1. Time for Barnaby vs. Brighton: Crêpe Quest, round two. Round one ended badly and will probably be the subject of some dreadful comedy sketch in the future. This time: more data points, more leads to follow up.

    Brighton: IT’S ON.

  2. dConstruct was rather an emotional rollercoaster this year. Outstanding talks by all the speakers.

    I used to believe that conferences weren’t really about the speakers, but more the networking. That changed today, and with this knowledge I plan to change how I consume future dConstructs and other conferences of a similar ilk (are there any?).

    I need to spend the breaks between talks reflecting on the subject matter instead of randomly mingling with people. Whether it’d be more effective to do so alone or with others who wish to take a similar approach (anyone?) is down to experimentation.

  3. myOpenID.com is dead. OpenID is dead. Long live Web Sign-In.

    I got an email saying the service will end on 2014-02-01, but the site appears to be down already. janrain.com, the company who apparently ran myOpenID, is also down, so I can’t find a “goodbye” post. Here’s the notification email:

    I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that we have made the decision to end of life the myOpenID service. myOpenID will be turned off on February 1, 2014.

    In 2006 Janrain created myOpenID to fulfill our vision to make registration and login easier on the web for people. Since that time, social networks and email providers such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and Yahoo! have embraced open identity standards. And now, billions of people who have created accounts with these services can use their identities to easily register and login to sites across the web in the way myOpenID was intended.

    By 2009 it had become obvious that the vast majority of consumers would prefer to utilize an existing identity from a recognized provider rather than create their own myOpenID account. As a result, our business focus changed to address this desire, and we introduced social login technology. While the technology is slightly different from where we were in 2006, I’m confident that we are still delivering on our initial promise – that people should take control of their online identity and are empowered to carry those identities with them as they navigate the web.

    For those of you who still actively use myOpenID, I can understand your disappointment to hear this news and apologize if this causes you any inconvenience. To reduce this inconvenience, we are delaying the end of life of the service until February 1, 2014 to give you time to begin using other identities on those sites where you use myOpenID today.

    Speaking on behalf of Janrain, I truly appreciate your past support of myOpenID.

  4. So @indiewebcampuk is over-capacity! Really looking forward to meeting you all in Brighton. If you’re interested in coming please do add yourself to the wait list in case there are cancellations, it would be a pity to have empty seats and there are plenty of other great events going on at the same time. indiewebcamp.com/2013/UK

  5. @cuv82 really sorry but I had to move you to the waiting list for IndieWebCampUK — we’re at capacity, currently looking into the possibility of having extra people come along. I’ll let you know if that happens or if someone cancels. Hope to see you in Brighton!

  6. Aral Balkan: Barnaby Walters It’s up :) Looking forward to hearing your thoughts :) aralbalkan.com/notes/on-evolv…

    Aral Balkan there’s some excellent+useful constructive criticism in there! I think you’re still misunderstanding the problem being solved and why indieauth evolved to work the way it does, as the solutions you suggest are in fact a big part of the problem. We wrote up a collaborative point-by-point response to your article here: indiewebcamp.com/On_Evolving_IndieAuth_Followup, which hopefully explains things better than I did previously.