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I am amused and glad to see that free public performances of the "Taming the Shrew" are being performed in Fremont, using the Troll as an ersatz stage.

I was sad to learn that Circus Contraption is closing up shop.

Why am I awake at 3 in the morning? The IM roster mocks me, as I look for someone to chat with. Away statuses are not to be trusted.

Amazon MP3 is a dangerous thing to have a few clicks away, to someone of a completionist bent. As I buy music from them, I mentally add features to the site that would encourage me to buy more. I wonder if I can make this skill generic. And would I want to? Thinking I might have a skill at commerce web site design with an eye towards optimizing it for increasing sales is a challenge to my identity...

Why are most online performances of electric string marred with an electronic percussion beat? The metronome is a teaching aid, not an instrument.

I've not posted much, recently. Not tech, nor personal musics, or even my journal. My life continues, likely to again become more public.

I just activated my eTrade RSA token. I now have 3 of the things to keep track of. That one, a Verisign PIP device that secures my paypal and ebay accounts, and a "Secure Computing Safeword(tm) Platinum" that secures the Sun VPN. They all basically do the same thing, generating a One Time Password based on a clock and a (presumably securely stored) key. Of the 3 designs, I approve the most of the PIP. It's exceptionally cheap to manufacture, the math of the resync trick allows it to not require a super-accurate local clock, and is very light. The Safeword is the worst, being big and heavy, and provably broken.

I went to Sierra's party on Saturday night. She was so anxious that it would turn out poorly or poorly attended. And yet it went great, and many interesting people came. I got more than a little overstimulated, and spent some time just sitting in the corner contemplating the flowery fractal artwork that she had painted on her ceiling.

Some of the people I know write the most amazingly introspective and philosophical articles. Finding a series of such articles is a joy, and will eat hours of time.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: July 13th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

token management

Mark:

FWIW, the open-source WiKID Strong Authentication token uses public key crypto instead of shared-secrets. That means that a single token can have multiple server relationships without any reduction in security.

http://www.wikidsystems.com/community-edition

Nick
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 13th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: token management

sorry, bad link,try: http://www.wikidsystems.com/community-version
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: July 13th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Amazon MP3 is a dangerous thing to have a few clicks away, to someone of a completionist bent. As I buy music from them, I mentally add features to the site that would encourage me to buy more. I wonder if I can make this skill generic. And would I want to? Thinking I might have a skill at commerce web site design with an eye towards optimizing it for increasing sales is a challenge to my identity...

The problem with this thinking is: would the changes, while adding business from people like you, remove business from people who shop online differently then you?
amythis From: amythis Date: July 14th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you're awake at 3 a.m. tonight, you can call me, as I'll be killing time till the 6 a.m. ferry. I promise I won't talk only about Harry Potter. :-J
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