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OpenID Enabled: OpenID Tests

27/01/2007 @ 18:00 UTC

Simon Willison : OpenID Enabled: OpenID Tests - OpenID Enabled: OpenID Tests. Useful for checking if your OpenID consumer or server are working OK.

Web 2.0 domain name generating shell script

27/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Web 2.0 domain name generating shell script - Web 2.0 domain name generating shell script. ... sed “s/er$/r.com/g� ...

VCS Migration: The Hare and the Tortoise

27/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : VCS Migration: The Hare and the Tortoise - VCS Migration: The Hare and the Tortoise. Bazaar and Mercurial compared from the point of view of importing 1 million diffs from Mozilla CVS. Bazaar’s import is more robust but will take more than a month to complete.

wearehugh : BSBlog » Blog Archive » VCS Migration: The Hare and the Tortoise - "I have been helping preed bring Mozilla into the world of distributed version control systems. It sucks."

Introduction to Neogeography

27/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Introduction to Neogeography - Introduction to Neogeography. Having run in to Andrew Turner at last year’s EuroOSCON, this is the first O’Reilly Short Cuts PDF that I’ve been seriously tempted to buy.  [via]

MacFUSE Tech Demos from Amit Singh's Macworld 2007 Talk

27/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MacFUSE Tech Demos from Amit Singh's Macworld 2007 Talk - MacFUSE Tech Demos from Amit Singh’s Macworld 2007 Talk. DocsFS, PicasawebFS, ProfFS, RSSFS and SpotlightFS. Eye-openingâ€?especially the ease with which they can be mounted.  [via]

How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X

27/01/2007 @ 02:00 UTC

Simon Willison : How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X - How-to: Read and Write NTFS Windows Partition on Mac OS X. NTFS driver for MacFUSE, with full read and write support. Great for BootCamp.

Web 2.0 Company Name Generator

26/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Web 2.0 Company Name Generator - Web 2.0 Company Name Generator. I talked to a company recently who had actually used this to come up with a name for one of their products.

The Django Book: Deploying Django

26/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : The Django Book: Deploying Django - The Django Book: Deploying Django. Solid advice based on years of experience at the Journal-World and the Washington Post.

Farm subsidies in United Kingdom

26/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Farm subsidies in United Kingdom - Farm subsidies in United Kingdom. Top recipients of EU subsidies in the UK include Tate and Lyle and Nestle�do they really need the money?

MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website

26/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website - MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website. No need for the allegedly; it’s been confirmed. MySpace got GoDaddy.com to redirect DNS for seclists.org after a list of phished user accounts posted to the full disclosure mailing list list was

Matthew M. Boedicker : godaddy took down seclists.org in ill-informed, knee-jerk reaction (because myspace asked them to)

kellan : GoDaddy redirects DNS for security site at MySpace’s requeust - GoDaddy redirects DNS for security site at MySpace’s requeust. Like I’ve said before, like you need another reason not to use GoDaddy, especially if you’re doing anything political or controversial in nature. #

XForms in Firefox

26/01/2007 @ 11:00 UTC

Simon Willison : XForms in Firefox - XForms in Firefox. Practical tutorial on taking advantage of the Firefox XForms plugin, sadly not yet bundled with the browser itself.  [via]

Social whitelisting with OpenID... (plasticbag.org)

26/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Social whitelisting with OpenID... (plasticbag.org) - Social whitelisting with OpenID... (plasticbag.org). Tom’s write-up of the social whitelisting idea. Lots of sceptics in the comments.

Justin Mason: more on social whitelisting with OpenID

26/01/2007 @ 04:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Justin Mason: more on social whitelisting with OpenID - Justin Mason: more on social whitelisting with OpenID. The author of spam assassin warns that whitelist-based trust networks are a lot harder than they look.

Flickr quietly launches machine tag support

24/01/2007 @ 20:05 UTC

Andy Baio : Flickr quietly launches machine tag support - the possibilities here are kinda mind-bending

kellan : Machine Tags: They live! They live! - Machine Tags: They live! They live!. Machine tags are not RDF. But they could play RDF on television. #

Simon Willison : Flickr Machine Tags - Flickr Machine Tags. A new feature for API developers that lets them stuff arbritrary namespaced key/value pairs in to tags and query them using the API. Even without range queries, this will enable a ton of exciting new third party developments.

plasticbag : Flickr's introduced the concept of machine tags for everyone to start playing with - Ooh. Classy. Nice. All kinds of things can be built off the back of this. I'm just starting to get my head around the possibilities, although it's probably worth noting that I'm not necessarily sufficiently qualified to get the best view...

joshua : flickr rolls out "machine tags" - like system:has: in delicious i guess

jimray : Machine tags on Flickr - Add more metadata to your photos via tags. All backend/API jiggerypockery for now, but this will be cool.

