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Friday, 18th January 2008

FixMySpine. JP muses over what would happen if huge government IT contracts were handed to small, agile teams like MySociety instead of gargantuan IT consultancies. I’ve often wondered the same thing.

# 11:25 pm / consultancies, fixmyspine, fixmystreet, government, it, jpstacey, mysociety

The thing that disrupts you is always uglier and worse in some way. Less features, less developed. But if there's a 10X price win in there somewhere, the cheap rickety thing wins in the end.

Rich Skrenta

# 10:59 pm / disruption, opensource, richskrenta

Django Developer Jobs. Just an observation: the Django job market is booming at the moment, with 16 new job ads posted so far this year (that’s nearly one a day). If you want to be paid money to develop in Django there’s never been a better time.

# 3:51 pm / django, jobs, python

New feature: Blogger as OpenID provider (via) You can now enable your Blogger blog as an OpenID.

# 1:38 pm / blogger, google, openid

Yahoo!'s provider implementation only supports consumers that talk the Auth 2.0 protocol. Technically the 2.0 spec allows providers to shun 1.1, but it's not recommended for the reason that I'm sure will become obvious once Yahoo! launches: there's no way for your average end-user to distinguish between a 1.1 and a 2.0 implementation.

Martin Atkins

# 7 am / livejournal, martinatkins, openid, openid2, yahoo