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Links to academic papers on phishing

19/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

Simon Willison : Links to academic papers on phishing - Links to academic papers on phishing. Posted to the openid-general list by Mike Beltzner.

TagMaps

19/01/2007 @ 12:00 UTC

Simon Willison : TagMaps - TagMaps. The toolkit behind the new YRB World Explorer, available to developers as a reusable Flash component.

The NHL's All-Star voting disaster

19/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The NHL's All-Star voting disaster - The NHL’s All-Star voting disaster. The NHL ran an online poll to decide which players are picked for their All-Star Game. The only authentication was a poorly implemented CAPTCHA. Unsurprisingly, it got gamed.

Matthew M. Boedicker : online NHL all-star voting gamed due to weak captcha - (via Simon Willison) [via]

MySpace Blocking Widgets?

19/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MySpace Blocking Widgets? - MySpace Blocking Widgets?. Making your business dependent on revenue from MySpace is sharecropping of the worst possible kind.

Introducing: World Explorer and TagMaps

19/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Introducing: World Explorer and TagMaps - Introducing: World Explorer and TagMaps. “Can we automatically extract information from Flickr geotagged images to create a rich visualization of the world we live in? The answer is: you bet.�

Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps

18/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

deusx : Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps - "Just put in a URL, and we'll give you a mail host that will post to your URL when it receives email, giving you easy access to all the fields of incoming email."

Simon Willison : Mailhook - Mailhook. Free e-mail address to HTTP POST bridge—just provide a script URL and you’ll be given a subdomain; any e-mail sent to an address at that host is then posted to your script.

Matthew M. Boedicker : mailhook, free email to HTTP POST gateway - (via simonwillison) [via]

bmilleare : Mailhook - The easiest way to accept mail in your web apps - Awesome

Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification

18/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification. Smart (and pretty) trick for showing a representation tied to a commenters IP address without affecting their privacy.

Rod Begbie : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - Attractive approach to giving plausible deniability when someone fakes your name posting comments, without having your IP address posted publicly. [via#

joshua : Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - using a visual function of an ip address to establish continuity of identity

Matthew M. Boedicker : identicon puts an icon design based on your IP address in your comments to give a visual hint of identity - (via hack the planet) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification, aka 'Identicons' [via]

factoryjoe : Don Park's Daily Habit - Visual Security: 9-block IP Identification - A neat trick for identifying people by visualizing IP addresses. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: metoday, avatar, ip verification, gylph

Planet OpenID

18/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Planet OpenID - Planet OpenID. Aggregating news about OpenID�surprisingly high traffic.

Mono-based device wins Best-of-Show at CES

18/01/2007 @ 01:04 UTC

Simon Willison : Mono-based device wins Best-of-Show at CES - Mono-based device wins Best-of-Show at CES. “The Sansa Connect is running Linux as its operating system, and the whole application stack is built on Mono, running on an ARM processor.�

FIPA Abstract Architecture

18/01/2007 @ 01:03 UTC

Simon Willison : FIPA Abstract Architecture - FIPA Abstract Architecture. Bill de hÓra shows how the work of the Intelligent Agents communit relates to SOA / WS-*. We studied FIPA at University and the parallels to parts of the Web Service stack are pretty interesting.

A list of the phrase "my hovercraft is full of eels" in dozens of languages

18/01/2007 @ 00:00 UTC

jkottke : A list of the phrase "my hovercraft is full of eels" in dozens of languages - The web is perfect for taking jokes too far: a list of the phrase "my hovercraft is full of eels" in dozens of languages.

Simon Willison : Translations of My hovercraft is full of eels in many languages - Translations of My hovercraft is full of eels in many languages. Great for unicode testing.  [via]

MySpace: Too Much of a Good Thing?