Nelson Minar : Structured Flickr tags - Machine tags are triples: namespace, keyword, value

MyOpenID: New anti-phishing tools available

24/01/2007 @ 17:00 UTC

Simon Willison : MyOpenID: New anti-phishing tools available - MyOpenID: New anti-phishing tools available. Includes SafeSignIn, which removes the login form from the landing page. You have to enable it in your preferences though.

Joel Veitch and Seven Seconds of Love have been given a pay-out from Coca-Cola after the multinat...

24/01/2007 @ 12:00 UTC

plasticbag : Joel Veitch and Seven Seconds of Love have been given a pay-out from Coca-Cola after the multinational giant ripped off their song and video - Tremendously good news. It's really satisfying to see personal non-corporate creativity win out in these environments against all the odds.

deusx : BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Ninja kitten band win Coke battle - "An unsigned British band have reached a settlement with Coca-Cola over the soft drink giant's use of their material in a television commercial."

Simon Willison : Ninja kitten band win Coke battle - Ninja kitten band win Coke battle. There’s a headline you don’t expect to see on BBC News.  [via]

The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE

24/01/2007 @ 07:01 UTC

jimray : The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE - This is wicked cool

Simon Willison : The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE - The Spotlight File System for MacFUSE. Finally, an easy way to create proper virtual folders on OS X using Spotlight and FUSE.  [via]

Pickles Begone

23/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Pickles Begone - Pickles Begone. Barry Warsaw’s notes on adding SQLAlchemy persistence to Mailman.

Stopping spambots with hashes and honeypots

23/01/2007 @ 15:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Stopping spambots with hashes and honeypots - Stopping spambots with hashes and honeypots. Ned’s analysis of how spambots work, along with some relatively simple tricks that should fool most of them.

Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin)

23/01/2007 @ 01:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin) - Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin). “The Twitter Updater automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post.� Fantastic idea�I really want this for my own site.

Jeremy Zawodny : Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin) - Twitter Updater (a WordPress plugin): "The Twitter Updater automatically sends a Twitter status update to your Twitter account when you create, publish, or edit your WordPress post." Interesting idea. I wonder how many users Twitter has...

In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment

22/01/2007 @ 23:00 UTC

Simon Willison : In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment - In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment. Convincing argument as to why desktop applications written in Java rarely have decent user interfaces.

jcgregorio : Thought Palace » Blog Archive » In Which I Think About Java Again, But Only For A Moment - ""The APIs are too clumsy to code to, and compared to any decent Mac app, the results look like a Soviet tractor built on a Monday.""

Oxford Geek Nights

22/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Oxford Geek Nights - Oxford Geek Nights. 8pm on the 7th of February 2007 at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford. Three 15 minute talks and a bunch of 5 minute microslots. I’ll be giving a talk on OpenID.

Jon Hicks : Oxford Geeknights - Yay! Those lovely Torchbox fellows (and Natalie Downe in particular) have organised the first proper Oxford Geek night at the Jericho Tavern. See you there!

Wikipedia nofollows links

22/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Wikipedia nofollows links - Wikipedia nofollows links. Wikipedia’s high PageRank means this is likely to have a noticable knock-on effect on the rankings of many other sites.

Ma.gnolia Blog: OpenID is Taking Off!

22/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Simon Willison : Ma.gnolia Blog: OpenID is Taking Off! - Ma.gnolia Blog: OpenID is Taking Off!. Since November, 15% of new Ma.gnolia members signed up using an OpenID.

Foo campers' Space Invaders and Cylon Raider artwork on Google Maps

22/01/2007 @ 20:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Foo campers' Space Invaders and Cylon Raider artwork on Google Maps - Google arranged a flyover of the campus during last year's camp

Simon Willison : On Space Art in Sebastopol... - On Space Art in Sebastopol.... Awesome. Our giant mosaic space invaders are going to show up on Google Earth!

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