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Items in Dec, 2008

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Getting OpenID Into the Browser. David Recordon makes the case for online identity management as a key browser feature (I like the “your browser is currently locked” concept), and argues that Gears is in a great position to deliver it. # 3rd December 2008, 10 am

24 ways: User Styling. The web geek advent calendar is up and running again this year, with a striking new design. # 3rd December 2008, 9:08 am

Internet explorer mystery #1376. IE executes function definitions inside an “if (0)” block. That frightens me. # 3rd December 2008, 9:04 am

Amazon SimpleDB a complete flop? Terry asks if anyone is actually using SimpleDB (related Google searches indicate not, and I’ve personally not heard of anyone using it despite plenty of usage of S3 and EC2). One factor might be that lock-in to EC2 and S3 is pretty small, but if you rely on SimpleDB you’ll need to rewrite your entire application to escape. # 2nd December 2008, 10:17 am

Dopplr: New city pages, with public tips and Creative-Commons-licenced, Flickr-powered goodness. Explains why I’ve been unable to convince any of the Dopplr crew to come out and do fun things for the past month. # 1st December 2008, 12:43 am

Live Piracy Map. That’s a heck of a lot of (real, nasty, sea-faring) pirates. # 1st December 2008, 12:29 am

Magic/Replace. More inspirational magic from the team at Dabble DB. Be sure to watch the (short) demo video. # 1st December 2008, 12:23 am