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Entries for Monday, March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007

Beginner's guide to OpenID phishing

Good overview of the phishing risks inherit in OpenID — Is it essentially doomed by providers limiting authentication to easily stealable usernames & passwords?

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Vacation policy at Netflix: Take as much as you want

Holy crap, I wish that was true at [RhymesWithNose]. I currently get less than three weeks paid vacation per year, and Joy & I like to take a two-week vacation in the summer. It’s my one major beef with my job, and the American “work ethic” in general. Interesting stat from the story: “One in three Americans doesn’t use all their vacation”. It’s those bastards that ruin it for the rest of us.

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Voting device pact at issue - The Boston Globe

Diebold is suing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts because it chose a competing firm’s voting machines. “Weisberg said the company is not alleging any improprieties by the secretary of state’s office. Instead, it is saying the office acted in good faith but made a mistake in the selection.” Just when you think Diebold can’t get any more evil/corrupt/incompetent, they’re (ab)using the courts to screw with the rolling out of competitors’ technology.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.