Simon Willison’s Weblog


Thursday, 1st February 2007

Microsoft confirms Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw. “I have verified that I can create a sound file that can wake Vista speech recognition, open Windows Explorer, delete the documents folder, and then empty the trash.” # 5:19 pm

iConcertCal (via) “iConcertCal is a free iTunes plug-in that monitors your music library and generates a personalized calendar of upcoming concerts in your city.” # 5:12 pm

Jeff Croft: Geocoding My Life. Really smart weblog integration of the Flickr API, using the reverse geocoder along with hand entered locations to create a browseable archive of photos by location. # 1:27 pm

At some point in the past rolling out an application to 300,000 people was the pinnacle of engineering excellence. Today it means you passed your second round of funding and can move out of your parents garage.

Joe Gregorio # 11 am

nose. Really nice Python unit testing tool—run ’nosetests somedir’ and it finds and executes every unittest (and test_like function) it can find in that directory tree. # 2:20 am