Simon Willison’s Weblog


Sunday, 7th January 2007

ephemeral profiles (cuz losing passwords is common amongst teens). Lost your password? Create a new profile; you had too many friends you didn’t know anyway. # 10:37 pm

The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it because you’re coming from and the proprieter of this system is frankly terrified by you people.

Ryan Tomayko # 10:34 pm

MoneySavingExpert. Don’t let the cheesy design fool you; this site actually has some really useful (apparently trustworthy) UK personal finance advice. # 10:32 pm

Writing a Jokosher extension. I like the way API calls are made through an API object passed to the extension’s startup function. # 10:25 pm

The Dojo Offline Toolkit. The Dojo Offline Toolkit will be a small, cross-platform, generic download that enables web applications to work offline. # 10:24 pm

Why don’t we have a .bank or .bank.country_code TLD that’s regulated by the same people that regulate the banks themselves?

Dean Wilson # 10:22 pm

OpenID for non-SuperUsers. Sam Ruby explains the key concepts of OpenID that many first-time users tend to miss. # 10:21 pm

Browser Cache Usage—Exposed! Includes real numbers for browser cache usage on some of Yahoo!’s most popular pages. # 10:20 pm

Groovy 1.0 is done. They finally got to 1.0! # 10:18 pm

DjangoID. Django-based OpenID server for hosting your own (or someone else’s) identity. # 9:54 pm

More home improvements

I’ve had an offline Christmas, not entirely through choice (broadband at my Dad’s new place in rural France isn’t working yet) but welcome. I did have my laptop with me, and I’m using Bazaar for version control so being offline isn’t a barrier to checking in code. I’ve just rolled out a bunch of new features that I put together over the past few days.

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