When
· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · May
· · · · 15 (2 entries)

The Ultra-Rare Breed of Chicken · Be­ing a com­pendi­um of im­pres­sions left dur­ing my re­cent short trip to Ja­pan, il­lus­trat­ed with pho­tographs of Makuhari Beach ...
 
Raining on the Parade · I guess it’s good that Steve and Scott made nice, and there’s no doubt that when the cus­tomers tell you to in­ter­op­er­ate, then you bloody well in­ter­op­er­ate, so it was a good piece of work (see Pat Patterson’s take in a com­ment on his own blog). But this glue for link­ing to Microsoft’s WS-Federation is a second-rate so­lu­tion at best. Among oth­er rea­son­s, WS-Federation is yet an­oth­er WS-backroom spec that might change (or go away) any time the peo­ple in the back­room want it to; not some­thing I’d ad­vise bet­ting on. If you have prod­ucts from any two ven­dors that im­ple­ment Lib­er­ty Al­liance specs prop­er­ly, well, they in­ter­op­er­ate. Sin­gle sign-on? Yawn. Pret­ty well ev­ery­body is a mem­ber, oh ex­cept Mi­crosoft. If the cus­tomers want sin­gle sign-on (and they do want sin­gle sign-on), Mi­crosoft should bloody well join Lib­er­ty and im­ple­ment the spec­s, then they’ll have in­ter­op­er­a­tion with ev­ery­one, not just Sun.
 
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