Archive for the ‘Web Services’ Category

Stats – A Cool Group

Monday, March 10th, 2008

I just ran across this group at

Stats’s denizens post articles about and pointers to cool little gizmos/widgets/whathaveyous that one can use to leverage data.

I ran across it via this person’s profile..

Anthony Liekens

..he has a personal website where he offers..

Data mining musical profiles
Anthony Liekens, March, 28-April, 2 2007

..that article, and a web interface to his various tools.
=JeffH sez check it out 😉

[update] ps: note that sites such as have relevance to the more general notion of identity in that publishing the music one listens to is an aspect of one’s identity.

Firefox extension for XRI – FoXRI

Friday, January 5th, 2007

William Tan, aka =wil, aka dready, has taken his Firefox XRI extension — FoXRI — and made it a SourceForge project! Here’s relevant links…

FoXRI Installation & Information Page

FoXRI SourceForge Project Page

This extension enables Firefox to process XRIs entered directly into the Location bar. Try it out, it’s very cool. And join the project if you have a hankering to learn more about XRIs and want to more fully realize their enablement in Firefox.

Liberty Alliance [ID-WSF]v2.0 Workshop

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

The Liberty Alliance will be holding a workshop in Redwood Shores, CA on 22-Jan-2006. Perhaps the event catch-phrase “Liberty 2.0” can be perceived as jumping on the arguably overwrought “2.0” meme coursing through the web these days, but we did in fact recently complete the ID-WSF v2.0 specification set, which I’d noted in these pages earlier this fall.

The event will be quite informative for those wishing to learn more about Identity-based Web Services, with Conor, Eve, JohnK, PaulM, and Mary Ruddy speaking.

Here’s relevant pointers…

Announcing Liberty 2.0 Workshop on Jan. 22 in Redwood Shores, CA

Workshop Agenda

Liberty ID-WSF v2.0 is announced

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

It’s been a long haul, but it’s finally out the door..

Liberty Alliance Releases Final Version of ID-WSF 2.0 Web Services Standards (a comprehensive press release)

The specs themselves are here, and a very useful diagram illustrating the various high-level entity relationships in a deployment is here. If you mouse-over the boxes in the latter diagram, you’ll get a pop-up definition for that box’s role in the abstract deployment architecture, taken from the glossary (plus a link to the glossary). I’m tickled by this because I’m the glossary’s editor, and it seems that glossaries are often overlooked. But in any case, I edited or contributed to many of the specs, so am glad it’s finally out.

So, this was a pretty dry post, like most of mine seem to be. Maybe someday I’ll figure out how to get some humor in here. But in the meantime, there’s folks who manage humor just fine. See Paul Madsen’s post wrt ID-WSFv2.0, for example :)

A whole passel of folks contributed to getting this release done and out. Those of us who wrote chunks of specs got our names on the specs, which is nice, but there’s a non-trivial chunk of that passel who did yeoman‘s work helping this stuff get done, many of whom work for IEEE-ISTO, and I thank them for their contributions.