Monthly Archives: October 2008

Re: Continuing to Not Quite Get It at Google…

David: taking a quick look at Google’s documentation, it sure looks like OpenID to me.  The main items of note are: It documents the use of OpenID 2.0′s directed identity mode.  Yes this is “a departure from the process outlined in OpenID 1.0″, but that could be considered true of all new features found in […]

Streaming Vorbis files from Ubuntu to a PS3

One of the nice features of the PlayStation 3 is the UPNP/DLNA media renderer.  Unfortunately, the set of codecs is pretty limited, which is a problem since most of my music is encoded as Vorbis.  MediaTomb was suggested to me as a server that could transcode the files to a format the PS3 could understand. […]

Thoughts on OAuth

I’ve been playing with OAuth a bit lately. The OAuth specification fulfills a role that some people saw as a failing of OpenID: programmatic access to websites and authenticated web services. The expectation that OpenID would handle these cases seems a bit misguided since the two uses cases are quite different: OpenID is designed on […]