17/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MySpace: Too Much of a Good Thing? - MySpace: Too Much of a Good Thing?. CSS customization really was just the result of forgetting to strip HTML. They “eventually� decided to filter out JavaScript(!)

kellan : Inside MySpace: succeeding because they don’t know no better. - Inside MySpace: succeeding because they don’t know no better.. Great sound bites include that up to 40% of pages served can be errors (does that mean that 40 million page views should be 24?), customization was an accident because they didn’t #

Inside MySpace.com

17/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Inside MySpace.com - Inside MySpace.com. Case study of scaling against a network effect. Includes pretty honest coverage of the mistakes made along the way, although the article was put together second hand from conference presentations rather than from interviews.

Gmail Atom feeds

16/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Gmail Atom feeds - Gmail Atom feeds. Could be useful as a pipe for creating an e-mail interface to an existing Atom-consuming application.

New Dutch accessibility law

16/01/2007 @ 14:00 UTC

Simon Willison : New Dutch accessibility law - New Dutch accessibility law. Sounds extremely forward thinking, designed by people who really understand the field. Just one problem: the guidelines are only available in Dutch!

OpenID users can be just as trusty as local users

16/01/2007 @ 13:00 UTC

Simon Willison : OpenID users can be just as trusty as local users - OpenID users can be just as trusty as local users. Martin Atkins makes a similar argument to my own: OpenIDs are trustworthy, provided you subject them to the same authentication steps (CAPTCHA/e-mail validation) as regular users.

jQuery: jQuery Birthday: 1.1, New Site, New Docs

15/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : jQuery: jQuery Birthday: 1.1, New Site, New Docs - New version of JQuery cleans up the API and reportedly speeds things up. #

Simon Willison : jQuery 1.1 - jQuery 1.1. jQuery is one year old. The latest release features API improvements and some significant optimisations.

Free VMware Server in action

15/01/2007 @ 05:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Free VMware Server in action - Free VMware Server in action. I’m interested in reading more case studies of Virtual Machine deployments in the wild.

Using TextMate with Django

15/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Using TextMate with Django - Using TextMate with Django. Including a nice looking theme inspired by the Django website.

CSS library for Python

15/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Simon Willison : CSS library for Python - CSS library for Python. “A Python package to parse and build CSS Cascading Style Sheets. Partly implements the DOM Level 2 Style Stylesheets and CSS interfaces.â€?  [via]

The Django newforms-admin branch

15/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Django newforms-admin branch - The Django newforms-admin branch. This should make customising the Django admin application a whole lot easier.

How to enable session saving in the new Camino 1.1a2

15/01/2007 @ 03:01 UTC

Simon Willison : How to enable session saving in the new Camino 1.1a2 - How to enable session saving in the new Camino 1.1a2. I’ve stopped spending time in any browser that doesn’t have session saving built inâ€?sorry Safari!  [via]

Ubuntu Screencasts

15/01/2007 @ 03:01 UTC

Simon Willison : Ubuntu Screencasts - Ubuntu Screencasts. Fantastic resource�exactly what Ubuntu (and desktop Linux in general) needs.

Designing Google Reader's trends

15/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Designing Google Reader's trends - Designing Google Reader’s trends. “But beyond the visualization, this serves as a good example of collecting and understanding the ambient information that flows through our digital lives.�

plasticbag : Jeff Veen writes about the trends pages of Google Reader and mentions his increasing lust for recombinable life data streams - I really think there's something here - life dashboards or something. I'd love to be able to see my financial burn rate, my location, my energy usage, my tracked weight�all of this stuff�visable and interpretable.

kellan : Jeff Veen: Designing Google Reader’s trends - Jeff Veen: Designing Google Reader’s trends. I want GReader trends without using GReader. Want it sooo bad. I’ve been talking a bit lately about my ideal aggregator which by default shows nothing but trends. (And I still MeasureMap!) #

Details of Google's Latest Security Hole

14/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Details of Google's Latest Security Hole - Details of Google’s Latest Security Hole. For a brief while you could use Blogger Custom Domains to point a Google subdomain at your own content, letting you hijack Google cookies and steal accounts for any Google services.

wearehugh : Details of Google’s Latest Security Hole - as noted earlier, this was reported to google privately and fixed in 3.5 hours

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