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DeathHacks — The Message — Medium
Jessamyn West on the useful things one can do to make one's digital legacy easier on the bereaved. But there's lots more in here too - on how we adopt or inherit both things and identities; on the nonsense some companies expect you to go through; on how history fades in and out as the meaning of 'forever' changes. (Added timeliness: I'm reading Soul of a New Machine at the moment).
memory  legacy  identity  technology  bereavement  death 
january 2015 by infovore
Kosmograd: Branding the boroughs 2
"John Leighton's hexagonal map only extended about 6 miles from the centre of London, but it's a relatively process to extend more concentric rings of hexes, turning the Great Wen into a setting for a boardgame, Settlers of Catan or Squad Leader re-imagined upon London." Wargaming/Catan pretty much leapt into my mind, too. I like this.
london  maps  cities  hex  grid  identity  branding 
october 2009 by infovore
Gamasutra: Kim Pallister's Blog - The Most Significant Thing At E3 2009
"If the promise of previous generations was “games that just work”, and the current that “games work with each other”, then the promise of the NEXT generation will be this: That true next-gen game platforms will comprise services that *just work* with one another." Yes. Interoperability can take many forms, and it's easier to make work at a service than a platform level.
games  platforms  consoles  socialsoftware  identity  services  gaas 
june 2009 by infovore
Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash
"I hope you find this overview of the future timeline of Facebook Usernames useful to understand where this exciting feature is going in the future, how our industry will adapt and respond to this sort of innovation, and how our tech trade press will hold the powerful company's feet to the fire as this sort of capability becomes mainstream in the years to come." Meanwhile, Anil Dash drops the awesome.
facebook  identity  online  humour  anildash  funny  sotrue 
june 2009 by infovore
Facebook usernames and the battle over your digital identity | FactoryCity
"This is what Tim O’Reilly warned about in his definition of Web 2.0. He said that one of the new kinds of lock-in in the era of [cloud computing] will be owning a namespace." Chris Messina, being thoughtful about the Facebook Usernames issue...
facebook  identity  lockin  namespaces  web  socialnetworks 
june 2009 by infovore
//dopefreshtightblog » masquerade - Rails-based OpenID Server
"masquerade - an OpenID server based on Ruby on Rails." Server, not client-library. Looks quite nifty, and well worth knowing this is out there.
openid  server  ruby  rails  rubyonrails  identity  development  programming 
april 2008 by infovore
Adactio: Journal - The password anti-pattern
"...even if it costs me a contract in the short-term, I will refuse to implement any kind of interface that involves asking the user for a password from a third-party site. I urge you to do the same." Jeremy is right. No question about it.
privacy  security  openauth  oauth  facebook  identity  design  pattern 
october 2007 by infovore
identity-matcher - Google Code
"This code, extracted from the Rails codebase of, extends your User model with methods to pull in social network information from sites such as GMail, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and any site supporting appropriate Microformats."
rubyonrails  ruby  rails  plugin  microformats  network  identity 
october 2007 by infovore
Hausschrift-Liste Unternehmen-zu-Schrift - TypoWiki
List of corporations, and their "official" typeface (usually for their logotype, but also for other things).
article  typefaces  typography  corporate  design  branding  identity 
june 2007 by infovore
MonsterID []
MonsterID is a method to generate a unique monster image based upon a certain identifier (IP address, email address, whatever). It can be used to automatically provide personal avatar images in blog comments or other community services.
identity  image  library  avatar  script 
january 2007 by infovore

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