Simon Willison’s Weblog


Wednesday, 23rd July 2008

Quick OAuth Notes. Yesterday’s XMPP Summit resulted in a proposed standard for using OAuth to authenticate XMPP streams. # 6:14 pm Transport. The cleverest use of the messaging hack I’ve seen yet: Dojo now has for safe, performant cross-domain messaging. # 4:25 pm

How Dopplr learns. Dopplr uses global and personal trip histories to disambiguate place names, and your friends’ schedules to help disambiguate dates in airline confirmation emails. # 4:17 pm

(It’s probably just me, but every time I stumble upon some thread involving people from the so-called “security community”, it’s like watching a Jerry Springer episode.)

Fredrik Lundh # 9:28 am

Drizzle, Clouds, “What If?”. Exciting news in the world of MySQL: Drizzle is a new project to produce a massively stripped down version of the database server—InnoDB/UTF8 only, no permissions, views, stored procedures or triggers, simplified field types, optimised for the common subset of functionality used by web apps. MySQL’s Firefox? # 12:30 am

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