOBILE CLUBBING - Encountered this yesterday evening at Paddington. Photos on Flickr.

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