Interesting discovery of the day: Even on an iPhone -- which was supposed to transform the "browsing the internet on a phone" experience -- almost all of the websites I have bookmarked and visit on a daily basis are WAP/WML websites, including WAP/WML versions of the NY Times, SJ Mercury News, Facebook, Google News, and ESPN.
In a blog entry, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz writes about Project Vector, which he says will probably be renamed the Java Store. I know that a lot of companies are coming out with their own "stores" now, but for me, this is probably the most interesting Java announcement in years.
I'm not sure exactly what's going on, but I'm having a horrible time trying to use Yahoo's web-based email with Firefox this last 36 hours or so. There is some kind of really bad memory leak in the system that makes Firefox's memory use jump up to over 300MB as soon as I look at just two or three files.
I've been working on revamping my website about Alaska, OneMansAlaska.com, and in the process I was debating whether or not I wanted this site to have what I considered to be the "Web 2.0 Look & Feel". Just at that time I started wondering, "What is the Web 2.0 Look and Feel?", and I was wondering how I would define it.
Here's an interesting link about "Who has the most web servers?" It only briefly touches on guesses for the number of servers Google and Microsoft have, but they provide interesting numbers for companies like 1&1, Rackspace, and a few other big names, based on this "Netcraft hosting provider server count".
My only rant against Apple these days is that when I use my iMac I've had to resort to using a Microsoft keyboard. That's because at the ripe age of 45 I have some arthritis in my fingers, and the keys on Apple's keyboards are too hard to press. You might be surprised, but it really hurts to press those hard keys thousands of times a day.
As expected (and as I wrote about here, here, and even here), Apple has responded to the recent Microsoft "PC's Are Cheaper" ads with a new series of ads that focus on the user experience after the initial purchase.
My favorite business book of all time is "Growing a Business" by Paul Hawken, and in the book he shares the following mission statement (from a company whose name I won't mention here) as something you probably don't want to write:
Before I get too far away from this code, I wanted to present my examples related to PHP and OpenSSO in a more logical order than the way in which I originally posted them. To that end, here is my collection of PHP/OpenSSO tutorials, showing how a PHP application can manually interact with an OpenSSO server in a single sign-on, identity-management world: