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{ Monthly Archives } February 2007

BibDesk, BibTeX and Subversion – An academic’s necessity

When I first started this PhD program, I had a desire to keep all my references and papers in my computer. Better to search them. Better to keep them in one place. No dog-eared corners and ripped notebook paper in 3-ring binders. I wanted to minimize the stacks of paper that I knew would accumulate […]

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Ze Frank talks about his lizard brain

In yesterday’s episode of The Show with Ze Frank, Ze talks about fear and emotion and the “reptilian part of your brain“: It’s left over from a time when things were a little more straightforward. Bigger than me? Check. Fangs? Check. Run like hell. While a bit more straightforward perhaps than manipulation via mediated communication, […]

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New Verified Page at claimID

We rolled out Verified Pages today. OpenID is in the air, and providing services across domains will become very important very soon. I think we’re still about six months out from the Big Bang. August. I’m calling it. Verification underlies Identity. Identity underlies claims about a person. Aggregated claims underlie the reputations we ascribe to […]

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ClaimID, the easy to use OpenID identity provider

So Fred and I have been scheming. The recent push behind OpenID and its impending uptake by a great many people has led us to the decision to rebrand claimID just a bit. We retooled the documentation, made it more apparent to the new user the benefits of having and using an OpenID and generally […]

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It’s hard to watch our published surface area

I’ve recently started subscribing to Jon Udell’s blog. One of his recent posts relates to our own information publishing as a cell – in the sense that it has a membrane where we detect interactions with the outside world. A compelling visual no doubt – I think it’s a great way to describe to those […]

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Wikia Search to have open algorithms

I am a big fan of open software. Meaning, Open Source and the thought and philosophy behind it. And I also think that in the long run, things based on open standards with open discussion and open algorithms are the infrastructure that allows us to move forward. Private, proprietary companies might advance the state of […]

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