Simon Willison’s Weblog

Saturday, 6th October 2007

SOA [...] is the generally held belief that when implementing systems one should expose system functionality for general consumption directly from the network, as well as or instead of burying it behind a user interface.

Pete Lacey # 1:44 am

Oxford Geek Night #4. November 28th in the upstairs room at the Jericho Tavern; the first one run without Natalie at the helm. # 12:33 am

The ThinkGeek 8-bit Tie. The April Fool’s Joke that attracted unprecedented customer demand is finally available to purchase for real. # 12:27 am

The Storm Worm. Bruce Schneier describes the Storm Worm, a fantastically advanced piece of malware that’s been spreading for nearly a year and is proving almost impossible to combat. Its effects are virtually invisible but infected machines are added to a multi-million machine botnet apparently controlled by anonymous Russian hackers. # 12:25 am

Roll out your own JavaScript Interfaces. Dustin shows how to build a tiny jQuery-style (chainable) library that contains your own JavaScript convenience functions. # 12:20 am

The arc of TF2 is something that’s probably familiar to a lot of amateur developers or designers. When we got here the first thing we built was overly complex, very hard core, almost impenetrable to anyone who wasn’t familiar with FPSs in general. And as we found as we played it, wasn’t more fun because of it.

Robin Walker # 12:04 am