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A new way to write

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I’ve been feeling lately like i’m losing touch with the folks that matter most. Friends, family, etc. Way out here on the Way West Coast, it’s easy as pie to…

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Under the covers of OAuth 2.0 at Facebook

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For the past three years, the Facebook Platform has been built on top of a session-based authentication system that many developers found complex. In order to make any API calls, you have to understand the details of signature algorithms. It’s a common source of problems for new developers using the Facebook Platform. We have been searching for a way to make
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A proposal for a conceptual “Open Stack”
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Last summer, John McCrea and Joseph Smarr put together a diagram of the “open stack”. The image showed up in numerous talks throughout last year, culminating in an Open Stack Meetup in December. Last week, Marc Canter sent an email asking for thoughts on crafting a new revision to the “open stack” graphic. I’d like to propose a
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Macbook Wheel isn’t all that far-fetched for some
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Apple just released the Macbook Wheel, a computer with only a single input device. Well, it actually has multiple inputs - an entire scroll wheel, plus a button in the middle. But it’s not that ridiculous of an idea. In Beautiful Code, there’s a chapter about how some researchers needed to design software for parapalegics (like Stephen
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I’m running for the OpenID board of directors
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I’m running for the OpenID board of directors. I’m a little nervous, having never done any sort of political thing before. So let me try to answer some questions. Q. Cool! Can I vote for you? Anyone who is a member of the Foundation is eligible to vote. Membership in the foundation costs $25, and requires