Glancing back at 1998, thanks to the Wayback Machine. W3C has Royalty Free licensing requirements and a public Process Document for good reason. I’ve been clicking back through the papertrails around the W3C P3P vs InterMind patent issue as a reminder. Here is the “Appendix C: W3C Licensing Plan Summary” from the old Intermind site: [...]
Monthly Archives: January 2008
Another day, another massive leak of hosted personal photos. They’re probably being crawled by fake dating sites as I type this. “Meet these girls from $geoipdb.UserLocationFromIPAddress() now!“, etc. They’ll probably end up in bittorrent too, alongside the recent Myspace leaked photos.
I share the concerns expressed by Norm Walsh and Jeremy Keith regarding the X-UA-Compatible mechanism for IE8. It’s certainly an important issue. By my inner tinfoil hat wearer can’t help but wonder whether this is a kind of feint or indirection that serves to distract from the real issue. Instead of being concerned directly that [...]
I’ve lately started writing up and prototyping around a use-case for the “Group” construct in FOAF and for medium-sized, partially private data aggregators like SparqlPress. I think we can do something interesting to deal with the social pressure and information load people are experiencing on sites like Flickr and Twitter. Often people have rather large [...]
Latest megasite privacy screwup, this time from MySpace who appear to have allowed users to consider photos “private” when associated with a private profile, while (as far as I can make out) have the URLs visible of guessable. Whoopsadaisy.Â Predictably enough someone has crawled and shared many of the images. Wired reports that the site [...]
There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who know how to pronounce ‘monetize‘ and those who want to turn your attention into money.
Is this crazy or useful? Am not sure yet. This example uses FOAF vocabulary for groups and openid. So the basic structure here is that Agents (including persons) can have an :openid and can be a :member of a :Group. From an openid-augmented WordPress, we get a list of all the openids my blog knows [...]
All of us are dumber than some of us. Various folk are concerned that OpenID has more provider apps than consumer apps, so here is my little website idea for an OpenID-facilitated collaborative thingy. I’ve loved the Dada Engine for years. The Dada Engine is the clever-clogs backend for grammar-driven nonsense generators such as the [...]
BY MIKE FROM BOSTON AT 01/16/08 01:06 PM Does this laptop make me look fat? From Gizmodo via Edd, to whom I posed the same vanity question yesterday. And apparently Commodore is making a comeback. Wonder if OSX would run on a chunkier machine…