Simon Willison’s Weblog


9 items tagged “livejournal”


New Gearman Server & Library in C, MySQL UDFs. Gearman, the job queue written for LiveJournal and now used by Digg and Yahoo!, has been rewritten in C. Looks like a good candidate for an easily configured lightweight message queue. Also includes hooks for writing MySQL functions that can interact with queues.

# 13th January 2009, 4:41 pm / digg, ericday, gearman, livejournal, message-queues, mysql, queues, scaling, yahoo


New OpenID Implementations Abound. I’ve missed linking to a bunch of OpenID news recently—in particular, Google Accounts are becoming OpenID identifiers and LiveJournal has quietly ugraded its consumer support to OpenID 2.0.

# 30th October 2008, 5:11 pm / google, livejournal, martinatkins, openid, openid2

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

# 18th January 2008, 7 am / livejournal, martinatkins, openid, openid2, yahoo


But here's the thing: Regular people on the web love Snap previews. I know you don't believe it - I didn't want to believe it. But it's completely true. In the testing and feedback I've seen, it's some emotional pull about the fact that links "do something" now, instead of just being on the page.

Anil Dash

# 2nd November 2007, 6:49 am / anil-dash, annoyances, livejournal, snap, snappreviews, usability

Group Membership Protocol Endpoint on LiveJournal. “All LiveJournal users and communities have their friend or member lists exposed via group membership protocol.”

# 18th August 2007, 12:56 pm / groupmembershipprotocol, livejournal, openid

Pibb Sign in page. Nice demonstration of an easier OpenID sign in page—lets you sign in with an AIM screenname or LiveJournal username instead (which uses OpenID under the hood).

# 14th July 2007, 9:09 pm / aim, aol, janrain, livejournal, openid, pibb

SlideShare: Webapps scalability. Lots of great presentations on scaling, from Twitter, Digg, Vox, LiveJournal, and more.

# 4th July 2007, 12:53 am / digg, lastfm, livejournal, scaling, sixapart, slideshare, twitter, vox


How to turn your blog in to an OpenID

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use the same account to log in to multiple sites and applications, without having to trust them all with your password? Wouldn’t it be even better if you could do this without having to hand ownership of your online identity over to some monolithic third party? (I’m looking at you, .NET Passport Microsoft Passport Windows Live ID.)

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Mozilla causing XSS in Livejournal. Their recent worm attack was caused by the -moz-binding CSS property.

# 22nd January 2006, 9:37 pm / css, livejournal, mozilla, security, xss