Most importantly Ensymble can sign SIS files and create SIS files from pyS60 scripts. Since it does these with open Python libraries you can run it on Mac and Linux. This is a big step forward. I find it a bit upsetting Nokia needs a 3rd party developer to do this for them, but I’m not surprised.
So what I’ve been dying to talk about for ages is finally in the open. Yahoo is going to be an OpenID 2.0 provider. This news is big. On 30th January Yahoo will make their OpenID provider a public beta.
We, of course, have a developer page about OpenID. It’s a bit basic right now, but I’m sure that’ll improve when we go live.
One thing that really works for me is that both yahoo.com and flickr.com can be used as your ID provider, but most especially some magic at the Yahoo end means users won’t have to remember a URL, just yahoo.com or flickr.com. Sweet.
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Well done to the Yahoo! membership team.
This is not the sort of thing I often blog about, however this product really struck me. Fluidform (in Austria) are selling these beautiful beech bowls shaped like a map contour. I love this idea. I was thinking I’d like to buy one centred on where I proposed to my wife. Maybe when I have some spare money for a real luxury item. It seems like the kind of thing you would keep forever.
I find it’s a real sign of growth that a company is using an openly available web service to create physical products. Not only does this product rely on the availability of the service, it also gives them access to vast amounts of data that would be prohibitive for them to buy themselves. This means they can make bowls which are meaningful to people without needing to know why. I look forward to seeing more mashups like this. via TreeHugger
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I want to thank Steve Souders for his work on YSlow. His documentation in the YSlow code was one of the major things that helped me get this project as far as it is. I hope to help continue improving the rather abysmal state of Firebug documentation so other people can create more extensions to what is one of my favourite web development tools.