Simon Willison’s Weblog


Tuesday, 25th January 2011

What are the best design conferences or meetups in Switzerland?

I haven’t been myself, but Lift has an excellent reputation:

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37signals Product Blog: We’ll be retiring our support of OpenID on May 1. The support costs far outweighed the benefits to customers, especially now that 37signals have their own single sign in mechanism that works across all of their products. # 4:17 pm

What are some of the wackiest panel discussion formats?

There’s a format called a fish bowl which is pretty fascinating:

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Which web server suits Django best? Apache, Nginx or something else?

I’m still a big fan of a stripped down Apache+mod_wsgi running behind nginx.

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Tip: Flickr standard photo response as slideshow. Neat trick—you can construct a URL to Flickr’s slideshow widget that includes the results of any API method, including the all-powerful It’s a shame you can’t embed the resulting slideshow in an iframe. # 3:51 am

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